Friday, September 02, 2005

Jumping the Shark

It's official. We saw the HuffPo's Trip to Hawaii episode begin earlier this week with RFK Jr's inane global warming post. Now, with Randell Robinson's post blaming Whitey for the descent into cannibalism of poor defenseless Blacks, the HuffPo has jumped the shark. It can't be taken seriously. Period. Here are Robinson's unsourced (surprise!) remarks:
It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.

I am a sixty-four year old African-American.
New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for.

I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.

This is what we have come to. This defining watershed moment in America’s racial history. For all the world to witness. For those who’ve been caused to listen for a lifetime to America’s ceaseless hollow bleats about democracy. For Christians, Jews and Muslims at home and abroad. For rich and poor. For African-American soldiers fighting in Iraq. For African-Americans inside the halls of officialdom and out.

My hand shakes with anger as I write. I, the formerly un-jaundiced human rights advocate, have finally come to see my country for what it really is. A monstrous fraud.
It's not anger with which your hands are shaking. You've just got a good old-fashioned (though apparently quite serious) case of Stupid. Sadly, it is unlikely to pass.