How to Speak Honestly About Race and Demographics

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The following piece is a guest column written by @bunkerwsmith for Mike Cernovich’s Danger and Play site.

DangerandPlay.com

You can learn a lot about a society based on what’s taboo. In our society, it is taboo to talk about race and demographics. When I say talk about it, I mean honestly.

A hundred years ago homosexuality was the “love that dare not speak its name.” Today, demographics is the issue that dare not speak its name. You either walk the party line or get smacked upside the head.

Consider Mike’s experience being called a “white nationalist” by David Bradley’s blogger James Fallows. It had no basis in reality and was intended as a form of denigration, a way to discredit and “otherize” Mike. Did Fallows engage with anything Mike actually said? Not at all. He just called him “bad” names.

We’ve witnessed the media do this to Trump throughout this election. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself, you racist, xenophobic, uneducated Trump supporter! Name-calling is a mode of social control: It’s how they shut down conversation.

So how do you fight back? You do it by not letting them silence you, by speaking your truth openly and honestly where possible. I’m gradually learning how to do this. Here are several guidelines that help:

Don’t accept the Left’s framing. The Left wants to create a frame in which you either agree with them or you’re a “white nationalist.” There’s a lot of common-sense space in between. Don’t buy into their framing.

Lead with good intentions. Intentions matter a great deal. For example, I can tolerate a BLM supporter who says: I want to make sure people are treated fairly under the law. But I can’t tolerate one who chants: Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon! When you talk about issues as sensitive as demographics, make sure it’s coming from a place of noble intentions, not hate or anger.

Establish a baseline of facts. It’s a fact that the US is becoming more non-white. It’s a fact that the founders of this country were white men. Global demographic trends are facts. There are facts about history, academic studies, the sources of terrorism, cognitive abilities, etc. People can “agree to disagree” about the implications of these facts, and that’s fine. But don’t let the Left deny any discussion of facts. When they do this, tell them that they are anti-science and the equivalent of creationists and climate change deniers.

Stay intellectually curious. Demographic issues are messy and complicated. I don’t have all the answers. But I’m curious about them, and I refuse to let anyone tell me “I’m not allowed” to explore questions and draw conclusions for myself. People who do that are book burners. Don’t let them impede your ability to think for yourself.

Know when not to engage. Speaking freely about demographic issues can get you into trouble if you’re not careful. Cross the wrong line or speak openly with the wrong person, and you can put your livelihood and reputation in jeopardy. Be realistic about the risks of being too open. Not everybody can handle an honest discussion. Engage carefully and conservatively.

Speak anonymously if you can’t do it openly. There’s a great tradition of historical figures who used pen names. Thomas Paine anonymously wrote Common Sense, which played a role in the American Revolution. Going anonymous is an excellent way to explore and share ideas on sensitive topics like race and demographics. Do it earnestly, not hatefully.

Demographics is the “elephant in the room” in our society right now, and we all know what happens when elephants in the room aren’t dealt with: They explode. I don’t want that. I hope we can elevate the dialogue on these issues.

If you speak about race, you’ll be attacked. Sometimes, you’ll feel bad about yourself if you “lose” the debate or the crowd gangs up on you to make you feel bad about yourself. Don’t worry about it.

As for the advice in the article, it seems rather weak. I see nothing wrong with righteous anger and righteous hatred. I also see nothing wrong with claiming the mantle of White Nationalist when you’re not at risk of being fired.

As we always say here: Go Stealth! But also don’t be ashamed to feel anger toward those responsible for injustice.

15 thoughts on “How to Speak Honestly About Race and Demographics

  1. Ok so this is going to sound ridiculous as well as childish but I was really irritated that I had to fill out a multitude of forms to see the new ophthalmologist the other day (because of my visual issues I have difficulty filling out forms). By the time I got to the last page where they asked my race I put “Unknown”. The clerk that was reviewing the forms looked at me with a quizzical expression and said, “You don’t know what race you are? You look white”. Don’t know how I kept a straight face but I said, “No I don’t as I was adopted”.

    Can you, Homer or ANYBODY help me embed a video? I’ve only been at it for 3.5 hours.

    • First, great story about filling in “race” on a form. You should tell that story again in the future on this site.

      Now, on to more serious matters. I’ve never figured out how to embed a liveleak video. Youtube videos are easy to embed. Are you wanting to embed a youtube video on your WordPress blog?

    • What I do in those instances is look for a youtube video from the station or from another source to put into my post. Just use your search engine with keywords from the story along with the word youtube. Google works best since Google owns youtube.

      I have never successfully embedded any videos other than from youtube. I’m sure it can be done, but I don’t know how.

  2. “Demographics is the “elephant in the room” in our society right now”.
    I agree with this and nothing else really matters.
    The advice is a bit wishy washy for the most important things for all white people. The genocide of the white race and the triumph of the black man.

  3. All race deniers should be compelled to see this skull shape photo chart and I would like chimps, baboons and gorillas to be included for comparison. The abo does have a small brain based on that skull. The white man at the top has a brain poling back more than the photo of the live man. Any photo shopping done to this chart I wonder?

      • The shortcoming is the scull-cap on the pale faced one. Looks like a kippah, already, yet. Is that a Yiddisher kopf under it? Oy! Vey!

  4. Negroids, Mongoloids, etc are different species from Caucasoids….But oh we’re all the same. The bs we’ve been fed all our lives.

  5. I just go right at it . Call me a racist-“your words don’t scare me.” Racial differences are real, all of the great American cities are destroyed, and unlivable, and you refuse to see the truth. If you could find one successful black city or country in the world that you would want to live in I might listen to you. But you can’t and your words are nonsense.

  6. “Race matters when a patient needs a stem cell or marrow transplant”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/race-matters-when-a-patient-needs-a-stem-cell-or-marrow-transplant/2013/08/05/51abdf04-f2d9-11e2-ae43-b31dc363c3bf_story.html

    “If you become ill with a blood cancer or other disease that requires a stem cell transplant, here’s an uncomfortable fact: Your race matters. Diversity is a strength in much of life, but it’s a curse when finding a stem cell donor match.

    For a successful transplant, donor and recipient must have nearly identical genes regulating certain immune cells. These genes evolved in response to the disease threats people faced long ago. “Tell me where your ancestors lived 500 years ago, and I’ll tell you who your potential donors are,” says Jeffrey Chell, an internist who leads the National Marrow Donor Program, also known as Be The Match.

    African Americans have the most diverse genetics because their ancestors have been around the longest and because of intermixing with whites, Native Americans and Hispanics since Africans arrived in the Western Hemisphere. When all of humankind’s relevant genes are considered, there are 10 billion possible combinations. That means that “if your ancestors were on two or three continents,” Chell says, “it’s going to be harder to find a match.””

    If we are all the same under the skin then no liberal should have a problem accepting stem cells, from a google, to cure their sick child. Right ?

    In fact for liberals, it should be compulsory. Are they prepared to put their child’s life on it to prove we are no different ?

    Or are they more likely to be looking in the White community for donors ?

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