Writing in Time, Joe Klein presents the view that it is necessary to import millions of non-Whites as a cure for “our poisonous biracial era.” The subtitle says it all: “Trayvon’s Death Is an Outrage, But …Thanks to immigration, stronger laws and years of hard work, our poisonous biracial era is ending.”
Yes, we are nearing the promised land of racial harmony that will be possible only when those evil Whites are a minority. Not surprisingly, Klein looks forward eagerly to a non-White majority America:
This is not the 1980s; race isn’t the issue it was 30 years ago. It isn’t binary–black and white–anymore. It’s a kaleidoscope now: Latinos outnumber blacks in the American population, healthy dollops of South and East Asians add to the mix, and the prospect of a nonwhite majority is just around the bend.
Could there ever be healthy dollops of White folks? Probably not.
The logic is quite familiar—the same logic that has motivated generations of Jewish activists advocating non-White immigration in order to make it safer for Jews. People like Klein pose as moral paragons when their logic is nothing more than self-interested ethnic hardball: Demographically swamp White America so that the political power of Whites declines, making the rise of an anti-Jewish movement among Whites much more difficult. Recall Jewish sociologist Earl Raab, writing in 1995, on the Jewish role in promoting non-White immigration:
An increasing ethnic heterogeneity, as a result of immigration, has made it even more difficult for a political party or mass movement of bigotry to develop. … The Census Bureau has just reported that about half of the American population will soon be non-white or non-European. And they will all be American citizens. We have tipped beyond the point where a Nazi-Aryan party will be able to prevail in this country. We [Jews] have been nourishing the American climate of opposition to bigotry for about half a century. That climate has not yet been perfected, but the heterogeneous nature of our population tends to make it irreversible—and makes our constitutional constraints against bigotry more practical than ever (see here, p. 246)
People like Klein are only using the Black-White racial divide as a weapon against White power. And the result of their anxieties and hatreds is to swamp America with tens of millions of non-White immigrants, making Whites a minority in the country they founded and built.
Of course, the world is still imperfect. For example, Florida still has “barbaric gun laws.” But the main point is that for Klein,
the Republicans can no longer profit from being a predominantly all-white, regional, rural party. The Al Sharpton version of the Democratic Party is 20 years in the past. There will always be injustices like the murder of Trayvon Martin, but in our multiracial future, led by our color-blind children, there will be fewer of them.
Klein looks forward to a future led by our “color-blind children.” But it’s unlikely our children will be color blind. Does anyone seriously think that the Black community is becoming color-blind given their virtually unanimous condemnation of the verdict as yet another example of White racism despite the very weak case put on by the prosecution? Was Trayvon Martin color-blind when he called Zimmerman a “creepy-ass cracker.”
Will Whites stop profiling Blacks when crime by young Black males continues to be all out of proportion to their numbers? As Pat Buchanan notes, “Why are white folks nervous about strange young black men in the neighborhood? Perhaps because they commit interracial muggings, robberies and rapes at 35 times the rate of whites.” Being color blind can be very costly to Whites.
How exactly is the ongoing Black-Latino war in Los Angeles a harbinger of our color-blind future?
How is the fact that Jews are overrepresented at Harvard and other Ivy League universities by a factor of 15 when corrected for academic ability a sign of our color blind future?
And exactly how is the “kaleidoscope” of races going to lead to color-blindness? The whole idea behind multiculturalism is that non-Whites are encouraged to have strong racial/ethnic/religious identifications that set them at odds with the White majority. There is a huge infrastructure that depends on people being very color conscious. Everything from affirmative action to scholarship programs to government contracts to diversity entrepreneurs flogging “White privilege” depends on these identifications. And that means that these vested interests have every reason to continue far into the future. We are becoming more race conscious, not less.
Growing up in a racially homogeneous small town I was completely unaware of race. Now Whites are indoctrinated on race in the media and in the school system from day one. As Gavin McInnes shows, White people are graduating from college with a pathetic obsession about race, agonizing over whether their every little thought or action could get them labeled a racist.
In the recent election young Whites who are supposed to be part of the color-blind future voted not much different from those bad old White people that Klein blames for all the ills of America. An amazing 51%-44% of Whites age 18-29 voted for Romney, a candidate with essentially zero intrinsic appeal for young people. We can only suppose that these young people will, like their parents, continue to get more conservative with age, and that the 1.5% increase in the number of Whites voting Republican with each election cycle will continue. White people of all ages and social classes are coalescing in the Republican Party, just as non-Whites are coalescing in the Democratic Party. Color-blind it ain’t.
