Haven’t had much to say lately, been too busy to really deal with anything. Today I had to deal with the vet and make final arrangements for my dog who didn’t make it through her surgery. So, in this frame of mind you can imagine how I felt when I got home and had the misfortune to stumble on this article and the absolutely reprehensible comments that followed it.
Fifty Years After the March, White People Are Still a Disgrace
The white guy was looking up at the TV in a rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike. Onscreen, the news was showing John Lewis speaking at the anniversary of the March on Washington. “I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us,” Lewis said. The white guy in the rest stop glared at the TV, then looked around the dining space. What’s he TALKING about? he asked his family or the air, the world around him. He was seething; he wanted to be heard. He HAS the right to vote.
His kids—three of them, dark blond—kept eating their fast food. His female companion said nothing. His angry, stupid, would-be-superior observation hung in the air, useless.
Maybe it made the white guy feel better, talking back to the old black man on the television set. Who knows what makes white people feel better, these days? Laura Ingraham, the white radio host, cut off a clip of Lewis’ remarks with a gunshot sound effect, after spending the lead-in talking about the problem of black criminality. “Did anyone talk about the horrific crime rate in the black community?” the white radio host asked, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s call for an America in which black and white people could be counted as one community.
White people have to make judgments. Their status as white people depends on making judgments. This is why black criminality is a big topic with them these days. It is how they have decided to resolve the problem of an unarmed teenager having been shot to death while walking home. Statistically, white people say, it makes sense to shoot a teenager if he’s black. Or at least it makes sense to be prepared to shoot the black teenager.
It is a perilous world, the world white people inhabit. Murder and rioting are always just around the corner, lurking in the shadows. White people have been killing trees and clearing farmland for decades to get away from that corner, to build streets that don’t even have corners. And still the white people are angry and afraid. Still they feel threatened or cheated.
This is 90 years after H.L. Mencken diagnosed the “hereditary cowardice” of Americans who identified as “Anglo-Saxon” and wrote:
The normal American of the “pure-blooded” majority goes to rest every night with an uneasy feeling that there is a burglar under the bed, and he gets up every morning with a sickening fear that his underwear has been stolen.
In the intervening years, the white American race has expanded its boundaries beyond self-styled Anglo-Saxons and Nordics to include such formerly inferior or untrustworthy strains as the Irish, the Italians, or even the Jews. But the fundamentally defective character of white Americans has not changed; if anything, it has gotten worse.
The worst part of it is this corpse pale coward of a “writer” goes on and on for paragraph after paragraph spreading the same misinformation, distortions, and lies. Then 90% of the commenters post their absurd worship of what he said and slobberingly agree with him. There were a few examples of outstanding free thought though, like this gentleman who made his point in a well phrased, intelligent way:
if you handed this essay into your freshman sociology professor, I’m sure he would have given you an A+ and patted you on the head saying, good little white boy — hold onto that sweet, simple framework of guilt. As a black person I want to say “yay” but also I throw up in my mouth a little because it’s also a brain-numbing liberalish propaganda line that says white people are the devil and black people are innocent little hapless saintly weaklings who need white liberal knights to protect them (that’s the vomit part). The truth is that black people were sold into slavery by other black people. The morality of history is complex like that.
What that means is that on the one hand, the angry white guy was right. Black people have everything on paper that white people have. The difference is that white people of similar class and grievance chalk up their status to their own lack of initiative or failure to achieve. Black people of similar class and grievance chalk up their status to white people being evil and racist. So when they hear black people complaining about being poor, the poor white people say “what the fuck are you complaining about. you are just lazy degenerates like us.” Sure, there are racist white people who blame the Jews or the A-Rabs, or the Gays or The Devil Himself or what have you…lots of people have lots of excuses.
History doesn’t give a shit about righteousness; you either fight to earn your own power, or you are dependent. Black people keep asking the powers for things we need to be building and curating and operating and controlling ourselves. The establishment doesn’t have any kind of power that black people can’t challenge anymore; the law is equal. Now it’s time to build political power to get ours on our own terms, and stop begging for it to be handed to us — that’s learned helplessness masquerading as empowerment now that we actually have the civil rights and constitutional equality that SOME PEOPLE* (see boondocks ref) fought for. Imma let you finish, but that’s my #blackrant for the day.
Of course since he was intelligent he was immediately attacked by some of the mindless morons who were sucking up to the “writer”.
To summarize, people. If you believe elections are being stolen and want common sense reform, you’re racist. If you have black friends and have the nerve to mention it to someone who is calling you a racist, that’s racist. If you believe you have a right to defend yourself, you’re racist. If you believe that you should have an opinion contrary to liberal opinion on anything, you’re racist. If you want even minor reforms in welfare to prevent system abuse, you’re racist. If you feel a country should have actual enforceable borders, racist. If you feel sharia law is dangerous, racist. If you are of any bloodline that is not African American, racist. If you are a Black Conservative, you are a white racist. If you are hispanic, you are a white racist. (See George Zimmerman). If you have ever disagreed with Obama on anything, racist. If you have disgreed with Hillary Clinton on anything, racist. (I’m still trying to work that one out.)
