Western Guilt, or White Guilt is a theme favoured by communist subversives. It is part of Cultural Marxism's attack on civilization, the proposition that White Men colonized Africa and other places and did the natives down. It uses our compassion, our feelings for the weak, the down trodden while our victims are Noble Savages. Therefore it follows we must help them, forgive them their idiosyncrasies, import them, treat them better than Englishmen and generally pander to them. We must Atone for evil done by our fathers. It is rather like the idea of Original sin, that we are born guilty. The counterpoint is black rage, the hatred often incited by Jews to manipulate people using front men like Nelson Mandela & Martin Luther King, which leads to power.
It is a theme advanced in universities throughout Christendom, in all humanities departments, the soft options. The main stream media push it too.
Like all good propaganda stories it has elements of truth. The men who left England and went out into the big, wide world were adventurers. Fame and fortune were the objectives in the main. Fortunes were carved out as well as an empire. It was not always pretty.
Imperial objectives changed. In its middle to latter days it was more of a civilizing mission. We took Christianity and decent government to Rhodesia. Now it is run by Robert Mugabe, a vicious black Marxist thug who was marketed by the BBC precisely because he was a black Marxist. The left have little to say about him, his murders, his thieving, his Racism and his destruction of the country. He is part of their agenda. But communist subversives hated Ian Smith when he was its prime minister. They broke his government by using sanctions.
Subversives look at places where there were natives and it is easy to claim that we treated them badly. India is one such.
We gave it a system of law which was often totally incorruptible; very much a first. We outlawed Suttee, the custom of burning new made widows with their husbands. It seemed a reasonable thing to do but it left a lot of women poor by Indian standards. Indian poverty means very poor. This may be why suttee still happens. Interference can mean unintended consequences.
Brits in India discovered, outlawed and suppressed Thugee. the secret murder of travellers by strangulation in order to rob them. The Wikipedia admits that QUOTE The defeat of the Thuggees [ sic, try Thugs ] played a part in securing Indian loyalty to the Raj UNQUOTE. They also worked against Dacoity, which is armed robbery by establishing a police force known as the Thugee and Dacoity Department.
Our departure from India led to separation. It is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Partition of India led to migration by millions and 'only' a million or so dead. The Wikipedia settles for a lower estimate. Nobody knows within the odd few thousand. But the left wanted it so the killings did not matter.
One blot on the imperial record was the Opium trade. Poppy was grown in India, made into opium, transported on to Hong Kong, thence the Chinese mainland and an enthusiastic consumer base. It was a growth industry in its day, making Jardine & Matheson rich. They were Scotch rogues. The firm is still in business although it has cleaned up its act.
Opium dealing was taken over by David Sassoon, a Jew from Baghdad who did a runner when he became very unpopular. The Wikipedia does not tell us why he was hated but excessive greed is a distinct possibility. His dominance of poppy farming and the opium trade tells me that he was more interested in money than morals.
Perhaps the major point to consider is who is telling the story and why. Consider some major issues and their media treatment:-
The huge Jewish influence in the Bolshevik Revolution. Almost totally blacked out.
German treatment of Jews up to 1945. Maximized.
German treatment of Jews after 1945. Minimized - pandering to Jews running the Holocaust® Industry has cost German tax payers billions.
Jews' treatment of Germans after the war with some 1.7 million murdered - blacked out - see Eisenhower's Death Camps
Jewish treatment of Palestinians from 1948 to the present. Minimized.
The huge Jewish influence in breaking the government of South Africa - blacks won - we were told. Jews still control gold and diamonds. Blacked out.
Jews Trading in Black African Slaves - see The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. Jews were the perpetrators. We get blamed.
In each case Jews are involved as victims or more often as perpetrators. You might ask just why they have been kicked out of so many places, some 109 of them in the last 1500 years - see Jewish Expulsions on the point.
The Occidental Observer Explains Altruism Being Abused
Courage overcomes fear. It matters, especially Moral Courage. It is in the end largely an understanding of the evil arrayed against us.
Taps into deep emotions and drives. Someone explains. It is not as simple as it seems.
Jews Use Western Guilt
Western guilt is a psychological tool used by Jews to destroy civilization. A simple point. You do not have to believe it. But read for yourself, think for yourself and decide for yourself.
Shame And Fear, Two Emotions Being Used To Destroy Us
A correspondent from the UK recently wrote:
I am still very fearful and very programmed…to the extent that I still cannot stomach supporting outfits like the British National Party (I’m English). I’m not saying this to you as a criticism of the BNP, but as a psychological point in that, I am totally committed to a lifetime of fighting for our cause. I see it. I’ve seen it all. But so intensive has the propaganda been in my own country about parties acting there, that I am still, sort of, compartmentalized….in that if my mind turns to the BNP I start feeling shame and fear. Shame for thinking ‘fascist’ thoughts, and fear for being found out.
