The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Sarah Jeong, a new member of the New York Times editorial board, came under fire from right-wing outlets recently for her Twitter history. On July 14, 2014, Jeong tweeted, “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” On November 28, 2014, she wrote, “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” And on December 23, 2014, she festively proclaimed, “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.” These are just a few examples of Jeong’s ugly history of anti-white tweets.

Predictably, the New York Times doubled down in defense of Jeong, and remained steadfastly committed to hiring her. Black conservative Candace Owens tweeted out Jeong;s controversial posts, word for word, simply changing every “white” to “black,” and was immediately suspended from Twitter. There’s a pretty obvious point there, but it will be lost on today’s establishment “left.”

In fact, few “liberals” consider Jeong’s tweets racist. The incredible explanation has been devised that she was actually the victim here, and was merely responding to the taunts of true “racists,” who were, of course, lily white. Establishment liberals have long maintained that it’s impossible for nonwhites to be racist.

I was born a white male. I had nothing to do with that, just as none of us have anything to do with our race or our gender. I’m not proud of being white, but I’m not ashamed of it, either. I don’t suffer from “white guilt,” because I’ve always treated all people as decently as I could.

We live in a society so twisted that my lack of shame over my skin color will be considered controversial. If I’d been born black, I’d probably feel differently. I certainly would be about as radical a black as the world has ever seen, but hopefully I’d see beyond race and embrace the big picture.

I realize that, by writing this, I may alienate even more people. But I’m confident it will be mostly white people who take offense. A lot of whites are really good at being offended these days, almost as good as they are at feeling guilty about something only a small fraction of their ancestors were ever associated with.

Just as a century’s worth of Jim Crow nonsense was bound to “explode,” as Langston Hughes so cogently warned us, decades of Affirmative Action, Black History Month, and nonstop bashing of whites will eventually “explode” as well. I think. It’s quite possible that today’s white people are so dumbed down, brainwashed, and “cucked,” to use a favorite new alt-right term, that they may indeed be incapable of ever standing up from their perpetual bent-over postures.

As I have noted many times before, if you’re still concerned about the slavery that once existed in America, you really ought to open your eyes to the horrific reality that today there are some 40 million slaves around the world. India, which is increasingly taking over the IT industry, and lowering wages in the process thanks to the deadly H-1B Visa program, has 10 million of those slaves. Where are the angry social justice warriors to demand an embargo of India?

Just recently, the United Nations accused this country of “racial terrorism” against black people, and recommended reparations for them. No one has accused this country’s leaders of more crimes than I have, but the tyranny they inflict daily upon the people isn’t race specific. And there are no black people living today who were enslaved, just as there are no whites alive who ever enslaved their ancestors. Why doesn’t the wise old adage about “the sins of the father” being visited upon the sons apply here? How about a Year of Jubilee instead, which would benefit the mass of humanity, of all colors and genders, who are suffering under this monstrous disparity of wealth?

All of our racial discord comes from the rampant stupidity of our leaders, especially the white ones. Something about treating everyone equally, and forging a color- blind society, has always eluded them. They honestly seem to feel that tearing down a confederate statue, or getting some usually lowly-paid white working stiff fired from his job, will benefit black people. It’s their way of fighting “racism,” which they are increasingly finding everywhere.

In recent years, we’ve been lectured about brown paper bags, or band-aids, being “racist.” And the people alleging this weren’t being satirical. But what is more disturbing is the response from white people to these ridiculous charges. Total silence. No one is pointing out that this emperor, like all the others in our mad modern world, is totally, stark naked. They merely bustle along with their heads down, and hope that no one points an accusing finger at them.

While Martin Luther King spoke of judging people by the content of their character, no one in America today wants to do that. In a fair society, there would be no “race” selection on any business or government form, outside perhaps of the census. The only thing such a selection can do is to create some kind of discrimination. While “liberals” today claim to hate discrimination, they discriminate nonstop against those they hate, and they hate a lot of people. Perhaps they should recall real liberal Bob Dylan’s comedic line about not letting “Barry Goldwater move in next door and marry my daughter.”

