A “journalist,” Max Berger, has published the following at The Nation magazine. You really have to read it to believe it. Given the status of The Nation among the elite left cognoscenti, it warrants a thorough review.
How to Understand White Male Terrorism
We’ve been here before, and we know that violent backlash is at its fiercest when movements for racial and gender justice are winning.
Everywhere I look lately, there are signs of white men panicking about their supremacy over American society.
A group of white men shot at young Black Lives Matter protesters on consecutive nights in Minneapolis last weekend, injuring five people. Donald Trump, still a leading Republican presidential candidate, proposed creating a database and ID cards for Muslims, leading even some Republicans to label him as a fascist. White Student Unions are popping up around the country in response to demands that university administrations do more to fight racism on campus. Finally, Robert Dear opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic last week, killing three people and injuring nine.
As a white man [??; see below], I want to understand what it is about the ideas of “whiteness” or “America” that’s causing white American males to be the country’s largest terror threat. Why isn’t white violence that is intended to shut down black movements, or male violence intended to intimidate women, considered terrorism by so many?
The bad faith here is astonishing. Obviously, Muslim minorities across the West commit an enormously disproportional amount of terrorism, whereas members of the White majorities commit a relatively smaller amount (see Peter Brimelow’s summary, including the recent San Bernardino killings committed by Muslims and, as The Economist points out, in Europe the still-small Muslim minority commits an overwhelming majority of terrorist killings). More generally, Blacks and Hispanics commit the overwhelmingly majority of murders of innocent Americans. Read more