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WHITE NATIONALISM IS A THREAT
by cosmicrat ·
25-October-2017, 5:37 pm

30% of active military say white nationalism is a big national security threat, more than Syria.

Nearly one in four troops polled say they have seen examples of white nationalism among their fellow service members, and troops rate it as a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Military Times poll.

Those in the military tend to be more conservative than civilians, but they still know that national security is not so much threatened by the foreign lands where they might be sent to "protect national interests", as it is by the threats to our national values at home.

It isn't too surprising that military members are more conservative, having volunteered to join a lifestyle involving rigid authoritarianism dedicated to the use of force, trained to kill when ordered to do so.  

That doesn't necessarily mean becoming less tolerant of other races, religions, or ethnic origins than they were to begin with.  In fact, there may be less discrimination in the military than in civilian employment.  Still, 25% of all troops and 42% of non-whites have encountered white nationalists (not just racists) in the military, enough to be of serious concern among those who are not.

--cosmicrat  Oct. 25 2017

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  •  cosmicrat: 
     

    It's true that white nationalism, white supremacism, and simple racism are different categories.  The first two involve an attempt to construct and ideology around an attitude, usually with the hope of organizing others.  The third involves little to no thought.  

    In a similar way, burglary, armed robbery, and shoplifting are different crimes.  What all three have in common is theft.  

    Not surprisingly, theft crime is considered a problem in society, and laws, police, and a criminal justice system have been established to deter it.  That doesn't mean that a majority of people are thieves.  It only takes a small minority for it to be a problem.  Even those who have never been a victim of a theft usually agree that thieves should be punished, and that children should be taught not to steal. Is that because anyone could potentially be a victim?  Perhaps.

    Racists, like thieves, are also a minority.  Any bias that leads to discrimination is also a social problem.  Those who are unlikely to be the victim of prejudice may think it is not their problem, but the inequality and injustice it creates; the resentment, distrust, and disharmony affect us all, even if we do not realize it.

    Some may think that continuing to reap the benefits of white privilege is preferable to working toward a more equal and harmonious society, even if they themselves are not prejudiced.  Others may not even realize or admit their advantages.  After all, being white is not a free ride, but only a head start.  With luck, ability, and determination, individuals can overcome disadvantages.  That doesn't make the problem nonexistent.

    White Privilege Ain’t the Half of it

     https://medium.com/@DerekCressman/white-privilege-aint-the-half-of-it-204c6035b389 

    Anyone can be proud of who they are.  Rationally, pride should come from one's achievements, not an accident of birth.  When someone's origin is called inferior, they may assert pride to say, "No, we are as good as you are!"  White "pride" means something else entirely.

     
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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    First of all, let's not conflate White Nationalism with racism or White Supremacy as the alt-left has repetitively done; to do so is to be disingenuous.  It is hard to answer here because you have done exactly that.

    Here is the reality, what we see is that people tend to group together based on many factors, including race.  There is nothing wrong with that when it is by choice.  You may recall the predominately Black school that was going to be forced to desegregate by the federal government; the Black students did not want to desegregate, they like having a predominately Black school. 

    There is a video on YouTube of a group of Blacks singing about how they like their dark skin, hair, etc.  Great, they should be happy with their identity; although you will be surprised at the number of Black women that wear weaves.  The alt-left says it is great and they support them singing about how they love being Black.  Yet, if a group of whites sing about loving their light skin, straight hair, etc, they are racist.  CosmicRat, think about that.  Why is it OK for one ethnic group to be proud of their heritage but not the other?  What the alt-left does not realise is that when you start bashing one group like this, then that is the threat to the nation because it is going to lead to a rise in White Supremacy.  Let everyone embrace their heritage, even if their skin is white.  Let everyone be proud of who they are.

     
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    •  diogenese19348: 
       

      This isn't about people who are happy about who they are though, this is about people who believe other races are inferior and should be dominated.  That's wrong for any race.  If a guy is screaming "Heil Hitler" at you it's a problem.  Yes, you also get that with other races.  The race that has a particular problem with that in America though is white.  And yes, you get enough of those in the military where it causes issues.  Like this one:

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/28/us/air-force-academy-prep-school-racist-slurs/index.html

       
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      •  SecretCorners: 
         

        You are really presenting a CNN piece?  From the Clinton News Network LOL, the home of fake news

         
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        •  diogenese19348: 
           

          Since it is stating factual information that is easily verified as being true, yes, I don't give a damn where it is from.  Why do you?

           
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      •  SecretCorners: 
         

        No, White Nationalism is not about other races being inferior.  See, that is what I said; don't conflate one with the other.  Now, yes, White Supremacy is about Whites being supreme over other races, just as Black Supremacy is as well and yes, there are Black Supremacists.

        Also, if you want to talk about racism, it exists in ALL RACES!  Let's stop the bullshit that only whites are racist.

        Here is the truth, those in power want racism to continue, it gives them power and control; without racism Al Sharpton would not be able to shake down people for profit.  The NAACP shit their pants when Obama got elected, even if he was half white.  Think about this; if White Supremacy is such a problem in the USA, how in hell did Obama get elected twice?  Do you think all the White Supremacist ignored the colour of his skin and the texture of his hair and pretended they were voting for the White half?

         
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        •  diogenese19348: 
           

          I already said other races harbor racists.  You didn't pick up on it.  But whites are still the dominant culture in the US.  And as demographics start to change on that the racist elements start getting louder. 

          So how much are you affected by black racists vs how much the average black is affected by white ones?

           
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