Progressives and Race

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I was googling around for something the other day and ran across this provocatively titled blog post from a dozen years ago. Being unfamiliar with the blogger, I was expecting it to be a white nationalist/supremacist thing. Reading it, I could see that it was entirely fictitious, so I then thought it was some sort of gag. I read the rest and there was no payoff. I went to the front of the blog and saw that it is still an active site run by a guy who believes he is famous. Maybe he is famous, but I’ve never heard of him.

Anyway, the blog post in question was complete nonsense. It’s the sort of thing that liberal nutters imagine happens all the time when they are not around to see it, but it never happens. No black person would tolerate such a thing as described. No black person would have tolerated it fifty years ago, much less in 2005 when the post was written. It sure as hell would never happen in New York City. But, the demand for racial injustice vastly outstrips supply so they invent these tales to make up the difference.

One reason for this is the Left has always defined itself as standing between an imaginary bogeyman and some imaginary victim group. It’s why calling them “socialists” is a category error. The American Left’s attraction to socialist economics was always in the context of the struggle mythology at the heart of their thing. When the most profitable victims to defend were working class ethnics with actual jobs making stuff, defending them from the privations of capitalism fit the psyche of the Progressive Borg.

Defending the working class lost its value a long time ago which is why you never hear the Left do it these days. They still use the phrase “working families” but everyone knows that means non-working families. It’s single women on welfare with children from an array of strange men. Otherwise, economics no longer plays a role in Progressive ideology, other than as a defense of the globalist billionaires who bankroll the American Left. The working man is now an enemy of the faith and treated as such.

Race, however, has always been a reliable avenue to create the preferred narratives because blacks are easy to paint as noble victims in the glorious battle against the forces of evil. The people opposed to identity politics are almost always white men, the bad whites. They are more often than not living out in the suburbs, which Progressives imagine as being hotbeds of Klu Klux Klan activity and the home of the Nazi Party. Of course, blacks have lagged behind everyone else in every measure so they are ready and willing to sign onto the role as victim.

The trouble is the calendar. That post was a dozen years ago. Up until a decade ago, the skins game worked flawlessly for the Left because no one bothered to challenge them. In fact, it had become custom to leave the issue of race to Progressives. They got to define the morality and the required public policies to fit the moral framework. But then Barak Obama got himself elected and then re-elected. He also accomplished very little in his time in office. It’s hard to argue that America is a racist country when a black guy gets to be in charge, despite not being very good at anything.

What everyone has noticed over the last decade is that it is no longer 1968 and black people are no longer the victims of white racism. In fact, if you are black and have anything on the ball, being black is an advantage. The demand for competent black people at colleges and corporations vastly outstrips supply so the competition is fierce and prices have soared. This has been true for a long time with Obama being an obvious example. If you examine Obama’s college career, it can only be explained this way.

Most Americans seem to have figured this out. The cries of racism over Trump and the alt-right are falling on deaf ears. That’s why the Left is screaming even louder, causing a fuss and demanding our attention as they throw public tantrums. It’s not really about race or the condition of black America. It’s about the Messiah Complex that has always been at the root of the American Left. They are here to save society from sin. If there is no one that needs saving then there is no need for the Left. The whole thing comes unraveled.

Then there is the problem of science. The mounting evidence from genetics, the cognitive sciences and population statistics undermines the central claim of the Left with regards to race. They argue that racism is immoral because race is a fiction. If race is a biological fact then racism could also be a biological fact. Birds fly, fish swim and humans self-segregate along racial, linguistic and ethnic lines. That’s what you see going on in this article about the biology of race. How can we maintain anti-racism when race is real?

This brings up a related dilemma for Progressives. The Europeans Left embraced “scientific socialism” as its source of legitimacy in order to avoid calling itself a civic religion, as well as to distinguish itself from Christianity. The American Left was slow to do this, but eventually embraced the idea in the last fifty years. Science has replaced God in their rhetoric as the authority from which they get their legitimacy. After all, only primitives with their boomsticks and sky gods reject science.

As science undermines the central claims of the Left and relegates blank slate ideology to the same dustbin as phrenology and astrology, something else will have to provide legitimacy for the Left. If being mean to homosexuals is wrong because gays are born that way, how can it be wrong for black guys not to want to live neat Koreans. After all, science says people naturally self-segregate along racial lines. Why is one form of nature wrong and the other cerebrated?

