Tom Adkins: White guilt is dead

By Tom Adkins:
Look at my fellow conservatives! There they go, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I’m virtually euphoric. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not thrilled with America ’s flirtation with neo socialism. But there’s a massive silver lining in those magical clouds that lofted Barak Obama to the Presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America : The Era of White Guilt is over.
This seemingly impossible event occurred because the vast majority of white Americans didn’t give a fluff about skin color, and enthusiastically pulled the voting lever for a black man. Not just any black man. A very liberal black man who spent his early career race-hustling banks, praying in a racist church for 20 years, and actively worked with America-hating domestic terrorists. Wow! Some resume! Yet they made Barak Obama their leader. Therefore, as of Nov 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead.
For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. But if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left? The election of Barak Obama absolutely destroys the entire validation of liberal white guilt. The dragon is hereby slain.
So today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. And it’s time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America ,” Al Sharpton’s Church of Perpetual Victimization , or Jesse Jackson’s rainbow racism. Cornell West? You’re a fraud. Go home. All those “black studies” programs that taught kids to hate whitey? You must now thank Whitey. And I want that on the final.
Congressional Black Caucus? Irrelevant. Maxine Waters? Shut up. ACORN? Outlawed. Black Panthers? Go home and pet your kitty. Black separatists? Find another nation that offers better dreams. Go ahead. I’m waiting.
Gangsta rappers? Start praising America . Begin with the Pledge of Allegiance. And please…no more ebonics. Speak English, and who knows where you might end up? Oh, yeah…pull up your pants. Your underwear is showing. You look stupid.
To those Eurosnots who forged entire careers hating America ? I’m still waiting for the first black French President.
And let me offer an equal opportunity whupping. I’ve always despised lazy white people. Now, I can talk smack about lazy black people. You’re poor because you quit school, did drugs, had three kids with three different fathers, and refuse to work. So when you plop your Colt 45-swilling, Oprah watchin’ butt on the couch and complain “Da Man is keepin’ me down,” allow me to inform you: Da Man is now black. You have no excuses.
No more quotas No more handouts. No more stealing my money because someone’s great-great-great-great grandparents suffered actual pain and misery at the hands of people I have no relation to, and personally revile.
It’s time to toss that massive, obsolete race-hustle machine upon the heap of the other stupid 60s ideas. Drag it over there, by wife swapping, next to dope-smoking Plenty of room right between free love and cop-killing. Careful…don’t trip on streaking. There ya go, don’t be gentle. Just dump it. Wash your hands. It’s filthy.
In fact, Obama’s ascension created a gargantuan irony. How can you sell class envy and American unfairness when you and your black wife went to Ivy League schools, got high-paying jobs, became millionaires, bought a mansion, and got elected President? How unfair is that??? Now, Like a delicious O’Henry tale, Obama’s spread-the-wealth campaign rendered itself moot by it’s own victory!  America is officially a meritocracy. Obama’s election has validated American conservatism!
So, listen carefully…Wham!!!
That’s the sound of my foot kicking the door shut on the era of white guilt. The rites have been muttered, the carcass lowered, dirt shoveled, and tombstone erected. White guilt is dead and buried.
However, despite my glee, there’s apparently one small, rabid bastion of American racism remaining. Black Americans voted 96% for Barak Obama. Hmmm. In a color-blind world, shouldn’t that be 50-50? Tonight, every black person should ask forgiveness for their apparent racism and prejudice towards white people. Maybe it’s time to start spreading the guilt around.

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  1. Apparently, Adkins believe that 43% nationwide equals a “vast majority.” Typical idiocy.

    And in MS, we all know it didn’t come anywhere close to even that figure.

    So, in other words, the fundamental premise of the entire piece is just flat wrong.

  2. Bertrand, I can’t make the connection between the post and your comment. Can you clarify?

  3. How can this site be called “Vicksburg Speaks” when the moderator only blogs his views and waits for people to respond? Shouldn’t this site be called “Vicksburger’s Respond to Malcolm Alred’s Views”?

  4. Malcolm, did you vote for Obama? Could this be why you don’t understand Bertrand? Just wondering. Not judging.

  5. Bertha, if you don’t like the topics that are posted, why not do what others do – submit topics that they would like posted for discussion. If I can take the time required to monitor the site, the least you can do is get off your butt and do or say something constructive.

