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What If Racists Are Just “Born That Way?”

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Columnist and playwright Jim Grimsley penned an editorial last week in the Los Angeles Times that accused white people—all white people—of being racist. Grimsley, who is white and grew up in Georgia at the tail-end of the Jim Crow era, railed against the cluelessness of white America on the issue of race. Even white people who consider themselves enlightened on racial issues, he argues, are often unaware of the racism that lurks within their own hearts. “…I have found that black people are all too aware that progress on racial issues has hardly moved forward at all, while white people are nearly as blind to their racism as ever,” he wrote.

I wish Grimsley had been clearer on one point—that is, whether white racism is cultural or genetic. Within the space of the same sentence he seems to blame both nature and nurture for white racism. Grimsely writes: “…[T]hese are symptoms of the insanity of white culture and our refusal to understand that racism is part of our makeup — each and every one of us, north, south, east and west — from cradle to grave.”

At first glance he seems to be blaming culture; he even identifies it by name. But look closer. If culture were to blame there would surely be exceptions to the rule because it couldn’t be “part of our makeup.” Learned behavior can be unlearned. Furthermore, no one would be racist in the cradle, as he asserts, because infants haven’t yet undergone socialization. Babies are blank slates upon which anything can be written.

The idea that white people are irredeemably racist is central to the social justice movement. All white people are racist, even good white liberals. White liberals may be a little better than some backwoods sharecropper with tobacco juice running down his shirt; but not by much. And they’re obtuse to boot.

Enter Tim Wise, another white southerner. He may be America’s best known “anti-racist activist” and he’s pretty extreme in his beliefs. Wise has made a career out of countering anti-black racism, most of which is entirely fictional, with anti-white racism. Even Wise admits to harboring certain racist tendencies though he blames it on growing up in a “white supremacist” culture. He nonetheless believes, despite his efforts to be the best friend black people have ever had, that he has internalized certain racist attitudes. And no, he isn’t talking about racist attitudes towards whites though that would at least be true. According to Tim Wise, icon of “anti-racism,” even Tim Wise can’t claim to have washed away the stain of racism. Without exception, all white people must be racist.

Allow me to depart here with most conservatives and say that white people, all white people, are at least a little racist. But so are all black people, all yellow people, and all brown people because racism is part of the human condition.

I don’t mean to imply that anyone is born with animus toward a particular race or ethnic group. At birth we don’t even know what racial or ethnic groups are. Yet contained within human nature are two of the necessary ingredients for racism—tribalism and generalization, without which racism would not exist. Let’s examine these.

Tribalism is the urge to care more about the group you belong to than the group that you don’t. This isn’t always negative but it can be. Tribalists don’t really care if The System offers maximum fairness to all people. They just want the best result for people who look, speak, and act like they do. This usually results in a lot of huddling together in groups—think of BET, FUBU, and the United Negro College Fund. Tribalists will, for example, take offense at the slogan “All Lives Matter” because to them only the lives of people with shared racial characteristics have value. They won’t admit that “Black Lives Matter” is chauvinistic, but who would?

It should be noted here that this attitude has existed in all time and in all places. The only societies in history that have even tried to resist the tribalist urge are modern Western societies—this is, white societies of the post-World War II era. If you regard tribalism as negative–and in most cases I do—then Europe and North America are actually paragons of virtue. Colorblindness is an idea that modern Westerners have strived for even if they have not perfectly achieved it. Within those societies, it’s the white majority that has been the most willing to suppress their instincts. Other races seem less enthused about colorblindness. They have demanded and received preference which they will cling to from now until eternity.

The second trend is generalization. Generalizations are mental shortcuts that come with certain pitfalls because they aren’t universally true. For example, not all Canadians like hockey but most do. In short, generalizations are useful even if they may sometimes steer us wrong. If a woman is walking home through a bad neighborhood it will help her to be on guard. She may be afraid of a young black male but not an elderly Japanese female. There’s a reason for that and it shouldn’t be dismissed as rank prejudice.

The idea that we’re born racist, something I think at least some social justice warriors would agree with as long as we’re discussing only white people, has certain ramifications. If we accept it (and I do), we must accept that racism will always exist. The war against racism can never be won but we can lose our freedom fighting it.

