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White Guilt and Original Sin

Reading comments and Salon and Tumblr and other blogs or webpages… I realize that progressives/liberals are too similar to conservative Christians in some matters. I was raised a Catholic, I went to a religious school, I was baptised, I took my first communion at nine years of age. Even before realizing I was bisexual, I never liked most of the stances of the Church because they were pretty much telling me to feel bad about things I didn’t have any control over. I had to feel bad about liking boys, and most times I also had to feel bad about liking girls, since it was a sin to do so without being married. I had to feel bad about defending myself from bullies. I had to feel bad about pleasuring myself in the ways teenage boys do.

Then, after growing up and abandoning Catholicism for good, I discover that now I have to feel guilty about other things. I have to feel guilty about being white, about being Spanish, about being cisgender, about being male… my journey was a long and complicated one: I became an Atheist when I was fifteen, later I became an agnostic at sixteen… and then, I became a deist at twenty-two. I didn’t come that long to feel ‘guilty’ again. I am only responsible for my own actions, not for the actions of those who came before me, or those who look like me. If you people really believe that blame for past misgivings is inherited and passed through generations, then you have to congratulate yourself, that’s the same reasoning that slaveowners gave regarding the status of their captives (you were a slave if your mother was one). The concept of ‘white guilt’ then becomes very similar to the concept of ‘original sin’.

Now, yeah, you can tell me I am a fucking racist or to get my privileged ass out of Tumblr. You know what? I don’t give a fuck… I stopped giving a fuck a long time ago. And with time, a lot of white liberals will also stop giving a fuck. Feeling guilty every day about something that happened before you were born is not only senseless, it’s pathological. And most people do not want to live that way, except ethnomasochists. The whole notion of privilege? It’s bullshit when it considers race more important than economic class or social status… since when a white homeless and disabled veteran had more privilege than Chris Rock or Beyonce, only according to his race?

Also, you know what makes me laugh the most? People who think that racism will dissapear once while people are out of the picture, or a minority… believe me, ladies and gentlemen, there is one thing called “interminority racism”, and you are bound to see more of it in the years to come. And people who believe racism will dissapear once we are all mixed, they make me laugh even more… the human species it’s already mixed, look up the latest news in paleoanthropology and archaeogenetics… the current Homo sapiens sapiens are the result of miscegenation between up to four different subspecies who intermingled around 50,000 years ago. That clearly has not stopped the incessant amount of wars, ethnic cleansings or genocides in history.

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Yep, this was before America.  So, stop with the guilty conscience when Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan Muhammed, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott) try to lay the slavery issue at your feet.
And, by the way, you may also find the below info interesting….


First Slave owner in the US was black and more history they don’t want you to know 
How many Americans know that the first slave owner in America was a black tobacco farmer? How many Americans are aware that thousands of free blacks in the South were, themselves, slave owners?
Answer: Very few.
Embedded in the minds of Americans is a grand distortion of black history.
Our perception depends largely on activists in Hollywood and revisionists in academia. Add those who parrot Hollywood and academia and you have a broad swath of ignorance prevailing in America.
DailyKenn.com is here to set the record straight; at least in part.
Did you know the following about black history in America?
• The first slave owner in American history was black.
Anthony Johnson came to the American colonies in August, 1619 as an indentured servant. In 1623 Johnson had completed his indenture and was recognized as a free negro. In 1651 he acquired 250 acres of land in Virginia, later adding another 250 acres; a sizable holding at the time.
John Casor, a black indentured servant employed by Johnson, became America’s first slave after a legal dispute with Robert Parker. Parker was a white colonist who employed Casor while Casor was still indentured to Johnson. Johnson sued Parker in Northampton Court in 1654. The court upheld Johnson’s right to hold Casor as a slave on March 8, 1655. The court found:
The court seriously consideringe and maturely weighing the premisses, doe fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the said Negro from Anthony Johnson his master … It is therefore the Judgement of the Court and ordered That the said John Casor Negro forthwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony Johnson, And that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in the suit.
Five years later, in 1670, the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting blacks and Indians the right to own slaves of their own race, but prohibiting them from owning White slaves.
Also the best known slave-trade areas were run by Africans & Arabs in the Middle East / North African areas… prior to the East African areas.
[Read More about Black Slave Owners in the South as well as the North, lynching victims, etc. HERE]
And, actually, at the time of the ratification of the Constitution in 1788, there were less than 50,000 slaves in America – – and the vast majority of them were white.  The white slaves not indentured, who began to arrive here in 1618 (black slaves didn’t start arriving until the latter part of the 1600’s when there weren’t enough white slaves to fill the need), included hundreds of children – – waifs and strays – -  who had been rounded up from streets of London to serve wealthy farmers in Virginia.
Other slaves came from the ranks of the homeless and the poor, whom King James I held responsible for spreading the plague, and from England’s swelling prison population.
The scheme was supported by James I, who believed the homeless and itinerant of London were spreading plague.
Of the first 300 white slaves to land in Virginia, only 12  managed to survive four years. The others died of ill treatment, disease, attack by native Americans or overwork.
Contemporary records show that one child victim, Elizabeth Abbott, was beaten to death when her master ordered her to be given 500 lashes for running away.
At least 70,000 white men, women, and children from England and Ireland were shipped to the colonies to be sold as slaves on the auction block during the 170 years of British rule.
The word slave originally was a reference to Whites of East European origin - “Slavs.” 
To read more about white slaves in America go  HERE and  HERE. 
So, now your revisionist addled minds can be somewhat put at ease.  And, the next time Jessie, b.o., Al, black teacher union presidents, and etc. come around race baiting you tell them where to put it thanks to the fact that their ancestors started the African slave trade and American black slavery in the first place and white slaves predated black.  







