This is another of those constant drones that we see on the Internet, liberals pointing fingers and accusing others of being privileged, therefore they should keep their damn mouths shut and let everyone else talk because anything that anyone who actually isn’t living in destitution isn’t worth listening to. They think that liberal privilege should make everyone feel guilty.
So much of this comes from liberal guilt and yes, that really is a thing. Liberals feel bad that they have things that other people do not, so instead of wondering why other people have not achieved the things they have, they blame themselves because somehow, it must be their fault. There’s a distinct self-loathing thread that runs through progressive political thought. They desperately want to be able to personally identify with the downtrodden, if only they didn’t live in a first world nation! Damn their parents for actually being financially stable and successful, it keeps them from feeling as bad as those that they seemingly idolize! If they could just get rid of their damnable white skin and middle class exterior, they’d be able to feel the pure ecstasy of poverty and hatred that they imagine must be going on at all time!
See, I know this is going to shock liberals, but blacks are no different than whites. They have the same abilities, the same opportunities and the same capacity to make something of themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian, you can make your life better if you try. The problem is, especially in the ghetto community, blacks have been told for generations that they’re just not good enough, that the world owes them a living, that they don’t actually have to try, they don’t actually have to get an education or make good choices in life, in fact, if you do that and try to get out of the ghetto, you’re told by your black brethren that you’re a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.
But it’s not just blacks, if you look at white trailer trash in the Deep South, they have the same thing going on. They have their own white ghetto culture that tells them that they don’t have to work hard, get an education, make good choices, etc. They think they deserve a living because they bothered to get out of bed in the morning too. Stupid is stupid, no matter the skin color. But that’s not something that liberals tend to talk about, except wherein these trailer trash idiots say something racist, then they’re all over it. Of course, when the ghetto blacks say something racist, the liberals are only too eager to commend them on it. Blacks can’t be racist, after all, and whites must have done something to deserve the hate.
Okay, I will say that blacks in the distant past were downtrodden. That was then, this is now. Get over it. I don’t care if you were abused yesterday, this is today and you’d better pick yourself up and get back on the horse.
People shouldn’t guilty about things that they, themselves, didn’t do. I have not been racist toward anyone, therefore I have no need to feel bad about racism. I also haven’t been sexist, haven’t opposed equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, etc. I have no guilt for things I didn’t do. So why do liberals? I suspect that a lot of it stems from a feeling of powerlessness. They don’t want to feel like they’re not in control and when faced with things that they can’t arbitrarily fix, they feel guilty because “fixing things” is their cup of tea, or so they think. However, they’re also fundamentally lazy, they don’t want to propose actual solutions, they just want to play word games and pretend that they can wave their magical liberal wand and make everything all better without actually having to do anything to make things better. Now I want to improve things too but my solutions are real. They revolve around actually getting people off their asses and making the world a better place, at least as much as is possible. There are some things we can’t fix, especially things where the people who are actually responsible refuse to work on the solutions. Blacks will continue to have problems getting out of poverty so long as they embrace the ghetto black culture that tells them they can’t make it on their own. If the changes that are necessary never take place, it’s not my fault, it’s theirs. I will oppose actual racism when it rears it’s ugly head, regardless of where it comes from, but I won’t feel guilty because some whites are racist, any more than I will because some blacks are racist. I’m not racist. I have nothing to be personally guilty over.
And maybe that’s something everyone ought to understand. Your life is your responsibility. What other people do is not.