There is so much hoopla about racism lately that I feel it is time to don my hobnail boots and boldly cross this minefield to find the truth.
God created racism if you are to believe the Talmud, which divides mankind between the three sons of Noah, stating that "the descendants of Ham are cursed by being black, and depicts Ham as a sinful man and his progeny as degenerates." The Old Testament also echoes this standpoint.
Nothing being as ambiguous as religious fairy-tales, the subject has been hotly debated for over two thousand years without any sensible outcome. Since nobody can definitively interpret this ancient gobbledygook, anyone’s interpretation is valid. And that is the core of the problem.
The other God, Science, has more definitive and convincing basis for racism.
Just recently, Carsten De Dreu, a Dutch Professor suggested that ethnocentrism (racism) may be mediated by a hormone called oxytocin. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asserts that ethnocentric-strategy phenotypes influence racist behaviour, and the guru of modern evolutionary theory, William Hamilton, concluded that racism (ethnocentrism) is a perfectly normal human reaction.
Always eager to exploit ambiguity to their advantage, Politicians have decided, in spite of religious and scientific validation, to legislate racism out of existence. The result is that any utterance, gesture, statement or act that could be even remotely perceived as “racist” could land you in jail or with empty pockets.
So to avoid ending up destitute or behind bars, savants have renamed racism as “Ethnocentrism” and threw the unpalatable “R” word to the journalists and politicians.
Like all ism’s, linguistically the word is a general abstraction that does not imply any positive or negative meaning without additional context. It is exactly this ambiguity that has led to it being hijacked by the politico-sentimentalists and used as a derogatory label to be slapped onto anyone not having the same convictions or (especially) onto their arch rivals, the politico-realists.
Politicians of all persuasions not being capable of original thought and being much worse than religious scholars at making sense of ambiguity use racism to explain away the planet’s sociological woes. And because the media hounds have their snouts firmly up every political backside, racism is to be found everywhere and anywhere.
Indiscriminately throwing the term “racist” about is akin to cluster-bombing a kindergarten; the bomber thinks he is eliminating evil while the bombed are naïve uninformed victims.
Like a cluster-bomb, racism is unidirectional. The bomb cannot be thrown back at the bomber; when you are labelled a “racist” no amount of Skip will wash the stain out. And as we all know if a lie or rumour is repeated often enough it becomes truth.
In much the same way as a cluster-bomb, the term “racist” rarely targets just one individual. Whole communities, or those of different skin colour as a whole are tainted with the same brush.
Also, racism comes in many flavours; from the closet racists to the skinhead fanatic diehards reminiscing over their long gone moustachioed hero’s and everything in-between.
Faithfull to a uniquely human quirk, cross-association of ideas, the term “racist” means different things to different people. It just depends on which side you are on. Politico-sentimentally induced altruism spread through the mass-madia has conditioned westerners to favour any underdog designated by politicians or the mass-madia above even their own wellbeing. It is therefore not surprising that it is now a universally accepted truth that, due to the shenanigans of our white forefathers unscrupulously enslaving Africans, all whites are racist towards blacks; and by cross-association of ideas, all others not of the fairer tint.
Why is everyone making such a fuss?
Whichever way you look at it race is a natural discriminator invented by God himself. For our ancestors it was essential to survival, and even today it is one of the three characteristics most often used by the madia and by authorities in brief descriptions of individuals (the others are age and sex).
My feeling is that the politicians are at a loss to explain and correct our social disintegration so they create diversions in the form of bogeymen to keep the public occupied while they desperately search for a solution.
The so-called victims of racism, namely the blacks, should get their minds onto culture, education and honest work rather than expressing their collective lack of self-confidence through a culture of crime, drugs, violence and gangs.
And a final thought; History has proven that racism declines proportionally to the level of integration within a group.