There are many nauseating and anger inducing aspects to the system of racism/white supremacy. But one of the most nauseating aspects is the tendency of suspected white supremacists to somehow lay claim to some sort of victimhood due to their whiteness. Laying claim to any sort of victimhood due to whiteness is a common white supremacist tactic that is used whenever their sense of entitlement to universal dominance is challenged in any way. These claims may be expressed, for instance, in the form of whites complaining about so-called “political correctness”, which is a common white supremacist complaint whenever a suspected racist receives criticism or comes under fire for a racist or “politically incorrect” comment, or any racist action that perhaps may have gone unchallenged in the past.
These claims to victimhood are also expressed in the idea that laws or programs that are supposed to mandate that other people aside from whites are to be given opportunities for decent education or employment, programs such as affirmative action, are some sort of plot to destroy the white race, or to unjustly supplement non-whites at the expense of whites. It can not be understated that we are in a world where Black people have been historically systematically denied such access to opportunities, with this denial even being codified into written law at one point. This complaint tends to be made by suspected white supremacists even in spite of the fact that there are whites (white women and homosexuals specifically) who are statistically some of the greatest beneficiaries of these programs. These claims to victimhood are also expressed, for instance, in the idea that public assistance (a.k.a. “welfare”), is a program that “lazy minorities” (dog whistle code word for Black people) abuse to take money from “hard working whites”, when again, the majority of recipients who benefit from these public assistance “welfare” programs would be classified as white.
But these claims to victimhood by suspected white supremacists are even more pronounced when, for instance, a less-confused non-white/Black person simply tells the truth about racism/white supremacy, either from a current or a historical perspective. When a Black or non-white person has the gall to point out the blatantly racist law enforcement policies, the genocide and land-theft of non-white people, or the effects of the horrifically ugly historical practice of Afrikan chattel enslavement, Jim Crow and any other of the many manifestations of racism/white supremacy that has plagued this “country”, and any other part of the known universe inhabited by white supremacists, you can count on that Black person being charged with “hating whites”. This, regardless of the accuracy of the arguments being presented or the points being made, is usually seen as an attack on whiteness itself, when it is more accurately an attack on white supremacy as an institution. It is even framed as “reverse racism”, a bogus, nonsensical concept if there ever was one, even when the statement is universally accepted as fact, and is easily verifiable by neutral sources. Apparently presenting simple facts about racists/white supremacists, and their undeniable history of terror is considered an attack.
A very positive effect that comes from making a sincere effort to un-confuse and inform oneself about the system of racism, is that one’s mind becomes trained to not be very surprised about the psychopathology and sociopathology of racists. Yet, it still boggles the mind that a group of people such as white supremacists, after their extremely long, bloody, well-documented history or terrorizing everyone that they have encountered, and remaking every part of the globe that they have touched into their soulless image, can contort their brains and twist their mouths into assuming any sort of victimization, after essentially turning all people who are not classified as white into actual victims. This is a very revealing window into the psyche of racists. It is essentially a tactic to try to universalize oppression, in order to get Black people to “shut up” about our justified anger and antipathy toward the society that we were born into, and that dominates and oppresses us. In other words, “we’re all oppressed, and we are all oppressors, so what makes your oppression so special, Black people?”. What better way is there to neutralize those who try to correct the injustice of racism/white supremacy, than to invent ways to paint the main targets and victims of the most unjust social, political and economic system to ever exist into victimizers?
This is a very intellectually dishonest tactic, as intellectual dishonesty is a hallmark of white supremacy. But it is only effective if one does not have a decent grasp of history and a keen and clear enough understanding of systematic white supremacy to know what is being done, and to counter it effectively. You may see this sort of intellectual dishonesty when for instance, there is a conversation about the devastating impact that chattel enslavement has had on the minds of Black people throughout the diaspora, and someone brings up the idea that there were also “white slaves” (who would more accurately be called indentured servants, by most accounts not at all the same thing as the race-based, perpetual chattel enslavement that Afrikan people endured), or the idea that Afrikan people also enslaved each other (also indentured servitude, also by most accounts not the sort of wickedly brutal, perpetual, hereditary chattel enslavement enforced by Europeans against Afrikans). Falsely claiming victimhood as a way to undermine the suffering of Black people under white supremacy is also often used as a very effective “trolling” tactic. Trolling, in this context, essentially comes down to making inflammatory, incorrect or grossly exaggerated statements or claims, simply to confuse, frustrate and anger Black people. This is done to control the narrative and take command of the argument, which is essential in practicing, promoting and maintaining racism/white supremacy. Frustrating, confusing and irritating us greatly affects our ability to counter the ultimate source of our confusion and frustration, which obviously plays right into the hands of our enemies and serves the purposes of helping those who seek to continue to practice white supremacy in perpetuity to continue to do so. They are basically attempting to annoy Black people out of resisting.
We should always seek to further our understanding of all of the ways in which people who practice racism/white supremacy seek to refine the system, which I believe would assist us immeasurably in our goal of eliminating the system. In order for the system to survive, it must be constantly tweaked and refined, with new ways to justify and continue the practice of racism/white supremacy constantly being introduced, re-introduced, and brought into the forefront. There must always be a fresh layer of confusion, and what is commonly referred to as “BS” applied, and new ways to defend and validate racism/white supremacy must always be generated. The importance of stirring up confusion in maintaining racism/white supremacy has been written about many times on this platform, and will be written about many more times in the future, as it cannot be stated enough. Exposing the lies and the distorted information is much needed to counteract these arguments, to neutralize racists, as well as to attempt to lessen some of the confusion of fellow victims. It is very essential in our efforts to eliminate the system of racism/white supremacy. Taking control of the narrative and challenging lies with undeniable truth and logic is one of the most effective tools in the arsenal of a liberation minded counter racist. Whenever the truth is proven to be truth and presented next to or after lies, the lies are less effective. Lies simply cannot stand credibly to proven truth and superior logic when presented correctly. The same idea applies for countering racist talking points and propaganda and defeating the tactics that are based on upholding the system. And assuming victimhood to attempt to neutralize the actual victimhood of Black people at the hands of the system of white supremacy is one of the most common tactics.
Osei, 21st Century Race Man