Because I couldn’t resist.
As you likely know, we investigate a vast array of topics and disciplines here at the Praetorian Writers’ Group. However, recently we dug deep into the Race Grievance Industry and produced a particularly eye-opening exposé on their thoughts and ideas. We dug deep into the blogs of “BrothaWolf,” Abagond and “truthangel.”
I go back from time-to-time to see how the subjects of our scrutiny have been doing. One thing I’ve noticed. They’re like a snapshot. Never changing, never growing up, never evolving, never learning…only getting older and hearkening back to a longer- and longer-ago, disappeared past. Each time you catch up with them, the snapshot seems a little older, a little less relevant … a little more quaintly stupid.
One more characteristic of the RGI. They say things that are simply either not true on the face of them, or are true but meaningless. But, if you actually scrutinize what the RGI says, you can discern a lot of important stuff. Under the surface, between the lines, but plain as day… if, that is, you’re actually paying attention.
Here’s an example from “BrothaWolf’s“** blog:
No matter what you do, you are always, at some point in your life and after death, disrespected for being black in the company of white people! If you’re part of the poor working class, you’re seen as lazy and unmotivated! If you’re in a high position or in an ivy league school, you’re assumed to have gotten there due to affirmative action! If you don’t have a criminal record, it’s assumed that you just haven’t been caught yet! And if you’ve been killed, particularly at the hands of a cop, by the process of racial thinking, your death is deserved! No matter what, you’re black and something’s wrong with you, never society!
If this isn’t an indictment of the liberal food-stamps-welfare-affirmative-action-race-grievance industrial complex, then nothing is!
Let’s dissect this a bit:
“No matter what you do, you are always, at some point in your life and after death, disrespected for being black in the company of white people!”
First, this isn’t entirely coherent. What, for example, does “always, at some point” mean? I’m going to interpret it to mean that “sometimes” BrothaWolf is disrespected because of the color of his skin. Well, who the heck isn’t?!? Does BrothaWolf, really expect that anyone – white, black, yellow, green or purple, would never go through life withthout ever being disrespected merely for the color of his skin? Really?
I’d be shocked if what BW says weren’t true! This also says that if you, as a black person (man or woman) live to be, say, 90 years old, at some point you will have encountered people who will have “disrespected” you for being black.
Well, I’m a white dude. I’m not even close to 90-years old. I’m not even close to 60-years old. In the last six months alone, I’ve been “disrespected” because of the color of my skin several hundreds of times. Granted, it’s because I went out and talked with the RGI, but that changes nothing. I can tell you definitively, that I’ve been discriminated against — to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars — that I’ve been denied housing and employment; that I’ve been “disrespected” — all for the fact that I’m a white dude. Furthermore, that very scenario is simply not all that unusual.***
So, while what BrothaWolf says seems likely to be entirely true, it’s also meaningless. If it happens, for example, only five times in BW’s life, well each incident is a pain and is very wrong, but it’s also rare. If BW is trying to say that it’s commonplace, then he needs to document this, in detail, and tell someone! Anyone can rant, and ranting and whining is what the RGI does best — almost always without any substance or meaning.
However, if BW’s rant above is read correctly, then in his own inimitable way, “BrothaWolf” has compiled an eloquent bill of particulars that devastatingly damns the Democrat Party — whose policies and ideas have entirely determined race relations for more than 70 years in America — to a well-deserved corner of H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks. It’s hard to imagine something that has harmed black people more comprehensively than Democrat Party solicitude for the past 50 years — especially following serious Democrat Party white racism in the many decades preceding the sixties.
So, the Democrat Party’s “ideas” have completely determined how race relations will go for more than 50 freakin’ years and “BrothaWolf” is able to pen the above screed?!? Holy freakin’ mackerel! Did the freakin’ Democrats get it wrong or what?!?
The only question is: Did they got it so wrong on purpose? Or they were just incredibly stupid? I’m inclined to believe it was a bit of both. It was purposeful on the part of the leadership of the Democrat Party, while the rank-and-file — you know, the ones who filled the KKK’s ranks? — were just ignorant, stupid racists
Do you even understand the depth of the condemnation of Democrat Party policies and politics that “BrothaWolf’s” screed represents? Democrat Party white solicitude for black people has finally culminated in the election and re-election of a black President of the United freakin’ States of America. And “BrothaWolf” still feels compelled to write what he wrote above.
After more than 50 years of Democratic Party definition of how the races should interact, black people still overwhelmingly think as “BrothaWolf” thinks, as documented above. How astonishing is that?!?
“ if you’ve been killed, particularly at the hands of a cop, by the process of racial thinking, your death is deserved!”
Well, where does that happen? Of course, the inner cities. The Democrat Party has owned the inner cities for more than 60 years! Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Hartford, Atlanta… and all the others … The Democrat Party has owned the big cities for decades and yet blacks vote overwhemlmingly for those selfsame Democrats… every time. All the while black Americans — our brother Americans — die in massive numbers every day because the Democrat Party owns the big cities… American cities: where black people die young.
