The Mere Thought of RacismHewitt E. Moore
For the better part of the last 60 years, social engineers have been conducting a rigorous sociopolitical campaign in which they have attempted to merge biology with ideology. More precisely, they’ve conducted a successful experiment that has amalgamated the tangible traits of race with the abstract ideological concepts of –isms.
The result is a demonized, Frankenstein-like creation known as racism that does the bidding of its virtuous masters.
Oddly enough, this tyrannical creature can only exist with any sort of relevance in a neo-progressive society, where the eradication of physical struggle creates a vacuum that is inevitably filled by ideological struggle. For a society to be progressive, there must be a continuum of struggle, as struggle is the essence of the progressive condition. It is this very struggle that motivates social “progress” in the never-ending, futile quest of utopianism. A vicious philosophical cycle of master-slave morality is thus created, centered on perception (subjectivity), and not truth (objectivity).
As with our Frankenstein-like creation, social engineers have usurped science as a way of homogenizing truth with perception using propagated philosophy, where the terms definitively become synonymous (i.e., “truth is perception”). Or, more specifically stated: absolute truth doesn’t implicitly exist independent of the observer; rather, absolute truth is an explicit manifestation of the observer’s artificially programmed worldview.
To cite an example of this phenomenon, a recent study determined that just the mere thought of racism is a major contributor to the disproportionate levels of poor health among non-whites in the United States:
A new study by researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Texas at Austin provides more evidence that the stress of racism contributes to health problems among people of color.
Published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study employed wearable sensors and daily surveys to measure college students’ stress response to instances of race-based micro-aggression; when they ruminated upon racism; or when they were vicariously exposed to racism. [Emphasis added]
It’s important to analyze the above text and then rationally process the study by asking an important question: is it actual racism that is causing these stressors, or is it the conditioned thought of racism that is the culprit? Allow me to pose an analogous question: is it the boogeyman hiding in the closet that is causing stress to the child at night, or is it the thought of the boogeyman in the closet? Once that question is answered, then the question ultimately becomes: who put the thought of the boogeyman in the child’s mind? And why?
The main purpose of science has always been the discovery of truth, not the propagation of ideology. If anything, science should represent the antithesis of ideology. In fact, George Sarton (considered by many to be the “father” of the history of science) described the history of science as:
The story of a protracted struggle, which will never end, against the inertia of superstition and ignorance, against the liars and hypocrites, and the deceivers and the self-deceived, against all the forces of darkness and nonsense.
Science isn’t the study of how people feel when they think about socially engineered concepts that are the equivalent to the boogeyman. Obviously, if you’ve been told every day that the boogeyman is both real and the source of all your problems, it’s going to create stressors (psychological and physical) when you contemplate it. That isn’t scientific reason, that’s just common sense.
Digressing, the study goes on to draw a direct correlation between the stress caused by “ruminating upon racism” and the disproportionate amount of chronic health problems among non-whites:
“When people experience an incident of racism, their bodies respond to that as a stressor,” said Bridget Goosby, a University of Texas sociology professor who co-led the study while at Nebraska. “This is the initial physiological response that is the beginning of a cascade of symptoms in the body. That continual cascade can lead to wear and tear on the body and to health conditions we see prominently in the African-American community and in some cases the Latinx community.”
Previous studies based largely on self-reporting have found connections between exposure to racism and chronic ailments such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, many of which occur disproportionately among minority groups.
This particular study has a major methodological problem. There isn’t any clarification or documentation of what an “incident of racism” consists of nor any examples of a “race-based micro-aggression.” It would only seem to make sense that if you’re going to present a theory that the thought of racism causes obesity in non-Whites, then the data should also include a precise understanding of what a “thought of racism” actually is (in the same way there should be a clear understanding of what obesity is). For data to be logically processed, it’s essential to define terminology. Otherwise, it’s just an apples and oranges discussion.
For example, a “microaggression” is defined as “a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group.”
So, according to this study, if a white person gives a non-white person a brief glance that the non-white perceives as “racist,” then that glance gives the non-white person a predisposition to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But, what if the white person interpreted the non-white person’s glance as a microaggression, too? After all, doesn’t it take two people to look at each other? Will the white person develop an elevated risk for heart disease and obesity, also? Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer to that question, because there weren’t any white people in this study.
