Okay, so I got to hear about a concept that happened in Canada. In Canada, for crying out loud! Canada, the country that is synonymous with being good-natured and good people. It is basically a metaphor for everything that America could be doing right. At least, that is what I had thought. Now I have gotten a new picture of Canada, and it kind of creeps me out. But before I get into that, let’s talk about a concept for a few minutes. The concept is called “White Pride.” A term so stupid that I actually feel a little bad for how dumb the people who buy into it must be.
White Pride is defined as being proud of the fact that you skin color is white. It sounds simple enough. I guess in some sense, it is simple enough, but let’s delve a little deeper. It is a slogan that has been commandeered by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It is basically believing yourself to be a better person because you have the skin color of pale. I guess it is kind of simple. Simple, and pathetic.
There is nothing about the fact that a person is white that makes them any better than people who aren’t white. Their reasons are all dumb, and racist, and all pathetic. And after you hear me out, should you be a person who believes in White Pride, please comment, so I can pwn you individually.
Terms like Black Pride, and Gay Pride actually have a meaning. They are a minority, and are still treated with disrespect by large portions of society. I remember at the lecture I went to with John Corvino, when he addressed the fact that the war against the LGBT community is still going on just as strong, just now it goes on in the shadows, and because we don’t see it as much, we tend to believe that it’s over. If the fact that gay and lesbian couples can’t marry in most states shows anything, it’s that the war isn’t over.
When a minority takes pride in their community, it is seen as a symbol. It is showing that they are not ashamed to be who they are, and won’t allow themselves to be talked down to by people who hate them just because of how they are born. If only the human race was smart enough to take to heart Martin Luther King Jr.’s words about how people should not be judged by the color of their skin, “but by the content of their character.”
But when the majority, the white majority, takes pride in their community, it is a slap in the face of all that the minorities stand for by saying that they are proud of who they are. But more than that, it is just plain dumb. Take a look at the White Pride march in Canada. Sure, the event was a small turnout, but that doesn’t make it any less dumb.
I have heard left and right some of the stupid bullshit that comes out of the mouths of people who have “pride” in their whiteness, but don’t want to be called racists. Anybody remember the Tea Party? They have had a whole lot of people who don’t want to be called racists, but say so much stupid racist bullshit. Remember that “letter” that the unofficial leader of the Tea Party sent to the deceased Abraham Lincoln?
The sad fact is that no matter how much people in this country vehemently hate white supremacists, they don’t take the message. They keep giving us more cannon fodder for proving how bigoted and hateful they are. And it is so dumb. A Tea Party member was quoted as saying, “how long are we going to have to keep paying for slavery? How long before they (black people) get a job and start taking care of their families?” He thought himself very clever, I think.
So, let’s give some more examples of how dumb White Pride is. Anbody remember all the signs that were up at the Tea Party rallies comparing Obama to Hitler? Yeah, not racist. I heard a man the other day saying that all the immigrants in this country should just be killed outright.
But for a moment, let’s take a long look at the argument about how much better white people are. Anybody remember that photo taken at a KKK lynching in Texas? Where the group didn’t even try to hide their faces from the crowd, and seemed proud to be there? Yeah, great things that white people did. A white man with the ideal that his breed of people, blond-haired and blue-eyed and Christian, were better than any others, and so all others, especially Jews, must be killed. That bastard still has a following, even today.
White people, when we came over to this country, to clear out the natives in areas that we wanted to put our colonies, gave them blankets that were infected with smallpox to wipe out the population. Quite effectively, too. The white people engaged in the massive slaughter in 1480 because a group of people worshipped Allah. White people enslaved and brutally massacred the Indians when Columbus came on over to America because he wanted to find gold, and there was none to find.
White people really have no room at ALL to talk about how superior they are to another group of people. The list of the horrible shit that white people have done to other ethnicities in the name of them being better people could just go on and on and on, and it is not something that people want to hear about.
But what scares me is that so many people cheer that kind of sickness. There are a lot of people in some places who just think that that kind of thing was just tops- killing innocent people for no reason, using biological warfare to ethnically cleanse a population, killing massive groups of people because they worship a different god than you.
The fact is that White Pride means nothing. It is just a bullshit term used by people who think that they somehow are being oppressed and deserve to have a pride event named in their honor, when the truth is that they are more closer to deserving getting kicked in the nuts for being complete pieces of shit who are so blind to their own hatefulness that they don’t see how full of shit they actually are.
White Pride is simply ignorance, and people embracing ignorance. It is people who don’t want to think too hard, and want to believe that they are better. It’s very similar to religion, and ironically connected to religion in a lot of cases.
And for those of you who want to give me an argument for why White Pride (I capitalize because it is a proper noun for a concept, and for no other reason) is correct, please hit me. Give me your best shot, and I’ll pwn you into obscurity.
Until next time, a quote,
“There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” -Martin Luther King Jr.