From the grow house to the White House.
By Leyland A. King
August 12, 2018
There has to be ardent competition over at Fox News. How else might one explain the frequency of that cluster of praters being themselves, the news? In the downward sprint to personal ignominy, Laura Ingram has overtaken former front runners Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Jeanie Pirro. Another place one might encounter such a congregate of practicing racists is at a Trump cabinet meeting.
A few days ago Laura Ingram, $15,000,000 a year, champion of “mis-speak” talked herself into another non-issue that some perceived as racist. I do not. Neither do I believe that her comments were racially insensitive. Ms Ingram’s thoughtless chatter was certainly halcyonic yearning and might have caused her Polish mother to cringe, but racist it was not. Her comments were just incredibly stupid. Yep, plain old, ordinary, unadulterated stupid made worst coming from the law school graduate that she is.
Clearly, America has every right to enforce its immigration laws. No contest there. But if anyone thinks that what’s being done is strictly about immigration and saving American jobs for Americans, well I doubt that mind could be open to reality.
I know of no supporting evidence that claims education militates against bigotry -racism, misogyny and similar human failings. What might be factual, is that the bigot improves the articulation and persuasiveness of his dialogue/argument. He becomes more adept at concealment of contrary information and his duplicitousness. Bigotry is an emotional response transferred to attitudes and actions. The bigot spends his life stewing in his own misanthropic misery and cannot rest until he has dragged others into the fetid pool with him.
What surprises -though every observation informs me that it should not- is the large number of people who live in a time when facts, cursory at least, are freely available to all, in minutes and much, much more may be had if wanted. Surely we can differ on interpretations of historical circumstances and social consequences, but to continue believing in an America that never, never was; confirm misbelieve via the mouths of people well paid to lie, is sad and absurd.
Ms Ingram spoke of her discomfort with America’s demographics; Tucker Carlson the frozen faced foxie, who had the shakes over an American Citizen from Democratic Republic of Congo “ingratitude” by daring to protest the unconscionable occurrences at the Southern border, all deliberately delivered to a segment who still believe that they arrived in an America where Mexicans, Chinese and Africans did not already exist and that the majority of the world’s population was White. Cripes, people, you cannot re-create something that never was.