I’ve held this theory close to my heart for years: The reign of the white man is over. I have no evidence for this outside my own experience. While more educated people than I will likely argue this from various standpoints, but to my ignorant eyes, this seems self-evident.
Perhaps it began in America with the emancipation of slaves. Perhaps this coincides with Euro-centric imperialism fading out because Caucasian dominance has run out of places to conquer. We’ve gone from “New World / Old World” to “One World” in a couple of centuries, and the electronic frontier is making the world smaller still.
White, male dominance has had its problems. Our history is unnecessarily bloody. While the system seems to work, it only works for a few. To my way of thinking, this is a huge fault line. Our Great White God and our Great White Hope has not served the planet well. We could use a cultural overhaul.
Recent events emanating from America I interpret as evidence of the fall of the white man. The very type that fears a change of cultural dominance is waging unpopular wars, and applying strong-arm tactics within American politics. They will not go down without a fight, but they will still go down. It’s happening already.
It’s past time for a global authority to heal the anachronistic chest-beating nationalism remaining from past centuries. What has occurred in the past during the white man’s reign will kill us all if it continues. As the descendants of Europe comprise a small part of the global community, the vast majority of humans have no voice. This is changing, thanks in large part to the technologies the ruling white men have embraced.
Although I’m a white male, I’m not sorry to hand the reins over to someone else. Perhaps geopolitical dominance by a different culture is just what the world needs. (Even as I type these words, I imagine a chorus of dissention.) Better would be a global consensus, however unlikely. Who’s to say this group or that group is better for humanity? Each cultural viewpoint contains different strengths and weaknesses, just as the people who comprise the groups. The Asians, for example, may bring society to a crash, too. They number so many more than us. They deserve a hand in guiding humanity from the cultural disease we are suffering.
As for us over-inflated white guys – time to pack it in.