Peak Negro? Or; Bitches, Please

First, I have to admit that the black man as source of entertainment, if not actually entertainer, extends to me, and other conservatives, reactionaries and race realists. Horrified fascination is a kind of morbid entertainment.

All the same I see the end of all this looming on the horizon. Paul Kersey and Hunter Wallace love to proclaim “the end of Black Run America”; I prefer to think of it less in political terms, and more in terms of fashion and culture, more like a wave that drains off the beach as quickly as it crashes over it.

People have understood what bubbles are for hundreds of years, and yet they still happen. Some new investment turns a surprising profit. More and more people get involved, and the profits get even bigger. The excitement becomes a frenzy- but you know all this already. Especially the part where you need to buy real estate/ stocks/ tulip bulbs/ shares in the South Seas Company now, or miss out forever.

The part people seem to forget about- the part between the frenzy and the panic- is the lull. Prices plateau for a time. Skeptics say it’s the end, but boosters redouble their rhetoric. The pause is temporary, we are told. People are taking a breather. Things will resume their upward progress any day. It’s a perfect opportunity for doubters to buy in! And yet things continue to come unglued, and people run for their lives. As soon as they reach some cover, the recriminations can begin.

The election of Barack Obama seems to signal the triumph of the black man. And yet it is just when the wave seems unstoppable, is when it has peaked, then crashes and drains away. It’s when people begin to realize there is nothing really there. The black man as moral exemplar, inspiring story of the human spirit, moral center, and wise sage seem to be wearing awfully thin.

Not that the power accumulated in the name of the black man isn’t huge. Yet some people are never happy. Progressives are really, really upset with Obama. They are beside themselves. The man has hosed it! Throw the bum out! But it’s ridiculous. As much as conservatives want to discount him, and liberals wish he had done more, he has had a pretty good run.

Liberals made big gains in 2006; Obama consolidated these in 2008. He immediately got a big stimulus package, designed by liberals for their clients. He then got a huge health care plan. He got a new financial regulation package, written by liberal stalwarts Frank and Dodd. He got gays in the military. I say he “got” these things because others did all the work, but he provided the figurehead for it.

He lost Congress in 2010, but that was to be expected. The inability of leftists to celebrate their victories, consolidate their position and wait for the pendulum to spring back again shows a total lack of discernment and maturity. But the hallmark of black politics has always been, as Kersey has noted, “And then?”

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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