A History Of White Terror
A Lone Wolf is Still Part of a Pack
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If you have been paying attention to the news recently you have seen the tragic events that unfolded at the Tops Grocery Store in Buffalo, New York. In a Flagrant display of White Supremacy a White Shooter Executed 10 innocent victims and wounded 3 live on Twitch. Before you say "Yeah but he was just a lone wolf" I want you to consider some very valid questions. Why is it that every white shooter always make it to prison unharmed after committing what amounts to terrorist acts of Genocide while Black Bodies whether outside in their car or sound asleep in their home arent treated with the same sensitivity. Structural and Lone Wolf White Supremacy are generally thought as two unrelated movements instead of one cohesive whole by MSM and Politicians. But what if these lone acts of Violence are part of keeping these White Supremacist structures in place?
Lets take a look first at structural White Supremacy. To understand this type of White Supremacy we have to look at the structures which the country is founded on.
As Danny Haiphong and Robert Sirvento Write in "American Exceptionalism and American Innocence"
White Supremacy,Genocide, and Slavery are foundations that the country were built on from the start. The genocide of indigineous peoples and the wealth built on the backs of Enslaved Africans underlines the White Supremacist attitudes held by the colonial settlers of The United States. In fact "American" Gun Culture can be traced back to White Supremacist and Military roots.In "Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment" Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz describes the connection between US Gun Culture and its tie to White Militias, White Nationalism, Property Rights, and force against Black and Indigenous peoples
The 2nd amendment gave citizens the right to form Militias and eliminate local indigineous communities and to discourage rebellion from enslaved Africans.It was up to White Citizens to enforce the laws. Recently we Saw the Citizens Arrest turned execution of Ahmed Arbery in 2020.
These Self-Deputizing Militias would also use these shows of force to keep enslaved Africans in line and to discourage rebellion. Self-Deputizing by Solo White Vigilantes is therefore encouraged by the law. The individual acts of one "lone wolf" becomes state sponsored violence.
One of the most ardent supporters of the systematic white supremacist laws that governed the United States was The Third Reich. When comparing the experiences of Black Americans
during Jim Crow and the experiences of Jewish citizens of the Third Reich it isn’t hard to see the similarity. When examining documents on Manifest Destiny which justified White Supremacist expansionism, it is no different than the Nazi belief in "Lebensraum" or "Living Space". In “Hitler’s American Model” James Q Whitman describes these similarities in both Legislation and Social Order.
The United States passed “The Chinese Exclusion Act” in 1882. All Chinese Laborers and Immigrants were therefore excluded from coming to America because they were “taking” Americas Women and Jobs.This along with Jim Crow laws against Blacks and still continuing Genocide of Native American would solidify the US as the leading White Ethnostate.Self-deputized violence would be perpetually used to terrorize and strike fear into the hearts of Black Americans as well. This racist attitude was not isolated to White citizens,it was also held in the Oval office.
President Theodore Roosevelt a self identified Eugenacist famously said
The first motion picture to be screened in the White House by President Woodrow Wilson was "The Birth Of A Nation".
A silent film portraying Black people (played by actors White actors in Blackface). As hypersexual unintelligent beasts with an insatiable appetite for White Women. The Ku Klux Klan is portrayed as the literal "White Knights" coming to the rescue while in reality they were a fascist white-terror group who terrorized and murdered Blacks.
This stereotype of the "Black Sexual Beast" cannot be discounted in this way either. While taking sexual assualt seriously we also cant discount the use of Race and Gender as a catalyst to self-deputized violence on to Black bodies , males in particular. Though Lynching was one of the more grotesque and popular forms of entertainment in the Deep South the connection between White Supremacist Laws and White Terrorism is seldom made. One of the only serious inquiries on Lynch Law was by Ida B Wells. In her pamphlets "Southern Horrors"
Wells details the number of lynchings and for what cause. Sexual Assault was right next to murder and as Wells Put it
The Case of 14 year old George Stinny Jr. is an example of this type of White State Violence working in Tandem with White citizens. In 1944 in My Home State of South Carolina in a segregated Mill Town Alcolu, Betty June Binnicker and Mary Emma Thames who were two little white girls would go missing. The last people to see them alive was Stinny and his sister Aime. After a search party of hundreds (Stinnys father included) gathered to search for the girls they were finally found brutally murdered in a ditch. When local police who were all white found out that Stinny was the last person the girls talked to he was arrested and interrogated without his parents. Police Claimed he confessed to murdering the girls after his plans to have sex with one of them failed. Stinnys Trial was concluded after 2-hours.
