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Friday, December 05, 2014

My Commentator

She-who-must-be-obeyed is listening to Morning Joe, and there is a gold-plated (silver-spooned?) panel of learned heads wagging about the Staten Island grand jury.
This is the correct place to insert "Blah, blah, blah."
Most of the recent slide into Police State / Weapon State / Guantanamo State Violence slipped by those heads.

Personally, I get more listening to Chris Rock.

Here is an example of the Learned Commentators in our society:

Chris Rock’s lesson for Ross Douthat: Why the right is so deluded about Ferguson

Ross Douthat [is]  the New York Times’ supposedly reform-minded right-wing columnist... His most recent piece...  is a bravura display of how not to think about the politics of race.

...  “Last summer,” Douthat writes, “around the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, I wrote a column making — gingerly — a case for optimism about race and politics in America.”  From today’s perspective, he concedes, the column doesn’t look great. Watching as Ferguson “seethed and smoldered,” Douthat writes, forced him to make “a case for greater pessimism.”...

There is much more in the article, but I am only interested in the appalling fact that so-called opinion-makers are very much out of touch with the facts of the society upon which they comment.

From behind me, She-who-must-etc. says that another black child was shot last night.

Well, these things were not reported before.

No one commented.

Chris Rock commented and is aware of what is going on.


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