The Bigsby Protocol
“As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible. When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line. Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.”-Ekow N. Yankah
“That tiger ain’t go crazy; that tiger went tiger! You know when he was really crazy? When he was riding around on a unicycle with a Hitler helmet on!”-Chris Rock
Colin Kaepernick has not registered to vote in any election in his lifetime, yet he is now GQ’s “Citizen of the Year.” The message could not be clearer: virtue-signaling matters, civic responsibility does not. A citizen, first and foremost, exercises his or her civic duty whenever there is an election, and it doesn’t matter if you’re voting on town ordinances or the future president, each vote does count both on a practical level and on a symbolic level by asserting your freedom and your faith in our institutions. The loss of that faith—the loss of faith in general—has become a blight on Western civilization where despite our unprecedented prosperity we’ve lost the will and the way to defend liberty, intensely focusing on niche issues and protesting distortions and falsities on the margins while the center, unsupported, cannot hold.
“Hands up, don’t shoot!” Fabrication. Trayvon Martin, killed by a white man? Try a Hispanic in a Stand Your Ground state protecting his neighborhood and practicing self-defense. Keep spinning the wheel, you’ll find every single one of these high-profile instances of “police brutality” and systemic oppression has a colossal crater where the truth should be. I’m not even going to insult your intelligence with the usual basic bitch conservative bet-hedging (“of course there is systemic racism and police brutality in this country et cetera et cetera”) because if you’re reading this, you know that, too, isn’t true. The issue at hand is that we’ve bent over backwards to accommodate a group of people who not only have decided that to be white is to “bear the mark of Cain,” but, as Peter Boghossian notes, their secular religion of Social Justice has no redemption narrative. Thus, if you are white, your punishment must be “too great to bear” and, from Genesis 4:11-12:
Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.
Gustav Le Bon once wrote that Cain had the mind of a Bolshevik; he is the prototype for Lothrop Stoddard’s Under-Man, the archetypal ethno-masochistic Social Justice Warrior. The cursed land tilled by the hands of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “black bodies” and Rousseau’s Noble Savages has received the crimson sacrament of oppression for four hundred years, they say! In order to disavow this legacy of enslavement, genocide, and exploitation, I hereby call on all blacks with the surname Jackson, Jefferson, Washington, and other RACISTS to change them. All judges who wear white wigs in places like Kenya must abandon this practice, as well as any vestiges of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence that might inform their countries’ legal code, due to England’s history of colonialism and exploitation; all non-whites must cease speaking European-originated languages immediately. I implore you! The whites and “whiteness” must be cast out to wander in the wilderness, bearing the Mark of Cain, condemned by Cain’s progeny. What cruel irony!
As Ekow N. Yankah says, underlining the divine retribution for the inexorable sin of “whiteness”:
The ridiculous thing was thinking friendship was possible in the first place. It hurts only if you believed friendship could bridge the racial gorge…Imagining we can now be friends across this political line is asking us to ignore our safety and that of our children, to abandon personal regard and self-worth. Only white people can cordon off Mr. Trump’s political meaning, ignore the “unpleasantness” from a position of safety.
That position of safety will now be turned against whites into a kind of racial quarantine, whereby the Caucasoid Opioids will be doomed to harvest nothing but dust from the soil of their Red Country, while the enlightened cosmopolitans practice a neo-Red-Lining in their swank apartments, safe in the knowledge their race makes them unassailable, their opinions sacrosanct, imbued with an enlightened glow of purpose. Dispossession of the whites of the land blacks built (you know, like Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit…never mind, gloss over that part) is the punishment decreed from on high.
What of those that persist in trying to cross the “racial divide”? Yankah continues:
The deepest rift is with the apologists, the “good” Trump voters, the white people who understand that Mr. Trump says “unfortunate” things but support him because they like what he says on jobs and taxes. They bristle at the accusation that they supported racism, insisting they had to ignore Mr. Trump’s ugliness. Relying on everyday decency as a shield, they are befuddled at the chill that now separates them from black people in their offices and social circles. They protest: Have they ever said anything racist? Don’t they shovel the sidewalk of the new black neighbors? Surely, they say, politics — a single vote — does not mean we can’t be friends. I do not write this with liberal condescension or glee. My heart is unbearably heavy when I assure you we cannot be friends.
