Senator Bilbo excerpts from a compilation of fourteen essays by black notables in one of the recent egalitarian books, What the Negro Wants, edited by Rayford W. Logan (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1944). He identifies one of the authors, W. E. B. DuBois, as “the real leader of the Negro intelligentsia in America.” I’ll add that he was a Communist. They had been conducting efforts to recruit blacks since the 1920s and did make some headway. Doxey A. Wilkerson was another Marxist in the anthology, and Langston Hughes was at least a comsymp.
The writers of the anthology, as one might expect, wanted complete integration. Included with the demands, some explicitly wanted intermarriage with whites. Some already had done so themselves. (If certain black activists didn’t think their own women were good enough, that obviously calls into question how dedicated they were to their own race and its future.) Senator Bilbo estimated that some others were enthusiastic about that possibility too, but were avoiding the topic to prevent controversy. Leftists having to care about optics — imagine that! Either way, race-mixing is implicit in these boilerplate demands for complete removal of the color bar, or at least would end the separation necessary to maintain genetic integrity permanently. If the conclusions seem cynical, unfairly maligning the motives of these wonderful activists, abolishing laws against miscegenation did indeed turn out to be part of the “civil rights” package. Therefore, the Senator was right about that.
Item by item, he pointed out the effrontery of these activists. Sometimes he called them out for pulling a fast one by invoking American values, when they really were attempting to redefine them to suit their purposes. Nice try! That flag-waving act was cute, given how many were extreme Leftists or even outright Marxists. Some of them disingenuously tried to assert a linkage of desegregation with the outcome of the war, for example:
According to [Langston] Hughes — and this is where the Negro mind and blood asserts itself — World War II was fought for the purpose of mongrelizing White America. If the South and the decent, self-respecting white people of the rest of the Nation had ever entertained the slightest suggestion that World War II was fought to integrate the Negro into the social life of white America, we would have had a nationwide rebellion against the conscription of the 12,000,000 or more men and women who marched and fought in the uniform of our country in order to win this war.
If the public had known what the agenda was going to be over the coming decades, perhaps they would’ve been tempted to join the Waffen SS instead.
Actually, the enumerated demands contained considerably less piss and vinegar than typical rhetoric beginning in the 1960s. Still, the chapter was a tough slog. Despite any legitimate grievances that the black community might’ve had in the past, I have remarkably little patience for their activists. All too many have been phony preachers, Marxist fellow travelers, two-bit demagogues, or grifters. Their incessant bellyaching has become especially tiresome following recent events. Sure, one could argue that colored people were getting the fuzzy side of the lollipop under “Jim Crow” laws. However, desegregation certainly didn’t make them happy! During the mid-1960s, the rioting and insufferable effrontery went into high gear, and we’re getting more of the same lately. At this point, the bellyaching activists can go cry me a river.
Inequalities of the White and Negro Races
The chapter on Rassenforschung discusses intelligence in the beginning. Other topics approximately resemble some of the more politically incorrect writings of Thomas Jefferson. The gentler way of putting it is that evolution didn’t do the same things in all regions of the globe, or work at the same pace. Naturally, much of this discussion would make today’s Leftists shriek like little girls at a slasher movie. One of the more moderate statements:
We hear much about the so-called equality of the races from certain Negroes who seek to defy the laws of God and man in order to mix and mingle and intermarry with white people, but we seldom hear them express any gratitude to white Americans and particularly to Southern white Americans for what has been done for the Negro in America. The slave traffic may have been evil and horrible and the institution of slavery may have been wrong; nevertheless, slavery in America definitely left the Negro in a better condition than it found him.
It really goes against the grain to say it, especially now, but African-Americans have a per capita income ten times higher than Africans in Africa. So much for the lingering aftereffects of slavery we hear so much about lately! Quoting another author making the point that blacks benefit from being in an advanced society that other people developed:
All these things came to him as a free gift from the white man. They were left a penniless liability among former masters in the South, who assumed responsibility for their welfare. The debt of gratitude they owe the people of the Southern States can never be paid. Instead of gratitude, they revile and abuse their benefactors.
This is the sort of thing that can make soft liberal heads explode. The book also touches on the “nature/nurture” debate. It deflects the usual counterargument, though other authors have taken that much further in more recent times.
