White guilt in Dylan country by Jay Knott (02/18/12)       ⇌ (Anti-anti-fascism)       

There's a campaign in Duluth, Minnesota, telling the local people they are all racist and have white privilege.

Rural Minnesota is very white. Germans, Norwegians and Swedes invaded the area for centuries, attracted by the weather. The radio program 'A Prairie Home Companion' conveys the culture of this area - liberal, tolerant, Protestant, self-critical. The best joke on this program was about the 'Swedish flu epidemic'. It not only makes you feel bad, it makes you think it's your fault. The anti-racist campaign is an attempt to take advantage of this guilty Protestant culture. Apart from being a pack of lies aimed at the least racist people who have ever lived, isn't there the danger that it could eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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Bob Dylan accused of "racism" (12/02/13) by Jay Knott:


Reply to Java (02/20/12) by Jay Knott: I don't think your comments are racist. But the campaigners in Duluth would say they are. One small point worth making is that the immigrants you refer to are from two countries brutalized by the USA. However, dumping immigrants...

A rural Minnesotan speaks out (02/20/12) by Java: My parents and I were German and came to live in an area of rural German Catholic communities in Minnesota, not far from Keillor's Wobegon Scandanavians. What 'lutefisk' describes could have been written be me. Anyone...

Cracking the shell of whiteness (02/20/12) by Jay Knott:


Minnesota Nice (02/19/12) by lutefisk: My parents are both from rural Minnesota. My mom is a Swede and my dad Norwegian. I am therefore a product of a mix marriage. Back in my parents day the biggest racial tension was what was put on the Lutefisk at the Christmas...