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I recall while on leave late one afternoon along the footpath returning from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego a rush of people lurching across the footpath in front of us. There were maybe forty people, perhaps more. They had crawled through a large car sized hole made in the fortified hurricane-type fencing that was the perimeter of the border, raced across the footpath and through another hole in the fence on the American side. Then, hunched down as if to escape detection they dispersed in a matter of seconds among the cars in a large parking lot and were gone, free to move about as they like, now in America.

A few moments later a border patrol helicopter came by with a floodlight swirling around the cars in the parking lot and then it too vanished, discovering nobody.

That was in 1994, twenty-three years ago.

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Most white Americans want nothing to do with any racist or fascist organization but often such organizations are the only organizations publicly enumerating white grievance in The US, where the government and the media often falsely place historical guilt upon white Americans to increase tax levies upon the middle classes, for all manner of social programs, many of which whites pay for but benefit from very little.

While white Americans also comprise a relatively stable number in population, minorities that benefit from such social programs are increasing in size, some of them dramatically, at rates unprecedented in American history.

So, while America’s population of whites remains relatively the same, the tax burden to pay for such social programs and the use AND ABUSE of such social programs is increasing dramatically, correspondingly increasing the burden upon white Americans whose population stays relatively the same.

Attempts by white Americans to organize and enumerate their grievances publicly have been met with 1st Amendment transgressions by municipal leadership or pandering to violent reactionaries in such cities as Berkeley and Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and Baltimore.

Any attempts by white Americans to organize in the public square are now met almost automatically with false and slanderous calls of fascism and racism by the media and municipal governments as well as the threat of violence from reactionaries.

Unless there is change there will come a day when white America will no longer stand for it.

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One of the more interesting aspects to me of social media are the inevitable conspiracy theories that appear after every tragedy. To me this phenomenon of what are often regular people trying to explain an event in direct contradiction to the media “party line” is a valuable analytical tool, if you want to call it that.

Though many of the conspiracy theories I read on one social media platform or another are just that, theories that have no factual basis, those theories nevertheless enhance the analytical process by demonstrating a different perspective that often solidifies public information on the matter or supports an alternative conclusion I may have reached.

Prior to social media, there was only the media “party line” that was prevalent on all readily accessible media outlets, no matter how quickly you could change the channel or turn the page.

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Most white Americans want nothing to do with any racist or fascist organization but often such organizations are the only organizations publicly enumerating white grievance in The US, where the government and the media often falsely place historical guilt upon white Americans to increase tax levies upon the middle classes, for all manner of social programs, many of which whites pay for but benefit from very little.

While white Americans also comprise a relatively stable number in population, minorities that benefit from such social programs are increasing in size, some of them dramatically, at rates unprecedented in American history.

So, while America’s population of whites remains relatively the same, the tax burden to pay for such social programs and the use AND ABUSE of such social programs is increasing dramatically, correspondingly increasing the burden upon white Americans whose population stays relatively the same.

Attempts by white Americans to organize and enumerate their grievances publicly have been met with 1st Amendment transgressions by municipal leadership or pandering to violent reactionaries in such cities as Berkeley and Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and Baltimore.

Any attempts by white Americans to organize in the public square are now met almost automatically with false and slanderous calls of fascism and racism by the media and municipal governments as well as the threat of violence from reactionaries.

Unless there is change there will come a day when white America will no longer stand for it.

Copyright © William Thien 2017

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TRUE STORY:

During a conversation with someone on the subject of DACA the person tried to convince me that there was a “humanistic” element to DACA and that sending DACA recipients back to their country of origin was somewhat, not completely, but somewhat inhumane. That may be true to a certain extent, I do not disagree. But that line is a line the media and DACA supporters have been running and it totally ignores the “inhumane” element of making Americans pay for it all.

The person I was speaking with, unlike myself, was clearly on the fence about DACA, which many people are.

