White guilt combines two concepts that run contra to western thought, historical and collective guilt. Both hold people accountable for crimes they did not commit either on the basis of race or heritage. Historical guilt fell out of favour after World War 1 and the resulting Treaty of Versailles which punished Germany for the war, which helped feed into the resentment that led to the rise of the third Reich. Collective guilt was the driving force idea behind the idea of “Jewish Evil” and also fell out of favour after World War Two.
The problem with the re-emergence of these concepts on the far left is that they lead down the very same path. If you are promoting white guilt you are by definition promoting white identity although a guilt ridden one. It then becomes a question of how easy would it be to flip it to a positive identity white pride movement? The answer to that is easy. For whatever crimes white people are accused of, true or false, they are not unique to white people. The unique actions of white people, well that’s all the good stuff, the creation of Democracy, Medicine, modern science, habius corpus, human rights, civil rights, animal rights, modern transport, trains, planes and auto-mobiles, space exploration and this list goes on and on.
From this point its another small step to make comparisons with other races who for one reason or another have been far behind the European peoples. So from a perspective of “Its good to be white” it then becomes one of “Its better to be white”, added with a large dose of resentment at being lied to “about our rich heritage” and the feelings of betrayal we are now fully on the path to full blown racial conflict. How do we prevent this? We need to stop people going down that same old path, it begins at the first steps with fighting anti-rationalist concepts such as historical and collective guilt.