Looking Up From The Ghetto

I used to think that the fraying of American society was due to the elites letting down on their responsibilities as elites. For instance, rich people used to discourage divorce through the law and through public morality. The rich, of course, could afford to get divorced, but they did not promote it. Divorce was seen a failure for a man, which is why FDR stuck with his lesbian wife, rather than divorce her. It was a burden elites were expected to bear in order maintain order amongst the lower classes.

The 1960’s is when things changed. Elites not only stopped enforcing the old codes, they actively promoted every sort of deviancy they practiced in private. Divorce was now a moral imperative of a liberated woman. Black men were encouraged to take drugs, abandon their families and live like animals in the streets. The resulting anarchy was both predictable and sudden. Whole cities collapsed as the poor went bonkers and the middle-classes fled in terror.

I never throught of it as intentional. It just seemed to me that it was the confluence of two trends in America. One is the spread of Frankfurt School philosophy that has enraptured the intellectual class of America. The people in charge swapped out Christianity for Cultural Marxism, as their organizing creed. The other trend was a rapid advance in the nation’s material wealth following the war. America was suddenly crazy rich and like lottery winners, we indulged in all our worst fantasies.

I was at the market today, my Sunday ritual. I do my shopping at the rich man’s grocer, rather than the stores serving the ghetto. I cook my own meals and therefore prefer fresh meats and produce. Ghetto Lion, for example, has mostly prepared foods that are popular with ghetto dwellers. Anyway, at the checkout, a dough-faced fat girl with a pin in her nose address me with “wassup.”

I’m led to believe that the pin in her nose signals her availability to black men. Almost always, the pram-faced girls in the ghetto have caramel colored kids, along with the nose pin. Perhaps it is a coincidence. Her sing-songy language told me she was a ghetto girl. White people talking black always sound odd to me. It’s like hearing a Chinese guy speak Spanish. There’s something unnatural about it. I speak some ghetto so we got along fine enough as she rang up my purchases.

it got me thinking about how it is this lower-class white girl has decided to adopt this way of life. We’re told that racism is for the lower classes. Only rubes engage in it. All decent people avoid ever saying or doing anything that could offend a black person. It’s fair to say it is a national obsession. Yet, the greatest mixing of race in America occurs in the ghetto, not the country club. The poor have become truly multicultural.

I used to think that the collapse of the working class into an underclass was mostly due to the welfare state and maybe just general degeneracy. Thinking about pram-face on the way home, I think the poor are no different today than in another era. They are aping what they see the rich and famous do on TV. In another era. lace curtain Irish aped the ways of the Brahman class. That meant putting on airs and acting like the rich people they saw in their community. There was a pulling up by the upper classes.

Today, the elites preach one thing, but live another. On television they preach about the evils of racism and the need to worship black culture. In private life they live like a blend of Victorians and the Ku Klux Klan. In public they rail about Ferguson. In private they engage in ethnic cleansing to make NYC and San Fran whites only enclaves for liberal elites. The lower classes never see the reality, just the show, and they act accordingly.

This being the 50 anniversary of yet another Civil Rights event, the NYTimes has been sending out hundreds of tweets about it. Obama has made a trip to Selma Alabama, a once thriving community now decimated after the Civil Rights Movement. Millionaire former soldier, Colin Powell, is on television moaning about racism on TV this weekend, despite never having experienced meaningful prejudice in his life. If you are the 85 IQ checkout girl at my market, you can be forgiven for thinking that worshiping black people is what the beautiful people do.

We’re all hypocrites, of course, but not all hypocrites are the same. The private prude that preaches public lasciviousness, is consciously doing harm. The public scold who engages in private vice harms only himself. Post-reality America is society run by the former. A ruling elite that makes war on that which allows it be an elite has a short future.

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grey enlightenment
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A ruling elite that makes war on that which allows it be an elite has a short future.

who will replace it? I think you beleive the silicon valley elite are the worst because they want to destroy jobs with cheap labor

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I ponder this phenomena as I see it a lot in my Midwestern city. I routinely see skuzzy looking white girls tagging along with thoroughly underclass black guys strung out on crack and crime.
Is it because the white boys have been de-balled by feminism and absent fathers? Black guys face the fatherlessness on a larger scale and tend to be more feral and violent than neutered. Is it genetics?

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Bill, let me answer you; Yes and Yes Bill, it is. Don’t let the obvious escape you.

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Duck Enlightment

I would like to see the end of this farce but will keep going with the money still flowing.

UKer
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UKer

You mentioned the working class descending into the underclass, and I would like to comment from the UK. I had relatives who worked for a time for the social services and they used to oversee, among other things, the giving of freebies to the non-working. But as the world we live in is as it is, they were handing out things not just to sustain the non-workers but to entertain them. The rapidly developing underclass demanded PlayStations and the like because there was no work for them, but as they didn’t have to work they didn’t need to look for… Read more »

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The Z Blog

UKer, in the US, what you describe is called “riot insurance” by crimethinkers. It’s certainly not a new thing. The Romans used games to pacify the rabble, along with free grain.

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Revolt of the Elites, by Christopher Lasch. Essentially, around the time of JFK, a certain percentage of the elites decided they were tired of the old rules, i.e., keeping up appearances of belief in a Christian God and Christian rules. They were tired of the morality, not just the sexual morality, and decided to stop playing. They had money and power and they were going to enjoy it. Another group decided to keep the sense of noblesse oblige and public stoicism,and were subjected to charges of hypocrisy. And this is one of the big divides in the cultural war. I… Read more »

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I think it was probably Anthony Daniels who first pointed out to me (not personally, of course, and I should point out that I myself haven’t had an original thought since 1973) that in the old days the lower orders aped their betters- nowadays the elites ape the lower orders. Go to a public school sometime (disclosure: I’m a public school teacher)- a good one with a low percentage of NAMS- first look at how the kids are dressed- gym shorts, sweats, club wear (what I call the “cheap trashy slut look”). Now look at the teachers- very few ties… Read more »