Oh, I remember this guy. Assclown who writes on “culture.” Must be a lucrative gig, composing clunky videos and arguments where the obvious assholes turn out to be courageous and reasonable. Even Klansmen want to be understood, and Andrew Klavan happens to understand them. He will vouch for them all.
In that first video I came across, the behavior of liberals became unconscionable. Andrew’s premise was ‘conservatives would say things but liberals silence them’ therefore we’re evil and also fascism. We beat on people if they dare to speak at all. For example, the conservatives would convene a symposium on the long-range beneficence of slavery, but we’d shout them back to the parking lots. So we’re bad. The media world is a partisan purge of the Hannity/Solzhenitsyn faction, and leftist intellectualism is corrupt.
This new post is a bit different. This one focuses upon the behaviors of right-wingers, and it goes like this: Since racism isn’t conservative, a conservative can’t be racist. It’s so simple a logic, I can’t argue with it.
Why Racism and Conservatism Don’t Mix
by Andrew Klavan | PJ Media | April 16, 2012
A week or so ago, National Review severed its connection with self-described “benign racist” writer John Derbyshire over a controversial column he wrote for Taki’s Magazine. Reading the commentary and comments about this event, I began to notice that the word racism is not well understood. Leftists, of course, feel that racism means “any uncomfortable facts spoken by a conservative.”
Like the uncomfortable point Derbyshire made: White people should stay away from black people. Seriously. What a bunch of hysterics we are, and what a benign character Derb is, or was.
. . I have hoisted down my Webster’s Third New International Unabridged, circa 1976, which I keep around for when I want a definition untainted by political correctness or stupidity. But I repeat myself.
“Racism: The assumption that psychocultural traits and capacities are determined by biological race and that races differ decisively from one another which is usually coupled with a belief in the inherent superiority of a particular race and its right to domination over others.”
And then Klavan re-posts John as a sterling example of “racism”? Umm, maybe?
“The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black.”
There it is. Except, oh no. Because Andrew is a fat coward.
I do not believe you can be a true, thinking, coherent conservative and a philosophical racist at the same time.
Klavan forwards his no-racist theory by arguing a photo. He could easily admit Derbyshire is a racist and then try to deny Derb’s ‘true’ conservatism, but he’d rather get to the point by saying
[oilwater.jpg]. That should convince you. I’ll deconstruct it: bigotry among the Klavans (and Derbyshires) is moon cheese, hen’s teeth and lookie here!
Conservatives believe in personal responsibility. For ages, leftist [BLAH BLAH] . .
Conservatives believe in the free market. The very foundation [BLAH BLAH] . .
. . conservatives believe in God [BLEH] . .
SEE? Conservatism has a philosophical belief system. You don’t have anything like that. Ergo, Quote Erik Estrada, you’re the true racist. You can’t have assholery and all these other things simultaneously!
Which…makes no sense.
. . Derbyshire wisely states that “most of what governments do is wicked, when not merely pointless and counterproductive.” Yet he has come to believe that differences between blacks and whites are genetic “given the great effort we have invested in erasing those differences, with such meager results.” This makes no sense . .
Derb: Blacks are inferior because of their genetics. That isn’t racist! It’s just senseless! Poorly argued! And un-true-right-wing, double backflip pike position.
. . After fifty years of the government going out of its way to help black people, conservatives should not be surprised by black dysfunction, they should be awestruck that any black people have survived at all!
So blacks are inferior because of institutional-induced lameness. We should be thanking the few okay ones for surviving government housing and welfare cheese: Thank you Michael Jordan. Right-wingers keep track of uncomfortable facts and annoying details like these, and by the way none of it could possibly be racist. Someday the federal government will start treating black people the way Mississippi does and everything will be just fine.