Republicans Should Stop Pandering to BlacksLipton Matthews
Contrite acts can never endear the Republican Party to black Americans. For decades, Republicans have naively assumed that blacks will reward them with competitive support for their energetic pandering and they are yet to reap the fruits of their labor. Republicans are unwilling to accept that for black people, voting is an expression of group solidarity. Racial solidarity is crucial to the identity of black Americans and voting for Republicans violates this sacrosanct bond. Failing to uphold sacred traditions in the black community results in severe social ostracism for dissenting voices.
Though blacks identify as conservative, they remain loyal to the Democratic Party to the bewilderment of analysts. However, this predicament only disturbs those who are unable to acknowledge the collectivistic mentality of black people. To black Americans, voting does not aim to empower the individual — it instead promotes the interests of the group. So, if blacks believe that Republicans are hostile to their goals, then they will vote for Democrats, even when policies advertised by the Democratic Party may prove to be detrimental to their economic wellbeing.
Moreover, black voting patterns cannot be divorced from the cult of black victimism. Black activists and liberal whites would want us to believe that blacks are victims of white racism. So, invariably, the self-help message of the Republican party is incompatible with black victimism. As such, Republicans find it difficult to appeal to black voters, because they view themselves as victims of a white capitalist power structure. Unlike the radical separatism of Huey Newton and the Nation of Islam, black victimism functions as a group adaptation mechanism allowing black activists to impose demands on the state.
Black separatists are usually maligned by the mainstream, but their vision is more liberating than black liberals and their white companions. Separatists want black people to be free from white institutions, whereas liberals envision a society where whites are responsible for uplifting blacks. Although as advocates of capitalism, Republicans differ in their medium for empowering blacks, like separatists they advocate black autonomy. But because blacks are collectivistic, and they have been socialized by the wider culture to imagine themselves as victims, then preaching the message of self-reliance to black Americans is a futile project.
Presenting the Republican Party as an instrument of empowerment is a losing strategy. On the other hand, neither will Republicans gain the respect of black voters by arguing that their policies can boost the living standards of black Americans. The truth is that victimism is intertwined with the politics of black solidarity, so unless Republicans abandon the message of self-help, blacks will never perceive them as an attractive option to Democrats. Furthermore, Republicans also fail to generate widespread support when they embrace stances that are consistent with the outlook of black Americans. For example, black Americans favor restricting legal immigration — more than any other group — and although Trump garnered more votes in 2020, he did not obtain enough to retain the White House.
To numerous blacks, voting for Republicans contradicts black culture. Republicans are targeting adults, and the mentality of blacks puts them in the category of children. Choosing a political party on the basis of identity is quite childish. At some point, one must become an adult and transcend the tribalism of the group. Without being aware, blacks are ensuring that politicians treat them like infants. Also quite disturbing is the reality that the beneficiaries of victim culture are affluent blacks. Quotas for black people benefit upper-class black Americans who would have achieved in the absence of affirmative action.
If ordinary blacks knew that diversity initiatives disproportionately favor upper-class blacks, they would cut ties with the cult of black victimism. Black victimism as a group adaptation strategy has only been successful because ordinary blacks have been deceived into believing that affirmative action benefits the entire race. Surely when blacks recognize that the richest 10 percent of black Americans control 75.3 percent of all wealth owned by African-Americans, they will no longer embrace racial solidarity.
Similarly, telling them that rich blacks are 1,382 times richer than poor blacks must force black Americans to question the sincerity of activists who decry the racial wealth gap. The plight of poor blacks is paraded by black intellectuals to justify their privileges at the expense of all Americans. Black activists fear independent black Americans, since they pose a risk to their material interests. If blacks eschew victimhood, then activists cannot use their condition as a tool to extract resources from white institutions. Clearly, such circumstances obviate the services of activists who are handsomely paid to design anti-racist policies.
However, expecting blacks to disavow the cult of victimism is wishful thinking, so the chances of Republicans earning a sizeable chunk of their support will always remain slim. Blacks think like a group; hence they are unlikely to deviate from the norm. Intellectual eccentricity is incompatible with black culture. White men have a burning desire to topple orthodox assumptions — not blacks, who conform to the culture of their group. So, we should not expect them to think for themselves and choose political parties based on individual goals.
