The Trap of White Privilege, and Rejecting the Cult of Victimology

The Trap of White Privilege, and Rejecting the Cult of Victimology. By Jason Hill, who is black and lives in the US.

In thirty-four years of living in America, I have never faced the problem of radical racial resistance from committed individualists, many of whom fall within the conservative camp. They have mostly accepted me as an individual and treated me as an equal. …

But from lefties:

In my experience with far-left progressives there exists an insidious racism that is often hard to diagnose. Their sense of their own whiteness required black helplessness and inadequacy to shore up a sense of guilt, which would then prompt action on their part, from which they could seek redemption and contrition. …

Earth hath no greater self-righteous and moralistic avenging angel than the progressive afflicted with a sense of wrongful white privilege. So, what did I do in the face of the holder of this white privilege? I committed the worst crime possible: I communicated that it was a farce. I laughed at it, made it clear I was unharmed by it, rendered the holders irrelevant, and incurred their repressed but seething wrath. Hell also hath no greater fury like a far-left-progressive rejected for his or her redemptive gestures. Why? Because if the moral meaning and purpose of your existence as a far-left liberal rests on my suffering and victimization as a black person, then you will need me to suffer indefinitely in order to continue to cull some meaning and purpose from your life. …

Liberals who have staked their identity on black oppression, victimization, and suffering are moral sadists because in order to continue justifying their existence, they must continue to wish to see black people suffer under racial oppression. …

The sense of superiority is unmistakable. People who regard other people as their moral equals either leave them alone to make their own way, or, when they are aggrieved, address the injustice quietly and move on after it is resolved.

Perhaps that’s why the left are so obsessed with race. It gives them a twofold sense of superiority: that they are white and think they are thus privileged in some way, and that they are morally superior by identifying so strongly as ones who care about the “injustice” of said mysterious white privilege. Sad.

So let’s laugh at those lefties for their silly mistake and their pretentiousness. We justifiably can feel superior to them.

Just treat people as individuals, but recognize the reality that there are significant statistical differences between large groups of humans. How hard is that?

A reader adds:

I suggest Jason Hill is more evolved than his detractors. Good on him for his actions.

hat-tip Stephen Neil