Analysis by Kyle A. Lohmeier
Sometimes a feature story just makes you feel good. The best allow the reader to almost share the joy being felt by the story’s subject when, say, their lost dog finds its way back home, or they’re reunited with a family member who was deployed overseas. Or, as in the case of the feel-good story I read this morning, I can almost imagine the stomach-churning vitriolic rage alt-righters will experience upon reading Reuters’ headline: “U.S. interracial marriage rising, Honolulu tops list, study.” And if imagining alt-righters all spun up in a tizzy of impotent rage doesn’t make you feel good, there might be something wrong with you.
For the never-been-laid basement dwellers who are obsessed with preserving the “white race,” the news today is pretty grim.
“Interracial marriages in the United States have jumped more than fivefold in the half-century since the Supreme Court ruled they were legal, making up 17 percent of newlywed couples in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center report on Thursday.
The trend has been marked by growing acceptance, with 39 percent of adults in a Pew poll this spring saying that it is good for society, a 15-point increase in seven years, the report said.
Among all married Americans, about 10 percent, or 11 million people, had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, said Pew, which based its report on Census Bureau data,” reads the first three ‘graphs of Ian Simpson’s piece in Reuters yesterday.
Not surprisingly, interracial marriages are trending upward most in metropolitan areas that have a lot of racial diversity to begin with. Honolulu’s chart-topping rate of interracial marriage is 42 percent, followed by Las Vegas at 31 percent. Contrarily, in Asheville, North Carolina where the single population is 85 percent white, only three percent of newlyweds married members of a different race.
So, it appears that despite trying to hijack the meaning of the LBGT rainbow flag, creating moronic organizations like “Identity Evropa” and flooding social media with astoundingly ignorant memes, the alt-right doesn’t seem to be getting its message across very well. And, that’s a good thing, because its message is very stupid and it would be a shame if anyone was actually paying attention to it.
Given that there’s not a whole lot I can personally do one way or the other about it, I don’t spend much time worrying about what the planet will look like long after I’m dead and gone – I spend exactly none worrying about what the people walking around upon it will look like. Furthermore, I can’t imagine who the hell has the time to care about such a moronic triviality.
Yet, across this nation as I type this, alt-righters are waking up on their crusty beds in the basement of their disappointed mother’s house, clammy with fear that someday, in the distant future, there will be no more white people. The horror; the horror.
When pressed (and I don’t recommend pressing alt-righters) they’ll tell you that the “white European race” should be preserved because white Europeans created Western civilization and all the important scientific advancements of antiquity. This is why, they’ll tell you, that whites are superior to blacks today, because folks like Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo di Vinci, Ludwig von Beethoven, etc. had a similar amount of melanin in their derma as they do. It’s the same mentality that leads sports fans to scream “we won!” when their favorite local team wins a game, despite the fact they were watching at home, not playing on the field and therefore no more responsible for the game’s outcome than Cletus from Arkansas is for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Racial pride makes exactly no sense. National pride only makes sense if you’re an immigrant – at least then you actually chose where you wanted to live and got yourself there. Be proud if you want. If the color and geographic location of the vagina you fell out of is something you count among your “achievements” to take “pride” in, you’re probably a piece of shit generally.
Despite the hopelessness of their “cause,” the alt-right isn’t about to go away because of this news. The alt-right is nothing new to begin with. They’re the same dumb-as-shit racists who’ve always been lurking around; a tiny, dumb sub-culture within the United States. The only difference now is that broadband internet has finally reached enough of flyover country to enable these imbeciles to find each other on social media.
What also isn’t going to go away is the increasing trend of interracial marriage, which is good news. I figure that if it continues, in a few dozen generations all of us will look vaguely Filipino* and it will become impossible to fight over race any more.
*Joke stolen from a comic on a stand-up thing I saw on TV probably 25 years ago now whose name totally escapes me. Credit to him though, I don’t remember a lot of things from 25 years ago, but that joke stuck with me.