White Privilege | Ol’ Remus and the Woodpile Report
Once again, this weeks installment from Ol’ Remus is a Must Read. It includes this OpEd gem as well as fantastic news and links. GE.
“…Those who saw themselves and their families through the Depression would be astounded anybody could believe them culpable for lifting themselves from penury by their own effort and, not incidentally, rescuing the nation from outright ruin. They found themselves in a train wreck not of their making, lived by the hard rules of deprivation, resisted that which would dishonor them or their family, prevailed against the horrors of a world war and the challenges that followed. Yet ‘White Privilege’ presents the story to their grandchildren as if it were a criminal record.
The perpetrators of White Privilege, to their everlasting dishonor and deep personal disgrace, have embezzled a generation’s heritage.The White Privilege narrative is a transparent fraud using decent people’s innate good will against them. It demands they feel answerable for their success, as if they were undeserving beneficiaries in a zero-sum game, as if they were also responsible for those who mocked opportunities and blamed others for the consequences, as if they must account for themselves to those who sit uninvited at their table. If this weren’t enough, White Privilege says absolution and peace can come only from self-denouncing confession, demeaning acts of submission and fervent proselytizing. This stuff is lifted straight from Stalinist reeducation camps. White Privelege is a Darwinian snare, obvious and self-announced. A stray dog wouldn’t fall for it…”