How Social Media Glorifies The Appeal of White Supremacy
Hate crimes are at an all-time high in the United States, thanks to your White nationalist president, who uses the make-believe crisis at the border as the leverage needed to keep his supporters comfy at the reassurance that their security is being taken seriously, after 8 years of hell with a Black president, who boasted that naggingly suspicious Muslim-sounding name.
But it isn’t just the “land of the free, and the home of the brave,” that’s suffering from the terror of White males, who want to kill everyone on the assigned hit list of this hate-themed administration, the whole damn world is on red alert when it comes to the spreading virus of White supremacy, that has gotten even more dire, due to America’s newly-minted status as the front-runner of this bloody religion.
When the shooting massacre at a neighborhood mosque stunned a modest community in ChristChurch, New Zealand, the perpetrator, a White male from Australia, was cornered by police and apprehended after he had managed to gun down 50 worshippers, including a child.
Some minutes before the bloody massacre, the White terrorist had managed to send out a 73-page document to key recipients, including prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and several media outlets. Links to the “manifesto,” that was infected with stylized jargon of White nationalism, that matched President Trump’s daily rhetoric about migrants, immigrants, and systems in general, that threaten the durability of White supremacy — were able to travel far and wide in lightening speed — thanks to the tools of social media.
It’s no secret that prominent platforms have become a strong force in the dangerously influential hub of hate groups, and this growth in popularity and mass appeal can be attributed to the wealth of power and freedom that comes with navigating these vast landscapes, that provide seamless access to viral content that showcase a range of unsightly eye candy.
The saying goes that “too much of anything isn’t good for anyone,” and indeed after enough time as active engagers, we can all agree that the very bad is starting to outweigh the very good, in ways that can no longer be downplayed or routinely ignored.
For the population of Americans, who are on the receiving end of President Trump’s bigoted wrath, it took his rampant Twitter use to expose the deadliness of social engagement, in the form of venomous-laced tweets that swiftly heighten the likelihood of more threats to the lives of his vulnerable targets, who are punished for not fitting the model of #MAGA, due to race, religion or both.
The combativeness of a world leader, who has the unwavering attention of a probing globe, that will always consider the United States as the blueprint of Western culture, isn’t just polluting the nation, that he’s successfully running into the ground, he’s also erecting sustainable branches in key cities in Europe, and beyond. This undoubtedly pleases the ego of former Trump campaign strategist, Steve Bannon, who has every right to pat himself on the back for a job well done.
This ferocious network of White nationalism couldn’t have taken flight in record time and with the promise of more to come without the nefariousness of the worldwide web, and the art of being social, that was supposed to unite, but ended up doing what evil geniuses of Silicon Valley did nothing to prevent for reasons that are blatantly obvious.
The goal was to provide what the masses not only dreamed of, but also required, in order to feel secure in the role of avid advancement, that can’t be hampered by the buzzkill of not being armed with the grossly problematic products of trillion dollar visionaries, who are currently scrambling to recode the reckless release of greed.
This explains why Facebook wunderkind, and embattled CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who enjoyed a celebrated rise to the top with the help of a splashy 2010 biopic, Social Network, that basically instituted his reputation as the exceptional millennial who was born at the right time — is presently embroiled in a slew of serious inquiries that challenge how and why massive security breaches didn’t factor into the complexities of global engagement.
Data breaches don’t carry the same level of panic that used to be applied when such a thing was unfathomable, due to how these harrowing episodes that host exposure of highly-sensitive information, have been systematically normalized by the realization that buying and selling of passwords, and other items stored on the web, was always part of a grand scheme.
Looking back, it’s embarrassing to take ownership of how we naively signed up for something that requires distribution of the most intimate and prized moments of our lives, including images of people who are relevant to our existence, without seriously considering whether such a gamble could leave the door wide open to non-stop cyber attacks.
Cyber warfare was the preferred weaponry of the Russians, during the 2016 U.S. elections, as hackers mercilessly overruled the code of ethics, by distorting social media platforms, particularly Facebook, in a bid to undermine our democracy by guaranteeing the initialization of a toxic regime, that would render America powerless and tragically unrecognizable to former allies.
“Operation Takedown U.S.A.” was completed once Donald Trump was sworn into office, and months later, the piled up evidence emphatically validated the treacherousness of social engagement, and how signing up for the convenience of maintaining contact without limitations, comes with the inconvenience of losing your entire identity.
When my Instagram account was unexpectedly violated after I discovered that I was logged out by a hacker, who changed my email address, the immediate fear switched to anger and regret. Nobody had forced me to join Instagram, and now that I had taken the bait, it was virtually impossible to escape the risk of having personal items seized without warning, and with the threat that it will happen again.