A commitment to segregation must remain absolute—safe spaces for people of color, computer labs for aborigines—and the Uncle Toms who, God forbid, identify as “conservative,” well, no amount of invective shall be spared. Indeed, they shall suffer the same fate as if they themselves were white. Michael Harriot has decided commentary such as the following by Charles Barkley has earned him Clayton Bigsby status as a Black White Supremacist: “What we as black people need to do, we need to worry about getting our education. We need to stop killing each other. We need to try to find a way to have more economic opportunity and things like that.” Good God, Harriot sputters, “Is there anyone who thinks that Barkley’s statements about race reveal anything other than his repeated willingness to throw black people under the bus for our stupid unwillingness to assimilate into whiteness?” Chelsea Handler has gone on record referring to Ben Carson, Stacey Dash, and Milwaukee County Sherriff David Clarke as “black white supremacists.” According to Shaun King, “David Clarke is the living breathing reminder that black white supremacists do exist.”
Don’t forget that Bigsby divorced his wife because she was a “nigger lover”—“his commitment to the cause went that deep”—and contrast it to Sherronda Brown’s “hot take”:
When the very system of whiteness that you have been indoctrinated into since birth is a sexual fantasy in and of itself, it follows that white supremacy would manifest itself through sexual violence. When anti-Blackness is central to this system, sexual desire for Black people has to be coded as hatred, dehumanization, and violence. It’s a rationalization of sorts, albeit a grotesque one.
Got it? So much for the triumphs of over-turning anti-miscegenation laws, eh? “White supremacists fetishizing and seeking out Black romantic partners” is “sexual violence”; never mind that the statistics of white-on-black rape (which is actual, not imaginary violence) are so statistically negligible the FBI doesn’t even track them. To my knowledge, there’s not been a recorded case in at least three decades, other than a pair of high-profile hoaxes. As Charles Barkley himself said, “I could be wrong, but I doubt it.” Maybe there’s a power dynamic in terms of sexual conquest related to race, but these kinds of furtive affairs often center more on other factors well beyond the purview of our discussion here. A white supremacist, by definition, would not enter into a romantic relationship with a non-white person; “romantic” implies an emotional connection, perhaps even love, and that would necessitate the supremacist in question would have seen past their race to value the individual. I could see an instance where a white supremacist might dupe a “person of color” and treat their marriage like they’re Moslem, but it seems quite the stretch. Brown uses Milo Yiannopolis’s marriage to a black man as an example. One, Yiannopolis is not a white supremacist or a white nationalist (who would also not enter into a romantic relationship with a non-white, and certainly would not reproduce with one, though in Yiannopolis’s case that’s obviously irrelevant), and two, white supremacists and nationalists would not claim him for his mixed Jewish ancestry.
The Jewish ancestry would seem to be highly problematic, for Hamid Dabashi, of Al-Jazeera and Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (of course he is):
By replicating and reenacting the racial politics of their European origin and now their US benefactors upon Arabs in general and the Palestinians in particular, the Zionists are the living testimonials as to how racial hatred is manufactured and sustained as means of political domination. The term “Israeli Arab” invented by Zionists for Palestinians in their own homeland is the epitome of European racism carried to its most obscene colonial conclusions… No postmodern or poststructuralist dismantling of race can disregard the sustained history of racism as coterminous with capitalist modernity. It must acknowledge, sublate, in order to overcome it.
As Paul Ramsey notes, the Jews better be careful, as Israel “is being fitted for the same noose as South Africa” once was. And don’t think for a second their black attack dogs are going to go easy on them once they’re off the leash—none other than Keith Ellison supports Kwame Turé’s assertion that Zionism is a form of white supremacy and that you cannot be racist toward Jews because Jews are oppressors themselves: “European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world.” Sounds like Ellison and his mentor Turé (né Stokely Carmichael, himself a member of the Black Canon of Saints) are woke to the JQ! That, my friends, is a discussion for another time, however.
It’s not just Jews and whites who are the problem, either. After three UCLA basketball players were bailed out of a Chinese jail following their arrest for shoplifting sunglasses from the Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, Bruce C.T. Wright speculates, “Not only could freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill, and Cody Riley be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison for shoplifting, but the overt racism Black people experience in Chinese society could also be carried over into the courtroom.” What, no condemnations of their privilege or gleeful delight a la Otto Warmbier? Could it be that their behavior drew extra scrutiny because they’re seven-foot-tall black teenagers in China—not because of their “blackness” as a social construct, but because they’re just so physically distinct? Ekow Yankah asserts:
For African-Americans, race has become a proxy not just for politics but also for decency. White faces are swept together, ominous anxiety behind every chance encounter at the airport or smiling white cashier. If they are not clearly allies, they will seem unsafe to me.
Scott Greer responds:
Meltdowns from campus activists and all-too serious concern from school deans means that there is something inherently wrong in stating it’s alright to be white. With opinions like Yankah’s receiving a platform from America’s paper of record (The New York Times), more people should wake up to how a large percentage of higher education is teaching there’s something inherently wrong with one particular skin color. Does that sound like an idea that will lead to more harmony in the country?
