“As Cleve huddles in his bunker, dwelling on human weakness, he again turns to the Negro Champion as his just punishment, his salvation:
I fear being as weak as Whitey. Look at that flabby pathetic creature. I seek the strength of solitude. Just me and my weights and my glorious distance from corruption.
How pathetic, that Whitey enslaved such a virile, strong, potent race as the Negros. How I despise them for it. How I dream, long for the Negros to do the same to Whitey.
Ah, but the dumb Negros never can, unless we help them. Shall we fuck the mind, dissolve the intellect? What is being smart, except a form of control? Ah yes – the path to glory of the negros – sports. The raging physicality and passion is perfect for them.
And Whitey – now will sit in his box and control the world from afar. He will let the Negro out to play.
But how will justice happen? How will Whitey pay for his crimes? Ah yes, GUILT… that most powerful of tools… what will whitey give, what weakness will whitey accept… what means will whitey pursue to absolve such a dreadful guilt?
Perhaps – his women? Ah yes, woman, that most treasured of prizes, the only true form of wealth.
Rape Them, Black Master. Oh, not the women… you strong powerful virile men, take them tenderly, show them a power and a love that Whitey can never give. Rape the Men, rape their shreds of remaining self-respect. Rape their hopes, rape their futures. Leave them with nothing, because that is what they deserve.
All hail the Negro Champion!”
American culture and therefore the American people includes within it the desire and at times the fulfillment of the domination and subjugation of others. This is routinely ignored… suppressed by people who would *rather* it not be the case, therefore it *isn’t* the case, according to their creative use of logic.
The only outcome of this kind of repressing and ignoring, one that we see time and time again, is that the issues move under the surface… they go underground. Worship of sports for example would never be and IS never accepted as a means of seperating and ultimately demonizing blacks… there needs to be an outlet for the pursuit of racism for a people who obviously still need such an outlet.
Take a close look at the attitudes of whites toward blacks with respect to the intellect… I’ve even heard such monstrosities as a white person assuming a tall black person is a basketball player… they would never assume (only considering it a possibility) that a tall white person is a basketball player.
WORSE than racism itself is the repression of racism. WORSE than considering that you are a racist is denying that you CAN be a racist, regardless of any facts.
For decades black people have been subtlely and at times not so subtlely segregated into the arena of sports. “Fun for them!” you might think. You may find it curious to note that sports themselves are seen as a play version of war. I find it insulting that a people once enslaved would then be pushed into a PLAY version of fighting. Isn’t it more logical to support in them a real version of fighting? The fight against racism goes on, and there’s little that’s playful about it.
I can’t count the number of times white people have told me that they marvel at the athleticism and grace of athletes, sometimes specifically mentioning black athletes but NEVER, not a single time, specificially mentioning any other race of athlete. Black people on the other hand do not say they marvel.
Black culture (certainly black elite culture, normal blacks are far more sensible) has by and large been defeated by this. They have cynically accepted the segregation, even going so far as to incorporate those same values, using them against blacks. Some even believe that they can turn the tables, that they can use their role in sports to *develop* as a culture.
The solution to this comes from anyone who sees racism as unacceptable and respects all aspects of blacks, including their intellect which is equal to that of whites.
Gotta love the northern bigotry that says that racism is only something for hillbillies and rednecks. I’M not a racist, they fervently declare. “We” are beyond that, they sniff, as opposed to the south which they vilify in equal proportion to their own insecurity. THEY are the problem, they declare, they are ruining the perception of America for the rest of us!
Comparing the two, I PREFER people who are openly racist. At least they’re honest. Being honest, at least they have the *chance* to change. The present of the south may be bleak, but its future on racism is brighter than that of the self-righteous north. Self-righteousness *ALWAYS* signals an end to progress.
These words, since they are truthful and uncomfortable, will of course be ignored. If I was a more public figure they would not only be ignored but be suppressed (and the right of me to be a public figure would possibly be taken away). Humanity is so sad, so pathetic… and the shame is that its so EASY to correct this… differentiating between the actual world and the desired world isn’t rocket science.
Politics ruins everything. Racism in this country is outlawed. Therefore only outlaws can be racist, therefore racists can’t ever ADMIT their racism… therefore their racist actions and beliefs get sublimated… go underground.
Cynical assholes say one of two things, either “Well, this is the best we can do… remove racism from the surface of American society” or “What is no longer on the surface will eventually be no longer deeper”.
The latter is simply wrong… the depth creates the surface emotional reality… its Fascist and Authoritarian to control the surface in any case, and what that creates is a bipolar world where there is a schism between the surface and the deep, not unlike the reality in any totalitarian society.
The former is also wrong. Its not the best we can do… racism is a scourge that has caused untold suffering and agony, in ways both big and small. Racism is not tolerated and not acceptable. However, the corollary to this is not that the surface must be CONTROLLED in order for humans to not be allowed to express racism.
Open debate must always be allowed to occur, on every subject. Don’t demonize the next racist you see (you’ll probably see one today), instead invite him to a debate on racism. If the person doesn’t admit to being a racist that’s fine, just present the debate as a learning process for anyone, which it is.
I’ve seen seemingly every evil that exists in America, and racism isn’t even one of the worst ones. It becomes a lot worse than it is if your first instinct upon witnessing it is demonization.