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.The full Radio Derb playbill:
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!