Archive for January, 2006
This is an obvious statement, but I want you to look at it as a Whitakerism.
My IDEAS are invaluable, but too often people look at my concepts, which it took me a lifetime of hard experience and honest mental WORK to come up with, and then they start to expect great things out of a person named Bob Whitaker.
One of the reasons I lost my wonderful team was because they discovered I am not the paragon of virtue they had conjured up in their minds. The biggest reason was exhaustion. I have dealt with this sort of thing before, but I just wasn’t up to dealing with it again.
It was just as well. I desperately needed the rest, and my team could never really realize how exhausted I was.
A Whitakerism: Bob’s IDEAS are invaluable. Bob is just Bob.
Joe gives me some good personal criticism from time to time. After all, Bob’s ideas are going nowhere if Bob himself just lets himself go.
But Joe also gets the spirit of the thing. He found a Whitakerism he really likes, and singled THAT out:
“Our women are our destiny.” Now that’s a powerful statement. I hope everyone is paying very close attention to that statement. Does it sound like a truthful statement to you? It does to me. “Our women are our destiny.” It should be a motto. It should be carved in granite. What could possibly be more true than that statement?
Comment by joe rorke
Bob hands you weapons. You need to grab theones you can use and batter the enemy over the head with them.
Look at the weapons and don’t get too obsessed with Bob.
I told Joe I would do a program on his comment.
I did it. It is called “The Opinion Industry.”
I did it for Stormfront and had a hell of a time reaching Kelso so he would put it on.
I finally reached him, after two days and four tries.
Did you see what I wrote about our age of innocence? The time is rapidly passing when anything I put up gets instant attention.
So this is what I wrote in Stormfront:
I finally reached Kelso.
He told me he was very happy about my program which he will listen to immediately.
And does that bring back memories!
CAL is dealing with so many people he would love to give awards to!
Not that he considers HIMSELF worthy of any awards.
CAL is just so PROUD of people who put themselves out for what he knows is right.
He doesn’t worry about the fact that HE deserves praise. He doesn’t give a damn about it.
Screw praise, our fight is EVERYTHING.
So Kelso was trying to do justice to me and at the same time he was dealing with another situation.
He dealt with the folks who needed dealing with. I was a bit flattered that he understood I didn’t NEED flattering.
Most people will never understand how dedicated people like Kelso are to that we are doing.
I do. And I am very, very proud to say that I am.
Because I did it, too.
And CAL KNOWS that.
Damn! I’m so glad Mark is back!
Yes, Joe, I’m dependent as hell.
“I saw Omega Man a long time ago and was appalled at it as well. ”
“I’ve noticed it’s easier for hollywood to sell a movie with a white male/black female love interest rather than a white female/black male angle. While I’m personally against any black and white mixing, I sometimes think the white male/black female pitch is easier to sell because of the fact that more white males are against mixing white females with negroes than white females are of mixing with negroes. Also, it may have something to do with how back in the days of United States slavery, an occasional slave master would take a black female slave for amorous pleasure. Didn’t Jefferson Davis have a black female love interest at one time?”
Comment by Mark
Another Whitakerism, which means noticing what is so obvious we don’t look at it:
We are all aware that the same father who will get violent if his daughter is seduced by some young guy will be perfectly relaxed when his son “sows some wild oats.”
If this leaves you in a state of incomprehension you need read no further.
Our women are our destiny.
When a white man puts some genes into the black gene pool, it is regrettable. But it is NOT the moral equivalent of white woman bearing a mulatto child.
Everybody knows that. Everybody claims they do NOT know that.
In a piece below, I mentioned an early movie made by the Sci-Fi Channel that has not seenthe light of day since. It had a blond hero madly in love with a black woman.
When I wrote how silly that was, back in those days when the computer world was tiny enough so I got answers, the spokesman for the scifi channel gave me two answers:
1) The black woman was the biggest star they could get and 2) I was the only person who said anything about race.