From study after study since then, some controlling for socioeconomic status and other environmental factors, there is much more data about these subjects lately. Although they tend to be discussed far more gently, that’s still heresy. The case for radical egalitarianism is propped up only because of massive ideological support and the usual intimidation tactics. The Leftist fallback tactic, since they can’t win debating facts, is resorting to increasingly vague, immeasurable, and tautological arguments: “privilege,” institutionalized this, systemic that, Afrocentric theory, etc. Naturally, making nebulous assertions avoids having to prove them.
False Interpretations of American Democracy
Here, Senator Bilbo addresses political concerns. One of these is about the statement in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. (I’ll add to this discussion that one of the earlier drafts stated “all Englishmen are created equal,” which reflects Thomas Jefferson’s thoughts more precisely.) Jefferson did also state:
Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.
Moreover, he was an early champion of the colonization solution to the race problem, the same idea that Senator Bilbo was promoting. The latter continues:
The Negro leaders not only claim that American democracy teaches the social equality of the white and black races, but they go further and proclaim that the denial of this equality is fascism. According to Doxey A. Wilkerson, many Negroes have asked: “Why fight fascism in Germany when we have fascism right here in America?”
That’s quite precious, coming from Comrade Wilkerson. (I wonder what he thought about the fact that after Mussolini took over Ethiopia, he freed the slaves. Speaking of another who did the same, the Lincoln-Douglas debates are quoted again. For example:
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not, nor ever have been, In favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior. and as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.
In any event, America began as a pro-white country, and still was at that point, so reductio ad hitlerum arguments against remaining so don’t hold much water.
False Concepts of The Christian Religion
After having dealt with radical egalitarian arguments from science and politics, the subject turns to religious appeals. Ultracalvinism has become a new topic of discussion lately. It does have its own intellectual history. Still, we can loosely define it as the proposition that God endorses whatever Current Year liberalism stands for.
Contrary to such contentions, it doesn’t make sense that God would create the multiplicity of races without a reason to do so. Therefore, mankind would be wrong to undo this arrangement. Other than that, the Bible speaks of the brotherhood of man under God, but pointedly does not speak against earthly hierarchies. Also, the following passage often is given a universalist interpretation:
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth
However, those who use just this excerpt are pulling a fast one. Right after that is this, which supports nationalism rather than universalism:
. . .and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
David Duke also caught this bit of creative editing, which he pointed out in his autobiography.
The Campaign For Complete Equality
While the country had been busy fighting the war, things were astir back home. Black leaders were demanding full equality (as they saw it) and unapologetically launched an all-out effort during the midst of a national crisis. Obviously the white collaborators played an instrumental role:
These demands are clearly evidenced and openly stated in the two hundred or more books which have been written in the past four years by Negroes and Quislings of the white race. During this same period of time, day after day, week after week, practically every Negro newspaper has printed sensational and inflammatory news items and editorials which have preached that any form or character of segregation is discrimination. They have sought to inflame the Negro mind against the white race, North, South, East, and West, and have attempted to incite and embitter the minds and hearts of every Negro man and woman in the United States against the whites.
Needless to say, much Afro-chutzpah follows. They wanted everything their way; rather like the saying goes, “my way or the highway.”
Diverging from the text for a moment, what happened later? By the 1960s, all the demands were fulfilled and they got everything they wanted. The liberal Warren Court did much of the heavy lifting. Brown v. Board of Education was a major score, an odd ruling in which a key piece of evidence was some psychological study involving dolls. Whenever SCOTUS wants to exceed their authority and legislate from the bench, they justify it by finding some “penumbra” or “emanation” that supports their social engineering goal of the month, but the doll thing certainly was a new one.
Was that the end of the story, and everyone embraced in everlasting harmony? Not exactly. . . The Overton Window was on the move, faster than ever. More demands were raised, and preferential treatment was the next step granted. Despite all this acquiescence, race riots became a summertime tradition. Fast forward half a century, and freedom of speech is under attack, mobs of leftist Pod People are destroying every monument to white history that they can find, and cities are aflame again. One might even ask, was that “civil rights” stuff from long ago really only about equality?
All the Afro-chutzpah makes this chapter a tough slog, but in a way, it’s a breath of fresh air compared to what was on the way in the decades to come. White collaborators are to blame too. He calls out the Southern Conference for Human Welfare in particular, a New Deal-era umbrella organization. It turns out that this happened to be a Marxist front group. Present-day knowledge also reveals more dirt on some of the collaborators he mentions.
