Donald Sterling, liberal hypocrisy, and warped priorities in Faux Outrage Land
Alright, I don’t want to comment on the overblown crime that isn’t a crime currently distracting from an economy that – thanks to Dear Leader – may soon fall behind China—I’d prefer to write about hemorrhoids, but since it reminds me of hemorrhoids, I’ll opine on the idiocy unleashed by Donald Sterling’s less than sterling yap. Yesterday, I stuck my toe in the water with the following insensitive and repugnant | Read More »
Our immunity to hypocrisy and addiction to outrage
As a nation, we’re quickly losing any sensitivity to hypocrisy. That’s dangerous. You might say it’s cynicism, but it’s not. It’s a moral numbness that’s overcoming our ability to express outrage where it is proper, and replacing it instead with an ever growing craving for more and more outrageous examples of personal wickedness.
All the while, we whistle past the graveyard that is prepared to bury our own bones, and wink at the gravediggers we ourselves are paying to dig our own graves.
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The Donald Sterling Precedent
I hope you will read this op-ed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s absolutely right. Donald Sterling is a terrible person. But we have known that for a long time. He has been sued repeatedly for race based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and taking his mistress to games, which too many people find acceptable. But what’s more, it is pretty | Read More »
Donald Sterling and Sodomy
First, let us agree that Donald Sterling is an awful human being. The subsequent paragraphs is in no way a defense of what Donald Sterling said, but rather a condemnation of the practice of attacking someone’s right to say what he or she wants in the privacy of their home. It is a condemnation of the practice of silencing speech. It is a condemnation of | Read More »
Government by sympathy
The controversy around L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks was well past the boiling point before anyone in the media thought to ask an obvious question: “Was it a violation of his privacy rights for his young girlfriend to tape her conversations with him?” I believe it was none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, writing for Time, who first raised the subject. Kareem is no defender of | Read More »
The Future of Post-modern Racism Is the Rich, Liberal SWPL
Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, Registered Democrat, both say the most outrageous things. Perhaps each man’s Paleo diet has set back his brain several decades. They’re old, ignorant, and make Archie Bunker look like a Rhodes Scholar. The punch-lines write themselves now that he stupid enough to throw the chum in the water. To sum it up, Mr. Bundy offers us the old racist argument | Read More »