The bottom line is that 1) they lost a lot of money on that movie and 2) if you are going to launch a new network your first original movie makes a LOT of difference, and this was a BAD mistake.
Black and blond is UGLY. No one is going to tell you so.
Vincent Price made a chiling film in the 1950s called “The Last Man on Earth.” As with so many black-and-white cheap movies in the 1950s, they decided in the 1980s to remake it with a Big Star and in color.
So Charleton Heston starred in “The Omega Man.”
But Charleston Heston, like any other respectable conservative, wanted desperately to prove he was no racist. So the girl in the film was black. Even National Review, this was twenty years ago, referred to her as “his equal opportunity girlfriend.”
The movie disappeared without a trace. It could have been a hit.
But you see, as with the scifi channel, nobody would SAY that people really don’t want to watch a smooch session between a blond and a black.
Everybody says they would like nothing better.
The only problem is that they DON’T. The only problem is the truth.
If you keep threatening people with damnation if they tell you the truth, they won’t tell you the truth.
That’s a Whitakerism.
Allie McBealle was a runaway hit with the yuppies. Then Allie, the blond female lawyer, kept showing she would slurp up black males.
Well, she had to do that. So far, so good. Good, solid patronizing.
But THEN she got INVOLVED with a black lawyer. Her audience raised hell.
Everybody said, like John McCain, “I thought we were BEYOND that.”
Even with yuppies, ugly is still ugly.
So the gentleman black decided he couldn’t have sex with Allie.
I remember the comments on newsgroups: “Allie wouldn’t have a relationship with a black because of class…” and so forth.
Black and blond is UGLY. No one will say that.
Not saying what you see is a costly business.
Which is probably one reason I got paid for saying what no one else would.
As Jeb Clampett, Buddy Ebsen would often say, “PITY.. ful,” Just PITY…ful!”
When I would say that, people owuld think I was repeating the line from “The Beverley Hillbillies.”
Actually, this was an old Southern expression. Buddy Ebsen knew it and used it.
That amazed me. What people seldom know about Buddy Ebsen is that long before he was a star practically his whole life. He was part of a famous dancing duo when Fred Astaire made his first appearance. I believe most people think they know Buddy Ebsen from his appearance in a movie with Shirley Temple.
But he was star long before THAT.
So how in the HELL did he know how Southerners talk?
I think he was Old California and he knew the Okies.
Notice how Lon Chaney, Junior talks in his Wolfman movies. He was the son of silent movie great Lon Chaney. His name was NOT Lon Chaney, Junior, but when the Depression hit, he was a plumber and his business collapsed, so he went into the movies and Lon Chaney, Junior was a draw.
Listen to him talk. He sounds Southern.
By the way, when an actress on The Beverley Hillbillies ran for office, Ebsen used his Jed Clampett voice to denounce her as a runaway liberal.
Harrison Ford is a journeyman carpenter. He was doing carpentry work when he started as an actor.
At the beginning of the Gulag Archipelago, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn desribes how he was arrested when he was an officer onthe Eastern Front:
“Either we had the Germans surrounded or they had us surrounded, depending on how you look at it.”
I remember reading about a New York Jew who went to Alabama with a major star on a Yuppie TV program who played an Ivy League New Yorker.
Suddenly the man transformed right before his eyes. He met his family and started saying, “How y’all doing. How is cousin Fred?” and so forth.
The New York Jew had honestly believed that Deep Southers, aliens, existed only in Hollywood scripts and nightmares. He wrote, “This man is REALLY one of THEM!”
My JOB, meaning what I got PAID for, was to put myself in the place of the other side.
You won’t believe it, but THEY feel surrounded, too.
By the way, Ebsen also once appeared on the cover of the Communist Daily Worker, when he was picketing.
In the time of computers, it is amazing how fast each “age” passes.
I just got through deleting six repetitions of hte article I just wrote to Peter.
Not only does every reader understand exactly what happened, it has happened to him repeatedly:
While the computer grinded away publishing what I had written, I kept hitting the “publish” button. I am willling to bet the same thing has happened to you on e-mail or something else.
