I am proud of my White heritage. That does not make me anti-Black, or anti-Asian, or anti-Latino (towards the end of this piece, I discuss Latinos as a separate group in this conversation). I do not sit around obsessing about how to oppress the Black man. He, or for that matter, every other member of any other race do not cross my mind at all. I am a White Man. Thank God!
Why shouldn’t I Thank God for being who I am? For that matter, why shouldn’t you, either? But this is not about you. This is about me and the 223 million Americans who are also White.
Recently there has been a trend to blame everything on something called “White Privilege.” In this theory, White people are told that they benefit economically, legally, professionally, etc, because they are White. I agree.
White Privilege is real. There is a privilege to being White. That privilege is the following: a generational lineage in which our unique European culture created, over time, a high value on property rights, democratic discourse, intellectual exploration, respect for the rule of law within a judicial framework, hard work, and innovation.
In other words, nothing is handed to me or my fellow White Americans because we are White. Rather, we operate within the rules of a society we created and thus thrive in its totality. Our privilege is being born into a system of our design and respecting its rules. Those who embrace that culture thrive, too. Those that do not, fail.
If you choose to punch a police officer in the face, as Michael Brown did, prepare to fail in this system. If you choose to accept welfare benefits in perpetuity, prepare to fail. If you choose to complain about the democratic process rather than engage it, you will fail. If you choose to speak and write poorly, you will not succeed.
In other words, if you choose to fight this White designed system, you will not win. Since Whites designed the system, it is natural that we thrive within the system we created. Our privilege is that we are raised not to punch a police officer in the face, but if we do, we are similarly raised to understand consequences will result. Our privilege is that we participate in elections. Our privilege is that we are raised to speak and write proper English (at least, most of us).
If you think I am wrong, it is not “my bad.” You are entitled to your opinion, for which I will show you respect. You are not entitled to express that opinion with urban vernacular and expect my respect. That will not happen.
In other words, White Privilege is one in which we are culturally designed to act in a way that works best in the American political model which we Whites designed. We thrive in this model because it is a reflection of our European ancestral lineage. Changing that model, not the color of one’s skin, changes the true strength of Whites.
Whites do not benefit from this system by virtue of their genetic pigmentation; Whites benefit from their cultural reflection of the American system as a whole.
White privilege is not a moniker, therefore, used to fight light skinned people specifically. It is a phrase that describes a whole way of life. Therein lies the true meaning of White privilege and its use by individuals like those of the Black Lives Matter movement. The term is meant to deride an entire system predicated on individualism, free enterprise, and democratic discourse.
How did we get to this point?
Consider the origin of White People
There is no reason that Europe should have emerged as the dominant continent in a world within which Europeans are a minority. You would think that the climate of Africa, for its part, was far better suited for cultural domination. Its temperate geography and raw material abundance gave it advantages over Europe that should have reversed the course of enslavement. But that did not happen.
Sub-Saharan Africa, with its plentiful resources, led to a broader cultural path of subsistence existence in both agricultural cultivation and hunting. Consequently, it never developed advanced architecture or written scholarship because it did not need such to survive. Food was relatively bountiful. This stands in stark contrast to those of North Africa, whose desert climates required a different developmental path. In this regard, North Africa could have chosen a trajectory that mirrored Europe or Asia. It chose Asia and subsequently became irrelevant for reasons I will cover in a moment.
Asia and Europe, with their harsher conditions, emerged with competing philosophical trends in governance and economic vitality.
At first, innovation was a seemingly unique Asian trait. Asians were far more advanced than their European counterparts for centuries. Asia, however, embraced a different intellectual path. The totalitarian extreme was a byproduct of centralized rule in Asia.
Over time, the inability to break out of the rigid Asian cultural adherence to order stifled Asian innovation. Gun powder, for instance, never achieved its true potential in Asian courts. Two religious traditions emerged to spiritually bind Asians to an acceptance of the status quo: (1) Hinduism (and its Buddhist off-shoot) culturally ingrains a static acceptance to one’s current economic status or caste; (2) Confucianism, with its many offshoots, is an emphasis on unifying the temporal body and spiritual self with an acceptance of that which the heavens have given, to include the ruler.
