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Thanks, Christian White Men!

August 6th, 2014 - 6:06 am
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It is difficult for me to imagine — as I’m sure it must be difficult for all of you to imagine — how anyone could be angry at a sweet fellow like me. But judging by some of the comments on the Truth Revolt site, apparently this video did it. And yet, check me on this. Making allowances for condensed expression, is there anything untrue here? Anything cruel or hateful? People keep emailing me lists of all the sins committed by Christian White Men. But to say, for instance, that Christian White Men held slaves or started wars is as much as to say they had two legs: i.e. they are like everyone else. I concede that, of course, but I’m talking here about the things that differentiated Christian White Men from others: ending slavery, granting women equal treatment and extending toleration to those who were unlike themselves.

For which, by the way, thanks a million, Christian White Men!

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What color of man did not take slaves? Which color(s) still does?

What color of man has not started wars?

Black, brown, red, yellow, and white have all done both.

Now answer this: which of those colors took up arms and sacrificed their own lives solely to free and defend a different color?

In the course of human history...only one.


I was born in 1953. In my lifetime, there have been religious wars. Persecution of innocent people because of their religion. The Americans who came to their defense were overwhelmingly numbered...white, conservative, patriotic, followers of Christ. You can look it up.

The slanders against White, Christian, heterosexual males are not borne out by history. In America, as a group...they are far less likely to spew hatred against others than they are to have it spewed at them.

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Funny how such people as those pushing back against this video promote evolution in the biological sense but seem to refuse to see how ideas evolve as well. Yes, the ideas that came from and informed Christian White Men didn't appear by divine revelation fully formed. Nor did everyone suddenly stop their old ways and be born again.

No, the ideas that form the modern world came about slowly and often the seed of their birth were self service. Take for example, the Magna Carta was originally only defining the relationship between a group of nobles and the king. But the teachings of Christ wore on these ideas, such as "All men are create equal". In time, the question arose not to the meaning of equal but to the meaning of all men. And thus the highly exclusionary was eroded to be inclusive....over time.

Yes, individual and groups of Christian White Men did bad things, but the worst of those things often caused the whole to revisit first principles and to wear away the specific to get at the heart of the idea. As each layer was eroded, more, not fewer, joined those included in the grand statements of human development.
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It's a brave thing to go against the critical theory zeitgeist - particularly when it's propagated from virtually every news, fictional storyline and media outlet. My congratulations. Hopefully this is a time in history when the witch burnings will stop, enlightenment resume and you and your writing career won't be toasted. In any case, you are a truth teller and I admire you for that.
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What color of man did not take slaves? Which color(s) still does?

What color of man has not started wars?

Black, brown, red, yellow, and white have all done both.

Now answer this: which of those colors took up arms and sacrificed their own lives solely to free and defend a different color?

In the course of human history...only one.


I was born in 1953. In my lifetime, there have been religious wars. Persecution of innocent people because of their religion. The Americans who came to their defense were overwhelmingly numbered...white, conservative, patriotic, followers of Christ. You can look it up.

The slanders against White, Christian, heterosexual males are not borne out by history. In America, as a group...they are far less likely to spew hatred against others than they are to have it spewed at them.

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