One day, while leisurely perusing through Facebook I saw the link posted above pop up in my news feed. The words STOP WHITE GENOCIDE blared at me, hence the use of all capitals. My curiosity was mildly piqued and I decided to click play, figuring at the very least I would be entertained.
Well, needless to say, I was entertained and if you clicked the link and watched all 5:20 seconds then I am sure you were too. First, after I watched the video and heard the overly repeated word genocide, I decided I needed to look up the definition. My first source was the ever so accessible dictionary.com.
According to dictionary.com genocide is “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” For those of you who enjoy secondary sources, according to the Council on Foreign Relations genocide is “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
I guess my question is where is white genocide happening? The U.S? Nope, I don’t think so. How about Europe? Nah, I pretty sure they are all alive and kicking. And Australia? Those folks are probably enjoying warmer weather and not even entertaining anything remotely close to the idea of the intentional destruction of one’s ethnic or racial group. So why make a YouTube video and create a campaign with a phrase as provocative as Stop White Genocide?
Apparently, the mere presence of black and brown people in the U.S is enough to constitute genocide. Black and brown people are taking over “their” land and forcing them to assimilate. Is anyone laughing yet? Even though the girls speaking in the video do not possess any titles and appear to have been taken straight from XXX Porn Stars, the words that are coming out of their mouth still work my last nerve. Their is something about the spewing of ignorance and getting over 60,000 views that just doesn’t make sense to me. And to make matters worse, I am almost 100% positive that it was not a joke or some parody. At which point, I decided to dig a little further and trace it to the source.
After following the digital yellow brick road for all of 2 seconds, I was led to Bob’s Underground Graduate Seminar Fighting White Genocide. The site is a blog that gives information on how to continue to promote the Stop White Genocide campaign. I really tried to give the creator of the site the benefit of the doubt. You know, check out his blog, see what he was about. But then it took a serious wrong turn. In a recent post title “Dave Says the World Was not Perfect Before the White Man Arrived,” the author goes on to say more disturbing words:
Slavery was liberation for the female slave! She was liberated from the barbarity of her world. While for the male slave, it was an apprehension, a placement into restraints, an imprisonment. It is from HIS barbarity (the barbarity of nonwhite males) that the female slave was liberated. That was WHY she was so JUBILANT to be taken into slavery.
I am not really sure how this relates to white genocide but I assume the author truly believed that this was pertinent information that needed to be shared to the world. Black people were happy to be enslaved! Black women in particular in order to be free of the savage Black male. Puh-lease. I don’t need any regurgitation or resurrection of antiquated ideas that have no logical foundation. And since he seems to be pulling his information straight out of D.W Griffin’s Birth of a Nation, I can no longer pretend that there is even the tiniest molecule of legitimacy in any of these arguments.
So what is really going on? Please feel free to checkout Bob’s site and watch the video again. Share your own personal reactions. Maybe you will have a better understanding. As for now, I am chalking it up to more white supremacist shenanigans that is in words of VP Biden, “a bunch of malarky.”