White privilege is real. Whites really do enjoy some privileges on account of being descended from other whites. Whites daily enjoy the technological fruits of white genius, rights framed in law by great white leaders of the past, and the many good things which arise from parents and grandparents and great grandparents and even their predecessors who made good decisions and great sacrifices on our behalf. White privilege is real.
You know what’s more real though? The privilege of those groups that exploit the nations and systems whites built, the machines whites invented, and the rights whites won, despite the fact that their ancestors had nothing to do with those feats, didn’t earn them or sacrifice for them, and weren’t even the intended recipients of those achievements and triumphs. Indeed, many of these groups have far, far more “privilege” than do whites in the modern West.
Consider Jewish-Americans, a not truly white population which can trace its origins to the Near East. On average, Jews earn three times as much money annually as white Americans. Jews are 2% of the country, and 40% of the major donors to both major parties. Talk about outsized power and influence. What’s more, they are not alone. Consider East Asians and Indian-Americans. Like Jews, both of these populations also have far more wealth than whites on average, they are more likely to enter the U.S. power class, they are more likely to be millionaires, they have better health outcomes than whites on average, they are more likely to be doctors and scientists, they have access to greater resources in education, they enjoy even better public images than do whites (“model minority” perks), they often ethnically network with impunity (Hollywood/MSM – Jews, Nail Industry – E Asians), they enjoy more advantages and more success than whites by every relevant metric of human success and well-being.
So why doesn’t the media address the outsized “privilege” of Jews, East Asians, or Indian-Americans? Why don’t academics study their “privilege”? Why aren’t legislators trying to close the educational success gap between whites and East Asians? Why do Western elites long to bring whites down to the level of blacks? Why don’t they want to bring whites up to the level of East Asians? Why aren’t Jews vilified daily for their outsized power and privilege?
As it always is under Marxist systems, Cultural Marxist systems being no exception, the supposed dominant, oppressive class/group remains as the principal target of the proletariat’s malice and enmity long after the Marxists themselves have become the dominant, oppressor class. The Cultural Marxists who today rule America are still waging a war against whites, long after whites ceased to be anything resembling a dominant power group in America.
“White privilege”, like “white fragility” and other Cultural Marxist propaganda terms, is a vicious, racist slur. Its roots simply can not be discovered in reason or data or truth. It is rooted in prejudice and animus toward whites (prejudice and animus felt by and exhibited by various non-white populations, Jews, Arabs, and blacks in particular), and in the selective vilification of one particular population for privileges and advantages which are actually more common and more pronounced among many non-white populations in America, and in the West more generally. Not only is the term “white privilege” not anti-racist, it is the very opposite of anti-racist. It is steeped in white-hatred, like the Cultural Marxist philosophical paradigm which spawned it.
The ugly reality of course, is that the few perquisites and privileges whites today possess merely on account of being white, are more than offset by the many systemic disadvantages whites now face in the nations our ancestors founded. In fact, we are an aggrieved, despised, often completely ignored population in the modern West. We dominate neither the economy nor the culture. There will be no diversity seats set aside for our children at Harvard, I assure you.
While we generously, albeit foolishly give away our resources, our governments, and our lands to ethnically alien peoples, we receive only scorn in return. When blacks spread into an area or a boardroom, it is considered “progress”, when whites spread into an area it is labeled “gentrification” or “white flight” (dirty words), when we remain in a boardroom it is deemed intrinsically discriminatory. Increasingly, our mere existence seems to offend those who rule over us.
The Yellow Jackets aren’t roaming the streets of France, burning and smashing structures, because they are privileged, they are doing so because they are powerless. They are in the streets trying to overthrow a highly oppressive, extremely privileged, supremely extractive bankster-owned power class comprised of various groups with diverse interests, but with a common enemy in us, their white subjects. This power class clumsily and callously rules over us, routinely ignoring our interests and mocking our concerns, and the indigenous French people have had about enough of it, it would seem.
