It’s All Racist!

According to Fox News’ commentator Juan Williams, Americans and American values are just racist and every single one of the GOP candidates is using dog-whistle for racist epithets.

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Race Is Always A Trigger In Politics

This is an odd attitude for a man who lost his job for speaking honestly when that honesty didn’t align with his previous Liberal masters’ anti-American agenda.

It’s an even odder attitude for the man who authored Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America–and What We Can Do About It

In Enough he wrote that too many black Americans are in crisis – caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century global economic competition.

Yet, despite his previous run in with political correctness and his previous written work, Williams’ response to Americans’ indignation at how he misconducted the Fox News/Wall Street Journal GOP Primary debate in Myrtle Beach, SC was:

Race is always a trigger in politics, but now a third of the nation are people of color and their numbers are growing. With those minorities solidly in the Democratic camp and behind the first black president, the scene is set for a bonanza of racial politics.

The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are entitlement society as used by Mitt Romney and poor work ethic and food stamp president as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core old-fashioned American values.

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This from a man who spent 233 pages in Enough bluntly and forthrightly – not a dog-whistle to be heard – lambasting and execrating Black Leaders and the entirety of the “Black Community” as being perversions and debasements of Black Culture and as having squandered every civil rights gain since the Civil War?

Then again, perhaps Williams’ attitude isn’t odd at all. Williams is one of those “people of color” and, if he’s also one of the majority of them who is “behind the first black president,” what better way to undermine the entire opposition to his boy, Obama getting handed a second term as POTUS than to decry anything and everything they say as somehow being “code words” or “dog-whistles” for racist sentiments.

Or maybe Williams is just trying to get his old job at NPR back, who knows?

 

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Much Is Explained

Juan WilliamsNPR’s termination of Juan Williams struck me as a little odd. That is not to say that I was shocked that they fired Williams but that I was surprised by the quickness of it and the vileness of the public remarks by NPR’s CEO, Vivian Schiller. That behavior just doesn’t match what one would expect in the media where all, or most, is public and employment is regulated through a variety of involute contracts and union rules.

Much was explained when I found out that the front-group for the Muslim Brotherhood and its subsidiaries, Al-Qaeda and Hamas, CAIR had pressured NPR to make an example of Williams.

From PR Newswire:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on National Public Radio (NPR) to address analyst Juan Williams’ statement that airline passengers in “Muslim garb” make him “nervous.” (Williams is a news analyst for both NPR and Fox News.)

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said that during an appearance Monday on Fox’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Williams backed Bill O’Reilly’s recent claim that “Muslims killed us on 9/11” and then said: “[W]hen I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

“NPR should address the fact that one of its news analysts seems to believe that all airline passengers who are perceived to be Muslim can legitimately be viewed as security threats,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Such irresponsible and inflammatory comments would not be tolerated if they targeted any other racial, ethnic or religious minority, and they should not pass without action by NPR.”

He noted that media commentators who launch rhetorical attacks on Islam and Muslims normally do not suffer the professional consequences of those who similarly target other racial, ethnic or religious groups.

And NPR, ever the hand-wringing, dhimmi Liberals – and probably afraid of either CAIR’s attorneys or their jihadis – responded in an “appropriately” subservient fashion by firing Juan Williams. It’s a typically cowardly but not illogical response to threats from Islamists such as CAIR.

So it looks like NPR’s greatest sins were weakness and cowardice as opposed to actively siding against Americans in our war against Muslim terrorism and that Juan Williams was just another victim of CAIR’s paper terrorism and implied threats of direct violent action against Islam’s foes.

Schiller and NPR should still be castigated and punished for their failure, but a certain level of mercy should shown shown them by Americans. Not everyone can be strong when faced by the sort of threats that Islamist terrorist groups can bring to bear, especially those like CAIR who have access to the means to wage “White Collar Jihad” and can arrange for the rape, murder, and mutilation of their enemies and/or their enemies’ spouses and children.

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The Irony Of Williams

Juan WilliamsThe Emmy Award winning Liberal pundit and political commentator Juan Williams has recently run afoul of the ideologically based de facto censorship practiced by the Left-Wing radio outlet, National Public Radio (NPR).

The Soros-backed, quasi-Socialist NPR ousted Williams, not over anything he said on one of their productions, but over his honest commentary while being interviewed by Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

NPR announced Wednesday night, October 20, 2010 that they were firing Williams for his comments, adding they were were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.

Political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality. I mean, look Bill, I’m not a bigot, you know the kind of books I’ve written on the civil rights movement in this country, but when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.

Now, I remember also that when the Times Square bomber was at court, I think this was just last week. He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts. But I think there are people who want to somehow remind us all as President Bush did after 9/11, it’s not a war against Islam.

NPRs CEO Vivian Schiller added that NPR reporters and analysts should not be expressing controversial viewpoints, and that Williams views on Muslims should be between him and his psychiatrist or his publicist.

Schiller is obviously a typical piece of Liberal filth. She believes that caution when dealing with people who visibly identify as or with inimical groups or ideologies must stem from psychosis or greed.

She was in a bad spot though; Williams is a Panamanian-born “Blatino” and, therefor Schiller couldn’t call him a racist as she would would have likely done were he a White, and she couldn’t very well call him ignorant given his decades of experience, background, and previous usefulness to NPR. Hence, she had to fall back on mental illness or venality.

There’s, however, more than a little irony in this situation and in Juan Williams’ comments. Williams very much identifies as Black and has a long history of chronicling the American Civil Rights movement, having written seven books on the subject between 1988 and 2007 and has been referenced and/or cited in many others. He’s probably had some amount of direct experience and great deal of vicarious experience with people’s fear and/or concern when seeing Blacks who identify “first and foremost” as something other than American.

When We See Them We Get worried. We Get Nervous

I have to wonder if Williams sees the similarities between Whites’ honest concerns over Blacks who dress and comport themselves in an exilic and/or negative manner and his own honest concern over Muslims who do the same. I wonder if he acknowledges the resulting irony of his statement. I’d like to think that he does.

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