I do not know (have never heard of) this D'Souza guy! However, I do know racists .. and that's all this guy (and the people at Forbes) is!! It's hard to be shocked by racists - and their antics and rantings - because they have ALWAYS been around and doing their dirt!!
The only difference is, we had a period of them sorta going 'undercover' with their racism ... not being so vocal and overt with it after the CRM .. because it became "shameful" for them to outwardly
show their hate and diminished capacity for simple intelligent thought. (I strongly believe there has to be some element of brain damage or diminished mental capacity to just hate somebody you don't even know and wish and perform evilness on a group of people because the color of their skin 'bothers' you!
But ... before integration and the CRM, this kind of OPEN prejudice and bigotry and hate was the order of the day!! And people like this D'Souza and the people at Forbes and, yes, even the Newt Gingrichs' of the world used to spout hateful, outrageous, racist rantings ALL THE TIME ... open and outwardly ... even to the face
of Black people without the fear of any retribution or criticism!!! And, in fact, they were usually wholly agreed with by the people they were talking to!!
Today ... those same racists (right-wingers, conservatives, or whatever you want to call them) are simply coming out of their 'cocoon' ... once again feeling free to be who they are and say whatever they want to say!! Most of them see nothing wrong with their outright racist ways .... and after freely voicing their opinions, turn right around and (supposedly) apologize for "offending" people who jump on their case and complain!!
But ... there has never been a "limit" on how racist and far-fetched they feel and think they are entitled to go when it comes to degrading Black people. It's just that some of them sort of went into a 'shell' and kept their opinions on the down-low for a few decades .. but now that they are feeling threatened ... it's once again 'all systems GO"!!
And the fact that they have a supportive audience waiting, willing and ready to agree with and validate their foolishness .. gives them all the more reason to come out of hiding and put their ideals out on the table for all the world to see!!
I remember it being sooooooo
hard for me to believe that this country was ready to elect 'a Black president'. I just couldn't see it knowing that the rabid kind of racism that had for so long defined
this country had not died .. not yet!! We had NOT 'overcome' it. it was just laying low!!! Still there ... but just not so 'in your face' as it had been.
I was STUNNED when it actually happened ... and had to really think about whether or not I had been wrong in thinking and believing the way I did. But .. I was not wrong!! In fact, I was very RIGHT!!!
And it's all coming back to the surface ... we've been here and done that. It's just that NOW there are people to complain more loudly about it. There's media coverage and the Internet which tells on these people and brings their hatred into full view.
Not that it matters ... 'cause it's not like they're going to back down or 'see the evil of their ways'.
They see nothing wrong with their way of thinking (and never have!). They have plenty of supporters for it. And they WILL try to have their way of life back .... to do whatever it takes ... to try to restore their belief in a White-superiority America.
I watched Rachel Maddox's interview with Vice President Biden the other day .. and he said he was "stunned" at Newt Gingrich's "buying into" this latest hype. But, I'm not surprised in the least. Newt has always been "on the other side." He's just now free to show it. The cat is out of the bag.