Fear and shame. Fear because of the very real threat that people who publicly support organizations like the BNP or ideas linked with them will be victimized by losing their jobs, their families, their friends, and their place in the world. And shame-the emotion that wells up because so many of us have internalized attitudes of guilt about having a racial identity or pursuing (entirely legitimate) racial/ethnic interests. It’s a problem that seems especially acute for White people: We tend to create moral/ideological communities where the ingroup is defined in moral terms. To violate these norms is to remove oneself from one’s social moorings-evolutionary death in the environments we evolved in.......
The links among Breivik, contemporary European nationalist political parties, and Nazism are pretty much entirely a creation of the media. These parties have uniformly condemned Breivik and National Socialism; they have eschewed racialist rhetoric in favor of cultural arguments, and many have done their best to be seen as philo-Semitic. But it remains a very effective tactic-effective even among people who have “spent a lifetime fighting for the cause.” The media remains a very powerful source for defining the boundaries of the moral ingroup.
Western Guilt is a weapon being used against us with great success by cunning rogues who run politics, politicians, education, the media etc. This is a Culture War run by an Invisible Enemy.
The Ukrainian Holocaust and Jewish Pride
Here Charles Dodgson [ the real name of Lewis Carroll ] make the same case as mine but does it better. The fact he thought it necessary to use a pseudonym is a sad comment on the price of honesty.
http://therealprothink.blogspot.co.uk/ has views about Brer Jew
http://www.iun.edu/~hisdcl/h114_2002/marxism.htm in re Dialecticism:
What Will Work
Understand the problem. That is the first step toward an answer. What, who, how, why - are the questions to start us on the way. Truth is a weapon; so are lies.
Black Guilt - a counter point
We did not start the slave trade in Africa. It was thriving long before we got near the place. Buying them from blacks and exporting them to somewhere nicer in America was major trading. Jews were heavily involved even if they did not have de facto monopolies. See The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews on the point. That was written by Tony Martin, a black man. Alex Kurtagić, who wrote this article reads as fair minded. His reference are genuine.
George Orwell said:-
I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written. This article is counter propaganda and truth.
The Tyranny of Guilt - An
Essay on Western Masochism
In a critique of the West's postcolonial self-flagellating tendencies that is both fascinating and repellent, prize-winning French novelist and essayist Bruckner (Tears of the White Man) offers a broad defense of neoliberal democracy as a force for progress, enlightenment, and emancipation. In polemical tones, the author identifies how the aftermath of WWII and postcolonial liberation movements spawned a pathology of remorse and guilt corrupting the European self-image that was maintained by its own intelligentsia and by a variety of immigrants, Islamists, and Arabs. Though the book offers insightful analyses of how discourses of guilt and self-hatred can serve to mask self-glorification and assertions of cultural superiority, it is marred by a monolithic, often Franco-centric view of Europe, a tendency toward overgeneralization, and an almost total disregard for how global economic concerns and practices are linked to international dissatisfactions with the behavior of Western democracies. Nonetheless, as a work that takes seriously the challenges posed by multiculturalism and the changing face of Europe, it is a worthy attempt to resuscitate the ideals of progressive enlightenment, political action, and civic pride. (Mar.)
French waffler makes mountains out of a molehill. French wafflers seem to be taken seriously by the French. He is misleading us by ignoring the role of the Jews in attacking our weaknesses such as sympathy for the weak.
Western missionaries in Africa are ashamed of their history. They have been deceived by the propaganda fed to them in universities.
Western betrayal ex Wiki
Western betrayal is a term asserting the post-war fate of Central and Eastern Europe rests in the foreign policy decisions of the United States, United Kingdom and ...
