I gotta admit, I kinda like Ken Burns. Sometimes. Loved his Civil War
documentaries. (How could I not? I'm a nationalist: I love the Union, and I love jazz.) Problem is, he's a typically sanctimonious degenerate post-Puritan "anti-racist." Every time the issue of race comes up, his mind just goes all wonky. I've seen it in his other films ... I hadda surf away from the one on Mark Twain
when it started harping on this one theme so tone-deafly. His latest product
is, by all accounts
(full disclosure: I couldn't stomach the thought of actually watching it) demented.
So, just out of "'satiable curtiosity," I looked up ol' Ken. Turns out (according to Wikipedia
) he was born in Brooklyn (as of 2010, "49.5% White (35.8% non-Hispanic White)"; his alma mater is in Amherst, Massachussets ("As of the 2008 U.S. Census, the ... racial makeup of the town was 76.7% White, 5.10% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 9.02% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.89% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. 6.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race"); and he now lives in Walpole, New Hampshire ("As of the census of 2000, the... racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 0.14% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.")
Then, just to amuse myself, I looked up "reaction formation
": "a defensive process (defense mechanism) in which emotions and impulses which are anxiety-producing or perceived to be unacceptable are mastered by exaggeration (hypertrophy) of the directly opposing tendency." Hmmm ....