Bob Dylan also wisely counseled us that poor whites are merely a “Pawn in Their Game.” Today’s liberals, many of whom were once probably Dylan fans, would advocate firing and even imprisoning those poor whites if they could be proven guilty of uttering “racist” comments. That’s today’s Left for you; uncover the “racism” that is apparently latent in all white people everywhere, and cause their lives to be destroyed in the process. Black people will somehow “overcome” because of that.

At this point, America should not still be talking about the same things we talked about in the 1960s. Numerous civil rights laws have been passed. School integration should have assured that all children are getting the same (generally subpar) education. Very, very few whites today are “racist.” Blacks are no better or worse, by virtue of their skin color, than anyone else.

“White privilege” exists, but it’s the privilege of power, not of race. Most of our leaders are undeniably white, as well as undeniably corrupt. Liberals today appear to actually believe that the poorest people in America, the whites in Appalachia, have some kind of “privilege” that Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and countless other black One Percenters don’t have.

White college professors want to eradicate “whiteness.” Courses exist in which the primary focus of the curriculum is an intense hatred of white people. Michael Moore writes a book titled “Stupid White Men.” Moore is a white man, stupid or not. I often marvel at these self-hating social justice warriors, whose words condemn their own parents, siblings, children and ancestors. They really should walk the walk, and give everything they have to some non-white who doesn’t have their “privilege.”

Laws should apply equally to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, income, or anything else. Rules and standards of conduct, and general expectations, should be the same across the board. Affirmative Action, race norming of tests, is just as discriminatory as separate bathrooms once were. The Old Boy Network was odious, and still exists in some form in lots of places, but the social justice warrior system is just as unfair, because it’s not based on any kind of merit or fairness.

Identity politics, and racial politics in particular, are a distraction from the very real class war that has been going on for a very long time, which is the subject of my book Survival of the Richest. Allowing black workers to get away with things that white workers are routinely fired for does nothing to advance civil rights, and creates more prejudice within those who are victimized by it.

When we hear the media or politicians talk about having a “dialogue” about race, we know what they mean. This “dialogue” will consist of angry black people accusing whites everywhere of “racism,” with perhaps a token submissive white on board, to look suitably guilty. Whites have become experts at apologizing for things they never did, or had any control over, or for simply expressing an unpopular opinion. And they’ve been asked to apologize a lot. A whole lot. What is lost on these anxious apologizers is that the apologies don’t pacify those asking for them. They still get fired, their careers are still ruined, and they still get called “racist.”

I won’t say I have friends who are black. That would be one of the million or so examples of “racism,” according to today’s Left. I have, however, worked with and socialized with hundreds of black people over the decades. I’ve always spoken my mind around them, which they, naturally enough, seem to appreciate. No black has ever called me a racist. Frankly, I think they admire the few white people who don’t act condescending towards them.

When we have reached the point where simply saying “all lives matter” is “racist,” all debate on the subject of race is impossible. You can’t solve a problem when all parties involved are not permitted to give their input. Racial relations won’t improve by one racial group accusing another group of “racism” over and over again, without the accused group having the right (or really the willingness) to defend themselves. It’s tantamount to a continuous rigged trial, where there is no defense attorney, and the sentences meted out are forced apologies and ruination of careers.

Our civilization has embraced the culture of ignorance and violence which naturally festers in the pockets of poverty we find in most of our big cities. The entertainment world, the fashion world, the political world, and obviously the sports world have permitted ghetto culture to not merely seep in, but in the cases of sports and entertainment, to completely dominate. The pigeon English-style of slang that rules ghetto culture has been christened respectfully as Ebonics. Recently, it has been suggested that proper grammar itself is “racist.”

No one is speaking up more for the rights of the poor and dispossessed than me. I wrote Survival of the Richest to expose the sinful disparity of wealth in America, and it does indeed impact blacks significantly, who are disproportionately in the lower income levels. But the unequal distribution of wealth isn’t “racist,” it’s class warfare, being waged by the rich against the poor and what’s left of the middle class. The victims of this class war are all colors, creeds, ages and genders.

John F. Kennedy, during the struggle for real equality in the early 1960s, put things eloquently when he declared, “Race has no place in American life or law.” It doesn’t get any simpler than that. As my favorite (and he happens to be black) character on The Walking Dead says, “All life is precious.”