I’ve noticed that liberals often use human nature as an excuse for behaviors that would otherwise be rejected. If we have an urge, what’s the use of trying to suppress it? Consider homosexuality, for example, a behavior regarded as aberrant by nearly every society prior to the late Twentieth Century. Putting aside moral and religious arguments for a moment, homosexuality comes with certain health risks, particularly the male variety—rectal cancer, AIDS, gonorrhea, etc.

But don’t tell that to liberals. “Gays” are just “born that way” they argue with very little evidence. No “gay” gene has ever been found and studies indicate that children exposed to sexual abuse tend to become homosexuals. Liberals reject this notion because they believe that homosexuality is not a choice. Homosexuals therefore have no obligation to suppress their urges. Be your true to yourself, they say. Telling anyone that homosexuality is shameful is a form of abuse because it forces that person into the proverbial closet.

It’s a mystery to me how homosexuality differs from racism if they are both inborn traits. According to dogma, “gays” couldn’t stop being “gay” any more than a leopard could change his spots. But isn’t the same true of racists? If racists are born, not made, then even heavy guilt tactics won’t cure them. What’s the point of trying to make racists change? All of this “racist shaming” seems both pointless and destructive to its subjects.

As a certified “homophobe” I am often asked if “gays” choose to be “gay.” I always answer the same: yes, because people choose who they sleep with. That doesn’t satisfy the homofascists who always respond, “If being gay were a choice, who would choose it?”

They mean to imply that homosexuality carries a stiff social penalty, which it does not. Homosexuality is fashionable. Everybody’s doing it! Look at the way we celebrated Michael Sam and Jason Collins, the first openly homosexual athletes in the NFL and NBA, respectively. There’s reason to believe that Sam, a mediocre defensive lineman, would not have been drafted by the St. Louis Rams if he hadn’t announced during his senior year that he enjoys butt sex. Collins, a lackluster center, certainly wouldn’t have made the cover of Sport illustrated if he weren’t America’s first big league homosexual.

The social penalty for homosexuality is non-existent. The same cannot be said about the social penalty for racism. You can lose your job for the slightest episode of racism, real or perceived, which is really hypocritical in that everyone is at least a little racist.

A simple question demands to be answered: do people choose to be racist? If say you say no, then what’s the point of shaming them? They’re beyond reformation. If you say yes, that necessitates a follow-up question—if racism is a choice, who would choose it knowing that it would mean living life as a pariah? Certainly no one I know would knowingly accept the social penalty that comes with harboring forbidden thoughts. It must therefore be an inborn characteristic.

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BREAKING: Trump Deploys Military After Catching Obama In MASSIVE Act Of Treason

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Shocking new information has broken the internet in recent days about the unbelievable acts of treason that Obama committed while in office. Last week, hardcore evidence emerged how Obama worked hand-in-hand with ISIS terrorists to secure massive amounts of weapons and arsenal to their terror group. Then immediately after that report surfaced, alarming information revealed how Obama turned a blind eye to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations in order to appease Iran and ensure his Iranian nuclear deal would be finalized. Now the floodgates of another Obama scandal is blowing wide open involving the former President’s disturbing ties to a Taliban crime ring, and now a furious President Trump is stepping with our military forces, as Trump’s generals declare “the gloves are off.”

Aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States is the textbook definition of treason, which is exactly what Obama did for the past 8 years. But in addition to emptying out GITMO and putting Iran on a path to nuclear arms, we’re now learning that Obama worked along side the Taliban in Afghanistan to ensure that the terror group would become the world’s top leader in heroin, where their enterprise is now generating billions of dollars for the terror group to carry out their operations against the West. 

Obama formed “unholy” alliances with drug lords during his operations in Afghanistan.

“The Taliban in Afghanistan has spent over a decade funding their operations from opium farms and their mass production of heroin. This was able to take place under the Obama administration which refused to target their illicit operations. Obama allowed the Taliban to become the worlds top producer of heroin, generating $billions for the terrorist outfit,” Conservative Daily post reported. 

