Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More Stupidity from The National Review

John Derbyshire, via Crooked Timber:
I went to Drudge to see what was happening in the world. The lead story was about a ship disaster in the Red Sea. From the headline picture, it looked like a cruise ship. I therefore assumed that some people very much like the Americans I went cruising with last year were the victims. I went to the news story. A couple of sentences in, I learned that the ship was in fact a ferry, the victims all Egyptians. I lost interest at once, and stopped reading. I don't care about Egyptians.
There were 245 bodies found, 388 survivors, and 800 people unaccounted for as of last night. Compassionate conservatives.

You see, Derbyshire is trying to make the point that liberals think we're all the same, while conservatives think they're better than everyone else. Or something.

I guess my title is wrong, this isn't stupidity on the order of Jonah Goldberg's, it's a defense of racism on principle. That goes beyond stupid, doesn't it?