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I look over Google at the peaceful looking Eastern Shore of Virginia, which Ive reminisced on in my blog, especially after finding a gangsta rap video filmed in a town right in the middle of the farm!lined stretch, greatly resembling what you would e"pect from #$ and other big cities, with a lot of anger at the police, apparently% It was such a serene setting we used to pass through, going between &orfolk, where I was attending college, and home in 'rooklyn% $s I mull one day taking a vacation there, I and imagine walking into the interesting looking old shops, and saying hi to friendly most likely white owners, I have to wonder, what do they really think of me% $re the races getting along there, or is it still full of tension( $ few years ago, a friends father died, and we attended the )ewish funeral ceremonies with her family and others, and as the only black couple there, and knowing how shaky black!)ewish relations have been and how others see us overall, yet being greeted in a friendly fashion, I cant help wondering how the people really feel about us% *+ne person can,t answer for all the others, and nobody can see into others hearts or minds-% I find a friend in internet typology discussions, who is another I&./ *Introverted, i&tuitive, .hinking, /erceiving$spie, and a white 0idwestern female, but seems to think so much like me in ways *which is very unusual for me-, and it really seems to erase racial lines, as the typology discussions in general do% .he brain neurology does not recogni1e the pigmentation in the skin% *.ype is a difference that is more useful in e"plaining clashes between people, yet we reali1e it is 2ust a different way of perceiving and 2udging things% .he other posters are probably mostly white, and from around the world, but still, you do not readily know the race of the posters, so its very irrelevant-% I still wonder how she and the others really feel about race, in the back of their minds% *0ost seem to be on the liberal side, but still, you don,t really know-% Even more recently, I meet a /ennsylvania anti3ue dealer halfway, in central &ew )ersey to buy an old Steelmaster 45 drawer cabinet I had been trying to find for 65 years, to help organi1e all my papers *I got one back then, and immediately figured I would need another, but new ones are e"pensive, and old ones are hard to find- and am greeted by this typical cheery white country girl, who brought the cabinet in the back of her minivan% I like the interaction with such people, and imagine its a sign that race is irrelevant7 were 2ust people% 'ut as my father and others warned decades ago, when segregation was overturned, and blacks seemingly were finally free to integrate totally in society7 they smile in your face, but behind your back8 % So who knows% Especially after seeing from the faceless posts of the internet, and the rhetoric of political leaders, that many still think all these bad things about us% $ 9heerios commercial showing an interracial family even drew a lot of hatred: .o preface; <I don,t think most people start out consciously trying to dislike black people% <.he desire is more to elevate themselves rather than put down others *though the net affect is the same-% <.hey do this through their heritage *the greatness of their nation, and its original =culture= and =values= through history-% <.his history>heritage was reproved, by more progressive elements, for the glaring evils of slavery and later forms of race!based oppression or discrimination% <.his criticism of the heritage is what the =patriots= are reacting against the most% <So to maintain the purity of this heritage, the progressive forces must be demoni1ed, and the evils they are charging must be either dismissed, diminished in affect, or e"cused <.his is done in part by focusing on the victims, problems and alleged negative affect on society

<.hose fringe elements who ?+ still despise the other race get mi"ed up in this, infusing the rhetoric with their own sentiments, which are disguised to resemble the feelings of the general conservative public <.his creates the blaming posture that has characteri1ed conservative political talking points

.he heart of racism today is the badgering of the issue of some supposedly large group of people abusing public assistance, to the point that it fills nearly all conservative talking points in the form of complaints about ta"ing and spending % .his is made virtually the sole problem in the economy, and the money!draining actions of huge corporations *many of them global-, are patently ignored, if not solidly defended in terms of what they deserve % @ence them fitting the new *or really, not so new- category of makers, as opposed to the undeserving takers% How did we get here? My perspective It seems like in the middle of every decade, the race issue dies down a bit, and I feel it,s finally becoming less relevant, but by the end of every decade, something happens to incite a lot of bad rhetoric, and sometimes activism, leading to race being an issue in the late and early portions of each decade% .hen, I feel like I was being naAve in thinking we were getting past it% I guess it was in my dealings with people, such as 2oining the $ir Borce in the C5,s and being around a lot of people from across the country for the first time, and race never seemed to figure% .hey were 2ust new people I had to learn to know, and it was actually a great contrast to the tough urban =ghetto= culture I was in part running away from% #ater, 2oining several internet communities, where in several interests, such as .ransportation or .ypology, race was something that would usually be mentioned only in passing *like the statistics done of how common a particular 0'.I type is in each race-% .hen, there were 9hristian debate forums, which at first seemed pretty silent on race, though as time went on, the typical conservative =welfare= rhetoric increasingly surfaced, especially around the presidential elections% $s this escalated, I suddenly began hearing stuff like blacks want whiteys money *using this epithet on themselves:-, in addition to hearing the term takers for the first time, sneeringly hurled at a group implicated by race statistics% It,s usually the presidential elections that become the breeding ground for bad rhetoric% $nd it,s generally the conservatives who are louder, even as they claim the other side is doing all the incessant whining % I began noticing this pattern when coming of age 2ust in time for the DEC5 Feagan campaign% #ate columnist 9arl Fowan,s e"cellent *but undere"posed- treatment of race, The Coming Race War in America p% GH points out that the III declared that Feagan,s campaign>Fepublican platform *which included the =story= of a =hardworking ta"payer= wondering how to pay for a =few pounds of hamburger= when a =strapping young buck= walks up paying for a pile of .!bone steaks with food stamps- =reads as if it were written by a Ilansman=% Feagan ran proudly on that platform, and once in office, began e"ecutive branch sabotage of all the programs enacted by 9ongress at the behest of Iennedy and )ohnson% .he Ilansmen and other haters 3uickly got the message, and began to crawl from under the rocks from 0ississippi to 0ontana% Every white supremacist figured that his time in $merica had come again, and the bigots had a field day that lasted all of Feagan,s eight years%

@e then continued on, describing 'ush,s =Jillie @orton= campaign, and here in &K, the @oward 'each, 'ensonhurst and 9rown @eights incidents also fueled racial tension *even as we got our first black mayor, whom opponents fans derided as a =washroom attendant= among other things-% @e was also fairly critical of $l Sharpton *even included him in his list of =hate mongers=-, who incited racial tension with the .awana 'rawley case in DECL% DEED!6 brought the Fodney Iing beating and resultant #$ riots, along with a new round of political campaigning, with the usual focus on =welfare= vs =supply side= economics, with 'ush,s loss ending Feagan,s legacy *which was losing steam, as people were not 3uite as satisfied with him as his predecessor-, and a new liberal, 'ill 9linton winning for two terms% DEEM Susan Smith drowns children, blames =black man=% $t this point, it seemed like an isolated incident% 'ut we were getting ready to enter a huge upswing of more open racial blaming% &e"t was a last try at an old racist premise7 genetic inferiority, with The Bell Curve% $s Fowan pointed out, the purpose of such a study is 2ust to cut programs% &o need =wasting= money on the people if their problem is genetic% Some conservatives out there herald this as =hard truth= liberal egalitarians couldn,t deal with: DEEG +klahoma 9ity bombing brought militias into public consciousness% +) Simpson trial =@arlem 0assacre=, in which Sharpton was involved Government shutdown% 9onservative rhetoric had really turned up the volume on welfare, as if that was where EEN of government e"penditure was going% .otally ignored were all the other forms of govt% waste, such as OM55 screwdrivers, huge airports built in the middle of nowhere, all the pork barrel pro2ects that benefitted suburban $merica, and what stood out to me, two fancy new courthouses being built, with marble halls and bron1e doorknobs, right as all of this was going on% $gain, political rhetoric remained steadily locked in on welfare% DEEH saw the reform of welfare, then the rhetoric died down a bit *as if that was actually what was causing the problem-% DEEL #ouima DEEE ?iallo% ?efense wins the case with If he had only done what the Pplain clothes, mind youQ officers told him : $round 6555, race focus on the right shifted more to stuff like why there,s black history month and no white history month *which would soon lead to griping every year beginning with 0#I ?ay-7 and on the left, the younger 'ush,s campaign stop at 'ob )ones Rniversity *')R-, leading to the school grudgingly ending its segregated dating policy% 655D, E!DD shifted the ire of patriots toward 0uslims% 655M, Rnhappy with both parties *for =big government spending=, with the focus on =welfare= regaining steam, like the reform never happened-, a push for a third party gains steam, with the 9onstitution /arty as the lead runner%

655G, @urricane Iatrina raises issue of neglect of minority section of &ew +rleans during the aftermath of the storm,S but also highlights the looting and violence among the people So 655C and 65D6 were all about the campaign and election of the first =black= skinned president% S*$nd once in office, during some widespread tornado damage in white conservative states, they would counterclaim that they were the ones being neglected and not given the attention Iatrina victims got% $ small e"ample of the backlash rhetoric that has characteri1ed the political climate of his presidency-% .he last 4 decades were filled out by two term presidencies% So the second term elections in the middle of the decade were generally not as heated with rhetoric as when the guard was being changed% Still, in those elections, you heard the blaming =us vs them7 we must stop our opponents from giving everything to .@E0= stepped up a lot% #osing Fepublican candidate 0itt Fomneys MLN comment referring to the supposed =takers= who vote ?emocratic *which thankfully gave him some campaign race trouble when the off!the!record comment was nevertheless recorded and published- is 2ust the outpouring of the festering of la1y grasshopper type rhetoric that has been passing around among Feaganites and the #imbaugh crowd and others for the past 4 decades% Even though minorities are not MLN of the nation,s population, it still came in handy as a =race!neutral= deflection by changing the parameters, to attain such a figure *like the assistance programs being counted-7 yet others have made very clear which group they believe the =takers= are% +f course now, when the country does the unthinkable in electing a black president, they @$VE to prove hes the worst in history *by now, his downing of our worst enemy in history is all but forgotten, like it never happened7 replaced by accusations of lying about an overseas terror attack that came up last year and other stuff they sling at him-, and even many saying Hes not MY president=% +ne meme reads I hate it when I wake up in the morning%%% and 'arack +bama is still president % Some e"press wishing he was never born% /eople actually looked forward to getting him out of office in the ne"t election as soon as he won the first! *=G+&E 65D6= stickers-% I have &EVEF seen an election campaign begin before the previous election was finished! $nd once he got in, the move was 3uickly to invalidate his presidency to begin with by 3uestioning his natural citi1enship, and demanding to see his birth certificate% Jhen he finally did show it, they still tried to discredit it% Eventually, =secession chatter= began springing up everywhere, with enough petitions in some states to be received by the Jhite @ouse *though still re2ected-% &e"t, beginning as the second election proceeded7 several news stories of government blunders were turned into =scandals= used to demand him to be impeached% .hey even argue emphatically that these things are worse than Jatergate: 9linton went through impeachment procedures because of his lying under oath about a se" scandal% Everything done under the +bama,s administration is elevated to such a level% Ket they insist that he,s being =treated the same as every other official=% If this isnt convincing, lets not forget the ?ont re-nig statements that passed around before the 6nd election: Bacebook posters also keep tabs on every vacation and recreation the family engages in, claiming they are spending up our ta" money on this, and not running the country% Even though it doesn,t seem to be any more than what any other recent president has done% 9learly, they cannot accept him as president, and while they say it,s because of his =policies=, they did not scrutinize other liberal presidents 3uite like this% $s this site;

http;>>www%theatlantic%com>maga1ine>archive>65D6>5E>fear!of!a!black!president>45E5HM points out; Barack Obama go erns a nation enlightened enough to send an !"rican !merican to the #hite House$ but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as its president% .he Internet has really e"posed a lot of stuff that was hidden in people,s hearts, but can now be safely *so it seemsshared from the anonymity of a computer screen% @owever, while individuals can hide that way, when they all do it, the overall ideology they have long denied issues forth at full blast in your face on that screen% Staunch =patriots= who always accused others of =hating= $merica began virtually deriding most of the country as stupid for voting for him% .hey even produced a video of the worst stereotypes of ignorant, uneducated black and white =trash= on government program lines to caricature +bama voters% .he worst in history 2udgment was made as soon as he got in, and is based on a whole lot of damned if he does7 damned if he doesn,t double binds% .he biggest being the Fepublican 9ongress refusing to work with him% Still, =no e"cuse:=, conservatives 2eer% Jorst in history, even with record corporate profits, as they continue to blame =socialist programs= for the nonworking poor for draining all the money, and holding corporate profits as the key to economic prosperity *the so! called =bigger pie= they would supposedly create-7 again blaming =socialism= for them taking 2obs out of the country, or sitting on the money% If that,s so, then what is the problem( It,s all +bama,s fault, with his flock of adorers waiting for their =free handouts=% .hats always the final answer% Ket people see no connection with this to racism% +ne e"ample of a pre2udiced stereotype that is totally counter to historical fact is what,s become known as &Obama phones&, which is a program supposedly giving free cellphones away to poor minorities% /ictures are produced showing some ghetto black woman saying =I want my +bama phone=, and it has become further generali1ed into what they call =freebies= these people all want, that the liberals promise to them to get votes% +ne meme reads /lease do not feed the park animals% .hey become dependent and will soon want free cell phones % 0eanwhile, what,s been pointed out yet ignored is that the program really started under Reagan, and began issuing cellphones under 'ush% http;>>www%snopes%com>politics>ta"es>cellphone%asp 'ut it now remains tagged on +bama% Ket with all of this, on Bacebook, I see meme after meme posted by conservatives about a so!called race card , with rebuttals usually aiming to turn the tables and show how racist or otherwise problematic blacks themselves or liberals promoting them are *and this, mostly from only one friend , alone:- 'ut while theyre doing this, the issue is being raised again and again$ by them$ not the other side% .his is whats called in )ungian terminology, shadow!bo"ing % Koure pro2ecting something within your own mind, and then fighting it, by seeing it as coming from someone else% *.heres also shadow!hugging , where you become 2ealous of some virtue you see in others, but havent tapped into within yourself, and this also figures in a lot of racial resentment-% +ther social network memes say stuff like ?isagreement is not racism= *insisting it is only his =policies= they are opposing-7 but what they fail to reali1e, is this goes way beyond mere disagreement : I dont think theyve ever ?IS+J&E? any other president like this% #et,s not forget all the comments I see calling him nothing less than a =piece of sTTT=: 9onservatives used to be the ones to advocate FES/E9. for the nations commander in chief , even if you dont agree with him% 'ut that,s now gone right out the window%

'ut many people have so stuffed and disowned the racist implications of their sentiments, they cannot even see it, and only see everyone else as falsely playing a card on them% $lso, many have e"pressed fears that a black president somehow means that blacks will now start =acting up=% So every black on white incident now becomes hyped up and specially reported or passed around in conservative media, and in one such incident a few years ago, titled ='eat Jhitey &ight=, 3uestions loomed as to whether the black attackers actually said this, and it was soon revealed that the report came from white supremacists trying to rally up white people% Such people love to call +bama and liberals =pathological liars=, but think nothing of doing it themselves when they think no one is paying attention% $nd now, even white on black incidents, .rayvon being the latest and most heated in a while, become the cue for the conservative blogosphere to post every new black on white incident or black on black crime statistics, or some black racist leader spewing hatred toward whites and>or threatening violence% .his is basically acting like a child caught doing something wrong, who then points to another child saying he does it too: So the Fight must bear more of the blame for keeping the race ball rolling% .hey are the ones who spoke nonstop of having something *the nation, freedoms, rights, 2obs, ta"es, etc%- taken from them, given to some undeserving group, and that they want it back% .hey are the ones who insisted everything was better in the G5,s and before% *Jhich also happened to be before 9ivil Fights took hold.hey accuse =political correctness= of being =hypersensitive= regarding race, but they cannot e"pect the race issue to not be touchy when they,ve ne er stopped re"erencing or implying race in their political blaming % *.hey should also reali1e a principle called confianza which would e"plain why blacks can use the & word amongst themselves, and it,s not the same as when someone else calls them that-% .he liberals had in turn been relatively silent, or at least more passive% *$s conservatives themselves will point out, they are more into legislating their ideals rather than coming up with good arguments for them% &ow, more of their energy in recent times has shifted toward gay rights and abortion-% 'lacks have maintained some resentment7 largely from subtle instances of racism that continued *especially police treatment-% So that kept things hot on their end% 'ut the biggest instigation of racial tension is the reverse blame conservatives would continue hurling out, to clear the good name of their culture, nation and race, of any real wrongdoing and prove the victims are the problems themselves *including 2ust for presenting themselves as victims -7 especially in political campaigns% 'lacks haven,t directly addressed this much, but likely figure that the people are still racist anyway, further proving nothing has really changed *at least not in people,s hearts-, so I imagine, no answer was felt to be needed% In the name of "Truth", "Freedom", "children", and even "colorblindness" 0uch of the racist sentiment is wrapped up under the guise of =patriotism=% /eople simply defending their =freedoms=, and =the right to keep what we,ve earned= *i%e% ta"es- from a government seen as giving it all away to =undeserving= people as a group drawn largely on race% Fowan points out *p%DD6- regarding =blacks, @ispanics, women, and others not 3ualified for 2obs or promotions=, that =there is the argument that nevertheless, they are

salting away the goodies of $merican life=% #imbaugh associate radio host )im Uuinn even came up with a retelling of $esop,s old =.he $nt and the Grasshopper= fable, where the =&ational $ssociation of Green 'ugs= *&$$G', more recently replaced by $9+F& and others- helps the la1y grasshoppers take all the ants, hard earnings and s3uander it, leaving everyone in s3ualor% *Feagan had reportedly used a similar retelling of =9hicken #ittle=-% +ne group now has even resurrected the old =?on,t .read on 0e= *Gadsden- flag, used by early $merican colonists fighting for their independence from 'ritain before being replaced by the final =Stars and Stripes= model% @owever, those de"ending sla ery and segregation employed the same &go ernment oppression& premise as 'ell% .hat was the big thrust for =states, rights=% .he 9iti1en,s 9ouncils7 well!known racist organi1ations opposing integration in the H5,s, said the same e"act things; Je are fighting for our children, grandchildren, nation, churches, schools% .he fate of this nation rests in the hands of those white people who today oppose racial amalgamation% If the white people of these Rnited States submit to the unconstitutional destructive forces of integration, the malignant powers of mongreli1ation, communism and atheism will surely destroy this nation% *Citizen D!HM, p%C$s we shall see, many of these people are still alive, and shortly after, they would reali1e that they had to remove such clear references to race, but what would remain was the more innocent =rights= of =our children, grandchildren, nation, churches, schools= and calling what they,re opposing =unconstitutional= *and the deflectionary focus on communism and atheism-, and this hasn,t changed a bit% I got my first true inkling of 2ust how bad the problem still was in early 65D6 *around the time the election campaign was really getting underway-, when seeing the new comments on an old blog post *since removed- entitled =Jhy I @ate 'lacks= *which was on a hip hop site:blacks are the disgusting race the creator created% *kevin Bebruary Mth, 65D6- .hey are the most useless race the creator has ever made a mistake on:: I am not sorry to say this but I wish blacks were wiped off this planet:: Ive had many bad e"periences with blacks% Kes every race has its problems but the ma2ority of blacks $FE a problem% *)ohn on 4D ?ecember 65DDur a fTTTing nigger get over it:: dont walk down the street ( really( dont get lynched u stupid nigger,,JE run america not you%%we let a nigger in office to shut u fTTTing spookes up *rhino; 0arch 64rd, 65DD at 4;DE am.he ma2ority of black people are classless, selfish, sub!humans, they care for no one but themselves and will screw over anyone and everybody, and they will literally take candy from a baby if it will help them% If by some miracle *or more likely a govt program- they get a 2ob, it wont last as they are the la1iest damn people on this planet% $bout the only peace and 3uiet we non!black people get from them is right around the Dst of the month when they get their govt checks in the mail and retreat into their homes to drink and use copious amounts of drugs% If only we could travel back in time to the colonial days and tell those plantation owners and

slave drivers that they will be doing irreparable harm to future generations by importing black people to $merica% In no uncertain terms black people are ruining this country% Je had one shot for them to actually become contributing members of society instead of leeches and thats when +bama became /resident, but not even a black man having the most powerful position in this world could change them% .hey are doomed and need to be taking out back and shot% *&ick on 6 Bebruary 65D6$nd other posts calling blacks =monkeys=% +n one hand, the basic /FE0ISE of this stuff was little different than some of what Id encountered in other conservative forums *including 9hristian ones-, but minus this more open vitriol% .he same anger, resentment, blaming and denial is there, however: *$nd I wonder if &ick is willing to admit any wrong on his ancestors, if they were so mistaken in bringing blacks to the country: 'et they never think of it that way:'ut even the more directly racist vitriol would now seem to become more common in online posts, to the point that the above no longer seems that outrageous! +n Bacebook page comments and other places like Kou.ube and blogs, complaining about how +bama is a socialist taking away people,s =freedoms=, and now, commenting on .rayvon; So now we see our innocent little victim of racial pre2udice is a thug, drug dealer, wannabe gang banger who wears his pants like a thug, and en2oys flipping off cameras82ust like ?e0ar3uise Elkins% .he liberal state run media isnt going to point fingers at the family and>or local community% .hey are going to rant about the need for more social programs and money for outreach% &one of this is going to change a thing% It is time to point fingers% It is time to name names and demand that people change their behavior% Kou cant eliminate gangbangers with social programs if they have no father and their own mother and aunt are willing accomplices to their thuggery% .he ma2or problems confronting a large segment of the black community have little or absolutely nothing to do with racism V problems such as unprecedented illegitimacy, family breakdown, fraudulent education, crime and rampant social pathology% If all white people became angels tomorrow, it would do nothing to solve problems that can only be solved by the black community8 and they dont seem the least bit concerned% +b2ective site simply rebuffing an un2ust race card played on them, and only lamenting the people,s pathology , right( Jell, another one reads )ust another prime e"ample of the W&orth $merican /avement $pe these savages have not evolved past the chimps that they are Panother adds =never will=Q $long with talk of hangings , truck draggings, and liberal use of the & word, STTT stain , /+S, monkeys, etc% Even this is 'hat segregation 'as designed to pre ent:

