Repeat After Me (or Lose Your Job): ‘White Men are Not Being Persecuted. And They Deserve It.’

Community members and faith leaders from On Ramps Covenant Church hold a prayer vigil in the alley behind the Catholic Charities' Fresno Family Resource Center to honor the three shooting victims that were killed by a gunman on Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017, in Fresno, Calif. Two of the victims were shot near the building by suspect Kori Ali Muhammad. (Silvia Flores/The Fresno Bee via AP)

By John Zmirak Published on April 21, 2017

I wrote a few days ago that the Alt-Right movement is a neopagan error. It’s an “angry, inchoate reaction to a powerful, slippery heresy that preens as a winsome angel of light.” That heresy is multiculturalism, which boasts of its double standards and targets white males as villains. But how powerful is that movement, really? Was I exaggerating for effect?

No. If anything, I understated things. White men are demonized and scapegoated for nearly every evil. Highly educated people feel perfectly comfortable, even proud of themselves for doing so. It’s part of the ritual exorcism practiced by the church of multiculturalism:

“Do you renounce white males?”

I do.

“And all their works?”

“I do.

“And all their books and institutions?”

“I do.”

Scapegoating a Race

Multiculturalists point to long-dead slaveowners, or to freakishly rich members of the “one percent,” to pretend that every white man partakes of “privilege.” So he ought to be suspect as a bigot till proven otherwise. Likewise, anti-Semites have always pointed to Jewish accomplishments and influence as proof of their power and wickedness.  

If you scoff at the idea that white men could ever be victims, remember this: Scholars of the Holocaust report that German Jews were the best-assimilated, wealthiest, and most successful Jewish community in the history of the world. Right up until 1933. That didn’t help them. Alas, their achievements made them a highly attractive scapegoat.

“Kill As Many White Males as Possible.”

I wonder what part the escalating atmosphere of racial/sexual hatred played in the recent mass killing in Fresno, California. The killer, Kori Ali Muhammad, interrupted his spree to go online and announce “that he was going to kill as many white males as possible,” according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.

The killer interrupted his spree to announce “that he was going to kill as many white males as possible.”

Yes, Muhammad was deranged. But so was Charleston killer Dylann Roof. That didn’t stop observers from concluding that Roof represented a dangerous trend in racist violence. They won’t say that about Muhammad. In fact, since the facts have come out, you will not hear his name mentioned in the media ever again. Especially that name.

As proof that multiculturalism is virulent, dangerous, and ungrounded in reality, I could cite the epidemic of “deaths of despair” among less educated white men in America: Why isn’t it being taken seriously as a public health catastrophe like breast cancer or AIDS? I could point to the persecution of all-male organizations at colleges. Black and Muslim groups, of course, are exempted. Or the fact that white males, alone, are not protected by anti-discrimination laws.

Should White Men Be Stripped of the Vote?

Instead, let’s talk about an event that on the face of it seems less serious. On April 13, The Huffington Post ran a column by “Shelley Garland” that argued for depriving white males of the vote:

Some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men. If white men were not allowed to vote, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union, it is unlikely that Donald Trump would now be the President of the United States, and it is unlikely that the Democratic Alliance would now be governing four of South Africa’s biggest cities.

If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened. It would not be necessary to deny white men indefinitely – the denial of the vote to white men for 20 years (just less than a generation) would go some way to seeing a decline in the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world. The influence of reckless white males were one of the primary reasons that led to the Great Recession which began in 2008. This would also strike a blow against toxic white masculinity, one that is long needed.

At the same time, a denial of the franchise to white men, could see a redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners. After all, white men have used the imposition of Western legal systems around the world to reinforce modern capitalism. A period of twenty years without white men in the world’s parliaments and voting booths will allow legislation to be passed which could see the world’s wealth far more equitably shared. The violence of white male wealth and income inequality will be a thing of the past.

Now, you’ll notice that I didn’t include a link to that column. That’s because The Huffington Post took it down. Why did that happen? Did some sane editor read the article and conclude, accurately, that it was hate speech against human beings who happened to be both male and white?

Silencing Satire, Like Good Little Stalinists

No, not at all. You see, it turned out that the piece was a satire. It was written by a white guy. As Heat Street reports:

Earlier this week, the gullible Huffington Post fell victim to a hoax article calling for white men to be stripped of their voting rights. The site became the subject of widespread derision and condemnation after HuffPost editors stood up to defend the article’s content.

But as was later revealed, the author submitted the piece to Huffington Post South Africa as a hoax, intending to prove a point about the outlet’s radical leftist stance. He did so under a fake persona masquerading as a feminist activist named “Shelly Garland.” …

Following its publication and subsequent retraction, the HuffPost identified the author behind the “Shelly Garland” persona as Marius Roodt, a researcher at South Africa’s Centre for Development and Enterprise. According to the site, the email address Roodt used to submit the piece was traced back to him. The site claims that his identity was further “confirmed with facial recognition technology,” as he digitally altered a picture of himself to look like a woman.


Pretty funny, right? Except that after Roodt was outed, he lost his job. No, not the editors who published the outrageous article, thinking it was dead serious and a pretty good idea. They’re still working, still shaping American minds.

You Think That’s Funny? You’re Fired.

But Roodt was stripped of his livelihood for daring to mock the pieties of the church of multiculturalism. His employer publicly denounced him. And The Huffington Post took down the post, under the rationale that it had turned out to be hate speech.

Have you got that? At first, the article seemed to call in all seriousness for hundreds of millions of people (rich and poor, including coal miners and war veterans) to be denied the right to vote because of their sex and their race.

So The Huffington Post had no problem with it. They defended it, in fact. But when it came out that the piece was in fact a satire of that position, now it amounted to hate speech.

