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Kos just posted a diary noting Census Bureau data that more white people died last year in the U.S. than were born.

(fictional) U.S. Senator Jay Billington Bulworth nailed it 15 years ago (sorry about the lousy video quality):


Bulworth: "We just gotta eliminate 'em."

Interviewer: "Eliminate?"

Bulworth: "Eliminate."

Interviewer: "Who? Rich people?"

Bulworth: "White people. Black people too. Brown people, yellow people...get rid of 'em all! All we need is a voluntary, free-spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction.

(pause)...everyone just gotta keep fuckin' everybody 'til we're all the same color."

On a similar note, there was a sci-fi book by Piers Anthony a couple of decades back called Race Against Time that took on a similar tact, though it was done in a somewhat ham-handed (and rather offensive, depending on your POV) way:

It starts out with a white teenage boy living in what appears to be a straight-out-of-Leave-it-to-Beaver small town in mid-50's America, but who discovers (spoiler!) that the whole town and his entire life are effectively a zoo exhibit (think The Truman Show set in Pleasantville).

He discovers that he's actually living several centuries in the future, when practically the entire human race has interbred to become a sort of mish-mash of every ethnicity; he and a handful of others are the only "pure-bred" members of various races (there's a handful of "pure caucasians", a handful of "pure blacks" and so on). The powers that be are trying to keep a pure strain of each ethnicity to preserve the heritage and culture, by essentially forcing each member to breed with their own race (sort of like the Chinese Pandas).

I didn't say it was a good novel; Anthony is about as subtle as a bag of rocks and has been known to be sadly misogynistic in many of his novels, but I couldn't help but think of this book (which I haven't read in easly 25 years) when I read Kos' diary.

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  •  Bulworth might be my all time favorite Warren (2+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap, yellowdog

    Beatty movie.

    Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

    by poopdogcomedy on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:28:43 AM PDT

    •  Oh, it was a commercial and critical failure... (2+ / 0-)
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      yellowdog, poopdogcomedy

      ...but it failed in a very noble way. It was what I call a "Brilliant Failure". It aimed so very, very high and almost but not-quite got there, which made its' failure to do so all the more painful.

      People cringed and winced watching Beatty trying to rap/act black, but that was the whole point; his character was going through a nervous breakdown and a complete philosophical reawakening all at once, which is never an easy thing to watch.

      Frankly, the biggest issue I had with it was the "big twist" with Halle Berry's character, which I don't recall being necessary.

  •  one of the greatest movies ever (1+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap

    It was Warren Beatty's Opus, and Swan Song.  Immediately after this the academy gave him his "lifetime achievement award" and pushed him out of the door.

    There are certain messages that even Hollywood will frown on.

    •  Actually, it was Town & Country that put the nail (0+ / 0-)

      ...in his career, 3 years later. It was one of the biggest box office bombs in history (right up there with Ishtar, Heaven's Gate and the like). Most people never heard of it (which was part of the problem).

      You could be partly correct, though--Bulworth might have set him up for the end, and T&C was just the parting shot. Then again, once he married Annette Bening, he seemed to pretty much lose interest in acting anyway.

  •  H.G. Wells once wrote (3+ / 0-)
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    Brainwrap, Roger Fox, Bob Love

    that the time of differentiation of races passed at least since Alexander if not before and that the world had entered a period of admixture with the inevitable result being the elimination of race as a point of distinction among humans.

    "Who is John Galt?" A two dimensional character in a third rate novel.

    by Inventor on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:56:00 AM PDT

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