The Myth Of The Self-Made Man

June 8, 2019
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Editor’s Note: Written by Stephen Clay McGehee. Reposted with permission from The Southern Agrarian –
The idea of “White Privilege” holds that Whites have an unearned privilege solely because of their race. I must agree with that, but not for the reasons that Leftists have. The fact is, they have no reasons. They don’t want to think about it. They only want to say that we have privileges based on race that other races do not have. There is a reason for that – a very good reason.
It is all about reputation. Generations of civilized behavior is the reason for White Privilege. A society learns from experience, and that experience tells them that Whites, as a race, are a civilized people who can be trusted to adhere to the norms of a civilized society. That experience also tells a society that some other races are prone to uncivilized behavior. Of course there are individuals who are on the edges of the bell curve both for better and for worse. We’re talking about statistical groups rather than individuals.
The White Privilege that I benefit from is not of my own doing – it is inherited from my ancestors. Likewise, the White Privilege that my descendants will benefit from will not be from their own efforts, but from mine. We stand on the shoulders of giants – those who came before us.
We have a duty to continue living the kind of life that will ensure that our descendants are granted the same White Privilege that we enjoy.
As for other races? There is no reason not to start now. Today. An individual reputation takes many years to develop. A racial reputation takes many generations to develop. It’s not easy and there are no guarantees, but the alternative is to be forever envious of the privileged status of those who have it, and we see what a disaster that is. The choice is yours.
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  1. My first time on this site. I read this article and the one on the Gen X maturation cycle via Keanu Reeves’ movie characters. Both posts are solid. Found this site via Infogalactic. Vox Day… man. I don’t agree with everything he has to say, but the guy has something to say. Ditto for the Zman.

    • Vox has set an example of following the truth no matter where it leads. We may disagree with him about what the truth is, or how he interprets it, but he’s consistently intellectually honest.

    • Welcome. The reason we all follow Vox in some form or another is that he is consistently not a bullshitter. Which kinda proves the OP’s article. So, the universe is orderly. Which then proves the Bible.

      • I doubt any of us agree with Vox on everything, but on the whole, he is a reliable, trust-worthy guy, and he is on our side.

  2. Of course,whites have built the world as you know it. One of the points that you missed about white privilege is if a group of whites walk down the street they are not viewed of or thought of a thugs. Can you say the same for Hispanics? Blacks?

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