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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dog Whistle Issues

Victor David Hanson, vine grower and professor, writing at PJMedia about his resentment at all this talk about "White Males".  The Professor talks to the use of the term "dog whistle" to talk about the supposed secret signals being sent by Republicant candidates to appeal to "white male voters".  Given this assertion as to the focus of Republican candidates, it is a wonder that they are doing as well as they are in the polls.

The lede sums it up:
One of the legacies of the Obama presidency is that “white male” as a term of embarrassment has now transcended the hothouse of the campus and gone mainstream.  We are lectured by media figures, celebrities, and politicians ad nauseam that the November election is really about a new America of diverse minority groups, gays, feminists, and green pitted against a dying and shrinking number of old white guys.  Sometimes that narrative requires absurd assumptions.
Further down, Dr Hanson, points out that common American values cut across race, but some not so American values, such as prejudices against large segments of our popuation, are grouped in pools of pseudo-liberalism, like Hollywood, academia and the MSM.
Yet I would resent sharing anything like “white maleness” with Harry Reid, an unscrupulous and unhinged demagogue. I have far more in common with the Mexican-Americans I live among than with Sen. Reid; in that sense, some of those most responsible for the decline in American values and culture have been white males in Hollywood, the universities, the media, and politics.  Again, the more white males talk about pernicious white males, the more they seek to be exempt from their own advocacies.  The Harvard Law faculty, Obama’s campaign advisors, the ACLU, and the major motion picture companies are far less diverse than the average white middle-class public school.
It is time to step away from worrying about "dog whistles" and focus like scientists on the economy and what makes it tick and how we can start it ticking like a well oiled clock, once again.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Frankly, I am put off by the term "white male".  It is vicious and racist.  I am a Caucasian.  Use it and skip the denigrating terms like White and Anglo.  And if you just have to use "Anglo" use the whole term, Anglo-Saxon, and remember it doesn't apply to the French, Italians, Greeks, Poles, and other Europeans you run into every day.  Just us Anglo-Saxons. 

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