#BlueLivesMatter’s ‘White Genocide’ Memes Traced to Alt-Right Media Network

Following #BlueLivesMatter on any given day will reveal endless racist and misogynistic comments thinly veiled behind a blue wall of “respect.” Yet, a few memes in particular have stood out in the past few months.

“White Genocide” memes have been prolifically aggregated through #BlueLivesMatter for three months now. These memes espouse white nationalist coded phrases claiming diversity means destruction of the white race. These meme pages consistently post in pro-cop networks, Alt-Right Twitter and overwhelmingly displays support of Donald Trump.

Twitter bots TWG (@trumpWG) and TEAM LIFT (@teamliftworking) aggregated the following:

These accounts are linked to overtly white supremacist websites. For example, TWG (stands for ‘trump white genocide’) is linked to whitegenocide.info, an Alt-Right organizational platform that espouses a white power eugenics ideology.

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Under it’s network tabs, it links to an exhaustive list of Alt-Right organizations ranging from far-right newsblogs to white power groups, and even some occult Neo-Pagan websites.

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The range of reactionary tendencies represented shows the diversity of the Alt-Right coalition during this current era of Donald Trump. The Traditionalist Youth Network serves as a white nationalist recruiting program targeted at teenagers and young adults. Their mission is to:

“…provide resources and support to independent groups of high school and college students throughout North America who are learning about the Traditionalist School of thought, helping one another apply the principles and spirit of Tradition in their lives, and organizing in defense of Tradition on their campuses and in their communities. While members and supporters are encouraged to embrace a particular Tribe and Tradition, the TYN empowers them to unite and speak as one voice against the united voices of decadence, individualism, Marxism, and Modernity.”

The TYN boasts that they are not conservatives, eschewing corporate greed and material consumerism, yet embracing white supremacy through coded redefinitions of “diversity” and “inclusion.” They claim to accept “homosexuals, minorities, and atheists,” as long as people with these identities share a common brotherhood in Traditionalist values. It’s clear the TYN is trying to build a Trump Youth brigade, attempting to mirror Hitler’s youth organization from the 1930s, but updated for a 21st century Alt-Right audience.

Christogenea advocates research, development and expansion of the “Christian Identity.” Through an odd assortment of essays, articles, and Bible passages, the group seems rooted in building an “ethnic Christian” identity. Their ideology is steeped in eugenics-centered Creationism, ethnic tribalism, and antisemitism. Christogenea’s welcome page boasts of divine right white supremacy:

A shining city on a hill cannot be hid. A lamp when lit is not placed under a couch. There is indeed a God of all creation. And there is indeed a race anointed by that God. Here it is identified. Whenever that race allows itself to amalgamate with others, it falls into permanent decay. Understanding this is one of the keys to all history, and it is the understanding of the rise and fall of all great cultures. You can go away mad, even spouting profanities, or you can face the reality, and consider the implications while investigating the assertions being made.

This is just one of many Alt-Right religious groups on the network. The proliferation in Neo-Pagan white nationalism seems to suggest a fledgling movement that’s trying to mirror the identity politics of the Left for eugenic-based justifications of white supremacy.

The Right Stuff looks like your average rightwing newsite, but it too publishes overtly white supremacist content. In an article titled, “What Will Become of the Empire? Visions of Late Modernity in United States,” the author describes the future result of mass immigration and diversity leading to the creation of distinct ethno-regions. The author suggests the “white identity” will need to expand to include light-skinned elements of other races as one method to prevent this so-called “white genocide.”

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The surprising aspect about this network is not the obviousness of it’s white nationalism but how prolific and current the content that’s published. Alt-Right bloggers produce at least 3 or 4 posts a day. Websites with just three writers can produce about 20 posts per per day, all aggregated through Twitter. A noteworthy inclusion to this list, is the infamous White Lives Matter, a front group for white supremacists and Neo-Nazis recently declared a hate group by the SPLC. Yet, Blue Lives Matter remains to elude the progressive watchdog, but this social media connection shows the two groups overlap somewhat.

Such information is usually limited to Alt-Right hashtags, but these bots have slipped white nationalist ideology into #BlueLivesMatter without any of it’s supporters noticing or really caring. The bots produce hundreds of tweets per day, though some have gained traction from Likes and Retweets on #BlueLivesMatter. This means, like we’ve been reporting since our organization formed, Blue Lives Matter has created a safe space for hate on the internet. It’s never been more clear that police supporters tend to be some of the most vitriolic racists in the so-called United States. But this blatant allowance of open Neo-Nazis to aggregate through their channels demonstrates a new level of white supremacist ideology on the part of the cops.

Antifascist allies and comrades should research these accounts, the Pro-White media network that runs them and address these threats accordingly.

Alt-Right “White Genocide” Network:
TWG
TEAM LIFT

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pro-white.net

Resistance is Not a Hate Crime

“Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. Upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529.

 

This past week was rife with outrage toward the multiple police killings of black people across the United States. The speed in which these state-sanctioned murders come to light has fueled an already radicalized and embattled Black Lives Matter movement. It’s pretty clear in recent days that agitation against the police is reaching a tipping point.

The most intense displays of this protest came out of Charlotte, North Carolina after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott for reading a book while black. In the minutes after the shooting, Scott’s daughter, Lyric livestreamed the scene on Facebook. People watched in real time as she reacted to the news of her father’s death, drawing droves of people from their screens and into the streets.

Mass demos turned into full scale riots as the protest escalated further into the night. One livestreamer Mills Shaka Zulu Gill aka King Mills, broadcast most of the action that night.

