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Are You a Racist?

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President Barack Obama:[D]iscrimination in almost every institution of our lives — you know, that casts a long shadow. And that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it.”

Marc Maron: “Racism?”

Obama: “Racism. We are not cured of it.”

So: Are you a racist?

Seems like a straightforward, easy-to-answer, yes-or-no question.

Think again, comrade. It’s a gotcha question, not so obvious as “Have you stopped beating your wife?” But that fake “yes-or-no” presentation of the question is what pulls you into the trap. And it’s a trap you are not going to get out of without being mangled beyond recognition.

You may think: “Of course I’m not a ‘racist.’ Easy question to answer and go on about my daily business.”

Did you just fall off the back of the turnip truck, Gomer Pyle? Have you been on Mars for the last ten years or so? Either way you answer, you’re toast.

If you answer “yes,” you’re confessing to what is the most unforgivable abomination imaginable in systemically racist America. You’ll find yourself ranked among the pantheon of celebrated monsters — somewhere below Ted Bundy, the serial killer, and, maybe, depending upon how contrite and tearful you are, above Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal.

Maybe you were thinking: “Okay, I’ve admitted it. Now, mercy and forgiveness.” Ha! You are about to learn how bad you really are. And not just you — your ancestry, your heritage, your history. Your “confession” is just the tip of the iceberg of the infamy that defines you and your kin. You will learn in a very personal, intimate way what the verb “expiate” means:

  1. To make amends for — example, “to beg permission to expiate their offences by their assiduous labours,” Francis Bacon.
  2. To extinguish the guilt incurred by.

First, here is the bad news: Dr. Barack Obama spilled the beans about “racism” late in 2016 just before he was getting to leave office, having been twice elected President with the enthusiastic support of lots of white people. Here’s the “skinny” from departing Geneticist-in-Chief: “Racism . . . that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We are not cured of it.”

Now, by “our DNA,” he’s talking about the DNA of white people. You know, the ones who practice “discrimination in every institution of our lives” — except for the NFL, NBA, the entertainment world, pop music, universities, Congress, Presidential cabinet positions, and the Presidency itself. Do you understand now what black people have to deal with? Why America is so awful for them and why white people are so hopelessly, cluelessly delighted to embrace that racism that’s in their DNA? Try as hard as we can — Gol dern it! — we just can’t help it.

As geneticist Obama condescends to explain: racism is “part of our DNA that’s passed on.” That’s even worse news than you thought. Your hope that your kid or grandkid might not be a discriminating, hate-festering white bigot like you? “Deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome someday.” Not so fast, fast-talker. You clearly are anti-science or don’t understand basic genetics. “We’re not cured of it.” How can you be confident that the great-grandchild percolating in your genes is not the Grand Kleagle or Bull Connor of the coming century?

So, don’t get your hopes up about overcoming “someday.” Something tells me that “the cure” is a long way off. Maybe Obama’s great-granddaughter someday will give us an update on its “progress.”

“Like my great-grandfather President Barack Obama said: ‘Racism, we’re not cured of it.’ Well, I wish I could report that a cure was in sight, but it’s a much more complicated disease than we ever imagined. It’s a long way off. But we’re working on it.”

In the meantime, it’s pedal-to-the-floor with “begging permission to expiate [your] offenses by assiduous labours.”

You are going to be “begging” (apologizing, groveling, kowtowing, bootlicking) until, well, “the cure,” or, more precisely, “till the cows come home.”

Chairman Mao’s Red Guard perfected the ritual of expiation during the Cultural Revolution. They called it the “struggle session.” They supervise the session, you do all the struggling. Believe me: you are going to struggle as you’ve never imagined. It’s not going to be fun. Well, fun for them, yes. For you? Get ready. And, there is no conclusion of a session from which you will emerge as a “better human being.”

So much for: “Yes, I am a racist.” How about “no”?

If you answer “no,” stupidly thinking, “well, that takes care of it,” you’re in for the surprise of your life. This makes you a moral leper, in today’s parlance, a “denier” — like a Holocaust or climate change “denier.” You are denying basic science — “it’s in our DNA.” Being a denier of your racism is going to put you on the fringe of society. Denying your racism is the twenty-first century equivalent of denying that you were a witch in late seventeenth-century Salem. It’s not going to work out well for you.

