The whole folk tale and noth­ing but the folk tale

The Saline Courier Weekend - - OPINION - ANN COUL­TER

New York City pub­lic school teach­ers re­cently re­vealed that they have been in­structed to re­ject “ob­jec­tiv­ity,” “writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion” and “per­fec­tion­ism” by Schools Chan­cel­lor Richard Car­ranza, as part of his ef­fort to “dis­man­tle racism.” Car­ranza iden­ti­fied th­ese val­ues as tools of the “white-supremacy cul­ture.”

Our cul­tural over­lords are way ahead of Car­ranza. With light­ning speed, we’ve aban­doned old, hide­bound, An­glo-saxon fact­sand-ev­i­dence stan­dards in def­er­ence to new, fresh African folk tale stan­dards. (Ac­cord­ing to J. Bekunuru Kubayanda, writ­ing in the Afro-his­panic Re­view, even Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean got their oral his­tory tra­di­tions from Africa.)

Thus, for ex­am­ple, Gen. Robert E. Lee has been re-in­vented as a white geno­ci­dal lu­natic. Mean­while, ac­tual tape-recorded ev­i­dence of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. en­gag­ing in sex or­gies will not put a dent in his hero sta­tus.

Michael Korda, a lion of the New York lit­er­ary set, pub­lished an ad­mir­ing biog­ra­phy of Lee just five years ago, “Clouds of Glory: The Life and Leg­end of Robert E. Lee.” His book re­ceived a fa­vor­able re­view in The New York Times, which chirped that Korda por­trayed Lee as a “mas­ter strate­gist” who was “phys­i­cally fear­less.”

How can it be that the long­time edi­tor-in-chief of Si­mon & Schus­ter and au­thor of dozens of books -- not to men­tion The New York Times it­self -- to­tally missed that Lee was a vi­cious racist, with no re­deem­ing qual­i­ties what­so­ever? Thank God Nikki Ha­ley’s par­ents em­i­grated here from In­dia so she could set Korda straight on this coun­try’s his­tory!

(Here’s an in­ter­est­ing fact about Lee: Af­ter grad­u­at­ing sec­ond in his class at West Point, he spent sev­eral decades over­see­ing the con­struc­tion of for­ti­fi­ca­tions on our borders. He rose to fame dur­ing the war with -- GUESS WHO? -- Mex­ico! Wasn’t it great when our mil­i­tary de­fended our coun­try?)

Two weeks ago, David Gar­row, the Pulitzer Prize-winning King bi­og­ra­pher, re­vealed shock­ing facts about the civil rights leader, based on ex­ten­sive FBI notes on the wire­taps of his ho­tel rooms. In ad­di­tion to King’s end­less or­gies with pros­ti­tutes, les­bians, min­is­ters and parish­ioners, Gar­row re­ports that King “looked on, laughed and of­fered ad­vice” as one min­is­ter forcibly raped a parish­ioner.

If any con­fed­er­ate cav­al­ry­man had be­haved like King, Lee would have had him shot. Amer­i­can folk tale ver­sion-cum-re­vealed Truth: Lee is Hitler. King is a saint.

It took The New York Times a mere two weeks to re­port on Gar­row’s mind-blow­ing ar­ti­cle -- an ar­ti­cle he had of­fered to the Times (and dozens of other out­lets), but which the news­pa­per de­clined to print.

The Times’ even­tual ac­knowl­edg­ment of Gar­row’s ground­break­ing re­search be­gan with a col­umn ti­tled, “A Black Fem­i­nist’s Re­sponse to At­tacks on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy.” The au­thor at­tacked Gar­row’s “ir­re­spon­si­ble ac­count, drawn from ques­tion­able doc­u­ments.” (Yes, that would be the treach­er­ous “writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion”!)

This was fol­lowed by a news story on Gar­row’s find­ings that bris­tled with de­nun­ci­a­tions of ... the rapey min­is­ter? NO! De­nun­ci­a­tions of Gar­row for re­port­ing what his re­search had un­cov­ered. The

Times even res­ur­rected a 2002 in­ci­dent at Emory Law School when Gar­row was ac­cused of abu­sively grab­bing the wrists of a school of­fi­cial.

Wikipedia has still not added the new in­for­ma­tion to King’s en­try. Folk tales take prece­dence over the writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion fa­vored by “white-supremacy cul­ture.”

In our new ob­jec­tiv­ity-free coun­try, it was an act of in­dis­putable racism for Trump to ques­tion whether Pres­i­dent Obama was born in Amer­ica. He may as well have screamed the N-word.

Even Trump’s loyal lit­tle de­fender, pres­i­den­tial ad­viser Jared Kush­ner, re­fused to deny in an in­ter­view this week that Trump’s “birtherism” was racist. (No won­der his fa­ther-in-law thinks he’s a girl.)

How about the “birthers” against John Mccain, who made an is­sue of his be­ing born in the Panama Canal Zone? Was that racist? NO! Do you see any­thing about Mccain in the folk tale?

What about Ch­ester Arthur, the 21st pres­i­dent of the United States, whose Amer­i­can cit­i­zen­ship was widely chal­lenged on ac­count of his Cana­dian parent­age?

Please! Do not bother us with your “writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion” about Mccain or Arthur! This is Amer­ica 2019; we live by folk tales.

Ap­par­ently, we must also be bom­barded with fic­tional “doc­u­men­taries” and TV se­ries re-telling the left’s Cen­tral Park Rape fan­tasy. In­stead of an ev­i­dence-based ap­proach to de­ter­min­ing guilt, to­day we rely on story-tellin’ to get at the truth.

Thus, ac­cord­ing to lore, in 1989, five black and brown choir­boys were framed by a racist New York Po­lice force and a racist district at­tor­ney’s of­fice for the at­tack on the Cen­tral Park jog­ger.

Un­for­tu­nately for the choir­boys, the two ju­ries that pro­nounced them guilty were not al­lowed to con­sider fic­tional movies, but were stuck with the now-dis­cred­ited facts-and-ev­i­dence method. So it’s been a long, hard slog, get­ting the fable to be ac­cepted as Truth. It’s prob­a­bly go­ing to take a few more movies.

This week, the “oral tra­di­tion” of the Cen­tral Park wild­ing as told in the de­but of Ava Duver­nay’s Net­flix se­ries, “When They See

Us,” forced the chief sor­cerer -- er, pros­e­cu­tor -- Linda Fairstein to re­sign from the boards of three char­i­ties and Vas­sar Col­lege. As one of the con­victed, then “ex­on­er­ated,” rapists said, “Even if it’s 30 years later, she has to pay for her crime.”

The ac­tual ev­i­dence against the con­victed rapists was, and re­mains, over­whelm­ing, as I have de­scribed re­peat­edly in col­umns and in my book, “De­monic: How the Lib­eral Mob Is En­dan­ger­ing Amer­ica.” Ev­i­dently, I will be forced to con­tinue re­stat­ing the facts pe­ri­od­i­cally, in some third-world ver­sion of Ni­et­zsche’s eternal re­cur­rence.

In our new coun­try, non­sense like “ob­jec­tiv­ity” and “writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion” are mere tricks, chi­canery, hocus-pocus, used against “com­mu­ni­ties of color” -- as Schools Chan­cel­lor Car­ranza ex­plained -- in or­der “to win vic­to­ries for white peo­ple.”

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