Skip to comments.The New Racial Derangement Syndrome
Posted on 12/19/2012 9:54:34 PM PST by Kaslin
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 the19th-century Old Confederacy, where we measure 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 Rev. Joseph Lowery -- who gave the benediction at President Obama's first inauguration -- sounded as venomous as the Rev. 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 only bigotry if it came from those -- mostly white -- 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.
There already is a monster in the Oval Office.
Get rid of it.
Notice how all of these “celebrities” are “poor, downtrodden blacks”; they SPIT in the face of the ONE country that made them wealthy and free. They SPIT in the face of the Republican party which was the party that fought for their civil rights.
Ungrateful, unintelligent, unread, stupid Negroes.
How cool would it be if all us racist white people never paid another penny to see any movie or show that these ungrateful race baiters appear in. Where would they be if only their “own kind” paid to see them? I say again, if they don’t like it here they should move to another country. I hear France is looking for some rich idiots, seems like a good fit.
white men are the new scapegoats. Being a scapegoat doesn’t typically work out so well for the goat, ask the Jews. From my cold dead hands assholes.
Thanks for the timely and valuable post. BTTT.
0bama happened. He is the most divisive public figure I can think of in my 58 years.
Anyone who is white and unarmed in this coming society(a lot sooner than I imagined) is probably as good as dead. Lock & load. Register NOTHING.......turn NOTHING in......law or no law.
60 years ago, there was a really strong movement to end racism. What happened? (really nstupid question)
Now it seems to be widespread and part of the mindset of popular, hip and successful blacks. I don't see any rational cause for it either considering how much less whites feel antipathy towards blacks than they did forty years ago.
For your consideration. You probably already saw this Wardaddy, but just in case.
I guess Jamie got even—starting with all those little white children. He needs to apologize to every one of those parents in person.
That “celebrity” was (and still is) Charles Manson!
And one of Charles Manson’s biggest fans happens to be one of Obama’s political mentors. Dig it! Wild!
White people who don’t believe we are in a full fledged race war are only kidding themselves.
The actual firing on Fort Sumter (so to speak) was in November 2008. From that point on it has become relentless and the flames of racism have been fanned by our own political system in Washington D.C..
I never thought that we (whites) would be blamed for everything wrong in America. After all, it wouldn’t be America if we had not founded it.
My Father who has been dead for 45 years told me many times that there was a difference between Negros and N*****s.
The older I get the more I find my father was right.
For what it is worth, I never heard him call anyone a N*****. that word was reserved for real bastards
Well ... if it all goes according to their plan ... yes.
Only two movies I want to see right now are The Hobbit and Les Miz. Hmm. No blacks. Does that make me racist? Wait, I think that there is a goblin or two who is black.
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