As you know, a pet project of mine is to study the Race Grievance Industry. This is the group that whines operatically about white racism, and imagines vast, horrific oppression of black people in America. If you read their output, you’d swear that you live in a hellish, blighted land, not far removed from Nazi Germany, rather than the freest, most prosperous, most-opportunity-laden country in the history of the world.
The oppression and abuse, once real, are now however, relegated to the distant past, long replaced by an aggressive and comprehensive effort by white Americans to atone for their past wrongs and make things right. The problem: the myth that somehow vast, thoroughgoing white racism survived right alongside the transparent, open repentance by white Americans. Not only, says the myth, did white racism survive, but it thrived, and continues to grow.
Part of the reason for this disconnect is a vast propaganda complex including the media who largely buy in to the myth, Hollywood who constantly flog the myth, academia who teach the myth, and pop culture whose drones constantly warble and chirp about it in songs and raps and videos and television shows and preachy commercials.
As we’ve mentioned in these pages more than once, the facts of life are Conservative, but society’s white noise is overwhelmingly leftist.(1)
One other aspect of the vast propaganda machine that allows the Race Grievance Industry to exist is the internet. On the internet, there are countless blogs and web sites devoted to keeping the myth alive and flourishing. We’ve interacted with several of them in the past couple of years and found a closed, narrow-minded, petty, deeply racist crowd, completely unable to mount a coherent argument in support of the myth.
Our debate opponents in these interactions had one strategy in the face of arguments against the myth: at all costs avoid responding substantively to the dissent. Rather, in support of that strategy, they liberally used the following tactics: Shout down and censor the skeptic, dissemble, evade, insult, accuse, question the character, knowledge, honesty, education, motives and sanity of the dissenter.
Oh, and one more tactic: bald-faced lies. Below, I’ve reproduced a post from the above-mentioned Abagond. It’s chock full of a steaming mess of paranoia, racism, unsubstantiated conclusions and … lies.
Using the technique we pioneered in these pages, we have reproduced Abagond’s post, and included our own comments in-line, in square brackets and in red font.
* * * BEGINNING of Abagond’s Blog Post * * *
Fri 12 Jun 2015 by abagond
Rachel Doležal (1977- ) is the head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington and a professor of Africana and African American studies at Eastern Washington University. [There’s a path to success and prosperity in America: a degree in Africana or African American Studies! I don’t want to denigrate completely a fluff degree like “African American Studies.” A college degree does indicate that the diploma holder is trainable. Not an insignificant trait in America today. I have a liberal arts degree (summa cum laude) and have had a long career in Information Technology. The truth must, however, be told: I lucked into the work by demonstrating an aptitude for computers while unsuccessfully searching for work related to my college education.] Most people thought she was Black – until her estranged parents in Montana outed her as White on Thursday June 11th 2015.
When a reporter asked her about it, she fled. The video went viral. As Twitter went nuts, the NAACP met to discuss.
Plenty of Black people pass as White, either full-time or part-time. But Whites passing as Black is rare. In the 1990s, Joshua Solomon tried it and could not even last a month – not because he was outed but because the loss of White privilege was unbearable. [The first unsubstantiated conclusion: Joshua Solomon’s experience proved only one thing: that Joshua Solomon “could not even last a month.” It says nothing of anyone else. Obviously, Rachel Dolezal’s experience — white girl pretending to be black, thrives and prospers — entirely disproves Abagond’s conclusion. As we’ve said many times now in these pages: you can use the words of the left against them. They automatically prove themselves wrong. Just by talking. You can spot it, if you’re alert.]
Her motive is unclear, so the whole thing is strange. [Her motives may not be all that unclear. Apparently by claiming falsely to be black, she was able to obtain a free education, a full-boat scholarship to Howard University! Not bad! My daughter had to join the Army to cover her tuition at college, when all along, all she needed to do was pretend to be black! ] You do not have to be Black to join the NAACP. Just ask Joe Biden. [So, let me get this straight. Right here in the racist hellhole that is America, the two most powerful men in the world are a black man, and his Vice-President, a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? Some oppression! Some racism! As I’ve often said: you don’t have to read too much to see that the left cannot make its case here, without completely disproving its case over there. You just have to be ready to spot it.] There is even someone the same rank as her in Louisiana who is White. Likewise, there are plenty of professors who teach African American studies who are White. If anything, passing as Black greatly limited the effect she could have on the broader society. Just ask Tim Wise. [Second unsubstantiated conclusion. Abagond just says that “passing as Black greatly limited the effect she could have had on the broader society.” Yet, Rachel Dolezal’s story contradicts that conclusion completely. She’s the President of a chapter of the most powerful organization in the vastly powerful Race Grievance Industry. Dolezal and Tim Wise have prospered in America. Needless to say, there are millions of other black Americans who have prospered in America as well. Do the names Barack, Lebron, Denzel mean anything to you? There’s no indication that these black Americans had to work harder than anyone else to attain the vast power and wealth they have now. Check out the names of mayors of major cities in America for the past 60 or so years.]
