For over 150 years now there has been going on here in the United States the conducting of a rather interesting little experiment. And those involved in this experiment are blacks and working-class whites. And the hypothesis being tested is as follows: Can a people who have been taken from the jungles of Africa and then forced into slavery ever able to be fully integrated as citizens in a nation with a majority white population? The whites are descendants of Europeans who created for themselves a prosperous, innovative and resourceful civilization. Meanwhile, these former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with varying degrees of racial discord pretty much ever since.
Decade after decade the problems persisted but those behind the experiment refused to give up. They insisted that if they could just find the right formula the experiment would eventually succeed, and therefore they concocted program after program in an effort to get their desired result. They created the Freedman’s Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and even tried midnight basketball. Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have otherwise been unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice versa. Attempts were made through the spending of vast amounts of taxpayer money, all manner of special programs, the relaxing of requirement, and, of course, endless handwringing to close the “achievement gap.”
And in an effort to keep any and all white backlash in check, to the greatest extent possible, they began ‘punishing’ public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to “Celebrate Diversity!” and “Say No to Racism.” Nothing was deemed to be off limits if it might salvage the experiment. Some thought that what W.E.B. Du Bois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of. There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what’s been missing.
However, through the years, too many blacks have continued to demonstrate a complete inability to function and prosper at any meaningful level in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And it is never that you will see blacks taking any level of responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment, always blaming others for their misfortune. Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite insist upon telling us that this does not mean the experiment has failed, it only proves that we have to try harder. We just need to spend even more money, waste even more time, possess more understanding, create even more programs, ensure there are more opportunities, more, more, more.
But no matter how much more money is ever spent, no matter how many new programs are dreamt up, no matter how many more laws are forced down the throats of the American people, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on television, and, apparently, no matter who is our president, nothing ever seems to change except for the worse. Some argue it’s a problem of “culture,” as if culture creates people’s behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame “white privilege.” But I think it’s obvious that things began to go south in 1965, when LBJ’s made the promise that he’d have blacks in this country voting Democrat for the next 200 years. Because it was then that the slow painful death of the black family in America began which has played a very big part in why it is that black “youths” are committing half the country’s violent crime. So before things will improve for blacks in any meaningful way, it is they who must first genuinely want things to change.
So while I hate to be the one to break the news, there is little doubt that this decades old experiment been pretty much been nothing but an abject failure. Not because of culture, or white privilege, or even racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These differences result in a certain amount of social incompatibility. Our rulers don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are simply exhausted with them. They’re no longer willing to tolerate the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity. The elites explain everything with “racism,” and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.