Wednesday, 4 June 2008
White People Bad Everybody Else Fabulous!
A man without any vices.
[I'm on a movie set 14 hours a day all week. No, really. I'm playing the part of a chair or something, or is that Bruce Willis's shoe? Who knows?! Thus I'm a little restricted in the old writing department, but by the weekend, "I shall return!" ]
Imagine if I hadn’t left the house for the last year and I’m not sure if I have, but instead I spent those twelve months of a mostly wasted life subjecting my once free and beautiful mind to only watching TV and reading the generally laughable local Aussie media.
In between suicide attempts, I would have seen dozens and dozens of cheerful ads and community service announcements, all of them pretty much showing various right on multicultural combos of people posed in still life tableau with smiling, beamish and upturned faces. Anything regarding normal lifestyle goods and services, employment and insurance and so on ditto. They also include noble to stupid to creepy control freak social engineering good intentions paving the road to hell via the usual government and lobby group team fiasco. If it’s a positive and groovy theme it will almost without exception have this kind of incredibly coincidental palette showing every ethnic group. What are the chances, eh?
You can talk about anything from doctors, cooks, taxidermists, ditch diggers to panel beaters and all these fields manage to turn up a nice even mix of Asians, black people, Indians, whites and Laplanders with a hip and swingin' balance of dames, all available and in mid workus interuptus standing around holding their various props of trade and profession.
“Hey! Hurry up. We’ve gotta get back to work, fella!”
I have a multicultural Chorus Line of Japanese family, white, Chinese, black American and Greek friends etc, but it’s really hard to get them in one room for a group photo, especially as they don't have that much in common and stubbornly hang out with the people that they do who are like, wait for it, themselves. I just happen to have a peculiarly eclectic range of interests. It’s how I get my kicks.
Regards the parade of PC people? Sadly, all this chummy, well meaning yet creeping due to it being so relentless, largely phony and oft hysterical, we are the world meets Colours of Benetton rainbow, which is something I like bout living in Australia, comes to a sudden screeching monochrome halt when it’s about something that’s negative, a real drag or a bummer, man.
Yep, if it’s about wife beating, sexual assault, gambling and drug addictions, alcoholism, drunk driving, theft, fraud, tax evasion, using a mobile while in traffic or square dancing in a round house, then it’ll be white people that you pretty much see exclusively, Jim. Yep, talk about lack of opportunity for ethnic actors.
“Hey, I went for a bit part as a rapist but they said I wasn’t the type”.
My wife is Japanese and she just can’t seem to get a decent alcoholic drunk driver, or even a slim Kamikaze pilot role in these ads, but she has picked up the personality free Asian or a swell part with an identity transfusion involving smiling, or wearing a white lab coat and glasses. Technician, pharmacist and something automotive seems in vogue.
In fact, in what are laughingly referred to as local dramas and films nd unlike in America, where different ethnic backgrounds can get a role with no Central Casting strings attached, here they don't much go past type casting. Ya Vietnamese? Square, drug dealer, nerd and/or nutcase or all four?!
Here's something. You can always tell if somebody is a lefty because they will always like my Japanese wife even without meeting her because she’s Japanese. Take it from me, she’s horrible. Maybe because she’s Japanese.
Go to Crown Casino and there’s a hell of a lot of Vietnamese, Chinese and other Asians pretty much as it is in well, gambling obsessed Asia. In the government sponsored spots for problem gamblers, meaning the problem is that they lose, you don’t see a single Asian face. And quite frankly, I like Asian faces, that’s why I married my wife. Why she married me, she refuses to say, beyond expressing her idolizing of me by cleverly hiding her true feelings behind regular screams of "Get out, you bastard!"
“Hey Chen! Guess what? Thanks to these ads, we Asians don’t have a gambling obsession anymore!”
And that’s the thing. Multiculturalism is often about cherry picking culture for a representation that is slight and phony to meaningless in an attempt to head off and silence any awkward embarrassing questions regards the problematic, the even more problematic answers and denying people their actual flawed humanity, in all its bright light, shade and terrible darkness.
A little like the often actually hard to find bigots the invariably bigoted left are apparently trying to counter. And talking of real bigots, the only taken for granted and allowed bigotry is against white people, Americans and Christians and pro-Israel Jews. Just remember to say “I’m not anti Semitic but...” And hey, they always do. The only difference between an anti-Semite cum anti-Zionist and a Jew hater is that the two former lack the spine to admit they are the latter.
