In today’s America, empowerment depends on staying as stupid as possible
Want to win an argument? Leave logic and debate skills at home with momma. Come to the party with contempt, with dismissal, with cool detachment from something so whitebread as discussion. Don’t make points. Ridicule your opponent. Today, solid talking points don’t matter. Aggressive comedy does. Combat-slag your opponent to death.
One of the reasons why conservatives lose argument after argument with progressives is that the Right insists on sober debate. Knowing their position is as logical as panties on a horsefly, the Left avoids logic like it would a Republican leper choking on his own vomit.
But progressives’ position is very tenuous. Their mindsets are showing signs of stress as cognitive disconnect between what they believe and what is grows wider and more apparent – even to the most brain-dead of our American college graduates, the most-indoctrinated pack of losers since the Red Guards who managed to vandalize away a huge portion of China’s priceless structural history. Their position is protected only by accusation of social inquity, by driving heretics from public sight by shame. However, now that game is becoming evident in its mechanisms, as well, and so its days are numbered. Media can’t help prop it up simply because American media has all the credibility of John DeLorean cornholing Bernie Madoff.
But for the time being, a rigged-up, show-biz “genius” like Kanye West can top the bar with:
“I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.” [PerezHilton]
This sterling sentiment from a proud jughead could be overlooked if this dancing monkey wasn’t the son of Chicago State University’s English Department chair. We can bet Kanye had exposure to books at some point in his life. He may want to appear all Sonny Liston now, but he was raised in a middle-class household where dinner-table issues probably didn’t include assumption books can sign their own names.
So, by magic of celebrity and media fawning to point of virtual blowjob, Kanye’s anti-wisdom spews out to impressionable young African-Americans, helping keep them stone-stupid and welfare-obliged. Such ebonic leadership. Such insight. Despite his streetwise pretensions to “keep it real” and get the word from the PEOPLE, it’s doubtful we’ll ever put an air-breather on Mars by rappin’ with junkies and whores on de streetcorner.
Sometimes, you gotta book it.
All this is underlined by Kanye’s decision – odd, in light of such illiteracy worship – to release a tome of his own. Evidently, it’s a mostly empty, 52-page doorjamb offering (along with way too much blank pulp) breathtaking wisdom like, “I hate the word hate!” Oh… Be still my fluttering heart. In another dump of elucidation, he pops out, “Life is 5% what happens and 95% how you react!” My vote is with child-molesting Woody Allen’s far more graceful, “80 percent of life is just showing up.” That’s essentially Kanye’s intent with all the clumsy removed.
“Thank You And You’re Welcome” – its title alone indicating far more politeness than Kanye himself ever has shown – hasn’t cracked any legitimate bestseller lists. You can get it for four bucks at Barnes and Noble – and I doubt that fire-sale price has anything to do with Christmas sucker-discounts. It appears his audience is just as willfully benighted and solecistic as he. Maybe he should put out personal-label chewing gum next time; at least his feebleminded fans can add to urban blight just by spitting it on a sidewalk, since such paltry accomplishment surely is allowed even by their diminished capacity.
Of far more fascination at this level – cain’t get no nut offa no printed WORD, chump – were rumors last month that West jumped into some “knockout game” of his own, decking two (count ‘em, TWO) paparazzi in Texas (of all places). There’s even a video, with our protagonist so far from resembling Kanye West he might as well be Robert Blake blowing out his wife’s brains. And here’s the real flavor flav of ghetto experience: mindless violence.
It’s hard to tell now exactly where the “knockout game” stands, since it’s both denied by media and declaimed by New York Jews seemingly convinced recent attacks in the troubled Crown Heights neighborhood of New York are New Millennium Pogrom, plain and simple. Now media is filled with stories about the first knockout hoax – a woman beaten by her boyfriend and covering with lies about random assault. The latest turnabout – and we could see this one coming – is a black student claiming he was beaten up by a band of marauding Orthodox Jewish guys.
“I’m walking down some block by myself and then the next thing I know, I’m surrounded by a group of Hasidic Jewish men and they’re attacking me,” Patterson added to the Daily News. “I was alone. I was an easy target. I’m black. I’m gay, a whole slew of reasons.”
Gay? Has this incendiary detail been transmitted to useful idiots still cleaving to notion Matthew Shepard was murdered by homophobes? I can hear the shouted chantes now.
