The headlines might as well read, “White woman fired for making a joke that was actually a fairly accurate representation of reality because that reality offends people.”
As ABCNews.com reports:
Justine Sacco, formerly a PR executive for the Internet giant InterActive Corp., which owns popular websites like Match.com, Dictionary.com, and Vimeo, was fired over a tweet that came from her [Twitter] account on Friday that read: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
It was probably a stupid thing to say simply on the grounds that she’s a public-relations exec and she should know how better to publicly relate things.
But she was not fired for incompetence at PR. As is the tendency when someone gets a little too close to the Exit gates of the politically correct Imagination Land, Sacco was sacked for committing that most racist offense referred to by Steve Sailer as “noticing patterns.”
Here are three of those racist patterns:
- Sixty-nine (69) percent of the HIV-infected live in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Ninety-one (91) percent of HIV-positive children live in Africa
- Seventy-one (71) percent of HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa
Now look at this racist chart.
Looking at the United States alone, the number of newly infected blacks in 2010 totaled 20,550, according to the Center for Disease Control. This includes homosexuals, heterosexuals, and those who contracted the disease via infected drug syringes. For whites, that number is 12,500. Interestingly, that CDC link doesn’t mention straight white males or females, which I can only take to mean there were no new infections for them in 2010. Which is awesome.
“Words cannot express how sorry I am,” said Sacco after she was fired. That’s a laugh. She’s not sorry, nor should she be. The most she should do is just wave it away and laugh, “Oh, calm down, you emotional basket cases, it was a joke.”
And it was very obviously a joke, her implication that she can’t get AIDS since she’s white. She knows that she and anybody else can get AIDS; she just also knows it’s mostly a black thing, like street violence, basketball, and ill-fitting clothes. Her joke was an exaggeration of reality. But the liberals who rule over us hate acknowledging reality, so the woman who did just that had to go.
While I and others on the right may not like certain realities, we acknowledge and face them.
Then there are other realities that are more positive, like the HIV/AIDS reality that causes me to say, damn, it’s good to be straight and white.