Perhaps the Left will once again turn to the heavens as their source of inspiration. The fact that the mainline Christian churches are siding with the open borders people opens the door for all of those secular Progressives to rediscover the social gospel. How they incorporate Jews and Muslims is a mystery, but to the believer, all things are possible. If saving the struggle narrative means rewriting the Bible, then they will rewrite the Bible, just as they have rewritten history. If Lady Liberty can wear a hijab to defend open borders, the Left can go to church in order to nail themselves to the cross.

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55 thoughts on “Progressives and Race

  1. I was sitting in church yesterday and they announced some program we were welcome to sign up for. I forget the exact wording – something to the effect of deprogramming all us racist whities to improve race relations. I leaned over and commented to my wife that race relations would probably improve most dramatically if we just stopped talking about them all the time.

    I’m too lazy to find another church right now. When (not if) we escape New Jersey, I highly doubt the church we attend in the new place will be Presbyterian.

    • I’ve always thought that race relations would normalize if talking about race became a taboo. That could only work if you maintained a hard prohibition against state enforced discrimination and reinstated freedom of association. People would then be free to sort things on their own and be free from government meddling one way or the other.

      But, I’ll never live to see it.

      • Z-man, don’t be do pessimistic. Freedom of association will ultimately prevail over coerced Caucasian cocooning with coons.

      • I guess I’m too old and played the game for too long…. I just don’t give a f@ck anymore, and like it better when we accept the differences and likenesses we all share ….AND bust each other’s balls about the well known stereotypical characteristics. It’s so much healthier . I work a union job that is composed of polocks, micks, chinks, blacks, homos, and a few women, etc…. Any faux pas, is fair game for belittlement ….and hence you’d better have, or grow, a thick skin ….. but an outsiders attack on one is an attack on all …. there are people I hate and people that hate me… we try not to work together, but we do for the ‘greater good, in this case, money…. which bestows equality …. we all make about the same comfortable living . Simple.
        If you don’t fit in, you don’t fit in…. period. you won’t last…. but, your protests aren’t gonna f@ck it up for the rest of us that do.

        Annnnddddd ….as much as the MSM and SJW’s like to pontificate otherwise, I think we have come a long way, and more people just get it… and only need a catalyst (like Trump hopefully) to start the reaction.

        Which I guess brings me back to segway to the more, if not most, salient point….if the money is steered back to the masses of middle class workers and we re establish a bona fide middle class in America, then that would act like oil on the water to quell a lot of the discontent that manifests itself as racial social and gender related ‘issues’ ….because I think when people are content they tend not to give a f@ck about the whiners and just enjoy life.
        (I know….Duh! …. grand revelation, right?)

      • It’s both a social taboo and enforced by law in Singapore, it works very well for them, given the population makeup of Chinese, Indian and Malay, mostly living together in high rise apartment blocks.

    • Presbyterians have lost their collective minds. Their church in my home town has been steadily losing membership. And deservedly so.

      • One of my sons went to a Presbyterian Church his first year in college. And boy did it live up to it’s name. Presbyter means old. He said he was the only young person there. But the congregation had this huge fixation with going along with the panoply of liberal dogma as if it would keep them young or something.

      • Presbys have to get in line behind the “Piskies” (Episcopalians) in the race to see which one ends up dead first. I give these two historic denominations about 20 years, so I’ll be 90, and hope for a pretty funeral venue. Our kids, raised being dragged to Sunday schools and forced to sit through years of not-very exciting Sunday services, don’t even bother signing up as members of these pretty little Gothic chapels anymore. They get the kids baptized and then . . . 20 years later someone needs a nice wedding venue. Sigh.

        My money’s on the Church of the Holy Treasury/Episcopalians finishing first. We were forwarded a letter from the Bishop of a large Midwestern diocese by the small church that we attend in the summertime and assist with the vacation bible school. The jerkwater Bishop was very sure of himself saying that as Christians we should be welcoming to all manner of foreign folk, i.e. commenting on Trump’s Exec Order to halt immigration from certain countries mostly in N Africa/Mideast that want to kill us. I was fired up to write him a letter berating his foolishness, but there have been bigger fish to fry for my time in the past couple of days, like calling my US Senators telling them to vote to ACCEPT Ms. DeVos as the Head of the US Dept of Education. Why Not Try Something New? The old way is a failed way, dog gone it! Please call YOUR Senators tonight or first thing in the AM.

