Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Things You Can Say Without Getting Fired

Never mind all the anti-White racial epithets, apparently you can openly call for a race war, and for the burning of the state that you live in, if you're part of the New Black Panther Party.  You can put a contract on the head of a man who hasn't even been charged with any wrongdoing, without getting charged for it.  You can stockpile guns and ammunition without getting hassled by the Federal government.

I can't say I'm completely against them, though.
In the NBPP's "10 Point Platform," which is a takeoff on the 10-point platform of the original Black Panther Party, the NBPP demands that blacks be given a country or state of their own, within which they can make their own laws. They demand that all black prisoners in the United States be released to "the lawful authorities of the Black Nation."
Sounds like a decent idea to me.  (I don't usually cite the Southern Poverty Law Center, but the mentions of "10 Point Platform" on the NBPP-Boston site don't lead anywhere.  Probably the white man's fault.)

Looking at a more informative link at Free Republic, it looks like the NBPP are pretty vague on the subject of their future Black Nation.

1. We want freedom. We want the power to practice self-determination, and to determine the destiny of our community and THE BLACK NATION.
It's not even clear if this is supposed to be a regular geographical nation, or just a bunch of tax-exempt, draft-exempt, "fully employed" Blacks living in the USA.  (Still, the idea an actual Black nation-state in the current territory of the USA, based on this 10 Point Platform, is pretty interesting to me as an enthusiast for fanciful political reform.  How much of a government can you run purely on lotteries, user fees, and seigniorage?  Good question.)


jewamongyou said...

I don't know. Any "black nation" would be heavily dependent upon white largesse. Most blacks would still choose to live among whites - so we'd end up paying twice: Once for the "black nation" and then again for the blacks living in our midst.

secularblood said...

Why do they want a nation when they have an entire continent?

rjp said...

Liberia anyone?
Haiti? .... Well they took that but it's theirs now.
South Africa's almost there.

Olave d'Estienne said...

While I certainly wouldn't shed a tear for anyone who dislikes White people so much that they would choose to live Liberia or Haiti, or make their community like that in the United States, I am sure what J.A.Y. says is true.

The only way I would support the creation of a Black Nation on current US soil would be if:
(A) the Supreme Court cracked down on foreign aid, at least in peacetime, due to its obvious unconstitutionality;
(B) the Black Nation were completely independent (like Liberia), not just autonomous (like Puerto Rico); and
(C) White states and communities were allowed to forbid Blacks to buy or rent homes in their jurisdictions.

Incidentally, all the Blacks in the United States (42 million) could fit in (a White-free) Mississippi, and its population density would still be lower than New Jersey's is right now (1011 people per square mile). Also note that Mississippi has both fine port facilities and excellent agricultural land.

It's another pipe dream, I guess, but you know, liberals like me are always trying to find common ground with oppressed minorities.

theluxeheritage said...

I'm black and I can't understand why you guys keep acting like NBP represents black people and our views. They are legally not even allowed to use Black Panthers in their name after they were sued by the REAL Black Panthers in the late 90s. Just ignore them.

Olave d'Estienne said...

theluxeheritage -

You are right, the NBPP's views have little in common with those of most American Blacks. I doubt one in a hundred Blacks could be considered a separatist.

It's not Black separatism that impels me toward White separatism. It's the realization that Blacks and Whites are not currently living together in peace.

There was a lot of outcry among Whites over the death of Trayvon Martin; I've heard quite a bit myself. There was no commensurate outcry among Blacks over the death of Daniel Adkins.

Public and private policies which don't formally discriminate against Blacks, but which make use of strict tests which Blacks do more poorly on on average, are accused of creating "disparate impact"; equal opportunity is not enough. IQ tests (see Duke Power) use a nominally-colorblind formally but wind up creating disparate impact on the Black Community. Just as standardized tests treat Black and White answers the same, Federal income taxes treat Black and White incomes the same. Federal income taxes don't formally discriminate against White people. However, White have higher incomes on average, and thus pay more taxes. Thus, Federal income taxes use a nominally color-blind formula to create disparate impact on the White community, yet there is no outcry from the nominally egalitarian civil rights community.

Welfare is the opposite, but both low income and nonmarital childbirth is taken into account--both conditions that occur more frequently in the Black community. TANF creates disparate impact. No outcry from the civil rights people.

Blacks have been taught that their history of being enslaved as Africans, by Europeans, is a key part of history and entitles them to benefits. To fail to tell such history would cause an outcry. Yet public and private curricula fail to mention the hundreds of years during which Europeans were taken as slave by Africans. Again, no outcry.

Olave d'Estienne said...

A critic could say that, since Larry Elders and Shelby Steele would make good neighbors while a myriad of sleazy Whites would not, I should be trying to exile leftists instead of Blacks.

Superficially sensible, but (a) leftism doesn't show up on DNA tests and (b) overeducated pudgy feminists aren't beating up my kin with Foucault textbooks. People can change, to a degree. The civil rights people promised us that Black behavior would improve after their reforms. Then the Zebra killings happened. And OJ, and Carter Strange, and the Hi-Fi killings. And Amiri Baraka became a poet laureate.

Don't let my DNA reference mislead you. I don't believe Black or White constitute races. I believe they constitute ethnicities. Belonging to either group is a matter of choice for a large number of people. This is why Jew Among You is White while Mike Wallace is Jewish.

The racial differences between Congoid and Caucasoid are so great that the majority of US natives will identify as Black or White for a very long time. And the ethnic differences between Black and White are so great that the two simply can't get along in peace.

If that sounds wrong, imagine what the reaction would be if the US abolished TANF, affirmative action, anti-redlining, Section 8, set-aside Federal contracts.