THE NEW COLUMN, “The Americans Targeted In Vegas Are What Makes America GREAT” comes in two versions, unabridged and abridged. The abridged version is on American Thinker. The unabridged version appears everywhere else (WND.COM). The sauciest title is on the Unz Review: “The Pale, Patriarchal People Were All Over Las Vegas Like White On Rice.”
For fans of American Thinker (check), I excerpt below the section excised (bar the first and last sentences). So you get it all:
… Those cow-kickin’ country music lovers in cowboy hats and Tony Lama boots are the finest folks on Earth.
… Let’s not beat about the bush. Middle America, patriotic America, oddly monochromatic America is the America we saw in Vegas in all its splendor. The same America is berated daily, and dangerously, by the envenomed coastal elites—in print, in cyberspace, and on the idiot’s lantern.
It so happened that on Oct. 1, the elites’ favorite intellectual pygmy, Ta Nehisi Coates, was doing the rounds on MSNBC, promoting his singularly asinine monomania: To be white is to be racist by default and guilty of crimes against blacks and browns.
In Ta Nullity’s telling, White America was responsible for the election of a white supremacist. President Trump’s voters—indubitably well-represented among the 22,000 people at the three-day country music fest—were racists by virtue of being white. Around the same time, NFL players crescendoed the hate by joining Mr. Coates’ progressive, predatory coalition. The NFL signaled their contempt for ordinary Americans by dissing their fans in a very public way.
The anti-white din from these elites is a daily affair.
The same magnificent men whose mettle we saw in Vegas dominated the rescue imagery in Texas. That Texas had such a good outcome following Hurricane Harvey is to this cohort’s credit. A useless government agency called FEMA or the Trump administration: These are not responsible for rescuing Texas; it was ordinary Americans like the ones we’ve been celebrating and eulogizing in Las Vegas.
The much-maligned pale, patriarchal people were all over the Lone Star state like white on rice. Watch the images. Pretend all you like. Thank our brave men and “women rescuers” (wink) of these multicultural United States (wink-wink) all you like. But the preponderance of pictures belies such platitudes.
Hand-on-heart I can say that the larger-than-life personalities who died in Las Vegas are the best of America, the very heart of America. They are what makes America great.
When the people who make America great become a despised minority in the country they’ve made great—America will become … Puerto Rico.
… Men shielding their wives from danger, heroes commandeering trucks to rescue victims…the stories of heroism from Vegas just go on and on. FOR THE FULL PROFILE OF THE HEROES, READ THE REST: “Those Targeted in Vegas are what Makes America Great.“
You can read the Mercer Column weekly on the Unz Review, WND.com, Daily Caller, frequently at American Thinker, only occasionally on Townhall.com, and certainly on the other fine outlets listed here. It’s always posted, eventually, on IlanaMercer.com, under Articles. Please share.