      • For completeness…there are 4 main Presbyterian denominations in the US. Most of these comments refer to PCUSA, the mainline leftist denomination most in the news for their Paly-love, Gay-love, Gaia-love, etc.. and as a result rapidly losing membership (in my Mom’s Presbytery here in the Soviet, Korean churches now outnumber Anglo churches). The others (from left to right) are Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, and Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Orthodox seem pretty safe (http://www.opc.org/historian.html).

  2. the left should have seen that electing — and especially re-electing — obama was going to take away their best recruiting tool. hard not to notice that the progs are now talking about “people of color” as a way to paper over the fact that blacks are no longer the favored group within the coalition.

  3. “What everyone has noticed over the last decade is that it is no longer 1968 and black people are no longer the victims of white racism.”

    This type of reasoning is flawed from the outset. The term “racism” is a lie to allow some douchebag the means to claim “virtue”. What is racism? Are there no differences between the races? Of course there are! Negroes can run, jump, and make noise much better than Whites. Or anyone else for that matter. Race is not a social construct. It is a biological fact. Somehow the rights of a productive citizenry took a backseat to the “wants” of a violent, parasitic underclass because of the need to borrow more money into circulation to pay the debt on the fiat currency we borrow from a private entity. This is the truth about all social “reform”. The elite don’t care about negroes. They do care about placing the White posterity under as much debt as possible because the borrower is servant to the lender.

  4. Nothing will change until people realize that life is to be lived, rather than being a series of problems to be solved.

    Our house cat likes to attack my wife’s ankles. I think there is simply a need there to attack something, and there isn’t much else for a house cat to attack. Similarly, people seem to have a need to “solve” things and “make things better”. When chess and sudoku puzzles fail to satisfy, and actually rubbing shoulders with the poor and dispossessed in order to help them, without compensation or recognition in return doesn’t do it, then the Libs start figuratively biting people’s ankles, typically from the safety of their keyboards.

    • On your house cat, a simple solution:

      Tell your wife to play “kick the cat” good and hard. It’ll stop that shit pretty quickly.

      The same should be done to Leftists, by any means necessary, legal, or otherwise.

      You never have enough ammo.

      • Fuel Filter, let me put it this way, the cat tried that once on me, and we came to a quick “understanding”. It’s funny when she sees the ankle and goes in for the kill, then realizes it’s me–“abort-abort!”

        Her liberal relatives have learned, too, they get back whatever they say twice over and immediately. Then, like a cat, I pretend it never happened once it is over. They can’t deal with me, and I like it that way.

  5. It stands to reason that the excesses of the modern left will provoke and create its opposite.

    There is a post over on Ace of Spades that defines the core ideology of the alt-right to be realism, which contrasts greatly with modern leftism and also distinguishes it from conservatism and classical liberalism. Cold, hard, pragmatic realism. Maybe even opportunistic realism.

  6. I clicked through his website enough to read his biography. He’s a white boy from Nebraska living in Brooklyn and fancies himself a writer, artist, and a liberal. He’s on IMDB as a screenwriter. Never heard of him or any of his work.

    I suspect his first-person experience at the pharmacy may have happened. He clearly identified the relevant stores, the nature of the transaction, and why he was in that particular store. His level of detail about the counter clerk was appropriate (chubby, middle-aged, Latina).

    By contrast, the pizza story was transparent fiction. He doesn’t identify the pizza joint, the neighborhood, the park, or the apartment complex. He recalls the dialogue to the word, although it’s completely contrived. (Are we really to believe that a 14 year old black kid from Brooklyn addressed him as “Mister” in 2005?). He devotes attention to details about the character’s clothes and personal attributes, again completely unbelievable. (Are we really to believe that a 14 year old black kid from Brooklyn was wearing an Izod shirt with the collar turned up? This was supposed to be 2005, not 1986).

    This story is a Nebraska white boy’s adaptation of this scene from Do The Right Thing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbA1YOueC_A

    It’s worth scrolling through the comments to the article. Boles replied enthusiastically to almost every comment. This article was an exercise in audience building targeted at white liberals.

