Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

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Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Asparagus on February 22nd, 2018, 9:52 pm 

My assumption has been that white supremacy/neo-nazism will rise again at some point in the future. But I'm questioning that. Could it be that it's a thing of the past, declining along with the declining population of white people in the world?

If it is dead and buried, then what might take its place? I ask that because I think historically (in the USA), it has been a reaction to stress and a sense of doom. IOW: fascist.

What's your outlook?
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Watson on February 22nd, 2018, 10:20 pm 

It is alive and thriving. Especially since it got a foot in the White House. It's been in the news.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Serpent on February 22nd, 2018, 11:11 pm 

It's a thing from the past that refuses to die. The zombie insurgency, if you like.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby wolfhnd on February 22nd, 2018, 11:15 pm 

Nope but then again the Official Chinese position is that they are not from the same out of AFrica lineage as the rest of humanity. I would say Chinese racism is way more dangerous than the white nationalism movement but that doesn't mean we should not keep an eye on both.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Serpent on February 22nd, 2018, 11:33 pm 

What's dangerous to you depends on where you live.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby wolfhnd on February 23rd, 2018, 12:41 am 

Serpent » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:33 am wrote:What's dangerous to you depends on where you live.


What isn't important to you is often a matter of what information you have reviewed.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby doogles on February 23rd, 2018, 3:10 am 

A frame-worthy truism Wolfhnd.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Braininvat on February 23rd, 2018, 11:32 am 

WS seems to reflect a sort of dark nostalgia, in some areas of the more rural US especially, for what was a northern European dominated culture that represented a white Protestant ethos. In its essence, white supremacy opposes a modern pluralistic society. It is attractive to angry young people who can't cope in some way with the nation that we are now, and need an Other at which they can direct their anger. They are easy prey for charismatic leaders who promise some kind of restoration of white exceptionalism and privilege. We will have some form of WS to deal with so long as we fail to educate on critical thinking skills and history.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Asparagus on February 23rd, 2018, 11:45 am 

@BIV You're close to describing the beginning of Jim Crow in the 1890s. My question about the rise of WS is: could that happen again? The WS creed was that blacks were corrosive to white culture. They were dangerous. The MS-13 attention has the potential to be used in that way.
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Re: Is white supremacy a thing of the past?

Postby Serpent on February 23rd, 2018, 1:56 pm 

It can always happen again - especially since the racial issue has never been settled: it's always been in the interest of some factions to foment conflict and suspicion. For many Americans, it's a question of regaining a lost privilege; for a few powerful families, it's merely a question of retaining what they never gave up.
These young men are easy to recruit: they feel redundant and unworthy. They need someone to feel superior to - in a way that doesn't require any skill or virtue or merit that they're too lazy and ignorant to attain.
It's not just the white supremacists, either. It's all the men who are divested of status - by technology, by their bosses, by their inability to compete with even cheaper labour from abroad, by poor education and global change - by economic fores they don't understand and, as good and faithful capitalists, can't blame. They need somebody to blame.
"Down with...!" is so much easier than "Let's build".
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