The difference is white privilege
The difference is Lutz Bachmann is fucking white
The difference is Lutz Bachmann is a white guy oppressing non-white people, like no offence but DUR
The difference is non-white Germans aren’t allowed to talk about racism
The difference is non-white people aren’t even allowed to say anything is racism
The difference is even the most anti-racist white person gets personally offended when a non-white person says the word racist and they think it’s unfair
The difference is all those smug white Germans, smug white middle-class Germans, posting Buzzfeed quizzes about the difference between Xavier Naidoo and Lutz Bachmann and Erica Steinbach have no idea that white privilege is a thing
The difference is that white privilege is a thing
The difference is you have to be white to think that white privilege isn’t a thing
The difference is, yeah, he has Stockholm Syndrome
The difference is I kind of think he might as well go to Stockholm seeing as how he has Stockholm Syndrome (good one, Jacinta)
The difference is you have to have Stockholm Syndrome to survive as a non-white person in a racist society
The difference is all those white kids congratulating themselves on how Xavier Naidoo is more racist than them and they are so anti-racist, they’re gonna sign this petition so he won’t be sent to Stockholm, and they never got anything and had to be grateful for it. Like he had to be grateful and honoured and grateful to be the first dunkelhäutiger Person sent to the ESC. And they don’t know what that gratitude feels like, they don’t know how fucking exhausting it is, constantly being grateful, because they never felt grateful, because white people don’t need to feel grateful, because white people rule the world
The difference is Roman Polanski and all those white actors signing that petition saying he was allowed to rape a thirteen-year-old girl in the arse because he is a genius, the difference is Woody Allen, the difference is Charlie Sheen, the difference is white men are real artists and so they’re forgiven for anything. They’re forgiven for everything.
The difference is non-white people will never be obedient enough to make up for how much it annoys you that we exist, the difference is white privilege, the difference is you’d have to be white to think that white privilege doesn’t exist, that’s what the difference is.
I AM NOT SAYING I THINK XAVIER NAIDOO SHOULD GO TO STOCKHOLM. I kind of think he should, now, actually, now they’ve chosen him, like what are they gonna do? Have a Song for Europe competition again. But I also think the ARD were literally out of their minds for choosing such a controversial figure. I mean, I don’t give a shit about the 9/11 stuff, and I think it’s really pathetic of people to pretend to give a shit about the 9/11 stuff. I wouldn’t mind having a Bundespräsident who thought 9/11 was an inside-job. That is a thing people think – I don’t think it, because surely, all the Americans would’ve had to do was pay a few Arabic Americans to infiltrate Al-Qaeda and whisper to Osama one drunken night playing Strip Poker „Hey, I got a really good idea, let’s attack the Twin Towers!“ This would’ve been a much simpler plan than lining the towers with demolition and photoshopping a big aeroplane into the sky and paying actors to pretend to phone their parents and say I’m sorry Mum, I loved you so much or whatever people think they did. However, I think it’s a valid viewpoint and there is absolutely no reason whatsofuckingever why someone who thinks 9/11 was an inside-job shouldn’t „represent“ Germany. To be honest, I think one person „representing“ Germany is a weird idea. I think I’d just have it like: they shouldn’t have raped or murdered anyone and they should believe in the Holocaust. I can kind of understand why it upsets you guys so much that he doesn’t think Germany exists – like I get it, that it’s a bit Nazi – but I personally think he should be made to make an official statement that he likes gay people and Jewish people, thinks Germany is a real country, and then be allowed to go. But I also do think choosing him was such a Fehlentscheidung – they must’ve realized it was going to be such a controversial decision? No? And they should’ve thought about the gay stuff, tactically, I mean, although to be totally honest, I don’t think it’s gonna be a huge problem. He’s got a great voice and he’s probably gonna come in the top ten, if the song’s a good enough choice, and he might very well win.
But that’s not what I’m saying.
I’m also not saying that non-white people can’t be racist or should never be criticized or anything like that.
But I do think – I do think – I literally do think – I actually think this – I think white people shouldn’t enjoy criticizing the first non-white person chosen to represent Germany at the ESC for racism IN THAT WAY. They shouldn’t get that much pleasure out of it. They shouldn’t have a fucking Bash Naidoo party on Twitter and Facebook. THEY SHOULDN’T COMPARE HIM TO LUTZ BACHMANN LIKE RACISM ISN’T ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE OPPRESSING NON-WHITE PEOPLE. You shouldn’t pretend to yourselves that white privilege doesn’t exist.
I know I don’t know about the Nazi-Szene. I didn’t understand, for the life of me, why you can’t draw Zuckerberg as an octopus but you’re absolutely allowed to draw Muslims with hooked-noses and rucksacks on their backs or Mohamed fucking a pig or whatever. I accidentally joined an anti-paedo Facebook page that a German friend had to tell me was actually a Nazi page. It was something like „We think paedophilia is shit“, something like that, I was just like, yeah, okay, I’ll sign up to that. I don’t know anything about Nazis in Germany and I can’t imagine how upsetting it is for Germans when people say Germany isn’t an independent country anymore. Okay, I admit that. But you don’t know what it’s like to not be white. So criticize Xavier Naidoo. But you shouldn’t be so fucking smug about it. There’s nothing for you to be smug about here.