In the 1930s, the famous radio character The Shadow certainly knew, but he had nothing on the psychic ability of today’s leftists, Noemie Emery writes in the Washington Examiner:
The row between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley began when Gates assigned thoughts to Crowley he hadn’t actually been thinking. And in similar fashion, it was only a matter of time after Michael Brown was shot by former Ferguson police officer Darrell Wilson that the literati took it upon themselves to determine what Wilson was thinking and why.
Like The Shadow, the liberals peered into Wilson’s brain and found there a mare’s nest of racist invective, based on his testimony that the 290-pound Brown displayed anger that verged on demonic and displayed an indifference to danger and pain.
What it really reflects is the conduct of some people when they are on drugs — such as the naked 135-pound white college student who was shot and killed in 2012 by a black policeman in Mobile, Ala. The officer in that case found the student’s behavior threatening in spite of his being both unarmed and naked. A grand jury agreed and declined to indict him, much like in Ferguson. If that student was a victim of anti-white bias, no blogger has noticed.
We live in interesting times, don’t we? The first black president, the first black senator from a southern state since the Reconstruction era, and two Indian-American governors were all elected in the last six years, along with numerous other politicians are aren’t people of pallor, and yet vast swatches of the MSM and academia are absolutely convinced that America has never before been such a seething hotbed of racism.
In the 1950s, the media had a somewhat paternal tone, looking to advance postwar American culture by advancing a subtly educational middlebrow style. Today, the MSM and academia simply despises its customers. Where does a nation go next when its elites are so contemptuous of the rest of society?
So what causes so many on the left to hold such a corrosive worldview? Who is likely to have it? This 2010 post by the Anchoress proffers a few suggestions.