Slavoj is the only one who will tell it like it is:
Old Slavoj does have kind of a point there about American elites’ reigning philosophy of Invade the World / Invite the World.
One long run consequence of the government electing a new people will be the new people eventually electing new elites or in some other, perhaps undemocratic, fashion getting rid of the current elites.
“What’s happening at campuses is not an isolated affair – it is a result of what is happening in America as a whole. The sense of shared values and culture among Americans is vanishing rapidly; at the same time many feel isolated from their communities and families. Mass immigration has dramatically altered our country’s demographics, while multiculturalism has created a confusing landscape of competing visions for what it means to be an American. Many citizens see our national society as one of millions of alienated atoms living in a continental strip mall, not interconnected denizens living happily together in one proud country. Thus, they turn to alternative forms of identity. A real American identity – one not entirely composed of platitudes about “equality and opportunity” – is becoming a thing of the past…The momentum of the present is veering toward tribalism, not unity. And the only thing keeping all the tribes of the Left unified right now is their shared animosity toward whites.”
Greer, Scott (2017-01-04). No Campus for White Men: The Transformation of Higher Education into Hateful Indoctrination
This sort of thing is why identity politics is on the rise. It is a microcosm of how multicultural and diverse societies break up into isolated identity groupings, a sort of self-segregation. There is nothing new or abnormal about it. What is unique is that the university is fragmenting into a diversity. Perhaps they will be called multiversities, each isolated from the other with big walls and gates and signs and guards.
The basis for white guilt is acceptance of the premise of left-wing intellectual Susan Sontag: “The white race is the cancer of human history.” Upon accepting that notion (or at least a far less brutal articulation of it), whites must strive for atonement from all the groups they have wronged. The feeling of superiority driven in by white supremacy is replaced with a state of utter shame under white guilt. The only kind of racial discussion whites should engage in are ones where they sit down, shut up, and allow their moral superiors to berate them.
Note that (1) what he’s saying you can’t really disagree with, and (2) what side politically he expects you to likely come down on. Even the way he frames the answer betrays it. Glad TGC is tipping its hand politically more and more.It is like he basically just said nothing
Confusing the Church’s role and the government’s is at the center of many contemporary evangelical problems. In the end Thabiti wants you to come down a certain place politically. It is inevitable.
Racial issues in the nation are reported and delivered in a manner that can be called Racial Theater – a certain ritual re-enactment of emotions, words, symbols, and actions designed to stir an audience to certain responses, each time with the same characters, the same plot, the same props and themes, beginnings and endings, feelings and responses. Even those who do not watch the show nonetheless hear about it from those who attended the moral spectacle. The masters of ceremonies are experts in their rhetoric, the actors often are paid, and even crowd attendees play their part quite well, like seasoned viewers and critics of the gladiatorial games.
The divide in one picture: to some, man is a purely rational creature who, with enough proper education, will overcome his base allegiances and superstitions. To others, man is a dynamic, part of which is ration, but a great part of which is irrational bonds, habits, inclinations, loyalties, desires, and loves; none of which can be educated away through abstract idealisms.
I’m glad Thomas Sowell is being popularized:
Not the elitist condescension of the genteel white woman as she cites stats showing blacks earn less than whites and that not all blacks will be superior. Same for women. They are inferior and will remain inferior in perpetuity, such that the only way for them to advance is for someone higher than themselves to elevate them passively; like saving dogs from a gutter. Surely this finely dressed, aristocratic accented woman will be the one to do it.
Leaving her motivations aside, Sowell displays his typical nuance and depth of facts that are usually generalized by Leftists in order to obscure reality and push their white-guilt narrative. There is no reason for whites to feel guilty or ashamed for anything. They do not earn more as a mass. They earn more in categories. And this is due to common sense wisdom from thousands of years of Western and Christian heritage which teaches us how to live rightly and prosperous on the earth. This wisdom, this tradition, is rejected and abandoned only to the detriment of the people themselves.