“Because It’s 2018”: Annotations on the Cultural Marxist Present: Vol. II
“Stand and deliver your money or your life
Try and use a mirror no bullet or a knife
And even though you fool your soul
Your conscience will be mine
We’re the dandy highwaymen so tired of excuses
Of deep meaning philosophies where only showbiz loses.”-Adam and the Ants, “Stand and Deliver”
Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone were barred from entering the United Kingdom and held in a detention center for “inciting hatred/tension between local communities” on their way to a speech for the freedom to exercise the right thereof. This comes on the heels of a woman in Sweden facing a two-year prison sentence for sharing an image on Facebook depicting a Pakistani-looking Muslim man with actual shit for brains. Funny, probably true, but quite harmless especially relative to what the Pakistani-looking Muslim man’s buddies are doing to the Swedes with impunity—that is unless you’ve been marinated in the Cultural Marxism where speech is violence, in which case massacring the staff at Charlie Hebdo is a proportionate response. The simple exercise of supporting free speech is to the new Orwellian Super-State the most abhorrent of crimes, behind only “racism,” “sexism,” and “Islamophobia,” aka pattern recognition. And all this time I thought it was the globalist super-structure which was inciting hatred and tension between local communities with their flagrant double standards, forced integration, wealth re-distribution, and indiscriminate immigration/refugee policies.
As Harvard professor Robert Putnam found, based on over 40 cases and 30,000 people within the United States that, ceteris paribus, more diversity in a community is associated with less trust both between and within ethnic groups. Lowered trust in areas with high diversity is also associated with:
· Lower confidence in local government, local leaders and the local news media.
· Lower political efficacy – that is, confidence in one's own influence.
· Lower frequency of registering to vote, but more interest and knowledge about politics and more participation in protest marches and social reform groups.
· Higher political advocacy, but lower expectations that it will bring about a desirable result.
· Less expectation that others will cooperate to solve dilemmas of collective action (e.g., voluntary conservation to ease a water or energy shortage).
· Less likelihood of working on a community project.
· Less likelihood of giving to charity or volunteering.
· Fewer close friends and confidants.
· Less happiness and lower perceived quality of life.
· More time spent watching television and more agreement that “television is my most important form of entertainment.”
People are so in favor of mass immigration that the German government must fly “migrants” in under the cover of darkness—as few as 10,000 a month! The so-called “migrant crisis” is far from over. It’s just begun, and it’s not just limited to Europe. Make no mistake, this is not some great humanitarian crusade, that’s what foreign aid, the Peace Corps, and the like are for. As Victor Davis Hanson says, “‘Elites’ want to change demographically what they can’t control ideologically.” The full-court press is on for the minds, bodies, and souls of the West, all under the guise of Tolerance and Inclusion—for everyone but you. It is the gross sentimentalization of alien populations who are arriving en masse to dispossess Westerners of the nations they have forged through centuries of struggle.
Look at the nomenclature of DREAMER; it is the complete idealization of illegal aliens who, by the way, have an average age of twenty-five and of whom 40% are high school drop-outs. The “DREMERs” are overrepresented in the California penal system by a factor of four. A scant .03% have joined the military, which is reminiscent of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants to the UK—more of whom have joined ISIS than the British armed forces. Victor Davis Hanson makes the great point that residency (legal or illegal) is simply a migratory experience with no inherent loyalty to the host nation, whereas citizenship affords you unique protections and rights, but also duties. Conflating the migrant and the citizen leads to confusion and convolution; a Mexican who is in the United States illegally is erroneously believed to be subject to the protections of the Constitution using the same calculus as Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling on the “travel ban” that people in the Middle East, and indeed around the globe, are entitled to the same rights and protections as Americans.
As Hanson says, “If you don’t have a border, people are confused about what it is to be American.” He correctly argues that it is then very difficult to have a definitive expectation of our fellow citizens when we cannot differentiate between citizens and migrants. This makes establishing common ground difficult if not impossible, especially when you consider substantial barriers to communication such as language and culture which are no longer ameliorated by assimilatory forces. The express exhortation by multi-cultural ideology to not assimilate has removed all social pressures to ascribe to the common mores, conventions, and values of society both in general interactions and in adherence to the law.
We are currently in an environment where the law is only enforced against those who obey it. In fact, as we know from flaming cuck Michael A. Wood, Jr., the already-damning-for-blacks-and-browns FBI Uniform Crime Statistics are skewed, but not in the direction he claims. The evidence is mounting that senior officials not only encourage the suppression of the numbers of especially black crime, they pressure departments not to file certain reports, and they “cook the books” by re-classifying (mostly black) felonies as misdemeanors and misdemeanors as infractions. So that already shocking rate of black criminality, such as more blacks killing other blacks per year than all the recorded lynchings in American history combined, or the rate of inter-racial violence against whites, may well be much worse than we think. What’s more, regarding brown criminality, until very recently, the FBI did not split whites and Hispanics into separate categories for crimes committed, and even now, these numbers are relegated to a side-bar after initially lumping the two together as “white.” On the ground level, most law enforcement officers do not bother to differentiate between the two in their reports anyway, as 93% of all Hispanic offenders are automatically classified as white (regardless of ancestry) or “Unknown if Hispanic/Latino or Non-Hispanic/Latino White.” Also keep in mind that Arabs are classified as white as well. So in addition to far higher rates of black and brown criminality than are actually reported, white crime rates are dramatically lower, and all of this is before addressing illegal aliens and their wild criminal overrepresentation. Keeping calling President Trump a racist for noticing this, though, because we all know empirical data can be racist.
