This week, while reflecting on the difficulty of finding one’s voice as a white, sheltered ally for people of color, I got the attention of an unlikely group of “feminists” who “aim to return to the ways of our pre-Christian ancestors, secure a homeland for the White race and ensure a future for White children.” The front page of their website, Heathen Women, features the lot of them flashing sunny smiles and Nazi salutes.
Turns out one of these ladies, “ichibanyuki,” clicked on my piece, Here come Concerned White People making black tragedy personal, apparently hoping I was on her side. (GOTCHA.)
Anyway, she wrote a response on their website, which I’ll excerpt here, with annotations.
The Cultural Fruits of Zionist Labor
In light of the recent attacks carried out by the domestic terrorist organization, Black Lives Matter,
You heard her.
…white guilt is being perpetuated at an all time high. Baseless accusations, vacuous apologies and unfounded remorse are abound more than ever before. I came across an article written by an unemployed Caucasian “stay-at-home mommy” …
They “are abound” indeed. But back up, Sweetcakes, because no one calls me “mommy.” I’m Momma to my kids, and MUTHA to you.
But I’m confused by the derisive tone. Apparently these women home-school their kids in their special blend of Neo-Nazi/Waldorf philosophy through distance-learning technology during coffee breaks at the office.
… she highlights not only her “white privilege”, but makes sure to point a finger at all Caucasians that aren’t … publicly shaming their fellow white countrymen.
Fellow white countrymen, I indeed ask you not to tune out the voices of our black and brown countrymen. If that makes you feel shamed, you might want to look into that.
Now. “White nationalist Heathen women” and every manifestation of fucked-up, White Supremacist bullshit ever spawned by the persecution complex of the already powerful? I do hereby publicly shame you.
She quotes me discussing my very white life:
“No. Let’s say I did choose this segregation in effect, but only indirectly — obliviously — because when I chose my college, my jobs, my neighborhood, I wasn’t actually thinking at all about race. Because I have that luxury. Some call it privilege.”
The layers of justification, shame, obligation, and self-hatred are boundless, and this is only the third sentence in the article.
Because simply noticing that I rarely have to even think about race amounts to instant self-hatred. Those sneaky Jews!
How weak of a people are we when we unknowingly allow ourselves to be employed by agents of cultural and societal denigration, to benefit a demographic that has nothing but contempt for us and the architects of our Western world?
And we mustn’t show a moment’s debility! We are VIKING WARRIORS, we! We are daughters of ODIN and we drink our strength from blood of the WEAK and inferior!
[SAHMurai] goes on to discuss the paranoia she and other whites experience prior to speaking out about race-based issues which do not affect her. Not surprisingly, the concerns she pointed out are not inaccurate – ranging from the inability to identify, to the outright inaccurate disparaging of her own race :
“Because this isn’t about me.”
“Because I’m ignorant of the true, lived reality of black challenges and black pain.”
WHAT? So then… was I “not surprisingly not inaccurate” or was I “outright inaccurate”? I think she’s either saying that: a. I do too know the true, lived reality of people I have extremely limited contact with, or b. that by acknowledging that I’m not knowledgeable about someone else’s reality, I’m somehow disparaging my whole race, “inaccurately”?
To downplay struggle in such a way is a result of the fallacious idea that everything is solely race-based and not class-based, reminiscent of Bernie Sanders’ sentiments regarding the inability of white people to experience the very real, intrinsic trials that are associated with poverty.
OK. That’s a decent, if irrelevant point: Bernie should never have said that about white people and poverty.
But I still don’t know what it’s like to be black.
She pretentiously goes on touting the measures she intends to take to identify and extricate herself from her privilege, yammering on about ways to transform, regurgitate and adopt the “suffering” of modern African-Americans…
“Transform, regurgitate, and adopt the ‘suffering'” … so she thinks I mean to fundamentally change the nature of the black experience, then swallow and disgorge it, and then raise up my mutated vomit of someone else’s pain as my very own?
Well. To be totally fair, I guess I could see how I run that risk. I don’t want to misinterpret or appropriate anyone’s deal. But I’m not sure how challenging racist sentiments, joining in the debate, or mindfully examining my own deal would fast-track me there.
Then she says:
The portion I was personally concerned about, and what inspired me to write this article, was [SAHMurai’s] stance on the upbringing of her children.
Beyond that, I want to change my outer world…
By prioritizing diversity in my kids’ lives.
…By examining the demographics of our [current and] future neighborhoods and schools, and avoiding disproportionately white-dominant settings.”
Awwww… She’s “personally” concerned about my children! That’s SWEEEET. I bet she’s especially concerned about the blue-eyed, blond one.
The amount of disregard for her child’s internal and external life experiences is shameful, and should be considered child abuse.
You heard her.