Meanwhile in the last five days, this apparently nonexistent phenomenon resulted in arrests of five in North Carolina, two in New Jersey, and one in Philadelphia unfortunately photographed by his victim. A $5,500 reward from a Jewish group was celebrated by a punch to the head of a 20-year-old woman in Brooklyn Saturday; the attackers weren’t Hasids this time. The story just won’t go away, regardless how much our shiftless media denies its trendiness. That cognitive-dissonance gulf is about the breadth of the Mariana Trench about now.
One thing about Jews: They don’t take attacks on the tribe lying down. When a councilwoman-elect hinted last week that Jewish prosperity isn’t visited on their black neighbors (no shit), and envy at this divergent wealth prompted ire and attack, The Chosen were up in arms until she apologized. There’s a reason why Jews are listed as suffering religious-based “hate crimes” more than any other minority faith: For Jews, just about ANYTHING goys do is anti-Semitic and recorded in grudge annals.
Meanwhile, more Cossacks:
The European Union’s agency for combating racism dropped its definition for anti-Semitism and now is unable to define the term, an agency spokeswoman said. “We are not aware of any official definition [of anti-Semitism],” Blanca Tapia of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency told JTA on Tuesday. Tapia was answering a query on the recent removal from the agency’s website of a “working definition” of anti-Semitism that was adopted in 2005 by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia — the EU entity that her organization has replaced. The removal was first reported by the pro-Palestinian website Electronic Intifada. [Jewish Telegraphic Agency]
We can expect someone will be issuing apologies, getting fired, or sitting in sensitivity classes as fallout rains down from this quasi-Kristallnacht.
Hate crime laws cannot protect specific groups without imbuing those groups with privilege the rest of us don’t share. Are there not already laws which protect anyone from “hostility or discrimination directed against them on the basis of their religion or perceived ethnic identity?” If so, why do Jews need yet another layer of protection? If argument is that sooner or later non-Jews will convulse in yet another attempt at Jewish extinction, and that these extra measures are needed to prevent that from happening, I’d submit that according yourselves exclusive privilege won’t gain you favor from these would-be persecutors. In fact, it detaches and isolates Jews from balance of humanity surrounding them, making their presence and special status more obvious and so, possibly, more infuriating. Is there any way you can just live down here with the rest of us?
In a way, Jews are victims of their own success here. For years, media ignored “knockouts” of common, old everyday white goys. With the most-heavy influence on media of any ethnic group – the ADL’s “canard” bullshit be damned – it’s news when it happens to the sons of Abraham, not to anyone else. That was underlined by shenanigans of the last few weeks. Our media runs its show like a fuzzy Jewish Lefty from the ’50s; it imagines a nonexistent “alliance” between put-upon blacks and not-put-upon-at-all American Jews. The racist, anti-Semitic honkeys deserve what they get. Like Crown Heights riots 20 years ago, this should demolish any pretensions at fellowship of the chronically resentful. More expectations: We’ll be treated to a welter of movies and other media extolling the historic if tenuous “partnership” between shofar and sho’ nuff.
But right now, the battle is ON: When Jews are on the receiving end of what otherwise would be righteous anger, it’s Hitler all over again.
This is one of those frequent occurrences in which “official Jewry” splits off from everyday “working-stiff” Jews. Not one has ever asked me to be especially mindful of their welfare and safefy; for officials, that is mandatory. It’s pointless exercise, since that official side also prattles worldview that all of Jewish problems apparently are caused by innate anti-Semitism in every Euro-American bloodstream. Certainly, that doesn’t put me in the mood to feed the mouth that bites me. And besides, o ye of the Torah, your protection couldn’t be less my fuckin’ concern.
…There’s always Israel.
In this latest burst of Nazi noir, I don’t think Jews are targeted because they’re Jews. I think they’re targeted because they’re simply prey of opportunity – and because they’re white. In all the years (at least 15, here in L.A.) that ‘knockout’ and ‘polar-bear hunting’ have been yet another degrading feature of American urban life, the media ignored the story for national coverage, since it contradicts yet another counter-intuitive tenet we’re supposed to believe collectively: That whites victimize blacks with physical violence exclusively, not the other way around. When Jews were victimized, that hypocritical media policy could be abandoned on pretext that an officially recognized victim group was being terrorized.
Another thing. When this stuff happens, we get armies of shrinks prattling that we need to find the source of these young African-Americans’ “rage”. Pinning this on anger implies there is reason for the attacks, that they are justified. But I don’t see anger within the ‘punchout’ groups as they beat to jelly some hapless soul, or merely deck them with sucker punches they don’t see coming. I see cruelty…
This whole process is filling with nails American media’s coffin lid… And they just don’t get it…