Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Comments by solstice

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  • Nice straw man argumentation there, Steve. A) I never stated or even implied that the United States is a “perfect” nation with no racism. B) I never denied the history of racism in the United States.

    My position is that, although racist views do exist within the white American population as they exist within every human population, they are not (as leftists claim) embedded in the institutions of American society, and they are not representative of the general views of white Americans. Are there Richard Spencer types within the white American population who hold white supremacist views? Absolutely, but there are also Louis Farrakhan types within the black American population who espouse black supremacist views. The point is that such people constitute a fringe minority and that white Americans in contemporary America are overwhelmingly not hostile toward others on the basis of ethnicity or race.

    How is it a “foolish analogy?” If “people of color” (a racist term used by leftists to divide people) were being systematically oppressed by white America, they wouldn’t be coming here. Period. They also wouldn’t, on average, be doing better than white Americans economically and educationally. During the 1930s, were Jews generally trying to enter or leave Nazi Germany? Likewise, are Saudis who embrace Christianity or atheism generally trying to stay in or leave Saudi Arabia?

    I also noticed your nasty insinuation that I am a racist who regards “dark people” as “awful.” What is your evidence to back that up? Regarding leftists, I do view them as insufferably self-righteous, hypocritical, and dishonest. In that regard, I plead guilty as charged.

  • Nice politically correct virtue signaling there, Steve. If white America is so hostile toward and prejudiced against “darker skinned people,” then why do such people immigrate to the United States in such large numbers every year? Moreover, why do such people even want to come to the United States in the first place? Black African and Caribbean immigrants to the United States (unlike African American descendants of slaves) have, on average, higher levels of education, wealth, and wellbeing than whites born in the United States. The same is true for other non-white ethnicities in the United States (South Asians, Southeast Asians, Southwest Asians, East Asians, Cubans etc.).