The Boomerangs

The Boomerangs lose faith in the Obamanation

White America

This is the second installment in OD’s investigation into the crucially important and neglected topic: Who Are White People?

The Boomerangs

In recent weeks, the term “Boomerang” has entered our lexicon and we have been using it ever more frequently in our analysis of Black Run America.

A “Boomerang” is a White Millennial who attended college in the Bush/Obama years and who was probably an Obamaniac in 2008. After graduating from college and entering the workforce, the Boomerangs discovered that there wasn’t much of a job market that matched their education and skills.

The Boomerangs moved back home to live with their parents like 85 percent of college graduates now do these days in the Obamanation. Lots of Boomerangs now find themselves unemployed, working part time jobs, putting off getting married and having children, and burdened with student loan debt they have no hope of ever repaying.

Half of last month’s job growth was provided by McDonald’s. White Millennials went to college and mortgaged their lives to big banks to work at McDonald’s for Barack Hussein Obama, Our Great Leader.

Last year, I poked fun at a triumphalist book called “Permanently Blue” which forecasted a permanent Democratic majority largely on the basis of White Millennial support for Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

I sensed at the time that the “youth vote” for Obama was probably more of a sign of desperation and economic frustration than anything else. It wasn’t a real verdict on Obama or Democratic policy positions.

I also pointed out the irony that White Millennials were being counted as solid Democratic voters on the basis of one election cycle when the “Greatest Generation” and “Boomers” which created postwar America – most strikingly, the White working class, which was once the base of the Democratic Party – had turned so sharply against it and had evolved into the Tea Party.

In 1984, Ronald Reagan won 49 states in a landslide election. I’m not drawing attention to this because I have any particular love for The Gipper. The point is that you could never have predicted the 1984 election result on the basis of the Boomers involvement with the 1960s counterculture.

I said at the time:

“What makes progressives think the Millennials won’t turn on them as well? If anything is true, the White Millennials are even more likely to turn on them, and far more radically, as they and their children will be the ones who inherit the Minority-Majority, decades of racial conflict, and a bankrupt Third World America.

The Millennials are now graduating from high school and college. In a few years, they will be in the real world and outside the indoctrination centers, trying to establish independence from their parents. Let’s see how racial harmony fairs in the long run in Depression conditions and a zero sum game of racial conflict over scarce resources.”

Looking into the future, I predicted that White Millennials would emerge from their college cocoons and find themselves in a Great Depression world. It actually turned out to be worse than the Depression.

The children of White Millennials will inherit a world that it even poorer, marked by even greater racial strife, and where Whites feel even more imperiled than this one.

The Boomerang Future

The key insight is that the economic future of White Millennials will be radically unlike the conditions which led to the creation of Black Run America.

In the 1960s, Americans walked on the moon and declared a war on poverty. They watched the Jetsons on television and imagined themselves living in space by now. In the 2010s, Americans are going to space for the last time and the poverty rate is soaring.

Historically speaking, the liberalization of White racial attitudes in the United States has been driven by three critical factors: conflict with a White foreign power like the Soviet Union, the assurance of white supremacy, and economic prosperity.

Correspondingly, White racial attitudes have tended to harden in historical conditions when the reverse is true: long periods of peace with other White nations, when Whites feel threatened by social revolution from below, and in times of scarcity and economic decline.

I have believed for years now that energy scarcity and the systematic mismanagement of the American economy would one day recreate something like the Jim Crow world in the American South.

By that I mean the federal government is too corrupt and incompetent to effectively respond to its terminal problems (future White historians will find the Paul Krugman archive to be a goldmine) and that the long term result of this will be a slow economic decline and the gradual reemergence of a rural agriculture based economy in this area.

I can envision a world which has somehow has managed to combine abandoned Wal-Marts and deteriorating suburbs being torn down for salvage with cell phone service with sharecropping. I can see our descendants getting to town on trains, motorcycles, and small electric vehicles.

Having seen a preview of the future on Black Memorial Day 2011, I don’t believe for a second that our present racial illusions (in which we pretend that African-Americans are just like us and pay them off with EBT cards, African-American studies programs, and TANF welfare to keep quiet) will survive this transition.

Changing Boomerang Attitudes

It is way too early to make any long term projections, but there are already clear signs that economic anxiety is beginning to influence White Millennials in the positive manner which we have described.

(1) There is a new Heartland Monitor poll which contains an interesting result that inspired this article: Barack Obama has lost more ground with White Millennials than with any other White demographic.

Obama’s support among White Millennials is down a full 10 points from the 2008 exit polls. He is down 3 points with Whites over 65, down 2 points with college educated White men, and down 3 points with White Boomers.

Without the support of White Millennials, Obama would have lost Indiana and North Carolina in the 2008 election. Combined with the souring of White elderly and middle aged voters, Obama would have lost Florida and Ohio as well.

(2) This poll was taken on May 18-22 and comes fresh on the heels of the death of Osama bin Laden. It shows an 8 point surge in approval among Republicans and other White demographics which all reflect the bounce from this good news.

