Thursday, August 08, 2019

"Making America white again."

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Toni Morrison passed away recently, and in honor of her memory I am going to post this wonderful essay that she wrote for The New Yorker Magazine after the election of Donald trump. It is sadly apropos to what is taking place in America today.

"This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness. Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as the unifying force. Here, for many people, the definition of “Americanness” is color.

Under slave laws, the necessity for color rankings was obvious, but in America today, post-civil-rights legislation, white people’s conviction of their natural superiority is being lost. Rapidly lost. There are “people of color” everywhere, threatening to erase this long-understood definition of America. And what then? Another black President? A predominantly black Senate? Three black Supreme Court Justices? The threat is frightening.

In order to limit the possibility of this untenable change, and restore whiteness to its former status as a marker of national identity, a number of white Americans are sacrificing themselves. They have begun to do things they clearly don’t really want to be doing, and, to do so, they are (1) abandoning their sense of human dignity and (2) risking the appearance of cowardice. Much as they may hate their behavior, and know full well how craven it is, they are willing to kill small children attending Sunday school and slaughter churchgoers who invite a white boy to pray. Embarrassing as the obvious display of cowardice must be, they are willing to set fire to churches, and to start firing in them while the members are at prayer. And, shameful as such demonstrations of weakness are, they are willing to shoot black children in the street.

To keep alive the perception of white superiority, these white Americans tuck their heads under cone-shaped hats and American flags and deny themselves the dignity of face-to-face confrontation, training their guns on the unarmed, the innocent, the scared, on subjects who are running away, exposing their unthreatening backs to bullets. Surely, shooting a fleeing man in the back hurts the presumption of white strength? The sad plight of grown white men, crouching beneath their (better) selves, to slaughter the innocent during traffic stops, to push black women’s faces into the dirt, to handcuff black children. Only the frightened would do that. Right?

These sacrifices, made by supposedly tough white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status.

It may be hard to feel pity for the men who are making these bizarre sacrifices in the name of white power and supremacy. Personal debasement is not easy for white people (especially for white men), but to retain the conviction of their superiority to others—especially to black people—they are willing to risk contempt, and to be reviled by the mature, the sophisticated, and the strong. If it weren’t so ignorant and pitiful, one could mourn this collapse of dignity in service to an evil cause.

The comfort of being “naturally better than,” of not having to struggle or demand civil treatment, is hard to give up. The confidence that you will not be watched in a department store, that you are the preferred customer in high-end restaurants—these social inflections, belonging to whiteness, are greedily relished.

So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many Americans have flocked to a political platform that supports and translates violence against the defenseless as strength. These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble.
On Election Day, how eagerly so many white voters—both the poorly educated and the well educated—embraced the shame and fear sowed by Donald Trump. The candidate whose company has been sued by the Justice Department for not renting apartments to black people. The candidate who questioned whether Barack Obama was born in the United States, and who seemed to condone the beating of a Black Lives Matter protester at a campaign rally. The candidate who kept black workers off the floors of his casinos. The candidate who is beloved by David Duke and endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.

William Faulkner understood this better than almost any other American writer. In “Absalom, Absalom,” incest is less of a taboo for an upper-class Southern family than acknowledging the one drop of black blood that would clearly soil the family line. Rather than lose its “whiteness” (once again), the family chooses murder. " [Source]

After reading this brilliant essay, I have come to the conclusion that we shouldn't be surprised that America elected a white supremacist to be president.

*Image from msmagazine.com






74 comments:

Anonymous said...

"After reading this brilliant essay, I have come to the conclusion that we shouldn't be surprised that America elected a white supremacist to be president."


POS essay by a racist. As to President Trump being a racist....WOLF......WOLF...….WOLF......

Anonymous said...

"Making America white again."

Jesus says this is good......

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

"Making America white again."

Jesus says this is good......

10:05 AM
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Jesus wasn't white, so why would he say that? Or maybe you think Jesus came from Norway?

PilotX said...

Great essay.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/08/08/Chinas-decision-to-cease-agricultural-imports-rocks-US-farmers/6121565219719/

PilotX said...

