With exception of the most virulent, open white supremacists who don’t hesitate to make it clear that they believe in preserving white power, the defenders of whiteness will always engage in disingenuous arguments. We shouldn’t even engage them according to their false framing 1/
For ex. they will make bogus arguments about free speech, the constitution, etc. that they know are disingenuous & not representative of the real issue. This is a major part of how white power has always operated, w/ ppl feeling entitled to claim reality is whatever they say 2/
The whole performance around stolen elections is another example. It’s not that ppl genuinely believe election was stolen as much as it is that whiteness entitles ppl to feel they can declare whatever they want to be true w/ the expectation that society bend to accommodate it 3/3
It’s the same phenomenon as when white people knowingly make false criminal accusations against Black ppl with the expectation that the legal system will accommodate their lie from police to the court.

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11 Jan
Once again, Twitter is a privately owned software application. What law says that anyone anywhere is legally entitled to have an account?
This is not about free speech. It is about whiteness. If it were genuinely about free speech folks would’ve shown this concern for the targeting of leftists, sex workers & nonwhite ppl, not this one white man emblem of global white supremacy inciting terrorist attacks.
The fact that you have white people across the political spectrum running to the defense of a fascist who is arguably the greatest single threat to the safety & security of the globe at this hour shows yet again that the issue is WHITENESS.
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10 Jan
So again we’re going to make Black people the heroes of saving democracy only for the white establishment to turn around & take immediate steps to destroy it again. Y’all aren’t tired of this?
11/3/20: Black voters saved democracy!” 😄

*Trump & GOP try to overthrow election. White establishment focuses on healing divide w GOP*

1/5/21: Black voters in GA saved democracy again! 😄

*White supremacists try to overthrow govt. White estab focuses on healing divide w GOP*
1/10/21: Black officers saved the Capitol! 😄

*White establishment focuses on healing divide among itself by not addressing how president tried to assassinate elected officials*

US culture: Yay 4 Blk ppl constantly risking their lives for a democracy white ppl don’t want! 😄🇺🇸
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10 Jan
The very idea that we should concern ourselves with establishing rules of conduct that guarantee equal treatment for both ourselves & for the racist, murdering fascists who are aiming to carry out genocide & overthrow democratic governments makes no sense.
I appreciate everyone’s commitment to ideas of liberalism & equality but fascism exists outside of liberalism & there are people trying to kill us whose very ideology is based on the idea of there being no equality. They can only defeat us or be defeated.
There’s a reason we had an entire world war over this issue and it’s not because people at the time couldn’t figure out how to come up with a standard for free speech that applied equally to fascists & all the people they were trying to kill.
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9 Jan
Another example of why the bipartisan neoliberal establishment which Biden embodies must be displaced from power. We do not in fact need a Republican Party. It is a fascist party, the majority supports the overthrow of the election & its leaders just attacked the Capitol... 1/
Biden is more focused on reconciling himself personally with his white former colleagues who’ve led an assault on democracy for years now than the immediate threat of fascism which is greater than one man named Trump. He displays no real understanding of the threat. 2/
This is a perfect example of what I mean when I say the bipartisan neoliberal establishment is more focused on self-preservation than protecting democracy or human life. They are obsessed with returning to a pre-Trump status quo that was financially profitable for them all. 3/
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8 Jan
Double standard: a rule or principle which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups

Insurrection: a violent uprising against an authority or government

Terrorism: the use of intentional violence for political or religious purposes
Anarchism: belief in the abolition of all government and the organization of society on a voluntary, cooperative basis without recourse to force or compulsion
Fascism: a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
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7 Jan
Y’all... these Republican officials condemning the acts of the mob today will have zero effect on the white supremacist movement. It just makes them the newest targets for violence. Are people not following what just happened when Trump blamed Pence & they moved to attack him?
Ppl are still not grasping that today is just a foreshadowing of what’s to come, like everything before this foreshadowed this day & there’s no logical reason to assume we’ll have a peaceful transition w/o more terroristic violence around the country.
I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention the past five years or so but Trump’s base does not actually give AF what Cruz or McConnell or Graham or any of these other folks have to say & will turn on them instantly if they don’t believe they’re supporting Trump.
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