Culturally, Asians have been ingrained over time to accept order and subordinate status. Questioning is not a virtue. Today, some of the world’s most despotic and kleptocratic regimes thrive in Asia for exactly that cultural reason. The average Asian has very little opportunity to escape his or her station in life nor do they question it.
This same rigidity finds its way into North Africa as well, beginning with trade and ultimately manifesting in an embrace of the equally rigid Islamic faith.
By contrast, what did Europeans bring us? Leftists would like to say war, manipulation, slavery, etc, etc. They are liars. They are lying to make you, the White person, feel guilty about your European lineage. The simple fact is that Europe engaged in warfare, savagery, rape, despotic regimes, enslavement of others, and oppressed various minorities like EVERY other continent, society, and race in the world.
Black people waged war, enslaved their neighbors, raped women, and built a class system in Africa long before the emergence of the White man. So did the Asians. So did the Semites and Arabs. So did the Native Americans. Yes, those very same “noble” Native Americans did the same thing White people did well before they met White people.
Thus, what made European Whites so dominant, being that they are historically so similar to everyone else? The answer is simple. Europe created a unique cultural paradigm that allowed others to know war, slavery, rape, and class systems were wrong and Whites created a system within which improvements could be introduced without punishment.
If it were not for the intellectual progression of Europe, the world would still be a very backward place.
Africans, who only recently outlawed slavery in 2007, would not even know that slavery was wrong had it not been for Europeans coming to that intellectual and spiritual conclusion in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Inter-tribal warfare would still dominate the globe if it had not been a philosophical determination to embrace diplomacy in its modern context, beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. While certainly not perfect, and wars still continue till this day, there has been a change in mindset introduced by the European. War has been defined as “bad.” Everywhere else in the world, war is either accepted as either the divinely inspired or culturally accepted decisions of rulers who are better than you (Asia: the Hirohito justification for war; China’s invasion of Vietnam in 1979) or a simple tool of power (Africa: Joshua Milton Blahyi and Idi Amin’s justification for war and extermination). War, in the European democratic tradition, to include the United States, is a sober engagement whose merits are openly debated and often protested.
White people introduced the concept of Private Property as a right. The seizure of that property, without cause, was defined as an unjust act. The ruler was required to respect ownership. To violate that social contract would result in a revolt – as happened often.
[STOP: Right about now, if you are feeling uncomfortable, good! Surgery to remove a cancerous tumor is an uncomfortable activity. If you are made uncomfortable by learning to appreciate the contributions of your White predecessors, then you are feeling the removal of an intellectual cancer that has socially engrained you to dislike your own kind. CONTINUE…]
So what made Whites so special? I would argue that the geography of Europe played the greatest role in its intellectual and cultural development. The unforgiving and materially sparse European geography ultimately required a philosophical progression that brought about a unique respect for property rights, government by popular consent, individualism, judicial authority, and capitalism.
Of all of those inventions, capitalism was the greatest invention of Europe.
Capitalism is the only economic model by which the producer of one good or service is rewarded for his or her skills directly. If you produce a bad crop, you are paid less. If you produce a good crop, you are paid more. It is simple. It was required in a continental environment within which wheat may grow in one area, but timber may grow elsewhere. But it really took root during the labor shortages of the 14th Century caused by the Bubonic Plague (aka, the Black Death). The sale of labor as a commodity, human capital for alternative capital, was a unique European introduction.
The economic exchange of goods ultimately created the ability for high producers to climb social strata. This socioeconomic advancement enjoyed by Whites was denied their African and Asian counterparts. But other factors contributed to the greatness of European culture as well.
Property rights allowed farmers to own the product of their just fruits.
Government by popular consent, introduced by the Greeks, Romans, and later the British, invested the masses in the political decisions of the state as a whole.
Individual decision making authority, especially developed on the seas, where rulers were not readily available to decide for you, became incubators of ideas on improvement.
Judicial authority, independent of a ruler or king, gave the citizenry an independent venue to dispute grievances in a nonviolent, binding manner.
Rule of law within the judicial context enabled the European, over time, to see which laws were and were not broken as opposed to law based on an arbitrary application by elites.
These are unique European intellectual inventions that culminated in the creation of the United States, which is the manifestation of Europe’s most perfect forms of progress.
