For those of you keeping track of the new post-racial harmonious world, scratch off the tick mark next to “Gays.” It seems, in California at least, they’ve chosen not to participate in the hopechangeharmony juggernaut because black people were key in the vote to prevent them from destroying the traditional definition of marriage. And that, it would appear, targets them for destruction.
Geoffrey, a student at UCLA and regular Rod 2.0 reader, joined the massive protest outside the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Westwood. Geoffrey was called the n-word at least twice.
It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU N*GGER, one man shouted at me. If your people want to call me a F*GGOT, I will call you a n*gger. Someone else said same thing to me on the next block near the temple…me and my friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone said after last night the n*ggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.
Just in case you thought this was isolated and not indicative of any pre-existing animosity that gays have toward black people, they appear to have singled out black people despite a laundry list of groups who voted for California’s Proposition 8.
There are so many other groups in the exit polling that voted for Prop 8 overwhelmingly (as in, more than 60%):
* The elderly (65+)
* People who decided for whom to vote in October (but not within the week before the election)
* People who were contacted by the McCain campaign
* White Protestants
* Those who attend church weekly
* Married people
* People with children under 18
* Gun owners
* Bush voters
* Offshore drilling supporters
* People who are afraid of a terrorist attack
* People who thought their family finances were better now than 4 years ago
* Supporters of the war against Iraq
* People who didn’t care about the age of the candidates
* People who are from the “Inland/Valley” region of California
* McCain voters
Some of these groups supported Prop 8 far more than African Americans did, which makes me wonder why we’re focused so much on race instead of any of these factors. In terms of predictive value, religion, political ideology, and being married with children tell us much more about how someone voted on Prop 8 than race does.
That’s kind of the point. The Democrat party is nothing more than a loosely tethered collection of special (read: self) interest groups. In their opinion, when one self-interest group goes against another, it’s time to break out the signs and start calling names. You’re going to fall back on your pre-existing prejudices in that circumstance. I find it hard to believe that the almost unanimous targeting of black people is a coincidence.
Yet the media seems to be focused on “right wing rage” from conservatives who, as far as I can tell, are not marching in the streets, rioting or spewing racial invective at anyone. For the most part, we’re sitting in our houses trying to figure out if investing in tax-free municipal bonds is worth it under our new socialist overlord and drinking a little bit more than usual.