That Trent Max fellow, he’s following the hashtag WhiteGenocide. Sure, it’s possible that he’s following it for purely intellectual reasons. The people who write for Right Wing Watch probably have eye raising search histories. Somehow, though, it all seems of a piece.
To see the sort of things people post on WhiteGenocide… it’s pretty disturbing.
Oh thank fuck for that. I checked the site stats page, en route to the spam folder, and noticed clicks to the white genocide tag. The instant thought was oh god there’s a racist making comments. Never have I been so glad to be proved wrong.
On the other hand, I think I could amuse myself for hours playing with the connotations of “Trent Max.”
Actually, I debated whether or not to include the link, then I figured that no one who doesn’t already agree with that craziness is going to be persuaded.
I had a weird hour or so going down the White Supremacist rabbit hole. Very, very strange stuff. Not surprisingly, they don’t know their own damn history. The Irish are not white. That you could have White Supremacists talking about their “Celtic” blood just shows utter, utter confusion. Nineteenth century racial theory did not put the “Saxons” and the “Celts” in the same category, and the Irish were often placed lower on the racial scales than just about anyone else.
You have to wonder if some of these people who are so proud of their European ancestry could even find Europe on a map.
The way all these beliefs go together, the sexism and the racism, I sometimes feel that I’m looking at people who are living in a parallel universe. I expect the evil Kirk to come in at any moment. But it’s not surprising that they have no understanding of history because the need to fabricate and entire fictional universe to justify their ideas.
I hope you don’t mind that this is going rather off topic from your original post. If I’m trying your patience, I won’t get my nose too out of joint if you delete, just be polite about doing so. However, I came across this yesterday by accident and it reminded me of what I had just written regarding nineteenth century racial theories, contemporary White Power movements and so on.
Neo-nazis getting what they deserve is never an unwelcome addition. (Slightly more subtly, it’s amazing what you can get away with in a moshing/wrecking pit. Ahem.)
Yeah, I remember several skinhead acquaintances growing their hair out and moving on, in reaction to the take-over of their scene by Nazis. Sad days. The film This Is England makes a good stab at portraying that.
I love irish-folk/rock/punk fusions. Don’t know what it is about Irish folk that lends itself to that, but it almost always results in great music. My favourite of the genre:
Yeah, Black 47 is disbanding this year. I went to go see their last show at Connolly’s last night. I’m glad they came back to New York before I leave on my trip.
I mainly just like the music. Obviously, the whole Irish identity stuff is meaningless to me and I have no opinion whatsoever about the political stuff. I hope none of this is offensive to you, with you being English and all…