You just can’t make this stuff up. Of all the asinine things that have been said by the media in the last 36 hours, this has got to be right there at the top of the list.
Apparently, Salon thinks that a terrorist bombing of innocent people is the perfect object lesson with which to teach about “white privilege.” Never mind the fact that the main police suspects have been described as “dark skinned” or just the fact that, quite frankly, we have no clue who the bombers are. They could be anybody of any ethnicity. But no, Salon actually hopes that the terrorist is a white American.
“White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be white, no one will call for your group to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening or threatened with deportation,” writes author Tim Wise. “White privilege is knowing that if this bomber turns out to be white, the United States government will not bomb whatever corn field or mountain town or stale suburb from which said bomber came, just to ensure that others like him or her don’t get any ideas. And if he turns out to be a member of the Irish Republican Army we won’t bomb Dublin. And if he’s an Italian-American Catholic we won’t bomb the Vatican.”
source (but please don’t click on this drivel and give these racist low-lifes your business)
There are so many problems with this kind of “logic” that I’m not even going to address it head on. Instead, let me ask you this: if a conservative publication like The Weekly Standard or National Review had published a story titled “Let’s hope the bomber was a black man,” do you not think there would be rightful outrage from the left?
Why would there be outrage? Because this is racism, pure and simple. It’s the inability to see any issue through any prism other than that of skin color. Liberals are obsessed with the color of people’s skin, and here we are less than 48 hours from a terrorist attack with liberals openly hoping they can crucify a white person for this horrible act.
America. Ah-MERICA!. ‘MURICAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Firing dem’ lay-zors!
This is great.
Winter is currently facing a jail sentence for refusing to reveal the sources who provided her with alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes’ notebook, which he had sent to a psychiatrist and which was”full of details about how he was going to kill people.” Holmes’ defense attorneys subpoenaed Winter to testify about who told her about the notebook and a Colorado judge has said that he will rule on April 10thwhether Winter must reveal her source or face jail time for refusing to testify.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/08/fox-news-reporter-dilemma-should-trouble-all-americans/#ixzz2Pum9QGfq
Yeah so why does this not fall under protection of Freedom of the press?
Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.
— Margaret Thatcher
Prodding poor parents to get even more involved is really just a callous disregard for the fact that parental involvement–while ideal–is a luxury that not all families can afford.
Are they serious with this? Linking welfare benefits to childrens’ school grades?
Wow, we actually agree on something.
For the most part, people with the ability to spend more time in the Childs lives have the ability to do so without the pressure of working 2 jobs as a low income earner. That said, I disagree with Melissa Perry just a bit, in that a parent should ALWAYS be in their child’s lives enough to positively affect their grades whether they are physically present or not.
I understand where they were going with this bill, but its and absolutely ridiculous piece of legislation.
Good write up… I love Cali but I love Texas; so I am moving to Orange County :P