Her parents showed pictures of her as a girl: straight blonde hair, blue eyes and freckles. They say she is Czech, German and Swedish with a touch of Native American, but that she has somehow been passing for Black or biracial since about 2006 or 2007. They say she is lying about way more than just her race. There is some kind of family fight going on, something about abuse. [Oops! Look out! It’s daddy’s fault! It always is. Remember, as a woman, this leftist is also a member in good standing of the Gender Grievance Industry. She’s a two-fer!]
She says she considers herself Black (she does not like the term African American) and is willing to take a DNA test to prove it. She says that the question of her race is a matter between her and the NAACP and Black people. She does not care what White people think and, in any case, she doubts they would understand any answer she would give. [Well, in response to the only question publicly posed to her so far — “Are you an African-American?” — she said: “I don’t understand your question.” Can anyone blame anyone else for not “understanding” that answer?]
The NAACP, as of Friday afternoon, is standing behind her. The head of the NAACP for Oregon, Washington and Alaska says that she is a good leader, the best Spokane has had in years, that her race is not what matters.
She is also on a city commission that oversees the trigger-happy Spokane police. [“Trigger-happy” Spokane police? Really? What evidence permits that incendiary accusation? What indication have you ever had that the Spokane PD are “trigger-happy?” Nothing I’ve ever heard of. Yet, Abagond just tosses this off as if it were a given. It is, though, nothing more than his third unsubstantiated conclusion.] When she applied for that position she marked her race as White, Black and Native.
All this takes place in the age of Caitlyn Jenner and Raven-Symone.
Raven-Symone, a “New Black”, distances herself from Black people. That is the opposite of what Dolezal does.
Caitlyn Jenner is a woman who was once a man: Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medal winner. Some argue that if Jenner can choose her gender, then why can’t Dolezal choose her race? If there are transgender people, then why not transracial ones?
The huge hole in that was pointed out on Twitter by @lizzo:
“My prob w/ #Transracial: Black folk cant decide to be white when the cops raid their pool party. But a white woman can be NAACP president.” [This is glib, but irrelevant, and a false analogy. This is Abagond’s lie. Or, the lie that he passes along, that, presumably, he knows is a lie. The “pool party” was really a brawl that resulted when a bunch of kids invaded a private pool where they were not allowed. When asked to leave, the youngsters refused and a brawl broke out, resulting in the infamous video of now ex-Corporal Casebolt restraining the black girl.
About the “transracial” thing: if there are transgender people, then of course there can — easily — be transracial people. Let’s face it, it’s a whole heckuva lot tougher to pass the wackiness that a man is a woman or vice versa merely because of how he feels at the time.
Think about it: How tough could it be to change just the color of your skin, compared with going against the physical makeup of every cell in your body, and denying that your genitals are what they are, and either adding or somehow subtracting large glands on your chest, and artificially changing the chemical/hormonal composition of your body every day for the rest of your life?
If we can believe all that, changes a man into a woman and vice versa — as Abagond does(3) — then it’d be child’s play — and seven bucks or so for this stuff — to switch races, whenever the whim — or the opportunity — presents itself.
“Opportunity,” you say? Yes, “opportunity.” A free education at a prestigious education is quite a perk.
Having trouble getting hired, or getting approved for a loan, or getting into college because of your race? No problem! Simply “identify” as black and allow your potential employer or the bank, or the university, to get its “Affirmative Action” numbers up! Heck if it really were to become inconvenient later, just switch back! Remember, all that counts is how you feel. ]
– Abagond, 2015.
* * * END of Abagond’s Blog Post * * *
Look, Rachel Dolezal plainly has serious issues, but so does the entire Race Grievance Industry. We bear no ill will toward her, but simply make the observation that if she’s lying about a pretty fundamental part of who she is, then she’s certainly lied elsewhere. However, she’s in good company. The RGI itself is overloaded with race-mongering fraudsters, scamsters, hoaxsters, propagandists and liars, all out to make a buck by spreading racial hatred and division in America. As the NAACP clearly demonstrated by leaping to Dolezal’s defense, she fits in just fine with them.
(1) – We also demonstrated how the Conservative message is the better thought-out message. Why? Because every Conservative has to take into account both his own thinking and the vast, daily tsunami of warm leftist spittle washing over them 24/7/365. No leftist is ever forced to challenge his own ideas and beliefs in America today. The result is that the left has become intellectually lazy, and their ideas, unchallenged and unworked, have become fat, flaccid and flabby.
(2) – As mentioned before several times, we would not have resorted to this tactic if the blog owners had not banned us from their pages. Can you imagine it? Someone puts out a blog for the whole world to see then is thoroughly nonplussed when someone disagrees with him! So, what does he do? Why, in grand leftist fashion, he censors the dissenter of course! Needless to say, if the ban were not present, we would not resort to this technique.
(3) – He asserts — as fact — that “Caitlyn Jenner is [emphasis added] a woman who was once a man.”