Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, June 11, 2020
The world’s wealthiest man is Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. He’s so rich that he kept his position at the top even after making his ex-wife the third-wealthiest woman in the world after their divorce. However, Mr. Bezos evidently thinks he is speaking truth to power. Amazon now shows shoppers this headline:
Amazon is donating $10 million to liberal organizations including the NAACP and the Equal Justice Foundation. Amazon proudly displays the black nationalist flag.
One Amazon customer complained about Black Lives Matter in email to Mr. Bezos. Mr. Bezos released the message and said he was glad to lose that customer and his “hate.” It’s hard to imagine a greater power disparity than that between Mr. Bezos and some customer, but Mr. Bezos is posing as a hero.
Amazon has many black nationalist flags and books for sale. It bans the Confederate flag, along with White Identity and If We Do Nothing by Jared Taylor. Many of Amazon’s best sellers are anti-white books, including Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility and two books by Ibram Kendi. Mr. Kendi came to our attention when he proposed an “anti-racist amendment” to the Constitution. This amendment would enshrine “two guiding anti-racist principles: Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy and the different racial groups are equals.”
During my “mainstream” conservative days, I commiserated with my boss over Barack Obama’s 2008 victory. Though he was disappointed, my boss said the good news is that America was finally “past” race. “After all,” he told me, “no one will ever be able to say America is racist ever again.”
It didn’t work out that way. Since Barack Obama’s election, it seems that all Americans do is talk about race. It’s my job to write about race, and I don’t expect to be laid off.
Race is interesting and important. Bill Clinton and Eric Holder both said at different times that America needs to talk about race. They were right. However, we’re not really talking about race. Instead, elites are pushing propaganda. They punish those who dissent. They are feeding whites shame, guilt, and outright loathing for themselves. It’s a monologue, not a conversation.
Many whites, including many well-meaning conservatives, must be confused. America does not discriminate against blacks. Blacks are a privileged class in education and in many jobs. Almost every college, profession, and public institution has activist groups that advance the interests of blacks, while whites are forbidden to organize. Whites understand that minority status is an advantage. Some whites, such as Rachel Dolezal and Elizabeth Warren, faked a racial identity to get it. The anti-white climate is so pervasive that even white advocates don’t really notice it anymore.
We haven’t fully internalized our subjugation. We are a despised people. The government discriminates against us, the media scorn us, and corporate America deplatforms us. Even a “conservative” state such as Kentucky explicitly cares more about giving social services to blacks than to whites. Whites pay for and sustain a hostile system. The George Floyd demonstrations, which are really a kind of religious revival, show the way whites have been demoralized.
In the past few weeks, many thousands of people around the world marched to protest George Floyd’s death and supposed police brutality against blacks. Objectively, there’s little evidence blacks are persecuted by police, but the facts don’t matter.
The coronavirus, a disease apparently so serious that it justified throwing the American economy into recession, also no longer matters. While most journalists denounced protests against lockdowns, most praised and some openly joined far larger protests that are virtually certain to spread the disease. Twelve hundred “health experts” explained to us that this was justified because “white supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19.” Unless the coronavirus is wildly overblown, protesters will sicken and possibly die.
Protesters take little risk when they denounce America, burn the flag, topple statues, or loot. Many localities are not pressing serious charges against those arrested, or even charging them at all. Some police and soldiers literally knelt before protesters. The breakdown in our institutions may be worse than we suspect. The suspect in the June 6 assassination of a California policeman was an active-duty Air Force Staff Sergeant and member of an elite security team. His apparent motive? “I’m sick of these goddamn police.” This is the same military that boots white advocates if journalists write about them. The President of the United States seems to have no control over the situation, and top officers are openly feuding with him.
While journalists accuse white advocates of fomenting violence, sometimes with phony statistics, many people have died during these protests. Tucker Carlson honored the dead in a recent broadcast. Most others ignored them. Angry activists demand we recite “Black Lives Matter” like a profession of faith, but the black “community’s” actions belie that assertion:
- Over the last weekend in May, an astonishing 85 people were shot in Chicago, 24 fatally. Most (maybe all?) were black. Black female mayor Lori Lightfoot, who famously defied her own curfew to get a haircut, cursed out an alderman who reported the violence.
