WHAT ARE OUR SPECIAL REQUIRED FALSEHOODS? | 2002-04-20
Nobody can seriously question the statements I have just made. But everybody is amazed that I made them. That tells us something very important about where we are in real history today.
Obviously we are in a period of history where no one is allowed to speak out unless he lies a lot.
In the real world, the most important factor by far is skin color. If you want proof of how important skin color is, look at the rivers of ink and billions of dollars we spend every month trying to prove it isn't important. At least twice a month, another book is awarded a long list of academic awards for trying, once again, to prove that what we all see is not really there.
If you look at the world the way I do, this can get hilarious.
The "It's all an accident" book that picked up a Pulitzer Prize recently is called "Guns, Germs and Steel." In its second sentence, it informs us that it is going to explain why history unfolded differently on different continents.
The next sentence would knock a sane person's eye out
"IN CASE THIS QUESTION IMMEDIATELY MAKES YOU SHUDDER AT THE THOUGHT THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ A RACIST TREATISE, YOU SHOULDN'T."
As I say, you simply cannot write a book for the public unless you routinely lie and lie wildly. Even in the long and crowded history of outright lies, this one would be hard to top. No sane reader would think this was a racist book.
If there is one fact we all know today, it is that nobody is going to write a racist book for a mainline publisher. He would be ruined academically and professionally in America and put in prison in the "Western Democracies" of Europe (WOL Worldview · March 16, 2002 - GOING TO PRISON FOR HATE IN EUROPE).
So why on earth would anybody imagine for an instant that a book that got the Pulitzer Prize might be racist?
Try to imagine a future historian looking at this sentence, a historian who is perfectly aware of today's Inquisition on racial discussion. He would be in the position of a specialist in Medieval History reading a book put out by the Spanish Inquisition, complete with the doctrinal Imprimatur, which starts off, "You probably think this is a Lutheran book."
For someone who just got the umpteenth Major Award for writing the umpteenth book proving the doctrine of today's Inquisition for the umpteenth time to say the reader might think it may be a racist book surprises nobody. The fact is that you don't get a public forum in our age unless you start out with a "good, sound, resounding lie."