Sometimes you hear something and your mind just kicks it back out. Kinda’ like a damaged dollar bill that just won’t stay in the slot in the Coke machine. This very primitive, visceral, form of denial happens when a person is stricken by an event that does not fit in their understanding of themselves and/or the world. This reflexive regurgitation of the unfathomable begs the question…at least in the case of the gentleman pictured below……WHY ?
As a clinician I know several recipes for such an abandonment of lineage, culture,and identity. Most adult affiliations are a product of familiar childhood experience. Sometimes, (most of the time) it is simply a matter of proximity. We become socialized and of course more comfortable with people we have been with in our formative years. “Increased accessibility,” ergo sociability between cultures has increased to encompass a brand of Xenophilic acceptance of everything non-traditional counter-cutlural culture.. The rule of the oppositional, “I’ll do what I want!” adolescent seems to be creeping forward to encompass thirty-something lexicon of bad motivations for worse behavior.. The “maturity sucks” popular culture seems to be retarding moral development in Americans.. Although there seem to be a few traits more frequent in one race over another, broad stroke basics are fundamentally the same between groups. It is not a matter of black culture seducing young white kids to switch race affiliation. It is a popular culture that promotes a special brand of martyrdom that is less fatal and far more enjoyable than the regular kind of martyrdom which requires the participant’s death in the finale’. . In other words, you get to publicly feel sorry for yourself and still claim moral superiority.
A child reared in a poorly defined culture will be fecund soil for all manner of influences, whether it be cult of, gang, sect or religious conversion. When requirements high for success in one culture drive the weakened personality farther to the fringe of the group of origin. The less successful the integration into your group of origin the more vulnerable to indoctrination into alternative groups. Groups that offer acceptance with little or no difficult requirements for success are a heady brew! The dysfunctional personality, labored by a lack of a sense of self-will seek out a group with the least requirements for inclusion. “I can either be a midget among giants or a giant among midgets!. Which way shall I go?”
American culture, crippled by the “Great Society” (and other “Bama Phone” gimme’s), is hemorrhaging!
The so-called “greatest generation” entered a war to save the world on the heels of the worst depression in American history. And they won. A generation defined by having saved mankind. Those of us old enough to remember the sixties and seventies recall bomb shelters in the suburbs, and KGB under our beds.The world held its breath for forty years, hoping against doom and damnation that no one would push the button and inaugurate the end of the world. Again a generation defined by crisis of survival. What we said thought and did mattered with warheads zeroed in. As the world teetered on the brink of thermonuclear apocalypse, the Viet Nam war was thrown in to aggravate the situation.
Illegitimacy (fatherless children) nudging 75% in the black community and around 40% in Caucasian, has set at least two generations loose, stumbling through life fixed on one insult to identity after another, or with one crusade for acceptance or another. Such is the fatherless child. With no depression or world war, no crucible of life to temper the metal and embolden the spirit, the last couple of generations have dissolved in a state of perpetual adolescent insult and petulant rumination . America has fallen into a quagmire of self-absorption scabbed over with an overarching cynicism. Just give up, get drunk and fall down! “Nothin’ means nothin’ any more”, So I guess I’ll set the truth aside and explore the deeper strictures of self-promoted victimhood!”
Our commander in chief was voted in on the basis of identity. Most of the causes of the left are based on victimization of one group or another. Identity is everything, character is secondary to color and class.
So why not switch identities, it pays!