 

About donaldjeffries

Author of the critically acclaimed best sellers "Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover Ups in American Politics,""Survival of the Richest: How the Corruption of the Marketplace and the Disparity of Wealth Created the Greatest Conspiracy of All," and the newly released "Crimes and Cover Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963." Author of the 2007 sci-fi/fantasy novel "The Unreals," which has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and The Twilight Zone, and compared to A Confederacy of Dunces and classic Russian literature. A second edition of "The Unreals" was published in February 2015 by Pocol Press. Long time JFK assassination researcher. Seeker of truth, proponent of justice and fairness. Enemy of corruption. Sender of as many "tiny ripples of hope" as possible.

Posted on August 6, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Why are so many Caucasians offended by NFL players taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner? Every time a picture of that is posted on social media, a lot of Caucasians go nuts. Many Caucasians now claim to boycott the NFL (but I’ll bet many of them are sneaking peeks at games down at their local pubs & wine bars). Why boycott the NFL based on that? There are lots of other reasons to boycott the NFL, but this one is curious.

    What do you think?

  2. The vast majority of fans are white. I don’t think they ever really noticed race until these mostly black players “disrespected” the flag. They’re fine with guys like PacMan Jones being charged with multiple violent crimes, beating women, etc. But they won’t tolerate anyone not respecting that flag. That taps into their fast food-style of patriotism.

    • Donald, piggybacking of your comments and the question from Mr. Edgar Cook, what is your main take on the Colin Kaepernick kneeling issue? Do you think he and the other players (mainly black, but there are some white players such as Howie Long’s son) who have knelt in solidarity are merely exercising their First Amendment rights or do you think while their concerns are valid, they should protest their list of injustices outside of their “workplace”, since football is their job (which they are all overpaid) and the football field is their place of business.

      Can you explain your definition of “fast food-style” patriotism, please? I assume you are not generalizing veterans or any American who is upset or disgusted with players kneeling during the anthem. It’s funny…as a veteran, I’m neither upset nor applaud what the players are doing…I guess I served to guarantee people the right to peaceful protest…and kneeling is peaceful, though I may not agree with it. But I can’t wrap my head why Trump is inserting his opinion (and big mouth lol) into this…he is definitely playing up to certain elements of his base and, full disclosure, I voted for him (though I am beginning to regret it…though I couldn’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton).

      Basically, in summary, I don’t understand why an apparent strong segment of fans want to boycott the NFL over the kneeling issue (though I am not a fan of kneeling during the anthem, but I feel it is a right under our Constitution) and why Trump is arguing with players across all the leagues (like with LeBron James or Steph Curry)…he has more important things to worry about….like fixing our infrastructure, for one and a myriad of more important issues. How did we get to this where kneeling during the anthem is a supercharged, hot issue??!! (sigh)

      Anyway, your thoughts, please?

  3. Exactly! Thank you!

  4. Hello Donald,

    I have two questions: when is your next book coming out (or books) and do you have a schedule of upcoming interviews that you are going to do, such as with John B. Wells of Caravan to Midnight or on other similar shows/venues? I am really enjoying your books and your interviews. You have modified my viewpoints (which is fairly hard to do) and am interested on your pre-1963 hidden history writings and your thoughts on our present shambles of public schooling, bullying, and moral/cultural decay in the country. Thanks in advance for your response.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I am being interviewed pretty regularly. Recently, my interview with Jesse Ventura aired on RT television- you can find it easily on You Tube. Also have been doing several interviews with the Whistleblowers Heroes program, hosted by Ella Felder (in fact, I’ve been co-hosting the last few weeks). That one is a bit more difficult to find, but at least one of my interviews with her is on You Tube. I’m in the midst of doing a four part series of interviews with the Ochelli Effect, all on “Survival of the Richest.” My interview about Chappaquidick should be up pretty soon on the Midnight Writers News web site. I do so many of these interviews that it’s hard to remember them off the top of my head. The best way to find them it just to google me or search my name on You Tube. When the publication date for “Crimes and Cover-Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963” (scheduled for May 2019) draws closer, I will doing interviews to promote it. As for the book about bullying, “Bullyocracy” is looking like it will be released in the fall of 2019, and I will certainly look to promote that with interviews as well. Thanks again for your interest.

