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America is becoming a land where ethnic spoils are openly sought by different minority groups.  I wrote less than one month ago :  Non-white races and victim groups are considered real, vital, and worthy of self-identification.  Tribal loyalties among these groups are perfectly permissible, as are bids for group power and group rights. This is a natural instinct and not unjust per se.  White men, however, must continue to abide by the older American ideal of individualism and individual judgment about the merit of others, whether in voting, on the job, or otherwise.  To ask the formerly disenfranchised groups to abide by this same standard of justice is simply too much to ask.  It’s “their turn.” As a consequence, we have an approach to inherited identity that amounts to unilateral disarmament by the majority.  Everyone can think tribally and seek out group interests except for the historical majority and its elites.

So consider the response of Hispanic leaders to Hillary’s firing of her lovely, though ineffective, campaign manager, Solis Doyle: 

“Apparently, loyalty is not a two-way street,” [Steven Ybarra] wrote. “Latino superdelegates like myself . . . will have cause to pause.”

Ybarra told The Post yesterday that the loss of Solis Doyle, a child of Mexican immigrants, just weeks before the Texas primary, where 36 percent of the population is Hispanic, was “dumb as a stump.” 

New York Assemblyman Ruben Diaz writes:

It is hard to understand how the Hispanic community that has been there to keep your campaign alive could remain in your corner when the first Hispanic woman to serve as your presidential campaign manager has resigned from her post.

Ace serves up all the goodies in his post on the subject. 

It should be obvious that for Hispanics, as with most constituents of the Democratic Party, politics and life are chiefly about the good of the tribe, the respect due to the tribe, and, broadly speaking “pay back.”  From these quotes, it is clear that there is essentially no sense of a standard outside of tribal spoils with which to these people judge hiring, firing, and other decisions of consequence.

Whether it’s the percentage of people in jail, how many immigrants are let into the country, or whom to vote for, the issue is not decided by individuals weighing the pros and cons based on familial and personal interests, but rather these decisions are made en masse based on the impact and symbolism of these decisions on the tribe as a whole.  While tribalism is somewhat primitive, contrary to the values of global capitalism, and contrary to the individualist ideals of America’s past, it is fast becoming time that whites, including elite whites, must identify tribally out of sheer necessity. We’ve let tribal peoples into this country in massive numbers, now, instead of playing the magnaminous hosts welcoming our guests, we’re being reduced to the degraded condition of one more tribe that must look out for “number one.”  This is far from ideal, but living in a fantasyland where we can avoid tribal thinking is a sure recipe for being oppressed by groups more organized and self-confident, in addition to being increasingly more numerous.

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