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I nominate Matthew Boose’s article, Apologize to Your ‘Racist Uncle,’ for Post of the Counter-Revolutionary Moment. Some hard and tragic truths are spoken here:
“But nobody defended him. After all, he didn’t go to college. He never worked at a think tank. He wasn’t an expert. He watched Bill O’Reilly. What did he know about politics? Political correctness, he failed to understand, was about decency, not control. “Reverse racism” was incoherent; you can’t discriminate against white people! Your uncle didn’t understand how racial hegemony works. He hadn’t read Angela Davis (or a facsimile of a facsimile of Angela Davis, anyway). He was just uninformed, or maybe he was just selfish. He was afraid of losing his advantages. He was irrationally afraid of Muslims and Hispanic immigrants. He bought a gun to compensate for his insecurities. He was the butt of every comedian’s joke, a stereotype of ignorance and hatred.
But there was something pitiful about him, too. True, he was at the top of a hierarchy, they said, but that was a fading reality. In truth, he was the one type of person left in our society it was still okay publicly to despise, and with relish. And it was precisely because of this that he felt deeply what many others only sensed but could not express given their fear of losing respectability.”
I see this othering of average whites in the unprotected class everywhere. My diocesan Catholic newspaper published a column by the local CEO of Catholic Charities (a white man) that sounds like a confession written by a Stockholm bank hostage.
“As brothers and sisters in Christ, we must address the ways in which we are complicit and seek reconciliation. We must confront intolerance and compel ourselves first, and then our neighbors to rectify it.” [emphasis mine]
Appalling. I literally groaned reading it.
Our very lefty (white) neighbors’ daughter put a Black Lives Matter sign up in her bedroom facing our house on the opposite side of the street. She’s 16 and has lived as our neighbor since she was two. Played with my daughters. Irrationally feared our friendly, but enthusiastic dogs. Helped decorate our home for Christmas when Little Miss Anthrope was in the hospital having brain surgery in December 2013.
BLM is an organization that hates us. Hates us for being white and “privileged” and an intact family and, mostly, for me being a practicing Catholic. I’ve considered putting a sign up in our window facing hers that says:
But, I’m too civilized and I have a strong desire for peace that, I’m increasingly convinced, the Left will never, ever give us.
How long, oh Lord?Published in