Ibram X. Kendi: The Mantra of White Supremacy

Ibram X. Kendi, the high priest of Wokeism, has taken to the pages of The Atlantic to confirm what I have long been saying about him on this website:

“Here’s the way this works: 1.) we create potent critiques, memes, caricatures and narratives on small websites like this one, 2.) we stay out of the public spotlight and avoid stepping all over our message, 3.) progressives wield power in draconian ways that alienate White people who do not live in deep blue urban enclaves like Brooklyn, 4.) this confirms the critiques and narratives which originate here and are picked up by the rightwing media ecosystem. Democrats, for example, can’t decide whether the Great Replacement is a far right conspiracy theory or something to celebrate as social justice. Is using the term “anti-White” a racist dog whistle, or, should we actually embrace putting down White people as a positive good?”

I’ve said it before:

“Ibram X. Kendi is blaming the “antiracist is code for antiwhite” meme for the backlash against wokeness and CRT. This is a great example of what I am talking about.

There were a group of White Nationalist activists who started relentlessly pushing this message a decade ago on the internet. Over the last decade, these people have been vindicated by people like Ibram X. Kendi, Robin DiAngelo and the Great Awokening. They successfully framed the issue as “antiracism = anti-white” and saturated the internet in that sort of discourse and when Kendi and folks like him took off those who opposed it out of instinct in the mainstream started using the term “anti-white.” …

Once again, it makes more sense to continue pushing forward. We should continue to push our same message and adapt it to this more favorable context. In the context of woke supremacy, the idea that “antiracism is anti-white” is no longer as abstract as it was a decade ago.

Millions of people have seen things over the past year like Portland in flames and the White House under siege which has led them to believe it is true. In fact, it is easy to put the face of Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo on the whole phenomena now. We now have villains who personify this classic message.”

This is actually what happened too.

I’ve long seen people like Ibram X. Kendi and the woke professional blacks – Don Lemon, Charles Blow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Joy Reid, Tiffany Cross, Jonathan Capehart, the whole class of insufferable whiners – as a major asset to our cause whose legacy would be to undermine “antiracism.”

“If we are being honest, Ibram X. Kendi is probably the best thing that has happened to our cause in the past 20 years. In the Joe Biden presidency, our new message is going to be “we told you so.”

Whether it was White Nationalists or the Alt-Right, the pro-White community had been saying for generations that “anti-racism is anti-White” and that Whites were too cavalier about changing racial and cultural demographics and had let our guard down and that it would end in a racial dystopia like South Africa. By redefining the meaning of the terms “racism” and “anti-racism” and persuading the political establishment to embrace his systematic racism conspiracy theory, Ibram X. Kendi has confirmed that antiracism is synonymous with anti-whiteness and has destabilized the status quo.

From a sheer metapolitical standpoint, this is an enormous victory for us. Kendism has become fashionable on the Left and has supplanted Kingism which is passé. Whereas Kingism cleverly and successfully disarmed White identity for a generation, Kendism is having the opposite effect. MLK and the “reverends” who followed him were held in such high esteem that consensus antiracism became a “mainstream” custom for a generation. Whites put aside their own identity and interests to create what they thought at the time was going to be a colorblind utopia. It was all going to work out. Racism was going to fade away. Racial differences and division was going to disappear. We were all going to be judged by the “content of our character” as human beings. We were all going to “progress” into the happy future.

Conservatives actually believed this stuff and still cling to this old myth like a comfort blanket. They aren’t willing to face the facts which is that Whites were conned. The rhetoric of “colorblindness” was a useful device that the Left cynically used to push their agenda. They had already discarded it by the late 1960s. We often forget that the Civil Rights Movement itself embraced Black Power in the late 1960s. We don’t want to remember that the movement ended in the worst race riots until the ones we had last summer.

Kendi has framed the debate over policing as a choice between antiracism and abolishing the police or “white supremacy.” This isn’t a bad either / or choice for us. Insofar as Democratic cities embrace his progressive doctrines and defund or abolish the police, it leads to an explosion in violent crime that splits the non-White bloc vote. Insofar as Republicans and conservatives push back against this nonsense, it forces them to say “no” to woke professional blacks like Kendi and not to be afraid of being accused of “racism” plus it helps them with non-White voters who don’t like criminals either.

