That’s Mighty White of Him!

In modern times, the popular culture is geared toward looking down in the gutter for examples. Every social pathology is celebrated as authentic and realz. That means black culture is dominant or at least everyone pretends that it is the greatest thing since pockets. Reality is always something different these days and it occasionally peaks through the cloud cover like when football legend Charles Haley tells young blacks guys to act white.

Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history who’s been a part of five Super Bowl winning teams, so it was no surprise in May when one of those teams, the 49ers, asked him to speak to their rookies.

What might come as a surprise to some people though is what Haley said to those 49ers rookies.

“As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, ‘Why don’t you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people,” Haley said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “‘Why don’t you act like that?’ They all looked at me crazy.”

The 51-year-old Haley wasn’t necessarily trying to be controversial with his comments, he was just trying to get the attention of a bunch rookies — Something that’s much easier said then done in this age of cell phones, Twitter and Instagram.

“I just did it for the shock value of it,” Haley said. “The hardest thing is these guys, they have an attention span of a 5-year-old. I’m not the most gentle and kind person to sit there and deal with that crap. I’m a little more confrontational. I think I got my point across.”

He’s right, of course. White athletes get in far less trouble than black athletes and it is because the blacks guys have the self-restraint of children. One thing that you notice living in the ghetto is that black males stop maturing at around 12 and stay that way until they are murdered, go to jail or magically make it into their 40’s. The later group usually gets deadly serious about life at that point.

Segregation had a lot of problems for whites and blacks, but it did not spring from nothing. The historical record has been re-imagined, but in the original many blacks in the South liked segregation. They correctly saw that the rules on behavior benefited the black community, especially women. The trade-offs were not just, but there were trade-offs, which means some benefits.

Attempts to create a shaming culture such that successful older black males can shame young black males into behaving properly has been short circuited by Progressives, but it is probably the only reasonable compromise. Put another way, you cannot have a multi-ethnic society unless the people at the top of the various ethnic groups agree on the high culture and enforce it amongst their own. That means old black guys telling young black guys to act white.

4 thoughts on “That’s Mighty White of Him!

  1. When I was young, I had a lot of black friends. All the white kids did, and we all got along famously. Why shouldn’t we? We were all immature, irresponsible, and ignorant, and we reveled in it. Who wanted to grow up, when being a kid was so much fun? And black culture was so much fun because even the adults were immature, irresponsible, and ignorant. No demands, no expectations, no self-control. Just the gratification of the moment. It was bliss.

    That’s why popular culture, which is pitched to children, has been entirely taken over by blacks: who knows better how to behave untethered to any sort of standard? And that’s why each succeeding generation truly has been getting worse and worse and worse. We were worse than my father’s generation; our kids were worse than us; the latest crop is practically worthless.

    Haley’s advice comes at least a half-century too late. The people those athletes should be emulating are mostly dead.

    • It’s been forty years since Alex Karras said he wished that the players scoring a touchdown would act like they had been there before.

    • Ties. Getting up in the morning and putting on a tie for school. That was serious, after school the tie could come off and then that was playtime.
      There’s no division today. Read a comment yesterday above a guy that was advancing in some online video game and the game was automatically updating his co-workers on his progress as he played. During the day, at work. One of those on the update list was his boss who apparently just shrugged and ignored it. It was too much trouble to try and get him to stop, way too much trouble to initiate procedures to suspend or fire him and besides he did less damage during the day if he was playing games. Or sleeping.
      I wonder, when does that “What can’t go on for long, won’t go on.” kick in?

      No, it’s not just the blacks anymore. The signs of the primitive are all around us; tats and piercings and hooker clothing in schools. Anyone here ever read “The Marching Morons”?

  2. Well, it is not like we white guys can tell anyone about anything. We have the combo of white privilege and male privilege, so anything we say is either condescending, patronizing, sexist, racist, or discriminatory, unless it applies exclusively to other hetero white males. So we shut up, and quietly look out for our loved ones and friends. Or if is one’s cup of tea, one can go the overt progressive women power/minority power route, do the street rallies and such. Except that the women and people of color are secretly looking at you like you are some sort of creepy freak. But they will generally be polite about it, in deference to shared stated values.

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