Monday, March 18, 2019

"White ISIS"

The sickening murderous brutality of white nationalism has now bloodied New Zealand. Angry racist white men have taken to terrorism with a vengeance. 

Muslim immigrants and the first Black president have driven them to levels of racist rage not seen in Western culture since the middle decades of the last century.

New York Times contributing opinion editor Wajahat Ali told CNN 's Ana Cabrera he likened white supremacists to a “white ISIS”. No doubt that foreign looking guy will be targeted by more hate for daring to suggest good con-servative white people are terrorists.

But he was spot on. For years after 9-11, more Americans in the US were killed by terrorism from white nationalists than from ISIS or al-Qaeda. It wasn’t until the massacre at the Pulse nightclub that closed the gap in the number of deaths.

They really are no different at their ignorant hateful core.

And they tend to be so very religious, because God has chosen only their kind to lead the world. The Nazi’s at Daily Stormer call their thugs who attack antifa protesters “Trumpenkriegers”.

These special “Christians” who happen to be white nationalist killers deliberately target houses of worship. Blacks were slaughtered in a Charleston church, and more recently in a parking lot. Jews were slaughtered in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

And even in the lily white heartland it was open season for the killing a doctor in his church, because he provided legal abortion services. I have little wonder how many of these white authoritarian personalities would have followed Hitler in his brand of white nationalism. I’m sure Hitler’s ban on abortions would have been enough in itself to please them.

Yes, on October 10, 1936 Heinrich Himmler created the Reich Central Office for Combating Homosexuality and Abortion, or Special Office (II S), a sub-department of Executive Department II of the Gestapo.

A con-servative white nationalist dream agency. A dictatorship, wanton capital punishment for “others”, and war have never deterred the authoritarian con-servatism of white nationalists. They are united by their ignorance, resentment, anger, fear and hate. They embrace everything that fuels their bigotry and racism.

White nationalist terrorism is killing scores of Americans.  There were 31 right-wing terror attacks in North America in 2017.

VOX notes:

Data released earlier this month by the Anti-Defamation League shows white supremacists’ propaganda efforts increased 182 percent last year, with 1,187 distributions across the US in 2018, up from 421 total incidents reported in 2017.

The number of racist rallies and demonstrations also rose last year: The ADL data released in February shows at least 91 white supremacist rallies or other public events attended by white supremacists were held in 2018, up from 76 the previous year.

Other evidence of the resurgence of white nationalism and related right-wing extremism in America abounds:

Right-wing extremists were linked to at least 50 murders last year, a 35 percent increase over 2017, ADL revealed in January

The number of hate groups operating across the US rose to a record high of 1,020 last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed in February. This made 2018 the fourth-straight year of hate group growth, and revealed a 30 percent increase following three consecutive years of decline near the end of the Obama administration. 

Charlie Pierce wrote in Esquire:

There is now little doubt that white supremacy is an international terrorist threat stretching from Christchurch to Pittsburgh and extending out in every direction. It runs on a parallel track with the rise of a xenophobic rightwing nationalist politics that is conspicuously successful in a number of putatively democratic nations. Liberal democracy is under attack and, like any revolution, this one has both a respectable political front and a violent auxiliary that operates on its own imperatives ... This is the everyday al Qaeda of the angry white soul, and it's growing.

The white nationalist terrorist from down under sees Trump “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure.” 

And like the killer, Trump called immigrants “invaders”, immediately after the slaughter, no less. "People hate the word 'invasion,' but that's what it is. It's an invasion of drugs, criminals, & people...in some cases, they are killers." 

As would concur all the “very fine people” who marched with Nazis in Charlottesville.

No reason for alarm. The white nationalist president sees white nationalism as no big deal.  “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.” 

Just a guess, mind you.


And just today, the Big MAGAt re-tweeted another white nationalist.

He is called “VB Nationalist”.

