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Let’s have a conversation about race, shall we? Because Oprah wants us to. Like on her new Apple TV show, “The Oprah Conversation,” the first episode of which was entitled “How To Be Anti-Racist” (because simply not being racist isn’t good enough). But be forewarned, white people. It is necessarily going to be a tad one-sided. That’s because the fundamental premise of any conversation with you about race is going to be that, well, you are just . . . no . . . damn . . . good. Alrighty? Let’s do it then.
Let’s talk about white racism, “white privilege,” “white advantage,” the “white power structure,” “whiteness,” and “white” this and “white” that and nothing but white, white, white, until if you hear the word “white” used in a derogatory way one more time, you’re just going to . . .
What? What are you going to do, if you’re white that is? How much more of this can you listen to? While you may love Oprah and may have been watching her for decades, you’re starting to realize that something is very wrong. Because you are being denigrated and vilified like few other peoples in history and when it becomes totally acceptable to do that, as it clearly has, the consequences can be quite dangerous.
Look at the meteoric rise of Black Lives Matter for instance. This Marxist terrorist group is fueling violence, rioting, and chaos across the country. Their original beef had to do with the paranoid fantasy of racist white cops hunting down and singling out black men for what amounted to summary execution. Statistics clearly show that’s a lie since twice as many whites are killed by cops every year even though blacks commit half the violent crime in the country. Nonetheless, their toxic lies have quickly gained mainstream acceptance. Especially sickening is how corporate America is bowin’ and scrapin’ in obsequious deference to this gang of Marxist thugs who would like nothing more than the disappearance of every last white person from Planet Earth.
But sure, Oprah, by all means, let’s have a conversation! But at any point, can we talk about something other than just “whiteness?”
How about we also talk about “blackness” and some of its idiosyncratic particularities for just a bit? Shall we start with the “knock-out game?” Well then, how about “polar bear hunting?” You’re familiar with those activities, right? It’s where black people go out and find a random white person (or sometimes Asian person) to physically attack for no other reason than their race and because it feels good. Any comments, Oprah?
On a related topic, would you like to talk about the statistical fact that when it comes to interracial crime, it’s 90%+ black-on-white rather than vice versa? Or would you care to talk about the rap/hip-hop culture that glorifies, celebrates, and romanticizes every kind of destructive social pathology imaginable, like the wildly out of proportion crime committed by blacks that makes every black urban community of any size a war zone?
In other words, do you want to have a conversation about anything real or do you just want to wallow in Marxist-inspired, critical race theory crapola? Do you want to discuss anything that actually matters, like the 70%+ illegitimate black birth rate that is the cause of so much social pathology and crime? Or do you just want to talk endlessly about “implicit bias” and “microaggressions” and other ridiculous examples of 3rd and 4th-degree racism, all of which were invented by angry leftists who had run out of the real thing to complain about?
Oprah, you know what the real problems are. You have undoubtedly done shows about all of them during your long, storied television career. But now, in the autumn of your fabulously successful life (which inexplicably occurred within the allegedly oppressive “white power structure”), you apparently want to spend your time beating white people over the head for their “whiteness,” which has been placed at number one on the list of all-time evils. You’ve gone from the “queen of all media” to the “queen of all race scolds.”
Oprah, we know things aren’t perfect, given the fallen state of mankind. But can we focus just a little bit on some of the positive things that have happened since the overwhelmingly successful civil rights movement of the 1960s?
Let’s see . . . Well, for starters, you, Oprah, are the richest black woman in the universe, thank you very much! And then there’s that two-term black president we just had, for whom tens of millions of white people voted (their irredeemable “whiteness” notwithstanding). Black people have occupied, or are currently occupying, positions of power at virtually every level of government across the country. The unquestioned wonders of diversity (read: “nonwhiteness”) are preached like the gospel throughout every institution in the land. Affirmative action has been ongoing for more than a half-century. Trillions have been spent on social welfare (however unwisely). Every law that could possibly be passed outlawing racial discrimination has been passed.
It would appear that America has done everything humanly possible to right the wrongs of the past. Black people are now even being allowed to riot and loot, with near impunity, in the name of “social justice.” Oprah! Please tell us! What more can a majority white country do to atone for its past sins and to improve the situation of black people?
But then we already have her answer, don’t we? We got it in an interview she did back in 2013 when she said, “There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
And there you have it – the final solution. Hear that, old white people? You “just have to die” before the country can finally heal! Although, according to critical race theory, your age doesn’t matter. If you’re white, you’re racist, regardless of age, conception to the grave, end of the story.
Look, here is what all white Americans – especially those suffering from the psychological affliction of “white guilt” – need to come to terms with. There is absolutely nothing you can do to satisfy the race grudge crowd, especially during a time when cultural Marxism is all the rage. Don’t believe it? Look at who we’re talking about, for crying out loud. Oprah is the living embodiment of the fact that no amount of success and money and fame and adulation and power can cure a black person of their psychopathological belief that America, still today, is oppressively and systemically racist. She’s got it all, beyond the wildest dreams of most mortals, but she still just can’t get over all that “whiteness!” So what in the infernal hell do you think you could possibly do to get her over the hump?
What’s particularly galling is that many years ago, long before Oprah became a race scold, she had the real answer to America’s race problems and it had nothing to do with the Marxist garbage she is now peddling. Long ago she said she was inspired by a Jesse Jackson quote: “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism. Therefore, be excellent.”
Man, that had to be the wisest thing Jackson ever said. But what if the last thing most black folks are worried about is “excellence?” What if mainstream black culture is totally mired in pathology, dysfunction, and the widespread rejection of behaviors that lead to success because that equates to “actin’ white?” What if mainstream black culture is utterly unselfaware of the ugly image it often projects or even seems to be proud of it? What then? We just have to shut up and pretend it doesn’t matter?
Sorry, Oprah. You need to get your peeps to take some interest in that excellence you were inspired by and stop piling on to the endless vilification of white people. If you know anything at all about human nature, you know this can’t go on forever without a serious backlash. I mean, at some point white people are going to be forced to defend themselves, white guilt or not, white privilege or not, implicit bias or not. They will either have to defend themselves or get rolled over.
Why would you contribute in any way to the onset of such a potentially violent tipping point? Maybe we just don’t know the real Oprah after all.Published in