Registered On: September 7, 2015
That may well be true, but like I say, this doesn’t take away from the issue that white nationalism is an extreme ideology which more than easily becomes violent and racist.
One of the mistakes humans make is to assume that to be extreme you have to be different, a ‘monster’ beyond comprehension. Yet most seem ordinary, sometimes decent, people who have gone down a path they believe to be right. They don’t see themselves as extreme, since they’re law abiding people who do good and honourable deeds. So they cannot be like the extremists they warn us about, since they aren’t some kind of ‘monster.’
Yet the toxic nature of their ideology can convince them to behave in what others would see as racist or criminal behaviour. They would see it as justified too. For if you have views that the UK should be white and we are undergoing ‘white genocide’ or a ‘great replacement,’ where the Jews are responsible, it’s only logical for people to spout hate at Jews, blacks and others. The nature of the ideology is divisive and sets grievances against others.
Of course there may be some who do not think like this. I am not accusing you of doing so, since I don’t know you, but my experience with the community is not like that. If you go on the likes of Stormfront or The Daily Stormer you will see self-avowed white nationalists promoting harassment campaigns against Jews (the latter was heavily involved in harassing Luciana Berger before the Corbynites targeted her too), posting explicit racism against black people, denial of the Holocaust and open admiration for Adolf Hitler.
I find it impossible to separate the ideology from this. The ideology is toxic. Some people may have got into it and extracted what could be considered as acceptable and not be contaminated by its worst elements, but this doesn’t take away its nature as an ideology.