America’s racial story begins horribly with slavery but has become one of unfolding success.
Jonah Goldberg tells us that since white people are able to elect a black man as president and a Las Vegas jury is able to send red-handed O. J. Simpson to jail, racism no longer exists. The implication is that blacks no longer need help and therefore have no reason to vote for Democrats any more.
Because Obama wanted to project a non-threatening image to whites, Goldberg is able to quote from Obama's "A More Perfect Union" speech.
“The profound mistake of Rev. Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. It’s that he spoke as if our society was static; as if no progress has been made; as if this country . . . is still irrevocably bound to a tragic past. But what we know — what we have seen — is that America can change. That is the true genius of this nation.
Of course, Goldberg doesn't care about blacks. He despises them.
ATTN: SUPERDOME RESIDENTS [Jonah Goldberg]I think it's time to face facts. That place is going to be a Mad Max/thunderdome Waterworld/Lord of the Flies horror show within the next few hours. My advice is to prepare yourself now. Hoard weapons, grow gills and learn to communicate with serpents. While you're working on that, find the biggest guy you can and when he's not expecting it beat him senseless. Gather young fighters around you and tell the womenfolk you will feed and protect any female who agrees to participate without question in your plans to repopulate the earth with a race of gilled-supermen. It's never too soon to be prepared.
Suborned under the Edgar Rice Burroughs Ubermensch fantasy is the clear implication that blacks are lawless, violent criminals that will turn on each other without the police to keep them constantly in check. No, Goldberg's only interest here is harming a group of people he despises, fears and hates. The celebration of equality, digs at the "liberal media," obligatory mention of Rev. Wright, and consideration of "white guilt," which is what conservatives call empathy, are all just padding, comforting conservative tropes to soothe disappointed feelings and earn his salary.