Affirmative Action Failure

Fox’s Affirmative Action Baby Whines – by David Horowitz

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Marc Lamont Hill has responded to my Newsreal post about The O’Reilly Factor’s decision to make him their black in residence and to provide him a whole segment recently to share with us his views of the crisis with Iran. I pointed out that Hill’s expertise, such as it is, is hip-hop culture — the very low end, in other words, of popular music which is better known as rap. Why was Hill on at all? Because he’s Fox’s black academic. But what kind of academic? With an expertise in rap music, Hill has a professorship at Columbia University, illustrating  my often made observation that our liberal arts colleges have fallen to their lowest intellectual level in 100 years.

My objection to Hill’s appearance as a rap professor pontificating about geopolitical issues is it fed the soft racism of low expectations and that it was in fact an insult to all those black academics who would actually have had something intelligent to say about the Iran crisis.

Hill has now had the bad judgment to respond to my post on his Twitter. This has revealed another side of Hill which is equally illuminating. His Twitter web page is wall-papered with one of his heroes, Assata Shakur — a fugitive killer, wanted for the cold-blooded murder of a New Jersey state trooper in 1973. She has been protected for all the intervening years by the most sadistic dictator in the Americas, Fidel Castro.

The image of Assata Shakur, the Castro-protected fugitive, that wallpapers Hill's Twitter page.The image of Assata Shakur, the Castro-protected fugitive, that wallpapers Hill’s Twitter page.

So here’s another dimension to the poor judgment Fox has shown in selecting Marc Lamont Hill, out of all the black intellectuals available, to talk about cultural issues (let alone international affairs.) Hill is one of a community of black intellectuals promoted well beyond their abilities — Michael Eric Dysonand Cornel West are two obvious others — who are poisoning the minds of  black youth with the idea that politically correct murderers like Assata Shakur are heroes, and patriotic Americans are devils incarnate. Of course confronting O’Reilly — and cherishing his air time and Fox stipend — Hill is far more moderate on TV than he probably is in his classroom or at the public speaking venues his gig on Fox makes possible.

Marc Lamont Hill, out of all the black intellectuals available, to talk about cultural issues (let alone international affairs.) Hill is one of a community of black intellectuals promoted well beyond their abilities — Michael Eric Dysonand Cornel West are two obvious others — who are poisoning the minds of  black youth with the idea that politically correct murderers like Assata Shakur are heroes, and patriotic Americans are devils incarnate. Of course confronting O’Reilly — and cherishing his air time and Fox stipend — Hill is far more moderate on TV than he probably is in his classroom or at the public speaking venues his gig on Fox makes possible.

Hill’s twitter reply to my post is typical in its illiteracy. He says I’ve made a career out of calling people Communists and anti-Semites, as though such people don’t exist. In fact, if his admiration for a murderer in the protection of a Communist dictator is any indication, he understands that Communists do exist but just doesn’t think they deserve to be condemned. Someone like myself who has the bad manners to point out their existence, therefore, must be ared-baiter or, better yet, a “McCarthyite.”

Hill’s second complaint is that I wrote a book called Unholy Alliance about radical Islam but I’m not an expert in Islam. This is supposed to take the heat off him for making inane comments on the Iranian crisis. Actually, my book — which he obviously didn’t read — is about theAmerican left — not Islam — and is an attempt to explain its tacit alliance with the Islamic totalitarians of al-Qaeda and Hamas. This is a subject I happen to be an expert on. I have studied the American left longer and know more about it than Professor Hill does about hip-hop culture or, for that matter, about me.

Anti White Racism/South Africa

Note the slant and the bias in this article against whites in South Africa. Especially bitter after Mugabe’s genocide against the whites in former Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe, a ruined country.

Jonathan Clayton, Ventersdorp, South Africa | October 13, 2009/The Australian

Apartheid demagogue Eugene Terre’Blanche returns

ARMS outstretched, his deep voice resonating around the town hall, the white-bearded speaker summoned the Afrikaner “volk” to battle, with rousing words from the past. “Now is not the time to be afraid,” he shouted, to grumblings of approval from the audience of burly, khaki-clad farmers, their wives and children. “Now all true Afrikaners must reach out to each other and fight to the bitter end.”