Now here’s an evocative quotation from a magazine article:
Today’s Black Brain Trusters don’t beg. These new Negro leaders have shed every tradition handed down from slavery days. They operate efficiently through official government agencies, through their press with a million and a half readers, through shrewd lobbying in Congress, even through direct pressure on the White House. Specifically the Black Brain Trust is divided into the government and nongovernment branches. The government branch in Washington consists of race-relations advisers in numerous departments who look out for Negro interests. But they would be fairly impotent if it weren’t for the outsiders — union leaders, preachers, politicians, editors, and heads of national organizations who can turn on the political heat when ordered. The Washington boys provide the fancy footwork; the others provide the heavy punches. As a team, they work as smoothly as Joe Louis and his managers.
Wouldn’t it be great if whites today had something like this in the government that their forefathers founded? We’re creative and dynamic people; maybe it’s time to set up our own lobby, since everyone else has one for themselves. If (for example) AIPAC represents 2% of the population and is one of the three most powerful Washington lobbies, imagine what 60% of the public could do, or even just its aware elements for now.
Here’s another interesting excerpt from a magazine article by Ira Calvin:
If it be treason to advocate the overthrow of the government of a people, it follows, as truly as the fact that the whole is greater than any of its parts, that to advocate the destruction of the people themselves is the highest kind of treason.
Now let that sink in for a moment.
Astounding Revelations to White America
Franz Boas is put on target, a shady and disingenuous character in academia who became the apostle of race denialism. I’ll add that strangely, he comes across as being even more enthusiastic about miscegenation than the black activists quoted earlier. Once again, if race is meaningless, then what’s the point of mixing them all up? Furthermore, what was the motivation? So the black activists wanted access to white women, but why was Boas so happy to help? I’d rather that I didn’t have to get all cynical, but maybe Professor Kevin McDonald has some ideas.
I wrote about him too in Deplorable Diatribes. The following concerns a faked study in which Franz Boas essentially was promoting a “magic dirt” argument:
His big debut, where he broke ranks with earlier biologists going all the way back to Darwin, was a study of immigrant families showing that their skull shape changed over the generations, becoming more similar to Anglo-Americans. It was considered a groundbreaking find, though it’s unclear why anyone believed that nonsense without any plausible explanation. Today, we know how DNA works. Even so, Leftists still believe that culture has nothing to do with biology.
Despite the absurdity, his study made quite a splash. Decades later, his monumental discovery was revisited, and it turns out that his research was phonier than a three dollar bill. If Boas had been right about this magical effect, then San Francisco’s Chinatown would be a white neighborhood by now.
He became a collegiate evangelist of Leftist ideology (much like the Frankfurt School). His top students at Columbia went into academic careers spreading his politicized cultural anthropology. Some others went on to produce egalitarian propaganda, like Ruth Benedict (Margaret Mead’s girlfriend) and Gene Weltfish, whose booklet “The Races of Mankind” was distributed to the armed forces. Then this:
At the present time, Edwin E. Embree, head of the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, is granting fellowships and scholarships in order to place the apostles of Boas’s doctrines in some of our best educational institutions, even in some of our Southern colleges and universities. In this manner, the damnable and blighting teachings of these disciples of Boas are being disseminated and inculcated into the minds of the pure-blooded Anglo-Saxon students of Dixie. It is also true that Embree is granting fellowships to Negroes and white Quislings to write books on the subject of Negro or social equality.
So that’s where some of the deluge of radical egalitarian books came from. It turns out that the Overton Window isn’t exactly an impersonal force that just moves itself!
Senator Bilbo does call out various collaborators and airheaded intellectuals of WASP, Scandinavian, and Italian extraction; apparently suffering from pathological altruism. Aside from them, I regret to say that certain coincidences are hard to miss. Personally, I don’t care for multiculturalism peddlers of any background. I’d really prefer just to call out bad behavior, no matter who is doing it, and leave it at that. Still, when confronted with the facts, it’s impossible to avoid forming inferences.
Note well, he did not hold all Jews responsible for spreading destructive propaganda, and neither do I. Still, he did consider the prominent role by their elite types to be conspicuous and something that would make all of them unwelcome if they kept it up. Surely he was familiar with Southern Jews, who generally are unobjectionable, and I’ll add that this is so for Utah’s Jews, but some of the New Yorkers were ruining it for the rest of their brethren. He once gave an epic verbal spanking to Leonard E. Golditch, Secretary of the National Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism, apparently a lawfare foundation of the time:
There are five million Jews in the United States and the majority of them are fine public citizens, but if Jews of your type don’t quit sponsoring and fraternizing with the Negro race you are going to arouse so much opposition that they will get a very strong invitation to pack up and resettle in Palestine, the homeland of the Jews, just as we propose to provide for the voluntary resettlement of the American Negro in West Africa their fatherland. Now do not pop-off and say I am in favor of sending the Jews to Palestine. What I am trying to say to you is that there are just a few of you New York “kikes” that are fraternizing and socializing with the Negroes for selfish and political reasons and if you keep it up you will arouse the opposition of the better class of your race.
