What follows is an truly amazing example of psychological projection, a hate-filled, physically threatening invective by a person of an ethnic group with the highest privilege in the United States, in a full-frontal racial attack within a divide-and-conquer strategy. The polemicist positions himself as a part of one group (when he is most certainly not) and then attacks that group. The premise is inherently dishonest as the polemecist presents himself as one thing but is quite another. The position taken is implied but the goal is quite another altogether. Below this shocking diatribe is an analysis of its content and a counter-argument to the points raised.
An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum
by Tim Wise 3 Nov. 2010
For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.
Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this…
You need to drink up.
Because your time is limited.
Real damned limited.
So party while you can, but mind the increasingly loud clock ticking away in the corners of your consciousness.
The clock that reminds you how little time you and yours have left.
Not much more now.
I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe, that it’s ours, and how dare anyone else say otherwise — but you are wrong.
You have won a small battle in a larger war the meaning of which you do not remotely understand.
‘Cuz there is nothing even slightly original about you.
There have always been those who wanted to take the country back.
There were those who, in past years, wanted to take the country back to a time of enslavement and indentured servitude.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when children could be made to work in mines and factories, when workers had no legal rights to speak of, when the skies in every major city were heavy with industrial soot that would gather on sidewalks and windowsills like volcanic ash.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when women could not vote, or attend any but a few colleges, or get loans in their own names, or start their own businesses.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when blacks “had no rights that the white man was bound to respect,” – this being the official opinion of the Supreme Court before those awful days of judicial activism, now decried by the likes of you – and when people of color could legally be kept from voting solely because of race, or holding certain jobs, or living in certain neighborhoods, or run out of other towns altogether when the sun would go down, or be strung up from trees.
But they lost.
And you will lose.
So make a note of it.
Tweet it to yourself.
Put it on your Facebook wall and leave it there so you’ll remember that I told you so.
It is coming, and soon.
This isn’t hubris. It isn’t ideology. It is not wishful thinking.
It is math.
Not even advanced math. Just simple, basic, like 3rd grade math.
The kind of math that proves how your kind — mostly older white folks beholden to an absurd, inaccurate, nostalgic fantasy of what America used to be like — are dying.
You’re like the bad guy in every horror movie ever made, who gets shot five times, or stabbed ten, or blown up twice, and who will eventually pass — even if it takes four sequels to make it happen — but who in the meantime keeps coming back around, grabbing at our ankles as we walk by, we having been mistakenly convinced that you were finally dead this time.
Fair enough, and have at it. But remember how this movie ends.
Our ankles survive.
You do not.
Michael Meyers, Freddie Kreuger, Jason, and that asshole husband in that movie with Julia Roberts who tracks her down after she runs away and changes her identity–they are all done. Even that crazy fucker in Saw is about to be finished off for good. Granted, he’s gonna be popping out in 3-D to scare the kiddies, so he isn’t going quietly. But he’s going, as all bad guys eventually do.
And in the pantheon of American history, conservative old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.
Fine, keep it up. It doesn’t matter.
Because you’re on the endangered list.
And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving.
In forty years or so, maybe fewer, there won’t be any more white people around who actually remember that Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Opie-Taylor-Down-at-the-Fishing Hole cornpone bullshit that you hold so near and dear to your heart.
There won’t be any more white folks around who think the 1950s were the good old days, because there won’t be any more white folks around who actually remember them, and so therefore, we’ll be able to teach about them accurately and honestly, without hurting your precious feelings, or those of the so-called “greatest generation” — a bunch whose white contingent was top-heavy with ethical miscreants who helped save the world from fascism only to return home and oppose the ending of it here, by doing nothing to lift a finger on behalf of the civil rights struggle.
It’s OK. Because in about forty years, half the country will be black or brown. And there is nothing you can do about it.
Nothing, Senõr Tancredo.
Nothing, Senõra Angle, or Senõra Brewer, or Senõr Beck.
Loy tiene muy mal, hijo de Puta. [very poor Spanish for “it’s going to be hard for you, you son of a bitch”]
And by then you will have gone all in as a white nationalist movement — hell you’ve all but done that now — thus guaranteeing that the folks of color, and even a decent size minority of us white folks will be able to crush you, election after election, from the Presidency on down to the 8th grade student council.
