Patterico's Pontifications



Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:20 pm

A LIFETIME OF BOOZE AND DRUGS GETS YOU: The pickled mind of Norman Mailer, who wrote this piece called “We went to war just to boost the white male ego.” The premise being that, since white guys suck at sports nowadays, we had to prove we were good at something — so we went to war.

I am not making this up. You think I am, but here’s a quote:

“The great white stars of yesteryear were for the most part gone, gone in football, in basketball, in boxing, and half-gone in baseball. Black genius now prevailed in all these sports (and the Hispanics were coming up fast; even the Asians were beginning to make their mark). We white men were now left with half of tennis (at least its male half), and might also point to ice-hockey, skiing, soccer, golf, (with the notable exception of the Tiger) as well as lacrosse, swimming, and the World-Wide Wrestling Federation — remnants and orts of a once-great and glorious centrality . . . On the other hand, the good white American male still had the Armed Forces.”

This is apparently not a joke — except that, of course, anything this schmo says anymore is by definition a joke.

Too bad. I thought “The Executioner’s Song” was a pretty good book.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.1637 secs.