To Cockburn (writer at Spectator.US), the most plausible answer to the above question is: No nonwhites wanted to join.
Everything about this is stupid. Does anybody know anything about Newport? Bailey’s Beach is the WASP nerve center of Newport — and Newport is basically the WASP capital of the universe. It’s been in decline since the Eisenhower administration. Its population is one-half what it was 60 years ago. Like most WASP recreational fixtures, Bailey’s Beach amenities are famously restrained, while the beach itself is famously ugly.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gave a fumbling answer to why there are no minorities at Newport’s famed Bailey’s Beach Club. As Cockburn notes, SW may have “to quit the club just to make everyone go away. Or he may not; if anyone in America still enjoys genuine freedom of association, it’s Democratic senators representing safe blue states.”
Miasma vs Melanin
Conservatives’ poor political judgment of heaping ridicule on Sen. Whitehouse is a useless gesture, Cockburn assures readers.
They won’t drive Whitehouse out of office — and they aren’t going to beat him in an election. What they have done, though, is entrenched the idea that any assemblage of white people, no matter how small, private, or provincial, is implicitly bad. They have accepted the premise that white people in numbers possess a wicked miasma that can only be dissipated through the purifying presence of melanin. They have, in short, accepted the core principle of America’s new political revolution.
Cockburn’s byline is “Mischief, Mayhem and Washington Gossip @Spectator.US.”
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