I don’t even see how modern black people can even pull the whole “slavery” argument anymore.  None of them were alive back then to be slaves.  None of the white people now, were alive to own slaves.  How can this argument possibly translate to modern day?  Answer: It can’t.  It’s just a lame cop out.  Your ancestors being enslaved does not entitle you to any sympathy or privilege.  

Plus, white people were enslaved by Africans for hundreds of years. So, if we all get to play the your-ancestors-enslaved-my-ancestors-so-you-owe-me card, I think we have first dibs on it.

I will share this until people acknowledge that almost every race/ethnicity has been enslaved at one point or another and has also owned slaves at one point or another. It was not just a white-owned-black thing. 
I also agree that none of us have ever personally been slaves or personally held slaves, so using past slavery as an excuse for anything is just plain stupid.

conservativecracker:

kiran4equality:

contrarianbullshit:

virtualanarchy:

did-you-kno:

Yep, this was before America.  So, stop with the guilty conscience when Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan Muhammed, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott) try to lay the slavery issue at your feet.

And, by the way, you may also find the below info interesting….

First Slave owner in the US was black and more history they don’t want you to know 

How many Americans know that the first slave owner in America was a black tobacco farmer? How many Americans are aware that thousands of free blacks in the South were, themselves, slave owners?

Answer: Very few.

Embedded in the minds of Americans is a grand distortion of black history.

Our perception depends largely on activists in Hollywood and revisionists in academia. Add those who parrot Hollywood and academia and you have a broad swath of ignorance prevailing in America.

DailyKenn.com is here to set the record straight; at least in part.

Did you know the following about black history in America?

• The first slave owner in American history was black.

Anthony Johnson came to the American colonies in August, 1619 as an indentured servant. In 1623 Johnson had completed his indenture and was recognized as a free negro. In 1651 he acquired 250 acres of land in Virginia, later adding another 250 acres; a sizable holding at the time.

John Casor, a black indentured servant employed by Johnson, became America’s first slave after a legal dispute with Robert Parker. Parker was a white colonist who employed Casor while Casor was still indentured to Johnson. Johnson sued Parker in Northampton Court in 1654. The court upheld Johnson’s right to hold Casor as a slave on March 8, 1655. The court found:

The court seriously consideringe and maturely weighing the premisses, doe fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the said Negro from Anthony Johnson his master … It is therefore the Judgement of the Court and ordered That the said John Casor Negro forthwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony Johnson, And that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in the suit.

Five years later, in 1670, the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting blacks and Indians the right to own slaves of their own race, but prohibiting them from owning White slaves.

Also the best known slave-trade areas were run by Africans & Arabs in the Middle East / North African areas… prior to the East African areas.

[Read More about Black Slave Owners in the South as well as the North, lynching victims, etc. HERE]

And, actually, at the time of the ratification of the Constitution in 1788, there were less than 50,000 slaves in America – – and the vast majority of them were white.  The white slaves not indentured, who began to arrive here in 1618 (black slaves didn’t start arriving until the latter part of the 1600’s when there weren’t enough white slaves to fill the need), included hundreds of children – – waifs and strays – -  who had been rounded up from streets of London to serve wealthy farmers in Virginia.

Other slaves came from the ranks of the homeless and the poor, whom King James I held responsible for spreading the plague, and from England’s swelling prison population.

The scheme was supported by James I, who believed the homeless and itinerant of London were spreading plague.

Of the first 300 white slaves to land in Virginia, only 12  managed to survive four years. The others died of ill treatment, disease, attack by native Americans or overwork.

Contemporary records show that one child victim, Elizabeth Abbott, was beaten to death when her master ordered her to be given 500 lashes for running away.

At least 70,000 white men, women, and children from England and Ireland were shipped to the colonies to be sold as slaves on the auction block during the 170 years of British rule.

The word slave originally was a reference to Whites of East European origin - “Slavs.” 

To read more about white slaves in America go HERE and HERE.

So, now your revisionist addled minds can be somewhat put at ease.  And, the next time Jessie, b.o., Al, black teacher union presidents, and etc. come around race baiting you tell them where to put it thanks to the fact that their ancestors started the African slave trade and American black slavery in the first place and white slaves predated black.  

