Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Veterans and White Supremacy. By Kathleen Belew.

Veterans and White Supremacy. By Kathleen Belew. New York Times, April 15, 2014.

The New York Times op-ed page owes our vets a large and immediate apology. By Jesse Sloman. Foreign Policy, April 17, 2014. Also here.

Veterans, congressman demand apology from NY Times for op-ed. Video. The Kelly File. Fox News, April 21, 2014.

Kathleen Belew: Timothy McVeigh’s Vietnam War in Oklahoma. Video. hnneditor, August 22, 2011. Part 1. Part 2. YouTube.

Chris Matthews: America Is Swimming in Racism.

Chris Matthews: America Is “Swimming” in Racism. Video. Real Clear Politics, April 15, 2014. YouTube. Also at Newsmax.


This is always tricky business because we grew up in a country that had slavery for 350 years, we had Jim Crow for 100. We have racial segregation in housing, which is unbelievable, there’s an untold amount of it still in business that you can’t isolate, and then we sit around like purists and say, “oh I've detected some racism here.” It’s all around us! And we don’t even—we’re swimming in it, to some extent. And we don't know how to define it or limit it or push away from it. We all agree we’ve got to push away from it.
John Boehner has refused to challenge the nut balls in his party who believe in birtherism, that’s not even racism. That’s racism plus stupidity. To think this guy’s white mother from Kansas headed over to Africa to have the kid over there and have a kid named Barack Hussein Obama elected president in 40 years. That’s insane kind of thinking, but Donald Trump played that card.