I’m just wondering, since white scape-goating is so in vogue, if it’s white racism that causes blacks to be twice as likely to beat their children as whites, or three times as likely to kill them because of maltreatment or neglect. Why yes, it is in fact white racism, says Stacey Patton:
Before white America enslaved millions of Africans, whuppings were not a parenting tool embraced by my ancestors. In fact, there is no evidence that ritualistic physical punishment of children existed in pre-colonial West African cultures, where children were viewed as sacred and purer than adults (my note: obviously she’s never heard of the period in European history called “Romanticism”), and sometimes even as reincarnated ancestors or gods. It is a European idea that children are “born in sin” and should have the devil beaten out of them with a “rod of correction.” That brutality cascaded across other cultures through slavery, colonialism, and religious indoctrination. It should not be surprising, then, that black African slaves, who endured the trauma of their own beatings, inherited their oppressors’ violence and, for centuries, passed down those parenting beliefs…Victims of racist oppression and violence have hurt the bodies of their own children in an effort to protect them from a hostile society.
There are so many fallacies and baseless claims in that statement I don’t know where to begin, but perhaps the following might prove illuminating:
· Apart from corporal punishment having been administered on some teachers when they were learners, parents still apply it at home to their children: But the main problem is that the law is against something which has been done for centuries. Corporal punishment was used by our teachers on us. We also used it before this law was passed. The parents use it at home. So these learners know how they are punished at home when they misbehave. Culture is simply defined as a way of life in a given institution or organisation (Walker, 2010). Here, corporal punishment is seen as part of culture. Adults had cultural authority to administer it to children. Trainer 3 specifically referred to black learners: I think corporal punishment should be legalised. Teachers have to be forceful to get results from a black child. I am specific about a black child. Maybe corporal punishment is not working in former model C and white schools, but for teachers teaching in black schools corporal punishment is necessary. The learners also reported that corporal punishment constituted part of their school’s culture: We are beaten all the time. Teachers use the hosepipe. If a teacher comes and asks us who was making noise, and we say we do not know, then he will beat all of us. They also beat us when we have not done homework (FG, THS). The regular use of the hosepipe, as reported above, points to corporal punishment as a norm at THS. Consistent with this finding, Ngcobo and Tikly (2010) found that teachers in Township schools still continue to administer corporal punishment. Township schools are still attended by mainly black learners in South Africa…Teachers insisted on corporal punishment for black learners on the basis of it being in alignment with African culture, when it was no longer applied to black learners at former white schools.
· For most Kenyan children, violence is a regular part of the school experience. Teachers use caning, slapping, and whipping to maintain classroom discipline and to punish children for poor academic performance. The infliction of corporal punishment is routine, arbitrary, and often brutal. Bruises and cuts are regular by-products of school punishments, and more severe injuries (broken bones, knocked-out teeth, internal bleeding) are not infrequent. At times, beatings by teachers leave children permanently disfigured, disabled or dead…One primary school headteacher told Human Rights Watch firmly that violence is “what the African child understands, and women too. They have to be beaten.”
· But it probably tells us something about the high threshold of tolerance toward corporal punishment in Africa that Boubacar Issa Camara considers lashes of the crop, fear of which causes the children to urinate or defecate on themselves, to be “nothing serious”!
· In traditional African society, corporal punishment was and it is still a very acceptable mode of correction for children.
· Eight African states allow the lawful caning, flogging, and whipping of children as a sentence for crime under the state, religious and/or traditional systems of justice.
· Corporal punishment is a routine and state-sanctioned part of many students’ everyday reality in Tanzania, where a 2014 study by the African Child Policy Forum concluded that “the frequency of abuse by teachers … is alarmingly high.”
· Though illegal as of March, corporal punishment continues in Ugandan schools as a penalty for speaking languages other than English (the language of national exams) on the grounds.
· In the Caribbean, and Jamaica in particular, child-rearing and disciplinary practices that would warrant child abuse charges in other Western societies are rampant.
· The use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline is common in the Caribbean region and is used to discipline children from very young ages. Only Haiti (of the six countries who submitted completed government questionnaires) (St Lucia,. Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Belize, and. Dominica) had laws prohibiting the use of.
· If you ask Caribbean adults if corporal punishment is OK, 66% (65% of males and 68% of females) say yes. Of these, 91% (93% males and 89% females) admit to suffering corporal punishment as children.
