What accounts for the tenacity of the white personâ€™s belief he is a bad person if he believes whites should not prefer whites to other races? One hypothesis is a guilt that became deeply imbedded through endless propaganda beginning after birth.
The intense feelings are love, joy, fear, anger, sadness, and perhaps guilt. The child and, on many occasions, the adult, thinks irrationally. If mother or father does something, the child cannot reliably attach a rational interpretation, so the child attaches an irrational one. For example, let us assume a two and a three year old sibling share their parentsâ€™ attention equally. But one day, a sibling becomes ill. The ill sibling requires the great majority of parental attention. The well sibling, thinking irrationally that he deserves all the parental attention, becomes angry and wants to hurt his parents. This intense feeling of anger conflicts with the childâ€™s intense feelings of love and fear (because he is totally dependant on the parents). This conflict is too much for the child to reconcile, so he represses the anger.
Later in life, the conflict inevitably tries to surface but is repressed through ritualistic behavior. The adult cannot face the fact he FELT like punching his parents or worse. The conflict causes anxiety or sadness or guilt later in life. An adult might handle the unconscious conflict by giving an inappropriate amount of attention to his parents. Another might alienate himself from his parents in a futile attempt to rid himself of all memory of them. Yet another, a white person perhaps, replaces the ill sibling with illegal immigrants, who are getting an inordinate amount of attention, and is angry at them rather than at his parents. The anger at his parents is taboo and is therefore deeply repressed.
Similarly, the post-modern white child is presented with conflicting ideas from his parents and other authority figures. The authorities say he should treat nonwhites equally to whites, but his genetic and cultural instinct is to prefer those most like him, that is, whites. There is a greater predicament here because there is no middle ground. The nonparental authorities will not tolerate preferential thoughts. A parental authority tolerates the thoughts and therefore often talks to the child and agrees it is not fair that the child is not getting an equal amount of attention. The parent consoles the child. The parent reminds the child that his brother deserves the extra attention because the brother is part of his family and not a stranger and the brother will suffer terribly without the extra attention. The parent does not say the child is no more deserving of attention than any other child in the neighborhood, which is a falsehood no different than the liberal falsehood of equality.
This post is inspired by Lawrence Austerâ€™s writings about white guilt at View From the Right (VFR) and FrontPage and by Mr. Horowitzâ€™ (editor of FrontPage) recent change to the view that illegal immigration threatens the survival of our society.