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In a critique of the West's postcolonial self-flagellating tendencies that is both fascinating and repellent, prize-winning French novelist and essayist Bruckner (Tears of the White Man) offers a broad defense of neoliberal democracy as a force for progress, enlightenment, and emancipation. In polemical tones, the author identifies how the aftermath of WWII and postcolonial liberation movements spawned a pathology of remorse and guilt corrupting the European self-image that was maintained by its own intelligentsia and by a variety of immigrants, Islamists, and Arabs. Though the book offers insightful analyses of how discourses of guilt and self-hatred can serve to mask self-glorification and assertions of cultural superiority, it is marred by a monolithic, often Franco-centric view of Europe, a tendency toward overgeneralization, and an almost total disregard for how global economic concerns and practices are linked to international dissatisfactions with the behavior of Western democracies. Nonetheless, as a work that takes seriously the challenges posed by multiculturalism and the changing face of Europe, it is a worthy attempt to resuscitate the ideals of progressive enlightenment, political action, and civic pride. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Mr. Bruckner cites literary figures, journalists and intellectuals throughout the Western world making the case that whatever punishment the West has been made to suffer--e.g., the horrors of 9/11--are merely well deserved. -- Wall Street Journal That Bruckner's talents defy classification might help to account for the relatively understated reception of his work on this side of the Atlantic. This situation is likely to change soon: along with The Tyranny of Guilt, Princeton University Press will also publish Perpetual Euphoria. . . . Bruckner is a bold and eloquent and important thinker. -- Richard Wolin, New Republic When it comes to the sweaty metabolism of guilt, Bruckner is perhaps the most accomplished anatomist since Nietzsche. (He is also, like Nietzsche, an extraordinary stylist, commanding a sinewy, memorably epigrammatic prose.) . . . Ferociously intelligent, passionately argued, stylistically brilliant. -- Roger Kimball, National Review Bruckner's book is controversial at times, but he does a wonderful job of combining passionate writing with a well-argued critique of modern Europe. -- Library Journal[Pascal Bruckner's] angry book could change a whole civilization's opinion, if only that civilization had sense enough to pay attention. -- Robert Fulford, National Posting the end, Bruckner's real theme is something deeper and broader: Western guilt and the resulting lack of self-belief. Again, he sees the origins of this in a guilty conscience, and there is an echo here of debates sixty or more years ago over Communism. -- Geoffrey Wheatcroft, National Interest[M]agnificent. -- Standpoint Magazine These provocative statements undergird Bruckner's brilliant polemic arguing that European remorse for the sins of imperialism, fascism, and racism has gripped the continent to the point of stifling its creativity, destroying its self-confidence, and depleting its optimism. -- Daniel Pipes, National Review Online Bruckner shows how selective we are about teaching history and how our media is obsessed with only one struggle (Israel/Palestine) while ignoring others (Sudan/Darfur). The essay, translated into clear American English, is provocative, scholarly and accessible. -- Julia Pascal, The Independent In Pascal Bruckner's recent essay The Tyranny of Guilt, we finally get an argument that should move those ready away from the masochistic acceptance of blame for every bad thing in the world. -- Stanley Crouch, Daily Beast Bruckner's originality lies in taking the narcissism of Western guilt and using the old distinction between repentance, where one resolves to find absolution by doing better, and remorse, where one wallows in perpetual penitence, to create a synthesis of great explanatory power. -- Nick Cohen, The Australian The Tyranny of Guilt is one of the landmark books of our time. With humour, depth, breadth, restraint and great insight Bruckner diagnoses an infuriating era. . . . Pascal Bruckner's short book is one of the most vital published in recent years. If the civilisation which it explains survives then I suspect his book will have played as important a part as any piece of writing could in determining that outcome. -- Douglas Murray, Literary Review As the Obama administration and congressional Democrats work to make the United States a more European-style society, The Tyranny of Guilt arrives at the right time (and kudos to Princeton University Press for publishing such a bracing, politically incorrect book). Pascal Bruckner, who remains a man of the left in some sense, recognizes the true genius of the West--and the capacity of its brightest minds to forget that genius or, worse, condemn it. -- Brian Anderson, New Criterion[The Tyranny of Guilt] is a work of bracing lucidity and exhilarating perception. . . . Europe needs to rethink its attitude towards its past if it is to build a more inclusive and dynamic future. As this exceptional book so emphatically shows, guilt is a luxury we can no longer afford. -- Andrew Anthony, The Observer[Bruckner's] basic thesis is that the entire western world is addicted to wallowing in guilt about the past, and that the root of it all is roughly religious--stemming from the notion of original sin. Bruckner's most vivid illustration of our addiction to guilt is that so many thinkers and commentators could greet the murder of 3,000 people on September 11, 2001, with cries of 'we had it coming.' -- Irish Independent Bruckner, a French intellectual, argues brilliantly if controversially it's high time the West lighten up, bring historical perspective to itself, celebrate its more prosperous institutions, and stop hamstringing its relations with other groups. -- Miriam Cosic, Australian As a result of his literary background and immersion in the fiery French essayist tradition, he writes in a sparkling prose, captured well here by his translator, Steven Rendall. The resulting tone is redolent for Anglo-Saxon readers of an earlier era, when social critics like Marx or Nietzsche conveyed their ideas with combative gravitas. Beneath Bruckner's eloquence is a serious message: we remain prisoners of a white guilt whose victim is its supposed beneficiary. . . . [T]his is a stirring and important book. -- Eric Kaufmann, Prospect
Western Guilt - PJ
MediaLord Multiculturalism. For forty years critics have attacked Western culture in general and its American brand in particular for an assortment of perceived sins. pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/western_ guilt- Cached
Red Deer Advocate - Western guilt trip
For forty years critics have attacked Western culture in general and its American brand in particular for an assortment of perceived sins. Minority groups have alleged America was singularly racist. Radical feminist have charged that it is sexist and male-dominated. Gays have complained about homophobia. Hard-core Leftists argued that the United States is exploitive and in thrall to a few elite capitalists.