Republicans should focus on increasing their popularity among white voters. Obviously, a few intelligent blacks may embrace the party’s agenda, so there should be no reason for pandering. The culture of the Republican Party is in direct opposition to the cult of black victimism, so energizing the white base is a more fruitful alternative to courting black people who are uninterested in the message of Republicans. Additionally, giving a platform to pseudo-black conservatives or black entertainers to recount the role of Democrats in creating the Ku Klux Klan or fostering racism is sheer stupidity. Such gestures reflect the playbook of Leftists who discredit one’s individuality by appealing to his race as a motivator for political action.
Republicans are wasting time by targeting black voters. The defeat of Donald Trump should inform them that pandering never works. Donald Trump marketed himself as a lover of black people, and they still voted against him. Building a populist white agenda is a better option for electoral success, as Trump showed us in 2016, than courting blacks who will never provide Republicans with substantial backing.
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Why anybody would even bother wasting their breath on the GOP at this point is beyond me? They’ve proven by their own actions they can not be trusted. Literally decades upon decades of betrayal. They are never going to turn the corner and do the right thing. EVER. They’re 100X more dangerous than the Dems because they give Whites false hope and perpetuate the myth of a free America.
yes and the latest news from GA …GOP vrs DELTA AIRlines…another defeat…for the GOP..and they seemed ok with it. The GOP will surely lose on the 2th Amendment…DEM call for defund the police, free without bail, liberal AGs, soft sentencing, and then they blame GUNS…most shootings in Dem/blue cities…most victims are blacks on other blacks …
Conservatives can never win. That should be a mantra etched on stone tablets. Just look at this whole tranny issue with the conservative governor of Arkansas. He vetoed a bill that would have stopped child mutulation, or, in Hebrew, “sex change operations” to prove a point about limited government. These are complete buffoons, who are only good at conserving the liberal-jish stranglehold on culture and government. The paradigm can never be shifted back to limited government. Knowing this, big government needs to be used to stop White child abuse, and to disabuse any notion that blacks can ever fit into Western White societies, among many, many other things. Conservatives can’t do this, nor do they want to. All they want is blood for Israel, White starvation to give Wall Street insiders summer homes, and the raping of White America by illegal aliens so that they can have cheaper avocados.
Revilo P Oliver had this all figured out decades ago:
“American Conservatism is finished, and its remaining adherents are, whether they know it or not, merely ghosts wandering, mazed, in the daylight.”
“At some point, one must become an adult and transcend the tribalism of the group.”
Becoming mature, atomized individualist adults sure has been a boon to White people! We’re in a much better place now than when we were ignorant children with tribal identity!
He has a point in that politics should be about solutions to problems, not tribalism. Of course, this requires having a homogeneous nation, which we do not have in the US. Hence the tribalism.
Yes, this was among the biggest of the lies and gaslighting and misdirection in this lying and blatant propaganda. In an essay purportedly devoted to persuading Whites that trying to appeal to black voters is a waste of time, Lipton Matthews offers his pearls of wisdom to Whites. And every bit of his advice is designed to further weaken White voters’ group identity and cohesion. Voting based on one’s group’s interests is childish, says Matthews (as a side note, I personally do not advocate voting at all as a useful strategy for Whites). But as Lee Kwan Yew perceived and stated quite clearly decades ago, one votes for one’s race and/or religion in a multiracial society. Because Lipton Matthews is back, he writes to appeal to Whites to alter their behavior to purportedly benefit a political party that is supposedly in their favor. Not only are the Republicans no friend of the White man, neither is Lipton Matthews. Note his twisted logic for Whites: “Don’t utilize group interests or identity or you’ll be childish like blacks.”
Then we get the appeal to blacks’ supposed class interests if they were only smart enough to understand: “Surely when blacks recognize that the richest 10 percent of black Americans control 75.3 percent of all wealth owned by African-Americans, they will no longer embrace racial solidarity.” Ah, so blacks ought to be working class Whites’ natural economic allies – how could we have missed this vital point for so long?
No, says Matthew, Republicans should continue to appeal to White voters’ “individual interests.” Translation: Stay atomized, don’t consider your group’s legitimate racial interests, and keep on voting because surely that will result in your personal interests being politically addressed.