Granted, “privilege” is a complex issue. Privilege is primarily a function of class, not of race, after all. The notion that a poor white child on food stamps in Appalachia is more privileged than Tiger Woods’ non-white billionaire children is laughably idiotic. However, to the extent “privilege” can be linked to race, whites do not possess the lion’s share of it, not per capita or on average anyway. The utterly anti-white, predominantly non-white folks who rule the Western World won’t ever let you know that though. You can’t lead a class struggle against imaginary sources of oppression and imaginary oppressors if the common people know the truth about whose boot is on their throat.
Furthermore, the argument could be made that the anti-white, racist propaganda (“white privilege” propaganda included) which serves as the philosophical foundation for the Cultural Marxist class struggle here in the West, serves multiple other functions for our Cultural Marxist overlords. In the first place, so long as whites wrongly see themselves as powerful and privileged they will not rise up against their extractive, hate-filled, anti-white overlords. In the second place, “white privilege” propaganda can be seen not merely as highly ideological, prejudicial, weaponized anti-white hatred, but as a shrewd, self-serving ploy by parasitic, anti-white, Cultural Marxist power players to offload the long-term consequences (riots, coups, blame for market crashes, interracial violence) of their own policies onto their racial and political enemies.
Fortunately, whites around the world seem to no longer be buying it. They have identified the enemy, and it is no longer themselves.
Census 2022 – what difference does it make?
Next Sunday, April 3rd, is Census night. Millions of people in homes countrywide will fill in page after page of questions, some of which are deeply personal and many of which might be unfamiliar.
But what it is it all about?
At a basic level, Census 2022 will be used to inform planning of public policy and services in the years ahead, according to the Central Statistics Office.
The questions will cover a range of environmental, employment and lifestyle issues, including the use of renewable energy sources in homes.
The questions will help inform policy development in the areas of energy and climate action, and the prevalence of internet access, to understand the availability of and need for internet connections and range of devices used to access the internet.
Questions also focus on changes in work patterns and will include the trend of working from home and childcare issues, while questions are also asked about the times individuals usually leave work, education or childcare, to help identify and plan for transport pattern needs locally and nationally.
Other topics covered include volunteering and the type of organisations volunteers choose to support, tobacco usage and the prevalence of smoke alarms in the home.
And of course there is a time capsule – the chance to write something which will be sealed for the next 100 years.
Oscars 2022: Will Smith makes Oscar history after slapping Chris Rock over joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith | Culture
Will Smith took the Oscar for Best Actor at last night’s 94th Academy Awards, but he also became the protagonist of the ceremony for other reasons. The night was following the script, until Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on the stage after the latter made a joke about the shaved head of the former’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock had quipped that he was “looking forward to GI Jane 2,” in reference to her look. Pinkett Smith has revealed publicly that she has alopecia. It looked as if the moment had been planned, until Smith went back to his seat and shouted: “Get my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
The moment, which immediately became Oscar history but for all the wrong reasons, left the attendees with frozen smiles, and asking themselves whether it was possible that a veteran such as Smith could have lost his cool in front of tens of millions of people. After taking the prize for Best Actor, the superstar actor made a tearful apology, saying that he hoped the Academy “will invite me back.” Later on, actor Anthony Hopkins called for “peace and love,” but it was already too late. The incident overshadowed the success of CODA, which took the Oscar for Best Picture. Just like the time when Warren Beatty mistakenly named La La Land as the big winner of the night, no one will speak about anything else from last night’s awards.
At first sight, Smith’s actions looked as if they were scripted. When he first heard Rock’s joke, he laughed. But his wife was seen on camera rolling her eyes, and it was then that the actor got up onto the stage and hit Rock. When he returned to his seat he raised his voice twice to shout “Get my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” sending a wave of unease and shock through the attending audience. The fact that he used the f-word, which is prohibited on US television, set alarm bells ringing that this was real and not a planned moment. In fact, the curse word was censored by the broadcaster, ABC, in the United States.
During a break, Smith’s PR manager approached him to speak. In the press room, which the actor skipped after collecting his prize, instructions were given to the journalists not to ask questions about the incident, Luis Pablo Beauregard reports. The next presenter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, tried to calm the situation. “Will and Chris, we’re going to solve this – but right now we’re moving on with love,” the rapper said.
