At the end of Chapter 13, in my book ASE, I clarify what the problem is. Although, in the context of the chapter, I am referring to the starting of wars, the blame is able to be more generically widespread to what readers of mine could express as “Mr. Taylor's problem with the world.” It is quoted, “If you are so inclined, it is unlikely you will have any problem finding other foreign examples, (of the problem.) However, if you're like me, you want to go to the biggest source, the top of the pyramid. Here you will find white, male, bitter, pinched, mean, old faces who have as their last concern, your well being. I think it is well worth our while to notice who is represented here and how. It used to be that “they who had all the gold made the rule.” Perhaps now we should scrap the Golden Rule and replace it with something else. After all, if you spent all your gold on bombs, you still make the rules. If you feel uncomfortable having this discussion, you had best be honest with yourself about why this is.”
So in its briefest expression, at its lowest common denominator and with caution now thrown to the wind I present what is probably my most controversial statement ever: My problem is with white people.
In the past, other races of folks have run around the globe, killing, raping, taking what they want from other people, even themselves. We can find in history examples of, for instance, this African people wiping out that African people. Or perhaps, these Asians wiping out these other Asians. We can also point to ancient ideas that segregate, or at minimum “devalue” other humans lives: Perhaps you are part of a culture that finds women to be lesser than men, or the handicapped, or even the less intelligent. Perhaps you go so far as to clarify your distinctions such that only certain hair or eye colours are acceptable. It doesn't matter, because dead is dead.
Despite all this “practice,” I stand by my statement that, in the modern world and for the last approximately 300 years: the white hand is the one holding the whip. No race has stolen more resources, plundered more land and killed more people. In my research for this piece, I looked up some numbers. I did so because often when you read a book, or watch a documentary, facts and figures are presented in such a way that they support the author's goals. I wanted to make sure that when I say white people have killed more than any other race, I was correct. It appears I am correct by an extremely large margin. In my research I discovered some people have already tried to answer this question, which is strictly a number, by saying the Romans have, or the Mongols have. Well, firstly (idiots!) Romans are white. Secondly, the Romans (in the Empire's prime,) wiped out approximately eight million people. The Mongols, during Genghis Khan's reign killed an estimated forty million people. While these numbers are large, the number of people killed by whites is measured in billions.
Consider Britain alone: It killed or allowed to die by way of purposeful inaction, nearly two billion Indians and did so in a paltry eighty years. The Germans killed up to seventeen million in less than ten years. The Belgians killed over ten million Congolese just to harvest rubber. The European invasion, (I think it's fair to call it an invasion,) of North and South America killed off several hundred million of indigenous peoples, even using the most conservative numbers. I would say all of those deaths occurred in the time between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, except for the fact that these murders continue to this day, (albeit mostly at the hands of Americans,) by way of people being displaced at the “hands of progress.”
Now, having said all this, it may occur to some of you that the White Peril is not necessarily the product of being white, that is to say, not a product of race but rather a product of place. Meaning that it is only because whites have power, (money,) not necessarily because they have paler flesh. This could be considered true, but in order to do so, one would have to ignore the fact that for these many hundreds of years, Caucasians have considered only the opposite. If, for instance, we could convince a Nazi to raise up a healthy Hebrew baby to adulthood, giving him or her all the environmental cushions that a Nazi child would have, (provided he or she was “white enough,”) then surely it could be scientifically proven that race is not a determinant in the varied successes of any particular human. Thus we come to the great lie that all racists must hide behind.
Racism through the ages does not support the ideas represented in the previous paragraph. Whites are not the Kings of the World because they are white, as much as non-whites are not the slaves of the world because they are not. Whites are in charge because they took charge. They did so brutally and with only power and wealth in mind. There are very few instances of whites not “winning” whatever claim they undertook. Looking back in history, there have been times of reparations, but all of these cannot ease the past suffering of those people which Caucasoids chose to exploit. In fact, most of the reparations offered by, for instance, England to India, or America to the Native Americans, have been charades to save face. Once you have all the gold, all the land, all the bombs, any apology or even establishment of right cannot hold a flame to near or complete genocide.
So why is it that I'm still alive? Why haven't the non-white nations of the world risen up and smote us all? (Yes, I'm white. I'm about as white as you can get.) The answer, albeit painful, is simple. It's because whites, despite being bastards, have brought the world to the point it is at now. We have pushed progress faster than any other race, nation or idea. Everyone who isn't white, strives to be white, or perhaps more correctly, strives to live within the western paradigm. Even to this day, with America as the current Empire, stomping around the world killing brown people, immigration to the US flows uncontested. Everybody wants the cushy job, the air conditioning and the Big Mac. Some of you, at this point, are probably thinking this sounds like I'm gloating, (being white,) or even some kind of weird backwards racist, but the fact is I'm embarrassed. I'm ashamed of my race, my culture, even my current status in life. I have the cushy job, air conditioning and I can have a Big Mac whenever I want. I can't help that it just happened to be white Europeans that either developed and/or exploited the sciences that came out of Europe after the middle ages. We are where we are. I can't even help the fact that I can do nothing to better the situation. We are all trapped in a status quo that not only devalues existence, but may prove to be its demise. Some of you might even argue that "the whiteness" I'm referring to isn't shared by, for instance, Barack Obama. You're wrong. The whiteness isn't measured by the colour of your skin, but by your ability to "act white." (Be greedy, cruel, spoiled and ignorant.)
I'd like to suggest that, as it was the wealthy and powerful that were the ones that got us into this mess, that it be the same that get us out. Just because you're grandfather was evil doesn't mean you have to be. So how about it, powerful leaders of the western paradigm? Which of you is going to be the one to stand up, be pragmatic, be honest, be prudent and say, "I'm sorry, here's what we're going to do to fix it?"
Take the chance now, before the chance is taken from you...