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A Counter-Currents Writer Attends a Black Lives Matter Demonstration

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Oh, cruel irony of fate! I attended a Black Lives Matter demonstration just as the nation started to move into the holiday slumber. How did I get to such a point, you ask? I was visiting with family and one of the young ladies in my extended brood — driver’s permit age — had planned a demonstration near the town’s main thoroughfare.

The young lady’s mom and other relations deftly stepped away from any involvement in the affair, and so I became the “adult in the car” — or whatever that the title is for the grownup that drives with the permit-wielding kid that knows just enough to be a danger to herself and others. I told the kid that I didn’t believe the Black Lives Matter cause for the following reasons:

  1. It is a cynical ploy that gets dragged out every election year to rally African support for the Democratic Party.
  2. Sub-Saharans in the United States aren’t really “oppressed.” They interact with police so often because they are engaged in criminal behavior.
  3. Black Lives Matter is dangerous and violent in its own right. It has led to the murder of police, such as that in Dallas in 2016, the destruction of monuments and cultural works, and arson.

None of this came out very well, though. It’s tough to philosophize eloquently when a young teen is driving. Was I really such a choppy driver at that age? Probably.

When we got to the location of the demonstration, I said I wouldn’t leave but would stay in the car since I didn’t support the cause. Some of the organizer’s friends showed up. There were just under a dozen demonstrators. From what I could gather of the group, they were all high school friends and mostly in the same clique. Most were girls — attractive ones at that. There was one young white man there. He wasn’t a jock or the type of guy that one would be picked first for a sandlot game of baseball, but he did look like the type of fellow you want in your calculus team. Not a loud, talkative leader, but a good person to have around should you have a heart attack while on business travel in a strange city.

The group was almost entirely white, Nordic even. There was one token black and her dad. He looked like a solid fellow. If all Sub-Saharans were like that instead of say, Ahmaud Arbery, the thief “jogger” that got shot in Georgia and was promptly dropped as a martyr by the mainstream media when videos of his many prior interactions with the police surfaced, there’d be a great deal fewer problems.

Two of the group were mattoids. One was a fat kid, probably 100 pounds overweight. He was a boy pretending to be a girl, and he had a mish-mashed version of the pride i.e. rainbow flag mixed with brown and black stripes and the “trans” flag. He was wearing a sweatshirt with marijuana leaves boldly printed on it, as well as pink yoga pants. It was a bold fashion choice. The other mattoid had blue hair. I discovered later that she and the group’s organizer didn’t get along. The two stood far away from each other throughout. I discovered later that the blue-haired mattoid was a downer the entire demonstration.

Though I stood outside the demonstration, I watched matters carefully. I was in the unique position of being a Right-wing writer seeing things from the perspective of my ideological enemies. The reaction of the public to this clique of high school virtue-signalers was mostly positive. White women would smile and wave as well as all blacks. White men either drove by with no response or they gave the group the social finger. Some people would take both hands off the steering wheel and give the thumbs down signal (I thought this was idiotic). Teenaged white boys were generally hostile. One group, a boy and girl couple, was highly hostile; they drove round and round to shout insults at the demonstrators.

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Finally, two cars of hostile anti-BLMers took a right and drove into the vast parking lot where the demonstrators had parked. They turned around after a few minutes and left. This caused the group to disband. They were afraid that their cars had been sabotaged or vandalized, although I’m uncertain of how anti-BLM protestors would know which cars were the right cars to vandalize. The protest broke up, just a few minutes shy of their scheduled end. The “trans” mattoid was the most fearful of the group.

I asked two of the girls later what their motivation was for holding the demonstration. They both had read a tightly-argued essay that used statistics to show that blacks were being murdered in the streets by cops. They didn’t recognize that the argument was made in a vacuum. I suppose to these young ladies, Sub-Saharans are something like cute, doe-eyed whales that are being harpooned by nasty North Koreans or something.

What to do about whites that support BLM?

The 1994 Crime Bill has done its job. When I was in high school, it was universally understood how dangerous Africans were. You could hear gunfire all the time in every big city as Congoid crack dealers shot each other on the street corners. I even remember one young dindu buck at my school who had gold chains and a beeper. Then, one day, he had no gold chains and a worried look. Another day, he disappeared and nobody cared to look for him. It was that bad.

Now, with crime greatly reduced from the high of the late 1980s, upper-class white women gain status and virtue and appreciative looks by holding up a Black Lives Matter sign.

