Racism is born from the perceived threat of outsiders taking what is yours, whether that’s your community, your homeland, your culture, your life, or what have you.
Racism is not blind hatred. Blind hatred is just hatred. If someone hates members of another race, that’s not racism; that’s just hatred. If someone hates members of the opposite sex, that’s not sexism; that’s just hatred. What is commonly thought of as racism today was given the name “racism” for political reasons. And it’s that definition—”racism means you hate a certain race”—that has stuck.
In the political sense, America is not nearly as progressive as England is (and thank God for that), but in the true meaning of the word “progressive,” we are more so than they are, by which I mean they have regressed further than we have. But not for long, unfortunately. This country is quickly devolving, thanks to our politicians, into what England has become thanks to their politicians.
The conservative leaders in England are what America’s conservative voters will be in probably, I would guess, two or three decades: emotionally driven (though not to the same extent that liberals are), “compassionate,” and desirous of more political influence and willing to enact destructive policies to gain that influence. (Actually, that sounds like a lot of mainstream American conservatives today.)
It will probably take a while for America’s conservatives to wake up to the real-world consequences of racial diversity and multiculturalism, namely that these goals are not born from a compassionate desire to do good for certain races, but are born instead from the malicious desire to do bad to one race in particular: the white race.
Whereas America falls behind in this realization, the once-great England is finally waking up. According to the modern and incorrect understanding of the word “racist,” England is becoming more racist. This does not mean they are becoming more blindly hateful of certain races; it just means that they are becoming more aware of the real threat posed to them by foreign immigrants, who are ushered in by the politicians under the guise of compassion. Ignorance doesn’t breed hostility; awareness does.
In an article for the UK’s Telegraph, Allison Pearson wonders, “Are we all racist now?” But she goes on to defend Englanders’ racism, saying that it’s a natural response to the diversity that their politicians have forced on them.
“As shell-shocked politicians from the main parties struggle to discern the causes of Ukip’s deafening electoral success, here’s a tip,” she writes: “look in the mirror, chaps! It is politicians, not the British people, who are to blame for a resurgence in racism; politicians who have ignored public opinion and created the conditions in which resentments fester and grow.”
“I wish I were more surprised to learn,” she also writes, “that a new British Social Attitudes survey has found that more than a third of Britons admit they are racially prejudiced. Prejudice fell to an all-time low in 2001, but the latest figures show that the problem has returned to the level of 30 years ago. More than 90 per cent of those who say they are racist want to see immigration halted. More interestingly, 72 per cent of those who do not consider themselves racist also want to see immigration cut drastically.”
The Left believes that it is white people who stir up racial resentment; that racism in whites is learned from other whites who just blindly hate whoever doesn’t look and act like them. But more often than not, racism is born out of actual experience with other races. It’s the opposite of ignorance, therefore. It’s the ignorant people, after all, who believe there’s no danger in offering swarthy males a ride home in the nighttime, and they, the ignorant anti-racists, are the ones who get raped or murdered in the process. Survivors, no longer ignorant to reality, are the ones who become racist.
We Americans would do well to learn the lesson that Englanders have had to suffer greatly to learn before we undergo the same suffering.