Posted by: bravo22c | 20/05/2010

White Guilt 2

It will be 55 years this December since one of my heroes, a lady, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a man. It’s 40 -odd years since the sufferers of the religion of White Guilt imported a distorted version of the Civil Rights campaign, of which she became an icon, from the United States and began the great shaming of white England as one condition of the founding of a new social equality. The other condition was, of course, the shaming of non-white England into sharing the ridiculous and totally unfounded belief that somehow the colour of their skin made them incapable of competing in society on the same level as the white majority. Frederick Douglass had it about right a century and a half ago:

What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us…. I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! …And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! … Your interference is doing him positive injury” (“What the Black Man Wants,” 1865).

Douglass was a slave, (who freed himself through his own efforts and became, amongst other things, an advisor to President Lincoln,) and he was addressing the issue of abolition of slavery, but his words, if applied to immigrants into England, are as appropriate today as they were when written.

The serious social disruption, (as far as the issue of the assimilation of immigrants is concerned,) that we face today is the product of these two conditions plus two further factors: the importation of a large minority population of people with a cultural background entirely alien to the indigenous population, (including the backgrounds of previous significant immigrant populations,) and institutions of the race-relations industry largely composed of people in whom the White Guilt mindset assumes the status of religious commandment and which are more interested in extending their own bureaucratic reach and demonstrating to the world that they are, if you’ll excuse the impression, whiter than white as far as their anti-racist credentials are concerned than in actually contributing to the eradication of social and cultural tension. The flawed attempts at social engineering in which the proponents of White Guilt find ‘racism’ in the most unlikely and obscure corners of the white psyche and cultural identity by a tortured process of reasoning akin to mediaeval religious arguments about the influence of succubi and incubi – and with the same degree of grounding in actual fact – have produced the situation where the cultural values, opinions and the very social fabric of the indigenous population are suppressed, demeaned and derided as examples of bigotry and a lack of cultural understanding. (Never mind that the ‘culture’ they are being asked to understand is more bigotted, repressive and oppressive than, and almost entirely inimical to, their own.)

It is beyond doubt that the assimilation of this large immigrant minority is a fundamentally serious social problem. Failure to solve it may lead to even more serious social consequences than are currently apparent. The elephant in the room is islam and the failure of the adherents of that worst – most intolerant, repressive, oppressive and arrogant – example of all the systems of organised superstition to adapt to, and assimilate into, the host culture. Walled-up in self-imposed ghettos, both physical and mental, and protected from the need to assimilate by the White Guilt complex forced upon the majority population by the arrogant, ‘right-thinking,’ self-professed liberal elite who have no belief in the values they profess so loudly – trust in the innate goodness of people of all flavours and their capacity to keep buggering on without the guidance of their ‘betters’ immigrants, and especially their born-English children, and even more their born-English daughters, are denied the chance to develop and take full advantage of the opportunities offered to them by the host society.

I leave you with a quote from Shelby Steele:

Preferential affirmative action, the classic ‘results’-oriented racial reform, tells minorities quite explicitly that they will not have to compete on the same standards as whites precisely so they can be included in American institutions without in fact achieving the same level of excellence as whites. The true concern of ‘results’ reform is the moral authority of the institution. Minority development is sacrificed to the magnanimity of the institution.

Therefore cease, o ye ‘right-thinking liberals,’ to preach to me that it is all my fault; that I am required to compromise my own values in favour of those of a minority. Cease to demand of me that I must do ever more, make ever more concessions because, somehow, you perceive that immigrants are less capable of overcoming adversity than I. Learn Bengali, or Punjabi, or Hindi, or Somali* and go preach to the incomers that the way to advancement is to learn English* and assimilate into the host community as completely as they possibly can.** In short, FIFO.

*I would love to meet the absolute idiot(s) whose bright idea it was to publish official documents in 100 -odd languages rather than insist that incomers learn English.

**Not necessarily to the undue compromise, privately, of their own history and cultural values – see examples from other immigrant populations.

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