Thursday, December 18, 2014

This hits home, because I happen to be "AN OLD WHITE GUY"

White Heat? Another Liberal Bashes Caucasian Males            Brian Birdnow | Dec 18, 2014

Last Sunday, in the hallowed pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the paper’s chief editorial writer Kevin Horrigan penned a piece entitled “Cheney or McCain?” along with the subtitle “Torture: The Incredible Burden of Being an Old White Guy.”
The OP-ED could have been a lighthearted piece about growing older in a changing nation, or it might have been a more serious consideration of the thorny problem of America, her enemies, and the line between tough interrogation and torture, either of which would have been welcome under varying circumstances. Unfortunately, Mr. Horrigan used the recent torture revelations as a teaser to write a column bashing “Old White Men”, and blaming them for all of the current national problems. Despite the title, the work is only tangentially about torture, and its purpose, such as there is one, is simply to heap scorn and ridicule upon the Left’s favorite targets, namely White Men.

Kevin Horrigan

Now, let us see whether Mr. Horrigan possesses the courage of his convictions. After all, he is an Old White Guy. He has had it too good for too long. He has had a comfortable sinecure at a major metropolitan daily newspaper for lo, these many years. Will he realize that he’s had it too good, and set the world an example by graciously stepping aside, so that a deserving woman or a certified minority can take his job? The answer is almost certainly a resounding “no”.

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