LiveTogetherIf you are white in today’s strange culture that is under major transformation, you are by definition the beneficiary of “white privilege” and therefore racist, as defined by White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo, and by Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the pseudo-historical 1619 Project. As radio host Rush Limbaugh commented, “The problem with these folks is they know a lot of stuff that’s just not true.”

Get up off your knees, all people, whether black, white, yellow, red, blue, or striped. I was born a “poor white child” in rural poverty, along with my two brothers. We lived in a three-room shack with a tin roof and no insulation in the walls. Merely boards nailed as an exterior.

We grew up picking cotton. We caught a tarp-covered “cotton truck” to the fields, along with other families, including black ones. We thought nothing of race; there were as many white people as black living in poverty in rural Oklahoma in the 1950s.

A 55-gallon drum and a single community dipper at weigh-in provided drinking water for the entire field. Mom instructed us kids to drink next to the dipper handle to avoid germs from other pickers.

We carried our full picksacks in to the scales where, one morning, we spotted a black mother instructing her kids to also drink next to the dipper handle. The black mother caught us staring.

“That’s the way we drink,” she confided in Mom.

“So do we,” Mom replied.

Whereupon we all laughed together and that was the end of it—except the two mothers became friends, as did we children. We chose rows side by side in the fields so we could chat while we worked, and we played together during breaks, growing up this way as friends.

Color of skin simply doesn’t matter to kids. It’s foolish and a flat lie that white racists created poverty for black people. In my area of Oklahoma, as elsewhere in the U.S., as many white people as black lived in poverty and came up in the cotton fields.

Today, if your skin is white, you’re decreed “racist” and it’s your fault if people are discriminated against merely because of the color of their skin.

That’s patently BS. As a cop, I worked the black ghettos in Miami, Florida, on a “salt and pepper” team with a black partner, Charles Daniels. We became brothers. Our families got to together for dinner, and Daniels and I depended upon each other at work. When I got shot at, he was also being shot at.

He and I worked the Miami rioting in 1968—a precursor of today’s Black Lives Matter chaos.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.” the rioters chant. “We have nothing to lose but our chains. . . If we can’t have it, shut it down.”

Right out of Karl Marx’s playbook leading to today’s cultural dysfunction—broken families, urban poverty, school failure, gangs, drug abuse, rising crime rates, rioting…

We must either live together as human beings, or we fall together. “The old world is dying,” declared Antonio Gramsci, the 20th Century Italian communist and father of modern cultural Marxism, “and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters.”

Charles W. Sasser is the author of over 60 books and thousands of magazine articles. His Going Bonkers: The Wacky World of Cultural Madness (2003) predicted today’s cultural chaos, while Crushing the Collective: America’s Last Chance to Remain Free and Self-Governing (2017) explores the so-called cultural and racial revolution. Pending publication is Sketches of Lunacy: America’s Decline into Madness and Chaos that details the final destruction of the U.S. into Marxism.