Wrap your mind around that. Try “mansplaining” that to yourself.

No wonder some white guys are paranoid. People really are out to get them.

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  • Paul

    One of the better articles you’ve written John, well done.

  • Kevin Carr

    If they are so against and hate white males, then they should be against using anything invented by a white male.

    • Johnny Hanlon

      Which means they’ll need to stop “reporting” completely. The internet, computer, printers, and most things related to press tech were created by whites.

  • alive in the river

    It is atrocious the disparagement of reporting today. I will say this, Trump did call out our previous administration in that they wouldn’t call terrorists by their true identity: radical Islamists. It seems though, that a lot of the same sentiments of the last administration still linger today in the media. John brings up a good point: as soon as the name of the shooter in CA was released… silence. Almost like “Oooooh… We didn’t know that was his name. Well, let’s just let that be.” Because they would be shining a negative light on the name (obviously Islamic inspired) and Islam in general for reporting such a tradgedy in the name is was performed under.

    Great article.

  • Texican

    This dehumanizing, racialist tactic is a prelude for genocide. Making the enemy (in this case, white males) sub-human through propaganda makes it acceptable to kill them… as we are seeing played out on the streets. Good read!

  • alive in the river

    It is atrocious the disparagement of reporting today. I will say this, Trump did call out our previous administration in that they wouldn’t call terrorists by their true identity: radical Islamists. It seems though, that a lot of the same sentiments of the last administration still linger today in the media. John brings up a good point: as soon as the name of the shooter in CA was released… silence. Almost like “Oooooh… We didn’t know that was his name. Well, let’s just let that be.” Because they would be shining a negative light on the name (obviously Islamic inspired) and Islam in general for reporting such a tradgedy in the name is was performed under.

    Great article.

  • dghtunes

    Thank you for reporting this!

  • Robert Scott

    Shame is the culprit that feeds the dogma of progressives. They cannot see their sin. Yet, they need someone to blame and hide behind.

  • GPS Daddy

    This article shows that the Bible is right about human nature. Hatred in the form of racism is something that ever person deals with to one level or another. Sin is sin no matter your skin color.

  • MathairAlainn

    Great article!

  • Az1seeit

    John, your point is very well made. This is an incredible example of bigotry, hatred and media malpractice. But I respectfully take issue with one of your statements: “he lost his job.” I followed one of the links you imbedded which led to an article about Roodt which stated that he resigned his job. While I am in complete agreement with the heinousness of the lefts hypocrisy, hatred and abuse of all kinds of power, Roodt was not “stripped of his livelihood”. In all humilty, how are we any better if we twist facts to manufacture outrage at their duplicitousness…with our own?

    • Zmirak

      He was asked to resign. That’s losing your job.

    • Have you never worked for a corporation in your life? When people get fired the bosses will give you a “graceful exit” by putting it officially on record that you resigned.

  • 4freedom

    This is one of progressives goals, the browning of America is part of their sick agenda. Huff Post is a progressive entity so naturally they promoted this spoof, the sad part is a lot of millennials use the Huff Post as their bible.

  • Ronnie Car

    My Grandfather’s generation, even my Dad’s generation who grew up during the 50’s would have never stood still for any of this. There would have been a lot of proponents of this kind of nonsense littering the sidewalks with split skulls. Even in the 70’s we used to kick the crap out of the socialists, hippes, whatever you’d call them, as the cops would laugh looked the other way. Back then, no construction job or workplace would have managed to stay in existence if greedy contractors and employers hired illegals over American Born men. Or the ability to speak your mind without being harassed or fired from your job, which would never be done to a minority, Third World Immigrant or female unless the female was conservative. When I was kid, I was being picked on. When I told my Grand Dad, he told my I am only being picked on because I allow it. Her served in the Korean War and taught me how to stand up for myself and how to carry myself in ways that would deter bullies and others from picking on me. Now, , white guys are too busy living off of their women, whether it’s mom
    or their working spouse and do not want to fight for what is rightfully
    theirs. My brother in law who has an engineering degree hasn’t worked in 12 years. He is content to stay at home and do house work, watch Tv, cut the grass, run errands, etc. The same kind of stuff my mom used to do. Well not cut the grass. My dad did that on Sundays, until I was old enough to do it. Unfortunately the white male has been feminized to death throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. Many have been raised by single mom’s who never taught them the things that a Dad or even a Grand Dad would teach them about life and dealing with other men. My dad worked in construction. He would take me to work with him when I was a kid and I would pay careful attention to how the men dealt with each other. Which kinds of behaviors were respected, which were not, which kinds were tolerated and which kinds would get you flat on your back or at least defending yourself. I have always been observant and I live is a racially mixed area. I notice many of the Third World Immigrants here of Latino, Indian or Arabic descend have in tact families, mom and dad’s. The dad’s go off to work each day and the mom’s stay home and take care of the children. They go to church or whatever their house of worship may be undeterred and unmolested by the very same forces that have broken up white family unit over the years and encourage Atheism, Mysticism, Humanism and other crap as viable beliefs. This intact family unit, dad working, mom home, church on Sunday is how white families used to live here for generations , until the left broke up the family unit by encouraging our women to compete with us for jobs, for the love of our own children and t have us arrested for attempting to keep our families together. Yet the very same forces wouldn’t dare interfere with the family unit of the Third World Immigrant. College professor ‘s will teach our daughters to hate us and to seek out relationships with other races and we are silenced by the fear of being called a racist if we challenge this. Yet, any professor doing the same thing in a South Bronx High School, encouraging Latino and Black girls to seek out the financial stability of white men, would be murdered before they made to their car in the parking lot. Like my Grandfather said, they are doing this because we are allowing it.

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