One of the things I most appreciate is the gratitude legacy Americans receive from those who couldn’t build a similar civilization if they had the finished product and a cigarette.
Actually, let me start this over.
One of the things I don’t particularly appreciate is absorbing a regime media that never alters its drip of gruel. For reasons known only to AIDS Skrillex, I scan CNN.com each day. For a purported news portal, the site has achieved a sort of six sigma shitlibery that must be quite enviable to its peers. Its most devoutly observed feature is the anti-Trump article. These alight fresh on the website every morning like swallows at a feed bin. Here’s one of today’s multiple droppings.
And while CNN is friendlier to Trump than the party apparatus he is running within, the same warmth is rarely extended to the host nation this media outlet feeds upon. As occurs most days that have vowels, CNN ran a piece this afternoon on being white in America.
Ahh, that’s very considerate. I’m sure it will be a gauzy tribute to a people’s justifiably proud heritage. I imagine sprinkled liberally with dusky urchins profusely thanking the unseen benefactors that lowered their mortality rate from that of infant chimps left in the path of a leopard. It’s nice to be appreciated. Let’s take a look at some quotes from a fawning story on the challenges of young people growing up white.
In my generation, all the information that came to me was filtered through some very sort of limited perspectives and limiting languages.
Right, like reprehensible racist Nazi, I can’t even. It’s a little surprising to see CNN go down this path…
So for example, if I was going to find out about it, I was going to find out about it through a curriculum that was set by the Board of Education.
And the schools are hardly places that inculcate a sense of pride in young white minds. It’s another good point. One more.
Franki Davis identifies as a gender-fluid demiboy and uses the “they” pronoun.
Huh? Well shit, this is embarrassing. In all the excitement, I clicked on the wrong article. That was actually a glowing piece on CNN about growing up as a bransexual doorknob or some such pathological paraphilia. Here’s the hagiography on white people I was wanting to discuss.
I would be in jail if I was not white.
There is so much privilege I have.
This was a country that was founded on white supremacy.
That has to swell the young breast with pride. Perhaps being demiboys would have generated a more sympathetic portrayal. But I’m maybe a little cynical in thinking the die was cast before pen hit paper coming from author Tanzina Vega, who covers race and inequality in America, and was listed in NPR’s Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch In 2014. But who knows, maybe next week CNN will feature an equally composed ISIS piece on Christianity.
Though the article itself is primarily a discussion of one Whitney Dow (by any metric a gender fluid demiboy himself) and his Whiteness Project. The main point of which being to eliminate the subject matter to every extent possible. Mr. Dow previously appeared at the Reddit Retard Repository in a Q and A about his highly Soros-approved labors. Here’s the most illuminating part of that exchange.
Whitney: I think it (WHITE PRIVILEGE) manifests itself in a lot of different ways. One of the most important ways, in my opinion is that we white people don’t have to think about race that often in our day-to-day lives.
Reddit Shitlord: Guess what. Neither does a Japanese person living in Japan. Where is your documentary on Japanese/Asian guilt?
Whitney: I agree, you could do this project anywhere – Japan, India, Haiti – whiteness is really about the privilege of the ruling ethnicity, not about skin color. That said I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to do a project in japan as my process requires a film crew that looks like the interviewees. [Well, you know we’d love to do a piece on ****** privilege, but where the hell can a guy find a ****** film crew??]
Unimpressed Shitlord: So according to your definition, the act of feeling entitled to unearned prestige, respect, and social benefits could be considered “blackness'” regardless of race.
It’s interesting how often when thoroughly cornered libs turn to descriptions of their physical plant. I’m sure his opponent was as uninterested in Dow’s yawns as his farts, moans, or booger extraction. Though I suppose when feigned insouciance is all you got, it’s all you give. Ask me anything…except that!
Yet whether or not he’s too blinded by privilege to consider the matter further, that pre-yawn admission does great injury to whatever Tim Wise-like legitimacy he hopes to concoct. Dow concedes, as obviously one must, that people everywhere prefer their own and construct societies that accrue to their benefit rather than to others. No man in the course of history ever laid the foundations of a polity by asking: Ok boys we bled and died for this opportunity, how do we get the least possible gain from it?
What is to him the impetus for a lifetime of particularist pearl-clutching is no more exotic to the human condition than dying of old age. Which is an issue he could have taken up with equally silly sophistry.
Alternate Whitney: The problem is people expiring in their dotage. I’m going to call this problem “Jews murdered your grandmother.” My website is themurderingjews.org. I acknowledge that dying of old age occurs in all societies, even those without significant jewish presence. That said, I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to do a project in New York, DC, Hollywood, or Tel-Aviv, as my process requires a film crew that looks like the interviewees. So you see, that’s why.
All of which might lead a Reddit skeptic to suspect that alternate Whitney’s true bete noir has nothing whatsoever to do with grief over planted pops, and everything to do with the worst thing in the world.
And I don’t think CNN would appreciate that at all.