This got reported in the August 6, 1945 edition of Newsweek. It probably was accompanied by editorializing almost as heated as the mushroom cloud that went up over Hiroshima that very day. One might imagine the results now if a Senator rebuked the $PLC’s head honcho, warning that troublemakers should stop pandering to minorities or they’d earn a one-way trip to Israel.
Even if stated bluntly, he does have a point. Most of the Jews one meets in daily life are decent people, and hardly anyone (other than Muslims) has a dispute with them about religion these days. Sadly, their reputation is being harmed by bad behavior of their elites and radical types. There would be no reason for costly “watchdog” outfits to combat anti-Semitism, conduct lawfare, and handle damage control if only those who behave badly would stop doing that.
The Springfield Plan and Such
With oblivion on the horizon, the egalitarian do-gooders were making proposals for more integration. Here’s probably the most famous Bilbo quote:
If our buildings, our highways, our railroads should be wrecked, we could rebuild them. If our cities should be destroyed, out of the very ruins we could erect newer and greater ones. Even if our armed might should be crushed, we could rear sons who would redeem our power. But if the blood of our white race should become corrupted and mingled with the blood of Africa, then the present greatness of the United States of America would be destroyed and all hope for the future would be forever gone. The maintenance of American civilization would be as impossible for a negroid America as would be the redemption and restoration of the white man’s blood which had been mixed with that of the Negro.
Of course, that’s highly politically incorrect, but is it wrong? Looking at it another way, would China really remain Chinese if its population got replaced or crossbred out of existence? Fortunately for them, their rulers are wise enough not to commit such a monstrous crime against their own people.
The Springfield Plan was a school integration proposal, about the same as what exists now in actual fact. Another proposal was more radical than that. It was an exchange program where children from Harlem would live with white New England families for the summer. Meanwhile, their own children would go to Harlem and live amidst the cultural enrichment. (What possibly could go wrong?) That one was dreamed up by some reverend suffering from pathological altruism. Other turbulent priests added their two cents to the cause of integration likewise. Strangely, some of the “Christians” described here and elsewhere didn’t seem to have anything to say about religion besides “social gospel” stuff.
The Dangers of Amalgamation
This topic also is highly politically incorrect. It discusses, shall we say, the concept that crossbreeding is not an improvement. (Could he have imagined that six decades after publication, one of the people he was talking about would be on the way to the Presidency?) I’ll add once again that mixed-race people aren’t at fault for whatever background they’re born into. Still, it’s hard for me to imagine the confusion and rootlessness they suffer from, and deliberately bringing children into the world this way — torn between two cultures and finding it difficult to fit in — is a disadvantage to them.
Then theoretical and demonstrated effects are discussed. Basically, if a crossing can’t reliably replicate the best traits, then what’s the point? Moreover, specialization is lost.
Without respect to inferior and superior, if you crossbreed Hereford and Jersey, you have neither milch cow nor a beef cow. If you crossbreed an Irish setter with a bloodhound, you have neither bird dog nor man hunter. If you should crossbreed Percheron with “Man O’ War,” you would have neither racehorse nor draft horse.
Then aesthetics is discussed. There’s actually much one could say about the microevolution of European beauty, but all that’s another discussion. Preserving these unique phenotypes is a good thing in itself, and only pure lineages can do so. I’ll add that the morphed pictures that occasionally appear on the cover of monthly news magazines, brazenly proclaiming to the rubes what the future will look like, somehow always are hideous, “uncanny valley” stuff.
The discussion turns to legal status, which prohibited these matches in most states. (Later, in the Loving v. Virginia case, the liberal SCOTUS majority determined that race-mixing was a right hidden away in the Constitution somewhere, which surely would’ve surprised the Founders who wrote it.) Then it discusses typical characteristics of those entering interracial relationships, and little has changed since then except the numbers. The latest estimate was that the rate recently had crept up to the alarming figure of 575 per year in the USA. Well, it would be nice to get back to that!
