My TV has been broken for over a year (OK, maybe I don’t know how to work the remote) but I watched a little of the Olympics at a friend’s house this week. “A little” seems to be all that anyone is watching this time. Ratings are down 49%.
The events were dull but I learned something from the advertisements. I learned that most people in this country are black, and all of the good ones are.
Blacks, who comprise about 13% of the U.S. population, comprise most of the actors in the advertisements. Aliens in faraway worlds receiving television signals from earth are apt to conclude that the most powerful culture on Earth is run by good black people.
What aliens think about the skin color of humans on Earth doesn’t keep me awake at night. I do think they’ll be confused, however, when they land in Roswell, duly state, “Take me to your leader,” and then find themselves in front of a doddering, slobbering old pasty white guy who slurs out a challenge to a pushup contest, tells them they can’t get COVID if they get vaccinated, and calls them “lying dog-faced pony soldiers.”
Maybe the trip will make them reconsider colonizing Earth.
Even so, these Olympics ads would make me feel condescended if I were a black person. No, infantilized.
Infantilization of blacks is the official policy of liberals and Marxists who want to sacrifice or destroy the country for feel-goodery or socialism. To that end, liberals and Marxists insist on abolishing math, language, merit and laws because they think but don’t dare say that black people are inherently unable to do math, learn real language, become meritorious or obey the law.
They sloganeer “Black Lives Matter” as if the rest of us think they don’t. Meanwhile, they studiously ignore the black-on-black slaughter in American cities and label as “racist” anyone not ignoring that slaughter including black police chiefs.
The infantilization of blacks in the Olympics ads is to portray them falsely as a highly successful race that dominates America with their intellectual horsepower, their loving families, their gentle goodness and their ageless skin.
The real story is quite different. Blacks on average do much worse in school, have an illegitimacy rate of 77%, commit murder at seven times the white rate and … well, OK, they do have ageless skin.
I suppose these false portrayals – these pats on the head, these attaboys – are mostly harmless. The ancestors of American blacks got a bad deal for most of American history. Now, today’s blacks get a better-than-average deal through favoritism in school admissions, hiring and promotions – and TV commercial spots – but maybe in view of the discrimination suffered by their ancestors they deserve some great PR too.
My objection is not that today’s great portrayal of blacks is false, though the data tells us it is, but that it comes at the expense of other races. Today’s culture culminating in Critical Race Theory propaganda holds that not only are blacks inherently good but that whites and Asians are inherently bad. (Expect Hispanics to be lumped in with whites and Asians if they continue to migrate to the Republican party.)
It reminds me of old daytime TV that pandered to housewives by presenting dads as affable goofballs.
But it’s worse now. Races that are non-black are presented as something far worse than affable goofballs. They’re presented as racists whose typical aspiration is to join racist police departments headed, inexplicably, by those black police chiefs where they get a license to go around shooting innocent black gentle giants who plea, “Hands up, don’t shoot [please].”
Forgive my racism but I’m also left wondering, if America is systemically racist against blacks, then aren’t these advertisers conducting marketing malpractice in using mostly black actors? Wouldn’t racist non-black America refuse to buy products touted by blacks?
In reality, of course, neither blacks nor whites nor any other race is inherently good or bad. The goodness and badness of a race is the sum of the goodness or badness of the members of that race, each making individual decisions every day about what to do and how to behave. It’s a lot more complicated that “good” genes or “bad” genes or white skin or black skin.
The current obsession with portraying races as good or bad – by people who a few years ago were lecturing us that there’s no such thing as race – is divisive, false and destructive.
I’m done watching the Olympics.