It was interesting to see how “my side” looks in this low-level civil war we are in from the other team’s trenches. The whites that were hostile to the demonstrators all looked well put-together and intelligent. They were not mattoids. The boys looked tough. As the demonstration progressed, I got increasingly worried someone would do something stupid. I was glad when the demonstrators decided to end the affair on their own. It is easier to get people to go along with your plans if they come to your viewpoint themselves.

The hostility shown by the anti-BLM protesters was off-putting. When I was an army officer, teenaged white American privates followed my orders and I didn’t see them as a danger, but when looking at them from the perspective of an older man who is semi-supervising a teenaged girl, I suddenly understood the fear that the Iraqis must have felt seeing armed young white Americans with their hackles raised.

This fear is what is motivating the Left. Is there any way we can get white advocacy with a smile? Can a sunny optimist like Ronald Reagan get Sub-Saharans to joyfully re-locate to Wakanda? Can any Rightist gently tell the misfit fat kid to go on the South Beach Diet and drop pretending to be a girl?

Other than the mattoids, the whites in the group only have a thin level of support for BLM. I told the kid I was with that she’ll change her mind regarding Africans and non-whites shortly after becoming an adult in her own right. There is no teacher quite like solid experience and there is no way to not gain awareness of Sub-Saharan problems unless one is far-far away from them.

If I could raise a magic wand and cast a spell to damage the Black Lives Matter movement, it would be to divide Sub-Saharans from whites over wonkish matters. There are some aspects of police reform that should be taken up. Rubber bullets are cruel. Police techniques that were developed in Israel need to get a review. There is no agency crueler than the Israeli police and military. There is a solid case to be made against no-knock warrants. Genuine police reform requires knowing an issue and seeing all sides. This requires work. Sensitive whites trying to make the world more just should focus on that.

Next, if one is holding a demonstration discussing an issue where passions are high, the group’s cars need to be secured through some means. A person with a cell phone to call the police watching over the cars is a good idea. If hostile anti-protestors show up, it is a good idea to inform the police so matters don’t escalate (this might not work, though, since the police can be told to let matters escalate). Then, have everyone on message. Only one fight at a time — not BLM, plus sexual deviance, plus whale conservation, or whatever.

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  1. Nova Rhodesia
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    The young lady’s mom didn’t support the idea it seems. Did the young lady have a dad?
    You could open her eyes a bit. It is staggering how many videos on the internet about how a large proportion of blacks actually behave.

  2. HamburgerToday
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    There are some important and useful ideas here.

    It’s obvious that BLM is organized and our opposition to it is not. Our people just show up and hope things work out. Sometimes they don’t.

    What is the best communication strategy or ‘position’ to take? Is there a way of speaking against BLM that even normal Blacks would support? Instead of being so angry about everything, might not the White Right try a combination of paternalism and sadness? I mean, really, does every Black person really hate every White person? Do Black people even understand that is how we experience BLM?

    I feel like pro-White politics is just too Jewy. We’ve lost the thread of how Whites actually did politics when Whites controlled politics. Instead, we follow the Jews in their politics of fear, hate and bitterness. Where is the White paternalism that radiated concern for all the parties in a dispute, but understood that, in the end, the White Father new best (or at least ought to try to ‘do right’)?

    I think Mr. de Camp is onto something subtle but important. I hope he pursues the feeling-ideas here further.

  3. Douglas
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Setting up secure alias on social media and sewing discontent among the Leftist groups is a good tactic. Blacks don’t really love Jews. It is a weak bond. Blacks don’t really love gays, even though there is a disproportionate number of black gays and lesbians. Blacks don’t like Mexicans nor Mexicans blacks. And why does a black man need to be led by a white guy pretending to be black? Dows that fake black man really think blacks can’t lead themselves.

  4. Posted December 23, 2020 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you had the chance to try to talk some sense into her at the least. They’ve been fed a distorted narrative to manipulate them and recruit them as useful idiots.

  5. Dan
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    I was walking along a sidewalk against the flow of a BLM group marching the other way in the street a few months back. Everyone up front was young, masked, and white, followed by a reverse Oreo of blacks, and then some white followers. I’m no hero and there were mounted police very close by for a totally unconnected event, so I walked toward the blacks and pointedly asked the individuals walking past how they felt being led like fools by the white leftists up ahead. The only response I got was smiles, including a smile from some pumped up white guy walking back with the blacks for some reason. I’m not suggesting taking things lightly, but that there’s an element of bullshit in it all which we’re being made fools of for believing. How about those cops in Salem, Oregon, I think it was. There’s video of them running away from Antifa with their forearms going back and forth in sync like two windshield wipers. These aren’t cops–what a total laugh–, they’re uniformed gofers of lesbians with rashes around their noses and mouths like Kate Brown who’d run from a gay air slap like it was a hail of bullets.

