The latest from the conservative commentator is a column in which he calls Donald Trump “The Great White Hope.” In it, Buchanan whines about the pitfalls of being a white male in an ever-changing world where whites aren’t the only soldiers, scientists, carpenters and clergy.Of course in Buchanan's post he never said that whites were the "only" soldiers, scientists, carpenters and clergy. Buchanan's point, underscored by Green's screed is that society didn't go out of it's way to demonize white people as a collective as it did/does with black people. If demonizing all blacks due to general facts about them (like the outrageous levels of violent crime) is wrong, then doing the same to whites is equally wrong.
“The world has been turned upside-down for white children. In our schools the history books have been rewritten and old heroes blotted out, as their statues are taken down and their flags are put away,” Buchanan whines. “Children are being taught that America was ‘discovered’ by genocidal white racists, who murdered the native peoples of color, enslaved Africans to do the labor they refused to do, then went out and brutalized and colonized indigenous peoples all over the world.” In other words, they’re being taught the truth.Well sir, they are actually being taught a partial truth about history. It would be like saying that black history en toto was slavery and enslaving each other, high murder rates and bastard children. It's TRUE but it is in no way the entire history of black folks. Again, if gross generalization of black people based on black negative history is wrong then doing so to whites is equally wrong. Of course the other problem with the revisionist history that is taught is that it completely ignores white slavery. I mean the entire reason we use the term "slave" is because Slavic people were definitive "slaves" of their day. Do I need to point out a map of where Slavic people are from? Also while we correctly discuss the dehumanizing history of African enslavement, we do not spend equal time (or any at all) about the slavery of whites. Hell, outside of indentured servitude I didn't even KNOW the extent to which white folks did dirty on their own. Example:
3) Documents from the era show that so-called white “indentured servants” were often referred to as “slaves” rather than “servants.” 4) These “servants” did not always enter into voluntary contracts. There is overwhelming evidence that many of them were kidnapped by organized criminal rings and sent to work on American plantations. It is possible that as many, if not more, whites than blacks were brought involuntarily to the colonies. 5) The middle-passage death rates for these “servants” were comparable to that of blacks on slave ships from Africa to the New World. 6) Indentured servants were whipped and beaten, sometimes to death. When they escaped, ads were placed for their capture. 7) They lived under conditions so brutal that an estimated half of them died before their seven-year term of indenture expired.For far too many black folks (majority) white = crystal stair life. I don't know if it's too much TV watching or what, but just like there are people in third world countries that actually believe the streets of America are lined with gold black folks think that all white people have to do to become successful in life is be white. They don't even have to show up. The talk of much of the liberal leadership doesn't help with it's "you didn't build that" stupid talk.
Buchanan whines that “‘angry white male’ is now an acceptable slur in culture and politics.” Slur? He should consider the slurs the rest of us have endured. Buchanan, like most white men, wouldn’t last three days in this world being anything but what he is. And if you think that is an exaggeration, try being the only black, Hispanic, Native American or Asian on your job, street or church. Every day. Then cry about the woes of being white.I don't understand why black folks expect that in a country in which they are a 13% minority they complain about being the black face. I think these black folks who talk that junk haven't really taken the time out to think on the subject. They don't notice that in many government agencies (Post Office, DMV, Social Services), Blacks make up a rather large percentage of the employees. Black people become scarce as you move up the IQ requirement jobs just as we do in the college majors that demand higher IQ's. But beyond that there is the failure to denounce the acceptability of calling people "bernie bros" and "stupid white males" who's opinions and concerns shouldn't be of value that is rife in left leaning circles. I suppose Greene is good with that, hence he makes Buchanan's point for him. Indeed white males, sorry, white heterosexual males are about the only class of people not protected by Civil Rights legislation. Talk about second class citizenship! But more to Greene's point, does Greene even realize that there are more poor white people than there are poor black people in America? I would hazard to guess that Green wouldn't wish to wake up one morning in a trailer park in W Virginia and white. Matter of fact I would put down cold hard cash betting that Green wouldn't want to wake up white in Austin Indiana While many whites of Austin Indiana would trade places and races with Greene. Cause really, if being the only spot in the office is your biggest problem in life, welcome to "first world problems". In the end though, this "if I were white life would be grand" attitude that many black people have needs to stop. If black people don't understand that there are many many many white failures in the world and their failures had little if anything to do with being white then black people will continue to see their very own biology as the reason for their own failures. That is self-defeating and people who defeat themselves don't need external help.