Like I said, this is math. And numbers don’t lie.
Bottom line, this too shall pass.
So enjoy your tax cuts a while longer.
Go buy whatever you people buy when your taxes get cut: a new car or two, a bigger house, an island. Whatever.
Go back to trading your derivatives, engaging in rampant financial speculation that produces nothing of value, that turns the whole world into your personal casino. Whatever.
Play your hand, and for the love of God play it big. Real big. As in, shoot for the moon big. As in, try to privatize Social Security, and health care, and everything else. Whatever.
At least that way everyone will be able to see what you’re really about.
We’ve been trying to tell them, but nothing beats seeing it with your own eyes, so “Go big or go home,” Bubba.
“Git ‘er Done.”
“Cowboy up,” or whatever other stupid catch phrase strikes your fancy.
Just promise you’ll do more than talk this time.
Please, or as one of your celluloid heroes might put it, “make my day.”
Do whatever you gotta do, but remember that those who are the victims of your greed and indifference take the long view.
They know, but you do not, that justice is not for the sprinters, but rather for the long distance runners who will be hitting their second wind, right about the time that you collapse from exhaustion.
They are like the tortoise to your hare.
They are like the San Francisco Giants, to your New York Yankees: a bunch that loses year after year after year, until they finally win.
You have had this confidence before, remember?
You thought you had secured your position permanently after the overthrow of reconstruction in the wake of the civil war, after the elimination of the New Deal, after the Reagan revolution, after the Republican electoral victory of 1994. And yet, those you thought you had cowed and defeated are still here.
Because those who have lived on the margins, who have been abused, maligned, targeted by austerity measures and budget cuts, subjected to racism, classism, sexism, straight supremacy and every other form of oppression always know more about their abusers than the abusers know about their victims.
They have to study you, to pay careful attention, to adjust their body armor accordingly, and to memorize your sleep patterns.
You, on the other hand, need know nothing whatsoever about them. And this, will surely prove politically fatal to you in the end. For it means you will not know their resolve. Will not fear it, as you should.
It means you will take their greatest strength — perseverance — and make of it a weakness, called losing.
But what you forget, or more to the point never knew, is that those who lose know how to lose, which is to say they know how to lose with dignity.
And those who suffer know how to suffer, which is to say they know how to survive: a skill that is in short supply amid the likes of you.
You, who could not survive the thought of minimal health care reform, or financial regulation, or a marginal tax rate equal to that which you paid just 10 years earlier, perhaps are under the illusion that everyone is as weak as you, as soft as you, as akin to petulant children as you are, as unable to cope with the smallest setback, the slightest challenge to the way you think your country should look and feel, and operate.
But they are not.
And they know how to regroup, and plot, and plan, and they are planning even now — we are — your destruction.
And I do not mean by that your physical destruction. We don’t play those games. We’re not into the whole “Second Amendment remedies, militia, armed resistance” bullshit that your side fetishizes, cuz, see, we don’t have to be. We don’t need guns.
We just have to be patient.
And wait for you to pass into that good night, first politically, and then, well…
We just have to be patient.
And wait for your hearts to stop beating.
And stop they will.
And for some of you, real damned soon, truth be told.
Do you hear it?
The sound of your empire dying? Your nation, as you knew it, ending, permanently?
Because I do, and the sound of its demise is beautiful.
So know this.
If you thought this election was payback for 2008, remember…
Payback, thy name is…
Analysis of Tim Wise’s violent hatred and its origin, goals and true meanings
Mr. Wise, you may note, attempts to sound ‘folksy’ and use colloquial terms like “y’all,” “cuz” and “fancy-ass” that he believes his audience will respond to – he positions himself as a populist, an ‘everyman.’ Except that Mr. Wise is not an ‘everyman’ by a long shot, he is clearly well educated; an ‘everyman’ does not use phrases like ‘whatever strikes your fancy’ or ‘thy name is’ so the effort is transparently dishonest, and anyone reading it and paying attention notices this pretty quickly.