Jhen I see all of these comments, I wonder, who7 where are all of these people( I then will sometimes see every white person I don,t know and have to wonder, do they feel that way( Some out there, somewhere must, in order for these pages *along with the political pundits and campaign sentiments- to be so popular and filled with so many comments all saying the same things% Rnder the meme =BE? R/ J@I.E /EFS+&% I,m tired of being labeled a ,racist, because of the color of my skin=, we get; XI,m so tired and fed up being called racist and hated by dumb ass ghetto black people all because of me being white, and if any fTThead black guy called me a honkey I,d kicked the hell out of him a second later%Y 'ut who,s calling anyone a racist 2ust because they,re white( /eople get called racist because of stuff like this: 'ut they don,t have the slightest clue: $nd all the other labels and stereotypes like this because people are black% It,s ama1ing how this stuff can be spewed out under the premise that they're the ones being discriminated against, and they apparently think nothing of it%

Racists reali ed they needed to get their points across in a race! neutral language to ma"e the intentions hard to prove

$nd again, you can,t say it is all the liberal race!baiters, fault for fanning this, because for the last 4G years or so, at least, the Fight has been the most vocal, with blaming social programs for all our financial problems, and focusing on black crime% $nd now they,ve even totally co!opted the language of e3uality% It is a sad day when those who are in positions of leadership openly display racially biased views and condone racially biased ine3uality% It is a sad day when the media purposefully fans the flames of hatred, fury, and ethnic divide to make their fortunes% It is a sad day when an $merican cannot be simply an $merican, but must be labeled, categori1ed, and treated differently due to the color of one,s skin% It is a sad day when you reali1e that our nation has grown in so many ways, yet still we have not reach the level of maturity needed to become 9olor 'lind% .his, with comments following that say stuff like =what about all the attacks of blacks on whites% Jhere,s our coverage=, concluding with =fTTT those negros::::= *$nd on another post, someone says the way to solve our problems is to send the blacks back to $frica-

$gain, these are the very people who always scream that some =race baiter= is playing a =card= on .@E0% *In addition to another post on that page lamenting racial division-% So they have done a total switcheroo% .hey are the real victims of racism7 they only want a color blind society, which blacks who won,t =get over it= keep denying them% Ket they are the ones still echoing sentiments like this% Fowan points out how in the past, lifelong racists who never lifted a finger for e3uality began demanding =colorblindness=, and the tactic continues% .hey have accepted =racism= as wrong, but have redefined it as only something that goes against what they believe is =the truth= about race, which even though it denigrates one side, is not racist, simply because it,s =truth=% So you even see blacks Pand liberalsQ can,t handle truth 7 even rubbing in, when citing some =fact=, = the truth hurts, doesn#t it?= 'ut then why doesn,t it seem to ever hurt you( 'ecause what you are calling truth is basically a blaming premise *that naturally incites animosity-, and is often heavily skewed in places at that7 *ignoring other factors in the data cited-, and it is no less inciting 2ust because you say it,s the truth % $nd thinking one has such a lockdown on truth is the epitome of a superiority comple" or chosen one mentality% @ow can =truth= always favor one group or disfavor the other group( See if you can answer that in a colorblind way:

How does all "truth" always manage to hurt one side and favor the other?

.his gets to the point that at least one person can now call his site =Stuff 'lack /eople ?on,t #ike=, meaning all the =truths= of how they have ruined the nation% +ne article in particular, in response to a story of a program called =$ffirmatively Burthering Bair @ousing=, which the conservative blogosphere has construed as =+bama $dministration 'egins 0oving /oor /eople to 'etter &eighborhoods to Bi" /overty= yields the comment; $s always the black communities are the =hardest hit= communities, as if multiple asteroids cast down from +lympus by $res himself are to blame% 'lame the =1ip code= for the problems, anything but the /E+/#E residing in those 1ip codes% Every time these ingloriously stupid africans open their mouths they 2ust confirm how pathetic and incompetent their people really are% I will ask yet again, IB the $fricans =built= $merica as slaves why can they not replicate these same feats as BFEE /E+/#E(((( 'ueller( $nyone((( /I,s analysis of black america 2ust makes so much sense regarding black america,s current conditions7 i%e% the lack of future time orientation, the inability to delay gratification, the cargo cult mentality, the complete and utter lack of personal responsibility, etc% Jhen you look at black america as a whole and see &+.@I&G but ruin and despair you have to ask yourself J@K would the government through @R? move these people into productive areas( It,s not so much conspiracy thinking as it is connecting the dots and asking rational 3uestions about those dots% #ook I wish it was not like this, I wish that black people were really e3ual in intelligence and ability to Jhite people% If that were true we would not have these same problems that e"ist today% IB blacks and Jhites were truly e3ual the black race would have long ago made a first world civili1ation for themselves and would not have to rely on playing the worn out, tattered race card at every opportunity% 'lacks, they built $merica but somehow could not figure out how to keep the lights on in ?etroit% http;>>stuffblackpeopledontlike%blogspot%com>65D4>5C>affirmatively!furthering!fair!housing%html

Kou wonder why he doesn,t own the =race card= then% I guess, because he wish it were not like this=, 2ust like the others who are so sad race is such an issue *Vbecause the wrong people are being blamed-% .he whole premise is that blacks have done nothing good, and we see the moralistic language of =delaying gratification= and =accepting responsibility=, but it,s clear that blacks are being made responsible for everything wrong, while all the other factors, such as the destructive effects of slavery and racism, the education system, and the greed of corporations such as the auto industry 2ust do not figure at all% .o mention them would presumably be to prove his point of =denying responsibility=% 'lacks are all bad, whites are the put!upon victims, but blacks have turned this upside down, and pretend to be the victims so they can take over *the site speaks of ='F$=, ='lack Fun $merica=% .his brings to mind Fush #imbaugh claiming =we,re already a minority=, and if you,ve ever doubted his true feelings on race, this article http;>>stuffblackpeopledontlike%blogspot%com>65D4>5L>rush!limbaugh!1eev!chafets!and!devils%html cites this article by him http;>>www%rushlimbaugh%com>daily>65D4>5L>6M>americaTdiscoversT1evTchafetsTbookTonTtheTroleTofTraceTinTdet roitTsTdemise regarding ?etroit-% Jhile people may say =this is an obviously white supremacist site=, we see here how the rhetoric blends right in 'ith 'hat mainstream conser ati ism has been saying "or decades% .his group has simply reversed the tactic of =e"cision of race from the language=, figuring that =hard truth= 2ustifies the conclusions, so no hiding of the race language is necessary% $nd theyve traded in ignorant backwoods style stump ranting for intellectual and moral sophistry% So it should not be shocking for those who do use race neutral language to find themselves still tagged with the beliefs being e"pressed here% Is it unreasonable to believe this could be the ultimate source of mainstream sentiments( It,s only been "iltered through =/9= complicity *as much as they despise =political correctness= for censoring them in the first place-% Even if +bama instantly created heavenly prosperity for all, they would have to find some fault% +bviously, to people like this, it doesn,t matter what +bama does% If the rest of the black community is no good, then one should not be leading the country% .he stuff he does then is only used as proof of why such people should not lead% *$lso of note, in an article on 0c?onald,s, the site owner says he has no problem shutting it down, and points out he doesn,t use the 9onstitution much% 0ost conservative blamers entire premise is defense of the 9onstitution and =freedom=, but we see here how readily that can fall by the wayside% Jonder if a lot of the other 9onservatives, many of whom virtually mulling an armed war against the =tyrannical= government, would still side with someone like this, and ditch the 9onstitution if felt necessary-% @e also has a book aiming to fulfill Iing,s dream of people being 2udged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character , but the whole point of the site is that an entire group defined by the color of their skin always fails at content of character : $gain, truth that speaks for itself % So we see the ultimate "ruition o" the notion o" ho' the colorblind principle actually favors discrimination *and thus meddling with it is the true racism that messes up race relations-% If we 2udged by the content of character , the blacks would still come out on the bottom, proving discrimination was right all along:

.he 3uestion can be turned back on them% +bviously, he,s mocking the notion that ='lacks built $merica=, which some black writers and activists have said over the years% .hat of course is ludicrous, as blacks are capable of nothing but destroying, so of course it,s the white race that really built it% 'ut then if that is so, then ho' 'as your superior product able to be taken o er and destroyed by an in"erior group( .hey,ll blame white liberals for wrongly promoting blacks and creating systems like socialism, but why would they do that if race was the issue, meaning they Pwhite liberalsQ too were on the superior side( .hey, personal responsibility 2argon aside, cannot own the wrong of the past% So they end up compounding it by taking its negati e e""ects as its o'n sel"-)usti"ication% /eople like this so want the black community to get a public scolding, as if that would magically solve all our problems, and then we could move on, happily ever after% +ne person told me blacks should stop worrying about what whites think about them and 2ust improve themselves % *.his, mind you, in the very breath of rebuffing what blacks and liberals say about his group-% Kou even had an immigrant, ?inesh ?,Sou1a, brought in to try to tell the $merican black community about itself *The nd of Racism, including criticism of victim rhetoric , which was ironic considering the fact that this was at the height of the so!called angry white male revolt which was nothing but pure victim rhetoric and much louder and from a group still dominant-% .hen there was the controversy of an anti!abortion ad in @arlem that was accused of playing off of stereotypes% 0ore recently, it was 'ill 9osby rising up from out of the community to try to give it that self!correction% Instead of this satisfying all these e"ternal 2udges *that there are voices out there addressing the problems of the community-, they simply focused on e"amples of people rebuffing the criticism% *#ike they had no right to 3uestion any of it-% 'oth 9osby and the ad controversies became opportunities for conservatives to step up their 2udgments of the entire black community as refusing to improve itself, and thus proving to be detrimental drains on society% *&ot allowing them the human tendency to resist change-% 9iting abortion statistics, they claimed to be e"pressing dismay at the racist liberal plot to kill off the black race from the womb *.he most dangerous place for black children -, but what they were really doing was angrily scolding the communitys immorality and ignorance for being bought out by these liberals: Some will even say they wished race was something that could be discussed , instead of being so censored% 'ut what they really mean by discussing is complaining, blaming and scolding blacks, problems % 'asically, playing the race card the way .@EK want it played% $ll this public chastisement they want would do is basically e"onerate the entire history of the country% It would openly name and isolate the problem from all the good folk making up the good nation, and then perhaps the appropriate steps could be taken, Wwhatever they may be% Kou wonder if it would represent a modern collective hanging in effigy to some% *Since we see, some out there do still want hangings of the =problem people=-% Facism is obviously not really wrong in itself to such people7 but the determinant for who it is right or wrong for is one,s achievements in the world% *0ight makes right/eople have gotten so caught up in the =evil= of +bama, liberals, blacks and their =problems=, =whiners=, =takers=, etc% they can,t even see their own evil they point out only in others, and thus why people still complain about race in the first place:

&onservatives claim the media and blac"s ignore blac" crime, but the media has ne er stopped highlighting blac" crime, and blac"s have been addressing it the whole time If this type of rhetoric has me wondering who out there I see in the world feels this way *and thus feeling a bit less trustful of people-, then we can see how it has the potential to really sour race relations, even if it is a small !fringe! that people thin" can have no effect% .his has the power to poison race on both sides if not answered strongly, as not only will blacks take it as proof whites are all racists, but even a nonracist white who suffers a brutal crime by a black, in the traumati1ed state, might rethink these things, and the rhetoric finally =click= for them, in anger% Inferior or $uperhuman? Forfeiting %ustice and destroying the nation .hen, as part of the 2udgment against blacks for their crimes against themselves, you have stuff like this; http;>>www%i2review%com>65D4>5L>HGG6L!in!GD4!days!between!trayvon!shooting!and!1immerman!verdict!DDD5H! blacks!murdered!by!other!blacks Jhat is the point( .hat blacks are not outraged about their own crime *as is insinuated-( 'ut to the contrary* they+ e been speaking out about it "or decades, *$nd they are the ones who have had to deal with the ghetto% 9onservatives, often far away from these high crime areas complain about it, then pitch guns Vwhich we would be the ones more likely to get shot with% I wonder if this is deliberate among some, as it has been made clear that no one is trying to take their handguns or sports rifles away% Jhat other kinds of guns do they want to be out there, and who do they want to be able to get them so easily( -un culture is another romanticized aspect o" the e.ceptional past society % Everybody wants to be )ohn Jayne and have the showdown at the +I corral and blow the smoke off their pistol and ride off into the sunset7 but it doesnt usually go 3uite that way in actual gun battles:.hen, of course, let,s not forget the proverbial black!on!white crime, which they also claim is always ignored now% .he recent one they all like to throw up at us being a little white @ispanic baby supposedly killed by two teens% So now, I,ll see someone say whites don,t have an $l Sharpton to defend the little baby, because such a leader would be called racist% @owever, you do have #imbaugh and others like him, plus Fepublican campaigns and the .ea /arty, who have spoken far louder and influenced opinion much more than Sharpton or any other liberal voice, and have all mastered the e"cision of e"plicit race *a deliberate tactic as we shall see shortly- from the language while still getting the message *of blame- across, and fans can even use that fact to brag that liberals don,t have as much of an answer% *Ironically, it turns out that this story$ trumped up loudly by conser ati es$ 'as a HO!/ and the parents 'ere the culprit: http;>>www%addictinginfo%org>65D4>5L>6M>new!evidence!in!georgia!infants!death!points!to!parents!not! two!black!teen )ust a repeat of the Susan Smith incident of almost 65 years ago:Jhat this whole argument pretends never happened is that the media has never stopped highlighting black crime% That's why a single story like this or all the black on black incidents might get glossed over % #ost amongst the do1ens of other similar stories% *.he whole message of these conservatives is like kids caught doing something and saying #what about $%&'(-

'ut to keep throwing this up in a case like .rayvon makes it sound like we do not have the right to 3uestion a case where we thought a member of our race was wrongfully killed% It,s like any one person in our community has forfeited any claim to )ustice because o" 'hat others in the community do% *+ne B' meme points out that a white person being killed is never 2ustified by the fact that whites kill other whites too: Fowan also makes a similar point regarding the fact that while simple shootings or robbery may be associated with black males, more heinous serial crimes are often committed by white males:$ll of this '#$0E I would say is a betrayal of deep racism, aside from any open discrimination *like in college, hiring, or renting- that may be disputed as ongoing or not%

The sweeping generali ations conservatives feel safe in ma"ing 'based on supposed "fact"(, are themselves "eeping race in the issue
0ichelle $le"ander,s The )ew *im Crow mentioned black kids *the main target of the ?rug Jar- as =pariahs=, and now we see a prime e"ample of this; .rayvon essentially being killed for the way he dressed, and the conservatives trashing him as a =thug= who deserved it% .hey even turn this into yet another of a string of constant attacks on +bama, who tried to identify with the boy by saying it could have been him with a meme mocking that he could have been a Skittle!eating, hoodie wearing, cracker hating, drug using thug % .his is the image that has been consistently trumped up in Fight wing political discourse% .he perennial prince of the takers who,ve singlehandedly brought down the nation, both economically and culturally, by refusing to work and living off of both crime and handouts taken from others% .his sums up the attitude of many *and in the comments of a liberal article; https;>>www%facebook%com>@uff/ost/olitics>posts>D5DGDH54DHMDM6EDD If there is a small spark left from an enormous fire and people keep talking as if the fire rages on, the perception among ignorant people will be that the fire rages on% .hen tremendous resources will be allocated to the spark% 'reaking the back of the ability to fight real fires% .hat is what all this race baiting is about% .rying to gin up more white guilt to devote resources to a problem that e"ists only, for the most part, in the minds of self pitying, victim playing people who will not raise productive children and do not care for the nation as a whole% +n the demise of ?etroit; http;>>www%huffingtonpost%com>65D4>5L>66>detroit!decline!cause!auto!industry!segregation!raceTnT4H4GCDC%html white flight ! yep regardless of what anybody posts on here ! blacks cause most of their own problems ! wanting everything for free ! and the unions ! want everybody to make OH5,555 for turning a bolt and retire making the same OH5,555 a year ! the whites move crime increases and the Southern states get all the 2obs ! right to work states%

