Blacks love to complain that The Man Holds Them Down.
The truth is, without The Man Holding Them Up,
they'd sink like a stone.
I have come up with two thought experiments, based on the reality of racial groups. Not about how we're told we should (or must) think of racial groups, nor based on individual exceptions to their larger patterns. These experiments seem to me to provide a sense of reality about race that our Liberal masters do not want us to have.
To paraphrase infamous Jewish NeoCon Dragonlady Midge Decter's nostrum on gays and apply it to the races: to really know them, you have to know them as a group.
Basic sociology, no? True of all groups. (Including Ms. Decter's.)
So what follow is all about groups, how they mostly are, most of the time and how, as groups, they impact the world around them. Exceptions are just that: exceptions.
The first thought experiment is to take the following groups, one by one, and remove them from the country, imaginatively, and then ask how that would affect the rest, pro and con.
US Census Info 2010
The most interesting one to me, it turns out, is to remove all the Whites from America and have a totally POC (people of color) nation of Latinos, Blacks, Indians and Asians. A Day Without A Caucasian.
Now that would be amusing. All the White Racism would be gone and so the various POC groups could turn on each other without the Melanin-Deprived to distract them. In this imaginary land, 80% Black and Hispanic, what do you really think it would be like? Like all the other places which are predominantly, or even significantly, Black and Hispanic? (If not, why not?)
Hey, I'm jus' keepin' it real.
PLURIBUS E UNUM
PLURIBUS E UNUM
The second is to divide the country up, first into simply racial units: a White country, a Black country, etc. and imagine the outcome. Or to split it in two, a White/Asian country and a Latino/Black/Etc. country. Again, hilarity ensues.
On a smaller scale, choose 10,000 people at random from each racial group and move them to encampments --far separated from one another--where they have equal resources provided for them, all waiting and ready. Then leave them alone. White, Black, Hispanic and Asian cities. Then come back in a year's time and observe the results. What's your guess?
As a sideline, I imagined an independent LGBTQ city-state, all of America's 10 million or so queers of all colors and genders in one place. Think about the LGBTQs vs The Asians for possession of SF. Talk about funny. Portlandia with Dykes On Bikes and Drama Queens. (Eventually, though, it would be Stalinism with wheelchair access).
If you had an LGBTQ Rapture and all these folks, around 3.5% of the population, suddenly disappeared from America, what would be the result? (No more Ex Cathedra blogging...a tragedy, of course.) Ornamentation and decoration industries would be decimated. There would be noticeable gaps in the clergy and teaching sectors. Broadway shows and operas would have a hard time recruiting choruses. Otherwise?
What would be the effects of separating out the Jews from the Gentile Whites, having A Day Without An Ashkenazi? Even though most people recognize the hugely outsized role of Jews in America, given their mere 2% of the population, I think it would still be astonishing how much would change without them. The worlds of politics and government, education and scholarship, finance and business, law, medicine, science, the arts and literature, news media, entertainment of all kinds...all would be dramatically different. The gaps would be glaring. (The military and the police and anything involving physical work or skilled blue collar trades would be wholly unaffected.)
Two (imagined) results of this passtime struck me.
The first result has to do with the issue of "who creates wealth". If you had an All-Black American republic, there would no longer be any grounds for complaint about White Racism; we'd all be gone...although, as I said, I can guarantee you that "The Legacy of White Racism" would replace it in ten seconds as the blame/excuse mechanism du jour. Race-hucksters are big on "legacies": slavery, Jim Crow, etc*. Or they could fall into the Third World style of complaint. Like the pathetic African Dominican student in England who wanted to blame the Rwanda genocide on "faulty evangelization by the Europeans". That's "The Legacy of European Colonialism." The Debt, in case you didn't know, is eternal.
The most powerful --and rationally empty-- word in contemporary English.
Master AG Eric "My People" Holder said that Americans (meaning Whities) were cowards who did not want to talk about race. He's right. But his idea of a "national conversation" is pretty clear: Blacks whine and Whites concede. Affirmative Action Now, Affirmative Action Forever!
After more than fifty years, the difference between the promise and the reality of what the Civil Rights movement brought about is bitterly stunning. It has made me re-assess the respect for "Dr." Martin Luther King that I was brought up on. On my darker days (oops, is that a triggering microagression?) , I wonder if these two races, Blacks and Whites, are not like hyenas and lions, simply natural and implacable enemy groups. After all, where have we ever met up and trouble has not followed? And I wonder if all that blood and treasure spent to reconcile these two alien groups has been a complete waste.
