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The following is Part II in a conversation with Jack Kerwick, author of “The American Offensive: Dispatches From The Front.” Read Part I, “Black Muslims & the Racial-Industrial Complex.” Visit Jack’s Beliefnet blog—”At the Intersection of Faith & Culture”—friend him on Facebook, and email him at: [email protected]

ILANA MERCER: Barack Obama as a devotee of “Blackism.” Explain. Why do you think this president is incapable of empathizing with the untold number of white Americans dead by blacks and Muslims?

JACK KERWICK: What I call “Blackism” is an ideology, a recipe for achieving racial “authenticity.” Like any ideology, it is the distillation, the cliff note, of a cultural tradition, the tradition of black Americans. Biological blackness is necessary for authentic “blackness.” It is not, though, sufficient. Blackism is designed for the Barack Obamas of the world, those who are at least partially black biologically but for whom black culture is a foreign language. The ideology is a simple method that, being a method, is comprised of a few principles that need only be affirmed in order to achieve “racial authenticity.” One of these principles is that ultimate reality is comprised of collectivities, primarily racial collectivities. Another principle is that non-whites are perpetually oppressed by whites. It isn’t that Obama or any other Blackist would think to deny that whites (and others) can and have been harmed and killed by blacks and Muslims. It’s only that they must see such violence as stemming from “root causes”—“racism,” a “legacy of slavery and Jim Crow,” “the Crusades,” “imperialism,” “poverty,” etc.—that, ultimately, whites should have rectified.

MERCER: Like me, you are still haunted by the “Knoxville Horror”? Why?

KERWICK: This real life story is the stuff of nightmares. In 2007, in Tennessee, a young white couple in their early 20s, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, were carjacked, abducted, raped, tortured, and finally murdered by four black men and a black woman. Newsom was blindfolded, sodomized with an instrument, and shot execution-style. His body was then set on fire.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, “Christian suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus, and mouth. She was not only raped, but savaged with ‘an object’…She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed by the same solution [.]” “She was then ‘hog-tied,’ with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small white trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets.” The medical examiner concluded that “Christian died slowly, suffocating [.]” Far from being the chronic victims of interracial crime, as the Racism-Industrial-Complex would have us think, blacks are much more likely to be the victimizers: In roughly 90 percent of all attacks involving blacks and whites, the former are the perpetrators. Thankfully, your average black-on-white attack doesn’t involve the savagery of the “Knoxville Horror.” Yet the latter is the textbook illustration of the reality of black-on-white racial violence, as well as the randomness and mercilessness that far too many such attacks do involve. Beyond this, the “Knoxville Horror” is the textbook case of the media’s complicity in the evil of black-on-white violence, for just as it routinely refuses to cover the latter, so the national media refused to cover the ghoulishness in Knoxville.

MERCER: In “The American Offensive,” you recount the forgotten, white, race riots of the 1800s. You reach an unexpected conclusion about the founding American people, also a pathologically passive population. What is it?

KERWICK: Black crime in-general, and black racial mob violence specifically, are huge, persistent problems in contemporary American life. Only the most self-delusional and shameless of race propagandists would think to deny this (though even they admit that black criminality is a problem, albeit, to hear them tell it, the result of a larger problem: “white racism”). WND’s Colin Flaherty is one courageous journalist who has meticulously, unapologetically, chronicled this phenomenon.

Given current racial realities, then, it may surprise people to hear that most race riots in this country until well into the early decades of the 20th Century involved white perpetrators and black victims. And they were brutal, making the black perpetrated riots of today look like temper tantrums.

My point in noting this is not to engage in but another exercise of white guilt-mongering. Rather my point is to remind people that just because whites no longer engage in the type of racial mob violence for which blacks are known today doesn’t mean that history couldn’t repeat itself if circumstances were just right. Since enough violence has a way of provoking more violence, this is something worth bearing in mind.

MERCER: Since you went to press, it has become even clearer that the Grand Old Party that lies about its commitment to liberty must die. What do you suppose Edmund Burke would’ve said about the Republican Party?

KERWICK: Burke is widely regarded as “the patron saint” of modern conservatism. Burke appeals to me for a couple of reasons. First, he exhibits an acute awareness of the messiness of social reality: Burke doesn’t shy away from—he insists upon—the tradition-specificity of social orders. This, I believe, is why you never hear his name invoked by “conservatives” (neoconservatives) championing “American Exceptionalism.”

