Thursday, August 28, 2014

How the Left Murders the Individual

I did a spoof video asking why there isn't a "White Male Appreciation Month." And though I knew it was tongue and cheek, it wasn't until a handful of of people, who were offended by it, made me have to go and think through why I found it funny.  And after a little scratching of the surface and kicking it around in my brain, I finally realized not only why I found it funny, but why it truly is funny:

ANY "Appreciation Month," no matter which class or race or gender it celebrates, is stupid.

Permit me to explain.

In the video I (rightly) point out white males made, "well...everything."  But the punchline is that deep down inside, I am not a single one of those white males.

I didn't invent electricity.
I didn't invent flight.
I didn't invent any medicine or vaccines.
And I didn't invent the auto-mobile. 

Matter of fact, like most white males, I haven't invented or done much of jack with my life. 

But if we are to follow the logic of any race's "Appreciation Month" that shouldn't matter.  It shouldn't matter if we personally, individually didn't achieve anything.  It shouldn't matter if we sat on our asses all day drinking beer and playing video games.  It shouldn't matter if we're collecting a check, getting bailed out of our mortgage, or having illegitimate children.  All that matters is the color of your skin, your gender, your sexual preference, and BOOM!  You "magically" are entitled to just as much pride and respect as the individuals in your respective group who actually did do something of merit and worth.

So because I'm a white male, I'm some how responsible and deserve respect for the accomplishments of Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr and John Oppenheimer.

And if you're a black male you are somehow responsible and deserve respect for the achievements of Duke Ellington, President Obama, 50 Cent, and the Tuskegee Airmen. 

And both of us could be drugged out methheads with 4 illegitimate children and criminal records.

Naturally there are several things wrong with this logic.

First, why is it only the good accomplishments?  Shouldn't it go both ways?  Germans should have a huge complex right about now because not only are they responsible for jets, rockets, the auto-mobile, nuclear power, and space travel, they're also responsible for the Holocaust, two world wars, and the Nazi human experimentation projects.  Thus, just as it would be stupid for a German today to take pride in German achievements 50 years ago, it would be just as stupid to blame him for German atrocities 50 years ago. 

Second, what if because of history, geography and things outside of your "group's" control, they didn't achieve much?  I'm still waiting for the day the NAACP and various other black groups cite and celebrate STEM heroes in the black community instead of the litany of never-heard of "civil rights leaders" or "Maya Lou Angelo" subpar-"artists."  Couldn't you cite Thomas Sowell?  How about Dr. Benjamin Carson?  Herman Cain?  In part you don't see these genuine heroes of the black community cited is because of politics.  In part it is the political nature of these "appreciation months" to paint the group as a victim to beget additional taxpayer monies.  But (sadly) another reason is that due to slavery, history, geography, etc., many people in many groups did not have the opportunity, and thus no track record of great achievers to point to as mentors and models.

Ergo, what?  Are some groups condemned to really lame heroes?  Are the real heroes going to be hidden for political reasons?  Are aspiring youth in different groups going to have lower bars and standards? 

Only if you make them think their heroes MUST be of the same group they are. 

And this gets to the truly disgusting, criminal, even outright evil aspect of these "appreciation months" - It destroys and murders the individual by replacing individual accomplishment and achievement with a trait you were born with.

It's important that all people of all groups understand this because there is a genuine evil out there that wishes to destroy the one thing you have in life - yourself.  And if you don't understand this and realize the threat this poses to your life, you will waste your one precious life on this planet.   Thus, it is vital you pay attention to the next couple paragraphs.

If you're like me or any other human your "self," your "consciousness," what you experience in life is not affected by your gender, your skin color, or your sexual preference.  Like me you wake up and your brain says, "Hey, I'm here."  It sees the world through the same way mine does, through our eyes, and the electrical chemical impulses shooting through your brain cells result in the same physical and mental experience every human has.  This experience is universal across all humans of all types.  It isn't until you take the time to purposely look at your arm do you notice a different in the color of your skin or bother to look down your pants do you notice a difference in sex.

However, those "traits" are things you were born with.  You did nothing to earn a "vagina" just as I did nothing to earn "white skin."  They define your physical self, but not your life, your accomplishments, your adventures, or your experiences that ultimately will go into and make up "you."  Thus these physical traits have no real value and to place value on them is stupid.  This is why I don't wake up every morning and look at my arms and say, "My goodness, look how white I am!  I am so awesome!"  Nor do I wake up, look down my pants and say, "Shucks howdy!  Look at how male I am!!!  I'm totally *ahem* 'blessed'."  Nor do most of you because, well, you're sane.

But the same cannot be said of many other people.  Professional race pimps, feminists, "Appreciation Month" professionals, the "Privilege Clergy," and people otherwise psychotically (or politically) obsessed with traits they were born with and never their accomplishments.  And not to simplify it (though it is that simple), but these people can cumulatively be identified as the left. 

Understand precisely how evil and despicable the left is when they demand more emphasis and value be put on traits than they do individual accomplishments.  They tell you that you only have value because of characteristics you were born with.  Something completely out of your control. And that conscious you, the person inside that skull of yours with dreams and hopes and desires, the one thing that is the true you and identifies you, is worthless.

It doesn't matter if you achieve anything great or unique.
It doesn't matter if you want to experience a different life.
It doesn't matter if you want to think differently and make this one shot at consciousness on this planet truly and uniquely yours.
And it doesn't matter if your brain has the capacity and ability for greatness.

