Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stay Classy, Democrats

I've only recently become aware of a young woman from Utah, mayor of the city of Saratoga Springs, and Republican candidate for the US House, Mia Love.  I heard the name within the last couple of months and saw her once on TV.  She's charismatic, poised, and presents herself well on TV.  I was impressed with her grasp of the fight for liberty and the America of our founders, quite possibly because she has lived it.  First, being from Utah, deep in flyover country where self-reliance and helping your neighbors are equally deep in the DNA, and second, from watching her parents build a successful business after coming to America from Haiti "with 10 dollars in their pockets". 

Impressive, attractive young woman whom nobody knows, why not put her onstage?  So the Stupid Party gave her an early time slot as a speaker at the convention.  No, I wasn't watching, (I don't typically watch much of the conventions - as I've said before, I hate day to day politics) but apparently the Evil Party was, because Twitter soon began telling stories about her entry in the Wikipedia was being defaced.  As Twitchy reports...
Tuesday night after rising GOP star Mia Love brought down the house with her inspiring convention speech, the stomach-turning Left labeled the black conservative a “token” and an “Aunt Tom.”

Meanwhile, revoltingly racist, woman-hating Wikipedia vandals were hard at work updating her entry with disgusting slurs like “House Nigger” and “dirty, worthless whore.” The page called her a “total sell-out to the Right Wing Hate machine and the greedy bigots who control the GOP.”
Oh, yeah.  I guess I never mentioned she's black.  No "dog whistle" racism here, this is the real, putrid deal. 

My black, conservative friends have tended to be engineers (for the last 30 years), so I haven't exactly watched them get ostracized at work or in their communities, but they've said they have family problems for not being liberal.  I certainly have read the same from many black conservatives online.  If you watch reactions to black conservatives, they get extreme amounts of hate dumped on them for "getting out of line" - literally "not knowing their place".  Remember when the leftist protesters outside a conservative summit openly talked about killing Clarence Thomas, or torturing him by cutting off his toes?  The Evil Party appears so determined to keep control over every black person in America that they get truly, viciously angry when blacks stray from the party line.  As more blacks realize what a bad deal voting straight Evil Party tickets has been for them, it will have to turn into a problem. 
(Mia with her husband and family)
The speech, preceded by a few minutes of campaign commercial is here on YouTube, as well as her site (linked above).   It is good. 

A little over two years ago, I wrote about how charges of racism - like the "dog whistle racism" oxymoron - is the equivalent of the Atomic Bomb of Argument.  Like being called a Nazi, it's supposed to get you so concerned about denying the charge that you go off your message and dispute the charge - a win-win for the opponent.  And I discuss why I don't believe there is such a thing as race. 
This may shock some people, but I don't really believe there is such a thing as race.  I believe there are nationalities, and people from different areas of the world look different, but those differences are superficial and go away as cultures blend.

Most variation is within, not between, "races." Of the small amount of total human variation, 85% exists within any local population, be they Italians, Kurds, Koreans or Cherokees. About 94% can be found within any continent. That means two random Koreans may be as genetically different as a Korean and an Italian.  No matter how different you think the Italian and Korean look from each other.
Of course, when you think this way, the entire race-baiting industry goes away and that's a set of jobs the Evil Party will never let get away! 


6 comments:

BobG said...

The differences that show up between so-called "races" is a result of the sub-culture of which they are a part, not their DNA.
Just my opinion.

Graybeard said...

I believe that's exactly what the DNA research says.

I've read that we are not a very genetically diverse species, as species go. The way I read that second paragraph is that there's more variation between members of the same "race" than between different races. That tells me there's no genetic basis for race - no scientific basis for it.

The concept of race doesn't appear in literature until a couple of hundred years ago, and it's not like Europeans never had contact with black Africans. There's contact throughout the history of the Roman Empire.

Race is a recent invention.

Brock Townsend said...

She certainly has a decent shot at winning.

Anonymous said...

GB: Ham was deemed unworthy in Christian and Islam texts for having "black skin" The Queen of Sheba is described as "black and comely" Perhaps your viewpoint that the "concept of race doesn't appear in literature until a couple of hundred years ago" is an error.

Senorita Bonita

Anonymous said...

Btw: There has been no indication of whether the racial attacks on Love are from any particular political pact.

Senorita Bonita

Graybeard said...

On the odd chance you're back, Senorita Bonita, there's a few things here. The link to the PBS story saying people weren't divided by race until recently, and that race isn't biologically real is here. Obviously people didn't suddenly become different colors in the last couple of hundred years, and the description of someone as being "black and comely" is - at least in my mind - nowhere near the baggage that race brings today. The argument that the word "race" first appears in literature as we use it today only a couple of hundred years ago is hardly mine. To quote from that PBS link "The English language didn't even have the word 'race' until it turns up in 1508 in a poem by William Dunbar referring to a line of kings."

As for your second comment, nobody showed a photocopy of their voter ID card or party membership, so we don't know for sure who did that. I just know from talking with black conservatives how demonized they are by other blacks who want to keep them on the plantation, to use Starr Parker's wording.

The reference to Ham being unworthy because he was black is not in any texts I've read. Ham was Noah's son. Ham's son is the one who brought the curse on the Canaanites, not Ham. If that's what you're referring to. It's sure not what I get out of Genesis 9 and 10.