I have not even said that whites are the most evil people in history. Maybe the Mongols are worse. Who knows? How in the world would you even determine such a thing? I do intend to write a post on that question – but it will probably be a parody of all those black crime statistic arguments.
Because it is all beside the point. I think everyone knows whites are not the only people who have done evil in history. So to keep bringing it up comes off as either some kind of weak “Everyone does it” excuse that eight-year-olds use or as a way to draw attention away from the evils of white history.
But if whites are not the only evil people in history, then why write so much about them and not, say, Mongols too? There are two reasons:
- My position in history. For reasons of simple self-interest and self-understanding, the past, present and future of Black Americans concern me most. And in that history whites are the main evil. That is just how it is. I did not create the world I find myself in. If I were Darfuri, no doubt I would write about the Arabic-speaking Sudanese. If I were Palestinian, it would be the Israelis. Etc.
- Unbrainwashing myself. Like most Americans, “white is right” has been pounded into my head. So much so that it has affected how I see myself. So much so that it has taken great effort to unlearn the lies. Part of that unlearning is seeing White Americans for who they truly are, not who they present themselves to be.
In short, I cannot afford to live by the lies white people live by.
Mainstream American culture makes whites seem much better than they are and blacks seem much worse than they are. Compared to that this blog might seem like it is pushing a line of “blacks are good, whites are evil,” like it is bashing whites. In fact, I am trying to see both as they are,
To those whites who feel the need to defend their history, my advice is: “Don’t.” The bad parts should be roundly condemned by any honest person of any race with any sense. Defending or excusing evil makes you part of that evil. It makes future evils more likely. Worse than making a mistake is not learning from it.
White people need to get over this idea that they are somehow special. They are not. They are just like everyone else. But by putting up this front that they are better than most, they make themselves worse than most – because it means they turn a blind eye to the evil they do.