Monday, April 09, 2012

Former National Review Racist Columnist John Derbyshire To Market Phone App

   So, just who is this piece of trash?  Read about his exploit here.

   By the way, the following is only snark, but, it  points out just how racist this former columnist truly is.

By MacDaffy   on Sun Apr 08, 2012     Original Article

PALO ALTO, CA -- Former National Review Columnist John Derbyshire announced today the launch of iWhite Software, a new Silicon Valley tech startup created to develop and market an idea first broached in the column that got him fired.

Venture capitalists are excited about prospects for Derbyshire's first announced product, a social media app for iPod, iPad, and Android devices called iCoon--software that will allow users to characterize the racial "weather" at sporting events, concerts, beaches, and other public gatherings.

"iCoon is going to change the complexion of white privilege in America," Derbyshire told a packed press conference. "It's revolutionary."

A prototype of the app was demonstrated by iWhite co-founder and chief technology officer Simon Legree who was joined onstage by iCoon mascot, Rocky The iWhite Coon for the presentation.

"iCoon is powerful and easy-to-use," Legree said. "All an iCoon user has to do is open the GPS-assisted map, choose the iCoon icon, and characterize the concentration of coloreds at a location by changing the number of rings on Rocky's tail. Tail's white? Event's all right. Tail's black? Turn around and go back."

Derbyshire was fired by the conservative National Review magazine after a racist column he wrote for another publication created a firestorm of protest. Couched as a "talk" he would deliver to his children about race, some of his prescriptions were:

10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.
(10f) Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians.

The erstwhile National Review scribe described the controversy as "a blessing in disguise."

"People were deriding me right-and-left, not only about my ideas being racist; they were calling me stupid because they thought what I was saying wasn't possible. But Simon got in touch with me, explained that this was a technological, entrepreneurial, and sociological gold-mine, and we got started," Derbyshire said.

Legree told the gathering that other apps were in the works.

"My pet peeve is these H1-B workers who come over here from Taipei having driven nothing faster than an oxcart, and suddenly they're zooming around on our freeways in leased Maseratis that apparently were sold without TURN SIGNALS! There's going to be an iSlant app for them, I guarantee," Legree said.

Legree didn't go into detail, but said that future titles would include iJew, iRab, and iWop.