Because I most def do, and a CDIB card listing a “blood quantum,” of less than 1/4 doesn’t even remotely mean shit to me. I’m one of (perhaps) a few thousand people in north america who know what “whiteness,” is – a system of social priviledge. Not a “race,” or even an ethnicity, whiteness is ruination. It is the source, the groundspring of most of the trouble have experienced/are experiencing/will experience. Whiteness is not necessarily hereditary, but nearly always this is the case. It can be revoked, or discarded, but only at tremendous personal cost….
This afternoon is a good example. I am in a good mood, driving into Quah south on SH82. About four miles out of town I see someone has strung up a dead red wolf on thier fence. The red wolf is a rare species, offically extinct in Oklahoma but there are quite a few around. I see packs several times a year. Anyway I believe this homeowner shot this wolf. (They are too smart to be hit by cars, I have never seen a dead one on the road.) Well how would you feel if you saw one of your cousins strung up dead on the side of the road? Would you feel sick inside? Like taking revenge? Would it have a negative effect on your attitude? Would you learn to internalize your anger over time? Would you learn disassociation techniques?
If you want to call me a “green fascist,” or whatever that’s fine with me. I realize you probably have only limited tools of political and social analysis….but I’m telling you completely honestly – I care more about the wolves of eastern Oklahoma than I do about 99.9 of the white people living in this state of denial