Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has bowed to pressure from the PC police, and has disavowed the support of Congressman Bob Kellar, for remarks that he made at a anti-illegal immigration rally.
The story goes thusly....
Santa Clarita councilman Bob Kellar attended a Minuteman rally on January 16, not just to support the Minutmen, but to make his views on illegal immigration more widely know than it already was. Kellar railed against illegal immigration, but it was his story of another time, perhaps another rally, that has sparked an uproar.
At that time, he recited the words of Teddy Roosevelt, and was consequently branded a racist for doing so. Remember, this is California, and anything that smacks of patriotism or love of borders is deemed racist. Teddy Roosevelt didn’t feel that way.
“We have room for but one flag, the American flag…we have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Kellar was later approached and labeled racist for citing those remarks. All he said…and this is the controversy, is That’s good. If that’s what you think I am because I happen to believe in America, I’m a proud racist, you’re darn right I am. He was taking their definition of a racist and throwing it back in their face. But, the media being what it is, ran with this National Enquirer style, and now poor Bob is seen as a racist all over the country. That is until you see the context of the statement.
As everyone knows, screaming "racist!" in 21st century America is the equivalent of screaming "witch!" in Salem in the 1600's; it is an accusation for which there is no defense - to simply be charged is to be guilty.
The accused in this case is indeed a heretic, because multi-culturalism is a religion. Much like any other ultra-religious sect from the FLDS to the Taliban, multi-culturalism is a dogma which is unquestioned and robotically parroted as a self-evident good by its disciples. To even mention in passing that something might be wrong with this orthodoxy provokes absolute foaming-at-the-mouth retaliation, and, like a heretic under the Spanish Inquisition, that must person must be destroyed. No apology is ever enough, any attempt at explanation will fall on the deafest of ears.
If you still have a semblance of an open mind and want to actually see for yourself what Kellar said and make up your own mind (while it's still legal to do so), then watch the video.
Leftists like to believe that they are somehow cooler than the rest of us because they are not "brainwashed" by the doctrines of organized religion. They are of course a bunch of lying, hypocritical weasels... holding up multi-culturalism as deeply and unquestioningly as the most fervent religious zealot does for their deity-of-choice.
A commenter on the original article put it well...
This is what it has come to in America: if you believe that America is great and that we should protect her culture, you are a racist. If you think that people who come to this country should assimilate, you are a racists. Somehow it has become wrong to be nativist in nature. Believing that your country is the best country on earth is wrong? These people don’t get it and they never will.
I just signed up on Meg Whitman's page to make sure she gets an earful from someone she obviously feels she doesn't need to pander to. Wonder how many other "proud racists" she'll disavow (and how she thinks she'll become governor without us)?