WorldNetDaily repeatedly sends out a lot of promotional crap for a lot of crap. “Crap” is perhaps a juvenile descriptor, and yet it rings appropriate. It’s just junk geared to reinforce the narrow narrow beliefs of WND readers. (You may recall my humorous analysis of the iLumina Bible Software from last week.) Today’s offer takes the cake.
It’s for a book called “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession” by Erik Rush, who was apparently the same fellow who exposed the anti-American ravings of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Rush (who’s black! it’s really important you know he’s black!), suggests that:
Whites succumb to Negrophilia when, believing that people of color are somehow more benevolent and less corruptible than themselves, they develop an undue affinity for them.
In other words, this is a book about reverse racism (a concept I find to be completely antithetical to social justice). His thesis is not only that there is no white privilege but that there is, in fact, black privilege. I don’t get fired up to write about race a lot on this blog as often as I should, but this is probably one of the most offensive ideas I have ever seen put forth.
I think it’s definitely fair to say that Rush is a Quisling to his community. He’s essentially giving a stamp of approval for whites to persist in looking down upon blacks. While there might be some truth in that “white politicians schem[e] for personal enrichment,” I don’t think that in any way validates this sordid idea.
And when Joseph Farah, king supreme of the teabaggers, endorses your book as “nothing less than the definitive book on racial politics in America,” you know there’s a problem. I wonder if Erik Rush would agree with Farah that President Obama still needs to present his birth certificate.
I’m not going to so much as touch this book, but let’s see what claims Rush makes in this Negrophilia book of his:
That black Americans did not heroically wrest equality from an unwilling white majority.
We turned the hoses off out of love.
That many of black Americans remain poor and ignorant because that’s the way many politicians and activists want them to remain.
That couldn’t possibly be evidence of the persistence of white privilege, could it?
That few are saying anything even remotely resembling the truth when it comes to the politics of race in America.
Is he trying to be ironic?
How for decades, Americans have been sold a bill of goods regarding blacks that contains the worst kind of intellectual garbage.
Oh, so blacks really are inferior?
Why white guilt is still encouraged, despite unprecedented opportunities for blacks.
Umm… if there are unprecedented opportunities for blacks, why are they still poor and ignorant?
Why, if “whitey” had really wanted to “get” black Americans, they’d be “got.”
Wait! So you’re saying whites really do have supreme power over blacks?
That prior to 1970, blacks were among the most socially conservative groups in America.
Such a Quisling. It’s okay to be conservative racist because for the longest time, all blacks were conservative too! (And I still am! (Because I know I can make money off you idiots at the cost of my own community’s respect!))
That the global financial crisis was brought on in a large part due to well-organized activists, ostensibly acting on the behalf of black Americans.
I got ya. All those greedy white guys that abused the financial system for their own gain were actually trying to help black people, and that’s why our economy collapsed!
How the worldview promoted in America is just as racist as that held by many whites prior to the Civil Rights Movement.
That’s right, Erik Rush! The continued study of white privilege and black oppression is RACIST!
That in America, there are freedom fighters and there are those who would enslave all of us, regardless of race – and it’s time to choose a side.
If you’re sick of kowtowing to black people like I am (as a black person), it’s time to fight. We don’t need to be enslaved as nigger-lovers anymore! We’re going to reclaim America! Yeah!
This is complete filth. You have to love the ironic way Rush is the exceptional proof of his own claims. He’s the one using the ongoing oppression of blacks for his own financial gain.
You want to talk about race in America? Take a critical race theory class.
Below are two clips. The first is a promotional video for this tome of hate. The second is a clip from Time Wise about White privilege. Take a listen to both and decide for yourself which point of view has a leg to stand on.