Understanding Our Enemies: Part 1 – The Unreconstructed White Male

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The Progressive’s work is never done; as long as there is injustice in this world, we must be prepared to engage our enemy and defeat them using every weapon in our toolbox. We do this by using emotions, a strident tone of voice (think of Meryl Streep’s recent Golden Globes attack on Trump), haughty ridicule, ad-hominem attacks and, as a last resort, facts (if available and consistent with argument).

In taking the battle to the enemy, it is invaluable to understand their psychological make-up: why do they say/think/do what they do, what are their motivations, and what is the optimum moment to walk away from a heated debate by shouting ‘You disgusting bigot!’?

We start this series by examining the unreconstructed white male. Tragically, there are all too many of them. Hundreds of millions if not billions. Since, as a class, they have access to tremendous resources and dominate the professions, the arts, big business, the media, government, and most of the country’s wealth, they make a most formidable enemy.

Most of them do not even realise that they are the enemy, a true hindrance to progress and social justice. Ask them to name their favourite Malcolm X speech and they will look at you blankly. Yes, it really is this bad. They may vaguely recognise the name Martin Luther King but that is only because it’s a public holiday when they get to visit their home in the Hamptons.

For years, the accredited media and Hollywood have invested significant amounts of money and time in educating white males about the sins of their forefathers, which they themselves have inherited, as well as their shortcomings. TV commercials and printed advertisements for all manner of household goods (washing machines, cleaning products etc.) have tried to reinforce the message that the white male is inherently stupid, a figure to be pitied.

Tragically, despite this message being replayed for many years, the unreconstructed white male has still not got it. Instead of cowering in a corner like they are supposed to, they betray a sense of optimism, feeling instinctively that they are the masters of their own destiny and have little need of government programs/subsidies to help them.

The reality is that unreconstructed white males are an obstacle to real progress. They are responsible for all that is evil in this world. And they need to pay reparations, now.

Black Lives Matter

This article is amazing. That picture of a young Donald Trump is truly terrifying.

Pbier
Pbier

Yes, so innocent looking and yet responsible for exactly 6 billion deaths

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

For those who don’t see the likeness, bear in mind a change of hair stylist, somewhere along the line.

trav777

Think of all the awful things the white male has foisted upon the world- internal combustion, refrigeration, electric power, the transistor, the telephone, powered flight.

MAJOR OPPRESSION. These things are not what people REALLY want. They want to live naked, in tune with the earth, with communicable diseases that are cured by holistic methods and witch doctors. THIS is the future promised by the elimination of the white male. It will return us to the past times of being in harmony with nature and each other. Like the Aztecs. Like the Cheyenne, Pawnee, and Sioux. Like the Zulus.

The white man oppresses womyn and people of color with television, climate control, automobiles, railroads, smartphones, computers, software, all manner of materials and alloys, steel and concrete. People flee these things! They want to return to the land and have tasty ethnic meals prepared by other people in sustainable ways! People want FREE energy, they want the mind controlled pyramids of ancient Africans back. They want to understand the African way of science, a decolonized science that encompasses how Africans perfected the art of striking each other with lightning using black magic!

They want acupuncture to replace evil western nonsense like MRIs and PET scans. Superconducting magnets? WTF is this compared to the ancient knowledge and wisdom of an African witch doctor, with his implicit understanding of how to mix human body parts in a boiling pot to capture spirit and magical essences???

Crystals will heal our ailments, renewable energy will power what we want powered. Spirit dances will connect us with the ghosts of ancestors to inform our decisions, and a decolonized science will lead us into a bright future just like all indigenous peoples had before whiteness invaded and destroyed them.

Black Lives Matter

We have so much to learn. Western false consciousness has alienated us from our native traditions, and Western science has alienated us from native spiritual knowledge. Peaceful communist societies have given way to warlike capitalist oligarchies, and People of Color have seen their families, villages, and way of life destroyed as a result.

Yesterday, I watched an accredited documentary from Bill Moyers at PBS on “The Mystery of Chi” (available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4QM4eyBhuk). The documentary shows a Tai Chi master easily defeating attacks without even moving. According to Moyers, it’s all done through the mystery of “chi” — yet Western science has no interest in understanding what the Chinese have known for millennia. That’s exactly why Americans were the least healthy people in the world until Obama took office and saved the healthcare system.

MillionDollarBonus

This is so true! I can’t even take Western philosophy seriously when it doesn’t even touch on chi! Instead it focuses on dry topics like ethics, property rights and epistemology … all of which are tools of white oppression. The Chinese invented gun powder, Arabs invented algebra, and an African American invented the light bulb. Whites need to check their privilege and shut up about their so-called achievements!

trav777

The guy who wrote the algebra text was a Persian. It is an insult to them to call them Arab and they might get very angry at you. Remember, mistaking someone’s ethnicity is a microaggression, just as asking where they’re “from” also is…like not asking that.

A black man invented the Super Soaker…NUFF SAID. Whites BOW DOWN.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

Wow TRAV777, EPIC POST, thank you!!!

Engelslovesyou
Engelslovesyou

Reparations will not be enough. Complete re-education and total capitulation will be necessary before we can consider white males as a viable sub-group. They must be brought to heel and made to serve the people.

MillionDollarBonus

Excellent article Pbier! It’s time for white males to shut up, hold their heads in shame and start PAYING. People of color are owed reparations – even recent immigrants to America, and even races like Indians, who have no siginifnant role in American history. They are ALSO owed reparations and affirmative action!

trav777

Indians were incidentally brought to the west indies as slaves, particularly Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. It eventually became just significantly cheaper to ship slaves from west Africa due to the geography of the two alternatives.

And because of white privilege of course…which still runs rampant, as evinced by the US Census naming Indian Americans as the #1 earning socioeconomic group in the US. Clearly white supremacy is alive and well!

European American
European American

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#fake-news

European American
European American

Okay, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, friends of the playhouse. Can you guess which of the authors is duplicating, triplicating, quadrupling himself/herself with many alias’s? I pretty sure I know but it will be a fun contest, nonetheless, to hear what others think. Now don’t give us any hints, MSB (hint, hint) ;-0

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Pbier, how did you know? I always wanted to walk away from a heated debate shouting ‘You disgusting bigot’, but was never able to grasp the illusive concept of optimum moment, due to my poor sense of timing.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Looking well forward to Part 2 of the article to learn how to reconstruct myself and integrate more seamlessly with the progressive community.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Going Home to TRENDING NOW to contemplate the ticker!

Pocohantas
Pocohantas

Our rainbow coalition of community activists are winning the battle of Utopia!

trav777

I am moved beyond words by this.

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Thx for that moving clip Pocohantos. Clear I have much catching up to do. Book mesself on crash course in CRT. Any loggers left in Oregan in commute distance of Portland College with cabin share?

pedrofalls
pedrofalls

I’m not willing to accept that ‘this is no country for old white men,’ and it is informative articles like this that help me develop the faith that even a guy like me can learn to acknowledge and denounce my white privilege.

In 1946 I was the third born child born into a family that would grow 13 children of extreme white privilege. Just in these last few years did I finally begin to realize that shinning shoes at the age of ten and never drawing a penny of unemployment or welfare for the next 55 years was a product of my being white.

I thank my lucky stars and curse the fact that it has taken me so long to reckon with my privilege. I’m ready, now bring on the guilt, I so richly deserve. Maybe I shouldn’t use the ‘richly.’ Somebody please help me I’m just trying to learn my place in this new and improved world that I enter with such shame.

So glad I found this site.

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