The evil empire of the Race Grievance Industry, that is. The ones who hold America in thrall to their whining and their imagined magical ability to spot racism everywhere, especially, and most importantly, where it is not.
You see if the RGI couldn’t “find” racism where it is not, then there would be no reason for them to continue to provide excuses for failure for those who are simply not doing the basics of what it takes to succeed in America — or anywhere else in the world where there are free societies.
Free societies are those societies that have three things 1) basic political stability, 2) economic, social and political mobility and 3) equal opportunity to tap into that mobility. In any society that exhibits those three characteristics, there is no reason for any kind of parasitical grievance industry.
In fact, such grievance industries sap the will of the populations they purport to represent and cause them simply to opt out of participating in any opportunity the society might have to offer. You can see that in our own Race Grievance Industry. If you visit the blog of one “diaryofanegress,” you will find essay after essay telling of some mystical, magical “invisible” (her word) force enervating and sapping the black people of their vitality. The “negress” identifies this “invisible” force as white supremacy, but fails to give any indication as to why only she (and, of course, those like her) are able to see it, as well as some kind of compelling argument for how she identified this invisible force as “white supremacy,” as opposed to something else.
The United States is a free society and exhibits the above-mentioned three characteristics in full, yet we are simultaneously also in the grips of a terror that any member of any grievance group might accuse any of us of exhibiting “insensitivity,” or worse. Any such accusation — whether real or contrived — can be a career- and future-killer for the accused.
That’s why, by the way, we publish this blog anonymously, with absolutely foolproof means of hiding the identities of those who contribute to it. We saw abundantly what the RGI will do when you disagree publicly with them.
Our methodology was to find a post with whose premise we disagreed and to post our disagreement. The very first thing out of the pens of virtually all those arguing against us(1) was the accusation of racism. Then I heard the convoluted, tortured intellectual gymnastics they went through to come to the inexorable conclusion that I was a racist simply because I was white.
It has to be that way, because if there are non-racist whites who might disagree with the RGI, then it is obvious that there could be disagreement coming from a non-racist viewpoint. If that were to be allowed, that would be the first chink in the wall of the fortress that the RGI has set up to repel all dissidence. Disagreement coming from a non-racist viewpoint is, by the RGI’s own definition, legitimate disagreement — because they themselves set up the standard that all dissent from their viewpoint is racist.
So now they’re trapped in the ambush they set themselves. This constant accusation of “Racism!” for example directed at those who perfectly legitimately oppose President Obama’s policies, now is absolutely necessary to the RGI as the only way to counter any disagreement. Why should we oppose them?
Well, the most important reason is because they’re wrong. Never in the course of human history has there been such a country as the 21st Century USA. Never in history has any country afforded to so many the level of opportunity to move from abject poverty to the pinnacles of wealth, prestige and power (cf, eg: Obama, Barack; Winfrey, Oprah; Others, Millions of). Never at any time in history has there been such a country as this one, where, it’s fair to say that nearly all people who have ever lived would have begged, borrowed, stolen, killed, done whatever it took to get here — as they continue to do today all around the world.
However, the RGI has a monopoly on the “race narrative” in America today, because the vast majority of the media accept uncritically what the RGI say, again for fear of being called “racist,” the most toxic accusation in America today.
In the context of our project, we established a “corresponding relationship” of sorts with “Brotha Wolf,” a card-carrying, hard-leftist member of the RGI whom we’ve re-dubbed “Brotha Cryin’ Wolf,” or “Brotha Bunny Rabbit.”(2)
We went back and forth with Brotha Cryin’ Wolf and he finally ended up by banning us from his blog — again. Interestingly enough, in his post announcing his ban, he accused us of all the things of which he himself was constantly guilty: name-calling, talking condescendingly, being arrogant, not backing up arguments, providing no proofs, lying, mental illness and, of course, the catch-all: racism.
Being banned from his blog, I was forced to resort to a tactic that I have found useful: to take the contents of the posts on his blog and deconstructing them on my own blog. Normally, I’d simply respond on his blog, but since he’s afraid to allow me there, I am forced to resort to this strategy.
Thinking himself to be the superior in all this hoo-hah, Brotha Bunny Rabbit decided to try the same thing. He took a post of ours (here) and attempted to deconstruct it on his blog. If you were to search the title above (without the “Part III” part) you will find our response to his other attempts at this.
