In the 1995 action thriller Diehard with a Vengeance, renegade NYPD officer John McClane is forced to stand on a Harlem street corner wearing a sandwich board that reads “I hate n***ers.” But when the film was edited for TV, the sign was swapped out for another reading somewhat nonsensically “I hate everyone.”
The filmmakers had deemed the original sentiment inappropriate for a general viewing audience, which is defensible, but the subject of race has become such a hot potato that they apparently also rejected alternatives that would have at least made sense in the context: “I hate blacks,” for example.
Interestingly, the editors were far less sensitive about the way the scene plays out, preserving intact in the action from the big-screen version, which includes a vicious beat-down on McClane by a group of irate black men standing nearby. The clear message is that violence by blacks as a redress of racial grievance is not only acceptable in today’s society but justified.
Ditto for the playing of the race card. The ease with which many blacks and practitioners of white liberal guilt cry “racism” is alarming.
It is impossible, for example, to criticize the president of the United States, who happens to be black, without being branded by some liberal as harboring racial animus toward the man. Or take a more current example: the reaction to Congress’s contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder last Thursday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who staged a mass exodus.
Über-liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who egged the group on, said, “I’m very moved by the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who say they are going to walk out on this.” She didn’t say exactly what part of the protest she found moving, but she didn’t have to. It was clear that she was cheering on blacks showing solidarity with one of their own, which is all well and good—but unrelated to the issue at hand.
Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the CBC, was a tad more direct, stating:
There’s something funny about why [Rep. Darrell Issa] refused to sit down with the [attorney] general of the United States on an extended basis, as others have done, as this is the first African-American attorney general in the United states of America.
Is it because of the uniqueness of the way that this [attorney] general has fought so hard to overcome voter oppression and suppression? Is it that reason that all of a sudden he becomes the eye of the storm? Not his actions, but just the fact that he has been a vigorous supporter and proponent of justice and equality for all. It smells … Something smells and today it wasn’t a very pretty smell.
But all Holder needs to do to make the smell dissipate is turn over the outstanding hundred thousand-or-so documents relating to the Fast and Furious operation that the House Oversight Committee has requested. That will do nothing of course to eradicate the stench inherent in the baseless and tiresome accusations of Sheila Jackson Lee and other race-baiters, but it’s a start.
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