It's not often that the loyal opposition talks about the Right blogosphere. Sure we'll hear the odd opprobrium directed at the usual suspects. Nor can I say that I spend half as much time reading the Left as I thought I might this year. I took up some cudgels at Yglesias and at Ta-Nehisi Coates, but I found their volume and brevity left me plinking, and plinking really isn't my style. I'd rather load up 1500 words of ball and grapeshot and let heave.
So I don't blame loyal Cobb readers for suggesting that nobody any other than me and the Conservative Brotherhood are responsible of all of the purported 'anti-black' rhetoric out in blatherville. You may remember the first 'annual' internet racist hunt that turned up just about nothing except for Steve Sailer. And then all concerned said it was all 'code words' and 'subtle racism' and other sorts of neglible boowah that we in the grown-ass man camp dismiss. Nevertheless, there are some big fat ugly racists in American society and American history, and we all do well to identify and excoriate.
And so I give you this entry by the fine folks over at American Thinker, entitled The KKK, Hollywood and President Wilson. Probably not the best way to end the week, but for the record anyway. Much of this was not news and shouldn't be. Jonah Goldberg did a very good job of describing the Eugenics Movement and its roots, but you know some people just freeze up when you mention Goldberg's name.
I'm really not particularly impressed that there will be a significantly disciplined political anti-racist movement in America, but I am satisfied that Americans are sufficiently moral to carry it off. Except that anti-racist politics doesn't quite fit. That is to say that the problem is that racism is not a nail and anti-racist politics is a hammer. Sometimes anti-racism needs to be a baseball bat, a fly swatter or a laser beam - although some would argue that it needs more often than not to be a bunker-busting MOAB. The problem is that I generally don't trust the judgment of anybody prominent to make the proper determination. Christianity is anti-racist. American society is generally anti-racist. That's sufficient for me.
I know that there are many Americans today who keep insisting that the Great Conversation on Race has still not occurred. But I think that's just them letting us know that they've been asleep and they still have issues. Later for them. But as I always say, I'm not a race man, but I'm never afraid to deal with what's up. Meanwhile, you can check out the angle of some intellectual compatriots of mine.