After another round of property destruction as Black Lives Matter protested over a police officer killing Daunte Wright ‒ and another round of trillion-dollar political giveaways by the Biden administration ‒ many are wondering aloud about the real looters in the US.
Many privileged Americans believed they were undergoing a racial awakening thanks to violence from both sides during last summer’s explosion of protests and riots in hundreds of cities across the nation. Some merely feared Covid-19, others the warlike atmosphere of their particular city, but most were ultimately forced to take shelter inside with a copy of the odious self-hating New York Times best-seller “White Fragility” or another self-flagellating race-consciousness tome.
Fearing the outside world let them pretend it was a conscious choice and that they weren’t literally under siege by “mostly peaceful” types of all races wreaking havoc in the streets. They got to play the guilty party, and the angry young people outside breaking glass got to ascribe a method to their madness, having successfully vanquished the bourgeoisie for another day. The angst-ridden children of the wealthy were even able to LARP at ‘uplifting the working class’ What’s not to like?
What’s really going on is just another kind of looting ‒ a psychological variant that involves victimizing all races in a way the sociopaths who designed the Jim Crow era never would have dreamed of. Didn’t win that track race? Must be white supremacy. Get a poor grade on your test because you didn’t study? They expected too much from you because you were Asian and they’re super great at math. That guy doesn’t want to go out with you even though you asked him twice? Why, he’s a white supremacist too, the creep ‒ keeping in mind one need no longer be actually white in order to be thus smeared. One can easily see where this slippery slope goes, and it’s not something anyone needs at a time when the country is already poised to explode.
Some scholars truly believe that removing not just America’s centuries-old history but purging US history of all racial memories is the only way to reach true peace. We have seen this in recent months with calls to remove statues not only of Confederate leaders but of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as other ‘Founding Fathers’ (perhaps one should say ‘Founding Parents’ now?). Only in ditching the contributions can the country come to terms with the crimes committed by their ancestors against their neighbors’ own ancestors. Only this (and a guilt-based curriculum furnished by the New York Times’ “1619 Project”) will save the children from becoming a whole new generation we have to brainwash ‒er, educate- against racism. It’s child’s play to merely insert the correct genetic history into your past, and since the children have already been programmed to feel guilty since starting school (a date most major cities leave earlier and earlier, with New York City’s kids shuffled onto the school bus at 2), who cares about a little fib here and there?