.his brings the issue of class back into the debate% 9lass was beginning to be seen as underlying race, but events would always turn the attention back to race% 9onservatives don,t like either =card= played on them, and contrasting from the =$rchie 'unker= old blue collar style of conservativism, the new breed is against unions 2ust as much as welfare% So even if you are wor"ing, you,re still a =taker= if you essentially want =too much= *including any sort of 2ob security and benefits% $pparently, only those at the top deserve them-% Ignored is the fact that workers like that are struggling to keep up as rents and all other prices are rising, but their incomes are not rising as fast, if at all: )ust look in the link at the G5Z photos of ruins% 'lacks and unions created this whole mess, or the system responsible for it, under the ?emocrats giving them these =free rides=% .hat,s where all the money went% .he auto industry presumably only =did what it had to do= to survive *under the oppressive liberal policies-% Even the subprime mortgage crisis that crashed the economy I have seen being ultimately tied to minorities, since they benefited *initially, that is- a lot from the loans% 'lame is placed solely on the victims, while the banks *like the auto giants- are completely e"onerated% It,s easy to see where this race!based blaming would help spike up animosity, especially as it occurs as we get a black president, for two terms% In both cases, the huge corporations had to be bailed out, and while such =corporate welfare= was usually hailed by conservatives as =pro!$merican, pro!capitalism= under conservative =trickle down= philosophy7 when +bama did it, he was all the more condemned for =socialism=% @e should have let the institutions fail, they insisted% *&ever mind the 3uestion of why they were =too big to fail=, in the first place, especially when liberalism is so accused of oppressing business, and this said to be the cause of the problem in the first place-% 0eanwhile there were reports of 9E+,s taking bailout money and continuing in their opulent lifestyles as if nothing happened, such as an OCE,555 pheasant hunt or million!dollar birthday parties% Jhenever this financial *rather than racial- aspect of in2ustice was mentioned, the conservatives retort with stern religious style =rebukes= of =covetousness= and =envy=% .hey deserve it7 its their money, to do with as they please *no matter what-% .hey would &EVEF say that about a welfare check% Jhen the government ta"es us and gives it to the poor, it,s still =+RF= money wrongly stolen from us% Jhen the same government gives the same money *and much more of it at that- to a rich corporate leader, it,s .@EIF money% Jhy( 'ecause =the market= determines what 9E+,s are worth, and that they got to those positions by making all the right decisions *and basically 2ust being smarter than everyone else7 one person in a video comment debate said =he,s the 9E+ and you are not=-% In the case of the bailouts, no connection was made between this principle of theirs and the fact that these companies failed, yet the 9E+,s were still rewarded immensely% Even as @ostess 'rands failed, the 9E+,s actually asked for seven figure bonuses to #IURI?$.E the company they had obviously killed, including by using pension money for themselves: /eople again blamed the unions% http;>>www%alternet%org>corporate!accountability!and!workplace>twinkie!ceo!admits!company!took!employees! pensions!and!put!it So continuing, according to this logic, those who struggle have only themselves to blame for making all the wrong decisions *the same person in the video comments used as an e"ample a couple having a child before becoming financially stable% 9hildren don,t always come as planned like that% @e also told me wealth was 2ust four mouse clicks away for anyone-%

.his philosophy is summed up here; http;>>www%capitalisminstitute%org>stop!hating!the!rich% .he article claims to acknowledge =9ertainly, corporate welfare and cronyism play a part of the present in2ustices in society% Its evil and it has to stop%= but then lists a bunch of the richest people and then makes a comparative value 2udgment; in any given day, they,ve =provided more value for the rest of society than either your life or my life in total=, and of course puts the onus on us to do the same *=in service to others=, even- instead of complaining about them7 and the religious themed rebuke regarding =envy=% =Its a really humbling thought to reali1e that the reason that youre not wealthy yet is%%%because youre 2ust not as good as the rich at giving the world a lot of value% .his isnt an insult% Its 2ust a fact%= #ike the person I tangled with, it then appeals to the internet as giving us the chance to change that reality% I" it 'ere really all that simple$ then e eryone would seize the opportunity% Bor all of these people who want free rides , sitting at a computer and making four mouse clicks is far easier than waiting on welfare lines, after all% Rnless the problem is that the people not doing this really are too stupid% .he overall message Im seeing here is that youre either one of them *the powerful-, or youre 2ust unworthy% I have seen others claim =the poor don,t create 2obs=, as if =I,m 2ust more worthy=% +ver and over, I keep seeing it all attributed solely to some depth of character on the part of the rich, which everyone else is then 2udged as lacking% *$nd yet again, we see that word fact as proof of superiority% $nd dont ?$FE say they didnt build everything alone with no help or any other factors:.o tell us we need to =provide value= is to totally de alue 'hat 'e+re already doing% *$nd that is the cru" of the problem with this philosophy% $nd remember, it,s not even the unemployed welfare recipient they,re talking to at this point, but rather the average workers, who only do your M5 hours a week and then go home or only turn a bolt , and dont do D55 hours like the people theyre defending, apparently% .hey produce =value= *and build everything by themselves-7 you produce no value% I guess they could 2ust run an office of ghosts replacing all the workers, and produce the same =value=% +r better yet, machines, and not have to pay anyone% .hat,s obviously the ideal they,ve been working toward, but until then, even lower paid sweat shop workers in other countries will have to do% *Good counter!point, see http;>>www%addictinginfo%org>65D4>5G>DD>banned!ted!talk!2ob!creator!myth-% 'ut if you devalue workers like this, why should they be more =productive=( .his is the same principle used to e"cuse the 9E+,s for taking 2obs away if they are ta"ed or otherwise restricted% =/unishing their hard work= defenders call it% .he 3uestion is, ho' much compensation de"ines & aluing& or &punishing&( 'ut it seems only 9E+,s have this right as humans% Jhile this covetousness is condemned in the struggling average person, the rich are 2ustified in any reaction they may make when they lose money , in which case they basically punish everybody *and it gets blamed on the lower classes themselves and socialism: $lso, 2ust pointing out ine+uity is being labeled coveting % 'ut to covet, you dont have to try to ta"e what the other person has7 2ust desiring it, and striving to gain the same thing or even 2ust more in general, even if by your own #hard wor"( is what covetousness is: 0ost people complaining about class are not trying actually to get what the rich have-% I got my first taste of all of this several years ago, and on a 9hristian forum at that; =Jorkers ?+ have the same rights as ,big business, does, but they dont ha e the same rights as the o'ners and other decision makers in the business% PSo these /E+/#E have the same rights as an abstract entity called =big business=, but they do not have the same rights as other /E+/#E who have simply managed to gain some status:Q =%%%45,555 deadwood workers%%%a bunch of chattel%%%= =%%%+nly for people who are worth fifty cents an hour, with no healthcare and unhealthy working conditions, if that,s what the market dictates=

&0ome people are better than others in li"e+s horse race%%%& =Sounds vicious( Jell maybe it is, but o'ner+s game$ o'ner+s rules= PSince this was a =9hristian=, I wonder where God fits into all this% Isn,t it supposed to be @IS game(Q =%%%like the rest of our loutish$ lo' le el 'ork"orce= .his, folks, is the mindset conservative rhetoric has been defending: Je see here it is identical to the slaveowners, beliefs% *So it,s no surprise that they would lump the descendants of the slaves in with all these =louts= and =chattel= as undeserving and wanting too much% 'asically, the rich and e en the corporations they run are seen as the )eople,- .his is what we should remember we are dealing with, when we keep asking them for fairness % $nd it ignores that a lot of these people are heirs, or at least had the right connections, the gap between them and everyone else has increased enormously in recent decades, and they ha en+t created that much more alue, and that many more than they are willing to admit have gotten a lot of this through cronyism and corporate welfare% &o one is saying they shouldnt be richer than others *this is a straw man-7 its that their 'ealth is increasing while they claim they must cut bac" on %obs, pay, services and *uality% .heyve created what one observer calls an illusion of scarcity % *$nd the system is geared to trap people in cycles of debt7 a virtual form of slavery-% $nd the tactic has been to get those beneath them to blame others for this scarcity, when there is really a hidden abundance% Still, we see here a mindset of superiority *even if the writer himself is conceding it to someone else-% .he supposed =makers= or =productive=, with the entire population divided into these categories that determine people,s actual =worth=7 sounding almost like some sort of cold robotic dictatorship in the darkest science fiction% =Entitlement mentality= is critici1ed as if it,s wrong in itself, but in practice, it,s right for those who have =earned= it: Je see here the bridge between the modern system and slavery% $fter all, those =backward= $fricans and &ative $mericans were =unproductive= in their own right, so since we Pthe JestQ were the ones being !productive! and building modern civili1ation, we had the right to take their land and labor% So likewise, if you,re not =productive= PenoughQ today Pi%e% climbed to the top like usQ, we have the right to suffocate you financially, and have you working for low wages and benefits, while prices are high, and we reap all the benefit% "I delayed gratification", so I#m +,- gratification ./01 you didn#t delay gratification then, so you /0- now 'and that#s why things are hard for you2,! )ust put two and two together and you see the underlying rationale for the 2ustification of everything from slavery to economic oppression% )ust think7 if one is in debt, and the other is due something *that is the source of the others, debt-, then a natural relationship of domination is clearly inferred: .his is what they are 2ustifying with this philosophy% Same e"act system and underlying mindset7 2ust carried out differently% *$nd made to look like anyone is =free= to climb up to the top-% $nd 2ust like before, any attempt of anyone to remediate it is seen as the true nation!destroying betrayal% .he rulers then become the real =victims=% If they have no problem affirming being =better= than others by class, then it shouldn,t be hard to believe many will still draw that line along race as well% Jhy wouldnt they(

.o one is saying nobody should be richer than others 'a straw man(1 it3s that their wealth is increasing '"ar more than the alue they produce( while they claim they must cut bac" on %obs, pay, services and *uality, and have created an 4illusion of scarcity56

It,s also a big slap in the face in the face to accuse all who suffered under poverty, discrimination and most importantly, poor schools *which limit =opportunity=, contrary to the claim of those who appeal to other groups who survived discrimination-, of simply =gratifying= themselves *i%e% not =delaying= it-7 adding a character 2udgment on top of everything else% It is the ultimate self!righteousness, or what is known in 9hristian doctrine as =works! righteousness=, or in scripture, =righteousness of the #aw=7 by which people 2udge others *based on God,s laws, such as upholding their end of a give!and!take transaction- while 2ustifying themselves *not aware of their own inherent sinfulness and failure to always do whats right% 9onservative 9hristians, who officially believe in the doctrine of =Grace= yet have been heavily involved in these moral and political debates, should know better: +ne pastor and former 9onstitution /arty candidate 9huck 'aldwin, cites the comfort!oriented undesirables of the big cities that rob states of liberties as why he moved to 0ontana: http;>>newswithviews%com>baldwin>baldwinHG6%htm.hey also try to argue that =it,s not a zero sum game=% Giving more to 9E+,s doesnt take away our pie, it gives us a =bigger pie=% *.his is basically =trickle!down= theory, but when it still doesn,t work, even under Fepublican administrations, then we must still keep blaming liberal policies alone-% $s we shall see more of, economics is really the driving force behind all of this, so it should not be surprising that blame would be shifted the way it is% Even if poor minorities were getting all the money and spending it on steaks, electronics, gold chains, e"pensive clothes, etc% as we see charged7 as =consumers=, they would be actually putting the money back into the economy% .hey are not the ones SI..I&G on the money, or taking it out of the country, like corporations and the rich can do% *So here, the 1ero sum argument turns right back on them:- 'ut of course, this is e"cused as well, as it,s the liberals, and their poor constituents, fault business has to take the money elsewhere% 9onservatives won,t even stop at seriously distorting the =truth= they so appeal to: =+bama .ells .eachers &ot .o Feprimand 'lack Students= http;>>americanoverlook%com>obama!tells!teachers!not!to!reprimand!black!students>D564HL =The order births a new federal bureaucracy and effectively offers blac" students a green light to misbehave at school-= .his of course becomes yet another platform for everyone to talk about black =problems= and how they will now be encouraged to get worse, and how +bama is a racist favoring blacks% Ket the article does not even cite the source of this claim% @ere is the actual order; http;>>www%ed%gov>edblogs>whieeaa>e"ecutive!order Jhat they are probably referencing is; *vi- reducing the dropout rate of $frican $merican students and helping $frican $merican students graduate from high school prepared for college and a career, in part by promoting a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary

tools, and by supporting successful and innovative dropout prevention and recovery strategies that better engage $frican $merican youths in their learning, help them catch up academically, and provide those who have left the educational system with pathways to reentry &otice the word =disparate=; =Bundamentally distinct or different in kind7 entirely dissimilar=% It,s aiming to prevent blacks from being disciplined worse than others *as for the same level of misbehavior-, not saying they should be disciplined less, regardless of how much children who happen to be black might misbehave% *$nd of course, you have those who say =they,re disciplined worse because they misbehave more= citing statistics of course-% $nother one to take note of *for those who insist no one is trying to address the root of black problems-; *iii- decreasing the disproportionate number of referrals of $frican $merican children from general education to special education by addressing the root causes of the referrals and eradicating discriminatory referrals $nother good e"ample is how a picture of an older man was used for .rayvon; http;>>www%theatlantic%com>national>archive>65D4>5L>trayvon!martin!and!the!irony!of!american!2ustice>6LLLC6> Surely, these =self!pitying, victim!playing= people with their =unproductive children= are being made to bear the entire country,s shadow *this concept will be discussed later-% In a 3uote from columnist Gary Jills regarding the oft cited belief that =blacks are taking over= Fowan points out; =+bviously, blacks occupy a large amount of psychic space, no matter what their numbers are% $ll in all, if blacks could really do what people are claiming, they would be superhuman, and we should yield to them as our natural leaders= *p%DDC!E-% +f course you have some who turn the whole situation on its ear by claiming that this is in fact what has happened: http;>>www%wnd%com>65D4>5L>1immerman!trial!e"poses!negrophilia!in!u!s Erik Fush, *who is black, and was the first to e"pose the Fev% )eremiah Jright-, author of &egrophilia; Brom Slave 'lock to /edestal [ $mericas Facial +bsession, published by J&? 'ooks7 who, according to the review doesnt refrain from using the new &!word [ &egrophilia, an undue and inordinate affinity for blacks [ to describe the mindset that he says is behind a pervasive manipulation e"pertly employed and e"ploited to divide and destroy $merican society% Jhites succumb to &egrophilia when, believing that people of color are somehow more benevolent and less corruptible than themselves, they develop an undue affinity for them, says Fush% I,ve never seen a liberal believe anything like this7 liberals pitch for =e3uality=, remember7 it,s conservatives who always argue for =better>worse= 2udgments, and their blaming stance towards blacks certainly doesn,t picture them as more benevolent and less corruptible% .his of course ties into the whole $frican and &ative $merican societies are portrayed as paradise that the white

man ruined *ignoring their tribal wars- charge% I have never heard anyone teach that either, but what is usually mentioned is that they lived more in harmony with nature rather than trying to completely con3uer it% .hat is not the same as being less corruptible , or paradise % .hen on another article on the site, by another black writer, 0ychal 0assie *=.he Rgly .ruth $bout .rayvon=-, he says is an attempt to portray 0artin as worthy of deification=% Jhere did he get that from( /eople are really pro2ecting their own mindset *including black conservatives who appear to be trying too hard to show themselves =ob2ective= in not 2ust following the black liberal perspective-% !ll o" this is ho' conservatives think about themsel es, with young black culture forever failing to measure up to this standard% .he irony of all this is that it,s not that black parents *even single ones- don,t teach their kids anything, as people are assuming% Uuite the contrary, blacks are known to be the roughest parents: .he proverbial aTT!whooping is the staple of childhood and parenting memories, while white parents will generally beg and plead with their kids to behave *and even in the past, when they were stricter, it was usually wait ,till your father gets home -% I constantly hear many working class black coworkers and others, who critici1e the youth culture, with the saggy pants, se"ual indecency and all of the other things the entire race has been portrayed with% *Kou often hear them saying =If I caught my kids doing that%%%:= Fight wingers even sometimes acknowledge black community as being conservative *especially with the traditional homophobia weve been known for-, but still insist on generali1ing us all as having been bought out by the liberal ?emocrats when we should have stuck with the Fepublicans% Je abandoned the Fepublicans because of all the ?i"iecrats who took it over and infused it with their race!blaming sentiments and policies% Ket 'e are no' )udged as blind and1or sel"ish "or oting against those 'ho sho' they do not represent us$ which is supposed to be the whole point of American #liberty(* and 'e should ote "or them any'ay$ because they kno' 'hats good "or us$ which is what the authoritarian .eft is criticized for:/op culture has trumped up this young thug image, 2ust the same as it has done with the young PwhiteQ =blonde bimbos= gracing the tabloids every day% /eople have taken this and run with it, to 2ustify old pre2udices, but it shows why such generali1ations are always wrong, no matter how much statistics you may .@I&I you have: @owever, I,ve always noted that these tough parents teach the kids to fear .@E0, yet when they are not around, the kids learn to get away with stuff% .his is when they get influenced by the culture, which in their community defines a young black kid as a thug wearing baggy pants, and the girls as hoochies % .he parent receives the respect and fear of the kid, and then talks about how he has his kids under control, compared to all the ones in the streets, or the news, or the twerking videos% 'ut then when they finally do get caught up in something, it,s the total denial of my "id doesn't do that! 7 hence, the coddling the black parents or community is often accused of% It is easy to point and say what parents or the community should do, but much harder to go and do it *like the parents would have to never allow the kids out of their sight, including to go to school or anything else-% It,s easy because the fingerpointing conservative community has learned to blame all of its *or the nation,s, including their own younger generations- problems on some isolated!from!themselves others, including the blacks, the liberal media and education, foreign people or philosophies, etc%

I3ve heard far more anti!welfare rhetoric such as 4strapping buc"s5, 4grasshoppers5 and 4chic"ens and duc"s5 over the years than I3ve heard minorities actually demanding more

