Saturday, April 07, 2012

Update: #JusticeFor Trayvon Eyewitness Contradicting Zimmerman's Statements Ignored By Police And John Derbyshire's Racist Screed at The National Review & William F. Buckley's Bogus Intellectual Defense of Racism

Update: #JusticeForTrayvon

Racist views appear to be a mainstay of the Conservative Movement in America going back at least to the 1950s 1960s as espoused by we are told the greatest of American conservative pundit and intellectual William F. Buckley.
Buckley of course the ability to through his erudite scholarly manner to make racism seem more palatable to those in the conservative movement and to much of the mainstream media and for those Dixiecrats Southern Democracts who held to their own racist views.

Buckley in his sanctimonious elitist manner served as a defender of slavery and of the segregation and Jim Crow laws and lynchings of Black citizens in the South .
Buckley believed that Black American citizens were not to be treated as equal to white European Americans. See video of debate of Buckley at Oxford 1967 on granting voting rights and equality to African Americans at end of post Buckley.

In the Northern states the racism and segregation were prevalent but no necessarily as blatant as it was in the Southern states.

Many in the mainstream Media and at outlets such as the Fox News Network tend to claim that accusations of racism is merely a knee jerk liberal reaction and that much of it has to do with "political Correctness" in speech and in how a story involving Black Americans is supposed to be reported in order not to upset or offend Black Americans and the overly sensitive white liberals.

They just don't get it. That is that racism in whatever forms it takes should not be tolerated. They also reject the notion that African-Americans are at a disadvantage in America because of overt and systemic racism in America's police forces and municipal governments and the federal government and as practiced by a large portion of American society.

Police in Florida who were investigating the death of Trayvon Martin failed to take seriously an actual eye-witness report to the shooting incident. They appear to dismiss any evidence which might contradict George Zimmerman's( the shooter)version of events that night.


Conservative commentator of the National Review John Derbyshire known for his racist sexist screeds writes that white American should do their best to avoid African Americans when they can.

thing of it is that if Derbyshire thought his racist screed would be acceptable the the conservative National Review it could be argued that not just the National Review but large portion of conservatives and republicans hold similar views.

The oddity of this is how non-conservatives are surprised and seem completley uninformed about conservative thinking in the USA.

All one has to do is listen to conservative pundits and media personalities to realize that race baiting is a typical talking point and racists views are held by many conservatives.

The problem for Derbyshire I think is that he is one of those who actually says what he thinks rather than soft-selling his racist views as Limbugh,Beck, Hannity, Dobbs,Coulter,Malkin, Michael Savage and the Fox News do on a daily basis on TV or radio or on their websites and blogs.

National Review Writer Pens Racist Screed: ‘Avoid Concentrations Of Blacks,’ ‘Stay Out Of’ Their Neighborhoods
By Annie-Rose Strasser on Apr 6, 2012

Popular conservative columnist and National Review writer John Derbyshire topped all of his previous racist screeds (and sexist rants) today by posting a long breakdown of all of the important lessons he has taught his children about race — and he’s outdone his own racism with this one.
Derbyshire wrote the column in the second person, as a list of lessons to his kids about race. The lessons are his response to “the talk” that black parents have with their children — conversations they are forced to have because of real, persistent racism. After spending a few minutes bemoaning that he can’t say a racist slur (“What you must call ‘the ‘N’ word’ is used freely among blacks but is taboo to nonblacks”) and opining on the hostility he believes all black people feel toward white people like himself (though he says he isn’t white before calling himself white several times), he cuts to the heart of his lessons for his children:

(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.
(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.
(10h) Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway.
(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.
(11) The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black. These differences show in every test of general cognitive ability that anyone, of any race or nationality, has yet been able to devise. They are reflected in countless everyday situations. “Life is an IQ test.”

While they are not included in the quote above, Derbyshire peppers the post with links to news stories of crimes, a few random videos, and his own columns. The only “fact” included in the entire piece (and just a small image, at that) is from the offensive book The Bell Curve. Every other hateful, racist claim is based on a one-off story or his own foregone conclusions.
ThinkProgress reached out to Derbyshire to verify that the column was not meant to be satire. “I’d call it ‘social commentary,’” he said.

