You could be in a downpour with a liberal, and he’d tell you with a straight face that it’s not raining. Reality is purely optional for liberals.
The origins of the “knockout game” lie in a self-published book by Colin Flaherty, called “White Girl Bleed A Lot,” which became an Amazon bestseller in the category of “Civil Rights and Liberties” after the baseless “knockout game” panic took off.
Uh, no. We were talking about the knockout game LONG BEFORE Colin Flaherty’s book, you lying piece of shit. Go ahead and tell me this isn’t real:
I guess White nationalists must control all those newsrooms to get them to hoax-report non-existent knockout games. And the black kids admitting they do it — our WN Mind Rays made ’em do it!
King lamely attempts to discredit Colin Flaherty by quoting the $PLC associating Flaherty with us.
Does that mean we are automatically liars? Flaherty is associated with White nationalists, who NEVER tell the truth? That’s his logic. Anything we say is automatically shit, because of who we are.
Mike King would make moral lepers out of us. But we are real people, and our perceptions and interpretations are not necessarily so worse than his. We live out in the real world. He lives in an Tenured Ivory Tower existence in upstate New York.
Through the article, Professor King is alarmed because, according to him, a majority of whites agree with white nationalists! Oh NOES! The masses are so inferior! I am so superior! I need to be Professor Dictator!
60% of working–class white Americans feel that racial discrimination against whites is at least as great as discrimination faced by racial minorities, according to a recent Public Religion Research Institute report. 49% felt that the government had done too much in recent decades to benefit the conditions of racial minorities, while 57% “agree that illegal immigrants taking jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens are responsible for our current economic problems.” (This belief in “reverse discrimination” is not borne out by social indicators, which illustrate economic stagnation or loss for the bottom 80% of earners, but a concomitant expansion of racial inequality – with the average white family now having 20 times the average wealth of Blacks and Latinos.) The use of racialized scapegoats to explain American decline, and its effects on white Americans, has clearly been successful. Reading reports and studies of white public opinion, alongside the White Man March’s call to unity – a clear and thick overlap is present. It is a story of white victimhood, a baseless but widespread belief that there is systematic societal and governmental discrimination against whites – a growing belief steeped in anger, fear and ignorance.
Tenured faggot”professor” needs to give up his cushy job and give it to a minority.
Let him bash whites for food with a blog, not a state university paycheck.
The student loan bubble is going to blow, and “professor” state university paycheck is going to be cut, and professor will get his own sandwich board,
will deconstruct white male hegemony for food
Professor King acknowledges that if there is a destabilization of society, White nationalists are better prepared, both materially and hearts and minds!
Yes! He is absolutely right about this. We are fuckign exponentially pissed off and have been so for decades now.
It is clear that the White Man March politics are not fringe at all. Racist, anti-democratic, backwards, intellectually baseless…? Surely. But, fringe? Unfortunately not. What does this mean? Should we be content that the skinheads can’t turn out as many New Yorkers as Occupy? Should we conclude that the white working class are just modern Archie Bunkers and hopeless simps? I don’t see how any person who believes in creating a just society can say “yes.” How to fix this is a lot more complicated, and needs to be a strategy pulled together by the variety of people and groups challenging white supremacy on a daily basis. Instead of being outraged about the expression of such anti-democratic and hateful extremist politics in public, we should take a closer look at how these politics have already been mainstreamed, and figure out a way to effectively counter this situation.
It is clear that if the social order were to somehow be destabilized today, the fascists are not only better prepared militarily, but have been steadily winning hearts and minds for some time. If we are clear about what needs to be done and vigilant about tendencies that would hold us back, we can start to build a different world up out of this mess. Barbarism is a lot closer than we think.
Mike King is an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Oneonta. He is currently completing a book on the Policing of Occupy Oakland. He can be reached at mikeking0101 (at) gmail.