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The racial detente is over

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This is an unusually astute article on an important reason that helps explain the rising appeal of the Alt-Right across America from the Federalist.

Privilege theory and the concept of systemic racism dealt the death blow to the détente. In embracing these theories, minorities and progressives broke their essential rule, which was to not run around calling everyone a racist. As these theories took hold, every white person became a racist who must confess that racism and actively make amends. Yet if the white woman who teaches gender studies at Barnard with the Ben Shahn drawings in her office is a racist, what chance do the rest of have?

Within the past few years, as privilege theory took hold, many whites began to think that no matter what they did they would be called racist, because, in fact, that was happening. Previously there were rules. They shifted at times, but if adhered to they largely protected one from the charge of racism. It’s like the Morrissey lyric: “is evil just something you are, or something you do.” Under the détente, racism was something you did; under privilege theory it is something you are.

That shift, from carefully directed accusations of racism for direct actions to more general charges of unconscious racism, took away the carrot for whites. Worse, it led to a defensiveness and feeling of victimization that make today’s whites in many ways much more tribal than they were 30 years ago. White people are constantly told to examine their whiteness, not to think of themselves as racially neutral. That they did, but the result was not introspection that led to reconciliation, it was a decision that white people have just as much right to think of themselves as a special interest group as anyone else….

Furthermore, the ever-present drumbeat from the Left that every conservative victory is the death throes of bad, old white people who are about to be swept away by waves of brown immigration is making many whites dig in. On a certain level, how can you blame them? They are explicitly being told that their values and way of life are under the sword. How do we expect them to react?

Well, they’re all just in the very early stages of finding out. But we will never negotiate with them again. We will never believe them again. The long, stupid, dishonest detente is over. Let a hundred meme-flowers blossom.

  • Nemon

    “Within the past few years, as privilege theory took hold, many whites began to think that no matter what they did they would be called racist,because, in fact, that was happening. Previously there were rules. …

    That shift, from carefully directed accusations of racism for direct actions to more general charges of unconscious racism, took away the carrot for whites.”

    Which reminds me of this story I first saw elsewhere, but this is a good version:

    “Chen Sheng was an officer serving the Qin Dynasty, [~208-9 B.C.] famous for their draconian punishments. He was supposed to lead his army to a rendezvous point, but he got delayed by heavy rains and it became clear he was going to arrive late. The way I always hear the story told is this:

    [quote]
    Chen turns to his friend Wu Guang and asks “What’s the penalty for being late?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “And what’s the penalty for rebellion?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “Well then…” says Chen Sheng.
    [/quote]

    And thus began the famous Dazexiang Uprising, which caused thousands of deaths and helped usher in a period of instability and chaos that resulted in the fall of the Qin Dynasty three years later.

    The moral of the story is that if you are maximally mean to innocent people, then eventually bad things will happen to you. First, because you have no room to punish people any more for actually hurting you. Second, because people will figure if they’re doomed anyway, they can at least get the consolation of feeling like they’re doing you some damage on their way down.”

    Which is one giant reason not to care what the SJWs say at all, let alone negotiate with them. No upside. Wars can be won, but submitting to the frame of the enemy’s lies is defeat in itself.

    • FNLehner

      Brilliant point. Thank you.

    • Jeff Hill

      Completely agree. It is impossible to reason with those who have abandoned all sense of reason. The “detente”, as fake as it really was, is over now.

    • Arjun

      Excellent point

  • Grumpy

    “Within the past few years, as privilege theory took hold, many whites began to think that no matter what they did they would be called racist, because, in fact, that was happening.”

    It’s interesting how every manifestation of humanism parallels religion in some ways, especially Christianity. With “privilege” we have the humanist version of Original Sin, only instead of the death and resurrection of Christ to atone for it and to offer hope and redemption, all humanism has to offer its sinners is a hopeless abyss of never-ending guilt and abasement. In their efforts to parasitically copy from their cultural hosts, humanists somehow only manage to get it half-right: the carrot without the stick or, in this case, the stick without the carrot.

  • Mihilus

    Good article, good find. The article is exactly correct. Everyone should read full version. I enjoyed reading 800 comments even more than article itself. It is rare occasion to see uncensored fight between alt-righters and cucks. Our morals and ideology is clearly superior. Confidence is off the scale. How would it not be. “White privilege” theory and “system oppression” theory have given us unlimited ammunition and recruits.

    In the end of the article author suggest that we should make new deal with minorities. Cucks still don’t get it. Why make a deal when we will be able to deport each and every one of them in few years?

    • VANITAS

      “Why make a deal when we will be able to deport each and every one of them in few years?”

      In-fucking-deed!

    • Scott825

      Hopefully we will deport every illegal alien in our country in less than a year.

      But unfortunately, we cannot deport American Leftists, who are (and always have been) the real bigots and racists.

      I’m not suggesting we make a new deal with anybody, I’m with Samuel Adams as far as the Left is concerned:

      Samuel Adams:
      ……………………………
      “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then ask yourself, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Are we just to do nothing? To allow the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the Earth?’

      I detest any submission to a people who have either ceased to be human, or have not virtue enough to feel their own wretchedness. If ye love comfort better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, [then] go from us in peace.

      We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of your master. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” — Samuel Adams, August 1, 1776…Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
      …………………………..

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      No detente.

      But we will have to defeat the Left utterly, and their partners in crime, the Islamists.

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  • Country First✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    The Race Card has been So Over Used it is a Joke Now …

    Plus White Privilege is a Joke ….Like we Have the Privilege to Work 8 or 9 hours a day ..to pay Taxes for Lazy People who Refuse to take Care of themselves …

    If Racism even Truly Exist today ..it Comes Straight from the Regressive Lib/Commie Demonrats ……
    .Everything they have Accused us of …has Been Blatantly Displayed by Them for these Last 8 years ….Especially this Last Year ……
    Their Blatant Bigotry ….Racism Misogyny ..and Lack of Policy ….has Shown Brighter than the Sun for All American’s to See Clearly …..

    Regressive Demoncrats are Blinded by their Own Self Centered “Hate” …

  • Scott825

    “Well, they’re all just in the very early stages of finding out. But we will never negotiate with them again. We will never believe them again. The long, stupid, dishonest detente is over.”

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    Amen.

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