Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up

The national media’s ongoing campaignto spread that myth that there’s a surge in “white supremacy”-related violence continues with Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak insisting with great originality that “White men are becoming some of America’s greatest threats.”

Where have we heard that before?

“The biggest terror threat in this country is white men.”— CNN’s Don Lemon, Oct. 30, 2018

“We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem.”— New York Times, Aug. 4, 2019

“You can pick any batch of statistics you like to illustrate the seriousness of white nationalist terrorism.”— Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, Aug. 6, 2019

The media myth that there’s been a surge of “right-wing” or “white supremacist” violence under Trump is extensively documented in my forthcoming book Privileged Victims: How America’s Culture Fascists Hijacked the Country and Elevated Its Worst People.

Among Dvorak’s scant evidence that there’s an uprising of right-wing, white supremacy-related violence under President Trump is the thoroughly laughable study by the Anti-Defamation League that found a grand total of 50 murder deaths perpetrated by “right-wing extremists” last year (read more on that crack study here), and also a case last year about a 17-year-old boy in Virginia who collected Nazi Germany memorabilia and killed two blacks.

Wait, I read that wrong. He didn’t kill two blacks. He killed two Latinos.

Wait, that’s wrong, too. He didn’t kill any blacks or Latinos. He killed the two white parents of a white ex-girlfriend. The boy’s mother said she didn’t know he was engaged in online white supremacy chat rooms but she did say that she knew he had a history of mental and emotional health issues. He had also been enrolled at a school for children with behavioral problems and been charged with crimes in a juvenile court. He had been diagnosed with both depression and autism.

This is the profile of a crazy person, not a calculating white supremacist driven to kill by racial hatred.

And that’s the case with virtually all “white supremacy”-related violence. Of the relatively few people in this country who even identify as white supremacists, even fewer act out violently, and among those, almost none of them attack other people for racial reasons.

True, parents should keep an eye on their online activity of their children. You would think that goes without saying. But it’s simply not true that there is a sudden epidemic of whites targeting people of other races for mass violence.

*story by The Washington Examiner