Reject All Racial Stereotyping
Victor Davis Hanson calls the requirement of the Third Reich that Jews under German rule or occupation had to wear a yellow badge or armband with the Star of David one of the many satanic paradoxes of the Third Reich’s Final Solution.
… if Nazi doctrine about supposedly manifest Aryan “racial” superiority—Nordic looks and build, superior intelligence, stable disposition—were so persuasive, then why the need for Jews to identify themselves?
In contrast, the Star-of David IDs were prima facie proof that the entire bankrupt Nazi project was based on the unspoken fear that millions of Jews were indistinguishable in all respects from other Europeans.
The Empty White Supremacy Slur
Jews and Israel now supposedly enjoy toxic white privilege. They are libeled as veritable white supremacists illegitimately in the Middle East to colonize “Palestine,” and as European imperialists picking up the mantle of the earlier 19th century British and French—as if a prior 400 years of Ottoman imperialism in the Middle East never occurred. VDH writes that it is no accident that a racist BLM, on news of the 7 October massacres in Israel, quickly issued posters glorifying Hamas hang-gliding murderers.
Also not surprising is that DEI czars and professors in various ethnic and race studies programs proved the most prominent on campus in damning Israel and its Jewish citizens as racists. Who was shocked when cowardly university administrators—especially on the MIT campus—simply warned Jews of no-go zones, rather than ensuring them there were no such zones anywhere on campus for anyone?
Jews, cautions VDH, seem to be collateral damage, damning an entire group of people, namely white Americans and Europeans.
In a society that is supposedly wedded to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dictum that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin, it is shocking how the racist DEI and woke industries have been given a complete pass to castigate and demonize an entire group, without any concern for individual characteristics, or for class, religious, or ethnic differences.
… “white” is not just a ridiculous construct that ignores the multiplicities of European ethnic and religious fault lines, the vast differences in “white” class, income, and politics, and the increasing frequency of whites marrying non-whites.
Proof of White Privilege
- Life expectancy is lower than Hispanics and Asians.
- Suicide rate higher than blacks, Asians, and Hispanics.
- Dying in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq at double their numbersin the general population.
- Inordinate percentage of fentanyl deaths.
- 20-40% of whites in Ivy League freshman classes, despite being 55% of the youth demographics.
Then why, ponders VDH, does “white rage” not result in whites being overrepresented as perpetrators of “hate crimes,” as are Latinos and blacks? Why are blacks far more likely to assault or kill whites than vice versa?
Woke and DEI fads have created entire anti- “white privilege” industries.
One result was the epidemic of careerism-inspired and media-fed hoaxes, such as the Duke lacrosse lie, the Covington Kids myth, and the Jussie Smollett fiasco.
The three travesties were predicated on the idea the “white male smear would alone obviate the need for evidence—and would provide exemption when the fakers were exposed.”
Bastard Children of the White Privilege Myth
What drove Senator Elizabeth Warren to declare herself the first “native American” professor of law at Harvard?
Why would careerist professor Ward Churchill outfit himself in buckskin and beads?
Why did the New York Times dub Hispanic, half-Peruvian George Zimmerman “White Hispanic,” when (the NYT) had never used that phrase for any other person, even though two thirds of “Hispanic” Americans self-identify as white?
Identity fakery is traditionally an empirical guide to privilege, or otherwise nonwhites would be transitioning to white status, as in the segregationist and overtly racist days of the Old South.
Institutionalized discrimination is now applied in crude fashion throughout companies and universities, but not when inconvenient.
In professional sports, where meritocracy is deemed essential and whites are “underrepresented,” or in recording contracts, or even in the US postal service, there is no such sin in any group’s over-representation.
The racial shakedown industry also raised its ugly head.
The BLM movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death ended up extorting millions of dollars from guilty or scared corporations. The vast majority of donations ended up unaccounted for, but likely enriched the founding grifters of BLM.
Drastic Reductions in U.S. Armed Forces Recruitment
The Pentagon insists that labor shortages, obesity, criminality, gang affiliations, or drugs explain their current alarming dearth of recruits. But the drop-off in white rural and suburban males is demonstrable, and the reason is most likely their weariness with constant woke hectoring and discrimination.
An Imploding Progressive Agenda
Fortified by campus DEI and the woke crowd, antisemitism is on the rise, hate crimes are rising, military recruitment is dropping, and trust in the media is plunging.
It is past time for Americans, warns Victor Davis Hanson, “to reject all racial stereotyping and the racist careerists who leverage it before we all descend into tribal nihilism.”