White Nationalism

White Nationalism is Now a Crime

YouTube announced today it will ban videos it calls ‘racist,’ ‘hateful,’ or ‘supremacist.’ You can read the details herehere or here.

You should, because the reports conflate white nationalism, what we call ethno-nationalism, with white supremacism. The difference isn’t pedantic, it’s critical, even catastrophic.

Supremacism means “The belief that a particular race, religion, gender, or culture is superior  to others, such that those who identify with it are entitled to dominate, control, or rule those who do not.” White nationalism, on the other hand, means whites believe in their own race, as do blacks, Asians and others, and would like a country to live in as their own.

The AFP report by Rob Lever, linked to above, points out Facebook has already made the connection.

“Earlier this year, Facebook announced it would ban praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism as part of a stepped-up crackdown on hate speech.”

Hate speech? What’s hateful about having a home of your own? Indeed, do you have a home-a house-of your own? Do you allow anyone who knocks on the front door, or slips in the back, to live in your house? Do you think it’s hateful to want to have your house to yourself?

It’s worth thinking about because there is essentially no difference between white nationalism and owning your own home. Actually, there IS a difference; the one idea is becoming illegal while the other is, for the moment still the law of the land.

Where this “social justice” program ends is uncertain, but where it starts is now clear: social media. We need to do something about it.


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