· To those who were brought up in Africa in the 70s and the 80s, ‘dealing’ with your kids usually means physical punishment. In those days, the standard penalty was to be caned with a thin, seemingly unbreakable bamboo stick, a belt, a slipper, or anything similar for delivering pain without breaking the skin. The cane brought such order to African homes that even the mere hint that a caning might be imminent was enough to make the children of the household tremble. To Europeans, these punishments might sound a bit violent:
1. Remember having to hold your ears and do the squats? This was sometimes known as the Frog Jump. It was quite popular across West Africa and is still a favourite in some homes in the Diasporas.
2. Another frozen-in-place punishment was to stand bent over and touch your toes while keeping your legs straight. Kids are flexible, so the first time you had to do this you thought, hey, this is not so bad. 10 minutes later you’re thinking you’d have preferred the momentary pain of the cane.
3. Kneeling on its own is boring, but kneeling on gravel while making sure your upper legs formed a straight line with your erect torso, now that was a bit more interesting because the pain caused by sharp stones digging into your knees made remaining upright quite a challenge.
4. some of our Ghanaian visitors will be familiar with: the application of freshly sliced pepper or ginger to the buttocks. Or, for the really hardcore parents, actually squeezing pepper seeds up your butt. It’s a more extreme version of the American practice of “hotsaucing” (dabbing a naughty child’s tongue with stinging Tabasco).
5. Corporal punishment is administered less today than it was in the 70s and 80s, especially in the more westernised African homes and in the diaspora, but back then they were just a normal part of growing up, and we can have a good laugh about them now.
No one should be surprised by the ahistorical apologism of Patton; the “standard” of outlets like The New York Times is to just throw a bunch of accusations, claims, and falsehoods at the wall and hope some of it sticks. They assume you won’t fact-check them, often because it is tedious and ungratifying work. There’s nary a scintilla of evidence to support Patton’s claims, and yet with just a half-hour of research I found a preponderance of evidence that contradicts them. Granted, I already knew about endemic corporal punishment in the black community (and Latin American, Arab, Native American, and Indian sub-continent communities), but I didn’t want you to just take my word for it.
Victor Davis Hanson quips that we have an awful lot of victims, but we seem to be running out of oppressors. The white majority is barely a majority, and the United States has been transformed into a multi-racial society. Affirmative action is based on the historic binary of pre-1965 Immigration Act demographics of a white supermajority and a black minority, which is obviously no longer applicable to today’s national racial and ethnic composition, a consequence of the post-1965 racial potpourri. In many ways the “diversity paradigm” remains fixed on the imported black-white “exploiter” historical axis, hence more African immigrants than native-born blacks find themselves beneficiaries of “flexible” admissions policies in higher education, as an example, but once again, the stated aim of “de-constructing binaries” by the increasingly bourgeois Left remains paradoxically fixed in static binarism while their policies simultaneously turn Western populations into pie graphs.
Very affluent people are content to virtue signal about privilege while at the same time benefiting from it (and this is obviously not limited to whites), but it’s the white working class and poor whites that, ironically, are the ones that must pay for the sins of privilege. Jim Goad makes a similar point—the descendants of white slaves and indentured servants would not have been slave-holders, nor would most whites in general have been, but the “elites” force their economic inferiors to bear the brunt of their guilt projection masquerading as compassion. There is no empathy, tolerance, or compassion here, despite the window-dressing. This is about power, the same as it’s always been. The rhetoric has simply mutated. The vast majority of the 50,000 individuals sterilized during the “social hygiene” movement in the early 20th century was white, contrary to popular belief. And though approximately 3,446 blacks were lynched from 1882-1968 per Tuskegee University, 1,297 whites were lynched over that same period. Even the Leftist black-white binary is hopelessly flawed.
To quote Charles Murray, from 2017, “What surfaced last year in the election [was] a very strong disaffection by the white working class toward the new upper class, fueled in substantial part by the open contempt and disdain that the new upper class has for the working class and especially for the white working class.”
During the Civil Rights Movement the federal government got involved because certain establishments wouldn’t serve blacks, and yet today, “Because It’s 2018,” Uber, Airbnb, PayPal, Twitter, Facebook, and others can freely discriminate along ideological lines. I believe in complete freedom of association and for each business to set its own policy, so I am certainly not advocating for federal strong-arm tactics, merely pointing out the rank hypocrisy.
The same double standard is applicable to the so-called “sanctuary states”: California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont. As Jared Taylor and Paul Kersey joked on the most recent Renaissance Radio podcast, suddenly the Left have discovered the 10th Amendment and states’ rights as modern-day John C. Calhoun’s. If, as Kamala Harris claims, “California is the future,” that is a harrowing thought. “Progressive” California—with the second-highest non-white percentage of its population in the country behind only Hawaii—has, by far, the nation’s greatest income inequality and among its lowest standard of living—for all but the “upper echelon,” of course. It truly is a microcosm of the future our “elites” have designed for us: a walled-off technocratic elite and globalist financiers, and their various functionaries, servants, and wait staff, preferably, in their eyes, non-white.