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The New Racial Derangement Syndrome
Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barackobama; hollywood; martinlutherkingjr; racialderangement; racism; racists; samuelljackson; vdh

1 posted on 12/19/2012 9:54:45 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

There already is a monster in the Oval Office.

Get rid of it.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:06:24 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:07:24 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

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.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:15:08 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Kaslin
The really wild thing is that it seems as though the Obama regime and its supporters are working towards a goal... And that goal was the same goal that a certain "celebrity" was working towards: A race and class war... That "celebrity" was (and still is) Charles Manson!

Mark

5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:34:11 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 10:44:10 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the timely and valuable post. BTTT.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:47:13 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kaslin
Wasn't Obama's election supposed to mark a new post-racial era? What happened?

0bama happened. He is the most divisive public figure I can think of in my 58 years.

8 posted on 12/19/2012 10:58:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 12:00:24 AM PST by MachIV
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To: TigersEye

60 years ago, there was a really strong movement to end racism. What happened? (really nstupid question)


10 posted on 12/20/2012 12:12:10 AM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: oyez
It's not a stupid question but the only answer I have is that the liberal grievance industry has ginned it up and 0bama has exploited it to the max. I worked with, partied with and went to school with numerous blacks in the '70s and '80s and I don't recall them carrying such a reactionary attitude towards whites then. Some had chips on their shoulders, sure, but they were the fringers. The losers.

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.

11 posted on 12/20/2012 12:32:09 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: the jogger; wardaddy

For your consideration. You probably already saw this Wardaddy, but just in case.


12 posted on 12/20/2012 12:55:25 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Kaslin

I guess Jamie got even—starting with all those little white children. He needs to apologize to every one of those parents in person.


13 posted on 12/20/2012 3:34:54 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MarkL

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!


14 posted on 12/20/2012 4:09:09 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


15 posted on 12/20/2012 4:17:54 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Mastador1
To quote sam l. jackson, “This white MF’er” has stopped watching any racist, big mouthed lefty in anything. I wipe the dust of their existence from my feet.

LLS

16 posted on 12/20/2012 4:41:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Kaslin
This one will probably get me expelled from Free Republic;

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

17 posted on 12/20/2012 5:00:45 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Kaslin
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.

Well ... if it all goes according to their plan ... yes.

18 posted on 12/20/2012 5:04:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Tupelo
Your father was right! This is the first time I've run into someone that had the same perspective as I on blacks .......... there must be more of you out there (I'm assuming you have the same view).
19 posted on 12/20/2012 5:20:44 AM PST by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Mortrey

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.


20 posted on 12/20/2012 6:42:37 AM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: Tupelo
Actually, I remember Chris Rock saying the same thing. He has a whole monologue about how Black People hate N*rs. He says "N*rs ruin everything!" and then goes on to lambaste them for about 7 minutes straight. It's really very funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3PJF0YE-x4

21 posted on 12/20/2012 8:40:43 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

Be careful. WE are not allowed to say things like this. I still think one of the moderators will see my post and boot me off.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Tupelo

The older I get, the more impressed I am by what my parents, especially my Father, knew.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 8:59:57 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: Little Ray

I don’t care what or who they are. Race baiters and racists are anti-American losers.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 5:26:58 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

You need to tell that to the blacks.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 6:54:13 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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