I’ve started this blog criticizing mostly feminism for being utter, moronic lunacy, which – then – seamlessly connected to criticizing other Marxists, and currently has somehow arrived at a point where I’m stuck between sardonic comment and being a preacher of doom.
I was dead wrong with all of that, because it’s too late for that. Sargon of Akkad dug out this darling – and that was written in
2013 [Update: 1988. Reason is dead for a long time, already.]
The narrative of the continually offended blacks, women, idiots or other global demographic majorities can be summarized as “we’re so oppressed by the evil white western man”.
So, let’s see how this horrible “white privilege” I am supposed to give up works out in real life, shall we?
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
Well, I can stay home alone; my wife happens to be Aryan German, too – I’m assuming a Nazi definition of “race” is fine, here – right? But I’d starve, the cute girl at the bakery is somewhat Polish. Also, plenty of my friends aren’t ethnically Germany, and I’d be a really shitty godfather if I didn’t meet my goddaughter – so, essentially: No.
I’d like to emphasize two points right from the start: (1) I am, obviously as opposed to the author of this shitty list and the people she claims to be speaking for, and all people at “Racial Equality Tools“, not a fucking racist. I do not “wish” to be in the company of only people of my own race. (2) For anyone that is, I am pretty sure there’s a small godforsaken village in Saxony with only people who ethnically are like me, but that holds true for every person on this planet – that this place exists; maybe not in Saxony, but in some other shithole.
tl;dr: The following 25 minutes of reading will just prove my point that there’s a mainstream, majority-shared “image” of “racism” as being a “problem”, put into the world by the worst of all people – who’re not just racists, but truly deplorable. Skip to the end if you just believe that.
2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.
People I was trained to mistrust, like – car mechanics? Or people who were trained do distrust me, like, scientology cult adherents? Yeah, I can do that, my car mechanic is a very honest Italian guy who’s getting far too little money to be scammed by scientology weirdos. I don’t see how that’s a race thing…. oh – this is about politicians. Then no, I can’t avoid spending time with politicians who’re distrustful of (normal) “people like me” and who shouldn’t be trusted, and they’re really racially divergent. There’s like 25% of people from East Germany in German parliament, that’s hardly the same race as me, are they? Plus like 70% more not from Franconia (that’s northern Bavaria). Definitely No.
3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and in which I would want to live.
Certainly not. If I need to move, at least most of Europe will be in a civil war, more probably WW3 is happening. My boat doesn’t count as “housing”, does it?
4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
How the fuck would I know? I usually get along with about everyone, but I can’t be sure of that, can I?
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
No?! See, the cheap parking garage is in the red light district of the city center, so if I go there alone, I’ll be solicited by at least half a dozen prostitutes. After that, there’ll be more than a dozen beggars, and I’ll probably even be followed by some crazy activists wanting me to sign some petition to protect the environment or whatever.
6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
For some reason, my IPTV is set to TTEN-Trinidad as a default. There’s hardly any even somewhat white people there. No.
Newspapers are printed in black & white here, so I can’t really tell the ethnicity of a German vs. an Austrian or something.
7. When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
This is a very interesting question for a German with a granddad in the Waffen-SS. But the Holocaust isn’t generally attributed to “people of my color”, that’s rather a nationality-based blame. Also, Germans are renowned throughout history as the Barbarians who made the Roman empire build a wall, so, No and No.
8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race
Given the current political climate, I highly doubt that until any (currently nonexistent) children of mine, would learn anything but “how to enjoy anal sex” to pander to pedophiles – or that human races don’t exist. Thus. No, I can’t.
9. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this piece on white privilege.
This isn’t a piece on white privilege, thus: No. It it were, I’m sure I could get it printed in “Nature“.
10. I can be pretty sure of having my voice heard in a group in which I am the only member of my race.
They probably won’t understand what I’m saying, thus: No.
11. I can be casual about whether or not to listen to another person’s voice in a group in which s/he is the only member of his/her race.
No, not listening to even the most moronic ramblings of local minorities or even retarded girls essentially makes you a social outcast.
12. I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented,
No, publishing copies of the Horst-Wessel-Lied is punishable by up to five years in prison. Wtf? “Music of my race?”?!?!?!
into a supermarket and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions,
Decent beer? Not even in most of my own country. Roher Kloßteig? Neither. Definitely not.
into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can cut my hair.
