If America is so racist, why does it still attract so many immigrants from around the world? From Jayant Bhandari at lewrockwell.com:
According to the American media it seems that America stops people from entering the country, puts refugees in concentration camps, and that racism and sexism runs rife among the police, in university admissions, and in corporate hiring.
According to Ilhan Omar, one of the emerging members of the US Congress, the most crime-prone people in the US are of European origin. She wants them to be profiled and monitored. Ironically, her parents, instead of moving to a Muslim country or another African country, chose to move to America. And no doubt I can hardly think of anyone from South America, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent who given a chance would not move to America.
People move to America because they get more opportunities, and feel more respected. You don’t have to bribe the policeman. Color of your skin, your sex, your religion, etc. are at least not the officially stated reasons why opportunities would be denied. Courts are reasonably fair and your private property reasonably safe.
The Democrats “racist” smear, which has served them so well, may be running out of shelf life. From Patrick J. Buchanan at buchanan.org:
“Send her back! Send her back!”
The 13 seconds of that chant at the rally in North Carolina, in response to Donald Trump’s recital of the outrages of Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, will not soon be forgotten, or forgiven.
This phrase will have a long shelf life. T-shirts emblazoned with “Send Her Back!” and Old Glory are already on sale on eBay.
Look for the chant at future Trump rallies, as his followers now realize that the chant drives the elites straight up the wall.
That 13-second chant and Trump’s earlier tweet to the four radical congresswomen of “the Squad” to “go back” to where they came from is being taken as the smoking gun that convicts Trump as an irredeemable racist whose “base” is poisoned by the same hate.
Writes The New York Times’ Charles Blow in a column that uses “racist” or “racism” more than 30 times: Americans who do not concede that Trump is a racist — are themselves racists: “Make no mistake. Denying racism or refusing to call it out is also racist.”
But what is racism?
Is it not a manifest dislike or hatred of people of color because of their color? Trump was not denouncing the ethnicity or race of Ilhan Omar in his rally speech. He was reciting and denouncing what Omar said, just as Nancy Pelosi was denouncing what Omar and the Squad were saying and doing when she mocked their posturing and green agenda.
It’s a serious question. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
According to news reports NBC has cancelled Megyn Kelly’s program for making “insensitive comments” while participating in a panel discussion on the appropriateness of blackface in Halloween costumes. Here is what she said: “Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who put on whiteface for Halloween. When I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character.” She added, “I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween.” https://www.rt.com/usa/442267-megyn-kelly-nbc-blackface-fired/
It is beyond understanding what is offensive about what she said. She stated that it had become a no-no for the black and white races to impersonate one another even in fun and she didn’t know why. I don’t either. Do you? It makes no sense.
We seem to have reached a point where any statement can be claimed by a member of a “victim group” to be offensive. Saying anything has become risky.
Paul Craig Roberts has some interesting historical facts that offer a different perspective on the history of white racism in America. From Roberts at paulcraigroberts.com:
“Racist” is the favorite epithet of the left. Every white person (except leftists) is a racist by definition. As we are defined as racists based on our skin color, I am puzzled why we are called racists a second, third, and fourth time due to specific acts, such as favoring the enforcement of immigration laws. For example, President Donald Trump says he is going to enforce the immigration laws. For the left this is proof that Trump has put on the White Sheet and joined the KKK.
The left doesn’t say what a president is who does not enforce the laws on the books. But let’s look at this from the standpoint of the immigration laws themselves. In 1965 a bill passed by the “racist” Congress and signed by the “racist” President Lyndon Johnson completely changed the racial composition of US legal immigration.
In 1960 75% of US legal immigration was European, 5% was Asian, and 19% was from Americas (Mexico, Central and South America and Caribbean Islands).
In 2013 10% of legal immigrants were European, 30% were Asian, 55% were from Americas, and 5% from Africa. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/fifty-years-1965-immigration-and-nationality-act-continues-reshape-united-states
The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act is a very strange law for racists to have enacted. Would racists pass a law, which has been on the books for 52 years, that fundamentally transformed the racial profile of the US by limiting white immigration, thereby ultimately consigning whites to minority status?
We could say the racists did not know what they were doing, or thought they were doing something else. However, the results have been obvious at least since 1980, and the law is still on the books.
To continue reading; Are Americans Racists?
