“In wake of white supremacist violence, conservatives scurry to blame anyone but themselves” -Daily Kos

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” It seems that “in response” to these perceived slights, says the magazine that continually has to rid itself of white nationalist writers at the end of they’ve done one last thing that renders them toxic to the sort of faux-intellectualism more staid conservatives aspire to, “some white people” were obliged to become even more vocally racist just to teach “the Left” a lesson. In the wake of a white supremacist march in Charlotte that turned violent and, prior to it broke up, was the cause of an act of terrorism that killed one American, and injured numerous others, readers of the New York Times woke up this morning to a Bret Stephens column about just how the violence showed us that Barack Obama was bad and Muslims remain the real problem here. This has been the defining logic of the National Review since its inception: Racism is bad but it exists because of the speech, and deeds of black Americans: Obama spoke of being black.

As an additional aside, the Review writer also makes several references, in his piece, to the malevolent role of “social justice warriors”, or “SJWs” on the “Left.” Other than that, I believe we’re done here. The National Review, founded as a segregationist rag, and still, at this late date, unwilling to rid itself of an obsessive both sides-ism when it comes to any matter touching on race, delivers this time as well. I don’t mean that he makes the point in passing: I mean that the entire column is devoted to an argument that white supremacist violence in Charlottesville ought to remind us that Barack Obama was bad, and Muslims are the real problem here. The “serious” conservative response to the steady rise up of sometimes-violent white supremacy is, as always, to declare that it’s the fault the first of all black president, and that other groups, from the Middle East to those that arrive to oppose the white supremacists, are as bad, or worse and that we ought to therefore be talking more about those….Read The Full Article Here

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