Skip to comments.The New Racial-Derangement Syndrome - What happened to Obama’s post-racial America? (VDH)
Posted on 12/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PST by neverdem
There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country — and it is getting ugly.
Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip Saturday Night Live audience even gave Foxx applause.
Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples [sic] independence day . . . ”
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can get: “I voted for Barack because he was black. . . . I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years.”
No one in Hollywood used to be more admired than Morgan Freeman, who once lectured interviewers on the need to transcend race. Not now, in the new age of racial regression. Freeman has accused Obama critics and the Tea Party of being racists. He went on to editorialize on Obama’s racial bloodlines: “Barack had a mama, and she was white . . . very white, American, Kansas, middle of America . . . America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet.”
Freeman’s racial-purity obsessions were echoed on the CNN website, where an ad for the network’s recent special report on race included a crude quote from three teen poets: “Black enough to be a n. White enough to be a good one.”
In the 21st century, are we returning to the racial labyrinth of the 19th-century Old Confederacy, when we measured our supposed racial DNA to the nth degree? Apparently, yes. ESPN sports commentator Rob Parker blasted Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last week for admirably stating that he did not wish to be defined by his race rather than by his character: “He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause.” Parker added: “He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.” (ESPN suspended Parker for his remarks.)
Unfortunately, the new racialist derangement is not confined to sports and entertainment. The Reverend Joseph Lowery — who gave the benediction at President Obama’s first inauguration — sounded as venomous as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in a speech that Lowery delivered to a black congregation shortly before this year’s election: “I don’t know what kind of a n***** wouldn’t vote with a black man running.” Lowery reportedly preceded that rant by stating that when he was younger, he believed that all whites were going to hell, but now he merely believes that most of them are. And in his 2009 inauguration prayer, Lowery ended with his hopes for a future day when “white will embrace what is right.”
Wasn’t Obama’s election supposed to mark a new post-racial era? What happened?
For nearly a half-century, cultural relativism in the universities taught that racist speech was bigotry only if it came from those — mostly whites — with power. Supposedly oppressed minorities could not themselves be real racists. But even if that bankrupt theory was once considered gospel, it is no longer convincing — given that offenders such as Foxx, Rock, and Lowery (who was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama) are among the more affluent and acclaimed Americans.
The Obama administration must shoulder some of the blame. Attorney General Eric Holder, our nation’s top prosecutor, has referred to African-Americans as “my people” and called Americans “a nation of cowards” for not focusing on race relations on his terms.
The president himself urged Latinos to “punish our enemies.” He weighed in unnecessarily during the Henry Louis Gates and Trayvon Martin affairs in ways that only added to the racial tensions. Vice President Joe Biden warned black voters at a campaign stop that Republicans were “going to put y’all back in chains.”
Obama, during the campaign, brilliantly — and cynically — targeted particular hyphenated voting groups on the basis of their race and ethnicity — on the assumption that such voters could be loosely united by opposition to a purported uncaring and shrinking conservative establishment. After the election, the Obama campaign asked its supporters to complete a survey that included a checklist with racial identifications — with “white” omitted.
There is a growing danger in this latest round of racial tribalism. Stirring up the pot for short-term political gain in a multiracial society is abjectly insane. If the new racialism grows unchecked, it will eventually lead to cycles of backlash and counter-backlash — and some day to something like the Balkans or Rwanda.
People are just people. But they can turn into veritable monsters when — as a great American once warned — they look to the color of our skin rather than the content of our character.
— Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author, most recently, of The End of Sparta. You can reach him by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2012 Tribune Media Services
Tell me when VDH breaks down and uses the phrase “anti-white” as of now he is basically reading the Left’s “Root Causes” playbook.
Certain kinds of hatred are celebrated by the left.
vote, yea vote for revenge.
then he places even more blacks in charge of more Depts and when or if a republican ever gets power and doesn;t have most of the depts run by blacks they will be called racist.
revenge you know, get the white Christian man back , lets teach whitey a lesson and those dummies who are white in the media will go along with us like the dopes they are.
12% of the population and yet on all the local channels on every program, especially the news or from what I have seen.