+efinite patterns in the history of race 0ichelle $le"ander The )ew *im Crow outlines the development of the race issue, and we see from the birth of slavery *p%66, 64-, http;>>erictb%wordpress%com>65DD>5C>5E>review!the!new!2im!crow; <It was the big business of the time *planters, etc- that benefited from the institution <+ne of the tactics was =driving a wedge= between poor whites and blacks <.he status 3uo said to be for blacks, own good <Southern economy in 2eopardy, they claimed the federal government was trampling on their rights <$s slavery ended, blacks came to be viewed as menacing, dangerous, aggressive predators% <Segregation began with the purpose of creating a low paid submissive labor force $n interesting point is that opinion became divided between =liberals=, =conservatives=, and a third group called =populists=% .he first two pretty much paralleled today,s ma2or =wings=, one being progressive yet paternalistic, and the other opposing progress and speaking of people,s =proper station in life=, and that the liberals, agenda actually posed a danger to the cause of blacks% .he populists critici1ed corporations as the liberals did, but wasn,t as paternalistic toward blacks% *.he closest to this group today would be some libertarians-% .hey eventually cave into conservative intimidation% &ow, *as we go from the DEth to the 65th century- we begin cycling between some common themes that run throughout the whole period; </lanters see the benefit of poor whites directing their hatred toward the black competitor, so the planters wouldn,t have class hostility directed toward them% <?ominant whites concluded it was in their best interests to scapegoat blacks <$s )im 9row ended, fears of blacks becoming susceptible to communism arose Pthis was the new factor in this roundQ <$nother backlash, as once again, racial e3uality was being forced upon the South by the federal government <9ivil rights turns focus to economics7 evolves into a /oor /eoples 0ovement , including white poverty% P.his will be countered in the remaining stepsQ <9onservatives begin searching for formally race neutral system of control7 could not involve e"plicit or clearly intentional race discrimination% 2e' race-neutral language 'as de eloped appealing to old racist sentiments % <$s the 9ivil Fights era drew to a close, opponents increasingly turned to &la' and order& rhetoric, picturing integration as causing crime, even using statistical =facts= such as lower crime rates in southern states, and appealing to rise of national crime rate and rioting% </olice harassment as cause of uprisings dismissed <$n important point many Fepublican apologists miss, the 0outhern 0trategy, where ?emocrats unhappy with the party,s embrace of 9ivil Fights are lured to the Fepublican party% .@IS is why it can be claimed =the Fepublicans were pro civil rights and the ?emocrats were the racists= as people ignorantly shout, as if it proved who is really racist or not, now% It,s not about the parties, it,s about the ideology% <'lack welfare cheats and their dangerous offspring emerged for the first time, into the political discourse and media imagery% <9ompeting images of poor as deserving and undeserving became central components of debate% <'urden of integration fell on lower and lower middle class whites *2obs, busing, etc%-% 9onservatives could now

claim liberal ?emocratic establishment as out of touch with ordinary working people% So they resolved how to persuade poor and working class voters to align with corporate interests and the conservative elite% .his, in $le"ander,s outline, then culminates in the #ar on 3rugs, supported by the Fepublican ma2ority, as inner city communities were suffering from economic collapse, with factories closing, multinational corporations transferring 2obs away from $merican cities, etc% Iids who learned nothing in crumbling schools would end up instead in high tech prisons *which also are becoming privati1ed big business- for minor offenses% *0eanwhile, traffickers bringing it into the country, and even local kingpins would not even be touched, though:4his 'ould also help perpetuate the &problems o" the black community& that have come so in handy in conservative rhetoric, including to demoni1e people like .rayvon% Jith all of this, 5ight-'ingers 'ho try to point blame at minorities "ail to see ho' they ha e "allen right into perpetuating this cycle, rather than racism being so behind them% $ll the rhetoric and tactics they are using are not new% So it,s not =so long ago= either7 it,s something that has 2ust trans!mutated along with the times% @ere we see the development of the trends that lead up to todays rhetoric% .he split between the conservative and liberal approach, how corporatism has benefitted from the race>class divide the whole time and deflects suspicion from itself, and how the angry middle class came to see corporations *i%e% unbridled capitalism- as the hero and instead focus on welfare and crime to blame blacks7 all the while able to insist there is no proof of racism % Je can see here the repeating themes of; <.he underlying economic basis <=?ivide and con3uer=; dividing the lower class group according to race, to throw suspicions off of the ruling class <9laiming to be victimi1ed by the federal government <9haracteri1ing blacks as dangerous *to further 2ustify what they,re fighting the government about<9laiming conservatives have the best interest for blacks, who are being =used= by liberals in their goal to destroy $merica *i%e% through =socialism=-% So it,s like on one hand, blacks are linked to the destruction of the nation, but not directly7 they,re 2ust pawns of our real enemies, 'hite leftists% That's who we,re really against, so it,s not about race on our end7 it,s only our enemies who make it that way% *+f course, this ends up as all the more demeaning to blacks, because the way it often is presented, blacks are too stupid and>or greedy to see how they are being =used=% So they are like 2ust a political football the Fight throws at the #eft-% The economic basis of racism and blame shifting Je see it all ultimately starts with economics, which is what some have tried to move the focus away from race toward% Slavery was an economic system *and slaveowners were actually rich corporate leaders-, and segregation also was economic%

.hink7 wouldn,t an ideal situation for a company,s profits be if the workers could work for free( .hat,s what slavery was% +r e"tremely low paid( .hat,s what they,ve been trying for ever since, in one way or another% Jhen they couldn,t get that here, then corporations turned elsewhere where they could get cheap labor, and the conservatives defend this, in the name of =profit= *=financial responsibility=, even-, and then blame the workers here *and often racial groups- for =wanting too much= and thus driving business out% *.hey then toss out red herrings such as =if you want more, pull yourselves up like the 9E+,s=, to prove this system is neither classist nor racist-% Bor decades, Fepublicans campaigned as representing =the forgotten middle class= against =big government= ta"ing them to give to the poor% &ow, one leader is saying not to speak of =middle class= at all, because its =0ar"ist= language, and buying into ?emocrats rhetoric of dividing $merica% because theres no class in $merica and its a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed% http;>>www%mediaite%com>tv>rick!santorum!in!iowa! the!term!middle!class!is!mar"ism!talk +ur attention is always pointed away from class divisions, which are real, as the =DN= charts show% 'ut it,s +I to point out a racial group *and blame them for that division-, with the =opportunity= claim used to place blame on those who struggle: $nother thing they condemn is &'ealth redistribution&, meaning government ta"ing ordinary people to give to nonworking poor% @owever, they ignore that wealth is already being redistributed, in the other direction, to those at the top% $gain, we are told they deserve it, and that their e"cesses are not taking anything away from everyone else, but rather would benefit us all if we 2ust gave them even more% I only had to think of such devious tactics such as =planned obsolescence= which became obvious in the late L5,s, where items were built of cheaper 3uality and essentially made to need to be replaced% *$nd often, things breaking down right after the warranty e"pires% .oday, it is common with electronics>software, to be superseded 3uickly by the ne"t version, rendering the previous one obsolete-% Ket both prices and e"ecutive income rose dramatically, yet this was the =good= system in the world *unlike those =godless materialists= overseas-, and all the blame began shifting to the poor person buying something with food stamps as our economic public enemy \D% It was recently revealed that the .ea /arty, which has become a big breeding ground for these rhetorical tactics, was basically created by 'ig .obacco *one of the players in the +ld South from slavery on, of course-, as well as the billionaire Ioch brothers *whose father was a founding member of the )ohn 'irch Society, who said =.he colored man looms large in the 9ommunist plan to take over $merica,= through public welfare and =getting a vicious race war started%=% Ioch, Bred 9% A Business &an .oo"s at Communism% *DEH5- self!published-%
Study 9onfirms .ea /arty Jas 9reated by 'ig .obacco and 'illionaire Ioch 'rothers;

http;>>www%huffingtonpost%com>brendan!demelle>study!confirms!tea!party!TbT6HH4D6G%html *.hey basically get to instigate racial division under the very prete"t of calling it out:Shouldn,t it be clear how forces like this would benefit by getting the unhappy whites blaming blacks yet e"tolling the rich, while claiming that it,s the #eft that is causing the race problems along with every other problem( Is it hard to believe that this might be the source of a lot of the attitudes e"pressed in the rhetoric7 that they would believe themselves to be =makers=, and look down on others who have not climbed up to their level, and would thus want everyone to believe the same( *9ouldn,t you picture them telling some Plikely underpaidQ worker =I,m the 9E+ and you,re not:=(-

$lready we see the direct connection to the blaming of blacks and 9ommunists in con2unction% In this whole tactic, any claim blacks make about race is instantly invalidated as part of a 9ommunist plot% *9onservatives often post memes on 0artin #uther Iing, for the most part owning him as a good Fepublican, who had 9hristian values, and whose ?ream of colorblindness was a noble one *being violated today only by the race!baiting blacks themselves and ?emocrats-% 'ut that+s not ho' the 6onstitution 7upholding conser ati es o" his day sa' him% *Christian colleges reportedly even erupted in cheering at his assassination!- @e was seen as the prime e"ample of the 9ommunists using blacks to stir up racial tension% $ma1ing how Iing,s evil anti!$merican leftism has suddenly disappeared to such patriots today:+n one hand, the nation defended by the Iochs and )'S tyranni1ed a group of people centuries ago, and now in the last century, it gained a perpetual enemy whom they believe is trying to tyranni1e them% 'oth sets of detractors ironically get lumped into the same pot, to be isolated into D55N invalidity, while these defenders and their economic system continue to shine as the unfairly maligned good guys % $nd so to throw suspicion off of their interests, they would have the .ea /arty and think!tank organi1ations>foundations they support infuse political discourse with the blaming of these others( 4he goal being to recei e less and regulations$ so they can ha e all the more po'er ( 'eing that people are the same in any age, if earlier private and government forces could maintain slavery, where some groups were used for free labor, *and this even under the banner of the =self!evident truth= that =all men are created e3ual=-, then why should it be hard to believe that the current economic crunches could be part of the same goal of virtual slavery *people working but still not having enough to make ends meet, rather than the problem being the poor gaining all the money-( $re such enterprises so =good=, 2ust from having this =maker= designation applied to them, that they are above human fault7 that others, including the poor can be plagued with =greed= and =covetousness=, but people like this are abo e that, 2ust because of their position and status( 'ecause they supposedly delayed gratification at one point( $re they the ones being elevated to godlike status, *rather than .rayvon and black culture as people actually claim-( So as far as the decay of ?etroit and many other cities, it,s like when it couldn,t have slavery, then couldn,t have segregation, the nation went into a sort of =self!destruct mode=, through white flight , in both cities *as owners held onto property, but let it decay, many fires were due to heat not being given or buildings being abandoned, or outright insurance fraud, etc%-, and then the 2ob market and economy% So now, since the blacks are the ones left in these bombed out cities, and all of this 2ust happens to occur right after desegregation and other 9ivil Fights progresses, that proves it7 it,s all their fault% They did all this, and the liberals using them to turn this into a socialist country% @opefully, through deductive logic, this would become clear, and there would eventually be a backlash leading to people finally rising up and taking back the country % @ence, fulfilling the old dream that .he South shall rise again % *.he old =8ost 6ause=, seen as representing the purest original values of the whole nation, and for which Southern!based conservatives resented the government ever since-% $ll of the facts these people present can be taken to point to one thing% 'lacks are the cause of the fall of the nation, so the sla e-o'ners$ or at least the segregationists must ha e been right all along *and we see a few who will even come out and proclaim this-, now proven as un3uestionably and concretely as gravity, so for our good, and actually for their own good as well, we must restore the original =principles= of the nation *and Pinterpretation ofQ the 9onstitution-% .he truth of how this is to be carried out will be seen as speaking for itself and thus not racist%

Jhen I kept seeing the utter denial regarding wealth!based power, and how people FEBRSE to even consider that this may be part of the blame, this eventually made it 9#E$F that what they are fighting for is the =honor= of the nation,s history% *.he final clue should have been when one person on a 9hristian board even told me to =man up= when I complained that eyeglasses I thought were a bit costly were still cheaply made% Im the one getting gipped, yet the fault is with me, not the manufacturer +F the market that makes them cost the way they do: &othing is EVEF their fault:- .his was evident, especially after seeing how clear The )ew *im Crow made the economic basis of racism and the divide and con3uer tactics% It all fell into place: .hey take personally any charge made against either the historic nation or modern capitalism% .hey have a deep solidarity with it% If the old nation *which included its slavery and segregation tactics- won,t be completely accepted as wrong, then neither will today,s economic control% +ne is the continuation of the other, and they stand or fall together: If God ordained one, @e ordained the other% $nd blame 0RS. be assigned to the sufferers to make the whole premise work% 4his country is so good that those 'ho don+t make it here 'ere and are )ust in"erior in one 'ay or another: .hats the bottom line: 'laming supposed destroyers of the nation was precisely the tactic of &a1i Germany% Ironically, the racist stereotype of )ews is basically diametric opposite of blacks% Jhere blacks were always portrayed as being leeches by way of being la1y non!workers, the )ews were seen as workaholic money hoarders% Everything the blacks are not7 but nevertheless, the far Fight blamers of that time and place still held this as =leeching= off of everyone else, and thus draining and destroying the nation% *$nd even this carries over to this modern $merican rhetoric war, when a few ultraconservatives do acknowledge the culpability of world bankers , but almost always have to specify them as )ewish , as if that makes a difference% It does when you need someone else to isolate the problem to, and the blacks can,t possibly be blamed for world economics-% So what was that people,s solution, to save their nation ( 9onservatives claim to be defending against the erosion of our =freedoms=, especially as embodied by =public= systems they call =socialist=, while unbridled =capitalism= is seen as the totally =safe= alternative% 'ut will it matter whether a tyrannical system is made up of government or private enterprise( /eople generally associate tyranny with the #eft, but the spectrum is really 6?, with both left and right, and authoritarian and libertarian as the other factor% Jhere Soviet 9ommunism was authoritarian #eft, &a1ism and fascism were authoritarian Fight *even though conservatives keep trying to lump them in with the #eft based simply on the authoritarianism-% Giving unlimited shrift and power to big business *while spending so much time and energy blaming and fighting your fellow citi1en, at the behest of big business financed rhetoric- will surely lead to some form of authoritarian regime7 even if constructed under the premise of freedom *0ar" was for workers, rights , not government control, but it turned into that anyway% 0an can,t help himself when given so much control-% .hose =private= enterprises will still need to maintain order if they gain power, and so!called =market forces= can all the more be manipulated to not regulate the growing power base% $nd remember, they earned the dominance: 'ut the =dittoheads= of the nation seem to think =private= power or its leaders can do no wrong7 continuing to =drink the Iool $id=% *Some libertarians and so!called =paleo!9onservatives= might include =global corporatism= as a threat to our freedom7 and controlling both parties, but the most blame always seems to ultimately fall right back onto minorities and the social programs-% If they want to shed the accusation of racism, then let,s see them stop blaming other races for their problems:

Fears and an7ieties It,s like what was pointed out last fall in analy1ing why the Fepublicans lost, despite all the rhetoric of how horribly +bama was performing, that they catered to the "ears and an.ieties of one particular demographic% http;>>tv%msnbc%com>65D6>DD>D5>white!identity!politics!doomed!65D6!republican!effort *emphasis added.he beating heart of modern conservatism is its visceral appeal to an.ieties and "ears of white 9hristians% .his is a different statement than saying the beating heart of modern conservatism is white racism or white supremacy Pi%e% what they accuse others of saying about themQ% Its not, or not principally% It is simply white identity politics, with all of the pathos and ugliness that implies% $nd if you dont believe that, go read some conser ati e comment threads, or click over to the ?rudge Feport or Bo" &ews, two outlets with a preternatural sense of the deepest an.ieties o" the modern conser ati e base% 8ook at the ceaseless co erage o" the 2e' Black 9anthers$ and oter "raud and immigrants li ing high on the hog o"" go ernment 'el"are, and the absolute fren1y the right whipped up over the so!called Ground ]ero 0os3ue% So the people believe anything these sources say *what they accuse others of, with =the liberal media=-% It sounds like they are looking out for their best interests, freedom, prosperity, even religious heritage% @ence, all the big corporations and 9E+,s are our heroes, =the makers=, while the nation is suffering because it is filled with all these *for the moment, nondescript- =takers=% So they start out trying to maintain the race!neutral language of their rhetoric% 'ut since race was used as the main vehicle of the system in the past, and people feel that as =the best country in the world=, this must be e"cused or made irrelevant, race keeps getting brought back into it% .he conservatives must claim it is the minorities themselves =trying to get free stuff=, and the liberals =trying to get their votes= with that, that keep bringing race back into it% 'ut they don,t reali1e that these s'eeping generalizations :they then "eel sa"e in making;$ are themsel es 'hat+s keeping race in the issue% I,ve heard far more welfare rhetoric, with =strapping bucks=, =grasshoppers= and =chickens and ducks= over the years than I,ve heard minorities actually demanding more% +ver the past 45 years, you had blacks still complaining about the living condition in urban ghettos, and lack of opportunity, but that did seem to ease off a bit as time went on and some of these things improved a bit% /olice brutality then became the bigger issue% Sharpton and )ackson may have mentioned =reparations= occasionally, or riled things up at the latest incident, and it seems people are looking at them as representing what the entire black community wants% I almost never hear about them in the community% Kou pretty much only hear about them in the news, and that has become overall far less fre3uent *outside of particular incidents, like the current one- as time went on% It+s the conser ati e candidates 'ho the 'hole time 'ould rather loudly in"use their campaigns 'ith this thinly disguised <code rhetoric to try to rally up their oting base :e.actly 'hat they accuse the liberals o" 'ith the minorities;% "8ote for me, and I#ll stop these leeches from draining your poc"ets" is 'hat 'e+ e heard "or => years at least% $nd then other pundits, such as the radio hosts, further keep everyone rallied% +f course, when they win, the electorate still remains unhappy with the economy *as well as the moral direction of

the country these candidates also campaigned on, such as abortion% VJhich 2ust maintains the platform for the ne"t campaign-% .heir policies do succeed in more money going to corporations, though they still cut 2obs despite their profits% .hen comes the back and forth finger pointing7 that the Fepublican couldn,t fi" the economy because the ?emocrats had messed it up so much% +f course, now the tables have turned, and they get to spend a tremendous amount of energy berating +bama for =blaming 'ush=% Translating the "code" So this tactic began with e"cision of race from the rhetoric, as $le"ander pointed out% So now it becomes focused on 3uality of life and economics% .his is perfectly summed up by the statement of @arvey #eFoy #ee $twater, advisor of R%S% /residents Fonald Feagan and George @% J% 'ush *for whom he was mastermind of the Jillie @orton .V ads- and chairman of the Fepublican &ational 9ommittee, regarding the Southern Strategy; Kou start out in DEGM by saying, &igger, nigger, nigger% 'y DEHC you cant say nigger V that hurts you% 'ackfires% So you say stuff like forced busing, states rights and all that stuff% Koure getting so abstract now PthatQ youre talking about cutting ta"es, and all these things youre talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is PthatQ blacks get hurt worse than whites% $nd subconsciously maybe that is part of it% Im not saying that% 'ut Im saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other% Kou follow me V because obviously sitting around saying, Je want to cut this, is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than &igger, nigger% *#amis, $le"ander /% et al% *DEE5- The Two /arty 0outh% &ew Kork; +"ford Rniversity /ress7 @erbert, Brank, *+ctober H, 655G- Impossible, Fidiculous, Fepugnant, .he &ew Kork .imes$nd =abstraction= is the key to these debates% $bstraction covered up with concrete =facts= when needed, but still something you can,t readily prove or disprove, so can be thundered absolutely, and yet can be interpreted and skewed many different ways% So you can,t 2ust believe anybody, not even your own self7 as we end up =bo"ing= our own doubts, which drives much of the emotional fervor in both religion and politics, the two sub2ects we are advised never to begin arguing about% 'ut to translate the modern rhetoric; <takers is basically the new nigger <makers is the new chosen ones or smarter , superior , etc% <.he liberals supposedly giving the takers all the makers, hard earned cash, are basically the new nigger!lovers % <.he fact that the takers can hypothetically cross racial lines builds the Fight,s case of race neutrality, but then white e"amples of these takers , such as the +ccupiers, whom they similarly derided as living in their parents, basement and being too la1y to work , then are the new white trash % <'lacks who are productive or are good conservatives theyd #+VE to elect to office are the new good ones %

