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The psychology behind it all

If you think that self-hating whites who are on a crusade to combat white supremacy are a new occurrence, then you do not know history well enough. A self-hating white despising white civilization is a psychological phenomenon, a psychological disturbance, a psychological ailment or even disease. As such, it must have existed and indeed has existed since the dawn of humanity in various latitudes and periods. Just as we know of no nation or corner of the earth without slavery, neither do we know of a time or region without self-haters.

19th century Poland was a nation divided by three neighboring countries, three European superpowers of that time: one part of Poland was incorporated into Prussia, one part was incorporated into Austria and yet another – into Russia. The easternmost parts of the former Polish state – those annexed by Russia – had a particular social structure: the gentry were of Polish nationality and professed Catholic Christianity, while the peasantry were – to use today’s language – Ukrainian and professed Orthodox Christianity. Since these territories were under Russian rule, the Russian authorities began to work on the minds of the Polish youth, on the minds of the prospective Polish landowners. In schools, in universities, in historical publications the Polish gentry was depicted as cruel exploiters of the poor and noble common Ukrainian people. The exploitation was not limited to economy: the Polish gentry was also accused of suppressing Ukrainian culture (cultural colonization). Young, impressionable sons of the Polish nobility that studied at the Russian universities in Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow or Saint Petersburg would imbibe these ideas and would be slowly converted to the Russian or Ukrainian point of view, with the effect that they assumed a hostile approach to their own fathers and their own interests. To them, to those young people who romanticized and rhapsodized everything Ukrainian, who lionized the cossacks, who were enamoured of the Orthodox Christian tradition, Ukrainians became brothers while their own compatriots began to be perceived as villains.

Their world view was a simple black-and-white picture: on the one hand Polish exploiters and oppressors, on the other – noble and virtuous Ukrainians. These young Polish students would always find fault with their fathers and condemn them. This eventually led some of those students to national and religious apostasy: they would claim to be Ukrainian and consequently would convert to Orthodox Christianity. The seeds of self-hatred would come to fruition.

What did those young Polish sons of the Polish gentry demand?

One. The Polish gentry must resign from their privilege of… being Polish and Catholic. Does that not make one think of today’s white privilege?

Two. The Polish gentry must stop Polonizing Ukrainians through village schools and churches. Does that not make one think of today’s cultural colonialism that whites supposedly pursue in their dealings with the people of color?

Three. The Polish gentry had best leave the Ukrainian territories and move to central Poland or… the Polish gentry had better stop being Polish. Does that not make one think of today’s demands that whites ought to pack up and leave or subject themselves to the demands of the people of colour?

Those young students – as students everywhere – would form clubs and these very often united and consolidated students of one ethnicity. It turned out that in Kiev’s university some Polish students formed a Ukrainian Club whose members were made up of… Poles alone. Why?

Because Ukrainian students and the Ukrainian intellectuals or Ukrainian upper classes preferred to speak Russian and regarded themselves as Russians. They looked down upon the Ukrainian people. Notice that today, too, black upper classes do not mingle with black lower classes but rather tend to associate themselves with whites; notice also that today all those anti-racist white activists make up a mutual admiration society where you will have a hard time trying to find a person of colour.

What forms the minds of self-hating whites or self-hating Poles or self-hating anybody?

First, persistent propaganda. When the mass media, the entertainment and the education are bent on impressing certain messages on people’s minds – systemic racism, climate change, planned parenthood, gender reassignment and, and, and, – then with time they necessarily notch up a success.

Second, the one-sidedness of views, opinions or information that is fed to the recipients. This is by far the gravest intellectual sin of them all. People exposed to one type of information, one world view, one set of facts, develop a distorted perception of reality. Today just as yesterday this triad of the media, entertainment and education shoot their mouths off about white privilege, white supremacy, systemic racism, and the whole string of such notions while other argumentation is either suppressed or ridiculed. Consequently, one-sided views are formed and those views become firmly set.

Third, apotheosis of one race, ethnicity or social class that is performed against the background of the vilification of the other race, ethnicity or social class. Thus, for example, peoples who were at first perceived as culturally backward and hence were called savages, receive the adjective noble and become noble savages (Rousseau); cultures that were patently and demonstrably lower than that of the Europeans become viewed as simply different. Young activists romanticize and rhapsodize about the other race, ethnicity or social class drawing their knowledge from novels, movies and selected pseudo-scientific books in which reality is skewed and re-interpreted (Boasian anthropology, Freudian psychoanalysis, Marxist economics, etc). The result? Self-hating Poles, self-hating whites, self-hating capitalists, and self-hating men (men who fell into the trap of feminist fairy tales of male exploitation and male privilege).

All those activists mull over the many ideas of a better (raceless, classless, sexless) world without giving as much as a passing thought about who and why feeds them these ideas. Those activists are like children watching a play: their attention is easily controlled by the spotlight. They see what they are supposed to see and never wonder what is in the shadows, and never question why the spotlight calls their attention here rather than there; it never occurs to them that there is someone in charge of this spotlight who has full mastery over their eyesight and through it over their minds.

In the case of 19th century Poland it was the Russian authorities that controlled the spotlight and thus the minds of the sons of the Polish gentry. The Russian authorities were the enemy of the Polish nation. Though they were known as such, still they were successful in duping some of the young Poles. Who controls the spotlight in the West? Certainly not Russians, but certainly an enemy of the Western world who is all the more efficient and successful in his doings because he remains in the dark.

19th century self-hating Pole, born as Włodzimierz Antonowicz, died as Володимир Антонович. Early in his adult life he renounced his “Polish and aristocratic privilege” and Catholicism, became a Ukrainian and Orthodox Christian, and married two Ukrainian women so as to raise Ukrainian offspring (expiatory ethnic miscegenation). Ukrainian though he desperately wanted to be, he spoke and wrote either in Polish or Russian; somehow, he could not master the language of those he gave the knee to.

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