Walter Russell Meade on the Racial Bargain

Walter Russell Meade describes the current racial entente- what Paul Kersey and Hunter Wallace call Black-Run America- the Compromise of 1977, or the Last Compromise. He uses this date because it represents the start of the Jimmy Carter presidency, but important aspects of it- the reestablishment of law and order, primarily- occurred much later.

Like most of what he writes, it’s interesting and insightful without getting into dangerous territory. Meade lays out the racial history of the US as a series of compromises, only the Missouri Compromise which is formally known as such, but represent some kind of political agreement on how to deal with blacks.

Meade recognizes that part of this bargain was providing blacks with jobs in large bureaucratic organizations, public and private. The problem as he sees it, is that the financial ability of both private and public bureaucracies to maintain these jobs is seriously declining, putting the black middle-class at risk.

What he won’t say is that large bureaucracies can maintain a lot of organizational fat- people who do not productively contribute to the organization’s goals. The truth is there really is no black middle class. Most blacks do jobs that are unnecessary, work with people of other races who do the actual work, or act as commissars, such as in human resources. Corporations have been cutting jobs seriously and permanently for 20 years or more. They can’t just get rid of all the black deadwood, but they can cut proportionately, and that puts blacks out of work or eliminates jobs for which they might be hired. Government still has a lot of jobs of this type; but state and local governments have been cutting, leaving only the federal government as a gravy train.

Meade, in true neoconservative fashion, still thinks we haven’t done enough for blacks- “Poor black kids in a chaotic, crime-ridden neighborhood with no option but to attend lousy schools can hardly be said to enjoy equal access to the opportunities of American life.” Yes, as a “conservative” Meade can’t admit that the reason that the neighborhoods are dangerous and the schools are lousy is precisely the presence of black people and no amount of money will change that- almost unlimited amounts of money have been tried, and it hasn’t worked.

This Compromise, or BRA was a great victory for blacks, even though I argue they did not really benefit as a whole and were not the intended beneficiaries. Blacks have been insufferable ever since. Meade phrases this, unfortunately without irony as “a new culture of assertion and pride.” Why, indeed it is, if you put it that way! It’s a bit like Steve Sailer’s “large, self-assured black woman” although Steve writes it with a smirk.

Meade sees the collapse of the ability to support this “compromise”, or as it might better be put, shakedown, as a serious problem. I’m not sure this will be that much of a problem for blacks- they have tremendous political power, and in a corrupt oligarchy resources follow power. To the extent this strong-arming does come to an end, it’s a great thing and a new era for America. We have suffered the leeching of blacks and their bullying and intimidation too long. Any decrease in this is an improvement.

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16 Responses to Walter Russell Meade on the Racial Bargain

  1. Meade is an interesting character. It is a bit unfair to characterize him as a dyed in the wool neocon. He is much more interesting in that he is an old school liberal/Democrat who has begun to realize that the “Blue State” model is a bust, and that the conventional liberal bromides aren’t working anymore. I will give him credit for taking a sip of the Dark Enlightenment, even though he has quite a ways to go. If he could overcome all the mental obstacles to see the truth in HBD. No doubt the scales would fall from his eyes with time. Alas, he isn’t there yet, but at least he is moving in the right direction.

    He is also great to use in attempts to deprogram liberals. He’s an ex-liberal, but still has many of the liberal habits of mind that are familiar to them. He makes critiques of liberalism that effectively repackage more right wing thinking in a rhetorical framework that is readable by liberals. His stuff won’t make many direct converts, but I think it can plant seeds of doubt that can grow in the future.

    • The things is, old school liberals are exactly what neoconservatives are. I’ll admit I don’t care for the label and find it misused most of the time. Auster has picked up the coinage “right liberal”, and Occidental Observer sometimes uses “alternative left” to describe mainstream conservatives. It indicates more awareness of where these people are really coming from.

  2. Heil Hizzle Mein Nizzle says:

    The real point of friction in America is that the white working class (which actually does necessary work) is paid far less than the black middle class (which does none). All of the plumbers, electricians, over-the-road truck drivers, construction workers (I still see almost all white construction crews) look on as the Potemkin black middle class motors along in their Lexus coups with garish gold trim. Alienating and vilifying those who do things and exhibit noble qualities, while rewarding those who disdain work and a belief in anything other than their own entitlement, is a recipe for disaster.

