A Portrait of the Left


In these pages recently we offered a guide to Black Americans for how to have the best chance possible for success in America. We knew that our little common-sense guide would mightily tick off the left, as it did, because it encourages personal and intellectual independence.

That kind of thing also produces some illustrative reactions by leftists doing their best to heap scorn on an argument, without actually addressing any of its points.

If you go here, you find the first response, one by a card-carrying member of the Race Grievance Industry (RGI), to our guide. The headline to the post gives the hint as to how the rest will read. The headline is: “Conservative blogger whitesplains how Black America can be successful“.  Note how the blogger — one Brothawolf — assumes that our post was written by a white person. This despite the fact that there’s no indication whatsoever anywhere in our post as to the race of our writer.

This is Characteristic #1 of the Left: Magical Thinking — They think they know all about someone based only on one or two salient facts. In other words: our little guide went against RGI orthodoxy, therefore it had to have been written by a white Conservative, thereby, they think, immediately invalidating the content of the post, because of the evil nature of the poster. The nifty thing about this characteristic of the Left is that it permits them, in their own echo chambers, to avoid entirely addressing the ideas contained in a post, by suggesting that the commenter himself is illegitimate.

We addressed Brothawolf’s impassioned, vein-popping, scorn-drenched, but basically empty(1), response to our post (here). However, as I mentioned above, the Left operates in an echo chamber. In other pages of this blog, we called it “Fortress Thinking,” and it refers to the fact that they assiduously exclude from their midst, from their blogs, their broadcasts, their movies, universities, publications, newspapers and bands, anyone who dares to think or express himself differently from their orthodoxy. Demonstrating that abundantly, Brothawolf banned us from his site.

This is Characteristic #2 of the Left: Cowardice — They’re just flat-out afraid to engage in a straight-up debate with anyone on the right. The ranks of the Left are stuffed to the gills with cowards. Take a look at recent events on college campuses. The “protests” preventing Conservative speakers from giving speeches on their campuses are acts of cowardice. If you are supremely confident in the strength and correctness of your thinking, then you embrace eagerly a debate, and the opportunity to annihilate your opponent. I know, because that’s how I am. Needless to say, I find very few leftists who actually have the courage of their convictions, who actually believe what they say, and aren’t merely mouthing things they’ve been fed in their echo chamber.

Brothawolf’s response to our post generated other responses that equally well demonstrate the Left’s unwillingness, and inability, to debate people on the Conservative right.

Below is a post by a commenter who calls herself lkeke35. lkeke35 is a virulently racist woman who has fully ingested the toxic poison of the RGI. When you read her post, you’ll see that she’s effectively incorporated all the defenses she needs in order never to have to disturb the comfortable cocoon of left-wing racism that she’s allowed the RGI to spin around her. She’s unwilling to debate, because she can’t, and she knows it. So, she turns tail, like all bullies when confronted, and flees. The Left is stuffed to the gills with cowards. Here’s lkeke35’s post. We’ve added our own comments [inline, and in square brackets and red font].

Its gotten to the point where I pretty much just dismiss this White male gibberish [Don’t forget: lkeke35 has no idea what race I am, yet concludes immediately that I’m a white man.] for exactly what it is: the delusional natterings of men, who were once sought after for the answers to all life’s questions, but who are now stuck in the past, as the world moved on without them. [Not sure what all she means in the larger picture —  about “once sought after for the answer to all life’s questions” — but the crux is that (1) someone disagrees with her, and (2) she dismisses it immediately with a ready selection of automatic excuses]

As a librarian, whose job it is to find the truth of things and give it freely to those who want it, I have no patience for illogical foolishness. I’m a black woman, a scholar, and a librarian. [Plainly, she’s not a scholar. She’s a fraud. No actually educated scholar would unburden herself of such half-wittery as in her post.] I’ve been engaged in critical thinking my whole life because I’ve had no choice but to do it, if I wanted to understand how the world worked, and now I get paid to do just that. [lkeke35 engages in a little bit of chest-thumping by a fraud who wants to be seen as a “scholar.” This is Characteristic #3 of the Left: Overweening Vanity — they desperately want to be taken as serious, consequential, deep thinkers. Without doing the work of actually thinking. And that leads directly into Characteristic #4 of the Left: Intellectual Laziness. The decision never to challenge one’s beliefs isn’t anything admirable like principled tenacity, it’s simple, tawdry laziness.]