Man, people are always raving about racism like they're some kind of Tourets Syndrome afflicted minority advocate, but they can never seem to supply any real names or evidence, beyond absurd undergraduate accusations against public figures. When confronted with the real thing and it doesn't involve any Caucasians a la third world and other less democratic shit holes, the same folks go into full splutter, denial, apologist and subject change mode, the first default response of the left.
If one imagines cultures as nothing but purveyors of positive good times, this ironically unsustainable crap will require some mighty and dopey state enforced propaganda. And it's guaranteed to stop one getting to really know anyone. Just say you love "diversity" means difference. Mark Steyn has also said how multiculturalism absolves you from needing to learn anything about another culture at all. One is bound to be disappointed when one is hit with reality often repeatedly. It's OK and perhaps more adult to acknowledge stark differences. If all cultures are equal, and they are empirically not, then why bother learning about any differences? That’s where secular societies get in a tizz and a conundrum when the secular with a media voice usually think religion is mostly tosh, usually meaning Christianity, [ oh, not Buddhism, Islam etc, heaven forbid!].
But other cultures don’t always feel the same way about their own religion and beliefs and may be inclined to take their's entirely seriously. That’s why the hippie and radical rabble that went to Nicaragua to support the Che the child killer Guevara styled Sandinista scumbag leftist gangsters, were surprised to find much of the local populace, were respectable Catholic Christian families and often aspiring small business people, who wore suits and ties and went to church every Sunday. Unsurprisingly, the locals were unenthusiastic about an endlessly experimental death plan vortex of Revolutionary mayhem.
The main reason communist and other murder based conformist fraud revolutions are so violent is because almost nobody wants one outside of affluent university graduates, flea-bitten radicals, social misfits, spoiled brats, the insane, the criminal, various gang murderers, the usual rapists, Islamist scumbags, college professors, the Baader Meinhoff Gang and Hollywood stars etc.
Say callow, earnest middle-class and affluent bore peace kills activist, Benjamin Smythe-Browne, “That’s not how ‘the people’ are supposed behave!” 'The People’ often have their own thing going man, dig? And they can take it all quite seriously for good and bad, and are usually better at making their own choices than the self-appointed political creeps who think they know better. Take one part smug arrogance, one part ignorance and one part spoiled phony brat, and that’s what ya get. Full blown delusion. Take two platitudes bub, and don't call me in the morning.
Hence, few are capable or curious enough to see that as the Muslim Umma reaches any real mass minority, it is ultimately uninterested in fitting into any secular dream no matter how seemingly worthy and sensible it seems to lefty twits. And there is no incentive to do anything else.
Like the bankrupt wishful-thinking and self-destruction of cultural relativism, Islam is nothing like any other religion. It’s essentially nihilistic, vampiric in imperative, method and result. Suppressing and annihilating not only all other religions, but other cultures, laws and everything that is not directly of Islam, meaning anything worth a damn.
Islam sees secularism, human rights, capitalism, democracy and freedom of expression as frauds and blasphemies and as opportunities to subvert the ultimately suicidal host culture. That is why the Islamic calender starts with the immigration and eventual destruction of a host city by Muslims.
There is only Allah and Islam. There is nothing else. Everything comes from, is about and is in service to Islam, without exception. Mohammed was after all the original Islamist and of the harshest kind. Imagine a real worlds experience billboard showing how as the Muslim percentage reaches around a certain percentage as it has in Europe, France and the UK etc, they do start screaming at the other immigrant featured extras, demanding their submission, concessions to Islam, or death and beheading, regards their host citizens, institutions, freedoms and way of life.
And there’s the thing. If one refuses to see how the world and many of its people are in reality via actual effort, the same people might or might not play along. That depends on whether it suits often peculiar and publicly stated often relentlessly acted upon objectives.
If we care about the many people who make up our culture, it would behove us to see things honestly as they too will inevitably be effected by a willful inability to discriminate between tow opposing ideas such as good and evil, which is the basis of rational thought. Naivete will not protect or guarantee anything, will it?
And neither will the invariable self-loathing, Marxist critical Theory to the point of destruction hatred of one's own culture that always says that every culture no matter how objectively inferior, is equally great and valid and of course, except for our own.
It can easily be noted that most of the worlds people vote with their feet, and the direction they take is to the West. They all have their own reasons and goals and not all are filled with sunshine. And you and I? We miss seeing anyone or anything clearly at all: neither as wonderful and interesting or as dreadfully dull and dangerous but as what we project and wrongly.