This summer, as part of an effort to portray the United States as a bigoted People, building and guiding a society to keep white people’s social prominence through the institutionalization of ‘white superiority’ and telling those of us who are white skinned that we are racist no matter if we know it or not, the Smithsonian Institution issued a white paper (another institutionalization) defining this ‘white superiority’. This link provides a fair review of an academic paper since hidden from the Internet for having promoted racism itself.
Since this weblog entry is likely to be active longer than the Breitbart link, here are few excerpts:
- Win at all costs
- Winner-loser dichotomy
- Action Orientation
- Master and control nature
- Must always “do something” about a situation
- Aggressiveness and Extroversion
- Majority rules (when Whites have power)
Protestant Work Ethic
- Hard work is the key to success
- Work before play
- “If you didn’t meet your goals, you didn’t work hard enough”
- Nuclear family (father, mother, 2.3 children is the ideal social unit
- Husband is breadwinner and head of household
- Wife is homemaker and subordinate to husband
- Children should have own rooms, be independent
First of all, these are not ‘white’ ideas. These ideas are from timeless scriptures across religious and moral values that go back beyond the dominance of European culture of the 2nd millennium C.E. That Christianity adopted these and then became the dominant religion of Europe for nearly two millennium accounts for the probability of classifying these as ‘white’.
Second, I was raised on these and more. They represent the measures of building my Conscience. That others find them abhorrent is more for a lack of their own recognition of these timeless virtues than the fact that these virtues were adopted and successfully employed by white-skinned Europeans.
White Europeans are not the only ones that have adopted and employed these virtues.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Greatest_African_Americans ( they had to limit it to 100?)
Millions of people world-wide know these virtues, employ them, and find success in them. These lists above were easily acquired. Hundreds of non-white Americans have success stories that far exceed my own. If ‘white-superiority’ were institutionalized in the United States, by law or by practice, then how is it all the people in the lists above have superior notoriety to my own?
‘White-superiority’ is a lie meant to divide our country. It is a lie perpetuated by those who live on government funding and their own failures to embrace timeless principles. It is a lie that uses a blanket of victimhood to keep people down.
No law, no ordinance, no act of government will keep one person from acting or reacting toward another in a manner fully compliant with the virtues above, and of those guiding religious principles of humankind. Each Conscience is formed by the world around it. This is why is it incumbent on every generation of humankind to cling to those virtues that build and bind us as a people and change laws that provide penalty for violating those virtues as is required.
I have witnessed this fight all my short life of 60 years. The fight is external to and yet more strongly within those who most greatly protest against ‘white-ness’. “Why you actin’ so white?” was a common phrase I heard others ask in their social groups. Levels of prejudice within communities of ‘color’ were explained to me; the more ‘white, the more prominent’. Like the caste system of Asia these people were living.
We all face obstacles that exist in our lives. Some are based on skin-color. Others on creed professed. Others on gender. We have social-construct documents that state these are false barriers. The are also human barriers and each generation must fight to keep them down while respecting others.
If the concept of ‘white-superiority’ were real, then the lists above should not exist. I should be wealthier and more prominent that any on them.
Truth tells that what some are using as a divisive is actually a false theory, hiding the source and validity of divine virtues given for all human-kind to exercise, and it is not the color of my skin that has given me success, but the efforts of my own wit and ability that raises me along with my intent and the divine grace afforded me to carry them out.
So too it is for each and every one of us.