Second, while Burke repudiates the abstract universalism of his opponents (those who would locate society’s origins in an “ideal” or “idea”), he never rejects universality. Rather, he knows that both universality and particularity are indispensable to morality. Yet unlike, say, proponents of “the rights of man” or “American Exceptionalism,” Burke knew that true universality is found within particulars.


I can’t imagine that Burke, particularly the Edmund Burke who railed against the French Revolution, would’ve recognized the Republican Party as a conservative party, much less a party committed to preserving liberty. Burke was well aware of the tradition-specific particularities of social orders, and especially those of his own social order. He loathed the metaphysical abstractionism of his enemies among the French Revolutionaries and their apologists. Yet the Republicans’ creed of choice, “American Exceptionalism,” the creed that America is the only society in all of time to be rooted in an abstract proposition, is of a piece with Burke’s enemies’ insistence that societies must be organized around “the rights of man.” I think that Republicans (and their mouthpieces in the so-called “conservative media”) know that Burke would have no affinity for them. This would explain why they never invoke him.

MERCER: How does the Bashar-must-go; Putin-is-Lucifer lunacy comport with your deconstruction of neoconservatism—the creed that animates the foreign policy prescriptions of every single Republican presidential hopeful other than Rand Paul and Donald Trump?

KERWICK: Because of the neocons’ radically ahistorical notion of America as an “exceptional” nation, the only in all time to have been founded upon a “proposition” or “principle” affirming self-evident, universal “rights”—which they in turn translate into “Democracy”—and because principles have no borders, so to speak; neoconservatives have no regard for the particularities and contingencies that define societies. All that counts is that the universal, “rights,” be defended. Yet the only way for this to occur is for the United States government to have virtually unlimited power. That’s right, for all of their talk of “limited government,” neocons ache every bit as badly for a huge, activist government as do leftists of any other stripe. And this, in turn, implies that they must see enemies around the globe—or at least where there is no “Democracy.”

MERCER: À la Frédéric Bastiat, author of “The Law,” you teach: “Laws do not tell citizens what to do … they tell citizens how they must avoid acting regardless of what they choose to do.” How does this classically liberal concept of “The Law” clarify why NOT ONE “conservative” is indeed a conservative in the mold of Russell Kirk or Burke?

KERWICK: Laws have no purpose in the sense that they aren’t devices for achieving predetermined outcomes. Laws qualify, they do not specify, actions. In this crucial respect, they differ in kind from commands, orders, and policies. The great apostles of liberty in the classical conservative and libertarian traditions have always understood this. Neocons and other leftists do not. The proof of this is in the neocons’ obsession with policy, particularly foreign policy, and the incessant chatter about “leadership” in government that their foreign policy prescriptions entail. Leaders have followers, those who the former compel, one way or the other, to do as they are told. In contrast, free men and women are self-directed. This is what the law makes possible. Policies, commands, and orders preclude it.

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  1. JackOH says:

    Ilana and Jack, thanks. I’ve worked for and among black folks, and the best among them are talented people of iron-clad character and very powerful discernment of the human condition. I’d work for them any ol’ day, and share a foxhole in a losing battle.

    That’s not what we get with “Blackism”, though. The unemployed or underemployed white guy may justifiably point to a whole lot of complex external conditions that conduce to him hanging at the local fast-food joint drinking coffee at 10:00 A. M. Among “Blackists” though, with the same skill set as the white dude sitting near them, there’s only one explanation: white racism. Yeah, buddy, we all spend our spare weekends figuring out how to stick it to the black man.

    Ilana and Jack, you’re both right in pointing out a strain of sexual sadism, and, I guess, racially motivated rapine against white women committed by blacks. It’s ugly stuff, and almost no one talks about it.

    • Replies: @boogerbently
  2. JEC says:

    Another principle is that non-whites are perpetually oppressed by whites.

    I guess this ‘principle’ ought to lead ‘thinkers’ like Obama to the idea of establishing a black utopia where life would be nasty, brutish, and short.

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
  3. Blackism is the theory that whites deserve whatever happens to them at the hands of non whites and anything they do to defend themselves is or defend their interests or even lives is racist. Rationalizing savagery.

  4. @JEC

    What they would say to that is that non whites have been so oppressed by whites that the only solution is to appropriate white wealth and white identity to move forward with the revolution. There is no way to talk your way out of this. They know that they need you more than you need them but will not admit such. The parasite will not admit they need the host but wont let the host leave, this phenemenon exists in south africa most prominently. In nature this phenomenon exists where the cuckoo bird attacks the other bird for not taking care of its children.