  6. Lord Shang
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Just keep hitting naive whites with the facts. No mystery there. Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute has done yeoman’s work in this regard. But white defenders must understand that a certain portion of our race is insane. Stop blaming Jews (not that their presence helps our race, but they are much more of an aggravating than causal factor in white decline). It’s weak, and it causes us to avoid noticing the rot in our own house. Racial views exist on a scale of genetic determinism just like many other psychological attributes. Even if I had grown up in a liberal home (and I certainly did so in a liberal city), there is no way I would have been a BLM demonstrator today. It is not in my nature, nor was it in the late 70s when I got my own first driver’s license. Young whites in the 1970s-80s, btw, as I remember those times, were far more race realistic, at least and esp about blacks, than the young are today (that is, we knew to avoid large groups of blacks and black areas, and to be wary of any of them), so I admit there is an environmental element to modern white indoctrination.

    But we must accept that many whites – and I think this is a huge minority of our people: 20-30% – cannot handle racial reality, no matter how carefully and dispositively it is presented to them. They refuse to believe that races are statistically coherent and predictable entities which exhibit different behavioral patterns, and that these differences are ultimately genetic in origin. They emphatically refuse to accept that there are superior and inferior races. And they have very low levels of racial loyalty. White race liberals (and racial liberalism really is liberalism’s defining core today) have already been shown by studies in social psychology to be the world’s psychological outliers. These studies will be reproduced more frequently, and eventually correlative genes or gene constellations will be discovered. Eventually, genetic studies will also demonstrate that there are neurological differences between conservatives and progressives. We white conservatives (I use the latter term loosely, to designate anyone not race denialist and egalitarian) are the portion of the white race which will survive the current evolutionary bottleneck; the progressives are those genomes which will eventually be miscegenated out of white racial existence. If we white conservatives wish our genomes to endure, we must not only reproduce with our fellow whites, but we must attain defensible living space of our own. Part of achieving that living space is recognizing among ourselves that there will be no place in our Ethnostate for whites like M. de Camp’s young family member. They are a source of weakness and division, and if the Ethnostate is to endure, it must be uniformly united around the core ‘end’ informing its creation – the perpetuity of the white race. A white, even a young one, who would attend a BLM demonstration is already demonstrating racio-genetic defectiveness (no matter how intelligent, talented, attractive, etc she might otherwise be) – a willful blindness to or refusal to accept widely visible racial reality. Prowhites need to separate from defective whites at least as much as from nonwhites.

  7. Jack
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d be a lot more concerned if those Whites who didn’t look too friendly towards the BLM demo were beaming from ear to ear and giving thumbs up. It’s natural for them to feel anger, seeing their own folk supporting this dangerous and contrived farce, especially after all the violence, riots, looting and pulling down statues etc…

  8. Freiheit Fnord
    Posted December 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    You guys are suffering from a whole lot of, uh, alternative facts. There’s no evidence that anything called “BLM” or Black Lives Matter is dangerous.
    It’s not at all obvious that BLM is organized, though a small organization claiming to be it has emerged since maybe October 2020.
    Douglas and Hamburger Today both manage about one alternative fact per sentence (plus some hilarious spelling errors). Nova Rhodesia starts out coherent and then goes wildly off the rails when he tries to say something about the Internet. “That sentence no verb.”
    I dunno, Morris. These three don’t add up to much of a corporal’s guard, let alone the minimum platoon you’d need to go back to being an officer.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted December 24, 2020 at 3:21 am | Permalink

      BLM is extremely organized, though perhaps not in the top-down fashion you seem to imply constitutes “organization”. Using social media, BLMists can ignite coordinated street activism across the USA, if not whole planet. Moreover, BLM-affiliated groups are reaping BILLIONS of dollars in corporate “donations” (shakedowns?), which in turn only strengthens their street intimidationist tactics. Who are you, and in what insulated bubble are you living? If you cannot see that whites are being progressively conquered and enslaved, then you are truly already (mentally) enslaved.

    • curri
      Posted December 25, 2020 at 6:25 am | Permalink

      “You guys are suffering from a whole lot of, uh, alternative facts. There’s no evidence that anything called “BLM” or Black Lives Matter is dangerous.”

      A very lame attempt at gaslighting given that everyone knows about the riots that erupted across the country following the Floyd incident. The unofficial death toll for the post-Floyd BLM/Antifa riots (DOJ has no interest in calculating an official number, just like they have very little interest in prosecuting BLM/Antifa terrorists) is said to be 30:

    • CernelJoson
      Posted December 27, 2020 at 10:33 am | Permalink

      Look at him, guys. He’s a deboonker.

