“Racist” as a code for everyone who isn’t “woke”

I’m getting very frustrated with the constant drumbeat of commentary from left-wing, progressive elements of US politics that accuses anyone not – or not sufficiently – on their side of being “racist”.  It’s a lie, but that doesn’t stop them proclaiming it loudly and frequently to all and sundry. The latest example of this idiocy comes from the Washington Post. The alarming rise of white-power violence, from Charlottesville to Pittsburgh and now to Poway, Calif., has left many Americans scrambling to make sense of the toxic stew of racism, anti-Semitism and nativism that is swamping the United States and that has

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Revisiting the Rhodesian War

Earlier this week, I analyzed a New York Times article about Rhodesia and its influence on white supremacists.  In that article, I noted: The visceral response of many Rhodesian servicemen was to “do unto others what was being done to them”. They became as much terrorists, in the way they treated their own people, as the guerrillas against whom they fought. I know they did – I saw them do it. (If you don’t want to believe that, read some of the literature that’s come out of the security forces since then. I can list some books here, if there’s enough interest.

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Rhodesia and white supremacists

The New York Times recently published an article titled “Rhodesia’s Dead — but White Supremacists Have Given It New Life Online“.  Here’s an excerpt. Nostalgia for Rhodesia has … grown into a subtle and profitable form of racist messaging, with its own line of terminology, hashtags and merchandise, peddled to military-history fans and firearms enthusiasts by a stew of far-right provocateurs. In conversations and email exchanges with The New York Times, some prominent social-media figures and companies selling Rhodesia-themed merchandise denied trafficking in white-power messages, or said they had done so unwittingly. A few said their affinity for Rhodesia derived

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“Reparations for slavery” – duly skewered

I see the usual suspects are again yammering on about “reparations for slavery” that should (they claim) be paid to black Americans for the trials and tribulations of their forefathers.  I think it’s utter nonsense, because those directly affected by slavery are no longer with us.  I’ll gladly support reparations to anyone who was a slave under US law, even to anyone whose parents, or grandparents, or any living relative was a slave under US law – but I won’t support reparations to those who have a more distant connection to it. Mike, blogging at Cold Fury, puts things in perspective, IMHO. Any attempt at “reparations”

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