The Bigotry of the “White Privilege” Crowd

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The notion of White Privilege is inherently racist.

Those who push this bigoted screed are accusing every living White Person in America of treating White People better than people of other races. You are accusing all White People of being racists.

It’s a generalization. It’s nonsense. It is simply not true.

They are also saying that my accomplishments whatever they may be are based not upon my own sweat and tears but upon the color of my skin.

My only answer to that is not a nice one so I’ll not type it here.

It’s not “White Privilege” as it has nothing to do with color. It is being a member of a majority. It could be called “majority membership privilege.”

This notion that I am privileged because I am White is nonsense. If I were born White in Asia, it would not be a privilege to be White. Were I born White in Africa, I would belong to no privileged majority unless I was born in the nation of South Africa.

I was born White in America. Therefore, I am a member of the dominant race. It was not a privilege. It was an accident of birth.

I was born into mild poverty. We weren’t destitute. We were poor. I was not privileged to have been born or raised poor. I was not privileged when I basically had two choices after High School — the Military or likely imprisonment.

This “privilege” to which I am supposedly privy as a White person in America has nothing to do with my color. It has everything to do with being born a member of the majority group in America.

Certainly, by looking physically similar to others in the majority group, I am treated differently. However, this is not always a positive and this does not always work. Nor does this “privilege” extend to all members of the majority group. For instance, White Homosexuals are treated extremely poorly by the majority group. Explain to a White Homosexual how they are privileged. I’m sure you’ll get a tart reply.

There are more White Americans in poverty, more White American Children who are homeless and hungry, etc.

Being a member of the majority group anywhere will always have it’s advantages. However, this can take one only so far.

So, pls, stop trying to tell me how privileged I am because I’m White. I’m not buying it now nor will I ever buy it. It’s a stale, moldy piece of propaganda that serves no purpose except to turn me off to the plight of others.

That I do not believe in “White privilege” does not blind me to prejudice, bigotry or racism. I know that these things exist. I know that these things do harm to minorities and women and others. However, that I am not prejudiced against by some White Americans does not mean that I am not discriminated against in America or in the wider world.

Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice are not unique to America. Not every American has spent the whole of their lives in America protected from the wider world.

This is one of the basic assumptions of White Privilege. My white skin doesn’t carry the same credit in all places. In some places & in some situations, my white skin is a liability. This is the same for the fact of my citizenship. Being an American does not make me universally loved nor does it open doors for me everywhere I go. In some places, being White and/or American has closed doors to me.

I suppose if one has lived all of one’s life in America and has had to deal with only American challenges, a “White privilege” may exist to one extent or the other.

That being said, when I was a child, I was treated often as though I had no worth. Teachers treated me this way. This was due to my “class” and not my color. The kids from affluent families were treated well. The Black kids were treated differently by some of my teachers. The poor White were treated like “po’ White trash.” Perhaps this was a Louisville, Kentucky thing. I heard a few teachers talking about it. “He comes from a poor part of town. He’ll never amount to much.”

I have known prejudice.  I have known bigotry. I have known racism. I have experienced each first hand. Inside and outside of America.

To tell me that I am privileged and to act as though I have never experienced hardship due to my race is to deny my life experiences. The notion of “White privilege” diminishes me as a human being.

All of this nonsense is going to backfire one day. There will be a backlash. People are going to grow tired of being told that they are inherently evil and owe people whom they have never seen an apology for things which they’ve never done.

Peggy McIntosh, the inventor of White privilege, is obviously an affluent White person who does not interact with people of other races or economic classes much if at all.

I can, if I wish, arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.

(This is not true of all White people. This is mostly true of folks in the Northeast. How is one “White privileged” if White is the only race with whom you live, work, etc.)

I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

(This is not true of all White people)

When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.

(One cannot change this fact. This is being part of the cultural majority. If one lives in Asia and is White, this would not be true.)

Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.

(This is not true of all White people.)

I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.

(This depends on the region, city, area. Not all areas, cities or areas are White dominated. Over 50% of my First Sergeants in the Army were Black.)

I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.

(She seems to be oblivious of school systems wherein White kids are sent to predominantly Black schools as part of “Bussing.” I had many friends who had to be extremely aware of race when I was growing up. If they weren’t, it could mean a trip to the hospital.)

Most of her examples are that of a privileged AFFLUENT White person (Woman) and not the experience of the AVERAGE White person. I’ve read Peggy’s propaganda and her knapsack nincompoopery. Her experience is not that of “White America” but her own experience. I’ve never been able to NOT interact with people of other races. I’ve always lived near and interacted with people of other races. I’ve always been around Black Authority figures…my whole life. This started with my First Grade teacher who was a Black Woman. In the military, I always had Black persons in my chain of command. Both of my Drill Sergeants in Basic Training were Black. Post Military, my last two immediate supervisors were Black.

I left the military over a decade ago. My Boss at this job is Black. My Deputy Program Manager, to whom I directly reported, at my last place of employment was a retired Colonel who was Black. The last two guys whom I replaced were Black. My last five immediate supervisors non-White.

No, this is not the experience of everyone (every American). Neither is Peggy McIntosh’s experience or her “White privilege.”

The thing is that people can read the McIntosh nonsense for what it is — ridiculous White guilt propaganda that Peggy dreamed up to make herself feel better about her life of affluence and being born with a silver spoon. People can also spot ignorance and self deception when we see it.