The conversation meandered a bit as most conversations do (this wasn’t a scripted political speech or anything) and I suggested to the person while talking about a completely different subject that she should run for office, that she is well spoken and would make a good representative for her aldermanic district.

She replied resolutely with, “I wouldn’t stand a chance.” I disagreed and then asked why? Her response was, “well, this is a mainly Hispanic district and they only vote for Hispanics.”

I don’t need to tell you what happened next. I kind of emphasized it a bit by not immediately replying to her last statement. But her last statement, that Hispanics don’t vote for white females, which is what she is, a white female, was followed by a LONG DRAMATIC PAUSE!

To me this somewhat accidental arrival at a conclusion about why NOT to support DACA was so blatantly obvious that I admit I was a bit surprised she didn’t make the connection. But she didn’t at first. I had to help her realize the significance of what she had just said by bringing the conversation back to that of the subject of DACA.

“So,” I said something to this effect. “You want to support DACA because it has a “humanistic” element to it but you won’t run for office in your aldermanic district,” something which she is entirely capable of, “because Hispanics don’t vote for people like you.”

This observation of mine was followed by another LONG DRAMATIC PAUSE!

Wow, I thought to myself. There really is something to the blind ignorance of bleeding-heart liberalism, a condition I once long ago thought was completely a figment of the conservative political imagination. But there it was in what I would say was one of its purest, most unadulterated forms.

The person, whom I have a lot of respect for, realizing the significance of her most recent statement, that Hispanics don’t vote for white females, attempted to squirm out of the obvious conclusion that maybe supporting DACA isn’t such a good idea, particularly for white females. So I reminded her of the significance of supporting a program which eventually will make her political voice completely mute, which it will, as if in her own aldermanic district her voice isn’t already completely silenced.

“How’s that for a “humanistic” approach,” I asked?

She didn’t say it but the tone of her voice had changed and you could hear it there. The tone of her voice said, “OK, I get it.”

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One of the more disturbing observations that came to my mind this week during the DACA protests is that DACA recipients, illegal immigrants, people who don’t have 1st Amendment rights or the right to assemble are marching all over the country in protest of the administration’s position on the law while white Americans of just about any political persuasion, as long as they identify as “white Americans” are now unable to assemble or publicly attempt to redress their grievances with the direction the country is heading.

The media along with fearful municipal governments who are afraid of riots initiated by counter protesters are now refusing free speech permits and branding gatherings of white Americans as racist or fascist long before their appearance.

With the aid of the mainstream media, people who are not even citizens of the United States have been given more latitude to address their grievances in a public square than citizens of The United States.

That’s just plain wrong.

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Originally reblogged from my roll on April 11, 2015

I wrote recently that an organized group calling themselves “The Black Panthers” was videoed marching around with guns and shouting anti-law enforcement chants such as “fuck the pigs and everyone fuck with them” and shouting slogans such as “Black Power!” Many of my readers were surprised that they had not seen the videos I displayed. They wondered why the national mainstream media had not shown the videos. Though I don’t watch much television news, I don’t recall seeing the videos at online news sites either. The videos may have been shown in the mainstream media though nobody I have asked can recall seeing them. The videos (scroll down into my blog roll to see them) certainly weren’t given much coverage. If you ask me, the videos are definitely newsworthy, more so than most news. An armed group of people who believe they are involved in a life and death struggle (hence the public display of guns) are marching around in the streets of America? Really? Sounds like news to me. Little time if any was spent on them at the national level.

I also blogged to the effect that I believe were whites to do the same, they would be vilified by the media. My explanation for this is that the media are pandering to the larger market of black Americans who spend more time watching television and in that way the media are trying to preserve a market, a market for their advertisers and to maintain their ratings. Were the media to start telling the truth about violence perpetrated by blacks against whites or even black on black violence, it would disenfranchise the black viewer and cause them to change the channel. Gone would be market share and advertising dollars directed at the black audience. Makes sense if you do the math, doesn’t it? But it’s not just the media, the government has an incredible stake in seeing that the white middle classes are abiding by the tax code as well. Not only are the white middle classes the bread and butter of the government, they support all the other programs the government perpetuates as well. The white middle classes not only suffer under the yoke of the media, they are subject to an incredible burden of taxation, a burden that is not only heavy in toll but that is misused to pay for programs many do not support, an added insult.