"POS essay by a racist."

No, a brilliant piece by a Nobel Prize winning author. Pretty sure her writings are better than writing "wolf wolf wolf"😂 Lemme know when you win a literary prize.

Anonymous said...

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/08/08/shepard-smith-fact-checks-tucker-carlson-on-live-tv-about-white-nationalism/23790257/

PX

mike from iowa said...

.WOLF......WOLF...….WOLF...

drumpf....drumpf....drumpf...

mike from iowa said...

Good read, Anon @ 11:43. Snith is one bright spot at Fake Noize.

The Truth said...

Beloved is overrated.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Tommy Lee (previously known for drumming for Motley Crue and boning Pam Anderson on homemade video) has become the new voice of #TheResistance.

Tommy Lee 2020?

All joking aside, though, this is what it would look like if the Democrats behaved in the same assholish way Republicans do whenever they get in power. Imagine a President AOC acting like a lefty Trump and cackling uncontrollably every day as she concocted new ways inflict misery on the wingnuts, and you’re pretty much there.

Anonymous said...

*I’m guessing Tommy Lee got this rant from someone else. Not sure who was the original ranter or I’d credit them.

Anonymous said...

The crazy flag-humper who body-slammed a kid for not removing his hat during the national anthem is now asserting a “Trump defense.” Is anybody surprised? He claims the president told him it was okay to hurt anyone who disrespected national symbols.

Anonymous said...

The pathetic and almost stalker-like obsessive focus on Donald Trump by the fake anti-Trump Resistance(TM), Democratic Party, and their grassroots shills is simply a way to divert attention away from the American Empire as a whole and its foundation in White supremacy.

After all, the self-proclaimed Land of the Free was founded, based, and built on two original sins: the enslavement of Blacks and the genocidal ethnic cleansing of Native people.

Donald Trump is merely the latest expression of this proud American tradition that is over 240-years old.

Focusing on Trump is a pathetic and transparent attempt by the Democratic/Fake Progressive wing of the American Empire to damage control the issue and limit criticism only to him.

The Demorats and their self-styled progressive supporters are cynically using "White Supremacy" as a partisan political football to attack their partners-in-crime, the Republicans and Conservatives.

To Hell with them all.

American Exceptionalism = Mass Murder
https://www.blackagendareport.com/american-exceptionalism-mass-murder

Trump’s Disavowal of White Supremacy Makes a Mockery of Antiracism—But So Does the Rest of the Political Establishment
https://www.blackagendareport.com/trumps-disavowal-white-supremacy-makes-mockery-antiracism-so-does-rest-political-establishment

Unknown said...

Being from the rural South {KY} , I witnessed white people who had nothing going for them , except their perceived whiteness. The better off whites wanted nothing to do with them and often treated Black people better then poor whites. But whenever something negative happened along racial lines the better off whites were encouraging the poor whites to counter act. I see the politicians and the Media doing the same thing now. But Black folks seem to have forgotten , just how racist these people can be, and act shocked and surprised. These are the Grand Children and Great Grand Children , of the same white folks that were lynching and killing Black Men and Woman Not all that long ago. They had a supposed Black Man in the white house for 8 years who they can blame everything they think that is bad for the last 200 years. Now they have a Rich and successful white man who can tell them What to do. White folks haven't had anyone who could tell them how to act and behave in a while, that's all. Their Grand Parents had George Wallace and Strom Thurman now they have Donald J Trump. Why are you all acting surprised ? Did you not see the potential for this after the OJ trial?? They have just been waiting on somone to tell them what to do.

Owlficus said...

Didn’t realize blacks knew of any authors considering books are like Kryptonite to you people.

Dave Zirin = faggot kike said...

Trump supporters don’t even know who Toni Morrison is. They think she’s just another uppity black woman. Trump supporters only know how to read off fast food menus.

PilotX said...

"Didn’t realize blacks knew of any authors considering books are like Kryptonite to you people."

Where'd you learn that dumb shit?

PilotX said...

Zora Neale Hurston, Alex Haley, Ralph Ellison, James Bladwin, Fredrick Douglas, Nikki Geovani, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes. Go educate yourself Owlficus.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

PilotX said...