- In Los Angeles, homicides in the first week of June — during the height of the rioting — were up 250 percent over the previous week.
- Last weekend, 21 people were shot in St. Louis. Four died. (Breitbart blames “Democrats.”)
Most victims were black. Most killers were black. And let us be blunt. No one cares: not the “community,” not reporters, not local officials, not hysterical white women radicalized by too much television. “Black lives matter” only when they can be used against whites. Otherwise, they count for nothing.
The anti-white Black Lives Matter movement enjoys overwhelming support from corporations. This alone disapproves progressive claims that “capitalists” fuel white supremacy or nationalism. Ashley Rae Goldenberg assembled a long list of companies openly supporting Black Lives Matter. Naturally, the website Medium banned it. Luckily, American Renaissance saved it, so you can see the way the wealthy and powerful have lined up against whites.
People lost their jobs for even meekly criticizing the rioting.
- Philadelphia Inquirer editor Stan Wischnowski resigned after publishing a headline that said “Buildings Matter Too.” Minority staff found it offensive.
- Crossfit CEO Greg Glassman resigned after he sarcastically tweeted “Floyd-19” in response to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation calling racism a public health crisis.
- The first trombonist in the Austin Symphony Orchestra was fired after she tweeted, “Trump isn’t rioting. The blacks are . . . .”
- The pro-soccer team LA Galaxy fired Aleksander Katai after his wife criticized riots in Serbian on her Instagram account and called for them to be suppressed.
Mrs. Katai didn’t understand American culture. Whites must conceal their beliefs, police their speech, and hide their true feelings or they will be disgraced and fired. This, I take it, is “white privilege.” Even blacks who dissent are blacklisted. GoFundMe banned a fundraiser hosted by Candace Owens because she was “spreading falsehoods against the black community.” In other words, she told the truth about George Floyd and his criminal behavior.
Some at least recognize our way of life is under threat. Jon Nolte at Breitbart chronicled the blistering pace of social change on everything from transgenderism, to flag protests, to banning toys, books, and movies. He’s right: Everything is at stake unless we fight back.
However, he’s wrong when he suggests this is a partisan issue. He thinks Democrats deliberately keep blacks poor so they will vote for the party that promises free stuff. “Democrats know that once people become middle class,” he writes, “they are much more likely to vote Republican.”
This is doubtful. If blacks became middle class, it wouldn’t weaken the Black Lives Matter movement. It would strengthen it. Just as many Islamic radicals are educated, cultured men, the leaders of these movements are not bums. They use the vocabulary of “white fragility” and “decolonization” coming out of American universities. The protests in our streets are the fruits of our education system.
The massive amounts of money that will now go to “anti-racism” organizations could help some blacks move into the middle class. They won’t vote Republican. They will just think up new ways to accuse whites of racism.
Conservatives have two problems. First, their “values” are generally supported more by whites than by anyone else. Second, the corporate elites Republicans defend oppose President Trump (the de facto GOP leader) as much as they oppose grassroots conservatives. During this crisis, Republicans and Conservatism Inc. have no answers, because their ideology — whether they realize it or not — defends the interests of their enemies. This is a revolution from the top, to borrow Kerry Bolton’s phrase. Conservatives, by definition, can’t overthrow a hostile elite.
We will have to do it. Amazon may stand with the black community, but we stand with the white community, with our own people. We stand for white self-reliance and, ultimately, independence. We may find that simply to survive, we will need to build our own support networks.
Sam Francis observed long ago that egalitarianism is a political weapon. It’s a strategy that elites at the top of the hierarchy use to maintain control and disguise their own power. There will always be hierarchy. We don’t deny this. But we want to install a better ruling class. Instead of profiting from weakness, we want to make our people stronger, smarter, and more powerful. We want a people capable of creating artistic, scientific, medical, and engineering wonders worthy of our ancestors.
However, even if we defend hierarchy in principle, we are in the unusual position of championing it from below. The elites are opposed to us, and this is an ideological guerrilla war. Almost every major company in America funds our opponents.
Still, they may be making a mistake by showing their hand so openly. I’ve spoken to many friends in the last few days who have finally lost patience. I think this is our moment if we have the will and dedication to act. Don’t be cowed. Our opponents have money, but we have willpower and faith — and, most important, we have the truth. If history shows us anything, it’s that courage can overcome currency.