White supremacy

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Racism and racists
Pride should be reserved for something you achieve or obtain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn't a skill… it's a fucking genetic accident. You wouldn't say I'm proud to be 5'11"; I'm proud to have a pre-disposition for colon cancer.
George Carlin
We're in ur woods, hatin' ur Ursus americanus.

White supremacists, white supremacy, and white supremacism refers to the fuck-wit stupidity claiming that white people are superior to others, or are a "master race" or some other such nonsense. An easy (but not necessarily foolproof) way to spot a white supremacist is their insistence on capitalising the word "white".


[edit] Types of white supremacists

There are white supremacists, and then there are white supremacists. The first type of this species wraps themselves openly in the symbols and regalia of Nazis, Fascism, and/or the Ku Klux Klan.

The other type is more insidious. These racists avoid identification with the first type, and wrap themselves in the language of anthropology and archaeology. This second type is fond of parading forth statistics relating to skull size, brain size, comparative IQ, crime rates, and other quack pseudoscience from the 19th century that were discredited not long after, as well as pseudo-libertarian bullshit about "freedom of association". They may also be identified by their apparent inability to distinguish correlation from causality.

And there's a third, more careful class of white supremacist. They're the Tea Party types; those who say, "I love black people, but they're more violent than white people." It's clear that they think they're superior to non-white people, but they couch it in economic and traditionalist conservative language rather than even separatist language. Discussions of this sort inevitably spiral into apologia for slavery and the term "white genocide" getting thrown about. Ironically they think other races are plotting to exterminate white people.

Despite the label, the apparently "white"[1] Jews are often the targets of white supremacists, often ranking among their preferred victims. Paradoxically, the Jews are often characterized as devious tricksters, a trait which would theoretically require a great deal of intelligence, which should in turn lead to their inclusion among the "higher races". However, the supremacists seem to think that a genetic propensity towards virtue and extreme gullibility are more important to master race-ness than intellect. If the above makes not a lick of sense, it has nothing to do with the contributor's ability to express ideas; the rhetoric of white supremacy is really just that ass-backwards.

And really, even if even a shred of white supremacy is to be believed, one should take note that they can't make a single decent video game faithful to their views (and probably reflective of their intelligence).

[edit] White Pride

White Pride is the term some supremacists use to claim that they are simply proud of their white/Aryan heritage rather then claiming that their heritage somehow makes them better then other races. They often point to Black Pride or Asian Pride groups as a double standard or reverse racism that they can form without a second thought while any White Pride is declared racist by default. This claim quickly falls apart under any sort of inspection. For instance, they say that if black pride is allowed, then white pride should be socially acceptable also. But there is a non-equivalence in the definitions of blackness and whiteness. Blackness is defined by possession of black heritage, whereas whiteness is defined not by possession of white heritage, but by not possessing non-white heritage. Barack Obama, for example, has one black parent and one white parent and is considered black by most people, but not white. Black pride therefore means being proud to have black ancestors, but white pride means being proud to have no non-white ancestors, which can indeed be seen as offensive. If they really wanted to be equivalent, they could create (for example) a French Pride parade… where the Haitian and other black people with French heritage are also allowed to take part.Pride in one's heritage is okay- that's what black pride is. Pride in one's skin colour being more superior is not okay- example: white pride. Example: a person with African and British heritage can have black pride(aka pride in their African heritage and pride in their British heritage).

"why can't white people be proud of their race without being seen as racist or insensitive?":

There's a pesky little thing called context.

See, when I think about Native American heritage events, it normally includes speeches about tribal history, modern political frameworks (jurisprudence), community recognition, maybe some cultural components, dancing/singing, food, crafts, raffles, etc. And this will most often include specific tribal groups, which span this larger community, who simply want to share about their culture...not their race, per se. So, you'll see Alaska Native dancers and maybe a Chippewa story teller, a northeastern Native dude showing how to make wampum belts, etc. They aren't representing a "race." And there is no requirement to even be "racially pure" because it has to do with an ethnic identity and a political affiliation.

Same kind of scenario goes for Scottish Games, Irish events, or Scandinavian heritage festivals, etc. It is a matter of sharing culture and there is an overall positive vibe.

What would you think of a White Pride event?

Can you please show me any venue that would be positive in that regard? I can just tell you personally my knee-jerk reaction would automatically be negative and uncomfortable. And this is not just some arbitrary view that comes out of thin air. Again, context. There have been hundreds of years of White Pride manifesting in this country, and it was really scary stuff.

White Pride is a concept that is almost entirely associated with negative elements.

This is often attempting to establish racial superiority and focusing entirely too much on the social construct of "race," which ironically has been a fundamental problem for "White" societies for many decades, if not centuries. "White pride" has caused a lot of negative things.

Ethnic celebrations and sharing, well, that is a totally different matter. Think about it. Oktoberfest is fine, right? But, talking about the Vaterland and the need for Lebensraum for the true Aryans is an entirely different matter.

—User Sam Morningstar (Quora)[2]

They can be identified by their mating bellow: "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white!"[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] Footnotes

  1. Genetics and ethnology are way, way more complicated than 'white' and 'dirty people', but it's their fucked-up rhetoric, not ours.
  2. https://www.quora.com/Why-cant-white-people-be-proud-of-their-race
  3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/harrison-arkansas-antiracist-code-word-antiwhite_n_4227769.html
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