  9. Antidote
    Posted December 24, 2020 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    4. There is no such thing as systemic raycizm. Legal, institutional discrimination was dismantled three generations ago.
    5. There is no such thing as the “legacy of slavery”. Slavery ended in 1865.
    6. There is no such thing as huWhite privilege.
    7.—For further discussion: There are only two genders.

    There is BLM activity in my immediate neighbourhood. The daughters of rich men become enraged at my Trumpista lawn signs and scream ‘blaaaaaaack liiiiives matttttah! as they drive by. They also stole the signs. Further afield the BLMers are not young: a rich woman owns a riding academy and has adopted an African child. We see the little kid riding English as we pass. This woman’s BLM sign is 10′ x 10’ plywood. At the large traffic circle at Williams College hundreds of Boomers and older were taking the knee whilst holding BLM signs and portraits of Saint George Floyd of the Hooping.

    • Do me a favour
      Posted December 24, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      There’s a Williams College in England? Is it part of Oxford or Cambridge? Also, why would you be displaying a Trump sign in England? You spelled it “neighbourhood,” is why I’m assuming you’re in England.

      • Antidote
        Posted December 26, 2020 at 4:17 am | Permalink

        I apologise if I planted a big bug up your arse. You probably think this is affectation or Anglophilia but it isn’t. I have been in the pro huWhite racial heretic field for +20 years posting throughout the Anglosphere. The language of the Anglosphere is not Americanese, so to reduce confusion and resentment and to promote unity, I have avoided American usage.
        As well, years ago when I read about Solzhenitsyn, I discovered he used 19th century vocabulary and spelling to reject and repudiate the prevailing Marxist-Leninist orthodoxy. Happy Christmas.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted December 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      A Mass. man. When was this self-abasement event at Williams? Recently? Or back in May? It doesn’t surprise me. This was happening everywhere.

      Time for all “American patriotards”(and all ethnonationalists as opposed to racial nationalists) to wise up. America is dead. So are most other white countries. My “nation” is to be found wherever there are white patriots, and only there. I am stateless otherwise.

      • Antidote
        Posted December 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

        To the best of my memory it was in mid July. This article explains everything; how the college president is a Jew, and how more negroes are needed in science and tech, as well as how the trannies and the Chinese are now signing onto the struggle against the huWhite Man’s raycizm. Grim and depressing reading.

  10. Alexandra O.
    Posted December 27, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    First of all, kudos to you for going to the BLM demo at all, and making a memory for your teen-aged radical-in-training niece — she’ll remember this and laugh someday. Kudos too, to the white couple who drove around around to get their message out. I doubt they were seriously dangerous or into car damage.

    I think BLM has had its moment in the sun, and now that we’re properly saddled with BLM and Holy Diversity as well as public shaming for ‘Unholy Racism’ from now on, since the Biden ‘Election’, and everyone should be billing and cooing over nonstop Diversity! I am hoping we don’t have any more of their ‘real riots’ for a few years. However (!), I am hoping no one in our Right Wing groups worldwide ever “Forget or Forgive” — I certainly won’t — the images of the burnings of innocent peoples’ shops and restaurants; the looting of same, with obvious minorities carting off Nikes, I-Phones from Macy’s and Targets, as well as Big-Screens and other consumer re-sale junk to be pasted on Ebay the next day, etc. Nor can the “Summer of Love Village and Independent Nation” which was declared in Seattle.

    And all the while, the Whites were supposed to assume all the blame for these six months-plus of rioting, looting and burning. Our guilt supposedly lies in us not treating Blacks, and the latecomer Hispanics, et al., as nice as we ‘shoulda, coulda’ — way back to the Ark, as near as I can tell!

    But alas! I’m only one voice in the American Wilderness, and would be laughed at by BLM ‘protesters’ as an old white-haired white lady, no one of consequence in their drama. Well — brace yourselves — BLM — I am still alive and kicking and have a few bucks stashed, and I do not forget– well, not yet — or forgive your activities in my country from May 25 onward.

    P.S. Well actually, weren’t there a few scuffles before that holy date? Something about a ‘jogger’? Oh, I forget. And 1619?

    I do remember, however, in 1984 when I moved to Seattle, which was then a white, backwater fishing village with rusting warehouses and run-down ferries, and only a few high-rise offices. There were NO blacks on the buses. ‘Nuff said’.

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