White people in this country are coming unhinged.
Okay, now comes the part when you say, "Hey motherfucker. You're white." To which I say, yeah, but I'm Irish. To which you retort that Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly are Irish, too, to which I have no answer, except mortification.
The late great Susan Sontag famously said that "Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary governmet, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history." She later apologized, because of the obvious unfairness of lumping all cancer patients with white people.
I don't know that I agree with her central premise entirely, but pictures like the one above make me ashamed enough to wonder.
The savage spirit of stupid is gone viral, among us. Its face is undeniably white. The savage spirit of unbridled greed and entitlement threatens the security of this nation, which Jefferson called "the world's best hope." This face is white, too.
So, someone tell me, please—how exactly was Sontag wrong?