Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yep, and everyone knows that's the government's business, right?

I read this and thought, Whaaa?...

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States today as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.
In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.

A nation of cowards. Pretty ironic that Mr. Holder would describe the country as such. I very seriously doubt he's read this, or that he would agree with even a word of it. Honestly, though, I don't get it. I really thought that by now, as a country, we'd have talked ourselves to death on "racial matters." Sweet bleedin' Barnabus, what the hell more do they want to do?! Discuss racial matters just a little bit more? Ok. How about we talk about the irony of a former Black Panther introducing legislation in Congress that could be (and has been) best described as "Jim Crow for gun owners"? Oh, wait, that's probably not what he had in mind...

UPDATE: Mike Hendrix at Cold Fury, as usual, slams it out of the park:
...go fuck yourself, Holder, you Obama-ite piece of shit. So say I, and so say the half-million of my forebears who died in a war that did away with slavery nearly a hundred and fifty fucking years ago.

Do I even need to say it?