mocktwinkie saidPresumptuous condescension - it's the liberal way.
Well I'm a White Liberal, and I don't understand this white guilt nonsense I'm reading here, in this and another thread.
What guilt do *I* have? I'm aware of none. I'm not a racist or bigot, I have no racial or sexual prejudices. Why should I have guilt because of the past?
What I may see is a need in the PRESENT, and a human obligation to help to fix it. But how that need came about is not a matter of guilt for me, if I wasn't personally responsible for creating it.
Just because I think the decent response is to help others in need, or to right social wrongs, does NOT mean I'm suffering from guilt about it. Who the Hell thought that one up?
Oh, I know: the Right Wingers who don't want anybody to help anybody who's not a fellow Right Winger. So what they're trying to do is to create their own school of guilt over HELPING non-Right Wingers, and so undermine & sabotage it.