White Guilt

“I Am A Racist” — Utter insanity at Northwestern U Law School

The secular religion of Wokeness:

All white people must admit their original sin of “racism.” No matter what.

Our society now entirely revolves around the word “racism,” whether you’re a devout member of the Church of Wokeness, a hardcore alt-righter or somewhere in between. Not a day will go by without you dwelling upon, discussing, and either leveling or fending off accusations of “racism.”

The most racially, religiously and culturally inclusive society in the history of the world is now neurotically and pathologically obsessed with the concept of “racism.”

This is insanity.

Reparations Pricetag: $6.2 Quadrillion

I think what they’re trying to say is that it will never be enough, no matter what, and that white guilt and groveling must continue forever:

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May I offer a counterproposal?

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White Privilege is a Lie

Every country’s majority population has “privilege.”

I wouldn’t have white privilege in the Congo. In fact I’d have the opposite of white privilege.

Saying the majority population in a country has a built-in advantage or “privilege” in that country is a self-evident truth.

It’s more like home-field advantage than anything.

But now it’s seen as bad and evil–instead of an obvious fact of life–for America to favor the particular ethnic group that has represented the historical majority in this country for three-plus centuries (going back before the founding).

Eradicating “white privilege” in America has been the main focus of affirmative action policies since the late 1960s. It has become secular America’s de facto religion: white people must recognize and denounce their original sin of “white privilege” or else be condemned as Racists™️.

Even lots of white “conservatives” have accepted and internalized the idea of white privilege. The difference between them and the woke, self-hating white leftists is only that they feel no guilt and angst over their white privilege. But many still acknowledge white privilege is a thing.

Norway is a country built for and by Norwegians. Its culture and customs are made for Norwegians. Norway is a Norwegian’s natural habitat. It’s where they come from and where they are meant to live. It’s made for Norwegians. They made it, and it made them.

The idea of “Norwegian privilege” didn’t even exist until the first Swede walked across the border and settled down in a foreign country built by and for Norwegians.

A lion does not have “lion privilege” over a penguin that immigrates to the Savannah. The Savannah is simply the lion’s natural habitat. The Savannah was there before the lion so the lion adapted and made the Savannah his home. The penguin that immigrated from Antarctica should not blame the lion for being better able to survive and thrive in the Savannah, just as the lion cannot blame the penguin for the penguin being more at home in Antarctica if the situation was reversed.

The idea of white privilege in a white country is as stupid as saying the 49ers had “49er Privilege” at their home stadium in the NFC Championship Game, and that the Green Bay Packers were helpless victims because they did not enjoy the same home field advantage.

It will soon be illegal to say but it doesn’t make it any less true: America is and has been  a white country since day one. The elites are doing everything they can to change that but until they do, America is still a white country. So of course white people are going to have the natural advantage here. Same goes for England and Germany and Sweden. A white country means a white society and hence a natural “bias” toward white people.

A Black Country results in a black society and an inevitable bias toward black people over all others.

If there are 100 people in a room and 95 of them are Asian, with the remaining 5 being white, the whites will not have any sort of privilege or advantage to speak of.

It’s just natural. In-groups, out-groups. Majorities, minorities.

People are naturally “biased” to favor their own kind. However, modern white liberals may be the first ethnic subgroup in human history to actually have trained themselves (or, if you prefer, been trained) to be biased against their own ingroup and in favor of outgroups. The media, Hollywood and the education system have really done a number on white liberals.

Through this lie of “white privilege,” lots white people are being brainwashed to actively work to demolish their own race.

They have been convinced that America is “biased” towards white people, and that this is wrong and must be changed. They are driven by a tremendous sense of guilt over their perceived “privilege” over helpless minorities.

But it’s not even technically “biased.” I put that word in quotations for a reason: because it’s not really accurate to say America is “biased” toward white people. It was a white country and a white society, until other people started showing up. Then, by definition, it became “biased” toward its white majority, but only because outsiders started moving there. There’s no such thing as an in-group until an out-group is introduced. There’s no majority until there’s a minority.

