Saturday, June 08, 2013

Who's racist?

In a shameless move to garner publicity for her anthology of essays on the television show Dr. Who, Lindy Orthia of the Australian National University has been quoted saying "The biggest elephant in the room is the problem privately nursed by many fans of loving a TV show when it is thunderingly racist."

Who? Racist? Oh, wait. What is the definition of racism today?
1) Hating others based on race? No.
2) Wanting to genocide others based on race? No.
3) Wanting one race to have mastery over others based on race? No.
4) Wanting to hurt others based on race? No.
5) Not casting enough Negroes to play British people? Bingo.

Oh, well, in that case, Dr. Who is thoroughly, unabashedly racist. We all have noted that when The Doctor filled out his pre-regeneration checklist, he always checks "White" for preferred race, and "British" for preferred ethnicity. Hence, we have yet to see a Zulu Doctor. Then again, we have yet to see a German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, or Greek Doctor as well.

And it does strike us as odd that if Dr. Who is so racist, why doesn't he use his time machine to help Hitler win the war? Or to keep Asiatic nomads from crossing the land bridge to populate the Americas? Or to stop the prophet Mohammad from creating Islam? God knows I would do those things if I got hold of a time machine, and I am a horrifying racist of the old school pre-1945 variety.

But we must remember, racism may be charged whenever a White person is doing anything, anytime, anywhere.  If a White person puts cream in his coffee, it is because he is racist against black coffee. Because for a white person to exist is racist.

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