    Just Wondering, I wouldn’t have voted for Obama under any circumstance. I detest Bush, not only because of his poor judgement and lack of leadership, but because he is responsible for the election of a left-wing radical like Obama. What we all have to hope now is that the country survives Obama’s administration.

    And, no, I still don’t understand Bertrand’s comment.

  6. I first suspected Obama of Racism when he threw my friend Don Imus (who is more than 1/2 Cherokee Indian – clearly a member of the opressed minority) ‘under the bus’ after Imus had him on several of his television shows and lobbied for him. Obama then ‘dissed’ Imus for making a joke (of which he pleadingly apologized), yet, forgave Jesse Jackson for threatening to castrate Obama on national television.
    Obama has a track record of ‘using people up’ and then throwing them to the wayside. This list includes his white Grandmother, Reverend Wright, William Ayers, Ted Kennedy (who has yet to realize it),and others too numerous to mention. He played them all like a Grand Chess Master.
    One small thing he may have overlooked…while Obama was gloating in the applause of his last move, his Chess Queen may have left her throne to go to the Out House. Checkmate Mate.

  7. “Just Wondering and not judging” In a nut shell, we ought to be doing more judging and less wondering. The “media”, meaning that conglomeration of networks of entertainment, news, and advertising, headquartered in Hollywood and New York, or, more likely, headquartered in Hades; has as its purpose the destruction of the Nation of America, by severing its cultural and spiritual roots, breaking down its morality and its heritage, and anesthetising its judging faculties.
    We gave women the right to vote. Hollywood, led by Opra Winfrey, etc., has American womanhood virtually hypnotized by preying on her gullibility and insures that vote will be emotional and leftist, and therefore Socialist, and that is the main reason for this dark turn of our Ship of State toward the foolishly idealistic, bleeding-heart iceberg of Socialism, and it’s eventual sinking, if it doesn’t correct course, and soon.
    We gave Negroes the right to vote, and the fact that Negroes voted, not just unanimously, but virtually without exception, for the Negro candidate, is not the reason for the darkening, as their numbers are only ten to twelve per cent of the total. Those with any sense of judgement could see this coming.
    It appears we are in a kind of race war, not to gain liberty or equality, but to reverse the authority of the majority over the minority, and thereby destroy Democracy, and thereby destroy America. The “media”, through its war plan of political correctness – multiculturalism has won another major battle.
    America’s heritage is Christian, conservative, vastly Caucasian, and morally accountable, and possessed of good judgement.
    Time to face facts.

  8. I cannot prove the statements made right or wrong, however they sound very much to the right side and as my former boss always said, when it comes to race in the U.S.A, there would never have been a problem if the black population would forget that they are black, the whites did !A preacher friend said one time that if you tied a bible to a dog and run him to the next town that someone would follow him, My personal opinion is that there were thousands of black voters that voted for Obama simply because they thought he was black, What this Country needs is to pray, no matter who is in office they need our prayers, this country has over the years turned it’s back on God and the bible plainly tells us that the nation that does that will fall !

  9. Racism cuts both sides: black and white. As the Obama surragates demonstrated.

  10. See Chuck, it’s reading the post election blogs on this site for the pro McCain/Palin team that will prove you wrong on this site alone.

    Yes, racism cuts both sides… Yet you void your comment with your biast spin.

    I didn’t remember reading anywhere where McCain was called a “Honkey” “Cracker” “Pale-Face” “Bleach-Butt” or any other name other than Senator or McCain.

    Should we go back and detail all the names President Elect Obama was called?

  11. Yes, Bertha, please do. List all the names Obama was called.

  12. Bertha sorry to dissapoint you. I haven’t been reading any post election blogs. I was referring to comments made by two African Congressmen; one in Georgia and the other in Florida. I could also refer the African American Govenor of New York who used the word racist during the campaign I might add.
    By the way I’m not racist at all. I have a lot african american friends.

  13. First of all Obama isn’t black or white he is Biracial so tell it like it is he is the first Biracial president of the United States not black President.

  14. Yes Donald your right!! Bi racial..I also do not recall Obama being called any names.The facts that came out about him were true. Rev Wright who I would think has racial issues. Bill Ayers domestic terrorist and the rest of the bunch he was associataed with..
    But now he is the president and we must all hope for the best and pray he does not stray to far left. It will be interesting to see what the topic on VS will be in 6 to 8 months on how he has handled the tasks ahead of him. It is up to him!!!

