In The Unspoken Truth: Race, Culture and Other Taboos, Frank Borzellieri addresses issues which current political orthodoxy does not permit to be discussed in any honest way. But Frank Borzellieri ignores orthodoxy, dogma and political correctness in the most thoroughly researched and convincingly honest collection of essays to appear on the most controversial topics in America.
Read the truth about:
• Race and the Right of Free Speech
• The Myth of Integration
• Affirmative Action: Discrimination Against Whites
• Multicultural Madness
• Why Diversity is Our Weakness
• The Lunacy of Anti-Discrimination Laws
• The Disastrous Impact of Third World Immigration
• Gun Control and Other Forms of Tyranny
From the Forward by Jared Taylor:
The columns that Frank Borzellieri writes for the Ledger-Observer newspapers and other publications — and the reactions he gets — remind me of one of Mark Twain’s remarks: “nothing astonishes people more than to tell them the truth.” Witty old cynic that he was, Twain wasn’t writing about how we reply when a lady asks if we like her latest hairdo. He was thinking of the secret truths that all societies shield from view with taboos, myths, and what we today call political corectness.
Twain did not have policital correctness to deal with, and it’s a pity he didn’t; it wouldn’t have survived the hilarious blasts would have unleased against it. But he did have silly posturings to ridicule, windbags to deflate, and lies to expose — and he knew that every age would have its posturings, windbags, and lies. I do not doubt that Twain now smiles down on those who battle these scourges, and that he directs a particularly encouraging smile in the direction of Frank Borzellieri.
The reason, of course, is that Frank Borzellieri and untruth are incompatible, and that when he sees the nonsense that passes for today’s political wisdom he cannot sit idly by. He rolls up his sleeves, spits on his hands, and — well — astonishes people. There has never been another time in the history of America when even small doses of truth caused such astonishment, and Frank doesn’t stop with small doses.
Mark Twain didn’t say this, but when you make it your business to astonish people by telling them the truth, they don’t always react with relief and gratitude. People become very attached to their illusions and don’t enjoy seeing them punctured. What makes the business of astonishment-through-truth so important today is the desperation and even viciousness with which the defenders of orthodoxy fight to protect their illusions. Debates that should be about simple, verifiable facts are often turned into professions of faith and denunciations of evil. It is almost impossible to debate a liberal without discovering something that is half-mania, half-religion. Indeed, one of liberalism’s most unattractive traits is its tone of moral superiority, its insistence that dissenters are not merely wrong but heretical.
But now that public policy has become an opportunity to exhibit politically correct virtues, people like Frank Borzellieri who stand for truth, fairness, and common sense become targets of invective and excommunication. Racist, Nazi, homophobe, bigot — he has been called all these names and more. When the other side doesn’t like his facts, it stoops to name-calling. It would be hard to think of a more graceless way for opponents to admit they have lost the argument, but they don’t seem to realize how hysterical it makes them sound. These are the people who, a few centuries ago, burned dissenters at the stake.
But there is something else that readers of this volume should know about Frank Borzellieri. He doesn’t just talk and write about how things ought to be. He makes them happen. He has won far more notoriety as an elected school board member and candidate for public office than as a columnist.
Of course, millions of Americans know that Frank Borzellieri is right, that he says in print what others know in their bones but are afraid to say. But why bother? Why take the heat? Why endure the insults of the people who have a near-monopoly on public discourse? For only one reason: Frank Borzellieri cares passionately about the future of America. Unlike talk show hosts or editorial writers who choose their politics for reasons of vanity, Frank’s greatest concern is to restore America’s greatness.