“We have to fight back. They have not let up on President Trump, nor his supporters since they lost. They are losers, we are winners! President Trump calls on Fox News to 'bring back' Jeanine Pirro”

“We are Q”, declares the racist pizzagate conspiracy nut. His Twitter page shows an abundance of fondness for the white supremacist Pepe the frog image. He is Don the Con’s brand of very fine people. And a "good Christian", of course.

As if celebrating his own White Nationalist Week, he also re-tweeted another vile alt-right conspiracy nut named Jack Posobiec. 

Who loves ya?


Message received. Neo-Nazis tingle with delight everywhere.

The New Zealand white nationalist terrorist is the latest white nationalist terrorist to reference Trump. The synagogue shooter, the MAGA bomber, and the Coast Guard white supremacist all mentioned the white nationalist Big MAGAt in the White House.

Well then, it's no wonder the racist crook in the Oval Office has not once denounced, or showed any concern for, white nationalist terrorism. He has never come close to connecting those three words. In fact, early in his term he chose the opposite course. His agenda was to shut down and minimize efforts to identify and investigate domestic terrorism.

Not that hypocrisy is even recognized in the con-servative authoritarian Right, but we do recall when they were furious at the Black president for not using their term “radical Islamic terrorism”.

Imagine their fury at the term “radical Christian terrorism”. Never mind how many white nationalists are “Christians”.

There is no need to mention religion, despite its own divisive nature. Religion is their cloak, their flag, and their cover.

Spiritual beliefs have nothing to do with it. It is extremism. Authoritarian con-servatism plagues more than one culture and religion. White nationalists, Trumpists, neo-Nazis, the Klan, hate groups of all ilk, along with ISIS and al-Qaeda, are indeed united by their ignorance, resentment, anger, fear and hate.

And there are your real enemies of the people.

26 comments:

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"Muslim immigrants and the first Black president have driven them to levels of racist rage not seen in Western culture since the middle decades of the last century." ~~ Dave Dubya

Ah, yes, a certain school integration ruling by the Supreme Court, along with two legacy acts signed into law by Lyndon Johnson turned the racists on their heads and effectively flipped the deep South from blue to red -- which LBJ knew, and said, would happen.

Now, the racists are up in arms and want to turn things back - "Make America Great Again", in their regressive minds.

Now, besides blacks, they have every color of the rainbow to smear - along with people termed brown, plus women, to spill their venomous hate upon.

Now - they want to provoke civil war.

Ed said...

"Extremism' is a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves." ~ Rick Gaber
Nice try though.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"Nice try though. ~~ Ed

Throughout the whole post, Dave used the word "extremism" twice and the word "extremist", once.

So it's apparent you agree with Rick Gabe's personal analysis of the word and it's variations. That I can tell.

Now tell me what you think of white nationalism and racism. Are these words also chosen for their "vagueness"?

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
Undermining, dominating and ultimately destroying a representative democratic republic has been the agenda of certain economic elites and corporate powers all along.

Racism was the the root of slavery for the first Civil War and will be the root of the second.

One party suppresses minority voting rights and appeals to racist voters to facilitate their goal of corporate control of government.

ED,
Thank you for your constructive criticism.

Extremism is a defined term. Look it up. It's neither scary nor undefined.

I would think you'd more concerned with my term "Con-servative", that I needed to coin for Right Wing Authoritarian Personalities, in order to distinguish them from my reserved, good Christian mother.

I'm quite relieved that you and Rick object to only that one word in my opinion piece. I'm sure most fanatics hate being called extremists. And white nationalists are "extremely good" for being "devoted to their principles" as well.

I'm curious. If not extremist, which word would you and Rick prefer we use to apply to radical white nationalist Christian terrorists so devoted to their principles?




Dave Dubya said...

JG,
I'm having a deja vu impression of someone posting other's views as an easy alternative to thinking for themselves. I'm sure Ed isn't one of them.

I'm sure he'll understand.

