Today, popular blogging sites like Medium, among other opinion blogs and columns, feature opinion pieces that make the claim “There is no such thing as a white ally”, and claim that white people only make everything worse when they try to help.
This of course comes during the largest multi-racial civil rights protests in US history, where pretty much *everyone* came out to show solidarity and fight this system as the system continually tries to claim it’s “just a few radical WHITE leftists and WHITE antifuhs” in order to 1) alienate blacks 2) alienate whites 3) fundamentally disempower the black struggle, and relegate it to a mere performative action by white people. Clever!
We can’t have unity of any kind, says the CIA. We have to insert that wedge. A little back-story on the CIA from Roy McGovern, nearly 30-year CIA analyst, leader of the Soviet Policy Branch, and advisor to presidents. He discusses Russiagate extensively here. McGovern famously published the quote from CIA director William Casey, where Casey said “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” in a meeting with Reagan. Something to keep in mind when thinking about media narratives in the US.
As is standard, the most popular propaganda is based on a kernel of truth, which in this case are the neoliberal centrist and conservative “white allies”, like Hillary Clinton, and other favorites like, lol, Kamala Harris, and of course Corey Booker, who want less to help black people, and more to help life go back to “normal” for themselves and for other people and donors in their class.
Oops! Did I mention Harris and Booker? My mistake. When talking about Useless, Pretend White Allies, who think they speak for black people when in fact they speak for the status quo, I can’t help but immediately think about the neoliberal democrats and their supporters, who do indeed believe they can speak on behalf of black people regardless what black people are saying. Something tells me the media has intentionally conflated neoliberal centrism with leftism, or indeed with “what white people think.”
YES! I think that’s it — what liberals say necessarily equates to what White People say, and the complicit elements in the media and opinion blog-o-sphere reflect this. Do white liberals represent the voices of all white people? Is that what we are being asked to contemplate? lol I *know* we can do better than this.