I’m assuming why Whites who are proud to be White must be rightwing reactionaries is because there aren’t any really many “proud to be White” liberals. Are there?
Me. I’m one. I’m not sure if I’m proud to be White. I just like being White. I like Whites. I like White people, music, writing, culture, women, languages, architecture, philosophy, art, science, literature, movements, countries. I don’t think of myself as proud to be White, but maybe I am, who knows? I just don’t like to think of it in those terms. I wake up every morning and look up at the ceiling and say, “Thank God for making me White!”
I don’t see anything wrong with that. I think everyone should do that. I think Black people should wake up in the morning, look up at the ceiling, and say, “Dammit! Thank God for making me Black!” And take out the Black and fill in any other race or ethnicity and do the same thing. Everyone should support their people.
Because being Black is pretty cool, right? Especially if you’re intelligent and well-behaved. The only downside is a lot of them are not real smart and don’t act very good. But that doesn’t apply to many millions of them. And if it doesn’t apply to you, isn’t it pretty cool to be Black? I dunno. I think it would be. Except for the discrimination, maybe. But there’s nothing wrong with being Black. If you are Black, that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. Not at all. It’s not a bad thing to be per se.
I’m a Leftist. Hell, I’m not even a liberal. I don’t even like liberals. And I’ve been a man of the Left almost my entire life except for a brief period when I was 15 years old, had my head up my ass and came under my mother’s influence.
And I like being White. What’s wrong with that? If I’m on the Left, I’m not allowed to like being White? I have to be hate myself and other Whites for being White? Why the Hell is that?
The commenter is White, right (I’m not completely sure)? If so, does he like being White? He’s also a typical liberal, by the way, except for maybe not being an SJW. He’s actually rather Alt Left if you ask me.
You know, when I grew up, there were White reactionaries, conservatives, Centrists, liberals, progressives, Leftists, and out and out socialists and communists. I knew people of all of these types.
You know what? I knew people from all of those persuasions, and they all liked being White. Liking being White was just something that was taken for granted by all White people. All White people liked being White! We even talked about it a lot. If someone did something laudatory, we’d say, “That’s mighty White of you.” We’d also laugh and say, “If it’s White, it’s right.” Even Hispanics and half-Hispanics would say stuff like that because most everyone just identified as White. Which actually makes sense in a way.
If you said something back then like, “If you are a White person, you can only be an ultra rightwing reactionary or fascist, otherwise you’re not really White, because that’s the only possible politics for a White person,” people would look at you like you were insane. And you would be. And you still would be to this very day.