Je can call this =e.cisionism=, as the contrast and rhetorical opposite of racism% .his since some suckered into the race!neutral blaming rhetoric will naturally protest that their premise is not racist, and many may not even be aware of what the sentiments mean, since it,s all tailored to speak to legitimate needs and fears% In all of this, it should be pointed out that the education system is the biggest area where blacks will say the system is racist% $ow can all of these ghetto people everyone loathes 1and 2udges the whole race by3 or generalizes into these hordes of !ta"ers!, improve themselves 1as people who want !fingers pointed! toward the blac" community argue the solution is, when the schools are so bad where they live' *$nd not talking about kids acting bad or skipping out of school, as some will toss back, but rather the 3uality of the education being offered itself-% I was 2ust reminded of this seeing this article; http;>>www%dailykos%com>story>65D4>5L>DH>D66M5LE>!Good!news! from!the!.rayvon!0artin!tragedy which says *of Fachel )eantel, the witness mocked by many for sounding ethnic- &Instead o" taking responsibility "or our pathetic education system$ racists pilloried this young 'oman "or her diction and percei ed ignorance%& The problem of conservatives Bailure to reali1e that their nation and culture is human like everyone else, and anything humans do is flawed and will become broken leads to the intense denial we have seen% So instead, they have to prove their nation was =chosen=, or =superior=, or if they choose not to use those words, 2ust =e"ceptional= or =the greatest in the world= for whatever reason *some will =let facts speak for themselves=, pointing to some sort of genetic superiority-% 'lacks are the ones who had to live through all of the urban *or rural- blight, on top of the racial oppression in the past7 no one made all these angry conservatives live that way *even though you would think so, from Uuinn,s =Grasshopper= analogy, and how angry they are-7 and the middle class of all races are the ones still struggling% .he ideology being promoted by right wing rhetoric poses this =fair= world where everyone suffers because of their own stupid mistakes *but then they at other times will tell us =life isn,t fair= when defending gross wealth ine3uality-, so those with the least power manage to be responsible for everything% @owever something went wrong in the system, and these people who did everything right are also being brought down with the losers *punishing productivity, rewarding freeloading or something like that-, and are seething mad, and want to place blame%

+bviously, you cannot say minorities who become criminals or vandali1e the neighborhood or try to abuse public assistance, or any middle class who might make dumb mistakes *like spending up all their money frivolously- have no share in the blame for the problems, and I ha e not seen any spokesmen "or these groups shirk all responsibility *hence all this =blacks kill each other7 what about that= rhetoric is so ridiculous and childish-7 it is only the conservative =patriots= who speak in terms of $## or &+&E, and will accept absolutely &+ responsibility *on the part of their system and its history-, so it must $## fall on these disenfranchised groups themselves% Je,ve heard it again and again and again for half a century or so7 they built this great nation, and then all of these forces *from inside and from outside- came and wrecked it all, and the good conservatives *including the 9hristianshave done nothing but struggle trying to defend the honor of =God and country= by fighting off all of these invading enemies% Everyone from the minorities, to the communists, to the =godless=, to the liberals, to illegal aliens , and among some, even the )ews *though with ]ionism becoming popular in large parts of conservativism, many will shy away from this- and especially now, an added focus on 0uslims% Speaking of 0uslims, 2ust look at what one recent meme says about this group; =$ll I want to do is move to your country, rape your women, bomb your buses, riot in your streets, and demand that you accept my religion% Jhy can,t you be more tolerant( $ militant looking person is shown, but there is never any distinction between militants and others% In these memes and statements, the entire religion of Islam is painted as all the same, and those who are not like that are presumed to be secretly following the militants% .his from people who would scream about being lumped in with 9hristian 9rusaders, colonial $merican slaveowners or modern racists to the far right of themselves% *#arge old religions like Islam, 9hristianity and )udaism have many different interpretations and levels of moderation, as religion is very abstract, and almost nothing can be absolutely verified% So one cannot be held responsible for what other groups do under the banner of the religion-%

I have not seen any spo"esmen for blac"s shir" all responsibility for the community#s problems1 it is only the conservative 4patriots5 who spea" in terms of 9:: or ./.-, and will accept absolutely ./ responsibility for anything
.hen you have this; http;>>www%huffingtonpost%com>65D4>5C>5C>mike!huckabee!muslimsTnT4L6GHLC%html $nd while I,ve long thought that )ackson and Sharpton have not been the best of spokesmen, what I,ve been seeing a lot of recently is statements like =.hese racebaiting culture!hustling microphone!pimps=, which sounds like its playing off of racial stereotypes, and going beyond 2ust a criticism of their handling of these issues% Someone posts a video of some black hate group saying to kill whites, and the response is =Jow, what a true Savage% &o more welfare checks for you &ut!)ob=, in addition to all the =&= words, and =go back to $frica=% .his is going beyond reacting to his hate7 it,s regurgitating old white racism *including the generali1ed =welfare= stereotype7 who said he was ever on welfare7 groups like that often preach against having anything to do with the =white= government, and always actually agreed with the Fight that it uses welfare to control the black people-% Ket

thinking that it,s now 2ustified because look, this guy is spewing hate against whites: $gain, the =child caught red! handed= pointing to another saying what about him(= ? en i" the problem is not racism per se$ it is still a general attitude o" superiority$ in basically all areas% .he name of the overall vice is =narcissism=% The ;lac" and :iberal response I feel both white and black liberals have lacked tact in their approach in post!9ivil Fights times% So it looks like we are 2ust still holding resentment and still wanting more for no other reason than a desire to get a free ride *which ties right into age old stereotypes about us-% .he notion that the oppression of the past has broken us is taken as a given, but the conservatives are not buying it% It does no good to keep parroting that, or even 2ust assuming it as a given, if those we are trying to communicate this to are not registering it% .hey will appeal to other groups that were oppressed, but were able to pull themselves out of it% @ere,s the typical; http;>>www%wnd%com>65D6>5M>blacks!we!shall!never!overcome!machine $sk the black illuminati [ the so!called talented tenth [ why a Iorean family I am friends with [ who spoke very little English, came here with no money, moved into a town where they had no friends or relatives, opened a corner fruit stand, taking proceeds from each days sales to buy the ne"t days produce [ in seven years sent their daughter to an Ivy #eague school and in nine years sent their son to Futgers Rniversity( @ow is it that students from $frica and India come here, go to school and graduate as doctors and medical specialists( Pauthors note; )ews are another e"ample often used in this rhetoricQ% Ill tell you how they do it [ they do it because no one tells them the white man is out to get them% .hey do it because they understand that theres opportunities here they didnt have in their home countries, and they are determined to take advantage of same [ not wallow in despair, blame and victimhood% 'lacks have not only been lied to, they have embraced the lie with the vigor and willingness with which a child clutches an ice cream cone% 'lacks have embraced anger, blame and victimhood with the eagerness of children awaiting 9hristmas% Even the ma2ority of blacks who have sei1ed the opportunities $merica avails all harbor bitterness and blame for whites% So then we have to get even more into the complicated history and psychology of the issue to e"plain why that was different% #ike what I call a =hierarchy o" 'hiteness=, where those other groups may have been persecuted, but they were not degraded as bad as blacks were% It was blacks the =9hristian= society believed were under a divine =curse=, not $sians or the other European groups% *Genesis E was seen as establishing this hierarchy, with the $sians as =)apheth=, the )ews as =Shem=, and 9aucasians as either )apheth or even Shem among some, and the blacks as @am % .here,s also a psychological thing with the dark skin, since =darkness= looms on the collective unconscious as a symbol of =bad=, and thus pro2ected onto the dark skinned people% 9ontrary to this laughably alleged =&egrophilia=, this has influenced even blacks perception of themselves, as you can ask any teenage girl, still% @ence, &ation of Islam converts traditionally being taught the connection of the meaning of =dark>light= to racism-%

?on,t forget, that many groups could pass as =white=, where blacks obviously couldn,t% Irish, Italians, and even most )ews were basically =white!skinned=, and usually could 2ust change their names: Even $fricans who might come here today are not facing the oppression as those brought here against their will centuries ago under slavery% 0eanwhile, we have been slow at answering a lot of the skewed rhetoric that has been put out there% #ike us draining the economy through welfare programs% Jhy haven,t there been more Fowans, who so e"cellently nailed these points( .hey are few and far between% *.he best thing I,ve seen lately is this site, which mentions a lot of good points, but generali1es white behavior, in a similar way as they have generali1ed our problems, but without clarifying why they have acted like that; http;>>allhiphop%com>65D4>5L>4D>we!charge!1immer!cide!why!our!self! destruction!is!not!self!inflictedSo then, when we,re still complaining about something, or asking for something *including 2ustice in cases like .rayvon-, it fits right in to what the detractors have been saying: .his provides a basis to dismiss the anger in situations like .rayvon% So on the other side7 we have these elements that have maintained black resentment; 'lack 0uslims and their offshoots% *&+I has toned itself down, though still officially holds the same beliefs-% #esser groups like $nsaars *once popular in &K9-, and 'lack @ebrews *still visible in a couple of places, Vthe guy in the earlier mentioned video resembles them7 though not many passersby seem to listen to them much, for they preach against the fashions and lifestyles of the black people they deem to be the D6 lost tribes 2ust as much as they condemn the white system-% .he biggest influence, and one that,s largely behind the scenes because it,s not an organi1ed movement, is the Bive /ercenters *=&ation of Gods and Earths=-, a sort of offshoot of 'lack 0uslims stripped of the religious morality% *So you can do anything Vscrew women, rob, kill, drugs, etc% Ve"cept eat pork-% .he rationale follows that of the &+I7 that the black man is God, and of course, the white man is the devil% $nd this, their main answer to everything in this issue% *I even saw one comment battle where apparently the black guy was saying whites were devils and blacks built everything, and the white guy only had to recite whites, achievements and blacks, problems-% .his movement has had a very wide influence, not 2ust in the young black community and the streets, but most importantly, in the hip hop industry, which in turn helped continue to define the image of what it is to be a young black in $merica by way of the typical negative stereotypes they claim are only them telling it the way it is % .hen, in politics, it,s the &ew 'lack /anthers, and )ackson and Sharpton, who often seem out of touch, yet they,re the primary voices defending us% 0eanwhile, there was little response to all the conservative caricatures and generali1ation from this conscious element of black culture7 and to conservatives, silence^we,re right so they can,t answer it % @ence, for 45!M5 years, all of these sentiments were allowed to fester, and here it all erupts today% So it,s this imagery conservative $merica is holding up as its scapegoat and pariah for everything wrong, and hence the opinions in the .rayvon case and others% It is totally overgenerali1ed as if it represented EEN of a community *whichever one they will claim they are calling the takers -%

The theological angle 9onservatives7 a huge ma2ority of them religious, have not learned the lesson being taught to the Israelites of 'ible times% .hey were waiting for 0essiah to come and put down the =sinners= of the gentiles, and make them the kings, and after centuries of learning God would not bless them as they openly broke @is commands, the religious leaders did a total about face and tried to get the nation ready for the Iingdom through rigorous application of the #aw *.orah-, including keeping the ethnically =impure= at bay% 'ut they showed themselves unfit to rule in this kingdom, in instances like the woman taken in adultery% Kou may wonder what 9hrist could have written in the ground to make them throw down the rocks and flee, but right off the bat, the commandment they were appealing to said to bring '+.@ the man and woman for stoning% .hey only brought the woman, and the man was nowhere to be seen% *It may well have been one of the accusers:- @ow un2ust was that( .hey were no better than the pagans who persecuted them: )esus also pointed out that one,s =neighbor= could be from any ethnic group% Kou wonder what the 9hristians who condoned or supported segregation did with such passages, as much as they claimed to uphold the Jay of )esus and condemn others for =infidelity=% So they claim they once had a =chosen= 9hristian nation, and that others ruined it, and now the nation will come under 2udgment instead of ushering in the Iingdom7 but we see that they had their chance, and proved themselves 2ust as =human= *=fallen=- as everyone else, Israelites and pagans alike% *=$nd if you have not been faithful in that which is another man,s, who shall give you that which is your own(= #uke DH;D6$nd they don,t like this, so direct all the anger to the =liberals= and =minorities= who represent this =dark spot= on their record% .hey try to isolate it as something not of themselves% .he original premise was that God chose the nation, which included sub2ugating others and taking their land, resources and labor% .he +ld .estament could be cited in support of this% *.his ignores that the &ew 9ovenant supersedes all of that-% So they decided that those things werent sin, and compensated for this by focusing purely on se"ual sins, which they put themselves forth as being totally above% .he initial basis was 9alvinism and a version of it called covenant theology % .he chosen were identified by both being prosperous *including the power to gain and maintain prosperityV providence -, as well as their morality, that is, following 'iblical principles % God, in @is sovereignty divided man into vessels of mercy and vessels of wrath , and would take from one and give to the other, both in this life and after death% #ater, $rminianism arose within /rotestantism, through the influence of groups such as the $nabaptists, and later, the Jesleys% 0any of these groups initially opposed the politics of the more established churches, but eventually adopted them as they mi"ed in the culture% 9ontrasting a bit with 9alvinism, their focus was on personal choice , both in salvation, as well as morality% @ence, the $merican can do spirit of individual piety, hard work , and earning ones prosperity *and that all prosperity of those who represent the system can be assumed to have been 2ustly earned -% .hese two strains blended into the $merican 9hristianity we had come to know% .hey both believed themselves to be chosen by God in addition to proving themselves worthy through the great nation their fathers built and which they defend%

Jhatever goes wrong must therefore be blamed on someone else7 everyone else7 if not denied as wrong to begin with, in order for this to be verified% In either system *election or free!will-, the cursed people would still be held responsible for their condition7 hence, all the blame being cast% $ll of this is hard truth , that is above our limited human comprehension % So the world was truly divided between the bad and good *even while scripture declared all under sin -% .hey denounced all other religions and philosophies and moderate forms of 9hristianity for not believing in the doctrine of the sinfulness of all man% 'ut while maintaining that doctrine so vigorously, they were able to e"clude themselves from it on the premise of being chosen *election>2ustification- and changed *regeneration>sanctification -% .herefore, everything they believed and did must have been right% $ll sin must come from everyone else% *.his was the same thinking as the Israelites whom 9hrist dealt with% +f course, the difference was, they re2ected @im, while this new chosen group accepted @im, so they cant see that theyre being the same way-% .his is what the Feconstructionists call 9resuppositionalism , which is one of the pillars of their ideology, along with 9alvinism% Kou 2ust pre!suppose that what you believe is 2ust right , because God says so7 no proof, reason, logic or common sense needed *including the 3uestion of whether scriptures cited are being e"pounded correctly to begin with-% .his has completely undergirded many conservative 9hristians method of argumentation% So this is why the rich!favoring system of capitalism has to be 2ustified at all costs, and the poor and minorities blamed for their plights% .o support it is to love $merica and all it stands for *including God -, and to oppose it is to hate $merica% .hey cannot admit any inherent evil or sin in the system% $gain, they take it very personally: I even had some 9hristians I was debating with say that the historical flaws I was pointing out in the nation rendered it not worth defending or believing in! +ur standard is so high7 it must be virtually perfect in order to be worth believing in% .his is what began to make it clear this was why they couldn,t admit any error% Ket, ironically, the super!rich and others defended by both secular and religious leaders do not necessarily care about either $merica or God% .hey really dont have to when most are operating internationally% If $merica falls, they can 2ust go elsewhere% *#eaving us to blame each other-% .hey care about the bottom line , so the solidarity conservatives assume is really one way, and thus ultimately illusory% 0eanwhile, those who focus on gay rights, most of them 9hristian, have to oppose the people,s lifestyles, even though it doesn,t affect them% *)ust as preachers used to thunder 2udgment down on all se" sin, before homose"uality came more out onto the open-% .heir fear is bringing God,s 2udgment on the nation , even though the &ew .estament they follow makes clear that each soul stands alone before God *the +ld .estament =nation= focus was superseded by the 9ross-, and that the preacher,s 2ob is to warn them, and once you,ve done that, you,ve fulfilled your responsibility before @im, and are to leave their 2udgment up to @im *which is precisely the line many non9hristians have adopted when hounded by 9hristians% .hey know that much more about the 'ible than the ones preaching it:'ut that,s not good enough% &ore is at stake% .hey again, are fighting for the collective righteousness of the whole nation, 2ust as the Israelites of 9hrist,s time had been doing% So 45 years ago, listening to them *or their political heroes, even if they werent specifically practicing 9hristianwas like watching super hero cartoons on .V% Kou had the total good guys and the total bad guys, evil empires , inferior cultures and subcultures, and everyone out to get the good 9hristians% *So now, we have this current leader who can apparently do not one thing right% Kou wonder how anyone could be so D55N bad-% +ne meme says $merica was built on God, guns, guts and glory % $ll good stuff Pright(Q7 was there anything bad(

+f those four things, was the usage of any of them ever bad( $nd are you really sure God and guns were really meant go together like that, especially when you teach others trusting God , which is usually interpreted as acceptance of negative circumstances as @is will % +n Bacebook, the same person will post this stuff about guns and how the government is trying to take them away to tyranni1e us, and the ne"t post will be trust God or God is in control % *.his is the sort of thing 0alcolm _ and others used to complain about% It was +I to fight their enemies in wars, but once we came home, and a racist sheriff attacked our family, we were supposed to 2ust =pray= and not fight back: $fter all, a kingdom full of happy sub2ects would prove that the kingdom must be perfect: #ets not forget the occasional portrayal of blacks as happy under sla ery or @im 6ro'% $gain, the society was that good!It seems like the people are above both human sinfulness and the ?ivine #aw they teach to others: 0akers^ good guys 7 .akers^ bad guys further promotes self!righteousness of the works of the #aw% .he sentiment being e"pressed is =I work, I,m good7 he doesn,t work, he,s bad:= 9reating categories such as =productive= and =delayers of gratification= and placing yourselves on that side, and others on the other side, with no thought that this =tooting of one,s own horn=, is the definition of self!righteous% $nd yet unscrupulous corporate leaders manage to end up as part of the good , while all poor *and even struggling middle class-, regardless of their actual situation end up as bad % $bsolutely no grace at all7 it,s all the =law= of survival and punishment% *9hristian writer 0ichael @orton e"cellently handles a lot of this in Beyond Culture Wars *DEEH-, showing it is basically the same error of legalism as the ancient Galatians /aul tangled with-% =+ur forefathers taught and obeyed God,s #aw, and some other people later came and messed it all up%= $s for colonialism and slavery, those 2ust have to be downplayed or 2ustified% /eople are even asking why make such a big deal of it when every other nation did the same things( *Including blacks selling each other into slavery, and Indians taking each others, land-% 0aybe it,s because 'e are the loudest at proclaiming oursel es such -od-"earing 6hristians$ or at least$ the greatest country in the 'orld, Je looked down on these =savages=, so how do they end up becoming the standard we 2ustify ourselves by( 9eople are naturally going to hold us up to the lo"ty standard 'e posture oursel es in, and 2udge others as lacking in% #ike how can anyone fatuously label others today as takers when your forefathers and historical heroes were the biggest ,takers, in the world( If they could do that, then why would it be wrong for someone else *whether liberals and poor minorities, or the communists or other foreign enemies- to take it back from you( *.he only difference is that they 2ustified it with God and>or legalism7 e% g% God gave it to them, or they worked hard to amass such power, so they deserve whatever they can gain with it7 which is the same 2ustification they use for today,s 9E+,s% $lso, they try to prove the colonists and slave traders were really makers anyway, for saving the people from tribal life and building up such a wonderful nation% Even if God did give you the nation, what ever happened .he #ord giveth and the #ord taketh a'ay Pand not even because of anyones sin:Q )ob D;6D( $re we above that(So over all, the master division is between the makers and the takers , and those with the least power and comfort end up as the true takers and culprits, while those with the most power are the true victims of evil% 'ut all of this is the precise mentality of the Israelites who eventually demanded 9hrist to be crucified% .hey were the chosen , chosenness meant a right to rule over others, they proved their chosenness by their rigorous profession

of the #aw *despite the inconsistencies, as 9hrist pointed out-, the heathens ruling over the nation as well as the sinners within were the blame for their problems, and the determination that they would not fall , but rise again: *#&asada shall not fall!(7 which strikingly parallels #The 0outh shall rise again!( .he latter being known as &the 8ost 6ause&, which can pretty much sum up the whole =taking back the country= philosophy-% .he divine revelation Jestern conservativism is supposed to be grounded upon says that all are by nature sinners, and choosing the truth *or being chosen for it as some argue- makes one a servant of God, not some better person than others or rightful ruler over them, or anything else like that% /eople cite many scriptures on the nation that follows the #ord%%% , and always imagine that to be speaking of themselves, because of their heritage *the PsupposedQ righteousness of the forefathers and society in general until about the DEG5,s-, but such physical heritage is what was referred to throughout the &ew .estament as the flesh , and set at odds with the Gospel,s means, of the Spirit% &o one is automatically good because of the righteousness of others, including ancestors or forefathers% Such language in the +ld .estament would ultimately testify that no fleshy nation could do it% So given human nature, it is highly unlikely *and a!historical- that any collective group like that would be consistently righteous , to be able to pass down such e"ceptional goodness, even if it could 2ustify the descendants% *God ultimately deals with individuals, not nations-% $ll of this was the mistake of the previous chosen nation that came under divine 2udgment in the 'ible% *Showing that no matter how outwardly righteous a nation was, sin was still there, and this was the lesson being written through that nation7 not something for us to copy wholesale, to prove we are better than everyone else-% *$nd it should be emphasi1ed that God only had one chosen nation in scripture7 and while 0att% 6D;ME says .he Iingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits thereof , and D /et% 6;E 'ut ye are a holy nation8 , which was obviously addressed to the 9hurch7 where did anyone get the notion that this would be a new physical, ethnic nation 2ust like the old one Vwhich dispensationalists also still insist is still chosen (It is a legalistic view, that one who takes from others is not a taker if he has some form of 0EFI. to 2ustify himself% I did this, and this, and this, and actually improved things in the world, so I,m really a ,maker,: $nyone who complains of being un2ustly treated is the deemed the taker % $bsolutely no sense of grace received *so therefore, no grace given to anyone else-% )ust we E$F&E? the FIG@. to dominate % Scripture asks =Jhat do you have that you did not recei e(= *D 9or% M;L- .hey believe there,s nothing they have that they did not PthemselvesQ 0$IE% *'asically, =little Gods=% Saying God is the one who gave it to them is nullified by the second part; =$nd if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not(= Jit the anger over the =Kou ?idn,t 'uild .hat= statement-% Facism started out under a largely religious premise, but now has turned to an almost purely empirical stance, so you wonder how many of these people really even care what scripture says anymore%