So then why do the media vilify whites who shout “White Power” when they rally or march? Is it due to some historical context? Or is it that the media can effectively use some antiquated notion of white America to perpetuate its markets?

Or, rather where am I going with this you might be asking?

I believe there is a white struggle in America that as I’ve stated before is being suppressed by the media. I believe the media wants to maintain a status quo that in particular subjugates and silences middle class white America.

There is a reason for this. The tax code is structured in such a way so as to draw most of the finances used to pay for social programs from the white middle classes. The funds that go to pay for the social programs utilized in many areas are to a larger extent used primarily by black Americans whereas in those areas and in most, black Americans do not contribute or pay for those programs in any proportionate way. Do blacks serve alongside whites? Have they not done their duty for the country? Of course. No question.

This argument is not about blacks, though, in so much as it is about how the system we all live in snuffs out the attempts of whites to survive in that system that is growing radically more hostile by definition and structure towards whites.

The amount of funds for example that black Americans contribute to social programs is a small fraction of the amount of funds whites contribute yet blacks use the programs at least at an equivalent amount if not more.

The same is often true of races other than blacks. Some would say that all of this may be an accident of socioeconomics, that since white Americans fall into that tax category, that’s just how it is, but it doesn’t change the fact that there is a massive burden placed upon the white taxpayer that is unfair, disproportionate, and a massive economic insult. All of this has been happening for decades now while whites are often the subject of black on white violence and significant property crimes. The violence and criminal behavior is excused by the media in its constant omission of such statistics and facts and it is excused by systematic legal leniency.

The burden upon white middle class Americans of paying for all of the social programs and the social insult of all of the black on white crimes is a burden that is a crushing one. I see no reason why whites should be vilified for expressing their position in any such way, in particular in a manner that is no different than we’ve seen in the videos of The Black Panthers marching through the streets, up in arms no less.

Do I believe white Americans need to go there right now? I think I’ll leave that an open question.

But beware of what the media is telling you. Know why they are telling it to you, that they have something at stake, it isn’t merely just the righteous exercise of free speech.

Though I don’t believe in all of the messages we see and hear at rallies of white Americans expressing their opinions about the state of the country, such rallies as held by whites are usually without public display of arms and still subject to all forms of media vilification when in actuality the rallies are little different in context than what we have seen in the videos of the Black Panthers.

The shouts of “White Power” by whites at their rallies are no different than the shouts of “Black Power” by the Black Panthers and in fact may have more merit.

The constant drain on the pocketbooks of white Americans to pay for all manner of social programs and to motivate laws meant to equalize conditions for which the greatest majority of whites have had no responsibility are nothing more than a threat to the existence of white Americans throughout the country. We know this because every time whites bring it up at rallies or in any public forum, whether it be on the public square or at work even, they are attacked by the media and the system of redistribution. These conditions are manufactured by the media and the government as I’ve described. I’m certain you know what I am talking about. I’m just the one saying it in this way. Am I making myself vulnerable? What do you think?

While under the burden of massive taxation and threat of physical violence, white Americans are suffering a rapid loss of position in America. The justification for all of this is based on a false historical context of white America perpetuated by the media and various propaganda mechanisms such as Hollywood.

What the media have historically labeled “white supremacists” are in my opinion really “white survivalists.” However misguided or misdirected, racist or phobic it may seem at times, the call of “White Power” is a reaction to the conditions I’ve described and for that very reason it is no different than the call of “Black Power.” For reasons I’ve explained here and before, you just don’t hear the media calling blacks “black supremacists” when blacks make the same call.

White supremacy is nothing more than white survival.

White Power!

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