The Occasional Muse
My humble opinion on current events
February 12, 2003
Dubya's a Racist!
So actor Danny Glover was cruising around
Brazil the other day, and some reporter asks him if President Bush is a
racist, as if Glover has some supernatural ability to gaze into another
person's heart. Of course, the reporter asked this because Glover is
black. One doubts if some cracker like George Clooney would have been
Anyway, Glover apparently thinks he does
know President Dubya's heart, because he responded that, yes, "he's
So there we have it. Now we know. Dubya is
an evil man full of hatred and animosity for people of color. He considers
them all inferior, including his Secretary of State, National Security
Advisor, Education Secretary, White House Counsel, Labor Secretary, and a
host of other minority appointees. The truth must be that he and Dick
Cheney lead a secret cabal of old white men in running the U.S. and
trampling the black man. And, of course, all Arabs.
But Glover wasn't satisfied with his grand
pronouncement. He had to expand on it, and back it up with unassailable
logic and irrefutable facts. “We all knew that but the world is only
finding it out now. As Texas’s governor, Bush led a penitentiary system
that executed more people than all the other U.S. states together. And
most of the people who died from [the] death penalty were Afro-Americans
I love that "we all knew" line,
as if Glover and his enlightened buddies are smarter than us ignorant
rubes, as if we didn't know that Dubya was governor of a state that
enforces the death penalty. Apparently, it is racist to execute criminals,
which makes Democrat god Bill Clinton no better than Trent Lott for his
support of the death penalty. I believe Slick Willie even slipped the
needle into a few people of color, as well.
Glover makes much of the fact that
"most of the people who died" were black or Hispanic. Is Glover
suggesting that minority murderers shouldn't be treated the same as white
or Asian murderers? Do we need an affirmative action program for whites
and Asians on death row?
But even more importantly, Glover's anger
seems a bit misplaced. Maybe he should be more distressed by how many
blacks and Hispanics are committing murder. Maybe that's the real problem.
If fewer blacks and Hispanics killed people, there would probably be fewer
blacks and Hispanics on death row. And of all those black murderers who
were sent to their Maker by the state of Texas, I wonder how many killed
other blacks? National statistics show that black murderers tend to kill
black people. So one could say that Dubya gave those black victims and
their families much needed justice by executing their executioners. In
fact, failing to execute black murderers who kill other blacks while
executing whites for murdering other whites (or even blacks) could also be
racist, though that seems to be what Glover would want.
But Glover still wasn't finished. “[Bush]
promoted a conservative program, designed to eliminate everything
Americans had accomplished so far in matters of race and
And here we come to the heart of the
matter. Bush is racist because he's conservative. It's a hoary old
argument of the Left that all conservatives are racist and conservatism
itself is racist. Leftists like Glover often resort to this name-calling
rather than debate the issues. It's a McCarthy-like tactic to silence any
dissent and brow-beat dissenters into shutting up. It often works, but
lately many conservatives have refused to accept such a smear.
This is a good thing. The more people who
hear the truth, the better. Conservatism involves cherishing each
individual on his or her own merits, and treating all people like children
of God and equal citizens. It's Leftists like Glover who believe people
should be treated differently based on their skin tone or opinions or
Who are the racists again?
Another Valentine Day is almost upon us,
that one day where we'd all better show our sweeties how much we love
them, or else. Public displays of affections are required to remain in the
good graces of our loved ones and society. Valentine Day is a benevolent
coercion, an emotional blackmail. It doesn't matter how well you treat
your honey the other 364 days of the year, how often you tell your pookie
how deep is your love, or how many grand or mundane tasks you perform to
demonstrate your love, you'd better do something on February 14, or you're
an unfeeling ogre and a heartless brute.
I could go on and on, but I have a little
errand to run. You can guess what it is.
One More Thing
Yet another Survivor series debuts
this week, and it would be impossible - no, it would be a Herculean task
requiring more intelligence, determination, and analytical reasoning than
any mere mortal possesses, and would even challenge the Almighty Himself -
to measure the vast depths of my indifference.