RACE WAR EVERYBODY! RACE WAR! STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTERS, GO OUTSIDE, AND SORT YOURSELF OUT BY RACE, because Charles Krauthammer says that’s what’s going on. Krauthammer has been in his cave monitoring the transmissions of the brown people very closely, and that’s how he heard “a radio interview that aired Monday on Univision” in which Barack Obama sent a secret message to the Mexicans: “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” Krauthammer, who spends day and night trying to uncover new human beings who are his enemies, does not like it when a president calls people “enemies.” And that’s why, in the interests of liberty, we must finally repeal this whole “equality” thing.
This from a president who won’t even use “enemies” to describe an Iranian regime that is helping kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. This from a man who rose to prominence thunderously declaring that we were not blue states or red states, not black America or white America or Latino America – but the United States of America.
This is how the great post-partisan, post-racial, New Politics presidency ends – not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a desperate election-eve plea for ethnic retribution.
Oh man, you can tell Krauthammer is so goddamn happy about this. Race war, race war, raaaaaaace war, we are having a race war! FINALLY the politics Krauthammer wants. We can decide once and for all who is the best race, by killing one another. (As long as the Jews are on Team White.) It’s either scary or hilarious that it took a single utterance of the word “enemy” by a black man for Krauthammer to jump to this conclusion. He has jumped into a lot of poor conclusions in his life, so this may not be the worst, but c’mon Krauthammer, just TELL US that you want a race war. You don’t have to search for years for evidence the president wants “ethnic retribution” and say “the black man started it!” before you’re allowed to call for a race war. Honestly, that’s all your talk about preemptively invading Arab countries was.
What is the point of a two-party democracy if not to present clear, alternative views of the role of government and, more fundamentally, the balance between liberty and equality – the central issue for any democracy?
Listen to the 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, children: There is not a scale between liberty and authoritarianism or a scale between inequality and equality, there is only a scale between liberty and equality. You give brown people the equal right to vote, and our country has less liberty. You give white people the liberty to shoot brown people in a race war, and you have less equality. DO THAT LATTER ONE, AMERICA.
The great balance of democracy is between liberty and equality, and the scales won’t be right until we have all liberty and no equality. [WP]