Angry White Men

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Angry White Men

This makes me angry, and helping end it is my personal mission. I shall be a white knight. The world is going kinda ok at the moment, but at the intersection of white, male, and citizen of a developed country, I'm feeling this "extraordinary atmosphere of sullen, baffled evil" (Bruce Sterling), I'm feeling the whole "Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell" (Cory Doctorow, whinging that his computer is not quite up to his wishes). Never mind that the only thing holding up the pyramid is people like me, that it would collapse perfectly well on its own if I stopped insisting on being a hero, that if anything it's that there are things I should stop doing, stop hanging on to.

This is me, in my continent-sized gated community. This is me, able to be a queer-friendly feminist and still use my real name without fear on Google+ and reddit. This is me, with my interesting, important, worthwhile job. This is me, the elite ethnic minority with a terrified grip on power in a planet-sized Syria.




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