My pallid pallor does not smell like privilege [Darleen Click]
Ah the irony of the anti-theist Left who insist that only some people, regardless of behavior, carry the mark of Original Sin by being “white”
For four days this week (March 26-29), thousands of white people are getting together in downtown Madison, Wis. to talk about how guilty they feel about the color of their skin.
The self-flagellation conclave is called the White Privilege Conference.
A sea of 2,500 (mostly) white people is expected to attend. They will mull over ways to tear down a system of “white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.”
The best part is that taxpayers are footing a big chunk of the bill. At least $20,000 in cash from taxpayers – and possibly much more –will go toward staging the four-day confab, according to Wisconsin Reporter. [...]
According to conference organizers, examples of white privilege include assuming “your failures will not be attributed to your race, or your gender” and assuming textbooks will feature of “the same race, gender, or sexual orientation as you are.”
Also, white privilege helps you “not have to think about your race, or your gender, or your sexual orientation, or disabilities, on a daily basis.” [...]
The Janesville Gazette describes in glowing terms how Neil Deupree, a former pastor and current member of a “diversity action team,” believes the conference will be life-changing for local white people.
“The point of the conference is to remind people our society is built on an invisible knapsack of white privilege,” Deupree told the Gazette.
The Left’s perversion of American and Judeo-Christian principles of individual responsibility cannot be just dismissed as the bovine excrement it clearly is. We have ignored its march through our institutions and only paid lip-service to Reagan’s warning that each generation must embrace and defend the principles of Liberty for itself because such principles are not inherited.
I don’t and won’t apologize for my melanin level any more than I would for my height, near-sightedness or my flat-footedness. Each physical attribute is just that and has no bearing on my behavior. It is my principles, what I was raised with, what I consciously embraced, modeled by my behavior, that I am responsible for.
And no one else is responsible for my behavior.
I won’t be judged for others’ behavior and do not judge another individual’s behavior by others who happen to share a particular physical characteristic with them.
The meme of “White privilege” either inside or outside a knapsack is a nothing more than an indicator of base, mendacious racism of the person promoting it. The organizers and promoters of this conference are racists. And they use this racism for the only thing the Left is interested in. Power — to be able to dictate to you how to live your life in thrall to their State.
The attendees? Well, if you wake up each morning and spend your day not obsessing about your melanin, genitals or physical self, you’re not acting according to privilege …
You are behaving like an adult.
If you are obsessing, seek a competent psychologist about why you feel being a responsible adult in America is a pathology.
And please get rid of the plaid onesy.
Tags: leftism, racism, white privilege