So a conservative has defected fully to race realism. and the blogosphere is up in arms.
The Blaze is sympathetic. So much for Glenn Beck’s 8/28 MLK rally, LOL.
Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller whines but the commenters are hitting back. I wasn’t able to copy any of the comments, the page has some kind of security on it, but the commenters are overwhelmingly pro-Derb (pro-White).
I googled “John Derbyshire racist” and what I noticed is that the people who are supposedly “disgusted” with Derb’s, are quoting him extensively — in other words, making the Derb’s ideas go viral, even while screeching condemnation. They remind me of Randall’s narration of the honey badger:
Edit: Great comment from Atlantic Wire article by Elspeth Reeve calling for Derb to be fired:
TwoHatchet 16 minutes ago
If the editor of The Atlantic won’t do the sensible thing and fire Elspeth Reeve then the editor should give serious thought to transferring her to the fashion section of the magazine for she seems to rely on her talent for reporting on fashion rather than politics in this piece. Her entire essay reeks of fashionable thought, so send her to the minor leagues and let her ply her “Mean Girls” vibe as she disses other people for not being fashionable.
If she wants to play in the big leagues, in the world of ideas, then this essay of hers is a pitiful calling card. Really, calling for someone to be fired for having a thesis that she doesn’t find fashionable. That’s a disgraceful position from someone who is SUPPOSED to be engaged in the world of ideas. If you’re so engaged then the antidote to ideas that you reject is to present better ideas, not to call on the person you’re discussing to be fired. This is the tactic that the Communists perfected when they couldn’t defend their beloved Marxism from criticism.
I have to give credit to the director of Davis Guggenheim, the director of “Waiting for Superman” credit, at least he, unlike Elspeth, openly declared to the world that he was a hypocrite for not wanting to subject his children to the “benefits” of diversity while calling on these “benefits” to rain down on ordinary people. It’s far more admirable to forthrightly declare that you are issuing Public Lies as you live your life according to Private Truths than it is to be a Mean Girl engaged in character assassination and have nothing substantive to say about the topic at hand other than the fact that Elspeth is a good person for calling on Derbyshire to be fired. She’s a disgrace to the class of people who traffic in ideas and analysis. An utter disgrace. Maybe Gawker could better use her talents.