Monday, December 23, 2013

Justine Sacco, Liberal, Latest Victim of a Fanatical Racial Hyper-Sensitivity

Call me obtuse.  I just don't get it.  I don't see the "offensiveness" in the latest public lynching of an apostate to liberalism.

Justine Sacco, a liberal PR representative of IAC, the parent company of the liberal Daily Beast, committed heresy Friday when she tweeted the following:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just Kidding. I’m white!”

Sacco tweeted this from a plane on its way to Africa, and IAC fired her before the plane even landed.  The tweet went viral, with legions of offended liberals denouncing Sacco as the most brazen reprobate ever to befoul the planet.  Indeed, I got into a debate with a liberal commenter at American Power who "felt sorry for me" if I couldn't see the deep offensiveness in this tweet.  I must be a reprobate too, as I still am not the least bit offended by it.  Let's analyze.

1.  First of all, the comment doesn't seem to make any sense.  It's true there is a raging epidemic of AIDS in Africa, because many blacks there have unprotected sex with numerous partners.  The only way Sacco would be in danger is if she joined in on the orgy, which seems unlikely.  And if she did, being white would not protect her.  The comment left me scratching my head until R.S. McCain explained it.

2.  What point was Sacco trying to make?  R.S. McCain of "The Other McCain" posits that Sacco was attempting a snarky put-down of white privilege.  If so, she was merely advancing a key liberal ideology: when blacks screw up, it's white people's fault.  If it weren't for "white privilege," whatever that is, blacks in Africa would be no more likely to get AIDS than white people.  I think McCain's interpretation is correct.

Summary and Conclusions:  Our culture is utterly sick and depraved, not because of rampant racism, but because of a fanatical form of racial hypersensitivity.  Any comment by a media personality that broaches the subject of race (especially the black race), sets off a kind of public frenzy, like sharks smelling blood in the water and then eating their own.  Any mention of blacks compared to whites is automatically assumed to be vicious, "racist," hateful and devolved from the darkest and basest of human emotions -- and to be utterly, reflexively condemned.

The penalty for this racial apostasy is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's 1948 short story, "The Lottery," wherein a person is periodically chosen at random by the townsfolk to be stoned to death in the public square.  Blood must be shed, though no one seems to know why.  Justine Sacco is the random victim in this case, a periodic sacrifice to the gods of political correctness.  

It's time to oppose and end this insanity, even when it is applied to liberals.  Too many people have had their careers damaged or ended and their reputations sullied by this fanaticism.  It is an evil that helps no one, and only serves to stifle discussion and debate on important subjects.  All of us, conservative or liberal, must stand together to end this oppressive cultural tyranny.

Prior Issue of "Tales From the Politically Correct" can be found here.

A thoughtful essay on this subject has been posted at Allergic to Bull.  Highly recommended.


Stars and Bars Forever said...

Meanwhile while everyone was l ostracizing this woman for being insensitive (and stupid), Comrade Obama droned another 20 Somali kids playing Soccer in Mogadishu today.

DonaldDouglas said...

Added you to my 5 million roundup, Stogie. Merry Christmas.

And yes, that Sacco lady is a flaming liberal. Funny how the mainstream press didn't pick up on that part.

Stogie Chomper said...

Thanks, Donald. It just goes to show that no one is safe from the PC insanity.

Stogie Chomper said...

And nary a word about it on the news!

Joe14228 said...

Yes - the WHOLE continent of Africa will never be the same because of these comments. It was utterly perfect before, with not a worry in the world... AND NOW THIS!!! Horrors! How WILL they now survive this tragedy??