Thursday, July 9, 2009

Americans Must Stop Marrying Other Species

Brian Kilmeade: We keep marrying other species and other ethnics--

GRETCHEN CARLSON: Are you sure you are not suffering from some of the causes of dementia right now?

Brian Kilmeade: The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, that's the rule. Finns marry other Finns; they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish.

DAVE BRIGGS: This study does not apply?

Brian Kilmeade: Does not apply to us.

[pause]

DAVE BRIGGS: Huh.

Just another day in post racial America.  Fox cannot even pretend to be a fair and balanced news network with the racist commentary that they readily allow on the air.   Can someone please explain what the hell pure genes are?  OOOPs silly me, I suppose that is code for White genes. It seems to me that this idiot has read Mein Kampf one to many times.

Racism is structural because it occurs in every single agent of socialization.  When the media does not even bother to filter its goal of affirming a white supremacist state, what hope is there that people of color will ever be understood as equal?  We cannot take comfort in the fact that this was the opinion expressed of one man because this line of thought is repeated daily from sea to shining sea.

Of course, once again there will be no apology from FOX news.  With the rise of white supremacist groups, this kind of language is not only inflammatory, it is down right dangerous.   This kind of language cannot be defended under the cover of free speech because it comes at a very real cost.  When Brandon McClelland, James Byrd, Bernard Monroe, and Kathryn Johnston, were killed, their major crime was existing as Black in a society that long ago decided that Black bodies are worthless. 

Where does one direct rage when no matter where you turn, you are told that your life is meaningless?  To this day Blacks are expected to play happy sambo and smile even as Whiteness asserts its power.  When we express anger it is judged illogical or animal like and yet no matter the hatred or inhumane actions committed by Whiteness, it remains above critique.  If the US were serious about dealing with the racial divide such speech could never be tolerated. 

There is a reason why Blacks continue to lag behind Whites and one need look no further than what FOX news considered acceptable commentary.  When the jails are over flowing with Black criminals and the schools are crumbling with decay, the criminality lies with the direct actions of Whiteness.   More time and energy has been invested into continuing a hierarchy of bodies than has ever been invested in eliminating elements of society that are harmful.

Many quote the words of Dr.King pre 1963 and yet fall so far from his dream.  Segregation may no longer be the rule of the land but the world is every bit as divided by race.  Nightly Whiteness rushes back to their suburbs, leaving the Blacks in the inner cities that they have created through white flight. As steaming flesh lays on top of steaming  flesh the pain of poverty creates conditions that are inhumane.  It is not Blacks that are to blame but the conditions created by Whiteness in an effort to maintain privilege.   It is far easier to refer to us as a separate species than to acknowledge our shared humanity.  To admit we are human is to understand that all of the actions committed by Whiteness against Blacks are crimes against humanity.  From Slavery to Jim Crow to Police Violence the “othering” of Blacks has consequences.