Been reading a bit of generalizations about how “white people” are just the worst, how no one can be racist towards white people, yadda yadda yadda. I think when people get into discussions about who oppresses who they tend to not realize it’s those who have the money & the power that oppress those who do not. It doesn’t matter what society, what color, what time period in history… this is the reality. Many different types of people have fit the bill over human history.
I’m not making light of anyone’s plight, and I’m not ignorant to how wealth & power are currently distributed (in America, anyhow). I’m a weirdo gay guy with a french last name that grew up in what would be considered a poor, predominantly Irish catholic neighborhood in Boston, so I know what it’s like to be rejected/judged because of your name, or how you look, etc. I just feel that the only way to ever move beyond this endless loop is to stop the in-fighting. It’s only us down here at the bottom fighting about this shit… it’s certainly not those few at the top… but that’s because there’s only one color at the top… green.
I dunno… I’m not sure I’m articulating what I want to say properly, but I hope you can understand my intent and what I’m trying to get across. I just feel like the record’s skipping and we have to collectively, all of us, lift and re-position the needle.
Constructive comments are always welcome. Perhaps you can articulate this better than I can.