Kitman TV Racism or not

A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE, A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY CRAIG BODEKER…….

Many thanks to Kitman for this film, for placing it in his ever increasing warehouse archive of first rate video documentaries. This is a very thought provoking documentary. What is it about race, that every one else under the blue sky can celebrate their ethnicity and the color of their skin…except the non-people of color, the dreaded white people?
This attitude is entrenched in not only the US where the documentary was filmed, it’s rampant here in Europe, and it goes under the guise of multi-cultural enrichment. For you see, only “people of color” can enrich society, it’s the evil colorless people that destroy everything for everyone. Bodeker slides away the curtain and reveals the trapped, knee-jerk sensitive souls brainwashed to believe that they’re inherently racist.
Much of this stems from classical cultural Marxism which the Tundra Tabloids has lectured on before, the stripping of society down, dividing and crushing existing systems (you know, nihilism) but first you have to dumb them down in order to divide and rule that utopian society that will one day rise from the smoldering ashes. Seeing and spotting racism in every corner is part of the game. Watch and decide for yourself, is the race issue being used and abused for…….darker reasons? Oops, That could be considered ..waycist. KGS

 

A conversation about race — a film by Craig Bodeker
By Warner Todd Huston

First time filmmaker Craig Bodeker has created an interesting and important new film, A Conversation About Race, filled with forceful questions and intriguing proof that there has been no conversation about race in America. In fact, he believes that racism has become a tool to attack white Americans.

In his opening monologue, Bodeker says that he can’t think of an issue that is more important or timely than racism. He also says he “can’t think of another issue that is more artificial, manufactured and manipulated than this whole construct called racism.”

Pretty strong words to start a film with, certainly. Also the sort of words that would get someone branded a racist just trying to excuse his own hatred were he a white person (which Bodeker is). But is Craig Bodeker a racist? For his part, he basically says that we all are… yet we aren’t. He feels this way because he believes the whole concept is ill defined and used to warp the actual, entirely human relations between Americans. But the biggest problem is that no one even seems to know what it is

Of course, the “largest racial group in America,” whites of European origin, is the target of this “tool of intimidation” against whites as Bodeker sees it. Racism is used as a “hammer” to beat up whites.

Bodeker begins by interviewing common folks on the street asking them if they see racism. All included in the film say that they see it “every single day” in their daily lives. Blacks, whites, other ethnicities, all seem to see this racism “in every city” in America, as one fellow says.

Next Bodeker asks his interviewees to define racism. Yet, few seem to be able to articulate a definition, despite that they claim to see it everywhere.
Bodeker finds this a disconnect. Everyone sees it, yet no one seems to know what racism is. In fact, he finds that the word “racism” has become so elastic that it no longer has any meaning. The on-line source Wikipedia, for instance, defines racism this way:

Racism: The term usually denotes race-based prejudice, violence, discrimination, or oppression. The term can also have varying and hotly contested definitions.

As Bodeker says, there was a time when “definitions were by definition, definite.” Yet we can no longer seem to define racism with out using disqualifying words like “usually” as Wikipedia did above. Is it racism as defined or only “usually” racism?

As an example of the disconnect that Bodeker sees with racism in America, he asks various people of various backgrounds if blacks are naturally better at basketball. All but one said yes. When he asked if whites can be better at anything by definition of being white, the answer was universally no.

Bodeker wonders why it is racist to say that whites can be better at, say, Human Relations in a corporation, than are blacks, but it isn’t racist to say blacks are better at basketball than whites. It would seem that both positions are racist positions, yet only the anti-white position is approved of.

It all fits in with Bodeker’s theory that racism is no longer a concept that keeps blacks or other minorities down, but one that is used to attack whites instead.

His logic is awfully hard to deny.

After all, the original definition of racism is that it is a concept based on the assumption that one race is better, superior, or intrinsically worth more than another. Yet, at every turn Bodeker cannot find any one that says that whites are better than blacks at anything — and it is assumed an evil thing to say — yet people have no problem saying that blacks are better at basketball or Asians are better at their schooling.

Bodeker does a fine job in A Conversation About Race exposing the confused assumptions, and disconnects that America has over racism. He shows that the conversation about race that Senator Barack Obama was so famous for fostering has not happened at all in this country.

This is certainly a conversation that America needs to have, but has yet to engage in and Bodeker’s film is a good first step.

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