No, you are black and condemned to a life of failure and racism.
No, you are female and condemned to a life of pay gaps and sexism.
No, you are gay and condemned to suffer at the hands of "straight-privileged" Christians.

The real issue is whether you're going to believe them or not.  If you identify them for the political scum they are, dividing and pitting difference groups of Americans against one another for political gain, you will not waste this one precious and finite life you have and will achieve your own individual greatness.  But if you fall for it and actually believe you're "oppressed" and "discriminated against, " so much so to the point you actually put more value on your skin color or sex than your accomplishments, then the left has won, they stole your life,  and you as an individual have been murdered.


Marshallaw said...

That austere organisation the UN had the Irish minister for justice and "equality" (WTF) up in front of one of their panels recently to give Ireland a rap on the knuckles for "care homes", Ireland's abortion laws, etc., etc...whatever they could drag up over the last however long.... back as far as the 1930's...waste of time and money..... why not bring the Krauts up for their crimes back in the day.... smacks of more shaming by the femikuntz in the UN. They don't seem to do anything about the behaviour of their own troops... roasting young African boys over open fires.... prostitution... drug taking and trafficking... look it up.... lecturing the world by toothless bureaucrats....

Paul, Dammit! said...

This is one of your best posts yet. Well done.

On a different matter, this is something I think you'd be interested in:

Anonymous said...

By the same token, fans shouldn't be proud of a sports championship and I shouldn't be proud of my father's legacy.

Marshallaw said...

Anon, that depends, did your old man achieve anything of note????

Anonymous said...

Good post

Robert What? said...

The Left *has* to put the emphasis on traits because the vast majority have no achievements to speak of. The minor exceptions are people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who don't start out as leftists but then become leftists after they've made their fortunes and see which way the political winds are blowing.

Anonymous said...

An outstanding post cap. Definitely one for a book.

Aaron said...

Anonymous said...
By the same token, fans shouldn't be proud of a sports championship and I shouldn't be proud of my father's legacy.

No, you can be proud of your parents or others. What you shouldn't do is feel good about yourself because you happen to share some shallow physical characteristic of someone else who achieved some lofty goal.

For example, you could feel proud that your father built a multi-million dollar company, but you shouldn't inflate your own ego over it.

Glen Filthie said...

"... deserve respect for the achievements of Duke Ellington, President Obama, 50 Cent, and the Tuskegee Airmen..."

Errr...two of those should earn blacks a kick in their collective ass...

Fred2 said...

Here here.

I'm going to drive you nuts with a quibble.

..germans responsible for "two world wars,"

Er no. Blaming WWI on them is at best bad Propaganda repeated (Not saying they were innocent, mind you, but it's kind of like them being a thug a tough neighborhood, finding themselves being surrounded by other nasty thugs with open switchblades in a alley they were lured down and being SHOCKED when they draw and fire. Yup, "they" started it.)

WWII well, ok, yeah. they started it. But again. the "allies" made a number of super dick moves at the end of WWI that pretty well insured that the huge guy in the hospital who was recovering from beat down would come out of the hospital all piss and vinegar and chippy attitude. Golf Clap. Well done, chaps.

Just goes to show, really, be stern but magnanimous to the defeated, and do NOT around threatening people with wars, or force them into positions where there is no other option.

William Hughes said...

Cap, a man can be proud of his ancestor's achievements just as much as he can be ashamed of their defaults. If that ancestor is near, such as a father, or more distant, such as a great grandfather, then the emotion will vary correspondingly.

We should care about the past and honor our legacy. Rootless people with no care for their past or future are a curse on all of us.

How could a man enjoy the decline if he isn't aware of what he is losing? How can we learn from the past unless we know and care for it? People with no past are little better than beasts.

We should have a white man appreciation week and celebrate the achievements of our ancestors. Tonight, I will have a nice gin and tonic and think on how my father started with nothing but determination and a built a 22 section farm which he owns outright. I will think on how my grand-father homesteaded 5 quarters and carved them out of trackless bush into productive farmland. I'll compare my life to theirs and I will harden my resolve to do as well or better.

I will not stand before my fathers and be ashamed of what I have done.

Paul E. Zimmerman said...

"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination." -- A. Rand

Anonymous said...

"Matter of fact, like most white males, I haven't invented or done much of jack with my life" - well, you have done more than any other American to show the corruption, incompetence, and greed around the "higher education" scene, to show how much it has damaged younger people, and to propose solutions. These solutions are not so much things to do, as a stiffening of resolve and backbone in younger people.

Anonymous said...

Roit. And a decent person of course is to be scorned because what did they overcome?

I love the example of Duke Ellington who was a black man who won the nickname Duke somehow. Somebody asked him how he got to be the way he was, so transcendentally cool and well incarnated, and he said, "My feet didn't touch the flo until I was eleven years old".

But what of the white boy who is anally raped by his stepfather 745 times before his tenth birthday.

He is privileged?

The thing we all share in common is that if we overcome our obstacles, whatever they are, we get to where we want to be. If we don't we don't.

And the tragedy you articulate so well is that self appointed well meaning morally superior people have tried to do away with all that. Like they have a better idea?

How crazy was it to hear Michelle Obama go on about her father's determination and how despite M.S. he dragged his tired busted body to work and overcame so much to provide for his family.

So, naturally, we have to do away with that going forward..


Tom said...

Agreed. The term "Rootless" is key. Cap is right, of course when he points out that for those who aren't "rootless" yet celebrate someone else's achievement, it isn't their roots they respect or celebrate. It's the left convincing them they have no roots.