For what reason are supremacists ‘proud’?

Here’s the underlying message I’m inferring from the various supremacist groups: “We should be more than we are because of who we are, and since we’re not it must be someone else’s fault, like one or more of those minorities.”

This is the sentiment that the ultraright plays to. They are not about to blame the fact that these “proud boys” didn’t apply themselves in school or in life, because they were sure their inbred privilege would bring them good fortune no matter what. It’s ironic that sometimes the poorest specimens are the ones that want to represent the supremacy of their group. It might not occur to them that the more privileged of their own are the ones keeping them down.

Thomas J. Munyon

Marysville

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