Despite years of allegedly identifying as Black, “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams has abruptly abandoned the cult of Blackdom after a “provocative little poll” showed only half of Black respondents thought it was “okay to be White.”
Adams’ epiphany about the reality of racism was awkward to watch: “That actually, that’s, like, a real poll,” he said. “This just happened. Did you have any idea?… Would, would, would you have imagined that that would have happened?”
(Racial Lobotomization For The Win: Other aspects of the poll were equally shocking. For example, which found that 27% of Blacks do not believe Blacks can be racist. Imagine a quarter of Nazis saying Nazis can’t be antisemitic. Without institutional victimhood as an ideological tailwind, you’d have to be racially lobotomized to claim such a thing…)
Adams claims he identified as Black “for years” because he wanted to, quote, “be on the winning team” and “help Blacks.”
This is “the first political poll” that ever changed his behavior, Adams admitted. And boy did it.
“I don’t want to be a member of a hate group,” he said.
“The best advice I can give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the fuck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away, because there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed. You just have to escape.”
Hold The Applause
There were several moments during Adams’ rant that might cause skeptic listeners to question the authenticity of this particular online influencer.
For one, a White guy identifying as Black seems itself the stuff of political cartoons. And it was.
Adams’ comic strip was pulled from 77 newspapers in September 2022 over “anti-Woke” themes, including the seeming mockery of identity politics through the portrayal a Black character named Dave who identified as White.
This isn’t a problem for people who align with the political Left (see Elizabeth Warren, Jessica Cruz, Rachel Dolezal, Jennifer Lynn Benton, Shawn King, et al.). Adams identifies with the Left as well, claiming his political ideology is “left of Bernie” Sanders, but his preference for Mitt Romney over Obama in 2012 and Donald Trump over Hillary in 2016 nuked any chances of being a darling of the Left. The least he could have done is put on an afro wig or donned a Starter cap with its sticker still on the bill.
He Left Before Leaving
The second time listeners may have questioned Adams’ authenticity came during a seemingly self-contradictory revelation that Adams himself had already “got the hell away from Black people” at some point prior to this week’s racial awakening. “That’s what I did,” he said. “I went to a neighborhood with a very low Black population.”
If a Rasmussen poll out this week caused Adams to stop identifying as Black, then the personal segregation from Blacks seems like a post-hoc justification, and if he fled Blacks long ago, why did
Adams is using the Rasmussen poll as a post-hoc justification for his own physical segregation from a hate group he only stopped identifying with this week.
Appeal to Authority
Adams also justifies his “get the hell away from Black people” position by citing Don Lemon as an authority on the matter.
The recently disgraced CNN anchor once lived in a 70% Black neighborhood in Harlem before moving to a 0% Black block of Sag Harbor, NY. “I’m just quoting Don Lemon,” Adams says. “So I think it just makes no sense whatsoever as a White citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore. It doesn’t make sense. It’s no longer a rational impulse. And so I’m going to back off from being helpful to Black America, because it doesn’t seem it pays off. I’ve been doing it all my life, and the only outcome is I get called a racist. It makes no sense to help Black Americans if you’re White.”
If a Black man can see the light, well by golly it ain’t off limits for Whites neither.
COVID Follower Recoup?
You have to wonder if Adams, being as he is an expert on the art of persuasion, is simply trolling for attention. Has he lost so many followers from his pro-vax stance and subsequent apology–at least partially tongue in cheek–that he’s now being as racially bombastic as possible, just for the headlines?
Until Paris Hilton starts posting anti-blowjob memes and Liver King starts tweeting about the grift of supplement companies, you have to remember that social media influencers know they can’t butter their bread posting content that discourages engagement.
Regardless of his intention, Adams is right, even if he’s a bit late to the party. Rasmussen’s findings are gross, and would be front-page news across the country if any other race were to hold such beliefs. But anti-White sentiments among Black Americans isn’t new.
Assuming Adams prefers actual data to the anti-White vitriol spewed daily online, a 2021 survey from American National Election Studies found Black people to be the least tolerant of any other race. While Whites rated other racial groups fairly equally, Blacks viewed themselves the most favorably and Whites the least.
Identity Politics And Bust
What Adams has done is show how stupid identity politics really is.
The evolution of personal political ideology is perfectly normal (plenty of broke college kids grow more Conservative as middle-class taxpayers seeing how much Uncle Sam pilfers from their paychecks to fund “programs” for the unemployed). But to claim an identity–whether out of pity or perversion–based on a race or gender or even a species to which you clearly do not belong, then reverse course when actual members of that community aren’t as welcoming as you’d hoped, is to demonstrate just how shallow identity politics is.
Adams’ racial de-transition makes a well-deserved mockery of everything identity politics represents. Whether he’s being honest or not, it’s a victory for those hoping society will eventually return to some level of sanity.
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