Friday, November 04, 2016

Times Crisis of its pending demise


Confusing a crisis of lost respect for
Government and media handmaidens.

Call it the crisis of whiteness.

White anxiety has fueled this year’s political tumult in the West: Britain’s surprising vote to exit the European Union, Donald J. Trump’s unexpected capture of the Republican presidential nomination in the United States, the rise of right-wing nationalism in Norway, Hungary, Austria and Greece.

Whiteness, in this context, is more than just skin color. You could define it as membership in the “ethno-national majority,” but that’s a mouthful. What it really means is the privilege of not being defined as “other.”

Whiteness means being part of the group whose appearance, traditions, religion and even food are the default norm. It’s being a person who, by unspoken rules, was long entitled as part of “us” instead of “them.”

But national and racial identity were often conflated for the white majority. That identity felt to many white people like one of the most important pillars holding up their world — and now it seems under threat. [FULL]

Right.  The nation's discontent has nothing to do with the onslaught of illegal immigrants, including a million+ undocumented Muslims constituting the greatest internal security threat to us, ever.  Another example of how the Times (ilk) are so caught up in leftist piety that they completely miss the boatby intent. It gave me warm fuzzies to read earlier this week that the Times  last year suffered a 97% fall in revenue.


Anonymous said...

Insert "Western Civilization" for "whiteness" It is more accurate.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

Conciseness of which I do not have.

Deplorable Helly said...

Call it the crisis of whiteness.

I'd rather call it the worldwide retreat of collectivist jackasses. Meanwhile, the best Trump cocktail parties are in Florida. Another one tonight.

drew458 said...

As an absolutely purebred WASP, descended from settlers who were here 5 or 6 generations before 1776, I'd like to point out that there is no such thing as whiteness. Sure, there are lots of us who are not black, brown, yellow, red, or other shade, but nowhere is there really a white "community" or a white "identity". No, we are broken down into dozens and dozens of separate subgroups. We are English, Irish, Polish, Norwegian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian, Latvian, Armenian, Russian, etc. Even Italian, Greek, Israeli, Spanish and Portuguese. Each of these ethnic cliques has their own identity, culture, diet, and at-home language. Further subdivision exists along religious lines. Most of these groups have been at war with the other groups time after time across the span of history. Most of these groups came to America and had to deal with ethno-prejudice and potent stereotypes. "No Irish need apply"; all Italians are in the Mafia, all Swedes are stubborn, all Polish are stupid. It merely took lots of hard work across 3 or so generations to overcome such views. About the only generic "white thing" in all the world is our belief in the freedoms and opportunities in the USA, and embedded in the Constitution. And these days nearly half of us have become left wing Socialist leaners. So where is this "whiteness" thing that is the "norm"? Sure, "western civ" as some have pointed out, but perhaps more accurate would be "thank God that we're Americans".

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