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Inciting racial hatred against whites is all in a day’s work on CNN. It devolves into a more festive affair when a celebrity like DL Hughley joins the network’s conga-line of cretins.

In a July segment, the comedian, author of “Surrender, White People,” regaled those CNN viewers with a masochistic mindset, by comparing “racism” to COVID19.

Whitey, belched Hughley—who used to be witty and is now a drag—can be an asymptomatic carrier of racism. Just because you haven’t done anything racist, doesn’t mean you aren’t racist.

Pay no attention to the COVID-race comparison. It’s the Left’s lowbrow idea of an intellectual quip. Be mindful, however, of the “guilty if you do, guilty if you don’t” pop-jurisprudence. Collectively convicting an entire racial group for metaphysical crimes is the cornerstone of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) creed.

Flouting Western judicial philosophy, Critical Race Theory says you are a racist without having committed racism, which is like being a murderer, robber or rapist without having murdered, robbed or raped.

How does that jurisprudence strike you?

It strikes the reasonable, fair-minded member of society as “less than human, less than coherent, less than sane.”

SYMBOLISM INSTEAD OF REALISM

Deconstructed, racism, as deployed by Critical Race racists, is purely a metaphysical affair. It doesn’t survive contact with reality, relying for its validation on a loose relationship with the real world.

You might say Critical Race Theory is anchored in symbolism and not realism.

Ditto Critical Race Feminism (CRF), a subspecies of CRT, the symbolic nature of which this writer had traced in a 2001, Ottawa Citizen column:

Women’s studies courses and English departments have long been littered with [postmodernism’s] lumpen jargon. There, text is routinely deconstructed and shred. Subjected to this academic acid, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and T. S. Eliot are whittled down to no more than ruling-class oppressors, their artistry reduced to the bare bones of alleged power relationships in society. All this glumness is due to a theory, no more, and one based on a partial and insular view of history [and reality].

To properly place Critical Race Theory in perspective, a young man followed-up the column with a personalized tale of desperation. He had the misfortune of drawing a skyscraper in art class. His creation was alighted on by his professor-cum-oppressor and right away called out for being a phallic symbol, offensive to women folk, meant as a symbolic assertion of his dominance qua male.

Where is reality in all this white noise? Nowhere, but in the heads of demented distaff and their house-broken, white, liberal, male accomplices.

Symbolism, after all, is not reality. What you see in an ink-blot test is not real. It’s rarely even an approximation of reality. A Rorschach assay amounts to artistic license the tester takes with his subject’s reality.

THE LOOTER’S CRITCAL REALITY

As they are deployed today, the dreaded racism and sexism constructs are anchored in the notion that reality is determined by the allegedly pre-determined, power relationships in society.

Whites, in particular white men and the remnant of a civilization their forebears built, are invariably to blame. Blame for what, you ask? That’s easy: for everything.

A “fella” is laying waste to a little old lady’s bric-a-brac store in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Blame the melanin-deprived.

As that would suggest, any black man looting constitutes not a crime with real victims, but, rather, an acting out by the victimized, a reaction to historic “oppression”; a response to The Machine, in accordance with a theory that has been dreamed-up in the rarified atmosphere of the academy, and applied outside of it.

A theory, of course, any theory, is always an abstraction, removed from reality. A good theory cleaves to reality as much as possible, describing and presaging it. A bad theory superimposes a new reality on real events. Critical Race Theory does one worse: It rapes reality and loots it.

Another concrete case of the Critical-Race created tension between theory and reality unfolded on “Seattle Refined,” a Komo News television show.

The words “riots and protests,” asserted a local, privileged professor, are social constructs imposed by the power structure” on poor people of color.

Observe how for his “riots” our pedagogue claims the status of a “social construct,” a mere theory.

For poverty, by contrast, this African-American educator chose the status of reality.

Our teacher earns a fail on reality testing and reason. Both poverty and the George Floyd, Democrat, race riots of 2020, ongoing, are immutable realities. Poverty, black and white, and the race riots are manifestly real. Ontologically, these are irrefutable events and occurrences.

What a lie, then, and an affront to reality and reason is a theory of racism that opts to deny one incontestable reality—the riots—but admits of another—black (but not white) poverty.

To opportunistically privilege only a spectrum of reality, as Critical Race Theory does, is (I repeat) “less than human, less than coherent, less than sane.”

In all its impenetrable, piss-poor prose, Critical Race theorizing is best confined to the turgid minds of our affirmative-action driven universities. Alas, it has percolated from America’s tertiary institutions throughout state and civil society. By now, the Critical Race rot is institutional; it is the handiwork of progressive—regressive, rather—parents, pedagogues and politicians.