If you want to reverse all of that, you will need to delegitimize the guardians of those systems of economics and law. You will need to attack Whites.
The War on White Privilege
The White Privilege we enjoy is our cultural dynamism that willingly embraces those unique European virtues which led to socioeconomic and technological progress. Consequently, to erode “our privilege,” a war has begun against all things “White.” Make no mistake about it. The Left needs to paint a picture of the evil White person, especially men, in order to achieve its statist objectives.
I argue that the war has begun in five key areas which ultimately have the objective of ensuring the dismantlement of the United States as a free society for Elite-Statist reasons: Language, Social Acceptance, Education, Religion, and Inter-White Stratification.
Language is crucial. It is the glue to everything. Laws require specific language. Innovation requires the dissemination of ideas through shared language. Thus, when the English Language is attacked, it helps eliminate laws that benefit the status quo and hijacks economic progress for other reasons. Making the urbanization of the English language acceptable diminishes the value of the educated. It also erodes the powerful impact of shared ideas.
Similarly, considering the English language a subjective application versus a necessity through the introduction of alternatives, makes divisions easier to achieve. We have thus been led to accept that Spanish as a second language is not only required, it is a given condition of the country’s future. It is not. That is a lie.
Spanish is not an acceptable form of communication in the United States. This is not the outgrowth of any specific animus toward Latinos. Rather, just as German, French, or Italian were not acceptable alternative forms of communication in the United States before the ascendance of Spanish speaking emigrants, so too is Spanish unacceptable. English, while not the official language of the United States, is in fact the lingua franca of the National whole. Its knowledge is required for a reason. A single language is necessary for a unified people to share ideas and engage in equal commerce.
Therefore, speak Spanish among friends and family. In fact, I encourage it. But do not expect the language on government documents.
Being White is no longer considered socially acceptable. Facebook, for example, shares “How White Are You” surveys, as if “whiteness” is a bad thing. On television or in movies, the bad guy is almost always White. So, too, is the nerd. The depiction of a strong White person is often tempered with some form of either politically correct multicultural box to check or an erosion of principles. Witness Rick Grimes and Homer Simpson, depictions of White men in the media narrative. Watch any commercial and almost always, the dope is the White male. Social unacceptability leads to an assumption of weakness by both those who are not White and those who are.
Of all the areas in which Whites are under attack, education appears to be the most radical platform for the dismantlement of Whites in general. First, the unjust and discriminatory practice of racial quotas and affirmative action. Today, the Black daughter of a wealthy doctor will be given priority over the White son of a poor farmer because of transgressions committed to which neither was a party. But it does not stop there.
In classrooms throughout the country, Whites are depicted as manipulative locusts who conquer and discard culture with materialistic abandon. In fact, none of that is historically accurate. But we are now conditioned to believe the Confederate Flag is racist and Christopher Columbus was a mass murderer. Neither is true, but you would not know that if you read only those text books allowed by the Leftist education system. In that alternate reality which is not grounded in any semblance of truth, the South fought for slavery and Europeans exterminated nearly twenty-million Native Americans.
No wonder both Whites and non-Whites hate White people.
Christianity did not start in Europe, it started in Israel. The Middle East is the place of Christ’s birth, execution, and resurrection. Christianity, however, gets going in Europe. The Letters of the New Testament, especially those of St. Paul, are uniquely geared toward the Greco-Roman communities of the Eastern edges of the Roman Empire. Although centuries would separate the letters of the Apostles and the religion’s acceptance by Roman Emperor Constantine, when it is finally accepted, the Faith grows rapidly in a uniquely European way.
The European characteristics of Christianity do not particularly appall the Left. Rather, four unique characteristics of the Faith make Christianity so offensive to avowed Statists: (1) the Book of Genesis’ clear establishment of mankind’s dominion over all things (Genesis 1:26-30); (2) the Bible establishes the existence of a God who rewards hard work and those who help themselves; this is further reinforced throughout the Bible, to include the words of Jesus Christ; (3) the establishment of Law as an absolute function of order, with judicial discretion; (4) Salvation as a function of personal, intellectual exploration (i.e., learning the Word of God; willingly choosing Him as Savior).
