Fighting Fire with Gasolineby Robert
The lengths to which so-called progressives will go in order to promote egalitarianism, by demonizing capitalism, is nothing short of remarkable. One such example is a hyper-emotional <a href="http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_c
ontent&task=view&id=189&Itemid=36″>screed by Manuel Garcia, Jr., who attempts to demonstrate that the West, and the U.S. in particular, is fundamentally a racist cultâ€¦of â€œwhitenessâ€.
The core basis of U.S. Government and capitalist policy is the protection of White Supremacy Nationalism and White Supremacy Super-Nationalism, or Empire. This is what we are fighting for. “We”, the United States, are the 7th Cavalry, the Crusaders riding to the rescue of Pan-Whiteness around the world. The nature of your life and the degree of your prosperity is determined by the degree of your complicity in this cult. People like Bush and Rove and Cheney, Olmert, Sharon, the Israeli Zionist militarists, and, yes, Hitler was and are not simply motivated by elementary greed, because theft is an act of convenience, a short-cut, a matter of avoiding work. These zealots are tireless, working furiously even to the point of death, because they are motivated by a greed of religiously-inspired magnitude, and this is the compelling vision – the cult – of white supremacy.
There is no doubt that certain â€œwhitesâ€â€”individually and collectivelyâ€”have been, and no doubt are, guilty of racism; and itâ€™s not only morally reprehensible, itâ€™s highly irrational. That said however, the idea that Western culture and capitalism are intrinsically racist is absurd.
Perhaps people who see racists behind every bush are simply unaware of what racism actually is: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Racism not only assumes the superiority of â€œmyâ€ race and the inferiority of â€œyourâ€ race; racism presupposes that race primarily determines the quality of an individual. Therefore, to argue that the â€œcapitalist policyâ€ of the U.S. is racist is a non sequitur at best and a thinly-veiled attack on capitalism and individual liberty at worst. This is horribly misguided because capitalism has been instrumental in the advancement of the human race, as well as to greatly reduce poverty world-wide, despite the myriad of socialist-inspired wealth redistribution schemes touted by collectivists. Garcia proves my point:
It is possible that an expanding awareness of self respect – even a popular trans-national solidarity based on compassion (Fidel?, Chavez?, Mandela?) – may ultimately topple the mighty military and financial powers of the White Supremacy Tribe. Until then, we will have to consider civilization an idea
as yet unrealized.
One could argue that the implication that members of â€œthe White Supremacy Tribeâ€ (i.e. capitalist â€œwhitesâ€) are antithetical to civilization, whereas communist â€œbrownsâ€ and socialist â€œblacksâ€ are the epitome of civilization precisely typifies racism: that â€œwhitesâ€ are somehow an inferior, uncivilized race.
Racism is real problem, and it will never be eradicated as long as insecure â€œprogressivesâ€ use actual racism as a weapon to fight perceived racism, in addition to implying that only â€œwhitesâ€ can be racist. Also, the demonstration of Godwinâ€™s Law doesnâ€™t help; it only undermines an already ill-conceived crusade against capitalism and individual liberty. Lastly, introducing race into an argument is just a
cheap ploy designed to garner support from emotionally-motivated folks with misplaced compassion.