Studying black athletes’ recent ‘take a knee’ campaign can help us ‘take back our country.’ But, only if we heed the five vital culturist lessons they teach us:
1. Black athletes give us a way to taunt black men generally. As detailed in my infamous “Grab ‘em by the @&#%” music video, on the court black athletes claim to be tough guys. Determined to win, they ‘man up’ and make no excuses. But, off the court, they whine, “We can’t compete due to waaaaycism. Someone said a hurty word, so I can’t achieve! It’s not faiwwr. Waaaa!!” We have to tell them, “Black (so-called) men, stop crying like sissy-assed bitches and man up like you do in sports!!”
But, beyond general whininess, black athletes’ ‘take a knee’ nonsense gives us specific angles to attack black men over. We can say, “It isn’t racial profiling. Police don’t have an issue with your skin color. It is culturist profiling. Police have an issue with how much crime black people commit.” We must make black men choose responsibility over victimization by saying, “Your constantly claiming victimhood is sad and pathetic. If you want to be a man ‘take a knee’ over murder and fatherlessness in the black community.” This culturist discussion could set the stage for a society-wide virtues revolution.
2. Black athletes help to promote race realism and to defeat racism. The fact that black men dominate several sports is a perfect way to begin discussions about human biodiversity. They’re good at rhythm too! Noting that human biodiversity includes these traits, and that IQ differences also exist, is not racist; It is race realism. It would be ‘racist’ if we then advocated race-based policies, such as affirmative for white people in sports. Distinguishing between race realism and racism clarifies discussions. Black athletes making the case that different groups have different strengths undermines the childish multicultural narrative wherein all ethnic groups’ failure is white people’s fault.
3. Black athletes promote race pride in that they only think about black people. They do not ‘take a knee’ for domestic abuse victims, female rights in Islam or cutting of the space program’s funding. No! It is all about their pathetic imagined victimization. As a culturist, I am not an uncritical fan of identity politics. All races, (though not cultures), can take pride in the West and our accomplishments. But, white men can’t be the only group that never discusses its treatment. If white men took a little pride in their achievements, it would help dismantle western guilt. Mutual manly admiration could help race relations in the glorious West.
4. Black athletes remind us that humans don’t think much. Evolution designed us to absorb our cultural programming unreflectively. And, as even high IQ whites believe the BLM narrative, this is not a race or IQ problem. The fact that all humans are designed to absorb a culture means that if Western culturists don’t give people a source of identity, someone else will. Thus the black athletes’ culpability points to the importance of our taking the schools and media back. Our politicians must also lead culturist discussions about virtues, responsibility and patriotism.
But, black athletes’ protests show, beyond talk, culturist programming is largely done via bio-cultural mechanisms. The fact that this kneeling happens during our National Anthem reminds us of Anthems’ power. Shared public movements, (standing and putting your hand over your heart), have also been shown to effectively bond groups. The setting’s uniforms, logos, team names, and rivalries point to other culturist mechanisms that create group identity. Cheerleaders’ presence reminds us of the power of testosterone. And, the black athletes’ protest reminds us of the power celebrities and alpha-males wield. Culturists must use these mechanisms, not just talk.
5. Ultimately, black athletes’ prominence in majority-white America’s sports gives us reason for hope. Sports usually unite players and fans across racial lines. During the vast majority of our nation’s sporting events, historic and present, the players and participants have stood united behind our flag and anthem. Also, ratings show many Americans despise the Left’s unpatriotic tantrums. You’ll see, when coaches and owners put their foot down, players will stand. Then social pressure will lead to many more players and fans purposefully uniting behind patriotic displays.
Thus, prominent black athletes’ success, racial solidarity and ‘take a knee’ tantrums have set the stage for understanding black cultural pathology, race realism, the virtues of in-group solidarity, how easily we are programmed and culturist mechanisms. We can we reverse our decline into multicultural hell, but only if we heed the culturist messages behind black athletes sad, sad tantrums.
John K. Press, Ph.D. teaches at a university in South Korea. He has written a biography of the first ‘culturist’, Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) and a full-length book on culturism. His newest book is, ‘The Quick Guide to Culturist Policy.’ www.culturism.us has more information.