Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter: Mind Reader

To his impressive list of accomplishments, Jimmy Carter now adds ESP. Man looks on the outward appearance; the Saint from Plains looks on the heart.

Reports the AP:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president.

"I think it's based on racism," Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

So it wasn't a publicity stunt after all.

We stipulate that racists exist in large numbers in our large Republic. We insist that racism is bad. We aver that labeling any act as motivated by racism requires a kind of knowledge rightly called divine. We regret that Mr. Carter, having known God rather well for a lifetime, continues to confuse himself with the One he knows.

We SWNIDishly warn others of the same.

We additionally remind gentle readers that it's better to tell someone, "That sounded/looked/felt racist," than to tell that someone, "You are a racist."

More could be said, of course, e.g. the way that Carter decries comparisons of Obama to Hitler as prima facie evidence of racism but says nothing about what was said about former POTUS Chimpy W. Hitliar. But we leave it to others to say such things.

1 comment:

Amy said...

It seems like no matter what happens, there will always be an issue of racism to some degree.