  15. Dear Sir,

    Could not have said this better! I agree with you on this train of thought!!

    However, I do not believe this will be the end of racism. I believe that when any individual or party wishes to oppose Obama on any idea that has no merit in their opinion, you will see the race card played again.

    You comments are right on. I can prove where my ancestors fought side by side at Gettysburg to free the South during the Civil War. I have never been thanked for this, though. I have only hurt how I was keeping the man down.

    I Obama is not Biracial. He will always identify to being a black man. He has said so himself.

    I agree that the days of quotas should be over. It should be the best person qualified for the job. While those who use race or gender to jusitify their reasoning for these quotas…. this just does not seem to apply to major sports programs. It would be inconvenenient to highlight this inconsistency. Or someone would just argue that this was “catching up” for the years of inconsistency.

    Again… thanks for saying it like it is..

  16. Tom Adkins, I really, really enjoyed and agree 100% with this article. Thank you for being an active [True] Patriot. I sent this to all of my equally Patriotic friends.

    To you knuckle-heads who pan Tom’s work(s), I feel truly sorry for your mis-wired brains and you should really consider having your lobotomy reversed.

    God Bless America….

  17. As long as the Klan continue to exist in Mississippi and it clearly does there will always be an ugly stain of hate and racism cast upon it. You want to talk consorting with terrorists. The Klan is recognized throughout the World as one of the most famous terrorist organizations.

    Yes there is a challenge to poor African Americans to cast off beliefs that their lack of success in life is due to racism. Frankly, taking Tom’s article a step farther, take race out of it and acknowledge that extremely poor education opportunities that exist in Mississippi and the rest of the US is a problem for all Americans. The wealth of this country is in the process of being transferred to the Middle East and Asia, and why not? Their kids study harder and can graduate high school, college, and graduate school. Not too many blacks or whites can make that claim in Mississippi. Its okay the world still needs ditch diggers.

  18. Atkins may be a bad writer but he’s sure a good bigot.

    The real issue in this election was temperament. But this guy is too angry – because his angry white candidate lost – to have noticed. Now he insists America’s racial divide is somehow closed because we elected a black man – who is technically a half-white man (in Obama’s case, the white half is the angry half, I think, because he’s not, as O’Reilly and Hannity would have us believe, an “angry black man”) – as if the Civil Rights Movement never happened – and is still happening as Gay and Lesbian couples fight for the right to be equal under the law – and now it’s time to forget and “pull up our pants”? Like it’s all come down to a fashion statement? What a sad statement, really, that anybody reads this and actually takes anything but hatred and bigotry out of it.

    In the second paragraph, where he claimed to believe the lies about the “palin’ around with terrorists” without remembering, if he ever even bothered to learn, that the other “pals” Ayers had were the Annenbergs, best “pals” of the Reagans, proves that if we’re talking degrees of separation, Ronnie was a terrorist sympathizer, too. And boy, that’s not good. The modern standard bearer for the conservative movement a terrorist sympathizer? Not by any stretch. But Obama is. Cuz he’s (half) black, I guess.

    Then, if he’d had the brains to get me back, he would have lost me again when he said that it was an “irony” – clearly not knowing that irony means – that “Obama and his black wife” (in case we forgot what her race is) “were millionaires” who “bought a mansion” as if all that somehow, as he stated, validated “conservatism” because these “folks” were able to rise above their “station” and succeed. Well, maybe he has a point, after all. McCain rose from the bottom of his class at Annapolis, the son and grandson of Admirals, a war hero, to being married to a millionaire beer distribution heiress and become a mediocre presidential candidate controlled by radical fundamentalists and fearmongers. He didn’t just fight his way up out of nowhere to get somewhere, he fought his way up out of SOMEWHERE to get NOWHERE. But a very wealthy nowhere. Every Republican’s dream! It all makes sense when you think of it that way. Or not.

    It’s also interesting that he insists the Black Panthers go “pet their kitties” but makes no mention of what the KKK might go pet. I guess they’re okay in his book.

    If I was a conservative, I wouldn’t want this guy speaking for me, and nor, I imagine, do any real and true conservatives out there. Unless they’re bigots, then it probably works for them.

