Arizona State University apparently offers a course: “The Problem of Whiteness ” for those interested. It delves into the “Hate Whitey” syndrome some and looks at the Black/White division in American society. Its existence has raised a fuss.
The political Left sees black crime, ignorance and generally destructive attitudes as a white persecution result. Never mind that blacks receive preferences in education and work. Americans once were told to save themselves while the government stayed out of their way; now they’re told that the government will be their salvation … and at the expense of others, too. Which is the more easily sold view? And what’s reality?
Black/white reality is a planet upon which whites have provided a high tech, comfortable society while blacks, Asians and Indians have not done that, enjoying such only at the hands of whites. One sees the roots of white supremacy ideas clearly in that incontrovertible fact. We did it; they didn’t; we must be superior somehow. Well, yes; we’re technologically superior. Why, is another question.
The Left has it that whites superiority is wrested somehow from blacks in an immoral taking; a robbery of sorts. Hence whites now owe blacks ‘reparations’ for the robbery. This seems the Obama view and it appears to apply as well to any American vis a vis anyone living elsewhere. It is as reality, silly but as politics, effective. And unfortunately, as economics, destructive. It turns reality upon its head, punishing success and rewarding failure.
Whites on earth are visibly superior in terms of economic results. No argument is possible. That is commendable, not abhorrent. Blacks in Africa have failed to emulate that success and their lives reflect that, at their cost. How are whites to blame? Only in the imaginations of politicians who benefit. And sadly, the successful white societies are abandoning their own success, reverting to the internal contradictions that handicap black progress. “I am better off than the rest, so I guess I’ll just kill myself.” Good grief!
It amazes that white society buys this nonsense, elects leaders who embody it and then fail to understand why the results are disappointing. It amazes even more that blacks buy into it, elect leaders who espouse it and thereby paralyze themselves instead of progressing on their own, with withes’ achievements to inspire them. That is after all, what the Asians are doing successfully, proving that it works.
Said Asians seem likely to inherit the erstwhile white position as blacks and Indians remain at the planetary bottom and whites revert to join them. While everybody else is stuck or reverting, the Asians are trying. Perhaps in some future, they will blame themselves for the economic sloth of the rest of us? We should hope not, it clearly doesn’t work very well … It puts paid to “white supremacy” though.