I have constantly written about this selectivity that Chris Rock discussed in his “Selective Outrage” special. Rock focused on the outrage part, but I will look at selectivity. While working on my last series of books, I discovered that selectivity is reality. For example, the mainstream media, corporations, government agencies, educational systems, and other sizable establishments openly declare their contempt for misogyny. Yet these same agencies are often silent when it comes to misandry. Social media platforms intentionally mislabel groups that talk about one topic while encouraging another based on whom they’ve selected. They don’t even get caught acknowledging that misandry exists. It would appear that the media yearns to spark beef or talk about Will Smith’s reaction.
These are all relevant situations people are going through today.
Everyone who watched this show, including the mainstream media, knows that Chris Rock touched on many crucial issues. He spoke of radical feminists who deploy cancel culture to overthrow prominent men from their official positions. And how they replace those men with women. He mocked companies using deceptive “woke” marketing strategies to spread the “woke” narrative while ignoring their product description or function. Many official positions last a lifetime. When radical feminists want the first woman in that position, they dig up scandals to disgrace the man in the office. How some avoid the thorny road of hard work and dedication to take the shortcut of “showing their ass” to get attention. Chris Rock went so far as to suggest that lazy people use social media for attention.
Rock painted a broad stroke about the culture of the sufferer where celebrities like Meghan Markel, in all their glamour, proclaim being a victim. This resonated with me because I felt the same about Michelle Obama. Here I was, admiring a strong black woman, someone who could go down in history as the first first lady to become president of the United States. When I read her book and saw her documentary instead, I was disappointed to find a victim. Although Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, Rock didn’t make a victim’s tour of mainstream media. Some of us experience tribulations but forge resilience when positioned to lead. He even discussed the dilemma of an interracial couple fitting in with racist in-laws. These are all relevant situations people are going through today.
In my mind, Chris Rock’s concept of selective outrage ignited reflections of particular equality. I have often referred to the caprice of justified bigotry or legal corruption. The powers have built our world on this injustice. I have seen that the world cannot function without double standards. The authorities can’t remove this. Those with dominion use the dual standard to their advantage. They weaponize it. Let me explain this using the Hindu caste system, which divides everyone into four castes. These justify the selectivity of status, careers, and privileges that each group of people deserves. It eliminates equality or fair play by awarding only what the system approves for one’s caste. In particular, I speak of priests/teachers, rulers/warriors, landlords/merchants, and servants of Brahmins.
If this is the case, how can the world rid itself of racism?
Although they said the caste system consists of four categories, they name a fifth group called the untouchables. They base the eloquent system of discrimination on skills and status. However, I only use this example to prove my point on selective equality and legal corruption. Whether Hindu or not, most tradition explains discrimination against people based on place of birth, race, gender, sexuality, and wealth. Chris Rock barely scratched the tip of the iceberg with his new stand-up special. Modern feminism remains a perfect example as it thrives on using this selectivity when it inverts sexism to achieve its objectives. It masks racism with sexism and then justifies it. The LGBTQIA community has used a similar strategy with cancel culture to uphold its selectivity. Or classism.
Selective outrage focuses only on the courage of those who resist. On the left, the court of public opinion and the rest of those of social justice or awakened culture. What about selective comradeship, employment, esteem, or professional outcomes based on lineage, race, gender, or sexuality? If this is the case, how can the world rid itself of racism? After learning about the caste system, I have often considered this topic. Is it based on race? Are blacks the untouchables? I know it’s not based on gender or sexuality, but this sad notion always puts us low regarding Africans. This reflection often happens as I frequently have trouble understanding the purpose of racism and classism. I asked questions like: Why Africa? Why did other races of this world choose to antagonize my race? Why us?
I’ve read online travel guides discussing the most incredible cities to experience the wildest nightlife. And… I’ve lived in Belgium, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Even with the best game, clothes, jewelry, cars, and a bag full of cash, the average Caucasian male, often a drug addict or simp wearing simple jeans with a t-shirt, beats the odds far more. So, when these sites praise ample city nightlife, they talk to white men more than anyone else. A well-groomed Indian or Asian male who got tips from this website would be very disappointed once his Caucasian counterpart got laid that night. Tupac has a song called “White Man’s World.” The Hindu caste exposed me to how mundane things like classism and racism have permeated human existence. There’s nothing we can do about it.
As soon as the table rotated, the signal disappeared.
I live in Germany (at this point) and have gone to several business establishments where all the employees are white. Diversity does not exist in many areas. I’ve wondered what I would do if I didn’t have the few opportunities, but when I’m around people of other races, those opportunities either attract envy or have no effect. Then I heard of a Caucasian who committed suicide as his standard fell near the highest point in my life. He was disgraced for assaulting a woman, lost his job, and hanged himself. It wasn’t discrimination because of his race. He wasn’t falsely accused, and he did as they said. Still, he jumped off a bridge, and other Caucasians weep for him. Yes, I remember the liberals and conservatives arguing about the war on terror. The media couldn’t stop reporting on terrorism.
That led to the justification of bigotry toward Muslims until they had to discontinue. Suddenly the US wars ended, and the reporting was prevented. They moved to the “woke” culture but only reported for one side of the argument. This comes off the heels of the MeToo movement, which emerged with sharp teeth until many women began to be exposed and shamed. As soon as the table rotated, the signal disappeared. Look at the diagram above. Imagine if someone turned that upside down. They put the untouchables (Dalits) on top. That would send the rulers/warriors (Kshatriyas) to the fourth spot and the priest/teacher, the Brahmins, at the bottom. The servants, also known as the Sudras, follow the landowners/merchants, or Vaishyas, who come after them. Order will be anarchy.
What do you suspect would be the outcome, even though most religions predicate themselves on peace and humility? There would be a bloodbath. War of wars. Why is that? That’s because selectivity can only flow in one direction. Chris Rock himself was being selective while speaking about selectivity. He selected outrage as the point of focus to ignore all the other facets that would jeopardize him if he talked about them. He steered clear from speaking about double standards prevalent among those communities that got Dave Chappelle and Ye in crisis mode. Based on the consequences, Rock decided to skid over such topics and even used a brilliant rendition of reversed psychology when speaking on pro-choice and pro-life. As expected, the mainstream media also steered clear of that part.
The idea that having an abortion kills a baby gets many arguments. Of course, when you murder a pregnant woman, the law charges you with two crimes. But when the woman aborts the same pregnancy, the law might label that abortion, not murder. Simply speaking on this topic brings the threat of cancel culture. When a husband cheats, the public demands an apology while the media bastardizes him. When Jada Pinkett Smith cheated, no Oprah or Gail King demanded her apology. Then there’s the part where Chris Rock used the B-word, N-word, and other derogatory adjectives to describe the black people he was talking about. There is selectivity everywhere, and the world appears to rely on it. This is a realization that everyone should make. Double standards are unavoidable. *