Here is Well Deserved Praise for a Conservative Iconic Magazine
One of the lamentable things, out of many lamentable things of the Conservative populace is their lack of ability to discipline their own ranks. Everyone who participates in public discussion and public life does things and says things which are wrong, and the right thing to do in that case is to (1) apologize, (2) take steps to correct the damage done by the mistake and (3) try to avoid repeating the error in the future.
But Conservatives rarely do this, because their’s is a movement based on absolute faith that they are right and everyone else is wrong. To admit that they have made a mistake calls into question their entire agenda, and so they refrain from recognizing offensive and inappropriate positions. But not always. One of the writers for The National Review, the publication of William F. Buckley’s Conservative group wrote a highly racist rant. Here’s what happened next.
The National Review has fired longtime columnist John Derbyshire following he wrote for an online magazine that was widely viewed as racist.
The article in question, in something called Tiki’s is so virulent, so racist, so offensive that if one just happened upon it one would think it was satirical piece on racism.
In the highly controversial column, written for Taki's Magazine on Thursday, Derbyshire suggests white and Asian parents talk to their children about what makes black people different and the threats posed to their safety by black people. Five percent of black people are "ferociously hostile" to whites, according to Derbyshire, and most are willing to be hostile. Derbyshire advises parents to tell their children not to live or stay long in predominantly black communities.
"You don’t have to follow my version of the talk point for point; but if you are white or Asian and have kids, you owe it to them to give them some version of the talk," Derbyshire concludes. "It will save them a lot of time and trouble spent figuring things out for themselves. It may save their lives."
And actually that section is one of the milder quotes. Here is a better sample.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me to death by gunshot).