Prefering one’s own culture to others does not make one racist or ethnically prejudiced. From Gayle at theburningplatform.com:
I have been accused of being a racist more than once. I don’t like to think of myself as one of those, but I notice I am unable to relate a story about a non-Caucasian person or persons without specifying their racial identification as a matter of course in describing what happened. More than likely, the story has nothing to do with their race or the expression of it. As a matter of fact, I was posting a response to a thread on TBP the other day and found myself doing it again, so I just stopped the comment. I am trying to break this habit. Honestly, that’s about as far as my racism goes. I think.
The increase in the number of posts relating to the superiority of the white race over other races has not escaped my attention. People from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are favorite subjects of comparative derision. Then there are the Jews, who are in a class all by themselves, often identified as “the tribe.” The accomplishments of white people over the past 120 or so centuries are impressive, generally speaking, although some of the other groups who have had the pleasure of interacting with us may not fully agree. At any rate, a world neatly compartmentalized by race and tribe is a relic of the long-distant past. As forced racial mixing increases, so does the tension within societies.
I think about my dear friend Rita. She is an educated professional and a long-married wife and the mother of some kids. She makes me laugh and laugh. We share similar values. For the purposes of this post, I have to tell you she is a beautiful black lady. I could care less what color she is. Green would be fine. The magic of Rita lies in the fact that she and I share the same culture. That culture is what I would classify as “traditional American.” It is Euro-centric, Christian, and open. It values mutual respect, hard work, thrift, and fair play. It speaks the same language. It believes in redemption and is generous with second chances. It appreciates order and creativity and is tolerant. You get the idea. It is my culture and I love it and want to protect it even though it is far from perfect.
I realize that I am very fearful about what is happening to my culture. Mr. Quinn in his Civil War II posts does a fine job of enumerating the long list of assaults upon it. A few people in positions of power have decided to change the culture to something more to their liking. They have devised a brilliant strategy for shutting down objections to their efforts by defining those who disagree as racists and all the other terms that describe those in Hillary’s basket of deplorables. If you disagree with their plan, you are indeed a terrible person and you’d better adjust your attitude. It has worked like a charm to stifle dissent for a long time.
To continue reading: I’m Not Racist, I’m Culturist
An urban nightmare from theburningplatform.com:
I haven’t provided an update from the 30 Blocks of Squalor in a while, so here are some reflections I’ve made over the last few weeks. It’s a hodgepodge of observations with no overall theme other than West Philly continues to deteriorate and slowly descend into chaos and collapse. It’s a microcosm of Philadelphia in general, which is a microcosm of the country overall. It’s like watching a slow moving disease ravaging a once healthy human being. I’ve made dozens of posts about the 30 Blocks of Squalor and have been accused of racism by delusional liberals. Describing the exact conditions in West Philly I have observed every day for the last eight years is considered racist by liberals, do gooders, and Obama lovers.
Philadelphia’s mayor is black. Its previous mayor was black. Its City Council is overwhelmingly black, with a few Hispanics and liberal union loving whites sprinkled in. Its police chief is black. Its fire commissioner is black. Its school district is run by blacks. The population of West Philly is 76% black. And you know who is racist? The black leadership of Philadelphia is racist.
Last week we had two ice/snowstorms that struck the Philadelphia area. By the morning all of the roads in my northern suburban area were plowed and easily drivable. When I got off the Schuylkill Expressway at Girard Avenue and entered West Philly, the land where snowplows and salt evidently don’t exist, it was like I had arrived in a third world country where government services were nothing but a dream. At least the inhabitants of West Philly understand they live in a third world environment as reflected in this photo from Lancaster Avenue in West Philly. It makes you wonder where that 3.72% they extract from my paycheck goes.
The City snow emergency plan for the black neighborhoods of West Philly is to wait until warm weather melts the snow. No effort whatsoever is made to clear the streets or even put salt down to make them safer for vehicle traffic. The racism is evident as you progress down 36th street towards University City. The demarcation line between the poor black neighborhoods and the rich white sections around the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University is Lancaster Avenue. Miraculously, as soon as you cross Lancaster Avenue the streets are clear of snow and easy to navigate. It seems money talks to the hypocrites at City Hall who pretend to care about those living in squalor, but leave them to fend for themselves during snowstorms, while clearing the streets for the lily white inhabitants of University City. This fits the definition of discrimination: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people. The poor black people of West Philly are treated worse than the rich institutions of West Philly by the black government leaders of Philadelphia.
To continue reading, and see the pictures: 30 Blocks