I saw in the news that somebody was apologizing. I immediately assumed some higher-up had been caught advocating for effort and personal responsibility, so I watched the News McNuggett reel.

John Huppenthal, who serves as state superintendent for Arizona’s public schools, was asked by the passive voice to resign. He was charged with blogging the following:

When Darwin wrote his treatise on evolution, it was titled, “Survival of the Favored Races.” There were two parts to his work: one was to give a foundation to evolution, the other was to explain the dramatic differences between species. As he explained it in his 1859 work, as a species evolves, it begins to develop different races. When one of those races develops a superior advantage, it wipes out the genetically inferior race. It was Darwin, not Hitler, who named the Germans the master race. It was Darwin who expressed approval of eliminating both Jews and Africans. Hitler worked to eliminate the Jews. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was given the job of eliminating African Americans. Hitler fed 6 million Jews into the ovens. Sanger has fed 16 million African-Americans into the abortion mills.

My take: The facts may not jibe with the real world, but that is to be expected from public schools. So let’s look at this as a myth and search for the morals of the story. I find:

  • The concept of a master race is evil.
  • Murder; especially mass genocide, is evil.

Let’s try another:

We all need to stomp out balkanization. No Spanish radio stations, no Spanish billboards, no Spanish TV stations, no Spanish newspapers. This is America. Speak English.

The moral of the story would be:

  • United we stand, divided we fall.

Thirdly, he claimed:

Obama is rewarding the lazy pigs with food stamps (44 million people), air-conditioning, free health care, flat-screen TV’s (typical of “poor” families).

You know I have a beef with the wanty poor who have spacious living quarters, full refrigerators, cable, cell phones – and all that stuff my middle-class associates do not enjoy. And yet, the middle class is constantly criticized for being greedy. The moral of the story here would be:

  • People should be entitled to the fruits of their labors.
  • There was another part to that adage about “to each according to his need,” I think.

And so, accepting that he could have used a kinder word than “pigs” – like “piglets” – I am hereby retweeting what requires no apology.

Now, there is a dangerous flipside to all this PC garbage. We go around acting like uber-nannies to people (i.e., human beings) who we cry are voiceless and oppressed so we can have our jobs in the bureaucracy. This creates a codependent relationship and attempts to reinforce bigoted notions that these protected classes are not human enough to take a little ribbing or to even assume responsibilities for themselves. I hereby encourage all good people on official little-booboos lists to stand up and claim your humanhood. The next time somebody says, “Hey! He just said ‘women.’ He abused you!” Laugh, go about your business, and remember Jesus loves them, too.

To reiterate, it is not racist to expect and encourage people of all shapes and sizes to seize the bull of life by the horns.