I have never seen an all white cast on a local news channel in this country for over a decade and they are in about 50% of AD’s not bad for 12%.
I have to think that those whites which are always pushing the racist program called affirmative action must really hate their own race for some reason, why I don;t know
(1) It galled the old-time communists of the 20's and 30's that they could make very little headway with Negroes, whom they considered America's natural "proletariat."
(2) It galled the Democrat Party that they could not sweep the Negro vote during that very same era.
Working together, it was decided in the Roosevelt Admninistrations to continue the welfare programs originally designed to help "everyone," but not to promote the WPA "work" provisions to the Negroes. In postwar America, the Welfare portion continued, even as the economic lot of the Negroes was slow to improve. But their conversion to the Democrat Party was well underway. Ironic, because it was the Democrat Party that kept segregation alive in the South.
Now, the Democrat Party, in its Socialist/Marxist/and yes Communist leadership, is merely trying to take more of the white population down the same path.
Guess what, it's working. Since the Negro underclass has proven difficult to lift up, it has been decided that the way to make Whites and Negroes more equal is to make the white population poorer ... and also the lower-class Negro lifestyle and culture is rapidly being adopted by lower-class whites... Selling the idea of class warfare has been shockingly easy!
Race and Class Warfare was "low-hanging fruit" for the marxist leadership of the Democrats
There's most definitely that.. but "racial derangement syndrome" can be innocent and more like hypersensitivity.
In the 1960s I had rented another apartment across town and planned to move out within 30 days. Meanwhile a very nice young black couple had moved into my current apartment building. When they saw me moving they assured me that I did not have to move on account of them; I assured them that that was not the reason.
Only ten years ago I took the light rail to downtown, it was almost empty. A nice middle-aged black woman boarded and sat down across the isle. As is my wont when approaching my exit (the next stop) I got up and stood at the door. The women exclaimed "You don't have to move on account of me!" I explained that the next stop was my destination.
These two examples were of typical middle class folk.. but 24/7 on TV and in movies; in some homes; in some churches; in universities, public schools; and in all local, state and federal offices it's "blacks are victims and whites are racists."
Great now we got Django Unchained..
Another "knock out" movie.. as if one was needed. For example. . .
"Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993), Mitchell and several black youth were outside a movie theater after viewing Mississippi Burning, in which several blacks are beaten. A white youth happened to walk by, and Mitchell yelled, There goes a white boy; go get him! Mitchell and the others attacked and beat the boy."
Django Unchained is what it is and some "victims of white America" will likely step up from their Knockout Game to the Kill Game.
Just as gun manufacturers are sued I hope the Django Unchained producers have to pay out tens of millions.
Let me straighten this mess out.
First this isn’t new It started in the late 50’s and grew from there.
Second: Jamie Foxx wasn’t joking. He meant every word.
Third: Obama’s election just brought this to the fore.
It has been around a long time.
Lets not forget Bush’d errand boy Colon Powell as bigotted as any of the rest.. Here is a man who should know better.
He looked at the color of Obama’s skin and not the Content of his character. Obama’s character has no content. He is anti-God, anti-white, and anti work ethic.
That's easy. It was a lie like everything else.
“Since the Negro underclass has proven difficult to lift up, it has been decided that the way to make Whites and Negroes more equal is to make the white population poorer ... and also the lower-class Negro lifestyle and culture is rapidly being adopted by lower-class whites... Selling the idea of class warfare has been shockingly easy!”
Don’t kid yourself; the underclass of both groups is being displaced by Hispanics imported for that express purpose. I live in a town with plenty of white trash, across a river from Newark NJ with a large black underclass; both of them are being pushed aside by Hispanics in housing, the workforce, and political office. Welfare reform is having the desired effect; Hispanics replaced blacks as our largest minority group 10 years earlier than projected (by 2000 rather than 2010), and they will replace whites as the majority faster than expected as well (the date has already been moved up from 2050 to 2043, and even that earlier date is floated out there to prevent panic or political retribution against the powers that are overseeing this).
Pass through any maternity ward, or by any schoolyard/playground, and you’ll see that 80% of the children are Hispanic or Asian; on the other hand the 85 year-old driver doing 35 mph in the fast lane is always white...