But still, only 22 percent of Whites believe that Obama is increasing opportunity for people like them, which is his lowest rating ever among Whites on the economy. It is very interesting that such a huge foreign policy success had so little impact upon White Millennials who were seen on television celebrating at the White House and Ground Zero.

We predicted at the time that the euphoria would fade and that reality would quickly set in. It took less than two weeks.

(3) The New York Times is reporting that Obamamania has cooled even at such unlikely places as Oberlin College in Ohio, the first integrated college in America, and which has been a trendsetter and bastion of leftwing utopian lunacy for over a hundred and fifty years now:

“In a conversation after the symposium, he spoke of a love affair that, to a palpable degree, had wound down. “It started hot and heavy,” he said. “And with extremely idealized notions. Then a reality dawned in the way that a once charming laugh becomes an irritating giggle: He’s a politician who no longer corresponds to the grand ideas that many students had in their heads about him. And that’s deflating and disheartening for them.”

If Oberlin students are shrugging their shoulders and becoming politically disengaged, the hardcore vanguard of the progressive left, then how much more disillusioned must White Millennials be on campuses like the University of Wisconsin or the University of Virginia which are crucial to an Obama victory in 2012?

Final Thoughts

The lesson of this article is that people change.

White America is changing before our eyes. White people are losing hope about the future. They are losing faith in the ability of their elected representatives to improve their lives and even to represent their views in Congress.

The status quo is bankrupt. The federal government and the mainstream media have lost their legitimacy to govern and guide public opinion.

White racial attitudes are lagging behind these other changes, but we have polling data and many other lines of evidence which indicates that racial resentments are there and could burst out into the open in the right historical conditions.

We have to be in a position to take advantage of these changes. White people are changing and we are going to have to change to join forces with them. That means shunning people like Alex Linder who spit on the people we ought to be reaching out to.

Here’s a Heartland song about young White people growing up in the Great Depression. As we saw in the suicide statistics, White people and African-Americans have always coped with adversity in radically different ways:

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  1. Hunter, I must say, you are increasingly a source of optimism! I have never feared the coming difficulties, but I am tending, frankly, to believe that they may not be a goetterdammerung, but rather the ash heap of the newborn phoenix… They’d better be, because I am a northern woodsman, and we need to reclaim our whole country — I don’t think I can handle southern summers! 😉

  2. This blog is providing a vital service to the racially conscious community and newcomers who are just learning the hate truth.

    There isn’t another blog quite like this one in existence. We are telling a story here and filling in gaps in ways that other websites are not.

    The only exception is SBPDL which I consider to be the leftwing of our attack formation. OD is the rightwing. We are moving in the same direction and dropping bombs on the enemy.

    There are a lot of other good blogs which I have recently discovered like FoxSnooze and Thug Report which are similarly vital.

  3. I truly fear for my two children in this country. The more I think about what they will have to go through, the more I detest the “greatest generation” and their spawn, who put them us in this position.

  4. I give the “greatest” generation a little slack. After growing up in the Depression, then going through the war, they were simply exhausted, and with the postwar prosperity it was all too easy–and tempting–to sink into a pleasant TV torpor. Fighting the good fight of disciplining the kids was just beyond them. Their children were easily taken hold of by YKW (“You Know Who”), and turned against us all.

  5. Speaking of those indoctrination centers the UIC campus in Chicago has seen some wilding mobs rushing onto buses there and taking whitey’s electronic bling. Chicago is getting hot folks and I don’t think the political game has been played all that well by the Democrats. Rahm came out sounding tough today, but there have been several mobs hitting and robbing whites today and tonite leaving me to think that cash was not delivered and the reverends and gang leaders are still not happy. So those students in Chicago are learning their future even before they graduate.

  6. To be fair …

    A word needs to be said here in defense of the “Greatest Generation” and the “Boomers” who get a lot of abuse on racialist websites: those of you who live in states like Alabama and Mississippi, and even in some Northern cities like Detroit and Chicago, I know that many of you never believed in Black Run America and zealously resisted the so-called “Civil Rights Movement” until you lost heart.

    We can’t pretend that an entire generation of Americans is responsible for our present racial situation. The truth is that it was mostly Whites who lived in certain areas who through their racial naivety and over the implacable opposition of other Whites who knew better have brought us to the brink of disaster.

    It is not like there wasn’t any opposition to BRA.

  7. Right now Obama is down 3 points against Romney amongst registered voters, probably 2 points more against likely voters but nobody polls likely voters this early in the cycle.

    But I want more than that. I want a 49 state blowout. Romney is a douche but 49 states against Obama would be a resounding “no” to BRA.

    I also want an outright win of the youth vote and a huge win of the white youth vote.

    The issue, like always, is the economy. The Republicans have the power to destroy BRA forever in August merely by not raising the debt ceiling. I doubt they’ll do it, but this is the closest we’ve been to the brink since, well… forever.

    It was interesting that Bernanke said today that there would be no QE3. Without the Fed trashing the dollar it seems likely that the economy goes back into contraction in the fourth quarter, causing job losses to resume early next year. I wonder if Wall Street and the Fed have seen enough of Obama and would now prefer a Republican.

