America’s Obsession with the Racist Within

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-protests-02For the last 150 years this country has been on a long, strange trip and the one and only thing that we know about it anymore is that it’s racist.

Racism has become an indisputable fact of the universe. When everything else is in doubt, racism isn’t. It can’t be.

America is racist. Just look at Segregation, the Trail of Tears and whatever happened last week that is already being analyzed on Salon, broken down at Atlantic Wire, trending on Twitter, spun on Think Progress and then chewed and digested by the slower eaters on CNN, MSNBC and the surviving outposts of the print media.

Everyone and everything is racist. When the racism microscope is turned on or a racism signal is beamed to the giant orbiting racism satellite launched last week by that fortress of white extraterrestrial privilege, NASA, or a special racism submersible is dropped into the ocean, their enhanced analytical powers reveal that racism is everywhere in America.

That may seem unlikely to anyone who actually travels to any of the places in the world that still have slavery. They are much less concerned with media images of black people over in Mauritania which still has slavery. There’s not a lot of interest in white privilege over in Sudan, where actual genocide is still taking place. And if you get a chance, stop by Papua, where Obama’s friendly Indonesian step-folks are still killing black people.

But that’s actual racism. We don’t have real racism. What we have are cashiers writing insulting things on receipts, landlords who occasionally prefer not to rent to black people and the occasional drunken idiot who starts shouting slurs at a black man. It’s not exactly up there with genocide, but fortunately the racism industry has supplemented it by denouncing every movie and television show ever made and every police or even non-police shooting involving a black man as racist.

A hundred years ago educated people subjected themselves to psychoanalysis sessions which proved conclusively that their fear of heights was caused by wanting to kill their fathers and rape their mothers. And if you didn’t dabble in some amateurish psychoanalysis, the intellectual elites of New York or Chicago wouldn’t even bother sneering in your direction.

These days racism is the new psychoanalysis. Educated people check their privilege and discover that they are the reincarnation of Simon Legree. They are horrified to find that they take it for granted that people in movies look like them and talk like them. They gasp as they realize that they actually manage to get through the day without thinking about race and weep in shame as they are told that black people are constantly thinking about race and their failure to do the same thing is a form of privilege that makes them no better than Jefferson Davis or Archie Bunker.

Black people don’t actually spend all their time being racially conscious, much as factory workers in the 19th century didn’t actually go around being class conscious all the time. That was just one of the things that Marxists successfully convinced the eagerly guilty elites of. About the only people who do spend all their time viewing everything through a toxic prism of race are MSNBC analysts, and like prostitutes and people who test dangerous cosmetics on rabbits; they only do it because they’re paid to.

Our search for racism has become an inner spiritual search for the racist within. The new racism is an unawareness of racism, which says all that there is to say about the prevalence of this terrible threat. When the biggest issue with racism is that not enough people are constantly thinking about it, then the real problem is that there isn’t a problem.

That candidly sums up the state of American racism, which is a problem searching for a problem. But that is different than the state of American race relations, which is characterized by suspicion, irritation, guilt and occasional explosions carefully stirred up and set off by an entire field of professional provocateurs in academia and the media.

One of the greater fallacies of racism is to assume that it equates to race relations. It does not. The problem of racism involved the way that governments and people behaved toward each other. That’s different than how people see each other. That form of racism, like the monsters that began pouring out of the brains of patients lying cushioned on the psychoanalyst’s couch, is not something that we can or should be dealing with.

America works pretty well when it comes to the unofficial form of race-relations that involves people working and living together without killing each other. It would work even better without a racism industry whose entire reason for existence is to turn racism into the thing that we should always be talking about and always be conscious of at any time of the day.

Racial consciousness is grievance consciousness. Take any members of two ethnic groups with an ugly history and tell them that they constantly need to think about those old grudges and discover how those grudges lead to them being mistreated in the present and you would have the same perfect storm of outraged entitlement, racial paranoia and grievance theater that you do now with race relations.

America does not have a racism problem. It has a problem obsessing about racism. The obsession isn’t black or white, it comes out of the ranks of academics and activists who use it to disrupt society while profiting from the havoc. The Trayvon Martin case is only one of countless cases dug up and deployed by the racism industry to maintain this perpetual consciousness of grievance at the expense of social harmony.

Grievances don’t go away when you constantly demand an absolute justice that no human being is equipped to provide. They go away when you let go of the grievances and try to live together. It may seem easier for white people to say that, but reducing the complex mix of identities and histories of the vast majority of the population, many with their own histories of oppression, to “white people” is exactly the kind of facile unthinking bigotry that the racism industry cultivates.

America is a second chance. Not a place to forget who you are, but a place to discover who you might have become without that historical boot on your chest. That’s not what it always was, but that’s what it is today. It suffers from social dysfunction, but it is probably the least racist place in the world. Like its technological and cultural achievements, this social achievement is buried under a million tons of hate, denial and venom from a left that exists only to undermine America.

There is no bright future waiting for those who choose to become collaborators in fulfilling the self-fulfilling prophecies of the Anti-American left. The very cynicism and pessimism embodied in that worldview, the certainty of failure implicit in its obsession with racial consciousness, is pregnant with their doom. The morass of Detroit, the miasma of Newark and the wreck of Oakland isn’t the labor of white racism; it’s that same self-fulfilling prophecy that too many in the black community have chosen to collaborate in bringing about.

Faith in nothing but the power of racism leads to a hopeless future.

