In the wake of all the Pantifa / Black Lives
Suck Matter riots and protests and such, the airwaves and presses are full of earnest pleas to “start a national conversation” or “address the racial strife” or “deliver justice” for those whose lives have been so horribly afflicted by the daily misery of living in modern-day America.
But what if we — that is, the people who are the targets of such tropes — don’t want to have a conversation with these people anymore? What if we look around us and see things like minority set-asides, preferential hiring- or admissions practices, creation of the various bureaucracies that purport to address all these supposed iniquities (e.g. Offices Of Race Relations, Equality Commissions, etc.), and realize that despite all these efforts, many Black people are still mired in slums, are still enslaved by criminal lifestyle, are still hobbled by sub-standard education establishments and continue to behave in ways that, in the immortal words of Chris Rock, still end up with their asses getting beaten by the cops?
What if we — we, the suffering middle classes who form the backbone of this nation — just say, “Fuck you, and your conversation.”
And before anyone gets all bent out of shape about the above, let me remind you all that when the
Chink Wuhan virus hit our shores, the people who kept this country together were not academics, or politicians, or journalists, or community organizers; and for damn sure they were not the people now rioting and looting, nor the shadowy organizations who are organizing the unrest. The country was kept going by people like truck drivers, doctors/nurses, supermarket workers, maintenance technicians, farmers and trash collectors, to name but a few. Not glamorous people, not members of the “elite” set, just people who are not a part of “systemic racism”, nor of “class privilege” and especially — considering that many of them are Blacks and Hispanics themselves — are not benefactors of the so-called “White privilege”.
What if these people, these ordinary hardworking people just said to all these demands, “No. We’re not going to pander to you anymore.”