Everybody has as much right to be here, now, as anybody does. White privilege is a fantasy created in the minds of those who need to feel better than someone else because they have no grounding foundation of their own. White privilege is evidence of the fear of inferiority, insecurity and insignificance. Of being on the brink of disappearance and non-existence. Of not mattering. Of becoming invisible. We have to feel viable, worthy, important-- and to reassure ourselves that we are, we defiantly proclaim ourselves to be supreme because we are white. How ridiculous is that? Taking refuge in the color of our skin, which we had nothing whatsoever to do with, as our saving grace is a blatant admission that there is nothing about us worth having. The work, which white supremacists are not doing, is to be who we are in the sense of bringing forth, expressing, exhibiting and serving, the qualities, virtues, gifts, daemon, genius, traits, knacks, shtick, etc. that are packed in our DNA-- in everyone's DNA-- to be shared with everyone else as blessings from the species to itself and the world. We are The Gift! Come not to "be served, but to serve," and to give our life in the work of making wherever we are a good, safe, secure, welcoming, gracious, generous, kind place for all others to be. When we refuse to do that, we betray our purpose and fail to our part in making each moment more like it ought to be than it is. Together we thrive. At odds, we dissolve in isolation and despair.
Someone has to be the grown-up in the room. How would a grown-up do it? Do that! In each situation as it arises! All our life long!
Here is the solution to the mess we are in: Keep showing up every day and doing what needs to be done to the extent that it can be done, and let that be that. Play the cards that can be played. Do the things that can be done. The way they need to be done. Day by day. DO IT! This holds the world together. This restores balance and harmony to the degree they are capable of being restored. This keeps things in their place insofar as they can be kept in place. We each have to do our part. When the center fails to hold, we have to do our part-- Anyway! Nevertheless! Even So! The shoe repair person has to repair shoes. The cooks have to cook. The barbers have to cut hair... We each have to do what is ours to do-- and more than that, look to see what else there is that needs to be done, and do it, with the gifts, genius, daemon, shtick, talents, abilities, etc. that we bring with us from the womb, expressing, exhibiting, being who we are in the mess we are in, bringing a little order to bear, a little clarity to light, a little compassion/love/kindness to life, in each situation as it arises, day by day. Don't even stop to think about it! JUST DO IT!