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2021 Nov 22, 6:14am   15,635 views  193 comments

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In his timely new book Woke Racism, Columbia linguistics professor John McWhorter examines the force of an ascendant political religion that to his mind “has betrayed black America.”

“White privilege becomes the original sin that requires perpetual atonement,” McWhorter observes. Woke rebukes white America for its passive, unpardonable complicity within a fundamentally racist system. One is cleansed only through self-mortification.

According to McWhorter, a multi-racial Elect thinks of itself as a bearer of exclusive wisdom and empathy.

Woke positions itself against the white race, men, Christianity, capitalism and private property, heterosexuality — in other words, against people, institutions, belief systems, and worldly activities at the nation’s core. Convinced of its superior moral vision and divine duty, the Elect displays humorless fanaticism and demands total allegiance.

Providing a ministry of racial auguries, authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram Kendi, and Robin DiAngelo have catapulted to fame and fortune. With forensic skill, McWhorter analyzes their thin premises in what he has called “go-to books of the moment for whites seeking a way to help America heal racially.”

McWhorter does not think racial prejudice is the main obstacle to black advancement, and this sets him apart from many other prominent commenters on race. As he states in his preface, being black enables him to write a critique that would get a white observer accused of hate speech and racism. Concise and blunt, hastily written, sometimes choppy but deeply sincere, the book compares and coincides with a 624-page “new origin story” from the New York Times’ 1619 Project, “created” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and published by a Random House imprint.

The proposition that white racism is baked into American life has been around since the 1970s. As it goes, U.S. institutions advance Anglo-European ideas and symbols that ensure control over people of color and other oppressed groups. The time-tested idiom is “systemic racism,” which McWhorter considers a “clumsy term.” Woke goes a step further. It rejects time-honored standards of talent and virtue as colonizing, invasive, genocidal, and soul-destroying.

The Elect can be slippery and underhanded, McWhorter has noticed. One minute, as before the Virginia gubernatorial elections, it declares that nothing is going on in schools that we need to talk about. Critical race theory is not even being taught, media and progressives exclaim. The rubes don’t even know what it is. The next minute, this same Elect declares anti-racism lessons to be imperatives — but to thwart backlash from the rubes, we shouldn’t talk about the new developments.

The 1619 Project — perhaps the Elect’s proudest conceptual showpiece — seeks to reframe U.S. history by “placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Its editors claim, “out of slavery — and the anti-black racism it required — grew nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional: its economic might, its industrial power, its electoral system.” The nation’s leading historians agree the 1619 opus flagrantly ignores established political and economic truths. Insinuating the U.S. is a criminal enterprise not worthy of survival, the Project’s ambitions border on sedition.

Yet this testament has received acclaim from the nation’s highest offices. Its architect, Hannah-Jones, has received a Pulitzer imprimatur for her commentary. “The #1619Project is a powerful and necessary reckoning of our history,” California’s then-senator Kamala Harris commented upon its release two years ago. “We cannot understand and address the problems of today without speaking truth about how we got here.”

Woke is increasingly official policy. California’s newly mandated ethnic studies curriculum contains lessons to make students “agents for change,” and maintains that “one of the main focuses of ethnic studies is translating historical lessons and critical race theory into direct action for social justice.”

Not just in California but nationwide curriculum supervisors and school librarians won’t consider text or trade books that do not make race and far-left fixations the center of the narrative. Health and sex education frameworks often de-center mom-and-dad families, pushing free-form sexuality and more.

Most functional Americans of all ethnicities try to act what is lazily labeled “white.” As University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax and Judith H. Katz have indicated in radically different ways, much of the anti-white critique is merely anti-bourgeois. Making a case for “bourgeois culture” four years ago, Wax drew intense censure for “assertions of white cultural superiority.” Katz’s 1978 anti-racism training manual, White Awareness, introduced the now familiar theme of white privilege. Assumptions of white culture, Katz professed, included two-parent families, hard work and politeness, objective “linear” thinking, respect for authority and law, investment and saving, punctuality, and emotionally blandness.

Woke is unable to understand why black juvenile violence is a problem, or why white parents who harbor no inherent ill feeling about blacks are protective of their children’s minds, innocence, and safety.

If Woke is accelerating, what is to be done? Modernity’s spiritual hole gives it mass psychological entrée. Legalizing drugs, advancing literacy, and rethinking vocational education is a beginning, McWhorter advises. What to do about black social pathologies and demands of impunity? He hedges, too clever to touch the third-rail. Should you question Woke in many quarters, McWhorter said recently on National Public Radio, “You are to be dismissed from polite society. You are to be sanctioned. You can’t be among us. You’re dirty.”

McWhorter closes his book with advice to Woke’s adversaries to stand up, civil but firm, not roll over: I don’t care what you call me…I will not retract…no, we will not refocus our entire curriculum…and so on. It’s a firmly principled approach but not always easy to execute when a marriage, friendship, or career is at stake.

Woke might be a religion, a quasi-religion, a political death cult — maybe it’s just a passing intellectual fad — but comparisons of Woke to Christian sanctions against pagans in the late Roman empire seem apt. Yet Woke offers no salvation or forgiveness, no solace. It seeks never-ending apologies and humiliation. Whatever the restitution, the debt can never be repaid.

The last decade’s experience suggests Woke does not plan to rest until bourgeois America folds its tent. Whether the Democratic Party has the capacity or will or desire to contain lawlessness and social disorder remains an open question. Woke radicals demand temporal power to redeem virtue, mindful of their responsibility to crush heresies.

