In Defense of (Gasp!) White Men

Ronald E. Yates is an author of award-winning historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy.

MTV released a video on Monday containing New Year’s resolutions for white men to consider in 2017 and social media customers were quick to condemn the video as “racist” and “pathetic.”

For good reason.

It is racist, and it is pathetic.

In an open entreaty to that ubiquitous liberal malady known as “white guilt, ” a cluster of smug and sanctimonious twenty-somethings look into the camera and tell viewers that white guys should “try to recognize that America was never great for anyone who wasn’t a white guy.”

image A 20-something blasts white men on MTV

Really? So the United States has always been an unexceptional land without liberty and opportunity for all? I see.

Perhaps that explains why millions of people have for more than two centuries flocked to our shores from every continent on the planet. They were simply eager to come to a disgusting country where angry white men oppressed them. Makes sense to me.

MTV’s video (which by the way, was taken down yesterday) implies that white men in 2016 are guilty of what? Of being white and being male, of course.

If that’s not bigoted and racist, then I don’t know what is.

Apparently, because the video targets white men, MTV and its lineup of inane nonwhite actors and one “token white guy” think it is perfectly okay to smear an entire class of human beings as racist, clueless and privileged.

And Democrats and their left-wing masters wonder why they lost the election to Donald Trump.

The premise of the video is this: If you are a male and if you were born white, then that is a sin against humanity. How dare you be born white AND male! One of those sins is enough. But committing both sins burdens you with “white guilt” and brands