Post-racism so far has been nothing short of disappointing. Until, and unless you read Noam Chomsky, you're never going to appreciate how far afield normal nationalism has become to the intelligentsia. There are tens, if not thousands, of Americans labouring today to tell you that pride of nationalism is wrong, that the system that has created the greatest wealth for a nation the world has ever seen is wrong, and that those reactionaries who attempt to defend the system that brought us that wealth are anti-science and anti-otherthings.
The latest crack in reason--in a multicultural world--occurred when the meme created a new bifurcation in the socio-political arena. The creation of the "White Hispanic."
I'm a White Guy.
I've been a White Guy before Race became an issue in assessing appropriate outcomes*. Some time ago, during the 1960's, it became apparent that there were differences between Whites and Minorities. In America, White People owned more stuff than Not White People. In the 1970's, it was discovered that Men owned more stuff than Women. Owning stuff was an indicator of status, and so it was determined that, in order for Not White People and Women to have status (equal or greater than Not Women White People) we needed Government Action to Correct the Prejudicial Inequalities observed in terms of Stuff and Other Stuff.
Not White People and Women needed more Stuff. And Other Stuff. Not having Stuff, and Other Stuff, was Statistically Proven in Studies. ("Studies", in the 1950's and 1960's is what is called Science, today.) By the 1970's we had created a pretty well defined playing field of Not White/Women versus Everyone Else. Or, if you're not White and Male, you have achieved the status of Being the Other.
Completing the Sartreian Puzzle of, if you're not who you are, then who is?
Being, simply isn't enough. Or wasn't enough. (I mean "being" as in mere "existence.) It is the conditions under which you exist that define who you are. Externally imposed conditions are anti-...(ellipsis intended.)
Internally imposed conditions are preferred, but only if they are imposed in order to achieve equality for those who are Not White People and Women. This is one of the characteristics of what we usually call a
Cult, but, that's so harsh. Being a Socialist, or Communist, or Progressive, or Democrat, well, one simply doesn't want to apply the label "cult," no matter how well deserved. And yet The Priesthood of the Left includes many noted icons; Al Gore (AlBearManPig), Barrack Obama (Look at the mess we inherited), Senate President "We Won't Pass A Budget" Reid, Nancy "We'll know what's in the Bill After We Pass It" Pelosi, Elizabeth "Nobody Ever Made It On Their Own" Warren, Tim "Turbo-Tax" Geithner--who also knows that the economy is on a self-destruct course, but calls Paul Ryan crazy--and then that special kinda crazy, from Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder.
So this is where the whole narrative of the White Hispanic starts tearing away from the fabric of the wheels of logic as the political talking point starts turning into the corner: what legitimacy does a man have, whose father was never, from what I've seen, an American slave, nor the scion of an American slave; whose mother was a pampered Loser White Chick with a passion for the Black Revolutionairy; and to whose grandmother was given the off-spring of this ill-fated union when motherhood became too dreary? To be raised as the dependent of a banker's family in Hawaii, and who went to the best schools?
Obama has nothing to do with America's Black History. He's the off-spring of a Johnny Come Lately and a Crazy White Chick, who took advantage of Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action was meant to help America's Blacks. President Obama was never an American Black. Raised by affluent White People.A phoney. The Editor of the Harvard Law Review, without a single submission. The man who calls himself a Professor of Constitutional Law, who never had a professorship. Nor, as an assistant professor. An instructor.
What you are called, and what you call others is important. President Obama? Not Black. Not a professor. Not a Constitutional Law Professor. Not the descendent of slavery. Pampered and coddled. Having to clean out the garage on Saturday is the White Boy's Burden.
But now, we have the White Hispanic. White! Cracka!
"If I had a son, he would look like Treyvon."
Cracka. Playing you for a fool.
I've heard that Obama and the Democrats are playing the Hispanic Card.
Good luck on that.
*Race was an issue, of course, when I was born. It's just that the cure wasn't socialism.