Friday, March 21, 2008

Is Hussein a racist?

Let's look at the definition of racism:

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Now, let's examine what Hussein said.

610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know (pause) there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."

So he is judging all white people based on his belief that they all fear blacks.

Re-read the definition.

Poorly said

Yesterday morning in a low level rant about the ignorance of man made Global Warming in general, I wrote:

What I worry about is that the scare merchants are creating a nation of know-nothings.

That's like saying that bank robbers create banks. Not true.

I should have noted that a nation of know-nothings is creating scare merchants, who are all busy filling their bottles of snake oil telling us that they are ready to save us from having to know anything and think for ourselves. All that is required is that we give them our money and give up our free will.

I wish I could say that I think they will fail, but looking at the current state of our education system, I don't see the Calvary coming over the hill. What I see is a mass of graduates from K-12 who have massive self-esteem, but no education in science, math or logic. We have equipped them for failure.

And, unless the student opts for a "hard" science type of higher degree, they wind up owing Uncle Sam thousands of dollars for a degree that too often qualifies them only for employment that has "Do you want to biggie size that?" in its job description.