Querying the Domain: So white people aren't actually all that bad?!
[S]o, as a non-white, non-american...
What exactly is your dog in this fight?
Not attacking you, just curious as to how this captured your attention... It would be a bit like me fighting for more Beyonce on BET.
The philosophical aspect has to do with the fact that this blog was created with the express intent of helping me search for Truth. This is what I wrote in my very first post here, more than 4 years ago:
I will be posting about many things- topics will include libertarianism, video games, weight lifting, economics, books, movies, abstract nonsense, and the Red Pill. To that end, I welcome commentary and dialogue on the various subjects that I post here. I do not welcome trolls or spammers, and will deal with both severely. This blog is not meant to be an exercise in solipsism; if it becomes one, it has failed in its primary purpose.
I've lived in majority-white countries for something close to half my life at this point. The most "racist" country that I've ever lived in was probably Australia, but it needs to be noted that the Australian sense of humour has a very sharp edge to it that outsiders often have a lot of trouble understanding.
Case in point: my family's favourite radio station while I was living in Sydney was (and is) called Triple-M, and one of the staples of their evening rush-hour programming was a little segment called "Sucked In", where the hosts would call up some hapless victim and proceed to prank the shit out of him/her. The pranks could get pretty brutal, right up to and including the hosts threatening the prankees (I know, that's not a word) with wheel-clamping and parking tickets and so on.
Aussies love that sort of thing.
So when a white Aussie calls a chap who is clearly from the Orient a "wog" (very common), or makes fun of Indians for smelling like curry (also common), or mock Aborigines for being poor and stupid and a bit gullible (extremely common), you have to understand where they are coming from.
By American hyper-PC standards, such jokes are crass and offensive in the extreme. To Aussies, that's just the norm.
My time in white-majority Western nations has generally been pretty happy, all things considered. Whether I was living in Australia, Britain (England, really), or America, I found white people to be courteous, decent, welcoming, and polite, with very few exceptions, and most of those were easily ignored.
I reserve a special respect and appreciation for America, of course; it is by the grace and decency of a good and generous people that I was permitted to come here for an education, find a job, and live in peace as long as I obey American laws and norms. I have never forgotten that fact, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunities that I have been given.
Indeed, I reckon that many, if not most, of my fellow foreigners would do well to be a little less quick to claim to be oppressed and victimised by the very people who have let them in, and a little more grateful for the fact that they are here, in the greatest country on Earth.
I honestly do believe that getting a visa to study and then work in the US is the same as being given a winning lottery ticket in life. It angers me greatly to see so many foreigners coming to America and thinking that they have a "right" to be here and immediately become part of the Free Shit Army, demanding toys and presents simply because they can take advantage of the generosity and goodness of a fundamentally decent people. That is a grave abuse of a guest's privilege in a host's home, and it is not to be tolerated.
I particularly like and appreciate the white folk of America's heartlands. Whether I am visiting towns and villages populated by the quietly unflappable folk of rural and countryside New England, or the courtly and immensely hospitable people of Texas, or the welcoming and charming characters to be found in lovely Vermont, I have always been treated with politeness and civility.
I cannot claim to have such positive experiences in parts of my own homeland.
That is true throughout the Western world, and the rest of us ignore this basic fact of life at our own great peril.
For while white Westerners are unusually welcoming of foreigners- I argue that these days they are too welcoming- they are also capable of great and terrible violence against "the other" if they choose. The history of Western culture is replete with examples of xenophobia taken to unhealthy and very violent extremes, and I fear that there will come a time in the not-too-distant future when such violence will flare up once again.
As a general rule, white people are not the problem. White people certainly create many of their own problems, usually through ignorance of history or active stupidity, or both, but they also have a remarkable knack for solving problems too.
That is why Western culture is quite clearly the best. That is why the Western nations have the highest living standards in the world. That is why everyone else wants to go there, or at least send his kids there.
So the question, at least from my perspective, isn't really, "why do you advocate so strongly for white people?". It really should be, "why doesn't everyone like you advocate so strongly for white people?"