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.