Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 20, 2021 19:04:12 GMT 12
THE WHITING OUT OF EUROPEAN FOREBEARS – Karl du Fresne
To put it another way, why are people so reluctant to declare that their white forebears were themselves supposedly the beneficiaries of, if not the perpetrators of, racism?
The reason is that this would conflict awkwardly with the ideology known as identity politics, which rests on the view that society is immutably divided between privileged whites and disadvantaged “people of colour”.
Proponents of identity politics and critical race theory, its ideological stablemate, hold that all people of Pasifika or Maori descent have experienced subjugation and have needs and interests that are at odds with those of the white oppressors. The aim is to secure political advantage to atone for their mistreatment, but unfortunately this can only come at the expense of social cohesion that benefits us all.
Denial of one’s European heritage is a necessary starting point, because otherwise those claiming to be descendants of the oppressed must confront the fact that they are also descendants of the oppressors. The proponents of identity politics don’t seem to have yet worked out a way to reconcile this dichotomy without weakening their claims, so they ignore it.
Do they, at the same time as they cry out for justice on behalf of their dark-skinned forebears, also experience paroxysms of self-reproach for the behaviour of their pale ones?
I doubt it. Much easier to shut out the problematical half of the equation......