White Privilege—Original Skin, Original Sin.
"A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race—and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin." —Ayn Rand on "Racism" (The Virtue of Selfishness)
There seems to be quite a bit of (purposeful?) confusion on the topic of Race and Racism in American culture. And I often wonder if any of the Americans who obsess about "racism" actually understand the meaning of the word.
First, let me call Noah Webster to the stand.
According to Mr. Webster, the word "Racism" didn't appear in his dictionary until 1920. How interesting.
Next, let's ask the Great Satan herself, Ms. Ayn Rand and see if her concept of racism holds up to both Webster's definition and a critical evaluation:
"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.
Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.
Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination." —Ayn Rand on "Racism" (The Virtue of Selfishness)
Rand seems to cover the basics of the racist position quite well even if it's not all that flattering to the other side. (and why should it be?) I would say that the core takeaway is that a "racist" would be one who judges another man by the collective DNA of his ancestry and not by his ideas, actions and values.
Now understand, Rand does not take a position on whether there are genetic factors that affect us. And it's quite obvious that there are. But the evidence is clear that MAN is a rational being with free-will (even if Descartes reversed it). He can pursue his dreams and aspirations. He can choose to think or not to think. He is certainly not predetermined at birth to be whatever his brothers were. As Alberti said, "A Man can do all things if he WILL". "IF" being the operative word. And not all men are interested in taking that initiative.
The FSM (Flying Spaghetti Marxists) have a different viewpoint. Our Critical Theory fan-boys are somehow getting away with pitching hardcore racism as the new justice. And it's not even in reverse anymore. Nope. They have unmasked themselves and their supposed enemy.
In fact, they've become what they've long claimed their enemies are—a lynch mob. And it's not even a pseudo-intellectual one. This isn't just the Thought Police anymore. These people have weapons. Real ones. And they'll use them. As they have.
Whereas Martin Luther King hoped that we would "one day live in a nation where (men) will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character", the new so-called "anti-fascists" (and supporters) want the complete opposite. Their dream is our new nightmare. A world where men are prejudged by their skin color as a matter of practice. As a matter of morality. In fact, the Far-Left "FSM" are aiming for more than ascribing collective guilt to all "WHITE" Americans—they are out to judge, convict and execute America itself for the real (and imagined) sins of her creators. And of course—those who sort-of-kind-a look like them.
Think about that for a second. We've reached full circle. American men fought a war over slavery. 620,000 American men DIED in that war. So that our Rights-Respecting Constitutional Republican system could continue and flourish without the blight. As Thomas Jefferson said, "Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free". And so they are.
And now, a new race-war is being waged on the ancestors of those men who abolished the slave trade and fought to end the practice completely—whatever their personal views or motivations. It's truly sickening. And they're helped along by all manner of bizarre so-called "anti-racist" FSM organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.
What is WHITE? And what does WHITE mean in the context of "white privilege"? Is "white" an accurate and proper classification for human beings? I've posed these questions many times to people who rant on incessantly about "white privilege". None seem capable of answering.
In my day ("the before time"), our McGill University anthropology professors had already dumped "white" and caucasian as a proper identifier for men of European descent. Of any men in fact. Instead, they ascribed cultural and linguistic homogeneity to various diverse groups of populations. "Race" was understood as a fluid, (non-stagnant) classification of human beings based on ancestry, culture, history, language, geography, etc. Even then, the word "culture" itself seems to do an infinitely better job of allowing us to study a civilization than relying primarily on physical similarities.
Racists have their own very simplistic views about what a "white" person is or should be. And all the so-called traits that go along with them. And here David Duke and Michael Isaacson might agree on a few things. But I wonder what either would say when asked what European (white) man was doing when Rome was at its apex. Well, the truth is that many of these fine fellows were trying to destroy that particular civilization. The Romans considered them barbarians and most of them were, to varying degrees. And these barbarians became the inheritors of the once noble Roman Republic, then Empire. After they raped, burned and sacked the shit out of it, of course. Which led to a few hundred years of darkness, war and idiocy. Luckily Charlemagne had a thing for books and Erasmus had a thing for printing them.
What does that tell us? That "white" men are secretly barbarians? No. What it says is that IDEAS move the world. And the best "genes" in that world are meaningless without a civilization that allows for the free exercise and exhibition of IDEAS in action. As Rand says, "civilization is the process of setting MAN free from MEN". And once again—she's right.
