Elizabeth Wright on Glenn Beck’s racial outreach
Writing at Alternative Right
, the idiosyncratic black conservative Elizabeth Wright tears apart
Glenn Beck’s pitiful “Restoring Honor” rally. She sees many of the defeatist, racially clueless things about it that I saw
, but she’s much more vehement on the subject. One thing Wright cannot stand is weak white men who surrender to blacks. Indeed, back in 2008, after she and I had been in friendly correspondence for a while and she had posted a few comments at VFR, I made one comment about Obama that she regarded as insufficiently tough-minded, and she instantly wrote me off
, telling me that I had “crawled into that safe cave with most other white men.” If she felt that way about me, on the basis of a single blog comment, imagine how she feels about the Martin Luther King-loving, white-guilt-invoking-to-a-mass-white-audience Glenn Beck.
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Elizabeth Wright writes:
I was surprised by your recent remarks, since I was never sure if you understood what made me so mad at you. But you got it right! That’s exactly why you angered me. You seemed to be waffling, and I couldn’t understand what there was to waffle about.
If I got it right, why were you surprised?
In any case, I was the one with the right to be surprised—at your inappropriate and insulting comment to me two years ago.
Here is your comment and my reply as posted at VFR in November 2008:
The black conservative Elizabeth Wright declares:
You write: LA replies:
“That new America is one in which whites can no longer be themselves, can no longer assert themselves as whites, can no longer express the truth as they see it, but must defer to the new, nonwhite order.”
Well, no kidding, Lawrence. But isn’t it just a bit late to be reaching this astounding conclusion, that which has been clear even to the brainless for years and years? Isn’t it much too late, now that white men have devolved into cowards who behave like dumb rocks? Having spent so much of their energy defending themselves against charges of “racism,” while elevating black men into prestigious positions, the white man might as well keep his mouth shut. Whites will deserve what they get. There’s no reason to feel anything but contempt for them.
Of course, it’s deference that blacks want, for God’s sakes! What do you think Oprah has been planting over all these years but the seeds that are already flowering in those silly, awestruck white women, who diligently socialize their offspring with positive messages about the significance, equality and even, in some cases, the superiority of “black culture.” And now, with the public acceptance and adulation of Obama, the product of black-white fornication, those silly white girls will be further conditioned to yearn to make brown, instead of white babies. It won’t be immigration that changes the nature of the competition; it will be the wombs of white women.
It’s all about power, as I wrote in one of my blog posts . It has never been about anything else but power. It’s just man-to-man warfare, and the cowardly white man has chosen to pretend that it’s about “social justice,” so he would not have to deal realistically with it, while the black man kicks his butt out of power in his own domain. But, hey, that’s okay, right? After all, harmony is the goalâ€”at any price.
To maintain this harmony, Whitey has spent a lot of energy beating up on other whites who refuse to defer, jumping on the bandwagon of tainting them with the “white supremacist” smear, in order to deflect such taint from himself. The shutdown of David Duke’s conference is a disgrace in this Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. You haven’t seen any whites standing up for constitutional rights in this case, did you? The white man deserves what’s coming his way. And it’s going to be a humdinger!
You claim that “white men will be immersed everywhere in a multiracial environment in which they will be subdued,” but only after white women have been subdued. It begins with the women, only because the white man has reneged on his duty to compete like a normal man, and prevent the outsider from usurping his societal role. While you were sleeping, as the saying goes, the liberal media has been crafting the Ideal Black Man, for the edification of any women, but most especially for white women
After reading that long post of yours the other day, claiming that Obama was sui generis, which came off as so naive, I simply gave up on you. Before that post, I thought you were one of the few who got the full picture, but that post left me with the impression that you’ve crawled into that safe cave with most other white men.
And then this, from you: “maybe Obama, with his affability about such matters, will help turn down the volume on the insane PC sensitivity about race. Unfortunately, at his president-elect website, he has also proposed beefing up anti-hate legislation … ” You better believe it. As I wrote in my previous email, that federal “hate crime” bill will finally breathe life, since shutting down the loud noise of dissent will be paramount. Turning down the volume on PC sensitivity? Surely, you jest!
Since according to Miss Wright the entire truth about the leftist agenda and what the left has in store for whites has been evident “even to the brainless” for many years, the fact of this leftist agenda announcing itself more clearly with Obama’s victory is and should be of no importance, because everyone, even the brainless, should have already understood everything that needs to be understood. Thus there was nothing further to be revealed by the left, nothing further to be understood by the right. Any response to unfolding events, any further insights into these realities, is simply a confession of brainlessness.
In any case, since Miss Wright informs me that she has given up on me, I bid her farewell.
LA continues to Elizabeth Wright (10/4-10):
And here is a further exchange in that same entry about your comment about me. You might think about what Philip is saying about you. You might think about the way you came across when, after praising me as one of the few brave white men who get it, you dismissed me as a dumb coward for one post that struck you as naive.
Philip M. writes:
What a weird comment by Elizabeth Wright. Normally Elizabeth is reasoned and measured, yet she tells us not once, but twice that: LA replies:
“Whites will deserve what they get.”
And then follows this with:
“There’s no reason to feel anything but contempt for them.”
Is she saying that this is what other blacks feel, or what she herself feels? It seems like the latter. This goes way beyond analysing white people and their flaws and frankly sounds more like someone rather excited by some genocidal Brave New World she is imagining. She doesn’t sound like a “conservative” to me.
Her breathless excitement at the idea of the white man’s imminent demise seems to induce a kind of frenzy which weakens her usual calm prose style to use curious metaphors like:
“White men have devolved into cowards who behave like dumb rocks.”
What, cowardly, dumb rocks? As opposed to the brave, articulate kind?