    The irony is that the experience should have been a red pill experience in which the author realizes that ethnic groups are programmed to take care of their own first. Fictional or not, the Puerto Rican neighbor told him straight up that C-Town was Puerto Rican and he didn’t belong there. Duh.

    • @guest. I was calling BOLEShit on his entire blog as I was reading it. It to me just didn’t have a natural fluidity to it. I’m pretty sure he was counting the backslap “atta boys” as he was perusing the comments. I lost interest after about 15 of those myself and I staunchly read ALL comments. Whether blog or video.

  7. Last night I was thinking about how our situation compares to that of ancient Greece. I’ve been fiddling around with the concepts at play back then in the various constitutions. One thing that stands out is that our idea of democracy was different than theirs. Our idea sees people voting on everything. In ancient Greece democracy meant having as much as possible in a polity being decided by lot. Voting was the mark of oligarchy, because voting could be easily manipulated and ends met by fraud. Looking at things this way can begin to turn preconceptions on their heads.
    Conservatives are supposed to admire the Spartans and look at Athenian democracy with horror. Meanwhile what we have been taught to be the hallmark of democracy, voting by head, isn’t the hallmark at all. All lower offices were decided by lot, and the upper offices were decided by votes, but only after a system of lotteries decided the candidates who were eligible out of the tribes. Voting was something the oligarchs liked.
    Compare that to our situation. Who wants most strongly to overturn the electoral college? People with power. Joe Blow out in the sticks sees the electoral college as a protection from the likes of George Soros.
    As far as Athens and Sparta go, Sparta has long been acknowledged to be more oligarchic than Athens, and we are supposed to see this as a mark of superiority as conservatives. I don’t want to take the analogy too far as there are problems with doing things like this that everyone knows–we don’t need to get into all that (and yes, this tends to break down when you start to talk about tyrannies and demagogues). The thing is, using the criteria of lot vs election and oligarchy vs democracy, I think we are more the democratic part of America and the Democrats the oligarchs. We are the Athenians and they are the Spartans.
    And like Sparta of old, the Democrats have their Helots and Perioikoi. The blacks are the Helots. They are essentially kept slaves who do the bidding of the democrats in voting in elections–a mark of oligarchy–in return for food, shelter and a breeding program subsidized by the government. Hispanics are Perioikoi, allowed to come into the country and get the protection of the ruling Democrats, free to come and go as they please, as are the other classes of perioikoi, like Muslim refugees.
    Throw into all this the fact that Spartan society was supposedly communistic, while the more you get into it you find out that there were a few wealthy families who were really in charge and the rules, and the communism, were only for the little people, just like it is in the Democrat Party today. Hypocrisy was the fuel that kept the motor running then as now.
    I realize that there are many people on the right that are down on democracy now, but if you keep in mind that democracy isn’t just voting, things can begin to make a little more sense.

  8. It is an amusing idea that the left might return to traditional religion. But this cannot be. The point of dropping God for Science was not that science was better than God in providing victims to worship. It was that dropping God allowed the establishment of religion.

    Everyone wants to promote his religion. This is important in the nth degree because religion determines politics. But the problem here is that the religion of the masses — God and Jesus — is popular, and in democracy will tend to be what is taught. (And so it was in America just as anywhere else.) But what if you are an elite minority and want to teach your brand of religion? Solution? First, create public schools paid for by the people so as to marginalize and eliminate any non-controlled schools. Second, remove all “religion” from the public schools. Define “religion” as “belief in the supernatural”, then ban teaching that. Third, take all the stuff that you actually care about brainwashing the masses with and define it as “science”. Now you can teach kids your religion, although you do have to drop “God”. No biggie, that guy was not a feminist anyway. Problem solved!

  9. Boles is an idiot and nothing more than a self aggrandized narcissistic piece of literary flotsam. He should move in with shawn “whats his name”

  10. I must be a very superficial, non-deep-thinking person.

    As far as I can tell, lefties don’t give a fuck about anybody or anything or any ethnic / racial / gender / sexual orientation group.
    They are all about attaining absolute power and will latch onto, or more likely invent , “causes” to serve as vehicles to attain absolute power. I would look at the socialists “struggle mythology” as just another excuse, a scam , to jump onto to help attain absolute power.

