Nonsensical Idea of the Day: All Whites to Blame for New Zealand Massacre


The nonsensical idea of the day award goes to Rachel Withers who proposes all whites are to blame for a massacre in NZ.

Slate author Rachel Withers says the Christchurch Shootings Should Implicate All White Australians.

Who is responsible for the terrorist attack that killed at least 50 New Zealanders as they prayed in their mosques? Looked at one way, the answer is simple: The shooter alone bears the guilt for his crimes. But the picture is wider than that.

In the days since the attack, attention has rightly been focused on the shooter’s admiration of white supremacists, especially violent ones like Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, whom the shooter called his “true inspiration” and who allegedly gave his “blessing” for the attack. His manifesto called Donald Trump “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose,” and uses words that directly echo Trump’s own. The discussion can even be expanded to those who have helped shape the U.S. president’s message, like Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Donald Trump Jr. It’s not unreasonable to place some measure of blame on those who have stoked the international spread of white-supremacist ideology.

So why do I feel so guilty? And why am I so angry not just at the obvious targets, but at my country?

I’m a white Australian. I know that blaming myself and my cohort is illogical, but I can’t escape the feeling that all of white Australia is implicated in the deaths—a white majority that has fomented and let foment hate.

Illogical Nonsense

Blaming innocent bystanders is of course illogical. Worse than that, such talk is counterproductive and perhaps extremely so.

In this era of college protective zones where one cannot say or do anything that might have the slightest negative implications, some whites are no doubt angry over the illogical coddling of anything and everything.

If someone with male body parts says they are a woman, then they are, even before an operation.

The Washington Post notes that you can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you use.

Anything you say, do, or think is likely to offend someone, and such demands do nothing but offend some whites who now feel oppressed.

Sensitivity Debate

How about a law that says it's illegal to hurt someone feelings?

That's how stupid this sensitivity debate has become.

I am white. I offer no apologies for that. My mom's best friend was black. Neither of my parents ever made racial slurs or comments.

But in the eyes of Rachel Withers (is it Ze Rachel, We Ratchel, or It Rachel) all whites are to blame for this.

Withers comments "You might think that this is all too strong, that placing at least some of the blame on white Australia is a kind of self-centered masochism, that blaming a nation’s culture for the sins of a citizen is like blaming humanity for the crimes of one man."

Yes, I do.

To some, the white majority is no doubt responsible for ISIS, pollution in China that kills hundreds of thousand of people a year, Japanese xenophobia, pestilence, and killer bees.

Did I leave anything out? If so, it must be because I am white.

Apologies not offered.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

No. 1-21

People who cannot innovate, or cannot provide a product or service, find it a lot easier to villify those who can than to look in the mirror and admit the problem is not govt, or capitalists, but themselves. "White people and white priveldge" is now the scapegoat. I had to work a full time job while I was attending college. I grew up in a one bedroom apartment with no father. I am still waiting for my white priveldge. If anyone can show me where to find white privledge, or who is providing it, please tell me. Id like to take advantage of being born white, so please tell me where this service is being offered 😅


Any one know if these dingbats are hatched or born?


She left out climate change. In reality the chain of causation goes like this: all whites are responsible for climate change, and climate change made him do it (his manifesto does mention that he sees himself as an "eco-fascist").


Dumb, well indoctrinated, hysterical, screeching bimbos (and the rest of pliant indoctrinati) notwithstanding: In practical reality, the ones to blame in all such shootings, are the saps who have let themselves indoctrinate so far into pliant uselessness, that they aren't shooting back. Color and creed has nothing to do with it.