Right Wing Watch reports on Bryan Fischer’s latest bit of blatant hypocrisy. He lashed out at Lawrence O’Donnell over his interview with Cain (which I haven’t seen) and said this:
I mean, the pathetic arrogance of a white guy, a privileged white guy, sitting there accusing someone else for not being black enough.
Now you talk about a guy who would be a post-racial president, Herman Cain is it. Now everybody said Barack Obama gonna be a post-racial president, gonna be a whole new dawn, the era of racism is over and racial tension is far worse under Barack Obama than it was before.
The only chance that it will get better is you have somebody like Herman Cain in the White House.
There are two levels of hypocrisy here. The first is that Fischer himself has accused Obama of not being black enough. Here’s the video:
The second level, of course, is that Fischer himself is a racist. Just look at what he said about those savage American Indians:
It’s arresting to think of how different the history of the American settlement and expansion could have been if the other indigenous peoples had followed Pocahontas’s example. She not only recognized the superiority of the God whom the colonists worshipped over the gods of her native people, she recognized the superiority (not the perfection) of their culture and adopted its patterns and language as her own.
In other words, she both converted and assimilated. She became both a Christian and an American (technically, of course, an Englishman). She melded into European and Christian civilization and made her identity as a Christian and an Englishman her primary identity. She was the first manifestation of what became our national slogan, “E Pluribus Unum,” “Out of many, one.”
Had the other indigenous people followed her example, their assimilation into what became America could have been seamless and bloodless. Sadly, it was not to be.