The Numbers, Please

The numbers don’t add up. Of course, figures never lie, but liars do figure, as the old saw goes.

Have you ever watched TV, streamed Netflix, paged through a magazine or viewed a commercial advertisement and thought something seemed out of whack? Why is everything portrayed as so, well . . .  gay, lesbian, black, and as if America had instantly and forever, completely changed. Why have these demographic misperceptions been used to fuel media and political hate mongering?

A recent YouGov poll asked people to look in the mirror, asking how they envision the country.

It turns out Americans vastly overestimate the size of all minority groups, representing an over-scaling problem for which there should be some accounting. The poll’s findings are alarming. Among the questions:

  • What percentage of the country is black? The average answer was 41 percent. The actual number is 12 percent. Of course, if you watch television commercials, you would think it’s closer to 90 percent. 
  • What percentage of marriages are mixed race? Average answer: 50 percent. The actual number is 1 percent. If you watch television commercials, you would think it is more like 99 percent.
  • What percentage is “Latinx”?  Average answer: 39 percent. The actual number is 16 percent. Also, most Latinos hate the term “Latinx.” 
  • How many families make over $500,000 a year? Average answer: 26 percent. The actual number is just one percent.  We somehow think a quarter of the country is rich.  
  • What percentage of Americans are vegetarians? Average answer: 30 percent. The actual number is a paltry five percent. 
  • What percent of Americans live in New York City? Average answer: an astounding 30 percent. The actual number is just three percent.  
  • What percentage of Americans are transgender? The answer given was 22 percent. The actual number is not even one percent.  
  • What percentage of your fellow citizens are gay? The answer give was 30 percent. The actual number is just three percent. 

So, why do people have such bogus and inaccurate estimates? 

It’s the Media 

The media and advertisers run race, gender, and wealth stories constantly. They aren’t just biased. They misrepresent the truth and have gone fully woke. There is next to nothing about the average Tom, Dick, Harry, Sue, or Karen. Nothing about the so-called “boobs” in flyover country or the exurbs. Nothing about everyday life lived by the majority of real people.

The result? 

Americans are being constantly brainwashed by the nation’s corporate left-wing media. It is misinformation and propaganda galore. Hitler’s own propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, would be proud if he had half the success. 

There may well come a day when a new-and-improved obsession with equality, diversity, and inclusion, or God forbid, the equity of outcomes, will grind down the very last of all things. That is clearly their plan. In the meantime, we need things that can serve as a map of the true landscape of unequal men and their unequal things. And perhaps some future Marxist “equalitarian” or stylish university lecturer, with tats and nose rings will, upon reading or hearing them, suddenly remember the great truth: that things and men can be divided between better or worse, between good or evil―and that, for the sake of all our sanity, we would do well to rank things as our ancestors once did. 

The yardstick was called excellence, in Latin, praestantia: fitness and superiority based in virtue, valor, and strength. It was colorblind and nonsexual. It was not dictated by some Marxist critical theory about dominance or privilege.

You see, when Alexander the Great finished conquering the world and paused to take in what he had done, no one told him to “check his privilege.”  

When William Shakespeare began a sonnet with “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,” he said what was on his mind and then went home to his castle and relaxed with a good glass of claret. What he did not do was get an angry lecture about his “hetero-normative, cis-gender micro-aggression” from a mob of interior decorators.

When Daniel Boone told his youngster 13-year-old boy to “grow up and be a man, for crying out loud,” the gender-queer native Shawnees across the Ohio River said, well, not a single word.

Being a color or participating in abnormal sex is something today. Indeed, it feels like it is everything. No color or new gender—no deal. 

It’s good for business, good for school, good for sitting on a bus, and good for taking a parking space in a crowded lot, or moving to the front of a line, any line.  It will get you into Harvard in front of whites with better qualifications on paper. 

Those of you privileged with color or gender difference pause for a moment: Pity the person who has none.

And if you think color is a feather in your cap, try accessorizing that cap with a nifty new socially-constructed identity and a spiffy new sexual orientation (we are informed that you now have some 75 plus choices)—it’s all to die for!

Did even one of the lucky, gay, feminist, trannies take a moment to sympathize with the long-suffering, cisgendered, and heterosexual white men who are forever cursed and now badly miscounted or written out of history and cut from all woke business. Tear down those statues!

Personhood—particularly of the colorless variety touted by Martin Luther King, Jr.,—has fallen out of favor and is utterly despised. True enough, our new champions have not  conquered a continent, written a timeless sonnet, invented an airplane, or a polio vaccine, pacemaker, ice cream, public transportation, hospitals, new strains of vegetables, life-saving medicines, or what-have-you.  

Who’s got time when the heteronormative patriarchy is oppressing you with nonfunctioning sewage and water systems? You are, after all, a victim.

The woke media has roundly succeeded in castigating us and making everyone in their Tower of Babel hate each other. Divide and rule is their plan. They seek to conquer us into quietude and oblivion. 

The way they achieved all that is quite clever: they simply lied about reality. Stop believing them.

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About Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, scholar-diplomat-strategist, is CEO of the thought leadership firm The Roosevelt Group. He is the author of 18 books, including The Plot to Destroy Trump and, with Felipe J. Cuello, Trump's World: GEO DEUS. He appears regularly in the media, as a keynote speaker, and on television around the world. 

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