Imagine living in a country where White people can say “no” and stand up for themselves. We, too, have a dream.”

Ibram X. Kendi has made White liberals more toxic and out of touch with the wider electorate and more of a liability for the Democrats. He has emboldened White conservatives to stand up for themselves and to openly push back against “antiracism” instead of collapsing into a puddle as usual. It is too late for Joe Biden and the political establishment to come to its senses and drop this guy.

The Atlantic:

“Below a democratic donkey, the Fox News graphic read anti-white mania. It flanked Tucker Carlson’s face and overtook it in size. It was unmistakable. Which was the point.

The segment aired on June 25—the height of the manic attack on, and redefinition of, critical race theory, which Carlson has repeatedly cast as “anti-white.” It was one of his most incendiary segments of the year. “The question is, and this is the question we should be meditating on, day in and day out, is how do we get out of this vortex, the cycle, before it’s too late?” Carlson asked. “How do we save this country before we become Rwanda?” …

“Anti-racism is anti-white” is the mantra dividing the Democratic Party, especially since the 2021 elections. It is the mantra unifying the Republican Party, especially since the 2020 election. There are numerous variations on this mantra. “Wokism” or anti-racism or critical race theory or the 1619 Project or“cancel culture” or Black Lives Matter or anyone challenging racial inequity is said to be anti-white or racist or an anti-white racist. And variations on this mantra have become so ubiquitous in the American political discourse that people can easily dismiss or deny its origin in white-supremacist thought

“When Robert Whitaker, 76, died in June 2017, white supremacists reflected on his legacy online. “Perhaps his most important, and most lasting, legacy is that his incessant promotion of the term ‘anti-white’ is now slowly but surely going mainstream,” someone named “Bellatrix” said on Stormfront, the prominent white-supremacist website. “A very important corner to turn indeed, as it is the rebuttal of the accusation of racist.”

Whitaker, a former economics professor and Reagan appointee to the Office of Personnel Management, had been radicalized as a young man in opposition to the civil-rights movement. He was a propagandist for more than half a century. But Whitaker’s fame among the most extreme white supremacists came toward the end of his life, when he wrote a screed called “The Mantra.”

“The Mantra” ends with what has become the new mantra in American politics: “They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.”

Over the next decade, and particularly after Barack Obama’s election, a self-identified “swarm” of online trolls posted quotes and reprinted “The Mantra” online wherever they could, and attacked anti-racists as “racist” whenever they could. …”

The most remarkable thing about this transformation is that it happened so suddenly. I wouldn’t put it back further than the George Floyd riots.

In his entire presidency, Donald Trump mentioned White people maybe two or three times. Trump only signed an executive order to ban CRT in September 2020, but no one knew what it was at the time. It has only been in the last year and largely since Trump left office in January that FOX News has aired thousands of segments about it. It has only been in the last few months that the term “anti-White” and the Great Replacement has gone mainstream. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweets all the time about how Democrats hate “White men” which is something that I have never seen Trump do even once.

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25 Comments

  1. Whites are going to be called racist regardless so we might as well embrace it. I like what the new Twitter Pajeet offered: If goatlovers are all radicals (terrorists) than whites are all racists. I would except the new terms. Maybe Webster can update since they are doing much of that this year.

    • Maybe it is time to say, “yeah, I’m a racist….what are you gonna do about it”?

      Many enemies would cower if met with this response.

      • Anti-racist is a code word for Anti-White. That’s the goal. Only then can we begin to have a free and open discussion about White Genocide.

    • The big issue is why the pajeets were allowed into America in the first place. And here is the answer:So the Hindus can enthusiastically vote the Native White Working Class into a violently persecuted White Racial Minority within the borders of America. There was-is no economic justification for importing the Hindus into America…for there is no economic case for race-replacing the Historic Native Born White American Historic Majority…………

  2. Whites have to start putting fear into our enemies instead of the other way around. When Whites were feared things we a lot better.

    • This colored idiot in Wisconsin, that ran over all those people at the Christmas parade, if this had happened 90 years ago, they would have taken him out and hanged him.

    • Bob is vindicated. His method WORKS. “Anti-White” is well saturated. “White Genocide” is coming along and will be the big bomb shell Anti-Whites are shitting in their pants over.

