Prof. Kevin Macdonald in The Occidental website is turning his attention to serious matters. He is saying now that President Obama has no qualifications for the Presidency, he is an Affirmative Action President, a front (or a puppet) of the Jewish right wing (Likud) cabal in the persons of Axelrod and Emanuel. This hypothesis will resonate with the right-wing pro-apartheid wing of the Republican Party. This is a political issue, more flammable than the one presenting Bush as puppet of neo-conservative (codeword for Jewish) cabal. MacDonald has a natural talent for writing and his argument is very astutely presented. He starts with an horrific massacre commited by a black criminal and gradually developes his story till one finds himself debating America's Black President:
But in the case of blacks, the association of blacks with low intelligence continues to be part of whites' implicit associations with blacks. And this association is solidly grounded in reality: Dozens of research studies show that whether in Africa or America or Brazil, on average blacks are indeed substantially less intelligent than whites. Moreover, there is good evidence that intelligence and racial differences in intelligence are strongly genetically influenced.My opinion: Macdonald is becoming ever more poisonous. You have a new President who did nothing wrong yet, but Macdonald attacks him in a very ugly way, coming to him from behind, from the obtuse angle of a policemen-killing mass criminal. What has Obama, a Harvard graduate and an exemplary family man, in common with Macdonald's mega-criminal? Nothing. The Macdonald suggests that Obama is half-moron because (1) it is well known that Africans have lower IQs, and (2) once Obama became rather confused for a few seconds in the middle of a speech, one of the hundreds he makes every month. How can a trained psychologyst conclude anything from that onetime accident? He already has concluded that Obama is nothing, just a PR image created by ... guess who! the only two Jews in Obama's crowd of hundred collaborators and assistants. Macdonald derives farfetched, exaggerated, imaginary conclusions from no facts at all. He is a viperine antisemite. That is my opinion about him. Regarding Obama, he did nothing to me and seems a nice person. May be he will be a good president. The world needs a good American President.
What this means is that the image of a stumbling Obama as an automaton who can only speak coherently when he is reading others' words very easily feeds into the negative images that most whites already have of blacks: Blacks are less intelligent, and blacks in America are achieving far more than is justified by their ability — Barack Obama as the affirmative action president.
And it means that the long-term effects of the Obama presidency on how whites think of blacks may depend not only on how successful Obama is. It will also depend on whether whites believe that Obama is anything more than an image created by the mainstream media desperately in search of a black man who could act the part of president.
In recent years, it became fashionable to talk about how Karl Rove was George W. Bush's brain. Suggestions that David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel are Obama's brain have a whole different connotation. And a very significant effect on how whites view blacks.