Friday, August 07, 2015

Goodwhites and Badwhites

John Derbyshire explains the difference, as seen through the lens of the "Cecil the Lion" shooting.

Because, inevitably, the whole incident became refracted through the lens of current public discourse in the U.S.A. into a skirmish in what I call the Cold Civil War: that is, the everlasting struggle between, on the one hand, the Progressive goodwhites who dominate our country’s mainstream culture—the Main Stream Media, the universities and law schools, big corporations, the federal bureaucracy—and, on the other hand, the ignorant gap-toothed hillbilly redneck badwhites clinging to their guns and religion out on the despised margins of civilized society.

Dr. Palmer is, of course, a badwhite. The evidence for this in in his actions. Hunting charismatic megafauna for sport is a thing only badwhites do. Big game trophy hunting is in fact as typically, characteristically badwhite as shopping at Whole Foods, or patronizing microbreweries, or listening to NPR are characteristically goodwhite.

I, myself, am a badwhite. Some of my readers here qualify as goodwhites, and some of my erstwhile Facebook friends are goodwhites, also. I say "erstwhile" because a couple of them unfriended me during the Sad Puppies campaign for science fiction's Hugo Awards, as I had the temerity to suggest they try reading the work of a particular individual (Vox Day) rather than dismissing him unread simply through SJW solidarity.

"Are You a Goodwhite Or a Badwhite?"


ProudHillbilly said...

Huh. I'm apparently bi-polar, since I occasionally shop at Whole Foods and frequently patronize micro-breweries. And if the SUV radio is picking up big-band, Celtic music, or Click and Clack I leave the dial there.

skybill said...

Funny how that goes?? Good/Bad "Whites???" Yup, ol' Doc Palmer got raked over the coals by all of these so called "Good Whites!!!!!"......I'm, confused?? How come none of them got all riled up over ol' "Si" blowing away Ducks out of the Southern Sky!!!!! They didn't say a G*% D@^#&d word until he said somethin' 'bout "Homosexuals!!!!!!" Then al He2xl broke loose!! I guess the "Good Whites" like "Roast D!(k!!!".....I mean "Roast Duck!!"... 'Have to ask Emeril if he has any recipes for "Roasted Lion?????"
Got Gunz......OUTLAW!!!!,