Of course, David Duke might claim the great and noble Romans for the "white" side. And what of our Greeks friends? As we know, David's Klan was openly hostile to Greek and Italian immigrants. Their position was quite clear. Our Greco-Roman imports were clearly not a part of the great "white" race. Yep. They may have created Western Civilization but neither qualifies as fully realized human beings. Utter bullshit.
Today's racist culture warrior is a much more inclusive sort—and infinitely more sophisticated than their predecessors. Their position is that ANYONE who looks "white", is white. And is, therefore, the beneficiary of "white privilege". The unearned and undeserved power of oppression over all those who are not white.
Original skin. Original sin.
And the oppressed? Everyone who is not "white". Except for Asians of course. And Indians apparently. And Jews. Oh wait, they're white. No. They're not white. Yes. They're white.
And we still don't really know what "white" is outside of a skin shade. Well kiddies—News Flash!—the real attack here is not on skin color because as we know, the real proponents of "white privilege" and all forms of racism against "white" people are mostly "white" (by their own idiotic definition). So what are they really attacking if not themselves?
"White" people and America are simply an effect of a cause they seek to abolish. These people are after more than even Bill O'Reilly suspects although he's quite correct in his assessment that they want to destroy the American constitution. But that's not all that has to go.
The Cultural Marxists—the FSM— are after the total and utter destruction of Western Civilization as we know it.
They're destroying Europe as we speak. It's crumbling under the weight of Islamo-fascism and immigration from culturally incompatible, war-torn states. With Canada next up to bat. And the United States to follow.
You see, the red revolution never stopped. It just took a new form. Call them what you like but they're quite happy to have a return to the egalitarian idealism of Pol Pot or Mao or Stalin. Take your pick. But that is the goal. And they attack our top virtues. American history. American ideas. Classical Liberalism. Enlightenment values. Human sexuality. Economics. Education. Literature. Film. Statues. Speech. Sports. Art. Thought itself.
Everywhere and anywhere they can go—they de-construct and re-construct in the Politically Correct newspeak of the day. But for the moment, their greatest achievement is bringing American "Straight White Men" to their knees in apology and sorrow. For the American MAN is the crown jewel of Western Civilization. He is our Hero. Our actual savior. He's freed billions across the globe from totalitarian terror. That cigarette-smoking free-spirited self-made capitalist sarcastic bastard, who lives for himself and only those he admires, respects and cares for. The independent man of an independent mind. Yes. Rhett Butler is their target. And everything that he has built. And everything he represents.
So this is not really an attack on just "white people" or even a genocide against some perceived "white race" although they certainly are aiming for that as a means to an end (and others just for fun). The attack is on The West. And in the tradition of all good Flying Spaghetti Marxist movements, the goal is to turn man against himself. To teach him to despise his virtues and wallow in his vices. And they're making a sport out of it, aren't they?
Don't let the FSM confuse you. The movements current organizers don't really care about skin color or genetics. Although many of them are actual racists. They care about turning America and the world into a giant battle-royale of interest group warfare. And that is what they've done to the United States of America, is it not?
They're using race in America. They're using religion and culture in Europe and Canada. And gender, class and economics everywhere. And much more. STOP them. Unmask them as they attempt to unmask you, and ascribe to you a guilt that you didn't earn and don't deserve. NO man on earth is responsible for the sins of his ancestors. Nor should you adopt and practice their idiocy in reverse. Don't be proud of "whiteness". Did you earn your skin? Did you work for your DNA? NO. You didn't. So why feel pride in an accident of nature.
True "Pride" is an experience of pleasure derived from the achievements of your values through the exercise of your virtues. A heroic, moral man does need feel pride in himself based on the achievements of others. So do not fight an evil by adopting and practicing it. Stand up as a man. As your own MAN.
But you should be proud of Western Civilization—and grateful to the men who made it possible. The men who realized the dream of liberty in reality. And be proud of who YOU are. Your actions. Your values. Your virtue. Don't let them make you into an animal, herding yourself by skin tone, eye shape, hair color—race. That's their GAME. They will lower you and then whether or not "white" skin disappears—your culture will. The West will be gone. And the barbarians will win. And that is their only true goal. KNOW IT.
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