October 9th, 2018 12:27 AM
WHY WHITE PRIVILEGE? HERE IS THE CORRECT ANSWER: THE ECONOMICS OF ASSOCIATION IN HETEROGENEOUS POLITIES
It’s because ethnic europeans, particularly northern europeans, largely because of geography and culture came out of the dark ages first, had the enlightenment first, developed the first fully middle class civilization first, and did so both genetically, culturally, and institutionally, by using militias due to weak central governments, individual sovereignty because of militias, rule of law not rule by discretion, manorialism’s suppression of underclass rates of reproduction, and by aggressive hanging of criminal population for 1000 years, and as a consequence producing the highest trust society, with the highest trust population.
So, in commerce and politics ethnic europeans have obtained a premium for their (earned) reputation for relative trustworthiness and work ethic (middle class public behavior), and they preserve the premium through intergenerational transfer of those habits, norms, traditions, and values.
The problem is that high trust polities and a ‘deserved’ reputation for high trust is extremely expensive and no other people so far have been able to produce it except the Japanese and Koreans. This is the reason for the west’s higher standard of living.
The rest is due to demographic distributions, meaning that the vast majority of ethnic europeans are within one degree of the genetic middle class (meaning that they can learn to use technology independently by reading), whereas the vast majority of peoples who complain about the reputational advantage of ethnic europeans are from groups with historically larger underclasses, and therefore, lower medians, where cultural norms are determined by the median, and we are all judged by ‘averages (median) of our group”. Why? Because stereotypes are the most accurate measurement in the social sciences. They are verified or falsified every day in ever personal interaction.
We are all punished for (experience discounts), and privileged for (experience premiums) our identities: manners, ethics, morals, habits, body language, hygiene, speech pattern, vocabulary, dress, fitness, and everything else.
To lose your discount or gain a premium, change your group’s sexual, social, economic, intellectual, and market value, by changing your group’s demographics, habits, manners, ethics, morals, traditions, values, rituals so that they are ALSO middle class (market) rather than whatever tradition you come from. it’s not complicated. Before the 1964 immigration act, everyone who came to america did it.
The lesson is that people are not scarce. Individuals are not special.Humans by and large are a commodity. There are, if anything, far too many of us. People must work hard to find some way of providing value to others so that they are useful in the marketplace for sexual, social, economic, political cooperation. And because value is rare, and people are not scarce, all people are careful in making the best investments that they can. And they invest in what they can see.
Hence why jews and asians do better than ethnic europeans in american university acceptance, but no one criticizes them. While whites are criticized daily, and experience reverse discrimination in the academy, politics, and the media, while preserving their economic advantage in the work place, and their social status.
So, it’s not a privilege, it’s a cultural premium for 1350 years of suppression of underclass reproduction and downward expansion of the middle class. And training your children to do what is uncomfortable in order to obtain long term benefits of conforming to middle class behaviors.
And it’s almost impossible to alter for that reason.
People from other cultures or ethnicities assume white identity is arbitrary but it is merely the universal adaptation of middle class market behavior on a civilizational scale.
Join the middle class by acting as middle class, and getting others with your identity to act middle class. It’s not complicated, but it’s terribly difficult, which is why so few cultures can do it without many generations of middle class civilization.