Alan Caruba, contributing writer for the fringe right-wing Tea Party News Network, has some pretty impressive credentials. Founder of “The Center for Anxiety,” a conservative propaganda mill, Alan has spent his entire life on the quest for knowledge.
Not the kind of knowledge a contemporary student or scholar craves, mind you; Alan’s quest is for knowledge of how to be as ignorant as humanly possible.
At that he is a complete success. Caruba is a notorious science denier; for years he’s claimed that universities keep the myth alive for the benefit of…who knows who. He’s also a proponent of all things biblical, and he hates the LGBT community with a passion because he’s so much better than them.
The list goes on, straight down the lines of the fringe right. Alan Caruba is a holier than thou myth junkie whose views are appreciated by knuckle-dragging nitwits across America.
It’s no wonder he writes for the number one publication of the Tea Party.
His latest article puts all of his other exploits to shame. Under the guise of someone hopeful that the Civil Rights Movement would solve the issue of race-relations in the 60’s, Caruba took to his blog to express just what it’s like to be black in the most condescending way possible:
“Middle and upper class blacks share the outlook of their white counterparts. They look at the inner cities and they understand that decades of liberal governance has driven out businesses large and small, along with anyone who could afford to leave. Yes, there was “white flight”, but they were joined by blacks who saw there was no future to be had there for their children. The rest are trapped.”
In an attempt to equate his privileged life with that of the black community, Caruba could only express what he certainly believes to be the only blacks he can identify with. Those who could “afford to leave” the inner cities.
He doesn’t for a minute consider that black people might consider their neighborhoods home, that they might have families and friends there, and that they may opt to try to make their neighborhoods better rather than abandon them.
Caruba further insults an entire race when he decides to delve into Baltimore’s problems. Here he references the Wall Street Journal and adds his little bit of ignorance:
“Asked to choose between two possible explanations for recent events, 60% of blacks said they reflected ‘long-standing frustrations about police mistreatment of African-Americans.’ Some 27% of black respondents said they thought the disturbances were caused by people as an excuse ‘to engage in looting and violence.’ I favor the latter explanation because I doubt that our nation’s police forces engage in deliberate harassment and mistreatment of blacks.”
He doubts that our nation’s police…forces…yeah… Apparently he lives under a rock. The fact that he who relates so well to middle and upper class people of color can even say such a thing makes me think he has no idea what black people think whatsoever. And for a minute there, it looked like he really had his finger on the pulse of the African-American community.
Of course you can’t talk about black people without mentioning the president. Caruba calls him “the most racially divisive leader in American History.” I don’t know if Alan has noticed or not, but our country being racially divided over the president isn’t because he panders to blacks, it’s because he IS black.
Here’s his thoughts on the president:
“Referring to the Baltimore riot, he said that ‘we as a nation have to do some soul-searching’ when as William McGurn of The Wall Street Journal noted the trillions spent on liberal programs, personified by LBJ’s ‘War on Poverty’, have not succeeded in reducing poverty and have contributed to creating whole populations that live off of government handouts of one sort or another.”
And there it is. Liberals are to blame for turning black people into social-program dependent burdens on the American taxpayer. Isn’t that a fine how-do-you-do.
The reality is that the socio-economic isolation of blacks after the Civil War continues to this day. Inner cities see it to a much greater extent. If Caruba truly believes the problem can be solved by black people simply rising up and getting high-paying jobs, moving out of the neighborhoods he sees as substandard and acting more like white people, Alan Caruba may possibly be the dumbest person alive.
That statement definitely holds true of someone who would be so bold as to write this piece of garbage article and publish it with this for a featured image:
Is it true? Absolutely not. Does it fit into the framework of an elitist jackwagon who has probably never met a black person in real life with the exception of that time he shook hands with Ben Carson at a Teabagger “freedom summit?” Absolutely.
One thing is for certain: As the Tea Party dwindles in size and influence, we can only hope a-holes like Alan Caruba fade into the darkness with it.