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Racist Anti-Racism

John in OK Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 10:09 AM
The way I see it, wt, is that since I never owned any slaves, I have no responsibility to "make up for" the actions of people who did own slaves. Especially not to people who never were slaves themselves in the first place. I am a registered member of the Muscogee (Creek) nation. I don't feel that I am personally impacted by the events of the past and don't use them as a crutch to explain why I'm not rich and powerful. I fail to see why the whiners in the black community can't do the same.

October 14, 2012

Could there be something to the Hegelian dialectic, after all?

You remember what Marx saw in Hegel’s philosophy of history: thesis, antithesis, synthesis; rinse; repeat.

I think a lot of voters (particularly white voters) were hoping we had got as far along as the rinse cycle, what with the election of Barack Obama and all (racist America elects a BLACK man!), but I’ve got this hunch we’re not nearly so far down the dialectical slalom.

Racism is still with us — even official racism. It’s just taken...