Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Silence on the Right About Pat Buchanan's Racism

Check out the difference in the reaction on the right to Ward Churchill's statements about 9/11 and Pat Buchanan's statements (in his newly published book) about black people and immigrants:

Ward Churchill

Michelle Malkin condemned, attacked, criticized, excoriated, blasted, and expressed her utter outrage about Ward Churchill's statements. In fact Malkin had so much to say about Churchill that I can't think of enough verbs with which to link them all. Whew, just made it.

Via Michelle Malkin and Google, you will find links to literally dozens of other bloggers and newpaper articles about Ward Churchill.

Icing on the cake: Malkin referred in several of her posts to "the never-ending saga of Ward Churchill." Well, darling, it was never-ending because of morons like you who refused to end it.

Pat Buchanan

No reaction by right-wing bloggers at all. None. The fact that Buchanan wrote this:

America faces an existential crisis. If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built. No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived.

and this:

In 1994, Sam Francis, the syndicated columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Times…volunteered this thought:

"The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted by a different people."

Had Francis said this of Chinese civilization and the Chinese people, it would have gone unnoted. But he was suggesting Western civilization was superior and that only Europeans could have created it. If Western peoples perish, as they are doing today, Francis was implying, we must expect our civilization to die with us. No one would deny that when the Carthaginians perished, Carthaginian civilization and culture perished. But by claiming the achievements of the West for Europeans, Francis had passed beyond the bounds of tolerance. He was summarily fired.

doesn't bother right-wingers at all. Get the irony of this: Right-wing bloggers were incensed when Ward Churchill called the World Trade Center victims "little Eichmann's" -- but when Pat Buchanan publishes a book promoting the same Aryan white supremacist ideology that led to the murder of eight million Jews, the right has nothing whatsoever to say.

1 comment:

ScurvyOaks said...

I hadn't seen this. I'm a right-winger, and this bothers me a lot. I've never liked Pat Buchanan, but this is way out of bounds and profoundly disgusting. I agree with you that he should be widely denounced -- especially on the right. In no event do I want to be lumped in with that creep.