From the earliest days of America until the waves of mass foreign immigration that began in 1965 with the Ted Kennedy Immigration reform, America was a 90% white country. So the idea of white privilege didn’t even exist: it was simply a white country. There was no consciously-developed system where the people in power said, “We’ve got to make sure this country favors white people.” It was just an inherent byproduct of the fact that America was a 90% white nation. No one ever thought about the idea of “white privilege” or keeping white people atop the racial pecking order.

The term “white privilege” didn’t even exist until the 1960s, and only entered the mainstream vocabulary in the 1990s:

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“White privilege” wasn’t a thing until the 1960s, when our government decided that we were to be a “diverse” country instead of a white one.

You can’t expect a native population to suddenly and immediately bend over backwards to cater to a newly-arrived minority of outsiders. That’s not how it works. Outsiders generally have to be the ones to change and adapt to the customs and ways of their new country. They have to assimilate–in other words, try to be like the native population as much as they possibly can to fit in.

You can’t just move to someone else’s country and then complain that the people who were already there, who have historically populated that country, have “privilege.” Well, no shit they do: it’s their country. They founded it, they built it, and they make up its society. Of course it’s “biased” towards them.

It’s their country.

If you don’t like it, then go back to your own country where it’s “biased” towards you.

I can’t move to Pakistan and claim society’s biased towards Pakistanis. That’s idiotic.

Outsiders in foreign lands are naturally at a disadvantage, and probably always will be no matter how much they assimilate. As long as you’re the minority group, you will always be at a disadvantage compared to the majority group.

It sucks but it’s a fact of life no matter where you go. If you don’t like it you can leave.

But of course none of the people complaining about “white privilege” actually will leave, will they? No, because it’s objectively better here, and they all know it.

But that doesn’t stop them from wanting to have their cake and eat it too: they want to come here because it’s better than their old country, but they also don’t want to be treated as foreigners.

Well, tough shit. You can’t have it both ways. You want home field advantage? Then go back home.

You want to live in our land of opportunity? Then you forfeit your home field advantage. You’ll have to adapt to the new playing field.

Weigh the pros and cons, then make a decision.

Fortunately for you this country you bash for having “white privilege” is also the most hospitable and most welcoming to foreigners and immigrants in the world. Immigrants can get rich and famous and beloved in this country. Immigrants can make it to the top—hell, one was even President. Even if your dream is not fame and fortune, there are plenty of immigrants who become wealthy, successful, secure and happy in this country. There are countless examples of foreigners who have come to America and overcome the supposed albatross of “white privilege.”

They made it. Why can’t you?

I’m white, and most of the landlords I’ve had in my life weren’t white. Most were first or second generation immigrants. What kind of “white privilege”-based society would allow that? I’ve had plenty of nonwhite bosses. (Even nonwhite female bosses. Some patriarchy.)

And try being an American expat in another country. See how far your white privilege gets you. Here are a couple of examples of what it’s like to be a foreigner living in Japan. Spoiler: it’s not easy.

The idea of “white privilege” is completely illogical to anyone who thinks about it for more than 10 seconds. The shark has “shark privilege” over me when I’m in the ocean, but he probably couldn’t do much to me when he’s on dry land, my turf.

I have as much “white privilege” over a black immigrant from Nigeria as he has “black privilege” over me in his own country. Actually, a black Nigerian has it much easier in America than a white American would have it in Nigeria. The evidence is in the number of black Nigerians that want to immigrate to America and the lack of white Americans that want to immigrate to Nigeria.

If you believe in white privilege in America but not in black privilege in Nigeria, you’ve been brainwashed.

You should ask yourself, “By whom?” And “why?”

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To sum up, racial-majority “privilege” is not:

  1. Unique to America.
  2. A deliberately-constructed system.
  3. Unjust.
  4. In need of rectification.

Now, there is a very big difference between a society that deliberately discriminates against and oppresses certain groups on the grounds of ethnicity, and a society that is simply inherently favorable to the people that a. built that society, and b. have been the majority population in that country historically.

The idea that America has a deliberately-constructed system in place designed specifically to oppress nonwhites is just nonsense. That system (“Jim Crow”) was dismantled decades ago. And the system we created after Jim Crow has been a system designed to rectify the sins of Jim Crow. Most social policies enacted since the 1960s have had the express goal of favoring nonwhites, if anything.

Everyone knows the post-Jim Crow era has been the “affirmative action” era, but “affirmative action” is better described as nonwhite privilege.

