I've had my run ins with John Derbyshire, formerly with the NRO over the years. I debated him several times on Alan Colmes radio show and it was enlightening to say the least. He's a proud racist, a loud misogynist and overall whack job of the first degree. And the fact that the NRO employed this man for so long tells you a lot about them.
He wrote a column on the of all places VDARE, a white nationalist hate group of the highest order.
He really is a disgusting human being:
Former National Review contributor John Derbyshire, for one, is not mourning the death of former poet laureate Maya Angelou. In a post on the White Nationalist cite VDARE today, Derbyshire responds to Angelou’s death and to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent Atlantic article, “The Case for Reparations” – which he admits he didn’t actually read – with characteristically longwinded, racist drivel.
And then, Maya Angelou. I first heard that name in 1993, when she read one of her “poems” at the Clinton inauguration.
It was a quite sensationally bad poem. I remember being shocked by how bad it was. With the whole world watching, this is how the U.S.A. presents itself to the world? With this semi-literate gibberish?
It goes without saying that none of the formal devices of English verse, developed and refined across centuries, were employed by Ms. Angelou. She probably thought them unacceptably white. Her contribution to the 1993 Inauguration was formless, meaningless babble.
I have never read her autobiographical bestseller I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. From what I can find out about it on the Internet it seems to be another exercise in white-hating sex-obsessed black solipsism … but possibly the references I found were all biased.
In short, another Affirmative Action mediocrity.
For fifty years now we’ve been giving breaks to blacks, and not just Affirmative Action sinecures like those enjoyed by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the late, but equally talentless, Ms. Angelou.
We have pretty much dismantled our civilization in an effort to accommodate blacks. And still they complain.
The Ta-Nehisi Coateses, Eric Holders, and Maya Angelous seem, in their impenetrable narcissism, to hear their own voices as the groans of an oppressed race from under the iron heel of White Supremacy.
Those voices sound to me more like the whining of pampered pets.
That's a pretty disgusting article.
Here's some audio of him back in 2007, when he attacked the Virginia Tech students who were massacred by Seung-Hui Cho. (This audio is from 2007)
The NRO's very own John Derbyshire's insane rant against the victims of the VT shooting. In his twisted mind he thought his logic was sound and repeated that he wasn't criticizing the students, but merely raising a point of conversation. Even J-Pod criticized him...I was on the Alan Colmes radio show a few days ago and had the chance to let him know how I really feel. I laughed at him when he told me to shut up because it reminded me of O'Reilly..