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  • Chez

    “Rub raw the wounds of discontent”….Saul Alinsky

    That should say it all.

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    • EarlyBird

      That encapsulates Horowitz’s entire philosophy. Remember, he was a long time lefty comrade of Alinsky, devoted to the art of propaganda, before he turned a hard right. He’s just using the same tactics with FPM but for the right. You must recognized that you’re being fully propagandized here, even if you agree with the values being forwarded, right?

      • Judahlevi

        Horowitz does not propagandize, he has finally matured and realized the error of his ways.

        If you ever grow up, you will realize your mistakes as well.

        • EarlyBird

          Says a guy called “Judahlevi.” Some how I have a feeling you might be biased. This site is designed to put the American military into service on behalf of the foreign policy of hard right Greater Israel right wingers in Israel, by way to conflating the interests of Israel and America to the point where we treat Israel as our 51st state.

          • celtnik

            That is some first-class, paranoid, disjointed jew-hatin’ crazy right there.

          • EarlyBird

            Nope. I’m just a red blooded America lovin’ patriot who doesn’t want to lend out our military to Israel or any other foreign country for that matter. Nice attempt to shut down the debate with charges of anti-Semitism, though. You’ve learned your role well.

          • celtnik

            No you’re not, you are an intolerant bigot, nothing American about that. When have we “lent” out our military to Israel? That would imply they don’t have one of their own. You also conveniently ignore that the Obama Administration is actually giving military aid the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt right now, in violation of the law, but you don’t have any problem with that, do you? I didn’t think so. And I didn’t try to shut down the debate, I just called you what you were. I see you have learned your role well in obfuscating, and falsely accusing those you disagree with of committing the abuses your side does.

          • EarlyBird

            Hate to break this to you, but the US is required as per the Camp David Accords – American payoff to Egypt to stop attacking Israel – to continue paying off Egypt. You’re welcome, Israel.
            Further, you nitwit, the “law” is being broken right now, since we’re paying that money after a military coup.
            The idiocy of your comment is that everyone can understand that neither Mubarak or Morsi was ever in charge of Egypt, the military has been. And the military has zero interest in attacking Israel. It benefits too much from American subsidies. You’re welcome, Israel.
            And Israel, you’re welcome that you’ve been by far the biggest recipient of foreign aid year after year, at the tune of $3 billion a year, even when Israel’s economy is booming, it is a mature country, and our economy is flailing.

          • celtnik

            “Further, you nitwit, the “law” is being broken right now, since we’re paying that money after a military coup.”

            You contradicted yourself jew-hater, and that was what I was referring to, we are still sending Egypt money, arms and aircraft after the coup because Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer. Tell me genius, before there was and Israel there was Judea home for the Jews for millenia. Why do they not have a right to defend themselves and their homeland. They have just as much right to that territory as anybody and they have a right to defend it. You don’t care of course because you and anti-semite. Why can’t you gin up enough outrage about aid being sent to Egypt as you do Israel?

            ” Mubarak was a much hated tyrant. He was in place soley due to American
            backing, put there because he was a tyrant who would not attack Israel, though Egyptians – and every other Arab under the sun – loathe the US for our support of Mubarak.”

            And Obama backed the Muslim brotherhood and Mohammhad Morsi even though a majority in Egypt wanted neither of them. Thank you Obama.

          • EarlyBird

            Start demanding that all non-Native Americans give back what we call the USA to Native American tribes, and I’ll start considering you at least sincere in regard to your Israeli Virgin Birth fantasies.
            “And Obama backed the Muslim brotherhood and Mohammhad Morsi even though a majority in Egypt wanted neither of them.”
            Nobody voted in the tyrant Mubarak. Egyptians voted in the would-be tyrant Morsi in popular and fair elections. Obama is attempting to keep some semblance of democratic process, established by those elections a year ago, in place in Egypt. Egypt went from overthrowing a non-elected tyrant, Mubarak, to overthrowing an elected would-be tyrant (Morsi was an extremely weak leader) when sadly they had the ballot at their disposal. It would have been SUCH a better outcome there if they simply voted all the MB bums out at the next election. Let the Islamists fail at governance, and then vote them out. Now the MB can say “we was robbed!” and the entire process was circumvented.

          • celtnik

            I am a Native America, I was born here. I am not giving back anything. Technically speaking the “Native Americans” aren’t from here originally either. If they demand I got back to Europe, they can go back to Mongolia and Siberia, get it? Not to mention the fact that your analogy doesn’t make any sense at all because Jews have been living there for 6000 years, Way before there was such a thing as a Palestinian, which was a group of people made up by the Romans. BTW where do you think the Jews come from, Wisconsin?

            “Nobody voted in the tyrant Mubarak.”

            BS

            ” Obama is attempting to keep some semblance of democratic process, established by those elections a year ago, in place in Egypt. Egypt went from overthrowing a non-elected tyrant, Mubarak, to overthrowing an elected would-be tyrant (Morsi was an extremely weak leader) when sadly they had the ballot at their disposal.”

            Obama is attempting to prop up a Muslim Brotherhood puppet and make sure he is armed to the teeth so he can have his own country to equip and train terrorists. If he was elected once and they wanted him gone why didn’t they just have a special election, you know if they had the “ballot at their disposal”. Maybe because the MB doesn’t really care about votes or elections and a coup is the only way to get rid of them? Who is the bigger tyrant?