Sorry for the rant, but I’m just fed the F up now. There is too much of this crap and there seems to be too many people out there willing to eat any kind of crap as long as it’s served up by their liberal bosses. The mushrooms sit an home and watch television news with spoonfeeds them this garbage, it’s all over the internet, and has become unavoidable.
Am I wrong to think that we have lost he war? Have the true racists finally managed to win? In defiance of all logic and reason they have managed to portray the only people in this country that truly believe in justice and equality, as racist hate mongers wanting to set the clocks back 50 years.
I guess unless Obama gets us into WW3 then all we have to look forward to is the image of all future elections being blatantly stolen without even the pretense of a fair election process. Have you reserved your seat at the Re-Education Camp yet comrade?
This is the way free speech dies.
I was done with this article, but then I stumbled this from TownHall. It fits perfectly with what I was saying.
15 Moronic Things Liberals Call Racism Since Obama Was Elected
John Hawkins | Aug 27, 2013
Well, if our country is so racist, why is it that the Left has to reach so far to find examples of racism? People didn’t have to do any reaching to find examples of racism in the fifties and sixties, did they? So, if racism is such an all powerful force in America today, how is it that liberals have gotten so desperate to see race in every issue that they’ve had to latch on to pitiful issues like these to support their claims?
1) Criticizing the IRS: “Republicans are using [the IRS scandal] as their latest weapon in the war against the black man. ‘IRS’ is the new ‘N****r.’” — Martin Bashir
2) Having a Republican National Convention during a hurricane: “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” — Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian on the Republican National Convention, which was going on at the same time as Hurricane Isaac.
3) Wanting to own a gun to prevent break-ins: “I am loathe to bring up what is in our head because we don’t like to talk about it so much. But on this particular day, on Martin Luther King Day, I think this needs to be said. That imaginary person that’s going to break into your home and kill you, who does that person look like? You know, it’s not freckle-faced Jimmy down the street, is it really? I mean, that’s not what really, that’s not what really people, we never really want to talk about the racial or the class part of this, in terms of how it’s the poor or it’s people of color that we imagine that we’re afraid of. Why are we afraid? What is that, and it’s been a fear that has existed for a very, very long time.” — Michael Moore
4) Mentioning the “Constitution” or “respect for the Founding Fathers:” “The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message,” Williams wrote. “References to a lack of respect for the ‘Founding Fathers’ and the ‘Constitution’ also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core ‘old-fashioned American values.’” — Juan Williams
5) Calling Obama “angry:” “That really bothered me. You notice (Romney) said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘n*ggerization.’” — Touré
6) Saying that Barack Obama lies: “Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t. But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!” — Maureen Dowd
7) Noting that Obama is privileged: “Spotlighting his elite education is tantamount to racial bigotry because it insinuates that ‘he took the place of someone else through affirmative action, that someone else being someone white.’” — Jonathan Capehart
8) Saying that unions boss Obama around: “The Republican Party is saying that the President of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this President around, the unions boss him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course a black man can’t be the real boss?” — Lawrence O’Donnell
9) Supporting voter ID: “If you go back to the year 2000, when we had an obvious disaster and – and saw that our voting process needed refinement, and we did that in the America Votes Act and made sure that we could iron out those kinks, now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally – and very transparently – block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it’s nothing short of that blatant.” — Debbie Wasserman Schultz
10) Saying “I want my country back:” “Do you remember tea baggers? It was just so much easier when we could just call them racists. I just don’t know why we can’t call them racists, or functionally retarded adults. The functionally retarded adults, the racists – with their cries of, ‘I want my country back. You know what they’re really saying is, ‘I want my white guy back.’ They apparently had no problem at all for the last eight years of habeas corpus being suspended, the Constitution being [expletive] on, illegal surveillance, lied to on a war or two, two stolen elections – yes, the John Kerry one was stolen too. That’s not tin-foil hat time. ” — Janeane Garofalo
11) Being fans of Herman Cain: “One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy. I think he(he’s) giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.” — Karen Finney
12) Fighting for the 2nd Amendment: “I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].” — Jason Whitlock
13) Republicans trying to keep Obama from being reelected: “Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party….Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to (do) whatever we (can) do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.’… It is a racist thing.” — Morgan Freeman
14) Disliking the fact that Obama is President: “They can’t stand the idea that he’s president, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group, so what? It’s the sense that the white race must rule, that’s what racism is, and they can’t stand the idea that a man who’s not white is president. That is real, that sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country.” — Chris Matthews
15) Disliking Barack Obama: “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.” — Jimmy Carter