On my statcounter I noticed some traffic coming from a Reddit subgroup called "White Rights." I believe it referenced a post of mine mocking the concept of diversity wherein German is having a raccoon infestation problem. They want to get rid of the raccoons because it threatened eco-diversity. I asked the question, "well, wait, isn't the addition of raccoons by definition an increase in eco-diversity and therefore good?" And then plied this failed logic to diversity in humans with merriment and humor.
However, what concerned me was that there's a group for "white rights." I couldn't put my finger on it, but there was something bothering me about it. This wasn't a "white supremacy" group, just a group advocating whites getting equal treatment (I surmise) so it wasn't racism that was bothering me. But it was akin to establishing a "Male studies" department. Matter of fact it was the exact same feeling of disagreement I had when I heard there were people kicking around starting a male studies department.
So I sat and tried to figure it out and found out why this was bothering me so.
It is a lack of character, integrity and honesty that is driving such groups. It is hypocrisy.
What angers me so much about "group based" politics is it jettisons the individual's responsibility for their own actions and conveniently excuses or forgives their failures based on their (you name it)
AND at the same time blames other people for their failures through
It is cowardice. It's childishness. It's refusing to be a responsible adult. It's hypocrisy.
Now I am male and I am white. And I can more than understand how people in that category get righteously angry when people accuse you through implication of being racist, sexist, a bigot, etc. etc. And I can also understand where there might be a drive or a desire to "create our own group." But that is nothing more than becoming the exact same cowards, charlatans and hypocrites who hide behind their sex, race, religion, creed, etc. that we despise. And understand we despise them NOT because of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, but because they use those traits as excuses for their failures AND, by default, blame those failures on our communal oppression (which is where you get such nonsense from hyphenated-studies programs where only "whites" can be racist).
So why would we want to become what we hate?
I propose something instead.
We advocate the elimination of group-based politics and victimization classes. We champion treating everybody equally. Nobody gets special rights, because nobody is special. We are all equally crappy, slothful, lazy, debt-ridden, work-eschewing, math-impaired American losers who want the Chinese to lend us more money to buy Apple products we can't afford. Nobody is unique, nobody is special and you should be shamed if you judge somebody (for worse OR BETTER) because of their race, creed, sex, etc. etc.
Because not only is this what Martin Luther King was aiming for, it's the only way it's going to work. You can go ahead an have different groups with different rights and once those lines are draw you've now created "teams" and because of lesser minds they will battle against one another, be it socially, economically, politically or even in the streets. Or, you can eliminate differential (preferential or negative) treatment of all groups and treat everybody equally.
In short, don't play into the hands of socialists, liberals, feminists and communists. Don't become like them. There is no reason for a "male studies" department just as there is no need for "white rights." It is the unfair privileges we grant to everybody else that needs to be eliminated.