Here’s an idea

sounds like actual progress toward something worthwhile

What is remarkable about this response is that it may foretell a new fearlessness in white America—a new willingness in whites (and blacks outside the victim-focused identity) to say to blacks what they really think and feel, to judge blacks fairly by standards that are universal.

We blacks have lived in a bubble since the 1960s because whites have been deferential for fear of being seen as racist. The NFL protests reveal the fundamental obsolescence—for both blacks and whites—of a victim-focused approach to racial inequality. It causes whites to retreat into deference and blacks to become nothing more than victims. It makes engaging as human beings and as citizens impermissible, a betrayal of the sacred group identity. Black victimization is not much with us any more as a reality, but it remains all too powerful as a hegemony.

– Shelby Steele

Goes for you broads, too. If yer dumb enough to buy the line that you are at once “your own free sexual being” and entirely incapable of making your own decisions or keeping yourself safe you gotta siddown and have yourself a long, hard think before you allow yourself to leave the house again.


  1. DougM (2017 survivor)
    Posted January 16, 2018 at 10:36 am |

    Most of us have seen it for a long time; but I think the twisted logic of the Prog/Lib/Dem community has become clearer to most regular people, now that the internet bypasses the media filter and the administration turns-over mossy old rocks.

    The Left once had what appeared to be a logical mission: destroy Classical Liberalism (i.e. freedom of the individual) in the interests of the collective (i.e. unlimited power in the name of The People™). Recently, they’ve employed the enemy-of-my-enemy tactic, as they have in the past; but with the current world threat matrix, that’s backfired on ‘em by exposing their simplistic liberty-or-collective choice as a sham. The logical extension of their Narrative™ (e.g. victimhood/feminism/economics/etc.) is eventually exposed as self-contradictory, if unfiltered communication exists. Hence, internet censorship by the Left and the WTFnF-level fight against free speech (in the USofFnA, fercryinoutloud!).

    The Left’s mishmash of cults looks like voodoo, when their Template™-filtered Narrative™ is compared to actual, you know, Reality™.

    In the Leftists’ defense, they are trained in Critical Theory™ which doesn’t require being able to actually understand or logically defend one’s ideology (it’s pure offense — tear-down the opposition). Same with Political Correctness™ (it’s pure discipline — don’t convince, enforce). You never get to the “Yeah, but did it, does it, will it, can it work?” part. (Well, okay, you can ask; but the answer is always, “Real X-ism has never been tried.”)

    No, as I’ve written at length before, it hasn’t worked; because it cannot possibly work.
    Heck, you can’t even get there from here.

    (What? Oh. Sorry, too much coffee.)

  2. jlw
    Posted January 16, 2018 at 11:21 am |

    1st, there ain’t no such thing as “too much coffee”

    2nd, much of what people are currently calling “racism” is not. it is culture, not race that is the problem. until that difference is understood, there is little chance of solving the problems. in addition to Shelby Steele’s excellent article, i heartily recommend the great treatise Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell

  3. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted January 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm |

    I fancy myself more a “dame” these days :)

    I sure wish some of these victims would yell at their abusers at least a little bit of how they’re yelling at us

    Posted January 17, 2018 at 8:42 am |

    …hard to let go the “victim” label after 150 years of abusing it!