“; on the other hand the 85 year-old driver doing 35 mph in the fast lane is always white...”
What the hell does that have to do with race? How do 85 year old Black,Hispanic,and Asian men drive?
“What the hell does that have to do with race? How do 85 year old Black,Hispanic,and Asian men drive?”
As a resident of an area filled with black, Hispanic, and Asian men, I can honestly see I’ve never seen an 85 year-old from any of those groups driving a car - and I’ve lived here all of my life. I’m dead serious; insufficient data to answer your question.
Its release date on December 25th is no accident either. It’s all part of the message.
Tarantino is also planning a new genre, a form of spaghetti western set in America’s Deep South which he calls “a southern”.
“I want to explore something that really hasn’t been done,” he says. “I want to do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they’re genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to.
“But I can deal with it all right, and I’m the guy to do it. So maybe that’s the next mountain waiting for me.”
Obama and his fellow travellers are working to finally break America and the Pax Americana. Like every liberal effort the cure is worse than the disease.
Tarantino is also planning a new genre, a form of spaghetti western set in America's Deep South which he calls "a southern" . . . they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to. Proof that tari-whatever does not watch the MSM.
I had read that around 3,600 was the total lynchings since the Civil War. There were a few white victims in that number IIRC; and IIRC the source was a museum dedicated to remembering the black victims.
This time I selected a source I believed would report the maximum numbers of black victims imaginable to inflict as much onus as possible on America. Failing to validate huge numbers in the tens of millions the source reported the same numbers but added "Undoubtedly, the real numbers were much higher . . . ."
"The NAACP placed full page advertisements in the New York Times, The Atlanta Constitution and other newspapers denouncing the practice of lynching and calling it the "Shame of America" (November 23, 1922) . . . By 1918, at least 3,224 people were murdered by lynching (Library of Congress, Manuscript Collection). Undoubtedly, the real numbers were much higher for lynchings were often unreported by local authorities . . . By 1932, lynchings had decreased to a new low of ten incidents and during the entire decade only 88 blacks were lynched (Tolnay and Beck, p. 202) . . . A national poll that was taken in 1937 that "found 65 per cent of all southerners supported legislation that would have made lynching a federal crime" (Tolnay and Beck, p. 202)."
So what's the point of this? Look at today's black-on-white murder figures.. how many months does it take to reach 3,500-plus? How many years does it take to reach 3,500-plus white-on-black murders?
Up until now I hoped this Tari-whatever jerk would be on the receiving end of the popular "knockout game;" now he's pushing for some kind of "lynch whitey" game and my druthers have been appropriately upped.
“As a resident of an area filled with black, Hispanic, and Asian men, I can honestly see Ive never seen an 85 year-old from any of those groups driving a car -”
I’ll be darned. Who knew?
The black-on-black murder figures are considered to be a complete non-story by the state-run media.
Wow! If MSM employees loved spiking those stories they are ecstatic spiking these stories
How about these rape stats: "In 2005, out of the 111,490 cases involving white victims, 44.5% had white offenders and 33.6% had black offenders, while the 36,620 black victims had a figure of 100% black offenders. . . ."
Rape in the United States I often wondered about this.
"The U.S. Department of Justice compiles statistics on crime by race, but only between and among people categorized as black or white. In 2005 there were 111,490 white and 36,620 black victims of rape or sexual assault. In 2005, out of the 111,490 cases involving white victims, 44.5% had white offenders and 33.6% had black offenders, while the 36,620 black victims had a figure of 100% black offenders, numbers of white offenders were estimated to be negligible (extrapolated from a sample size of fewer than 10 instances)."
Though wiki is sometimes wiki graffiti it appears that the above is documented unless I misread this DoJ document that apparently the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us has not yet erased See Percent distribution of single-offender victimizations, based on race of victims, by type of crime and perceived race of offender.
Note: Since I posted this originally a few months ago the last time I checked wiki graffiti no longer has the facts and figures.. you have go to the DoJ pdf file.. the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us has not (so far as of 22 Dec., 2012) deleted/modified the information.