12.23.2013

Why Ballisto just won the whole damn internet

On the Blasian Narrative, we have three "ranters", if you will - Zydar a.k.a. Boon, Chrispy a.k.a. Kon...and Ballisto.

On his most recent rant, Ballisto replied to a potential troll thusly:
Your comment seems awfully familiar. I doubt you’re the same person, but the mindset is similar. A while ago, there was someone who believed racism, at least against People of Color, no longer existed. His evidence? From his observations, he believed whites went out of their way to not be racist. It was very close to your comment, minus the insult toward “the black side.”

Where do I begin? First off, when I see comments of this nature, I think, “Gee, that’s some nice unverifiable, subjective anecdotal evidence you got there.” It’s pretty hard for me to refute what your family has done, given that I’ve never met them before. Although that’s the point, right? You lambast me for pointing out very public patterns of behavior amongst white Americans, because what I should really be doing is basing my entire argument on personal anecdotes that no one knows about or could possibly know about.

Second, the whole “white people go out of their way to not be racist” claim is utterly insane. If anything, whites are going out of their way to BE RACIST. How is William Hung so well-remembered if whites are going out of their way to not be racist? How is there a racist caricature on “2 Broke Girls” if whites are going out of their way to not be racist? How did the racist fake names of Asiana pilots get broadcasted if whites are going out of their way to not be racist? How did Trayvon Martin get murdered and subsequently denied justice if whites are going out of their way to not be racist? How is there so much unopposed inequity if whites are going out of their way to not be racist? How is there so much racism on the Internet if whites are going out of their way to not be racist?


And yes, I know most white people in America do not go around lynching People of Color. But of course, that’s not the only way to be racist. If you are indulging in white privilege, which comes at the expense of People of Color’s suffering, and are not actively opposing white hegemony, you are racist. That does not apply to all whites, of course, but it certainly applies to a vast majority. So much so that to generalize the efforts of a few white anti-racists to the whole white population would be unfair…for the few white anti-racists. Let’s not extend credit beyond those who earned it.

Furthermore, the notion that resistance to white supremacy is “just as dangerous” as white supremacy is dishonest, to say the least. I wish my words were dangerous enough to free Children of Color from schools of concentrated poverty. I wish my words were dangerous enough to end labor market discrimination. I wish my words were dangerous enough to end the justice system’s persecution of People of Color. Most of all, I wish I was dangerous enough to actually get shit done.

One last point, for now. The notion that racism persists because People of Color just won’t work with whites is just bullshit. Yeah, it has nothing to do with white people’s desire to maintain the status quo of white supremacy. It has nothing to do with their unwillingness to relinquish or even abstain from white privilege. It’s because of “haters” like me who keep holding white people accountable for their current-day actions. It’s because I keep saying “whites” instead of specifying the exact percentage of whites who engage in the action or speech. It’s because of racists like me, right?
I'm telling y'all...there's nothing quite like an angry Asian man.  We need to make more of them.

5 comments:

  1. Yes ma'am..couldn't ask for a better selection of guys to speak their minds. The story that Balisto wrote recently wrote wass awesome. He just told it like it was..no tiptoieing of words whatsoever and it was the absolute truth. Society may not want to accept it,but you can't always sugarcoat honesty.

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  2. Let’s not extend credit beyond those who earned it.

    And Ballisto not only came out swinging, but KO'd the opponent in the first minute.

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    1. I just pictured him dropping the mike and then walking the fuck off.

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  3. A quote:
    “White people’s number one freedom (in the United States of America) is the Freedom to be totally ignorant about those who are other than White. We don’t have to learn about those who are other than White. And our number two freedom is, the Freedom to deny that we’re Ignorant.” The Angry Eye with Jane Elliott

    Just note that the above quote is enough to frustrate any person of color.

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