When Smith took to the stage to collect his Best Actor award for his role as Richard Williams – the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena – in King Richard, he referred to the character as “a fierce defender of his family.” He continued: “I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people. I know to do what we do you’ve got to be able to take abuse, and have people talk crazy about you and have people disrespecting you and you’ve got to smile and pretend it’s OK.”
He explained that fellow actor Denzel Washington, who also spoke to Smith during a break, had told him: “At your highest moment, be careful, that’s when the devil comes for you.”
“I want to be a vessel for love,” Smith continued. “I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love and care and concern. I want to apologize to the Academy and all my fellow nominees. […] I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams, but love will make you do crazy things,” he said. He then joked about his mother, who had not wanted to come to the ceremony because she had a date with her crochet group.
During the commercial break, Will Smith is pulled aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who motion for him to brush it off. Will appears to wipe tears from his eyes as he sits back down with Jada, with Denzel comforting Jada and Will’s rep by his side. pic.twitter.com/uDGVnWrSS2
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 28, 2022
The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement last night saying that Chris Rock would not be filing any charges for assault against Smith. “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program,” the statement read. “The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”
On December 28, Pinkett Smith spoke on social media about her problems with alopecia. She stated that she would be keeping her head shaved and would be dealing with the condition with humor. “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… Period!” she wrote on Instagram.
House-price inflation set to stay double digit for much of 2022
House-price inflation is expected to remain at double-digit levels for much of 2022 as the mismatch between what is for sale and what buyers want continues.
Two new reports on the housing market paint a picture of a sector under strain due to a lack of supply and increased demand driven by Covid-related factors such as remote working.
The two quarterly reports, one each from rival property websites myhome.ie and daft.ie, suggest asking prices accelerated again in the first quarter of 2022 as the stock of homes available for sale slumped to a new record low.
Myhome, which is owned by The Irish Times, said annual asking-price inflation was now running at 12.3 per cent.
This put the median or typical asking price for a home nationally at €295,000, and at €385,000 in Dublin.
MyHome said the number of available properties for sale on its website fell to a record low of 11,200 in March, down from a pre-pandemic level of 19,000. The squeeze on supply, it said, was most acute outside Dublin, with the number of properties listed for sale down almost 50 per cent compared with pre-pandemic levels.
It said impaired supply and robust demand meant double-digit inflation is likely until at least mid-2022.
“Housing market conditions have continued to tighten,” said author of the myhome report, Davy chief economist Conall Mac Coille.
“The broad picture of the market in early 2022 remains similar to last year: impaired supply coupled with robust demand due to Ireland’s strong labour market,” he said.
“One chink of light is that new instructions to sell of 7,500 in the first 11 weeks of 2022 are well up from 4,800 in 2021, albeit still below the 9,250 in 2019. The flow of new properties therefore remains impaired,” said Mr Mac Coille.
“Whatever new supply is emerging is being met by more than ample demand. Hence, transaction volumes in January and February were up 13 per cent on the year but pushed the market into ever tighter territory,” he said.
He said Davy was now predicting property-price inflation to average 7 per cent this year, up from a previous forecast of 4.5 per cent, buoyed strong employment growth.
Daft, meanwhile, said house asking prices indicated the average listed price nationwide in the first quarter of 2022 was €299,093, up 8.4 per cent on the same period in 2021 and and just 19 per cent below the Celtic Tiger peak, while noting increases remain smaller in urban areas, compared to rural.
Just 10,000 homes were listed for sale on its website as of March 1st, an all-time low. In Dublin, Cork and Galway cities, prices in the first quarter of 2022 were roughly 4 per cent higher on average than a year previously, while in Limerick and Waterford cities the increases were 7.6 per cent and 9.3 per cent respectively.
The report’s author, Trinity College Dublin economist Ronan Lyons, said: “Inflation in housing prices remains stubbornly high – with Covid-19 disturbing an equilibrium of sorts that had emerged, with prices largely stable in 2019 but increasing since.
“As has been the case consistently over the last decade, increasing prices – initially in Dublin and then elsewhere – reflect a combination of strong demand and very weak supply.”
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