There are plenty of self-identified ethnonationalists, ‘realists’ and related categories of Whites who nonetheless still praise this kind of article. I think it’s detrimental to our interests. But why, you might ask?
Because firstly, the writer, though supposedly ‘on our side’ to an extent, is blaming Whites (albeit ‘white’ liberals) for the problems or dysfunctions of his folk.
“Let’s look at some of the ways white liberals use black people. One of the more obvious ways is for liberals to equate any kind of injustices suffered by homosexuals and women to the black struggle for civil rights. But it is just plain nonsense to suggest any kind of equivalency between the problems of homosexuals and women and the centuries of slavery followed by Jim Crow, lynching, systematic racial discrimination and the blood, sweat and tears of the black civil rights movement.”
Moderate and reasonable he may seem, but he is still reinforcing “the Narrative”, and this piece is aimed at his most avid readers: White Republicans (do any nonwhites read his writings?). Whether he does this intentionally I can’t say, but the net result is that his ‘respectable Republican’ readers get their daily recommended requirement of White guilt trips about the horrors of Jim Crow, slavery, — and while we’re at it, let’s not leave out Dixie Peach pomade ; why not? (Malcolm X in his biography wrote of the suffering of ‘conking’ his hair to make it more European-like. You see, Whitey was responsible for making blacks do that by destroying their self-esteem.)
This kind of moderate black apologetic keeps the Republican faithful still somewhat on the ‘respectable reservation’; it keeps them clinging to the belief in the salvageability of the ‘black culture’ they believe has been keeping black people down. This ‘black culture’ has been engineered or encouraged by ‘white’ liberals, so they say, or they blame agitators exclusively for the conflicts that are simmering around the country now. If only the media didn’t foment this disorder, and if Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson didn’t stir the pot, then we could all live happily ever after. If only the ‘black community’ would listen to Walter Williams, Tom Sowell, Clarence Thomas and the rest, they would see that ‘conservative ideology’ would work wonders, and they might all become entrepreneurs and successful self-starters. And so on. They just need to be delivered from the clutches of the Liberals and the race-agitators.
But is this true? Williams et al can write persuasively enough to keep this vain hope alive among the Respectable Right, the Republican faithful, and these wishful thinkers remain in a state of ambivalence. They don’t like feeling negative feelings toward blacks, even in the wake of the Ferguson intifada and the Garner brouhaha, and all the anti-White attacks. Or perhaps the more pragmatic Repubs just want more voters, so they try to win over the ‘reasonable’ blacks; GOP party officials scour the country for potential Williamses or Sowells or Allen Wests. And in their eagerness to find such men and women, they are willing to compromise in big ways, turning a blind eye to the fact that these potential ‘great black hopes’ often harbor very liberal or black-centric sympathies, despite their relative conservatism on certain points, usually economic ones.
I’ve been reading the writings of these ‘moderate’ or ‘conservative’ blacks for some years, and they certainly seem conservative when compared with their fellow blacks in general — but when push comes to shove, blood is thicker than water, or perhaps melanin is, anyway. Sowell, Williams, Condi Rice, and others will still show their ethnocentric allegiances when put to it.
Maybe they can be allies of sorts, but to see them as necessary spokesmen for us, or as ambassadors to the ‘African-American community’ who can speak for us and say the things we dare not say, or are not ‘allowed’ to say, is rather pitiful. The fact that we have to rely on them to speak for us is a symptom. Have we become so timid that we have to have others speak for us?
Above all, the reliance on ‘conservative’ minorities or the hope that they will one day join us and become just like us is simply a fantasy. Their worldview is not ours, and it is not outside forces, and contra Limbaugh, it is not ‘liberals’ that create this situation.
Nature does that.
“When black Americans finally realize how much liberals have used them, I’m betting they will be the nation’s most conservative people. Who else has been harmed as much by liberalism’s vision and agenda?”
We, ultimately. We have been harmed most of all by ‘liberalism’ while much of their agenda these days is actually benefiting blacks financially and career-wise. Affirmative action jobs which are often lifetime government jobs, housing in better neighborhoods thanks to Section 8, social programs of every description which have at least materially benefited blacks, plus the coddling with which the media indulges blacks and other minorities. We are the ones who have lost any advantages we once had. We’ve lost the confidence to speak freely, to speak for ourselves, to advocate for ourselves and our children, or to be proud of our ancestors. We’ve lost big-time, in terms of neighborhood and community damage, ‘White flight’, bad schools, enforced association, increased crime and social tension, not to mention all the lost lives, and the people who have been killed, injured, traumatized, intimidated, or otherwise hurt by the license given to blacks — as the latter all the while cry victimhood.
Not, it isn’t they who’ve been ‘harmed’ the most. The fact that Williams says this shows clearly that he does not see things from our side at all; he is still advocating for his people first and foremost, and deflecting any of that ”racism” that is always lurking everywhere.