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Reply to Paul Craig Roberts' Question: "Is White Genocide Possible?"

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I find it offensive, dangerous and ludicrous for Paul Craig Roberts (PCR) to portray white people in the USA as an endangered species. His article "Is White Genocide Possible? ", and similar such articles, feed the paranoia of white supremacists, white nationalists and fascists. The former, white genocide, is fantasy; the latter is a real and present danger to the US.

White supremacists take isolated events, take dots that don't connect, and blow them up into a massive plot against white people. They imagine whites are in danger of extinction from race mixing, white replacement or white genocide. Fanatics see the enemy du jour as Muslims, Hispanics, Jews or Blacks. The El Paso shooter earlier this month was inflamed over immigrants "replacing" white people.

PCR's article could have been a page right out of the white nationalists' handbook. He writes about the "many reports" of reverse discrimination, and points to isolated incidents as proof. He inflates a few sensational news stories as a "campaign" against white people. Even genocide.

Words have meaning, and the casual use of "genocide" is a slap in the face of those who have been the victims of real genocide. While the Holocaust always comes to mind, the US as a nation needs to acknowledge the real genocide of Black West Africans. They were kidnapped for hundreds of years, died by the millions in the middle passage, arrived in the US as chattel slaves, and had their culture totally and irredeemably erased.

For instance PCR points to a New York City public school program of "racial equity " training. This training raises controversial, but it falls far short of white cultural erasure and genocide of whites. Or he takes a college professor's Tweet critical of the gentrification of Harlem. The Tweet was in bad taste, and PCR makes a "campaign" of racial hatred towards whites out of it.

The fact that reports of "reverse discrimination" raise such an outpouring of condemnation in conservative mainstream media is proof that these incidents are like the "man bites dog" stories---sensational because they are the exceptions of the norm. Real racial discrimination that happens every day against people of color go unreported because they are not news. The mainstream media is silent about the daily humiliation and discrimination against black people. They are "just" statistics.

Well, let's look at a few statistics. During the lifetime of every 1,000 black men, one will be killed by the police. The 7th leading cause of death for black men is being shot by the police. Life expectancy for black men is about 69 years of age. The life expectancy of white men is about 76.

No matter what statistic one looks at, be it health, income, wealth, child poverty or education, blacks come out worse than white people. Do we really need to even discuss the discrimination in the (so-called) criminal justice system?

The US has over 2.2 million prisoners, and they are disproportionately black. One in 4 black males are either in prison or on probation. Slavery still exists in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution as punishment for a crime. Prisoners are exploited as cheap slave labor by many of the leading US corporations.

Those who are hyper-sensitive to "reverse discrimination" are typically those who are blind to real racism, which blacks encounter every day. The country does not have a problem with reverse racism but it does have real problems with real racism, and with white nationalists, white supremacists and fascists.

The evidence of racism is everywhere. Only a minority of blacks have assimilated into US (white) society. Every statistic shows that blacks are being held back, disadvantaged, discriminated against and poorer than whites. It is not the victims' faults that from birth they do not have the same advantages as white people.

PCR contradicts that the foundation of the US economy historically was slavery, yet he offers no counter narrative. His statement flies in the face of US history. The industrial revolution was based on cotton! The North developed from slavery too.

PCR just cherry-picks all the classic incidents of alleged "reverse discrimination" and turns them into a narrative that "white culture is being destroyed". PCR brings up a Hollywood movie, "The Hunt" as more proof of "white hate". Ever since the movie "The Birth of a Nation", blacks have been portrayed by Hollywood as villains, and their lives are seen in movies and on TV as expendable.

The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet told his staff to attack Trump for being a racist, which he is. What PCR seems to be trying to do is to make the media's attack on Trump as a racist backfire. PCR tries to conflate these mainstream media attacks on Trump as if they are attacks on all white people in general---even white-genocide---which the criticism of Trump is not. Instead PCR comes across looking like a racist too.

P.S. Noam Chomsky presents an accurate presentation of past and present racism in the US in the video below:

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Start watching at 27 minutes click here

Also, let us never forget that 10 million Native Americans, give or take, were snuffed when white Europeans "founded" America. About 9 million more humans than lost in Nazi Germany, according to the best historical research I've been able to find.

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Just watched this, posted by MAB. Also a must watch, 8 minutes, click here

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wow

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That was great thanks for posting, I'm glad there is an alternative choice to the duopoly

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Bravo, Mein Herr, bravo!

By the by, before anyone takes that remark out of context, know that this schwartze speaks, reads and writes fluent Deutsch.

