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White Like Me (Kinda)

Last night, heading home from work, I passed a guy who caught my attention.

Like me, he was white.

Like me, he had glasses.

Like me, he was tall. (I'm about six feet; he had about four inches on me.)

Like me, he was large. (He was on the high side of stocky; I'm overweight.)

Like me, he had a bare head. (Mine is an experiment in resignation; his was a political statement -- see later.)

I'd peg him at around 20 or so, about half my age.

He was talking with some friends about the great time he had at a skinhead-organized event of some kind.

And he was wearing a "WHITE POWER/WHITE PRIDE" black T-shirt with some kind of Germanic or Celtic cross on it.

I thought about addressing him.

"Hey, punk. You wanna talk about racial purity? Well, I'm about as racially pure as you'd like. I'm Northern European on both sides, and I can trace it back at least five generations. Hitler's 'Master Race,' as clean as you could wish for. And you know what it's gotten me? An assload of genetic ailments. My gene pool is so fucked up that decades ago I went in for surgery to make certain I wouldn't inflict my medical problems on another generation. But I'm 100% pure white, as 'Aryan' as you'd like.

"You know whose genes I envy? Barack Obama's. That mulatto halfbreed race-mixer product of miscegenation, the half-black and half-white guy in the White House. 100% black, straight out of Africa, on his father's side, 100% American white on his mother's. And his children? Half his mix, half American black -- which means they've probably got a helping of white genes there, too. Those kids are likely to grow up damned near indestructible.

"Look at nature, you idiot. Purebreds are messes. All kinds of ugly recessive traits show up when you get obsessed with bloodlines. The hardiest dogs are mutts. The hardiest plants are hybrids -- especially those created by genetic engineering.

"You're a dead end, you dipshit. You're a loser, and you're embracing the most loser aspect of yourself. You're embracing the one aspect of yourself that you had absolutely no say in forming -- your genes. Try showing you're not just your pasty skin, but a complete human being."

But it was late, I was tired, he was bigger, had friends with him, and I really didn't want to get my ass kicked. So I said nothing.

Damn him. Damn him and those who believe like him.

And damn me for not confronting them.


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Guys like that would be a w... (Below threshold)

Guys like that would be a waste of skin in any color.

Would it have the same effe... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Would it have the same effect on you if it said "BLACK POWER/ BLACK PRIDE" or "LATINO PRIDE"?

"And damn me for not confro... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"And damn me for not confronting them."

WHY? Unless they're doing something overt, ie, against the law. Like it or not, they are entitled to their opinion, as stupid as it is. Bill Ayers felt that killing 250K "untrainables" was a price he was 'willing to pay' in order to impose his idea of national order. Today he's an "educator". Anyone confronting Billy? Anyone confronted Jessie Jackson for his extortion racket? Al Sharpton? Loony Farrakhan?

One thing I learned as a street cop for 30 years; if stupidity were a crime, there would be one hell of a lot of people in jail. Stupidity is not isolated to any particular race, ethnicity, education or income level.

Well said, Jay. Well said.<... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

Well said, Jay. Well said.

Wayne,The man Jay ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Wayne,

The man Jay talks about is only a racist because he is white. Were he a minority no matter how offensive the scrawl on his t-shirt he would not be considered racist by our media, academic and political overseers.

In fact there are many people especially in academia who would say hat because he is white that makes him defacto a racist.

The fact is that despite my thinking that his apparent beliefs are vulgar, offensive, ignorant and wrong as well as racist, most libs would consider me every bit as much of a racist because I am white and conservative.

If I am going to be treated just like this man then I really don't have time to correct him anymore. I need to look out for my self.

"Stupidity is not isolated ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"Stupidity is not isolated to any particular race, ethnicity, education or income level."

No. But it seems unusually concentrated in people currently holding public office.

Lee Ward, the prodigal putz... (Below threshold)

Lee Ward, the prodigal putz, returns!

Let's see... by your own standards, you were banned here once, so you should be denigrated and cast out for having the impertinence for sticking your nose here again.

But I'm not you, Lee. Behave yourself, conduct yourself with a modicum of civility, and I won't ban you.

