Simple Racism Truths


Here are some basic truths about racism. They’re much overlooked, but they remain as true as ever.

  • It’s just as racist to vote for someone because of his race, as it is to vote against him for that reason. Many of former President Obama’s supporters were, let’s face it, racists.
  • It’s just as racist to give a pass to someone because of his race, as it is to be suspicious of him for the same reason.
  • It is just as racist to think automatically well of someone because of his race, as it is to think ill of him for the same reason.
  • It’s just as racist to ascribe automatic nobility to someone because of his race, as it is to attribute venality to him for the same reason.
  • It’s just as racist to like someone automatically because of his race, as it is to dislike him for the same reason.

But, why is it just as racist to discriminate in favor of someone because of his race, as it is to discriminate against him for that reason?

Simple: The above automatic acts, or states of mind, equally deny the individual under scrutiny his humanity. He cannot sink or swim on his own; or know how and who he is against a well-understood set of standards that apply equally to all. He cannot go above and beyond his race to achieve greatness. The race-disfavored always wonder: “How much better could I have done without all the pointless and enervating obstacles?” while the race-favored can never know to what extent their own merits and character led to their successes.

Finally, we have an example of this, and we openly labeled it “racism.” And we condemned it unanimously. It was in South Africa, where there was a system in place that openly discriminated in favor of white South Africans, and against black South Africans. The system, as most remember, was called “apartheid,” and the reason we in the west condemned it was because of both aspects — for and against — of the discrimination it perpetrated.

In any country, the race-disfavored always have to swim upstream, while the race-favored inevitably become infantilized. In the case of discrimination on the basis of race, both those favored and those disfavored always… lose.

The American Democrat Party is aggressively infantilizing black people who ought to be rising up en masse against this condescending hooey.

From an American public policy perspective, all these truths are uncomfortable only for Democrats. So, why again is the Republican party the only one tainted with racism? Racism is a problem, but not a Republican problem.

— xPraetorius

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4 thoughts on “Simple Racism Truths

  1. Again, some great truths here x. You could also insert the word “gender” for “race” and come to the exact same conclusions.

    The Democratic party is indeed about keeping people down so they can play the savior, while demonizing political opponents. Minorities, women, LGBQT’s, any group other than straight white men are the favored “victimized” class they claim to champion rights for.

    It’s a morally and intellectually bankrupt philosophy, which is why Democrats have no serious policy initiatives. What frightens me though is where this all leads culturally.

    1. I’m with you, Tricia! All this drumbeat of fake outrage and fabricated grievance eventually chases out the good in a society. Pretty soon, it becomes the expected behavior, of all people, and they proceed to live down to the artificially-lowered expectations, and then the fabrications become self-fulfilling realities.

      Best,

      — x

  2. I’ve experienced both kinds of racism and I found them both equally disgusting.
    There were the ones who openly showed their hate because they thought that I would be inferior to them.
    And then there were the ones who pretended to care for me and who thought that I would need their positive discrimination because … they thought that I would be inferior to them.
    The latter were always leftists or persons who thought of themselves as being part of the enlightened elite. This is what Rober Spencer calls the racism of low expectations.
    I’ve always rejected both kinds of racism and I’ve alway refused to play along. Those “minorities” who play the victim game are degrading themselves and have no idea how despised they are by their supposed protectors from the left. I fully understand why the Left hates men like Ben Carson. It’s not just because he is a Republican. It’s because he achieved everything on his own and because he is brilliant and in many ways superior to them. He is a living refutation of the idea that blacks are an inferior race that couldn’t make it without the help of the white man.
    This is the only difference between those who are openly racist and the Left: The Left hides its racism behind the pretence of caring for black people.

    1. So well said, artaxes!

      This is on the nose: “This is the only difference between those who are openly racist and the Left: The Left hides its racism behind the pretence of caring for black people.”

      Best,

      — x

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