  8. Otis – this year will be interesting. We’ll get to learn something – does Jewry love money more than they hate Whitey?If so – Romney will be installed. Or do they hate Whitey more than they love money -then the Kenyan Usurper is back.

    That said the GOP cannot save this train wreck. of a country. (And I’m not trashing my Nation. I write these words with despair, at what’s been lost). The foundations are rotten to the core.

  9. With the news that SWAT teams are sent out to collect from whites who attempt to default on student loans making the rounds today, look for the despair of the young, white and not so rich students to take a sharp turn upward.

  10. Otis, excellent observation RE: Wall Street and the Fed. Bob Beckle was ranting earlier today that banking interests are undermining Obama. You might be on to something there.

  11. The USA is now beginning to look like many European countries where youth unemployment is very high. A high unemployment or underemployment rate amongst youths is common is all developed or mature economies since the middle aged and older folks have first dibs at good jobs as well as the fact that nearly all occupations and social roles are already adequately filled — all that’s left for the youth is the scraps.

    The big thing in America is that so many 20-somethings are burdened by tens of thousands of dollars of debt due to college costs while in Europe there is much less of a debt burden among their young because college is reasonably priced (or even free) there. Youth unemployment/underemployment is further compounded by the fact that each year hundreds of thousands of new college graduates enter the job market after graduation.

    A whole generation of 20-somethings, the ‘Millennial generation’ as they are often called, are being forced to postpone their life due to the bad job market, debt, and so on — the employment problem plus debt is making people delay marriage, children, buying homes, cars, home furnishings like appliances, etc. Many have had to move back home with parents just to scrimp by. A whole generation is falling behind due to debt and the bad economy; looks like it will possibly take years for this to play out.

    NOTE: I’m 28 years old and all of the above is happening to myself as well as many of my peers.

  12. White Man’s Burden: Most of those already filled occupations that the college grads aren’t getting are makework anyway. This country runs on the fumes of it’s long lost productivity. When the money is running out, why hire even more people to sit at computers and keep track of other people? Those middle aged people are sweating it too, worrying if all the goodies they’ve been promised will still be there when they get to the head of the line.
    My advice is learn something useful, live frugally, get married, and have kids. Don’t make yourself a slave to your debt.

  13. WMB:

    Go home to your folks, pay off what debt you must, buy physical gold and silver (less than $10,000 worth at a time) and hide it in your home. The hyperinflation is coming which will make your debt easy to repay with your greatly-enhanced purchasing power of your gold and silver. Stay out of the stock market.
    Start looking for a nice girl. And the richer you get, the more nice girls will come available.

  14. maxsnafu, what woman wants a man that can’t take care of him self? The more he has the better.

  15. “Gold diggers are NOT nice girls.”

    Agreed. But I would define as a golddigger someone who’s looking for an exceedingly rich fellow to marry, drain of resources, and dump.

    But nice girls who want to be good wives and moms also recognize that she can only be a stay-at-home mom if she’s got a husband with some resources.

    Rather than being a golddigging, bloodsucking, unreciprocating leach, a good girl gives to her man, in return for her financial support, love, good sex, approval, and children. So a young man with some wealth will attract golddiggers — but ALSO nice girls who want to be good wives and mothers. It’s up to him to discern the difference. (Helpful discernment tip: Are the girl’s folks still married? If so, it’s likely she’s genetically inclined to bond for life. If her parents are divorced, WHY did they divorce? Was it infidelity on the part of the husband — or did the wife “want to find herself” and/or ran off with another man?)

    Being $100K in school debt, as many Millenials are, and an apartment and a car payment, leaves little opportunity for the kind of moderate wealth accumulation which attracts nice girls looking for a good man to marry, who will financially support her as she mothers the children.
    Better the male Millenials go home to the folks for a while and get financially in a good place, and THEN go to seek a wife, than continue on the pointless treadmill of rent-and-interest-payments, just to avoid the mom’s-basement-loser smear.

  16. I agree with this. Do NOT feed The Beast by acquiring any more debt. You Millenials should move home, pay your parents a little room and board, and pay off those goddam student loans. I can’t think of a single parent worthy of the name who would not be in favor of this and back you up all the way.

  17. “I truly fear for my two children in this country. The more I think about what they will have to go through, the more I detest the “greatest generation” and their spawn, who put them us in this position.”

    I don’t know. Technically you’re right of course but a hostile minority stealthing control of a nation’s media and education system and then using that power to make the majority population self-harm is not something that people have had to deal with in the past because there didn’t used to be the same level of mass media nor a state public education system. It’s evolution. Adapt or die. If we survive the ethno-states that come out of it will be a lot stronger.

  18. Looking to jobs that will always be in demand would be my big recommendation, I’m currently going to school with the intention of becoming a trauma surgeon. Afterall, when all hell breaks loose I’m guaranteed a trade I can ply for food, etc for myself and family. Still years away from being finished though, I’m praying things hold out until I’m finished. Other jobs would be possibly machinists, carpenters, and definitely farmers. I hope to be able (many years from now) to acquire enough farm land eventually to start a small community capable of self-sustainment with the occasional barter for needed supplies, with the intention of having a homogeneous Dixie Christian society.

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