I’m certain most of you have already heard both of the stories I’ll briefly report. What follows is for those who may have not sensed how they are related.
First, before about two days ago could you have imagined hearing an apology for the statement “All lives matter?” Something so anodyne would normally attract a bland 99% approval simply for want of angle upon which to disagree. Some pedants would accurately point out that certain condemned have sacrificed their lives in those they have stolen. And thus their own effectively no longer matter to society. Though this is quite beyond the philosophical reach of those critics we are here to discuss.
In this instance an unprincipled, appeasing shell of a human being named Kathleen McCartney (also unsurpringly the president of a liberal arts college) issued a platitude-filled statement of support for the Fergusons after having apparently been impressed by their recent displays of erudition and dignified stoicism. Well obviously mere support wasn’t sufficient for the braying buffoons. All lives decidedly do not matter. As per custom, this grave offense required the white offender to hurl themselves prostrate and beg forgiveness.
And astoundingly she did.
She apologized for writing the words “all lives matter.” Though this is broader than just the self-abasement of one craven broad. It’s a point that’s been percolating for some time, with now an opportune moment to discuss. But I’ll come back to that. Here is the article.
“We are united in our insistence that all lives matter,” read the e-mail,in which she made clear she was strongly behind the protests, writing that the grand jury decisions had “led to a shared fury… We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest.”
But she soon received backlash from students for her phrasing. They were offended that she did not stick with the slogan “black lives matter.”
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, which first covered the story, quoted one Smith sophomore, Cecelia Lim, as saying, “it felt like she was invalidating the experience of black lives.”
In response to student backlash, McCartney apologized in another campus-wide email Friday, saying she had made a mistake “despite my best intentions.”
She wrote that the problem with the phrase lay in how others had used it.
“I regret that I was unaware the phrase/hashtag “all lives matter” has been used by some to draw attention away from the focus on institutional violence against Black people,” she wrote.
Because why would anyone on the planet give a raw damn about his own mere life or that of others when there is the eternal bleating of blacks to accommodate?
Ms. McCartney is simply a more refined version of the sad, desperate white girls who lie with black suitors. In this case it is intellectual miscegenation. And without the slightest surprise, she is treated no less shabbily than they for the effort.
Though if the Smith president had been more physically expressive in her loyalties, she would have taken an oppressed african paramour. Much as Jessica Chambers did. That was until she was bludgeoned unconscious and had lighter fluid poured into her nose and throat before awaking in flames to perish in the hospital. I’ve read suspicions that one of Jessica’s (apparently multiple) black partners was the assailant. Though nothing definitive has been released publicly. For all we can presently discern it may have been the KKK. The only time we will know for certain is when the media buries the story completely. But if her macabre end featured a diverse architect, it would be remarkably not uncommon. The blogger Dailyken compiled a listing of whites set on fire by blacks in the last few years. You have likely heard none of their names. But you have heard the name of a huge, violent, criminal ghetto yeti who robbed a store, rambled through the middle of a street, attacked a police officer, and then (shockingly!) found himself well perforated.
And with whom do people like Kathleen McCartney express their solidarity? Certainly not with the now charred remains of Jessica Chambers. Her life didn’t matter. Doesn’t matter. Ms. McCartney expressely apologized for implying it did.
This is where America finds itself at an inflection point. And I don’t sense that many even in the dissident right appreciate its import. We all understand the zeitgeist. Every group vigorously pursues their own self-interests, with whites also vigorously pursuing the interests of all of these other groups. What whites can not pursue, with any degree of vigor, are their own interests. But we are seeing a not-subtle shift in acceptable attitudes even beyond this. Not being pro-white is no longer sufficient. You can see it now on lurid display in any of the left’s slobber hovels. Active anti-white antipathy is the accepted norm with racial neutrality accumulating weight as the new proscribed “ism.” Colorblind respectocons will soon cringe to find they have become tomorrow’s nazis. And because they always fled, they were always pursued.
The groveling Smith president is a fairly striking example of this pivot. We will see many more in the future as this notion increasingly finds purchase. Saying that “all lives matter” implies equal moral stature for whites. This is not going to be acceptable. Nor will the belief that laws should be applied impartially. Or that whites shouldn’t be stripped of their privilege, by force or by fire. I’m afraid with just a couple of new Supreme Court additions, the blindfold will be singed off Lady Justice entirely.
It is going a far distance down a short path to move from “We won’t discriminate” to “We won’t resist.” There’s only one step to take beyond that. And to avoid it will require a great deal of resistance. If conservatives want a future for their children, they will resign themselves to not seeking approval in the eyes of their enemies. For only when their flesh is lighting the night sky will they find it.