TAC: Arendt, Racism, & The Death Of The West

Rod Dreher is clinging to his foolish delusions about the dear Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement this morning.

TAC:

“What Arendt is saying is that if we start to think of each other primarily in terms of race, not our common humanity, we doom ourselves. This is why, in my view, the teaching of Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the high points of the Western tradition. And look how quickly we threw it away! The dominant white power structure of the pre-Civil Rights period saw black people primarily in terms of race, and diminished their humanity. In so doing, whites also diminished their own humanity. King taught Americans to see this, and to repent of it. He was a Christian and a classical liberal in this way. …”

Conservatives have created a mythical MLK who was a Christian and a classical liberal and who actually believed in all of this colorblindness nonsense and “our common humanity.”

This was the “good antiracism” and Civil Rights Movement. This version of MLK wasn’t like all of his successors who knew the man better than anyone like the Rev. Ralph Abernathy or Jesse Jackson – the bad purveyors of “identity politics” – who were with King on the day that he was assassinated in Memphis. The real MLK was just another black activist and a cunning con artist who told White liberals what they already believed and wanted to hear. He was always funded by these people. He derived his power from these people. He was never anything more than the cynical instrument of these people.

The real MLK supported affirmative action. He supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which created our present racial caste system of protected classes. The real MLK justified the Watts Riot as a rebellion of the unheard. The real MLK was still around after Selma when the Civil Rights Movement turned toward violence and black power. Blacks never embraced anything resembling colorblindness and continue to have a strong sense of racial identity and a higher sense of racial self esteem than all other races. The Left moved on from their colorblindness tactic in the last three years of MLK’s life. The legislation that came out of the Civil Rights Movement wasn’t colorblind. It just restricted the freedom of Whites by creating protected classes. It also transferred even more power from the states to the federal government.

Forced integration demolished the Constitution and White institutions while failing in its own objective to close racial gaps. It legitimized anti-White discrimination. It made life vastly more expensive and worse for Whites who couldn’t afford to move to rich suburb or enroll their children in a private school. It fueled White flight and suburban sprawl. It paved the way toward political correctness and “identity politics” as other identity groups immediately began to organize to advance their own group interests.

“These progressive activists and their fellow travelers leading American institutions have no idea what evil seeds they are planting in the hearts of Americans. There are people alive in this country who lived in an era when the KKK murdered people over race. This is within living memory. The capacity of decent, everyday Americans to turn into savages when drunk on racialism is not something we put behind us forever. It remains with us, because we are human beings. Our common humanity means we share a common fallenness. For all its problems — and heaven knows I’ve talked about them here — classical liberalism has at least given us a means to rise above racialism, and live together in as close to peace and justice as we are going to manage in this fallen world. There are no utopias; we will constantly be working on making our democracy better. That’s just how it is. But these utopian totalitarians are taking us backward, in the name of progress.”

What is evil?

According to Rod, our ancestors were “evil” for having an accurate understanding of the immutable biological reality of racial differences. They were “evil” for understanding that the notion that race would cease to matter was always delusional. Instead of denying reality, they built a civilization and social order and institutions around these differences that prioritized the protection of their own descendants.

As for this nonsense about classical liberalism, we lived in a “racist” country all the way down to the Civil Rights Movement. In the 19th century (the age of “classical liberalism”), Americans argued over whether blacks should have equal rights, but even those who believed this typically did not believe in racial equality. They believed in liberalism, not “antiracism.” Darwin believed that blacks were so inferior that they would be wiped out and supplanted by other races. In fact, the civil rights laws destroyed classical liberalism by ending freedom of association and nullifying property rights in the name of protected classes.

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  1. >Rod Dreher

    Having a guy like Dreher write for a publication titled The American Conservative is akin to Jews named Garfinkel changing their name to Garland.

    Gab/Ashley RaeIn May 2020, I didn’t understand why the American Conservative’s Rod Dreher would write something so anti-white. … In October 2021, after reading this penis story, I kind of get it.

    • >Jews named Garfinkel changing their name to Garland

      For some non-Jewish sounding Jews, check this:

      A guide to the Jewish Democratic House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

      Among others, Suzanne Bonamici and David Cicilline are Jews — who would guess?

      Suzanne Bonamici — Bonamici did not register on the Jewish radar until February 2017 when she joined every Jewish House Democrat in urging Trump “as Jewish members of Congress” not to sign an executive order that would allow religious organizations to discriminate based on same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion and transgender identity. Unlike most Congress members, she does not list her religion in congressional directories, but JTA checked with her office at the time and a spokeswoman confirmed Bonamici is Jewish.

