Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Give Me a Break, Or Give Me Death

"Ezra" (by which McMegan means Ezra Klein, but of course you're supposed to know that, after all he's part of the careerist trap shooting clique) starts it, & Megatron keeps it going.


Why can't DC have all that. [sic] There are, after all, lots of young, computer savvy white people in Mt. Pleasant, but nary a coffee shop to serve them. It's barbaric!
Namely, educated, young, white people.
So the character of the city actually does more to represent its inhabitants.

Could he perhaps mean that the city's character is a good representation of its inhabitants? And if that is what he means, could he have stated anything more obvious? Yes, blogging is allegedly semi-conversational, but put the emphasis on the "semi," & realize that we have the opportunity to review what we've typed.

Megan jumps in:

[R]ental competition from young white people who like bookstores, cafes, and wireless hotspots.
Only one of the commenters even calls her on this, and is "refuted" by this comment:

You are more likely to find an educated white person at a bookshop, on a biking trail or in a Starbucks-type coffee shop than you are to find an average black person.
(All emphases added.)

Or an average white person. But of course to this clown, the average white person is "educated." Oh, why even attempt to understand these people? Most of them are working on assumptions that remain firmly lodged in their minds, despite the "diversity & multiculturalism" agenda w/ which those liberal professors have been ruining Americans since the '60s.

I've no idea how Ezra Klein makes his money (his web log seems to stand on its own) but let's fire him too.

UPDATE (26 September 2007 @ 4:25 P. M.): On the other hand, some of Megan's best neighbors may be black:
I'm listening to This is Madness by The Last Poets while sitting in a black-owned coffee shop in my heavily mixed-race neighbourhood, one of the historic center's [sic] of Washington, DC's sizeable black middle glass. [sic] I'm surrounded by young hipsters and middle-aged black families, nodding my head in time with the beat, and really enjoying the music--when it suddenly occurs to me that if they could see this, the men who cut that album would probably be quite horrified.

And since she had headphones on:
I was listening to it with surround headphones; no one else heard it.

she may not have heard any one using any of those words.


Anonymous said...

Remember "the banality of evil"? Well this is "the banality of racism".

If the Atlantic hadn't left Beantown, then Meggie would have noticed quite a lot of educated young black people in Starbucks. Overpaying for chi-chi coffee isn't just a white thang.

Oh, lookit all the average average-age whites and blacks in the D&D drinking average coffee at average prices!

Hmm. Maybe more-expensive stuff is a class thing? (Who knew?)

So Meggles is a class snob AND a casual racist? What a prize!

Anonymous said...

Shorter Megan McArdle: "So I went to the Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe, and they have mostly a black clientele, black ownership, and I couldn't get over the fact that the customers were reading books, just like at any other bookstore. I mean, there wasn't one person who was shouting, 'M-Fer, where's my copy of The Ice Opinion by Iced-T!'"

Adam Eli Clem said...

Holy cow, it's Roger Ailes.

M. Bouffant said...

Yes, but the "good" one or the "bad" one? Or perhaps a third, morally neutral one?

Fishbone McGonigle said...

Do you know anybody born in the US who intentionally uses the British spelling of neighborhood who is not an insufferable ass?

Me neither.

brad said...

Wow. I might have to start putting actual effort into this, if the likes of Roger Ailes are gonna come by.
Sheesh, makin me work harder than Megan does.....

Adam Eli Clem said...

iz in urhood
congratul8ing myself for being com4table around u

Fishbone McGonigle said...

Clem, that's it exactly.

Anonymous said...

I am the good one.

The one who didn't write You Are The Message.

I never fault lack of effort, as is apparent from my own blog.

M. Bouffant said...

Ms. McA. said she had to start spelling U. S. style again after her stint @ The Economist. Another job well done.

Why'd she leave there, anyway? Did they get a real "econoblogger" for their blog?