UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio students are producing a magazine entitled “No Whites Allowed.” Student writer Kayla Ramey is quoted justifying the work with the rationalization, “inclusion is not inherently good, and exclusion is not inherently bad.” She is, apparently, blissfully unaware that she has co-opted the false narrative of yesteryear’s retarded proponents of Jim Crow and “Separate but Equal” and her circular ratiocination only begets the bigotry she decries (or seeks to monetize?).
I understand the legacy of intergenerational poverty and exclusion created by systemic racism. But, equally, I am aware of the majority of white Americans who also suffer from intergenerational poverty and exclusion created by systemic classism. Access for one group has been the battle cry of the Left, the deafening silence towards the other led the American electorate to anoint President Donald Trump as their savior in chief. I do not know what the solution is but I do know the fix is not the simpleton’s embrace of holistic hatred. We engender nothing but bile and reciprocal collectivist vomit when we tell any person: “you suck and I’m preventing you from participating in an activity because of some immutable characteristic that you were born into.” It is this insanity that drove me to rail against the moralizing theocrats of the Right and be an advocate for gay marriage two decades ago. America need to focus itself on the Firmament of Freedom for All. Fuck the two centuries of lip service. It is time to get to work on the aspirational goals of our Founding Fathers even if they were not sincere in their rhetoric. And we don’t get there by sliding back into the warm mucky embrace of simplistic group-hate.
We all want to be free to pursue our happiness and let other Americans be free to live their lives (well, all us non-sociopaths). And most of us, the non-stupid, wish to live those lives in a culture of unity with our fellow Americans. But much like the Left’s focus on the struggles of one type of poverty while ignoring the plight of others, the Legacy Media has decided to bright light and bullhorn one type of bigotry while suppressing any type of discussion of bigotry directed at the ignored. This only exacerbates the problem and reignites the racism of yesteryear.
Identity politics on either end of the ideological spectrum is not about solutions, it is about demonizing one group to exploit another group. Let’s all agree to step off the carousel of collectivism. Let’s get to the aspirational goal of only hating and excluding individuals for their individual bullshit. Because those of us who have ideologically, racially, educationally, and economically diverse friend groups have far, far more interesting and fun lives then the dumbasses who cloister themselves in towers of homogeneity.