Narrative Collapse. As Usual.

Well here we go again. Goodwhites (many of whom, I’ll confess, are my friends) have been aghast about all the “hate” unleashed among badwhites during the Trump ascenscion. Just look! — here’s a sweet young Muslim woman assailed by Trumpist bigots on the subway, while out at Nassau County Community College some sociopath, his mind obviously unhinged by “the dehumanizing forces of whiteness“, had been going around scrawling swastikas. Both of these stories were all over our local news. We all felt so ashamed.

Well, not me, of course. And when I saw the lovely Nina reacting goodthinkfully to these stories, and reaching for her pearls, I cautioned her that if I know anything about these things — which as you know, dear Readers, I do — these were probably false-flag operations.

Lo and behold, first the poor dear Muslima’s story unraveled, and she was arrested. Now we learn that the Nassau Nazi was no badwhite, nor indeed any sort of white at all: he is Jasskirat Saini, a student “of color” who doesn’t like Jews. (He is probably a Sikh: Saini is a northern Indian family name, found among both Hindus and Sikhs, and Jasskirat is a Sikh forename.)

There are nearly 320 million people in the United States; nearly a third of a billion. That’s enough people that some very tiny fraction of them are, no doubt, Nazis; some much smaller subset of those are Nazis who are so fidgety, stupid and unsophisticated that they would actually leave their homes to go around scrawling swastikas on university campuses. That latter cohort, however, are surely not many, and I expect that the number of them who live in Nassau County is probably zero.

There are a much larger number of people, however, mostly young, who have been so continuously marinated in grievance against the traditional American culture, and in whom that resentment has been so abundantly legitimized by everything they see, hear, and read in their schools and mass media, that they would actually go out and do such a thing as scrawling swastikas, or making up stories of assault by white bigots. They do this with the confidence — not misplaced! — that such behavior would both strike a blow against an evil, pallid culture, and increase their own status within their inverted virtual reality.

Most conservative, traditionalist sorts are fonder of order than chaos, of tidiness than graffiti, of civility than insult, of police than hooligans, of those who obey the law than those who break it, etc. In short, they are much less likely to deface public buildings with graffiti, and to lie to the police about things that didn’t happen, than the good souls who brought you Ferguson, Baltimore, Occupy Wall Street, the Rolling Stone rape story, the Michael Brown mythos, and so on. Even when they are sufficiently aroused to assemble in protest, they do not break things, or defecate on flags and police cars. They show up, mill around for a while, tidy up after themselves, and go back to their homes and jobs.

So: I don’t know about you, but when I read these stories, my pearls remain provisionally unclutched, my couch likewise unswooned-upon. There’s plenty of time for all that later, if needed. It almost never is.

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13 Comments

  1. Whitewall says

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mississippi-church-member-charged-in-vote-trump-arson/ar-BBxqhb1?li=BBnb7Kz

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Robert,

    As I was saying…

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Whitney says

    Goodwhite, Badwhite. After the collapse, I’m taking one of those as my new last name. Not sure which

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Tina says

    So far, I haven’t seen any legitimate reports. It is ridiculous that they keep making excuses for these falsehoods. That of course is another cultural issue: while every culture has liars, traditional Western Christendom in general does not like liars and tries not to raise them. Shameful to see all these young people who think deceit is not a moral failing.

    Malcolm, I can’t find your id on Gab. I am @pecancorner over there. Short form chatter isn’t my thing but trying to help the momentum.

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Hi Tina,

    My Gab ID is @mtpollack, the same as Twitter.

    I’m not over there much, though. It’s a bit of an echo-chamber.

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  6. Tina says

    Grrrrrrr Whitewall, when I tried to share that link on Facebook, the headline and preview magically changed to politically correct FakeNews. The Fake Headline and Preview reads: “”Arrest in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church” and “Mississippi authorities have arrested a man in the burning of an African-American church….”

    The Real Headline, which was original as it is ensconced in the URL, and first line read: “Mississippi church member charged in ‘Vote Trump’ arson” and “A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump” is a member of the congregation, the church’s bishop said. “

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
  7. Malcolm says

    Just noticed & fixed some inexcusable typos in the post. Apologies to all.

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Here’s yet another hoax.

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm | Permalink
  9. Tina says

    Thanks Malcolm,found and followed you. Once it gets good momentum I will wander away. I oppose limits from authority,and that includes character or word limits too LOL

    Seriously, though I like conversations that last. I never used those java chat rooms in the old days either.

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm | Permalink
  10. Whitewall says

    Malcolm, I am impressed that both you and your wife are each adorned with pearls!;)

    Posted December 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  11. Malcolm says

    Well, you know… a little poetic license. Probably should have rummaged around a little longer in the metaphor bag at the end there.

    Posted December 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  12. Whitewall says

    And again…http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/26/hate-hoax-texan-tags-racial-slur-home/

    Posted December 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  13. Bluefin Tuna says

    There are nearly 320 million people in the United States; nearly a third of a billion. That’s enough people that some very tiny fraction of them are, no doubt, Nazis…

    I’d wager that close to 90% of the neo-Nazis in the US are current or former members of prison gangs. Amongst those who haven’t done hard time, adherence to Nazism is probably an order of magnitude less common than belief in saucer men from Mars.

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

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