June 1, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas
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In a recent op-ed in the New York Post, John Podhoretz alludes to Norman Mailer’s essay The White Negro to bring some context to the current riots following the murder of George Floyd. Predictably, Podhoretz is silent about the murder, but vocal about the looting. While he doesn’t condone Mailer’s argument, he suggests the context makes it more acceptable:

I would posit that it’s exactly what Podhoretz has a problem with is what might make this more effective: the ubiquitous cameras. It’s because of a citizen with a camera that we even know about George Floyd’s murder. As Will Smith has recently been credited as saying: “Racism is not getting worse. It’s getting filmed.”

Also, maybe when taking a knee doesn’t work, you have to hit them where it hurts. If all the powers-that-be seem to care about is money and the stuff that money buys, they’ll feel the burn. What else can be done if everything else has been tried and failed? That would be insane.

Podhoretz, this isn’t about pleasing you. It’s about destroying other, more insidious “evils.”