Well, I believe that white supremacy is real. If it’s real, then certain facts are also true. Some of these I’ve named in correspondence with you and others.
• Racism is white supremacy.
• There is no “Black Supremacy.”
• All non-white people are victims of white supremacy.
• White supremacy is a global system.
• Racism dominates all areas of people activity; Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex, and/or War.
• As long as white supremacy exists, no non-white person can make any decision on anything that cannot be overruled by one or more white people.
• The chief weapon of a racist is deceit, and the chief tool of deceit are words.
Now, yes, these are crimes, or, at least, states that are the composites of crimes.
Are they forgivable?
Typically, for an act to be forgivable, the perpetrator must show remorse and make amends to his victims.
Not big on golf, or its associated metaphors.
Also, while we’re here:
I’ve had a rather traditional SDA upbringing. So, in movies, whenever they have scenes with people playing cards, and show close-ups of the players varied hands, the narrative thread completely drops out for me, because I’ve never learned, or played, any kinds of card games!
I never know what’s going on, and have to read the scene by the actors’ words and expressions. YIKES!
Most amateurs blame the course, as opposed to adapting. That’s one way certain greens retain their legendary statuses.
In like manner, I’ve found that, given the way I talk about race, what most white people do is duck the conversation, once they see it’s not going to go a certain way.
It’s justice in that, first, it restores the truth and gives it prominence.
Q: In the “Justice System,” what is the first thing that a person, who is going to speak, is asked?
A: “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
So, the idea is that, in order for justice to be restored, truth must first be revealed.
An associated order of business, I think, in any discussion about race is to define one’s terms. That’s why I start out as I do: Racism is white supremacy. White supremacy is the only racism that functions. It’s the only kind with any “heft”; the only kind that “stops traffic.”
Most people talk about racism as though anyone can be a racist. But this is clearly not the case. A form of racism that Black people and white people could both practice would quickly become incoherent, and decohere. It would become “gray.”
Or, think of it this way:
If racism wasn’t white supremacy, what would happen, sometimes, is that white people would raise racism, as a topic of discussion, at inconvenient times, and Black people would go mute, staring into their coffees in silence.
White people would loudly describe historical atrocities, slights, and indignities they’d suffered at the hands of Black people, and Black people would, after much of this, quietly say, “I feel your pain.” A Black woman would stand up, confess the racism in her heart, start crying, and the whole meeting would come to a halt, as white people rushed to hug her.
You’ve never seen this happen. But if racism were something anyone could practice, what I’ve described would happen as often as what actually happens does. Talking about racism at church potlucks would be as uncontroversial as talking about rising taxes, because everyone would face it.
Balance between people.
This would mean:
a) No one is mistreated, and
b) The people, who need help the most, get the most help.