The priests will be hard to dislodge. The diversity project has captured vast endowments and offices in the nation’s core institutions. As abbots and bishops of old discovered, there’s good money and prestige — even pleasure — in dispensing faith, touched by a singular state of grace and the power to excommunicate.

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145   AmericanKulak   2024 Feb 5, 1:30pm  

Patrick says

But the only thing that will get her in trouble at all is her anti-Semitism, not her hatred of white people.

The answer is to imitate.

The "But Jews and Israel" is Intel Agency sponsored distraction. A pincer movement. Woke on the Left, Muh Misunderstood Hitler on the "Right".

Recast "But Israel" into "Let's Israel shit up": Build a wall like Israel's, expel criminal refugees that already bypassed a safe country or two in the first place, etc.

There was a poster on here when Fakeass Floyd was overdosing, blaming Israel for the safe MRT tactic (MN Police Policy 5-316 for all the SAUCE?! BLM supporters) employed by Chauvin that had NOTHING to do with his overdose death of 97ng/ml total opiate levels (plus 19ng of amphetamines way too high to be OTC medicine as well as THC in some quantities not that it's relevant outside of him being a full spectrum addict). Pincer Movement.
148   Patrick   2024 Feb 11, 1:13pm  


In the academic world, professors publish or perish. Often coveted perks like tenure are tied to the quantity of an academic's published work.

One key aspect of getting published is having one's work peer-reviewed, but that's going to be very difficult for people of a certain race and sex going forward.

If a European-male with a Phd submits his work to any of Sage publishing's 1,000 academic journals, he's likely going to find himself on the other side of a desk rejection (academic publishing's cute title for a rejection form letter).

Honestly, that's been the case for most of the past four years, but now they're saying it out loud with their new DEI rules.

Professor Adam Ellwanger a professor at the University of Houston-Downtown is blowing the whistle about the changes at the publishing organization.

It all began when his papers started being rejected without any review, and then he was sent the following demographic survey forms. ...
157   GNL   2024 Feb 26, 7:52pm  

I do not doubt it at all that one day your color will be your uniform. It's natural and logical.
158   Kepi   2024 Feb 27, 9:09am  

GNL says

I do not doubt it at all that one day your color will be your uniform. It's natural and logical.

Ultimately, oh yeah. Let us take a look at our world right now where the shit gets real. Prisons and jails. The inmates get sorted out by their skin. Ain't no time to fuck around. What makes the most sense? Uhh, put people with their own. Otherwise, a whole bunch of paper work for the correction officers.
159   Patrick   2024 Feb 27, 9:48am  


US Airman who set himself on fire to protest Israel dies ... but lefties still hate him ...

But it's the "Rest in power" message that's got a lot of wokies up in arms.

Here's the general sentiment:

You can literally set yourself on fire for the latest leftist cause and the pronoun brigade will still crap on you because you're a white male. ...

Any death is a tragedy, but the Left can't even keep it together long enough to rally around a guy who killed himself because of their extreme rhetoric.

What a sad joke.
161   Patrick   2024 Feb 29, 2:54pm  


London Play Bans White People from Entering: ‘All-Black Audience’ Will Be ‘Free from White Gaze’

... “In other circles, it would be illegal and racial discrimination,” a senior Conservative Party Member of Parliament reportedly told the Daily Mail.

“I don’t understand why this isn’t.”

Maybe it's just a scam to get attention for the play, a kind of evil marketing by marketing evil.
164   Ceffer   2024 Mar 4, 10:43pm  

Patrick says

Guess what? They have been taught from birth that it is honorable to beat you, rob you and murder you and your family and NOW they are able to get away with it. Anybody who has spent time around the ferals knows this. It isn't prejudice when it is informed survival.
165   Patrick   2024 Mar 5, 2:22pm  

I have to assume this was deliberate.
170   Patrick   2024 Mar 13, 11:41am  


The mugshots of several “white” prisoners with something very fishy about them have sparked a lively conversation on social media.

The explosion of black crime as a consequence of measures to level the playing field for criminals after the death of George Floyd is a major political problem for Democrats who backed calls to defund the police and efforts to manage perception in an election year are seemingly in full swing.

A post to the X platform by the popular Libs of TikTok account shows the booking photos of four black criminals who other than their skin pigmentation and proclivity for lawless behavior, all have one thing in common: they are identified as “white” in the New Jersey inmate database.
180   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Mar 28, 7:03am  

This guy took on The View...and cleaned their clock.

He even got Whoopi to shut up and listen.

Reminds me a lot of Thomas Sowell, only younger.


Never heard of him before now.
181   Patrick   2024 Mar 28, 9:17pm  

Yes, this guy Coleman Hughes is good.
182   stereotomy   2024 Mar 28, 10:33pm  

Naming the logical fallacies as they come up in the conversation.
Knowing the printed sources of otherwise contextless quotes, naming the source, and providing the context.

That one cunt was indirectly accusing him of being an Uncle Tom. I like how she was trying to say King's view changed, when Hughes shot her down by stating that the quote was in the same book that he was talking about, and that his quote came after the quotes she used (the whole "something special for the negro" question and answer by MLK in his book).

It's good that at least black people can get these arguments out. I think white and black will have to take turns bootstrapping each other out of this racist woke cesspool that's the narrative du jour.

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