          • EarlyBird

            The European Jews who settled in the 1800s and finally established Israel in ’48 hardly lived there for 6,000 years. Stop with the nonsense. Again, if you want to play the “My race was here first!” game, start demanding we give back land to the Cherokee, Blackfoot, Cree, Navajo, etc., and join MeCha in their “reconquista” campaigns for SW United States.

            Nobody voted in Mubarak. Egypt never had a free election until last year. Just saying “BS” doesn’t erase reality.

            Why didn’t Egyptians hold a “special election”? Ask the Egyptians. I wish they had. They chose instead to do circumvent the process. We are going to look at a series of popular elections followed by short-lived governments who are removed by the military, over and over.

            And you’re not paying attention. The MB had almost zero power. The military runs the show. It’s why it was SO very easy to remove them from power.

          • celtnik

            I am not talking about European Jews. The Jewish people came from Judea located in present day Israel. If Europeans of Jewish descent or practice Judaism want to settle there, it’s not up to you, the Egyptians or fake Palestinians to tell them they can’t. You completely discount the fact that there have been Jews of Semitic descent living there for millenia, the native Jews. You are either a terrible liar or completely historically illiterate and cognitively deficient. Despite the fact that Israel had to be re-established since they had been displaced for centuries by Romans and Arabs. Who was and had been living in Judea for centuries when they Romans showed up? The Amish? Quakers? Reconquista? Those tribes you listed were located in the current United States borders, they don’t want the mixed mestizo, Indian and Spanish of Mexico here. Native Americans would be the first to tell you it’s not their land to give, not to mention the fact that they weren’t from here orignally either. BTW, there were two land bridges during the last ice age, some came from Europe, so I want my Casino. You’re the one not paying attention, the military had to throw out the MB because they wouldn’t give up power voluntarily and nobody wants Morsi or the MB

            “Why didn’t Egyptians hold a “special election”? Ask the Egyptians. I wish they had. They chose instead to do circumvent the process. We are going to look at a series of popular elections followed by short-lived governments who are removed by the military, over and over. ”

            So, is it the military that runs the show, or the mob who doesn’t want to have elections, but then wants to have a series of popular elections, I’m confused? First you blame the military for the coup and then you blame the mob for being fickle and circumventing the election process, even though in your mind they are going to continue the election process indefinitely. Could it be that the military had to clean house in order for Obama’s puppet to get thrown out. The military backed the people who didn’t want Morsi, the only people who didn’t want elections and were against the coup were the MB who didn’t want to give up power.

          • EarlyBird

            It doesn’t matter that some Jews remained in what was known formerly as Judea. There were also many more Arabs which had populated that land for millennia by the time they were displaced by European Jews in the 1800s. (History happens.) 19th Century Jewish settlers from Europe had no more “right” to that land than Irish Catholic Bostonians have a right today to displace Irish Protestants from land once owned by Irish Catholics.

            I don’t have to bulls**t myself about the establishment of modern Israel to support it. Apparently you do. (And for the record, the European Jews won, and the Arabs lost. So be it. It’s now time for the Arabs to accept reality.)

            There is clearly a majority in Egypt which rejects both secular (Mubarak) and Islamist (Morsi) tyrannies. The Egyptian military doesn’t care much about what government the country has, as long as they maintain power. To maintain that power, they realize it’s best to give the masses what they are screaming for at the moment.

            Mubarak was America’s puppet. Morsi was extremely uncooperative with Obama during his very short tenure. Some “puppet”! (Oh, but that fits the idiotic narrative of Obama being a crypto-IslamofascistNazi…)

          • The Mad Jewess

            When did we lend Military to Israel? When have we even really just blessed Israel, morally speaking? We dont. We demanded they leave their homes in 2005. They were refugees in their own country, over 8K of them.

            Obama the Commie/Muslim friendly jerk appoints Israel haters. How did the Muslim bro’hood benefit Israel? WE (OBAMA) did that. How does Obama demanding Assad step down benefit Israel? WE (Obama) did that.
            How does helping kill off Gadaffi help Israel? WE (Obama) did this.

            The Oslo ‘peace’ accord was a Democrat invention. You’re on the wrong website to rebuke.

          • EarlyBird

            Israel wants to use the US military to take out Iran. If Israel feels it needs to do that, it should, and God bless them. They don’t need to drag the US into it.

            Netanyahu shamelessly meddled in the recent 2012 presidential election to get his boy, Romney in. To hell with him.

            The Israel Firsters slimed Chuck Hagel, an American patriot and perfectly good selection for Sec of Def as some neo-Nazi anti-Semite, because he had the nerve to want to do America’s bidding, not Israel’s.

            You seem to condemn certain American foreign policy actions for not benefitting Israel. I’m not going to argue these points, other than to ask why the wisdom of America’s foreign policy success should be measured by the question “how does it benefit Israel?” Last I checked, the US was the sole and vital ally of Israel; Israel is not the 51st state.

          • EarlyBird

            By the way, where did I ever mention “Oslo”? I mentioned the Camp David Accords of ’79.

          • The Mad Jewess

            Pardon me, I typed incorrectly

          • realityexposer

            When they scream Anti-Semite, it’s their guilt showing. Zionists could care less about Goyim, to the religious Jew, we are cattle. I know defectors from the Orthodox world and they are taught in the local Hebrew schools, Torah centers and Jewish institutions, they are taught from childhood about how superior they are and the Goyim are inferior. It should all be exposed.
            I only deal with reality and the religious Jews are not a friend of the Christian. They want you to be a slave

          • The Mad Jewess

            Really, can you show these posts that ‘further Israel?” OR where it says this nonsense?

          • EarlyBird

            Are you kidding? Do you not frequent this site? Every other article is about how the threats to Israel are so dire, that Jews are so hated, and it all boils down to the US coming to the rescue if only that “Islamist Communist Crypto-Al Queda Agent” didn’t get in the way.

          • The Mad Jewess

            Jews are hated no matter what.
            It does no matter what we are for or against.

        • The Mad Jewess

          The moron obviously didnt read Horowitz’s book

          • EarlyBird

            Actually, Jewess, the entire reason I know of Horowitz is because I discovered him on local (Los Angeles) media many years ago and found him to be a really brave and intellectually honest guy who had reconsidered his past hard left ways.

            I’ve read “American Son” and “Uncivil Wars,” have seen him speak a number of times, was a regular reader of his old site “Heterodoxy,” and because I gave money to his campaign for freedom of speech on university campuses, still am on his mailing list.

            Years later I come to this site and am simply horrified. The poisonous anger that motivates this man, his idea that everything is WAR and that propaganda in the service to his side is proper, is evident here.

          • Judahlevi

            Bird, your comments border on a hatred of Israel rather than any rational discussion. The US supports Israel because they are an ally and a democracy. They also provide critical Intel in a very volatile part of the world. Without Israel’s assistance, the US would be practically blind to what is happening there.

            It is laughable that you think David Horowitz’s website can change US policy and cause us to go to war with anyone. This is ridiculous. David, as do most Americans, agrees we should assist Israel as a democracy and friend, but US troops have never fought Israelis wars – Jews did – and died by the thousands.

            US troops have died by the thousands in Iraq (not Jewish) and Afghanistan (not Jewish), both wars of which had nothing to do with Israel (unless you are a conspiracy nut). Where in the world to you get the idea the US only supports Israel?

          • EarlyBird

            Judah, it is the right thing to do for the US to support Israel, as it is a decent, democratic nation in the heart of a cesspool.

            But don’t tell me that the unflinching support we’ve given to Israel for decades hasn’t come with an ENORMOUS price to Americans, or has somehow been canceled out by the intel we receive from Israel. The reason that intel is so necessary has much to do with the fact that our support has created so many enemies!

            Horowitz’ site isn’t going to move US policy on its own; it’s just a tiny taste of what I call the Israel First lobby. It constantly reinforces the idea that Israeli and American interests are inextricably linked. It is the same mindset that required Romney to promise “no daylight” between US and Israeli policy, and had our Sec of Def slimed as an “anti-Semite” for suggesting we might be independent of Israel.
            Yes, we do share a lot of the same interests, but we’re not fused at the hip.

            Among the central considerations going into the invasion and occupation of Iraq was the idea that it would promote and expand the on-going hegemony of Israel. Not to say it was done “for” Israel, but if it was believed to hurt Israel in any way – even if we believed it was necessary for America – it would not have gone forward. No conspiracy theory needed here at all.

          • Judahlevi

            Bird, your comments are a bunch of baloney. We did not go into Iraq for Israel’s sake. Period. We also did not go into Afghanistan for Israel’s sake. Period. Anyone who thinks so is a conspiracy nut, in my opinion, so you fit the bill.

            Israel does not create enemies for us (this is a canard), our way of life creates enemies for us. Religious freedom in this country creates enemies for us. If you wish to sacrifice Israel with the mistaken idea that Muslims would then love us, you are as naïve as Obama.

            But, I won’t change your erroneous opinions anymore than you will change mine. We will leave it at that.

          • EarlyBird

            Judah, you don’t read well. From my previous post:

            “Not to say it (the Iraq invasion) was done “for” Israel, but if it was believed to hurt Israel in any way – even if we believed it was necessary for America – it would not have gone forward.”

            and;

            “Judah, it is the right thing to do for the US to support Israel, as it is a decent, democratic nation in the heart of a cesspool.”

            But if you think that Muslims throughout the Middle East hate us because of our “religious freedom,” and that our support of Israel isn’t a major part of their anti-US rage, you’re the naive one. You’ll notice that they don’t consider say, Canada, the “Great Satan,” yet Canada has just as much religious and other freedoms as we do. Time to get real. You can still be a good Jewish boy and deal with this tough reality.

          • Ellman48

            We are at war with the Left, or at least should be. Thank God for people like David Horowitz and thank the Devil for people like Saul Alinsky.

          • The Mad Jewess

            I dont get you, I must be totally gone… This post in particular is about racial relations, not mid east wars.

          • Judahlevi

            I think his problems run deeper than that. There is “reading” and there is ‘understanding’ – two very different things.

      • The Mad Jewess

        “Hard right”
        You mean he is patriotic now.

        You realize that the labels; “Hard right, Conservative, tea bagger” etc IS propaganda??

    • Ellman48

      If you took away their racist grievance the Left and Sharpton would have nothing else with which to continue inciting hatred and animosity in the black population. Racism is their drug of choice and they will never surrender this addiction.

  • OfficialPro

    They’re so obsessed with race that they probably won’t stop to notice that it is HIGHLY PROBABLE that the reason Trayvon attacked Zimmerman is because his girlfriend on the phone posited the notion that whoever the “creepy azz cracka” who was following him was possibly a homosexual predator intent on rape.

  • AmericaFirst

    May I humbly recommend this new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZNiPoCGz8c

    • krinks

      A David Duke, of KKK fame, video? NOT!

      • OfficialPro

        what did you expect, it’s “AmericaFirst” :P

      • ElizabethMC

        I suppose you don’t think it’s racist to associate a non-black person as a slave owner who cracks the whip on slaves?
        Fact:There are more black racists than white racists and YOU’RE one of them.

      • AmericaFirst

        Did you actually watch and evaluate it, brother, or are you defaming the messenger? Dr. Duke hasn’t been in the KKK for decades and has repudiated his affiliation. It would be calling Menachem Begin or Itzhak Shamir terrorists during their tenures at Prime Minister of Israel, simply because they were members of terrorists groups in the 30s and 40s. And let’s face it, you’d have to be downright meshuggah to think that poor little Israel has ever engaged in terrorist activities. Why, that’d be anti-Semitism. Are you an anti-Semite?

        • john

          right. Senator Bird, a DemocRat, was a Big Shot (;-/) in KKK

        • UCSPanther

          Right. And this coming from the same idiot who resorts to childish insults when challenged sufficiently.

          You are a joke.

          • Redford

            Are you some kind of black racist?

        • OfficialPro

          says the person who probably thinks the whole blood libel story about blood of gentile babies being baked into matzos (which is nonsensical because Jews were traditionally forbidden to eat blood AND if there were blood in the matzos the matzos would NOT be white!) is trufax.

          • UCSPanther

            These freaks like to believe stuff that was once only believed by superstitious medieval peasants, and they are actually proud of it.

  • Carterthewriter

    The individual is being forced to join a collective group whether he likes it or not.

  • aquataine

    Bravo Greenfield! I am sick of the USA bad, racist card. Look at the rest of the world at the racism and slavery. We have problems, but most minorities are racist to a degree far exceeding that of white USA.

  • john

    when the shoe is on the other foot………………..:

    “There is, however, at least one case of a black homeowner fatally shooting a white troublemaker. He was not charged with murder.
    In 2006, the ironically named John White was sound asleep at his nice Long Island home when his teenage son woke him to say there was a mob of white kids shouting epithets in front of the house. The family was in no imminent danger. They could have called 911 and remained safely behind locked doors.

    But White grabbed a loaded Beretta and headed out to the end of the driveway to confront the mob. A scuffle ensued and White ended up shooting one of the kids in the face, killing him.

    John White wasn’t jumped, knocked to the ground, repeatedly punched, and his skull knocked against the ground. He wasn’t even touched, though he claimed the white teen was lunging at him. Talk about no reason to “follow,” there was no reason for him to leave the safety of his locked home. White’s son knew the kids by name. They could have waited for the cops.” – writes annCoulter

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    I would love to agree with the author of this article that were it not for the race hustlers and “the left” we would have social harmony and no obstacles to advance through merit. Perhaps for younger Americans that is partly true, but I remain skeptical and I do not profit from the “race” industry. See http://clarespark.com/2012/01/21/the-persistence-of-white-racism/. “The persistence of white racism.”

    • Redford

      Are you some kind of pompous liberal weirdo? Go park your car in an all black neighborhood, weirdo. Then you’ll find out who the REAL racists are.

  • Mila

    Best article I’ve read in here to date.

    • Redford

      Yes, it’s a new dawn, because people have see the results of black racism and liberal anti-white racism.

  • mtnhikerdude

    We have morphed form a Nation of “The British are coming . The British are coming ,” To a Nation of ,The Race Riots are Coming . The Race Riots Are Coming.” The NAACP ,New Black Panthers , Black Caucus , Jackson , Sharpton ,
    Holder and their ilk will not rest until George Zimmerman has been assassinated.
    The DOJ will instruct local law enforcement not to pursue any suspect as a trial will be the final fodder for blood in the streets .
    Be Warned that all us Cracker A**es are sick and tired of the one way entitlement to racism.

  • glpage

    It seems like the race baiters keep pushing their idiocy to create racism. It’s kind of weird to see people who are making buckets of cash complain how the system is rigged against them. They have more privilege than the vast majority of people in this country, black or white, and they continue to whine the system is beating them down.

    • Redford

      Some of the worst black racists are those who hold Affirmative Action jobs That certainly includes all of the “Diversity Directors” in every large U.S. corporation. They get paid by corporate America to be anti-white racists.

  • Vunderkint

    Excellent article Daniel and I think you hit the nail right on the head, it’s grown to be an obsession that is perpetuated by people with a vested interest in not coming together, it’s a self-serving industry.

  • tagalog

    The goal of the claims of racism is not to obtain some moral equivalence between the races; it’s to obtain preferential treatment for black people regardless of the cost through the imposition of a sense of shame on white people. Once upon a time it was an issue of the content of character rather than color, but that view died before Martin Luther King, Jr.

    In this regard, it’s similar to the centuries-long successful attempt by powerful warriors to instill in the great mass of their subjects a sense that not only were they to be subjugated to the warriors, but that the warriors were a superior breed of people – the underpinnings of feudalism and the illusion of the aristocrat as superior human being continues to trail its fantasy even into the present, as witness the fascination with the birth of the future monarch of the U.K.

    When you see movies and books that portray the black person in America as a person of superior patience, virtue, and morality, ask yourself why that vision permeates so much of the white person’s perceptions of black people. It’s because our tastemakers have bought that vision in its entirety. Most white people know it’s not true, but we have largely bought into it anyway.

  • thult

    I think that it’s time that the Federal Government to sponsor and pay for a one-way First Class airline ticket, for ALL who want one, to the place of their choosing in Africa, in return for each of them denouncing their American citizenship.

