Ann Coulter, writing in Takimag.com: “these ‘racism’ orgies never have anything to do with black people. It’s part of the Fabulous White People competition, where black people are the chips. If anything, the urge to call other people ‘racist’ has only gotten stronger since then, so I’ll quote myself: ‘Sad people with meaningless lives [are] suddenly empowered to condemn other people. I beat you in blacks yesterday; I’m going to beat you in women today. This is what makes them feel superior to other people, especially other white people. It’s not about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.; it’s just a self-actualization movement for people with emotional issues’.”
She takes no prisoners. The “racism orgies” she referred to are the proliferation of accusations of racism, and, I will add, often by people who don’t even try to define the word. Many can’t, but in a perfect simulation of totalitarianism, many race hustlers and grievance mongers levy the charge that asking for a definition of the accusation is itself racism. How handy, how convenient, and how intimidating it can be….except for people like me, who thrive on clarification, even at the cost of confrontation, conflict or unpopularity. Actually, perhaps I thrive on unpopularity itself…..with the right people. Who are the right people? Those who tell me, “don’t try to define racism, that proves you’re a racist.”
What’s really going on? I suggest you refer to my previous post, Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s….You see, racism isn’t the core issue, it’s just a big, sticky label over the mouth of those who question the orthodoxy of what I call radical equality, or it’s modern guise, equity. Proportional to their numbers, far more politically connected and wealthy white folks throw the racist label around at other white folk, than do black folk or people of color. I assert that they are coveting: the illusion of superior intellect; self congratulation for their sensitivity and wokeness; relief from their guilty feelings for having so much; approval from their peer group, which produces rewards both tangible (political office, tenure) and intangible (Ann Coulter’s self-actualization). When people of color accuse whites of racism, sometimes it’s true, but often it’s for prizes of the grievance sweepstakes. Equality used to mean equal opportunity to succeed; equity, equality of outcomes or proportion of body count (affirmative action), has become the new orthodoxy.
Most unquestioned orthodoxies, historically, have resulted in a different kind of body count—off to the gulag or lined up in front of the gun. Will the Fabulous White People Competition give us that here? Stay tuned, one hand on your wallet, the other on your gun.