So, how to answer the question: “Are you a racist?”

My advice: Answer proudly, “Yes, of course I am. It’s in our DNA. You embrace and affirm your people, whoever they are. I will embrace and affirm my people. I don’t apologize. I don’t grovel. And, I don’t owe you squat.”

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  1. Peter Quint
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Damn right! I’m a racist!

  2. Johannes
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I recently said (unprompted by a question though) that I am a little less racist than the average Negro.

    That left her with the task of deciding wether her favorite pets are racist or not and shut her up.

    • Right_On
      Posted December 9, 2020 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

      Re “I am a little less racist than the average Negro” :
      That’s probably the best response.
      I’d now say : “I am a little bit racist, I suppose, but obviously not as much as your average Negro.”
      It’s the use of the word “Negro” that is the killer addition.
      If challenged, I’d demand to know *exactly* what my interlocutor understands by the word “racist”. Most liberals would be thrown by that question (despite tossing the term around with gay abandon) and you’d have an open goal.

  3. Irishman
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Enoch Powell was once asked the ‘gotcha’ question- are you a racist?
    He candidly answered’ I will happily admit to being one if you could only properly define the word. He knew very well it is a catch all word on a spectrum from the patriot who strives for the betterment of himself and his people to the evil doer who would sacrifice a child to Moloch

  4. TimothyS
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I’ve taken this line for a long time. Those who have the most difficulty absorbing this fact are, unsurprisingly, the young, college educated whites. They are often bigots who draw dogmatic and entirely unwarranted conclusions about my character based on superficial characteristics.

    I am clear that I employ pattern recognition and can distinguish the prior probabilities of traits from other circumstantial evidence in a given case. I also clearly assert that on a population level, human populations are not fungible. Most people realize, more or less belatedly, that this in itself is not an expression of malice.

    My favorite way of explaining it is due to Jared Taylor: “You can plant a carrot in a potato patch, but it is still a carrot!” I love that line.

    • FrankC
      Posted December 9, 2020 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Yes. And if you bring a German Shepherd to China, what do you have? Not a Chinese Shepherd dog but German Shepherd in China.

  5. Vehmgericht
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Racism is simply the name we give to the observable deleterious effects of the Spectrum of Whiteness upon Persons of Colour and the Planet. It rapes women, holocausts Jews and melts the ice caps..

    Racism is as intrinsic to Whiteness as Light is to Electromagnetism. There is no cure at the interpersonal level, but it can be ameliorated somewhat by becoming an Ally and repudiating the creation of new Vectors (white children).

    Whiteness wants to genocide the planet and enslave every Person of Colour. It’s literally killing us, and unless we start killing ourselves others will do it for us.

    And who could blame them?

  6. spin gerahat
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Not having spent any effort on how to answer that question. Depending on my mood.
    I may quote Enoch powell, however I will probably just steal your lineJohannes, imo it is perfection.

    • B.L.
      Posted December 9, 2020 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

      In cases like this you can always look at what the jews do and then do the same.

      The girl at the 01:10 mark might seem a little dramatic but her mindset is healthy:


  7. Kolya Krassotkin
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I’m a racist. What of it?

  8. Uncle Claudius
    Posted December 9, 2020 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Racism is in our DNA? Then the DNA altering experimental vaccine that large chunks of the planet’s population are about to be compelled to take should cure it.

  9. Posted December 10, 2020 at 2:35 am | Permalink
  10. Elenka
    Posted December 10, 2020 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Race realist
    White identitarian
    White nationalist
    Proud German-American
    Elderly White lady
    Traditionalist pagan protestant


  11. Musashi
    Posted December 10, 2020 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    How about: “Let’s fight”

    That gets it to the spot all this “you’re a racist” bullshit is heading towards anyway.

    • Admin User
      Posted December 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

      An armed society is a racist society, so give us your firearms, white boy.


  12. thordaddy
    Posted December 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Your race is your father(s).

    Anti-racism is to go against one’s father(s).

    So niggers are not racists. And niggers are not anti-racists. Real niggers just “hate whitey.”

  13. Bert Wells
    Posted December 14, 2020 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    When using your washing machine is it racist to seperate white from coloured and wash them seperately ?.Only arskin?

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