-lecting a blac" man as president must be the most unimaginable betrayal in history <an 4/bamanation5! according to the "values" of the forefathers which conservatives claim to represent, and they "now it2

Jith all of this, the whole ideology can be summed up in this outline *Feligious underpinnings of ideology not necessarily shared by all political conservatives, who might fiercely deny some of these points-; <Jhoever prospers must have done things right *from coloni1ers to capitalists<Jhoever suffers must have done wrong *from tribal people to the modern poor<$nyone making mistakes should be allowed to fail <&othing happens by accident or chance, so God, who is sovereign, must have ordained this system% Its evidence of who is chosen */uritan belief<.o oppose and change this system is to oppose God <.he RS founders feared God and were chosen by @im% <.heir intentions for the 9onstitution are nearly infallible and should not be 3uestioned <$nyone who changes them is guilty of treason <.he nation as founded, was proven godly, because of its good works, which were proven good because the nation was godly8 <.he reward of godliness is physical rulership over others <*/romises and curses in scripture are to be transferred over to nations today to 2ustify this Veven though we insist we are not under the #aw-% <$frica is backward *this is historical fact 7 facts arent bigotry-% <.herefore, the colonists and slavetraders did the people a lot of good% .hey should be thankful <.hose who imposed egalitarianism on them are the ones who caused racial tension% <'lacks in $merica have more problems than anyone else% *Statistical fact% $gain, facts arent bigotry<#iberals caused all of todays financial and cultural problems by trying to give these people too much <&ow they 2ust want everything for free and will vote for anyone who gives it to them *proving theyre problematic<.he people should instead be castigated for their problems% < PIf they still cannot change *and some argue they can,t-, all the above will point to what course of action( *again, facts speak for themselves-Q < /olitical correctness paints the truth as racist The $hadow and guilt 9onservatives keep talking about truth others can,t handle, and often, which would be labeled racist % 'ut then why do they get bent out of shape at having the so called card played on them( *Jhich is simply what they4ve dealt being played back on them:- Jhy don,t they embrace the label, then( 'ecause of the doubt in their conscience% .he total rightness, monopoly on truth , and possibly even superiority of themselves and>or their culture, and the utter wrongness of everyone else is too much for the psyche to swallow% So the ego *the center of consciousness- holds on to the data that makes it feel good, and suppresses the rest, into what,s called the shado' % Jhenever this suppressed knowledge is tapped into, it generally produces a fiery, defensive emotional reaction *which then often turns outward at the perceived threat in an offensive fashion-% Je often have little control over it% =.he shadow in )ungian psychology is the unconscious dumping ground for undesirable characteristics of personality= *review of Fobert )ohnson, 5wning 6our 0hadow7 8nderstanding the dar" side of the /syche-% In the modern racial consciousness, it is not blacks per9se anymore, but has not been totally removed from blacks *who in many ways continue to live out the negative roles-% .his is e"acerbated by people,s need to feel superior% So they cast a bigger shadow onto anyone seen as not

measuring up% In fact, that,s what generates this particular shadow element in the first place, because if you *individually, or collectively, like the nation - think yourself e"ceptional , and you have to prove yourself superior, then anything that contradicts this has to be isolated and diso'ned% $ perfect e"ample of this is the tactic of ignoring the Southern Strategy% .he ?emocratic /arty then becomes the dumping ground of all the nations PadmittedQ faults% .hey were the racists of slavery and )im 9row days, and now Wchanged their tactic by enslaving blacks a Wnew way through government dependence % .heir socialism then caused all the decay of the cities and the economic problems% See, its all .@E0, *or ?E0PWsQ -: #ikewise, ignoring the authoritarian>libertarian divide and placing all the evils of authoritarianism on the #eft% .he #eft then becomes D55N bad , and the Fight is wherein lies everything good % $ll wrong is completely isolated into one place% *.he psychological term for this is splitting So if you *or the nation, and its forefathers you associate with- take another group of people, screw them up, and now they cannot heal *or are healing too slow for your comfort-, you have to both 2ustify or downplay the initial abuse, and then separate out those who continue the resultant dysfunction% Jhat better way to do that than to 2ust make the group inferior in one way or another% .wo birds with one stone% .heir problems are not +RF fault, or our forefathers% It,s them7 there,s something wrong with them7 look at them, all they do is try to get stuff for free% .heyre so violent! +ther groups were abused and healed% +bviously, #0ee3 it wasn4t that bad here at all!( +f course, a lot of people today won,t be conscious of that underlying insinuation, so they will all the more vehemently fight off charges of racism% Ket we still end up left with the castigation of the whole group on one hand, and the showcasing of e"ceptions *such as black Fepublicans and others making conservative statements- who Wprove the isolation being pushed is not really about race after all% .his is the truth being suppressed from one side of the political debate% .his is the shadow of the nation: .his would e"plain why people in online comments could spew such e"plicit, classic racist comments in the very breath of disclaiming racism, along with why all this hostility toward +bama would surface, especially like trying to invalidate his presidency from the start *birtherism-, and others violently disowning him *he,s not 0K president -% .his by the same people whose rhetoric has always focused on minorities as the detriment to the nation, through both welfare and crime, and yet are in ab2ect fierce denial the whole time, refusing to recogni1e the racism of these very sentiments% *@iding behind the facts they cite, which they think somehow cancels it out-% .hey,re too busy throwing all the charges back at everyone else% .hey despise victimhood *they have to in order to 2ustify their heroes the colonists, slaveholding 9onfederates, and today,s ruthless capitalists-, but nevertheless display forms of victimhood for all to see% .hey have critici1ed others for a victim mentality while waving a ?on,t .read +n 0e banner, saying someone,s taking away all their rights and freedoms *yet they still live as much of the $merican ?ream as ever7 if not more-, and even *as you,re beginning to hear more-, that they,re the persecuted minority now% .hey complain the other side is fanning race flames , yet after every event like this latest one, they begin digging and putting up stories of blacks attacking whites *whether in retaliation for the current news, or otherwise-% 9omments are full of stuff like =.his is everyone letting black people do what ever without holding them responsible and making e"cuses for them%= followed by =no I think its 2ust the 2ungle bunnies doing their stupid act again% they are not civili1ed and should all be caged%= .hese writers apparently think nothing of it% That certainly isnt racist to say, right( .hey seem to forget the whole premise is that it,s the other side that is =fanning race

flames=: .hese comments are apparently totally 2ustified by the facts of the other side,s evil, proving everything they,ve always believed anyway% Rnder this line of thinking, the brutal sheriffs and church bombers of G5 years ago weren,t the racists, as they were only defending their legitimate rights, trying to keep the =2ungle bunnies= in their cages to maintain order% .he true =racists= were the self!hating liberals who turned them loose on the nation% Fegarding the also fre3uently thrown up counter charge of all the stats of blacks killing each other *why no outrage about that( -7 as someone has said, those blacks who do shoot up their own people still end up in 2ail or dead if caught% &o one,s e"cusing them, and i" it seems there+s no outcry$ its because they either get caught$ or are at least hunted do'n$ and then the entire community ends up pro"iled by the police because o" these crimes any'ay$ so that is more than addressed as part o" the o erall problem: 9onservatives are being 2ust like any other people being reproved of a sin *a falling short or missing the mark , before God, and affecting fellow man- and not wanting to give it up or even confess it% */rov% 6C;D4- 'ut at least some conservatives have so convinced themselves that they are effectively beyond sin and the potential for deceit, it seems totally ludicrous% *I had one tell me he had no deceit in his nature, and another say he had no ego :- It,s like 6ou were altogether born in sins, and do you teach 80( *)ohn E;4M)esus responded *v%MD- =If you were blind, you would have no sin7 but now you say$ +#e see%+ 4here"ore your sin remains%= $nd clearly, the conservatives in today,s politics have been saying rather loudly and incessantly that they see, and blacks are blind, to the liberal liars% &onservatives critici e others for a 4victim5 mentality while waving a 4+on#t Tread /n Me5 banner, and say someone#s ta"ing away all their rights and freedoms1 while still living the 9merican +ream +ne culture is allegedly acting in an inferior way, while another is acting superior, as part of a compulsion to prove itself superior *which indicates a shadow of inferiority, in )ungian terms-% $nother concept is the @ohari #indo', which is a matri" of what,s conscious to self and to others% Its four panes are =conscious to self and others= *our public persona-, =conscious to self but not to others= *our private life-, =unconscious to self and others= *totally unknown areas-, and most importantly in an issue like this, there is also =unconscious to self, but conscious to others=% .hese latter two, are the person,s =shadow=% @owever we see, part of this shadow is visible to others, even as we are in ignorance or denial of it ourselves% 9onservatives certainly appeal to this reality when they proceed to tell blacks about their collective faults or problems they are supposedly too blinded by the liberals and the prospect of =free stuff= or =blaming everyone else= to see and fi" themselves% 'ut to repeat, =you say 'we see'3 therefore your sin remains=% T$AT is why public opinion seems =slanted= against them as they complain, blaming the =liberal media=% 'ut while there may be some truth to what they say about black denial *to some e"tent-, as the blacks are 2ust as human as everyone else7 the conservatives have to remember they too are human, and refuse to see the negative about themselves *including their overgenerali1ing others, problems-% $gain, the whole platform has always been =we built up this great nation and everyone else is badmouthing and bringing it down and trying to ta"e it from us=% Jhere,s the room for their own human error in that( .here is absolutely none% So they have to keep pointing and blaming, even while rebuffing the pointing and blaming

they feel coming back at them% So all of this makes it obvious that feelings about +bama are stronger than 2ust about his policies% +ne of those things where they probably couldn,t 3uite put their finger on it if they tried% Even if people tried to make themselves like blacks, he still represents se eral things that clearly go against 'hat they belie e are the true !merican alues instilled by their "ore"athers % 0ost of them believed blacks were inferior, and good only as slaves7 so that right there creates a dilemma for these modern patriots who on one hand insist they aren,t racist, yet continuously maintain that they represent the values of these forefathers% I think everyone must think at some time what would Pinsert historic hero or ancestorQ think of me if he could see me now( $nd you know how central racial suppression was to their vision of both the nation and the Gospel% Keah7 modern ')R leaders *for instance-, what would 'ob )ones Sr% think of the concessions you have made on the race issue, given the stuff he said about it( *Even calling those who disagreed, enemies of God :- ?ither he+s )ust plain wrong$ or you+re wrong, .here is no way around it% Jhat would the forefathers *even most of those against slavery, like in the &orth- think of the country electing a blac" man as )resident( If they were too =savage= 2ust to live in society as free men or 2ust so much as e+uals, how could one lead us of all things( It must be the most unimaginable betrayal in history% $nd you know it: *$n +bamanation as they call it:.hen you add to that the policies they believe are un!$merican *most notably +bamacare-% .hey will insist it is 2ust the policies, but these policies are not all .@$. different from his ?emocratic predecessors% +bamacare is the one that seems so radical , but that policy alone is not enough to garner all the utter @$.FE? people are displaying% Jhat it is, is that to them it is all apart of a grand representation o" the antithesis o" e erything the "ore"athers li ed :and died; "or, including the race issue, which again, was inseparable back then% $gain, it was bad enough he got in in the first place, but we figured he,d go down in flames, tarnishing the image of =the first black president= in history, forever% 'ut for him to be FE!elected( That wasn,t ever supposed to happen: *+ne meme tries to create this =2udged in history= image for us, but make it look like a =sad= self!evident reality, rather than being fabricated by his enemies, in addition to claiming he was only elected because of his race; %t is a

very sad fact that our first African9American president will be 2udged in history as the most inept3 corrupt3 wasteful3 subversive3 destructive and divisive /resident ever- A man twice elected because of the color of his s"in rather than the content of his character -%
So in the shock of the moment, a lot of shadow stuff has sprung to the surface% In cases like this, what is suppressed we often lose control of, and it erupts regardless of the careful masks we wear% $nother tactic that has been used is the good ones e"ceptions% So they can argue that they,re not racist, because they actually like blacks who don,t fit the behavior they,re critici1ing% So it,s the behavior they,re against, not the race% Still, the race is always implicated in these generalities% $nd many have simply increased the number of good ones , to possibly even a ma2ority% Still, the race as a category is still carrying a negati e connotation$ despite ho' many e.ceptions you make% &atural e"amples of =good ones= would of course be black conservatives and Fepublican officials or candidates who agree with them% *9itations of them are common in the memes-% 9olin /owell had been the most notable one

they advocated as =.he ,&ice, 'lack 0an of @ope= in earlier elections, as Fowan dedicated an entire chapter to, and obviously an opportunity to =prove= colorblindness% 'ut he himself dropped out of the presidential race, citing lack of passion, but there was the looming sense that it ran deeper than that% Fowan p% 6H4 points out ='ands of G+/ character assassins were on sordid forays looking for dirt with which to attack members of /owell,s family%= /roof that this is how this works is in this past election, when another black conservative G+/ candidate arose, @erman 9ain% *#eading to the possibility of a race between him and +bama7 two black men for president, and it will be either one or the other: $nd if it,s the one running on their side, there will be absolutely no e"cuse to hate on him:- So isn,t it funny how when he began looking hopeful they 3uickly got him out of the race by digging up a se" scandal: &ot only has +bama the first black /resident of the Rnited States been constantly railed about, and demanded to be impeached, but also first black $ttorney General of the Rnited States, Eric @older, with constant claims of all the same stuff they say about +bama; him =hating= $merica, being a =socialist=, and that he should be fired or tried as a criminal% .hen, you have Fev% )eremiah Jright, who called down 2udgment on $merica for racism, and 2ust +bama being remotely associated with him is taken as proof he =hates $merica=% .hey,ve all completely forgotten all the white conservative evangelical 9hristians who,ve said the same things, in somewhat different words, much more fre3uently and persistently, but for abortion and homose"uality instead of racism% &o one ever 3uestioned their love for the nation% .heyre seen by many as its most faithful guardians% It,s all about what goes along with the party platform% $gain, I,ve never seen this much disrespect for people in these offices, and it is again the shadow of the nation being thrown onto them by people who refuse to own their superiority comple"; that they believe they are the chosen nation, and resent the reproof of the country,s past for racism *and to some, that these figures should have never been able to attain these offices in the first place-% So to them, its all these other people who are the ones making themselves superior and trying to take from others, often violently or through using victim rhetoric: Everything one does is so clearly and emphatically pointed out in the other: Je bo" our doubts, especially when things aren,t very clear, or are abstract% *.he tack then often becomes to make it black and white or concrete7 using fact , and then thunder it all the more as such% @owever it ignores that even a lot of things we take as fact are still sub2ect to our own sub2ective interpretation and skewing-% Ive had to reali1e that I get too angry over this stuff, and am also bo"ing something in others% I identify with a people who have taken on a bad reputation7 perhaps the worst in the world *crime, la1iness, backwards civili1ation in $frica, etc%- and I do feel many of us can do better for ourselves, and are making too many e"cuses after a while *or at least, not articulating the legitimate We"cuses well enough-% .he image of the street thug, the loose ghetto mother, and the crime and prison stats are very embarrassing, *in addition to myself feeling threatened by such people% .his is something others such as )esse )ackson have been 3uoted as testifying to as well-% $nd our e"planations of why these things are so are very comple", and not bought by conservatives, who like to focus on black and white facts % So these e"planations dont even sound convincing7 sort of like someone caught in

an embarrassing position claiming its not what it looks like , and then offering this complicated e"planation% *$nd, liberals are not 3uick at articulating these things to begin with-% In addition, I had felt re2ected by the black community when I was young, as I didnt fit in *because of $sperger,s, as well as the neighborhood changing 3uickly-, so then I had also re2ected it back, in return, to some e"tent% .hen, as the black street subculture was looked down upon by the larger culture, which I wasnt fitting into either, then I identified with it as matching my own feelings of powerlessness% I grew up and live in an advanced civili1ation, and primitive civili1ations don,t look good to us% So I was uptight as it is, that this is the typical picture of our $frican heritage% *Even if we look back at Egypt, the 0oors, etc% still, these cultures eventually fell, while Europe remained strong, and the Bar East eventually rose% .his is the standard of civili1ation the world is 2udged by-% .hen add the image or reputation of PurbanQ blacks even within the civili1ed world% $ll the facts seemed to support western superiority% Its like the people with the most power rose to the top, in perfect harmony with the laws of nature% So there was a sense of shame, in the people I associate with not being up to par , and thus seeming like they really are inferior, as the dominating culture has 2udged them% So I take it personally and bo" with this doubt in those who seem to verify this by either directly *or implicitly- pushing our inferiority, or upholding or implying their superiority% .his shadow of inferiority behind a mask of superiority, on the black side was greatly e"emplified by George )efferson, the black $rchie 'unker counterpart who of course spun off his own series% @e had such a black pride and resentment of whites that he crudely harassed his interracially married white neighbor, who was obviously the very opposite of $rchie% Ket in one episode, we see beneath all of this, how he feels about his own $frican heritage% +bviously 2ealous of the neighbor,s heritage when ancestors were being discussed, he then describes his own ancestors as nothing but a bunch of witch doctors and spear throwers % I don,t even remember $rchie ever coming out and slamming $frica like that, though it is precisely how his ilk feels% Ket George obviously felt the same way as his nemesis about his own people: *@e then had to be schooled in all the good of $frican heritage, 2ust like the racially ignorant-% So he was both hugging and bo"ing his shadow in whites at the same time% .he other thing we bo" is the reality of life% It,s like life is difficult, but none of us want it that way7 so we set up a sort of manmade legalism *often framed around divine #aw, but set up so that we come out righteous -, and then figure through our own sense of rightness or goodness *in keeping the rules , laws or principles , and in contrast to others seen as falling short- that we,ve earned the right to the ultimate reward, which is usually taken to be ease and comfort% So then, we must place blame for the fact that things are still difficult, for us, with difficulty ending up interpreted as some sort of punishment% I know I wish God favored my view of things, and conservatives seem to argue that @e does in fact favor their view% So I get annoyed when I see them throwing God into politics in a way that 2ustifies themselves and their history and casts all blame for the problems on others, including one or another group that I,m part of% I wish God =favored= me like that% So likewise, believing God in fact does favor their view, it is the ultimate slap in the face for those lowly evil liberals and blacks and various other =sinners= to have the temerity to critici1e their great society and not allow them to en2oy their power and wealth in peace and with a clear conscience, and perhaps gain back =rights= they,ve wrongly had to concede% $gain, you, being Wborn in sins critici1e us (

