Ideological Privilege

There’s a lot of white privilege propaganda on social media lately. A recent article in the New Yorker implied that all white people are racist. Though I get that there’s an assumed motive behind it all, to help people who are less privileged (a solid liberal value which I am completely on board with), I can’t help but notice the vindictiveness, tenacity, and the energy spent denigrating people because of the color of their skin.

Maybe that energy could be directed toward more fruitful endeavors?

To me, to point a finger at an ethnic group and accuse them of a collective crime is racist. Period. It’s also counterproductive, and laced with the gratification and revenge of extremist ideological spin. I think that those who want other people to check their privilege should, in turn, check their ideology. It wasn’t that the Marxists cared about the poor, it was more about how they hated the rich, and thus gave Solzhenitsyn some terrible stuff to write about.

Things might not become so terrible now. But one thing I’m pretty sure of is that if this “all white people are racist” propaganda keeps getting hyped, then Trump is going to win another term.

I hope I’m wrong.

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