National Review’s John Derbyshire Lectures Black Law Students About Their Inferiority By JIM NEWELL April12,2010

HA, best story of the year, right here. (Maybe.) The National Review‘s John “Salad Days” Derbyshire, whose opinions closely resemble what his name suggests his opinions might be, recently delivered a lecture to the Black Law Students’ Association of the UPenn Law School about old-timey racial theory, and how he completely believes it. What is wrong with him? Perhaps he was trying to get the brutes all worked up, to prove his point?

Oh man:

Our species separated into two parts 50, 60, or 70 thousand years ago, depending on which paleoanthropologist you ask. One part remained in Africa, the ancestral homeland. The other crossed into Southwest Asia, then split, and re-split, and re-split, until there were human populations living in near-total reproductive isolation from each other in all parts of the world. This went on for hundreds of generations, causing the divergences we see today. Different physical types, as well as differences in behavior, intelligence, and personality, are exactly what one would expect to observe when scrutinizing these divergent populations.

Now, the empirical grounds. We all notice the different physical specialties of the different races in the Olympic Games. There was a run of, I think, seven Olympics in which every one of the finalists in the men’s 100 meters sprint was of West African ancestry — 56 out of 56 finalists. You get less pronounced but similar patterns in other sports — East African distance runners, Northeast Asian divers, and so on. These differences even show up within sports, where a team sport calls for highly differentiated abilities in team members — football being the obvious example.

UPDATED: John Derbyshire tells black law students they are inferiorby Downeastdem,, April 11,2012

In the early days of the National Review, William F. Buckley championed the white supremacist governments of South Africa and the American South. He never fully renounced these views and with John Derbyshire racism is once again the predominant ideology of America's "most respected" conservative publication.

UPDATE: Hey, thanks for putting this on the rec list. In honor of Confederacy History Month, here is an excerpt from a classic Buckley piece from the NR's early days (no doubt The Derb keeps this framed on his wall)

Why the South Must Prevail

"The central question that emerges . . . is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not prevail numerically? The sobering answer is Yes–the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race. It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is a fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists.

"National Review believes that the South's premises are correct. . . . It is more important for the community, anywhere in the world, to affirm and live by civilized standards, than to bow to the demands of the numerical majority."

National Reviews racism goes deep and has been a staple of conservative angst going back to its stalwart contributor William F. Buckley Jr.

In this debate with Chuck D. over racial profiling the arrogant Uberconservative William F. Buckley once again is dismissive of the injustices practiced against BlackAmericans. He thinks they should take these injustices in their stride.

olice racial profiling is OK to Buckley and if the police officers treat Black Americans with less respect than White Americans that's just the way it is.

Note like other conservatives and other racists Buckley sites crime statistics without referring to the racist factors and systemic racism in the justice system which leads to more black Americans being stopped and frisked and treating them without repect and treating all Black Americans as if they were all criminals and thereby incarcerating a disproportion of Black citizens compared to whites even though statistically Blacks are no more inclined to commit crimes than white Americans.

Racial Profiling, William F. Buckley and Chuck D.

William Buckley 's apologetics for racism and segregation. He ignores the oppressive laws in the Southern States which were enacted and continued into the late 1960s.

He suggests that Black Americans whom he refers to as Negroes are the ones primarily responsible for their position in America.

Buckley jokes about giving as he says Black Americans the vote as if this were not merely their right as American citizens .
Buckley is unaware or ignores the actual experience of Black Americans throughout US history.
For Black citizens who are beaten when they dare to protest about segregation Buckley is an unfeeling bigot.
He is dismissive of Lynchings and murdering of Black Citizens or of having their schools and churches bombed .
Instead Buckley like the average White Supremacist and KKK enthusiast in the USA he flips the issue claiming that it is the White Americans who are being threatened by the Black community as it were in America.
Buckley even threatens that if Black Citizens were to challenge the system he believes that these Black American citizens should be treated in a similar fashion as were the German NAZIs by England and the Europeans.

James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley (Part 6)

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