UPDATED: 9:00 a.m. EDT, Oct. 2 — The New York Times and The Washington Post wrote articles about the privileges and pitfalls of white male rage, hours after NewsOne’s post saying the same damn thing.
The Post wrote about the excuses for angry white man like Kavanaugh, saying, “The right has come alive with impassioned defenses of Kavanaugh in recent days. Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose program for years has largely defined the GOP’s white male id, has unleashed a torrent of criticism on the air — such as his riff last week on ‘militant feminism.'” Yep, blame it on feminism.
Paul Krugman of The New York Times stressed the white rage isn’t limited to MAGA supporters. “There have been many studies of the forces driving Trump support, and in particular the rage that is so pervasive a feature of the MAGA movement,” he wrote. “What Thursday’s hearing drove home, however, was that white male rage isn’t restricted to blue-collar guys in diners. It’s also present among people who’ve done very well in life’s lottery, whom you would normally consider very much part of the elite. In other words, hatred can go along with high income, and all too often does.”
See our list of Caucasian rage below.
White male fragility is serious. Many times when they feel like their privilege is being threatened, all Caucasian hell breaks loose. Sadly, we have a president whose very delicate ego has nearly thrown us into nuclear war due to his temper tantrums.
Brett Kavanaugh testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week was a prime example of the aforementioned white sensitivity. From the moment he sat down Friday morning, he was hysterical. The next possible justice on the Supreme Court screamed, cried and refused to answer questions — all while telling everyone how much he worshiped beer but never had a drinking problem.
Not surprisingly, Kavanaugh got huge praise from the president. And we all know if Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the judge of sexual assault while they were in high school, was even remotely angry during her testimony, she would have been framed as being “out of control.” Yep, privilege even supports you when you are the one accused of wrongdoing.
However, the toxicity of the white male ego isn’t just in politics. We see it in Hollywood icons like Mel Gibson or so-called journalists like Bill O’Reilly. Revisit some of the wildest white male breakdowns below: