“Over 200 years ago, Britain’s King George III was forced to accept a Declaration of Independence from former white subjects residing as immigrants in what was to become the United States of America,” reads a paragraph from a book on the Space Force’s reading list.
“Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence” by Derald Wing Sue condemns the “hypocrisy” of the Founding Fathers and claims that the United States “was formed from the fabric of racial oppression, domination and discrimination.”
It’s hard to imagine the Space Force doing anything less patriotic short of defecting to China.
The newly formed and wokest branch of the military put “Race Talk” and “White Rage” on its Diversity and Inclusion resource list alongside “How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time” which claims that white people are racists who randomly call the cops on black people and National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution” which promotes transgenderism for kids.
“Race Talk” claims white people maintain the conspiracy and make minorities feel “silenced, invalidated and punished”. And that “being calm and rational” is actually a white strategy that suppresses “race talk” and insists that the idea that “only whites can be racist” is “echoing the sentiments of many who have studied the manifestation, dynamics and impact of racism”.
That’s the point of view that the Space Force has decided to promote to its personnel. But it’s not even the worst book on its hate list. That honor goes to “White Rage”.
After black nationalist race riots in Ferguson prompted by a violent assault by Michael Brown on a minority convenience store manager and then a police officer devastated the city, looting and burning small businesses, many of them minority owned, Carol Anderson blamed “white rage”.
According to Anderson, an associate prof of black studies at Emory University, the black nationalist violence actually represented “white rage”.
“Only then does Ferguson make sense. It’s about white rage,” Anderson concluded a Washington Post op-ed that made no sense.
The black nationalist screed about white people made so little sense that Bloomsbury Books, a British publisher, published it as a book, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide”. Despite being unspoken, it’s the only lie that can be spoken. The notion that white people are evil is the dominant form of systemic racism that has been institutionalized in government, at corporate workplaces through DEI and forcibly taught from kindergarten on.
“White Rage” was championed by the media, became a bestseller and won a National Book Critics Circle Award. It’s now also being promoted by the Space Force.
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had infamously defended critical race theory indoctrination at West Point through courses such as “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage” by arguing, “I want to understand white rage.”
The Space Force appears to be on board, looking not to the stars, but to gutter racism.
While most of the Space Force’s diversity list is bad, “White Rage” is a uniquely racist and dumb collection of conspiracy theories. In Anderson’s inverted world, white rage is embodied by decoding everything bad that happens as a covert plot by white people against black people.
Racism, according to “White Rage”, was “wickedly” redefined to “KKK rallies and jackbooted sheriffs” to cover up the evils of the “many whites” who were “resentful of black progress”.
Everything in “White Rage” is a conspiracy by white people against black people. Voter ID, property taxes, school districts, the recession, drug enforcement, and welfare cuts are all symptoms of the underlying rage, fear and hate that white people have for black people.
Like most conspiracist tracts, White Rage is disdainful of truth, let alone mere facts.
In one chapter, Anderson claims that Reagan “manufactured and facilitated” a drug crisis using the CIA to target Nicaragua where, according to her, “moderate and Marxist Nicaraguans” had seized power, by backing the Contras to traffic drugs to black people in South Central, L.A.
Anderson is actually repeating a hoax promoted by Sandinista sympathizer John Kerry.
Mercury News, the original source of the story, emphasized that it “never reported direct CIA involvement”. The Washington Post found that, “available information does not support the conclusion that the CIA-backed Contras — or Nicaraguans in general — played a major role in the emergence of crack as a narcotic in widespread use across the United States.”
The New York Times found that, “while there are indications in American intelligence files and elsewhere that Mr. Meneses and Mr. Blandon may indeed have provided modest support for the rebels, including perhaps some weapons, there is no evidence that either man was a rebel official or had anything to do with the C.I.A. Nor is there proof that the relatively small amounts of cocaine they sometimes claimed to have brokered on behalf of the insurgents had a remotely significant role in the explosion of crack that began around the same time.”
There was plenty of crack cocaine in South Central at the time. And yet Anderson insists that, “black communities were besieged with rampant gang violence. Most had no idea how this crack scourge had arisen or how those who had once toted simple handguns now carried AK-47s and other automatic, military-grade weapons.” And she also just as vehemently opposes the law enforcement measures demanded by black communities to stop them.
It is telling that fringe conspiracist nonsense from Communist sympathizers and Farrakhanites that the media used to fact check is now celebrated as history in the 1619 Project era.
Beyond being dumb and dishonest, “White Rage” is also nakedly partisan.
“White Rage” depicts Republicans, no matter how mild-mannered, as fire-breathing racists, and Democrats as the future of the country.
Voter ID and other election integrity measures “pushed through Republican-dominated state legislatures and signed off by Republican governors,” Anderson claims, has as its goal “as one Mitt Romney supporter expressed in 2012, was to ‘Put the White Back in the White House.’”
Anderson is describing a t-shirt worn at a Romney rally that the campaign denounced as “reprehensible.” Romney would later participate in a Black Lives Matter rally.
Perhaps Senator Romney could ask the Space Force why it thinks that a book trying to associate him with racism is an appropriate resource to promote to Guardians and Airmen?
The Space Force is not only pushing a book that demonizes white people, but Republicans. It stops at nothing to depict political opponents as racist and even genocidal monsters.
White Rage’s epilogue begins with, “not even a full month after Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump fired up his silent majority audience of thousands in July 2015 with a macabre promise: ‘Don’t worry, we’ll take our country back.'”
The actual context for the remark was economic competition and illegal migration from Mexico.
“Mexico — I respect the country — they’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our manufacturing, they’re taking our money, they’re taking everything, and they’re killing us at the border. Don’t worry, we’ll take our country back.”
But “White Rage” probably thinks that facts and context are another white conspiracy. And the Space Force’s diversity people have equally little regard for facts or integrity.
Since “White Rage”, Anderson has a new book out, “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America” which claims that the Second Amendment was a racist conspiracy.
Anderson’s theses routinely make no sense except as outbursts of racial paranoia. But that doesn’t stop her books, like the even more deranged racist tracts of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo from being forced on people of all races by the establishment.
There’s no law against believing, saying or publishing racist things. But the continuing endorsement of racist views by the military leadership sends a dangerous message.
It raises questions about their patriotism and willingness to defend this country. The ongoing drumbeat of racist propaganda undermines military readiness and warfighting ability.
With books that attack the existence of this country, it even verges on treason.
Whether it’s Gen. Milley studying “white rage” or the Space Force promoting “White Rage”, these are examples of real systemic racism that have to be rooted out of our military.