This, more than anything, is what is so unsettling about Mr. Coates’s recent writing and the tenor of the leftist “woke” discourse he epitomizes. Though it is not at all morally equivalent, it is nonetheless in sync with the toxic premises of white supremacism. Both sides eagerly reduce people to abstract color categories, all the while feeding off of and legitimizing each other, while those of us searching for gray areas and common ground get devoured twice. Both sides mystify racial identity, interpreting it as something fixed, determinative and almost supernatural. For Mr. Coates, whiteness is a “talisman,” an “amulet” of “eldritch energies” that explains all injustice; for the abysmal early-20th-century Italian fascist and racist icon Julius Evola, it was a “meta-biological force,” a collective mind-spirit that justifies all inequality. In either case, whites are preordained to walk that special path. It is a dangerous vision of life we should refuse no matter who is doing the conjuring.
Archives For October 7, 2017
Overall I was pretty disappointed with this conclusion of the Royals era of Hosmer, Moustakas, and Cain. I will remember this season for what could have been. Had the Royals not had a historically bad start nor a terrible August they could have had a place in the playoffs. Alas it wasn’t to be. Will be interesting what the team will look like next season and who goes where. For me the team MVP was Merrifield.