Matthews’ essay is poison designed to ensure Whites remain apart and apathetic until they’re finally eliminated.
It’s a painful form of nostalgia. Mentally returning to how an homogenous society should be run along abstract lines with a side of pragmatic compromises. That society ceased in 1930s. We live in a racial spoils system. That’s reality now.
Excellent counterpoint — well done! As soon as I read that line about “childish tribalism” my red-alert alarm started flashing. The black block voting power is a perfect example of the benefits of tribalism. The have reaped endless rewards from it and have elevated themselves to a group that is pandered to and seemingly worshipped by all in power.
Spoken like a highly melanin-enhanced individual.
For someone that allegedly was giving dogwhistles to white supremacists his whole term, Trump’s liberal feelings always jumped to the forefront when pressured. He couldn’t even get a damn wall built and he is the legendary builder. He should have gone full blown race realist and watched his popularity soar with whites. Leftist whites think they will be spared when the blacks and others come for blood. They won’t be.
“Choosing a political party on the basis of identity is quite childish.”
On the contrary, in a multiracial society it is the only rational basis upon which to choose a political party.
The problem which we face is that there is no political party that represents the interests of whites.
I agree with you, and I don’t know whether I am naive or optimistic or both, but I truly think we can overcome this.
I am absolutely sure even at a local level, White identitarians can make inroads into the political realm and influence change. I also believe we have a potentially large audience if individuals are willing to to jump into the pool with enough support behind them.
Republicans like Democrats don’t give a shit about anything other than winning votes. Especially true of Trump who cared more about how much he was “winning” rather than the whites in society. Trump was the type who looked at ANTIFA and BLM burning the country down and thought “wow, this is great! People are going to vote BIG for me now!” With the demographic change in America, don’t be surprised when both parties are purely non-white with a Candice Owens type leading the Republicans. I think it’s best to just admit that America is and has been doomed forever now. A political party based even partially or remotely based on white racial identity is powerless. Just look at the country. Republicans who tote the “Democrats are the real racists” line are as worthless and useless as any liberal is. Not a surprise a lot of them are Christian which is why Christianity as a solution is laughable. They don’t care if the couple next store is a nice blue eyed blonde with a Larry Elder type and a bunch of mulattos with frizzy golden hair….so as long as they are good Christians who hate trannies and believe Lady Gaga is a devil worshipper. The only thing we can hope for is for things to get WORSE. Worse to the point that even brainwashed liberal whites snap out of their coma and realize they made a grave mistake by paying lip service to blacks. That is when the “privilege” they agreed needed to be dismantled was their own all along. When those great facist fighting ANTIFA kids in their cool outfits throw them up against the wall and call them pigs for wanting to drink Starbucks and insisting they share their condo with mentally ill black homeless people.
This is a very insightful article into the Black psyche, and how Republicans misjudge Black thinking. With all this ranting about equality, Whites are led to believe that all people now indeed think as educated, high-functioning members of Civilized Society — after all, Blacks have been living with us here since 1619, as even they themselves cheerfully tell us.
How, then, can Whites forget all about the many ‘small riots’ that have been occurring with regularity just within the life-span of most of us, from 1950 to the ‘peaceful protests’ — the worst riots ever — of this past summer of 2020? And even the ‘Black Supremacy’ movements have been directly with us since Louis Farrakhan ignited it all in the 1960s — and he’s still alive and squawking today at 90. And now, there’s BLM, based entirely on Marxism, which is happily being adopted by Blacks, most of whom would be hard-put to make it through the first chapter of ‘The Communist Manifesto’.
So, no, Blacks are not ‘like us’, nor ever will be, no matter how much ‘interbreeding’ and/or wishing will make it so. Basically, we can never trust them politically to ever be ‘on our side’, or even on board with Our Father Biden’s glowing rhetoric on “Unity!”
Indeed, we must stop pandering to this well-functioning ‘Con Job’.
Of course, the Repubs should become the party of white Americans. That’s the only way that they have of remaining a national party. But does any serious observer thinks there’s a probability even approaching 50% of them doing so?
Ordinary blacks aren’t turning on privileged blacks for anything a white tells them. And black intelligence is a myth. It’s just mimicry.
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