"Hell is other people"

“Y’all Sound Racist, but I don’t Blame You”

New York CNN 

Newspapers across the country dropped the “Dilbert” comic strip over the weekend after the creator of the satirical cartoon went on a racist tirade, calling Black Americans a “hate group” and suggesting that White people should “get the hell away” from them.

Scott Adams’ “racist tirade” was sparked by a Rasmussen poll where only 53% of black people agreed with the statement “It’s OK to be white.”

Media outlets make sure to point out that “It’s OK to be white” is a kind of rightwing white supremacy mirror-image of the corporate slogan, “Black Lives Matter.” NPR notes:

The statement “It’s OK to be white” has been repeated on right-wing websites and in speeches. The Anti-Defamation League has denounced it as a hate chant.

Here’s CNN’s reporting on Adams’ “Racist Tirade:”

“If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with White people – according to this poll, not according to me, according to this poll – that’s a hate group,” Adams said Wednesday on his YouTube show “Real Coffee with Scott Adams.”

“I don’t want to have anything to do with them,” Adams added. “And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people, just get the f**k away … because there is no fixing this.”

You can listen to his comments in context here: Episode 2027 (go to 13:23) The “racist tirade” begins at around the 15:00 mark.

Chronology of Events

I present here his subsequent comments on his subsequent podcast episodes, with the timestamp so you can get right to it. Enjoy.

Adams revised and extended his comments in the first 10 minutes of his next podcast episode

Then the furies were unleashed. He suddenly “trended on twitter,” and that is rarely good.

He doubled down in episode 2029 (starts at 13:15), where he began by discussing racist videos on YouTube, and kept going from there.

In Episode 2030, we see a plan unfolding. Did Adams thoughtfully plan out this horrible provocation? episode 2030 (starts at 16:00)

Next in the chronology is his appearance on Hotep Jesus’ program, and we see a plan coming together.

Was this a purposely provocative use of his free speech rights to spur a bigger conversation?

Did Adams set a cancellation trap? If they cancel him, it will spark a deeper conversation about what he said, thereby further propagating his message. You decide.

In episode 2031, Scott Adams asks: What Will I Do With All The Power Media Is Handing Me? Use It For Good?

Conclusion so Far

So far, Scott Adams has not presented himself in the Red Square to submit to a struggle session, nor has he issued obsequious and operatic apologies, swearing to submit to retraining and “learning.” This stubborn refusal to repent has the Guardians of the Dogma in high dudgeon. He’s been on their hitlist ever since he refused to repudiate Trump, so it was only a matter of time.

I have no idea if he survives this. I do hope it opens up a productive dialog.

What say you?

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