Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Vox Popoli: A man standing

Jason Whitlock knows what will happen to his people if they turn away from God:

The stewards of the zeitgeist — i.e. the spirit, mood, characteristics of a particular time in history — have persuaded black people to pursue blackness above all else, above faith, intelligence and freedom. 

I object. Passionately. 

This blinding, irrational pursuit is leading to the destruction of black people and the destabilization of our country.

I object because I love black people, I love America and I love God.

I do not love the stewards of the zeitgeist, and they do not love me or any other black person who would dare object to their racist manipulation of black consciousness and black culture. 

The root of my disdain is biblical. Sixty years ago, the hallmark of black culture was religious faith. It carried us through slavery, Jim Crow segregation, lynching and was the power source of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights Movement. 

In 1965, political sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan authored what would come to be known as the Moynihan Report, a study of The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. Written to influence President Lyndon Johnson’s policies regarding America’s black-white racial dilemma, the 16,000-word Moynihan Report spelled out the devastating impact of 350 years of racial oppression on the black family. It predicted that the growing matriarchy defining black culture would undermine the progress of black people in a Western society built for patriarchal families.

Today, the Moynihan Report reads like a biblical prophecy. Fifty-five years ago, Moynihan argued black people’s survival in America was a modern miracle.

“A lesser people might simply have died out, as indeed others have,” Moynihan wrote. 

We didn’t die out because of our religious faith, the world’s primary source of hope. Faith in a higher power made our spirit unbreakable.

The Moynihan Report was written to make the case that America should take extraordinary measures to invest in the black nuclear family. It was written as a rebuttal of President Johnson’s Great Society initiative. The Johnson administration disavowed the Moynihan Report and its author. The mainstream media spent the next several years framing Moynihan as a racist. 

I'm not a civic nationalist or an equalitarian. Unlike the President, I care no more about "lowest black unemployment ever" than I do about "highest Sri Lankan per capita income ever" or "highest Tibetan marriage rate ever" and I very much disapprove of the way in which white society is taxed to subsidize societies that cannot support themselves economically. I expect the whole 400-year endeavor to end very badly for everyone involved.

That being said, I admire Mr. Whitlock, who is one of the bravest men writing today. What he is doing by standing up unflinchingly for his faith and for his people despite the massive weight of near-uniform elite opinion against his views is an excellent example for every Christian man, no matter what your nation might be. And he is correct in pointing out that extraordinary measures to defend, restore, and even impose the black nuclear family are more necessary now than they were 55 years ago.

In fact, they are now necessary for the white nuclear family too if the West is going to survive as a civilization.