Hire someone for a job because they’re not a white male. Grant someone admission to a college that they otherwise couldn’t get into because they’re not a white male. Hold non-white males to a different set of laws and rules simply because of their skin color or gender.

Everyone has a story from their own life where they’ve seen nonwhite privilege at work. It’s the law of the land.

Why do you think Elizabeth Warren pretended to be an Indian? If America was truly based on white privilege, then why would she have made efforts to claim she wasn’t white?

Of course, the whole idea behind nonwhite privilege is to level the playing field–in other words, give preferential treatment to non-white males so that they can “catch up” to white males, who were previously the supposed privileged group.

But that still doesn’t change what affirmative action is. It’s nonwhite privilege.

Affirmative action is nonwhite privilege.

Why do you think the next 007 is a black woman? It’s not because Ian Fleming’s books describe 007 as a black woman. It’s not because casting a black woman as 007 would lead to more ticket sales.

It’s because our cultural elites have decided that White Men Are Bad and their time is over. It’s because they believe there are too many Old White Men around. In fact, the term “Old White Men” has become a pejorative over the past five years or so.

The Cultural Marxists want cultural redistribution.

So not only is the idea of “white privilege” in America nonsensical, if anything the opposite exists today.

White Guilt: Not Just for Americans

It’s not just in America where the Globalist Uniparty has succeeded in promoting the idea of white guilt in order to dismantle and dispossess white populations.

White guilt is pervasive in Europe, too:

“The European parliament has overwhelmingly backed a watershed resolution calling for reparations for crimes committed in Africa during European colonialism.

The bill urges European member states to introduce a series of sweeping reforms aimed at tackling ‘structural racism’ facing millions of Afro-Europeans.

It calls on the countries to implement nation-wide strategies to deal with discrimination in education, health, housing, policing, the justice system and politics.

The resolution – approved by 535 MEPs, with 80 votes against and 44 abstentions – also calls on European member states to declassify their colonial archives, covering the most disturbing periods of Europe’s colonial past, and issue public apologies.”

While the article uses the term “reparations,” it does not mention any sort of large-scale cash payment white Europeans must make to Africans. That’s generally what the term “reparations” refers to in America.

However, the article describes “reparations” as reforms that ensure “Afro-Europeans” are favored by the system in virtually every way. That’s similar to what happened in America following the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s: in order to “make up” for slavery and Jim Crow, white Americans would be treated as second-class citizens until all the wrongs were righted.

White people in America have White Guilt over slavery, white people in Europe have White Guilt over colonialism.

The common theme is that white people are the Great Menace of the World.

All white people on earth are Guilty.

There is a coordinated international effort to demonize, demoralize and eventually dispossess all white people.

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Reparations: The Latest Policy Democrats Admit They Supported All Along

Last month I wrote:

This is how it goes. First, the right accuses the left of wanting some policy goal (say, gun confiscation and repealing the Second Amendment) which the left pretty obvious wants. The left, however, knowing that said policy goal is wildly unpopular with the American people, vehemently denies they want the policy.

However, before long, the left will inevitably come out in favor of the policy goal they previously spent a good deal of energy denying they wanted.

Leftists in 2012: “Nobody wants to take your guns.”

Leftists in 2018: “Repeal the Second Amendment, and we’re coming for your guns”

The left will deny supporting some policy because the policy is not popular among the public at the time. But once the left feels it is politically safe to come out in support of said policy, they will “evolve” on it and pretend they just started supporting it now, even though in reality they’ve secretly supported it all along.

Gun confiscation, open borders, socialism, late-term abortion, letting illegals vote: you name it: Democrats have been for these things all along. The only difference today is that they feel they won’t be punished at the polls for it.

They now feel the American electorate is “ready” for their extreme positions.

And so today we have Elizabeth Warren and Kamala “The Whore” Harris coming out in favor of reparations. We’ve known all along that Democrats wanted reparations, but they’ve been careful about not letting the public know it:

“From the very first day of the 2020 presidential race, when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts blamed “generations of discrimination” for black families earning far less than white households, Democratic hopefuls have broadly emphasized racial justice and closing the wealth gap in their policy platforms.

But in recent weeks, some candidates have started embracing specific goals and overtly race-conscious legislation that even the most left-wing elected officials stayed away from in recent years.”

