White Guilt: Not For This White Guy
I have heard the term “White Guilt” often in the news lately, it seems that all white people today should feel guilty because of slavery. As I sat there, I said to myself, why should I feel guilty about something that ended one- hundred and fifty years ago? My grandparents came to this country in the early 1900’s so I know they did not own slaves, so why the hell should I feel guilty, as a matter of fact, why should any white person feel guilty, if you did not own slaves why should you feel guilty?
For those of us who know a little about world history know that white people were slaves long before black people were and for thousands of years, not a couple of hundred. In addition, why are only white people blamed for slavery, didn’t black tribes in Africa raid other black tribes, capture them and sell them to slave traders? It seems to me blacks are just as responsible for slavery as whites, so why is there no black guilt, after all they sold out their own people.
Rush Limbaugh recently said, “This, this white guilt, it’s time for all white guilt to end, if any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians. The white race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.” He also said, “Despite all that, no other race has ever fought a war for the purpose of ending slavery, which we did. Nearly 600,000 people killed in the Civil War, it’s preposterous that Caucasians are blamed for slavery when they have done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot.”
As usual Rush is right (no pun intended) white guilt makes as much sense as black guilt, why should anyone today feel guilty about anything that happened 150 years ago, as a matter of fact, I am 61 years old, why should I feel guilty about anything that happened 62 years ago? If I was not involved, I don’t feel guilty, end of story.
If we trace the beginnings of the term white guilt, it goes back to the same idiots that started political correctness, you guessed it, Liberals. White liberals, despite viewing themselves as intelligent and open-minded, are actually some of the most illiberal and narrow-minded people in society today. These Liberals remind me of the people that lived in the early days that used to walk around wiping themselves, or wearing hair shirts, they actually punished themselves to make themselves feel better, wacos then, wacos now.
If you are reading this and you feel guilty about something that happened 150 years ago, you need to head to the nearest shrink and get yourself some help, because there is something mentally wrong with you, feeling guilty for something you did not take part in is not normal. On the other hand, if you do feel guilty about something that happened 150 years ago, you are most likely a Liberal, so there really is no hope for you anyway.
I will tell you this, I am proud of my race; we would not have this great country if it were not for white people. I know that there are crazy Liberals with white guilt who say we stole the land from the Indians, well check your history, since time began people were conquering lands from others, the French, Spanish, English that is just the way things were back then. I could go on and on about all the inventions, the medical advancements, the great companies and many other great things that the white race has given the world, so yes, I am proud of my race, maybe I will start the NAAWP.
White guilt makes as much sense as paying reparations to black people because of slavery, if there are any slaves still alive then pay them, just because a black person had an ancestor who was a slave, doesn’t mean they deserve any money, that makes as much sense as white guilt.
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Thanks Margie, I just got tired of hearing it
I couldn’t agree with you more. This whole white guilt crap is getting quite irritating and I am ecstatic about the fact that more Americans are starting to wake up.
“White guilt makes as much sense as paying reparations to black people because of slavery, if there are any slaves still alive then pay them, just because a black person had an ancestor who was a slave, doesn’t mean they deserve any money, that makes as much sense as white guilt.”
I suppose this means you are in favor of a 100% estate tax.
I am in favor of death to the death tax. Estate tax makes as much sense as white guilt.
Well, you shot that down pretty quickly, but do you see the connection? Generations of slaves generated immense wealth for a lot of people and saw none of it, and were unable to pass on the fruits of that labor to the next generation. If you dismiss the idea of reparations as nonsense, you are essentially saying that the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next is not something that should be defended. Or am I wrong? And if so, how?
I see no connection, where you come up with this stuff is beyond me. Slaves owned nothing so how could they pass any thing down, they made money for the land owners who passed their wealth down. The times were what they were, get over it.
You see no connection??? Really? Sir, that is the point. For generations these people were not paid for their work, and so there is entire class of people who should have been accumulating some sort of wealth but were not because of their status as slaves. This is not a huge leap to make. Money going to descendants of slaves as repayment for the work of their ancestors is comparable to wealth going from one generation to the next. If you say you are against all reparations you are saying that the ancestors of slaves are not entitled to any wealth that came as a result of their labor. Fine. But you are essentially saying that wealth is not something that should go from generation to generation. Now am I understanding your comment “they made money for the land owners who passed their wealth down” correctly if I interpret that to mean that those landowners’ families should be on the hook for reparations?
Sorry, you make no sense. If I were to think like you I could say that slaves were paid for their labor, were they not given a place to live, clothes to wear and food to eat? That is what they received for their labor. So you can’t say they received nothing.
Excellent Chris that is a good point I guess you put Jon in his place.
How does this not make sense? While you can make the (deeply flawed and ethically troubling) argument that slaves were paid for their labor with free room and board, it would not even slightly address the horrors of slavery that have been well documented (physical torture, sexual abuse,etc.). This would seem to call for some sort of reparation or payment. To shrug it off and say, “well, things were different then” seems to shrug off responsibility, and the shrugging off of responsibility is not what I consider a Conservative value. Now, I understand that Rush Limbaugh says something ridiculous and provocative, and, well, he’s a drug addicted felon who for some reason has the Conservative movement in this country eating out of the palm of his hand. But Chris, you seem pretty smart. I don’t get why this is such a leap. Slavery was one of the fairly obvious sins of this country, and your response to this seems to be to brush it off. No one is saying that you, Chris Vaca, were a slave owner, or even that you personally benefited from slavery. But to reject outright the notion that The United States of America–and white land owners in specific–benefited from slavery, well, that is just false. Furthermore, it would be wrong to say that racism and the effects of racism that was widespread, systematic, and institutionalized for the hundred years that followed the abolition of slavery are not still seen today. I don’t think you are racist Chris. I would not lay that at your feet. But I do not think you appreciate the largeness of the issue you are commenting on, and you are being particularly glib about something that effects large numbers of people. Please understand, there are real solid racial problems in this country–Stop and Frisk comes to mind–and your objection to white guilt seems, well, trivial.
Jon, save that crap for all those bleeding heart Liberals. Slavery ended 150 years ago, get over it. Are you going to cry about it for another 150 years? Room & board is compensation, you started it when you said they were not compensated. 96% of the crimes in New York are committed by people of color, why would they focus on an Irish neighborhood? Stop & frisk makes sense.You are the type of guy who is gonna start complaining that too many blacks are being killed,and say why aren’t the police doing anything if they stop using stop & frisk. Read my article on profiling
reperations are moronic, just like white guilt.
Real quick, just a bit of a pivot…were you at all bothered by the IRS scandal involving a heightened awareness of Conservative/Tea Party groups? Is it possible that naming a group after the most famous tax revolt in U.S. history is tantamount to reasonable suspicion for a search in much the same way having the same skin color is reasonable suspicion?
If 96% of crime is being done by blacks in black neighborhoods it maks sense to profile blacks. But you will never see the logic in that.
I see Jon has been ‘smokin’ in the boy’s room’ again
Jan, some people you just can’t penetrate