  5. Thank you, Donald, for your quick reply and thorough answer. I have several of your interviews on my iPod to include the Whistleblower Heroes program, Sarah Westall’s program, among others. I did watch your interview by Jesse Ventura on YouTube. Thanks also for opening up my mind regarding Huey Long…I’m going to delve deeper into his life to include watching Ken Burns’ work on him. You’ve become one of my favorite authors and interviewees over the past year.

    I’ve gone from fairly conservative to more of a populist with elements of left and right in my worldview and I credit you for “expanding my awareness” in several areas. I’m still basically right of center and a Bible-believing Christian, but you have helped me to see some hypocrisies in Western Christendom, particularly here in our country (and probably in some of my own thinking). Of course, we don’t see eye to eye on 100%, but that’s ok. I’ve learned a lot from you…please keep up the great work. I look forward to listening to you in the coming months on interviews and to read your forthcoming books. Too bad we (the general public) have to wait until May 2019 or later, but better then than never…at least you found some publishers willing to print your works.

    Several other questions…I think I saw on your blog that you are writing a book on the Natalee Holloway case…when is that coming out or will you post a blog on it? Also, what are your thoughts on the “best” Presidents in our history. Kennedy, despite his flaws (adultery) and all of us have flaws, maybe the best President we had in the 20th century…would you agree? What about Calvin Coolidge? Also, your thoughts on Lincoln and Andrew Jackson, who alot of people especially Native Americans, view very negatively, though “Old Hickory” saw the evils of the banking system and did his best to beat it back.

  6. Thanks again- it’s gratifying to hear that. Natalee Holloway is a complicated issue- I was dependent upon the first-hand research of two other people, and will have to explore that down the road. Obviously, JFK is my favorite president. I think basically all of them up until Lincoln were at least pretty good. I love Jefferson especially. My take on Lincoln will be detailed in the upcoming book. In brief, I think he was the most tyrannical leader we’ve ever had. Coolidge didn’t do much, which automatically puts him in the top half of presidents, since their actions usually go against the interests of the people. I loved Jackson’s populism and hard-line stance against the bankers, but alas he seemed to love war a bit too much for my taste, and as you note his treatment and views regarding Native Americans were shameful. But he was hardly alone there, as I will show in the book.

  7. I certainly respect anyone’s right to protest, but it is just a bit ridiculous to watch multi- millionaires who play a game for a living, and enjoy every perk our society can throw at them (including a literal above the law status) complaining about how unfairly they’re being treated. We seem to be a bit confused about what rights employers have in this regard. Some argue that this is a free speech issue, but my guess is most people who support the players being allowed to kneel in protest while they are essentially “on duty,” applauded the censorship of Alex Jones. And vice versa. There is no consistency in a divided country like ours. My patriotism is best expressed in the title of a still unreleased documentary I appeared in: “I love my country but hate what they’re doing.” Yes, Trump is being his typical clownish self in commenting on the NFL issue, engaging in juvenile Twitter battles with LeBron James, etc. This accomplishes nothing, but does serve to distract his base from noticing that the Fed isn’t being audited, RFK, Jr. isn’t heading any commission to study the link between vaccines and autism, the wars are still going on, the infrastructure remains a crumbling, Third World mess, and Trump’s entire cabinet consists of deep state-approved Swamp creatures.

    • Thanks for your commentary/thoughts. By the way, is there a particular JFK biography that you can highly recommend? What about one on Huey Long?

  8. My favorite biography of JFK is still “Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye,” written by two of his closest advisers, Kenneth O’Donnell and Dave Powers. There has never been a truly honest biography on Huey Long. The least biased is probably the one written quite a while back by T. Harry Williams.

  9. If your favorite president is JFK, you must also like FDR. President Roosevelt saved our country! First from the chaos of the Great Depression, and then from the worst criminal the world has ever known: Adolf Hitler. Six million Jews killed by the Nazis. John Kennedy fought against Hitler in WWII, and then carried on FDR’s legacy. FDR made the world safe for JFK.

  10. Today is Huey Long’s birthday! It’s hard not to like a guy who said, “one day the people of Louisiana are going to get good government, and they won’t like it.”

  11. Why is it that all the good comedians are either Jewish or Catholic? Protestants are not funny at all. Protestants are the ones buying all the guns and shooting up schools. If Protestants learned to be funny, the NRA would cease to exist.

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