Jared Taylor writes:
“But what does it say about our country that even “conservatives”—and only “conservatives”—suffer from such hair-trigger nervousness about race?”
I will take a shot at answering that question: it says that “the Left” is culturally dominant in the United States, especially in the culturally sensitive news and entertainment media, and that “the Left” determines who represents “the Right” by bestowing “respectability” and “legitimacy” upon its own handpicked “mainstream” conservative opposition of gelded Beltway career girls.
What do you call a boxing promoter who schedules fights with nothing but lightweights? Isn’t that what you would call a racket? Maybe a neverending stream of money and energy that flows into a controlled safety valve where it will dissipate and never pose a real challenge to the dominant social group?
“Why is this? Part of it is the vicious double standard that protects every group but whites from “negative stereotypes,” but it is also because no one is afraid of obvious foolishness.”
I wouldn’t call it a vicious double standard. It is more like a single standard. It is a type of racial etiquette.
The Jim Crow South had a racial etiquette. In Black Run Amerika (BRA), everyone knows what happens to White people like John Derbyshire when they go off the racial script. Derbyshire was fired simply because he got “uppity.”
The Derb forgot his place.
Note: Previous generations of White Americans were not conscious that they were living through the “Early National Period” or the “Antebellum Era” or the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jim Crow South.”
In much the same way, few people today are conscious of the fact that they are living through Black Run Amerika, a distinct epoch of American history that began when Lyndon Johnson uttered these famous words before Congress on March 15, 1965.
Their cause is not our cause. Marching from Selma to Montgomery while singing Negro carols in 1965 gave a bunch of White liberals in the Northern states a thrill up their leg but it didn’t change the underlying physical structure of reality.
Racial differences didn’t cease to exist because MLK had a hallucination on the mountaintop.