Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A Kinsley Gaffe

One of the regulars at Power Line - Paul Mirengoff - committed a Kinsley gaffe in a column posted today. It is named for journalist Michael Kinsley who wrote that it occurs “when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say." 

I guess you could argue Mirengoff isn’t a politician and, more to the point, since he’s retired he can’t be fired for his views. So what shocking opinion did Mirengoff reveal about the left’s current shibboleth Critical Race Theory (CRT)?

I consider CRT to be superstructure built to cover the fact that Blacks, to a disproportionate degree, have not done what it takes to succeed in a society where barriers to their advancement have largely been removed (and where Blacks sometimes are treated more favorably than Whites due to their skin color).

Quoting Party Whip Francis Urquhart from the British House of Cards TV series, “You might very well think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.”