Such men desperately want to be consulted for their opinions on subjects about which they know nothing, but think they do, because they’ve given it a little bit of thought. To them, every problem is a simple one, with clearcut rules. Theirs! They have never engaged in critically thinking about anything in their lives, as they’ve never needed to do it, have had no practice at it, and hence are extremely bad at it. They’ve done no research, no reading on the subjects in question, or even watched a documentary about it, but they’ve got opinions. [And this is Characteristic #5 of the Left: Filibustering — When they have no answers to something, they simply drown out the dissenter or dissenters in a torrent of verbiage consisting of vaguely substantive-sounding bluster. The so-called protests on college campuses are a form of filibustering. When they filibuster, you can’t get a word in edge-wise, so your arguments don’t see the light of day, so they don’t need to be addressed. Filibustering is a tactic that the Left’s laziness and vanity absolutely require. And this leads directly to Characteristic #6 of the Left: Authoritarianism — To support all their other characteristics, they absolutely must be the boss, to control the narrative, the conversation, the “debate,” to control society. Absent control, other, potentially dissenting, beliefs can come out and be heard, and real debate can happen.]

Boy! do they have opinions! [And the authoritarian nature of the left can’t permit this!] On anything and everything! And we should all just shutup and recieve [ really this illiterate] their wisdom, while being told to reject the wisdom of the leaders of own race. [This is Characteristic #7 of the Left: Strawmen  Fabrication — Needless to say, no one of any prominence in the country is telling anyone to reject the wisdom of the leaders of their own race. We did suggest that Black Americans reject the transparent  folly of their so-called leaders. We even helpfully pointed out what that folly is. More to the point, though, we suggested that Black Americans don’t need leaders at all, and should choose to be their own leaders, and do their own thinking. lkeke35 pretends to be a “critical thinker,” yet her post is nothing but boilerplate leftist nitwittery. More importantly, her entire post is about why she’s avoiding the debate entirely.]

Men like that never have anything new, surprising, or insightful, to say. All they have are assertions and declarations without receipts. [“without receipts?” The incoherence of this last pretty well proves either that (1) lkeke35 is not a scholar, or (2) the level of what passes for scholarship in America today is abysmal. I’d sure be curious as to what credentials lkeke35 has to indicate that she can call herself a “scholar.” There’s certainly nothing in her dyspeptic, sputtering, barely literate post to indicate that she is.] And it never occurs to them to provide any because, in the past, a White man’s word was taken as gospel, even when he had absolutely no knowledge ofthe subject under discussion. [Oh? Tell Galileo that. Tell Einstein that. Tell Wilberforce, Cromwell, More, Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, Kaspasrov, and on and on and on. Society long hasn’t accepted the counsel of white men at all, but rather that of leftist white men. lkeke35 doesn’t have any problem with white men, but with leftist white men. She’s just too ignorant, and too much of a blind follower to know it. Finally, tell Jesus that. Oops, I forgot, the one man whose word actually is considered gospel by white people … isn’t white. 🙂 Any person trying to upset the status quo today — whether he be white, black, yellow, man, woman or child, meets with resistance from those interested in keeping things the way they are, and that brings us to Characteristic #8 of the Left: They’re completely Reactionary — They are the establishment, the status quo, the ones in power. All laws, rules, policies and procedures implemented in the last 60 years have been either extremely, moderately, or a little … leftist-oriented. The Left have had power for the past 60 years. It’s just a question of to what extent. Periods like the Reagan Administration did little more than momentarily stop, or slow down the leftward drift of society. A drift that simply resumes the moment the next Democrat Party President takes office. Side Note: The reason the Left is so irrationally hysterical about Trump is that they think he might actually dismantle some of the slagheap of statist c**p they’ve imposed on society for so long.]

I’ve been done with White gibberish (since White women do this too) since yesterday. [And, finally, we come to Characteristic #9 of the Left: Racism. The Left is overflowing with the real racists. In the Black left, it’s out in the open, and it’s on full display in lkeke35’s post, herein deconstructed. ]

That brings us to Characteristic #10 of the Left: Active Stupidity. In the free world, if you’re of normal intellectual capacity, then stupidity is an option one must choose, as is intelligence. The first nine characteristics of the Left are, let’s face it, stupid. This should be uncontroversial. That means that they engage actively, aggressively in keeping themselves stupid. Conservative speakers envisioning accepting an invitation to speak on a college campus are completely familiar with this.

