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Obsessive-Compulsive Racism and the Black Guilt Complex
The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler

Posted on 01/13/2014 1:43:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

... Joe is an 82-year-old black man, a very successful retired computer engineer. He owns homes in the most affluent areas of this city.... Joe is a forceful man who has assumed the role of a leader among our common acquaintance.

Joe is obsessed with white racism, and because he is black, people acquiesce to him in ways they would not for a white man. Regardless of the setting, Joe will change the topic to excoriate white people for their racism.....

..Despite being raised in a middle-class family..., when Joe talks to young people, he does not ask them about their goals; he oppresses them with tales of the horrors of racism suffered by his father and grandfather.

Joe's first wife was black. He divorced her in the 1960s and married a wealthy white woman....she passed away, and he married another white woman.

Joe has a consulting business.I know of no black employees in his firm.

[SNIP]

Joe was recently invited to address a group of about a hundred people, almost all white, on a topic unrelated to politics or racism. As he rose to speak, a soft groan wafted up from the assembled. He opened his remarks with, "We can all agree that things are bad for black people here in South Carolina." He then lambasted the assemblage: there were so few black people in the room because of our racism. This group is primarily progressives who suck up to black people,but nothing assuages a guilty conscience.

The presumption of the pronoun "we" compelled me to stand up and challenge his obsessional projected blame. As I spoke,Joe started to splutter and shake. After the meeting,he barked at me for being rude. Later,a lady from Mexico,a naturalized American citizen, threw her arms around me and said,"Thank you. I am so tired of Joe's crap."

[SNIP]

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackguilt; racebaiting; racism
Good rant [followed by information about "Pathological guilt: a persistent yet overlooked treatment factor in obsessive compulsive disorder" and the Left's guilt and obsession with race and racism].

We all need to stand up and speak out against this "crap."

1 posted on 01/13/2014 1:43:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
2013: MSNBC's Al Sharpton Mentions Race 215 Times
2 posted on 01/13/2014 1:59:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

A great nugget [truth] from the Am Thinker piece:

.....”Guilt has been called the unnatural emotion. Sadness, fear, frustration, and anger are hardwired from birth. Guilt, conscious or unconscious, arises from a comparison between that which is and that which the conditioned mind says should be. Just as the concept of character was replaced by the morally neutral concept of personality in mid-twentieth-century psychology, the concept of guilt was largely replaced by research in the morally neutral field of anxiety.

Guilt is associated with religion and morality. Psychology functions as a religion replacement and is a source of anti-moral humanist doctrine. Clinical psychological research is often implicitly antagonistic to morality and religion. However, a recent article entitled “Pathological guilt: a persistent yet overlooked treatment factor in obsessive compulsive disorder” [1] sheds lights on the understructure of guilt of the left wing’s obsession with race and racism.”.....


3 posted on 01/13/2014 2:03:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>> “Thank you. I am so tired of Joe’s crap.”

Thank God the excerpt wrapped-up with a funny.

Fascinating premise.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 2:13:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>> Guilt is associated with religion and morality. etc

Guilt is a memory fixation.

While it’s important to learn from mistakes, it’s of no use to continually relive them.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 2:19:17 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
Fascinating premise.

I especially appreciate the comparison between (concept) "character" and "personality."

It explains so much about today's pop-culture and America's decline.

6 posted on 01/13/2014 2:23:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This idiot’s not worth the effort of writing something venomous.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 2:24:26 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Gene Eric

Often you hear, “humans are the only animal that feel guilt.”

It’s interesting to deconstruct how we have devolved with all the psyco-babble.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 2:26:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Antihero101607
This idiot’s not worth the effort of writing something venomous.

She uses him as a foil to get to the point of her article -- and to say she knows whereof she speaks.

9 posted on 01/13/2014 2:28:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I meant Joe, not the author.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 2:30:47 AM PST by Antihero101607
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I wonder who “Joe” is?


11 posted on 01/13/2014 2:31:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

... Joe is an 82-year-old black man, a very successful retired computer engineer. He owns homes in the most affluent areas of this city.... Joe is a forceful man who has assumed the role of a leader among our common acquaintance.

Joe the subject of this piece.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 2:38:27 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Since the Klan doesn't ride anymore lynching Blacks and other overt, white racist groups are rarely heard from, progressives have had to come up with new terms to describe the phantom of "white racism" that is still holding back Black people in their fervid imaginations. To keep their sanity and their belief in Progressivism, America must still be the same racist country it was sixty years ago with no chamges for the better. In fact, many so-called righteous black voices still claim things are unchanged.

A few decades ago they came up with "institutional racism" to describe how the system was still discriminating against Black people. This caused a lot of people, even many white liberals, to scratch their heads, because since 1965 the system has been heavily tilted towards Blacks and other minorities at the expense of Whites. Affirmative Action can also be called Affirmative Discrimination.

So now the new term is "white privilege" where white people have all these "unearned" privileges just by the merit of their white skin. It is another form of saying, like Obama said, "you didn't earn that thing, white person."

