I don’t envy young people in the West. Their formative years spent subject to relentless maladaptive indoctrination, their history and heritage constantly disparaged, and their future sold out for moral preening and corporate profits. It is difficult to imagine a generation that has been more betrayed. Thus it’s equally difficult not to grant some latitude to those struggling to feel their way through the maze of the zeitgeist in the dark. It should surprise no one to watch many, even with best intentions, stagger down hopeless paths. Some shamble so far astray as to be comical…others are close. We’ll discuss examples of both.
First, the latter…a spot on the cobwebs called Young Conservatives. As you might ascertain by the title, it is a site dedicated to upholding liberal ideals. Though, as a long series of articles will attest, the author(s) have become increasingly vexed that liberals themselves don’t adhere to their stated principles. In fact, these YCs are beginning to note with unmistakable accuracy that liberals really aren’t anti-racist at all. This being a great disappointment to those who have devoutly followed their enemy’s advice. Here is a typical example.
Black Ferguson protesters are getting a lot of help and support in their “demonstrations” from folks of other races, which is something you’d think they’d be grateful for as it shows solidarity.
That, of course, would require them to set aside their own prejudice and racism, which apparently they have no plans of doing. Brown supporters released a sheet of “rules” for white protesters joining their cause, which to me seems a bit “racist,” yet no one is saying anything. You have to see this to believe it. It’s unreal.
-Please refrain from taking up space in all ways possible. Remember that you are there in support of black folks, so should never be at the centre of anything.
-Refrain from speaking to the media. Black voices are crucial to this.
-Stand behind black folks or between us and the police.
-If you see a cop harassing a black person, come in and engage. (chances are they are least likely to arrest you)
This proves racism is alive and well, and it’s not just a white issue.
I mean come on, “stand between us and the police?” So you want to use non-black folks as human shields to protect you from law enforcement? Can you imagine what happened if white protesters asked non-whites to do this? The riots that would ensue would make what happened in Ferguson this week look tame in comparison.
The site has many pieces of this same guileless tenor: Hey guys, I thought we were all supposed to not be racist? And while this is obviously naïve, it’s also a mere hopscotch away from: Hey wait, every other group is unapologetically racist…and I’m the mark who’s being taken for everything. One small step further and a new extremist is born. But returning to the article now for some Q&A.
Why not show that you’re serious about ending racism by locking arms with whites and making it clear you stand for unity, that you believe in Martin Luther King’s philosophy of looking at the content of a person’s character, not their skin color?
This is probably one of those rare irenic opportunities for this writer and those at opposing liberal burrows to lock arms and laugh in great mutual gales. No, they are not interested in standing for unity with whites. They are interested in demonizing whites, demoralizing, and dispossessing…as a first stage.
And stop quoting that philandering, plagiarizing, preacher. What are you, some kind of conservative religious fundy? Furthermore, no one has the time or ability to evaluate the content of a person’s character. How many interactions do we all experience in a given day? What a ridiculous notion to presume the feasibility of performing character vetting at each. Are we obliged to review their Eharmony preferences? Conduct a Vulcan mind-meld? My God, it’s so ridiculous I feel pain at the sound of grown men repeating it. Those five 20-something black men certainly look suspicious–and possibly dangerous–but one can’t judge by appearances, so I’ll go interview the group to ascertain their moral fiber before making a final decision.
I hate racism. I hate it with a passion in all of its forms. There are amazing people in the world from all walks of life who contribute in positive ways to our lives on a daily basis. This is something that should be celebrated.
We hates it! Though excruciating to read, we all understand such qualifiers. For a white man to discuss race candidly requires he perform this sanctifying ritual of hyperbolic denunciation.
Has, for comparison, the author of that piece ever penned statements such as:
I hate racketeering. I hate it with a passion in all of its forms.
We could pose the question, along with innumerable other entries from the criminal code, to get a sense of just where racism rates in the obligatory hate continuum. But it’s an extremely embarrassing exercise for a sober adult, and I feel badly for men put into positions that compel them to perform it.
Will the day ever come when people of all races stop this kind of nonsense and just focus on treating one another respectfully as fellow humans?
No. And this realization must be the most difficult for YCs. They have labored mightily to embrace the philosophy of their opposition. Now painfully beginning to comprehend that it was never anything more than a ruse. Though the lament in learning is keen, and they can’t help but keep asking: won’t you please stop attacking us for being white? No, young conservatives.
The answer is no.
Part two to follow.