The backlash had to come. With the leftie screechers getting so ridiculous in the way they tried to find ‘waycism’ in every utterance of white conservatives, non aligned voters and non voters, anyone who did not have ‘I love blacks, gays and rapists so long as they are foreigners’ tattooed across their forehead’ even the left of mainstream media are seeing what idiots these needy, emotionally crippled attention seekers are.
The writer, an African American, makes the point very cuttingly that anti racism is now a religion among affluent white American liberals. I can’t agree with him entirely on that, to me it seems more one of the dogmas of a new religion, alongside a warped version of environentalism that preaches hatred of carbon dioxide while accepting the huge environmental damaged cause by the manufacture of iPads and smartphones, and a reverential deference towards gays, lesbians and transexuals.
The priests of this new religion are every bit as ruthless in rooting out politically incorrect thinking as medieval inquisitors were in their pursuit of heretics.
Here’s the start of an article the excesses of the racism OCD clowns from The Daily Beast
Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion
Opposition to racism used to be a political stance. Now it has every marking of a religion, with both good and deleterious affects on American society.
An anthropology article from 1956 used to get around more than it does now, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema. Because my mother gave it to me to read when I was 13, of course what I remember most from it is that among the Nacirema, women with especially large breasts get paid to travel and display them. Nacirema was American spelled backwardsget it?and the idea was to show how revealing, and even peculiar, our society is if described from a clinical distance.
These days, there is something else about the Naciremathey have developed a new religion. That religion is antiracism. Of course, most consider antiracism a position, or evidence of morality. However, in 2015, among educated Americans especially, Antiracismit seriously merits capitalization at this pointis now what any naïve, unbiased anthropologist would describe as a new and increasingly dominant religion. It is what we worship, as sincerely and fervently as many worship God and Jesus and, among most Blue State Americans, more so.
To someone today making sense of the Nacirema, the category of person who, roughly, reads the New York Times and the New Yorker and listens to NPR would be a deeply religious person indeed, but as an Antiracist. This is good in some waysbetter than most are in a position to realize. This is also bad in other waysworse than most are in a position to realize.
For example, Ta-Nehisi Coates, now anointed as James Baldwins heir by Toni Morrison (a writer of absolutely shite novels read by self hating white middle class American liberals – which is how we know the books are shite), is formally classified as a celebrated writer. However, the particulars of his reception in our moment reveal that Coates is, in the Naciremian sense, a priest. Coates is revered, as New York magazine aptly puts it, as someone gifted at phrasing, repeating, and crafting artful variations upon points that are considered crucialthat is, scripture. Specifically, Coates is celebrated as the writer who most aptly expresses the scripture that Americas past was built on racism and that racism still permeates the national fabric.
This became especially clear last year with the rapturous reception of Coates essay The Case for Reparations. It was beautifully written, of course, but the almost tearfully ardent praise the piece received was about more than composition. The idea was that the piece was important, weighty, big news. But lets face it no one, including Coates himself, I presume, has any hope that our current Congress is about to give reparations for slavery to black people in any significant way. Plus, reparations had been widely discussed, and ultimately put aside, as recently as fifteen years ago in the wake of Randall Robinsons The Debt. Yet Coates article was discussed almost as if he were bringing up reparations as a new topic.
It actually made perfect sense. People loved Coates article not as politics, since almost no one thinks reparations are actually going to happen. But belle-lettristic concerns werent the key either: Coates is hardly the only writer out there who has a way with the words. People were receiving The Case for Reparations as, quite simply, a sermon.
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