Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The Radicalization of Whites?
by Johnny Silvercloud
A while back ago I spoke in great pain on how I’m losing friends fighting racism.
I talked about how one can have friends (white) who will invite you
(black person) to a Christmas dinner, but will engage in vehicular
manslaughter when it comes to Black Lives Matter protesters. What I
didn’t really discuss was this radicalization process among the white
community in America which makes such violent ideas possible.
You probably never really took a look at it. You’re probably wondering
what am I talking about. Radicalization? What radicalization?
Radicalization of the White American
To the left is a photograph I took of a white woman, bowing down to Donald Trump during the Tucson Trump rally in March 2016.
put this into perspective, I do a lot of political/protest rallies as a
street photographer. Out of the thousands of photos I’ve ever taken, I
never seen anything like this in a political rally before in my life.
The crazy thing about this photo is the fact that it was difficult to
get anything like this. You see, the photography is tightly controlled
in a Trump rally. They are NOT media friendly. The bigger take away
here is the fact that this is is categorically odd to capture at a
As Donald Trump continued to validate the claims of white supremacists, Americanized Nazis,
and other racists, I always think of this photo. When Richard Spencer
held an Americanized Nazi rally in Washington D.C. and mainstream
(whitestream?) media attempted to romanticize the alt-right, I thought
of this photo.
I think of this photo a lot. As a black abolitionist, I never really stop to think about what does white supremacist ideologies and propaganda feels like to a white person. When it comes to that question this photo says plenty.
The structure and ideologies of white supremacy must be very comfortable. I would imagine that it feels good
to know that you are infinitely above suspicion when it comes to any
form of social deviance, including crime. It probably feels soothing
to know that no matter what, a white person will NEVER have to answer
for the behavior of other whites. I’ll go as far as suggesting that
white people may get a sad level of satisfaction in hearing non-white
people talk, discuss, protest all these things that nonwhites suffer
from due to white supremacy. To hear that for example, people in Africa and Asia engage in skin bleaching to look like you — the white person — may be the source of a sick level of pride. Yes, we never think of it as people of color. But the notion that people in Asia actually go through elective
surgery and cut their eyes open to look more white probably fuels a
cold-blooded smirk of satisfaction inside of many white people as a
Sure, to a black person this level of pride is sick and disgusting.
But to a white person, all of this — white supremacy, white privilege,
white defaultness — is simply, the way. All of this is simply the way
things are. While these things are largely invisible in (white)
American society, these things are in fact known and understood.
Being that these things are understood by white America, imagine if a person comes by who promise to practically, maintain and rejuvenate white supremacy? What happens when you have websites dedicated to taking the job of J. Edger Hoover, slandering those who are oppressed?
What happens when you have mainstream media forever angelicizing
white criminals, all while demonizing black victims of crime? What
happens when the government who remained callous to minority drug
offenders began softening up laws when heroin strikes white
neighborhoods? What happens when whites are allowed to have guns, but
nonwhites are not?
What takes place is a caste system within a
society. Currently, America is NOT one reality for all. You cannot
argue that we live in an equal society if a police officer can murder
me and attempt to place false evidence by my body, and not be convicted.
White Radicalization is a Reality
With an intricate collective of white supremacist
websites, blogs, message board forums and conservative pundits, glued
together with conspiracy theories and disinformation campaigns (which guides stupid whites into kinetic action),
we are now facing a moment in modern history where white people are now
becoming radicalized into white supremacy at an alarming rate. Where a
man named Barry Goldwater campaigned as a blatant white supremacist and
failed, Donald Trump did the same and succeeded. Nazis think they can
wear suits and nice haircuts and do Nazi salutes downtown Washington
Some of the friends I’ve lost, the white ones, now dance with
the devil when it comes to the white radicalization process. I’ve
noticed this when Obama was in office. One white male I’ve known for
the Army years had a friend call me an Obama lover, which contextually sounds like nigger lover.
Honestly, the guy is so stupid it’s not a serious loss. Other white
friends ROUTINELY share racist, bigoted propaganda on social media, with
them actually taking refuge in racism, saying things with a false sense
of shielding sarcasm, like:
“…but that would make me racist huh?”
“I’m gonna have to be racist…”
If you were to look at the
social media accounts of these radicalized white men, you’d think that
American police forces are infallible, devoid of corruption — but
federal (non-conservative) politicians are full of lies and deception.
The list could go on.
Years ago, I wrote this one column I called the Four Fears. The Four Fears were a set of fears I believe what drives white anxiety concerning white privilege and race relations as a whole.
At the end of this old column I stated that whites will either realize
that diversity isn’t a bad thing and we are all the same regardless, or
they will radicalize and fight tooth and nail to maintain white
privilege and restore white supremacy. I fear we are now looking at the
America will talk all day about radical Islam and radical
black speakers and writers. No one ever thinks to talk about white
radicalization, which is a unique danger we’ve seen on this planet before.
I do believe that there should be a discussion on this white
radicalization process taking place. That conversation will have to be
brutally honest. If this discussion doesn’t take place, feel free to
catch up on fascism, because it’s what follows next.
Whites have radicalized for centuries tho. Like Britain conquered 90% of the planet that gave us the problems we’re dealing with today.