See what I’m talking about?

“Last week, Senator Kamala Harris of California agreed with a radio host’s recent suggestion that government reparations for black Americans were necessary to address the legacies of slavery and discrimination. Ms. Harris later affirmed that support in a statement to The Times.

“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” she said. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”

Ms. Warren also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and many top Democrats have not supported.”

No, they all support it: they just won’t admit it. Until now.

Watch more and more Democrats come out of the woodwork and pretend they “evolved” on reparations overnight.

Cough up the dough, whitey!

$15 trillion dollars over 55 years of the War on Poverty is not enough. Medicaid isn’t enough. Food stamps aren’t enough. The Community Reinvestment Act wasn’t enough.

We need to throw even more money at the black community.

Of course, the Democrats never tell us who gets to decide how the reparations payments are divided up and distributed. I’m sure it’s “community leaders” (read: Democratic politicians) in the big cities like Chicago, Atlanta, New York and LA. Because they’ve done such a tremendous job thus far!

In reality, reparations would be the largest Democratic scam in history, with most of the money (and we’re talking hundreds of billions of dollars, if not trillions) ending up in the pockets of corrupt Democrat politicians and political machines.

But let’s just for a bit consider the arguments for reparations at face value–in other words, let’s assume the money is somehow miraculously doled out fairly evenly to regular black Americans and isn’t just a huge scam.

The case for reparations boils down to one phrase which I’m sure you’ve heard on many occasions: the “legacy of slavery.”

We need to address it. In 2019.

Even though slavery ended in 1863, and Jim Crow ended in 1964.

My question: how long can we reasonably blame the “legacy of slavery”?

Consider that Japan and Germany experienced total and complete destruction in the wake of World War II. Their economies and currencies were not only devastated, but virtually their entire infrastructures. Germany suffered 4.3 million casualties in the war, and Japan lost 2.3 million–and those were primarily young, able-bodied working-aged men as well. It was estimated that by 1945, Japan had lost 42% of its national wealth.

Yet within four decades, Japan had become the second-largest economy in the world and the leading exporter of high-tech electronics. Japan was able to bounce back remarkably quickly from the massive devastation it suffered in the war.

Half of Germany was behind the Iron Curtain of Soviet Rule and the country was not fully reunified under democratic capitalism until the early 1990s. And yet today Germany is the powerhouse of Europe–its biggest economy and most influential player.

I have visited both countries within the past few years. Both are technologically about on-par with America–you really don’t feel any culture shock visiting either place. Outside of the heavily-migrant areas in Germany, you feel very safe in both countries.

In terms of GDP per capita, America’s today is $59,500. Germany’s is $50,000 and Japan’s is $42,800.

I’d say both nations were able to recover quite well from the total devastation they suffered by the end of World War II in 1945. They went from being completely destroyed by war to rich, advanced, first-world nations in half a century.

And on top of all this, both countries were forced to pay billions in war reparations–plus Germany was still paying off its massive reparations from World War I. Germany didn’t pay its debts off fully until 2010!

I actually brought up this point about Japan and Germany in a debate the other week about this very topic, and the other person said, “Well Japan and Germany didn’t have racism when they were rebuilding.”

Really? The whole world wasn’t against those two countries in the wake of the war?

In terms of US aid dollars, the Marshall plan to rebuild Western Europe as well as the postwar occupation of Japan, only cost about $100 million in today’s dollars. Meaning the US gave Japan and Germany barely a fraction of what it has spent on the War on Poverty and welfare over the past few decades.

And the implication is that being nuked and firebombed and shelled repeatedly for years is no big deal, whatever.

But racism, that’s the real killer.

Sure, you can recover from being NUKED pretty easily. No biggie.

But racism is insurmountable.

Yep. Makes sense.

So, again: when do we cut the BS over the “legacy of slavery”?

The Great Thomas Sowell has explained countless times that the “legacy of slavery” excuse is nonsense, and that the real “root cause” of the turmoil in the black community today is the legacy of liberalism:

“[New York Times’ Nick] Kristof’s “overwhelming” evidence of the current effects of past slavery is that blacks do not have as much income as whites. But Puerto Ricans do not have as much income as Japanese Americans. Mexican Americans do not have as much income as Cuban Americans. All sorts of people do not have as much income as all sorts of other people, not only in the United States, but in countries around the world. And most of these people were never enslaved.

