Several weeks ago I cracked a joke about Rick & Morty in mixed company. Now it used to mean, mixed company, men and women. Now the country is more colorstruck. In this case mixed company means baby boom me and my pals, and genx newlyweds. One of the newlyweds heaved a sigh of relief and said something to the effect that he only thought young white guys like him understood the weird jokes of Rick & Morty. He was genuinely having a moment, but I'm also convinced that he thinks I needed to hear it.
This week, the President in his progressing coherence (up 3 points from 'covfefe' ) uttered a couple syllables that threw the chatting classes into a tizzy. The two syllables were 'shithole' but in the newspeak of today, a kind of backwards-masked religious interpretation of the dribbles off the lips of the Stooge In Chief, it implies a world historically racist conspiracy to destroy the People of Color. Of course this is to be expected of a certain type of trendy American sophisticate. And suddenly I understand, having watch him riding in a Ferarri with Seinfeld, why these sophisticates love Trevor Noah. There is nothing worse for pet people than to languish in their respective shithole countries with no hope of reaching New York City. I mean that's what the Statue of Liberty is all about right?. Them huddled masses from shithole countries will never breathe free outside of America, the greatest white country that ever was. You know, because of us. The good white people as compared to them alt-white.
The problem with white people today is that they are compelled to turn over every rock to find every racist white person in America and destroy them. Otherwise non-white people will destroy all of America, and so, they think, rightfully so. This is the motivation of the good white collective, whose actions and utterings are as stereotypically borne by fear and civilizing burden as it ever was. And of course it maybe never was that much, but who can really tell what history actually was without the racial spin? I didn't ask for the favor and I don't thank them for it. After all, I think I know my interests. TLDR, dude. It was just racist alt-white colonialists same as it ever was.
I say nobody is effectively racist in America. You can't find anyone who actually wants to stop interracial marriage or desegregated schooling. You can't find any group of substance that wants to actively suppress minorities with the force of law in defiance of the Constitution. Sure there may be as many of those as there are violent felons serving time in prison, but that minority is already spoken for. Here's the thing. Only somebody brainwashed about the power of white privilege and white supremacy thinks such cretins could actually take control of the country and start a race war. It would have to be a race war because, you know, people like Obama and Colin Powell, Clifford Alexander and Togo West know too much. But then that's the problem isn't it. The good white people are that much brainwashed. They are convinced that they and their pet constituencies are the only civilized folks remaining in the nation, and that the rest are just biding their time, sharpening their knives and suppressing the n-word from their public speech. I mean why else would Google, Facebook and Twitter go to such lengths to protect us from Pepe and you, know, absolutely free speech? OK maybe not a race war, the good whites must think because we should all be driving Priuses and eschewing that which is non-sustainable. But oh those deplorables!
So it is asserted by the burdened political good white suffragette minority that the Constitution still stinks of racism, sexism, homophobia and several other arcane diseases I have not yet learned to pronounce. Intersectionality is one of those concepts not explicitly made real by Title IX, "So we still have a long way to go." Because America is racist and otherwise incorrect enough to keep the struggle and purge of alt-white alive and tweeting. These political good whites are not suggesting that they are genetically superior, even though everybody wants to sleep with George Clooney. They are merely culturally and intellectually superior according to their own interpretation of themselves. That's why their concerns for the plight of minorities must never be thwarted, why they must be granted powers. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony, farcical aquatic ceremonies mean any decisions made under auspices of non-politically correct speech. Of course if this minority of political good whites are outvoted by the aquatics, they don pink hats and make large parades. But perhaps I interpolate, project and protest too much.
If you must have some clearer understanding of my position, I take the side of King Arthur who actually existed and by most measures was considered a very good king indeed. The constitutional peasant did not actually exist. And yet his complaint resonates with the burdened political whiners ever out to drown racist witches among themselves, the winners of the 2016 election which surely could not have been an actual mandate from the masses, but some farcical aquatic ceremony.
