A California Reader Says Bo Sears Must Not Have “Anything Better To Do”

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12/15/08
- A California Reader Predicts That Yet Another Bush
Awaits In The Wings To Carry On His Brother`s “Family
Values” Tradition

From:
Shane Mahoney (e-mail
him)

Re: Saturday Forum:

ResistingDefamation. Org`s Bo Sears Insists VDARE.COM
Stop Slurring White Americans; Peter Brimelow Wonders If
He`s A Mole

Sears would do
well to look at

Notre Dame`s
mascot, the "Fighting Irish"

leprechaun
who is every negative Irish stereotype
rolled into one.  Co-opting the ethnic and
racial slurs of one`s
detractors and making them one`s own has a long history
in the
U.S.
, from "Yankee"
to

“paleface” to "honky."
 

Both my parents went to the
University

of w:st="on">Hawaii
in the 1950s and cheerfully
referred to themselves and their white friends as



"haole"
, which is a considered by
many to be a
racially
derogatory term
used by resentful
Hawaiians and Asians. 

I don`t mind being referred to as a

"mick"
and I confess that I dance like a white
guy.  Most people I know have referred to
themselves or other whites as "Anglos"
or

"gringos
"
at some point or other, without
any evidence of lost self-esteem afterward.
 
On the other hand, I really dislike it when people I
don`t know well catch themselves just before using the
term

"paddy wagon"
and need an awkward moment to
think of an inoffensive substitute.  This is just
politically correctness run absolutely amok.  The
idea that I`d be offended is, well, offensive, if only
mildly and temporarily.
 
Let`s not lower ourselves to the sort of whining about
inconsequential slights that we dislike so much among
people who don`t seem to have anything better to do. 

Suggestions to the contrary should go
right into the

"white trash"
can.


Mahoney, a California native, is a retired engineer.