Indeed, the youth rioting on our streets are not outsiders and interlopers; they are us. It is not insignificant that the whiter the city, the worse the riots have been. The protests that have engulfed more than 2,000 American cities have been the worst in “Minneapolis (64 percent white), Seattle (66 percent), Portland (77 percent), and Kenosha, Wisconsin (67 percent).”

To sum: With Critical Race Theory, a triumphant Left arbitrarily imposes meaning on the phenomenological world as a function of its will to power. It then bullies those who don’t go along.

The Right must reject this rot root-and-branch!

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Gab, YouTube, Twitter & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook.

 
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  1. The larger part of ‘Americans, have proven to be the most ignorant suckers in the entire world, believing such absurdities and “white privilege”, the so called “holocaust of six million”, the absurdities of anti white leftist educational theory ,etc.etc. It’s falling down disgusting to realize how utterly ignorant and down right moronic a large number of “Americans actually are.

    • Agree: Realist
  2. 4justice says:

    Casey A Peterson of Sandia labs has been taking on CRT. As have the authors of the Hoax papers, Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsey and Peter Boghossian. Bret Weinstein, Heather Heyer and youtuber Benjamin Boyce are all Evergreen survivors with a lot to say on the topic.

    Trump has called for all funding for CRT to be stopped at federal institutions. It is up to the coherent, sane and human among us to help explain why that is an important step to our friends and neighbors who only read headlines.

  3. Spot on article. CRT is just (bad) metaphysics. Which has naturally taken on pseudo-religious bent.
    Can’t remember the quote — except the great Scot, Hume, told us to chuck all this kind of thing into the fire.

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
  4. You know, we wouldn’t have these problems if white nationalists ran the United States. No other group in the country offers to look out for the interests of normal white Americans. Imagine growing up as a young white person in a white-nationalist country, where you could see that your elders valued your existence, protected your interests and invested resources into your flourishing and success.

  5. Sean says:

    While there are truths irrespective of “power relationships in society”, such considerations are far from irrelevant. I think this is a war between educated whites and Trump’s power base among the lower orders (of whites). Palefaces without a college degree are very numerous and diverging from the elite to from a working class white vote . Educated whites don’t like that, but it is Critical Race Theory’s long march through the institutions that mobilised Trump’s support in the first place.

  6. mr meener says:

    ilana mercer comes from a communist jew family whose father when they lived in south afreaka helped put the senile simpleton mandela in power after he and jews like joe slovo formed the communist ANC. once their work was done destroying SA the mercers fled. so Mz Mercer is full of sh it and hates white people like her father did

    • Troll: Mr McKenna
  7. PJ London says:

    ‘Today, racism is regarded as a crime if practiced by a majority—but as an inalienable right if practiced by a minority. The notion that one’s culture is superior to all others solely because it represents the traditions of one’s ancestors, is regarded as chauvinism if claimed by a majority—but as “ethnic” pride if claimed by a minority. Resistance to change and progress is regarded as reactionary if demonstrated by a majority—but retrogression to a Balkan village, to an Indian tepee or to the jungle is hailed if demonstrated by a minority.”
    Ayn Rand – Age of envy

  8. @mr meener

    no, the Mercer-Issacsohn has been for some time trying to make amends for her youthful depredations in SA. Haxo is keeping score and, so far, she is

    about 1/74th of the way toward obtaining Honorary Aryan status.

    • Replies: @Dr.C. Fhandrich
  9. The absolute DUNDERHEADEDNESS, of millions of whites is evident in the fact that this brilliant little essay, which concerns the welfare and safety of whites in the very nation they founded, has to now had a mere 8 comments. What is it with so many “whites”? Too busy playing “paintball warrior”?Too busy debating what form of crack you should try? Too much in pain from taking the “knee” too often???

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  10. @mr meener

    Even if what your’e saying is true, have you never heard of the maxim that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend”? This little essay of hers works for me.

  11. @Haxo Angmark

    Can anyone banned by FACEBOOK, be entirely bad??

  12. MarkU says:

    Symbolism, after all, is not reality. What you see in an ink-blot test is not real. It’s rarely even an approximation of reality. A Rorschach assay amounts to artistic license the tester takes with his subject’s reality.

    This part for me is a critical insight and really deserved to be developed further.

    The point that is so often missed with subjective/symbolic theories is that they say far more about the mind of their creator than they do about reality. In essence such theories are mainly exercises in projection , they are little more than a Rorschach test for their creators. Take the theories of Freud for example, clearly the man was totally obsessed with sex, certainly more so than any normal person was likely to be. Similarly the inventor(s) of Critical Race Theory are obviously totally obsessed with race to the exclusion of all else.

    I am not suggesting btw that the aforementioned perspectives are completely invalid (both sex and race obviously exist) However, all too frequently the perspectives of people with pathological obsessions are being touted as sociological or psychological ‘Theories of Everything”.

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