I am unsure of how to answer this question. I can cut anyone’s hair – this question doesn’t qualify customer satisfaction.
13. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.
Checks are guaranteed by banks in Germany, so… yes. So are credit cards (by bank companies) and cash (by governments). I am shocked by this white privilege of having a currency worth more than toilet paper.
14. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them.
Failing to do so would just make you a horrible parent, wouldn’t it? How is that a race thing? But, honest answer: No, I cant. But that’s because I don’t have children.
15. I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
Oh look, a reverse question, to see if the reader is paying attention or just checking “yes” all the time. Or did that double negative just exceed the author’s understanding of logic? Well, I don’t have to educate any children, so this was easy.
16. I can be pretty sure that my children’s teachers and employers will tolerate them if they fit school and workplace norms; my chief worries about them do not concern others’ attitudes toward their race.
Why are those racist leftists so fucking evil to make children in this oh-so-horrible world? But let’s just imagine I adopt a nice brown girl, just for the sake of argument: No, I wouldn’t. Worst case, she’d make a fortune in winning even bogus discrimination lawsuits. She even could be stupid af for that.
17. I can talk with my mouth full and not have people put this down to my color.
I – what?
18. I can swear, or dress in second hand clothes, or not answer letters, without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, the poverty or the illiteracy of my race.
See? No, I can’t. I’d also like to note that original author is white.
19. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial.
In Somalia? Probably not. Those niggers are too keen to get their ransom.
20. I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race.
I’ve been called “nice – for a German”. I took that as a compliment, as it was meant, you fuckers. No.
21. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.
I’ve even been literally accused for being part of my racial group. In this fucking article (part not quoted, see link). We’re doing this double negative thing again, by the way. Keeping up with “No” being “I don’t have that privilege”: No.
22. I can remain oblivious of the language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world’s majority without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion.
I don’t give a shit what skin color this author has, but while “oblivious” and “oblivion” may be etymologically similar, they aren’t in terms of Wortbedeutung. You lower anglophone people (not: races) don’t even have a word for that. But the answer is: No, I can’t. Black people are starving, for example, and I drive by hundreds of placards telling me to donate. And, while not my personal experience, lots of my friends have been to Africa and have there learned “gimmegimmegimme”. Definitely No.
23. I can criticize our government and talk about how much I fear its policies and behavior without being seen as a cultural outsider.
That’s why I blog anonymously. No.
24. 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.
I can’t even be sure they speak any of the languages I speak, at least in an understandable manner. No.
25. If a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.
On the contrary. No. Ethnic minorities here form mobs and beat up policemen. And foreign criminals don’t pay taxes.
26. I can easily buy posters, post-cards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys and children’s magazines featuring people of my race.
The 7-in-1 question. Great. No. I’ve never even seen a greeting card with any people on it.
27. I can go home from most meetings of organizations I belong to feeling somewhat tied in, rather than isolated, out-of-place, outnumbered, unheard, held at a distance or feared.
No, I’m usually feared.
28. I can be pretty sure that an argument with a colleague of another race is more likely to jeopardize her/his chances for advancement than to jeopardize mine.
Don’t know, but if that goes the way of gender, then: No. This is pretty dependent on the person losing an argument with me willing to bang the boss’s boss, though.
29. I can be pretty sure that if I argue for the promotion of a person of another race, or a program centering on race, this is not likely to cost me heavily within my present setting, even if my colleagues disagree with me
I don’t imagine how I could know that, ever. I’d argue for my promotion. Also, I’m not a racist – still. I won’t advocate for race-based “programs” of any kind.
30. If I declare there is a racial issue at hand, or there isn’t a racial issue at hand, my race will lend me more credibility for either position than a person of color will have.
In the current political climate? No and No.
31. I can choose to ignore developments in minority writing and minority activist programs, or disparage them, or learn from them, but in any case, I can find ways to be more or less protected from negative consequences of any of these choices.
No. Our politics are by and large determined by moronic ramblings of loud minorities. There’s dire consequences.
32. My culture gives me little fear about ignoring the perspectives and powers of people of other races.
Like, black people ransoming white guys for being white, Arabs and central Asians grooming white child prostitutes and even south Africans randomly murdering whites? All of whom “we” welcome to our “culture” and country? No.