    I say this because when you look at those unfortunate nations that have/had attained, or nearly so , the socialist nirvana (USSR, Cuba, East Germany, Venezuela, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, N.Korea , etc., ) one sees that the socialist ruling elites form a government of, by and for the ruling elites; i.e, for themselves and only for themselves (and their Swiss bank accounts).

    They essentially impose upon their citizenry a form of government which commonly existed in 18th century Europe; the leftist ruling elites take on the role of Royalty, and obtain all the unique benefits thereof, and the citizens take on the role of the peasants. Cuba is a very good present day model of a 17th century nation ruled by a an absolute monarch – a King and his court followers- and in which the peasants (citizenry) know their place.

    It must be a genetic thing amongst humans; there is always some self-anointed busybody – a real asshole – that is convinced he is ordained to rule the roost. They give themselves different names (socialists, Marxists, King, Capo di Tutti Capi, Chief, Sultan, Il Duce, Der Fuhrer, Emperor, Pharaoh, Pope, Mullah, etc., ) and employ different excuses to justify their attainment of absolute power, but in the end it is all the same crap; some bastard winds up controlling his world, absolutely, and the citizens get totally F’d.

  11. “…Race, however, has always been a reliable avenue to create the preferred narratives because blacks are easy to paint as noble victims in the glorious battle against the forces of evil. The people opposed to identity politics are almost always white men, the bad whites…”
    The black victim shakedown has about used up it’s usefulness. Time for a new narrative to further divide and conquer more Americans; “white men, the bad whites”, a huh. White females are the newest collective member victim. See what they are doing here? It’s pretty damn cunning trick too. The vags are as a group a majority of white vagina people. What is going on here is it is dividing the White female race in America from the White Male race, to also denounce the White Male race. This kills a few birds with one stone. It’s Kill The Patriarchy and Matriarchy, undermine this support system of traditions and values. That’s why the vags are so nasty and hedonistic. Anything goes in the cause of destroying the family. Family must go. It must be destroyed. All sanctity of the Patriarchy can not be allowed to exist. The family is the most dangerous thing in our culture to the cultural marxists. they have worked tirelessly to destroy black Patriarchy, to foster the genocide of millions of babies thru Roe versus Wade, which hasn’t had the equal effect on White Patriarchy, so it’s time for plan B: millions of vags in Mao pantsuits spewing hate and discontent, or running naked with rank agitprop across their breatsts and crowns of vulvas upon their heads.

  12. If white racism was so terrible for blacks until 1960s, why is it that blacks are objectively worse off today than they were fifty years ago? The idea that whitey just gets more and more racist as times goes along belies the idea that the civil rights movement was a good thing. The leftist race narrative is so convoluted and self-contradictory that if left unchecked, it will inevitably lead to violence and race war. (((Cui bono)))?

    • Never underestimate the appeal of demanding something for nothing at the micro level, especially if others are doing it and it is “culturally approved”.

      “Cui bono” indeed. Who benefits? Who, behind the scenes, is orchestrating this stuff? It seems to have something to do with the color purple. The media people sure love their purple neckties lately.

      • Dutch, here is you might an observation observation you would appreciate I think, by Dr. Jerry Pournelle, he penned it around 1984 sometime. It is from his early There Will Be War Series, volume IV:

        “The virtue of prudence is not much discussed today; yet it lies at the heart of one of the fundamental issues of our time, the conflict between ethics of intention and ethics of responsibility. The “intentionalists” argue thus: “what I intend is good, and I do what I intend; therefore my actions are good.”
        Their opponents say “what you intend is of little matter; it is the Result of Your action that must be judged. Just because you thought you were doing good does not excuse you. You must take forethought and act prudently, with due regard to the consequences of your action”

        This observation by Dr. Pournelle speaks to the heart of the base of the marxists, of how the hive is created and sustained. One of the best definitions of the progressive cult there is in my mind. This isn’t about the Soros’s and obama’s of the world, this is about your neighbor, your towns mayor, your sister, your grade school social studies teacher and their do gooder “intensions”. It is hideous, but it is real. This is who makes diversity and the transnationalists, the media, what it is, where their power comes from. They are the totalitarians among us, the do gooders who believe they have a divine, unquestionable right, to meddle in your every affair, or exterminate us.
        It is like the highly opinionated person; their opinions mean more to them then the people around them and how it effects those people, I’m right, therefore you and what happens to you don’t mean shit.
        Taking it to another level with SJW’s and the rest of the toxic cultural marxists, not only do my intentions override everything, but because I am right, and you refuse to comply, you are worthy of extinction because your in the way.

