At the recommendation of a commenter, I looked at Black Pigeon’s new video. I’ve seen his work before, but I don’t remember hearing about his own background before this. It proves to be quite interesting. One presumes he’s talking from his own background of The Privileged White…but then again, he’s a Black Pigeon, isn’t he?
The ugly phenomenon of White Masochism has a counter-reality: those mixed race folks who desire to “pass” as white and leave the burdens of ethnicity behind. That isn’t discussed by Black Pigeon but for American Southerners, it’s simply part of life – an obvious and eternal reality. “Whiter is Righter” is lived out in places like, say, New Orleans, all the time. The rage of those Black Lives Who Natter (on and on) stands against those silent “almost white” folks who sneak over the Color Border to get out of the whole mess, or those who marry whites in hopes their children can be spared the pain of being not-white. You can watch it happen among the rich and famous all the time.
Life is full of existential burdens, skin color – oops, “ethnicity” being just one of them. If Zeus would flash a bolt of white light and make the whole world pale – or at least those who found their rage on their color – they’d find something else to differentiate and kvetch about. That’s just how we are…
So onto the joys of being Japanese and not having to pretend we’re all alike:
We have a donor who lives in Japan. She’s been there for some years; from her name she would appear to be of European extraction. Considering what is going on, I pray she remains safe.
An important reminder:
As Black Pigeon says about his comment section: keep it civil. But y’all already know that. Obviously, BP doesn’t moderate his own comment section, so it has quickly become an anti-Semitic swamp. That won’t happen here, despite the Herculean efforts of those heavy-breathers with the parentheses around their code words. Clever tykes, cute beyond words.
At any rate, our readers know we do indeed watch the threads carefully. There is a wonderful myth about our comments that “Dymphna the Deleter” is solely responsible for suppressing free speech. T’aint so, but I rather like the reputation.