White/Asian/Jewish racism is clearly an international problem, however, driven by hegemonic exploitation, with the United States and Israel, plus their Eurowestern and Asian allies, and, it would seem, other international power players in China and Russia sitting at the locus of Oppression. As Hamid Dabashi asserts, “US/Israel is today the transatlantic prototype of racist white supremacy that sustains and advances the murderous myth of the white people civilizing the world” (in the same article he spells Toni Morrison as Tony Morrison—fucking racist, sexist pig) and “there are no white people,” which means, by rights, then, there should be “no such thing” as vaccines, flight, Facebook, Google, basketball, rocketry, television, telephones, the internet, electricity, Braille, the Gregorian Calendar, IVF, GPS, locks-and-keys, Jello, Kool-Aid, guns, radio technology, computers, cameras, movies, MRI, coupons, elevators, nuclear power and fission and fusion, batteries, blood transfusions, geometry, crowned roads, soap, space travel, syringes, synthetics, insulin and hormonal injections, baseball, EKG, CT and CAT scans, the steel plow, vision-corrective lenses and contacts, air brakes, batteries, contraceptives and birth control, automobiles, the printing press, candles, recorded music, the can opener, pacemakers, tin foil, nail clippers, the sequenced human genome, soda, speakers, anti-freeze, the cotton gin (which would have ultimately killed slavery without the Civil War), robotics, the remote control, democracy, the stock market, Post-Its, the electric razor, the respirator, republicanism, the Scientific Method, physics, tissues and toilet paper, sanitation and indoor plumbing, crayons, the drive-through, the drive-in, cigarettes, the suspension bridge, water treatment, skyscrapers, slot machines, locomotion, anthropology, the university, pasteurization, hearing aids, polyester and other stretch materials, carbon-dating, dentures, the astrolabe, ATMs, asphalt, cardboard, smoke alarms, metal detectors, outboard motors, the period table, pens, pencils, PVC, rubber processing, the flush toilet, virtual reality and video games, lasers, windmills, chemistry, internal combustion, chemotherapy, the steam engine, the jet engine, urban planning, showers, the Golden Ratio, dice, banking, patents, common law, lighthouses, the trireme and thus ocean transport, the thermometer, the assembly line, helicopters, steel, dishwashers, vacuums, power lines, satellites, capitalism, plastic, and wheelchairs.
Additionally, given their position as oppressors and hence, the justification for their existence as defined by “Otherizing” those they exploit, Jewish and Asian inventions and discoveries should be framed in the negative as well; consequently, as attendant to and complicit in “whiteness,” their inventions should also not exist. At the very least, the aforementioned groups have appropriated or exploited the world’s blacks and browns and claimed their inventions, innovations, and discoveries as their own because, well, WE WUZ KANGZ and all that. To wit, we must move past white/yellow/Jewish supremacy and cease utilizing these so-called “advancements” immediately. As Happy Gilmore once quipped, “Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit?” Ekow Yankah does: “Mr. Trump’s supporters are practiced at purposeful blindness. That his political life started with denying, without evidence, that Barack Obama is American—that this black man could truly be the legitimate president—is simply ignored.”
Nsikan Akpan states that, “When confronted with genetic evidence suggesting someone isn’t ‘pure blood’…white supremacists ‘bargain’”—but how do most American blacks respond to the fact they are, on average, a quarter white? Barack Obama is referred to as “black” despite being half white. People like Yankah have internalized the “racializing” language of slavery without even being cognizant of that fact. Yankah is reinforcing the One Drop Rule, still, by calling Barack Obama a black man, and he is only perpetuating the systemic oppression of “the blacks” by using this parlance. Yankah’s own children are mixed race. He is part of the problem, and his emphasis on division, nakedly pathetic as it is—and opportunistic I might add—only highlights how weak and untenable his “intellectual” position on racial issues is. But wait, haven’t we thoroughly deconstructed “whiteness” and established that it is itself a negation and doesn’t exist? That the “practiced blindness” of the globe’s hegemons could extend into civilization itself? Correct, but to follow the thread of Akpan, Dabashi, et al., the power structure is kept in place by artificial constructs stretching from the Orient to Asia Minor to the Cotton Belt; it makes sense, then, that the (half) black Kaepernick would abstain from the brutally oppressive institution that is the American democratic-republican hybrid by never registering to vote—“keeping” his vote may be the one thing he has left, after everything else has been stolen from him by his wicked massahs.