When Londoners protested the Minneapolis incident, police guarding the Downing Street gates were told to "get down on their knees." Four policemen did it. Thousands of people in Britain went out on the streets, falling on their knees, as if hallucinating.
It is acceding to the claim that Western society as a whole is racist. It is a form of ideological hysteria that makes those who kneel belong to the "right side". In several videos, we have even seen American whites kissing the shoes of their black compatriots to apologize.
“Are you white? Feel guilty, you also killed George Floyd”. Being white has become a kind of original sin. If you do not do penance for being white, paying homage to mass immigration and multiculturalism, you will become a "white supremacist". The archbishop of Canterbury called on "white Christians" to "repent of our own prejudices". Time magazine: "Whites have inherited their white supremacy". Inherited!
American universities are full of courses on "white privilege" and if you look at academic calendars in France, there are conferences "forbidden to whites". In Paris you are not trendy enough if you don't write about la blanchité. At each massacre where the murderer is white, the global collective ritual of penance begins.
Utoya? White man. Christchurch? White man. Blacks that kill blacks? Not on the news. Muslims who kill Jews and Christians? Not on the news. Christians who kill Muslims? First pages. The white trade of black slaves? Everywhere. The Arab-Islamic trafficking of black slaves? Taboo.
The whole past is projected onto the current generation, colonialism, crusades, birth of America, Nazism, slavery, everything ends up in the same historical kneeler, everything is traced back to your white genes .
There is no aperitif - even that does not end without the great new truth echoing: White man is evil, by definition.
Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage, Gatestone and Commentary.