    And then, after all that misdirected anger, he claims that it was all about race – after declaring himself free to be racist because Obama’s win had nothing (or EVERYTHING, I’m not sure which) to do with race – because “in a color-blind world shouldn’t that be 50-50?”, as if to suggest that McCain lost because he was white. No, McCain lost because he was bereft of ideas and was a sell out captive puppet of the extremists like the angry, fearful bigot who wrote this letter who’ve commandeered Lincoln’s Republican party and made it all about how much they despise government, despise the constitution (except the 2nd Amendment) and therefore hope for its slow demise while they deregulate everything in sight so there is no oversight, start wars against sovereign nations and lower taxes that should pay for them resulting in the kind of economy we’re faced with now. Watch the hate-radio jocks and ditto-heads spend the next four years blame Obama for the recession we’re in, as if the Bush Crime Family had nothing to do with it.

    This guy forgets – and in forgetting, laments the fact – that after 8 years of mediocrity and ignorance at the helm, the vast majority of Americans chose a man to lead us who is their intellectual superior for a change. The reason his race didn’t matter was because they’d been beaten into submission by someone who was elected twice because he was “just like them”. We hear it a lot from the politicians as they pander for votes, but now it’s clear a solid majority of Americans are not stupid. Or there weren’t on Nov. 4th, at least.

    True equality is not subject to debate or dispute or a vote. It’s a done deal, guaranteed by the Constitution. True equality has nothing to do with assuaging guilt – I’m a liberal, always have been, and I’ve never felt guilty for being white or anything akin to it for whatever injustices the red, yellow, Irish, Jewish, Arabic or black man suffered – and still sometimes suffers – at the hands of a growing, opportunistic, bigoted and frightened nation. Just as, I’m quite sure, most of my right wing family and friends are not the angry bigots this guy is just because they’re white and republican. “White guilt” doesn’t exist anywhere but in the feeble minds of sad, angry cases like this as another way to justify their hatred for anything that threatens their belief system.

    What guys like this fail to realize – and this is the real reason Obama beat McCain and America won – is that true equality is not a threat to freedom or a cure for anything but inequality.

    And this time the majority decided to opt for someone who can bring the cure.

    Guys like Atkins will have to wait, sick and in the dark.

    Don’t embrace this ignorance. Nothing good will come of it. It’s not food for anything but more hate.

  19. Thank you Brodie!

  20. Brodie, that is spot on for the most part. Well thought out and well written. The only place we will differ is the Annenberg/Reagan connection. Reagan did not ‘pal’ around with Ayers, as Obama clearly has done. You admitted the degrees of separation, but that comment is partisan and a stretch.

    Race was not a factor in the election, it was the economy more than anything and a massive rejection of all things Bush.

    It is my sincere hope my new President will use his intellectual ability to move America forward and keep her safe.

    I do wonder, Brodie, what are your thoughts on Affirmative action? Is this an idea whose time has past?

    On education I would suggest the issue is culture more than opportunity. Poor uneducated people produce similar offspring, some will rise above their birth, many do not. We launched the War on Poverty some forty years ago, it looks like we actually made it worse. What can be done to change the culture of the poor? Is that even a realistic goal?

  21. I watched Hannity’s America and Bill Ayers try to brush off his attacks in New York City as not terrorist attacks. To be blunt I disagree with his statement. The object of terrorism is to terrify. By the way some of the family members of his Weatherman Undergrouond assault are still alive. His apology on the issue didn’t wash either.

  22. How many more generations have to go by before people are no longer referred to as “African-American?” Most African-Americans don’t even know an African. I hope it is soon. I am so tired of being referred to as a “Bohemian-American”. My God, Bohemia doesn’t even exist anymore.

  23. ( In response to Ron, dated11/17/08)

    I really enjoyed your brief reply in response to the “labels” that we use in society these days. I used to think we were all Americans. That was, until the day I took a Civil Service Exam. I realized then that “equality” takes on a whole new meaning.

    Although the case could be made for some of my family to use past relatives for leverage as part of a minority base, I have always decided that would not be the case for me or my family. I would always much rather be judged for the content of my character rather than the color of my skin.

    Bless you


  24. Not so fast, amigo! You’re not done with Latinos …and there’s more of us…

  25. Diana do you know that hispanics here in this state are the fastest growing? I heard that with last census count a few years back.

