rah, rah, rah …
I suspect my readers probably know by now that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white Connecticut firefighters in the Ricci case. Count me unimpressed.
Nothing much has changed. The rules of the game regarding “disparate impact” have been slightly tinkered with, but affirmative action remains intact and as strong as ever. If anything is true, Ricci will probably go down in history as the highwater mark of conservative opposition to racial preferences. The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court clearly points to a future where the federal courts will become progressively less hospitable to white racial interests.
Guy White believes nominating conservative justices is “the one good reason to vote Republican.” I find that ironic considering how the GOP itself practices affirmative action by putting a woman on their national presidential ticket and a negro in their highest office. The Republicans are already talking about running an Indian in the 2012 presidential race. But who knows, I could be wrong. If we give them another 48 years, maybe the Pubbies will finally get the job done (ehrm .. .with a country that is half as white as it once was).
The whole basis of conservative opposition to affirmative action is their fidelity to the liberal principle of non-discrimination. Conservatives lost the philosophical battle against liberalism decades ago. They accept liberal principles, but resist the liberal conclusions drawn from them. That’s why conservatives never win.
Supporting these phonies only delays the inevitable. The Republicans will never get rid of affirmative action (or gay marriage) because it is too valuable as a wedge issue. Richard Nixon said as much.
The Ricci ruling only perpetuates the illusion that our political system is fair and just. The kabuki theatre of “liberals” vs. “conservatives” will drag on and continue to fool the dullard masses … and not an insignificant number of racialists. True nationalism will remain a sideshow for now.
Update: Jared Taylor’s take on Ricci.