33. I am not made acutely aware that my shape, bearing or body odor will be taken as a reflection on my race.
大鼻子.Sure I was. Irritating double negative, again. No.
34. I can worry about racism without being seen as self-interested or self-seeking.
No. I’m even accused of ignoring my “white privilege”, which, so far, doesn’t exist, x 34.
35. I can take a job with an affirmative action employer without having my co-workers on the job suspect that I got it because of my race.
No. That job did go to some cunt. Who banged the boss. Not a race thing, though. See #28.
36. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether it had racial overtones
Double negative. Yes, but neither does anyone else.
37. I can be pretty sure of finding people who would be willing to talk with me and advise me about my next steps, professionally
There’s always the drunken bum at the train station, isn’t he? No.
38. I can think over many options, social, political, imaginative or professional, without asking whether a person of my race would be accepted or allowed to do what I want to do.
Hmmm… being the dictator of some shithole country in Africa? Nah, they’d just kidnap me for ransom because I’m white. No.
39. I can be late to a meeting without having the lateness reflect on my race.
I am German. Being late equates to the total downfall of civilization. You might have heard of Hitler, who shot himself for not winning the war in time? No.
40. I can choose public accommodation without fearing that people of my race cannot get in or will be mistreated in the places I have chosen.
We’re bringing up this Africa-Abduction-Ransom – thing a lot, aren’t we? No.
41. I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my race will not work against me.
Is “No, you’re not from XY, you can’t buy property in XY” a racial thing? Yes? No.
42. I can arrange my activities so that I will never have to experience feelings of rejection owing to my race.
YES! Finally, I see my white privilege: I can choose not to go to Somalia, where I’ll be kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Unlike people from Somalia, who come here, get an apartment and more money per month that they’d make in their lifetime in Somalia, of course.
43. If I have low credibility as a leader I can be sure that my race is not the problem.
You haven’t been to China, have you? No.
44. I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race.
Honestly, this has already passed the line to “ridiculous” a long time ago, but this is calling for black-only busses, essentially. Fuck MLK, fuck Rosa Parks, the black people need segregation, you racists! But still: No. That Egyptian-Greek-Persian-Indian who came up with numbers is quite essential for all academics.
45. I can expect figurative language and imagery in all of the arts to testify to experiences of my race.
No. I can’t figure out art of any kind. Are non.white people all expert art critics? If so, that would explain why white countries are plenty richer and not starving; art critics don’t grow crops (or do anything else useful).
46. I can chose blemish cover or bandages in “flesh” color and have them more or less match my skin.
No. It will still look like I have a bandage on my skin. There are those for children with colorful planes on them, though.
47. I can travel alone or with my spouse without expecting embarrassment or hostility in those who deal with us.
Somalia, #12, I think. No. They’ll gang-rape my wife and kill me – if we get lucky.
48. I have no difficulty finding neighborhoods where people approve of our household.
I have no idea what people think of our household, neither do I give a fuck. No.
49. My children are given texts and classes which implicitly support our kind of family unit and do not turn them against my choice of domestic partnership.
Is this a specifically weird question for out-of-wedlock single mothers with a partner that rapes the underage child? But, my children I don’t have aren’t given any texts, thus: No.
50. I will feel welcomed and “normal” in the usual walks of public life, institutional and social.
I’ve answered that in #27, already: No. Most people are really, really dumb; really dislike criticism, couldn’t argue if their lives depended on it, and think unfounded accusations of any -ism or, as that won’t work, censorship is any solution for anything.
So, in essence, this took 4 pages in the original and about 25 minutes of your reading time, dear reader, to find out that all the “white privilege” you have is not to being able to blame all your personal faults on people of another race, which are: eating with your moth open, being a shitty parent, and going to unsafe places.
Our society isn’t doomed: if these are the problems of those that are most-discriminated against in society, and they’s still complaining and finding an audience, it’s already dead.
If these people are – or have any kind of backing within – the majority, it’s just gonna get worse – just think about it: They want us to admire people for being shitty parents who make shitty life choices and are exhibiting shitty table manners – fuck the third, but the first two aren’t a race thing, they’re a politician thing. Our can you, dear reader, name any politician who did neither? I mean – they decided to be politicians, didn’t they?
There’s the real problem: We aren’t discriminating enough against politicians. People of all colours, creeds and table manners: Unite!