A picture is worth a thousand words.
In the scowling face and ingratitude of Gwen Berry, we can see the result of America’s sick obsession with “antiracism.” It has been 55 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed. Affirmative action also dates back to the JFK administration.
The 1960s were the high tide of “antiracism” when the country threw itself at the feet of blacks, transformed every single institution in the country to uplift blacks, dismantled its own national identity to be more inclusive of blacks, indicted White people on the basis of their race and mistreatment of blacks and began the transfer of trillions of dollars in social welfare spending to blacks.
“A US hammer thrower turned away from the American flag as the national anthem played while she and two other athletes stood on the podium at the Olympic trials Saturday, later saying she was “pissed” that “The Star-Spangled Banner” played as she received her bronze medal.
Gwen Berry — who qualified for her second US Olympic team during the trials — shifted to face the stands rather than the flag before holding up a black shirt that read, “Activist Athlete.”
“I feel like it was a setup, and they did it on purpose,” Berry said of the anthem being played. “I was pissed, to be honest.
“They had enough opportunities to play the national anthem before we got up there,” Berry said in Oregon, where the trials are being held. “I was thinking about what I should do. Eventually I stayed there and I swayed, I put my shirt over my head. …”
Blacks now take for granted the way that they are at the center of America’s moral imagination. They now take for granted the willingness of White people to flagellate themselves and submit and grovel to blacks. They have become accustomed to whining and getting whatever they want.
If White women were put up on a pedestal in the early 19th century, blacks are now put up on a pedestal in our times. They are worshipped as sacred beings by woke progressives. Congress recently nearly unanimously replaced July the 4th with Juneteenth in order to make blacks feel better about their place in this country. We’re now told by blacks like Ibram X. Kendi that the only way to be “antiracist” is to be racist against Whites and the political establishment has gone along with this.
If you don’t get down on your knees and worship blacks and repent of your “white privilege” and work your way to full “White abolition,” well, you are racist. You’re also still a racist for bothering to do that. In spite of all these sacrifices and gestures of goodwill, blacks are still as alienated as ever from American patriotism. They are becoming more, not less likely, to reject the civic nationalism that White people have suppressed their own identity and interests for decades to prop up. Every time they kneel or shrug their shoulders and scowl when the national anthem is played – this is when they are not rioting and looting stores like last summer – it reveals the utter futility and failure of this racial uplift project.
Note: America’s quest to uplift and integrate blacks since the 1960s is the greatest, most expensive monumental project ever undertaken by a civilization in world history. In much the same way, the Rapa Nui who built the stone heads of their deified ancestors on Easter Island destroyed themselves. In the United States, we deify blacks and sacrifice everything to them to appease our angry gods.