Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rhetoric Stomping White Boy

After making the point that the story puts to question Elizabeth Warren's credibility, Tucker Carlson goes on to make the broader point that one's genetic make-up does not qualify one for distinction, and would not do so in a just society:
But leaving that aside, it does provide a window into a system that is fundementally corrupt, that rewards people based on their DNA, a system that is inherantly unfair. It was unfair when it happened under segregation, it’s unfair now. Indeed, it’s indefensible and that’s why she doesn’t want to talk about this, because she did gain material advantage by lying about her ethnic background. And no one should gain advantage because of his ethnic background, period.
For this Jehmu Greene calls him a bow-tying white boy?

Yeah, well he's the bow-tying white boy that's kicking your ass. The best Greene could come up with was a false query:
"Are you saying that the only reason she succeeded at Harvard was because of a box that she checked?"
No, Greene, he is saying that people that advance themselves in this manner do so under a system that places a perphiral and inconsequential feature above true acheivement. Such a system will be capricious, and not only abuses those people passed over for failing to have the proper skin tone, but also undermines and places into question those minorities that do succeed on the basis of their hard work and ability.

Next time, Jehmu, think about preparing an actual argument. And leave your racial toss away lines back at the apartment.

Hat tip to George Pal

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