There are no lack of pernicious slanders that are hurled at White people, sometimes by non-Whites envious of our success and often by self-loathing Whites and pseudo-Whites. Few are as inaccurate and grotesque as the concept of “White Privilege”, a term that implies that White people operate under different rules and with unfair built-in cultural advantages not available to other races. As this video demonstrates, all forms of involuntary servitude have existed for all of human history and Whites were enslaved in various ways in the early days of America. The difference? We haven’t spent the last century bitching about it and blaming it for all of the stupid things our people do.
With very few exceptions, all Whites in America have an origin in some sort of suffering. Whether your forefathers came over on the Mayflower to a savage wilderness or they crossed the Great Plains searching for a better life or they came here in the great waves of European migration from places like Poland, Ireland and Russia, if you are living a comfortable middle or upper class lifestyle, at some point your family had to put in the blood, sweat, tears and often life itself to make that possible.
This is a topic I have covered before, particularly in this post: Repost: What My White Privilege Looked Like. Here is some of what I wrote:
Did I have a “privileged” upbringing? Sure I did. My parents have been married for more than 50 years. They read to me and encouraged a lifelong love of reading in me at an early age so I got to kindergarten an already pretty decent reader which put me way ahead of my classmates. They instilled in me certain moral standards that have kept me mostly out of trouble with the law in my life. They both went to college and expected me to do the same. I believe in the promise of America because I have seen it lived out in my own family. I had every advantage a middle class kid in Ohio could have had.
But what is really important to note is that none of the privileges I grew up with are racially specific or racially restricted. There is nothing that stops black couples from getting married before having children but only around a quarter of black children are born to married parents. There is nothing that stops black parents from reading to their children. There is nothing to stop black parents from instilling in their children a respect for the law and law enforcement and teaching them that breaking the law has serious consequences so don’t do it. Of course many black parents do these things and many black kids grow up with the same privileges I did and are successful in life. On the other hand, you can be White and end right back up in poverty if you don’t remember how you got where you were.
Sure my dad was a doctor and could afford the best for us but he grew up in a tiny home on a dead-end street in Toledo. He had no greater opportunities to succeed in life as a Polish kid in Toledo than any black kid has in the U.S. today. Given the scholarships, grants, student loans, etc. available today I would argue that the average black high schooler today has more opportunity to seize control of their own future than my father did in the early 1950’s.
While my parents have been generous with us over the years, where my wife and I are today is the almost entirely the result of our own effort. We have bought and paid for what we have. When times have been tough we have been able to ask for help from both sets of our parents but even then the money didn’t come from a secret Whites-only slush fund. My father put himself through medical school, paid his own way and built his own practice. No one gave him that. My father-in-law swung a hammer as a union carpenter all day and then came home to run a decent sized farm. If you think he came by the money he had without earning every penny, I would invite you to drive nails all day and then spend the rest of the evening baling hay. I’ll wait, you can tell me how easy that is later.
Virtually all of us share in our lineage similar stories. We were not given anything in this world. We took it. We earned it. We paid for it. For some of us, we can look back and see how that has helped us along the way and for others we can hopefully see how it is helping our children and grandchildren in the future. The “privilege” we enjoy is the culmination of centuries of toil and suffering. If we have more, it is because we have fought for it. We don’t owe anyone anything and no one has a legitimate claim on what we have. If you want more for yourself and your posterity, do what we did and earn it for yourself. To paraphrase the late John Houseman: White people made our wealth the old fashioned way. We earned it.
All this talk of “White privilege” and “reparations” is nothing but anti-White, ahistorical racial slander.