      David Cicilline — Known for: Advocacy of LGBT issues. Cicilline was the first gay mayor of Providence. He also has taken up gun control, introducing legislation that would keep guns from being untraceable and renew the ban on assault rifles.

      What’s not to like? — how could an American find any of this objectionable?

    • And speaking of Jewish USA Attorney General Merrick Garland (family formerly ‘Garfinkel’), heading the Joe Biden government Justice Department –

      “The Attorney General is instructing the FBI to investigate parents who might pose a financial threat to the business of his daughter’s husband.

      Merrick’s daughter, Rebecca Garland, is married to the co-founder of an education resource company that pushes ‘Critical Race Theory’ [focusing on the ‘evils of whiteness’] – which angry parents across the country are protesting.

      In 2018 Rebecca Garland married Xan Tanner, Rabbi Brian Field officiated. Mr. Xan Tanner is co-founder of a controversial education service company called Panorama Education. Panorama Education is the ‘social learning’ resource material provider to school districts and teachers that teach ‘Critical Race Theory’.

      Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation called ‘Startup Education’ infused $4 million dollars into Panorama in 2013.

      The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memorandum to the FBI instructing them to initiate investigations of any parent attending a local school board meeting who might be viewed as confrontational, intimidating or harassing.”

      ‘AG Garland’s Family Getting Rich Selling Critical Race Theory Materials To Schools’
      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/conflict-interest-ag-garlands-family-getting-rich-selling-critical-race-theory-materials

      • Yes, I saw the ZH story and posted a link to it/left a comment about it elsewhere — please do the same so as many Whites as possible see it — thanks.

  2. MLK takes the place of Jesus in Dreher’s religion. All people in history were evil until we were redeemed and saved by the words of MLK.

    This is exactly why there is such a strong trend of white nationalists opposing Christianity. When they think of Christianity, they think of its actual representatives like this guy or David French. And Dreher is basically the “far right” of “christianity” today. 95% of modern “christianity” is even worse than Dreher.

  3. If King had lived he probably would have become a powerful voice of opposition to President Hubert Humphrey’s protracted war in Vietnam. He might even have teamed up with Yassir Arafat, Cassius Clay, Fidel Castro, Col. Khadaffi and General Nasser to speak out against the illegal Zionist state in Palestine. I think he also might have worked with Black Power figures like Stokely Carmichael, Huey Newton, Angela Davis and even record an album with Jimi Hendrix. Needless to say ZOG couldn’t allow any of that to happen.

    • If King was alive today I believe he would be on par with Sharpton and just another rabble rouse. He was a communist and these times would fit him perfectly.

    • @King -MLK was powerful only because he was propped up by Jews and their media. You give him far too much credit.

      • “powerful only because he was propped up by Jews and their media.”

        Which applies to 90+% of all social trends in America, over the past 60 years.

      • Yes. St. Martin the Adulterer was also eliminated by the (((userer suspects))) because he had become a liability with his Typical Negro Behavior. By 1968, the civil rights law and open borders were enshrined so be eliminated the liability. Enough was leaking out that the origies, etc would have ended up destroying his great achievements in the minds of the 1968 herd of cattle – who could have made trouble for the plan. Just a logical biznisss decision, you see…

        Crunchy Cuck has become a complete clown. Rev. Keeehng was a low-budget communist in it for the money, sex and fame but Dreher sees him as a saint. Hell of a contrast with St. Nicholas (I’m here to give presents to children and punch heretics, and I’m out of presents) of Myra. Supposedly the FBI taped Doktor Keeehng in one of his numerous orgies (white whores were preferred) screaming “I’m fuckin’ fo’ Jeeezus!” Too bad we can’t get that clip and make it a ringtone for the worshippers of Judeo-Christ like David French, Cruchy Cuck and numerous others.

    • He might still be around if he had not “gone off the reservation” by speaking too much against the Vietnam War. (He might have spoken against Zionism next, who knows?) Malcolm X, the most consistent Black nationalist of the time (complete opposite of Uncle Tom) was the first to oppose the war and first to be assassinated. His anti-war reasoning was different than MLK’s: “If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country”: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/646.html

      • Malcolm X was not chosen, because he didn’t want a rainbow happy world of little black babies and white babies. He wanted segregation, and that could have been the best thing for whites, instead of letting them fester and populate our cities.
        Instead, MLK was chosen, so every big city has a “MLK Boulevard” in his honor, and blacks could get bussed to white schools, live in our neighborhoods, a myriad of free passes costing the taxpayers trillions and trillions of dollars, as they enjoy wrecking our nation.