Whatever I am doing here is familiar to everybody reading this.
When I look back over some fifteen years that I have been at a computer, age after age has passed.
I remember when I was in a news group and read an entry Bill Gates put in, “a loyal liberal,” he said. The computer world was a good deal smaller then.
At the time the Science Fiction Channel on cable television began, every e-mail I sent them was immediately answered, even one objecting to a program, which has not shown up since, with a white and black mixed couple.
Can you IMAGINE that now?
It was a TINY world.
We are not talking about the last generation. This was ten years ago.
So I am enjoying this time when my readers see some goofup I make and understanding exactly what happened. I am going to miss this cozy world in the Next Generation, up to five years from now.
In reply to the piece below, “Peter is Understanidng Wordism” Peter says,
“Granted that we all will respect your wishes, I don’t buy it.”
“When I mentioned citing you chapter and verse, I put a little winky face next to it, so you knew it was a joke.”
“Summarizing some of your pithiest statements in one place would simply do what your archives do, but would be a lot easier to access. If that were wordist, then so would be everything you write.”
“If the real reason is that it would take a lot of work, I understand. Even if a volunteer here offered to comb through the archive for you, you would still want to go over what they did. And even if there be things that are tucked away in an article we skipped over, your blog is here.”
“If the real reason is modesty, I understand.”
“If the real reason is something you have not mentioned, I think we would respect your wishes.”
“In any case, you must realize that this is not an attempt to put anything upon you; it is a compliment. ”
Comment by Peter
I would be highly complimented if someone decided to do what you are talking about. I think my arguments are critical and it would be great if we did have a little book of htem the way you say.
The reason I didn’t write this was because I got sidetracked on your making the critical distinction between ***A*** Whitakerism and Whitakerism.
It would not be worth your trouble because no one would PUBLISH this book, if you are thinking in those terms. My publishability is long gone.
But publication is no longer the way one gets ideas out today.
I am a tired old man. You and Joe shouldn’t fault me for writing what hits my mind and missing so much.
A British group asked me about using my programs on its i-bot(?) program. I said what I always say: “Use them freely and with my blessings.”
Spread the word! I’ll help.
My wishes are NOT that no one put my stuff down in usable order. Nothing would please me more, and I would help.
I just got sidetracked on your clear demarkation of Wordism and teaching. I have tried very hard to get that across, and when you get it, it’s important to me.
Joe is experiencing our usual difficulty.
I keep misinterpreting what he is saying and he thinks I CAN’T be that dumb.
Joe, old buddy, you underestimate me. I spent many years in academia. I am capable of depths of stupidity that would leave you in awe.
Often something I see in your writings relates to a general point I want to address. Please, Joe, I can only spend so much space on disclaimers without boring the other readers.
I said up front that it would be both tiresome and untrue to accuse you of getting your ideas from Ayn Rand. Then I went on to talk about THEM.
Your replies are here, in full, in comments.
I quote you about my manipulating people below.
But I do NOT disagree. If one is trying to get others to followone’s way of thinking, it can be called teaching or manipulation.
In fact, I am the one who keeps bitching about the education establishment manipulating people and calling it education, so I can’t really claim exemption from the same rule.
To the enemy, my educationis his manipulation. To enemy genuinely belives that their Righteous Resentment is not simple hatred. I try not to fool myself.
I make the reservations when I discuss the things that what you say make me think of. Nobody thinks you are an Objectivist or any other kind of Wordist.
What you say is here TWICE, once in your original comment, which I quote IN FULL, and in any reply you wish to make. If, after all that, anybody, including me, still doesn’t understand your point, it’s not your concern.
The only reason this could worry you is if you are worried about how you look to people who simply can’t quite get what you’re saying. I doubt seriously whether that keeps you awake at night.
Joe, there are damned few people onthis planet who are worth talking with. You are one and I am another. So, as you say, we’re having fun, so stop worrying about Bob’s bumbling.