In response to Nick Booth: World racism shortage – please give generously, Hank Rearden wrote:
Imagine you are lucratively employed ‘fighting racism’ or something like that. Well, you might reasonably conclude the world has changed immeasurably since the 1970s when racism was rife or the early 1980s when the National Front used to sell Bulldog outside football grounds. Racism has largely gone away. But there’s a problem, you are something of a one-trick pony.
So the choice before you is this: either say ‘mission accomplished, thanks for the generous stipends and all the attention which was hugely validating, but now I’d better get a job I’m qualified for, which isn’t going to be pretty’. Or alternatively keep seeing phantom racism everywhere. You have to make it all up regardless of what’s done in the knowledge you’ll keep being paid, even though this is beginning to alienate white people who are completely fed up with playing a game they can never seem to win.
Honestly, which choice has the modern Left made?
(Mrs R is from the Middle East and she’s baffled by all the cries of racism; she tells me she has experienced it on zero occasions in the last 30 years).