There is a site called where authors and readers share, review, and discuss books. Sometimes, those discussions get political, one way or another. Case in point: A liberal wrote a review of

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Which is just the kind of book that you might expect it to be. I commented on their review, they responded, and I clarified my statement, causing them to shut down the discussion thread, but only after many hundreds had read the exchange. It was kind of funny:

Billy Roper LOL. A drowning man blames ‘fish privilege’.

Clifford Billy wrote: “LOL. A drowning man blames ‘fish privilege’.”

Could you please explain your comment for me?

message 3: by Billy
Billy Roper Sure. A more than cursory examination of interracial crime statistics shows that blacks commit exponentially more crimes than their percentage of society would predict, resulting in their arrests and incarcerations at higher rates. Western civilization isn’t their natural habitat, any more than water is the natural habitat of homo sapiens. When blacks fail in White created nations, they often blame ‘White privilege’, if not White oppression, racism, institutional prejudice, et cetera, ad nauseum. Obviously, the only solution to the institutional, societal racism blacks encounter is to remove them from that racist and oppressive society which wasn’t created for them (Naturalization Act of 1790, et al). They can be saved from drowning by having their own government, where they are free to pursue their own culture and heritage without interference or oppression.

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Clifford That’s what I thought you meant.

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“Clifford Garstang grew up in the Midwest and received a BA from Northwestern University. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Korea, he earned an MA in English and a JD, both from Indiana University, and practiced international law in Singapore, Chicago, and Los Angeles with one of the largest law firms in the United States. Subsequently, he earned an MPA in International Development from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and worked for Harvard Law School as a legal reform consultant in Almaty, Kazakhstan. From 1996 to 2001, he was Senior Counsel for East Asia at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where his work concentrated on China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Garstang received an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte in 2003. His short story collection, IN AN UNCHARTED COUNTRY, was published by Press 53. His novel in stories, WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW, is forthcoming in 2012. His work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Blackbird, Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere, and has received Distinguished Mention in the Best American Series. He won the 2006 Confluence Fiction Prize and the 2007 GSU Review Fiction Prize. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Sewanee Writer’s Conference.
He currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.”
Where he just got schooled.