Here's a little tip: simply disagreeing with me won't result in me calling you a liar and saying there's no room for your lying ways here. Nor will showing ways where you think I'm contradicting myself result in a vicious banning.

It's called "tolerance," Lee. It's how we roll here.

Enjoy your second chance. I'm thinking of starting a betting pool on when you start tossing around "liars" and "hyporcrites" indiscriminately at anyone who disagrees with you.

J.

So, you don't agree with hi... (Below threshold)
BobG:

So, you don't agree with him? That is well and good.

How do you feel about the Congressional Black Caucus? How about the Black Coaches Association? The Black Student Union on Campus? The New Black Panthers? La Raza? I could go on, of course, but you get the idea.

You don't like white skin heads; how do you feel about dreads? Is the black cue ball look more acceptable?

Maybe this fellow just feels marginalized in his native land and wants to comment.

Maybe his motives are more sinister. But, there is no reason for you to believe that, any more than to believe that the motives of some of the organizations I cited are less than pure.

Give me a break.

No, Garand, he wasn't break... (Below threshold)

No, Garand, he wasn't breaking any laws. He was exercising his 1st Amendment rights to be an asshole. And I could have exercised mine, to tell him what an asshole he was.

But I didn't.

J.

"And I could have exercised... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"And I could have exercised mine, to tell him what an asshole he was.

But I didn't."

JT, sometimes 'discretion is the better part of valor'. Unless, of course, you're into the whole pain thing. Which I'm sure this egregious blob of protoplasm and his friends would have been willing to supply.

There is exactly ONE major ... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

There is exactly ONE major political Party focused, to obsession, on RACE. The Democrats.

Dr. Martin Luther King wanted people to judged on their CHARACTER...not their SKIN COLOR! Yet the Democrats keep everyone focused on RACE! so they can maintain a loyal flock of sheep!

And you, Jay, are surprised when members of another RACE! decide they might as well focus on it too?

REALLY?

A pox on ALL who put RACE! and other hyphenations above being Americans! If the GD Democrats would take a 10 minute break from flogging the dead horse of RACISM!!! this country could heal itself.

But as long as the Democrats insist on injecting RACISM!! into everything, and established minority "cut-outs" and "special rules" for every member of every special-interest group then RACE! will continue to be a major concern...and sadly, some white people will act like other minorities alrady are.

BobG, did you miss my artic... (Below threshold)

BobG, did you miss my article on the Congressional Black Caucus?

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2010/03/04/calling-a-youknowwhat-a-youknowwhat.php

I don't have a problem with ethnic pride and heritage. That's not what this guy was about.

I have similar problems with the Aztlan movement and the New Black Panthers.

J.

It's always been a puzzle t... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

It's always been a puzzle to me why the Democrats have fixated on 'race'. During the Civil War they were all for brokering a peace with the south, even accepting that slavery would continue. Their party was a major roadblock to civil rights legislation. Northern Democrats willing to accede to the wishes of their southern brethren in order to maintain a cohesive front with the Republicans. This didn't change until the election of John Kennedy, and only because the black leaders confronted him during the nominating convention. They were tired of all the 'promises' and wanted to see concrete actions. The inference was that the Democrats would no longer be able to 'count on the black vote'.

I just up voted Lee Ward...... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

I just up voted Lee Ward... must be the upbeatness of Easter, 70 deg weather, the martinis or a combo of the above :)

"I just up voted Lee Ward..... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I just up voted Lee Ward...."

Well this is a Day of Miracles, isn't it?

black and mexican racists h... (Below threshold)
clyde:

black and mexican racists have giant tax supported organizations. have you ever reproached even one of them when the odds were even?will you ever? I would not expect a civil debate so much as a beat down.

JayYou defended the ... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Jay
You defended the CBC. So it looks like you have no problem with ethnic pride and heritage as long as it not white. Your article above makes it sound like you are ashamed of being white.

As for your breeding analogy, unless your close cousins were having offspring then you genetic problems aren't due to inbreeding but lack of selective breeding. A good cattleman will not breed inferior cattle. He also wouldn't leave it up to pure chance and hope the right ones breed with the right ones.

"He was talking with some f... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"He was talking with some friends about the great time he had at a skinhead-organized event of some kind.