  5. Rather my point is to remind people that just because whites no longer engage in the type of racial mob violence for which blacks are known today doesn’t mean that history couldn’t repeat itself if circumstances were just right. Since enough violence has a way of provoking more violence, this is something worth bearing in mind.

    So what you’re saying is that if YT wakes up one day and the idea that Hugo’s armies cannot resist is that persons of obviously African ancestry are statistically too dangerous to coexist next door, we’ll spontaneously channel our inner Viking and go Full Hutu on the melanin-challenged.

    If so, I agree. I used to be very open-minded and tolerant. Now that the left-collectivists have coerced my tolerance for barbarians & deviants, I find myself without tolerance at all.

    Wait until this antebellum period of manic asset wealth illusion ends. Then will tolerance for vicious crime and the astronomical costs of racial bias settlement trolling and embedded incompetence of affirmative action turn to utter rage.

    I feel it. I hear it behind closed doors. All the ingredients are now present in this social IED. The coming explosion will be historic.

    • Replies: @epochehusserl
  6. J1234 says:

    Excellent interview with an interesting subject. I look forward to hearing more about, and from, Jack Kerwick.

  7. Rehmat says:

    Jack Kerwick suffers from “White” sickness.

    As far I know, Black Muslims are the only Afro-Americans who have challenged the American Establishment, while all the Christian White and Black leaders have never missed a chance to suck to Organized Jewry. One just has to look at the current GOP and Democrat presidential candidates how they bark to please Israel Lobby.

    Louis Farrakhan, the leader of ‘Nation of Islam’ is the only American leader who has stood to ADL’s ex-chief of 50 years, Abraham Foxman, who celebrated his son’s same sex marriage by throwing a huge party attended by several US lawmakers. Farrakhan called ADL and other pro-Israel Jewish groups as SATANIC JEWS…….

    • Replies: @Kilo 4/11
  8. Aurelius says:

    Ah, the lovely Rehmat appears on the site to vomit out his twisted conspiracy theories. Rarely have I encountered such a tortured mind consumed by a pathologically paranoid hatred of his own invention. Yes, of course, he would feel a kinship toward the like-minded Louis Farrakhan. It is difficult to determine which of the two is more worthy of a padded cell in an institution for the criminally insane.

    With regard to the article at hand I would say that a primary point that whites continually miss about blacks, from the black man living in a cardboard box under a bridge in Trenton, New Jersey to Barack Obama or Orca Winfrey, is their hyper-awareness of all things race. Nothing seeps into their brains without being filtered through a prism of race. Whites have no idea how deeply this goes. Blacks know this about whites and routinely prey upon their racial unawareness and altruism.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
    , @JackOH
  9. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    What needs to be said is…

    Blacks are stronger, more aggressive, and more unruly. Naturally.

    Therefore, they are a threat to other races.

    It’s really that simple.

    We need Occam’s Race-ist.

    Direct, simple, and incontrovertible truth.

    Black problem has little to do with history. Would US have the same problems if US had brought scrawny Vietnamese than blacks?

    Black problem has little to do with IQ. Even if black IQ were lower, would there be a problem if blacks were kindly and weak?

    Black problem has little to do with culture. White ‘trash’ is a pain in the ass, but they don’t cause the amount of problems black ‘trash’ do.

    No, blacks act wild and crazy cuz they are stronger, more aggressive, and more unruly. They be more funky due to genetic reasons.

    • Replies: @Truth
  10. Rehmat says:

    Hi Abe Foxman, I suggest you go and spit on your son and his gay wife: the HAPPY COUPLE.

    Farrakhan was right when in a speech is said that Zionist Jews don’t believe in mercy against Muslims, Christians and even Black Jews.

  11. Kilo 4/11 says:

    You make the enemy of my enemy mistake. We are talking about black barbarity toward whites, and what a tiny minority of a minority do or say toward Jewish power is immaterial. When NOI guards white homes from their rampaging brothers instead of standing in the middle of traffic handing out anti-white tracts, you will have a case.

  12. JackOH says:

    “Nothing seeps into their brains without being filtered through the prism of race.” Agree, and, yes, there are exceptions as I’ve mentioned. It’s almost as though African descent were some sort of public good (for Blacks) to be drawn on endlessly even when the evidence ill supports that it’s worked to the detriment of individual, very comfortable blacks.