  • MarilynA

    For over 50 years we have allowed white children to be subjected to child abuse by the mandated white privilege messages built into the curriculums of all their school subjects. Using the abused spouse syndrome, white Americans have been reduced to wimps cowering like frightened women, thinking if they just tried harder, did more, gave more, hadn’t done this or that, everything would be better, and they deserve whatever punishment is doled out against them because they don’t measure up to the expectations of their masters. .

  • Robert Johnson

    This obsession with “racism” is the result of decades of intense and unrelenting Psychological Warfare Operations against Americans, black and white. The purpose of this PsyOps campaign is to create as much division, conflict and chaos as possible.

  • Guest

    Racism!!!! That word, with all of its ‘lexical underpinnings’, conjures up what may be becoming a national hysteria! With good reason! One would look closely at the history of Rwanda, where a bloodbath occurred in, or around, 1994. A hundred, hundred fifty, years earlier, the peoples of Rwanda lived in relative harmony, though Rwandan society was divided into two classes (or tribes, if you will): The Hutus and the Tutsis. The Tutsis comprised the “upper classes” and basically dominated Rwandan society and the Hutus comprised the rest of the peoples, outnumbering the Tutsis something like 84% to 15%. As now in America, ‘class consciousness’ then gradually began to raise its ugly head, “egged on” mostly by outside influences and ‘missionaries’. This was true in America in the later 1940s and throughout the 1950s. As injustices inevitably began, mounting and exacerbating over time, the ‘majority’ Hutu segment became more and more restive. At a certain point, favor began, gradually, to favor the Hutu … as with the civil rights movements in America
    in the early 1960s. The same outside influences and ‘missionaries’ went with the flow. This ‘restiveness’ went from ‘rumblings’ to a literal ground swell, where most of the population’s agitation turned, or was turned, against the Tutsi minority … “egged on” by these outside influences and ‘missionaries’.
    I needn’t go further.
    The first job is to identify these outside influences and ‘missionaries’, since
    it’s a good bet this same process is repeating itself right here! It has been
    said that there’s “nothing new under the sun”. In the same vein, the inference can be made that history “repeats itself”. So we would be WISE to continue! One hint would be what’s driving the utterly insane and “unending” hoopla over Trayvon Martin (media). Another might be the ‘community organizing efforts’ of the long corrupt Chicago political machine (political). Or, what’s really behind the fueling of the initially unpopular, unnatural and vile practice
    of sodomy … as “legalized” by “same sex marriage” (moral)?? Who is ‘the author’ of political correctness (i.e., cultural marxism)? That’s the Frankfurt School in the Germany of the 1930s … a bastion of ‘higher critical thinking’. John Dewey (“father” of American education) and newsman Edward R. Murrow collaborated to invite Frankfurt School professors (includes Herbert Marcuse) into this country to teach in some of our universities (education). Each of these has a ‘common denominator’ … one that’s wealthy enough
    and powerful enough to dominate ALL FOUR spheres of influence!! The evidence is there if we dig and work a little, and speak our minds!! -LOOK BEYOND the ‘labels’ and NOT shrink back in cowardice!!!

  • DatBus

    After 3 weeks of CNN race-baiting it is SO refreshing to read this. A very small percentage of the murders of Black People are at the hands of “whites” but between the “anti-racists” like Tim Wise and naive (though well-inteded) Liberal journalists like Anderson Cooper you would NEVER KNOW THAT. Critical Race Theory has enveloped the Left in past 30 years with almost no criticism or challenge. We are now paying the price for having enabled such contemptuous politics.

    • OfficialPro

      I’ve seen some sites where poeple are accused of being racist simply because they agreed with the statement that George Zimmerman didn’t do anything illegal.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Papuans are not Negroes. They are dark skinned Whites. The Javanese backed Malays do gang up on them but it isn’t racial. It’s islam.

    • OfficialPro

      They’re dark skinned azns.

  • Judahlevi

    There is no “white” America or “black” America, there is only America – a nation of freedom-loving people. Anyone who thinks all ‘whites’ think alike or all ‘blacks’ think alike thinks the same way a racist does. They put people in groups and define/value them by the group. People are not groups – they are individuals.

    There are individuals that are racist who are dark-skinned, light-skinned, and everything in between. It is not the skin color which defines the racist, it is the individual who thinks like a racist. Skin color does not make anyone a racist anymore than guns kill people. No one is automatically a racist based on their skin color.

    Stop putting people in groups and you will stop racism. As long as people are defined by which group they are in, you will have racism. Define people as individuals, not groups, and racism will disappear.

    • Moto

      That hasn’t worked for the left.

      In one breath they claim no such thing a race exists, in the next, they excoriate all whites as racists and racists only who are the only racists there are,until,of course, a latino shoots a black guy. Then they scramble to define a latino as a white.

      And at the heart of much of their neo-marxist philosoophy is an intense hatred of Jews. Not even the USSR managed to eliminate leftist Jew-hatred.

      • Judahlevi

        You are right that it has not worked for the left because they think like racists instead of individualists.

        Leftists are collectivists who see people as groups. They put people in groups according to skin color instead of thinking of them as individuals. The project these values onto others, but they are the problem, not the people they accuse.

        • The Mad Jewess

          Unfortunately, Judah.. Obama IS separating America and the repercussions of this is division betwn races and people/s

    • FalkoBaumgartner

      People have always defined themselves also as members of groups. It is natural. Hunters worked in groups to hunt down mammoths and protect themselves against saber-tooth tigers. Speaking in evolutionary terms, working in a group worked. It is engrained in human DNA.

