I rang in the new year with a few friends, amongst whom were a few high school teachers and a cop. The cop had just become acquainted with the euphemism, “Mondays“—as in: “I hate Detroit because it’s full of Mondays.” (“Mondays?” “Yeah—you know: everybody hates Mondays.”) Upon “getting it”, all the men in the room were delighted with the new code word they could use to express their disgust with worse-than-useless blacks while eluding the PC police. (The women? Eh, not so much.)
Shortly before Christmas, my company hired a “Chief Diversity Officer.” (And here you thought “CDO” meant “collateral debt obligation”, silly!) When I heard this, I couldn’t contain myself and asked the controller, “Seriously?” He shook his head: “I know, I know. Ridiculous.” “Then why are we doing it?!” I asked. (It’s not as if we’re making money hand-over-fist these days.) “[Effing] corporate requirement,” was all he could muster. I could tell he was as pissed off as I was, but was biting his tongue.
Before that, during a Chanukah luncheon with some local Libertarians, one asked, “How could Obama win with such a dismal record?” The chairman of the local party chapter burst out angrily, in the middle of the crowded Kosher deli where we were dining: “Because there aren’t enough whites in America anymore!”
What’s the point? Well, these are all dyed-in-the-wool Yankees. If they’re getting it, my God…might there actually be hope that the majority of Americans are likewise wise to the PC insanity? That, should push come to shove (which I’m pretty sure will happen sooner rather than later), we’ll have more people on our side than what the 2012 general elections might otherwise indicate?
Or perhaps I’m reading too much into these little anecdotes. Perhaps I’m just reaching for any little shred of hope I can find…