Alcoholism and Racism – a study in contrasts

America is a racist society and likes itself as such. By contrasting racism with alcoholism (which America does not like) it becomes easy to see this.

For alcoholism the elite (those with positive access to state-supported power) set up Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and facilities, where alcoholics go and receive support and treatment. The idea here is to combat and perhaps eventually to eliminate alcoholism.

In contrast, when anyone stands up and announces he is a racist (see examples such as Michael Richards, Don Imus, Mel Gibson) he is vilified, given attention, and shunned. This is virtually the opposite treatment shown to alcoholics.

According to the American elite, the crime that Richards, Imus, and Gibson committed is not racism, because if that was their crime they would be encouraged to go to Racists Anonymous meetings for support. Their crime is a *display* of racism. That is to say, their crime is to show the world the racist that they are.

If we shunned alcoholics, what they would do is to be alcoholics in private and try to hide their alcoholism in public. Since we shun racists, this is exactly the way they usually behave, and when they don’t they are publically abused.

Except to the industry that produces alcohol and minor related industries, alcoholism is harmful. An alcoholic has reduced, sometimes severely reduced, productivity. He becomes more dangerous. Alcoholism has a negative impact on the economy and therefore the elite does not like alcoholism, despite it’s weakening of the individual.

Racism, however, is a completely different story. While racism hurts the economy as a whole greatly, it helps the economy with respect to the elite, as any slaveowner in the old south could tell you. Racism allows the elite to divide and conquer the working class, as they play one side against another and keep them from unifying to increase their wealth.

The elite don’t have anything in particular that they like about racism, so if some other methodology to divide and conquer or otherwise control the working class arose, in theory racism could be done away with.

But for now, the elite will not show compassion for racists, they will not establish Racists Anonymous meetings, and they will not treat racism as they do alcoholism. Because that could actually end racism, and they can’t have that.

8 Responses to “Alcoholism and Racism – a study in contrasts”

  1. mad dog Says:

    The only reason why America might seem racist is because of a roaming circus of a very loud and very small minority.

    What amplifies the effect is the fact that the accusation of ‘racist’ is so quick to be used. Each particular case has to be taken with a grain of salt.

  2. briankoontz Says:

    It’s difficult to find a device that can handle the task of determining how someone can think America only “seems” racist. Perhaps the “ahistorical celebration” mechanism might work.

  3. johnnypeepers Says:

    I know the Black dude on House (or whatever show it was) had to go to rehab for using the word “fag”. There was another actor who went to rehab for saying some stupid racist stuff too, but I cannot remember who it was. I am racist, but I pretend I am not when I am around minorities or liberals. I recede into the solace of my mind and harbor vile thoughts about those who are different than me. It is easier than facing a tongue-lashing or constant judgment.

  4. mad dog Says:

    ‘I know the Black dude on House (or whatever show it was) had to go to rehab for using the word “fag”. There was another actor who went to rehab for saying some stupid racist stuff too, but I cannot remember who it was.’

    What a load of candy ass bullshit. I would tell anyone who made such a recommendation to fuck themselves.

    “I am racist, but I pretend I am not when I am around minorities or liberals.”

    You are also a coward. If you are going to be a racist, at least be a man and be honest about it.

    “I recede into the solace of my mind and harbor vile thoughts about those who are different than me. It is easier than facing a tongue-lashing or constant judgment.”

    Now I am thinking that you are a left wing troll strawman, pretending to be some skinhead, just so you can have the pleasure of seeing them get yelled at by other left wingers.

  5. Lyn Says:

    Slave-owner from the old south, racism, and the elites – all 3 are tired empty images used as excuses for blacks’ eternal failure to prosper in Africa, or in America, or anywhere in the world.

    Slavery was bad for the old south. It depressed wages of White workers and slowed the process of industrialization in the south.

    The empty charge of racism is bad for the current economy. “Racism” is the reason given for affirmative action programs which give jobs and college admission placements to underqualified blacks. These underqualified blacks use their positions as entitlements and can’t be fired. These underqualified blacks spend their careers doing the least amount of work necessary to get by. Racism is the crutch, the excuse, for low productivity and that hurts the American economy.

    Last but not least – the elites. I am one of the elites. And I want to assure all that there is no conspiracy to enslave nor imprison blacks. That’s it. If there were a conspiracy I can assure you we White elites would’ve made much greater progress. Blacks are solely responsible for their actions and their outcomes.

  6. johnnypeepers Says:

    DOH! You got me mad dog.

    “If there were a conspiracy I can assure you we White elites would’ve made much greater progress.”

    Lyn, maybe you are not a part of the “elite” elite brigade. Otherwise you would know better.

  7. mad dog Says:

    “Slave-owner from the old south, racism, and the elites – all 3 are tired empty images used as excuses for blacks’ eternal failure to prosper in Africa, or in America, or anywhere in the world.”

    Black people have made incredible strides in this country. Especially after the 1960s. The ones who make it are the ones who believe in family and personal responsibility. If two black parents stay together, statistically, they are much less likely to be poor, only single digits percentagewise below the poverty line.

    “The empty charge of racism is bad for the current economy.”

    Yes, but only when they are empty.

    ‘“Racism” is the reason given for affirmative action programs which give jobs and college admission placements to underqualified blacks.’

    Fight racism with racism. If they were sincere about helping the poor, instead of pandering for votes from the black community, they would give people benefits based on income level, regardless of the color of their skin.

    “These underqualified blacks use their positions as entitlements and can’t be fired. These underqualified blacks spend their careers doing the least amount of work necessary to get by.

    agreed.

    “Racism is the crutch, the excuse, for low productivity and that hurts the American economy.”

    The real issue is personal responsibility.

    “Last but not least – the elites. I am one of the elites. And I want to assure all that there is no conspiracy to enslave nor imprison blacks. That’s it. If there were a conspiracy I can assure you we White elites would’ve made much greater progress. Blacks are solely responsible for their actions and their outcomes.”

    Something tells me you are actually some poetry major who works at Starbucks.

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