This is definitely a lot of what I think about when I think of white people. And I'm not saying that to be whiny. I'm actually referring to roughly two thousand years of economy and politics, a lot of which this manipulation implies.
I had a MUCH different impression when I was doing this. I didn't think you were whining at all and I'm really glad and impressed that someone could look at this and see something so different than what was in my head. I never wanted to explain myself and force an idea on someone looking at it. I'm way too ego-centric to think in such broad and long terms. Thank you from this white person for letting me know that this can mean something more and different to another person.
That's a good idea to give people a chance to interpret something before explaining it. I admire that.
I used broad and long terms because I didn't want to get into a long-winded discussion about my interpretation in a place that didn't seem appropriate. And I'm white, too. I try to look at myself as objectively as I look at others. Globalism is my favorite hobby.