Monday, January 5, 2009

The Smug Left: WFMU's Terre T Shows Her Ignorance

Have you ever noticed that most people who can't support their claim usually rely on crutch phrases and drawn out effects as a defensive tactic? For instance:

ANNCR: Ok, there is a politician who is the RNC chairman who wants to run with his campaign theme song being, "Barrack The Magic Negro". And I'm just like, you want to be the head of the RNC and you...want to use...that your theme song! And I'm just like...HELLO!

Ok. "Hello", what? What is your point? What is in the song, if we may push back the darkness a bit, here?

That is the equivalent of what happens in this exchange from a Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic program from Saturday, Jan 3rd, 2009. It was broadcast on WFMU public radio station, and you can listen to it here.

If you notice, this break is more or less a team break, with someone named Sue or something in the background adding her idiocy. They are both cackling about a parody song that first appeared on Rush Limbaugh's highly successful show. It was performed by the immensely talented Paul Shanklin, and you can listen to it here.

As you listen to the first stanza, you can't help but hear the singer ("Al Sharpton") say that "the LA Times called him that ["Barrack The Magic Negro"] 'cause he's not authentic like me".

Well, if you had even an ounce of objectivity and intelligence, you would realize that Paul Shanklin's song here, which is being shrieked at by the Left as a Republican statement, is no more than a parody of the very words from the African American Wing in the Democrat Party!

Read this original excerpt from a David Ehrenstein of the L.A. Times, in which he demonstrates a cognitive problem distinguishing real life from movies. He starts this article, which ran almost two years ago, by speaking of this new Senator from Illinois, claiming that Barrack is the Magic Negro of postmodern folklore:
"The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. "He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist," reads the description on Wikipedia .

He's there to assuage white "guilt" (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial sexual congress holds no interest."

The joke is on you, Terre T, and your troll-sounding partner, there. In a more perfect world you two might not be so ignorant, and you'd know what is really funny about this entire flap, but you're too smug and prejudiced in this life, caste to make these stupid comments for the world to hear.

"They can dish it out, but they can't take it". Just WHAT exactly can we not take??? We're the party of rock-ribbed discipline and sacrafice, theirs is the party of Dionysian excess, and that co-host says something like that? In fact, it seems like quite the non-sequitor. The claim is that when protested about using a parody as a campaign song, that we come back with the explanation, "Oh come on, take a joke. It's funny!"

Yet the charge from that annecdote is that "they can dish it out but they can't take it." According to the dizzy claim made by Ms Politically Stupid, Terre's reporting of the Republican response makes the GOP retort sound like a mature consideration of the charge, then a simple, understandable explanation: It's a JOKE.

How does 'Lighten up, it's a joke', qualify as "Not being able to take it"? Frankly, Ms Politically Stupid #2, or, "Sue", sounds like she's seen her better days. Isn't it ironic that she can sneer and condescend against Republicans for perceived racism, yet blithely cackle and mock the hip-hop culture as a white girl who, tee-hee, has been given the Wu Tang Clan nickname of "Antagoniza", just to prove how "down with the struggle" she is. In truth, the closest she's ever come to black people is when she has to ride the subway.

She's so stupid that she doesn't see her own racism while decrying the racism in an entire half of America.

But, she's on the public station of fame in New Jersey, WFMU, carrying on as most of the smug, self-assured, know-it-all punks in college do. They hear existentialism, nihilism, and postmodernism all day from the Lords Of Your Future, known as professors, who forget just how artificial and surreal their surroundings, their job, and their work really is. Too many of them take themselves way too seriously, and the propoganda of Leftist collectivism spreads like a cancer, manifesting in class envy, victimism, and general hate of The American Way.

The two women on this break are quintessential Leftists I've run into at college and elsewhere in life: Worshipping secularism as their moral authority, proclaiming cultural relativism as the optimum formula for mankind, while ridiculing anyone who follows the traditions of this country. 'Smugness' best describes it for me, and it seems to me that one day these people will be made to answer for their mockery.

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