With all that introduction out of the way, here is the latest salvo of the RGI, and our responses to it. I have put my responses inline in the post and in [square brackets and in red font] so that you will recognize them.
Here’s Brotha Bunny Rabbit’s ( 🙂 ) post:
We’re down to the final stretch, everyone. You will start notice, if you haven’t already, that xPrae tends to repeat his ‘facts’. I can only believe that he does this because he has no sources. [Uhhhh…huh? We gave sources all over the place! Usually we used statistics and sources that were either obviously non-partisan, or, read this well: were supposed to buttress Brotha Bunny Rabbits’ view!] So, he uses himself as a source and repeats his views to convince others that it’s the one and only truth. Please be on the lookout for statements he has said before at least once.
• White people, by far still the largest group in America, have been ridding themselves for a very long time — for good or ill — of prejudice of any kind. The incredibly swift rise of homosexuality from a diagnosed psychological order to a supposedly perfectly natural human “difference” to be celebrated (or else!) demonstrates this. The ability of feminism, to turn on their heads, the country, the workplace, the law, families, the idea of the family itself and all of society — without a shot being fired, and in the space of a couple of generations — supports it. Mountains of minority/women/gay-friendly laws, programs, policies, institutions, agencies — all put in place in a majority-white country — buttress the notion that white Americans are hardly prejudiced at all. Against anything or anyone!
xPrae has said that white folks have been trying to get rid of their prejudices for a long time. Yet, there are no source links or snippets from articles to back up that statement or anything else in the paragraph above. He uses this as one of a few resolves he uses to oppose the notion of white racism’s crippling magnitude. Note how he uses the same premise to conclude that whites are pushing for equality for LGBTs and women. [Despite Brotha Bunny Rabbit’s barely comprehensible phrasing here, I’ll try to make this make sense. I pointed to the mountains and mountains and mountains of minority-friendly (any minority! Even non-minorities like women) legislation, programs, departments, organizations, rules and more, and suggested that their undeniable existence was strong evidence to support the notion that white people have been divesting themselves of biases of any kind for a very long time. I suggest that this should not be all that controversial.]
Furthermore, white people didn’t just decide one day out of the blue to hand over or provide wide access to vast wealth, social standing and power — again, with barely a shot fired. This massive acquiescence to nearly any demand at all from just about any bunch of people who could constitute themselves into an identifiable grievance group, has been brewing for decades and probably centuries.
But of course. People had to march, protest, boycott and even riot in order to get white people’s attention. [Welllllll… if you want to change something, you really, kinda do have to do something that gets attention. Duh! However, as far as blacks, women, hispanics, gays and any other grievance group is concerned, not a shot was fired in order to obtain the aforementioned vast mountains of legislation, programs, etc., etc… now in place.] History has shown that the oppressor never “gives away” their power. [History will definitely not show that in this case. The so-called “oppressor” was ready, willing and able to hand over, rights, prestige, fortune and power, and did. Just like that. Again, without a shot being fired. I shouldn’t have to mention the name of the most powerful man in the world, should I? 🙂 ] The oppressed must force the oppressor to make changes. However, there was no “massive acquiescence” as xPrae describes, and there are still heavy inequalities that suffocate the livelihood and progress of POC. [Yes, there was a massive acquiescence to the demands of any and every minority with a grievance. Again, without a shot being fired. And yes, there are inequalities, but what is the cause of these inequalities. Pretty obviously not white racism or bias of any kind. To the contrary, it’s increasingly evident that the cause of such inequality is the lack of effort on the part of the lower strata of society to seize the opportunity all around in America.]
• Free stuff. Massive, unprecedented in world history, redistribution of incomprehensible sums of money — more than 20 trillion dollars — going vastly disproportionately to minorities demonstrates the lack of white bias. A simple point: If, as black people have told me, free stuff and money don’t compensate for the crime of slavery, then 1) recipients of the free stuff were always free to decline it, and 2) what, if anything, does compensate for slavery? Finally, 3) the extraordinary effort to hand over free stuff constitutes at least prima facie proof of a lack of anti-black animus on the part of white people.