 

Mills filmed everything from bonfires to lootings giving commentary and pepping the crowd the whole time. At one point on the highway, angry truckers are heard firing off warning shots. Mills stream peaked at over a million views just after midnight.

During the second night of protests, a protester was shot and killed by the Charlotte Police Department. Mainstream media outlets reported that a black man shot the protester but multiple witnesses claim the cops fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. One of these less-than-lethal rounds struck the protester leaving them in a pool of their own blood. The contrast between CNN and Facebook was stark. Those watching livestreams spread news that it was the cops, while cable television repeated the Charlotte PDs press statement.

 

Since the murder of Philando Castile, Facebook Live has become a go-to tool for comrades to report on material violence in real time. We can criticize Mills for showing comrades committing acts that could invite repression but we can’t let poor security culture overshadow the service he provided. People around the world who don’t have a clear understanding of insurrectionary situations were able to see potentially inspiring acts of resistance.

Mills continues to liveblog everything that has happened to him at this point. Mills is right, we shouldn’t be apologetic anymore. People are tired of repeating the same old platitudes going through the same motions to get the same empty results. The age of respectability politics is over. We should not hide our politics and must be honest with our convictions.

The events in Charlotte show the brutal reality in regards to the level of repression the state brings to bare against communities of color rising up for their liberation. As tensions escalate further we will need to closely support each other to get out of this alive.

 

Technology may yet provide us with the tools to build these communities but we will need to wrestle control away from Silicon Valley. As these escalations continue, comrades can learn to amplify voices of struggle while still maintaining a respect for security culture.  We will also stand in the face of a growing fascist movement, one that seeks to organize with the police. This worrying trend has become a primary concern for us.

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The police news website Blue Lives Matter and the network of pro-cop fascists spared no time shaming, attacking, and discrediting the Charlotte Rebellion. These pigs labelled everyone who rose up in Charlotte as “violent criminals.” They insisted Keith Lamont Scott was armed, they repeated the cops lie about black-on-black protest violence, they focused on stories of white people and journalists allegedly being assaulted. All of this is done to completely reject the protester’s concerns and invalidate their right to resist.

Many of us are exhausted with this battle. Two years after Mike Brown’s death, and the police have only become more violent, more entrenched, and more dismissive of even the most basic reforms.

Currently, Blue Lives Matter legislation is making it’s way through state houses across the United States. These laws will criminalize small acts of resistance, such as de-arresting comrades, throwing rocks and bottles, assaulting  cops and even posting “threats” on social media, by defining them as hate crimes. Police are already a protected class so it’s clear these laws are meant to attack and marginalize the anti-police movement.

Now more than ever do we need to stand together and publicly declare our defiance to police violence and white supremacy. We need to understand that All Black Lives Matter, even those with criminal records and those who chose to fight back. This new black liberation movement has been inspired by Korryn Gaines and Syville Smith precisely because their narratives don’t fit the typically liberal mold. No longer shall we let the cops smear our comrades for acts of survival. We know who the real thugs are. The Fraternal Order of Police recently endorsed Donald Trump. Cops around the United States are being outed as Nazis. This institution is completely illegitimate and whatever laws their leash-holders pass have no binding on stolen land.

We must always positively affirm our responsibility to resist, no matter how such resistance is viewed by the state and white society. Remember, we’re not fighting for them, we’re fighting for each other.

 

#BlueLivesMatter Explodes in Racism Over Tyre King Shooting

Thursday, the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag erupted in rage after Twitter responded to the police shooting of 13-year-old Tyre King in Columbus, Ohio. King was shot by Columbus police after they attempted to stop him for questioning in an unrelated robbery mistaking his BB gun for a weapon. The person who reported the robbery was unharmed and had a mere $10, which their alleged assailant did not take.

While #TyreeKing [sic] trended within Black Lives Matter circles, #BlueLivesMatter attempted to hijack the hashtag claiming King’s death was justified. What followed was a string of racist tweets invoking criminal stereotypes of black people:

tyree pic 2.pngPeople kept pushing the robbery line as if this were justification for his death.

#BlueLivesMatter was saturated with constant shaming of Tyre King, outpacing more reasonable narratives.

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Some glorified the teen’s death, thanking the Columbus Police department for killing him and further labeling him a criminal.

Much of the anger coming from #BlueLivesMatter lies in the assumption that the police have no other options when faced with the perceived threat of violence. As this Twitter user points out, white people with guns have often been disarmed by police without violence.

The most sinister aspect of this reaction against Tyre King was the speed in which participants in the hashtag stereotyped, criminalized and shamed this teenager. All defended, even celebrated, King’s murder for the alleged crime of trying to steal $10. Even if King was party to the crime, this does not justify his summary execution.

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The blind rage generated by #BlueLivesMatter reveals a much deeper seated hatred of black life. To automatically assume a black teenager committed a crime and further push the narrative that this black teenager is a “thug” and “gangbanger,” is to declare that black teenager socially dead. They’re no longer seen as human, just animals to be herded, caged and shot. This is how the police and their supporters view black people. The comments thanking the police for cleaning up Columbus reflect the genocidal mentality these Blue Lives Matter supporters feel toward the black community.

The sheer amount of racist hate and blatant celebrations of violence against people of color expressed shows that #BlueLivesMatter is rooted in white supremacy. The organizations that aggregate content through this hashtag are just as culpable in generating that atmosphere. Police news sites that publish racist critiques of anti-police protestors or work as PR machines to whitewash cops’ violent behavior feed the white rage that defines their audience. These websites amplify reactionary voices that would otherwise be lost in the void of the Internet. Because of this, #BlueLivesMatter has become a safe space for hate, and that safety must be shattered.