Sorry, we’re having trouble saving ourselves!
A modest proposal: Replace those vapid, virtue-signaling “Black Lives Matter” signs with something more constructive, like: “Listen to Your Teachers.” Good advice regardless of race. Which is the point.
The notion that Madison WI discriminates against, degrades, objectifies, shuns et cetera people of color is absurd. “White privilege” is a blood libel. “Institutional racism” is a sham, a cover story for the absence of substantial real-life racial enmity. So much so that scammers like Althea Bernstein feel compelled to invent out of whole cloth racial victimhood. (“Four classic Wisconsin frat boys,” indeed!)
We have long argued the progressive project requires victims as its essential feedstock. Running short of the real thing, the Movement must invent victims — which explains the long parade of Jussie Smolletts.
What racial animus remains is largely the product of the grievance mongering that blames police, teachers, elected government, society, and long-ago history for personal failure.
Shelby Steele is not fooled. His latest essay is must reading. “The inauthenticity behind Black Lives Matter:”
Whites need Blacks they can save to prove their innocence of racism. Blacks must put themselves forward as victims the better to make their case for entitlements.
This is a corruption because it makes Black suffering into a moral power to be wielded, rather than a condition to be overcome. This is the power that Blacks discovered in the ’60s. It gained us a War on Poverty, affirmative action, school busing, public housing and so on. But it also seduced us into turning our identity into a virtual cult of victimization — as if our persecution was our eternal flame, the deepest truth of who we are, a tragic fate we trade on. …
Yet there is an elephant in the room. It is simply that we Blacks aren’t much victimized any more. Today we are free to build a life that won’t be stunted by racial persecution. Today we are far more likely to encounter racial preferences than racial discrimination. Moreover, we live in a society that generally shows us goodwill — a society that has isolated racism as its most unforgivable sin.
“‘Defund the police’ is killing our party, and we’ve got to stop it,” House Democrat(ic) whip James Clyburn said shortly after the November 3 election. — CBS News.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: There’s something wrong with a movement that makes heroes out of victims. In a sane world, adversity is something to overcome, not celebrated. Black people can succeed only when White people fess up? Pony up for More Free Stuff? That is what real racism looks like!