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Monday, January 05, 2015

THE BLACK BAN

"Defensive behavior by whites has become nearly universal"

According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population.  That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California.
However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that.  Black music dominates popular music.  Black culture is how most people define "cool."  And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment.  Fred Reed writes:
Courses of instruction in the schools, academic rigor, codes of dress, rules regarding unceasing obscenity, all must be set to suit them, as must be examinations for promotion in fire departments, the military, and police forces. Blacks must be admitted to universities for which they are not remotely qualified, where departments of Black Studies must be established to please them. Corporate work forces, federal departments, and elite high-schools must be judged not on whether they perform their functions but on whether they have the right number of blacks.

Do laws requiring identification to vote threaten to end multiple voting? The laws must go. Do blacks not like Confederate flags? Adieu, flags. Does Huckleberry Finn go down the Mississippi with the Nigger Jim, or Conrad write The Nigger of the Narcissus? These must be banned or expurgated to please blacks who haven’t read them or, usually, heard of them. Do we want to prevent people coming from regions infested with Ebola from entering the United States? We cannot. It would offend blacks.
And this is generally true.  I remember when I wrote a piece for the Washington Examiner on nepotism and what has really hurt Detroit.  I started up by noting what some idiots claim (Detroit is a mess 'cause of them black fellers) and pointed out how that's historically and logically false.
The editor shrunk back from the article, fearing how people might respond and told me to edit that out or just skip it.  I skipped it, since the article got its punch and reached my targets with that section and wouldn't work as well without it.
But I learned a lesson there about the power of racism has.  Even in a conservative-leaning news source like the Examiner, with a strongly conservative editor who appreciated my writing, the fear of being accused of racism or having the possibility of someone perceiving them as racist caused them to balk at an article.  Even an article that destroyed the racist argument.
And ultimately, this is where Fred Reed is wrong in his piece.  He claims that blacks in America run the show.  They don't.  They aren't even aware of much of the show, I suspect, since most Americans aren't monitoring the culture wars or politics very closely.
Black people in America aren't calling for the ban of Huckleberry Finn.  White people are.  White people obsessed with race and carefully cherrypicked portions of history.  White people dominating news, entertainment, politics, education, and other key fields of cultural influence.
Putting aside their ultimate goals and agenda as clearly visible through how selective their outrage is (black lives matter only if a white guy kills one, they shrug at and brush under the rug blacks killing other blacks), there's a clear pattern here.
White people in the United States are almost universally terrified of being thought of as racist.  It dominates their thinking so totally that they lie openly and without shame about things.  Ask a comedian why he did not mine the unbelievably rich material to poke fun at President Obama and they lie without the slightest hesitation, straight to your face.  "He's too serious."  "there's nothing to work with." he has too much gravitas."
They know that's ridiculous nonsense you know that's so much horsefeathers, but both nod and agree because to say otherwise could be called raaaaaacist.  And being called racist is like having the inquisition come after you in 17th century Spain.  It could end your career, it could ruin your social life, destroy your status and esteem among your fellow man.  It is the worst sin.
Sure, you can be racist against Asians, they don't count.  They refuse to fit into the narrative, they "act white" by their success in America, the ingrates.  But against blacks and (now) hispanics, well, that simply must not be.
And this terror of being possibly considered racist is so totally dominant, it makes whites react to things that blacks shrug at and laugh.  Sit down with the most radical white-hating activist fro-packing African American in the world and watch Blazing Saddles.  He'll laugh until he passes out, and the white people in the room will fall all over themselves in horror apologizing and pretending outrage.
White people with pursed lips, raised noses, and disapproving glares sit in judgment over all of US culture trying to show which of them is the least racist and most enlightened on the topic.  They find offense and shriek like a cartoon housewife spotting a mouse at things blacks simply don't care about.
Even people who on other topics shrug at the social justice warriors and giggle at the antics of other leftist groups like feminists freak out when it comes to this topic.
I recall vivdly a recent event when a commenter noted that some Africans were acting like savages for killing Christians and eating them, and the right wing blogger went ballistic yelling at him.  A noted black conservative woman from Africa chimed in saying "hey, they are acting like savages, I agree" and he went off on her so badly she left the blog never to return.
Its terror of racism that drives all this - not the fear of the evils of racism but of being perceived as a racist.  And its twisting and distorting culture so badly that its difficult to even bring the topic up any longer.  Just six years ago, things weren't nearly this nuts.  Six years ago race relations were much better, much calmer, and much more harmonious.
I wonder what changed....

4 Comments:

Blogger halojones-fan said...

America was founded by Puritans, who basically ragequit England, and we have never quite managed to eradicate their philosophy from our culture. Hate is a sin unless you hate sin; if you enjoy something that's a sin, unless what you enjoy is hating sin. In fact, it's your moral duty to hate sin, and if you can't see any right now then you better get looking--and once you find it you better hate it as hard as you can, because that's how you show that you're righteous.

1:48 AM, January 11, 2015  
Blogger Sam L. said...

Six years ago, you say? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. What happened six years ago? Oh, yeah; He Who Must Always Be Praised got elected to something.

7:27 AM, January 11, 2015  
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3:55 PM, January 12, 2015  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be Obama? What he has done is get the worse Progressive Marxist Blacks (and other races) he could find to herd his wishes though the corrupt Gov. All are afraid to stop him because the Blacks will "burn the country down".

4:46 PM, January 12, 2015  

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