In summary, here are the 10 prominent characteristics of the political Left in America today:

  1. Magical Thinking –  They pretend they can read others’ minds.
  2. Cowardice – They fear debate, because they don’t know what they believe, but simply repeat what they’ ve been told to think.
  3. Vanity – Yet, they still want desperately to be considered deep and consequential thinkers.
  4. Intellectual Laziness –  They don’t want to do the real, hard work of actually thinking about things. This one is the main reason for many of the others in this list.
  5. Filibustering – It’t the tactic they need in order to shut down debate and deny others access to competing ideas.
  6. Authoritarianism – Related to Filibustering. They crave power in order to be able to squelch real debate.
  7. Strawmen Fabrication – In the guise of actual arguments, they invent strawmen so as not to have to address real ideas with real counterpoints. Why?  Because they have no real counterpoints. Leftist thinkig has long been discredited in real, honest intellectual circles.
  8. They’re Reactionary – currently the ones in power, they do whatever they need to do to remain in power. The problem is that they arrived in power through fraud, lies and corruption, so they know they need to keep power through fraud, lies and corruption.
  9. Racism –  the Black left is openly, unashamedly, unabashedly racist. The whte Left, while pretending to be on Black Americans’ side, is quietly contemptuous of them.
  10. Active Stupidity –  In a free society, if a person of normal intelligence is stupid, then it is by choice. The RGI chooses to be stupid.

In one short post, lkeke35 has neatly demonstrated nearly all the characteristics of the Left that guarantee that they’ll always be ignorant, because they’re always actively, aggressively … stupid.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) In other words: quintessentially leftist.

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4 thoughts on “A Portrait of the Left

  1. I see you rejected my response. I kind of figured you would, but still hoped you didn’t. My intention was not, I repeat NOT to attack you, but to let you know where I came from with no ill intent. I don’t know why you deleted my comment, but it was your decision and I respect that.

    But please read this before and if you decide to delete this as well.

    You may not agree or even like this, but the fact is if you are a white person responding this, and it’s up to you if you want to admit it or not and still be honest with me and yourself, you CANNOT possibly know what it’s like to be black in America just like I don’t know what it’s like to be white in America. My blog posts are based on what I’ve read and experienced. They come from data, learning from actual black people who have been affected by white racism in some way. My posts are about the stuff white people have said and done, what I think they mean and my response to them. THEY ARE NOT ABOUT ATTACKING WHITE PEOPLE, UNLESS AND ONLY UNLESS CERTAIN ONES HAVE MADE HATEFUL REMARKS AND HAVE EMPLOYED SOME KIND OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ANOTHER GROUP, ESPECIALLY BLACK PEOPLE.

    Yes, you don’t see it that way. You may not even believe it. But I do. And whether you’re a white person or not isn’t the core issue. It’s the fact that it’s a problem constantly ignored ON PURPOSE.

    Let me ask you something? Do you think black people get some kind of joy for talking about racism and venting about how it’s virtually and literally killing them? Do you honestly think those of us speaking out about it are really trying to attack white people? Can you not see or understand where we (they) are coming from without asserting how wrong you are while, at the same time, beat them down online? And you really think that’s how a good person behaves, not only dismissing their experiences and pain but also call them names to boot like a spoiled child? Seriously?

    I’m going to ask in the most sincere way possible. What’s going on, xPrae? What happened to you to make you act this way? Were you raised this way? Did some incident happened that made you think and act the way you do online? Do you behave this way in real life as well? What do you want out of life? And why do you constantly go after me and Abagond who are just two bloggers and no one special?

    In the end, you may not see how harmful your ways are, but other people do. And whether or not you think you’re right or innocent DOESN’T MATTER. Like I said in the last response before you deleted it, it’s not about you or what you think, let alone feel. It’s about the pain the other person feels. And if you are somehow the cause of it, you should take responsibility and correct it.

    And us black leftists, as you may call them, are hurting. We’re tired of the BS. And many of us are doing what we can to change things not just for us, but for white people as well. If you were to actually converse with one, you would see we’re NOT out to harm white people at all. Why you think otherwise I don’t know. But that’s part of the white racist mindset that you’ve exhibited time and time again. And to make it short, THAT’S WRONG. You may disagree. You may not accept it. But that’s how you come off as to us.

