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An All-White Race War?

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Donald Trump’s critics say he is stoking a race war.

“This president, Donald John Trump, has instigated a race war in America. Portland, Oregon, is ground zero. This president, Donald John Trump, has basically stoked the flames for racist extremists, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right,” laments CNN analyst April Ryan.

“Trump wants to instigate a race war,” claims Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush. “He wants to have Black folks fighting white folks so he can rise up and say, ‘I’m the real Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and I’m the president. Reelect me.’ That’s what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to play to the fears, to the racial animus that exists among certain white people, and he will do everything and anything to do that because he wants to be reelected at all costs.”

Former Trump Homeland Security Elizabeth Neumann argues Trump is giving his supporters a free pass to “start a race war.” “They’re very clear about their ideology and what they’re trying to do and we won’t say it. We won’t call it like it is and that’s a problem,” she says of these alleged race soldiers.

Of course, these claims are silly. The Left is responsible for the violence, not clandestine white supremacists. The Right-wing backlash is a response to the Left’s violence, not the cause of it. The allusions to race war conjure ghastly apparitions of modern-day Klansmen riding through urban areas and lynching innocent black people. In reality, the clashes between Right and Left have largely been between white people. The three men Kyle Rittenhouse shot count as white on the census. The Antifa militant who executed the Trump supporter in Portland was white. Most of the rioters in Portland, Kenosha, and several other cities are white. Seattle’s autonomous zone was mostly manned by white people. Studies show many Black Lives Matter demonstrations were mostly white. The “race war” looks to be an internal affair among whites.

Several conservatives are fond of this line. It imagines blacks and other non-whites aren’t down with wokeness and just want to get on with their lives. They may even be natural conservatives! This thinking empowers conservatives to condemn rioters without fear of being called racists. If the rioters are just spoiled white kids, you can call them whatever you want. You can even demand lethal force against them (not that any type of force will be used against them, mind you).

On the flip side, liberals continue to imagine the demonstrators as all peaceful black people. One prominent journalist deluded himself into believing Rittenhouse attacked black people, when none of the video footage shows a single black person in the melee.

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Liberals insist the demonstrators are black to sanctify their cause. Blacks are America’s gods; their concerns must always be respected and their misbehavior tolerated. To attack them makes you a racist and worthy of the worst punishment. If the demonstrators are white, it becomes harder to claim their critics are racist and dampens the cause. It’s difficult to justify whites looting and burning when they’re not suffering blacks’ alleged burdens.

While it is true that much of the worst rioting has been caused by majority-white crowds, that doesn’t mean blacks have sat at home through all this. They’re just not the ones challenging police and setting fire to federal buildings. Blacks are overrepresented among the looters. Many videos exist of all-black mobs ripping through shoe stores, malls, and supermarkets for goodies. There are also cases where statues were pulled down by predominantly black demonstrators, such as in Portsmouth, Virginia. Blacks are also largely supportive of the rioters’ anti-police rhetoric and demands for more benefits for blacks. Pro sports leagues have turned themselves into Black Lives Matter propaganda centers to placate black athletes, a sure sign this madness isn’t limited to whites. Individual blacks just seem more concerned with stealing shit than fighting with cops.

This hardly supports the conservative view that blacks aren’t down with wokeness and that this is all just a white issue. Blacks no longer have the agency and leaders to sustain serious radical actions. In the 60s, there were plenty of charismatic black leaders who could guide and organize urban insurrections. The riots then were overwhelmingly black, even though commentators hilariously tried to claim whites were involved. The Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam were serious forces within the black community. J. Edgar Hoover considered black extremism the number one threat to the country. Black leaders could be trotted out and issue demands to appease the rioters. The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 in an effort to quell the riots.

None of this exists today. Black radicals today are mostly clowns who LARP as extremists. Consider the armed black militant march in Kentucky a few weeks ago. They promised to overthrow the state government if their demands were not met. The deadline came and went and nothing happened. The system allows blacks to march around in full paramilitary gear without a fuss. The authorities know they’re not a real threat. The few black radical leaders are total jokes. There’s white man Shaun King, co-opted grifters, insane black women who black men don’t respect, and dimwitted preachers who make Martin Luther King look like Sir Isaac Newton. This is not a population primed for revolution.

Blacks are merely pawns in this cultural war struggle. They do reap the benefits of the fight; blacks are now elevated to divine status and know more goodies await them. But they’re not the force behind it. It’s non-blacks who lead the charge.

The war that’s upon is less a race war and more of a culture war animated by race. It’s fought among whites rather than between races. It’s a war waged by urban whites — both the elites and the service sector proletariat — and middle- against working-class whites outside the major urban areas. The urban whites only hurt themselves in their struggle for non-whites. Their cities become shitholes and they lose many of their privileges. But they feel it’s necessary to be good people and end racism. Most importantly, it makes the bad whites suffer.

The struggle is animated by black concerns, but it’s ultimately a war against the historic American nation. Trump and his supporters are only responding in kind to Left-wing aggression.

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18 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2020 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    LOL @ “dimwitted preachers who make Martin Luther King look like Sir Isaac Newton.”