  3. I used to collect the memes from Bob Whitaker’s Twitter accounts, before he was banned, and I still have them on a harddrive. I wonder if anyone else saved them? He memed using text, instead of pictures. He was a genius at what he did.

  4. THE MANTRA _ by _ Bob Whitaker RIP

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.
    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  5. In physics, it’s called a phase transformation…water into steam…

    I always believed the Alt Right Metaphysicians were irrelevant..

    Gotta talk to the Native White Working Class at the gut level racial tribalism…instead engaging in Alt Right Napoleonic Fantasies…

    • “I always believed the Alt Right Metaphysicians were irrelevant..”
      They were not.
      It was all the arguments and truths that WN 1.0 had dug up, that made it possible for /pol/ to popularize everything, and when the moral panic started, it was the Alt-Right that bore the brunt of the oppression and often got their lives destroyed.
      The unfairness on how the Alt-right was treated, radicalized fence sitters, so even that was probably necessary, and a part of why the moral panic end up normalizing what the panicers are hysteric about.

      • You don’t have any evidence for your claim…first claim…

        Richard Spencer was incapable talking to the Native White Working Class….if I am wrong about this tell me.

        Other mistakes..,,Jared Taylor’s and Peter Brimelow’s and Steve Sailer’s obsession with IQ psychometric jibber jabber..a very big opportunity was blown….and in this regard, all of Pat Buchanan’s books were boring policy wonk sewage that missed the big target also….

  6. Old Bob was the one that taught me the most about how the world really works under all the academic theories, and he deserves credit, but I still think we anons should get some credit as well.

    It was silly if just one blog started to use it, so we needed a community where pro-white, anti-white and white genocide were real concepts used to understand and convey meaning about the world, and /pol/ became just that. As for /pol/, the white genocide memeplex didn’t really take off before the cuck meme was added to it as a synonym for the white anti-whites.

    http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/2015/08/14/the-cuckservative-phenomenon/

  7. The Smolette trial seems pretty bizarre in the ridiculous hoax of evil Trump supporters roaming the streets ready with the magic Bond Villain power of being able to lynch blacks in their number one urban stronghold. That anybody could believe this could happen is absurd, but what it does is betray the mindset the blacks live in. Smolette honestly believed he’d get away with it because in his warped view of the world, this kind of stuff goes on all the time, it’s no more preposterous to claim this than a fake fender bender for an insurance swindle. The white man has nearly supernatural powers to haunt them in the world most blacks live in today.

  8. @ He just called us the “C” word, ” Corn Starch Crusader”, does this mean we can go to college for free?

  9. I remember when Gulf War 2 commenced. That night I went to the Book Review in Huntington to see Comrade Pat Buchannan. His new book just came out. NBC News was there with a reporter and camera interviewing Pat….It was very exciting….Pat’s book was a boring-hobbled-together-ennui inducing collection of numbersusa-FAIR talking points….

    If Pat’s books addressed the Native Working Class gut level racial tribalism realm unrelentingly page after page…..a movement could have been ignited…Pat’s books would still be on the NYT bestseller list..

  10. Is “Ibrahim X” smart enough to understand that he is just one of the jews’ token schvartzes, a stereotypical angry blag mayne? Stupid, uppity coon!

  11. The bigotry of blacks and their Jewish media are all on display with the ignorant African’s list of name calling. Just imagine if that was a white male reading a list of bigoted anti-black names. The media firestorm would be worldwide for at least a month. This is just more proof of anti-white genocide against our people. Plus a huge amount of jealousy of whites who are the best looking, and most accomplished of all races.

  12. While I agree Whitaker’s message was correct, the anti racism crap of the 60 really was based in resentment of whites. However, I think the Mantra is overly wordy and immediately recognized as propaganda by anyone who reads it thus allowing it to be dismissed. This Kendi guy however coming from a hostile, opposite angle makes Whitaker’s case for him without any conned white waiting for the “Content of Character Kingdom to Come” being able to dismiss it as “white supremecist propaganda.” You have to craft your message so the reader doesn’t tune out in the middle of reading, or listening. The message has to be consumed in full and then “wow” it hits you, like some sort of fictional gastronomical delicacy from Willy Wonka’s factory.

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