There is something else inherently dishonest about Mr. Wise. He not only presents himself as a White American ‘everyman’ who is concerned for all Americans that aren’t White, but he himself is not White.
Tim Wise is a Jewish American. Tim White is much, much more privileged than White Americans due to the traditional ethnic networking and favouritism of Jews (or some might call it a form of nepotism or in-group favouritism). As history has shown, once Jews in any country are able to enter, disproportionate to their numbers in the country, elite universities, law and higher professions, they have a very high in-group cohesion, or ethnic favouritism in hiring, helping their co-ethnics gain entry into companies and professions, and preference them for promotion, and of course business ties and contracts . Jews see this as what is best for them as an ethnic group, whether it is advantageous for other ethnicities or the country overall or not, and it is usually not. Mr. Wise’s Jewish ethnic group most certainly does not ever give preference to other ethnic groups (Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native or White Americans) in hiring, education or business contracts when they are not qualified, educated (grades, aptitude) or have a good product or service, but Jews demand that Black, Latinos, Asian, White, and Native Americans do that.
Mr. Wise tours the America ranting about ‘White privilege’ in colleges and audiences that are younger and susceptible to propaganda and especially, at an impressionable idealistic age. These audiences, having grown up and been educated that if they are White and in any way, shape or form, enjoy, celebrate or favour their own ethnic group or culture -ever or in any way- they are behaving in an immoral and unethical manner and necessarily are oppressing others (or even all others). It would bear repeating that Mr. Wise is Jewish, and his ethnic group does it instinctively, always and in every way possible, to give themselves advantage over every other ethnic group in every country in which they live. It is Mr. Wise’s own Jewish ethnic group that is ‘bred’ and raised to believe in its own innate superiority over all other nationalities, races, ethnicities, creeds and colours on the planet (See Talmud, which teaches Jews that Gentiles [‘goyim’= chattel] – of all ethnicities are inherently inferior beings).
In this particularly execrable vicious screed, Mr. Wise takes aim at White Americans, and if one cares to re-read the highlighted parts, makes absolutely clear what the multi-pronged, long-term agendae pursued by his own ethnic group has been:
Unchecked, disporportionate immigration (an unbalanced ratio of jobs/resource capacity : immigrants) and, in particular removing quotas on various countries of origin/ethnic groups, ages or abilities (professions); this ties directly into outsourcing jobs = higher unemployment for all, which translates to lower living standards for Americans of all ethnicities that aren’t Jews, who seem to be increasing their living standards.
Multi-cultural social agenda attacking Christianity in particular from every angle (from removing prayer at school, renaming holidays, banning Christian symbols in public places); and via the media demeaning and degrading the intrinsic values and morals held by Christians; attacking the traditional family structure (the basis of civilization everywhere), promotion of single-parenthood/diminishing the role of men and fathers; promoting homo/trans-sexual/pre-teen and teen promiscuous behaviour as normal; bastard children born to unwed/teen mothers are not only no longer shameful but even desired in some quarters.
Dumbing down of education – revising educational programmes and materials downwards, teaching only to the test, rote memorization instead of understanding, teaching group-think, eliminating curiosity and punishing imagination, discouraging moral decisions and critical thinking skills, and especially inculcating boredom and dread of learning (while Jewish children are taught to love learning and strive for excellent grades and pursue higher education), and raising tuition fees for higher education out of reach of most Americans.
Medical and health deterioration – progressively less nutritional value, wider array of cheap ‘junk’ food, and more expensive healthy food, inversion of ‘food pyramid,’ genetically damaging GMO ingredients added to foods without labelling; lack of nutritional education; marketing the proliferation of a fantastic array of unnecessary and expensive pharmaceuticals (even inventing ‘syndromes’ to use such Rx for more profits); pollution of virtually all foods with increased preservatives, hormones and genetically detrimental ingredients; mercury-laden vaccines and dental fillings; fluoride in dental care products and fluoride treatments as well as added to both tap and all bottled water (with no notice on the label); genetically damaging artificial sweeteners.
It bears repeating that Mr. Wise’s own Jewish ethnic group has formulated and pursued these agendae with single-minded, relentless zeal and determination. And that these agendae benefit only Mr. Wise’s own Jewish ethnic group, it has really, really hurt all other Americans.
