White supremacy, neo-Nazis, real Nazis, the KKK, and racism has been in the news A LOT this week. And, talking about all this crapola is bad because it just inures us all to the outrageousness of it and encourages others who used to be too ashamed to act in blatantly racist ways to now act in blatantly racist ways like marching through cities with helmets, shields, and guns and running down truly peaceful protesters with their car.
The Radical Racist Right Agenda
Vice News produced this 20+ minute video of the Charlottesville white supremacist weekend. It is a sobering unfun thing to watch. It is not for the faint of heart, but on it you hear the radical racist right explain their agenda.
Essentially, their agenda consists of taking their country back and removing the vermin and filth from the streets. As I pointed out in an earlier post, the right sees people on the left as foreigners: disgusting and dirty. They do not see us as fellow Americans.
You’ll see the panty waste, Chris Cantwell, decry his enemies because they won’t stop attacking him and threatening him all because they take his online threats against them, which he openly admits to making, and his actual acts of violence, which he openly admits to committing, seriously. You can’t make this shit up. No TV show or movie or novel that contained a story arc or character like this would be accepted because it defies any suspension of disbelief that any human being is capable of.
So, Chris Cantwell is in the Vice News video saying that he will fucking kill the counter protesters if he feels he has to, and in this second, self-made video, he complains that his enemies are coming after him and not stopping.
The Demands of White Supremacists
Here’s the demands of white supremacists and the counter-argument:
- We want our country back! Motherfucker, white people have a country! It is the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid only because your dumb white ass can’t figger that shit out.
- We want to preserve and promote white culture! We have a culture! It is American culture. Your culture is safe. It is preserved. It is promoted. Every time you turn on the TV or go to a movie or look at the internet, that’s your white culture spilling out in a deluge of blinding whiteness. If that shit ain’t white enough for you, then you need to be watching the eclipse or something because it can’t get no whiter!
- We want to celebrate white history! EVERY FUCKING DAY IS WHITE HISTORY DAY! Every month is white history month! You’ve got your racist, slave-owning, genocidal history! Go out and celebrate that shit if you feel the need, but you don’t get to spend my tax dollars doing it. You don’t get to mow people down with your car to do it. You don’t get to beat people with clubs and throw full bottles of water at people to d do it. You don’t get to mace people to do it. And, you don’t get to threaten violence against people to do it.
White people have EVERYTHING in the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid. That don’t mean it is handed to us, but it means that we have a leg up on every non-white person out there.
This is how stupid these white supremacists are: they want to give the Koch brothers and their peers ANOTHER useless unneeded tax cut and fund it with their healthcare benefits either through the ACA or Medicaid. They want to give the Koch brothers another tax break so the economy will eventually crash and they can spend another two years out of work while a Democratic president fixes it over the loud mewling of Repube obstructionism. THAT’S HOW FUCKING STUPID THESE PEOPLE ARE!
How White People Can Make It Better
A truly stand up white person who wants to build a stronger better America not only for all Americans but for all the world because a truly stand up American realizes that a strong America is good for the world will do these things:
We will ask for forgiveness from from the ethnic, racial, cultural, and linguistic minorities that we have historically oppressed acknowledging full well that these groups continue to be hurt by systemic racism and that white people continue to benefit from white privilege.
We will apologize for all the fucking hurt that we have laid on and continue to met out to generations of non-white non-Christians. We can unequivocally apologize for slavery and genocide that we as a collective group not only perpetrated in North America but continue to benefit from the ill effects of it. An apology has three parts, though: (1) Sincerity, you have to sincerely be apologizing, asking for forgiveness. (2) Find out how you can make it up to the person or group you are apologizing to for whatever wrong you have done to them. The Black people that I’ve talked to openly about racism and white privilege don’t actually want much. They just want it to stop. And, (3) promise never to do it again. It ain’t hard to promise never to hold slaves again; it is a lot harder to promise to eliminate systemic racism.
Here’s the thing, we can’t do this as individuals. We have to do this as a group. A group of white people inflicted significant harm on non-whites, so we as a group of white people have to ask for forgiveness and apologize for those injuries. We, as a group, have to go out of our way to demonstrate our sincerity. We, as a group, have to reach out to those white people who are educable — luckily it is the majority — and vocally and demonstrably oppose those who are not. And, we must boldly confront the racism that is inherent in ourselves.We must have the courage to confront our own inner racist and acknowledge how we have benefited from white privilege.
We cannot shy away from difficult conversations about race. We cannot let jokes and other slights pass without comment and acknowledgment. We cannot use terms like nigger and appropriate non-white culture out of respect for non-whites and the very real harm that white people using racially derogatory language inflicts.