Tuesday, October 17, 2017
TONY'S KANSAS CITY READER FEEDBACK: CONFRONTING BI-RACIAL SJW RHETORIC IN THE AGE OF AMERICAN IDENTITY POLITICS!!!
Close readers of the blog might know it, but one of my heroes was Christopher Hitchens who absolutely objected to and openly challenged the practice of identity politics whenever he encountered it during the later part of his career before he died of cancer caused by smoking, booze and meanness.
For those who don't remember him, Hitch was a brilliant author and speaker who penned erudite essays that were far more complex and memorable than the mean tweets that now pass for discussion from the likes of MILO and pundits from both sides of the aisle. But I digress . . .
What has become troubling about the discourse in Kansas City is that identity politics is so commonly practiced that locals have become accustomed to trite and flimsy arguments simply because they start with someone saying . . . "Speaking as a . . ." etc.
To be fair, empathy is a good thing and a practice that makes us better humans. But when we're debating policy, not just cultural barroom blathering . . . Like it or not, we have to move beyond emotive discourse.
And so, a recent note on the topic of bi-racial SJW rhetorical tactics sent our way is intriguing.
It's way too long to publish in its entirety but raises AN INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE that's unafraid to challenge popular conceptions and something that MSM is too scared to even discuss despite their constant kowtowing to racially driven discourse from an allegedly "progressive" but constantly condescending viewpoint.
Note that TKC doesn't agree with much about this note . . . In our view, Americans have always been far too race-obsessed and mostly incapable of escaping history, prejudices and sexual fantasies . . . Still, there is NO DOUBT that this bit of reader feedback is worthy of discussion and consideration as Internets trolling has deemed so many topics verboten.
From "a TKC reader who appreciates KC's last free speech forum . . ."
BIRACIAL PEAS IN A POD: COLIN KAEPERNICK, BARACK OBAMA, JENEE OSTERHELDT, AND THE RISE OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR
In each case, we see a black/white biracial individual, raised in a white head of household, who has sought to become a representative spokesperson for social justice causes claiming that minorities (specifically black) are unfairly discriminated against by omnipresent white institutional racism.
Isn't there something rather perverse about multimillionaires speaking on behalf of the oppressed? Their very status as millionaires would seem to speak against the existence of a pervasive institutional racism conspiring against them.
If an oppressive racial conspiracy is actively working to suppress people of color, how did Colin Kaepernick become one of only a handful of NFL quarterbacks, Barack Obama attend Harvard Law School before becoming President of the United States, and Jenee Osterheldt be selected for Harvard's Nieman Fellows program in between writing articles for The Kansas City Star?
Brief TKC interlude . . . The above passage is fascinating if only because it supports a TKC Axiom: The only color that really matters is green.
Here's the conclusion from the reader . . .
Additionally, studies indicate that biracial youth suffer from self-identity dysfunction at higher rates than those who identity as one race only. I would suggest that the opinions on racial disparity within the United States from people like Kaepernick, Obama, and Osterheldt, may reveal more about their personal struggles with black abandonment than with actual practices of oppression inflicted by white society upon them. I for one, would welcome a movement to encourage Americans of all races to promote strong family relationships based upon a 2-parent household. Of course, that will be a lot harder than pointing the finger at someone else, taking a knee, raising a fist, or marching in the streets blocking traffic. Personal responsibility isn't easy, which is why so many choose not to practice it.
Readers responses are welcome. Strong Families Matter . . . Anyone?