|You're sh----ng me!|
What's that Dave? You mean they're racists, but instead of any other race or ethnicity, it's their own race they hate?
Why yes Dave. That's exactly what they did. In fact, that's all this whole 'wokeness' rubbish is all about. It's convincing us that what we actually do in life doesn't matter, but it's our attitudes about others that are the real unforgivable sins. Then we apply those same unforgivably sinful attitudes to ourselves and our own demographics, rather than applying them to others outside of our own demographics. It happens with more than just race, but for now let's stick to the racism part.
But Dave, how does that work? How does a white person talk about white people the way Nazis talked about Jews, and make it not be, well, kooky?
Again, I don't know. That's something I've not quite figured out. How with a straight face the very white Fr. James Martin can decry the horrible sin of whiteness while insisting Jesus is happier with people closer to His own dark skin color, or decidedly white commentators speak of whiteness the way Germans spoke of the Jewish problem, is something I've not figured out.
It certainly has nothing to do with Jesus or our relationship to God. You can tell that by white Christians being lambasted as inherently racist by other good white Christians, their relationship to Christ being of no consequence in the equation. Exactly how these decidedly white Christians can speak of the universal blight upon humanity that is 'whiteness', use 'white' entirely in a pejorative manner, and somehow emerge from this with the moral upper hand is a code I've not cracked.
But it's happening. I say this because I got involved in heated debates on Facebook this weekend over posts touching on this very subject. One was the whole whiteness thing, or at least the celebrate blackness thing. In that case I asked if we can celebrate the gift of blackness, why not the gift of whiteness? Another post dealt with the removal and destruction of European Catholic statues. An individual said those wishing to destroy them should be listened to. That individual stated that he has no say in the matter. Why, I asked, would anyone not have say in the matter? Just because of being European, or white, or better, Caucasian? In both cases rage exploded, with one banning me from seeing the thread of comments.
Imagine going back and finding out that the Holocaust was carried out by Jews all along. Or that Jim Crow was entirely the brainchild of blacks in America. That would be stupid. And yet that's exactly what is happening. I can't think of a time in history where this has happened or even come close.
I used to say, years ago in a different life, that we (meaning the Christian West) will be the first civilization to commit suicide because of unbalanced levels of guilt and self-loathing. But I didn't think it would become so racially tinged. I mean, I'm waiting for good white liberals to start insisting whites should drink at separate drinking fountains and ride at the back of buses.
Again, no answers or solutions here. Just an observation of something I never thought possible that is happening in our modern age - openly embracing racism. But doing it in a way that common sense suggests could never happen in a million years, and that's hating and seeking the eradication of one's own race and ethnic heritage.
I do get the strange feeling that all those good white leftists doing this expect a net positive at the end of it all without any negative repercussions. I could be wrong. Maybe they would love nothing more than donning striped pajamas and marching with shaved heads into the gas chambers for the cause. I have a hunch not, however, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how they'll thread the needle of coming out on top of the hill by literally beating themselves down to the bottom of it. Unless it's that they've not bothered to think that far ahead, and all they know is that the best way to get a star of righteousness badge - not to mention the moral upper hand in debates about power and control - is to hate themselves and every demographic to which they belong more than Himmler ever hated Jews. And, of course, getting others outside of their own demographics to join the hate.
I Dunno. Just riffing on a few thoughts after being chastised by white Facebook readers for daring to question their own racial self-loathing and abasement. I have to admit it's brilliant. Insist there is no real sin in the world but bigoted attitudes, and then seize upon those same bigoted attitudes in a grab for power, since bigotry is always a great way to establish power and control. How could you ever do such a thing without hypocrisy charges flying like crows? Now we know.