I don’t even see how modern black people can even pull the whole “slavery” argument anymore.  None of them were alive back then to be slaves.  None of the white people now, were alive to own slaves.  How can this argument possibly translate to modern day?  Answer: It can’t.  It’s just a lame cop out.  Your ancestors being enslaved does not entitle you to any sympathy or privilege.  

Plus, white people were enslaved by Africans for hundreds of years. So, if we all get to play the your-ancestors-enslaved-my-ancestors-so-you-owe-me card, I think we have first dibs on it.

I will share this until people acknowledge that almost every race/ethnicity has been enslaved at one point or another and has also owned slaves at one point or another. It was not just a white-owned-black thing. 

I also agree that none of us have ever personally been slaves or personally held slaves, so using past slavery as an excuse for anything is just plain stupid.

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¿Mi ideologia politica?

Quiero demostrarle al mundo que se puede ser tercerposicionista y al mismo tiempo progresista. Que se puede intentar ser una nacion fuerte,  con una identidad nacional que enorgullezca a sus ciudadanos mientras se mantienen las conquistas sociales logradas en las ultimas decadas. Quiero ver una nacion donde conservadores y progresistas dejen a un lado sus diferencias y se concentren en sacar el pais adelante, en engrandecerlo. Quiero que todo el mundo pueda sentirse a gusto en esta tierra. Por aceptar, incluso permitiria que todo aquel que no quisiese vivir bajo nuestras sociedad (por considerarla decadente, corrupta o peligrosa) optase por construirse una comuna o guetto con sus propias reglas para vivir, como los Amish en Estados Unidos, los huteritas en Canada, o los menonitas en America Latina. Esto no seria segregacion, mas bien seria separatismo, ya que ocurriria bajo el mutuo acuerdo de ambas partes, y no como una imposicion de un poder gubernamental a una comunidad mas pequeña. Quiero demostrar que ser duro no significa ser malo, ni cruel.

Quiero tambien una nacion de personas cultas, educadas. Quiero personas que no se arrepientan de la historia de su pais. Quiero personas que sepan analizar la realidad con ojo critico, que no se traguen todas las milongas del discurso politicamente correcto al igual que no lo haran con las milongas del discurso conservador. Que sepan coger elementos positivos de ambos y realizar una sintesis, que esa es la verdadera naturaleza del ser humano. Que miren toda la informacion que a ellos les llega con lupa.

No quiero una nacion fraticida, no quiero una nacion que viva de rencores pasados, o de opresiones imaginadas. No quiero una nacion donde unos tengan que caminar sobre cascaras de huego cuando estan con los otros. No quiero una nacion dividida, no quiero una nacion donde unos miren por encima del hombro a los otros. Tampoco quiero una nacion donde unos teman darle la espalda a otros. No quiero una nacion de rojos y azules, cuando en todas las epocas siempre ha habido mas colores.

Quiero vivir en mi nacion. En una nacion inventada.

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About the Zimmermann trial

So, I have been absent from Tumblr for a long time, but now that I return here, I see lots of news about this Trayvon Martin kid, and the man who killed him, George Zimmermann. First of all, have in mind that I am not a citizen of the USA, and actually have never set a foot in that beautiful country, so my perspective is one of an outsider. My understanding of the race relations between the different groups that populate that nation is, at its best, very basic.

Second of all, I want to say I feel pretty sorry for Trayvon. Nobody should have their life taken at such a young age. I also feel somewhat sorry for Zimmermann, although I have read that the guy was clearly told to stay away from Trayvon by his superiors on their communication, so he should have just done that. Not only it would have saved Trayvon’s life, but also it would have spared Zimmermann and his close ones the pain of a trial and being ostracized as a child murderer during the rest of his life (not to mention the potential multiple risks he will likely suffer at the hands of black inmates while in prison).

Anyway, the point I wanted to discuss in this entry, the first one I post here on a long time, is… why the fuck is everybody refering to Zimmermann as a ‘white’ person? No, actually, this question is for real… I mean, when everybody says he is a ‘creepy ass cracker’, and then his mugshot comes up, I actually have to supress a snicker or two. I am saying this, because clearly the guy is a Hispanic Mestizo with a Jewish last name. For those of you who don`t know, a Mestizo in Latin America is a person who is of mixed European and Native American descent. Have in mind that ‘Hispanic’ is not a race, but a cultural (or ethnic) identity: there are Hispanics who are white (myself, for example), Hispanics who are mixed, and Hispanics who are black (Dominicans) or native (Bolivians and Peruvians). Most Hispanics who live in the United States are Mestizos from Mexico and other countries of Central and South America. His mother was Peruvian (of predominantly Native American descent, and by his own admission there was something of African descent as well). I mean, clearly looking at his photo, he is not what you would expect of the average ‘white’ American person.

So, pretty much, that’s my question… do Americans think that Zimmermann is not ‘Hispanic’ because his last name is not of Spanish origin? Or do they just lump every ‘Hispanic’ they don’t like together with white people? Or do they identify him as white because they feel he represents a supposedly ‘white system’, that he is a sellout…? Or are they trying to tiptoe around the complicated problem of interminority racism…?

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