  4. Someone really needs to grill Dreher on his stance.

    How does he explain persistent racial gaps? I am almost certain he would say they are caused by persisting undercurrent of White racism and descrimination in society (i.e. systemic racism). If that is the case, then what argument does he have against something like CRT? If Whites are truly systemically oppressing people of colors with their inherent racism, and systemically oppressing people based on race is evil, then why should the state not rectify the situation? Is it not evil of him to oppose the progressives who want to address the problem of systemic racism, which believes to exist?

    Dreher and other conservatives don’t have any answers for this, which is why they lost the fight before it even started. “I agree that systemic racism exists and that it is evil, but we shouldn’t do anything about it” is not a strong position.

    • >Someone really needs to grill Dreher on his stance.

      Huh? — what about the following (from above) is unclear or inaccurate?

      According to Rod, our ancestors were “evil” for having an accurate understanding of the immutable biological reality of racial differences. They were “evil” for understanding that the notion that race would cease to matter was always delusional.

      I think his ‘stance’ is pretty clear, and pretty mainstream: just more white guilt mongering — haven’t you had and seen enough of that? — the only thing about this passage I would criticize is addressing Dreher by his given name.

      But honestly, someone like Steve Sailer, who understands racial differences, as well as the fact they are largely genetic in origin and therefore irremediable, yet nonetheless labels himself an ‘anti-racist citizenist conservative’, i.e. a civic nationalist, is just as contemptible as Dreher, if not more so.

      Acknowledging the immutability of genetic differences, especially in cognitive ability, and that attempting to ameliorate the consequences, particularly the resulting difference in average SES across racial/ethnic lines, is not really compatible with living in a free society, and therefore that ‘diversity’ is a gigantic fraud perpetrated on white society, is pretty much a litmus test for me at this point.

      It should be for you as well.

      • yet nonetheless labels himself an ‘anti-racist citizenist conservative’, i.e. a civic nationalist,

        I doubt Sailer is any true believer in this position. I think he figures it’s about the best that’s attainable, given the prevailing predicament. It would certainly help alleviate a lot of the pressure that is on whites, and that would be a very useful – perhaps even necessary – “first step” to a more serious fightback. It’s also hard to imagine Sailer declining something closer to WN if it was actually on offer (ie politically viable), whereas it is very easy to imagine a Dreher-like christcuck declining it.

    • “I agree that systemic racism exists and that it is evil, but we shouldn’t do anything about it” is not a strong position.

      That isn’t their only option. They can always ascribe the differences to the deficiencies in black culture, and argue that blacks aren’t doomed to their present cultural state, but that, ultimately, it is up to them to improve it. This, rather than “racism is the cause of blacks’ problems, but we shouldn’t do anything about it,” is the traditional conservative stance. It’s hardly some secret, either. I can only imagine you missed it out of your disgust with conservatives.

      • That might have worked in the 80s or 90s, but the argument doesn’t really hold today. Most White kids are raised by single mothers, listen only to hip hop, etc. All of the things conservatives would use to explain black dysfunction apply to half of White kids now, yet the racial gaps have remained the same.

  5. “an accurate understanding of the immutable biological reality of racial differences”

    So apt.
    Entire commentary is spot on.

  6. What comes to mind is how Karl Marx really felt about Blacks as regards his writings which somehow always gets left out of the Socialist and Liberal canon.

    • Marx opined that existing Blacks are “degenerated from a higher form.” He said “niggers (he used common terminology of the day) are a degree closer to the rest of the animal kingdom than the rest of us are” – clearly indicating by “a degree” that he thought “the rest of us” are not entirely separate from the animal kingdom either!

      Anti-communist propagandists also take out of context his comment that Mexicans were “lazy” in California before ambitious White Americans invaded and took it over. He really meant that Mexicans are (were) less advanced, less motivated by capitalism, not that they are less capable and inferior to White Americans.

      Anti-communist propagandists also describe Marx as a “rabid anti-Semite.” In his essay “On the Jews,” Marx said: “What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange.The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.” Marx is called a “self-hating Jew” especially because he said mankind (including Jews) will never be free until it is fully emancipated from enslavement to Judaism.

  7. The ingroup-outgroup bias graphs highlight the grim reality. What do you do when a third of your own side is essentially a fifth column? The only strategy with a chance of success is to become far more disciplined, better-organized, aggressive, and ideologically conformist. If I were calling this one, I wouldn’t give us much of a chance.