It is also vital to understand that most of what Mr. Wise, a Jew – whose own ethnic group practices extremely cohesive in-group favouritism to the detriment of all others – accuses of White Americans is in fact what his own militantly unified ethnic group has perpetrated upon Americans of all ethnicities. This is what is known as psychological projection extraordinaire.
These multi-pronged long-term agendae that Mr. Wise’s Jewish ethnic group has pursued and enacted to alarming success, has not as he implies, helped Americans of any other ethnic group, but on the contrary, has hurt all other ethnic groups in America, to the benefit of only his own Jewish ethnic group, and it has been done so by design.
It’s his own Jewish ethnic group that dominates the financial industry and are likely drinking that ‘fancy ass Scotch.‘ It is his own Jewish ethnic group that wrote legislation that ‘de-regulated’ many industries, enacted tax policies that encouraged American industry, (mainly owned by his own Jewish ethnic group) to relocate overseas, depriving every single other ethnic group in America jobs with living wages. That de-regulation his Jewish ethnic group pursued has increased pollution, not decreased it; no other ethnic group wants more pollution so his assertion is ludicrous but quite telling.
Incidentally, it is Mr. Wise’s Jewish ethnic group who, when slavery was legal in America, owned 40% of all black slaves, despite being a tiny proportion of the population in America. And his own Jewish ethnic group owned the slave ships, operated the voyages to Africa that bought slaves and brought them across the Middle Passage, and had such dominance in the slave markets that when there was a Jewish holiday… all slave markets closed. Yes, Mr. Wise’s own Jewish ethnic group.
Obviously either the Jewish Mr. Wise does not know or deceptively does not share that it was the GOP that ended slavery in America, not the Democrats, for which historically, his own Jewish ethnic group votes as a bloc.
There is no one that wants to repeal the vote for women or anyone else in America. But one must ask – which ethnic group’s interest does it serve to get all other ethnic groups to believe that White Americans want to repeal voting rights and all other rights of Americans? That would be Mr. Wise’s Jewish ethnic group! It serves no one else.
It is his own Jewish ethnic group that enacted the graduated tax rate and created the Federal Reserve banking cartel. It is his own Jewish ethnic group that devised the derivatives-scheme and other financial chicanery to financially enslave all other ethnic groups in America. It is his own Jewish ethnic group that has a fantastically disproportionate amount of multi-millionaires and billionaires who naturally are likely to have multiple luxury cars, multiple homes (in multiple countries). It is Mr. Wise’s Jewish ethnic group that has so dominated the financial industry (and financial crimes) that has engaged in financial speculation that has impoverished America. It is the height of hypocrisy to accuse White Americans of not being able to adapt to changing economic situations, and he dishonestly implies that there are no poor White Americans, or those without jobs or healthcare, when the reality couldn’t be more different, and is quite opposite of his own affluent Jewish ethnic groups’s situation. It is highly doubtful that Mr. Wise and his Jewish ethnic group has ever been to one of the many, many ‘tent cities’ in America, or he would see a lot of White Americans there, but that wouldn’t serve the agendae and propaganda of his own Jewish ethnic group.
It is his own Jewish ethnic group that successively, through their ethnic networking in publishing, education and government has revised downwards the standards in education that has harmed all other ethnic groups in America.
Who in their right mind would make a statement about obsessively observing a group of Americans’ “sleep patterns” in order to attack them later? That’s reminiscent of stalker-type psychotic behaviour, and should rightly be taken as a physical threat. As should his statement about plotting and planning the destruction of a large group of American citizens! Note that the Jewish Mr. Wise includes himself in the group of ‘we’ who are plotting and planning the destruction of a large group of Americans; by this ‘we’ statement, he betrays himself. The ‘we’ he refers to is his own Jewish ethnic group, not Hindus, not Filipinos, not Latinos. These statements are not made by someone who cares for America or Americans, but someone with a deep and abiding violent hatred and is most likely mentally unbalanced. Make no mistake – his own Jewish ethnic group considers Hindus, Filipinos and Latinos inferior beings, and his own Jewish ethnic group will not hesitate to plot and plan the destruction of these groups of Americans either, when it is beneficial for them.
