Shelby Steele Says It Out Loud: Whites Not Equal In The New America

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"I do not like the Confederate flag," black

Shelby Steele
informed the readers of the Wall
Street Journal
last week in a long commentary on
Vermont ex-governor Howard Dean`s

recent remark
that he wanted to be "the candidate
for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks."

"It excludes me, profoundly," Mr. Steele
asserts. [Yo,
Howard! Why did Dean have to embrace the Confederate
November 13, 2003]

It seems to follow that whatever excludes him—hotels
and restaurants he can`t afford, your private home, most
nations on the face of the earth—he dislikes.

But what was important about Mr. Steele`s
pontification is not what it said about him or the flag
but what it says about white people.

Misinterpreting Mr. Dean`s remark as an effort to use
"identity to seek political power in precisely the
same way that Rev. Al Sharpton does,"
Mr. Steele
went on to ruminate about why there is no white identity
in American politics, even though, as he freely
acknowledged, there are certainly non-white identities”

"It is quite acceptable
for either party to explicitly go after the


, or even the

Jewish vote

Mr. Steele wrote,

"In fact both parties
gain an indispensable moral authority by doing so. But
it is absolutely verboten for either party, or any white
candidate, to appeal to whites as a racial identity
group. Racial identity is simply forbidden to whites in
America and across the entire Western world. Black
children today are hammered with the idea of racial
identity and pride, yet racial pride in whites
constitutes a grave evil. Say `I`m white and I`m proud`
and you are a


Those who have said it know Mr. Steele is quite
right, and so does

Mr. Dean
, even though that`s not what he said.

There is therefore a "double standard on race"
in this country—it`s OK for non-whites to have a racial
identity, but not

OK for whites
, let alone to base a political
movement on white identity.

Moreover, Mr. Steele sees nothing wrong with the
double standard, though he does understand it needs a
little justification.

His justification is predictable—whites are just too
evil to be trusted with racial identity:

"No group in recent
history has more aggressively seized power in the name
of its racial superiority than Western whites. This race
illustrated for all time—through


, white


—the extraordinary human evil that follows
when great power is joined to an atavistic sense of
superiority and destiny. This is why today`s whites, the
world over, cannot openly have a racial identity."

But in the first place, it is simply a lie—not just a
lie but a whopper of titanic dimensions—that whites have
the kind of monopoly on evil Mr. Steele attributes to


and "racism"
have been at least as common among non-whites as whites,
and indeed until the

superior technologies
created by whites began
yielding global power, whites were mainly on the
receiving end of racial aggression—from Asians,


and others.

As for "Nazism," OK, it was a white
phenomenon, but the Nazis were pikers compared to what

, Chinese


cooked up in the same era or a bit later.

Nor would such African apostles of liberty as

Idi Amin

Robert Mugabe
, among several others, have been far
behind if they had the means to do it.

On its merits, Mr. Steel`s nakedly anti-white claim
that whites illustrate for all time an
"extraordinary evil"
is not only flapdoodle but in
fact illustrates his point—white racial identity, let
alone pride, is forbidden.

Otherwise, a

white controlled
newspaper like the Wall Street
Journal would never have published his little gob
of racial spit at all.

But the larger truth is that no one does forbid
whites to have a racial identity—except whites

All the

witch hunters
in the world could not stop whites
from resisting their coming dispossession and the not

racial tyranny
they face from the emerging non-white
and anti-white majority if they wanted to do so.

What does it tell us that every other race and ethnic
group can and does develop a group consciousness and
pursues political power based on it, but

whites don`t?

And what does the additional fact that whites are

a numerical minority in this country
suggest is going to happen once they become a minority?

If you think—as Mr. Steele seems to—that

whites are evil
and other races aren`t, then not to

If you know that non-whites are

at least as capable

"extraordinary human evil"
as whites, then the

lack of racial identity
among whites as a means of
protecting themselves against their racial aggressors
just might be a problem—at least for whites.



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of his columns,

America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
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