And he was wearing a "WHITE POWER/WHITE PRIDE" black T-shirt with some kind of Germanic or Celtic cross on it."

Meh.
I really don't care what this moron does. I used to get embarrassed by such neanderthals, but not anymore.
The Race Hustle Industry is going to reap what it has been sowing for decades now.

Especially in tough economic times or national crisis, you will see more of this.

Wayne, that was hardly a de... (Below threshold)

Wayne, that was hardly a defense of the CBC. It was an ATTACK. "So the next time someone brings up the Congressional Black Caucus, keep in mind their core belief -- that being black and liberal is the only thing that matters to them. If you've got that going for you, you can do no wrong."

Sharpen up your reading skills, you putz.

J.

"And damn me for not confro... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"And damn me for not confronting them. "

Unless you've also confronted racist d-bags of other races, I don't know why you would confront this particular asshole.

I think you're being a little too....I don't know. Overly racially sensitive?
Do you feel you have to answer for/confront racist white idiots, just because you're white too? pfft. Screw that.

"He was exercising his 1st ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"He was exercising his 1st Amendment rights to be an asshole. And I could have exercised mine, to tell him what an asshole he was."

Go ahead and beat yourself up over this if you want to Jay but Salinger had it right, there isn't time enough to rub out every 'Fuck You' that you see.

"...there isn't time enough... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...there isn't time enough...."

To say nothing of the busted knuckles trying to beat sense into someone.

As that noted philosopher Ron White noted "You can't fix stupid!"

let's see...what percentage... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

let's see...what percentage of Whites voted for Obama versus McCain? Slightly higher for McCain.

what percentage of Blacks voted for Obama versus McCain? NINETY-FIVE percent for Obama.

Do I think the thugs you saw are reprehensible? ABSOLUTELY! I don't know where you live, Jay, but I would bet a lot of money that a Black man could walk by safely (with or without taunts).

Now, take your White self to South Central L.A., or Harlem, or...and walk by a bunch of Black thugs and see if the same is true in reverse.

ALL this bullshit focus on RACE! is bullshit. ALL OF IT.

But alSharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright and a host of other Black hate-mongers have made CAREERS out of fanning the flames of "RACISM!" Yet they are MUCH more dangerous than the group of thugs you walked by...and THEY have the President's ear!!!

let's see...what p... (Below threshold)
jim m:
let's see...what percentage of Whites voted for Obama versus McCain? Slightly higher for McCain.

what percentage of Blacks voted for Obama versus McCain? NINETY-FIVE percent for Obama.


You see the problem is that the lefties see the same numbers and they do not see the black racism. They see it as evidence that white people are racist because if they weren't then 95% of them would have voted for Obama.

Lefties cannot see the other side of any argument. They are right and the rest of us are ignorant or evil or both.

Ugh, this sounds like typic... (Below threshold)
Bigplankton:

Ugh, this sounds like typical guilty white drivel. The least of my problems are skinheads, at least he wasn't susceptible to brainwashing and embarrassed to be white. No, as a white man I have the Democratic party, the media, universities, all trying to punish MY people for "white privilege."

I don't think you have "genetic" problems because you're Nordic, how absurd. You do have one disease though, it's called White Guilt Disorder. This type of thinking is why the Republican party is so weak and pathetic, why a White farmer can be murdered in Arizona by illegal aliens who invaded our country and nobody so much as blinks, why white people aren't protected by hate crime laws while they're often victims of interracial crime, why white men are routinely discriminated against in government hiring and university admission, and why there's a genocide of white people in South Africa but our media couldn't care less.

No, I really don't care about a skinhead.

Re: 25 Clean Up requested!... (Below threshold)
epador:

Re: 25 Clean Up requested!

It appears one of Despicable Me's cyclops bigplankton's has prematurely ejaculated prior to the Movie's Release. Ewww.

JayYou wrote about t... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Jay
You wrote about the CBC ideology being as important to them as their skin color. It came off as an attempt to say that the CBC isn't racist because it not just being black that counts but being black and a liberal. You never mention once that even though ideology is involved that they still are racist.

