Okay well the New York Times, they went ahead and they hired this lady who was from South Korea but she moved here, right? And they hired her to be their technology editor. But then someone found out that she'd written a bunch of social media posts expressing not only a hatred of white people, including white men and white women, but also of cops.
But the NYT didn't care. They weren't going to fire her because she hadn't said anything bad about Jewish people or Africans. And the NYT tried to justify their double standards, and the language they used was interesting. They said that a bunch of (alleged) white people heaped racial abuse on this South Korean lady, and so she "counter-trolled" them by "mimicking the language of her harassers".
The language puts the blame on these "harassers". They were harassing this poor lady, you see. She wouldn't have said all those bad things about white people if they hadn't harassed her. This seems like blaming the victim to me.
But the left wasn't done. I read an article in the Washington post today, and the language there was interesting too. Their headline asked the rhetorical question "Is it okay to make fun of white people online?" It was written by what appeared to be an African woman and a Jewish man. This super-victim team-up also made the case for blaming the white victims for causing their own abuse:
But in a country in the midst of a painful debate about white supremacy and privilege, Jeong’s episode has exposed a deeper rift between some conservatives — whose political ideology has been marked by the rise of a president who has trafficked in racially charged rhetoric and policies — and the left, pointing to a fundamental disagreement about the nature of race and power in the United States.
See because it's about white supremacy and privilege, that's a given at this point. Most of the quotes in the article justifying the treatment of whites were from a fellow named Nolan L. Cabrera, an associate professor at the University of Arizona, so you know he's smart. He said that Jeong's statement that "White people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants” is not at all equivalent to "Jewish people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants” because:
[Cabrera said] the idea was “a complete false equivalence,” noting that whiteness isn’t a cultural identity the way being black, Japanese American or Jewish is. Cabrera listed off examples of government policies that targeted various racial groups, including the Chinese Exclusion Act and Operation Wetback, calling racism a “systemic reality” that necessarily favors white people.
I'll point out here that Sarah Jeong was never a slave, nor was she Japanese, nor was she Chinese, nor was she an illegal Mexican immigrant, and so I can say with confidence that she suffered none of the ill-treatments Cabrera ticked off.
More important: Cabrera doesn't say it, nor does the Jewish-Black superteam writing the article, but the implication here is that all white people in America bear collective guilt for these historical actions, thus meriting their punishment at the hands of non-whites. "That lady wouldn't have been raped if her skirt wasn't so short, your honor" said Cabrera.
Anyway, just wanted to beef about that. In this week's page, we see the guy in a plane. I noticed Charles Biro had a thing for planes, he was often talking about them in his comics or having his characters ride in them. Thanks for visiting! Have a good week!