In the Left’s relentless pursuit for homogeneity of thought, its egalitarian dogma must increasingly conjure-up spectres of oppression that cannot be quantified, whether they be microaggressions; unconscious racial bias or one’s belonging to a minority meaning ipso facto that you are a victim of oppression, not vice versa.
Not so long ago, Laura Towler made a troubling video where school children were being indoctrinated with critical race theory. The children in question were asked several loaded questions with consequences designed to pre-determine an outcome of a task where the children’s progress was unfairly based on their gender and racial identity. Its telos being essentially that White Privilege is a social evil that the children need immunising against. Although, ironically, judging from the children’s responses, the actual effect was one likely to sow division rather than promote the egalitarian utopia.
One of the loaded questions asked was “Have you ever been the only member of your race within a room of people?” The implication here being that, if this is the case, you are being held back in life. However, this inference seems somewhat of a contradiction, considering it was taught in the broader context of the moral dogma that race does not matter, that people should not see race, only deracinated individuals. Therefore, if this deracination is normal, then how can you affirm that it is a source of structural oppression if you are the only member of a particular ethnicity amongst other people?
Well, the simple answer to this is that you are only not supposed to see race if you are a member of the indigenous British people. You are in the majority after all. Moreover, a leftist may point out in defense that:
“It is easy for you to dismiss being in the minority, Duncast, because you have never experienced what that feels like.”
Pooh! I am former resident of the London boroughs of Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets.
“Yeah! in a country of White Privilege and structural-opression-of-the-systemic-systems-of-oppressive-institutions. Wasn’t Stephen Lawrence from London, bigot!?”
Alas, to this final retort, I will have to forsake my nationalist credentials and confess that I used to live in the Middle East and currently reside in the Far East. Nevertheless, this is to stray from the original point. How does belonging to a racial minority in of itself mean that you are being oppressed?
Pillar Built Out of Sand
More importantly, this is no trivial point of contention: indigenous people are deprived of employment opportunities and aid for business start-ups based upon the need to diversify the majority; but when we investigate closer, we find a pillar built out of sand. Ethnic minority oppression is not only an assertion that has not been empirically verified (in fact White, working-class boys are the bottom demographic when it comes to achievement at school), but derives from a Cultural Marxist world view that the general population never signed-up to.
Consider how many times you hear the word ‘minority’ in relation to other ethnicities. This is to establish the moral-high-ground, a rhetorical shorthand to assert vulnerability and victimhood without having to provide evidence. Now ask yourself in contrast how many times you encounter the phrase ‘White majority’ used by the mainstream media? Perhaps, this is because it is becoming less true, ergo Jon Snow’s revealing statement, “I’ve never seen so many White people in one place”, however, I think that the truth is a lot more sinister.
As an undergraduate, I attended arguably the most left-wing university in our nation, where a self-professed Marxist professor did call out the absence of the utterance of White majority from public discourse. Only, from his perspective, this was only because the indigenous-people’s hegemonic elites did not want to draw attention to the fact that the White majority have collective superiority, alluding back to the point I made in my review of The Boys, that “The power of ideology…is its invisibility”. Unfortunately though, what he couldn’t see through his distorted Marxist-lens was that the phrase’s exclusion is not intended to mask from the ethnic minorities their numerical disadvantage but, inversely, not to identify the indigenous people as a collective.
This academic, leftist boot camp was a couple of decades ago now, before anti-White slogans such as “White Privilege” or “White Fragility” came into circulation. In 2020, White identity is no longer invisible, but it only exists within the negative, just ask Sophie Duker. And even if the current moral paradigm was smashed saving a place for us to break bread too at the rainbow-coloured table, the idea of the White majority is BS! White liberals are the only demographic to demonstrate an out-group preference. The White majority, as it stands, currently consists of deracinated, atomised individuals, who walk around in mind-forged manacles but somehow can be coalesced into an aggregate when it suits to justify the narrative of ethnic minority oppression.
Let’s say for argument’s sake this wasn’t the case, that the Cultural Marxists are right, we are born with the original sin of Whiteness. It doesn’t matter whether we are liberal or not because our very existence is tainted with the aforementioned unconscious racial bias. Again, this still begs the question of what does it mean to be the majority? The UK is increasingly becoming a network of urban, ethnic enclaves. And if I really wanted to grind the sand pillar down into an indistinguishable heap along the shoreline, I could just point out that the ethnic minorities along with all women and LGBTQ men are often grouped into the singularity of the oppressed minority. In clown world, it is a race to the bottom and it is not permitted to opt-out – we have to love Big Brother too.