New York Magazine's high school newspaper reporter, Margaret Hartmann reported this morning that the NAACP has determined that Mitt Romney criticizing people who want “free stuff” is racist. Racist? Really? Since when, in this country, is it considered racist to be repellent to the idea receiving entitlements? Granted, many people in this country are receiving benefits because they simply cannot find work. Others willingly stay in a stratum that does not threaten their ability to receive benefits. Fact. "Free stuff." While Romney’s comment might be little insensitive (by today's standards, anyway), they are a far cry from racist (even the kind where the racist is a racist but doesn’t know it because the NAACP hasn’t told him so yet). Only if you're a maladjusted child where everything counts in an argument could Romney’s comment somehow be contorted into racism. Grow up, NAACP!
Bottom line: The NAACP, the Black Congressional Caucus, Eric Holder, The New Black Panthers all need racism. And, where they absolutely cannot find it, they will invent it and contrive it. It is tough to find a better example of groups who, in absolute terms, claim to know what rests within the heart of another man.
"Pssssst! Hey you! White person without an ounce of ill will or hatred in your heart for anyone! Yeah, you! You're a racist! You just don't know it."
All a (white) person like Mitt Romney has to do is speak, or write. The NAACP will find something "racist" in there somewhere and the racists in The New York Times (who also need racism or inventions thereof) will publish the information unanalyzed, to establish that they are not themselves racist. Could the chilly reception and booing of Mitt Romney at the NAACP have been motivated by race, as every white person’s criticism of Obama’s policies seem to be motivated by hatred of Mr. Obama’s skin color? Could Barack Obama’s skipping the NAACP event altogether, certain he has African Americans’ votes in the bag be a covert act of racism committed by his white blood? Gets kind of tricky, doesn’t it? Doesn’t have to. Keep it simple, stupid. Keep it on race.
Will Black Americans ever wake up to an NAACP, NBP, and CBC leadership that needs blacks (or “coloreds,” as the NAACP, in classic racist fashion, calls Black and/or African American people) to remain disadvantaged and in continuous need of support, assistance, entitlements, and benefits to survive? When will you throw the NAACP off and tell them you don't need them anymore? You don't need the NAACP! You don’t. There is hatred everywhere. It can only be risen above with self-respect and love of others. As long as the NAACP, the CBC, and the NBP remain in business, hatred will not only exist, it will be cultivated, invented, contrived and fabricated where it does not, lest these groups find no cause or need to exist or be adored and validated by their constituents. The fact that a race-based caucus even exists in the 112th Session of Congress is shameful for the Congressional Black Caucus. I bristle at their arrogance every time I see them walk out of a vote in unison with Nancy Pelosi (oddly walking out front… racist?) among them as though even the CBC needs her validation and support. Users, all. Users on the backs of those for whom they claim to caucus. Shame on and groups like them for perpetuating the myth that humans must run in packs to survive. This nonsense that people are so inherently racist that they don't even know it must end. It impoverishes and kills more people than any other human behavior. It causes wars. Shame on The New York Magazine for even giving this thesis (feces is more like it) the credit is so does not deserve, proffering that Mitt Romney is such a secret racist that even he does not know he’s a racist.
What private guilt must New York Magazine’s Night Teen Editor Margaret Hartmann live with that she broadcasts on behalf of race and disadvantage hawkers like the NAACP. Could she be dealing with her own repressed racism? Is she fighting her own racist and shameful self? Margaret, are you a racist? Careful how you answer that; there is no good answer, lest you become forced to focus on your own faults and write the Pulitzer Prize winning article that suggests that you, yourself are a racist. You went to Wellesely. Are you a sexist? Wellesley and Boston University are two well-heeled private schools, so you might be a racist and just not know it. Could you not have chosen schools with more men and black people? According to BU’s own website, only 3.2% of its student body is black. Racist? Forbes Magazine describes Wellesley College as “… a private, highly selective women's liberal arts college… with a Black or African American student population at only 6.0%. Private? Highly selective? Black student body population at less than half the percentage of blacks in the country? Careful pointing fingers (even proxy ones) Ms. Hartmann. Careful celebrating that non-existent splinter in Mr. Romney’s eye, New York Magazine. Besides, what the hell does Hartmann know anyway? She didn’t even graduate until 2008! Kid. Moron. Punk. Is this what the NYT is doing these days? To borrow a line from another (fictional) cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, the NYT must be very desperate, “indeed, if (they) are soliciting help from the student body.” Sorry, but I don’t solicit advice from interns. There was a time when, out of respect, the NYT would not have had fresh-faced college grads contributing articles meant to diminish people of Mitt Romney's stature. But, in a news world where MSNBC's Chuck Todd is considered "senior" what do you expect?
