It never ceases to astonish me just how mindlessly conniving people can be, particularly white people. As I often stress, I consider antiracism to be the banal evil of our era. The psychology that causes a white person to dutifully genuflect before the altar of antiracism – and to de-humanize anybody who would dare refuse to do the same – is the same psychology that made fascism possible in Germany in the 1930s. I don’t mean to come across as hyperbolic. This is really just how I see it. It is an expression of the ‘fit in at all costs’ evolutionary imperative, and it is a by-product of the psychological traits which undergird society. (In fact, there was a pretty good article on American Renaissance about this.)
In my life, I have noticed a strange pattern. The most self-righteous antiracist white people I meet end up being, paradoxically, the most prejudiced people I know. They discriminate against others based on the types of shoes they wear, or their general ‘look’. They are the types who will be extra leery of black people on the streets, although they will confabulate excuses for their unease.
These people are often snoots trying to signal their divine right to be ‘winners’ in society. If somebody seems like a loser to them, based on their outward appearance, they want nothing to do with such people. They’re sociopaths who pay eager, shameless lip service to the hegemonic antiracist ideology. All they care about is getting a seat on the gravy train that affords money, power, and women. If they don’t expect to gain from bein a vocal adherent of antiracism, they at least don’t want to be counted among antiracism’s scapegoats.
I don’t mean to come down too hard on all antiracist whites. Plenty of them genuinely are meek altruists who are hardly even aware of the antiracist witch hunt, and who do project an inner abundance in all of their social interactions.
Me? I don’t turn my backs on people, nor do I permit myself to act on my prejudices about peoples’ appearances. (At least, I strive toward this as much as possible, quite consciously.) I don’t care how much this bites me in the back (and it has). I don’t want to live in a world where this is the norm, and I will do whatever I can to make things work out for people and peoples.
It’s truly amazing how incomprehensible what I’m saying is to most people. People can’t pass the Turing test very easily, and this makes me pity them.
What I’m saying is really, really simple.