W. James Antle III writes in The American Spectator:
A small but growing number of people on the right seem to be embracing the idea that if these liberal observations are false, then the exact opposite of them must be true: interracial harmony is effectively impossible; affirmative action harms whites in exactly the same way Jim Crow harmed blacks; the era that gave rise to the civil rights movement wasn’t that bad; we are all at imminent risk of being attacked by predominantly black flash mobs; white racism doesn’t exist (proponents of this last bit seem divided on the question of whether it should exist). Needless to say, these views are also obvious nonsense.
It will be hard for us to live together as Americans if we constantly believe the worst about each other.
W. James Antle III is free to continue saying that. We are free to continue reading Takimag, VDARE, or American Renaissance over National Review or The American Spectator.
The internet is a free market of opinion. In a social media world, a website is a website and there is no physical barrier between the discourse of self anointed “mainstream” and “extremist” websites.
It is impossible for guardians to enforce BRA’s taboos in the world of vBulletin, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Now smart phones have entered the picture and everyone is a WorldStarHipHop national correspondent.
We’re taking ground from the “mainstream” every year and hardening White racial attitudes reflect that. BRA’s media overreached when it tried to spin that absurd narrative about Trayvon Martin and we were the ones in the blogosphere who shot it down.
In the nature of things, time is on our side; the costs of BRA to ordinary White people are increasing exponentially with changing racial demographics. America’s terminal national decline is too obvious and too advanced to sweep under the rug anymore.
Someone must eventually yield in this debate. I’m betting that the taboos established by the Mainsteam Media in the 1960s must eventually yield to the gravity of material reality.
As Lee Harris explains in The Next American Civil War, human societies tend to drift along until the traditional way of doing things crashes onto the shoals of some crisis it cannot navigate; the “cake of custom” unravels, and new ideas surge to the fore.
We’re almost at that point.
Mark Adomanis writes at Forbes:
I am far from the only person to notice the increasingly yawning divide between professional conservative functionaries and the flock they purpose to lead, and I am certainly not attempting to portray myself as uniquely clairvoyant or perspicacious for doing so. Indeed if you go and look through actual conservative blogs it is virtually impossible to miss the wave of righteous indignation, often bordering on blind rage, that has been stirred up by Derbyshire’s dismissal and the supposedly cowardly and obsequious way it was handled by National Review (heck, I’m not a conservative and even I got yelled at by a couple of random people on Twitter).
BRA was created 47 years ago in another century.
When MLK marched from Selma to Montgomery, there were three national television networks that still had the confidence of the public, and there was one conservative print magazine that was selected by the dominant liberal media to represent the “respectable” or “legitimate” conservative false opposition.
The distance from Selma to Sanford is greater than the distance from WWI to the Voting Rights Act. A country that was roughly 90 percent White has been transformed into a country that is 63 percent White.
Back then, America was embroiled in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The threat posed by world communism to America’s global leadership provided an incentive to expand “civil rights” for minorities that no longer exist today.
The international landscape has changed. The media landscape has changed. The racial demographics of America have changed. The life experience of most American conservatives has changed.
The racial taboos and the underlying enduring reality of racial differences that they are responsive to have not changed … in spite of 47 years of liberal social engineering schemes, the witch hunting of every “racist” heretic by the media, and the countless trillions of dollars that have been sunk into the black hole that is MLK’s dream.
A growing chorus of conservative voices are now saying publicly what everyone knows privately … that the Negro, excuse me, the “African-American” has been given his chance and that Western civilization can no longer indulge the unrealizable Disneyworld fantasy that is the dogma of racial equality.
The costs of slavishly pandering to black people’s whims and fantasies are now too high to ordinary White people to ignore any longer.
The conservative establishment can stick its head in the sand and ignore the irrepressible conflict between black people and civilization that is on display in Detroit, Haiti, and sub-Saharan Africa. No one is required to listen to them or take them seriously though.
Note: It is a choice to be a self censoring Beltway eunuch writing for a worthless establishment conservative webzine in Northern Virginia. The price you pay at the door is your intellectual freedom and moral integrity. That’s not a price everyone in America is willing to pay.