Homicide Of The West

(With apologies to James

Only a few hundred miles from the
African people`s paradise of Zimbabwe, where the head of
state, Dr.
Robert Mugabe,
has just announced that all white
farmers must get out or be killed, there sits the lovely
metropolis of Durban in the equally paradisiacal land of
the new South Africa. In the coming days, Durban will be
the location of yet another United Nations gabfest on
the world`s most urgent problems—this time on the
unpleasant subject of "Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related
Intolerance." It tells you all you need to know
about the conference that the threat of ethnic cleansing
and genocide against white people in Zimbabwe will
barely register on the conference`s agenda.

The only reason anyone has paid any
attention at all to the Durban meeting is the question
of whether the United States would attend it, and of
course Secretary of State Colin Powell says he won`t and
only a low-level munchkin will go in his place.

The only reason the United States
offers for its lack of attendance has to do with the
threat of various Arab states to sponsor a resolution
suggesting that the state of Israel is
"racist." "We will not have a
representative there," declared President Bush last
week, "so long as they pick
on Israel
." Whether the conference "picks
on" other states, including the one
Mr. Bush purports to lead
, because of their own
supposed involvement in "Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance"
apparently is pretty much irrelevant. So, for that
matter, is the very
and very
"Racism, Racial Discrimination,
Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" in neighboring
Zimbabwe that both the United States and the Durban
conference are ignoring.

Originally, the United States and
various other Western states took a dim view of the
Durban conference because it was expected to push for a
resolution demanding "reparations" for Western
countries` involvement
in slavery, imperialism and
other wickednesses that only the West has ever been
involved in. Yet, as the conference approached and
Zionist organizations in this country and throughout the
world began to yelp, "picking on Israel"
seemed to displace every other concern. By the time the
conference actually opened, virtually no one bothered to
mention the subject of slavery, etc.

Indeed, one reason no one bothered
to mention it is that the conference, under U.S.
leadership, has worked out language that virtually does
apologize for slavery. The language expresses "deep
regret and profound remorse" for the institution of
slavery and the slave trade on the part of the United
States and Western nations, and that apparently is
satisfactory to the Africans. It ought to be, since it
also apparently makes no mention whatsoever of the
paramount role that Africans themselves played in the
mass kidnapping and trafficking of their own people to
Western slave traders. So, for that matter, did the
Arabs, not to mention no small number of Jewish slave
traders, but no one seems to be interested in demanding
apologies or reparations from either Arabs or Israelis
for slavery.

While the business of avoiding and
not mentioning such hot topics of "Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related
Intolerance," past and present, as non-Western involvement
in slavery
and the Zimbabwean project for white
genocide seem to be the main entree on the Durban
conference`s plate, those atrocities of racial hate that
will be discussed and undoubtedly condemned by all and
sundry will include such crimes as the reluctance of
some Western (European, U.S. and other white-majority)
nations to allow Third World immigrants to enter their
territories as they please.

And then there will be acres of
jaw-muscle exercised about such flaming issues of social
justice as white cops who pull
over black drivers without good reason
in South
Dakota and how many non-whites are on Death
in Texas. You can probably make a safe bet that
no one will spend too much time or energy discussing why
blacks commit so much more violent
in the United States (much of it against
whites) or the degree to which non-whites in white
countries are developing explicitly racial
forms of group identity that exclude and stigmatize

What happens and what will not
happen at the Durban conference in the coming week is
therefore not especially surprising; the whole
extravaganza will offer little more than what are by now
routine denunciations of the white West for most of its
historic achievements and equally routine exonerations
of the non-white West as the perpetual victim of whites.
It is entirely right that the United States stay as far
away from Durban as it can get; what is pathetic is that
the Bush administration is staying away for only a small
part of the right reason.


August 30,