Volume Two, Chapter Ten: Cultural Senstitivity Week
June 26th, 2013 was the 38th Annual International Douglas Day Celebration. And wouldn’t you know it, it landed right in the middle of a (hopefully)singular occasion: American Cultural Senstitivity Week. From June 21st until… well, actually it’s going on even as I post this, it’s all about identity politics, aka tribalism. Every little subculture is getting their opportunity to get the most coveted prize in America: a claim to victimhood. If you think about it, it only makes sense that everybody would want to get into the victim business. After all, nobody’s done anything truly great in a while.
Well, the coveted “victim card” is in all kinds of play, in several branches of government. For one group, their victimization will probably have more impact in the future than it does now. For another, their use of the victim card got them what they wanted, and probably more that they didn’t. And for another, well, the victim card has pretty much ran out. And it only took a century and a half to do it.
Regardless of how one feels about groups like the Tea Party, it should definitely be concerning that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted them for harassment. But now it’s been revealed that the last two Presidents have authorized through both the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government, massive surveillance programs on private citizens, under the banner of “terrorist prevention”. (Yeah, that helped in Boston.) Of course, Obamaites see nothing wrong with this; after all, the IRS targeted their ideological opponents. Reason, a libertarian magazine, among countless others, has recently pointed out that EVERY single American has at least one prosecutable crime under their belt, regardless of their political loyalties. If this Democratic Administration was to successfully nullify its Republican and conservative opposition, it would have to make a new enemy. That enemy could be anybody. So what the Tea Party is enduring now could easily be a harbinger of things to come.
Recently, the Supreme Court did NOT demand all 50 states pronounce them Chuck and Larry, but did allow gay couples federal benefits… and additional taxes to go along with what you know is going to be a hell of a wedding. (But hey, they get to show those Christians a thing or two, so they don’t mind.) Since “federal recognition” is the law, the massive money train carrying both gay activists and religionists from the “marriage war” is now running out of steam. And how these two groups will rile up their minions over local battles has yet to be seen. Nonetheless, the LGBT dollar has been well spent, and the rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) seemed almost inevitable. The federal judiciary branch, the Supreme Court, made it official.
In the same week homosexuals were extended “rights” to marry, Black activists lost the “right” to hold the sins of the fathers over their sons. A major provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act , which was to penalize states for past voting rights violations, was recently rejected by the Supreme Court. In addition, Affirmative Action is getting increased scrutiny as discriminatory (no kidding). Further, Black intellectuals living in mostly White suburbs, who promote and encourage ghetto culture in the inner-cities, are now trying to justify it (again) after the ghetto-fabulous Rachel Jeantel shamed herself during the George Zimmerman murder trial. If Afrocentric Black people can’t do any better than this with a so-called first Black President, with gays making more and Hispanics and Latinos working more, to hell with them.
Cultural Senstitivity Week in and of itself shows the biggest lie of multiculturalism: the “equality” of all cultures. The LGBT and Afrocentric swarms are only equals in excusing inner-community STD’s and crime, inherent victimhood, and absolute political loyalty, with a sympathetic federal Media branch to cover their *sses. But the LGBT community and political lobby are exponentially better organized and self-sufficient. The acceptance of same-sex marriage and the mocking of Jeantel, a product of Black intellectuals’ enabling, (knowing they’d be fuming if their child presented themselves like that in a public venue behaving like she did) highlights a vast difference between the two groups… as well as others’ perceptions of them. And THAT is the one measurement which multiculturalism will never be able to accommodate.
I’m going to stop right here for this time around. Next month is the finale of Volume Two. And in it, I’ll tell you how it is that politics was so fascinating – and familiar- to me. I think you know where I’m going with this…