The convenience of grouping people together without any of the responsibility of treating them as individuals.
Tyrants love collectivism.
Germans are the Master Race. Jews are rats and pigs. White people are racist.
Grouping people according to common traits irrespective of personal difference just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?!
Let’s hone in on white people being racists.
I don’t know about other white people (not being much of a collectivist and all) but I sure get sick and tired of the people who say “white people are racist.”
Now, some of these accusers are more clever than others. Rather than just calling all white people racists, they say the same thing but in more subtle ways.
For example, the recent furore over the constant booing of AFL star Adam Goodes has opened the floodgates for white people being called racist but with an edge of finesse:
The furore over booing Adam Goodes reveals white society still hasn’t learnt to embrace the Indigenous one, even in football. We’ll give on our terms, appreciate on our terms, but when it’s not on our terms, we turn on it, writes Jeremy Stanford.
Whoops – no finesse in this one. So apparently it’s okay to just come out and collectivise all white people together as racists.
Now imagine if the same was written about black people! Or Jews! or Christians (though apparently this one is also acceptable these days).
Back to Stanford’s article though, calling someone a racist based upon their skin colour is…well, it’s racist. Even if it were mere rhetorical hyperbole to make a point, I’m guessing making hyperbolic racist comments about Africans or Asians probably wouldn’t fly given that racist jokes don’t seem to.
That’s a good thing too but with Stanford here, the glaring, shovel-to-the-face double standards of the left are on ominous display and it’s comments like this that expose their mischievous hand.
Let’s see what else Stanford has to say:
I’d be happy to see every Indigenous player from now on perform the war dance every time they kick a goal. That would rub it in all our white faces until we truly got the message that you are part of this culture on your own terms and not on the terms that white society deems to be acceptable.
Self loathing. Tick.
It can only be the ideology of the “progressive” left motivating Stanford here and it seems he’s taken a strong dose of what he is trying to force upon us.
The leftists, working on the basis of cultural Marxism, are out to erase any trace of Christianity from the West and so it should come as no surprise that they are eager to make “white people”, who they see as the primary representatives of Christianity, feel so guilty about some legitimate past evils that they allow them to take total control of our culture.
Yes, some white people have done very evil things. The revealing problem is that some white people haven’t.
So when people point to American slavery of Africans and say look at the evils white people did, they conveniently forget to point to the abolition movement that, hey hey, prominently featured white people. Cross the ocean and you would run headlong into white Wilberforce, who fought against white people and eventually won to end slavery in Britain.
Did you notice that – the aforementioned white people actually did not act like a hive mind but rather as individuals, with some choose good and others evil.
So when you actually think about it, skin colour is irrelevant. What does matter is our beliefs and our actions.
You could almost say that we should judge people based upon their individual actions rather than based upon whatever collective we can slot them into.
It’s funny then that when leftists insist that we look back on Western history (yes, they dose with white guilt) with shameful disgust, simultaneously insist that we revere people like Charles Darwin, a man who was by every definition was a racist, and Margaret Sanger, a woman who was so super-crazy racist that she set in motion plans that make Adolf Hitler look like a reasonable guy. It’s worth remembering that Sanger was hoping to wipe out black people using abortion, something she and her contemporary ilk have made a pretty good go of.
Referring back to the Adam Goodes issue, some AFL supporters would be genuine racists who don’t like him because of skin colour. The important question though is are there any other reasons to dislike Goodes?
Well, I’ve seen good players (and he has been one of the greats without a doubt) get booed continually simply because supporters of the opposing team don’t like them and want to put them off their game. It’s not a good quality but it sure isn’t “racism”. I’m pretty sure this kind of thing happens in other countries too where, believe it or not, the spectators are not white.
Furthermore, Goodes is getting in the media a lot because of racist attacks on him and journalists are rushing to accuse all white people ever of being racist because some kid or Eddie McGuire said something stupid. I’m sick of being lumped in by the simple fact of being white so perhaps other people are too.
Maybe they boo Goodes because they are tired of hearing about him, sort of like how many people are also sick of Eddie McGuire. It may even appear, in some people’s eyes, that Goodes and McGuire are like a duo of clowns hogging Australian television airtime and people are just sick of it.
Having been to sporting events and concerts, I’m also aware of the influence of the crowd. Perhaps some people start booing just because the crowd is booing – I’ve seen that kind of thing happen. People boo or cheer even as they are trying to figure out why they are doing it. It’s kind of funny and some people do it just for kicks.
And there one more important point that perhaps the racist media should consider – white people aren’t the only ones who go to the football and boo players. Yet, people like Stanford above make it clear that they aren’t referring to the many different cultures that make up Australian society – a fact that they love to promote as part of their attack on the West.
So which is it – is Australia multicultural and therefore it’s not just white racists booing Goodes? Or is our whole nation white and therefore only whites are to blame for the booing?
The ideology of the so-called progressive left plays out like a bad movie with plot hole after plot hole revealing that there is no substance behind the façade.
All these ad hominem attacks on white people, simply because they are white, is as racist as it gets and they have no problem breaking their own rules and living in double standard land in order to get what they want.
So if you are white and a racist, stop being a racist because God made us all equally human and equally valuable. If you are black and racist, do the same. Asian, Jew, Arab, whoever – we all have the same instructions in Christ.
And to all those white people who are constantly slandered with false accusations of “racism”, you have no need to feel guilty for something that you do not do. Don’t be played by these political and cultural strategists – they are always looking for power and they love to start fights and create social upheaval by pitting collectives against one another, be it men and women or blacks and whites.
They divide people and rise to power as we all fight it out – to the death if necessary. That’s how Marxism always applied itself and it’s tactics really aren’t that different today.
Jesus Christ, on the other hand, brings peace between people of all nations, no matter their skin colour, sex, ethnicity, or whatever it is that makes us different. God has created one new humanity is Jesus Christ and his house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
So let’s abandon the so-called social justice and the bullying of the left and just treat everyone how God says we should treat them. Naturally, that does. Or mean we fall for the tricks of the left even as we treat them like human beings precious in the eyes of God. We must also have wisdom and discernment.
“for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:26-29 ESV
“Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:11-17 ESV