The social justice warrior is a particularly insidious breed of leftist. While there are liberals you can respectfully disagree with and remain cordial, the SJW isn’t one of those. Further, with their constant screeching of “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobe,” they make it clear that unless you toe their line, they’re not remotely interested in listening to you.
However, I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the great fears of the SJW: The rise of white nationalism and white identity.
White nationalism and white identity movements have been traditionally associated with racism, and I’ve seen nothing I can recall that leads me to believe they’re anything but racist today. SJWs are freaking about how these groups seem to be growing* and are desperate to do something about it.
Too bad they don’t realize that it’s their own damn fault.
You see, for years, the SJW has held up every kind of identity politics as inherently superior. They supported every identity movement imaginable and engaged in battles to build up walls among the different races. They made it politically toxic to show admiration for a race other than your own by emulating their looks, music, or art.
The problem is, there are often racial-superiority overtones in many racial identity groups.
For example, from a noted Hispanic activist:
James Cone, who has been called the founder of black liberation theology, once said:
“What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”
Since this is a theology that thinks of whites as the oppressors, it’s not exactly a stretch to see how white people may be concerned when it comes to identity-based movements.
However, the SJW holds up groups and individuals like this as if they are just, moral responses to the status quo. They seem to revere people like this.
To make matters worse, they point at anyone who disagrees and screech “RACIST!” They prance around and denounce everyone and everything as racist and claim that white folks are all racist and that there’s no way to dispute otherwise…except to admit your racism.
More and more, a lot of young whites–particularly young male whites, it should be noted–see this. They see it and wonder why they’re supposed to be ashamed of their heritage while everyone else gets to celebrate it proudly, vocally, and aggressively.
For these young men, they begin to see a hypocrisy in this behavior, and that hypocrisy becomes the water to a seed of resentment.
That resentment sends these young men looking for alternatives, they go looking for their own identities. Slowly but surely, they become subsumed by white identity and white nationalism rhetoric until they have internalized it.
“No, I’m not racist,” they’ll say. “I like black people just fine. Hispanics and Asians too.”
And it’s true. They really do, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily want to share their country with them.
Which, of course, causes the SJWs to freak out and scream about just how racists this country is…all while ignoring their role in this. They never grasp that you can only call some people a racist so many times before they decide to say, “Screw it!”
That’s why this rise of white nationalism–and there are reasons to believe it does seem to be growing, though not nearly as much as SJWs claim–is happening. A number of these young, white males simply don’t give a damn what the SJWs are going to say about them anymore.
Some will find their way toward various white nationalists who argue they’re not Nazis or fascists–this is helped by the SJW tendency to label everyone a Nazi–and embrace these ideologies and internalize them.
Meanwhile, the SJWs are foaming at the mouth. Some go on about how this is proof they’ve been right. It’s evidence that every white person is really a racist, even if they don’t know it.
They never realize that if this is the case, it’s their own damn fault.
*It should be noted that much of the complaint about the rise of white nationalism is also due to being trolled by the folks at 4chan, who have had a field day screwing with their heads.