  13. @dc.sunsets

    A race war wont solve anything. Yt has to make it less profitable for the elite to scapegoat the average white.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  14. For all of the good points concerning neocons in this article, it only takes a screw-up or two, to see the endeavor hit the ditch. Kerwick states:

    My point in noting this is not to engage in but another exercise of white guilt-mongering. Rather my point is to remind people that just because whites no longer engage in the type of racial mob violence for which blacks are known today doesn’t mean that history couldn’t repeat itself if circumstances were just right

    So, what is the ‘just right’ circumstance? Typical areas of Texas where to this day, the ‘authorities’ look the other way together with media that resists reporting on the facts?

    Brandon McClelland, 24, was dragged to death beneath a truck driven by two white men in Paris, Texas last month. McClelland was black. The site of his death is about 200 miles from the location where James Byrd was murdered in a similar manner ten years ago.

    McClelland’s murder took place on September 16, 2008. Parts of his mangled body were found strewn along the highway at great distance.

    First responders treated the case as a hit and run. The county district attorney’s office denied the possibility of racist motivations, and said comparisons to the Byrd lynching were “preposterous.”

    And then we have:

    63% of those exonerated through DNA evidence are African American

    Subtracting Whites and Hispanics, 63% Black DNA exoneration rate by comparison to other races is more than just a bit out of proportion. It follows to ask; the literally ‘systematic’ violence against innocent Blacks is somehow not relevant?

    And then…

    Now Jon, that is a good answer and this is going to be as good as anything Colbert had ever done for you, so bear with me .. Now, if a man being ½ Black makes him Black, what would a man who is ½ White be?

    It follows, if Ilana-on the-right doesn’t want Obama for his ‘Blackness’ … there are those on the left equally despise Obama’s ‘Whiteness’ ;0)

    On January 20, 2017 Barack Obama will leave the presidency and those black people capable of critical thought will have many reasons to breathe sighs of relief. They will no longer have to submit to condescending lectures directed exclusively at them. From the moment he ran for president Obama has harangued black people on a wide variety of issues. It doesn’t matter if his audience is made up of church congregants, graduating students, or Kenyan dignitaries. Every black person unlucky enough to be in his vicinity risks being treated like a dead beat dad, career criminal or cousin Pookie, Obama’s own imaginary Willie Horton

  15. @epochehusserl

    The profitability is simply parasitism writ large.

    Centuries of increasingly bizarre interpretation of Christian scripture yielded what exists now: A state (territorial monopoly of ultimate decision-making) that is completely without limits.

    Since Bastiat’s axiom is, well, an axiom (the state is simply a criminal organization), and a democratic state is (as predicted by Alexis de Tocqueville) just an agglomeration of competing criminal factions, we have thus the apogee of political organization of humanity: A war of all against all, where everyone is both parasite and host.

    While blacks (and browns, and poor whites) are robbing the productive blind, so too are “productive” people who work in the Medical-Industrial-Complex, the Higher Ed-Industrial-Complex and the traditional Military-Industrial-Complex (plus the vast state bureaucracy) robbing each other.

    When the political state runs everything, everyone is a crook. So in that sense, you’re right, a race war won’t cure what ails.

    OTOH, the only path ahead toward peace is segregating people by ancestral DNA. Call it race, call it culture, call it civilization itself, to put first things first, the yoke of parasitism by blacks (both poor via endless welfare transfers and wealthy via set-asides/Affirmative-Action) has to end.

    If you know how to end it without a war, I’m all ears. (By the way, it is only whites who enable the parasitism that allow for its perpetuation. Blacks may clamor for it, but without active support from carpetbagging racism-profiteers and useful-idiot virtue-signalers, the parasitism would end tomorrow.)

  16. What we could do is set up informal social networks to meet like minded people. Things like derivatives trading, computer programming, debt collection, and legal council can be done anywhere in the world. The next big industries coming down the pipeline are smart contracts and fintech. Puerto rico doesnt tax income and many live in gated communities there. Many outstanding educational certification programs are being developed online for low cost. What is really missing in the us is a lack of shared purpose. If we had that I am sure we could accomplish anything instead of arguing whether two chicks with a dick is really a family or not.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  17. @Epochehusserl

    Maybe the Puerts could do a simple population swap with the Swedes.

    Check back in 30 years and see how they are doing.

  18. Truth says:
    @Priss Factor


    Belated, erotic Christmas present for you…

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  19. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    Dat sho be what I been sayin’!!

  20. @JackOH

    The behavior which would characterize anyone who has achieved “racial authenticity” is what has traditionally been called: nigger.

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