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American Renaissance, November 2010. The Wages of Idealism]; Lords of the Southern Plains; The Galton Report: Who is capable of democracy?; Should All Confederates Have Been Hanged?; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters
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American Renaissance - 1 - September 2010
The Wages of Idealism
Vol. 21 No. 9
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson
September 2010
American Renaissance
A white woman who want-ed to change the world.
by Tracy Abel
I 
grew up in a suburb of white, middle-class families. My schooling, fromelementary school through college,was with people who were also over-whelmingly white and middle class.Like so many others, I was reared tothink that “all men are created equal”and that people should be judged by thecontent of their character rather than thecolor of their skin. Since my ears couldhear, I was taught blind faith in colorblindness and the virtues of diversity.
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my father worked for the New YorkCity Transit Authority. Both are life-long Democrats, working people whonever had much time to study cultureor politics. The only instruction theyever gave me in politics was that theDemocratic Party was for the workingpeople and the Republicans were forthe rich. My mother taught me neverto be judgmental, and to love everyonethe same, especially those less fortunatethan I. She told me discrimination waswrong and that all people should betreated equally.I have a bachelor’s degree in sociol-ogy. Looking back, all my professorswere white and very liberal. College was
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seriously, and the message was constant:diversity was vitally important andwhites were guilty. My fellow studentshad been brought up just as I had been,so my professors had very fresh meat tofeast on. I graduated from college theperfect racial liberal.Like so many white, middle-classgirls from the New York City suburbs, Itherefore decided to serve the downtrod-den. I knew I could never live well onmy salary, but the satisfaction and moralsuperiority I would enjoy over friends in
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I would venture into the ghettos, muchlike an urban Jane Goodall, and protectnoble souls from the evils of whiteprivilege and arrogance. I genuinelybelieved I would be making amends forthe terrible acts of my ancestors.
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in the daycare center of a domesticviolence shelter on Staten Island, NewYork. It was part of a network of orga-nizations run by a large charity calledSafe Horizon.
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blacks and Hispanics. My supervisorswere black and Hispanic, the clientswere black and Hispanic (I never saw awhite woman come in), and I was oneof the only white faces in the neighbor-hood. I felt as though I had to prove tothese women and teach their childrenthat white people were not their enemy.I thought that if I could make them seeme as a good person and not as a “whiteperson” I could help make the world abetter place. I was convinced I had noth-ing to fear, and that my generosity wouldcertainly be noticed and appreciated.The women who came in did not haveto prove abuse; they just had to show apolice report. Later, in conversations
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I have seen whites go ontheir knees before blacksand apologize for slavery,white privilege, blacks inprison, etc.
Harlem: a perfect place to lift up the downtrodden.
 
American Renaissance - 2 - September 2010
 Letters from Readers
Sir — I read with great interest Mr.Henderson’s August cover story (“AreYou Surprised or Angry”) about the dif-ferences in the ways whites and Asiansread faces. His article reminded me of a 2003 paper (P. Kochunov, P. Fox et.al., “Localized Morphological BrainDifferences Between English-speakingCaucasians and Chinese-speakingAsians,”
 Developmental Neuroscience
,May 2003) that compared English-speaking whites and Chinese-speakingChinese, and found differences in howthe brain processes speech: “The leftmiddle frontal gyrus (MFG), includ-ing Brodmann area (BA), is stronglyactivated in native Chinese speakersduring a variety of linguistic tasks, butis not activated or is weakly activated innative English speakers performing thesame tasks.” The authors noted the samedifferences when Chinese and whitesdid “auditory tasks.”The paper concluded that the brain isplastic and develops differently depend-ing on the language learned. This may betrue. However, I have waited in vain fora similar study of full-blooded Chineseborn in the West who speak only Eng-lish. How do their brains work? Can it bethat the research has been done but thatthe results have not been widely reportedbecause brains of Chinese work differ-ently no matter what language they are
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reports suggest that this could be so.Charles A. Anderson, Davis, Calif.Sir — Jared Taylor’s August reviewof the “anti-racist” smear of RaymondCattell by Professor William Tucker(see “Kicking the Dead”) was a badlyneeded exposé. It is ironic that the au-thor of this dishonest book thinks thatacademics practicing bad science shouldbe drummed out of public life. Shouldn’t
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Names WithheldSir — In her letter in the August is-sue, Sarah Wentworth singles out Qua-nah Parker as “an example of contactbetween whites and natives that turnedout reasonably well.” I am confused asto what part of Quanah Parker’s life isany indication of this or why Parker isone of Miss Wentworth’s “favorite char-acters from American history.” Perhapswe are to be inspired by the kidnappingand systematic rape of a nine-year-oldgirl by non-whites forcing her into alife of miscegenation. I am curious asto Miss Wentworth’s use of quotes sur-rounding the word “rescued” as well.Are we to believe that being returnedto her white family was, in fact, not hersalvation, and that she would have beenbetter off living as a perpetual victimof her tormentors? Anyone with even apassing familiarity with the StockholmSyndrome would recognize CynthiaParker’s reluctance to return to whitecivilization as the inevitable result of 
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poor, defenseless, girl and woman overthe course of 24 years. Her consequentsuicide provides further evidence of this.As to her son Quanah being botha “successful rancher” and one of the“richest American Indians of his time,”I would suggest that perhaps the factthat he was living on a reservation andreceiving handouts from a guilt-riddengovernment might have contributed tohis success. And certainly the friendshipof notables such as Teddy Rooseveltdid nothing to harm his business ven-ture. Certainly one can envision a fewwell-placed palms being greased inthis scenario. In addition, I do not seeParker’s polygamy as something to beadmired. One can at least hope that all