Eugene Terre’Blanche, the once-feared white supremacist leader in apartheid South Africa, is back. He is more subdued and circumspect than in his heyday in the 1980s, but his message has not, fundamentally, changed.

He told 300 supporters in this small, rundown farming town on the barren veld about 200km southwest of Johannesburg that he was answering the call of the boers (farmers) and revitalising the Nazi-style Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) to save them from the oppression of the black African National Congress government. “Our country is being run by criminals who murder and rob. This land was the best, and they ruined it all,” he cried to strong applause, dabbing the spittle off his beard with a neatly pressed handkerchief. “We are being oppressed again. We will rise again.”

Mr Terre’Blanche said that he and his allies had called the meeting in the town hall to bring together 23 far-right groups under the single banner of the AWB. They would take the fight of the “free Afrikaner” to the International Court of Justice in The Hague and demand the right for a separate republic, he said.

Mr Terre’Blanche, 68, has lived in relative obscurity since his release from jail in 2004 after serving a six-year sentence for assaulting a black petrol-pump attendant and for the attempted murder of a security guard. Many thought he had slipped off the political landscape for good..

He now chooses his words more carefully and is keen to emphasise that the AWB intends to follow a legitimate route to independence and is not calling for an armed struggle – not yet, anyway. Like other Afrikaners, he defended his right to protect himself against attacks and said the black-run government was seeking to destroy his people.

“The white man in South Africa is realising that his salvation lies in self-government, in territories paid for by his ancestors. We still have the title deeds for land we bought from Africans – they are still valid and should be recognised by international law,” he said.

Mr Terre’Blanche and his lieutenants feel they are tapping into a rich vein of discontent. “The whites in this country are disenfranchised. The blacks are taking our land and chasing us into our graves. More than 2000 white farmers have been killed since the end of apartheid in 1994. We are reactivating and will do everything legitimately until they come after us, which they surely will,” said Marc Cornah, an AWB youth leader, as he waved the movement’s swastika-style flag.

Only a tiny minority of the country’s estimated two million Afrikaners – the descendants of Dutch farmers who trekked into the interior to escape British rule in the Cape Colony – support far-right groups, but the gathering in Ventersdorp was, nevertheless, a long way from the Rainbow Nation image South Africa is keen to portray in the run-up to next year’s soccer World Cup.

The language and views expressed have barely moved on since apartheid and demonstrate how little life has really changed outside the sophisticated urban bubbles such as Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“This is redneck country. The problem is, it is very similar to much of the rest of the country,” said a local photographer.

As he spoke, the Ventersdorp crowd broke out in a heartfelt rendition of De La Rey, an Afrikaner folk song paying tribute to Koos de la Rey, regarded as the hardest of the Boer generals who fought the British. The meeting ended with an even more powerful rendition of the former South African national anthem, Die Stem van Suid Afrika (the Call of South Africa).

The Times

5 thoughts on “Affirmative Action Failure”

  1. NewsReal ‘blog is very good.
    I have to say I have watched Lamont Hill a few times. Now I simply walk out of the room.
    He’s incoherent most of the time – in content and comment.

  2. “Does it make me a wacist to say they’re all cut from the same cloth?”

    Well,,,,as you know,according to a certain ‘blogger who shall remain nameless, and who just banned/blocked Tim Blair yesterday, we are all “wacists and fascists!”

  3. Oh now get it, Marc Lamont Hill, he is an expert on “Hip Hop” so that’s why nothing he ever said made any sense to me.

    I guess under the Hussein Obama regime, he would be their first choice for enunciating the Hussein Obama’s United African American States of America’s views on it’s geopolitical issues.

    Hussein Obama and the “Lamont Hills” of this world,and their various industries throughout America will ensure that “Black people” are immediately associated with the Islamic terrorist rat baggery and Communist ideology that they embrace, bring on 2010.

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