I could not help but be struck by the reference to a "fear of race mixing". Where was that fear when Black women were raped by the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) by white slavers to create "capital" out of thin air? Let alone the fact that it is a self inflicted wound on the part of white folks.

I am also both cognizant of, and intrigued by, white folks that always throw out 'yeah, and the Native Americans...' whenever Blackism is spoken on. Normally, this manifestation comes from white "liberals" that, like their white "conservative" counterparts, would rather die and go to hell than acknowledge the uniqueness of the black Person in America. This is, in fact, a furtherance of the "erasure" that you and I have talked about so many times. Further, as you know, my maternal great grandmother was a Cherokee from Tennessee. Nonetheless, the "Native American" is the only "American" and was at home when the crimes were committed against him/her. The Native American still has his ancestral name; still speaks his ancestral language, still eats his ancestral foods, still has his ancestral religion and still is familiar with the landscape of his ancestral lands. No public auctions were held displaying him like dogs to be purchased. So for all you white liberals that as soon as Blackism is brought up want to dilute us with that Native American bullshit, I have two words;

Save it.

Lastly, and most importantly, this is an article that gives me a reality check in that there are intellectually honest white folks; however few. Great piece, Dave.

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Now I get it...your great grandmother was a Tsa-la-gi Princess. I was wondering how you so easily dismiss the genocide, forced relocation, internment in whiteness schools and all the other atrocities committed against my ancestors. I will save it and other bullshit that displeases the black man. Thanks for being so woke.

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Wow. Ad hominem attacks and personal insults to someone's family members.

"Your comment to me that you thought my brain synapses were misfiring (something to that effect) got my wife thinking about my strange behavior prior to that day. Even my kids were telling me I was acting weird and somewhat incoherent".

Off of your meds, perhaps?

Much enjoyed your article David Pear. It's pretty clear that you have unusual insight and it is also clear that you were influenced or "infected" by R.K. in this article. That is a good thing.

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Did you even read the comment to which I was responding? You and Rohn know as well as I, that using the "I have a distant relative that belongs to this or that group of people" does not give authority to speak to the issues involving those people. You have both admonished commenters for that transgression before. He knows NOTHING of the experiences of natives in this country and he is a fool for thinking he does.

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This needed to be said. Thanks for saying it....

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Cerebral Genocide: "this side" or "that side."

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Roberts' two articles called out for a response (which he does not permit) so I thank David Pear for providing this. Discrimination and cruelty extend to many minorities in US history. always have. I could tell some horror stories about my Irish ancestors, but will "save it". we were not sold on a block or raped by our owners. just starved to death.

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Thank you David, once again.

PCR's continuing rant about the genocide of the "white" race which includes one of two branches of the human tree is part of the well established psyop deployed by the elites against humans in their internecine squabbles planet wide. Rohn's Why I just Can't "Get Over" Slavery is a good counterpoint to PCR's ramblings...certainly more fact based and compelling.

I agree with James Baldwin's sentiment. It is not up to Black people to show White people their bloody history in order to convince them to right wrongs or change course, White people must do that for themselves and in the process deconstruct the cold bloodied framework created by the ruling elites, a seemingly unbreakable enmity between white and black people in the US, never mind the rest the world. It is starting to happen, but we don't need no stinking tool of the elites, New York war supporting/enabling Times "1691 help" to do it.

In my opinion, we must break the back of war and its enablers. This cannot be done separately between Black and White or separately from masses around the globe. The political consciousness of humans must accelerate, otherwise, there will be billions fewer of us locked away in zionist styled open air concentration camps more horrible than the one they are creating and maintaining for our brother Semites, the Arab Palestinians.

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Thank you for pointing out it is ultimately all of us against the fascist ruling elites. Solidarity or we are toast.

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I love it the way it's all working now at OpEd.

PCR writes things that I don't hear expressed anywhere else, stuff I want to hear because it is a more articulate version of ideas that matter to people I know who aren't so articulate. But they are people who matter to me. Paul Roberts thinks hard and I respect that a lot.

That we can't comment is sometimes infuriating for a moment. But I love Rob allowing this contradiction on the site, it's all an experiment that just Rocks. PCR is a part of that, along with Daniel, and David, and Shad and Lila. You all shape my world.

This latest White Slavery stuff... I'd like to argue with it for sure. That doesn't mean I didn't want it voiced.

Indentured servants didn't have to watch their sons and daughters being sold to lecherous old white guys. Slavery includes a life of legal rape. That's rough on family life which is still broken in the black community. I'm following the NYT's 1619 work but don't think it will damage education.

Trauma is everywhere in America. We all are learning to work with our unique PTSD. Free speech must require a freedom to listen to what we don't agree with. How else can we learn?

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