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Furthermore, I am reluctant to view achurch that used peyote in its services to
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points of being a half-breed opportunist.I invite Miss Wentworth to illuminateParker’s other admirable qualities of which I might be unaware.Irene Santrock, Kittanning, Penn.Sir — The “Flynn Effect”—constant-ly rising scores on tests of reasoningability—discussed by “Hippocrates” inthe August issue of AR is indeed baf-
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about it for two decades and have not
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-mates a plausible explanation. However,I do think that it is certain that the popu-lation of the Western world is not moreintelligent now than it was in the pasttwo centuries. This conclusion is sup-ported by a great deal of evidence. I willmention three examples, from differentperiods, all of which can be easily cor-roborated. First, in the 1930s and 1940s,motion pictures were the quintessentialpopular entertainment. Yet, the plots of motion pictures of that time were moreintricate than the plots of later motionpictures, and cinematic characters spokein more complex sentences and used awider range of vocabulary. Second, Ihave listened to many political debatesin the past 50 years. In not one did theparticipants assume the level of intel-ligence in their audience that AbrahamLincoln and Stephen Douglas assumedin their audience in their debates in Il-linois in 1858. (Of course, one of thereasons is that most politicians today aredumber than Lincoln and Douglas were,but that supplements my point.) Third,the Founding Fathers of the UnitedStates—Franklin, Hamilton, Adams,Jefferson, Madison, etc.—were all bornwhen the white population of the UnitedStates was, at most, 2.5 million. Yet, nocountry has since produced in one gen-eration an array of political leaders thatapproaches their intellectual level.Prof. (Retired) Steven Farron, Johan-nesburg, South Africa
 
American Renaissance - 3 - September 2010with the mothers, I learned that muchof the abuse was phony. All they hadto do was walk into a precinct and saythey had been assaulted. Before I tookthe job, I could not have imagined thatanyone would lie about being abused.The women could stay rent-free forthree months, and then their cases werereevaluated for extension. All they hadto do then was seem scared orpresent some marginally coherentstory to get extensions. In some
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and managed to stay in the shelterfor nearly two years. Most gotapartments to themselves, thoughsome had private bedrooms butshared a kitchen and living room.At the daycare center, my jobwas to take care of the childrenwhile the mothers were gettingtheir lives back together. I alsohelped children get into schoolsin the neighborhood, as they now livedin a completely new area, and were notsupposed to tell anyone where theywere for fear the abuser would trackthem down.I devoted myself to the children,some of whom, like their mothers, hadsuffered serious violence. I assumed thatthese women, who didn’t work, didn’tgo to school, and didn’t seem to domuch but have lots of children, wouldbe experts in child rearing. Hispanics,especially, who all seem to have largebroods and for whom procreation seemsto be the center of their lives, wouldteach Americans new techniques inchild care that would be a great lessonfor our society.
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Hispanic mothers alike routinely lefttheir children in unchanged diapers un-til they were covered with feces. Theywould take children—often youngerthan 10—to R-rated, midnight horrormovies. They would let children playon busy streets without the slightest con-cern for their safety. They littered theirquarters with pizza boxes, soda cans,
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I was shocked but not discouraged.I began spending extra hours after myshift ended, taking care of the children asif they were my own. I would wash theirdiarrhea-sodden bodies and clean their
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fever-stricken children to sleep whilethe mothers were out buying malt liquorand cigarettes with their WIC money(Women, Infants and Children—a food-payments program for poor women with
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for a date with whatever ghetto gigolothey were courting that week. I wouldthrow birthday parties for the childrenand attend school functions becausetheir mothers could not be bothered.This devotion earned me no respect orappreciation. The mothers called me“cracka ass” and “white bitch” while Ilabored on their behalf.I did notice racial differences. On thewhole, the Hispanics were cleaner andquieter than the blacks. Their standardswere below those of the average white,but higher than the average black. Manydespised the blacks with whom theywere forced into contact. Hispanic moth-ers were there mostly for free services,and were always looking for the next en-titlement. They were intensely proud of their ethnicity, and would explode intoanti-white, anti-American anger if theyfelt slighted in any way—this includedbeing denied a service or being asked topay for something they thought shouldbe free. They were often inarticulateto the point of being unintelligible, butit was clear that they thought Americaowed them anything they needed.Even the more reasonable, friendlyclients and staff constantly explainedtheir failures by saying, “The white mankeeps me down.” I learned that manyblacks and Hispanics sincerely believethis cliché, no matter what their salaryor station in life.I never complained, and did ev-erything with zeal and professional-ism. I was nevertheless passed overfor promotions and received scantappreciation from clients or staff.In that community, socializingseemed to be the key to popularityand promotions, and hard workseemed to be greeted with disdain.If I designed a new program forthe staff, they resented it becauseit meant they would have to work,which was something they did onlywhen forced.I got complaints from clients. Somesaid I was arrogant and behaved as if Ithought I was superior to them: “Shethinks she betta than us cause she bein college!” The director—a blackwoman—told me I shouldn’t flauntmy privileged background. Wearing aT-shirt with my college name on it, forexample, was considered offensive.I also got in trouble for expectingpeople to follow the rules for using thedaycare center. All children were wel-come from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for helpwith homework (management had thegood sense to realize that our clientscould not or would not do that). Other-wise, they were supposed to look aftertheir own children unless they gave usadvance notice and showed proof of an
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