Two new posts on this issue, one at First Draft and then Maitri's post that sent me there.
I'm glad to see a lot of folks on the same page. Funny time ends now.
Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a pattern.
You know, I can try to be as understanding as possible when it comes to Arizona's behavior lately. I despise their ridiculous, illogical, politically motivated and counterproductive immigration law (if you really wanted to stop the influx of illegals, you go after the businesses that hire them first), but I've tried to be understanding as they are dealing with the fallout of a consistently incoherent and insufficient Federal policy.
I became much more suspect when they cloaked their dismantling of real history under the guise of rooting out racial divisiveness.
But lightening the skin on the faces of a mural? You guys have lost all credibility at this point. Welcome to liability land. Of course, this situation involves a local talk radio personality with electoral motivation, and the pre-emptive blame game that this is the fault of the mural artists to "create racial divisions" by depicting students at the school, but no matter.
Maybe some attention to this behavior will rightly shame Arizona into looking deep into her own soul for whatever sickness these symptoms demonstrate. Then again, maybe the instigators and defenders of this abhorrent behavior will become brighter stars in that national movement that is giving conservatism a bad name.
I used to laugh at posts like Wonkette's, as they darkly warn of a coming white uprising by this pissed off but vocal minority. I used to think this had little to do with the skin color of our President, and more to do with legitimate policy disagreements. I simply know too many folks with genuine concern over the current legislative priorities and executive decisions.
I can deal with genuine concern and legitimate policy disagreements; that's why I used to think a lot of these folks screaming about "racism" were unhinged and lacked credibility.
But now, I'm really starting to wonder.
When will my conservative counterparts begin to look back at their own side of the aisle, and see what forces are marshalling behind their genuine concern and legitimate policy disagreement?