By Thomas Friedman, September 27 2016 (LINK to article)
"Electing such a man [as Donald Trump] would be insanity."I'm inclined to agree. But electing Clinton, who, like her husband and all so-called "progressives", is committed to an ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt, would also be insane - certainly for white America.
In overreaction to the evil of the white supremacism of Jim Crow, mainstream America (especially in academic circles) went to the opposite extreme of white self-denial and self-contempt.
It is exactly the kind of overreaction that the Editorial Board itself warned its readers about in response, The Price of Fear, to the Islamic terror attacks in Paris last November:
“In the reaction and overreaction to terrorism [evil] comes the risk that society will lose its way.”It wasn't just an overreaction to Jim Crow, but also, and probably more so, to the evil of Nazism and the Holocaust, which white people were also responsible for and Jewish academics (although white themselves) especially traumatised by.
This overreaction is understandable, but urgently needs to be recognised and understood, because it has caused, not just America, by western civilisation at large, to badly lose their way (see BLOG)
Not that we were on a good, sustainable course before hand. But it is preventing us from finding such a course, which I elaborate on HERE.