  2. Schindlersguestlist
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    This article highlights one of the most salient aspects of our current predicament, purposely never commented upon by almost anyone, which is that the race war is largely a class war. Despite their Marxist bonafides, the current narrative makers avoid this basic fact like the plague, because it brings the contradictions to the fore. Sam Francis and others covered this topic quite a bit. Our current ruling class, whether you want to call them the Professional Managerial Class, Globalists, Jews or what have you, have a vested interest in destroying any vestiges of race, culture or ethnicity. All of these things are barriers to the free movement of capital and labor. As they pose no real threat themselves, blacks are incredibly useful to those in power as a way to demonize and destabilize the white majority. Just like in the 60s, when blacks were used to destroy the collective power of working and middle class whites in the south and the ethnic neighborhoods in the north, blacks now have white people completely divided against themselves among class lines. This is important, because the collective power of American white people is the only possible threat to the ever increasing power of the ruling class. While it is difficult to sympathize with Antifa types, these are biproducts of the destruction of European civilization, people who grew up without any sense of identity or community, who likely went to a university and are heavily in debt but who have very limited professional, social or familial prospects. They really think they are getting the socialist revolution that will usher in utopia and solve all their problems. That they seem to be opposing not those with actual power but rather other white people with similarly diminishing prospects is completely lost on them. No one is getting luxury gay space communism. Instead it will be more woke neoliberalism, more of the same exact thing that had led them into the insanity that now possesses them.

    • HamburgerToday
      Posted September 8, 2020 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      There is not desire for the ‘free movement of capital and labor’, not really. ‘Free’ never enters into the ruling class’ calculation on policy. The only thing that matters is control. ‘Free’ can allow things to happen that they don’t want to happen. Should the day ever come when the Chinese in America decide that their ancestral homeland looks better than the USA, you’ll suddenly see how little interest there is in the ruling class for ‘free movement of capital and labor’.

      Since culture is downstream from race, every culture war ends up being a race war in the final analysis. Since class is related to sub-culture, every culture war ends up exhibiting class features.

      • Schindlersguestlist
        Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

        I don’t think we actually disagree. Maybe a better way to phrase it that those in power wish to move capital and labor in the manner in which they please, without having to concern themselves with how it effects the lives of their citizens or even purposefully to hurt them. I do not think they are economic libertarians, nor do I view everything in a materialist way. My point is just more how whites have been effectively divided (not always but often) by class.

      • R-ang
        Posted September 10, 2020 at 1:08 am | Permalink

        “Free” in this context wasn’t meant as “liberty”, it clearly refered to “movement without boundaries”, aka customs, different taxes, potential sanctions between countries, etc.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted September 9, 2020 at 1:45 am | Permalink

      A “class war”? Only indirectly. This is a cold civil ideological war, an assault against Traditional White or Heritage America by all the groups which dislike that historic nation. Disappointing as Trump has been, he is still seen (properly, I think) as a representative of Heritage America, which is precisely why he is so (unfairly) hated.

  3. J.K.
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Our opposition walks and chews gum at the same time: it is both inimical and vindictive blacks who hate whitey and want him destroyed and it is mostly-white Communists who also want us destroyed because we don’t believe in globo-egalitarianism.

    We need to be careful when discussing this issue; the fact that the conflict is being waged by so many whites is a refuge for conservatives, because they get to get out of criticizing blacks, and continue pretending blacks are not an avowed enemy too, whose actions and intentions they must take seriously.

  4. HamburgerToday
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    This is a race war. I’m not sure why there would be any need to muddy the waters as to its general character. That a race war also entails other factors such as class and culture simply indicates that the race war is taking place in a human society. If you wanted to elide race a bit, you could analyze this war as one between normal human beings whose primary habitat are suburbs, exurbs and rural areas versus deviant, spiteful bugmen whose primary habitat are urban and near-suburban areas. But, we’d still mostly be talking about Whites versus Jews (and their servitors). Blacks know better than to foment a race war, but they also cannot stop themselves from blaming White folks for their situations and trying extort more surplus value from Whites. Racial separation is the best solution. All other solutions involve extermination or forced relocation.

  5. Buttercup
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    “The three men Kyle Rittenhouse shot count as white on the census.”

    But they’re weren’t white, were they.

    “Trump and his supporters are only responding…”

    But Trump isn’t responding, is he. He’s letting the violence happen to stoke his base.

    You’d think a writer for a site that has such titles as “Some thoughts on Hitler” in the side bar wouldn’t be shy about pointing out that the guys who got ventilated by Rittenhouse were Jewish, all with prior convictions and one a serial child molester, but here we are.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted September 9, 2020 at 1:40 am | Permalink

      Were all three Jews? I thought only two. Anyway, that’s why Hampton phrased his description (“counted as white on the Census” not “were white”) as he did.