It,s not that we want too much *more than life can give us- and are imperfect and thus haven,t earned as much as we claim% It,s .@E0 % They have taken something from us, or caused things to go wrong% If we can 2ust isolate them and restrain them, then we will be able to take back what we have lost% Je imagine others being more satisfied than we are, and most likely at our e"pense somehow, but everyone thinks that they,re 2ust doPingQ what they gotta do to survive% *Even if it involves bending or breaking the rules and stepping on others-% Je all do it, and yet 2ustify it in those instances, while fighting this same tendency in others% It,s like i" 'e can )ust isolate the problem and name the parties responsible and point them out$ 'e+ll be on track to get our due% Jhen this still doesn,t procure that for us, we have to turn the volume up all the more% .his is a common human tendency7 to put the onus on others, while we will resist change until only when we feel like it% *I call it =inertia=% Everyone is like this, so it does no good to try to stick it to another group when we see them resisting change-% So I have witnessed myself doing that% So when I work hard and still struggle making ends meet, and see others profiting profanely off of the same system, *which sends me the message hey, things don,t have to be this bad7 your difficulty is not ,2ust life, like your parents always said7 it,s really those people ,up there, hoarding everything -7 and yet some people then suggest that I want too much *and already in fact get too much7 recall the blaming includes union workers along with nonworkers- and don,t really work hard enough like they do7 and that the better!off are the ones unfairly deprived, and that,s why the deficit is being passed down to everyone else, then I,m naturally going to feel the truth has been turned on its ear and react% $nd conservatives must have an unconscious shame that their civili1ation had not really lived up to the moral ideals, through its colonialism, slavery, racial oppression and economic in2ustice% .his lied in the shadow of the much touted outward morality% *Kou can also think of some of the most vocal preachers on morality falling into se"ual sin themselves:- So they must somehow brush it off, and blame the others% $ legacy of religious persecution, colonialism, slavery, and now, economic greed% $ll of this creates a huge shadow% Everyone else must then be made into the takers in their view in order to compensate for this% Even as we brag of being the most civili1ed , both the colonial brutality, as well as today,s do or die economic philosophy are apart o" the same sur i al-instinct-gone-'rong that leads to the crime$ sloth and sensuality 'e look do'n on in others% In other words, the law of the %ungle% Jhether the literal 2ungles of the tribal world, or the concrete 2ungles of urban ghettos, or the glass and steel 2ungles of the corporate world *which are often called, significantly enough, the rat race -, it,s all the same principle% .he first two lie in the shadow of the third% .he current economic state of things is set up like we are still in the ice age *the fro1en 2ungle of ancient cave life-, with the Wscarcity instinct of survival of the fittest ruling life, 2ustifying the immense hoarding going on, and now blaming the poor and even struggling middle class for simply not being fit enough, and wanting too much% @oarding creates the illusion of scarcity, which then 2ustifies more hoarding, and the survival philosophy, and the deflectionary blaming *that the poor actually are the ones doing the taking and hoarding when someone else comes and gives them some little something-% Jhich then 2ustifies more hoarding *they take 2obs and money away because all their hard work is punished so that freeloading can be rewarded -, and on and on it goes% *.he staunchest opponents of evolution and other godless philosophies end up ironically as the biggest supporters of ?arwinian and Fandian principles:-

So 'hen you call others )ungle bunnies$ you+re only pointing out the same tendencies you ha e some'here )usti"ied in yoursel", hiding them behind other criteria% .he whole truth lies in neither pole7 those are based on our limited awareness in space, time and chance% *Jhich are each divided into polar opposites by our immersion into reality-%

The goal is to name the problem, point it out, and then isolate it as not of ourselves. Then, we believe we are on track to get our
So I,m =bo"ing= my doubts that my race is not inferior, after all the hard truths presented% I myself had been resentful toward the people, for my own not fitting in% *$ racially conscious person I was getting to know online even picked this up when I was describing my background% I reali1ed it must be my own shadow that was showing-% $nd because people in the streets would often bully those they saw as =weak=, I even sympathi1ed with 'ernhard Goet1% In that instance, a different basis of identification took precedence over race% +ne that was more practical for me% *'eing black did not prevent one from being harassed or threatened in the streets-% I even found some of Feagan,s campaign words impressive, until I really learned how he was putting all blame on one side, while e"cusing another side *ongoing discrimination and capitalistic greed- that I saw as more at fault for problems in the country, and thus playing upon racist sentiment% I was also impressed by the message of early rap, but in the mid to late WC5s, it decidedly went in the direction of =braggadocio= and aggression *which would naturally evolve into a gangsta or =thug= theme in less than a decade-, and at the same time, materialism, which conflicted with the message that blacks are struggling in an un2ust system% I was resentful of this as well, and saw rap stars as becoming 2ust another part of the white system *even as much as many later ones would take on an anti!white attitude-% Bor this reason I became critical of rap in the direction it began taking around DEC4% *See http;>>www%erictb%info>rap%htmlI also believe it is what would do more than anything else to perpetuate the =thug= image all of these white and even black conservatives are reacting to, and make it hard to debunk their rhetoric, especially with the statistics they pull out% Early rappers lamented the ghetto life, which the people felt trapped into% In the nineties, it became something to brag about, and glorify *including the e"pensive cars, clothes and 2ewelry-% So that was the image thundered at the nation, and what they are now throwing back at us% .he attitude of rap can be summed up in another )effersons episode, covering a recounting of the assassination of 0artin #uther Iing% $midst the ensuing rioting, #ionel tells his mother he will go and 2ust .$IE a color .V% Jhen she asks his father to do something, all he says is =?on,t come back here with no .VV unless it+s remote control2" and when she says =:eorge!%%%It will only prove what the white man thinks=, he says =I,m tired of what the white man thinks: Jhat about what % think(= .his is obviously an understandable frustration, but the way I see it, we do still have to live here with these other people, and what they think obviously does still matter, when they still hold the power, and many of us are still asking them to do what we think is right for us%

.his also connects to the issue of police harassment, like the =Stop and Brisk= policy big in the news here in &ew Kork these days, as well as the sort of citi1en policing that brought .rayvon down% *In addition to the whole =people locking their car doors= bought to recent light by +bama, or the old one, =clenching their purse=-% It,s true that people in the streets are carrying themselves in a way to e oke "ear in others% .his, largely deliberate% .hey,re trying to prove themselves =tough= to each other *as opposed to =soft=-, so yeah, they,re going to be scary to those passing by who are not living that lifestyle% So the &K9 mayor and police commissioner are able to point to how their policies bring down crime, benefiting the minorities in whose neighborhood most of the crimes occur% Je must remember complaining about the police doing nothing as crime ran rampant in the ghetto decades ago% We're now making them =damned if they do, damned if they don,t=% @owever, the 3uestion becomes where to draw the line in aiming at a particular profile of people in neighborhoods, and what to do once you,ve caught someone committing a crime% .his is what,s been abused, which will naturally raise people,s suspicions every time someone is frisked or shot% $nd then the other side will throw up their statistics and talk as if we,ve forfeited all rights, which then makes our side say =see, they,re all racist=% .here seems to be no easy answer to this% *$gain, there is a lot of abstraction going on when you start trying to denote =groups= of people% @ere,s a report that says stop!and frisk does not do what it claims; http;>>www%washingtonpost%com>blogs>wonkblog>wp>65D4>5C>65>ray!kelly!says!stop!frisk!saves!lives!theres!no! good!evidence!for!that-% I,ve had to think how I would feel if I was white, and struggling with the same fears of black crime *on top of the white guilt-% I probably would be saying =what,s wrong with those people=, while trying to be nice and accepting to the =good ones= *hoping they accept me as a =good= white-% $s it is now, when I see yet another black face in some routine petty or brutal crime, I keep thinking =what the hell is wrong with him>PusQ(= $gain, the comple" psychological e"planations 2ust don,t register in the emotional heat of the moment% So all of this is in the back of my mind *or even further down in consciousness- as I read the latest conservative meme or comments on how bad and coddled blacks are and how good and innocent the rich are and how fed up the whites are, then get emotional and try to fight back% In con2unction with this was doubts about God, who allowed racism to be done in @is name, and whose Jord can so easily be twisted to support it, along with the less 1ealous opposition to the conservative beliefs% $ll of this makes it seem @e favors the powerful *whether racial or financial-, which contradicts sacred revelation, and would then call into 3uestion @is e"istence% +n the other end, I,m subconsciously hugging what I,m 2ealous of in the conservatives; that they have such a heritage they can proudly stand up for, and can so loudly and effectively place blame elsewhere *which I was never allowed to do with my faults when being raised-, and maintain a sense of rightness, and that all the facts are on their side% Its also true *as some of the more hardnosed arguers will tell us- that almost everything you see around you in the Jest was built up *or at least named- by whites, and even those relatively few things credited to blacks were done under white control% $nd life 2ust doesnt seem to grant anyone e"cuses such as the limitations we faced% .he universal law of nature seems to say you either have the power or you become prey% *$nd rappers and others certainly testified to this when

talking about survival in the streets:- Even if you once had more power *ancient $frican civili1ation argument-, if someone else stronger comes and is able to take it from you, your previous strength means nothing% So this is a natural observation that looms in the back of consciousness, even though we try to fight against it% *+n the other hand, the flipside of this is that while whites may have created a lot, they have also been the most dominating in a negative sense, which is a big point in their shadow most conservatives cannot own-% .his coupled with the vocal caliber of their rhetoric makes it look like the truth , and they even will use this against liberals% *+ne guy once told me liberals have no answer to conservatives, and thats why they try to censor free speech -% So I figure it must feel good to be able to say all of this stuff% By being de"ensi e about blacks+ bad reputation$ I+ e bought into the &'orks-righteousness& o" political debate* that the lo'er the crime stats$ the more good your group is, and by e"tension, the more worthy and deserving *=entitled=- you as an individual are% .his self!righteousness is then what I fight in the other side % $nd they continue to fight theirs in my side% I,ve had to come to reali1e that the reason liberals *in political debates, as well as others such as =new evangelicals= who are similarly critici1ed by old!line fundamentalists7 evolutionists condemned by creationists, etc%- have seemed to be less fervent in the debates than loud, =fiery= emotion!filled conservatives, is because the liberals end up essentially having what we could call a =smaller shadow=% In all of these cases, the conservative is taking the stance of defending older beliefs and values that supposedly have higher moral ground, yet have been discarded by the modern world, among other things, for being, unnatural>unscientific, and often abusive and even inconsistent *people didn,t really =practice what they preached=-% .he people defending this stuff have to go against an incredible mountain of modern knowledge and conscience and try to prove that stuff that has now been alleged to be indefensible, was really true or better, and of a necessity shift blame for its observed problems to others% +f course, the liberals do still have a =shadow= *everyone does7 no one can completely master the unconscious-, and theirs generally comes out as opposing the rigidity of conservatives and religious fundamentalists, yet then becoming 2ust as rigid in opposition% *=Kou become 2ust like what you fight against=% In reality, you,re already like them7 it 2ust comes to the surface more:- @ence, what theyre often accused of; government =authoritarianism=: Evolutionism is one area that seemed to be relatively silent for decades while 9reationists ripped the theory *even blaming it for the downfall of society- in almost every sermon and book,S but has become more aggressive in recent years, with some writers totally trashing religion, especially in the time around the ?over .rial a decade ago% It seemed they felt a bit threatened around that time, and debating with some online, it seemed issues such as =abiogenesis= were the =holes= in the theory they had to suppress, while defensively trumping up the lack of empirical evidence on the other side, and painting theists as =sub2ective= crutch!dependent idiots% So they would then go 2ugular, and compare God to a =pink unicorn fairy=7 one well known writer began speaking of religious =woo!woo=7 another speaking of .he God ?elusion , or others even make up a whole mock religion around a grotes3ue figure they called the =Blying Spaghetti 0onster=% .he points they were making through that were valid7 that many creationist arguments for =design= really do not prove their whole theological concept, scientifically% 'ut the way they were going about this point had clearly become very churlish7 markedly similar to religious leaders, first reaction to evolution DG5 years ago%

So louder and more persistent arguments are generally a sign of feeling threatened% #ike you,re basically trying to convince yourself: S*in the C5,s, I was only able to find three books responding to 9reationism; Iitscher Abusing 0cience, $shley 0ontagu 0cience and
Creationism and ?avid Jilson ;id the ;evil &a"e ;arwin ;o %t', and these were far more civil than some modern responses, even as today,s creationism, called =Intelligent ?esign= is far more civil than the rigid =young earth= creation of @enry 0orris and his associates-%

0hen you insist you represent the 4greatest nation on earth5 'compared to others(, that is an awfully H,=- pose to maintain, and "too good to be true"6 >ou then become defensive as you are held up to this high standard and %udged accordingly2
.he psychological dynamics that make the radical conservative the way they are, are still present in the progressive, though likely disowned, and people forget this% So it too is fought in the other side% *.he conservative then tries to turn the table, and uses this to show they are no better, as if it renders their flaws +I% .his goes back and forth between sides-% @owever, since the liberals are accused of wrongly fostering =white guilt=, that means they have owned something the conservatives are virulently refusing to own *whether it,s necessarily absolutely true or not7 owning one,s shadow is about e"panding awareness of different possibilities-, hence, in this area, their =shadow= is smaller% *.his, it should be noted, does not mean better % It may mean more mature, perhaps, in that one area-% So in rebuffing =the race card=, conservatives are fighting the natural doubt of their lofty stance% Jhen you insist you are apart of the =greatest nation on earth=, the =shining city on a hill=, etc% and that among the people of this nation, that you are or at least identify with =the makers= *e%g% =productive=, etc%-, while others are =the takers= and otherwise detrimental, and that everything wrong is others fault, and you,re standing up for what,s good7 that is an awfully @RGE pose to maintain% So it casts a huge =shadow= that nags at you *as there should be a deep seated sense that it must be too good to be true% Especially to all the 9hristians who believe this stuff-, and everything anyone says will prick at this% It would be nearly impossible to own the nations problems when we were taking the high moral stance in labeling our opponent the evil empire and while our leader valiantly tells them tear down this wall *Fobert 'ly A .ittle Boo" on the $uman 0hadow even suggests Feagan was pro2ecting his shadow on Fussia-% $nd when the changes over there began, with glasnost, I remember hearing conservative commentators over here initially saying it was 2ust propaganda and nothing was really changing% #ike we were the ones appointed to audit their progress7 waiting for them to get right % *.he same attitude towards the blacks in this country% $nd I kept thinking we should stop waiting for them to change, and fi" the problems in this nation-% Jhen it did finally change, of course, that was 2ust the ultimate proof that we were better all along% +f course, our economy was on the up and down rollercoaster leading to today,s problems, and it seems we,re falling 2ust as much as they did, but those same patriots blame our fall on only certain people in the system, rather than the system being 2ust as human and thus fallible as the other% $gain, many have to prove this one was divinely ordained% Kou had the statement the problem with socialism was socialism7 the problem with capitalism was capitalists , meaning they now acknowledge the limited humanity behind the system% Ket these flawed capitalists still get credited with creating a superior system, or being divinely chosen and>or guided to create it% 4he problems are yet

again isolated and ultimately diso'ned% I,m surprised they even admitted that much, and didn,t rather say the problem with capitalism is socialism *.V preacher ?% )ames Iennedy and others virtually claimed this- or the problem with capitalism is la1y minorities % /atriotic conservatives want to personally identify with all of what they see as the good of RS history and economics, but when it comes to slavery and racism, I wasnt around back then7 dont blame me7 thats the past: .odays economic problems are then blamed on everybody else% .hey need to decide to either identify, and o'n both the good and the bad, or to dissociate% *Jhich is what the liberals have done7 hence not seeming as patriotic-% 9onservative 9hristians often preach to others that one should trust God , be thankful , don,t worry , this world is passing away, @eaven is what really matters, 9hrist is coming soon, things are going to get worse before this happens, and we are going to be taken out of the world before the worst part, etc% 'ut for many of them to nevertheless e"press such dismay over the perceived destruction of $merica7 the erosion of our values , and among some *especially the further you go back into the past-, that the white race will be assimilated, eliminated, or at least marginali1ed *become the minority- through so much integration, egalitarianism , =multiculturalism= or immigration, then there must be a part o" themsel es that doubts these promises o" -od, as they teach them to others% If a person losing his 2ob or home or suffering an abusive relationship should not worry, because =God is in control=, then why should they worry about these other things *which would take generations to fully occur, and the people today will be long gone, though some seem to think its already happening-( Its a lac" of faith, pure and simple: .his part of themselves they obviously suppress *into the unconscious-, since they themselves teach that to doubt these promises is to lack faith, and possibly indicate lack of regeneration *i% e% salvation -% So they fight all of this doubt in others% /eople want to believe that people are divided between better and worse , and that they are the better ones, others are worse , and the detriment of society if allowed to infiltrate, and it is the 2ob of the better to correct or corral the worse ones% *$nd some vehemently insist on the better label when it comes to cultures , which are 2ust collectives of people% .he basis is outward morality, and this emphasi1ed the most by 9hristians , whose scriptures conclude all people under sin, as essential lawbreakers in need of Grace, no matter how moral they may appear-% Ket they don,t want to be labeled bigots: Facism , then, ends up only being something others do to them in calling out their ideology or opposing their rights to dominance, which is when they suddenly decide race shouldn,t be 2udged% +ne glaring e"ample of denied unconscious7 an online video e"perimentS, with pro!life advocates who insist abortion should be made a crime, but couldn,t bring themselves to say it should be punished% *.hey would usually begin talking about =forgiveness=-% I too believe it is not our place to terminate pregnancies 2ust because they are accidental , but always felt it 2ust wasn,t 3uite the same thing as the murder of a born person, and thus that pro! lifers were being too absolutist in raging such a war against it *especially, as sometimes noted, that they didn,t seem to care as much about the children once born, or anyone else suffering in this country% $s @orton, Beyond Culture War put it, they were thinking politically, not theologically-% S*http;>>www%democraticunderground%com>D556E5CHH6 entitled if!youre!holding!a!sign!with!an!aborted!fetus!on!it!you!better!be!able!to! answer or =$sking $bortion ?emonstrators%%%=, video; youtube i?EL+V)M/&w7 since taken down due to =copyright claim by #ee Goodman= -%

