Whiteness defined

The poster is found here: Smithsonian’s Anti-White Propaganda. It supposedly provides the characteristics of “white culture”, which seems like an astonishingly racist term and generalisation. Even “people of colour” have now also adopted many of these character traits.

Yet for me, reading through the individual items, there seems hardly a single negative characteristic. Most of it just seems to outline characteristics required for personal achievement in the modern world for anyone who wishes to get on with their own talents and abilities to achieve personal success. Unless they are a member of some dynasty or part of the ruling class where they have been born, for almost everyone everywhere, their own wealth and wellbeing seem to be largely determined by whether the population they are embedded within have these characteristics, although some do seem to be unnecessary:

  • hardly seems necessary to be from North America
  • Christian religion seems optional – all religious traditions welcome
  • female “subordination” again seems perfectly unnecessary
  • “blonde, thin and Barbie” is plain idiotic
  • not restricted to European traditions
  • virtually no one thinks in terms of “win at all cost”
  • introverts also can and do succeed.

The people who put this together are genuinely ignorant at a very deep level. Produce something that others will buy, or possess a skill that others will hire, and you can succeed anywhere within this culture.

Absent either some product provided to the market or some specialised skill, it is hard to earn a large personal income, but one can still succeed as an employee. Many do exactly that, and it has nothing to do with “whiteness”.

For more, there is this, which really has been put out by the Smithsonian: Whiteness. These personal characteristics have nothing to do with the colour of one’s skin. They can make all the excuses they like, but skin colour makes no difference in the modern world.

We are surrounded by dangerous fools at every turn. The left is repulsive in almost every respect. How can anyone take such stupidity seriously?

It’s also worth having a look at the comments thread at Instapundit.

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26 Responses to Whiteness defined

  1. White culture is pretty awesome.

    More so English culture.

    Thank me later, but I’m pretty humble for an Aussie of West country stock.

  2. Gyro Cadiz

    That section of the Smithsonian’s website is the single most racist thing I have ever seen in my life.

    Senator Robert Byrd would be proud of them.

    They inadvertently describe their view of the “perfect US negro” as being the worst possible human being, and nothing more than a pathetic slave who must follow their diktats.

    If you ever doubted that the left are the foulest and most racist bastards imaginable, the Smithsonian has just removed all your doubts.

  3. Dave in Marybrook

    Steak and potatoes? Glorious. Had beef ribs and me own spuds straight from the dirt, mightily impressed the Perthons visiting.
    “bland is best”? Snobs. Sounds like the canard of English cuisine is strong with this one. How about freshness and finesse over brutal application of salt, sugar, acid and chilli powder?

  4. NoFixedAddress

    more like evil race baiting psychopaths put this sort of shit together.

    But what about the Nigerian Privilege?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/nigerian_privilege.html

    The war on white privilege is permeating the entire world. As a white person, I am anxiously aggrieved by the obsessive persecution of my fellow whites and I’m feverishly in fear that my white privilege will be looted from me like a loaf of bread taken from a New York deli. How will I survive without the constant assistance that this white supremacist system provides me? Out of pure self-preservation, we need to shift the focus of the mob towards another group that has been stealthily benefitting from their privilege unscathed… the Nigerians.

  5. Delta

    Me to a tee. I’ve been discovered.

  6. 2dogs

    Yet for me, reading through the individual items, there seems hardly a single negative characteristic.

    This is really insulting to people of colour. It’s actually saying to them that they are:

    – not self-reliant;
    – promiscuous;
    – irrational;
    – lazy;
    – have no respect for the rule of law;
    – losers;
    – inarticulate;
    – aggressive; and,
    – rude.

  7. Wayne from Perth

    2dogs yes I had the same thought. It follows from their argument that people in the BIPOC racial grouping do not have these traits. A racist, demeaning and ludicrous proposition.

  8. PB

    This is really insulting to people of colour. It’s actually saying to them that they are:

    – not self-reliant;
    – promiscuous;
    – irrational;
    – lazy;
    – have no respect for the rule of law;
    – losers;
    – inarticulate;
    – aggressive; and,
    – rude.

    Hatefacts?

  9. DavidH

    Hey, I resemble that remark.

  10. Don

    Interesting the Smithsonian sees US “white culture” having a heavy focus on the British Empire. That aside, other than Christianity I’d say Japanese culture shares many of these characteristics – requirements for success.

  11. Zyconoclast

    The weightlifter is a black dude.

  12. min

    I have met white blokes that fit that list of 2 dogs I am sure other Cats have also.

  13. a reader

    What exactly is wrong with any of those things? If the implication is that only White people have them then I guess that means the idiot author hasn’t been to India, or Namibia, or Tonga or Malta or Japan (ok, not the Christian bit), or South Korea. Hell even Vietnam a lot of those things apply and they’re nominally still communist.

    My guess is it was written by a white person with an irrational hatred of themselves.

  14. mundi

    It is worth keeping in mind that the poster is from 1990…

    These nut cases have been around for a long time, only in the past they were ignored.

  15. Rich

    This is satire surely?

    Planning is white…ok then

  16. Occupy Centrelink

    2dogs
    #3515553, posted on July 16, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    This is really insulting to people of colour.


    For the activists in Australia who demand that we “close the gap”, surely this is the formula for success right here. Isn’t that what they are looking for?

  17. 2dogs

    Family guy did it better:

  18. Alan

    Yep. And it also got picked up by US Libertarian blogger Tim Pool:
    Far left Goes Full Racist Claiming White People Invented Almost Everything”

  19. Mother Lode

    What have the Romans ever done for us?

  20. Here’s a heartwarming story about how moving away from all this whiteness works out.

  21. min

    B rings back memories when DSM described the attributes of a males like a assertive dominant and then made women the opposite that is submissive , passive etc . This was then used to put women in mental institutions if they exhibited any of the male attributes . .

  22. Terry

    @Gyro Cadiz
    ‘If you ever doubted that the left are the foulest and most racist bastards imaginable, the Smithsonian has just removed all your doubts.’
    +1
    …and they “market it” as a virtue. Depraved Fuckers.

    The response has to be (repeatedly): Fuck Off!

  23. Lee

    If I as a conservative or right winger claimed all that as being “white” characteristics (which I don’t), I’d be labelled as a “white supremacist” or a “racist”!

  24. John A

    a reader #3515680, posted on July 16, 2020, at 9:56 pm

    What exactly is wrong with any of those things?

    The one attribute NOT included is Caucasian skin colour.

    Because strictly verboten, I presume.

  25. Pete

    It doesn’t look good when that terrible Lisa Wilkinson on the Project starts asking black protesters from America how she can atone for her “whiteness”
    I’ve nothing to be ashamed about for my color, never have been, never will be and i’m sure as hell not getting down and kissing anyones manky feet.

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