“A man who has lectured on race politics for four decades with the passion of a tent-revival preacher isn’t likely to run from critics. Recalling the bumper sticker he’d seen as he entered, Dickson told the people who perked up at the Sevananda confrontation, “You want to save Tibet. I’m in agreement.”
Dickson took the opportunity to compare Tibet – which the communist Chinese government has flooded with non-Tibetans – and America. “I told those who attacked me that the people of Milton and Shakespeare have a right to save themselves, just like what they advocate for Tibet. They were furious at the idea of someone arguing that white people should try to avoid extinction. Which is what is happening.”
Dickson’s message hasn’t changed much since he was a University of Georgia activist with the right-wing Young Americans for Freedom in the late 1960s: The white race must unite to save itself.
But technology has transformed racial politics just as it has the rest of our culture. Today Dickson’s soapbox is no longer confined to small rooms where he addresses handfuls of fellow travelers. His message is amplified and shoots around the planet at light speed, thanks to Stormfront.org, the online bulletin board whose booming growth delights white nationalists and causes anguish among their enemies….”
What differentiates a racialist from a racist?
1. A racialist acknowledges the existence of race, racial differences, and the influence of feelings of racial solidarity. He/she might take race into consideration in formulating policies.
Racialists take into account cultural and economic factors in the forming of civilizations/societies.
Racialists do not deny or denigrate commonly acknowledged and subtantiated historical or factual evidence. The do not advocate harm to other races either directly or indirectly.
2. A racist goes beyond acknowledging differences, and makes judgments about inferiority and superiority and worth/value as a whole. Racists commonly find answers to societal problems primarily in terms of genetics and biology. They tend to be deterministic even in that understanding. They may actively propagandize against intermarriage between races. [correction: I think that’s a little broad. You might inveigh against intermarriage and still be a racialist. However, actively penalizing group members would make you a racist]. Their studies are usually confined to scholarship and reports produced by people of their same racial group. They show an inability to weigh alternative arguments or interpretation seriously. They rarely have extensive life experience or interaction with people of a different race….
This is something I haven’t finished thinking through..
And I am going to expand this post over the next two days to include pieces on Asian, Black, Hispanic racism, as well as Zionism …I am curious to see what the comparison might yield and whether the sharp rise in Stormfront’s membership is paralleled in the other groups. (Make that two weeks…)
Is this an off-shoot of immigration policies, the Internet, economic problems, crime….or some combination thereof..?