We do have a long history of anti-intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"We do have a long history of anti-intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean." ~~ Dave Dubya

Or as Yogi Berra once observed, "This is deja vu all over again."

Just the Facts! said...

Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.

I offer you this dave, as you continue to ignore the actions of jihadists and instead focus solely on the actions of one mad man in NZ. But in your mind Islam is always the victim.

It is also very telling that JG has not explained his voting for a racist for Governor of his home state, VA. After all if a Trump voter is racist, what is a Ralph Northam voter?

Jerry Critter said...

“I'm curious. If not extremist, which word would you and Rick prefer we use to apply to radical white nationalist Christian terrorists so devoted to their principles?”

Donald calls them “fine people too”!

Professor Chaos said...

And God, imagine the bloodshed of these white supremacist assholes didn't keep getting caught before they can carry out their plans!

Dave Dubya said...

JTF,
I know you have little to no reading comprehension, but the post wasn't about Jihadists. It was about your fellow white nationalists. And I DID compare the terrorism of both groups in our country.

As for your whataboutism and trolling for responses to questions already answered...stuff it.

No more. Go write your manifesto and praise Trump like your fellow white nationalists.

Jerry,
I don't know if Ed has the principles to engage in reasoned discourse on this matter. Or is it because of his "principles"? Either way, he has provided yet another example of the Right taking authority to unilaterally define terms, or in his case deny a definition, to negate good faith discussion. No one else is allowed to do that. At least he seems to have no problem with any of my views, with the exception of that certain word. Or at least that's the case with "Rick". Who the hell is Rick, anyway?

Professor,
Sadly, the crooked white nationalist in the Very White House has taken actions to reduce the chances of White ISIS getting caught. While the Big MAGAt is not directly responsible, innocent blood is on his hands. He inspires their hate. Our country will never be great with the putrid toxin of white nationalism infecting those in positions of power.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Vern, it's unfortunate there are killings perpetrated purely by hate -- by anybody, and toward anybody. I would hope you agree, but I don't believe you do.

You inadvertently (but most probably, intentionally) discounted the slaughter that occurred in Christchurch four days ago by a white nationalist racist, much like yourself, in a feeble and jaded attempt to deflect from the enormity of the hate crime.

You're sick, as are the vast majority of white nationalists, and any attempt by you to normalize your inhumane words and behavior is always going to fall on deaf ears on this blog.

Since you addressed your comment toward me, also, I'm just going to say you really do have reading disabilities - don't you?

Because you offer no value to the discussion, at any time, and only come here to plant spam and spread hate, I would like to see you go find another blog to troll and haunt.

I'm also going to recommend that Dave "suspend" your privilege to comment on this blog for at least 60 days. After 60 days, with a suitable apology and promise to not spam with off-topic C.R.A.P., Dave can place you on a 30-day probational period.

Good luck (not really) in your new ventures! I think you're done here...

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"[Likening white supremacists to "white ISIS"] was spot on. For years after 9-11, more Americans in the US were killed by terrorism from white nationalists than from ISIS or al-Qaeda." ~~ Dave Dubya

Assuming al-Qaeda had no roll in the 9-11 attacks, in all non-war categories I'm guessing one could legitimately make the claim more Americans have been slaughtered by white nationalists in America than by any other group.

It's early in the morning and I'm not even through my first cup of coffee, so I may be missing something so apparent that when you point it out to me I'll be embarrassed.

Donald Trump has already claimed to be a member of this category, and it's not too much of a stretch to say he's a white supremacist. His history before his presidency, his words during his campaign, and his words and actions since January 2017 certainly build a strong and air-tight case for this accusation.

White supremacy is a sickness in this nation, but unlike an illness it is entered into voluntarily and by choice.

Dave Dubya said...

White supremacists have a record of treason and death going back to slavery and then the Civil War. They have killed way more Americans than any other terrorist group, even if more than a hundred 9-11s were to happen.

I was asked by a white nationalist, "What do you have against a nationalist who strongly identifies with their own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations?"