African-Americans are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites for violent and non-violent crimes (NAACP.com) … By consciously lowering her standards, and choosing to compromise her child’s education strictly to keep up appearances, [SAHMurai] is doing a massive disservice to them … The architype of the mother, and the honor and valor associated with her duties, have no place in the modern society they are carving out for us.
What’s an “architype”? You mean like Betty and Veronica?
No, seriously, the heathen woman’s totally making sense here. Black people are stopped, frisked, arrested, and convicted way than white people (and more roughly, too), and therefore I should never send my kids to any school that might admit “them” and instead keep my kids home to teach them Old Norwegian runes.
Oh, and also HATE.
I know! I’ll start by showing the kiddos the documentary about how Hitler is a misunderstood hero posted on the same web site as this response article.
She goes on to state that she will instill ethnic self-hatred in her children, despite our intrinsic tribalism, and indoctrinate them with the hostile and dysfunctional righteousness of the Social Justice Warrior, all for the sake of virtue-signaling.
Um. Guess I missed where I “stated” all that.
When benevolence is allocated expressly to a specific demographic with the sole reason being the color of their skin and the injustices they have experienced accordingly, the product is disingenuous, stripping the meaning from the actions themselves.
…said the self-ascribed “white nationalist.”
If you found yourself wondering how she plans to go about realizing the glory of her grandiose [Social Justice Warrior] martyrdom, she is more than anxious to pompously explain it for you:
“Doing all of this requires ongoing vigilance and, sometimes, a suspension of comfort. And those are genuinely hard things for me to initiate and sustain. Because I’m not used to that. And I speak for my own white self when I say that when I have to do something hard, I sincerely crave acknowledgment, acceptance, validation — even, yes, praise and gratitude. At least feedback.
I’m so used to all of that.
And here, I’m owed none of that.”
Oh, the stately splendor of my vision.
… This is the harvest we are reaping from the latent incubation of Cultural Marxism is our Western world.
“Cultural Marxism”? ….OH! Now I see why my support of unarmed black people not getting beat, tasered, and shot without reason is, in fact, a cultural fruit of a worldwide Jewish conspiracy.
Hard work, individual diversity and creativity, personal achievements and the like are robbed of their value when we lose the ability to discern between what’s good and what’s bad.
She demonizes and racially pigeon-holes the optimistic expectation of praise after completing a difficult task. I can’t begin to imagine the tasks this woman would classify as “challenging”…
Um: whistling, throwing a frisbee in the direction I want it to go in, remembering where the fuck I put my keys, repeating myself especially to my family more than twice…
But seriously. Although I do believe that I have worked hard at times, I tend to take for granted that my efforts will eventually result in success. And I’m not always proud of my ability to respond to adversity. That was sort of my point.
She concludes with this:
“I’m owed, to quote Malcolm X, precisely ‘nothing’ for all my good intentions, and self-appraised good deeds, and discomfort, and pretty words. Because for once in my life, “making it personal” is not about seeking personal satisfaction. It’s not about gaining something. It’s not even about giving something. It’s about listening, and really responding.
…for a change.”
Ostentatiously quoting Malcolm X, she has now covered all bases in her writing, assuring that no one could possibly accuse her of cultural insensitivity. As long as black lives matter more than white lives (or all lives, for that matter)
(or at all)
…the priority of her child’s needs fall somewhere significantly far beneath the “struggles” of American “minorities”. Kowtowing to the mobs of belligerent, violently ignorant advocates that are calling for the murder and removal of her white American and European brothers and sisters, she and others like her are unknowingly furthering the insidious agendas of the globalists that have long-awaited these sociological results.
This is defeat, repackaged. As long as this warped, masochistic mindset is promoted within our society, we have no future within it.
So why have I wasted time, energy, and perfectly good morbid fascination on this? At first because it amused me to do so. But my giddy incredulity gives way to the grim knowledge that, no matter how much I piss them off, this wacky tribe of wanna-be Valkries thinks they are fighting to restore my “valor” and my cultural/socio-political dominance as a white woman raising white babies.
Even when Heathen Woman commentator “Shield Maiden” insists that I should kill myself and jokes about my kids getting gang-raped, I have the benefit of knowing that I’m safe and my family is safe from the most direct injurious effects of white supremacist rhetoric.
Years ago, while studying in Denmark I found it nearly impossible to believe that my literal neighbors were vocal neo-Nazis. I remember naively insisting that people could not be so public about their white supremacy in America. I likely found it hard to believe it even existed at all, in any meaningful way.
Thanks, Heathen Women, for helping me #makeitpersonal.
Because the incredible truth is that, regardless of who these women endorse for president, white supremacists all over the US are regaining strength and raising their voices, largely emboldened by the Trump campaign.
This is why it’s important to be an ally. It’s our duty to take notice, even when it’s easier not to. And to prove correct ichibanyuki‘s prediction that, when it comes to our society, white supremacists like these “have no future within it.”