“BrothaWolf” says further:
“If you’re in a high position or in an ivy league school, you’re assumed to have gotten there due to affirmative action!”
Yep. This is absolutely true. Why? Because there is something called “Affirmative Action!” Affirmative Action explicitly discriminates in favor of supposedly victimized minorities, based on the color of their skin, or their sex, or their sexual preference. . There is the absolutely inevitable unintended consequence that, if you belong to one of those groups, or another, you just might be considered an “Affirmative Action“ hire, or an “Affirmative Action” student. Sorry… no way around it. The only solution, obviously: get freakin’ rid of Affirmative Action; which forces all Americans, naturally, to wonder whether any individual black person is an Affirmative Action black person. Well, of course! The chances are, simply, that any individual black person is an Affirmative Action hire or student, or someone who was hired to get a company’s or organization’s “minority numbers” up. It’s simply true. It’s further true that any woman or gay person inevitably faces the same unfair scrutiny. Looks as though it’s long past time to get rid of the unfair burden that Affirmative Action puts on black people, women and other minorities.
Look, let’s face it, the message we’re all suppsoed to understand is that black people, women, and all other minorities are just as good, if not better, at everything as those bad, ol’ white people, right? Well then, it’s long past time for society to get consistent with its message and get rid of Affirmative Action. After all, if these people are as great and wonderful as we’re supposed to believe they are, then those greedy, ol’ businessmen will hire them in droves, because of the fact that they respect only the color green … as in money.
Finally, “BrothaWolf” says:
“No matter what, you’re black and something’s wrong with you, never society!”
Oof! Yep. After all these decades, in which the American left and its political wing, the Democrat Party, have badgered, pleaded, hectored, brow-beaten, bullied, slandered, libeled, and lied their way to control of the topic of race in America, and “BrothaWolf” still thinks that America hates him because of the color of his skin. I guess the Democrats have been pretty pathetic caretakers of race relations for the last half-century or so, eh?
Except that, somehow, blacks keep voting for Democrats. Maybe they are doing race relations right! After all, keeping black people resentful and full of hatred, sure keeps getting them black votes! Must be working.
I’m going to surprise you and tell you that “BrothaWolf” and I agree to some extent. There is a lot wrong with America, as it pertains to race relations. However, there’s really very little that we couldn’t fix by getting rid of Democrat Party policies in America.
Decades ago, Conservatives and Republicans stopped treating black people like babies. We’ve considered black Americans people in full for all that time. As contrasted with the Democrats who have always considered black Americans to be weak, feeble-minded babies, in need of Democrats’ special assistance in order just to get from day-to-day. Oh, and if you’re getting your sustenance from day-to-day from the Democrats, then, of course, you’re also voting for them… the only real reason for which the Democrats — the home of easy, breezy, effortless contempt for black people — “like” black people.
This is what’s wrong with America today as it pertains to race relations: we keep putting in power the very people who perpetuate, and profit from, acrimony between the races.
* – Race Grievance Industry
** – Note “BrothaWolf” is a deeply bigoted member of the RGI, who has one redeeming characteristic. He’s honest about his racism. He truly hates white people admittedly because of the color of their skin, but thinks that’s just okay because, he says, whites hate him because of the color of his skin. Right or wrong, BrothaWolf will experience 1,000 incidents in which people defer to him, favor him, discriminate in favor of him (see, eg: government services) because he’s black, and one incident in which someone just might do something that just maybe could appear to be something ever so slightly insensitive or condescending, and guess which incident we’ll all hear about … at great length.
*** – This put me in mind of one of those infamous “studies” that say, in breathless tones, something on the order of, “one women in five will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.” As currently defined, I’m truly surprised that it’s only one woman in five! Men must be remarkably well-behaved in their dealings with women. If, that is, you consider what the generally-accepted definition of sexual assault is “out there.” It’s something like: “unwanted contact with, or touching or groping of private parts.” Something like that. If that’s the real definition, then I’ve been sexually assaulted hundreds of times in my life…as have most if not all of my male friends. In my much younger days, I used to be a male underwear model, and I’ve been fondled, groped, grabbed, stroked, rubbed, caressed on my private parts — by surprise, without permission, surreptitiously — hundreds of times. At parties, at business meetings, on the street, in parks, at sporting events, in college, in France in the US, in Amsterdam and Belgium… anywhere. I’m older now, and it hasn’t happened for some time, at least not like that. However, yesterday, when I was helping a woman with her computer, she asked whether the problem might be something in particular, I said, no, it was likely not. She said, and I quote, “Bite me … please.” We both laughed, and I turned red. However, if I had been a woman and the “Bite me” requestor had been a man, then she/I would have had a clear-cut case to bring to HR, to get the dude fired. Though, obviously, not the other way around.