I'd say, "He sounds just like a National Socialist to me." This was Adolf's pitch.

"Detriment of others" is the key. That can mean ethnic cleansing, a Holocaust, or military aggression. Domestically it translates into voter suppression of "others" who disagree on what our nation should be or how equal we are treated under law.

Dave Dubya said...

The thin-skinned white nationalist is annoyed with my response, of course. So he needed to accuse of opposing enforcing laws and border security. Exactly the accusation we hear from all white nationalists.

It really bugs them when we mention Hitler was also a white nationalist.

Just the Facts! said...

dave, you are a liar.

Dave Dubya said...

JTF,
That is projection. If I am a liar or mistaken, there's a convenient form for that.

“Dave, I have to say you are wrong in stating (_____) and claiming (_______). These facts (_____) and (____) suggest you are mistaken.”


You've failed 100% in substantiating any of your false accusations. We get it, though. Your message is not information, but hate.

Is Trump a liar? Are you saying I am like him? Nothing of yours will be published until you address this matter, or prove your case.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Next month, New Zealand's parliament is going to ban all semi-automatic, assault, and other military-type weapons - along with high-capacity magazines.

That's good news. Just what the United States should do.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"It really bugs [white nationalists] when we mention Hitler was also a white nationalist." ~~ Dave Dubya

I'm glad it does. It should. Comparison to one of history's most notorious madmen should give pause to any rational-thinking person.

Of course, that's assuming white nationalists are rational-thinking people. Their blind loyalty to the racist white nationalist, Donald Trump, is evidence they're not.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
Sanity prevails. New Zealand is not under the control of authoritarians.

JTF is in effect suspended until he withdraws his accusation, or supports it with facts or sound reasoning.

He will whine about "censorship", call me names, and make more false accusations, of course.

This is what happens when an authoritarian is checked by authority. But it is entirely on him to put up or shut up.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"[Vern] is in effect suspended until he withdraws his accusation, or supports it with facts or sound reasoning." ~~ Dave Dubya

Great move!

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday granting free speech to alt-rightwingers on college campuses, which they always had - just not the typically hate speech which is what Trump is really meaning.

Each hateful executive order, or even hateful remarks by Trump, should secure an additional 90-days of suspension for Vern.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"And [white nationalists] tend to be so very religious, because God has chosen only his kind to lead the world." ~~ Dave Dubya

LOL

Like the latest comments from Mike Pompeo, saying Donald Trump was sent directly from God in Heaven to protect Isreal -- or something to that effect.

Hmm...I thought Donald Trump was born in New York.

LOL

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
Using religion to divide us. Just what the founders wanted, amirite?

Since Vern hates me so blindly, I should give him a break from any embarrassing apology or struggle with facts. I'm not all white, like him, so I need to recognize his superiority and lessen his white man's burden.

I'll allow ol' Vern the special privilege of telling us where he disagrees with Trump, or what lies he has told that bother his conscience. We know Vern's a good honest Christian, so I'm sure he'd be happy express any conflicting moral issues he has with his dear leader.

Yeah, that'll happen.

Jerry Critter said...

“We know Vern's a good honest Christian,...”
I’m beginning to think that “honest Christian” is an oxymoron.

Dave Dubya said...

Jerry,

There sure aint as many "Christian" Christians, now that Jesus sent them Trump to be their new savior. If ever there was a fitting character to their notion of an anti-Christ, he's their guy. As the belt buckles of Hitler's army read, "Gott Mitt Uns".

U.P. Tim said...

Dean Obeidallah likes to say that these Christians(Evilgelicals) like to practice what he calls "Christian Sharia Law".

Dave Dubya said...

Tim,

Most of them want the US to be their theocracy, a monster of church and state power. They are also stupid enough to think that was the founders' goal.

And they are stupid enough to believe Trump is God's gift to America.

That's our C.R.A.P. Bless our dear Cult of Right-wing Authoritarian Personalities.