Oh, there was never any doubt. Once Eric Holder called this country a "nation of cowards" (see the Thursday and Friday blog entries), the Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate never ceased pointing at him. Now if Eric Holder had said that the left has turned us into a "nation of cowards" by labeling everyone who opposes any leftist proposal a "racist", he might have had a point--that is, any leftist proposal that leftists are able to twist into a proposal to "help" minorities, which is almost every leftist proposal there is (not that the proposals actually "help" minorities--they generally hurt them--but that the left can always figure out a way to assert it).
What Eric Holder was really doing, of course, is to call us still a "nation of racists", even though it is he, and the rest of the leftists in this country, who are the true racists (see blog entries to come, as I conduct my own "conversation" on race). As I said in Friday's entry, the left has been trying to shut up people trying to have a "conversation" about race forever. I have personal experience with that as far back as 1972 (see Friday's entry).
The Finger (Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate, represented by a statuette of an INDEX finger) is this blog's reincarnation of the old Rowan and Martin's "Laugh In" award for conspicuous stupidity/evil in the previous week--an unauthorized reincarnation not involving anyone connected with "Laugh In".
Remember how Obama was supposed to institute a "post-racial" era in America, as we go beyond race? Well, not the least reason for Holder deserves the coveted/dreaded Finger is that Holder exposes an Obama Administration, and left in general, obsessed with race. As the election of Obama shows, most of the country is more than willing to go beyond race (even though Obama and the left ran a racially charged campaign). It is the racist left who keeps insiting on turning everythinng into an issue of "race", and insists on looking at people as members of racial or ethnic groups instead of individuals. That is the very definition of racist, which is why my first blog entry on the "nation of cowards" comment had this statement in the headline: "Soledad O'Brien is a racist."
Yes, the Finger never wavered from pointing at Eric Holder. However, the Finger begain to oscillate spastically once it noticed the comments of Soledad O'Brien on CNN (the liar network, which is also racist). Not only did Soledad O'Brien endorse the comments of Eric Holder, as she once did the racist statements of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, but she compounded the lying racism implied in the "nation of cowards" remark. What can you say about a woman who would even half (and only half) jokingly suggest that February is "Black History Month" because it is the month with the fewest number of days (a flat lie that would only occur to a bone deep racist like Soledad O'Brien). You can understand why Soledad O'Brien, and other racists on the left, did not see much wrong with Reverend Wright saying that white people had invented AIDS for purposes of genocide against "people of color" (following up, in Wright's twiested world view, on the atomic bomb attacks on "people of color" at Hiroshima and Nagasaki). You can see why Soledad O'Brien, and a good part of the left, could "understand" Reverend Wright's statement that the U.S. Government is providing illegal drugs to black men in order to put them in jail. This (Reverend Wright's statements) is the kind of "conversation" Soledad O'Brien and Eric Holder clearly want on race. It is the way Soledad O'Brien, Eric Holder, and so many other racists on the left think. They view the world as a place where "people of color" are in a war with "white Europeans", where the only proper reaction of "white Europeans" is guilt over the way they have treated "people of color", even if an individual "white European" had never done anything to a "person of color". The "conversation" is supposed to be limited to talking about this racial (yes, a racist attitude) "guilt".
No progress is enough for these people (Eric Holder, Soledad O'Brien, et. al.). They are obsessed with race, and with group "rights" (instead of individual rights). This is evil stuff, and I am willing to call it for what it is. Isn't it amazing that these people want to EXPAND discrimination on the basis of skin color (different skin color than in the times o fslavery) from the level it was 37 years ago (in 1972--see Friday's blog entry). It does not matter to these people that racial and ethnic discrimination is hardly a big problem in this country anymore. As I said, no amount of progress toward a color blind society satisfies these people. That is because they do not want a color blind society They want a society where people are defined by the racial/ethnic group to which they belong, and where people are not defined as individuals.
Nope. Eric Holder and Soledad O'Brien richly deserve the Finger, and this weekend they receive it. The distressing thing is that they may accurately represent the spirit of the Age of Obama, rather than the "post-racial" rhetoric that Obama sometimes used, and still uses.
Award ceremonty (taking place entirely in the imagination, without even any graphics, which is why I suggest using the image of Dick Martin presenting the old "Laugh In" award solely as a visual aid for your imagination, even though Mr. Martin has complained--from wherever he now is, as it is best not to even think about that question--about my words I put in his mouth):
Imagine Dick Martin thrusting the statuette of the Finger at the camera and saying: Eric Holder and Soledad O'Brien, this is for you. You racist idiots deserve it. Maybe you should try thinking of people as individuals sometimes, instead of defining them by their skin color. It would do you good."
Return next week to see if the Finger goes to another deserving leftist, or whether some deserving Wall Street/Big Business person or Establishment Republican with attract the attention of the Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate.
Did you ever wonder why so many leftists, including those in the mainstream media, were willing to defend even the most outrageous things that Reverend Wright said? Soledad O'Brien has shown you that you need not wonder any longer. These people are STUPID. How stupid do you have to be to even entertain the idea that black people are being dissed by the designation of the shortest month of the year as "Black History Month". Yep. Soledad O'Brien is not only a bone deep racist, but she is bone deep stupid. However, she is using this stupidity for true evil (a strange variation on Maxwell Smart: "If only he had used his brilliance for good, instead of evil"--if only Soledad O'Brien used her stupidity for good instead of evil). What do black people out there think when CNN is suggesting to them that those nasty "white Europeans" have given them the shaft once again by giving them the shortest month of the year as "Black History Month". Do they think "just kidding". Not likely. Reverend Wright was spreading racist evil with his version of stupid paranoia, and Soledad O'Brien is doing the same thing. "Just kidding" is not adequate to defuse this kind of evil.