All these critiques shared a common philosophy and a shared purpose—other than trying to achieve cosmic victim status as recompense for individual disappointment.
First, the charge was that our culture was inordinately dominated by white, heterosexual Christian men, who had systematically oppressed others to maintain their own privilege. Second, the solution was to enact affirmative action, change attitudes, pay fines, create new government programs to remedy the sin, and, in general, to begin ensuring that race, gender, and class “matter” more in American life.
But one doctrine united them all—multiculturalism. It preached that America is not a melting bowl of different races that are to be assimilated, integrated, and intermarried under a common culture, whose traditions, government, science, and laws derived from a singular Western civilization—one that began with the ancient Greeks and Romans and gave the individual far more freedom and security than did other indigenous cultures in Asia, the Americas, and Africa.
Instead, multiculturalism insisted that Western culture was the culprit for global inequality and the cosmic unhappiness of the individual. We all are to embrace distinct and different cultures, none of them inferior to any other, all meriting equal consideration and worth. No one dare suggest a foreign practice inferior, another country less successful than our own—especially given our supposed history of assorted sins. All, however, always flew on Western jets, took Western medicines, and used Western appurtenances from the Internet to cell phones.
Recently the Archbishop of Canterbury admitted that imposition of Sharia Law in Britain was unavoidable. Does that mean that should some British citizens choose to kill their daughters out of “honor”, or circumcise their female infants, it is just “different” and therefore immune from criticism? I thought feminism tried to ensure equal protection of all women under the tradition of Western secular jurisprudence.
Harvard University just announced that in defense to Islamic students it would segregate its all-use gym so that Muslim women would not have to exercise with men. Will Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists have similar demands? I thought that the woman’s movement was supposed to bar just that sort of discrimination—forced segregation on the basis of gender?
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and UC Berkeley have begun arranging joint engineering program with Saudi Arabian counterparts, among them King Abdullah University. But some complained that meant they would be a party to the exclusion of Jewish students and faculty, and the segregation of women. Wasn’t the university supposed to be the bastion of equal protection, in its loud denunciation of racism and sexism as it had in the past when it led the boycotting and embargoing of apartheid South Africa?
In 2006 Palestinians in their state-run newspapers published a series of odious racist cartoons of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Such primordial bias drew almost no media attention—at least far less than what met the Danish cartoonists, of a private newspaper and without official sanction, whose caricature of Mohammed as a terrorist led to riots across the Muslim world, and Western censorship and apologies.
The truth is that multiculturalism trumps all else. If Islamists, or people of the Middle East, express racist, or sexist, or homophobic sentiments, they usually get a pass from the West. So ingrained is the notion among our elite that there are no absolute standards of ethics and morality, that we have lost the ability to apply abstract moral judgment without exception.
There is irony to all this—other than the obvious fact that Western trash-talkers themselves rarely leave the protection of their Western embryos. Aggrieved racial groups, feminists, and gays in the West have made their appeals for equity on the principles of freedom and rationalism. Western society is self-reflective and self-critical, and embraces reason not superstition.
Therefore when a law, custom, or received wisdom can be shown to be illogical and biased, reason dictates that it should change. How odd, then, that these Western pressure groups have suspended criticism of anti-Semitism, misogyny, racism, and homophobia under the guise that such offenders from other cultures abroad are apparently different and thus not subject to the same standards they have used to indict their own.
The truth is that in the world today, if a young girl is murdered in Britain by her family for lost “honor”, if an Israeli professor is discouraged to participate in a joint American academic program abroad, if university facilities are to be cordoned off out of religious and gender considerations, if a black woman is to be portrayed as an ape in a cartoon, don’t expect Westerners to complain. You see, the offender is of a different race, culture and religion than our own in the West, and therefore either can’t be an offender like we are, or is to be given an exemption in deference to our far greater past sins.
In short, Lord Multiculturalism trumps every left-wing critique, every –ism and –ology.
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