Twitter is not for the slow of wit, nor for the rushed to judgement…

It was desegregation that caused white America to believe that the government had stopped “protecting” them, and so they needed guns.

The mind scarcely has the courage to boggle.

Presumably white Americans slaughtered the Indians with racially-insensitive discourse. And that business at the O.K. Corral? Involved some brutal Dodgeball hits, and unfortunately inspired the St. Valentine’s Day Snowball Fight.

UPDATE: Stacy McCain, who’s long been one of Marcotte’s most impassioned fans, egregiously and patriarchally points out that the Bill of Rights precedes the Civil Rights Movement.

Darleen Click at Protein Wisdom makes the same point, and delineates a growing meme in the left-o-sphere that James Holmes was acting out of White Male Privilege.

Which means that if any of this weekend’s gunmen in Chicago turn out to be non-white (and mind you, I’m saying IF), that makes them heroic defenders of the marginalized. Like Ice-T.

Written by Andrew

I write and publish things with the speed of a hare and the determination of a tortoise. I am building it; it will come.

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