Remember when Romney lost the election so somebody created White People Mourning Romney and collected various people crying over Romney’s loss?
Lie of Capitalism #1: some people are worth more than other people and therefore more deserving of food, medicine, clothing, houses, etc.
HOLY SHIT YES YES YES
it’s also SUCH a reverse victimization thing like
when ~antiracist allies~ say this shit it always includes this sort of faux-self-deprecating element
and intentionally or not, there’s the implication that we white people in general are being ~silenced~ by the ~cruel~ person of color, and that ~oh no we’ve been taught to hate ourselves for our whiteness and believe all these self-deprecating things~ which of course is EXACTLY the white guilt script that more blatantly racist whites looking at this will want to see as more ‘justification’ to dismiss analysis of racism.
and it’s inevitably framing people of color as mean or angry or ~reverse racist~ and ourselves as beleaguered; it’s inevitably fishing for compliments, for coddling, for having the conversation recentered around us and derailing the actual conversation taking place.
People say “phase” like impermanence means insignificance. Show me a permanent state of the self.
Bergman och Fårö