  8. MLK Jr. should have received a Nobel Prize for fraud. The guy was so stupid he just copied wholesale when he wrote his doctorate. Even the notorious liars and scumbags at the NYT admitted back in 1991 what had been known for decades, the guy was a fraud.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/11/us/boston-u-panel-finds-plagiarism-by-dr-king.html

    He was selected by The Usual Suspects to be their spokesman for their assault on White America because he was the best they could find. Since the whore mongering, woman beating, nearly illiterate, lecherous old pervert was the best The Usual Suspects could find what do you think the rest of the “Civil Rights (sic)” types were like?

    • He’s definitely one of the reasons that higher degrees don’t matter much anymore. So easy to get. Or even those “honorary degrees”.

  9. White Conservatives seem to worship King more than blacks. I guess the fear of being called a racist has beaten them into submission.

  10. “what do you think the rest of the “Civil Rights (sic)” types were like?

    whore mongering, woman beating, nearly illiterate, lecherous ……drunks, dope addicts and felons.

  11. Good article, HW. This stuff needs to be said. Too many “conservatives” think Negroes can be changed into Whites. They STILL think education, free passes, and more money are the cures.

    • …and what about Jews can they be changed in to civilized human beings?? It been two thousand years and still none can say they did wrong, not one. The leopard can not change its spots.

      • Both groups…are the way they are, because of their genes give them predispositions. I think some, who are pretty smart, like both Bobby Fischer and Bill Cosby, saw what their own people were really doing. Both were ruined for pointing it out.

  12. If blacks really were the same, we wouldn’t have to keep saying they were. If diversity really was a strength, we wouldn’t have to keep saying it is. It’s human nature to over state what really isn’t true.
    Often when you read about historical black figures who ‘achieved something big’, it isn’t because they found a way to colonize Mars. They merely did something to benefit or advance just other black people.
    Four or five centuries in America and the differences are still apparent.
    Diversity………..is division.

  13. Darwin was not the only one. Take Orestes Brownson, who was probably America’s leading intellectual. Because of secession, Brownson became an abolitionist and supporter of Sumner; asked what the result of such programs would be for blacks, he replied, according to his son, that they would probably “go to the wall.”

  14. This man Dreher is a fool. Anyone who believes that the Civil Rights Movement was righteous and holy is either a dimwit or is peeing on our leg and telling us it’s raining1 Brown v Topeka. Bd drove us out of our habitations- it routed whites out of our homes as surely as if the Cheka arrived at our doorsteps and ran us out at the point of a bayonet!This is the subtlety of the Jews- most whites don’t even consider that this was part of their plan- It tore us from our ancestral homes, and impoverished us – depleting our resources as we moved to ever more expensive houses to escape the black plague and paid private school tuition to give our children a decent education, while the schools built with our tax dollars became a private school system for blacks- paid for again by whites! It also caused white birthrates to plummet, as whites had to limit the size of their families to the # they could afford to send to private school. No telling how many white abortions this grim calculus caused! This was not a coincidence- it was all part of the Jewish plan!

  15. Evil is nailing the innocent son of God to the cross, because he would not enslave the world for you. And Rod Dreher worships the people who did it. Rod Dreher worships evil. Why do you worships those who killed your God Rod Dreher?

  16. Blacks, and everybody else, have us figured as suckers, and we’ve been acting the part for generations.

    This has not been the first time in history that a dominant population was bent low under the weight of a system that wasn’t for their benefit. In fact its happened under every empire. Room is made for freshly conquered peoples by dividing an ever finite pie into more and more slices.

    We must begin to define ourselves, as currently only the protected classes are allowed to do so, while we bear the burden as a faceless majority.

    Currently the only way we can tell good Whitey from bad Whitey is the one virtue signals their submission and the other doesn’t.

    Why good Whitey doesn’t submit is important, and needs to be explained.

  17. Possibly the main reason, or at least the moment when so called “conservatives” began loosing was when they accepted the most important lies of the left, the lies about race in the 50s and 60s. It’s really hard to understate the damage done to the country by the civil rights movement. Our schools, our cities, our neighborhoods, the quality in our workspaces, our stores, our parks and swimming pools, you name it and blacks have wrecked it. But if conservatives don’t tell the truth about the elephant in the living room what good are they?

  18. MLKoon was propet up by CIA from start to finish and made a martyr.William F.Buckley was a scum bag CIA,Rush Limbaugh who is forgotten.

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