I came upon an edifying article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal.
Hard Truths for Trump’s America
Washington didn’t kill coal, but disaffected voters are being sold a story of victimhood.
The author was a William Galston, whose CV is littered with pseudo-prestigious liberal sinecures. This background is helpful to know, since few besides leftist academicians possess the courage and latitude to speak candidly to cosseted victim groups. It’s almost the exclusive reason we have liberals: who else will present painful facts to aggrieved minorities?
As you would surmise, Mr. Galston doesn’t disappoint. The piece is nominally about Appalachian coal miners who have been decimated under Obama, but are little bitches for being bitter about it. Though the subtext is conspicuous in its intended application to all Trump supporting white workers, wherever they may lurk. That subtext being: your problems are all of your own creation, you dumb, lazy, hilljacks. It’s an unpleasant hook to swallow, for certain.
But again, a society needs brave porters to carry such harsh news. It’s a burden liberals bear with dutiful determination. Particularly so, you might notice, when Hard Truths are being delivered to poor white people with zero political or plutocratic advocacy. That’s what I like about the world’s William Galstons: they’re always primed to speak truth to powerlessness. I mean let’s be realistic, men who tell Hard Truths to those who can potently retaliate have a short career of truth telling. Best to be brutally honest with people who can’t get you fired or hanged on meat hooks. Watch for his next column where he really gives the what-for to elderly white janitors.
But while we await that, I was somewhat inspired by the subject of Hard Truths. Mr. Galston’s noble contributions notwithstanding, it seems a concept that has received inadequate real estate in venues like the Wall Street Journal. And obviously destitute Appalachian dirt farmers hold no monopoly on its need. Several other groups could benefit just as well. A few Hard Truths for three of them percolated to the surface with remarkable ease.
The Hard Truth is that you are significantly less intelligent on a group basis. Your diminished life outcomes are almost exclusively a result of this. Yes, the made-up word “racism” is a component. As all people prefer their own, and no people prefer indolent, entitled, impulsive, and bellicose imbeciles who display no capacity for either empathy or reciprocity. Though the “racism” of others would be wholly irrelevant if you were capable of generating the standard of living you desire without the charity of those you despise.
ANTI-SEMITISM (which must be capitalized for fear that some may not recognize it as Earth’s most appalling sin) is a creature almost entirely of your own creation. Collectively, you seem unable (and certainly not inclined) to live peacefully within the culture and traditions of your unfortunate hosts. Instead, at the first concentration of wealth and influence, you attack them with a metronomic consistency that is the envy of atomic clocks. Your principled social prescriptions for “we white people” could win lottery jackpots with how coincidentally they align with jewish self-interests. That host populations eventually tire of this shtick is inevitable. And when that happens ANTI-SEMITISM is afoot.
The Western appetite for fiscal parasitism, flamboyant terrorism, and neighborhood ululations is waning. Don’t get too settled.