An all white male jury would find him guilty after ten mins of deliberation. He was sentenced to the electric chair. One of the most tragic facts of this event is that even if Stinny was released there were already Lynch mobs waiting for him. Being 14 the electrodes barely fit over his head and the mask would slip off during the electrocution revealing a teary eyed child. 70 years later in 2014 his case would be thrown out. Stinnys case is not an isolated event. The well known case of Emmitt Till is another case where sex being used as a catalyst to self-deputized white violence. These are not isolated even. And When looking into modern day America many criminal cases still start off with false allegations on a fictional "Beast" From The Central Park 5 where 5 young Black and Latino boys were wrongfully convicted of sexually assualting a female jogger
(Note:Then Businessman Donald Trump wrote an op-ed saying that these boys were monsters who needed to be executed) to Amy Cooper who falsely claimed a Black Man who was simply birdwatching tried to assualt her.The true death toll of Black bodies during the Jim Crow Era may never be fully realized.
Warning: Disturbing Content
Now that we have made the connection between White Supremacy and Self-Deputization lets focus on The "Lone Wolf" acts of terrorism. Since there has been no time in American history where there hasn’t been white terrorism. From The Birmingham Church Bombing of 1963 to the Oklahoma Bombing of 1995 there has been no lack of White Radical Terrorism in the United States.There are too many incidents to count but I want to focus on 3 recent Mass Shootings.
We have the cases of Dylan Roof, Patrick Wood Crusius, and Payton Gendron. What do these three men have in common? They are all Mass Murderers, believe their great race is being replaced, and neither are older than 21. Domestic Terrorists from the rising Fascist movement that is continuing to grow in the United States and the Western World. d
Lets start with Dylan Roof
June 17, 2015
Dylann Storm Roof who was 21 years old at the time. With the intention of starting a second Civil War, Roof would drive from Colombia, SC to Charleston,SC (note:The First place Enslaved Africans arrived in North America). Roof chose Emanuel African Methodist Epsicopal Church (AME) the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the Southern United States. Around Roof would massacre nine congregation members including State Senator Clementa Pickney.
Roof would tell them “You R*pe our women and you’re taking over the world and you have to go” this was also expressed in his manifesto.
Roof Self-deputized in order to keep African-Americans in their place. After his Arrest Further investigation shows that Roof was obsessed with The former White Ethnostate Rhodesia (Zambia) and South Africa.
4 years later
21 year old Patrick Wood Crusius drove 650 miles from his home in Allen, Texas and would open fire in a Walmart Superstore in El Paso, Texas. Crusius specifically targeted the Latino shoppers when opening fire.
He would kill 23 people and injure 23. Looking into his manifesto Crusius cites The Christchurch church killings in New Zealand that happened earlier that year as his inspiration. It also talks about The “Great Replacement” or “Replacement Theory? What
“Great replacement theory or great replacement, in the United States and certain other Western countries whose populations are mostly white, is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging, that a white Genocide is taking place within The Western countries. The Whites of the country are being replaced by Muslims, Blacks, Asians, Latinos and any other non-white race.” This amounts to what?Before 2016 this was not a mainstream conspiracy but the resurgence of
White Nationalism under the Presidency of Donald Trump would thrust this conspiracy theory right into even more White citizens susceptible to this message.. Fox Media personality Tucker Carlson also espouses the same rhetoric even now. This leads to the final shooting I would like to cover.
May 14th, 2022
Payton Gendron drove over 3 hours from Conklin, NY to Buffalo, NY which was about a 3 hour drive. He arrived at TOPs Grocery around 2:3opm. He began live streaming with a headmounted camera on Twitch.
He began opening fire in the parking lot and would go on to execute 10 people,wounding 3 others.
2 days previously Gendron posted his manifesto onto google drive. In it he promotes “Great replacement” and says that Blacks are disportionately killing whites. The Author also gives a shout out to Dylann Roof and you guessed it Brenton Tarrant the NZ Christchurch shooter as two of his inspirations for the murder.
In All 3 cases we see three Radicalized white men who are self-deputizing. To them this is their right as an American to stop the invaders and the criminals who are defiling their great country. All of this hearkens back to the old days of American Genocide of Natives and enslavement of Africans. I hope that I was able to at least make a connection for you between Structural White Violence and How it influences “Lone Wolves” who are in fact connected in a leaderless movement. I wanted to focus on The American side this time however this movement is not limited to the United States. It’s not hard to see if you look in the Western World from Boris Johnson in the UK, to Marie Lepenn in France, and Bosalnaro in Brazil.
The far-movement is letting the non-white world that is here and as long as thier allowed to they will continue to create, terror, and havoc from the “Other” that they have created in their image.
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