      Rittenhouse did us all a favor, esp re that Rosenbaum creep. Most antifa are classically bad (by Christian standards) people. They also contain a huge number of druggies (esp crankers), as well as mentally disturbed individuals – and the general types of ‘bad elements’ always ready to crawl out of the woodwork in times when authority is questioned or overwhelmed. BLM whites, OTOH, in my experience (and I have had some up close experience since May 26), are mostly just brainwashed social justice types – Mensheviks to the antifa Bolshies. BLM blacks, however, are thugs and thug supremacists using their “useful idiot” white “fellow travelers”.

      • Buttercup
        Posted September 10, 2020 at 3:49 am | Permalink

        I still think this article is deeply disingenuous. I get that he’s trying to Do a Nuance and be clever but to me it’s just opticscucking. Normies will read this and absorb the idea they were white. I’ve seen other writers known as “white advocates” label the most ferociously neurotic and anti-White Jews like Susan Sontag and Noel Ignatiev as “White”. To write this is a war “fought among whites”, without also explicitly naming Jews as being active instigators of it, is just a lie. Whitey gets enough unjust blame, if Counter-Currents writers want to add to it then that is a grave cause for concern.

        • Lord Shang
          Posted September 11, 2020 at 2:30 am | Permalink

          I agree. I am not as counter-Semitic as many white nationalists, but certainly, when Jews instigate troubles, or even cause non-racial problems, their Jewishness should always be noted. There are genuinely high quality Jews out there who really are patriotic and want to be accepted as white and Americans, but they are definitely the minority. Anyway, while decent Jews (and nonwhites, like heroic Michelle Malkin, or even conservative mainstreamer Ben Carson) should be respected and protected from future white nationalist fury, all must understand that our future sine qua non is a territorially Euro-pure ethnostate. There will be no exceptions. As Dr. Johnson sagely notes, nonwhites have no moral right of access to white bodies or white societies. And what really matters is the preservation of white genetics and white civilization over eons of future time. We must neither forget nor cease saying, “We are mankind’s future” (as we overwhelmingly have been its past).

  6. Dr ExCathedra
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Over-simplified United States history,
    Civil War 2.o echoes some of the structures of Civil War 1.0:

    Two groups of Whites who loathe each other, engaging in warfare over what to do with the Blacks.

    Any group that calls itself “United” reveals that it is trying to resist a more natural and deeper drive to separate.

  7. Alexandra O.
    Posted September 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Whites instigating a race war? Whites aren’t the ones burning down and looting everything from small family-owned shops owned by people of all races, to large corporations like Target and Macy’s. They aren’t the ones shooting one another or ANYONE of any race in the dark midnight streets of Chicago and New York et al. As I remember things, that huge hoopla in Charlottesville lasted all of two days and killed one person, a White pedestrian, accidently by another White; whereas the current ‘opening salvos of the so-called race-war’ have continued since even before the killing of the Black man, George Floyd, by one White cop — probably for the past SIX MONTHS! So-called ‘racist’ Whites have been notably absent from ‘the peaceful protests’, while Pro-BLM and Pro-Antifa-type Whites have been the only ones in attendance, and have notably killed only a very people, all of them White. White cops don’t count in this conflict because it is their job and duty to ‘take-out’ criminals of any race when they — gee, whiz — riot, loot, burn and destroy buildings! So, please tell me once again, who is instigating a ‘race war’?

    • Liam Kernaghan
      Posted September 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

      The obese White woman who died at Charlottesville did so due to a heart attack.

  8. Posted September 8, 2020 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I was saying for a long time that if things got hot in the United States, it wouldn’t be a “race war,” as such, (read: between blacks and whites), because American white people and black people don’t have enough direct interpersonal contempt to be the heat and energy source, and that the kind of black people that white people personally know, and vice-versa, are more like themselves in an SES sense. What I thought it would be is a white-on-white war animated by extreme or radical manifestations of conventional left-right blue-red politics, with racial issues playing an animating background role.

    The current year has proven me correct.

  9. Antidote
    Posted September 9, 2020 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    I’m an old mofo and in the immortal words of Muddy Waters, “Been around a long time…baby Ahz paid muh dues..” My entire life has been a retreat from Negro chimpouts and bongo parties.

    Seeking to fill out the hagiography of the newest Negro victim, Saint Prude of the Spit Hood, I went to Wikipedia to learn of the city of Rochester. It was known as a Negro refuge and the home of Frederick Douglas in the 19th Century, but in 1964 was the site of a massive chimpout that injured 350 people; Rockefeller called in troops, and order was not restored until Saul Alinsky was invited in by the churches to organise and implement integrationist and redistributionist plans. Fast forward to yesterday when the Negro Chief of Police and many lieutenants quit the force, as Rochester once again chimps out big time. So I guess the economic, social, and racial justice Alinsky provided didn’t do the trick.

  10. Hegel's Kegels
    Posted September 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Here is your homework assignment. To really understand what is going on in America right now, go watch the animated film Fritz the Cat. For a more sober mind, the prominence of non-black Black activists in representations of the current civil unrest demonstrates that the movement is entering, if you will, a Pauline phase. These people never knew Black Jesus or anybody who run with him, but this is their amphibian opportunity to ride the cause of righteousness to the next destination.

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