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Same Sh*t, Different Brand: White Racists Rename Themselves Identitiarians

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at 2015.12.17
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First, Confederate-Americans called themselves separatists . Then, they called themselves white nationalists. When that didnt work, they tried race realists. Now, theyve got a new one: Identitarians.

But like a repackaged UnitZ asset flip on Steam Greenlight, its the same old BS and dont be fooled into thinking otherwise.

The Name Game

White supremacists have an image problem: overt racism is no longer socially acceptable. Note that overt racism is usually exclusive with institutional racism, and racism that hides behind police officers who negotiate like toddlers and carry themselves like Cartman from South Park.

That sort of racism is a-okay.

White supremacists havent figured this out yet. They want to know why they cant call black people n*gg*rs and not get called out for it. This doesnt lend itself to a very welcoming marketing strategy, but what one lacks in welcoming they can make up for in dishonest subtly.

This is why so-called white nationalists will argue that whites should be allowed to form a white caucus, when the last time I checked, the white caucus was actually called Congress.

This is why so-called racial realists will argue with full conviction that the hundreds of genes that control for skin tone, like MC1R, also code for behavior, something thats far more complex than skin tone, all the while desperately pretending that poverty has no impact on epigenetics when it does.

Its also why more than 150 white guys can organize over Halloween to celebrate their shared European heritage while insisting theyre not the least bit racist:

The 150-plus white men who gathered on Halloween to discuss their shared European heritage and identity insisted they dont think theyre better than other races.

Theyre simply different, they said. Theyre white advocates and identitarians. Racial idealists or racial communitarians. The label white supremacists, to them, is a political scare term created by liberals and groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to undercut legitimate white interests.

Racial idealist is probably the most downright Orwellian phrase Ive heard this week. That couldve been pulled right from Big Brothers playbook.

The conference was organized by the National Policy Institute, and while speaking of the group, the president of the NPI, Richard Spencer, said that there was a tendency among racists to embrace the fringe and they were trying to make this a sensible position that all white people need to think about.

Of course, the were not the fringe facade plummets the minute they open up and reveal that they are the fringe:

You cant get away from this general tendency to delegitimize the white man, he said. We totally recognize the fact that our views are considered beyond the pale, or awful but weve got to start this way. The gay movement had to start at some point, Zionism had to start in the 19th century when that was considered a ridiculous, terrible notion.

Of course, this insistence that their views are based on genuine differences rather than a sense of superiority is undercut by the sort of rhetoric their community uses to describe traits they believe are inherent in other races or ethnicities. Jews are manipulative. African Americans are lazy or violent. Latinos are free-riders who are stealing American jobs. Etcetera.

Shakespeare nailed this down centuries ago, so, while being considerably less Anglo-Saxon, allow me to design my own send-up, which I hope encapsulates everything so far: Whats in a name? That which we call racist shit by any other name will still stink.

Feature image via kooriweb.org

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    • nowhereman

      These race idiots should go get their DNA tested.

    • Otto Greif

      Welcome to the future.

    • Kathleen Stehle Gersch

      creepy and scary

    • Dominic Marcello

      They should just go to Oktoberfest like anyone else who wants to celebrate a European heritage in the month of October does. No need to set up a separate event for bigots.

      • unp0pulartake

        Oktoberfest is in September.

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