From O.J. Simpson to Trayvon Martin
I am 52 years of age, reside in the South, and find myself more and more concerned about the direction of our country. My particular worry is about the mass immigration of non-Western non-whites, on top of the already volatile racial relationship between American whites and blacks, and the handwringing by too many white people as to the (white) causes of the many woes of the black population. Because of the sensitivity of the subject matter, for the time being, I shall use the pseudonym “DoubleThinkNot.” Due to the nature of the stories that I plan to write for my new website, I am concerned about the problems my family may experience, therefore the fake name.LA replies:
About your story about your black co-worker and the Simpson verdict, what effect, if any, did this incident have on your friendship?DoubleThinkNot replies:
In answer to your question about my friend, I lost respect for him. As I said, I was stunned. From that point forward I questioned his judgement, and began to ask him more questions. I found out that he believed that Europeans had stolen civilization, as well as a plethora of scientific inventions, from the black man. I now know this to be a part of Black Liberation Theology (Reverend Wright’s religion). I had heard these ridiculous statements from radicals like Louis Farrakhan, but never from someone I thought to be normal and sane, and surely never from a friend. In my friend’s mind (judging from the beliefs he shared with me), white people were the most evil people in the history of the world. My thinking was that with him harboring such opinions of white folks, how could he possibly care about me, and my family, or any white person. I eventually distanced myself from him.
I think that the reader’s experience is fairly representative. A white person has a friendly relationship with a black person, and thinks his black friend is normal and sane. But then at some point the black friend reveals what he really thinks about whites, and his beliefs are so irrational and hateful that a friendship with him becomes impossible. I am not saying that this is true in all cases, but in many cases. One of the lessons is that if a white person wants to maintain a pleasant and respectful social or professional relationship with a black person, he must keep the relationship very superficial, so as not to find out what the black really thinks.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 13, 2012 07:53 PM | Send