Rosa Parks, right-wing hero
Surely I am not the only one who finds amusement in all of the right-wing bloggers solemnly memorializing Rosa Parks as a "true hero." Seriously, what do you think the likes of Michelle Malkin and LaShawn Barber would have had to say about Parks if they had been around back then? Do you think they would have lionized her as they are doing today? Or would she have been just another unhinged anti-American moonbat?
No way to know for sure, but I have my hunches.
At least Stop the ACLU balances its praise for Parks by linking to wingnut blog Here in Cannuckistan, which informs us that we are being "hoodwinked":
Rosa worked for the NAACP - A black civil rights organisation. The bus adventure was staged to garner public sympathy. Be careful who you're praising in her passing folks...I suppose working for a "black civil rights organisation" is supposed to be self-evidently objectionable. (By the way, the same blogger explains in another post how white supremacism is the natural result of affirmative action, Oprah, reparations "for the actions of white forefathers who did what was perfectly legal back in the day but which is now seen as criminal" (emphasis added), the fact that we're "not allowed" to refer to Mexican immigrants as wetbacks, and, of course, the fact that automated phone systems offer a Spanish-language option.)
Anyway, there's not much I can say about the legacy of Rosa Parks that hasn't been said better elsewhere. I think, though, that it's important that she not be seen as a vanilla do-gooder but rather as the radical that she was, and certainly not as someone who would be genuinely embraced by the author of Defense of Internment.