Any person who falls for this White Privilege bunk is either a racist or an Affluent American who has never existed outside of their own comfortable rich person life. White Privilege is not the common experience of the White American. It is an experience of the 1%.

The Racism of the Gun Control Crowd

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You may not have noticed it but it’s there.

A WHITE Person is killed in a firearms related incident.  The Liberal Left goes insane.  Full on berserker mode.  Heads spinning!  Exorcism worthy.

A BLACK Person is killed in a firearms related incident.

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Yeap, that’s right.  That’s about what you hear.

Trayvon Martin had nothing to do with gun control.  Doesn’t fit.  The Martin-Zimmerman hullabaloo was all about Stand Your Ground Laws.  Even though Black folks benefit more from the “Stand Your Ground” laws in this nation, the Left will tell you that these laws are racist.  The only time that race comes into the question is when it is a Black Male shooting a White Male.  In those instances, Black Males are at a cultural disadvantage when it comes to Stand Your Ground laws.  The Left won’t tell you the full story.  One has to research this to find the truth.  The Right doesn’t want to talk about that last bit either.

The oddest bit about the Martin-Zimmerman contrivance was that Zimmerman isn’t a White Person.  He is Half-Hispanic.  If Half Black Obama is Black, why is Half Hispanic Zimmerman White?  That is the Left in action.  Duplicity.  Hypocrisy.

There have been approximately 9,000 Black on Black murders since Trayvon Martin was killed by Zimmerman.  Have you heard about this?  No, you haven’t.  Why?  Why does the left not use this as part of their Gun Control dialogue?  Maybe they don’t want to seem racist by highlighting Black on Black crime.  It’s taboo.  Discussing Black crime will see one branded a racist by the Left.  They can’t very well have an open dialogue about this issue if they won’t allow anyone else to honestly and openly discuss it.

 Black people in America suffer from gun violence so disproportionately as to be nearly unfathomable.  However, we can’t discuss this.  One problem is that discussing race is taboo in the Age of Obama and “post-racial America.”  The Democrats have painted themselves into a corner.  They won’t allow anyone else to discuss it.  This makes it nearly impossible for the Left to discuss it.  When Black leaders discuss it, they are marginalized and called Uncle Tom’s because “How dare they jump off message and out of the Democratic Plantation!”

America ignores the violence challenge of Black communities.  The only reason that Trayvon Martin received any press was that incident’s availability to the Left as a racial baton with which to bash America, the Red States, WHITEY, Red Necks and those who failed to obey by voting for Barack Obama.  If it weren’t for the political usefulness of Trayvon and his hoody, no Democrat in America would have given it one second’s thought.  That includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who are the greatest race pimps in the history of mankind.

I will concede that Martin was murdered.  The reasons that I assign are quite different.  The Media has been portraying Black people on the news, TV and in movies as violent and out of control.  Reminders of Watts and Rondey King and O.J. Simpson are ubiquitous.  Black people are portrayed most often on TV as gang banging, hoody wearing animals on TV.  TV shows such as The Wire, Southland, The Shield and more portray all Black people as either corrupt or violent.  There are very few positive Black characters on television or in the movies.  The News may as well show pictures of Fallujah when they speak about Detroit or Chicago and it’s Black denizens.

With that in mind, White people start to see Black people as they are portrayed.  This country is only 13 to 15% “African American.”  Most White people have never had meaningful interaction with Black people.  They know of Hollywood stars, rappers, assorted other artists and Sports figures who are Black.  We’ve all heard of Marion Barry and Roy Nagin, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.  For many White people, these people ARE Black People or “African Americans.”  This picture of Black America is informed by the news which is always about violence (if it bleeds, it leads) or corruption.  If this was the only thing that you knew about a group of people, how would you react when you encountered them.

I’ve known Black folks my whole life.  I worked with Black folks in the Army.  I work with Black folks overseas in Afghanistan and
elsewhere.  I’ve had very few violent encounters with Black folks.  The one truly violent and racial encounter that I had with Black people was in Baumholder, Germany. Image I was jumped by eight black guys who thought that I was alone.  They jumped me and tried to beat me down while calling me a “dirty ——ing CRACKA!” and “F—-ing Honkey” and that sort of thing.  One of them yelled; “I got your massa’ right here” as he hit me with a brick in the face.  I yelled for my friends who were around the corner.  They came to my aid.  Two of those friends were Black guys.  We rough them off together.  I’m proud to say that I broke one of their shoulders with the brick with which they had earlier hit me.

How does one hate Black people for a bigoted beating attempt when those who came to your aid were also Black?  It’s kind of difficult.
This leads me back to WHITEY and the Gun Control Crowd.  There have been somewhere around 80 “mass gun murders” in the past decade killing approximately 200 people.  Primarily WHITE people.

In that same time frame, there have been thousands of BLACK folks killed in America.

Yet, the only time that the Left gets it’s faux outrage up into a self righteous lather is when it’s WHITE people being murdered in White neighborhoods.

I find this interesting.  I, also, find it further proof of the duplicity and callous bigotry of the DNC.  Race is only a problem in America when it is convenient to the Democratic National Party.  If race cannot be politicized, it is rarely raised as an issue.  This is the very definition of hypocrisy.  This is the Democratic National Party or Committee as it is called.

 

 

P.S.  Now think about all of the Police murders in Black communities.  The numbers are bewildering.  But let us not talk about this.  We’ll be branded “extremists” by the transparent Obama Administration.