February 27, 2009

The Arrogance Of The White Liberal

Excuse me, but upon what possible basis does a white liberal presume to define the appropriate political and social beliefs for an African-American, and to declare an African-American as “self-hating” if he or she fails to hold to the proper views as defined by that white liberal?

That is the question I’d like to ask racist white liberals Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olbermann after their disgusting performance on Olbermann’s hate television show yesterday. After these two hacks engage in psychological profiling of women who like (or, even worse, date) Rush Limbaugh, they decide to trash GOP Chairman Michael Steele for the high crime of being a black Republican.


JANEANE GAROFALO: She dated him, so either she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome – a lot like Michael Steele, who’s the black guy in the Republican party who suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, which means you try and curry favor with the oppressor.

KEITH OLBERMANN: Yes, you talk about self-loathing.

GAROFALO: Yeah, and there’s, any female or person of color in the Republican party is struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.

Excuse me? Where did that homely little troll of a woman come up with Michael Steele in that context? It seems almost a little too convenient that she just happens to have a black man immediately in mind to insult for not hewing to her white liberal notion of what proper political beliefs and voting behavior is for a black man. And Olbermann is all too ready to pile on, because the fact that any black man would fail to hold political views congruent with his own is inconceivable unless they are suffering from some psychological disorder. Interestingly enough, neither of these individuals has anything approaching the sort of education or credentials necessary to make such a diagnosis – but hey, as white liberals they are better than the rest of us and are only making such statements about Chairman Steele for his own good and that of any confused black folks who might believe that they are permitted to think for themselves or hold deviant views.

Really, it seems to me that an independent thinking black man like Michael Steele is the polar opposite of the sort of person who has Stockholm Syndrome. After all, such individuals are prone to seeking approval from their more powerful captors. Steel does not do that – indeed, he rebels against ersatz superiors like Garofalo and Olbermann. On the other hand, I can think of a prominent African-American liberal politico who does appear to crave the approval of white liberal elitists like Janeane and Keith…

UPDATE: Over at Gay patriot, there is a great post on this same topic -- from the perspective of one who is often accused of hating himself because he dares to hew to the conservative values of the GOP.

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I agree, this on Steele was way over the top.

But the main context of the interview was Rush Limbaugh, the leader of hate radio, wrt his narcissistic persona.

When was the last time you criticized Rush for being way over the top, Greg?

|| Posted by Perry, March 1, 2009 08:14 AM ||

Moreover, your title would be more accurately stated as: "The Arrogance of Two White Liberals".  Otherwise, you associate all white liberals with Garofalo and Olbermann.  That's guilt by association, Greg.  Good morning!

|| Posted by Perry, March 1, 2009 08:19 AM ||

1) There is no such thing as "hate radio" -- unless you are talking AirAmerica, with its actual assassination humor during the Bush Administration.

2) Limbaugh does not go this far beyond the pale.

3) Like it or not, this sort of attitude is pretty common among liberals. I've documented it here a number of times. And the fact that you folks on the Left are not vocally condemning this sort of racism by a couple of prominent liberals in media is evidence of how mainstream and acceptable such hatred really is.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, March 3, 2009 02:22 AM ||
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