When I eat lunch with a Mexican-American childhood friend, I feel no greater affinity with the white waitress by reason of our shared appearance; in the new America am I to high-five the white stranger in the Selma Wal-Mart, by virtue that, out of hundreds there, we two alone look more alike? I am sorry; I just cannot accept that. I have far more in common with Steve Lara, my friend of 50 years, than a David Gergen or Chris Matthews.
But it just won't fly because he fails to imagine this scene:
He walks into an empty coffee shop diner when all of a sudden, thirty blacks from a football team come in and fill the place up. A white waitress comes over to him to take his order. They're the only white people there. Does he or does he not feel an automatic affinity with her before she even opens her mouth or not?
Or a simple stranded on a desert island with a hundred blacks, a hundred Latinos, and a hundred whites. What group does he hang with? Or even easier, he goes to prison. Even if he's an innocent man, what group does he immediately look to for help and support? Does he reject the Aryan Brotherhood out of disgust and lack of affinity? No. He flings himself upon their shared whiteness and hopes they won't reject him for being of a different class and status, a snooty professor.
I believe the results of this last election has made something more apparent and open. Whites who had never considered developing a sense of white identity politics, are beginning to realize they have no choice, and had been living in a fool's paradise for so many decades -- having been the only people to have taken MLK, Jr. seriously when he talked about only judging others by the content of their character.
When the ignorant mestizos in their midst proclaimed themselves La Raza, they ignored it. When the Ole Miss football program was taken over by thug black athletes and the school banned their mascot and the Confederate Battle flag, they went along with it.
Now every minority is in on the scam of pillaging a once great Judeo-Christian nation built on the Protestant Work Ethic with high trust and social capital propelling it in liberty and prosperity.
Well, that's the way of things, but it appears the sheep are beginning to look up. The backlash has begun. We'll see how long it takes for our conservative white elite to catch on and begin to ride the wave.