Freddie’s post touched on the myth that dominates that American political discourse: the idea that soft-headed liberals refuse to acknowledge the inferiority of black people. There are two great conservative storylines — strapping young bucks buying T-bones with their welfare checks and liberals needing to be “mugged by reality” — and this is where the lines meet.
It doesn’t matter that speculation about this or that race being genetically deficient is almost always completely unscientific, it’s still bold, gutsy, the kind of tough-minded look at reality that liberals refuse to take, just as it doesn’t matter that Paul Ryan’s budget numbers are garbage, the budget is still bold, gutsy, etc.
That’s just how things work. Eventually, they will change, but probably not in my lifetime. James B. Stewart and William Saletan and the rest may die before I do, but their kids will likely be the next wave of Villagers. And the NRO crowd will keep fucking that chicken until the big meteor hits, maybe longer.
Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight this, but don’t expect it to end anytime soon.