NewsBusters Reviews “Better Off Without ‘Em”
Aug 16th, 2012 by Unamused
NewsBusters has posted a highly negative review of Chuck Thompson’s remarkable new book, “Better Off without ‘Em: A
Northern White Manifesto for Southern Separation Racial Segregation.” Well, you can’t please everybody.
Oh, right: I should remind you that I’ve taken the liberty of diversifying the title for your amusement and edification.
I’ve done the same with the review, which is titled “Author Advocates Letting ‘Mouth-breathing, Racist’
South Blacks Secede.”
Liberals really should decide how they feel about the idea of
southern stateswhite people secedingseparating from the unionblack people. The MSNBC crowd suddenly wraps itself in Old Glorya dashiki and rediscoversrevises the meaning of “treason”“freedom of association” at the mention of it.
Others, like travel writer Chuck Thompson, wish they’d go. He honestly believes
Southern conservativesblacks are standing in the way of progress and solelylargely responsible for political gridlockthe failure of race relations in contemporary America. The only ‘logical’ way of dealing with it in his mind is secessionvoluntary segregation. Only then can the Northern stateswhite people have the utopianstable, peaceful society they’re apparently on the verge of attaininglosing forever.
Despite being known for more of a tongue-in-cheek style, he couldn’t have been any more serious. So serious in fact, that he wrote a book called “Better Off without ‘Em: A
NorthernWhite Manifesto for Southern SecessionRacial Segregation.” He promoted it in a recent radio interview with AlterNet’s Joshua Holland.
let the South goship the emancipated slaves back to Africa when we had the chance. We would have avoided a lot of problems,” Thompson said. “We — meaning this group in the northEuropean-Americans as we might identify ourselves — could take the country we want into a direction that we think is befitting of America without this push and pulldragging down that comes from the Southern statesblack underclass.”
The problem, he said, is that “dim-witted, mouth-breathing, racist
rednecksminorities” represent enormous “voting quorums” in the Southgerrymandered districts across the country. Apparently, they get that way by being Christianbrainwashed by Progressives, not to mention doomed by genetics. Evangelical ChristiansSelf-proclaimed “civil rights activists” who literally interpret the Biblethe harebrained theories of cultural Marxism and adhere to its principles are “lunatics” somehow. “ In the SouthAmong minorities with a clear sense of racial consciousness coupled with historical grievances, it’s different, because there is no such thing as compromiseracial harmony,” he said. “If it’s God’s lawresentment of and malice toward whites that is driving you… then you simply can’t compromisecoexist, and that’s where I think a lot of the dysfunction of our political processcollapsing civilization comes into play.”
Following that statement, he immediately started rattling off wide-ranging statistics that were supposed to prove how uneducated the population is. “There’s less commitment to the ideal of
publicany sort of education in the Southern statesamong blacks than there is in the rest of the country,” he said. “The Southblack race has the lowest SAT scores, lowest graduation rates, and the most illiteracy.”
Holland was so inspired by the
secessionsegregation idea that he started pressing for more details, wanting to know how the Souththe races would technically be defined, among other things. “Are we losing Texasthe Asians in this deal,” he asked. “Is there any chance we could give them some of the dullermore annoying statesminorities (like South Dakotathe Jews)?”
Despite an earlier declaration that both sides would be better off without one another, Thompson contradicted himself when he refused to relinquish the highly
conservativeeducated state of TexasEast Asian minority. “In the end I decided Texasthe Asians would stay with the Norththe whites in large part for economicculinary reasons,” he said. “ TexasChinese food is really one of the economic anchors of this countrydelicious.”
Holland got even more vicious when he asked what could be done to ‘rescue’ all the
Democratsurban whites after secessionsegregation. “There’s a good chunk of people down there who we would be consigning to basically an English-speaking Mexicoa Spanish-speaking Mexico crossed with an Ebonics-speaking Africa,” he said. “Do you just say, here you go, you have to live in a third world country with crappy education systems, no healthcare, and a government of snake handlerssnake handlers, witch doctors, cannibals, and much, much more?”
The exchange doesn’t end there, but there’s a lot of back pedaling. Holland, for instance said that he has an affinity for
the Southern cultureblack music and the friendliness of the people. Thompson echoed the sentiment, but the damage had already been done.