"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." ~ Edward Gibbon
A Place Somewhere Beyond 'White Man's Burden' and 'I Hate N*ggers'
Column by Paul Bonneau.
Exclusive to STR
The typical arguments about race are so common and predictable, I wonder why people can’t find something different to talk about.
It’s funny how similar the two seemingly disparate positions are, if you think about it.
The so-called “liberal” position, AKA “White Man’s Burden,” is in agreement with what “liberals” would refer to as the “racist” or “conservative” position in the most important respect: They both start with a given, that dark brown people are inferior to light brown people. And, they are both collectivist, not treating people as individuals with differences.
Now, there may be a couple places where the two positions don’t agree. For example, “liberals” might think dark brown people are inferior due to rotten schools or some other factor in their upbringing, while “conservatives” might think they are inferior due entirely to genetic factors, or maybe poor culture. Another difference is about what the “remedy” should be--“conservatives” just want to be rid of them and all their problems, or walling them out of the country. Liberals seem to think government “help” and quotas and stamping out bad attitudes is the plan. But the bottom line with both sides is that dark brown people are inferior.
Both sides are also in agreement, that the remedy must be done via government. One wonders, given typical government performance, how serious about remedies they can be.
I am constantly amazed at how tone-deaf “liberals” can be about this. I recall seeing a headline of the local newspaper, The Oregonian, a paper with impeccable “liberal” credentials serving a largely “liberal” market. It said something to the effect, “Black school children still perform poorly despite programs.” When I saw that I imagined what a kick in the stomach that headline would feel like to a dark brown kid reading it. Do newspaper editors never put themselves in another’s shoes? That headline was saying, “You are hopeless no matter how much we try to fix you.” Who needs that kind of help?
Affirmative Action, what could be more racist? “The only way you can get a job is if we, your superiors, fudge standards a bit so you can get in. We certainly don’t expect much from you. Maybe you can warm a seat.” That’s modern-day “liberalism.”
The sight of “conservatives” running yet again to government is another thing that turns my stomach; these days it is wall-building against medium-brown people, and roadblocks, and government permission to work. Why are they annoyed when “liberals” run to government to tell people who to rent homes to, or who to bake a cake for? They themselves provide the example.
If you read “conservative” forums you will invariably find complaints that medium-brown people don’t pay taxes. Oh, is paying taxes now a virtue in the “conservative” lexicon? One may as well praise the experience of being beaten with a baseball bat. Being a victim of theft is not a virtue.
Why use collective-speak, thinking and talking about races at all? What good does that do?
“Liberals,” you are not helping. Get over your masturbatory white guilt and start treating people as individuals. An honest assessment of Johnson’s “Great Society” and everything since would mark it as a total failure. You need to own that. OK, that was not your intention, but you know what the road to Hell is paved with. Now it’s time to pick up the pieces and try something else. If the government schools are rotten, get kids out of them! Stop thinking you can use the schools to indoctrinate kids. You just ruin them instead!
“Conservatives,” for Christ’s sake, how many people in jail will you have to see, over nothing crimes, before you are happy? This is a disgrace! The War on Drugs is just another government program, a boondoggle of gigantic proportions that ruins lives, and it ruins the places dark brown people usually live. You need to own that. Now it’s time to pick up the pieces and try something else. If you think their culture is bad, well what do you expect in a crime-ridden society--one created by your War on Drugs?
Jackie Robinson. Jesse Owens. Frederick Douglass. Joe Louis. Booker T. Washington. Malcolm X. These men and others like them did more to improve lives than all the billions of dollars-worth of government programs. What did they have in common? No government “help.” A successful struggle against adversity--resulting in admiration from people you wouldn’t normally expect to give it. A wonderful example for others, and the nurturing of pride and self-respect.
“White Man’s Burden” racists and “I Hate Niggers” racists, I am tired of your shit! Leave people alone, let them get on with their own lives!
I’ll be happy when so much intermarriage occurs that nobody will be able to distinguish race any more; we’re getting pretty close, lately. Then race will eventually end up with the same fine reputation that phrenology now enjoys, and we can be done with these discussions.