🤨So Saying You’re Not A Racist Negates You Behaving Like A Racist

What quacks like a duck and walks like a duck may not in fact be a duck after all — so says the duck

It has once again been brought to mass social media attention that immigrants found speaking in their native tongue in public spaces are making white Americans so uncomfortable that they have to resort to berating said foreign speaking immigrants and then calling law enforcement to satiate in their own privileged security and well being. Presumptive loitering by people of color, notably Blacks — whom haven’t gotten the message that America is becoming great again — have become such an eyesore or a source of frustration for whites in these public spaces that it instinctively warrants a call to law enforcement. The predilections to this sort of performative whiteness in these instances are inspired by that political campaign to Make America Great Again and by all account seek to reestablish social norms indicative of Jim Crow era conditioning of restrictions, or an imposition of Black codes by a wayward majoritative electorate.

This specious rhetoric of white disenfranchisement portrays the arrogance and narcissism of whiteness as legitimate grievances of faux psychological oppression. The only merit to this argument is that a charlatan whose sole expertise is to profit from conflict and gain influence from discontent has by sheer inflation of the ego and marked incompetence been elected to become a man who is above the law — president of the United States.

This means a lot to Holly, the former Philly location Starbucks manager, or the still unnamed woman who called the police on Blacks enjoying recreation at an Oakland park. This indubitably inspired the more recent outbursts of resentment for Mr. Schlossberg, a NY attorney, who now regrets his racist and trumpist tirade at alleged immigrants speaking Spanish in a Manhattan deli on May 15, after a video went viral and a complaint had been filed with the Departmental Disciplinary/Grievance Committee.😮

“My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” he said. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do — the least they can do — is speak English.” — Aaron Schlossberg

Some have expressed a degree of remorse for their racist behavior or attitudes while the rest couldn't care less about their actions or inactions. These attitudes and behaviors that formulate such insensitive beliefs gives credence to the disingenuousness that is inherent of whiteness, or race in general. It appears that coupled with the slew of reactions to his unacceptable conduct, he also saw that he is not that racist dude — even though clearly he is that racist dude in the video.

Schlossberg’s apology which was so thoughtfully crafted and which read like he was not himself, seems to suggest that he lost himself at the deli. Are we to believe that this is an instance of white double consciousness?

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This apology doesn’t speak to the motivated ignorance behind his tirade. This is where I question the authenticity of true remorse. While the tirade seemed quite natural, the apology seemed so contrived.

“True remorse is never just regret over consequence; it is regret over motive.” — Mignon McLaughlin

This is simply a character impairment and it is evident. The only factual statement I believe was sincere follows, while the rest was just sincere fiction.

I see my words and actions hurt people…”

This is true. But then he gaslights this by saying this next.

“While people should be able to express themselves freely, they should do it calmy and respectfully”

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Say what now!?!?

There is no way to say this respectfully and calmly.

“My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” he said. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do — the least they can do — is speak English.” — Aaron Schlossberg

Are you saying that if I just say in a calm voice, “Good afternoon everyone there is a fire in the building, you need to leave and please be safe on your way out,” when there is no damn fire, but due to my arrogance and narcissism I just want them the hell out of the building, then is that acceptable?🙁

Please don’t reach for the freedom of speech platitudes because no matter what credential you hold, or what faux patriotic sentimental right you want to impart, I am quite aware of the number of stupid people that is in circulation here.

Glenn Beck seems to have found his way through a bit of that white fog of denial, silence, and or platitudes that juxtaposes malignant arrogance with ignorant patriotism. His transcending Trumpism and alt-right-isms has brought him to a decent place after much reckoning and by a speech made by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Beck was mesmerized. On his radio program that day, he heralded Obama’s remarks as “the most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan.”

“Those words hit me where I live,” Beck said the other day. He was speedwalking up Eighth Avenue with his wife, son, and daughter, all in from Toronto. “If you’re a decent human being, those words were dead on.”

Decency is a fresh palette for Beck, who, at Fox, used to scribble on a chalkboard while launching into conspiratorial rants about looming Weimar-esque hyperinflation, Barack Obama’s ties to radicals with population-cleansing schemes, and a Marxist-Islamist cabal itching to take over America. He once described Clinton as “a stereotypical bitch” and accused Obama of being a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people.”

That was the old Beck, he insists: “I did a lot of freaking out about Barack Obama.” But, he said, “Obama made me a better man.” He regrets calling the President a racist and counts himself a Black Lives Matter supporter. “There are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot relate to,” he said. “I had to listen to them.”

There will be more than a few who may misinterpret this mild observation as having a reverse racist intonation. They haughtily have and would like to smear me as a racist in an effort to absolve their own racism, but that laughable riposte is just a symptom of blind rage, guilt, fear and contempt. It is absurd to infer that from someone who has insisted empirically that race is imagined while culture is more prominently an unidealized reality.

What gets convoluted in all of this is this sense of pride in your own individualistic and or groupthink democracy predicated on raciality, and that seems to outweigh the mistakably bad and the evil in it as immeasurably good or virtuous overall. This sort of logic is downright American. However, for those of us who stay woke, this is an inaccurate and fallacious description of a democracy that is far from perfect, far from finished, and at times unraveling.

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When you are able to justify motivated ignorance and insensitive beliefs embedded in a country premised on racist ideology in these ways that are of little to no consequence, you are more apt to confirm and concede to how inauthentic the virtue of whiteness can be. You begin to see the vice in it.

There may be just calls and after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation provides ample evidence to impeach Donald Trump from office for “high crimes and misdemeanors” and it still would not make a difference — for he won’t effectively be impeached — because impeachment would bring a sense of genuineness back to democracy, but right now the country is feasting on sociopolitical vices that resonate with not giving a fuck about fellow Americans or rather fellow immigrants.

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