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In an exit interview, the attorney general says his critics may be partly driven by race.
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For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an
interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and
The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles
of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority
The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a
majestic civilization. The 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 racial discord ever since.
Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters
never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the
experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result
they wanted. 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 tried midnight basketball.
Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would
have been otherwise 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. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed
standards, and endless handwringing to close the “achievement gap.” To keep
white backlash in check 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 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 is missing.
Through the years, too many black people continue to show an
inability to function and prosper 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 blacks
never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger
Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen
in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting
and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us
that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder.
We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more
But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter
how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on
TV, and no matter who is president. 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 since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the
Third World, immigrants from Asia and India–people who are not white, not rich,
and not “connected”–have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people
are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black “youths” are
committing half the country’s violent crime–crime, which includes viciously
punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has
nothing to do with poverty.
The experiment has failed. Not because of culture, or white
privilege, or racism. The fundamental problem is that white people and black
people are different. They differ intellectually and temperamentally. These
differences result in permanent 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 just exhausted with them. They are
exhausted by 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.
Lincoln’s legacy is the failure of this whole myth of equality. How a Stone Age savage with a brain barely half as large as yours could ever be a citizen of a Civilization is just laughable on its face. Even Lincoln would not have had the hubris to openly state this absurdity. There are those who have bet their lives on this lie, and the time is coming when they have to pay their debt to society. The government that Lincoln built is falling down. A house divided cannot stand, and he divided it for good.