        Dr. Pournelle goes on to say about Marxist theory; “There is no oppression worse than the rule of theory.”

        Basically what we Freemen, us dirt people are faced with, is there is no truce with Kings, potentates, dictators, mayors, senators, dog catchers, SJW’s, bunny inspectors, the whole lot of them. There is no other choices for us here. You fight to win.
        Evil though, is self limiting. Eventually. Liberty on the other hand has a pretty good track record so far. There are no limits on what liberty can attain. We are looking at it, proof positive America exists and everyone outside liberty is trying to destroy it.

        • Yup. Right back to minding one’s own business versus telling everyone else what to do and what to think. The basics of all this stuff is not very complex at all.

  13. When your a hammer, the world looks like a nail.
    When your a cultural marxist the rest of the world is racist except you.
    Which is fitting because a marxist invented the term.

  14. I’ve always wondered how the Left managed to “fucking love science.” I know, I know, if they could see the logical consequences of their positions they wouldn’t be liberals, but still: Math is racist, logic is patriarchal (or is it the other way around?), and there are no facts, only narratives. Kinda hard for science to work under those conditions, no? My guess is that they’ll go back to their “New Left” roots — psychobabble and dialectical materialism. It’s been a while since I skimmed a summary of The Wretched of the Earth, but I seem to remember it being that sort of thing. And didn’t Jesus say stuff about helping the poor? “Liberation theology,” right? Groovy baby. I just hope that, when they get around to writing their Port Huron statement, our new SDS’ers go with Mr. Lebowski’s original draft.

  15. It’s significant, and maybe a little hopeful, that the expression “virtue signaling” has entered the political lexicon. I can’t think of a better way to say what it says in so few words.

    Today I went into Washington, D.C. to have lunch with a friend and afterward walked through the National Zoo. Other than lunch, the day was like being in some Soviet-like Great Hall of Virtue Signaling. Poster in the Metro: You [photo of young woman] have a right not to be harassed! Report any transgressions! Poster: You can help us give this child a vaccine shot [photo of cute black girl with long, beaded hair strands, a treatment that probably cost the ad agency $300] — support Doctors Without Frontiers/Medecins Sans Frontieres. Your contribution for this and this and this can end that and cure that. Help us make a difference!

    At the zoo: We’re working to save endangered species! Having a pushbutton instead of a constantly working fountain saves eleventy-leven gallons of water a day! One crumpled soda can deposited in the recycling bin can create as much energy as your TV uses in three hours!

    Some of these causes are worthwhile. Some are counterproductive. I don’t like to see anyone struck down by disease, but the hard reality is that the African girl getting the shot will start having babies at 14 and keep the assembly line going for years, increasing Africa’s overpopulation that is destroying animal (as well as human) habitats. But my main point is that these do-gooders are bragging — telling you how concerned and humanitarian and supportive they are. Not like you, you racist, sexist, cis-gendered cretin. Social bragging has become legitimized. I say it’s virtue signaling, and a strange amalgam of aggression and needing approval.

    • You mentioned you went “into” DC today. Did you see any men? In suits w/ neckties? I didn’t think so. It’s a city for the young, recently college-graduated, and there are hella more females there than men of any age (not including the Pentagon, I think). This has been true since JFK asked not what your country can do for you but what your c$%t ooops can do for your Congressman Young attractive women have been staffing the YUGE bureaucratic offices in a big way since 1963. Many of my college classmates (1967) took up the banner and charged off to do good in that municipality. Most of them are no longer married to their first husband; that guy moved on to marry a woman a lot of years younger, but if they had children, they raised them up right and sent them to Bethesda-Chevy Chase public schools. It’s sad to say this, but many of these ladies will die alone and unremarked. They worked hard and gave value at the National Archives or as Congressional staffers. They fled “middle America” so they could consort with Congresscritters/US Senators, and don’t have much to show for it IMO. How exciting!! And they thought living in Shaker Heights was hell on earth;-)