      The one pseudo-progressive ideology in history which tried to erase the social group and treat all people superhumanly equal utterly failed in endless streams of blood, misery and inequality: communism. The lesson is: don’t try to change human nature, rather try to adapt the social fabric to it.

      • Judahlevi

        No, the lesson is: don’t put people in groups. History teaches this lesson over and over again.

        The Nazis thought they were the better group. The Japanese thought they were the better Asian group. Communism denied the individual for the superiority of the group – the state. The bloodletting of human history is putting people in groups and killing them. And you think this is the better path?

        It is fine to have groups until you start judging people by which group they belong to. Putting people in the “black” group and assigning values. Putting people in the “white” group and assigning values. Groups in this context are much more harmful than helpful, much more divisive than unifying.

        Individualism, as a human relational philosophy, teaches us to treat each human being as the wonderful and unique individual they are. People are not defined as groups, they are defined as individuals.

        • FalkoBaumgartner

          People are not put in groups, they ARE groups. And your historical examples are one-sided. The Americans thought they were a better group than the Nazis in WW II. Weren’t they? The French Revolutionaries thought they were a better group than the oppressive aristocrats. Weren’t they? The people who favoured the abolishment of slavery thought they were a better group than the plantation owners. Weren’t they?

          What could have individuals achieved in this situation? What is the individual without his group? Unprotected, uncared, unsocial and a certain loser in the face of group-organised opposition.

          • Judahlevi

            You, and many others, miss the point by taking a knee-jerk reaction to the word “individualism.” Individualism as a human relational philosophy is concerned only with how human beings should relate to other human beings. It is very narrow in scope.

            People are unique individuals, they are not groups. No one is better than anyone else, we all deserve the same amount of respect for being human. There are no super-humans just as there are no sub-humans. We are all equal in terms of being human and being respected for being human.

            You can read more here.

            http://centerforindividualism.wordpress.com

          • Joseph

            Communism 101 is what you are putting forth. The only context that you are missing is that that groups are the extension of the family, and so to destroy group culture you have to destroy the family. As long as the family unit exists as an entity, you will have differing groups. Individualism/Communism is the destruction of true group bonds, which are replaced by specious group bonds (otherwise humans to retrace their steps into old or new groups with real power) of things like superficial geopolitical identity and ‘the plight of the worker’. Take your pick, as they are as equally devoid of political power and equally destructive to the human body and spirit. Culture is everything as far as political power and ‘individual’ or group freedom is concerned. Culture is born out of the group that is born out of the community that is born out of the family. Communism/Individualism will be fought as long as there are men with breath to fight.

            Question, genius: what happens when everyone is ‘individualized’, and therefore can’t effectively co-operate on their political interests, but one or two groups are successful at resisting such individualization? The answer is that they easily enslave all of the individuals with no group power. Can you ensure that all groups will be dispersed in equal measure? If no, then you are lobbying for a slave state. The truth is that you can not ever guarantee the equal individualization of all of society and so you, by default, work toward the totalitarian slave state.

        • Joseph

          Don’t “put” people in groups? You have the sociopolitical understanding of a six year old. I think that you’re a bit above your ken in here. Lesson 1: people “put” themselves in groups as a matter of instinct and learned political necessity. However, it’s mostly instinct. But don’t discount necessity. It’ll never be any different for so many reasons. Society has to adapt to that reality instead of using Marxism/communism to destroy certain groups for the benefit of others.

  • cheechakos

    As always, brilliant writing Mr.Greenfield.

    In the time it took to try Zimmerman 66 blacks were murdered.
    The MSM & race baiters built a house with race cards and promised African Americans safe shelter within it.

    But inside this precarious hovel is chaos,abortion,poverty,anger and massive crime. A plantation of predators and victims seething with blame.

    Outside the emotionally electrified race walls are people who are offering help, better educations and safety. But as fast as the walls are torn down,the race baiters rush in to shore up the walls with fresh hate.

  • Soldier

    They assault people walking back to their truck when the 9/11, and they are Trayvon Martin. These Moron protesters obviously didn’t watch the trial.

  • ExposeNRidRacism

    Tim Wise on CNN, 7/14/13: Race, Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman Trial

    http://www.timwise.org/2013/07

    Trayvon Martin,
    White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America

    http://www.timwise.org/2012/03

    Trayvon Martin’s
    Death Extends Sanford’s Sordid Legacy

    http://www.motherjones.com/pol

    The Trayvon
    Martin Killing, Explained

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/what-happened-trayvon-martin-explained

    • JoJoJams

      So, how come high-melanin content humans can come here from Africa itself, and learn and excel and take part in the American dream? Do you want to see racism in America? Take a walk through any “black” (note the quotes) neighborhood in ANY large American city and then come back here, admonished. There are way more high-melanin content American racists than there are in their low-melanin content counterpart. And how, exactly, is the 90% murder rates of black on black crime “whitey’s” fault?

  • FrontPgSubscr

    Racism!!!! That word, with all of its ‘lexical underpinnings’, conjures
    up what may be becoming a national hysteria! With good reason!
    One would look closely at the history of Rwanda, where a bloodbath
    occurred in, or around, 1994. A hundred, hundred fifty, years earlier,
    the peoples of Rwanda lived in relative harmony, though Rwandan
    society was divided into two classes (or tribes, if you will): The Hutus
    and the Tutsis. The Tutsis comprised the “upper classes” and basic-
    ally dominated Rwandan society and the Hutus comprised the rest
    of the peoples, outnumbering the Tutsis something like 84% to 15%.
    As now in America, ‘class consciousness’ then gradually began to
    raise its ugly head, “egged on” mostly by outside influences and
    ‘missionaries’. This was true in America in the later 1940s and through-
    out the 1950s. As injustices inevitably began, mounting and exacer-
    bating over time, the ‘majority’ Hutu segment became more and
    more restive. At a certain point, sentiment began, gradually, to favor
    the Hutus … as with the civil rights movements in America in the
    early 1960s. The same outside influences and ‘missionaries’ went
    with the flow. This ‘restiveness’ went from ‘rumblings’ to a literal
    ground swell, where most of the population’s agitation turned, or
    was turned, against the Tutsi minority … “egged on” by these out-
    side influences and ‘missionaries’. I needn’t go further.

    The first job is to identify these outside influences and ‘missionaries’,
    since it’s a good bet this same process is repeating itself! It has been
    said that there’s “nothing new under the sun”. In this vein, the inference
    follows that history does “repeat itself”. So we might be WISE to con-
    tinue. One hint would be what’s driving the unending and utterly insane
    hoopla over Trayvon Martin (media). Another might be the “community
    organizing” efforts (so called) of the long corrupt Chicago political machine
    (Jeremiah Wright, Frank Marshall Davis, L. David Alinsky, William Ayers,
    Gregory Galluzzo (former SJ), et al) (politics). Or, what is really behind
    the fueling of the initially unpopular, unnatural and vile practice of sodomy …
    as “legalized” by “same sex marriage” (moral)? Who is ‘the author’ of
    political correctness (really, ‘cultural marxism’)? That’s the Frankfurt
    School in the Germany of the 1930s … the bastion of ‘higher critical
    thinking’ behind ‘modernism’ in this past century. John Dewey (“father”
    of American education) and newsman Edward R. Murrow collaborated
    to invite Frankfurt School professors (includes Herbert Marcuse) into this
    country to teach in certain of our universities (education). Each of these
    spheres of influence has a ‘common denominator’ … one that’s wealthy
    enough, big enough, and powerful enough to dominate ALL FOUR simul-
    taneously!! The evidence is there if we work a little, dig a little, and study
    the true history … and speak our minds!! There’s a lot at stake! -LOOK
    BEYOND all the ‘labels’ and DO NOT shrink back in cowardice!!!

  • FalkoBaumgartner

    Racism has become such a powerful tool in the hyper-hypersensitive American discourse, one that is so devastatingly successfully wielded to beat everyone and everything into submission, that only a complete devaluation and disposal of the term could save the US from this madness.

    Instead of evading the term at all costs, one has to actively embrace it in order to destroy it. Paul Weston realized this: http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/news-libertygb/5851-my-name-is-paul-weston-and-i-am-a-racist

  • Ellman48

    Criticizing Obama is racist. Why? Because he’s black! What if a black man criticizes him? He’s an Uncle Tom or a traitor to his race! If you’re white you’re a racist; if black, a traitor. Doesn’t leave much room for discussion, does it?

  • hpe reader

    Naively, I really thought that there would be a group of Black Americans that would take offense to the predictions and worry about violence in the Black community following the Martin verdict. That there hasn’t been would seem to indicate that Blacks, in general, accept and agree with the low expectations that liberals seem to have for them.

    • ExposeNRidRacism

      I don’t wear a label and don’t use them to define others. Because human beings unlike animals, we have an innate, uncanny ability to reason and change our minds.

  • FrontPgSubscr

    This is the earlier, less carefully edited, version of my FrontPgSubscr
    post formally given above. I HAD INTENDED that this … redundant posting BE DELETED!!! -and have not found any way to do so! My apology. Please ignore this “guest” and goto the FrontPgSubscr
    post! Thanks much!!

  • celtnik

    “It doesn’t matter that some Jews remained in what was known formerly as Judea.”

    Yes, it does. Why doesn’t it, since it was theirs to begin with? Also, you don’t understand that the Arabs are Semites, just like the Jews. What you meant is that there were Muslims there, Muslims who conquered Judea, tore down the temple of Solomon and killed or displaced the Jews from their original homeland. You have it backward, they took it back. And, since it is theirs, Jews from Europe had the right to migrate there if they so choose. That analogy about the Irish, makes no sense. You are the one telling yourself BS. The Egyptian Military can do whatever they want, they could have backed Morsi, and if he isn’t Obama’s puppet why is he saying he will send American troops to Egypt if Morsi is not reinstated?

    • EarlyBird

      Nobody is disputing ancient history. The difference between our positions is that though you would not agree to Americans having to give the US back to modern Native Americans or Mexicans today, you do believe European Jews had the right in the late 1800s – 1948 to do the very same thing to Arabs living on those lands.

  • The Mad Jewess

    How is Hagel an ‘American patriot?”
    He is on Obamas team. Obamas team is comprised of Non Jewish Bolsheviks

    • EarlyBird

      I consider a guy who signed up for two tours in Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts, an Army Commendation Medal and a Vietnamese Gallantry Cross a hero.

      Your “Bolshevik” charge is ridiculous and explains far more about you than Hagel.

  • jetsetter883

    This is a fantastic article. We are absolutely obsessed with racism and while legitimate hatred still exists in some circles, few are dying over it. Racism in America is very novel and we ought to stop nourishing it into something greater.