< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: I'm Not Flattered

Friday, September 30, 2005

I'm Not Flattered

Bill Bennet used the term "extrapolation" in his apology for his comment about how aborting black babies will cause the crime rate to go down. He must have read this post. Sorry for the confusion Bill, I was using that term ironically. Equally ironic is your conclusion that:
A thought experiment about public policy, on national radio, should not have received the condemnations it has. Anyone paying attention to this debate should be offended by those who have selectively quoted me, distorted my meaning, and taken out of context the dialogue I engaged in this week. Such distortions from 'leaders' of organizations and parties is a disgrace not only to the organizations and institutions they serve, but to the First Amendment.
I'm now enraged. Quicker than a common Klansmen, Bennet cowers behind the cloak of the First Amendment. You are a racist, sir. I will make it a point, in my public life, to ridicule, shame, and hound you. You are not only racist, you are unapologetic about it. That you received such widespread, multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional criticism of your casual "thought experiment" which casually mentioned a causal connection between a person having black skin and a person being a criminal is a tribute to this great land. Just a few decades ago you'd be the toast of the town. Today you are swine, and everyone is calling you on it. Oink Oink Bill.