Socialism has destroyed all chance of complete reconciliation.
There's a friend at work I very much admire. He is diligent, polite, refined in his fashion. He cares about his family like no man I've ever seen. For namesake and yet to protect anonymity we'll give him the nickname "Shorty". He works his ass off and is generous to a fault.
Shorty is four years from retirement, and until six months ago, worked two jobs - one of them full time. He is very fit and athletic, despite the early 60s. He has a lovely wife and three kids, and would literally give you the shirt off his back if you asked for it, let alone needed it. Shorty is also black.
There is literally no issue you can bring up, no conversation you can start and no topic you can address with him he will not turn around and end up blaming the fault or issue on "racism". Much of this has to do with being a boomer, but beside that, Shorty is not an isolated incident. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of black men and women I have ever met without this attitude. Irrespective of having a better lifestyle than mine - complete with retirement pension from a job I could never get - he still thinks I'm "a rich wealthy Republican" because I am white. Thanks to what I have experienced and read of government indoctrination and the subCULTure of ingrained resentment, there's little hope this will change.
Why? Because there's built in leverage: You don't get what you want, you can always play the card. As socialist and collectivist as the media is, you'll always get an audience, too. Further, accusation = guilt in the politics of personal destruction. Look at what's happening with Herman Cain? Compared to John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Herman Cain is a freaking virgin, but the Establishment propaganda machine trumps up a new feminStaazi every day. It takes the heat off of Captain Underpants and Loose Cannon Perry so the Establishment Right can slip one or the other into nomination. How much of all this "Caining" is real v. manufactured for public consumption is anyone's guess, but Galt-in-Da-Box can pretty much see what's playing out:
Dumbo against Empty Suit 2012.
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