Former President Barack Obama was in Johannesburg, South Africa recently to celebrate what would have been the one hundredth birthday of Nelson Mandela. While some of his comments, mostly those the media decided were passively aggressively directed toward the current President, got a fair amount of coverage, one important aspect of his remarks did not. Obama called, in effect, for his Regressive Left, Cultural Marxist team to pull back from the poisonous, corrosive political ploy known as identity politics.
“Democracy demands that we’re able to also get inside the reality of people who are different than us, so we can understand their point of view,” Obama said. “Maybe we can change their minds, maybe they’ll change ours.”
“You can’t do this if you just out of hand disregard what your opponent has to say from the start,” he continued. “And you can’t do it if you insist that those who aren’t like you because they are white or they are male, somehow there is no way they can understand what I’m feeling, that somehow they lack standing to speak on certain matters.”
In his usual poor, deceptive way of phrasing things, Obama called for the identity dogs to be called off. If our current political discourse suffered only from “disregard” being handed out, we’d be in substantially better shape. Only the Left doesn’t just disregard white people, it daily positively vilifies them, often in the crudest terms possible.
The heralders of “multiculturalism” insist that a nation ghettoized by promiscuous immigration wouldn’t result in widespread, mutual animosity and a catastrophic loss of social trust and cohesion but instead a nation of kumbaya. The results from other nations, primarily in Europe and in real time, show that to be the lie that it is. Notice such and you’ll be called names, hopefully fired from your job and deplatformed from Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
Many minority groups are explicit about exacting revenge upon native white citizens when they get the upper hand. You’re not supposed to notice their hatred, propensity for violence and threats against you and your descendents. It’s an article of faith that minorities cannot be racist against whites despite the flood of evidence to the contrary.
Canadian activist Laura Southern recently traveled to Australia and made news by speaking the truth about multiculturalism: it doesn’t work no matter how tentatively balanced it might be in the present moment. Flooding a Western nation with people who don’t share its values with respect to free speech, democracy and the rule of law is a recipe for self negation, for the literal destruction of that society. Once those people who believe in such values are in the minority, the game is over, the nation lost. Women in Paris don’t go to certain areas for fear of the abuse and possible physical harm that will result due to showing up “uncovered.” Progress this isn’t.
Crucially, Southern emphasized that multiculturalism results in groups of people forming their own nations within a given host country. They don’t assimilate, don’t take on superior Western values but rather insist on replicating the abysmal conditions of their native countries which are themselves failed states.
Just ask the Minnesotans in Saint Cloud, Rochester and Faribault, to name a few cities, about how well integrated the forced communities of Somalis have become. Those people in these cities have had to do all of the adjusting, all of the accommodating and to a very backward and regressive culture that adds nothing overall to our country. Their lives have been made worse, not better, due to this development that none of them voted for.
When wanting their elected officials to see things clearly, instead of being blind to them for fear of being called names, they are told to “find another state.” Except that isn’t how it’s supposed to work and never should. All cultures aren’t equal and no American should accept the proposition that they must go backwards in civilizational terms because of the forced imposition of them by the Regressive Left. There are many ways to destroy a nation but few as potent as multiculturalism.
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Anti-white racism isn’t a one off phenomenon; it’s pervasive on the Left, actually encouraged and nurtured by the media, academia and much of the Democratic Party. After Trump won November 8, Van Jones famously declared the results to be a “whitelash,” despite Trump getting more African American & Hispanic votes than Romney.
But so what if it was? When everyone is playing identity politics, whites have finally woken up to the fact that they can too. I don’t like this result because I loathe identity politics for its destructive, harmful effects. But it shouldn’t be surprising that, once it has been forcefully mainstreamed into our politics, every group will engage in it.
We’re drenched in a culture in which every ethnicity but whites can proclaim their virtues and good for them. The problem is that whites are not only not allowed to do the same but routinely demonized and made the object of the most appalling racism.
Yet somehow much of the rest of the world wants to migrate to majority white countries. They must be doing something right and whites not wanting to become a demographic minority in short order is both reasonable and necessary.
Notice how media rarely cover race relations between minorities? How do African Americans get along with Hispanics? Answer: not well. How do Somalis get along with African Americans? Wretchedly. Asians and African Americans? Don’t ask. Immigrants from African countries routinely avoid interacting with African Americans.
You’ll see none of this in your media because whites alone are the problem.
Anti-white racism isn’t even enough to keep you from being on the Supreme Court. Third rate legal mind Justice Sonia Sotomayor said well before her nomination that “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male.” Straight up racism by any definition.
Mark Lilla wrote “Those who play the identity game should be prepared to lose it.” It’s only because Obama correctly senses that the Regressive Left is losing badly that he now feels compelled to speak out against identity politics.
Too late. Far, far too late. White people, they woke.
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In addition to Alpha News, John Gilmore is also a contributor to The Hill. He is the founder and executive director of Minnesota Media Monitor.™ He blogs at MinnesotaConservatives.org and is on Twitter under @Shabbosgoy. He can be reached at John@alphanewsmn.com. Much to his delight, he was recently called a “white nationalist” on Twitter.