I wrote about that here with links to sources to back up my position. [What Brotha Bunny Rabbit wrote was meaningless fluff. He was unable to knock back, in fact never addressed, the underlying undeniable assertion: 1) vast trillions of dollars have gone from mostly white people disproportionately to black people, 2) this was what the RGI demanded and 3) those who wished to, were free to reject this vast outpouring of free stuff, but never did.]
• After 9/11, America went immediately into a frenzy to warn all Americans to be absolutely certain not to do, or say, or even think anything that might be construed as even slightly anti-muslim. The odd term “Islamophobia” sprang up nearly overnight.
Puh-lease! America when into Islamophobia at full force, especially at the ‘fair and balanced’ world of Fox News. Even before 9/11, Americans had prejudicial fears regarding Muslims and Middle Easterners. And it’s worse now than it was years ago. [Let’s look at this as objectively as possible. Even if Brotha Bunny Rabbit is correct, then when actual muslims murdered nearly 4,000 Americans, and caused more than a trillion dollars of damage to the American economy and people like Brotha Bunny Rabbit were rejoicing at the death and destruction, if America hadn’t gone into a reflexively, at least slightly paranoid mindframe about muslims, then they would not have been normal. Rather they would have been inhumanly noble and greathearted in a way no other civilization has ever demonstrated. Rather, they showed an immediate defensiveness that led to where we are today. However, the very first thing to happen — tied with several other things — was the loud and constant insistence that we must be sure never to lump all muslims in with the scumball terrorists. Brotha Bunny Rabbit is wrong here. There was no massive outpouring of “islamophobia,” but a groundswell of the exact opposite: a loudly trumpeted directive that we should be certain never, ever, not ever to make any muslim whatsoever even the slightest uncomfortable at the thought that his co-religionists just murdered thousands of Americans. This strange phenomenon was unprecedented in American history and would have been the same as an aggressive campaign to make sure that no Japanese-American ever experienced the slightest twinge of discomfort after Pearl Harbor, or that we should never make a single German national uncomfortable about the Holocaust. Nobody has ever tried to suggest either of these last two things. Argue all you want that the American internment of Japanese during World War II was wrong, you can’t deny that it was understandable. The immediate rush to coddle the co-religionists of mass murderers is not understandable, it’s more than a bit creepy.]
• It’s entirely possible that, based on objective evidence, white Americans are the least racist, the least bigoted, the least prejudiced definable group anywhere in the world today.
Once again, xPrae doesn’t present any of that “objective evidence”. I, on the other hand, have some that refutes his. Where is your proof, xPrae? [Let’s try another angle, Brotha Bunny Rabbit: Name one — just one — grievance group on whose behalf white people have not put in place either thousands of laws, instituted massive government programs, made entire federal bureaus, given trillions of dollars, or established an entire, overarching culture-wide ban on even the appearance of making fun of them. Let’s go down the list: Blacks, women, LGBTQQIAAP (I kid you not), Hispanics, Japanese internees, disabled, mentally challenged, physically challenged, obese, older. That right there ought to be way more than sufficient proof. ]
If this is the portrait of an “oppressor,” then it’s no wonder billions all over the world are trying to shed their current oppressors, and live under America’s.
If you recall, in Part II, xPrae mentioned how POC from all over the world are coming here as proof that this isn’t a racist country. This is a clear sign of low-level thinking those on the right seem proud of. [Oh, how’s that? This is another typical characteristic of the left: they just say things, and assume that it’s all then been said. Is Brotha Bunny Rabbit denying it? If this were such a racist country, why would non-white people be hurling themselves into the ocean to get here — by the freakin’ millions? Seriously. Why? Is Brotha Bunny Rabbit unaware of the floods of freakin’ children pouring across the border?]
So, really, I wish I could have found someone in the RGI who was able to advance a substantive argument in rebuttal to our hypotheses. I wanted to hear of things that could be used to draw conclusions about America as a whole, not anecdotes and long out-dated statistics and bromides.
xPrae has. He just can’t argue or debate with him/her without resorting to being a total drama queen. By the way, he’s repeating himself yet again.
From what we have seen, and experienced this past year, it seems likely — definitive? — that there simply are no substantive arguments against our point.
There he goes again.