  26. HEY!!! Anybody from Vicksburg with Irish ancestry—– There might be a way to get reparations for the enslavement of your Irish ancestors. How can only decendants of African slaves qualify? Never heard of Irish slavery in America?
    Look here:

  27. Hmm..i’m white,and was wondering if i could get reparations from other whites for the times i was mistreated for things other than skin color.And quite frankly i think i have been treated more unfairly by my own kind,than most blacks nowadays have been mistreated by whites.

  28. […] About the author: Tom Adkins is the publisher & founder of  Known for biting wit, Tom has left people laughing, crying, angry, but always thinking about the issues. Beneath Tom’s ironic style, lies deep theoretical detail. It is not uncommon for readers to finish a Tom Adkins piece saying, “This is what I wanted to say, but I didn’t know how to say it.” Until they read it!  Tom has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Times, City Paper, Insight, The Hill, and often picked up via wire services in most major newspapers. He’s also appeared on ABC’s “Politically Incorrect”, Fox “New’s Beyond the News”, “Hannity & Colmes”, CN8’s “It’s Your Call” and numerous other shows. […]

  29. Throughout history exploitation between human beings has many faces. The point isn’t whether you are black, white, asian or arab. The point is whether you exploit or you are exploited. And yes, white people have a larger exploitation record than others but we must not forget that the only valid separation that can be done and that is able to explain those social phenomena is the separation in classes.

    As for the article and the author, I have nothing to say, the man is clearly either ignorant or malicious (I would lean towards the second one) and his ideas must make us remember the status of our society (I’m greek, but I consider these matters universal and these opinions applicable to any social structure).


    I’d rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. Too bad he won’t be either one.
    I’d rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. Too bad he won’t be either one.
    What has always puzzled me is: when a candidate for office (Barack Obama) makes a repeated campaign promise (C – Span) will televise all Senate procedures) and then goes back on that promise (Barack Obama), why can’t he be held accountable of committing FRAUD and be prosecuted for it?
    It’s entirely conceivable that the promise(s) he made such as the one above – and didn’t follow through – was/were responsible for garnering enough votes to swing the election (Presidential) his way. In that case, he SHOULD be prosecuted for committing FRAUD.
    At every speech a candidate (Obama) makes, the candidate should be held to his promises by a ‘’written’’ contract and the contract should be signed at the end of each meeting, notarized and filed by the government officials of the city where his speech was made. Then, when the candidate who was elected blatantly lies (does not keep his promise – Obama), why, then, can’t those who protested because they voted for the candidate on those issues ‘change’ their votes in a special election?
    Why can’t this be mandated by whoever is in charge of the rules and regulations of speech promises (probably thus creating a new job title that would ease some unemployment woes).

    America has reduced the sacred office of President of the United States to A Punchline In A Very Bad Joke.
    We’ve given the President a pass on being a minority (1/2 – he doesn’t acknowledge the other ½).

    His redundant excuse for his inadequacy is to blame it on the prior administration. That excuse has faded to black (no pun).
    Where else has the leader of any country gained office by lying about 1. not knowing about the habits of his Minister of more than twenty years; 2. lied about who his friends and cronies (Bill Ayers) are; 3. Thrown his own Grandmother under the bus for stating that “Black Men sometimes scare her”; 4. Turning his back on someone who unquestionably supported him because he made a mistake (Don Imus) and then vehemently apologized for it – Yet, forgave someone who stated that he would like to Castrate him (Jesse Jackson); 6.Refusal to turn his college credentials over to the public for scrutiny (supposedly graduated from Harvard); 7. Never held a real job (Community Organizer); 8. Voted “Present” (which amounts to voting “Whatever”) on a greater percentage of bills that were put before him as a Senator from Illinois; etc., ad nauseum…???

    What a joke the Democratic Party played on us when their Super Delegates (egged on by the late Teddy Kennedy) opted to cast their votes to Obama (who has absolutely no History of Office, Job or Anything but Cronyism). I wonder if the SD’s had their votes to cast over – what would they really do with them? Do you suppose Teddy Kennedy is ‘spinning’ in his grave? Is there any way to remove This Mistake from office?

  31. Obama is what he is if anyone knows what that is – good on ya’!

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