There has been a lot of discussion about Tim Wise’s post-election rant. Both the best analysis and the best comments are on Sailer’s blog today:
Earlier, on Roissy’s blog, I had written in response to an excerpt from Wise’s article:
The guy who wrote that has his website here:
Yes, I was surprised, but I shouldn’t have been. I always disliked the use of phrases like “race traitor” because they are often applied to people who just want to treat other races equally. But this guy is obviously hating his own race.
and was helpfully reminded both by the person who posted the excerpt and by RV that Wise being Jewish, was not a race traitor but merely a traitor.
However, Wise in his own defense has now disingenuously said
I am white after all, as are my kids, as is my wife, as is my momma, all my immediate family and my best friend too — some who read the piece believe against all logic and in the face of plain English (however aggressive the piece may be), that I have announced, excitedly, the coming of a glorious race war and the end of white people.
I stand by my original interpretation — he may be ethnically 3/4 Jewish but that doesn’t stop him from being a white person and a race traitor, given his self-description above. Of course “race traitor” is still a slightly unfair description, since it implies a previous profession of loyalty he probably never made, and race-blind universalism as an ideology is not so obviously evil as to justify calling someone who holds to it a “traitor”, but given his over-the-top Schadenfreude over the reduction of white people’s influence and prospects, I’m not feeling like being particularly fair to him right now.