We initially held out some hope for Abagond, who presents a more cerebral-seeming blog. However, he was quick to ban us from his pages, a sure sign that someone is insecure in his beliefs. Brotha Wolf hung around for a while, banned us early, then un-banned us, then re-banned us, and even came here to try to engage us for a bit. I give him a lot more credit than to any of his or Abagond’s readers, none of whom could produce anything more than the same tired old irrelevant or outdated dross.
Let’s get one thing straight, because I was there watching it unfold. Abagond banned him because he was being a [offensive word deleted]. He called him out on his thinking and his troll-by-definition tactics. [That’s just the thing: they never “called me out on my thinking.” They started directly in with the name-calling the accusations of racism and the like. Except for a very few, half-hearted, unserious attempts, they studiously avoided addressing my thinking at all. If you re-read the largest exchange (here — it’s long.) you will see that I repeatedly asked the commenters to address the topic and stop calling names, doing cheap insults and other substanceless drivel. They declined to do so. ] He called him out on your abusive attitude, subjective views being held as ‘facts’ and outright lying. [He “called me out” on an imagined abusive attitude. He and his readers were steadily abusive, and never stopped. Of course, any accusation of lying is fraudulent because no one can know what is in another’s mind.] And instead of owning up to it like a man, xPrae went out in his false bravado claiming it’s part of a project. And I’m sure he said something else that was the final straw. So, Abagond needed to kick him out because he overstayed your welcome. [Abagond “needed to kick me out” because he and his other racist commenters were being badly beaten in the back-and-forth, and Abagond didn’t like it one bit. Abagond is another racist coward and a fraud.] And that’s why I banned him as well. He brought nothing new or enlightening to any topic he has crossed. And he has shown why I and many other people consider him a racist troll. [No, these cowardly blowhards consider me a threat to their addiction to their own racism. If I prove to them that their racism is unfounded, then their life’s animating purpose, fraudulent though it is, disappears. I don’t blame them for their cowardice, nor am I surprised. It would take a big man to admit that his own racism is a bad thing. Brotha Bunny Rabbit and Abagond are small, petty men, with small, racist minds.]
Even Brotha Wolf, though, proved unable to produce any substantive objections to our points, and eventually degenerated into a tired-sounding broken record, repeating over and over again the same old evasions, insults and irrelevancies just so he could get the last word.
Oh good grief! xPrae has to just admit that any different opinions or views, including those supported by actual information by qualified persons, is something he simply can’t stand. [He’s wrong again. I love differing opinions and views…just not stupid, racist ones.]
It’s probably safe to say that the complete dearth of substantive opposition pretty decisively makes our case for us.
White racism is not a big problem in America anymore.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is that. xPrae ends it with his repeat verse. But he will play that same broken record at his blog where he and his friends will dance to the same old tunes once again. [And, again, I guess this is supposed to pass for a bon mot, Brotha Bunny Rabbit-style.]
(1) This was virtually all of “Brotha Wolf’s” and “Abagond’s” readers. The RGI enforce an ideological conformity redolent of the most totalitarian of societies. It’s one reason why their posts and comments are such boring reads. They consist of some boilerplate post proving how America is a racist hellhole, followed by a few dozen comments that say little more than, “You said it!” and “Attaboy!” or “You sure told ’em!” and “You’re right and that’s why we’re gonna massacre ’em!” and the like.
As soon as someone comes along, who questions the party line, he is immediately anathematized as racist. If he persists in his dissent he is banned. I have never seen a right-wing web site ban a left-wing dissenter. Ever.
Now, honesty compels me to say that as a blogger I hang around mostly on left-wing web sites, so I do see them ban people like me all the time. In fact, I’ve been banned from quite a few. However, I do engage with left-wing commenters on right-wing blogs pretty regularly, and none of the lefties have ever been banned that I’ve ever seen. They typically can’t hang in there with me or other Conservatives, and go away of their own volition, but they don’t get banned in any way.
Visit, for example, Quiner’s Diner, a very much Conservative (ok: right-wing) web site where I’ve engaged many lefties. The owner of the site welcomes dissent and is always and unfailingly polite to them. He would no more ban them from his site than he’d ban his own grandmother. Every Conservative web site or blog I’ve ever visited, and I visit more than few, is like this.
(2) I know these things sound a bit hostile, particularly when directed at someone who imagines himself a fierce wolf, but under that wolf’s clothing lies a sheep, and we called him on it. It was necessary, and it was a whole lot nicer than what he called us, trust me!