Wednesday, September 18, 2013

So Easy Even A Liberal Can Do It

One of Baloo's Caveman Cartoons

I've pointed out before that the essence of liberalism is immaturity. And the immature — children and toddlers — are famous for wanting to have their cake and eat it too, for wanting to have something both ways, for wanting rules to apply when it's to their advantage, and not to apply when it's not. Those of us on the right, when we're tempted to have an immature attitude in that respect, really, really can't stand the idea, because, at base, we're not immature, and don't ever want to appear so, even to ourselves.  Note: this doesn't apply to neoconservatives, who are just a slightly skewed version of liberals.

Anyhow, what this means is that liberals have a double standard about everything. It's okay for Nancy Pelosi to go armed, because she's important, but Jane Doe doesn't need a gun and shouldn't have one. When Blacks attack Whites, à la Trayvon or Alexis, that's maybe not a good thing, but it's certainly understandable and we can empathize with them, because of thousands or millions or whatever years of slavery, discrimination, racism, yadda, yadda, yadda. But when somebody even slightly White, like Zimmerman, harms a Black, it's wrong wrong wrong and there's absolutely no excuse for it.

When John "Sister" Kerry wants to preen and show his moral superiority by opposing American involvement in Vietnam, the liberals all melt in reverence.  But when the same Kerry wants to bomb Syrians to death, that's different!

There are hundreds of examples of this infantile double standard, but Jim Goad (Goad 'em, Jim!) has chosen eugenics as his topic this week:

In Defense of Neanderthals

The most stubbornly hypocritical glitch in the egalitarian mindset is that eugenics is roundly and vigorously dismissed as a dangerous and discredited pseudoscience…unless it can be wielded to portray ideological enemies as genetically inferior throwbacks.

Thus, the same sheltered, daydreaming buttercups that strain to deny even basic visual differences between ethnic groups are the first to blame rural white poverty on things such as inbreeding and overall crappy genes. In such cases, eugenics are not only suddenly real, they are highly pertinent—decisive, even.

The same double standard permits politicians—who’d never dare publicly suggest that sub-Saharan Africa is not exactly the Hope Diamond of intellectual achievement—to smear large swaths of people who don’t kowtow to their dim notions of “progress” as “Neanderthals.”

Vice President Joseph Biden, that asshole, recently referred to Republicans as “Neanderthals.” A couple of years ago, current Secretary of State John Kerry, who resembles an archeological dig even while alive, dismissed global-warming critics as “Neanderthals.” In 2003, now-dead Senator Ted Kennedy said he would resist the appointment of any “Neanderthal” that George W. Bush might nominate as a judge. The Daily Kos, that festering armpit of self-congratulatory leftist delusion, recently suggested that NRA members possessed the “Neanderthal gene.”

The pejorative “Neanderthal,” despite being anthropologically hurtful and unabashedly homo sapiens-supremacist, is thrown around with gleeful impunity by the selfsame egalitards who insist that everyone is created equal…except, of course, for the knuckle-dragging prehistoric losers who don’t think like they do.
“No more anti-Neanderthal slurs and no more anti-Neanderthal job discrimination.”

If I know one thing about people, it’s that they need to feel superior to other people, and since it’s no longer culturally permissible to suggest that sub-Saharan Africa may be a teeny bit backward, one is free to indulge their innate craving to feel superior at the expense of the stocky, hairy, big-browed, club-wielding descendants of homo neanderthalensis whose genetic vestiges now listen to heavy metal, attend NASCAR races, own hunting rifles, pray to Jesus, handle serpents, and vote Republican.

Hell, it’s possible that the word “Neanderthal”—or at least a grunted prehistoric synonym for it—was the original racial slur.

In its pejorative usage amid the modern Anglosphere, “Neanderthal” is exclusively used to demean whites. In fairness, pale skin, blue eyes, and red hair were all Neanderthal traits. But although being Neanderthal is a white thing, it is not exclusively so. A landmark 2010 study suggested that not only did ancient Neanderthals breed with modern humans, all modern groups except for sub-Saharan Africans possess a small percentage of Neanderthal DNA.
(Keep reading HERE.)

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