584. Influence (XV)
Nixon on blacks as inferior to whites, in private: “…the key is to devise a system that recognises this while appearing not to.” Shocking attitude, shocking. Yet, in fact, Nixon was engaged in an attempt at compassion here; he understood the situation, confidentially, then said that the situation needed to be dealt with in such a way as not to humiliate America’s blacks—although a less charitable version would say that he wanted to save their pride.
Today, everyone would zoom in on Nixon’s statement as regards inherent racial inequality. People would tut-tut and say, well, times have changed; and we always knew Nixon was a rotter, anyhow. Yet Nixon would be tut-tutted partly because his own idea has succeeded so well; as noted in the previous post about Nixon, he practiced very strict racial noblesse oblige—and the above quote merely expands the principle, exquisite sensitivity to the racial issue. For a start, Nixon was never going to say this in public—he knew he was no monster. The world we live in today, “woke world”, partly exists because Nixon adopted this attitude—we must keep two sets of books, one in private and one in public, so as to preserve racial harmony; the tendency ante-dates Nixon.
The situation is analogous to a child’s birthday party where one guest’s drooling retard brother has been invited as a courtesy and so the parents arrange at least one party game where “Timmy wins” through some semi-transparent ruse that can be imposed on the children through implicit parental authority. The only ruction comes when a functionally autistic child pipes up, “But Timmy didn’t actually win that game.” “Shh, Timmy won. Timmy won.”
Nixon was a conservative: a conscientious plodder. As regards the law, he said that you needed a “cast-iron butt” to study and succeed in it—and this shows you what Nixon was at heart, a plodder. Nixon worked like a nigger on his law degree; or, more accurately, he worked like a Quaker—his religion. His conscientiousness undid him in the end; he was in the clear to win re-election, but he had to cover all the bases—hence the Watergate break-in, his conscientiousness undid the whole enterprise.
The problem with conservatives—with Richard Nixon, Enoch Powell, and Jordan Peterson—is that you pop up on Uncle Enoch’s knee and he says, “Now sonny, let me tell you how the world works…let me tell you about reality…” The conservative then tells you how to be a conscientious plodder who is sensitive to perceived social rules. When the conservative talks about “reality” he means the “reality” whereby you wheedle promotions by saying the right thing and not being “weird”. This is how you end up with children brainwashed and dragged off to gender clinics on a mass scale to have their bits chopped off while conservatives intone about “civil discourse” and “extremism”. For them, “reality” is a good salary and social respectability—reasonable opposition (not real opposition).
Nixon was a hypocrite. He wanted to cover up the racial issue; in private, he spoke like a segregationist governor—in public he wanted to create racial equality. If we want aletheia, the truth revealed, Nixon’s stance was unacceptable; he was engaged in a cover-up—not just on Watergate but on many other things besides. In the end he was a Quaker, even if he no longer practiced. What is a Quaker? A hypocrite who says he is against war yet accepts that other men must die to protect him. How did Nixon see himself? As a peacemaker—he prided himself on “peace with honour” in Vietnam and peace with China. This was why he was so hated: nobody likes a hypocrite moralist—nobody likes a pious peacemaker who secretly bombs Cambodia. Publicly he proclaimed peace, secretly he started another war—a secret war for peace that helped the Khmer Rouge into power. The hippies were right then? No, their hypocrisy was that they were secretly ambitious, elitist, and hardworking.