Is this the section where I throw an insult back at you? OK if you pull your head out of your ass long enough, maybe you could reread your article and see how someone may look at it in a different light. Yes it was an attack on the CBC but it also seems like an attempt to deflect the racism charge against them. If not then just come out and say they are racist.

Don't fret about it old thi... (Below threshold)
Tarquin:

Don't fret about it old thing.

Over here in England we have an entire class of chinless wonders, resulting from countless generations of inbreeding. They are called the aristocracy, and despite their inability to change a lightbulb, they are now in control of the BBC, the Labour party, the Liberal party, the Conservative party, The Guardian, the Observer, Greenpeace, the education system, and the Church of England.

Sorry, Wayne. Sometimes I l... (Below threshold)

Sorry, Wayne. Sometimes I let myself get used to getting hostility here.

In that earlier article, I went to great lengths to trash the CBC. I highlighted their double standards by pointing out that simply being black wasn't enough for membership, nor being liberal and representing blacks; both had to apply.

And why did I choose this particular example to discuss? The simplest of reasons: it happened right in my face. My disgust with other racial separatist movements is more abstract; I've never had any direct dealings with them. These three assholes were right in front of me, and I had to pass within a couple of feet of them. And it was still fresh in my mind.

I also tend to take these assholes more personally than the rest. As I said, they are claiming to represent me, my ethnicity, and that really, really pisses me off.

I don't speak for anyone else, and no one else speaks for me. And I will "get in the face" of anyone who says they're speaking or acting on my behalf.

So yeah, Wayne, I take it personally. I shouldn't have in your case, though. Sorry.

J.

I'm a real minority in the ... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

I'm a real minority in the Portland, Oregon grocery business, being White. But I'm a little upset at some race-based discounts that some distributors like Coke offer to some organizations only open to members who are members of certain groups. That seems like an illegal practice to me.

Justrand:"Dr. M... (Below threshold)
Bigplankton:

Justrand:

"Dr. Martin Luther King wanted people to judged on their CHARACTER...not their SKIN COLOR! Yet the Democrats keep everyone focused on RACE! so they can maintain a loyal flock of sheep!

People really need to stop bringing up what MLK said, the leftists haven't cared about that for decades. They will never, ever stop focusing on race, no matter how many times you beg them to. They want to keep their various groups together to defeat the "evil white conservatives". So what's the solution then? It's obvious. White people must become racially conscious and form groups to protect their rights and interests. Groups that are respectable and civil and have nothing to do with Nazis or KKK or any of that garbage.

.and sadly, some white people will act like other minorities already are.

What do you mean "sadly?" There's nothing sad about it. It's reality. Racially conscious groups are the only solution for White people to fight the leftist anti-White agenda. Appealing to their "better nature" hasn't worked and never will work. Whites are gonna be minorities soon anyway. You think it's bad now? Just wait. If White people don't get this by now, especially after seeing how the Tea Parties were relentlessly attacked for being white, then they have their head buried deep in the white sand.

epador:"Re: 25 ... (Below threshold)
Bigplankton:

epador:

"Re: 25 Clean Up requested!

It appears one of Despicable Me's cyclops bigplankton's has prematurely ejaculated prior to the Movie's Release. Ewww.

Can't really decipher this post. Anyway, if you disagree with what I said by all means tell me where I went wrong. I'm open to criticism.

I spent 1st - 4th grade liv... (Below threshold)
epador:

I spent 1st - 4th grade living in a neighborhood of all colors and religions literally a stone's throw from the MD DC line. It must have seriously warped me to be a minority there for so long, because when I use my eyes to read something like 31. I wanna wash my eyes out with soap and water.

Two words: La Raza. A democ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Two words: La Raza. A democratic organization totally racist. Where is the outrage? ww

I'm gonna let Big Plankton'... (Below threshold)

I'm gonna let Big Plankton's comments stand. They're mostly incomprehensible, and the part that is understandable reflects most accurately on him.

J.

every neighborhood I lived ... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

every neighborhood I lived in growing up was VERY mixed EVERYTHING. The one I lived in for my last year of High School and first two years of college was 90% Black. I had friends, and "not-friends" of every color.

I spent 8 years in the Marines where the only color that mattered was GREEN!

I am, frankly, an innocent man...having treated everyone with respect and deferrence until and unless they showed themselves unworthy.

