dear tim (i hope u don’t mind if i call u tim, i feel i know u so well now),
i read ur recent “open letter to the white right” with much interest as i, myself, am white and am politically somewhere on the right.
first off, let me say that i did take note that you addressed your rant only to whites on the political right and not to all whites, so i believe you when you say that the hate in that post was only directed to us and not to all whites. but i feel i should point out to you that 60% of
WASPs and po’ white trash whites who voted in this election voted republican, so that’s a helluva LOT of whites u be hatin’ on, tim.
still, never mind! u are entitled to hate and entitled to write or speak up about your hate. i’m not one of those who holds with “hate speech” as some sort of crime. say what u will (as long as it’s not, “let’s go kill the b*st*rds!”).
what does nag at me, tho, is the thought that u — an “anti-racist essayist” — have written something quite strong against white folks on the right, and that’s apparently awesomesaucey; but if a similar rant had been written by moi about a portion of another group — say, left-wing jews or hispanics or blacks — i, surely, would be pegged as a racist.
be honest, tim. if u had seen the text below written after the 2008 election, u would’ve thought to yourself, “what sort of racist pr*ck wrote that?!” even tho i had only written it about left-wing jews|hispanics|blacks … all of this being hypothetical-like, of course …
For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that Mogen David or Manischewitz you drink.
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your El Toro or whatever shitty ass 40 oz. you favor.
Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this…
You need to drink up.
Because your time is limited.
Real damned limited.
So party while you can, but mind the increasingly loud clock ticking away in the corners of your consciousness.
The clock that reminds you how little time you and yours have left.
Not much more now.
And you will lose.
So make a note of it.
Tweet it to yourself.
Put it on your Facebook/MySpace wall and leave it there so you’ll remember that I told you so.
It is coming, and soon.
This isn’t hubris. It isn’t ideology. It is not wishful thinking.
It is biology.
Not even advanced biology. Just simple, basic, like 3rd grade biology.
The kind of biology that proves how your kind — mostly younger brown, black and Jewish folks beholden to an absurd, inaccurate, unrealistic fantasy of what “change we can believe in” might be like — shall simply not be able to coordinate a functioning, multi-cultural society due to conflicting ethnic genetic interests….
And in the pantheon of American history, liberal young brown, black and Jewish people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the so-called “progressive” flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.
Fine, keep it up. It doesn’t matter.
Because, ultimately, you’re on the endangered list, too.
And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving….
And by then you will have all split into multiple, nationalist movements — hell you’ve all but done that now (ADL, La Raza, NAACP) — thus guaranteeing that the folks of color, and even a decent size minority of white folks will not be able to unite and get anything done, election after election, from the Presidency on down to the 8th grade student council.
Like I said, this is biology. And biology doesn’t lie.
Bottom line, this too shall pass.
So enjoy your support for Israel; your free meals, schools and healthcare; your Affirmative Action a while longer….
Do whatever you gotta do, but remember that those who are the victims of your greed and indifference take the long view.
They know, but you do not, that justice is not for the sprinters, but rather for the long distance runners who will be hitting their second wind, right about the time that you collapse from exhaustion.
They are like the tortoise to your hare.
They are like the ants to your grasshopper….
Because those who live on the margins, who have been abused, maligned, targeted by austerity measures and budget cuts and bail-outs, subjected to racism, classism, sexism, straight supremacy and every other form of oppression always know more about their abusers than the abusers know about their victims….
You, on the other hand, need know nothing whatsoever about them. And this, will surely prove politically fatal to you in the end. For it means you will not know their resolve. Will not fear it, as you should….
And they know how to regroup, and plot, and plan, and they are planning even now — we are — your destruction….
We just have to be patient.
And wait for your hearts to stop beating.
And stop they will.
And for some of you, real damned soon, truth be told.
Do you hear it?
The sound of your rainbow-nation fantasy dying? Your “progressive” nation, as you dreamt it, ending, permanently?
Because I do, and the sound of its demise is beautiful.
think about it. doesn’t it sound a little … weird?
previously: them’s fightin’ words, boy!
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this is old news but i still got a beef with it so pardon my rant (yeah, i HAVE been losing sleep over it if you must know!):
“Weird people – citizens, probably including you, of nations that are Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic. Almost everything experimental psychologists believe about the human mind comes from studies of the Weird. But perhaps you’ve guessed the problem: from a global standpoint, Weird people may be really… what’s the word? Yes: odd.
“As Henrich et al show, many phenomena we’ve assumed are universal probably aren’t: we can only really say they’re universal among Weird people, who make up 96% of subjects in behavioural science, or Americans, who make up 68%, and often only among US college students, who provide US researchers with a supply of guinea pigs. And the Weird, they say, ‘are particularly unusual compared with the rest of the species’. In the ‘ultimatum game’, for example, people are given $100 and told to offer some of it to someone else; if the other person accepts, each keeps their portion, but if they reject the offer, nobody gets anything. On average, Americans offer just under half, which seems to say much about human notions of fairness, or the fear of making an insultingly low offer. But many cultures behave differently; the Machiguenga of Peru prefer to keep more cash or, if on the other side of the deal, to accept whatever is offered.”
i mean, yeah. i coulda told them that! i.e. that different peoples are … uh … different. duh.
and i agree – you can’t automatically extrapolate from behaviors found in one group of people to the whole, friggin’ world. good to be aware of that.
but why’d they have to go callin’ us W.E.I.R.D? what? they couldn’t think of a
more less offensive acronym?
thanks a lot! Almighty. Social. Scientists. Who. Insult. People of. European. Stock.
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