What is a white supremacist?
In the aftermath of Charlottesville, where a varied group of marchers were set upon and halted by violent Leftist attackers, the media were unanimous in describing the marchers as "white supremacists". When President Trump disagreed with that description, he was mightily abused.
But what is a white supremacist? How do we define that and how do we tell that there were any white supremicists among the Charlottesville marchers? The Left neither define "white supremacist" nor prove that there were any at Charlottesville. We are apparently required to take them at their word and not question any part of it. But what if it was fake news?
Let us then attempt a definition so that we can go on and sanely discuss the matter. Let us say that a white supremacist is someone who believes that whites are supreme in the world. Would the Left like that definition? I suspect that they would. But what student of history could think otherwise? From the industrial revolution of a couple of hundred years or so ago whites have dominated everything. From steam trains to nuclear reactors, practically every innovation has come from whites. And whites have used those innovations to assist their mastery of what was happening in the world. Other races tagged along and imitated whites to various degrees but it is white civilization that has made the running. It has been and still is dominant.
So in mentioning that plain truth am I a white supremacist? I have been called it but what alternative account of the last 200 years could I give? I cannot see that I am doing any more than describing reality. But Leftists never do seem to like reality. So, OK. I have outed myself as a white supremacist.
The only problem is that I don't think I am one. I think that white supremacy is a passing phase. I think that by the end of this century China will be supreme in most ways. I may be wrong but that is what I see as the trend. So I guess that I am a pretty funny white supremacist.
Which brings me to another possible definition of a white supremacist-- someone who thinks that whites SHOULD be supreme. But why would anybody bother to think that? "Should" implies that what should happen has not yet happened. But it has happened. Whites are already supreme.
But I suppose there are some people who think that whites should fight to remain supreme -- attack China maybe. Good luck with that. That would be insanity.
So who or where are these white supremacists that the media talk about? There were about two marchers who carried swastika flags so are they the ones? As it happens, I know a bit about neo-Nazis so maybe I can help there. I did an extensive study of them some years ago, the results of which appeared in Jewish academic journals. See here and here. So I have a very good idea of what modern-day Nazis think.
And they know very well that whites are already supreme. So what they want is to preserve that from attack and undermining. They want it acknowledged and defended. They also don't like Jews of course.
But take away the antisemitism and what you have is actually a form of patriotism. But instead of being supportive of one nation, they are supportive of a group of (white) nations: Rather like what the EU aims at.
So the extent to which they are aggressive, they want to DEFEND traditional white civilization. They don't want to impose it. It exists already. The one door you cannot open is one that is open already.
And as far as I can tell, the Charlottesville marchers were also defensive. They didn't want part of their culture attacked and subjugated to a new "politically correct" ideology. The Left are undisputably on the attack to erase much about existing society that they disapprove of so the perception of having much that they regard as right and good as being under attack was a perfectly realistic one among the marchers.
For most Americans, political correctness only nibbles at the edges of their lives so they feel no need to go out and march against it but we must expect that some people will resent the nibbling and see a need to protest against it. And that is what we saw at Charlottesville as far as I can tell. There were NO white supremacists there. But there were there people who wanted their traditions, customs and beliefs respected and defended -- JR.