The flyer you see above is being distributed in the subway system (the “Metro”) of the Washington DC region. Popular outrage at the rise in thefts in the Metro system inspired its creation.
I draw your attention to the photos at the top of the flyer. In a Metro train-car, a White man is stealing an I-Pod from a Black woman and dashing out the door.
This flyer is a stark example of aggressive Political Correctness in action, a microcosm of the ascendant Zeitgeist in today’s USA (i.e., the Multicultacracy). I will offer some analysis below of the flyer to show this.
First, the obvious.
— Thief: White. (Without a trace of “ethnic” on his face. A “WASP”, apparently.)
— Victim: Black.
— White Thief: Shabbily dressed.
— Black Victim: Dressed in business attire, hair and makeup carefully set. Clearly a professional.
Beware of White Thieves
— “Thefts of this nature are primarily committed by White men” is an apparent message. Or, at very least, the message is that one must beware of Whites just as much as of others.
— Most people with any actual experience living in the multiracial USA will know that this is laughable. They also know, however, never to point such a thing out. (No one ever points out that the Emperor has no clothes, do they? Except, perhaps, when the Emperor is enfeebled and sick already, when it’s safer: e.g., Radical Anti-Communism was more widespread in the Eastbloc in 1989 than in 1969.)
Still, I marvel at the strength that the “spirit” of this argument has over the minds of so many denizens of our Multicultacracy. To reconcile what their eyes see with what they know they are supposed to believe (the two are contradictory), many or most Nonwhites (and many Metropolitan Whites, as well) allow themselves to fear Rural-Whites. Rural White areas are the safest places in the USA, in terms of crime, yet many metropolitan-area-dwellers never see rural Whites, so it is safe to fear them.
— Assuming that around 50% of riders on the Metro system are White, I will give 20-1 odds that under 5% of the I-Pod thefts are committed by Whites like this man, though it’s most likely closer to 0.5%. We all know it. A White committing theft of this type is rare.
— So, this is a reversal of the racial roles in the real world, so common in media portrayals. This phenomenon has been remarked upon quite a lot by commentators with Racialist sympathies.
The Perennial Evil-Oppressor vs. the Perennial Heroic-Oppressed
— The woman is sitting in a handicapped seat, which is closest to the door. The creators of this flyer must have done this to simplify staging the action portrayed. Yet, there are clear subtexts here, which may be too subtle for most to recognize consciously. On a subliminal level, an allegorical level perhaps, the staging here tells the hapless viewer that Nonwhites are “handicapped” by “institutional-racism”, which is personified by the Black woman sitting in the handicapped seat and the White ogre terrorizing her. Thus Blacks are — and remain — heroic saintly victims.
— That Blacks are “heroic saintly victims” is reinforced if you look at the poster above the woman. The contents of the poster are unclear, but we do clearly see a gently-smiling, proud, young Black male. Juxtaposed with the pathetic visage of the petty thief of a White male, the proud Black male face in this scene seems, in a sense, heroic. There is also something to be said for the difference in quality of clothing and overall appearance: This victimized Black woman is working hard is some professional capacity, which can be seen as heroic.
— That Blacks are “heroic saintly victims” is reinforced by the woman’s attitude towards this theft. She has suffered the loss of a device that will set her back several weeks’ disposable income, and God-knows-how-many hours of fiddling with it to get content on it. All gone. Yet, looking at the Black woman’s face in the second photo, she looks very “Zen”, in her business suit. Her carefully-groomed head shows that though she may be upset, she is not angry. One can detect in her face hints even of pity for the pathetic criminal, loving her sinning neighbor though he oppresses her. This is the attitude that Christians attribute saints as having had, on the occasions of their persecutions.
— Stripped away of all pretension, stripped away of all window-dressing, the subliminal content of this flyer is clear. It is the same message we see in so many Hollywood movies, so many TV shows. The same message we hear from left-wing Howard-Zinn/Michael-Moore historiography: Whites are evil, Nonwhites are heroic saintly victims, we have to be on our guard against the Evil White Menace, the cancer of human history.
I am now through with my analysis of this pair of highly-PC photos that appear on this officially-sanctioned flyer. But I will offer this up for a final thought:
Life in the Bizarro World
— Try to imagine, for a moment, that the races in this flyer were to be flipped. It is inconceivable. Totally inconceivable. Though it is cliche to point this ou, it remains true. No flyer issued by any governmental or quasi-governmental agency in the USA, in the 2000s or now into 2010s, would ever use the image of a thuggish-looking Black criminal victimizing a pleasant-looking White woman. It is totally impossible to imagine such a flyer. [An aside: Imagining such a thing is as difficult as imagining the crude Nazi tabloid Der Stuermer publishing cartoons of heroic and admirable Jews saving the day from some crime committed by malfeascent Nordic-Germans. (Note that the reverse occurred in essentially every issue of that crude, low-brow newspaper, which even top Nazis rejected as too flamboyantly anti-Semitic).]
— But there’s more. It is actually well-near impossible for me to imagine, here into the 2010s, any government-sanctioned flyer of this nature ever using anything but a White for the part of the thief. Maybe if more than one criminal were portrayed, they might toss in a token Nonwhite. If it were a solo criminal, I actually cannot imagine it being anything but a White man at this point.
That is the Multicultacracy.