Now President Trump is going to war and deploying our military in an attempt to undo the massive drug enterprise that Obama actively supported by targeting their revenue stream and attacking their opium refining labs. In light of this stunning information, Trump’s military General said “the gloves are off” as Obama’s treasonous alliance with these Taliban drug cartel members are being exposed. “Since November 20, U.S. troops and their Afghan allies have been targeting the Taliban jihadists’ opium business in their Helmand stronghold, the top-poppy producing province in Afghanistan,” Breitbart reported. “The U.S.-NATO coalition in Afghanistan has pulverized 25 Taliban labs used to process opium and its deadly heroin derivative, depriving the narco-jihadists of $80 million in illegal drug proceeds in the first three weeks of an unprecedented counternarcotics air campaign.”

Obama’s illicit Taliban drug ring is only the beginning of scandalous information emerging this week. We all knew of Obama’s backroom deal to put Iran on a path to nuclear weapons, but according to new breaking scandal, Obama was willing to do whatever it took to finalize the Iran nuke deal, even if it meant putting the lives of every single American at riskDennis Michael Lynch reports:

According to Politico, the Obama administration turned a blind eye to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the United States — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would be finalized.

A project led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities, which included gun and drug-tracking equal to $1 billion. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped Hezbollah to grow into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.

In conducting its report, Politico spoke with former Obama administration officials who were involved with the anti-Hezbollah efforts. They claim Obama and his team stopped the U.S. task force from bringing down the criminal network. “When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.”

Political commentator and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said in light of these startling new details, that Barack Hussein Obama needs to be immediately arrested for his crimes against America. “If a company did this, a CEO would be in jail right now,” he stated on a recent segment on Fox News.

Thanks to Obama, not only has ISIS risen to power with the massive stash of American weapons they now have at their disposal, but the Taliban now has a multi-billion dollar heroin enterprise they’re now using to fund terrorism against the West. It’s time for President Trump to crack the whip and go after Hussein Obama with a vengeance, and show the world what happens to traitors who sell us down the river in order to further the cause of Muslim terrorists who have vowed to kill us!

 

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BREAKING NEWS Out Of New York – The LAST ONE Was Just Found Dead!

He saw it happen!

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16 years ago our country was rocked by the unthinkable when terrorists attacked using our plans against us on September 11th. That day will forever live for the majority of Americans as the worst day we have seen in recent history, and the wounds are still fresh for many. That day we lost family and friends who perished in those ill-fated planes and heroes who did their best to save those trapped in the Twin Towers.

Then over the years, many of those first responders that were there that horrific day have died due to health issues stemming from inhaling the toxic fumes from the burning buildings.  Now, just days before Christmas the last first responder that was there to save those on our country’s darkest day has been found dead, and his death only compounds the tragedy of that horrible day.

A former NYPD captain who commanded officers at Ground Zero on 9/11 has taken his own life after a long battle with lung disease. Captain Douglas Greenwood, 61, reportedly shot himself at the entrance of his home in Suffolk County, Long Island. During the attack on 9/11 and the 40 days after it, Greenwood lead the Manhattan South Task Force on his radio which did not allow him to wear a mask to protect his lungs.

Those who worked with Greenwood said that this brave hero worked tirelessly with is men sorting through the rubble looking for any potential survivors. Then shortly, after the attacks, Greenwood began to struggle with his breathing that left him reliant on a breathing machine to make it through the day.

Greenwood was then forced to leave his job on the police force in 2003, but that didn’t stop this brave man from still pushing forward with his life. Greenwood opened a pizza shop where he would often be seen sitting down with his customers getting to know who they were and what they really thought of his pizzas.

First responder Douglas Greenwood took his life late last week after battling lung cancer.

Throughout it all though, Greenwood was in constant pain which only increased over time making it nearly impossible for the once healthy police officer even to sleep.

That is when his friends noticed that Greenwood began to talk more about ending his life to escape the pain, and that is what he did just a few days ago.

Here is more Daily Mail:

A former NYPD captain who commanded officers at Ground Zero on 9/11 has taken his own life after a long battle with lung disease.

Captain Douglas Greenwood, 61, shot himself at the entrance to Greenlawn Park near his home in Suffolk County, Long Island.

After leaving the NYPD on 9/11 disability 14 years ago, following 26 years of service, he became the owner of the highly regarded Greenwich Village Bleecker Street Pizza restaurant.

Greenwood was a captain on the Manhattan South Task Force and led officers for 40 straight days at the site but because he was constantly on the radio was unable to keep his protective mask on. 

