Have you ever noticed that a certain majority group comprising approximately 10% of the Earth’s population is never “demonized” no matter the lurid exertions of its detractors? No, it’s always “demonization” for me but not for thee. It’s quite another example of this group’s legendary “privilege” that it is able to produce “demonization” with such mild effort and language. Other groups, by comparison, spangle the cobweb with calumny, never to receive proper recognition as “demonizers.” Consider it Hell’s glass ceiling.
That was my lament upon reading this piece on Hungary’s Viktor Orban at the Paris Hebdo rally. The headline was just another example of crediting a white man with what others have done so much better: Orban demonises immigrants at Paris march. Let’s take a look at this flaccid example of demonization.
Orban told Hungarian state TV in the margins of the rally, held in support of free speech and tolerance in Europe, that the Charlie Hebdo murders should make the EU restrict access to migrants with “different cultural characteristics”.
Referring to the flow of African and Arab migrants to the EU, he said: “Economic immigration is a bad thing in Europe, it should not be seen as having any benefits, because it only brings trouble and danger to the peoples of Europe”.
“Immigration and cultural questions related to that must be discussed in a much more open, honest and straightforward manner than until now. I hope that a composed, calm analysis of the recent events will guide European leaders and Brussels towards a tough policy restricting immigration”, he added.
Noel Ignatiev, a founder of a journal called Race Traitor and a fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute, a leading black-studies department, argues in the current issue of Harvard Magazine that “abolishing the white race” is “so desirable that some may find it hard to believe” that anyone other than “committed white supremacists” would oppose it.
In excerpts appearing this week in newspapers nationwide, Mr. Ignatiev, who is white, [Whitish] writes that “every group within white America,” including “labor unionists, ethnic groups, college students, schoolteachers, taxpayers and white women” has at one time or another “advanced its particular and narrowly defined interests at the expense of black people as a race.”
Mr. Ignatiev pledges in the essay that his journal, Race Traitor, intends to “keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females, too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.”
Now that’s proper demonization. Yet how many mainstream media outlets recognized it as such? None of which I am aware. But if an actual white Harvard professor called for explicit genocide, it would result in 72/hour a day 34 days a week coverage. Another example of non-white accomplishments being cast aside. They provide a salutary stream of racial vituperations only to see white men glory in the credit. People of color are being shut out of demonization recognition as surely as they are award ceremonies for adults who play pretend for money.
Though more from the pretender Orban…
“While I am PM, Hungary will definitely not become an immigration destination. We don’t want to see significantly sized minorities with different cultural characteristics and backgrounds among us. We want to keep Hungary as Hungary.”
Hungary for Hungarians. And this milquetoast effort is recognized as demonization? Ridiculous.
His remarks come amid concerns the Charlie Hebdo killings – carried out in the name of Islam after the magazine published cartoons of Mohammed – will increase the popularity of Europe’s far-right parties and movements.
Well that’s very concerning indeed. Not the rape of English girls or mid-day massacres, of course. But the notion that voters may decide they don’t care for those activities and turn to the only political entities who agree. That being the far far far right. So far on the fringes that one is now the most popular party in France.
But concern from the left is well-founded. This is the right side of history. Not their brownish-yellow human amalgamation. People yearn for a place of their own under the sun. A place of respect and nurturing for their common heritage and traditions. A place where their children can know the culture of their fathers and take from it pride rather than manufactured shame. People long for continuity and social capital. They want to live in neighborhoods full of neighbors rather than colonists. This is why people always sort themselves against the designs of social engineers. And why liberals relentlessly pursue “good schools.” It’s the reason separate countries exist: to accommodate distinct peoples. It’s a yearning native to the human spirit–still alive in those who possess one.
And one day it will destroy the left.