The Leonard Pitts Jr. article The 'war on whites' is a fight the GOP can't win does not prove that there really is a "war" against the white population of the U.S.A., but it illustrates that point quite nicely, especially in the last paragraph:
Because its biggest threat is not the Democratic Party but demographic reality. And right now, that reality is winning, hands down.
Pitts is writing about the fact that white people are becoming a smaller and smaller percentage of the U.S. population. If present trends continue, whites will be a minority in the U.S.A. sometime in the next 10 or 20 or 30 years.
In response to this fact, I advocate that:
The obvious political institution we could employ in this project is the Republican Party. Thus, the current phase of the war against white people could be called the Battle for the Republican Party. This battle, this war, at present, is waged with words, propaganda, entertainment, money, legislation, judicial rulings, executive orders, etc. Pitts and I, obviously, are on opposite sides. Pitts writes:
If something does not arrest its present trajectory, the GOP seems destined to shrink into a regional party with appeal only to older white voters. It will be irrelevant in a nation where white voters will soon cease to be a majority -- no group will be a majority -- and appeals to racial and cultural resentments have less power to sway elections.In other words, the Republican Party can avoid defeat only by acting as if it has already been defeated.
The huge fact omitted by Pitts is this: Ethnic or racial solidarity is accepted, encouraged and celebrated for all non-white groups in America. It is severely forbidden for white people.
Let me give a little history. "Say it loud! I'm Black and I'm proud!" was the chorus of a song that came out in 1970. Black people really did need to cultivate a sense of racial pride back then. But whether cultivated or engineered or not, massive transformations in popular attitudes can develop negative side effects. The Black Pride of 1970 has evolved into a sort of Black Arrogance. The common media portrayals of black people as servile comic figures has evolved into a form of black worship, where black characters are heroic, brilliant, wise, infused with an admirable, almost enviable level of human decency. This worship and arrogance encourage extravagant expectations which simply can't be realized. Thus black people harbor huge amounts of resentment. We can see this resentment in many columns by Leonard Pitts Jr.
Over the same period, the kind of often rude white pride that was common even in the 1960s has evolved into a kind of racial shame. People we should be able to look to for moral leadership tell us that our good fortune to be white Americans is simply a matter of "white privilege," which is invoked to explain all statistical disparities between black and white populations. The fact that black people and white people are, well, different can only be mentioned in "Differences are good!! We must celebrate difference!" diversity sessions.
The proper white response is NOT a wave of resentment on our part. It's like if you're playing chess and your opponent's pawn is on his sixth rank. You don't "resent" the pawn, you try to block or capture the flippin' thing. Powerful forces are trying to reduce the white population of the U.S.A. to a minority. O.K., I don't want that to happen. We need to acquire positive, respectful, well-evolved feelings of racial pride. Strategically, we need to get the Republican party to work for the legitimate interests of American white people. Minorities already have their party, the Democrats. If they have two parties and we have none, forget about any "endgame," it's checkmate.
For an amusing little piece illustrating the war we are in, read An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum By Tim Wise, DailyKos.com, Nov 03, 2010. Also my own Thoughts on the Tim Wise Open Letter to the White Right.
Jared Taylor of American Renaissance made an excellent video about the 'war on whites' issue.
If you are new to all of this stuff, I recommend that you check out the Virginia Dare and American Renaissance web sites daily for at least two weeks. A lot of the stuff that's going on these days is hard to believe unless you actually read about it.
A few days after the "'war on whites'" article, Pitts came out with some commentary on the Ferguson riots. First, a quote from the "'war on whites'" piece:
"A War on Whites." Yet it's President Obama who is guilty of racially inflammaory rhetoric?In his other piece, Pitts writes that the reaction to the killing of Michael Brown
. . . is about the bitter sense of siege that lives in African-American men, a sense that it is perpetually open season on us.I've put my own comments on the Brown/Ferguson episode on a separate page: Leonard Pitts Jr. Ferguson Hurtlocker If you are new to the critical study of racial issues from a white perspective you should read it because the contrast between the denial of any "war on whites" and the assertion of a state of siege against African-American men is most significant.
Dec. 30, 2014. A conservative web site has compiled a detailed list of over
350 white people murdered by black people IN THE YEAR 2014.
The race-realist web site American Renaissance has a comment thread
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