Liberals will always find a way to blame White People for inequality all around the world, though. It’s central to their political movement.

“If we wanted to be serious about evidence, we might compare where blacks stood a hundred years after the end of slavery with where they stood after 30 years of the liberal welfare state. In other words, we could compare hard evidence on “the legacy of slavery” with hard evidence on the legacy of liberals.

Despite the grand myth that black economic progress began or accelerated with the passage of the civil rights laws and “war on poverty” programs of the 1960s, the cold fact is that the poverty rate among blacks fell from 87 percent in 1940 to 47 percent by 1960. This was before any of those programs began.”

Wait, black poverty was 87% after the New Deal? Interesting.

“Ending the Jim Crow laws was a landmark achievement. But, despite the great proliferation of black political and other “leaders” that resulted from the laws and policies of the 1960s, nothing comparable happened economically. And there were serious retrogressions socially.

Nearly a hundred years of the supposed “legacy of slavery” found most black children being raised in two-parent families in 1960. But thirty years after the liberal welfare state found the great majority of black children being raised by a single parent.”

Specifically, over 72% of black children today are born out of wedlock. That’s the Legacy of Liberalism, not the Legacy of Slavery.

“The murder rate among blacks in 1960 was one-half of what it became 20 years later, after a legacy of liberals’ law enforcement policies. Public housing projects in the first half of the 20th century were clean, safe places, where people slept outside on hot summer nights, when they were too poor to afford air conditioning. That was before admissions standards for public housing projects were lowered or abandoned, in the euphoria of liberal non-judgmental notions. And it was before the toxic message of victimhood was spread by liberals. We all know what hell holes public housing has become in our times. The same toxic message produced similar social results among lower-income people in England, despite an absence of a “legacy of slavery” there.

If we are to go by evidence of social retrogression, liberals have wreaked more havoc on blacks than the supposed “legacy of slavery” they talk about. Liberals should heed the title of Jason Riley’s insightful new book, “Please Stop Helping Us.”

If anyone should be paying reparations to black people, it’s the Democratic Party.

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A part of me almost supports reparations just to get it over with: “That’s it. No more complaining. We don’t owe you shit anymore. No more excuses.”

If the reparations payments go out and don’t make things better, then white people no longer have to feel any guilt whatsoever. The “sins of their fathers” have been atoned for.

Because reparations is the logical endgame of white guilt, no? That’s what it’s all building up to, right?

There is really nothing greater white Americans can do for black Americans to say, “We’re sorry for slavery and we’re sorry for holding you back,” than to give black Americans vast sums of money, is there?

And so if/when the reparations happen, and if/when those reparations payments don’t change anything–because the real problems in the black community stem from absent fathers and toxic inner city rap/drug/gang/materialistic culture, not Whitey–then we’re not on the hook for anything anymore.

It’s not our fault–we paid up.

That’s why a part of me could, in theory, see a rationale for supporting reparations.

But, of course, we all know that even if reparations do happen, the left will never let us off the hook.

White guilt is just too important to their political fortunes. So it’s forever.

I figured the left would quit guilting white people after Obama was elected in 2008. I figured, “Okay, that’s it, America has finally redeemed itself. We’ve proven we’re not a ‘racist country’ anymore by electing a black president. A nation nearly 70% white elected a president who represents 13% of the country. No more “RACIST!!!!” cries.”

No more excuses.

But instead of the white-guilting subsiding, it got worse. Way worse. Race relations in America have gotten significantly worse since 2008.

If you went back in time to election night 2008 and told someone that in 10 years, race relations would be significantly worse than they are today, they would not have believed you. Yet here we are.

Somehow, the left has convinced people that despite Obama being elected and reelected, America is still Extremely Racist. The left has convinced people that Obama’s eight years in office don’t mean shit.

So this is why I won’t support reparations: because even if we agree to reparations, the left will still never shut up and stop guilting white people.

If and when the reparations fail to fix anything, the left will just say it wasn’t enough and that they need even bigger reparations payments the second time around.

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Chappelle’s Show had a hilarious skit on reparations back in 2003: