One of the most diabolically clever notions the Left has ever devised in order to advance its Marxist agenda has been “systemic racism.” Systemic racism is everywhere and nowhere, requires no evidence of actual discrimination in order to make its case, and will result, if followed to its logical conclusion, in the implementation of an unlimited number of wealth confiscation and redistribution schemes. It’s so useful that “experts” keep finding it in more and more places, and absurdity is no bar for how low they will go. Their audience, after all, is Leftists, who are already accustomed to swallowing absurd claims on an industrial scale. And so the latest claim, that even wild animals are suffering from the effects of this all-pervasive malady, was just another day for the Left’s propaganda mill.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported Saturday that “scientists” — that is, the infallible high priests of the Left’s secular religion, never to be questioned or regarded with the slightest degree of skepticism — “claim that there are fewer wild animals in neighborhoods where mostly people of color live – and their absence is affecting residents’ mental health.” Violence among racial minorities? It was because there were no squirrels, Your Honor.
It seems that “a research study that looked into the genetic diversity of wildlife in neighborhoods across the United States found government rules that previously mandated separated neighborhoods based on race, is still having lingering after-effects on where animals choose to live decades on.” And inevitably, “the study suggests that areas where mostly white people live have a greater diversity when it come to animals living in the area.”
This pseudo-intellectual rubbish was actually published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which the Daily Mail tells us is a “peer-reviewed scientific journal,” a designation that should mean something and perhaps once did, but now only means that woke professors examined the work of other woke professors, found it ideologically acceptable, and slapped the authors on the back.
As ridiculous as all this is, however, it should not be taken lightly. The study claims that “the practice of redlining essentially drove out woodland creatures from minority neighborhoods leading to negative effects on the mental and physical well-being of minority residents.” Redlining, a practice that was “most commonly used in the 20th century and was based on racial and ethnic discrimination,” involved “financial institutions, insurance companies, and other businesses” drawing “lines on a map to define areas where they will or will not provide services, such as mortgages, insurance, or loans.” That sort of thing has been illegal since 1968, when the Fair Housing Act was passed, but these Leftist academics have a clear goal in claiming that minorities and even wildlife are still suffering from the effects of this discrimination. That goal, of course, is radical and forcible resettlement of people in order to achieve “equity.”
Inconceivable? Hardly. This business about wildlife suffering the effects of “systemic racism” coalesces neatly with the Left’s handwringing about racist trees. Remember that back in November 2021, alleged Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where she interrupted a presentation to ask if NASA could “measure trees” in the cause of “environmental justice.”
Video showed the NASA presenter discussing “climate adaptation strategies” when Harris interrupts to ask, “Can you, can you measure, um, trees?” The presenter responded “Yes!,” and Harris plowed on: “‘Cause part of that data that you are referring to, and it’s in EJ, environmental justice — that you can also track by race their averages in terms of the number of trees in the neighborhood where people live.”
What Harris had in mind was “tree equity,” the idea that minority communities suffer disproportionately from global warming because they generally live in urban areas that get even hotter than the rest of the country does as the internal combustion engines keep eating away at our protection from the sun’s rays, because there is a relative lack of trees compared to the rich, white suburbs. So what we need to do, you see, is plant a lot of trees in urban areas, or forcibly move the poor into wealthy areas, and vice versa.
Old Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda actually spends $3 billion of your money and mine on “tree equity,” because as it turns out, according to the Tree Equity Score website, trees are “critical infrastructure that every person in every neighborhood deserves.” In fact, like so many other things these days, they’re “a basic right that we must secure.” However, trees are currently distributed in a racist manner: “But a map of tree cover in America’s cities is too often a map of income and race. That’s because trees often are sparse in low-income neighborhoods and some neighborhoods of color. Ensuring equitable tree cover across every neighborhood can help address social inequities so that all people can thrive.”
Back in the early days of the Soviet Union, the Communists forcibly turned the wealthy out of their homes, so that they could be divided up into apartments for The People. Nothing like that could ever happen in the United States, right? With all the fashionable talk these days about the need to eradicate “systemic racism,” it would be unwise to be too sure.
For the Left a day without systemic racism is like a day without sunshine
Their systemic racism is what drives the sunshine away replcing it with clouds of sulfurous contention and even insanity.
When I was growing up if anyone had been crazy enough to espouse their senseless divel would quickly find themself all alone as all the same folk would distance themselves from the loonies.
Onzeur Trante says
What is this insanity that has overtaken the population? Did covid and/or the vax do this to otherwise rational people?
Let’s just assume for the sake pf argument that there is less wildlife in black areas. How do these morons get from that to the explanation that it is the fault of racism? That is simply insane. Are the squirrels and raccoons racist? (I don’t believe they literally can see color.) Did they look up where there was redlining sixty years ago and decide not to live in formerly redlined areas? Just how crazy can people be?
Angel Jacob says
Here’s the list of all things that are racist in BLM type mindset:
All words in all dictionaries.
Everything that a non-black person does or says.
All works of art.
All truth and the facts.
All religions, except muhammadanism.
All family values.
All good maners.
In the minds of BLM types the racism ends when all of the above ends.
And make no mistakes about it, they fully intend to destroy all of those and replace it with NOTHING.
here’s the list of everything those crying about racism say isn’t racist anymore
We have all read the meme “you will have nothing and be happy”.
These twits have a corollary: you will BE nothing and be happy.. or else”.
Spurwing Plover says
Dose that mean Gannets which are White with a little yellow on them discriminate against Cormorants which are Black
Every time I think the Leftists have plumbed the depths of stupidity, they find new lows
Who doesn’t want more wild animals in their neighborhood? Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!
I suppose these race-mongers do not consider rats, mosquitos, lice, bedbugs, ants, yellowjackets and wasps (oh the horror…. WASPS!!!!) possum, coon, (some places them’s Sunday eats) stray dogs and cats, to be “wildlife”.
This form of racism skews their status quo.
These borderline insane folk remind me of a five year old boy I knew way back who, upon receiving a smallish claw hammer for his Birthday went about with that marvelous new device and started banging on everything he could find. He had a hammer, and EVERYTHING then looked like a nail that wanted hammering.
they used to have special “facilities” for such folk…….. once in a while one of them would manage to escape. but now there ARE no such places so they are all roaming about in search of nails wanting the application of their hammer. It’s “what they do”.
Dave Huff says
Can the wild animals really be blamed for not wanting to live in the hood??
Thank you!!!! I was waiting for someone else to think this.
John Blackman says
this is what happens when a reprobate mind overtakes a nation . america is now the modern day equivalent of the titanic , its a race to the bottom and nothing will reverse the decline .
Andrew Blackadder says
Remember when President Trump claimed that Baltimore was a rat infested City and the DemocRATS instantly thought of black people… Is that not wild life enough for ya?…
Perhaps introduce a few monkeys into the ‘Hood and all will be equal in the eyes of the Lord.
Spurwing Plover says
Classic Star Tek Let that be your last Battlefield the now extinct inhabitants of the planet Cheron were Half Black and Half White its just turned around in some