Kid Hartmann’s most recent articles have served no other purpose than to poke fun at and belittle the character of Mitt Romney (which she would gladly do to any other presumptive Republican nominee, I’m sure). Did she bristle when Barack Obama called his own grandmother a, “typical white woman?” She is the most pathetic brand of journalist and more insulting to this actual intelligence professional is that she writes for an NYM feature called “Daily Intel.” Well, Ms. Hartman, maybe you’re a racist. Ever think of that? Maybe you are on the attack against your own internal racism. Did you not just report that black people like “free stuff?” I saw those words right in your article! You see, Ms. Hartman, you’re a fake. “Daily Intel” my a**! What you report is information; unsubstantiated, unverified, single-source, uncorroborated information, conjecture, and ill-gotten conclusion. Doctrinally, what you report in “Daily Intel” is very far from any form of analysis that can be labeled “intel.” You’re morons, and silly, unserious ones at that, you and your editors. Just look at your most recent headline, taken WAY out of context, regarding Mitt Romney’s “Men in Black” flashlight. I’m sure as long as a handful of knit-beanied, nose-ringed, bedraggled “occupiers” in an NYC Starbucks (sipping “corporate” racist coffee) snicker at your stupid title lines, you’re, like, um, super happy. You’re an idiot; an unserious, unaccomplished idiot. And, by the way, your corroborating source, The Daily Kos, is far from an information source and it is into that port-a-potty of an "intel source" to conclude that Romney's speech was full of "racist rhetoric." Sad and pathetic. And graduating from highly selective colleges that exclude men and, apparently, respectable percentages of black students, does not make you accomplished. With your lack of journalistic qualifications and experience, thirty, even twenty years ago, you would have worked as an assistant or a researcher (as would a male counterpart, before you go “there”) at this point in your career. Shows the state of The New York Times these days.
Back to the fake racism issue that started this piece in the first place, when I was a kid my mom kept a cuss-can in the house. Each curse-word earned a different “fine” according to its severity. The dreaded “F-word” (as we called it back then), if one was careless enough to utter it in earshot of mom (which was anywhere within the walls of our home) came with not only the highest monetary fine, but was accompanied by some form of corporal punishment. One time a friend of my older brother asked mom, “What is the fine if I say the “other word” for black people?” (the phrase the “N-word” back then, because honestly even it was considered too close to the edge of the real N-word). Mom replied, “The fine for that word is you leave my house and you never come back.” Anyone who knows my mom knows the warning was delivered with a facial expression and a tone that made the idiot kid’s blood run cold. My mom grew up in hard times in rural Ohio; The Great Depression, World War II, that sort of thing. Additionally, my mom grew up with real racism. As a teenager, she worked in a soda shop. A black female co-worker at the soda shop became fast friends with my mom. The girl, because she was black, was not allowed to touch any of the food items in the shop because the owner said no one would want to eat food or drink sodas and shakes that had been touched by a “colored” person. One busy day, my mom (in a wholly unauthorized move) asked her friend to help out with prepping some food items. When the owner found out. He made my mom wipe down with bleach, everything that her black friend had touched. My mother quit in disgust. Was she a hero? No, not really. She was (and is) just a decent person who did the right thing. She saw real racism and hatred up close and was appropriately rattled and forever changed by it. She raised me. I am not a racist.
Oops! I just denied being a racist! I can see the NAACP’s charge now: “Wuco’s denial of being a racist is racist!”
If I were important, Margaret Whatshername, hired by the NYT for doing a good job writing articles for the school newspaper, might even write one of her stupid and unserious articles of affirmation on my highly sophisticated and covert form of racism for “Daily Intel.” It would read: “Wuco Claims He’s No Racist: And We All KNOW What THAT Means…”