Great stuff via Derb, on the concept of “revulsion transference” and the truth of Horace’s warning about Nature & pitchforks:
“The real problem we face today,” Paul says, “is the discrimination in our court system, the war on drugs. Just think of how biased that is against the minorities.” OK, Ron, I’m thinking about it. Heather MacDonald’s book, where the numbers are comprehensively crunched, concludes: “Imprisonment rate for blacks on drug charges appears consistent with the level of drug activity in the black population.”
“They get the death penalty out of proportion with their numbers,” says Ron. Steve Sailer has a quick debunking here. There is even evidence, collected by the Clinton Justice Department, that white defendants are more likely to get the death penalty, at least in federal courts: (…)
Ron’s views on these issues are as dated as his revulsion toward homosexuals. They belong to the hopeful (but homophobic) Civil Rights Era, when it was still possible to believe that with sufficient social and political interventions, all racial gaps would be erased. That was fifty years and several trillion dollars’ worth of interventions ago.
Where did all the disgust go? It was turned against race realism. If you hold opinions much different from Ron Paul’s on the cause of racial disparities in US society, you will quite frequently, on making your views known, find yourself faced with the “Eiuw!” reaction of instinctual disgust.
Dissent from orthodoxy on matters of race, even if clearly free of malice, arouses moral disgust in many Americans, as homosexuality once did.
Oh, dear — it’s all so confusing…
Kelly Clarkson, for what it’s worth, is a social liberal, but was immediately transformed into a “racist” when she voiced her support for Ron Paul.
It must be nice to be a leftist. You don’t have to have facts. You simply say the word “racist” and declare yourself the winner of any debate.
Did you also see how the media employed its typical dishonesty by saying that the public response to Clarkson’s endorsement of Paul was “largely unfavorable?” (…)
sales of Clarkson’s album Stronger shot up 442% between Thursday and Friday afternoon on Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500), moving the album from #38 to #7 on Amazon’s sales list.
While there’s no way to tell whether her support for Paul was the only reason for this jump, the endorsement clearly made a difference for some fans.