Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's Those Liberal White Males

Viewpoint has an article titled Liberal White Men which gives us insight into ideological thinking that blinds most of the world. The author cites an article from the Huffington Post written by Nora Ephron. From the Viewpoint article:

According to Ms Ephron Democrat males who vote for Hillary are not doing so because they like her but rather because they hate blacks and those who vote for Obama are not doing so because they like him but because they hate women. This is a quite astonishing admission. The assumed repository of tolerance and righteousness in our polity, the Democratic party, is thoroughly infected with the bacillus of race hatred and sexism. Who'd have thought it?


Quite ironic is it not? But let's look at the reality behind the emotional rant of Nora Ephron. Obama lost Pennsylvannia but still managed to get something like 46 or 47 per cent of the white male vote. Obama also got more than ninety per cent of the African American vote. So more than nine out of ten African Americans voted for Obama and nearly half of white males did the same. Yet which group is tagged racist? That's a no brainer right? By convention minorities are immune to the racist tag. If they show racial preference it is attribted to something positive like pride or something justifiably negative like fear of racism.

There is something else here. White males have been accused of both racism and sexism in a contest featuring a male of mixed ancestry and a white female. That's a neat logical trick is it not? If a white male votes for Hillary he is suspected of racism. If he votes for Obama the suspicion is sexism. And what of his accusers? Immune. Don't even think of going there.

Viewpoint quoting Ephron:

To put it bluntly, the next president will be elected by them: the outcome of Tuesday's primary will depend on whether they go for Hillary or Obama, and the outcome of the general election will depend on whether enough of them vote for McCain. A lot of them will: white men cannot be relied on, as all of us know who have spent a lifetime dating them.


The author has personal issues which have become the basis for her political views.

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