It's the problem I have with these so-called 'white people'. They're trying to look good as white people. Which of course makes them white people. I only need people to be people. It doesn't give me a headache because when I see the same thing in Muslims trying to out Muslim other infidel Muslims I recognize the dysfunctional pattern. It's all about people desperate to represent. It's all moral posturing and some of it is fakery. But the biggest fault in the logic is that it assumes various presumptions about non-whites or non-Muslims. That basically without this 'proper' representation, non-whites would doom whites and infidel Muslims would doom Muslims. It demonstrates a profound a lack of faith in individual discernment, and the predestined priority of group affiliation. I imagine people who are desperately trying to be white or Muslim or gay or French have other problems as well, but I'm fundamentally talking about the rigidity of certain identities. Self-fulfilling bullshit.
There is a good side of the other side of the same coin of identity. It is the identity which rejects the use of race or sex. But it's actually not an identity but a set of ideas, and from these concepts one draws the power of moral consistency which needs not police speech with the assumption that some racial or sexuality based apocalypse lies just beneath the surface in everyone who uses the wrong fork. The warmth of these ideas are not strongly represented in the American public these days, there are holes in the edifice of our society and their heat has leaked out into the cold. I am thinking of Steven Pinker as a stoker and kindler of such ideas.
I want to take a little side tangent into Pinker for a moment, as I am reading his Blank Slate for the first time. Prior to my having started reading this book, I got into a debate with a friend who takes some pride in making intersectional identity a focus of politics and is generally quick to talk about what good whites must do. On his way to getting on one of my nerves he suggested that "Judeo-Christian" was just an anti-intellectual figleag and dog-whistle for Fundamentalist Christians to communicate their contempt and hatred for Muslims; that Jews had nothing to do with this neo-logism which has no historical use. If there is a proper term it is 'Abrahamic' and must include poor brown Muslims otherwise it is just another alt-white racist conspiracy. I probably did a poor job of showing how his interpretation would have Hillsdale College erased from existence as well as all intellectual Conservatives. But perhaps he and others need to hear something from Pinker. To wit:
For millennia, the major theories of human nature have come from religion. The Judeo-Christian tradition, for example, offers explanations for much of the subject matter now studied by biology and psychology. Humans are made in the image of God and are unrelated to animals. Women are derivative of men and destined to be ruled by them. The mind is an immaterial substance: it has powers possessed by no purely physical structure, and can continue to exist when the body dies. The mind is made up of several components, including a moral sense, an ability to love, a capacity for reason that recognizes whether an act conforms to ideals of goodness, and a decision faculty that chooses how to behave. Although the decision faculty is not bound by the laws of cause and effect, it has an innate tendency to choose sin. Our cognitive and perceptual faculties work accurately because God implanted ideals in them that correspond to reality and because he coordinates their functioning with the outside world. Mental health comes from recognizing God’s purpose, choosing good and repenting sin, and loving God and one’s fellow humans for God’s sake.
Pinker, Steven. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (pp. 1-2). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
That's hardly enough of Pinker to find the proper antidote for the social essentialism of the good whites whose own whiteness they only deconstruct into a racist and anti-racist dualism. But it would go a bit too far to show his understanding of Voltaire, Rousseau, Locke and Hobbes whose worldviews instruct those like myself who would defend Western Civilization and acknowledge its Judeo-Christian roots with proper respect, over the revisionist view good whites offer as an interminable struggle between various whites to overcome their evil alt-whiteness.
So the farcical aquatic ceremony today, let's call it philosophy. And I expect to add psychology to that over the next few years of study. It's obvious to me that 2016 was a referendum on the economic condition of blue collar working whites who worked a little too hard and didn't get enough money or attention from the good white party, which was busy protecting People of Color from the likes of Paula Deen and intersectionals from the ghost of Anita Bryant. But economics are not democratic and subject to the dictates of good white political correctness, and therefore farcical and evil. Of course that means electing a man of few coherent diplomatic paragraphs will prove no better than electing a man who is not much more than coherent diplomatic paragraphs. QED.