Wednesday, January 30, 2013

White Fright!

By Jeff Simpson

Who would have thought, that in the year 2013, the republican party would still be overcome by fear of minorities?  

Yesterday Capper told us about Charlie Sykes new major project, the website White Wisconsin.  

At least half a dozen local, black, conservative authors, including Wonder Woma - who had stood up to Glenn Grothman's attack on Kwanzaa - offered to submit contributions to the web site. Each and everyone was turned down.
 A quick check of the news and you see this is not just in Wisconsin where prominent republicans are scared of minorities,  but it is happening nationally also.  When you have someone who likes to beat the "minorities are taking over fraudulently" drum as much as their leader reince priebus does, this is to be expected.  

Let's start in Delevan where the local school talked about "white privilege" and the state/national republicans went into a tizzy!

The “American Diversity” class was taught to students at Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin, Fox News has learned.
“They’re teaching white guilt,” one parent told Fox News. “They’re dividing the students. They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being oppressed.’”
The parent, who asked not to be identified, has an 18-year-old son who was enrolled in the class and became alarmed after she looked at some of the handouts provided to the students.
“I felt it was indoctrination,” she said. “This is a radical left agenda and ideology that is now embedded in our school.”
The parent said the students were taught “if you’re white, you’re oppressing. If you’re non white, you’ve been a victim.”
 Of course Fox news is always available for stories like this.  I am proud to say that our school district has attended the White Privilege conference in the past! 

Then there was Glenn Grothman's recent racially charged rant against planned parenthood:

Not to mention, Tommy Thompson's son Jason, an attorney at Michael Best & Friedrich, who wanted to send our President "back to Kenya".   Paul Ryan(R-ayn rand) let everyone know the only reason he is not vice president today is because of those darn "urban voters"

Things are just as ugly nationally as they are locally.   There was the incident at the republican convention where some attendees threw peanuts at an African American camerawoman saying,"this is how we feed the animals".  To Mitt's famous 47% line to paul ryan's continuous whining about "entitlements" to Jim Sensenbrenner's critique of Michelle Obama's body.    There is also the despicable attack the republicans just commenced on Ambassador Susan Rice. 

It has become such a problem that Colin Powell felt obliged to give a national interview to address it!   All of these code words and pushing the line, helps focus on the fear and gets the base riled up, unfortunately it gets the real crazy even more crazy.   Arie Perliger of  West Point just finished a study of America's violent far right:

“since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self- identify with the far-right of American politics.”

Written by Arie Perliger, Director of Terrorism Studies at the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the paper asserts that three distinct ideologies exist in the “American violent far right.” Those are “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement,” the last of which “includes mainly Christian Identity groups such as the Aryan Nations.”

“Findings indicate that…it is not only feelings of deprivation that motivate those involved in far right violence, but also the sense of empowerment that emerges when the political system is perceived to be increasingly permissive to far right ideas,” it later reads.
Some of the very same people who fund these far right extremist groups also fund Scott Walker(but thats a for another post)


  1. Well, we all know Blacks are not as capable as Whites. Otherwise getting an ID would not be racist.

  2. Look- they're running scared. They are on their way to extinction.

  3. It baffles me to no end whenever I hear of any minority who votes Republican. I can understand them being conservative, but voting for a party that cares nothing about their struggles is insane to me.

    Of course, we had union people who voted for Reagan and Walker, so why should I be surprised.

  4. Whiteness is a sick, dangerous delusion that originated in the 17th century as a European justification to overcome Christian objections to the brutality of slavery. It's an extremely malleable concept, especially in the United States, where at one time Jews, Irish and southern Italians were excluded from the ranks of the chosen. In various parts of our country they were even lynched. Now they are card carrying members of the chosen race.

    To all those people who think they are White and are proud of it, I say: Prove it. Try to find a DNA test that proves you are white. You can't. The concept of whiteness is about as scientific as Phrenology.

    Thus, having to fall back on a standard color chart as a visual aid, I would say that those who consider themselves white are really more pink than anything else. Embrace you pinkness, be proud.