Ryan Griffis on Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:14:50 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's Victory

Regarding the debate around the racism of the multiple factions of the
right, the comments in this Breitbart article are worth a look. The
article itself, not so interesting.  What is especially interesting to
me here is the assertion by many commenters that *any* assertion of race
is a liberal sentiment. Both overt white supremacists and its critics
(BLM) are labeled tools of the left. The expression of a nationalism
that is *passively* (rather than explicitly) defined as white,
heterosexual, and misogynist is seen here *opposing* explicit
expressions of white supremacy as a racially-defined nationalism (that
also justifies any eugenic, colonial or imperial acts). “Mainstream"
conservatives seem to just want to deny race as a historically produced
reality, while continuing to benefit from it. It seems like both BLM and
neo-nazis prevent them from being able to reproduce the myths of
assimilation and meritocratic freedom, obviously for very different



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