    I don’t know what else to say. I know I can’t make you see the problem in all this. You deleting my response points to that. Or it may be some other reason. In the end, I have nothing left to say. So, do what you will with this response. Turn it into a blog post and deconstruct it, or get rid of it altogether. I only hope that one day you will see the errors in your thinking, and maybe you will value the virtue of honesty.

    It’s up to you.

    -Brotha Wolf.

    1. Well, well, BW! Now, THAT is a response! Well done! And, I might add, I always knew you had it in you!

      First, let’s make sure that you understand one thing. I deleted no responses. You probably didn’t follow when I had a back-and-forth with the extremely immature Arkenaten. He used so much foul language, that I finally had to put in some automatic filters. Lots of very fine commenters had to wait for me to moderate their posts, despite the fact that there was nothing whatsoever objectionable in them.

      Your post might have had some of those words or something else. I will tell you that I never have deleted, and never will delete, or exclude anyone’s comment. I will edit out foul language, or gratuitous insults and the like. Your friend Herneith is prone to such silliness. Your post is now in place.

      Now, as to the details of your post. As you know, I like to be thorough, so I’ll probably grab each paragraph and address it.

      One quick note: Your post was so good, and seems so sincere, that if I do end up doing a post from it, it will be to applaud you for your effort and your evident sincerity, as well as your excellent questions to someone with whom you’ve had profound disagreements.

      Without further ado, let’s start.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      I see you rejected my response. I kind of figured you would, but still hoped you didn’t. My intention was not, I repeat NOT to attack you, but to let you know where I came from with no ill intent. I don’t know why you deleted my comment, but it was your decision and I respect that.

      My Response:

      I think I covered this in my introduction, above. I didn’t delete any comments, and never will.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      But please read this before and if you decide to delete this as well.

      My Response:

      Okay, but remember: I don’t delete comments. And won’t delete anything you post.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      You may not agree or even like this, but the fact is if you are a white person responding this, and it’s up to you if you want to admit it or not and still be honest with me and yourself, you CANNOT possibly know what it’s like to be black in America just like I don’t know what it’s like to be white in America. My blog posts are based on what I’ve read and experienced. They come from data, learning from actual black people who have been affected by white racism in some way. My posts are about the stuff white people have said and done, what I think they mean and my response to them. THEY ARE NOT ABOUT ATTACKING WHITE PEOPLE, UNLESS AND ONLY UNLESS CERTAIN ONES HAVE MADE HATEFUL REMARKS AND HAVE EMPLOYED SOME KIND OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ANOTHER GROUP, ESPECIALLY BLACK PEOPLE.

      My Response:

      BW: My point has always been: my race is not important. My original post offered advice to Black Americans, but if you read it you’ll see that it’s good advice for all Americans. Surely Black Americans are part of the group defined as “All Americans.” You said that if I’m not black, then “I CANNOT possibly know what it’s like to be black in America.” True enough. If, that is, I’m not black. However, I do know what’s good advice for anyone to succeed in America. And I offered it. You’re right: you can’t know what it’s like to be “white in America.” However, BW, you should admit this: You frequently tell others what white peopple think, what they feel, how they think and feel about black people, how they think and feel about other people, and more. Read what you write, BW… you do it All The Time, and the several times you and I have gone back and forth, I’ve called you on it every time. I’d like you to consider something else: You and I don’t know anything except what it is to be you and me. That understanding can liberate you to be able to say that you have some insights into what it is to be a human being in America. Likewise it can liberate you to shake off all the sillinesses like personal passions and resentments — which are useless in understanding the big picture, which is: What does it take to prosper in America? And, what do I need to do to prosper in America? Your posts are, you say, based on “what you’ve read and experienced.” Okay… but while those experiences are important, they offer no insights into the bigger picture. You said, “They (your posts) come from data, learning from actual black people who have been affected by white racism in some way.” Okay. And as you probably know, I deplore all racism. With that said, I’ve experienced racism directed at me many times. Did it bother me? Of course! Then, I shook it off, and did what I had to do to prosper in America. You said also: “THEY (your posts) ARE NOT ABOUT ATTACKING WHITE PEOPLE.” Well, Brothawolf, any time you make any generalization about white people, you attack white people. Just as if I said something silly like, “Black people are lazy.” If I ever said that, you would rightly jump down my throat for overt racism. Yet, you — regularly — say pretty rugged things about white people. Those are attacks on white people. I’m sorry, it’s just true. And you do it all the time. So does Abagond. BW, I like you, and I even admire you. I admire your passion, your fervor, your concern for black people. However, and I say this gently, you are demonstrating your concern for black people in the same way as medieval doctors demonstrated their concern for their patients. One of the first things they did was to “apply leeches.” The doctors did it out of genuine concern. But, of course, the leeches then sucked blood out of the sick person’s body, thereby making his condition much worse. That’s what I’m trying to tell you: the people obsessing over white racism are the leeches, sucking the blood out of America. A simple truth: Anyone who harms Black Americans harms all Americans… harms America. America is the greatest, freest country that’s ever been. Is it perfect? Of course not. However, there remains plenty of opportunity for all people to obtain prosperity. And, as my post said, white racism will be the least of the obstacles facing them.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      Yes, you don’t see it that way. You may not even believe it. But I do. And whether you’re a white person or not isn’t the core issue. It’s the fact that it’s a problem constantly ignored ON PURPOSE.