    The VA healthcare system is the most obvious form of this fraud. Nothing like seeing a white man with no legs forced to abase himself and wait for pain meds while Shaniqua talks to Laronda on the phone, smacking her gum and filing her nails.

    The most ironic part is that the white liberal middle and upper-middle class despises the white working class, and worships blacks and Latinos. And the only thing separating those white statist types from total annihilation at the hands of those they worship is the presence of the white people they don’t like.

  3. PA says:

    Blogger formerly known as Ferdinand Bardamu wrote in one of his last pieces “Trayvon Martin is peak-negro.” There is indeed a sense that whatever our current arrangements with blacks are, a change of some kind is on its way. Black-fatigue? The black-president consummation? Blacks’ refusal and inability to fulfill any of the race-idealists’ hopes? The retirement and passing of the Civil Rights generation? The Realpolitik of failing economy? They’re all converging factors.

    I disagree with Hizzle on one thing: the white upper class does not in any way worship blacks and especially not Mestizos. As to the former, everything about the SWPL class and above is set up to avoid self-negroization. As to the latter, Sailer says it best: the upper classes have no idea that Hispanics even exist.

    • Heil Hizzle Mein Nizzle says:

      I said ‘middle’ and ‘upper middle-class,’ not ‘upper class.’ I’m not talking about billionaires and their scions. I’m talking about the mid-level enforcers: journalists and the like.

      Sailer and the HBD crew are going to recede into the background soon. They’ll regard the growing power of the WN / working class faction as a Plebeian, unfortunate phenomenon, but Sailer’s qualms are really intellectual and aesthetic, rather than genuinely spiritual. Sailer wants praise and reward from the system ultimately, I believe. If the Frum/ Douthat/ National Review types can be coaxed into HBD, he can really get a chance to be somebody.

      White nationalists are gaining strength from their social and political ostracism. Sailer fears what makes them strong.

    • PA says:

      Your original comment was excellent but I disagree that there is any black worship whatsoever from any whites above the whigger class. By being pro-black, journalists and such merely pay their danengeld, and not really to blacks but to the social mores mandated by their superiors.

      I’ve made the case several times how SWPLs (here broadly inclusive of whites who range from barrista hipsters to high level professionals) are fighting an existential struggle to prevent their own negroization. In big and obvious ways like ensuring they have white schools and neighborhoods.

      And little things on C. Landers’ site, like having a black friend: that black friend is not Jamal. He’s more likely to be a gay black artist or something. He’s not even a friend but a vaccination, a talisman against real black culture.

      Even whiggers don’t truly worship blacks… they’re blacks’ dhimmis who know no better. Their fathers were shit-kicking redness and long-haired metalheads.

      • PA says:

        shit-kicking rednecks

      • As we’ve talked about SWPL and upper-class white culture is designed to repel blacks. (Hell it repels me and I’m white.) But in the end separation for even rich whites depends on access to NAM-free real estate- hipsters move to the suburbs when the baby comes unless they are rich enough to afford a white neighborhood in the city.

    • “Peak Negro” was actually a post by me. You are right that SWPLs avoid and detest NAMs.

    • Lawful Neutral says:

      PA, as a downwardly mobile SWPL myself, I can tell you my people truly do worship blacks, at least here in Minnesota. You’re absolutely right that they avoid lower-class blacks, and lower-class black culture, but they feel guilty about it, and in their hearts, they really do love Big Brother. Anything black (people, music, movies, food) that they can remotely stand to be near, they will eat up with spoon, then praise to the high heavens. It’s not a show to convince others, either; it’s a show to convince themselves.

  4. mindweapon says:

    What’s going to be really interesting is how Blacks defend their privileges. They are going to be openly going after White assets. This is going to force all these middle class liberals to let themselves be stripped naked, or turn into “racists,” who are forced to defend themselves on the basis of being White, therefore they cannot help but become pro-White.

    The Blacks will make us into racists.

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  7. percyval says:

    Yes, as a “conservative” Meade can’t admit that the reason that the neighborhoods are dangerous and the schools are lousy is precisely the presence of black people and no amount of money will change that.

    I don’t think that the presence of blacks alone is sufficient to cause neighbourhoods to be dangerous. Prior to the 1960s, black neighbourhoods look to have been decent and respectable for the most part. Rather, it’s that blacks don’t know how to live properly (or are congenitally unable to do so) under the current (insane, liberal) regime. Those two things together are sufficient to cause ghettos, bad schools, etc, etc.

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