The Nebraska study appears to be one of the first to confirm the stress reaction when it happens. It involved 100 racially diverse students — 31 African-American, 24 Latinx, 25 international students from Africa, and 30 students from refugee communities, primarily Sudanese. For two weeks in fall 2016 and another week in spring 2017, they wore wristbands that measured electrical characteristics of their skin, a marker for sympathetic nervous system activity. They were also sent text messages each morning and each evening providing links to surveys where participants reported stress-triggering events.
Findings were mixed with refugee students and international students. The African students showed arousal when they deeply thought about racism, perhaps reflecting that they didn’t recognize discrimination until they thought about it later. Refugee students were less likely to report negative emotion and race-related stress in general, possibly because their membership in a close-knit, highly cohesive community was protective. [Emphasis added]
While it’s somewhat confusing why a study focused on the adverse effects of racism didn’t include white people, their research did reveal some interesting findings that we can decipher using deductive reasoning:
- “Racism research” is the study of non-white people’s feelings,
- Multiculturalism is stressful,
- Diversity is unhealthy,
- People feel happier and safer in close-knit, highly cohesive homogeneous communities.
Perhaps at some point, there will be a comprehensive study on the effects that diversity has had on white people. If “microaggressions” and experiencing racism “vicariously” cause non-whites to have heart disease and diabetes, it will be fascinating to see what demographic replacement, systemic discrimination, dehumanization, and historical erasure causes white people.
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The obvious solution to all this ‘racism’ is racial separation.
As a White person, I can tell you I was subjected to a lot of stress too — from other White people! Parents teaching you right from wrong with incessant corrections, including a few smacks now and then. White kids your own age belittling you all the time, the way you comb your hair, what you wear, etc. White teachers telling you that you’re not doing your lessons correctly. White sports coaches yelling at you. And, of course, for those of you who experienced the military — I can only imagine the drill sergeants! And then — white bosses! And now I’m supposed to feel sorry for upsetting all the other races on earth? Suck it up, the whole lot of you!
Those drill sergeants were truly a blessing for me. I entered Basic Training an addled fuck-up in 2008. While one of my drill sergeants described me as “…a less than mediocre soldier.”, I still consider myself truly fortunate for the experience. That kind of “stress” may have added years to my life.
Thanks for adding depth to the ‘drill sergeant aspect’ of life. I did indeed mean my post to praise the ‘training’ which White people get from parents, teachers, work-place ‘corrections’ and all that which strengthens us, and makes us honorable, upright and well-educated White people. This is how we built the world we live in. Somehow, other races don’t seem to get these messages, and resent us when we try to ‘bring them up to par’ in our daily dealings with them.
Even more bizarre and ludicrous is the concept of Stereotype Threat which has a considerable literature and following in the practice of Multicultural Education.
In brief, Stereotype Treat is a kind of miasma emanating from the white staff and students at a school or college which causes non-white learners to falter and fail in their studies.
The distemper does not affect all minorities equally, or even at all: only those deemed dullards according to the immutable canons of Whiteness are so blighted. Thus in the US, Black and Hispanics, and everywhere in Europe , Blacks, Muslims and Gypsies.
Extirpating Stereotype Threat from the Groves of Academe turns out to be more fraught and complex than exorcising witchcraft from a Nigerian village hut. Money must be spent, experts brought in to support victims and no opportunity spared to scold the underlying cause: the toxic ideology of Whiteness and its bearers.
In fact, since the whole project confuses an effect with its cause, it can never succeed. Whether this will be admitted, and wider insanity rebuked before the total collapse of western academia ensues is still an open question.
Why doesn’t stereotype threat hit blonds at all then?
They are probably all just vitamin D deficient.
“Racism” is the witchcraft of our age: a malevolent power which accounts for undesirable effects, which everybody devoutly believes in, but which no one has ever seen.
It is one of history’s most powerful and destructive demonic enchantments.
This is one of those things even if it were true. I simply don’t care; compared to white people being murdered and raped by blacks, this is nothing. I am somehow supposed to give a shit that their feelings are hurt. When blacks are racist towards whites, they bash our skulls in. When whites are racist, poor black feelings are hurt. This deserves only one response. F*** off.
True and makes the point that kneegroes are such sensitive creatures. Every little thing hurts them’s feewings!! And thus they riot and murder and make their own living spaces unlivable. They make it rather easy to believe that we are not all equal.
agreed.. yet it’s we Whites who are called out on our ‘fragility’….. eyeroll
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