by Ilana Mercer
Every time a manifestly racist, anti-white event goes down, which is frequently, conservative media call it “identity politics” as in “The left is playing identity politics.”
Whatever is convulsing the country, it’s not identity politics. For blacks are not being pitted against Hispanics. Hispanics are not being sicced on Asians, and Ameri-Indians aren’t being urged to attack the aforementioned groups. Rather, they’re all piling on honky. Hence, anti-white politics or animus.
The ire of the multiculturalists is directed exclusively at whites and their putative privilege. Anti-whitism is endemic and systemic. Take “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett deceived the country and the Chicago Police Department about having fallen prey to a hate crime, which, it transpired, he had crudely orchestrated.
The Chicago Police Department superintendent expressed indignation that a black man (Smollett) would desecrate symbols of black oppression in the process of framing innocent others. (A noose had been purchased at Smollett’s behest.)
But nobody, Superintendent Eddie Johnson included, said sorry to the accused group, whose reputation had been sullied: “Trump supporters or white persons.” “Trump supporters” is indeed a proxy for “white persons.” The conflation of “white” and “Trump supporter” was made, for one, by an anti-white, anti-Trump, professional agitator: Trevor Noah of the “Daily Show.” Noah is neither funny nor very bright, but he is right, in this instance.
Conservatives, for their part, skirt over the white-animus issue. The Smollett libel fit the “progressive narrative,” they intoned. (Overuse has made the “narrative” noun a bad cliché.) It was a right vs. left matter, insisted others. Smollett was sick in the head, was another obfuscation. What would public expiation and excuse-making be without the rotten habit of diseasing misbehavior?! His antics might still make him a big-time actor, but Smollett is a small-time crook, a common criminal of low character. To disease immorality is a corruption of traditional conservative thinking.
We have here a politicization of crime, reasoned other compromising conservatives. Come again? What is the hate-crime category if not a politicization of crime? With the hate crime designation, we are essentially saying that a murder committed with racial malice is worse than one committed without it. Is that a normative call or a political one? I’d say the latter.
Some conservatives remarked that the Smollett affair occurred against the backdrop of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Is not TDS a proxy for the white-hot hatred of whites?
Four minutes and 13 seconds in, a video filmed at the Washington State Evergreen College gives way to softly hissed, but deranged, diatribes.This is unadulterated, anti-white agitprop. Yet the TV host who screened this pedagogic incitement chuckles lightheartedly about secondary, lesser issues like victimhood chic. Never once is the thing called what is it: incitement to hate innocent whites for their alleged pigmental privilege.
A recent and jarring anti-white incident involved the curriculum imposed on students by the Santa Barbara Unified School District. As if public education is not sufficiently corrupt, “educators” now contract out to an educational black op. These tax-paid mercenaries come to schools as social levelers to put your kids through an indoctrination boot camp. However, it’s not egalitarianism that the schools are increasingly teaching, but anti-whitism.
“Just Communities Central Coast” (JCCC) is such an “educational” black op. The reported outcomes of the “Just Communities” initiative tell us a lot about the impetus behind the course. “JCCC’s discriminatory curriculum has led to increased racial animosity toward Caucasian teachers and students,” reported Eric Early, a Republican candidate for California attorney general. American kids can barely read or write. They’ll never know the wonders of the Western literary canon (banished because produced by the pale patriarchy). But they’ve committed to consciousness ugly, nonsensical, stupid, decontextualized grids that tabulate the ways of white oppression. Herewith, “The Closing of the American Mind”!
Yet, the litigant, a Republican candidate for California attorney general, had a hard time coming out with it. JCCC’s anti-white teachings were merely anti-American, he told Fox News apologetically.
Esquire’s Feb. 12 cover story featured Ryan Morgan, of West Bend, Wisconsin. Fox News’ Martha MacCallum called it “provocative,” before inviting U.S. Army veteran Darrin Porcher and activist-actor Rumando Kelley to trash “The Life of [this] American Boy at 17.” The only reason the humdrum story of poor Ryan Morgan was deemed “provocative” is because he’s white. As it transpired from the disjointed “thoughts” disgorged by MacCallum’s two black supremacist guests, “There is [sic] more important people in the world than white middle-class.” (Ryan is not wealthy. He holds a job for which he rises at 6:30 a.m., before school. I’d put him in the working-class category.)
While the one unedifying black supremacist conceded that, “We do need to lend some credence to what a Caucasian man goes through,” the irate Rumando roared that, “Esquire dropped the ball on this.” Rumando could not explain why the experiences of white boys deserved to be expunged, in an era of anti-whiteness and suicide rates rising among this very cohort: white American males. Indeed, the suicide rate is declining everywhere in the world except for America, where it is 12.8 per 100,000, “well above China’s current rate of seven.” Dubbed “deaths of despair,” white Americans and native Americans are the most suicidal populations in the U.S.
*[Editorial note: according to Labour MP David Lammy, Caucasian “Celebrities who do charity work in Africa are “white saviours” who perpetuate harmful colonial ideas…”, see The Times, March 1st 2019]
Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian columnsince 1999. She is the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed”(June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook, Gab & YouTube
Whatever the usage of “terms” like “racism”,”xenophobia” or “antisemitism”, their essential evil lies in attacking people unjustly just because of their “race”. No-one can help how he is born or raised.
The current attack on so-called “white[skin] privilege” is ipso facto racist in the primary appropriate pejorative sense.
No “white” person can help being “white” and none should be expected to carry any alleged guilt for the actions of some ancestors of similar pigmentation.
We are all of us born into the world in different ways with different expectations and opportunities, and should try to make the best of our circumstances and of those we care about.
“Black” people need respect and self-respect like anyone else. All of us also need to respect facts. So while David Lammy for once has a point about “celebrity saviors” [with “piccaninny pets” in the “dark continent”], so Trevor Phillips has a point about official/media suppression of the “racial” factor in “black-on-black” gang crime [which is partly the result of fatherhood irresponsibility among Jamaicans].
A major problem is the universally imposed and school-indoctrinated state ideology known as “equality, diversity, inclusion”, especially as interpreted by “white liberals” who repress their own subconscious racism over “blacks” physiognomy and behavior by projection onto other “white structures” and/or by misguided over-compensation as white “saviors”.
There are some helpful things the west could do for Africans who want them but we do not need Madonna or Angelina Jolie as exemplars. We should take the main cue from Dr Ibn Chambas, Dr Letitia Appiah, Mr Goodall Gondwe and Mr Sam Akaki, for instance, on population control and displacement.