So John Scalzi wrote a piece that said being "straight white male" is the easiest setting in the RPG of life.
Others have much more eloquently explained why that is, how our culture proved superior to other cultures and became THE CULTURE to emulate. Marko wrote about his experience as a "straight white male" from one country where "straight white males" dominate the culture to getting citizenship in another country where "straight white males" dominate the culture. That's right kids. Nobody wants war with the US, Germany, or Great Britain.
Because below all the things that make us a superior culture; rule of law, property rights, equality of individuals, etc, is our ability to subjugate inferior cultures by the use of superior military might. Don't forget the abysmal hygiene conditions that allowed us to wipe out entire cultures just by showing carrying smallpox or a novel strain of influenza. The very best that any culture could give back? Syphilis.
My ancestors prowled the seas of Europe on Viking longships and gave rise to the continents greatest warriors, from the Normans to the Russians. Generations later their descendents would practice their love of war against their cousins almost as a reflex action. White man sparked the industrial revolution by trying to make the logistics of musket repair simpler with interchangeable parts. Screw handcrafted artisan work of the Samurai, the M1 Garand produced by the millions firing 30-byGod-06 and in the hands of drafted farm boys and city slickers alike the hot blood of barbarian ancestors roared down through history and eclipsed the Empire of the Rising Sun.
So why is "White Culture" dominant? Because we fought for it. Because we worked for it. And even if France is the weak little brother of "White Culture" they'll still whup up pretty quickly on most anyone who wants a go. My father delivered this world as it is to me. I will pass what I can to my sons.
White male privilege is dieing. Somehow we've run out of real fights to fight. Notice that when white folks aren't fighting each other our culture declines? The advancement of civilization has come hand in hand with the Napoleonic Wars, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. So like an old Viking scarred from the wounds of many battles we sit by a digital fireplace and tell stories of how we were great in our youth. The young girls smile and giggle and treat us like a kind and harmless grandfather, happy to ply us with more mead.
Over the years we've adopted more people into "white male culture." First it was minority men, then women. Now that everyone can partake the cries of inequality come forth like the whining of toddlers over who gets the bigger piece of lefsa. Being successful is hard, hell if it were easy someone else's ancestors would have dominated mine.