In Letter to a 'Racist' Nation, I warned against two phenomena: "Woke Fragility," and "the New Racism." Woke Fragility arises from the privilege which left-wing ideologues are given in modern American society: control of most the Media, the Academy, and now many important corporations. When power is crossed, as Robin DiAngelo noted in White Fragility, the powerful often get irritated. Her prime error lay in failing to recognize that she is among the most powerful people in America today, and a paradigm of political privilage and intellectual fragility.
The New Racism is exhibited in both White Fragility and Ibram Kendi's How to be Anti-Racist. The way to be anti-racist, Kendi informed his millions of readers, is to discriminate against white people on acount of their skin color. This paradox is what I call the "New Racism."
Probably the most hysterical example of both phenomena I have come across outside of the Nation of Islam confronted me when I made the mistake of opening a piece from "The Medium" recently, by a London business consultant named Umair Haque. The rage of the man puts DiAngelo's school-marmish white guilt, and Kendi's intellectually-driven fanaticism, in the shade, drinking lemonaide and kicking their heels.
Yes, a new era of racism has dawned. Haque's popular rants demonstrate how virulent, nasty, and un-self-critical, this New Racism has become in some quarters.
Let us go line-by-line through much of this self-styled "vampire's" rant, and see why it does, indeed, belong to the forces of darkness and death, as well as of taudry melodrama.
I'll underline the words "white" and "minority" to show that vampires, too, can be Manicheans in good standing.