I used to listen to the Ken Hamblin radio show. He called himself “The Black Avenger” and he was a big hit. He would say the things, on behalf of whites, that whites wished they could say for themselves – but would not, for fear of getting in trouble. He could say these things because he was black.
I was fond of Ken and I even saw him face to face a couple of times, though I never liked the fact that his wife was white. Was he not comfortable with his own heritage or perhaps he was simply a user of white people, with the wife being simply a trophy in his eyes? I never asked; it would have been impolite.
At one of the get togethers he organized, he gave out certificates of absolution:
Another point I never brought up to him was that, had he been white, he probably would never have made it in talk radio, nor would his pro-white talk ever have been tolerated on the air waves. In other words, he was a beneficiary of affirmative action.
Ken is not the only non-white to have benefited from conservative affirmative action. Michelle Malkin probably falls into this category as do Brigitte Gabrielle and Larry Elder. Non-white Republican politicians do not usually fall into this category since they are typically opportunists with no code of ethics. They are not true conservatives.
Far be it from me to question Ken’s sincerity. I never had any reason to question it. Only he can know if his heart is true. What matters for the rest of us is that he said things that needed to be said and he was probably instrumental in bringing many whites to their senses.
In the previous post, I spoke of a symbiotic relationship that exists between intelligent black men and their white admirers. Here, we may have another such arrangement. White conservatives, who live on the margins of racial consciousness, benefit from non-white conservatives like Ken because the latter give voice to the truths they sense but dare not say. In return, those conservatives are given a livelihood and a reputation.
It is a sad commentary on our condition that only “people of color” are allowed to publicly advocate for whites. It is clear evidence that whites are a persecuted class. Are things starting to change for the better? There are signs that this might be so – but white advocates have been saying “revolution is just around the corner” for decades, and we still wait.
For the time being, we are like trapped minors in a mineshaft. We hang our hopes on any glimmer of light, even if it turns out to be merely phosphorescent microbes or sparks from one rock striking another. We cling to anything that might give us hope, because this is what humans do when they have little else to comfort them.