Saturday, September 18, 2021

Speaking Of Envy

This writing is why the late, great Joseph Sobran wrote professionally for decades while I scribble online.

The concept of envy — the hatred of the superior — has dropped out of our moral vocabulary. The idea that white Christian civilization is hated more for its virtues than its sins doesn’t occur to us, because it’s not a nice idea. Western man towers over the rest of the world in ways so large as to be almost inexpressible. It’s Western exploration, science, and conquest that have revealed the world to itself. Other races feel like subjects of western power long after colonialism, imperialism and slavery have disappeared. The charge of racism puzzles whites who feel not hostility, but only baffled good will, because they don’t grasp what it really means: humiliation. The white man presents an image of superiority even when he isn’t conscious of it. Superiority excites envy. Destroying white civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call “minorities.”

This comes from a Sobran column titled "Why They Hate Us". Imagine if you will someone who wrote that kind of material but was featured in newspaper opinion columns all over the country, back when opinion columns carried actual opinions. 

Powerful stuff but largely forgotten in this era. 

7 comments:

  1. Sobran would go the way of Derbyshire had he lived ten more years . NR ain't what it used to be . Buckley is rolling over in his grave .

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    1. My opinion of Buckley has diminished greatly over the years, it was WFB who fired Sobran for "antisemitism"

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    2. "Rolling over in his grave?" Buckley is shoveling flaming pigshit in Hell.

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  2. “A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victimhood, they’ll destroy you.”

    I think that was the money quote that got Sobran canned.

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    1. Yeah, it wasn't the "racist" stuff, it was crossing The Tribe that got Buckley to purge him. Same reason you can' find Buchanan in "respectable" outlets anymore.

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  3. Couldn't have written this in 2021 . . .

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