Listen, Marc Faber is pretty sure that most people agree with him when it comes to how lucky we all are that “the blacks” didn’t “populate America.”
You’ll recall that in the latest edition of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom Report” (which is kind of like a crystal ball, only in reverse), Faber “digressed” into an absurd, racist screed about the history of slavery. Ultimately, Faber offered up a defense of Confederate monuments that sounded a lot like Donald Trump’s infamous August 15 press conference the only difference being that in this case, the person defending slavery is literate. If you missed it, here it is:
As it turns out, saying that America’s prosperity is entirely attributable to “a white majority” doesn’t sit well with most people. Who knew, right? Although to be fair, Marc Faber’s record when it comes to predictions suggests that he couldn’t accurately forecast the sun rising in the east, so I guess it’s not surprising that he didn’t see the backlash coming.
Well now, in a letter to WSJ’s Ben Eisen, Faber is going to imagine that you too are a white supremacist.
Asked if he had lost subscribers to his newsletter, Faber said the following:
No, I think most people actually agree with me and certainly defend freedom of expression even if it does not coincide with their views.
Yes. Much like how I didn’t cancel my subscription to the popular morning e-mail newsletter “5 Hitler Quotes To Start Your Day” because I realized that doing so would amount to a vote against freedom of expression.
And Faber went on to remind everyone about the true source of evil in this world: people who aren’t racist.
Altogether [I resigned from] 5 boards in one day. If saying what I said leads to these consequences I prefer not to be on these boards.
In response to one CEO’s suggestion that he might been hopped on meth and Peyote when he suggested that slavery was a venerable institution defended by “honorable” men, Faber went on chronicle the history of his drug use:
Since I have only taken Cocaine three times and marijuana about ten times in seventy years, I did not think these were appropriate comments.
Yes, “inappropriate comments” which, there can now be no doubt, Marc knows something about.
Additionally, Faber wants you to know that he thinks it’s a real kick in the balls for the media to call him a racist:
To call someone a racist is a form of low blow insult. Insult is the response of the weak to strength of character.
Right. What’s not a “low blow insult” apparently, is calling African Americans a race of backward, inferior beings incapable of forming a prosperous society.
Finally, he channeled 2Pac in explaining that “only God can judge me now”:
I am not God. I am not here to judge other people.
A couple of things in closing.
First of all, if one can use “what societies have done for years” as an excuse when defending the indefensible, then Marc needs to stop criticizing the prevailing financial order because after all, “societies have been doing it for years.”
And second: “the blacks” aren’t doing so bad after all…