And it’s a bit presumptuous of Mr. Wise, the Jewish American – a member of the group of the highest privilege in the land – to attribute anyone else as being the ‘bad guy’ or presuming to speak for an ethnicity of which he is not. And it is in fact hubris for the Jewish Mr. Wise to preach to any other ethnicity – of any stripe – about being unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms‘ since his particular ethnic group – Jews – hire, promote and do business exclusively with, whenever possible, only their own ethnic group specifically to the detriment to all other ethnic groups in America and the entire country itself.
One wonders how the extremely privileged Jewish Mr. Wise and his fellow Jews might perceive being equated to rodents whose extinction is eagerly awaited in widely circulated media and lectures at 400 universities? That doesn’t seem very, ah, equality-minded does it?
And on the subject of equality, is a eugenics programme considered to be pro-equality? Is the country of Mr. Wise’s fellow Jews, Israel, equality-minded? In the ‘homeland’ of all Jews worldwide – his fellow Jews- Israel, the almost ethnically pure state, the racism and bigotry doesn’t even have to be hidden at all! They are openly and virulently racist towards ‘Sephardic’ (Arab) Jews and Black Jews (would you appreciate being given birth control shots without your knowledge and consent in a racist eugenics programme? Israel doesn’t want Black Jews having children and “polluting” their almost ethnically pure country with ‘darkies’!), African refugees, and of course, Palestinian Christians and Muslims. They are all considered racially and ethnically inferior and only barely tolerated. African refugees fleeing brutal violence and wars are treated like dirt, and are called ‘a cancer in the body’ in between the violent pogroms (and see video here). Perhaps it is a hold-over from when his own ethnic group, Jews, ran the worldwide slave trade of Africans and owned more Black slaves than anyone else? After all, Blacks are racially and ethnically inferior to Jews. Of course we cannot neglect to mention the pogroms on Palestinians by the violent, fanatical racist Jewish settler colonists in Palestine, because they are racially and ethnically inferior to Jews, too. But never fear – apparently, racism originated in the Torah, so that makes Jewish racism perfectly acceptable! Did the Jewish Mr. Wise forget to mention that part?
Then there are the orgies of violence, gore and death in Gaza (which Mr. Wise’s Jewish co-ethnics take their families, including little children, to have picnics and watch the Air Force drop multi-ton bombs on a (literally) captive population of civilians. The photos of them with rapturous expressions of glee, joy and disgusting excitement are horrifying. Here’s just one, look at the expressions on the girls’ faces:
Maybe that is from whence Mr. Wise derives his repellent excitement of an entire population of Americans dying out, and plotting and planning their destruction?
It’s interesting that Mr. Wise, who decries ‘gun culture’ and asserts that ‘whites’ ‘fetishize’ about guns and militias (which were intended to protect all Americans, of every ethnicity, from an overweening government, not be used upon their fellow civilians!), when his own Jewish ethnic groups does just that in their almost ethnically pure state of all Jews worldwide: Israel. In fact Jews in Israel love guns! They teach their Jewish children to love guns at a very young age.
And when the Jews in Israel unleash their war machine on the civilian populations, they even had their Jewish children sign the bombs with messages of hate, to be delivered to defenseless Lebanese women and children. Like Daniele Donor and her Jewish friends:
Who is ‘fetishizing’ here?
Let’s see the lucky recipients of these Jewish children’s hatred:
Perhaps Daniele, a Jew like Mr. Wise, believes that these defenseless, innocent Lebanese children are not like her and her fellow Jews, that they are just inferior beings as the Jewish Talmud teaches, and therefore don’t deserve to live?
Does any American, of any ethic group actually believe that Mr. Wise, a Jew like Daniele and her friends, truly think that Mr. Wise and his fellow Jews see you as anything other than ‘soulless beasts,’ and ‘innately evil‘ and undeserving of life and rights? Does any American of any ethnic group still buy the Jewish Mr. Wise’s platitudes about how he cares so much for you and your rights? If so, please read this response again.