Radio Derb is on the air. To get the podcast, follow the instructions at Taki’s Magazine
. The transcript will be archived on my own website
This week’s podcast is mostly given over to the two race issues currently salient: Oklahoma U and Ferguson.
On the first issue, I cheer the evidence it offers that not all our young people have been broken to PC orthodoxy, a/k/a bourgeois pomposity.
I don’t think you have a healthy society if it doesn’t include some rebellion against bourgeois pomposity. I’m not talking about criminal rebellion, Clockwork Orange-style, or about white skinheads or black street thugs. I’m talking about a bunch of well-educated, well-dressed young white men mocking the idea that they must always and everywhere defer to the exquisitely delicate sensibilities of blacks, who will melt like little black snowflakes if anyone says an unkind word about them.When I was the age of those Oklahoma frat boys, I was watching the progress of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S.A., and looking forward to a society of justice and equality where race only mattered to the manufacturers of cosmetics.That society didn’t come, and never will. The differences are too great, and too intractable. What came instead was a society of lies and pretense, of “affirmative action” and “disparate impact,” of rampages by “teens” and “youths,” of crimes committed by perpetrators described solemnly on the TV news as “a tall man of about 30.”That there are young people willing to scoff at the lies and pretense, however coarsely, seems to me something healthy, something to celebrate. So I’m celebrating it. Good luck to those young fraternity brothers.And hoo boy, are they going to need it!
The full Radio Derb playbill:
- Kicking against the pricks. (Frat boys mock sacred cows.)
- Whites grovel, blacks jeer. (Stand up for yourselves, people!)
- Carry your bags, Sir? (Sue them till they bleed.)
- The color of justice. (They don’t expel for that!)
- What’s a university for? (To make the football team proud?)
- Ferguson delenda est. (Is there no accountability?)
- Cop lives matter. (Holder pretends to give a damn.)
- Let’s do it! (Capital punishment without pretense.)
- Yeah, right. (Sarking for dollars.)
- Weird City, Ohio. (The blessings of obscurity.)
- Soothing the savage breast. (Calm down, Derb.)
It’s all there at Taki’s Magazine