|The Notebook resonates with a people who merely tolerate Black Run America|
There are so many problems to confront that starting, running and sustaining a blog dedicated to Stuff Black People Don't Like might seem inane, a waste of time even. I'll admit that I read Roissy - though I don't agree with everything he writes - and find his statement that "feminism is incompatibility with chivalry" to be dead-on. In our strange world his ideas of "Game" make sense, but they'd be alien to an America that existed 50 years ago.
Watching the end of The Notebook brought me back to that moment in 2004 when the cares of the world seemed insignificant and all that mattered was being in her presence as we watched that same film in a theater, together.
Nicholas Sparks wrote The Notebook and the values represented in all of his work reflect the best values that were once ubiquitous in this country.Those values seem antiquated in 2011, but people seem to gravitate to his books and the film adaptations with a maddening devotion.
For the last 50-60 years the propaganda in schools, the media, Hollywood and television has been incredibly one-sided. A radical agenda has been pushed that can only be described as the attempt to create Black Run America (BRA). Think about all the TV shows (hundreds of thousands of hours of programming), movies and other sources of entertainment that push an agenda completely alien to Pre-Obama America.
And yet in 2011 America, all those efforts have largely failed. White people (Stuff White People Like whites included) flee diversity at the earliest sign it is near; white girls marry white guys 96 percent of the time; white babies are called racist by Newsweek because nature peaks her ugly head in before any chance of nurturing those ideas away and reprogramming them can occur; and white women carrying white children become increasingly ethnocentric.
Watching the end of The Notebook was cathartic. There is a reason women read Sparks books and flock to see his movies; the values preached in his stories are of a different time, belonging to a different society (a different people perhaps) and completely alien to what is being constantly pumped out into the mass media. There are so many things wrong with our society, with the strange devotion and simultaneous subservience to Black people being at the top of that list.
Knowing that there is a massive audience for Nicholas Sparks work is an encouraging sign that much of the rubbish that has been disseminated to create Black Run America and other nuisances will quickly fade away once they collapse on themselves.
In all of Sparks stories, the narrative focuses on white people battling for the truest emotion; love. Some on the Internet have questioned why Sparks fails to include the Token Black character in his stories, but the answer should be obvious; like John Hughes he doesn't understand the Black experience (looking at the rate of out-of-wedlock births, love stories are rare in that community).
It was an interview in People that Sparks showed his hand:
Still, a visit to the New Bern, N.C., home Sparks, 38, shares with wife Cathy, 36, offers plenty of examples of how to keep romance alive-despite the passage of 14 years and five kids: Miles, 12, Ryan, 10, Landon, 3, and twins Marin and Lexie, 2. Nicholas would like six, but, says Cathy, "I'm done."Sparks does write a theme that resonates with a lot of people, a lot of white people.
"We get up at 6 a.m., before any of the children, so we can eat breakfast together," says Sparks. They also work out side by side three times a week at the local Gold's Gym. "For some part of the day," he says, "the marriage relationship has to be primary—it's one of the best things you can teach your children. So we don't feel guilty if we go for a walk, just the two of us."
Also helpful? Saying within earshot of Cathy, "The women in my stories tend to be like my wife—strong, confident, intelligent and putting family first."
Fiction has become an emotional outlet for Sparks, who as a Notre Dame business school grad, decided to capitalize on the niche he saw in the love-story market, "He made a conscious decision about which genre to pursue, based on where the voids were," says his brother Micah, 38, who runs a cabinetry business in Folsom, Calif.
"Writing is an art," says Nicholas, "but publishing is a business. I have to have a theme that appeals to a lot of people."
Reading a recent about online dating was interesting, because it confirmed something I know to be a fact -- whites prefer dating and marrying other whites:
Data from more than 1 million profiles of singles looking for love online confirms that whites overwhelmingly prefer to date members of their own race. The same is not true for blacks, especially men, who are far more likely to cross the race barrier to meet a mate.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed the racial preferences and online activity of people from the United States who subscribed between 2009 and 2010 to a major Internet dating service. In their profiles, the online daters stated if they had a racial preference.
Researchers were then able to compare the online daters’ stated preferences with whom they actually contacted for a date, and they found profound differences between blacks and whites.
“Those who said they were indifferent to the race of a partner were most likely to be young, male and black,” says Gerald Mendelsohn, a psychologist, professor of graduate studies, and lead author of the study, which will soon be submitted for publication.
Overall, he said, “Whites more than blacks, women more than men and old more than young participants stated a preference for a partner of the same race,”One Web site tried to attack white people who prefer other white people when it comes to online dating as "racist" going so far to attack Nicholas Sparks in the process:
The reluctance of whites to contact blacks was true even for those who claimed they were indifferent to race. More than 80 percent of the whites contacted whites and fewer than 5 percent of them contacted blacks, a disparity that held for young as well as for older participants.
In other words, while perhaps not outright racist, this study certainly exposes the deep-seated racial prejudice (both in favor of whites and against blacks) that still exists in the U.S. Census data from 2000 shows that only one percent of American marriages take place between a black and white person, and in most cases, it's a black husband and a white wife. So it seems online dating habits are mirroring offline trends.
This isn't the first time researchers have drawn conclusions about racial attitudes and dating by studying people's online dating profiles. Last year, OKCupid published a humorous report titled "The REAL 'Stuff White People Like,'" which used infographics to illustrate the hobbies, tastes, interests and self-descriptions of various ethnic groups. So it's also possible that the white online daters are simply looking for a partner who could enjoy Van Halen and Nicholas Sparks novels as much as they do—and the majority of black online daters just have better, er, different tastes.
You can throw nature out with a pitchfork, but she'll always return. That's what has been attempted over the last 50-60 years in America, with the hope of permanently erecting Black Run America to oversee our lives. It's failed.
Each time a Nicholas Sparks book or movie comes out, further proof of its failure is supplied. Black people like his work about as much as white people like Tyler Perry's (each reflect two completely incompatible ways of life).
We are not doomed. Not by a long shot. If no one read or wept during the climatic scene of Sparks stories then we might be, but that longing for a simpler time is present throughout America. White America.
Stuff Black People Don't Like exists to showcase to the world what Black people do not like. Nicholas Sparks stories are included in that list, because the popularity of his stories shows that the whole toleration of Black Run America is just a game (a dangerous game), but one that will come to an end.
And just like in his stories, that ending is going to be happy.