This needs very little background, but here goes. I’ve been debating where I can with the RGI (here and here, for example) suggesting a simply hypothesis: white racism is not a big problem in America anymore. It was, but it is no more, and hasn’t been for a very long time.
Needless to say, the Race Grievance Industry doesn’t like that at all. After all, the shakedown machine that the so-called “Civil Rights Movement” became long after achieving all its goals, has produced countless millions of dollars for its “leaders.”
Well, a movement without its foot soldiers is no movement at all, so I’ve been debating with those foot soldiers on and off for a couple of years. Typically they have no counter for my arguments, so they just ban me from their blogs.(2) This despite the fact that I present my arguments politely and courteously, and never, ever cast aspersions on the character of my interlocutors, unless they cast aspersions on mine. In other words, I make absolutely sure never to be a troll.
So, see if you can guess what accusation comes my way most frequently. Yep. You guessed it: Troll!
Then, of course, I’m charged with being the entire litany of other nitwittery: a racist, a liar, stupid, uneducated, white(3), ignorant, etc. All this focus on who I am came about because they had nothing to counter what I say.
This, by the way, is the perfect summary of the state-of-mind of the totalitarian. Totalitarians are not concerned with ideas, and especially not with the ideas of others!
Back at Brotha Wolf’s (BW’s) blog, others, apparently inspired by our little back-and-forth, have joined in to discuss with BW his ideas about racism in America. It turns out I was not alone! About a half-dozen or so other commentators jumped in, and echoed my theme that white racism just isn’t a big problem in America anymore.
That’s very much upset BW, and he’s unburdened himself of several whiny, plaintive posts suggesting that those who disagree with him should just go away and leave him alone to rant and rave.
There’s a problem with this, though: BW accuses all white people (therefore me, and my children) of all sorts of scurrilous, evil, rotten, no-good things.
In public, with the very public bullhorn that is his internet connection.
According to BW, all white people are racists. They’re all either the “bad whites” who are openly racist, or they’re the “good whites” who do nothing to stop the bad whites, so are just as bad as the bad whites. Therefore, I’m one or the other. In other words: I’m… bad.
Well, if BW thinks that I’m just going to sit still while he — who doesn’t know me from Adam — libels me in public, he has another think coming. Apparently, others believe as I do. That if someone is going to accuse someone else of anything, the accuser has a sacred, moral responsibility to allow the accused to say his piece.
Well, others who believe as I do also, have been saying their piece on BW’s blog, addressing his accusations, and generally with politeness and courtesy. BW has been banning them as soon as he realizes that neither he nor his small amen chorus of like-minded people can counter their arguments. To put it bluntly: those who believe as I do have absolutely trounced the so-called “arguments” of BW and his disciples.
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So, what’s the latest?
Brotha Wolf put out a post called: “Just Listen: A Message For Racist Trolls.” The tenor, and the accusation, of the post are in the headline. The post is directed at several commenters, one of whom calls himself “viewer.” I know viewer, because he comments at this blog regularly, and is sympathetic to our point of view.(4)
Viewer has given no indication whatsoever that he’s a racist, and he has never ever, not even once, engaged in troll behavior. Viewer’s “crime” was that he disagreed with BW, and that he didn’t back down in front of BW’s bluster and that of BW’s readers.
There were responses to BW’s “Just Listen…” post, but BW censored them. I’m not sure how many such posts there were, but BW followed up the “Just Listen…” post with one, called, “Response To Viewer” indicating that viewer had submitted a response to the “Just Listen…” post, and that BW had not allowed viewer’s post to see the light of day. There’s typical leftist “courage” for you!
(1) – We noted this ongoing fracas here as well.
(2) – The RGI resembles nothing more than the little kid who, faced with hearing something he doesn’t want to hear, covers his ears, closes his eyes and chants “Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na…”
(3) – I was accused of being white long before it was known whether or not I was white. A colleague of mine, a deeply learned black woman was accused of being white long before anyone knew whether or not she was really black.
(4) – That’s all I know of him though. I’m not even sure that he’s a he! However, I’m referring to him as “he” pending any kind of clarification he might wish to provide.