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    Saturday Night Card Game (Never let a good child abuse case go to waste)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Never let a good child abuse case go to waste)

    This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

    The child abuse accusations against Jerry Sandusky rightly have captured the attention of the nation.  The protests of students after it was announced the Joe Paterno was removed as head coach also rightly were condemned as having lost sight of what really was important.

    But for “union organizer and labor journalist” Mike Elk writing at Michael Moore’s website, it was too good an opportunity to pass up the chance to play the race card, Penn State Riots About White Men Not Liking to Be Held Accountable:

    If, like me, you scanned the crowds rioting at Penn State last night after the announcement of the firing of Joe Paterno, you may have noticed that nearly all the people there were white men. The riots were about white men not liking to be held accountable….

    Old, conservative white men around the state revered the football coach who stayed on well past his prime into his eighties. Paterno stayed on when others told him he was wrong not to change his old ways, well after his coaching seemed ineffective and his team’s record suffered.  Paterno’s perseverance in the face of his deficiencies was a beacon of hope for many white men in Pennsylvania who felt their power challenged by liberals and people of color seeking to change their ways.

    That’s why I paid attention to the crowd rioting on television at Penn State last night. The firing of Joe Paterno upset the natural order that white men like Joe Paterno could rule not based on merit — as Paterno’s coaching deficiencies showed — but because white men always had.

    Never let a good crisis go to waste, or a good child abuse case.

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    LukeHandCool | November 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Subjective sociology practitioners of New Journalism live on!!

    Shades of Norman Mailer, 2003:

    “With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That’s where Iraq came in. ….

    “The great white stars of yesteryear were for the most part gone, gone in football, in basketball, in boxing, and half-gone in baseball. . . . On the other hand, the good white American male still had the Armed Forces.”–Norman Mailer, writing in the London Times’ op-ed page last week

    And Dennis Miller’s smackdown of Norman Mailer:

    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=18347


       
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      Milhouse in reply to LukeHandCool. | November 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      At least he’s admitting that combat troops are mostly white; the usual race-baiter’s claim is that the fighting men are blacks whom whitey sends to die for his amusement, or something like that.


     
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    Deekaman | November 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    “That’s why I paid attention to the crowd rioting on television at Penn State last night.”

    One can always find what one is looking for.


     
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    Kerrvillian | November 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    One thing that can always raise my ire is some privileged white a**hat lecturing everyone on how whites are too privileged. Elk, a third generation liberal leech, has the nerve to tell me about my supposed racism. Somehow I am guilty of racism just because I am white.

    Isn’t such a belief the very definition of stereotyping?

    Maybe I would have to be a third generation “union organizer” instead of the nth generation of hard-working person to truly appreciate just how racist I am.

    Or maybe Mike Elk is full of more sh*t than a Port-a-potty after a three day chili cook-off.

    Huh. Most of the occupiers nuts are white boys too. Where’d I hear that in the press. Huh?

    I know that because I paid attention to the crowds rioting. They’re upset because they want to change the natural order of things based on Obama’s class warfare promises: that is, those who do not work want to eat at the W hotel.

    And they want the rest of us to pay for it.

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