He slept in an oxygen tank for the last 10 years and continued to struggle despite surgery

Greenwood’s friend of 25 years and former detective Ralph Friedman told the New York Post: ‘It was constant, increasing pain. It hurt to breathe.

‘He would never do something like this unless he had no choice. And he had no choice.’

Friedman explained his friend ‘was in charge of all the NYPD boots on the ground’.

‘He’d be commanding the scene, but he also did grunt work – everybody pitched in. Everyone was sifting through the scene for bodies, body parts.

‘He could have stayed in a car. But he was right there. And it cost him his health — as it did for a lot of officers. They did very heroic work — there’s no way around it. And he was right there.’

His long-time friend, photographer Kevin McCormick, said: ‘He talked about shooting himself as an inevitable thing. 

‘He said when there’s no more quality of life, I’m going to do it He knew it was coming.’

After retiring he threw himself into his new career, saying he wanted to make pizzas ‘as true to my Italian grandmother’s recipe as possible’.

Friends recalled Greenwood was hugely proud of his pizzeria and would sometimes eat in the dining area, pretending to be a customer so he could overhear what people said about the food.

After leaving the police force in 2003, Greenwood took over this favorite pizza shop.

After the attack the dust from the buildings collapsing lingered in the air for months afterward causing many residents to develop respiratory issues. However, it was our brave first responders that literally suffered from the brunt of the polluted air causing them to become sick with horrible diseases.

Let us take a moment to honor this brave man and all those who lost their lives that tragic day when Muslim terrorists brutally attacked our nation changing our lives forever.

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BREAKING: Calls For Obama’s Immediate Arrest After What He Was Just Caught Doing With Muslims

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Obama’s acts of treason against our country are almost too numerous to list, as this infiltrator did everything in his power to bring our country down while he was in office. While hollowing out our military to pre-World War II capabilities, Obama was constantly furthering the cause of Muslims, putting Iran on a path to nuclear weapons while letting all his buddies out of GITMO. While we’ve been onto Hussein Obama’s treasonous antics for quite some time, what he was just caught doing in the Middle East is so outrageous, there’s now calls being made for Obama’s immediate arrest.

Last week, we learned that Obama worked hand-in-hand with ISIS terrorists to secure massive amounts of weapons and arsenal for their terror group. But chillingly, that is only the tip of the iceberg of startling information that’s emerging about Obama’s defiant acts of treason towards our country. We all knew of Obama’s backroom deal to put Iran on a path to nuclear weapons, but according to new breaking scandal, Obama was willing to do whatever it took to finalize the Iran nuke deal, even if it meant putting the lives of every single American at risk. Dennis Michael Lynch reports:

According to Politico, the Obama administration turned a blind eye to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the United States — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would be finalized.

A project led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities, which included gun and drug-tracking equal to $1 billion. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped Hezbollah to grow into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.

In conducting its report, Politico spoke with former Obama administration officials who were involved with the anti-Hezbollah efforts. They claim Obama and his team stopped the U.S. task force from bringing down the criminal network. “When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.”

Politico writes that over an 8-year span, “federal agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.”

The article says: “When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.”

But it gets even more outrageous. Aside from turning a blide eye to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, what has never been discussed by the media is how Obama “committed money laundering when they transferred this $1.7 billion to Iran,” Veteran AF reported. “Essentially, what President Obama authorized was for funds to be wired from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, converted to Swiss Francs, and the money was then moved to a Swiss National Bank. Once this was done the Federal Reserve Bank of New York withdrew the funds from the account and then physically transferred the money to an official from the Iranian Central Bank who was waiting on a tarmac in Iran.”

Political commentator and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said in light of these startling new details, that Barack Hussein Obama needs to be immediately arrested for his crimes against America. “If a company did this, a CEO would be in jail right now,” he stated on a recent segment on Fox News.

The definition of treason is aiding and abetting the enemy of the Untied States. Obama needs to be brought up on charges and tried for the crimes that he committed against this country. Not only did he create ISIS and give them weapons to further their Islamic Caliphate, he’s also guilty of assisting Hezbollah’s drug trafficking and money-laundering enterprise. Thanks to Obama, the very same Iranian terrorists who chant “death to America” now have unbelievable American money to fund their terrorism and move towards their stated goal, which is complete destruction of the United States of America.

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