Thursday, April 03, 2014

Only Racist When Whites Say It

HBO's Bill Maher is a leftist of leftists who holds no punches when it comes to fighting the Right, but he tripped up some fellow travellers on race. First he quoted Paul Ryan on the causes of poverty and led a panel discussion on whether racism was at play in those comments. Predictably, the two leftists on the panel, one of whom was black comedian W. Kamau Bell, thought Ryan's comments showed racism. So Maher asked them to weigh in on this statement:

"When it comes to getting an education, too many of our young people just can't be bothered. They're sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV. Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they're fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper."

When he revealed that it was Michelle Obama, not Paul Ryan, who said that, his guests had to wipe egg off their faces. Bell pathetically explained, "She was talking to black people -- we talk to each other differently than how we talk in front of you." That's precisely the point.



Anonymous said...

As an American of Asian heritage, I've seen more overt and passive racism from self righteous liberals than conservatives

Anonymous said...

Well at least Bill Maher is showing the hypocrisy of the left also.

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy of saying you can talk to “each other” with terms and expressions that “others” cannot use is deep enough for a supertanker.


Bird of Paradise said...

Maher isa blabbering stupidhead numbskull he is just another reason i dont subcribe to HBO

Uno Hu said...

The term "racism" is now used to control - for lack of a better word, to herd - people like the term "whompus cat" used to be used to frighten children in parts of the rural south. It will retain its effectiveness only as long as those at whom such a charge is leveled writhe and dodge and seek to avoid or deny such charges.

The correct response to having been called "a racist" is to laugh at the name caller, and to respond "Well, I don't know what your definition of racism is - there are apparently quite a few different meanings of the word judging from how and when it is used. But maybe I am. So what?"