Race is no illusion

We live in loony times. You are free to pick a gender. Racial differences are “social constructs,” a fancy way of saying they are just made up, usually by “white supremacists.” Yes, loony times indeed, and all these nutty notions come from the political left and from traditionally Caucasian nations.

Caucasian is a five-dollar way to say white folks.

The looney times do not exist in Asia, Africa or Latin America to any extent you’d notice.

In the United States, the nutty notions exist almost exclusively in the noodles of people who cast their votes for the Democrat Party or, as I prefer labeling it, the Democrat Socialist Party because it’s all about freebies and redistribution of income, which is a snazzy way of saying taking your earnings and giving it to someone else.

But today we are focusing on just one element of the wackiness, that racial differences do not exist.

And yet again, we turn to the wonderful mind of Simon Webb, the Brit historian we often cite here for wisdom, accuracy and clear thinking, none of which are widespread traits.

Those of us who know races are different customarily focus on skin color, but that’s only part of it. There are lots of racial differences, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

12 thoughts on “Race is no illusion

  1. I hesitate to enter this discussion; however, here I am.

    It is my understanding as a non-scientist and a non-Leftie that DNA indicates no substantial observable difference(s) between folks we usually think of as being from different “races.” That is, other than the hue of our skins.

    That said, obvious differences are apparent as we “socialize” within our communities, which may or may not be limited to our “races.”

    I would argue that no large group of people (thousands ? millions?) has ever lived that does not include some “racists” in their group.

    I would also argue that the Lefties among us will seize this and every other opportunity to divide us. And so would the folks on the extreme Right.

    Because, by division they gain power.

    In short, those who seek “to be right” will always find a “racist” tag to hang on any human activity to serve their own purposes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ricardo: Racism is in our genes. I define the word to mean we notice racial differences and, with some exceptions, we prefer to hang out with people we resemble. That includes skin color, but it also includes economic status, appearance, religion, and other factors. We simply prefer the company of people like ourselves. Everyone does. There are exceptions, but generally that is true.

      I disagree, especially in these times, that people on the right are as interested in division as people on the left. Perhaps those on the extreme right (neo-Nazis) do, but normal conservatives, even hardcore ones like me, simply want to be mostly left alone by government. Leftists now use division to gain power, and they love government.

      But Simon Webb’s video is simply pointing out that there are physical differences between races — races are real — and that the leftist contention that it’s a “social construct” is nothing but poppycock. Arrant nonsense.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My hesitancy has much more to do with the fact that I am always willing to let folks make their own decisions whether or not they agree with mine. The current political climate NOB causes me to abstain from my more inclined behavior to refute distortions made from the left.

        Genes = DNA

        I agree wholeheartedly with your definition of race.

        Also, I did not say, or mean to imply, that folks on the right are as interested, or are as inclined, as people on the left to seek division(s) among us.

        Those who seek power will always try to create divisions if they perceive it helps their cause. Plenty of examples from human history bear this out.

        I agree completely that folks leaning right pretty much 100% mostly want to be left alone by government. That would be me.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s odd how far racists go to convince themselves they aren’t racist. They generally spend more time talking about race than most. Always trying to defend their ignorant views.

    Like

    1. Antonio: All the racism mania that now exists above the Rio Bravo, pushed almost exclusively by the Democrat Party, is mostly a non-issue in Mexico, one of the many lovely things about living here.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. You hit the nail on the head. Racism is just an ugly word for prejudice. Prejudice is a basic human instinct. When we were all just a bunch of tribes, the prejudice effect made us wary of outsiders. If someone acts like you, observes your customs and looks like you, you will have a smaller prejudicial reaction to their proximity. Change one thing, looks, customs, etc., and the prejudicial instinct becomes much stronger and makes one uncomfortable.

    We have been taught that basically we are all the same. Intellectual Elites insist our intellect and powers of reason should overwhelm and control our basic instinct. Maybe the higher your IQ, the lower your basic instincts are.

    Many races and cultures living together in harmony is unrealistic. Yes, one could get to know another completely different person and realize they can even be friends. Many times, shared experience bonds people of different race and cultures. For the most part, it requires a lot of work and patience. At a younger age, I came to realize that most people are the same and want the same thing. Many times, I am too trusting of others. I’m 72, and so far it has served me well. I still know, however, I have prejudice. I just naturally have lived in areas and visited areas with people like me. I am finding though, the older I get, the less I want to deal with anyone beside my family. Even then it’s difficult when your own blood have such different pre-conceived beliefs.

    I guess I just want to be left alone with my wife.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nomad: I just want to be left alone with my wife too. And I want the government, aside from basic items which are what government should focus on, to leave me alone too. It’s what forms the conservative mindset.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Here are some of my prejudices:

    – people who are loud in the wee hours of the morning (1-4 am)
    – bad drivers
    – disrespectful people
    – intrusive people
    – telemarketers and scammers
    – dictators
    – doorbell bandits
    – political pollsters
    – people who do horrible things to children
    – illegal immigrants
    – politicians aka liars, cheats & thieves
    “I’m a politician which means I’m a cheat and a liar, and when I’m not kissing babies I’m stealing their lollipops.” Line from “Hunt for Red October.”

    And just to be clear, these prejudices are shared by Haitian-Americans, Guatemalan-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Polish-Americans, Chinese-Americans, German-Americans, Finnish-Americans and Nigerian-Americans who have immigrated to this area legally within the past 30 years. The overwhelming majority of them hate leftist malarkey, are incredibly conservative and have a strong work ethic.

    It seems that normal people respect others.

    Like

Comments are closed.