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White Privilege
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Don Griffiths
Jul 21, 2019
Manual, I'm sure that you, like me, are wondering why there are no other commenters/debaters on this or any other subject on this site. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I will only add a couple more comments to you regarding this subject and then will consider my time spent discussing it, done. I'll explain---I have given up---years ago, simply going through the process of taking sides in a discussion/debate for the 'thrill of the competition', as a well-known statesman once said years ago. I fall in to that category. I believe that, quite simply, humanity's short time on this earth has been very successful in its evolutionary approach to determining fairness and equity. These two worthy goals are, and never have been, primary in the ongoing process. Superiority over its surroundings 'in all forms', comes first. Not that certain aspects of our lives don't suffer in the process---environment, societal norms, etc. I'm sure you're familiar with the historical genealogy of homo sapien and how it(we) managed to survive all the trials and tribulations along the way--from conquering the Neanderthal some 35,000 years ago, and the Cro-Magnon some few thousands of years after.. In virtually every instance, Homo Sapien has conquered the obstacles that either kept it from succeeding or helped create a path to where we are today. The strong survive, and the weak succumb. It is only after this historical process has reached a plateau of comfort and convenience that any species, including Homo Sapiens, relax long enough to adjudge fairness or equity in what they have done, and then appear to level the playing field. This is where we are today, as I see it. It is a time, I believe, when virtually all things outside our societal environs have been--appeased. Concluding--and I apologize for being so lengthy, I agree with your assessment that white supremacy exists. I also believe it will continue this way for some time in many locales, although not all. I mentioned earlier my belief that as the human race continues to exist, homogeneity will eventually render the entire argument moot. I am an old man. It won't be in my lifetime. I'm guessing it may take 4-5 more generations to create a more acceptable balance. But this is as it is! There is no way around it. Yes, the occasional revolution here or there will bring to boil all the acid in the unfairness in humanity. But I submit that there will be salves applied here and there to these festering wounds, and life will go on. I thank you for your time and interest in discussing/debating this subject, Manual, and hope you fine peace with the 'what is'. This will be my last comments on the subject.
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