These Christian absolutes run directly contrary to the Left’s adherence to the subordination of personal will to the inspired decisions of human elites. The Left needs to devalue the correlation between work and reward in order to offer an alternative. That alternative is the pooling and redistribution of resources as decided by socially and intellectually superior human beings. Those superior beings are themselves, of course.
In other words, the Left espouses the Asian model in which elites dominate the decision making and output of society which ultimately failed Asia.
As Asians have embraced European systems of free market economics and/or democratic governance, they have thrived. Pre-Commodore Perry Japan, for example, was a backward state ripe for exploitation. Since implementing Euro-American reforms, Japan has never looked back, and despite its size, still remains the third largest economy in the world. By contrast, as the majority of the Middle East and North Africa remain culturally wedded to the Asian model, they grow increasingly irrelevant. If oil is ever replaced, this region is done.
Finally, there is a concerted effort to divide and conquer Whites by creating cultural divisions to ensure an easier manipulation of Whites. These distinctions are drawn along gender and ethnic lines. The need to narrowly define the definition of White is necessary to further isolate, discriminate, and ultimately subordinate Whites to dismantle their culture.
White Men are separated from White Women as oppressor-oppressed. An exploration of the division of labor between the two genders or their history are not explored. Rather, the story espoused by Leftist Women’s Studies Departments is one in which males simply oppressed women by virtue of their physical dominance, nothing more.
Similarly, the distinct definition of “Latino” has been used to separate an entire ethnicity which can be White or Black. As descendants of Spain, Latinos are equally wedded to the same cultural predicates of other Europeans. Whereas some would like to point to racial reasons for separating out those of Latin origin, specifically the Iberian peninsula’s domination by North African Moors, this ignores other “White” cultures dominated by non-White invaders, such as the Italians, Greeks, Germans, and/or Slavs.
None of these ethnicities were required to culturally identify themselves as something other than White in America. Why, therefore, should Latinos be required to separate themselves as a distinct racial class if for no other reason than to exploit political tensions? The goal is obvious: build yet another wedge within the total White identity.
The Future of White Privilege
There is fast approaching an end to White Privilege. That is to say, we are losing our national identity and system of government which was designed by Whites. As a race, Whites are going nowhere. They will still comprise a plurality at a minimum and most likely a majority over time (albeit, proportionally smaller than it is today). But their system is under attack and apologetic Whites are allowing that system to crumble with every vote.
Ironically, Whites who comprise 63% of the population and are proportionally more active politically than any other race, are voting away the very system they created faster than any particular action by any political or social movement. Why? Because they feel bad. They are no longer allowed to say that which I stated at the very beginning of this piece: I am proud of my White heritage.
How do I know?
It is now culturally acceptable to physically assault a police officer and then destroy or steal personal property when the consequences of that action results in the death of the assailant. This is not an overstatement on the degenerative societal reality of 21st Century America. The President of the United States, voted into office by White people, venerated the police officer’s assailant and did nothing to investigate the civil rights violations that occurred when “protesters” infringed upon the civil right of private property.
More importantly, the media never questioned Obama’s indifference to the plight of small business owners nor for that matter did they question his support for a grotesque animal like Michael Brown.
With every lie spread about slavery, colonization, or economic disparity… with every social dismantlement of White people as a group… with every wedge driven between segments of Whites… being White becomes less and less acceptable. So too, does the system of government and economics which Whites developed over millennia in Europe. Apologize for being White and you apologize for living White as well.
I am the product of Irish and German immigrants to the United States. I am White. I am proud to be White. I am proud of the philosophical trajectory of free markets and democracy that are uniquely European… uniquely White. I invite others to enjoy that system of government. I do not advocate hatred toward Black or Asian people. NOTE: I no longer reference Latinos as a distinct race. They can choose whether they wish to embrace their Iberian, Mestizo, or Afro-Caribbean heritage and lineage. Regardless, I do not hate them, either. Nor, for that matter, do I advocate the mistreatment or dismissal of other races.
Rather, I simply implore Whites to proudly embrace their unique cultural contributions and be proud of who they are. I am proud to be White. If you are White, you should be proud, too.
Do not let others make you feel bad for White Privilege – they should be thanking you.