I didn't want to post anything about RACE because I'm so sick of hearing about it, I didn't want to post anything about the Left's DOUBLE STANDARD because that's so useless, and I certainly didn't want to fall into the trap of incessant repetition of Left-wing Talking Points. Anything and everything they say already gets repeated endlessly on the Right -- by Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, et al -- and I think that's a TERRIBLE mistake.
Nevertheless, if I don't write this down, it will drive me insane.
Remember that Pat Buchanan was fired for his allegedly "regressive ideas about saving white males from the sourge of women and people of color that victimize them." Fine. MSNBC can hire and fire whoever they like, whenever they like. I have no problem with that.
But why is it that Pat Buchanan's thoughts about the demographic decline of the white majority are verboten, anathema, and make lefties' heads explode, but it's okay for the Left to talk about the same issue all day long?
See for instance Journ--List-er Joe Klein, at the aptly-named TIME Magazine's Swampland:
.... Obama could have and should have done more to pare down unnecessary programs and government regulations. It is fair game to attack him for deficit spending, for Obamacare, for Dodd-Frank. But the President has shown that the Wright-induced fears were groundless. He’s not a black militant. He’s a moderate. And I must say that any attempt to inject race into this campaign, in such a gross manner, could have vast unintended consequences for the Republican Party — which has done its best to alienate blacks and Hispanics — in a country where the majority of births are now nonwhite.
At Buchanan's blog, he notes exactly what I've been noticing:
Among the more controversial chapters in “Suicide of a Superpower,” my book published last fall, was the one titled, “The End of White America.”
It dealt with the demographic decline of the white majority and what it portends for education, the U.S. economy, politics and national unity.
That book and chapter proved the proximate cause of my departure from MSNBC, where the network president declared that subjects such as these are inappropriate for “the national dialogue.”
Apparently, the mainstream media are reassessing that.
For, in rare unanimity, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today all led yesterday with the same story.
“Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.,” blared the Times headline.
“Minority Babies Majority in U.S.,” echoed the Post.
“Minorities Are Now a Majority of Births,” proclaimed USA Today.
The USA Today story continued, “The nation’s growing diversity has huge implications for education, economics and politics.”
Hmm. Hmm. Hmm.
I was going to quote Mussolini on the nature of fascism -- but on second thought, let's just keep it simple.