      My Response:

      You said: “whether you’re a white person or not isn’t the core issue“. That’s absolutely correct. You also said, “…it’s (white racism) a problem…” And that’s also correct. But, as I might have mentioned several times in the past, it’s not a big problem. BW: you and I don’t disagree all that much. Just as a matter of degree. I pointed out to you that many millions of Black Americans have succeeded in America. Therefore, there can be no doubt, Black Americans can succeed in America. Since that is an indisputable fact, doesn’t it make sense for all Americans to find out how? My contention is not that white racism doesn’t exist, or that it is not a problem, my contention is that it is not a big problem. And the evidence would seem to support that conclusion.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      Let me ask you something? Do you think black people get some kind of joy for talking about racism and venting about how it’s virtually and literally killing them? Do you honestly think those of us speaking out about it are really trying to attack white people? Can you not see or understand where we (they) are coming from without asserting how wrong you are while, at the same time, beat them down online? And you really think that’s how a good person behaves, not only dismissing their experiences and pain but also call them names to boot like a spoiled child? Seriously?

      My Response:
      You said, “Do you think black people get some kind of joy for talking about racism and venting about how it’s virtually and literally killing them?” Before I answer it — and I will answer it — let’s go into that answer clear-eyed. There is no way I can answer it in a way that cannot be misinterpreted by someone of insincere intent as something racist. If I say,”Yes, there are black people who get some kind of joy, etc,. etc…” the person of insincere intent can say, “See? See? He’s telling us what we black people think, the big hypocrite!” If I say, “No, black people aren’t getting some kind of joy, etc., etc., etc…” then you can crow that I admitted that white racism is “literally killing black people.” So, let’s address your question: Yes, there are black people who derive satisfaction (“get some kind of joy” is probably a maladroit formulation) from complaining about white racism. However, it is a fact that white racism is not “literally killing” black people. Not more than a thousand other things. There are white racists, and they do, rarely, kill people. And the real statistics show this. Especially as it pertains to the police. Important Note:Otherwise though, and I challenge you to deny this, the vast majority of black people who are killed by other people, are killed by other black people. And, yes it’s true, the vast majority of white people who are killed by other people are killed by other white people. Everyone knows this. However, the bigger picture is a picture of segregation. And that’s a very bad picture, indeed.

      You said: “Do you honestly think those of us speaking out about it are really trying to attack white people?My answer: Yes. Some of you are. Many of you are. Again, when you tell white people what they’re thinking, or feeling, and you indicate that what they are thinking or feeling is really bad, then, yes, you are attacking them. I don’t think it. I know it. And my feelings are just as legitimate as yours.

      You said: “Can you not see or understand where we (they) are coming from without asserting how wrong you are while, at the same time, beat them down online?My answer: I absolutely can see where they’re coming from. Let me ask you a hypothetical question: Let’s say that I’m magical and I can transport you in time and space. I transport you to 1938 Nazi Germany, and I make it so that you can speak German, and I tell you, please, go ahead and prevent World War II, by arguing against the basic Nazi assumption that Jews are evil, and the cause of all of Germany’s problems. So you find a bunch of Nazis (big, blond, blue-eyed dudes like you assume I am 🙂 and you start to try to persuade them to back down from their racist hatred, and the Nazis say to you, “And you really think that’s how a good person behaves, not only dismissing (our) experiences and pain but also call (us) names to boot like a spoiled child?” They further explain to you that they’re absolutely convinced that the Jews cheated them out of victory in World War I, and that the Jews are stealing from them and enriching themselves, and that the Jews are sabotaging their country in order to enrich themselves. Do you then say, “Well, you’re so sincere (they were) and I feel your pain so deeply that I understand you.” Is that really how you respond to the Nazis? Or, do you say, “What you’re saying is hogwash. You’re a bunch of Nazis, and I don’t give the tiniest hoot about your feelings. Shutup; stop making stupid excuses and get to work making the world a better place.” Or something like that. I hope you’d opt for the latter reaction.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      I’m going to ask in the most sincere way possible. What’s going on, xPrae? What happened to you to make you act this way? Were you raised this way? Did some incident happened that made you think and act the way you do online? Do you behave this way in real life as well? What do you want out of life? And why do you constantly go after me and Abagond who are just two bloggers and no one special?

