Just when you though the theater of the absurd that passes for day to day life in modern American life couldn’t get weirder, enter from stage left, “Racists Anonymous”.
A church in Concord, NC has established “Racists Anonymous” as a forum where self-loathing white progressives can get together and emotionally abuse themselves over their white privilege.
In the interest of full and fair disclosure, I lived in Concord for a period of time and I have family that lives there still. Over the course of three decades, it’s been almost surreal to watch an otherwise nice, safe, pleasant community strive to transform itself into a southeastern version of Eugene, Oregon or Berkeley, California or Boulder, Colorado. In fact, North Carolina in aggregate has engaged in this transformation, so much so that the state is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Massachusetts South” by those familiar with its troubling metamorphosis.
Trinity United Church of Christ in Concord – whether it’s connected to Reverend Wright’s Trinity Church in Chicago I don’t know – has established a twelve step program, I’m not kidding, based on Alcoholics Anonymous.
According to Reverend Nathan King, racial tensions meant that “every week we were coming into worship and we were doing another prayer because someone had been killed in the street”. Which sounds like a dog whistle for the various police involved shootings of black people and the rent-a-mob street violence that follows.
Every Wednesday, people go to King’s church “to deal with the racism” and “eliminate the racism within” themselves. It’s hard, King says. Even he had difficulty doing it. “From day to day,” the Reverend said, “I find myself in that place of racism”.
Or, in other words, ladies and gentlemen, social conditioning has successfully reached the point where a substantial number of white people honestly believe that their lack of pigment makes them inherently evil in today’s society. How in the world did we get here?
The easy answer is to point towards universities and all the safe space trigger warning nonsense that’s been allowed to fester there for way to long. Indeed, the current state of affairs on college campuses traces an ideological lineage through decades of racial and gender charged identity agendas designed to divide and conquer, in the name of beliefs more aligned with Mao and Stalin than Madison and Jefferson. That’s the easy answer.
This social conditioning has been in the works for generations now. Those that were around in the 1990s remember where this all started. Back when Fox was the new kid on the television block, their evening line-up included In Living Color, Arsenio Hall, and The Tracy Ullman Show (from which The Simpsons were a spin-off). Back then, the Fox prime time line-up represented the edgy, cool, hip version of entertainment that stood in stark contrast to the more mundane ABC, CBS, and NBC offerings. Edgy, cool, and hip back then included stereotypical representations of white people as inadequate, uncool, and totally out of touch people.
Totally out of touch being defined as the inability to answer the question “Do you know what time it is?”. Risqué rap acts like Public Enemy preached incessantly about what time it was in the wake of the Los Angeles riots and the first Iraq war. Such groups blended a weird concoction of pseudo-Islam (linked with the Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam) and a call to revolution. Remember that Public Enemy created their own force that wore military-looking uniforms called the S1Ws – S1W meaning Soldiers of the First World. (The First World being an idealized fantasy of an ancient Afro-Islamic kingdom destined to rise again someday). Rap groups like these provided the soundtrack for all that edgy, cool, hip entertainment.
Indeed, a great many white people watched such entertainment and laughed – sometimes nervously – on cue, for fear of being perceived as out of touch.
Not to be outdone, the rest of the entertainment world followed suit. If In Living Color could get good ratings with artsy skits that concluded with a serious faced Wayans brother asking the TV audience “Do you know what time it is?”, so could the rest of entertainment. That’s where the stereotype of the white person – typically male but not always – as being completely out of touch with everything, adherent to a faux view of American exceptionalism, and as such resistant to narratives of racism and all the rest, became entrenched.
Entrenched in this case being analogous to “Trojan Horse”. The way the left works is through entrenchment. Like a disease, once they have their singular route in, they expand outward from there until they infest the host. That’s why today “white privilege” is a thing. The left started with a few sitcoms and rap songs, and worked their way outward from there. Third world regimes with re-education camps couldn’t have accomplished such a dramatic sociological transformation any better.
Reverend Nathan King agrees. He readily admitted that “Racists Anonymous” was designed to go mainstream. Racism, according to King, “may not be the first thing you want to talk about the table at Thanksgiving dinner with your family, but those conversations are going to be more common going forward.
Strange. When aren’t we, collectively as a nation, talking about racism in America? It’s all anyone ever talks about anymore – even when Louisiana flooded the federal government sent out memos to remind those giving assistance not to behave in racially motivated ways, whatever that means.
The conversation the left wants to mainstream is the one in which white people recuse themselves from our national discourse entirely. That way, the conversation becomes one driven exclusively by a hard left agenda – that’s how they plan to complete their infestation of our culture.