July 25, 2016

Parthenon, Athens

Parthenon, Athens

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If you were to note every manmade item within your field of vision, chances are that nearly every last gadget and trinket was invented by a white man. According to Charles Murray’s book Human Accomplishment, whites have historically dominated the fields of physics, math, chemistry, medicine, biology, and technology.

What’s grossly ironic is the specter of people using white computers hooked up to white electricity sent across white power grids to criticize the very white people who made their whining possible. Even worse is the ubiquity of white people pejoratively using the word “white people” as if it somehow doesn’t apply to them. That right there is a collective mental illness for the ages.

White technology has doubled lifespans across the globe and yanked several human subgroups out of the Stone Age. This makes certain white people feel guilty. It also apparently makes lots of nonwhite people resentful.

Those who wish to downplay or outright deny the vastness of white contributions to the world’s technological and civilizational development claim that to even dare giving credit where it’s due will immediately lead to millions of slaughtered nonwhites. That’s an insane leap of logic, but they keep on a-leapin’.

When all else fails, press the Holocaust Button. As noted, Chris Hayes mentioned Hitler rather than answer Steve King’s question. Many others who dodged King’s question immediately brought up the Holocaust and slavery and colonialism as Western Civilization’s true “inventions.” The Washington Post quoted an Indian female historian who felt the need to bring up concentration camps, atomic bombs, the Crusades, slavery, and witch hunts as distinctly white contributions to the world.

Apparently it’s a virtue to be so dumb that you decapitate people like the Aztecs or eat them like the African cannibals rather than being brainy enough to develop an atomic bomb.

Slate’s Rebecca Onion warns that “the idea of white technological superiority has often served as justification for oppressing or displacing nonwhite people.” But flip that around”€”denying white technological contributions and distilling all of white history into one massive blood libel of torture and enslavement of nonwhites can serve as justification for displacing white people. Remember, this whole controversy started when an old white male progressive could barely contain his righteously masochistic glee at the idea of “old white people” dying out. Much”€”if not most, or even all”€”of political guilt-tripping is rooted in psychological projection.


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