It seems the only thing we can control is the decision to disengage, even though that won’t protect you from the perils of systemic attacks that rely on Cloud storage for nourishment.
Which is why my desire to permanently log off from Twitter, after saying a final goodbye to Facebook, doesn’t seem like a worthwhile endeavor, when you consider my decade-long affiliation, and how I’m way past the point of no return as it pertains to restoring original settings.
And that’s just how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey likes it, when you examine the conspirator role tweeting has played in supplying connectors, that link White supremacy to White people stationed all over the world, who are boosted by an American president, who deposits graphically-disturbing content without mandated interventions by his advisors, including his daughter, son-in-law, or superstar counselor, Kellyanne Conway.
Since becoming President, and way before he activated our nightmare with his ominous presence, Donald Trump has consistently used Twitter as his stomping ground for hateful ideology, that curses out specific groups of people that don’t represent the purity of #MAGA.
From the daily reminders of how diseased Brown migrants are determined to infiltrate the spotlessness of White America to the demonizing of Muslim-Americans by sharing videos that verify Congresswoman Ilhan Omar as the close ally of the terrorists that curated the horrific events of 9/11 — it appears that Twitter is endorsing the kind of engagement that gets innocent people killed, purely based on how their controversial characteristics clash with the dubious standards of White nationalism.
The notion that a sitting American president, who theoretically has the authority to juggle life and death scenarios, while dealing with global issues that demand complex negotiations — can publicly tweet out highly-offensive content with the goal of upholding the statutes of hate groups, that are on standby when it comes to adding to their growing lists of prime targets — is a reality that doesn’t bode well for the future of mankind.
The manner in which social media glorifies the currency of White supremacy is a global emergency that has just been elevated to an incurable epidemic, thanks to the nonchalance of evil geniuses like Jack Dorsey, who pathetically hides under the falsehood of “impartiality” when it comes to policing an app that is being defaced by the polarizing trend of hate.
The blue badges that are awarded to those who are have proven the malignancy of their “influential” status has turned out to be the main reason why the seductiveness of hate speech is enjoying a significant renaissance.
Jason Kessler, a well-documented White supremacist, who was hoping to replicate his disastrous parade of death, also known as the 2017 Charlottesville riots, a year after the nationalized horror show, was inexplicably bequeathed a verified blue tick , despite his past criminal activities.
Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist warlord, Alex Jones was recently in the headlines after video clips of his deposition went viral, and showcased the demonic mind of an attention-seeker and airhead, who needs to compensate for his mental shortcomings by repackaging real-life national tragedies into scenes from low-grade B-movies as a form of entertainment for sick-minded viewers.
The irrevocable damage exacted by Jones to the families who suffered and are still suffering from the unimaginable loss of loved ones is incalculable, and that offensiveness was facilitated with the assistance of Twitter, through verified activity, that maintained his status even after other hubs like YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify had banned the lawless bandit from their territories.
Dorsey was defiant in his refusal to revoke the privileges of a man who was notoriously using Twitter as an outlet to spread the poisonous lies of how the Sandy Hook shooting massacre was a hoax, to the horror of bereaved parents who have since filed lawsuits in retaliation for years of unspeakable pain and anguish.
The banishment of Alex Jones from Twitter didn’t happen until September 2018, when a released statement confirmed the decision that came a little too late for comfort.
Months later, and Jones has returned to the scene of the crime via the lucrative YouTube channel of another well-positioned troublemaker and social media royalty, Logan Paul, who not too long ago was subject to disciplinary measures and global scrutiny after an ill-fated video depicting a woeful lack of reverence for cultures outside his privileged bubble made its rounds.
Paul is the young White male who makes millions based on the talent of being blissfully unremarkable, which makes him appealing to the younger population of wannabes, who have armed him with the audacity to believe in his invincibility; as evidenced by his recent guest, who once again continued his nonsensical rant about highly-sensitive matters that should be handled with care.
It’s not clear if that disgusting footage will continue to see the light of day, as the uproar over Logan Paul’s ill-advised decision to break bread with Alex Jones for the benefit of his young and impressionable fans continues to gather steam.
But what can’t be refuted is the bleakness of the forecast when we ponder the future of online engagement, and how monsters like President Trump and his empowered soldiers for White supremacy, don’t have to hide their grotesqueness from an ailing world and its inhabitants.
We have seamless access to real-time shootouts that splatter the goriness of click-worthy content with the devalued views of victims, and the increasing tolerability for soulless fare that we think is free — until we pay for it with our own lives.
In the meantime, we remain logged on, and hijacked by mechanisms that were meant to torment and destabilize — for infinity.