Progressives will never stop coming up with terms to explain away Black failure, because that would mean one of the Progressives favorite pet groups would have to take the blame for their own failures. Progressives can't stand the idea that 99% of people fail on their merits. It must be the system they complain. And that is why we still have racists like the Black man in the article. They can't stand what they see in the mirror. They desperately want to see some outside force causing their problems, but it comes down to themselves.

13 posted on 01/13/2014 2:39:21 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t begrudge some black peoples’ obsession with race. They have it rubbed in their faces by too many on the right, and EVERYBODY on the left.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 2:46:28 AM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Antihero101607

I know!


15 posted on 01/13/2014 2:54:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: driftless2

Progressives would fade away w/o identity politics.

Collectivism! first and foremost, underpinned by exploitable grievance groups.

Individuality is their nemesis.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 2:59:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Today, the worst racists in America are black.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 3:18:28 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: driftless2

“Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.”


18 posted on 01/13/2014 3:19:22 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A black acquaintance of mine casually remarked once to a group of white friends we had in common that we would be shocked how much old black people hate white people. I am not shocked any more.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 3:24:22 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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This old man is Black KKK Racist. Good that this writer challenged him

Need to challenge Black Racists and their White Guilt Liberal bootlickers more often


20 posted on 01/13/2014 3:25:59 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Later,a lady from Mexico,a naturalized American citizen, threw her arms around me and said,”Thank you. I am so tired of Joe’s crap.”

Joe’s problem is that the next generation of “Americans” know without a doubt that they owe Joe nothing; in fact, they despise him & his ilk. As they increasingly own their own businesses, watch how much “affirmative action” they DON’T practice.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 3:29:12 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PghBaldy

“A black acquaintance of mine casually remarked once to a group of white friends we had in common that we would be shocked how much old black people hate white people. I am not shocked any more.”

I can understand it when you’re talking about people who lived through Jim Crow and such; those people are dying off, and the younger ones have no such excuse. They’ve been given everything on a silver platter (high school diplomas and college degrees, regardless of whether or not they can read, as well as jobs for which they often aren’t qualified).


22 posted on 01/13/2014 3:32:00 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

I know this “Joe”. In my tale, Joe is his actual name. Born in Los Angeles in the projects. Dark skinned with a booming voice, charismatic. Married a black girl and when he couldn’t find work, joined the military. He was stationed in Ohio and his wife was still in L.A. when he got word that his 5 year old son had died. His wife wanted to go out with her friends and the little boy had the flu, so she tied him to the bed and so he wouldn’t make noise and disturb the neighbors, she stuffed a washrag in his mouth to keep him quiet.
He asphyxiated. No charges were ever brought.
He left, divorced her, and never looked back.
All of his friends were white. His girlfriends were white. He was always interested in computers, so while in the military, he went to college and graduated with honors. He married a white woman. Her family was wealthy, but they disowned her for marrying him.
When he left the military, he mustered out in DC and got a job as a computer analyst. He sent out a ton of resumes. In the meantime, his wife decided that her family and their money was more important to her than he, so they divorced.
He found another white girlfriend and they lived together in DC.
He stayed in touch with most of his old friends and they visited back and forth. His best friend’s daughter called him Uncle Daddy Joe.
He kept sending out resumes and finally landed an entry job ar a VERY famous and prestigious firm in Boston. His girlfriend didn’t want to leave her career in DC so he went to Boston alone.
He was promoted quickly and met a black woman who worked in his department. They began dating and as he rose in the company, their relationship became serious. She introduced him to her church...a black liberation theology church.
His entire personality changed. He was promoted to Vice President in the company. He stopped communicating with his friends.
Though they never married, he and his girlfriend bought a spectacular home in a wealthy white suburb of Boston but for both of them, everything was about race even though Joe never used affirmative action to move upwards or onwards and even though the people who loved him for who he was for so many years were mostly white men and women and their families.
He became a pastor in the church, preached black liberation theology, and recruited young people to the church.
He would have retired from his company in Boston about six or seven years ago very well off. I have no idea whether he stayed in Boston or moved somewhere else, but this article sure sounds exactly like him.
Extreme guilt for his son’s death and turning his back on his own race for so many years, I guess it builds after so long, and maybe the way he thought he could atone was to go to the oppostite extreme. It’s a very sad thing.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 3:46:12 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: driftless2

If being white is so privileged, why do biracial people almost always identify as black? Because that’s where the privilege is nowadays!


25 posted on 01/13/2014 3:50:03 AM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can honestly say I’m sick of Joe’s crap, too.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 5:35:19 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I know Freud has fallen out of favor with psychologists these days, but if we frame the discussion in Freudian terms, guilt arises out of Superego, the highest psychic element to form and the last to develop. Predatory blacks have exploited white guilt for decades now — at first legitimately, in the form of the civil rights movement lead by men such as Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy. But that movement has mutated into a battle of black egos against white superegos — self-service in the black community playing against white self-flagellation for mistakes made centuries ago. And the white guilt well is just about dry, except in the marxist camps where self-flagellation is a useful tool for wreaking social change.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 5:48:36 AM PST by IronJack
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