"Didn’t realize blacks knew of any authors considering books are like Kryptonite to you people."

Where'd you learn that dumb shit?

3:32 PM
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The dumb shit didn't learn it, PilotX, he/she made it up. It's what they do best, make shit up just like their emperor Trump.

PilotX said...

That's been a stereotype for ages about blah people. It just shows ignorance. But there's no more racism🙄

dinthebeast said...

"These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble."

Yup. Poltroons, the lot of them.
Which is hardly surprising, really, when you consider the decades long multibillion annual dollar campaign by the right wing media empire to make them that way in order to pick their pockets and harvest their votes.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Some dude in California stabbed four people to death, wounded a couple more, took a gun from a guard and walked out of a 7-11 and surrendered to police which makes me believe the perp is a genuwhine snowflake. Not sure a brother would have survived the arrest.

I could be wrong.

mike from iowa said...

Perfect response to Magats and white scumacysts. Wear a green shirt and laugh yer ass off at Magats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lfSeWhVWa8

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/el-paso-on-edge-after-armed-trump-supporter-detained-for-lurking-outside-migrant-community-center/

Bitch had latex gloves on and drew a larger crowd that Drumpfuck's pathetic whine about Beto.

Lance Cockstrong said...

Micro dick Butt Trumpet and his retarded supporters are threatened by those more well endowed than them. They hate and fear black and brown people. They want everybody to be like them, having a pathetic package between their legs.

Anonymous said...

Weren't all the presidents racists,maybe except two of them! And one sure learned how to be one once he got in office!!!!

Kill white men, fuck white women said...

The white race is a disease.

Anonymous said...

Kill white men, fuck white women said...
The white race is a disease.
9:19 PM

Why bite the hand that feeds and clothes you???

Anonymous said...

“https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/el-paso-on-edge-after-armed-trump-supporter-detained-for-lurking-outside-migrant-community-center/

Bitch had latex gloves on and drew a larger crowd that Drumpfuck's pathetic whine about Beto.”


They couldn’t arrest or even search him because brandishing weapons outside a migrant community center isn’t suspicious behavior in Texas. Totally normal, unremarkable, everyday thing. Move along; nothing to see here, folks.

Open carry strikes again.

Anonymous said...

I knew from the disjointed and deranged thought patterns that this post was written by a ni-- uh, African-American.

I was not the least bit surprised to find that it was a fake-Nobelist ("literature", a category without any objective standards) and not Fooled Negro himself.  Like Michael Scott "white whore rapist" King, he continues to copy the work of people he thinks are better writers than he, and only obliquely give them credit at the end and almost NEVER by name.

So typical, and so wrong on many levels.  But he's too African to understand.

Anonymous said...

CNN reports that, “facing mounting controversy for declaring the very real problem of white supremacy in America to be a ‘hoax,’ Tucker Carlson announced at the end of his Wednesday night Fox News show that he will be taking a vacation.”

So ... does this mean that Fucker has gone too far for Fox and they’ve taken him off the air to think about what he’s done? Or have they given him a vacation as a reward for a job well done?

“High five, man! Stellar work. You just keep topping yourself. ‘White supremacists aren’t a problem,’ hahaha, classic. And right after a white supremacist shooting.”

dinthebeast said...

Perhaps he's vacationing upstate where he can play with all the other bigots and imbeciles to his heart's content?

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Hey, here’s a fun picture of Trump hanging with El Paso baby who was orphaned when his parents were shot by a racist maniac. Thumbs up!

Remember back when we used to have normal, non-sociopathic human beings serving as our presidents? It seems so long ago now.

dinthebeast said...

So the Koch owned processing plant in Mississippi raided by ICE recently lost a multimillion dollar class-action lawsuit for poor treatment of its mostly undocumented employees.

Kinda convenient that they raided it just now.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

TNB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvBYBmK2m-U

mike from iowa said...

Here is a sure fire wingnut way to turn America whita as sheets.... scare the shit out of innocent shoppers, apparently for a lark.

