Ignorance and apathy

Ignorance and apathy are surely two of the biggest threats to us in our day.

Few people seem to know the truth — they are ignorant — and even fewer care about the truth, being apathetic towards it.

An example: the left and their minority  clients are making hay over Melania Trump’s speech at the GOP convention. They’ve created a tempest in a teapot, something at which they are notoriously adept, claiming that the speech was knowingly ”stolen” by Melania. And this, of course, is a racial issue — after all, what isn’t,  to them? If it isn’t racial, they are absolute wizards at making it into a racial issue.

The shameful New York Times has an article about this, discussed here by Steve Sailer’s commenters. Some person named Yasmin Yonis, good old all-American name, that, says

“White women have spent centuries stealing black women’s genius, labor, babies, bodies.”

Genius? The less said on that issue, the better. Did White women (or men) ‘steal‘ black women’s labor? How, when? Even in the day of chattel slavery, something was given in exchange for labor, namely, food, clothing, shelter, and lifelong care, actually, ,when laboring days were over, in old age. Many White indentured servants had a similar arrangement, the only difference being that they would be unbound from servitude after a prescribed time — but then again the White indentured servants were on their own after that, and could not expect anyone to provide for them in old age or infirmity.

Babies? When did White women steal babies from black women? Oh yes, the old Harriet Beecher Stowe version of ‘history’ again. Somebody on the iSteve thread gives Angelina Jolie, Madonna, and other black-obsessed celebrities as examples. Sadly we could also add Sandra Bullock and several others who are obsessed with having ‘diverse’ children, especially black ones. This, to me, is adulation of blacks, but in the black mind, it is exploitation or perhaps ‘racism’ in the form of paternalism or maternalism. Condescension. Maybe that’s true to some extent. And sadly these aberrant women have imitators among the common folk; a number of women in my area hold fund-raisers now and then to finance their quest for black children from Haiti or Africa. Some prefer Guatemalans or Asian children, but black adoptions carry the most cachet. I would support black efforts to pass some kind of regulation as the Russians did, forbidding foreigners from ‘buying’ orphaned children and taking them away from their natural kin. Likewise, American Indians forbid White adoption of their children, and this seems sound to me. I would be troubled at the idea that our folk’s orphans could be bought by wealthy foreigners and shipped off to another continent or country.

Stealing black women’s bodies: how is that done? Slavery yet again? What about the Barbary pirates (Moslems) stealing millions of White women (and men and children), with many unfortunate White girls and women forced into harems in the Arab world? But oh, no, only blacks and other nonwhites are ever victims.

I am surprised that ‘Yasmin’ in the article does not charge us with stealing black women’s souls as well.

But as to the supposed plagiarized speech by the ‘First Lady’, it appears from what I have read that the speech was cobbled together from bits of other people’s speeches. Does anyone write an original speech anymore? In this age of degeneration of our English language skills, it’s not surprising that no one seems to be able to write a decent speech. Once our children read good literature and were well-schooled in the use of the English language, and they had to learn to write, everything from social letters to essays and poetry; to be well-educated they had to be able to speak extemporaneously when needed and to use, with citation, quotes from great thinkers and writers. Nowadays this is gone.

One depressing aspect of this brouhaha is the quibbling over one phrase in Melania Trump’s speech: the phrase ‘word is bond‘ or some variation. Even on ‘conservative’ forums some say the phrase is from hip-hop. I can scarcely believe that any educated adult would say such a thing; ‘his word is his bond’ or ‘my word is my bond’ are phrases that are age-old. Have Americans become so ignorant of our own idioms and aphorisms, and of the words of past writers, that we think a phrase like that could originate with some hip-hop ‘artist’ with at best, a high-school diploma?

It seems that especially with the younger generations, many old sayings are believed to have come from contemporary popular culture rather than from the long-ago past. An example: ”Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Most people think that phrase was a ‘Klingon proverb’, at best a creation of the writers of Star Trek, when in fact it’s a proverb that is in many old books of proverbs from various cultures. (To me, it’s a cynical and ugly proverb, but it seems to appeal to postmoderns). Then there’s ”Keep your friends close, your enemies closer” which many credit to the TV series The Sopranos. That cynical saying, too, was not invented by a scriptwriter, but has been around for some time. But most people’s knowledge base is limited mostly to current or recent pop culture; the world begins and ends with pop culture. Hip-hop artists are in Bartlett’s Quotations these days, so debased is our culture.

It’s no wonder, then, that so many of our folk don’t know any better than the lies put out by the media and the “victim” classes they serve. And those who do know better seem not to care enough to stand up against the lies and remind people that there is an objective truth which must be guarded and defended in order to keep us strong.




5 thoughts on “Ignorance and apathy

  1. I lost a lot of respect for Bullock over that stunt. God bless anyone who wants to do good in this world but many foolish whites think that one can only do good by bringing the objects of one’s charity into the country or, IKYN, into the very bosom of your family. Having an interracial child or raising a black child in a white home does no favor to the child. Obama, admittedly bounced from pillar to post by his grotesque mother, launched into life having drunk deeply of the communist and Muslim waters and with not a shred of love for, what, the white side of him, his white ancestors?

    Fidelity to objective proof is difficult to teach and maintain. Mindless opinion is ubiquitous and why anyone would immerse themselves in a communication medium where one can write only ~140 characters per message? Every errant — and aberrant — thought goes straight to the eyeballs and bounces around inside unfiltered by systematic thought.

    The very essence of the BLM stupidity is their deceitful broadcasting of a version of events that ignores plain vanilla facts about excessive black criminality. God bless Heather McDonald for trying to sober up the low life but it’s an uphill slog for her . . . or anyone who tries to keep “folks” focused on the essentials. Congress can’t even focus on — act on — the poisonous levels of spending and debt. The numbers are as stark as can be but are a part of objective reality that is just not seen.

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    • Yes, a lot of women will emulate the celebrities just because they are celebrities. They don’t seem to think through the possible consequences of their ‘trendy’ actions, these women in my town. If enough of them do this it changes the demographics of the town and the very character of it, and especially if we suddenly get a few hundred ‘refugees’ dropped here. Suddenly our town is no more, not as the town it was, and life is not the same once that happens.


  2. VA, per usual you hit on two key control mechanisms for our rulers, ignorance and apathy. They ramp up things like Melania plagiarism just to see us jump as if it was important.

    The Republican convention is a complete joke. Jeff Sessions is a token presence between the big insiders like Giuliani and Christi who push the most trivial issues.

    There is no reaction to this from the alt right or anywhere. It is a complete acceptance of Trump being absorbed into the GOPe.

    Trump and his kids think this is one big joke. Trump is teaching them how dumb we are and easily manipulated. This is not a revolution, it is a coronation of the same old rulers.

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    • You may be right about ‘the same old rulers.’ I think a lot of us are looking for any glimmer of hope, despite the warning signs. I guess the one plus that’s for certain (at least I hope so) is the shifting of the Overton window. Then too it’s good to see the left so full of frustration and rage, but then again they are always full of rage, even when they are in charge.

      BTW I do like your avatar, the Jefferson Davis picture.


  3. It seems that especially with the younger generations, many old sayings are believed to have come from contemporary popular culture rather than from the long-ago past.

    You have to remember that for the millennials history prior to the 1990s is a mysterious void. All they know about the world pre-1990 is that there was lots of racism and sexism – women were chained to the kitchen stove and blacks were lynched every day.

    They are entirely unaware of the culture of the past, but they know it was evil.


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