People like Klein are fundamentally dishonest. He has a strong Jewish identification which makes him see the world in terms of his ingroup, with Whites as an outgroup. Like the organized Jewish community, he fears and loathes the White outgroup and eagerly awaits their minority status. He poses as the ultimate color-blind liberal while seeing White racism everywhere and eagerly awaiting the demise of White America.
I strongly suspect that Klein has exactly the same stereotypes of Black America that he condemns in Whites. He writes:
There is an easy slippage into antique caricatures: … Rachel Jeantel, Martin’s unfortunate phone pal, surfaces to stoke every white racist’s fantasy about the limitations of black people.
This is what psychologists call projection. I can’t recall any “racist Whites” commenting on Ms. Jeantel’s performance, but let’s face it, she did not exude intelligence and quick wit.
Her performance as a witness probably struck a whole lot of people as feeding into the stereotype (and reality) of low average intelligence among Blacks. I suspect this includes quite a few educated Blacks who shuddered when she opened her mouth.
There seemed something almost incongruous about Jeantel’s performance. After all, we are so used to seeing images of Blacks favored by the elite media—the smart, verbal Blacks that populate movies, commercials and scripted TV, ever ready to give technical advice to White characters and provide shining examples of moral uplift.
Underclass Blacks like Jeantel have been expunged from the elite media, but we all know they are out there and at the center of Black social pathology. We see them on the evening news being arrested for violent crimes, and we saw them rioting in the streets in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict. They are written up in the newspapers in coded phrases referring to Black academic failure, Black use of the welfare system, the percentage of young Blacks not in the work force. It’s the stereotype of the Black underclass completely cut off from civilized society.
These images of Blacks coming out of the trial are being exploited, as usual, by mainstream conservative media pundits like Bill O’Reilly who routinely exploits the race card without discussing the real issue: White dispossession. O’Reilly used the opportunity presented by the verdict to expound on the need for a campaign by Obama and other Black leaders directed at shoring up the Black family, especially the 73% illegitimacy rate.
O’Reilly’s predominantly White audience doubtless eats it up, and it’s a lot safer than talking about things like Black IQ. In any case, these images are certainly not leading to a color-blind future.
The fact is that there are just too many Jeantels and Trayvons out there, so that when enough of them get together, as in Detroit, bad things happen, as Steve Sailer argues. Sailer doubtless had people like Joe Klein in mind when he wrote this passage:
When the New York-Washington media obsess over how flyover America is a hotbed of racism and incipient Hitlerism, they are only projecting their own feelings about blacks onto the rest of the country.
Klein uses the image of Ms. Jeantel to once again beat up on the “racist Whites” who see her as an exemplar of the incompetence of underclass Blacks. But what really went through his head when he saw her testify? The research shows that
even white liberals show implicit negative attitudes toward blacks …. In fact, white liberals are more hypocritical about race than conservatives: There is a larger gap between implicit attitudes and explicit attitudes toward blacks among white liberals than among white conservatives. See here, p. 16)
Klein strikes me as an eminently hypocritical liberal. And, as a strongly identified Jew, he would be expected to have negatives stereotypes of Blacks just as he has negative stereotypes of Whites as incipient Nazis.
Klein sees the Black-White racial divide as something to exploit to further the interests of his people. This has been the program of Jewish activist organizations since early in the 20th century when Jews organized and funded the NAACP. It’s never been about helping Blacks. Indeed, the massive non-White immigration so favored by Jewish organizations has certainly not improved the status of Blacks; rather it has destroyed the working class labor market and has put Blacks on the bottom of a multiracial society rather than on the bottom of a biracial society. The changes brought about by the assault on the family led by a generation of Jewish intellectuals—a major theme of The Culture of Critique—have been a disaster for the Black family.
Out of wedlock birth by race since the 1960s. Disintegration of the cultural supports for parenting affects Blacks more than other races. From “Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon against Child Poverty.” See also “The Dissolution of the Family among Non-Elite Whites“
Rather than leading to a color-blind future, Jewish activism is leading to a multicultural dystopia. But Klein, like so many others, continues to lie about it.
Do you ever get the feeling that you are in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s? The media keeps up its production of lies that reinforce and rationalize the system. But as the gap between reality and propaganda gets larger and larger, it’s increasingly impossible for any rational, intelligent person to believe the lies. Then it gets interesting.