      My Response:

      You asked: “What happened to you to make you act this way? Were you raised this way? Did some incident happened that made you think and act the way you do online?” I assume you mean, “What happened to me that made me love Black Americans so much?” Easy: I was born. I “go after you” because I think you’re worth it. Abagond, less so. His misplaced pride in his own insights and wisdom are such that he’s likely unchangeable. However, I’ll never give up on him. After all, he’s another human. You seem willing to engage. Abagond has built up a big edifice of pseudo-intellectualism, and is terrified to allow anyone of equal or greater knowledge, wisdom or insight, to interact with him. It’s the surest sign of insecurity. In that sense, your outreach here, BW, was a sign of courage and intelligence, and I applaud you.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      In the end, you may not see how harmful your ways are, but other people do. And whether or not you think you’re right or innocent DOESN’T MATTER. Like I said in the last response before you deleted it, it’s not about you or what you think, let alone feel. It’s about the pain the other person feels. And if you are somehow the cause of it, you should take responsibility and correct it.

      My Response:

      I’ll say this gently, BW: my “ways” are not harmful. They’re only words. No one is harmed by words, except those who imagine the harm, or fabricate the harm. You’re correct: it’s not abot my feelings, but my words are also irrelevant to the pain of others. My words couldn’t possibly cause anyone else pain. They’re words. Only words.


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      And us black leftists, as you may call them, are hurting. We’re tired of the BS. And many of us are doing what we can to change things not just for us, but for white people as well. If you were to actually converse with one, you would see we’re NOT out to harm white people at all. Why you think otherwise I don’t know. But that’s part of the white racist mindset that you’ve exhibited time and time again. And to make it short, THAT’S WRONG. You may disagree. You may not accept it. But that’s how you come off as to us.

      My Response:

      This paragraph is not all that coherent. I believe that Black Americans are hurting, but no one has presented any evidence in decades that white racism is a big contributor to anyone’s pain. You said: “If you were to actually converse with one, you would see we’re NOT out to harm white people at all.” I remember on your very blog where “diaryofanegress” fantasized for — direct quote: “a solar assassination” of all white people, and that as they died, she hoped that “the door wouldn’t hit them on the way out”. Sure sounds as if diaryofanegress wants to “harm white people.” Did you disavow “diaryofanegress’s” genocidal fantasies? Nope. Your response was, “If it does hit them, they’ll likely blame it on blacks, Hispanics, Jews, and anyone else. lol” Seriously, BW? And you accuse me of anything at all? Please admit to me that I’ve never expressed anything as vile, or evil, as that. Not even close, and not ever. That link is here

      How do you think that comes off to white people?


      Brothawolf Wrote:

      I don’t know what else to say. I know I can’t make you see the problem in all this. You deleting my response points to that. Or it may be some other reason. In the end, I have nothing left to say. So, do what you will with this response. Turn it into a blog post and deconstruct it, or get rid of it altogether. I only hope that one day you will see the errors in your thinking, and maybe you will value the virtue of honesty.

      My Response:

      I do see the problem: Way too many Black Americans are overly concerned with obstacles that are not actually in their paths, in any meaningful way. And you see the problem: white racism. I see the big problem, and you see the little problem. It’s kind of been a point of mine for a while that white racism is not a big problem in America today. A problem? Yes. A big problem? Nope. Not even close.

      You said, “I only hope that one day you will see the errors in your thinking, and maybe you will value the virtue of honesty.” My Answer: BW, tell me sincerely: do you really think I’m not being honest with you? Seriously. What of all that I’ve written to you smacks of insincerity or dishonesty? Where have I ever seemed like anything but completely sincere? Completely honest? Just because you don’t like what I’m saying, doesn’t mean that (1) it’s not true, or (2) that I’m being dishonest.