GUNS IN AMERICA
Man in body armor and armed with rifle sparks panic at Missouri Walmart
The man in his 20s was reportedly walking around armed and recording video. Though there was no shooting, it caused a panic days after two mass shootings.

Magats ain't none too bright.

mike from iowa said...

It ain't the white scumacyst in the kremlin annex that is dividing the country, it is all the victims, intended victims and future victims of Drumpfuck's white scumacyst rhetoric, the ones that refuse to meet with him that are the problem. Just ask stoopid fucking wasicu scumacyst Magats.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


White Supremacist Arrested In Boulder For Violent Toddler And Infant Porn

From the front page of Crooks and Liars this morning

Anonymous said...

The Russian agenda (Progressive Center Left) is quite clear on this racist and Un-American blog, to disarm Americans, take away freedoms like religion and enslave them with totalitarian mindset......

Anonymous said...

Who was it who said: "Fear those who fear guns in the hands of free men?"

Anonymous said...

“Man in body armor and armed with rifle sparks panic at Missouri Walmart
The man in his 20s was reportedly walking around armed and recording video. Though there was no shooting, it caused a panic days after two mass shootings.“


Open carry strikes again.

mike from iowa said...

Doug @ 3:31- that koch organization is owned by a separate entity who is not a koch family member and has no relationship with koch bros industries.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/09/749638655/some-300-arrested-in-mississippi-immigration-raids-have-been-released-officials

Nearly half the rai9dees have been released and will atend a co9urt date later- a program thye Obama administration employ3es and Drumpf swore none of thenm ever showed up for court.

Like Obama's ISIS strategy that Drumpf trashed and finally was used to rid Syria of most of ISIS, This immigration policy will be used to handle foreigners and Drumpf won't give his predecessor any of the credit.


Who was it who said: "Fear those who fear guns in the hands of free men?"

Guaranteed to be a stoopid fucking wingnut that has never been shot at before.

Anonymous said...

With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political:

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/10/738493491/with-a-growing-membership-since-trump-black-gun-group-considers-getting-politica

dinthebeast said...

So The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin has lost another multimillion dollar lawsuit for his threatening behavior against a Montana woman and her family.

Perhaps the same tactic will be successful against the organizers of the "Unite the Right" Nazi rally who are being sued by survivors of the car murderer who just got two life sentences plus 419 years.

-Doug in Oakland

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

The Russian agenda (Progressive Center Left) is quite clear on this racist and Un-American blog, to disarm Americans, take away freedoms like religion and enslave them with totalitarian mindset......

11:10 AM
Keep it up, Russian troll. We find your posts most amusing. And if you don't like this blog, don't come here posting your lies.

Anonymous said...

“So The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin has lost another multimillion dollar lawsuit for his threatening behavior against a Montana woman and her family.”

So I guess that means he will remain in hiding from the law. Hopefully, he will exile himself to another country for good.

dinthebeast said...

"Doug @ 3:31- that koch organization is owned by a separate entity who is not a koch family member and has no relationship with koch bros industries."

Of course they don't. That could expose the family fortune to the consequences of the whole undocumented labor force thingie...

"So I guess that means he will remain in hiding from the law. Hopefully, he will exile himself to another country for good."

Seems likely, as both judgements against him were made in part due to him not showing up for the proceedings, and his whereabouts are listed as "out of the country."

-Doug in Oakland

Brad said...

What does it say that a post about the supposedly “great” Toni Morrison is struggling to get substantial comments?

Saban Is A God said...

White America is certainly bland and flavorless (just like their food). However, turning America black isn’t going to make it good or better. It’ll basically be trading one dictatorship for another. Also, when was the last time blacks were able to transform something for the betterment of society?

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

I guess hate finds a home in many parts of the country. Sad

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/456895-michigan-police-officer-suspended-after-kkk-memorabilia-confederate

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Saban Is A God said...

White America is certainly bland and flavorless (just like their food). However, turning America black isn’t going to make it good or better. It’ll basically be trading one dictatorship for another. Also, when was the last time blacks were able to transform something for the betterment of society?