      • Doc;

        Second your point about Shaker Heights: Being overseas in the military in the early ’70’s rapidly readjusted my expectations about and appreciation for life in the US. So, I’ve often said that every US teenager should be forced to live two weeks as a third world non-aristocrat. They wouldn’t even have to live as a peasant (though it wouldn’t hurt): Middle class life would do. (The few aristo’s live a pretty 1st world life)

        Of course, this assumes they wouldn’t take the easy way out and blame the US for the conditions they experienced, so it couldn’t be a public school sponsored activity. Guided discussion on WHY the 3rd world is the 3rd world is what’s needed.

  16. I have come to thoroughly enjoy your articles. I now make your blog a daily stop. I found this particular line spot on,

    “In fact, it had become custom to leave the issue of race to Progressives. They got to define the morality and the required public policies to fit the moral framework. But then Barak Obama got himself elected and then re-elected. He also accomplished very little in his time in office. It’s hard to argue that America is a racist country when a black guy gets to be in charge, despite not being very good at anything.”

    I would imagine if using this argument with a leftist it would literally leave them a quivering mess of hysteria.

    I was surprised you did not reference Dr. Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” in this article. He is an esteemed researcher and author and this work was an excellent treatise on today very subject. I would think the left hates him today.

    Keep up the good work. I also find the comments quite enjoyable.

  17. Monotheists forget that most of the world- the Orient, Amerindians, Africans, Pacific Islanders- never developed the concept of a God, yet they are very religious, even supersticious.

    Same with the Left. Religion doesn’t need to have a God.

    • When I was a kid once in a while an African would go by two if he saw you killing a bug saying that the spirit of his uncle was living in it. Village headmen would leave talismans buried or in trees all over the place to protect the village. I guess you’d call it animism.

  18. It is clear to me that progressives have contorted “race” into a proxy for ideology. In progressive-speak “white” is the cultural remnant of what used to be called White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) values. These tend to be conservative values rooted in the teachings from the Bible. Some of those values are hard work, self-reliance, modesty, honesty, thrift. Progressives not only reject these values where they get in the way of advancing the progressive agenda, we now find that even the presence of a conservative person is enough to cause them to demand “safe spaces”.

    Progressives presume that people who are not “white” are thus “of color” or “minorities and women”, and if not allies in advancing the progressive agenda, at least not opposed to it. This explains the progressive hatred of conservative people who are not of the Caucasian race such as Clarence Thomas, Alan West, Herman Cain, Mia Love, Condoleezza Rice, etc.

    This can also be seen in the life of Barack Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. He wrote in his first autobiography that he struggled with his racial identity before choosing to be “black”. His half brother, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, whose biological mother was Ruth Beatrice Baker, a Caucasian who married Barack Sr. in 1964 was considered to be “too white” by Barack Hussein Obama.

    When a person can choose to be “black”, as Barack Hussein Obama has, even though his mother was fully Caucasian, then “black” is an ideologically-derived identity. It is not a genetically-derived one.

    The next level down of the progressive proxy of race for ideological identity takes us to echos of the progressive fixation on eugenics of a few generations ago. Then the interest was advancing the human race by denying people who were considered to be defective from reproducing. This lead to forced sterilization laws in several states. It also lead in part to the Nazi nightmare in Germany. History has repeated itself in some ways because now human improvement through racial characteristics has morphed into improvement in ideological characteristics.

    But this distinction goes deeper and is existential in nature. But time and space do not permit me to elaborate further.

    • It is easy to draw a very short line between the eugenecists of the past and the progressives of today. That is the trump card of my argument against them. I have not pulled that card yet, as I am sure the discussion wil go full nuclear when I do.

  19. I’ve been of the opinion for awhile now that as long as I am branded as a privileged white man who can’t help but be a racist by people who have no idea what I am thinking, I will just skip to the last stage of this biological imperative … acceptance.

  20. Bullshit story. Lots of phonies make this shit up for some traffic on their sites. Even Sen. Corey Booker made up this 10 year tale about an imagined thug roaming the streets in Newark named T-Bone. Booker said he’s 1000% real. But it is a total lie. Maybe it gives them some sense of street cred and try to show some empathy.

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