Therefore, AS an innocent man, I reject any and all attempts to label my opposition to Obama and his verminous ilk as anything other than what it is: I love freedom and hate those would take my freedom. Like Obama...Piglosi...

epador:I spent ... (Below threshold)
Bigplankton:

epador:

I spent 1st - 4th grade living in a neighborhood of all colors and religions literally a stone's throw from the MD DC line. It must have seriously warped me to be a minority there for so long, because when I use my eyes to read something like 31. I wanna wash my eyes out with soap and water.

I've lived among diversity my whole life, still do. I still don't understand what's so about offensive my posts that you want to wash your eyes with soap and water. You haven't explained it.

I'm just looking at the situation and thinking of practical solutions. The regular approach doesn't seem to be working.

Jay Tea:I'm gon... (Below threshold)
Bigplankton:

Jay Tea:

I'm gonna let Big Plankton's comments stand.

Thanks.


They're mostly incomprehensible, and the part that is understandable reflects most accurately on him.

Hey! What the? :)


ROFLMAO.... (Below threshold)
epador:

ROFLMAO.

Consider for a moment the c... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Consider for a moment the comments of a number of people here. The result of dems calling everyone under the son a racist is that people are ceasing to care about those who actually are racist.

Think about it. If I have not harbored animosity toward minorities (or specifically against blacks) and have not ever discriminated against them in my actions and yet I am called a racist for my political views, how am I to respond? Initially, it is denying any and all such allegations. But as time goes on and more and more people find themselves called racist for their views on non-racial political issues at some point they stop caring about actual racism.

As the saying goes "One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb". If I am to be hanged for the lamb, what should I care for the man who steals the sheep? If my punishment is the same as the real racist then why should I care about people really being racist?

The unintended consequences of the left calling everyone racist is that those of us who aren't really don't care to stop those who are any more.

They see racism around every corner. They want to spend their time fighting racism where it isn't? Let them fight those who are racist on their own. Maybe by letting real racism go they will learn again what it really is. No I would not stand by and watch someone being beaten or hurt physically. But I no longer care about people hanging nooses in school libraries (hell that's usually the left anyway) and shouting epithets(usually the left as well).

Racism used to outrage me. Now I just fell it is the left's comeuppance. If that makes me racist then so be it. I've been called one so many times now it doesn't matter to me.

Jay Fair enough. I j... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Jay
Fair enough. I just wanted to know how consistent others thought were on this. White,black, etc pride t-shirts should offend equally. Personally I have little problem with someone being proud who they are which includes white and males. However it can be overdone very easily. Outrage should be consistent though.

Jim M
I see more and more people adopting those attitudes. It seems to be snowballing too. Liberals keep adding more and more fuel on the fire. They seem to be spoiling for a fight and won't stop until they get one. I keep hoping people will wise up but I don't see it happening. That is the way life is sometime.

I seem to remember Obama's ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

I seem to remember Obama's AG Holder saying America was a bunch of cowards because we don't talk about race.

Well, people who previously didn't use race as a weapon or political tool are starting to speak up. The old racial agitators are going to get an earful, and I don't think they are going to like what they hear.

Ah-Hah! somebody finally h... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

Ah-Hah! somebody finally has admitted that the Kenyan is a Mulatto. GOOD. Now we can refer to the 1/2 black, 1/2 white or Mulatto Kenyan. Whew! So glad that has finally been clarified. Thank you Jay Tea the YO-YO.

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How did this drivel get pos... (Below threshold)
CT:

How did this drivel get posted on Wizbang?

Little late getting back to... (Below threshold)
BobG:

Little late getting back to you J; but I probably did miss your article on the CBC.

But, I wonder if you ever felt like you should "confront" CBC members in person. Would you have felt the compulsion to confront the Black Panthers at the polling place?

So, the combination of shaved head and a "white power" tee shirt is "Racist". How about dreads and a "black power" shirt?

What I am saying is: "get over it".

BobG, not only does the CBC... (Below threshold)

BobG, not only does the CBC not claim to represent me, they make it abundantly clear that they don't. The White Power assholes DO.

So yeah, I take them a bit more personally than the others. Sue me.

J.




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