5:08 PM?

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I guess that would be when they helped elect Obama. But it bears mentioning that there are million of Blacks working hard to "transform something for the betterment of society" every day 24/7." You can't see that because your eyes are blinded by hate. Sad

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Brad said...
What does it say that a post about the supposedly “great” Toni Morrison is struggling to get substantial comments?

It says you and Ms Morrison had equal rights to say what you wanted to say, although your pastey white hide won't ever attain the heights and adulation showered, and rightly so, on her long and productive career.

Little advice, dude. It is hard to soar with eagles when you run with turkeys.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/us/modesto-city-council-straight-pride-parade-trnd/index.html

Racists don't even bother to pretend they are decent anymore.

mike from iowa said...

Life in wasicu only Amerika....
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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/456864-ice-official-on-children-left-behind-after-mississippi-raids-were-not

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Anonymous said...

TRUMP 2020!!

mike from iowa said...

ICE is being run like dumbass dubya's Iraq war debacle.... do ultimate damage and let the innocents fend for themselves. ICE won the war but did nothing about the peace afterwards. Fucking morons.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said....

POS essay by a racist. As to President Trump being a racist....WOLF......WOLF...….WOLF......

9:45 AM
If you think racist Trump will be reelected, then you are dumber than a fence post.
WOLF......WOLF...….WOLF......


Anonymous said...

If you think racist Trump will be reelected, then you are dumber than a fence post.
WOLF......WOLF...….WOLF......


9:31 PM


That's what you commies said about Hillary!!!! You are always wrong because of your delusion.

Anonymous said...

Weaponizing the children of foreigners against Americans.

Is there NO depth that Democrats won't sink to for the sake of power?

PilotX said...

"That's what you commies said about Hillary!!!! You are always wrong because of your delusion."

Romney in a landslide!

PilotX said...

Trump 10-20!

PilotX said...

Interesting.

https://www.theroot.com/pediatricians-black-children-suffer-significantly-from-1837105296

PilotX said...

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/barack-obama-most-admired-man-for-11th-straight-year-gallup-1411366467585?fbclid=IwAR1ebR_mR6jhK7vj9alKYRFcrn32PNVOnvH5D-miAmHcEF7dHDeo91r6G10

dinthebeast said...

So the Daily Stormer asswipe got a third judgement against him, this time for the harassment of a black woman who won an election to be her college's president of the student body.
At this point, he has so much money in active judgements against him that any money he tries to use to pay for web hosting will be confiscated, and perhaps that will keep the DS offline, or at least off of any reliable hosting stateside.
So how long before it goes live on Russian servers?

-Doug in Oakland

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Anonymous said...

TRUMP 2020!!

Anonymous said...

I love to fart.

mike from iowa said...

Anybody bothered to search for suitable ravaged and raped lands where reservations for whites only can be established on the inevitable day when minorities take over?

Wasicus seem to prefer barrens where all resources are stripped and water is polluted. No trees and nothing but rocky hills and sagebrush where whitey can sit around with a finger in someone's ass while minorities break every treaty they ever make with whitey. A place like Mars comes to mind. Minorities could just forget to ship food and water on occasion just to make things interesting. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

mike from iowa said...

Black college quareterback pulled over and arrested for possession of bird poo.....drugs. Yup, bird poop tested positive for cocaine.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1160399084710178816

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

Weaponizing the children of foreigners against Americans.

Is there NO depth that Democrats won't sink to for the sake of power?

10:26 PM
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Weaponizing the children of white Americans against every other American that isn't white.

Is there NO depth that white nationalists won't sink to for the sake of power?

Anonymous said...

Weaponizing the children of white Americans against every other American that isn't white.

We're talking foreigners here.  They should look out for THEIR children in THEIR countries.  If Americans consider their presence hostile to themselves and their American children, they have the DUTY to keep them all out.

White Americans have interests too, and their children should not be put behind the children of all others.  As their parents are generally the most peaceful and productive, their interests should arguably be put FIRST so they can continue the legacy which has bestowed the very gifts upon this country that everyone else wants to come here to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

TRUMP 2020!!