Polar Bear: I think some racial hatred directed at assimilated Blacks in the past was often overkill.
No kidding! Those Black people acted like you ore me and they got racially abused nevertheless. How would you like people shunning you for picking the wrong parents.
Polar Bear: Sadly, I prefer the ease of the old ordered oppression to the slog of trying to uplift the nog.
One thing you notice if you go to the South is how unbelievably polite everyone is, the Whites for sure but even the older Blacks. Check into a hotel and the older Black men who will help you are unfailingly polite, so proper, decent, mannered, and deferential that you wonder if God got their genes mixed up.
But nope, those are real Black folks all right. The suggestion is that these are somehow the effects or aftereffects of Jim Crow. I suppose one benefit was that Blacks were terrorized into acting very politely, if only due to fear than anything else. Although Jim Crow was wrong, it’s an ill wind that blows no good and most clouds have silver linings.
Well, I’m not going back to that, and society is lurching wildly in the other direction anyway. We’re on a wild fishing expedition looking for all sorts of nasty White racism:
Microaggressions. These might seem trivial but in some ways, these are even worse than the bad stuff because you have to be very hypersensitive and pussy to even see that they are there, and so many protected groups and hypersensitive and pussed out nowadays.
Invisible racism. Institutional and structural racism is the worst kind of racism of all because you can’t even see it or prove it’s there! Ghosts are scary things. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather deal with live folks than dead peeps. Because we can’t even prove it’s there, of course we can’t measure or qualify it. This makes it even more insidious and evil.
People being too helpful (!). Oppressors trying to help the oppressed is evil, so we have to stop helping people in protected categories (everyone who’s not White). These means their problems will be even worse, but it’s better than being racist and trying to help people!
People noticing obvious things. There are new laws against Illegal Noticing.
People stating clear facts. Many facts, truths, and even sciency stuff is racist now, so you need to figure out which facts are real and ok and which are really hallucinations and wrong.
All of these are illegal now so you need to get with the new antiracist program and learn the new laws so you don’t get fired and get your career ruined for be truthful and proper and refusing to lie and fake it like everyone else.
Practice these affirmations if that makes you uncomfortable:
Up is down.
Right is wrong.
White is Black.
Forwards is backwards.
Everything I know is wrong.
Left is right.
North is south.
East is west.
In the new antiracist world, everything is upside down and bassackwards, and it’s hard to get your bearings.
To orient yourself, try these exercises to make yourself just as confused and bassackwards as everyone else. It may seem silly, but it’s better than being racist, right?
Stand on your head every day for as long as you can stand it to reorient yourself to the new upside down world.
Walk backwards (preferably in your own home) slowly, please, and tell yourself the whole time, “I am really walking forwards.”
Stare at a black object while repeating over and over, “This object is really white.” After a while, every time you see a black object you will think it is white. Your antiracist programming is working!
Cross your arms in front of yourself. Now your left arm will be on your right and your right arm will be on your left. Try to convince yourself that left is really right and vice versa. Please try to forget these lessons if you get behind the wheel of a car though. The new antiracism can make driving difficult!
After awhile, all of your orientations and binaries will be properly reversed and you will be ready for this new antiracist Wonderland.
Acclimate yourself to the new antiracist laws:
Illegal Fact-Talking. The only way to not violate the Illegal Facts law is to lie, so that’s what most people do. Since the truth is racist, you have to be careful when stating facts to make sure you don’t state any hate facts and hurt anyone’s feelings. In these situations it’s better to lie like everyone else than to break the Illegal Fact-Talking laws.
Illegal Noticing: It’s hard to not to notice things in front of your face, but you can probably do it if you lie to yourself enough, or you can just notice stuff and claim you hallucinated and never saw a thing. The human capacity for Denial and self-delusion is an amazing thing.
Illegal Non-equity: I guess, say Blacks have to be 13
Illegal Fair Law Enforcement: Also, Blacks have to be 13
Arresting or imprisoning Blacks at more than 13
Illegal Avoidance: Avoiding ghettos, ghetto people and other unpleasant things is Illegal Avoidance. This is aversive racism and of course it’s my favorite kind. It’s not legal to avoid bad places or bad people. To be antiracist, you have to put yourself in harm’s way on a regular basis.
So you might get hurt? So what? It’s a small prize to pay for being an antiracist! So you might get killed? Ever heard of martyrdom? If you get killed by being antiracist and refusing to avoid dangerous entities, you’re an antiracist martyr. You go straight to Heaven. This is much preferable to staying alive as a racist because a racist life is not worth living.
Illegal Preferences. You as a White are not allowed to have any preferences at all in anything: dating, friendship, or sex. Look at all the White porn stars they came down on for refusing to have sex with Black men. You can’t be like that. If you want to have sex, you have to be willing to have sex with any humans, even Aborigine chicks! Want to date your own kind? Sorry! You’re SOL. Of course Blacks and other oppressed folks get to have all the preferences they want, but oppressors don’t get to pick and choose.