Three Kinds Of White Supremacists: Comedians, Centrists, Edgelords

When it comes to racism, there’s no difference in the effects or actions of these three kinds of white supremacist - only in the words they use to enforce white supremacy.

The Edgelord / “Ironic Alt-Right”

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The Edgelord purposely uses the most offensive words possible in an effort to not only silence their target, but to harass the target to the point of tears. You can always spot an Edgelord: online, they adopt white nationalist symbols, while offline they wear MAGA hats or Nazi-style uniforms.

Ironic Nazis are still Nazis.

The Comedian

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The Comedian thinks that anyone advocating for progress is a “tryhard”. Using “humor” as a cudgel to shut down discourse, The Comedian uses edited image macros to punch down at disadvantaged people and their allies for laughs. At the end of the day, The Comedian can log off or walk away, but their targets face harassment offline and on.

The Centrist / White Moderate

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The Centrist condemns any action a progressive or marginalized person takes, because Order Must Be Maintained. The Centrist has no sense of nuance, and doesn’t need it. They have White Privilege. Centrists ain’t the ones who have to be peaceful while White Supremacists oppress and kill people of colour.

The Centrist decries protests as being disorderly and a disruption. The Centrist condemns self-defense as “being just as violent”. Or to quote the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr:

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