Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday's Quote: Monochromaticity & "The changing face of America"

The post from early this morning about the pernicious tanning compulsion among many in the White community reminded me of a curious remark I happened to watch MSNBC's Chris Matthews make during President Obama's speech to an assembly of West Point cadets in December 2009.  Evidently irritated by the high percentage of young White males in the auditorium, Matthews (who is also Caucasian) slid a comment into the mix about the "monochromaticity" of the crowd – a remark he and other liberal pundits normally reserve for Tea Party participants as a de facto means of insinuating racism, which is intended solely for the purpose of rousing dissention against the Right.

Such an observation also suggests that some of those young men – the future spearheads of The Long Gray Line – may not deserve to be there, in part, because of their particular brand of ethnicity, in essence declaring that many in the audience were present only because they are White and not because they had earned a place among their generation's elite.

This perspective, while bothersome and exceedingly dubious, has garnered some mainstream support.  Back in March, the Military Leadership Diversity Commission released a 130-page report declaring, among other things, that the U.S. military is "too white and too male," which, one might argue, is directly akin to both the increasing number of news stories about the changing face of America (Google it) and our President's unexpected dip in approval ratings among some of his formerly staunchest advocates.

Whether it's fear, apathy, or burn out from being hit with the inclusive liability of all racial matters the world has ever faced (while all others are conspicuously given a pass), White people are noticeably absent when it comes to discussions that center upon race.  So to help further my point (as only she can), and in honor of her new book, I will have Ann Coulter explain why circumventing such matters for the sake of avoiding the often delicate partisan ramifications is no longer an option:

"Republicans' defense of President Bush's immigration bill is more enraging than their defense of [former Supreme Court nominee] Harriet Miers.  Back then, Bush's conservative base was accused of being sexist for opposing an unqualified woman's nomination to the highest court in the land.  Now we're racists for not wanting to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. …

"In 1960, [W]hites were 90 percent of the country.  The Census Bureau recently estimated that whites already account for less than two-thirds of the population and will be a minority by 2050.  Other estimates put that day much sooner.  One may assume the new majority will not be such compassionate overlords as the white majority has been.  If this sort of drastic change were legally imposed on any group other than white Americans, it would be called genocide.  Yet whites are called racists merely for mentioning the fact that current immigration law is intentionally designed to reduce their percentage in the population. …

"If liberals think Iraqis are genetically incapable of pulling off even the most rudimentary form of democracy, why do they believe 50 million Mexicans will magically become good Americans, imbued in the nation's history and culture, upon crossing the Rio Grande? …

"You can leave the country, you can renounce your citizenship – but you still owe taxes for 10 years.  The government does not allow us to stop supporting welfare recipients in America, millions more of whom it plans to import under Bush's bill.  That's not a free market – it's a roach motel. …

"In Samuel P. Huntington's book Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity, he asks: ‘Would America be the America it is today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish or Portuguese Catholics?  The answer is no.  It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico or Brazil.'

"I don't want to live in Mexico, Quebec or Brazil.  But now I guess I have no choice, since 'open borders' means I can never leave."
– from "Bush’s America: Roach Motel" by Ann Coulter; June 6, 2007

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