Physical Separation: Proper Solution to the Race Problem
Since proximity makes race-mixing possible, and eventually inevitable, then separation is the only permanent answer. While mostly effective at the time, segregation was only a half measure. The proposal here is repatriation to western Africa, their ancient homeland. I’ll add that South Africa might be an even more preferable destination. Sweetening the deal, it has better infrastructure, having been a First World country in earlier times. We could trade our blacks for their whites, solving the race problem on two continents.
The plan set out in the book is hardly unique or even radical in the big picture of American tradition. Several Presidents since Jefferson supported the concept. This led to the creation of Liberia. (The place is a mess now, after the African-American elites were deposed, but things did get off to a promising start for a while and it could’ve done better with a larger founding population.) President Lincoln probably would’ve finished the job right, if he’d had a chance. The idea later was taken up again by Commander Rockwell — the other Lincoln — bringing it into the Dissident Right. Some blacks also were in favor, most notably Marcus Garvey, and we’re even seeing a small renewal of interest among them. Lately, a fellow named Greg Johnson made a key contribution by filling in some details about the peaceful transfer of populations.
The rest of the book discusses practicalities, the advocates of separation, the founding of Liberia, and how to generate popular support. The barriers to completion of the repatriation project have been the same since Jefferson first proposed it. Logistics is one. That’s become less difficult, now that passenger jets, ocean liners, and troop transports are in abundance. Gathering the political will is the other challenge. Globalism remains an obvious barrier, since the ruling class would be quite happy to mix distinct populations (beginning with ours) into a homogenized mass of production-consumption units. They’ll have to be pushed away from the helm before they sink the ship of state.
So here we have a powerful answer to those who say dissolving into a global melting pot is acceptable, either using a permissive “personal lifestyle choice” argument, or proposing a utopian cure-all for racial tensions. The book’s rhetoric is too strong for general use these days. Still, there are ways to present the same specifics with greater finesse.
Other than matters of style, the book has aged remarkably well. One interesting detail is that race-mixing is still ideologically promoted by Leftists, Zionists, and globalists, approximately the same types who were doing so in the late 1940s. The major difference is that the propaganda has become far more aggressive. That’s starting to do significant damage, and if they keep at it, the day will come when it must be addressed suitably.
The acceptance of degeneracy among the public provides some more data points, demonstrating further practical reasons to avoid miscegenation. As we covered earlier, it means looking forward to a future as a single mother on the dole. He gets his ego gratified, and she gets on welfare:
Currently, 70% of black children are born out of wedlock, however when the mother is white and the father black, the rate jumps to 97%. 98% of white mothers studied reported the father does not support their children financially, 97% report the father is not in the child’s life, and 97% of the women have used welfare to help support themselves and their children. Only 10% of women that have children with black men out of wedlock end up marrying. The vast majority of white women that have children with black men live far below the poverty line.
The first sentence in particular especially speaks volumes. Statistically, a black man therefore is 30% likely to marry a black woman who has his baby. (Even that figure is remarkably dismal, and a number hardly conveys the misery experienced by masses of fatherless children.) However, he’s ten times less likely to marry a white woman who does so — a highly unlikely 3%. What does that say about his motives, or respect and valuation? Her motives usually result from ideological conditioning, mental problems, or juvenile rebelliousness. So much for all that lofty rhetoric about loooove. Moreover, despite much babbling long ago about intermarriage, the practical results mean getting pumped and dumped. Note well, none of this should be construed as sympathy — burn the coal, pay the toll.
All told, race-mixing is a one-way street to destruction. (It’s peculiar that few white environmentalists object to this, although they certainly understand the destructive effects of genetic pollution among animals, as well as resource competition and territorial encroachment. They’ll raise a great outcry on behalf of the survival of whales, spotted owls, condors, and so forth, even rare breeds of cave crickets, but have nothing to say about their own people.) Future technology such as Gattaca-style chromosome selection or a eugenics program to rival the Bene Gesserit might be able to recover lost lineages, but presently all that’s science fiction. Genetic confusion should be avoided.
Finally, blacks need to be aware that they too are at risk of disappearing forever into a multiracial melting pot. All their tragedies and hard-won triumphs will be meaningless, their Ebonics dialect will be merely a quaint historical curiosity, and their African-American culture will be forgotten if the globalists get their way and crossbreed everyone out of existence. Moreover, they’re always unhappy about being oppressed. Therefore, wouldn’t it be better to go it alone and take up the reins of their own destiny? Nothing we do ever has made them happy, so why continue this failed social experiment called multiracialism?
Let us all raise our voices in harmonious solidarity and proclaim as one: “Stop the hate; separate!”
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