What we were sold...
The famous Norman Rockwell
What we actually got instead:
and continuing the cycle:
more Baby Mamas producing fatherless offspring.
more Baby Mamas producing fatherless offspring.
So, yeah, thanks
Dr. Rev. King.
Who would create wealth? If you assess the "cultural capital" of the 40 million Black Americans --what kinds of jobs they mostly do (government paid or low-level service and security), what kind of family structures they currently favor, (70+% of births are out of wedlock), their truly operative value systems (as opposed to the PR ones), their social habits, their education levels, numbers of skilled professionals --engineers, doctors, cyber-pros, pilots, teachers, etc. --to say nothing of the deeply taboo 15 point IQ issue-- it's hard to imagine an impressive outcome. And what would be done with the .85 million Black men now in The Man's prisons? The Legacy of the War On Drugs. Who'd run the hospitals, the schools, maintain the technology, handle the finances? In a White World, Blacks, as a group, don't do well. In a totally Black World, evidence is that they'd do far worse. Think Detroit. Think Birmingham. Newark and Camden. Baltimore. Post-Katrina New Orleans? Haiti? Zimbabwe? The post-apartheid Black South African paradise where crime, (especially rape), poverty and corruption are, well, what you'd expect? The list goes on.
If I may be so indelicate as to ask,
how long is the list of places or institutions where Blacks become demographically and/or politically dominant and things improve: stability, safety, civility, prosperity, etc? Even maintain prior levels rather than dismantle them?
Blacks love to complain that The Man Is Holding Them Down.
The truth is, without The Man Holding Them Up, they'd sink like a stone.
PS. If you removed all the Blacks from America --as I imagined with the Jews or gays above-- what would be lost? The entertainment industry --music most of all--would be severely affected, as would sectors of professional sports. The police and the prison system would have a lot of time on their hands since crime rates would plummet. A great many social service organizations, both private and governmental, would likewise have much less to do and a good many government bureaucracies would lose a lot of employees. We would lose a fertile source of slang and catch-phrases. Have I missed anything? Oh, yeah. Joe Biden would be president...
The second result is that an All-White America, although it would have huge benefits in terms of stability and economy, would immediately reproduce the bitter ideological divide that we currently have and threaten to further split into White Right and White Left nations, deadlocked in battle and continuing to hate each other, now with less immediate distraction. After all, the Libs who wanted to leave the USA during the Bush era really wanted to get away from other Whites, not the POC's. In Leukotopia we'd have Noam Chomsky and Rick Santorum stuck together at even closer quarters. And since feminism is a largely White female passtime, the war between the sexes would continue unabated. What's not to love?
Below, n the left, racial % of the electorate; on the right Blue vs Red percentages of same.
Whites are the only significant race group who do NOT vote in a Democrat racial bloc.
The 1860's War Between the States was just such a war between Whites but largely about Blacks. In a way, the foundational North/South, City/Country, Industry/Agriculture division among the Original Thirteen Colonies gets replicated over and over again in our history, intra-Caucasian battling, with People of Color the contributing background issues: What do WE do about THEM?
[The primal, primary and classic example of a country that has been obsessed with minorities, allowing its national life to be driven by them. Now, for instance, because a tiny tiny minority of gays want to get married, we are asked to re-frame one of the most fundamental societal institutions.]
The Liberal Whites would form their own country, (Urbania or Sophisticasia or Nuancia or Pacifica or Vaginopia), and then try to reunite with their beloved People of Color in their republics of Aztlan and Freedomstan (or Trayvonia). But if these Black and Brown republics turned out to be like all the other Black and Brown republics, they would be trapped between a desperate need for the Whites as funders, competents and scapegoats and a visceral envy of and loathing for their honky asses. Maybe they could swap the Asians for them.
Apparently I am not the only Leukophore April Fool. This fella repeats an interesting, very unPC question to his fellow EuroAmericans:
"If we had a country of our own, would this be happening?"
I really think I have the seeds for a long-running sitcom here. The United States of Tara's multiple personalities playing out through her unravelling eponymous nation.
*You can bet that when Whites become a less-than 50% minority in our own country several decades from now, we will be referred to as "The Historically Majority Community" or "the Dominant Minority" so that the blame/excuse trope can be kept alive.