June 2, 2018
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
Roseanne Barr, White Supremacy, and the Ineradicable Sin of Racism
Today I pass on to you the last of three pieces that I’ve recently written and subsequently were published by national web and print magazines. This one, a version of it, originally appeared on the MY CORNER blog site on May 30 [http://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/05/may-30-2018-my-corner-by-boyd-cathey.html]. The Unz Review picked it up as it addressed the current flap and very heated discussion over Roseanne Barr and her “racist” comments about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, and it was the featured item on their web site that very day.
As usual, I have far too many items in too many folders to discuss topics like I would wish. I do want to return soon to the cultural Marxist template on race and gender, as they form the narrative that increasingly determines and defines—and regulates and disciplines—everything we say, everything we attempt to do, and everything we are impelled and told to think. With the establishment of this template as undebatable, the sharply dogmatic truth in every aspect of our lives, all other views, all other perspectives not only are dis-authorized but, eventually, will be criminalized.
Already too many Americans are paralyzed by fear—must look over their shoulders nervously with trepidation—when these topics come up in any discussion, especially at the job site, or in entertainment, or in public schools and universities, or in politics. They know what will happen if they should cross that steadily advancing progressivist fault line, past which they may be fired, their careers ended and their reputations besmirched and ruined by those merciless bugaboo condemnations—“you’re a racist”—a “sexist”—“guilty of hate speech”—a “homophobe.” And from these accusations, even with the demanded sensitivity training, the requisite and tearful apologies, and all the reparations in the world, you are still intrinsically guilty…if you are white, a member of the historically defined (by the cultural Marxists) oppressive race. That stain can, in reality, never be erased (despite such ludicrous examples as Leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren--who is white--claiming, spuriously, that she is descended from a Native American!).
Secondarily, as I have done repeatedly, I will continue to attempt to demonstrate the corruption of the Establishment “conservative movement, inc.” and the Establishment Republican Party, which, although they protest their opposition to this advancing progressivism, by their deep-seated principles actually share essential fundamentals with the farther Left on equality (race, gender, civil rights) and globalism and the New World Order. Neoconservatism, which dominates what passes for the “Right” in the United States, actually enables and sanctifies—makes palatable and acceptable to conservatives—the conquests of the farther Left and, as such, in ironic ways is far more dangerous to the future of what remains of this republic than the openly and clearly defined Left.
The following essay published by The Unz Review examines this, using the Roseanne Barr episode as the latest example of how this process works:
THE UNZ REVIEW
Roseanne Barr, Uncle Remus and the Multicultural Politically Correct Briar Patch
· In 1990 Roseanne sang the National Anthem at a San Diego Padres versus Cincinnati Reds baseball game, purposefully out of tune and “screechy,” then spitting and grabbing her crotch, for which she was roundly condemned (including by President George H. W. Bush;
· In 2009 she posed as Adolf Hitler for the Jewish satirical magazine, , in a feature titled, “That Oven Feeling,” holding a tray of burnt gingerbread cookies she called “burnt Jew cookies” (Barr is Jewish herself). Again, she was slammed for what many considered “anti-semitism”;
· In 2014 she tweeted the home address and phone number of George Zimmerman, who was found innocent in the killing of Trayvon Martin, stating that “no one can hide anymore…If Zimmerman isn’t arrested I’ll r[oute] his address again – maybe go 2 his house myself.”