Having written off all white men as contemptible extinction-worthy cowards, she then contradicts herself by saying;
“Whitey has spent a lot of energy beating up on other whites who refuse to defer, jumping on the bandwagon of tainting them with the “white supremacist” smear, in order to deflect such taint from himself.”
Are these whites also dumb, cowardly rocks? As one of the whites who has “refused to defer,” I’d like to ask if Elizabeth could find it in her heart to spare me from whatever “humdinger” of a fate she reluctantly contemplates that her people have in store for us?
Elizabeth seems to have a lot of anger and bitterness at the moment. Why?
Thanks for reading it thoughtfully. I had not taken it in, except for the anger and contempt. And what set it off? Something I said that seemed naive about Obama. That was enough to make her “give up” on me.
Two months ago she wrote this about me at her website:
“One of the best Internet discussions on the probable future impact on the conservative cause due to the selection of Sarah Palin was held at Lawrence Auster’s View From the Right. I am not in agreement with Auster on foreign policy, especially as regards the Middle East. But what’s there not to like about a man who stands foursquare for the preservation of what’s left of Western culture? Where do you find a white man these days who professes the desire to see his own race prevail in their own lands, instead of taking delight as Western countries are overrun with immigrant invasions? On this subject, we’re in agreement. And we’re on the same page in regard to those who purposely, or inadvertently, promote or condone illegitimate pregnancy.”
But now she writes, after expressing her view that whites are dumb cowardly rocks deserving of extinction:
“After reading that long post of yours the other day, claiming that Obama was sui generis, which came off as so naive, I simply gave up on you. Before that post, I thought you were one of the few who got the full picture, but that post left me with the impression that you’ve crawled into that safe cave with most other white men.”
So a single post by me where I apparently discussed Obama’s unusual qualities instantly demoted me in her eyes from one of the few white men of understanding and courage who get it and who want to see whites prevail in their own lands, to one of the vast majority of dumb cowardly white men who are deserving of extinction.
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Elizabeth Wright replies:
Wow, I did get carried away there, didn’t I? When I thought back on that post, I simply remembered being incoherent, not being a screeching harridan. That’s why I wondered if you even understood what I thought I was conveying.
In terms of the “you whites will get what you deserve” sentiment, I don’t believe blacks to be powerful enough to deliver anything in this regard, other than their usual petty criminal activity. Nothing significant will come from blacks. It’s more on the global scale, at the hands of more powerful actors, that whites, who have frittered away their inheritance, here and in Europe, will pay the price.
And still they fight their more enlightened, savvy brothers, who make attempts to organize. How is it possible that after the atrocious example of the blacks’ intrusion into the Promise Keepers, transforming that organization from what it was meant to be, that white men still don’t know how to say “Up yours!” when it comes to their right to organize? With the endless examples of other ethnics organized around their ethnic interests, how do whites still not have the words on the tip of their tongues to declare their rights to do the same? How could these Tea Partiers possibly grovel this second time around, and go through the same routine of collecting pet blacks, in order to grant themselves “credibility”? Good grief!
Well, I’d probably better say adieu before getting carried away. And I hope I’ve said this in a saner manner this time, and come off as less of a harridan.
Well, thank you for this. Though you haven’t actually apologized, your acknowledgment that your e-mail to me in 2008 was over the top is a partial apology and helps clears the air somewhat.
Back to the subject of white men folding to blacks, you are right to see that there seems to be no bottom to the whites’ will to demean themselves in the name of racial handholding, as seen at that Promise Keepers convention back in the ’90s, and, even worse, at the Glenn Beck rally. What can one say? As long as even the supposedly most conservative whites are hysterical seekers of racial absolution, they remain tools of liberalism, and any kind of conservatism in America is going to be weak and hamstrung. All we can do is continue on, in the belief that eventually there will be a sizable number of conservative whites who clearly and consciously reject the liberal mindset on race. It’s not within our power to make such whites suddenly appear out of the ground. All we can do is keep speaking the truth, and hope that eventually we will have not only the truth on our side, but numbers and power as well.
Natassia writes (before the above exchange was posted):
Elizabeth Wright fascinates me. Her sharp wit and harsh words make me wince, which all the more draw me in. For me, reading her articles for the first time was like discovering a beautiful but bizarre creature at the bottom of the ocean, hurling deadly spines at passers-by.
I think Ms. Wright fell susceptible to her emotions, and her pride, in her dealings with you. Her reaction reminds me of that of Ms. Pamela Geller who drops long-time allies like a hot potato the minute they utter anything she finds remotely objectionable.
I’ll bet anything that she really does respect you, she just got mad that day and “blew up.” Once she cooled down and got over herself, she liked you all over again.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 04, 2010 10:52 AM | Send
“All we can do is continue on, in the belief that eventually there will be a sizable number of conservative whites who clearly and consciously reject the liberal mindset on race. It’s not within our power to make such whites suddenly appear out of the ground.”
Inside every conservative white (and maybe liberals) is an inchoate fear of becoming an Alex Linder or a Klan leader. That fear is crimestop against facts about race and anything that might reduce back to race (e.g. affirmative action, immigration, crime, etc.).
And it’s not an unreasonable fear. Miss Wright should remember that we younger white men grew up hearing two sides of history: Adolf Hitler vs Martin Luther King (never mind the anachronism). Sure there were some lies that went along with the MLK story. But there were lies that went along with Hitler’s story too. And Hitler’s lies were much deadlier. If you have to pick, well what reasonable man isn’t going to pick MLK? You’d have to know you were choosing evil to pick the other guy.
It wasn’t until I read your writings and those of some others and compared them more carefully with the Bible that I realized there is another way. It’s that third way that conservatives should be talking about. And that’s why you, Miss Wright and others are not only justified but obligated to point out where Beck goes wrong.
Thanks for all you do.