by Kenn Daily
Clash Daily Contributor
During his tenure as President of the United States, George Washington used no toilet paper.
It had not yet been invented.
One of the most overlooked aspects of world history are the innovations of Western culture.
While the predatory left presses towards “class struggle” by demonizing white people as the racist bourgeois that oppresses people of color, the proletariat, it purposefully overlooks the fundamental fact that Western culture has provided the infrastructure for human civilization.
Within that structure are a myriad of innovations that would not exist were it not for the “white devils”.
Here’s the tip of the proverbial iceberg: Innovations that would not exist were it not for white people.
• When you wear synthetic fibers, thank white people.
Sir Joseph Swan invented the first synthetic fiber in the late 1880’s. His invention paved the way for Walter Carothers to invent nylon and DuPont engineer Stephanie Louise Kwolek to create the incredibly durable Kevlar.
• Next time you turn on your windshield wipers, thank a white woman.
Mary Anderson received a rejection notice when she first submitted her application to patent the windshield wiper blade. The concept had no practical application, she was informed. That changed in 1903 when the patent was granted.
• Know diabetics? Thank these white Canadians for saving their lives.
Sir Frederick Grant Banting and John James Rickard Macleod shocked the parents of a Canadian hospital ward filled with dying children. The first injections of insulin quite literally brought the children back to life. The year was 1920 and lives of millions have been enhanced.
• Use Scotch tape? Thank this white guy.
Richard Gurley Drew may not be as noted as, say, Thomas Edison, but his contributions to our lives have been remarkable. Drew was the 3M employee who invented cellophane tape, better known as “Scotch tape.” And next time you turn on a light, thank a white guy.
• When you use an aerosol can, consider thanking this white inventor.
On November 23, 1927, Erik Rotheim of Norway patented the aerosol can. Imagine life without it.
• Don’t forget to WD-40!
Speaking of spray cans, make a note to thank Norman Bernard Larsen who, after 39 tries, finally formulated WD-40. The year was 1953.
• Next time you watch television, thank this white dude.
John Logie Baird, a Scotsman, is credited with inventing the television. That was 1924. Also credited is white guy Philo Taylor Farnsworth who developed the first fully-functional television system. So the next time you watch Al Sharpton on MSNBC, thank a white guy.
• Wear Air Jordans? Thank these white guys.
Our young black friends will appreciate the contributions Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight made to their lives. That assumes, of course, our friends wear Air Jordans or other Nike products. Knight was a track athlete and Bowerman was his coach. They began the development of sports shoes in 1964.
• Next time you board an airplane, thank the white brothers.
We all know the names Orville and Wilbur Wright. We seldom consider their invention in Kittyhawk, North Carolina enhances the lives of virtually every human everyday in some form.
• Ever ride in a car? Thank a white guy.
German tinkerer Karl Benz is credited by most as the inventor of the automobile. If you are a race hustler, like the aforementioned Al Sharpton, you may want to avoid riding in any motorized vehicle lest you be branded a two-faced, ungrateful, hypocrite.
• Toilet paper? Thank this white guy.
Too late for George Washington, but the rest of us can thank Joseph Gayetty for patenting commercial toilet paper. Gayetty first marketed his product on December 8, 1857.
The list is endless.
Consider the countless millions of lives saved during the recent Ebola crisis. Had it not been for Western technology those millions of lives would have been lost and nearly all would have been black Africans.
Europeans are often lampooned for introducing deadly viral infections during the Age of Discovery. Few, however, stop to thank white people for eradicating such diseases as Small Pox.
Here’s my challenge.
Look around you, wherever you happen to be. Note the inventions and innovations that surround you. Then consider that virtually all of them were invented by white people.
The time has come to send the race hustlers packing; time to be grateful, not hateful.
Kenn Daily is the publisher of DailyKenn.com. Now 62 years old, Kenn formed his conservative views at the age of 14 and was an early member of Young Americans for Freedom. He is a vociferous anti-racist but sets himself apart from most conservatives by refusing to be bullied into silence regarding racial issues. Violent black crime is a signature issue of his website. Kenn is a semi-retired business owner. He lives in Indiana with his wife of 39 years. He has two grown children — a daughter and son — four grandchildren, and two granddogs.