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The left’s blindspot
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dan Collins at Protein Wisdom is monitoring a bit of femfighting (he labels it a "Fempest") going on in the liberal side of the blogosphere.

It appears Amanda Marcotte has again found herself in a controversy, this time, per Collins allegedly "stealing ideas from women-of-color feminist bloggers and peddling it as her own."

The usual and predictable narratives come into play, including a prominent helping of victimology based solely on color.

It rolls on from there with an often hilarious back-and-forth that, as usual, seems to have no inkling of the ironic nature of the discussion.

Don Surber capsulizes the point that seems to always elude the left:
[I]t is ... another example of how white liberals deal with people of color. We had John Cole and others using the N-word, rationalizing this obscenity as what Republicans “really meant to say” regarding Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.

Or the insertion of the N-word into a 15-year-old documentary to make Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff sound racist. How un-post-racial.

And of course the reaction to Scooter Libby’s sentencing — “don’t drop the soap” — is one of the many, many, many examples of lefty homophobia. Check out the first comment. Prison rape is a joke to many liberals.

Too many liberals (far from all) act as if their sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny do not count because they are liberals and by definition cannot be racist or sexist or homophobes or misogynists. They are rarely further from the truth.
And they always seem totally surprised when someone calls them on their hypocrisy.
 
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We had John Cole and others using the N-word, rationalizing this obscenity as what Republicans "really meant to say" regarding Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.
To me, this has always been the Left’s blind spot: They wave off what we literally, explicitly, are saying in their rush to adddress our ulterior motives, psychological hangups (hypermasculinity!), and secret code words.
 
Written By: Aldo
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We had John Cole and others using the N-word
When has Cole been worth reading in the last few years. Since he had his road to Damascus moment, he is as crazy as any on the left looking for dog whistles that only his side can hear.
 
Written By: capt joe
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To me, this has always been the Left’s blind spot: They wave off what we literally, explicitly, are saying in their rush to adddress our ulterior motives, psychological hangups (hypermasculinity!), and secret code words.
Shorter Aldo: It’s easier, apparently for them to construct straw men than to attack the reality of the thing.


 
Written By: Bithead
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Interesting post.

The first examaple of the left’s racism and homophobia? The fact that someone said those on the right might use a racist term.

It gets worse.

The second? A video doctored by an unknown source.

The third? An comment made by an anonymous poster on a blog.

The evidence is overwhelming.
 
Written By: mkultra
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Thanks for demonstrating the blind spot MK.
 
Written By: looker
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I figure MK got pretty much totally ideologically blinded many years ago by that giant beam in her/his eye that went untreated while trying to closely examine a purported mote in the Right’s eye. Not surprising, really. Some folks are all but caricatures of stereotypes.
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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The first examaple of the left’s racism ...

Have you slept through this Wright thing?

And, how about the group of professors (weren’t there 88?) and the Duke "rape" case you were so fond of (but now are strangely quiet about)?
 
Written By: McQ
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I’ve been loosely following some of the dialogue going on with the Marcotte thing. It transcends parody. Take a bunch of folks who think they’re too smart by half and add politically correct Nth-level hair-splitting. Highly entertaining. Also makes a nice soup.
 
Written By: rob
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Have you slept through this Wright thing?

And, how about the group of professors (weren’t there 88?) and the Duke "rape" case you were so fond of (but now are strangely quiet about)?
I have stated my thoughts on Wright and racism. Again, if you believe that one or two outliers is represents the left wholesale, then that speaks more about the absence of racism on the left than its presence.

As for the Duke case, the only observation I made is that it is not uncommon for lawyers to not speak directly to their witnesses for fear of becoming a witness. That’s the only point I made. Unlike most who post here, I actually believe in the bill of rights. All of it, not just the Second Amendment and the takings clause of the 5th.

The reaction on this blog among those who post here to my comment and the case more generally speaks, of course, to the racism on the right. There are literally hundreds and thousands of examples of similar injustices perpetrated every day. For instance, there was a recent story on NPR about 19 defendants released recently in Dallas after spending many years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Blatant cases of prosecutorial misconduct. Systemtic.

But they were of course African American - not rich and white. So you don’t hear about those cases here. It speaks volumes that the only criminal case that people get worked up over here is the Duke case. As Holmes said, the dog that didn’t bark is perhaps the best evidence.

There is a reason why there is not one African American member of Congress from the GOP.
 
Written By: mkultra
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For instance, there was a recent story on NPR about 19 defendants released recently in Dallas after spending many years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit
Pity the blogosphere hasn’t existed for many years, but your contention, racist by the way, is that we’re all white, and therefore we wouldn’t have said anything at the time anyway because the defendants weren’t ’white’.
There is a reason why there is not one African American member of Congress from the GOP.
No, just a couple Secretaries of State either of whom would make infinitely better Presidential or Vice Presidential candidates than the one being fielded by the Democrats.

Oh, I forgot...those two are Oreos...never mind.
 
Written By: looker
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"For instance, there was a recent story on NPR about 19 defendants released recently in Dallas after spending many years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit."
What was the political party of the DA (Henry Wade) in those cases, Mkultra? A racist Republican, right? Wrong you colossal f*ck! He was a Democrat! You are a turd, several times over.



 
Written By: Grimshaw
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"There is a reason why there is not one African American member of Congress from the GOP. "
You’re a dipsh*t. There have been a few black GOP members of Congress, though none now. How much of that has to do with the liberal and black establishment labeling black conservatives as Uncle Toms? Who’d want to put up with such b*llsh*t when they could earn more money and satisfaction in the private sector?
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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I have stated my thoughts on Wright and racism.
I know ... that’s why I brought it up.
As for the Duke case, the only observation I made is that it is not uncommon for lawyers to not speak directly to their witnesses for fear of becoming a witness.
I don’t believe I sad a thing about lawyers in my comment.
There is a reason why there is not one African American member of Congress from the GOP.
Non-sequitur ...
 
Written By: McQ
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Unlike most who post here, I actually believe in the bill of rights. All of it, not just the Second Amendment and the takings clause of the 5th.
Including the Tenth, which pretty much invalidates the New Deal, the Great Society, and most every other leftist policy?
 
Written By: Don
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There is a reason why there is not one African American member of Congress from the GOP.
JC Watts retired. What are you gonna do?

You’re a bombthrower who throws like a girl.
 
Written By: rob
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