White Privilege — Hate History

A recent sin invented is the sin of “White privilege.” White privilege in terms of social relations is defined as

 1. a. A right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by white persons beyond the common advantage of all others; an exemption in many particular cases from certain burdens or liabilities.

 b. A special advantage or benefit of white persons; with reference to divine dispensations, natural advantages, gifts of fortune, genetic endowments, social relations, etc.

White privilege then is the advantage that one might find in the households of particular families. When I go to visit the Smith’s home (for example) I fully expect that in the Smith’s home one will discover Smith privilege. It is their home and it is only natural.

Privilege is the way matters typically run when dealing with families or extended family. If I attend the Jacobs’ family reunion where extended family is present, I expect that the Jacobs family — Carl and Laura’s descendants — are going to know Jacobs’ privilege as opposed to Baker’s, McNulty’s and Serio’s who might show up at the reunion for one reason or another.

Japan is one nation where this can be most clearly seen. Clearly if one is visiting Japan one would be foolish not to expect to find Japanese privilege.

Historically speaking, at least, White privilege, should be expected to occur in these united States. Consider our own Constitution,

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Both in the Constitutional convention and in the States’ ratification assemblies those writing and signing the Constitution as well as those ratifying the US Constitution in the States were European White Christians. As such they had in mind for the new Confederated nation their future and the future of their European White Christian posterity. They created a Confederated nation with the explicit intent of white privilege.

This was underscored three short years later when in the first Naturalization Law of 1790 the freshly minted White privilege US Congress set the first standard rules for the granting of US citizenship by means of naturalization. That law law limited naturalization to “free white person[s] … of good character”, thus excluding Indians, indentured servants (regardless of color), slaves, free black and later Asians. White privilege was the national policy.

In today’s climate these are “hate facts.” Yet, facts they remain and they demonstrate that there is nothing anymore inherently immoral about White privilege then there is about Japanese privilege when visiting Japan.

But of course, all that history is past now and so we are to believe that White privilege is a problem and indeed it might be if any could be found but clearly we are living in a social order where White privilege has long been extinguished in favor of minority privilege. Take for example, the anti-discrimination laws which favor the minority and disadvantage the White man when it comes to hiring practices. No longer is it the case that man with the best skills is hired for government contracts but rather the privilege belongs to filling the quotas for minority that the law requires. Another example is how minorities are privileged over superior White people due to the points that are added to their SAT scores. This privileges non-white people over white people regarding getting into prestigious Universities. Clearly, the white man has no privilege here. The recent outrage against the Police has demonstrated that minorities are privileged over whites in terms of how police interact with minorities vis-a-vis whites.

So, while White privilege may have existed properly once upon a time, clearly white privilege is now a thing of the past and what we are really living through is minority privilege. However, it is to the advantage for minorities to complain about White privilege because in doing so minorities are more readily able to seize for themselves a victim status which grants to them even more minority privilege.

Where White privilege does exist then white people ought to salute the advantage that privilege gives, just as minorities salute the quota laws and “set-asides” which give to them minority privilege. This is the inevitable outcome when a country decides to pursue the balkanization of its population by means of its immigration policy and sauce for the goose by all expectations should be sauce for the gander.

Finally, those of us who are White Christians should always keep in mind our Christian fathers who sacrificed so much so we could have White privilege. Our fathers bequeathed to us what White privilege we have by sacrificing themselves and by going without. They built this “once upon a time” nation by an ethic that included leaving a better world to their children than they had themselves. Indeed, their passing on of White privilege was so great that when the White privilege tide was in, all people groups were advantaged in this country. In point of fact it is only the reality of a benevolent White privilege that allowed minorities to complain of white privilege. Our White privilege was so noble that it was willing to surrender its privilege so that the minority could more easily make his way in a country that was originally set aside for Whites.

White privilege and racism and systematic racism are no more sins than Lollipopism, familialism, or Christianism. As Stuart Dinneno has written elsewhere,

“The so-called churches have foolishly swallowed hook, line, and sinker the false notion devised by anti-Christs that there is a sin called “racism,” even to the point of elevating it as if it were more grave than actual sins and treating it almost as if it is unforgivable. But we Christians must look to God’s Law, not the God-hating modern culture, when defining what is, or is not, sin. And if we do so, then we find that the things being condemned under the label of “racism,” are not sins at all.

Noticing racial differences violates none of God’s commandments. Preferential love for your own kind violates none of God’s commandments. Demanding privileges for you and your own people in the land of your ancestors, and in the nation they founded, violates none of God’s commandments. Dealing with strangers on the basis of stereotypes — which is merely recognizing patterns of behavior — violates none of God commandments. Refusal to share your wealth, your cultural inheritance, and your land with those of a foreign race violates none of God’s commandments. And maintaining a separation between those of your own nation (ethnos in biblical Greek) and those of other nations because you want to preserve your people, violates none of God’s commandments.

All such acts are routinely condemned as “racism” by the modern American church, in accord with the dictates of godless egalitarian modernists, but none of them are actual sins. On the contrary, the concept of “racism” is part of an anti-Christian and Marxist moral code that was specifically designed to break down unity in white Christian nations by demonizing natural racial and ethnic affinities and loyalties among whites, in order to divide and conquer them. Therefore, the evil is not in the so-called racists who do the things mentioned in the previous paragraph; the evil is in those Christians who condemn them for “racism.” The churches, in promoting this innovative concept of sin and condemning Christians according to it, have actually become part of the Marxist revolution that is attempting to destroy Christianity. Such are what the Communists of the past called “useful idiots” — those who unwittingly aided the revolutionaries in their plot, not knowing that it would eventually lead to their own destruction.”

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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  1. Subjectivity when relied upon leads ultimately to insanity, whereby sin is accepted and sinlessness is sin.

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