Bush might succeed in building an anti-missile defense
system and invigorating our economy with a tax cut. But
does it really matter?…”
The rot in American intellectual
life has reached a putrid state. Nothing better
illustrates the decline in education and the ability
to think than the argument over "affirmative
action means privileged standing for "preferred
minorities" with regard to university admissions,
employment, government contracts, and discrimination
affirmative action is that racial minorities (or
whatever favored group) deserve help and that
affirmative action helps them.
The case made against
affirmative action is that it hurts minorities by
undermining their self-esteem and causes their
accomplishments to be perceived as unearned, like the
boss`s son`s promotions.
themselves are of two minds on the subject. Some say
affirmative action is based on the assumption that their
race occupies the low end of the Bell
curve. Others say that privileges are the hallmark
of aristocracies and signal that preferred minorities
are members of a socially favored group.
goes back and forth. Recently, Albert R. Hunt repeated
it, perhaps for the 100,000th time, in The Wall
shows how deep the ruts are. Universities, law firms,
and federal judges now claim that entrance privileges
for blacks benefit whites as well by producing a
"diverse" learning environment. There is a
slight point here. Having killed off all diversity of
thought, the only diversity that can be found in the
politically correct leftwing propaganda mills that
masquerade as universities is diversity of skin color.
striking aspect of the affirmative action debate is that
neither side has any idea what the real issue is.
Equality in law, the product of a thousand-year
struggle, is the greatest achievement of our
civilization. We are the result of a long fight to
overthrow privileges based on creeds, birth, and estate.
As Supreme Court
Justice John Marshall Harlan said, "There
is no caste here. Our Constitution is color-blind."
The Constitution is still color-blind, but numerous
federal bureaucrats, federal judges, university
bureaucracies, lawyers, and "civil rights"
activists are not color-blind. The cause of civil rights
has been so perverted that civil rights now means
nothing more or less than legal privileges for
labors under a caste system imposed by elites who are
hostile to equal opportunity and desirous of equal
results. The caste system has been constructed to
include everyone except white heterosexual able-bodied
both liberal and conservative, seem quite content to
sacrifice equality in law to minority privilege. In
America today a native born white male is a second class
citizen in law. Immigrants, both legal and illegal (98
percent are "people of color"), have more
rights than a descendant of George
Washington or Roger
Larry Stratton and I show in our book,
The New Color Line, how white males have been
stripped of equality in law.
stench of intellectual rot arises also from the
It boggles the
mind that the conservatives fighting the culture war
favor mass immigration of third world peoples who are
not assimilating. Indeed, as Harvard Law Professor
Alan Dershowitz recently made
clear in The Los Angeles Times (January 24),
assimilation is now viewed by civil rights activists as
discrimination against races and creeds that are not
part of the hegemonic European culture.
anti-diversity and anti-multicultural. As Dershowitz put
it, assimilation is a way of coercing Muslims,
Buddhists, and Shintoists "into violating their
might succeed in building an anti-missile defense system
and invigorating our economy with a tax cut. But does it
really matter? The United States is engaged in a
gigantic act of self-destruction. Equality in law is no
longer the guiding principle of civil rights. White
males have been made second class citizens in law.
Immigration from alien cultures is exceeding the
assimilation capacity of the U.S. The very concept of
assimilation is in disrepute as it is associated with
discrimination and coercion. The vast bulk of immigrants
enter the U.S. with privileged legal standing because of
their skin color.
There is no
point in fighting a culture war when the culture is
already twice lost: to an immigration policy and to a
civil rights policy that believes that equality in law
doesn`t produce the correct racial balance in
universities, employment and the professions.
States will continue for some time, living off its
stored up capital the way the declining
Roman Empire did. But the U.S. is just as surely
doomed by the utter failure of its intellectual and
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