Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It's all black and white

The left may have inadvertently stumbled across the solution to race problems in America. I’m sure you’ve heard the saga of Rachel Dolezal. That’s the woman in Spokane who pretended to be a black woman even though she’s lily white and rose to chapter president of the NAACP. (More on her psychosis in a moment)

Does this mean Robert Downey, Jr.
is really a black guy?
Whoopi Goldberg embraced Dolezal's delusion that she was black. “Look, just like people say, ‘I feel like a man, I feel like a woman, I feel like this.’ She wants to be a black woman, fine.” So, there you have it. If she “feels” like a black woman then she is. Easy as that. Race problem over. All I have to do is say I feel like a black man or, heck, a black woman, and that’s who I am. Conversely, anyone black can feel like they’re white. No more victims. No more talk of reparations. Problem solved.

Emotions have long been the currency of the liberals. Everything is about feeling. There’s no logic to it, no common sense. Bruce Jenner puts on a wig and make-up and calls himself Caitlyn and the media fall all over him. He’s still got the equipment. He’s still got the same voice. She’s a man, man. Just because Bruce Jenner feels like Caitlyn the left embraces it. Those who use logic know that he won’t be a woman until he gives up the family jewels.

We’ve been heading toward this moment for a long time. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it took us this long to get here. Being a liberal means being able to suspend reality. It means wallowing in emotion. It also means being gullible. Rachel Dolezal is no more black than I am. It doesn’t matter what she “feels” like she is. She’s a white woman pretending to be a black woman.

Why? Well, that’s the interesting question. My shade-tree psycho-analysis sees it stemming from her parents’ adoption of four little black kids. They were somewhat younger than Rachel. She probably saw her parents doting over those little kids and developed a complex. Now, I don’t think she sat down and plotted this whole thing out. It just sort of happened. She got into African studies because of her adopted siblings. That led to taking up various causes on their behalf. She began working with black folks on black issues and before she knew it she was assuming the identity of a black woman. Then she went all out with the hair and the skin. I must say, she’s a much more attractive black woman than she is a white woman.

I believe part of her wanted to play the victim, too. She once sued Howard University because she was passed over for a teaching position. She said, at the time, it was because she was white. I guess she figured, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Maybe that added to the psychosis. “It is a very private matter,” she said, “especially getting into somebody’s childhood and past.” As the left likes to say, she has issues.

But, the primary question is can you will yourself to be something you’re not? Whoopi Goldberg sounds Jewish but she’s not. Rachel Dolezal looks black but she’s not. Bruce Jenner looks like a woman but he’s not. This is really a wake-up call for America. As much as this country loves reality shows we’re somehow not ready to deal with reality.

A man is a man. A woman is a woman. White is white and black is black. It’s pretty simple, really.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

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