Sunday, 1 November 2009

Native Britons: an oppressed ethnic majority

In some ways (not all, of course) white people are the most oppressed ethnic group in Britain, especially when it comes to the expression of ethnic identity or solidarity, which is generally condemned and suppressed as "racist", while in ethnic minorities it is deemed an understandable response to white "racism".

Who could possibly have the power to oppress the white majority? White people themselves, of course, as a form of self-oppression, which, if you think about it, is how the Church (first Catholic, then Anglican) exercised POWER and control over society for centuries, by making people feel guilty about their own human  (especially sexual) nature, and their wicked urge to question authority (of God, his church, or the state), which had resulted in the burden of original sin. The church claimed the moral high ground for itself, while offering hope of redemption in exchange for submission and material support.

In modern, secular Britain, Christian doctrine is no longer an effective means of instilling a sense of guilt and inadequacy in the general population necessary to facilitate its control by the state and those laying claim to the moral high ground, so another doctrine needed to be found. What turned up was the doctrine/ideology of "colourblindness", of indifference to ethnic difference, of "race doesn't matter", i.e. is of no social or political importance, except to evil "racists". A gift to the state and those seeking the power and advantage of the moral high ground (not just in politics, but also in the media), it started life as an understandable overreaction to the horrors of Nazi racial ideology and, to a lesser extent, to the ugliness and inhumanity of Jim Crow and Apartheid, which it is more-or-less the exact, but equally extreme, opposite of; because, of course, race and ethnicity DO matter, for most people, who want a deep and meaningful sense of personal and group identity.

The state has always insisted that its subjects (citizens) identify with itself, rather than freely amongst themselves, subordinating tribal and other loyalties to submission and loyalty to the state. Thus, its enthusiastic embrace of the ideology of "colourblindness" and suppression of ethnic loyalties (which it nips in the bud by condemning them as "racism", in the ethnic majority, at least, where it could pose a serious threat to its own authority).

In order to understand the state one must view it from a human-evolutionary, i.e. Darwinian, perspective - which I have dedicated another BLOG to.

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