      Brothawolf: I’m really glad you made the effort to write your excellent post! Your tone was polite, sincere and I took your message very much to heart. You’ve experienced hurt in your life. I don’t know the details, and I’m sorry for it. If it was white people who imposed that hurt on you, then they should be ashamed. White people who would harm black people because of the color of their skin are the very definition of “white trash.” Wouldn’t it be the ultimate revenge to prosper despite their pettiness and cruelty? I do know several things: there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of companies scattered all around America, prepared to pay a premium for skilled Black Americans who have done the simple things that I recommended in my “recipe.” Believe me, I know this. If you can prove that you can be trainable, that you can interact well with others, that you will work hard, that you’re more or less a normal person, there are thousands upon thousands of companies who will pay you really good money to work there. What are you, or anyone else for that matter, waiting for?!?

      Brothawolf, I really like you; I always have. As I mentioned above, I respect and admire you. You have a bunch of states of mind of which I disapprove, but so does, well, everyone. I like a whole lot of people. I hope you will take this exchange as the beginning of many more such exchanges. Maybe look at it this way: If you cut off our communication, then I can’t learn from youand from the insights you have.

      Best,

      — x

  2. One last thing you should know. Yes, there is racism on the left. Plenty of it in fact. BUT the right is NOT by any means free of racism. If you think so, you really are in extreme denial. In the end, as far as what’s best for white people are concerned, LEFT WING WHITES are slightly more concerned with the needs of white people while the right centers mainly on divisive politics which pander mostly on hate and fear which, in the end trick white people into voting against their best self-interests holding them back when it comes to being better people.

    This is not to say that you should change sides and become liberal. In fact, I’m not even suggesting that you should. But this IS to say there IS a middle ground neither conservative nor liberal. Just ask yourself, is hate and fear which is present on the right side truly needed? And why doesn’t the white left care about everyone as much as it portrays itself as opposed to just caring for the needs of white people?

    Just think about it.

    Now, I’ll shut up.

  3. Another great post, BW. Thank you for it!

    Without any ado (my previous post had all that I need for introduction.), here are some thoughts in reaction:

    Brothawolf Wrote:

    One last thing you should know. Yes, there is racism on the left. Plenty of it in fact. BUT the right is NOT by any means free of racism. If you think so, you really are in extreme denial. In the end, as far as what’s best for white people are concerned, LEFT WING WHITES are slightly more concerned with the needs of white people while the right centers mainly on divisive politics which pander mostly on hate and fear which, in the end trick white people into voting against their best self-interests holding them back when it comes to being better people.

    My Response:

    Yes, there is racism on the left. You are correct. Yes, there is racism on the right. You are correct. However, there is a lot less racism on the right, which is the actual home of the defeat of slavery, of segregation, of Jim Crow… Remember: the only significant opposition to Civil Rights came from … the Democrat Party. The Left. The right does not “center on divisive politics.” The right is more prone to tell the truth. They’re not completely honest, but one whole heckuva lot more honest than the left. Of course the Left would view that as divisive! Just as the German Nazis of 1938 would view your opposition to their killing Jews as “divisive.” Don’t fall for it.


    Brothawolf Wrote:

    This is not to say that you should change sides and become liberal. In fact, I’m not even suggesting that you should. But this IS to say there IS a middle ground neither conservative nor liberal. Just ask yourself, is hate and fear which is present on the right side truly needed? And why doesn’t the white left care about everyone as much as it portrays itself as opposed to just caring for the needs of white people?

    My Response:

    I agree that there is a middle ground between Liberal and Conservative … but there is no middle ground between truth and non-truth. There is only: truth. BW: look into your heart. Do you really think that the hatred is coming from the right? Did you see what happened at Berkeley, at Middlebury? At numerous other colleges and universities around the country? There are no — zip, zilch, nada — right-wing groups trying to shut down left-wing speakers. There never have been. There are no right-wing efforts whatsoever trying to stifle free speech anywhere. There are many, many efforts to shut down Conservative speech. They’re well-documented. Who calls whom, “Nazis,” “fascists,” “haters,” “racists,” “sexists,” “homophobes,” etc., etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum? All that vitriol comes from the Left. All of it. Look around you, BW…


    Again, I hope you’ll view our little, very polite, exchange here as an opportunity to engage in a respectful, mutually beneficial dialogue.

    Best,

    — x

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