Is there a corresponding website logging atrocities against blacks by nonblacks? I don’t think so. The nearest approximation I can find is this one. In the spirit of those black journalists with whom I started off my April column, it exhorts readers to “Lock up your kids folks, a White man has been spotted in your neighborhood.” The crimes shown”there is a strong emphasis on pedophilia”are certainly awful, yet when I scanned a few pages at random, I couldn’t find any that involved a black victim.
Nonblack-on-black atrocities are so rare, the names of the victims are universally known: Emmett Till (1955), Medgar Evers (1963), James Byrd (1998), etc. They are so rare, news of a new one, however ambiguous the circumstances, dominates headlines for weeks.
Black-on-nonblack atrocities are so common, you”d need to be a mnemonist to know the victims” names, even if the news media gave them prominence, which they don”t.
The narrative of present-day black victimhood is a lie”a gross and antisocial lie. Lies need to be countered. With truth.
…and Consequences. For reasons explained elsewhere, I don’t have much to say about National Review having dropped me.
As a matter of personal philosophy, I cleave to the despotic principle of business ownership and management. A private employer should be able to hire or fire anyone, at any time, for any reason or none. In my personal paradise, employment attorneys are all out of business. (Several other categories of attorneys are struggling, too.)
Leaving my own case aside, though, I must say I was shocked”I think I’ll go ahead and say disgusted“at the dropping, a day or two later, of Bob Weissberg from one of National Review Online’s auxiliary blogs. It was not the dropping itself that disgusted me (see above), but Rich Lowry’s thanking old Stalinist warhorse Leonard Zeskind for having brought Weissberg’s heresy to Lowry’s attention.
Is it eccentric or vindictive of me to bridle at the sight of America’s premier conservative magazine truckling to the hard left? I have been trying, for rhetorical purposes, to come up with a mirror-image situation involving the editor of, say, Mother Jones firing some contributor on information received from, say, Pat Buchanan, then thanking Pat for his assistance.
This speaks volumes about the left’s total dominance in our culture and the pathetic pussification of the official right.
When I commented thusly to a roomful of dissident conservatives in Seattle this June, the ever-fair-minded Jared Taylor observed mildly that Lowry may not have known Zeskind was the source. Pshaw. Lowry is the editor of a wealthy magazine with major investigative resources at his fingertips. It was his business to know. Bloggers found out fast enough.
To be continued…
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