Updated: Jan 21, 2021
The current fixation on white nationalism is a deluded product of political opportunists and journalists with civil rights movies playing on repeat in their heads.
The white nationalist diversion is easily exposed with a simple question: what’s the body count?
We don’t accept speculation about ideas in a brooding kid’s head, or even a kid who punches a target in the face. While such injuries and anger are useful to the criminologist, the body count indicates the real threat of terror groups, the measure of their lethality, and the item in which all doubt is removed as to their level of danger.
According to the official hate crime records, Terrorists motivated by white nationalism (or any white racist cause) have killed only 27 people in the USA since the Islamist terror attack of 9/11. I base this on the years 2001 through 2017, for which the available data is currently reliable. You must want to hide under your bed from the white nationalist terror threat, knowing that fact!
In the same duration, terrorists motivated by Islamic nationalism and anti-white causes have killed 134 people in the USA. Why do activists and journalists spread fear of white nationalism when it produced a body count that is only 20% of Islamic and anti-white terrorism? Meanwhile, 720 people died from lightning strikes, and there were around 272,000 homicides at the hands of cold-blooded criminals.
Speaking of race and violence, blacks, native Americans, and Hispanics exceed whites as well. Based on murder arrests in 2013, black people were 730% more murderous than white people, while Native Americans were almost twice as murderous, and Hispanics were 30% more murderous than whites. Year after year, and by conviction as well as arrest data, similar racial ratios of violence occur. White conservatives seem to be as ineffective at homicide as they are at terrorism.
Call me a numbers guy, but I’m about 27-times more fearful of getting electrocuted to death by a Zeus bolt from the sky, and about 10,074-times more fearful of getting shot by a criminal, as I am fearful of white nationalist terror. Except in the event of a lightning strike, my most effective insurance policy is the spectacularly accurate and lethal .45 caliber pistol depicted above.
While the racial fearmongers may lack the intelligence and knowledge to justify their beliefs with hard evidence, their fiction has destructive results.
Fear of effectively non-existent white nationalism feeds the power of identitarian manipulators in culture, business, and governance. It feeds overblown security budgets. The resultant anti-white racial paranoia also impacts social cohesion on an interpersonal level. It also produces the kind of fear about legal gun ownership that helps anti-self-defense activists who ultimately aim to repeal our constitutional right to defend ourselves with weapons.
In short, the pragmatic drivers of this fearmongering are:
Identity politics, fear-journalism, and diversity zealotry
Government employment largesse
There are fascists across the globe. Many nations in the present day employ some key aspects of fascism under the name of “democracy.” And the global ignorance of fascism was never more apparent than the international reaction to prolific Islamic violence and the few white nationalist anomalies we can count on one hand.
Understanding fascism is critical when celebrities, congressional hearings, and unintelligent news shows incite fiction about white nationalism. There are fascist threats across the globe. How will a good citizen identify them, if they’re cowering from imaginary enemies?
In the next article, we will explore the gory details about fascism that are extirpated from news media and public education, but cannot hide from the erudite scholar.