Attorney General Holder: And KEEP kneeling!
I am astonished. Not so much that American Thinker should publish a very fine but extremely tough reflection on the Trayvon Martin Stunt – they have sometimes carried brave pieces in the past as we noted here and here – but that powerful aggregator Real Clear Politics should pick it up. RCP does strive for balance but rarely reaches far into the blogosphere.
…an exceptionally ominous and instructive remark was recently made by Attorney General Eric Holder — a remark more outlandish than any heard so far in our national conversation about [Trayvon] Martin.(Steve Sailer’s assessment was Eric Holder: Quotas without End, Amen
Attorney General Holder recently addressed the question of affirmative action, and for how long it would be required. He answered, stunningly, that reverse discrimination has only just begun.
Bennet goes straight to the point:
Holder said. “"The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin[.] ... When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?"Bennet notes that this hostility to the majority is shared and exacerbated by some influential whites:
We see in these remarks the soil out of which rises the bitter fruit of racial resentment. Holder's attitude is best summed up as the elite victim mentality. The belief is one of perpetual entitlement, fueled by bitterness, and given the stamp of official approval by politicians at the highest levels of national office…Whether it's under the guise of injustice, inequality, underrepresentation, or white supremacy, the effect of the attitude is the same: sheer resentment towards the majority and its institutions.
Professor William B. Eimicke of Columbia University supports a lawsuit against New York City because the city doesn't have enough black firefighters. Eimicke, who is white, says, "The reality is the [fire] department should look like the city it serves." In other words, the fire department has something wrong with it because there are not enough blacks employed. This is an example of an educated, mainstream leader promoting an arbitrary standard of underrepresentationremarks
…of 70 core faculty members in Prof. Eimicke's department, there are 3 blacks. Seventy-five percent of the faculty is white, and 4% is black, whereas New York City is 45% white and 27% black. Presumably, the principle that a fire department "should look like the city it serves" also applies to the faculty of a tony university.and asks
Will Eimicke enlist in the righteous cause of minority representation and quit? Or is that a sacrifice he prefers to delegate to students or middle- and working-class whites?
Helpful VDARE.com contribution: Ask Professor Eimicke.
Noting in passing Michelle Obama’s
egomaniacal sense of entitlementBennet observes
Our own attorney general, ostensibly committed to even-handed enforcement of the nation's laws, referred to blacks as "my people." …Just imagine the reaction if a President Bush had identified — on the basis of race — with a victim of minority-on-white crime by saying, "Channon Christian looks like my daughters."(Remember Knoxville?)
and correctly concludes
The victim mentality feeds off racial bitterness, which is constantly politicized and enflamed…The attorney general and president are doing their part to sow the seeds of bitterness, entitlement, and racial favoritism.Bennet is right.
A change in the pattern of American discourse is happening for this level of candor to appear so far down the media food chain. Yesterday I noted David Frum saying
You think the 2012 election will be about economics? Think again.Frum is right too.