October 16, 2009

O'Reilly guest typifies the Left on race

Y'know, I thought I heard wrong when I caught this on The Factor last night, but I guess I didn't. Guest Warren Ballantine told fellow guest Juan Williams to "go back to the porch" after Williams defended Rush Limbaugh from a series of phony quotes that the MSM has attributed to him over the past week.

BILL O'REILLY: The reason that Limbaugh is not going to be able to buy into the NFL is because a bunch of made-up stuff became legend, and he got hammered.

WARREN BALLANTINE: OK, we won't look at the made-up stuff. Let's look at him playing "Barack The Magic Negro", and we're going to say that's just funny, that's just a joke, that's not racial either. It is racial to real black people.

JUAN WILLIAMS: Hey Warren, you were saying my argument was a red herring. Maybe you should do some research, go back and find out that it was an article written by a black person, headlined "Barack The Magic Negro."

BALLANTINE: He made it a song and played it on his show.

WILLIAMS: So what? He was making fun of it.

BALLANTINE: You can go back to the porch, Juan. You can go back. It's OK.

O'REILLY: All right guys: good debate, good-spirited debate. (Link.)

The reason I had thought I heard wrong was because of O'Reilly's -- and Williams', for that matter -- reaction to Ballantine's slur. There wasn't one. That's probably because it came right at the end of the segment -- the commercial segue music had begun rolling (though I couldn't hear it on the vid below):

Notice Ballantine's use of "real black people." To him, Williams is not "authentically black" because he had the audacity to defend a conservative from blatant lies. And therein lies the utter inanity of PC multiculturalism: dolts like Ballantine claim what is (and is not) "authentically black," but if a white person (or someone from any other group) dares to make similar statements/comparisons, then the "racist" canard comes to the fore. Then, for folks like Ballantine, it's, "How dare you lump all black people together like that!" PC multiculturalism allows for positive group characteristics, but not any negative ones -- unless you're describing the [white] majority. This is why you'll hear, especially in academic circles, things (theories) like "how black students learn," "understanding minority student behavior" and "culturally responsive classrooms" as if ALL black and/or minority students learn and behave the same way. Educationists also love to implement programs like "Difficult Dialogues" which, on the surface claim to be "honest discussions" about race, but are really lectures on the bane of "white privilege," and how white [teacher] racism is the primary culprit behind the dearth of minority student academic achievement. (See, notice how a majority group negative -- "white teacher racism" -- is permitted!)

There's plenty more examples in the Colossus education archives if you're interested. And that last point above, about programs like "Difficult Dialogues," is perfectly exemplified by Mr. Ballantine. The real purpose isn't to have a "difficult" dialogue because difficult dialogues would involve hearing things that you may not like -- for everybody. You may not agree with what's said, but you listen and you don't accuse someone of "racism" or of being a "race traitor" like Ballantine sickeningly did to Juan Williams.

Posted by Hube at October 16, 2009 03:43 PM | TrackBack

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Williams can think what he wants. For so many years Limbaugh has spent his time on the radio mis-labeling or mis-characterizing others . Finally he had his judgment day.

Posted by: Montana at October 18, 2009 06:53 PM

Oh Juan Williams noticed all right. He tore the bastard apart on the next Factor, where he subbed in for O'Reilly.

Posted by: CollegeCon at October 23, 2009 02:11 AM