“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, September 28, 2008

White Privilege


  1. Just another morning service for Jesus.

  2. I think it's just a dandy idea to turn the leadership of the US over to this thoughtful mind set.

    Nuff dis white privilege if you know where I'm coming from, fists bumps all around.

  3. To think that thousands of Americans are hearing this kind of trash is very disheartening. These people are being crippled by victimology and race baiting. Some of them may overcome the brainwashing others could be afflicted for their entire lives. What a shame.

  4. Brace yourself for the torrent of vitriol if Obama loses.

    Austin Hill touches on the beginning.

    Is racism causing some Americans to reject Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy? Or is it possible that some of us who oppose Obama, simply don’t like his ideas?

    Rejecting Obama: Is It Racism, Or Socialism, Or Something Else?

  5. We interrupt this thread for some petty housekeeping.

    Posting entire articles on the EB does not lead me to read them anymore than a hyperlink would. The "take away" concisely suffices, thank you very much.

    For example, yesterday Deuce posted this:

    2164th said...

    Pat Buchanan, the former Republican presidential candidate, claimed that the crash of 2008 will usher in a more sober and much diminished America, branding the credit crisis “a Katrina-like failure of government, of our political class, and of democracy itself. The party’s over. What we are witnessing today is how empires end.”

    We didn't need to read the entire column to understand the gist. One powerful paragraph struck the chord.
    And now, back to our regularly scheduled blogging. :)

  6. Directives for Islamic Terrorist Attack in U.S. Appear on the Internet
    September 24, 2008 - Northeast Intelligence Network
    SPECIAL REPORT: "Commandments Before The Strike"
    ALERT: Instructions for actions Muslims are to take before, during & after an attack in the U.S. posted:

    * Message suggests activation of worldwide jihad following U.S. attack;
    * Message indicates large-scale attack within the U.S., perhaps early October;
    * Text, posting under analysis by U.S. Intelligence officials

    Are we in a Holy War?

  7. Whit, this is fairly typical fare for black churches. There is no equivalency in white churches,. That is why most whites would not believe it. Those people believe
    it and get away with it, without a whimper from MSM.

  8. A major, worldwide. assualt of the type discribed, would leave US knowing both the overall effort in Iraq and the "Surge" in particular failed.
    The battle on the "Central Front" of the "War on Terror" was not enough, that we were really poorly engaged in a Global struggle, the entire time.

    So, amigos, let us hope it does not occur.

    It all comes down to Hope.

  9. The scary part is that this type of preaching and racial identification was consumed by the Obama household for twenty years.

    Americans need to know this. Why would Americans want to subjugate themselves to such people with this hostility, paranoia and vicious racialism? Rev Wright and this preacher is the norm and are very popular in the( dare I say it?) black community. This is the black community.

    What they do is their business. Do I want this mentality running the country? Re-visit the House hearing video two posts back.

    Look at the attitude of every black Democratic speaker. They are their people first and when the picnic starts, stand back, it will be payback time.

  10. Is it "typical"?

    How do we know that?
    Any more than I now that Michael Pfleger, Roman Catholic Priest, is typical of that denominations' rants and raves!

    Liberation Theology Rules!

    Or at least did, the believers never excommunicated.

  11. It is very typical. There are churches like this in every black community, in every major American city. Not all preachers are as talented as this man or Rev Wright, but this is a market driven demand related service.

    If something similar in scope and scale was typical to Catholic Churches, Synagogues or Evangelicals, you would know about it.

  12. I do know about it, that's the point.

  13. Catholic Priests and nuns have been in forefront of revolution, in the US and Latin America.

  14. The proof of the pudding is always in the eating. American blacks have the freedom of choice to elect whom they wish to represent them in congress. Look at the names of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    Where are their political leanings?

    How many Republicans or conservative Democrats?

    The answer is obvious. They are the black community.

  15. DR, as a long observer of Latin America, you understand that there is a major problem in most of Latin America with the severe distortion of land ownership and concentration of wealth and extreme poverty. That is very fertile soil for all types of social activism and revolution. It has been that way for a long time.

    The least told story is how much progress has been made in the creation of a Latin American middle class. This is extremely important and has been an escape valve that has marginalized much of the radicals and leftists, despite the recent set-backs in several important countries.

  16. I don't know what the 'average' black church is like in America. On one of Wretchard's threads about Wright's Chicago church, an older white pastor wrote in saying he had been in dozens of black churches in the south, and they were nothing like Wright's Chicago nightmare. Hope that is right, just don't know.