The White Guilt-White Privilege Shakedown

Posturing is a basic element in conflict, at least at the primitive level. Many animals and even fish can make themselves look bigger and more dangerous than they actually are, and, as stated by chess grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch, “the threat is stronger than the execution.” Lt. Colonel David Grossman adds in Killology, “In the territorial and mating battles of every species the individual who puffs itself up the biggest or makes the loudest noise is most likely to win; this process is referred to as ‘posturing.'”

  • There is no guilt but shame.

    Guilt stems from something one did or did not do.

    Shame is a neurosis.

    Why should one feel guilt for enslaving others (for example) when one has not done anything?

    The Khmer Rouge had their shaming tactics, too.

    • Alain

      I find guilt a very destructive sickness. What I mean is if you do wrong, then you recognise it (repent) and do what is possible to correct it while making certain not to repeat the same thing. To continue feeling guilty serves no purpose for either the person or the offence or person who was wronged.

      • Guilt isn’t always so bad. Think of people who feel no guilt at all. Pretty frightening. Excessive feelings of guilt are destructive but sometimes guilt can be a great motivator to do better next time.