So this is another instance of people bo"ing their own doubts% .hey may argue *to the point of marching, picketing, calling 2udgment down on the nation, and even bombing clinics- that we become a person at conception, but something inside is confirming to them that abortion is not the same as killing a born person, but since this would go against their stance, they ignore it, yet it still does come out when not e"pected% $llowing these suppressed viewpoints does not always mean that you lose your whole argument, like the other side is completely right% $gain, I still believe that aborting a child out of convenience is murder, even if the fetus is still apart of =the woman,s body=% I still could believe racism is wrong even if I can see some of the empirical points it may be sought to be 2ustified with% I can acknowledge that we often e"pect too much ease out of life, yet still believe that things can be better, and that there is too much hoarding of resources *that make things easier- going on% /eople are people, and they *especially kids, who are the primary group perpetuating the thug image- will always fall into little subcultures noted for one problem or another% .his has been called cultural sins % Every group has them7 so it does no good to point at another cultures sins and try to censure, isolate, or scold them or command that they come up to par % In order to do that, your own cultures sins must then be repressed, which will cause it to fall into a collective shadow % Something you dont want to address, because it destroys the lofty platform youve set yourselves on7 and if anyone else should happen to bring it up, youll lash out at them in defensive denial, and likely try to turn it back on them% .his we see a lot, and characteri1es much of the political debate% So I believe both sides really need to change their tune, but there is 2ust too much ego involved in everyone% $s )ung said; If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his pro2ections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick Shadow Pall his own evilQ% Such a man8is now unable to say that they do this or that, they are wrong, and they must be fought against% Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself % httpA11'''%shado'dance%com1cg)ung1cg)ung%html *$nd this I,m keeping in mind, as I,m doing the same thing in pointing at conservatives as =they=-% 9hristians and even some others may knock psychology, but whether you accept )ungian terms such as shadow or not, arguing for scripture only 7 scripture is clear on the solution to this; =@e that covers his sins shall not prosper; but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy%= */rov% 6C;D4+ifferent Reactions to 0hite =uilt Jhite guilt became split between denial and compensation% .he deniers maintained the rightness of the old society, but eventually reali1ed the race language needed to be hidden in order to maintain a respectable voice in an increasingly pluralistic society% .hey became conservative , and working towards the race!neutral image they hoped to maintain would be their younger generations, who themselves did not fight against racial progress, but nevertheless could still identify with their parents in feeling that something was being wrongfully taken from them and given to people who had not really earned it, at the hands of the other group, the compensators trying to ease their portion of the collective guilt% .he compensators had gone to the opposite e"treme7 many of them rebelling against, renouncing, and disowning the society they were brought up in, for its hypocrisy% .hey reacted from their own pain and disillusionment, and then identified with the minorities being oppressed by the same system%

.hey became the liberals, who tried to make up for the evil of their fathers by having bleeding hearts and trying to be e"tra nice to minorities and give them as much reparation as they could, at the hand of the government% So to some of the intended beneficiaries, it created dependence, to others, an advantage to take, to yet others, it came off as patroni1ing, and thus ironically, another sign of a superior>inferior mentality *as well as trying to ease their consciences, which appears to be seen as an ulterior motive of sorts-, and to the deniers, it ultimately produced a backlash, as they felt their guilt was being manipulated% 0any would even echo the previous points on how the compensators, position is not in the blacks, interest% 'lacks retain a lot of anger, from generations of struggle, and many gave up *after generations of 'orking hard and still being in sBualor- and learned that they could get even in a way *most likely on a subconscious level-, by trying to live off of the system7 in addition to the violence that stems from this anger, and their negative sentiments against the system *especially the police, now-% .hey felt promised M5 acres and a mule , so this is probably what they see the social programs as coming the closest to% $mong blacks still seeing racism in every corner, one of the biggest claims they make is of unconscious =white privilege=% *from http;>>erictb%wordpress%com>65D6>54>6L>a!very!alarming!commentary!on!race!relations-; So I have seen some deep seated black resentment, particularly from some older people, and especially in the South% I want to believe that people are 2ust people, and not have to suspect the entire white race of harboring some deep seated racism *whether conscious or unconscious-% 'ut *aside from the rhetoric of many conservatives, which often are based on racial assumptions or overgenerali1ations-, people speak of institutionali1ed racism *the drug war is a big e"ample-, and an ingrained sense of privilege % I see privilege as tied more to economics now *which was at the root even of slavery, initially:Ket theres still e"amples Im given like $9S *&K9 $dministration for 9hildren,s Services, where white children are reportedly placed in homes more 3uickly, while others remain in the system longer-, and the general image of blonde and>or straight hair versus black hair% Even by blacks: .hese images remain in the public consciousness, even though many openly disclaim racism% Jhites7 especially liberal ones, feel a lot has been achieved in race relations, yet obviously have some amount of guilt feelings *reacted to in the liberals by a traditionally altruistic stance, and in conservatives by denial and reverse blame- so many cannot figure out what blacks still want% *@ence conservatives backlashing with charges of whining and trying to get something for nothing from them, and even some liberals reportedly thinking we tried to help them and they dont appreciate it, nor are helped by it and then becoming more conservative-% .hen, you have the conservative charge that the liberals are rigging these handout programs to keep minorities enslaved *dependent on the system- and also buy their votes % *$nd this they tie into the ?emocratic /arty,s racist past, which ignores the Southern Strategy-% /eople should be given a chance, at least7 the benefit of the doubt, first% Jhen I look around at people, like these hipsters today, for instance, I doubt they are walking around thinking Im white7 Im privileged % If any have a sense of privilege, it would be more from background% #ike in their grandparents generation, they were privileged because of race, and their kids were used to the privilege, even as they may have been the generation that 3uestioned racial ine3uality, and even rebelled against their upbringing% So they likewise passed down to their children privilege% $n e"ample I,m given of how this younger group is =2ust as bad= is the black #G'. community being shunned by

white #G'. activists, and other instances of =sorry, can,t help you=% 'ut this is so vague, and again, making generali1ations based on instances of what some individuals have done% I,m sure many of them may have the same fear of the black =thug= image in the streets *though they have certainly been willing to move into black neighborhoods from where the older generations fled-% 'ut as pointed out, other blacks are afraid of that themselves% +f course, the other side of this is that them being the beneficiaries of a lot of gentrification in the city *poor blacks are priced out of the neighborhood, and a group of hipsters will pool their money together and afford sharing an apartment and thus move in- is something blacks resent% 'ut that,s not their fault7 you have to look at the urban planners and developers%S Jhat we call privilege , the person possessing it takes for granted and sees as normal sustenance% .hats how humans are7 whatever they have becomes standard or less, and the goal is to gain more% So they dont think of themselves as privileged 7 let alone because of race% .hat they may go along with some subconscious belief should not be used against them% It can be pointed out, but if we rail against them and lump it in as the same old racism , they will likely 2ust become defensive% /eople tend to think of themselves and their group more than others% /eople are individuals and cannot always be held responsible for their group% Je cannot control what,s in people,s heads or hearts, to make a 2udgment against a whole group because of what individuals do, or pre!2udge individuals because of a stereotype or even legitimate collective =sin= of the group they are apart of% Je don,t want to keep badgering the younger people who aren,t necessarily thinking in terms of race, because if we make them uptight about some supposed privilege , then they will naturally become defensive and begin going into denial, forming the same sort of shadow that drives the older people,s racist sentiment, and keeps the hostility going% Je then take that as see, we were right7 racism is indelibly ingrained in them , and they take it as see, we *or our ancestors- were right7 inferiority and a ,taker, mindset is ingrained in them % *It seems we are slow to answer conservatives because we don,t make enough of a distinction between them and conservatives7 2ust lump all whites in the same pot-% Even if one does see the liberal approach to guilt suspicious and ultimately no better than the other side, I say we have to give them a break, at least for the effort% @ow much can you really press people for what we think is right( @ow can we get inside of people and clean out their heads or hearts( Je certainly aren,t perfect% 'ut at least that side is willing to listen and take action on our behalf% If we,re going to remain here and interact with the rest of this culture, then at least this group is much easier to work with than those who 2ust want to deny any guilt on their part and 2ust throw it all on us% $s for the liberals being patroni1ing or trying to keep us enslaved7 then it would be up to us to continue to try and be more independent% If I suspect a white liberal is acting nice toward us out of guilt and shame, it won,t make sense to call this out, *and toss him on the racist scrap heap, as some are wont to do-% Jhat else do we want from such people( .hey too should be given some grace, like we want grace% .he biggest complaint is a paternalistic attitude, *for instance, black conservative 'en 9arson complains =$nd

you,re attacked in many respects because of your race% Kou,re not supposed to think like this Pi%e% conservativeQ, and supposed to talk like this% $ lot of white liberals 2ust don,t like it, do they(= said #evin, host of the syndicated radio show% Kou know, they put you in a little category, a little bo" !! you have to think this way% @ow could you dare come off the plantation(= responded 9arson% 'ased on this, =Jell, they,re the most racist people there are *'en 9arson; Jhite #iberals $re ,.he 0ost Facist /eople, .he @uffington /ost, 'y #uke )ohnson and /reston 0addock 5M>56>65D4- % .his is probably part of the guilt reaction% .hey are trying to coddle us, perhaps too much, so it comes off paternalistic like that% *In my own case, when doctors couldnt determine what my $spergers!related problems were, they 2ust concluded it was the fathers WBlac" rage4 and basically dismissed it-% Je can point this out to them, but we should grant them some latitude% *Its far better that a lot of the stuff many conservatives say and do% $rent they attacking us the same way, and even worse for voting ?emocrat(@ere is a good article on this; http;>>www%huffingtonpost%com>charles!clymer>america!is!in!dire!need!oTbT4GEMM56%html S*I,ve noted how the real estate market is what burst the bubble and collapsed the economy in the first place, yet the building boom is still going strong%
.he whole core of the city was allowed to be wasted for decades, and then when theyre good and ready, they move in and build back up, though pricing everyone out-%

0hat should we want? Jhen assessing the whole reparations issue and what we should want, I feel like frankly, I don+t 'ant anything from this system% Jhy would you ask anything from people who are already calling you a taker and blaming you for their economic deficits and resenting you deeply for it( I even thought my union was unwise for asking for more money despite the economy *and striking over contract disputes given the political climate of the time7 this is by the way when the mayor coined the term union thugs 7 and with the stiff penalties imposed on us-% Jhat I want is a society where I can work and live decently, and everything not be overpriced and inferior in 3uality% 'ut even that seems too much to ask for, and we cannot even s3uare away whether the problem is the abuses of those with the most power, or the la1iness of those with the least power, like my own alleged lack of initiative for not becoming one of the powerful myself% It,s always been said that Jestern society is so much about doing than simply being % 'oth are necessary for e"istence, but our egos get hung up on one side to an e"treme, and insist it is the FIG@. way% So called makers are obviously doers , and the people being called takers are more into 2ust being % ?oers tend to put their whole sense of being in what they ?+, and this gathers for them a lot of power and respect in the world, but then they also end up with stress, ulcers, and the sense that everybody,s out to get them and take it all away from them%

0hite guilt cannot be paid bac", but what can be done is to let go of the collective 4righteousness5 of the nation and rest in grace

Guilt tells us to make amends% Scripture says the way to repent of a sin is to give back what was taken *if it can be given back% Else, as in something like a rape, something else must be given to compensate-% So if whites took the land from the Indians, and robbed $frica and enslaved the people, then what would this lead them to do( Give the land back to the Indians, and perhaps bring the blacks back to $frica, and give back the wealth taken from there *gold, diamonds, etc%- and help build up the countries% +f course, this is a colossal pro2ect that is probably impossible% @ow can millions of 9aucasians pick up and crowd back into Europe( Jho can afford to give everything *or even the proverbial promised M5 acres and a mule - back to blacks and $frica( Especially given the state of the economy% +f course, the liberal programs, and others some ask for *other monetary reparations - would be the most that could possibly be done% 'ut even those are resisted, and again, the economy is tight enough% *0ost blacks really don,t seem to be sitting around waiting for all that anyway, but instead moving on and trying to struggle in the economy now, like everyone else% Jhat people with resentment I asked said should be done to make amends for racism, is to fi" the education system:Still, people are left with a tremendous amount of guilt that they cant pay back% So one side tries to do as much as it can, through programs, while the other side denies any guilt at all, and pretends to be the true victims of someone elses evil, and pointing at the victims as hopeless parasites who refuse to improve themselves, and perhaps cant% *$nd can detect an ulterior motive in the other sides altruism, but assume it is simply buying votes -% So if it cant be paid back, the only thing that remains is to let

go o" the collecti e righteousness o" the nation$ and indi idually$ "ind true righteousness by "alling back and resting in -ods grace% *&on!religious should 2ust reali1e using whatever secular philosophy they hold that their worth should not
lie in the merit of others-% $ny form of superiority mindset has got to go7 that you, even if collectively and not individually, are =better= than someone else, or =e"ceptional=, or any other such term% Even if it,s based on something other than race% If not, =the issue= *and its associated =card=- will continue to nag at you from the Shadow, because it will continue to subconsciously influence your ideology and actions like blaming others% Kou resent having the card played on you, but the card is within you: $nd others will continue to see this, and associate it with the infamous old channel of superiority, race, even if you dont intend to despise other races% So people must find their righteousness in God, not in the nation, even if they insist that the nation was founded on the Jord or principles of God% That is what would end this rhetorical race war, as people would no longer have any reason to be defensive of the sins of the nation and deflect the blame to others% .hey could admit that there are problems in the system, which should be fi"ed if possible% .he others would not sense this hostility and neglect toward them, and then would ease their suspicions of racism% If the legitimate problems *such as the education system and economics- are fi"ed, then a lot of the problems would disappear% +n our end, even day to day little acts of institutionali1ed racism *such as with the police-, peoples perception of us is very important% *I know theres a meme going around that says what others think of you is none of your business , but then this will affect how they relate to you, especially when theyre the ones in power-% Je cant allow others to portray us as nothing but a bunch of takers and ignore the rhetorical basis of the policies we complain about and then e"pect to get more respect by the institutions we say are still discriminating against us% Je need leadership that addresses this and not only makes demands or 2ust writes all whites off as racist%

Race and temperament /ersonality type and temperament theory is another useful tool for understanding differences% It seems that the 9aucasian race produced a lot of 9holerics *as 9hristian temperament writer .im #a@aye even mentions, Why 6ou Act the Way 6ou ;o, p%DG5!D-, and will thus reflect the good and bad sides of the temperament% *9orresponding 0yers!'riggs type groups are ES., E&) and &.% .ype codes are E!E"travert, I!Introvert, S! Sensation, &!i&tuition, .!.hinking, B!Beeling, )!)udging, /!/erceiving7 see http;>>erictb%wordpress%com>65D6>5C>56>eight!step!intro!to!type and http;>>erictb%wordpress%com>65D6>5E>6L>introduction!to!temperament!theory+n the good side, the 9holeric *defined as e"pressive and task focused, or aggressive and critical- is the go!getter , the =mover and shaker=, the doer , the maker % .he one you can depend on the most when you want something done *as Fichard G% $rno, another 9hristian temperament theorist points out-% .he bad side is being controlling and not liking people, often using them as ob2ects for one,s own goals% It should be pointed out in this regard that even those movers and shakers who are supposedly delaying gratification are likely still gratifying themsel es on the 'ay up the ladder% !n ego is still pushing "or its goals, and many people are gratified by their work7 sometimes too gratified, as with the phenomenon of workaholics who push themselves into the ground, even while their health and families suffer% .emperament has a big influence on this% So this should be kept in mind, and this gratification concept not used as yet another 2udgment to hit others over the head with, as if it 2ustifies greed and neglect of other areas of life% 'lacks seem to be heavily 0elancholy *reserved or passive, and critical or IS., I&) and S)-, with touches of Sanguine *e"pressive and people focused7 ESB, E&/ and S/- and /hlegmatic *moderate, but traditionally being seen as reserved and people focused7 ISB, I&/ and &B-% .here are also a lot of 9holerics, but not enough to really drive the race like the 9aucasians% *.hese will 2ust be the more hot headed rebels, who often get into the most trouble-% .he most common type groups seem to be S.), then some S./, &.), ESB/ *the purest Sanguine- and some I&B/, who will be the /hlegmatics% IS.), the pure 0elancholy and most common type of all in the community, *See http;>>tinyurl%com>kLndr3g, from Rniversity of Iowa study- with its dominant introverted Sensing function, in particular7 will on one hand try to work within the system, but also tends to hold on to a lot of resentment, and never forgets% *Kou see this trait more in the classic temperament profiles of #a@aye and others moreso than in the more positive !focused 0'.I type profiles-% /assive and critical might sound nicer than aggressive and critical, but as the aggressive type constantly vents his anger, the passive one actually holds it in, until it intensifies and possibly e"plodes% .he Sanguines *EB/7 and even the Sanguine!9holeric blends, E./,s- will be the more agreeable , less serious party people , and the /hlegmatics may seem sluggish and more agreeable% $ll of this shapes the stereotypes the black race *in $merica, at least- has taken on% It will be a big reason the people as a group will seem more passive *as far as achievement -, and yet at the same time, very critical *still resentful of racism despite a lot changing-, and even violent, but in a more locali1ed and less productive way% .he positive side of this *ignored by traditional racism, 2ust as they ignore their own negative side- will be a greater ability to have fun and recreate, and also provide a more colorful side of culture *in comparison to the more

inhibited classical culture-% .his is seen best in what has been our greatest contribution to the arts; music7 from 2a11 and blues, to rock and soul, and the modern rhythmic poetry of rap % *$ll often despised as sensual by old time cultural and>or religious conservatives, and it,s true that it can cross a line into indecency, 2ust as classical culture can become too rigid, and breed rebellion leading to worse sensuality-% .he ability to have fun *rather than burning ourselves out in the rat race to world power, with all the neurosis that brings- is what is being 2udged as the =failure to delay gratification=, but in the environments we were in, it is what gave us the resiliency to endure all the hardships we have faced over the centuries%

-ven the 4delaying of gratification5 can be a form of gratification to some temperaments, while the ability to have fun prevented burnout for others6 -ach personality type has good and bad sides to it
.here are a still a #+. of S.),s with the old conservative attitude, as mentioned earlier% $gain, kids have been captured by cultural stereotypical roles, and it is hard to control this% .he temperament patterns could have been affected by the history of the different stocks% +ne theory is that the effects of the harsh tribal life of Ice $ge Europe would produce 9holeric tendencies that push one group to greatness in survival techni3ues carried to an e"treme% &ot having those conditions will lead to more passive temperaments% 6losing thought .he scriptures often at the center of these political and cultural debates *especially on the conservative side-, say that man is created in God,s image *initially good -, but misses the mark or falls short of the universal standards God has set up *fallen in sin-% 0ay we all open our eyes and learn to accept each other, good and bad, and to own our own flaws and not blame others7 then we can move forward and live together%

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