Why Won’t the Media Say White Male Conservative Rage and the Women that Support Them Are Causing the Violence?
Let’s be VERY honest here, if there were attacks on our Capitol by Muslim Americans, Black Americans, or any group OTHER than white people, the media would be flooding the airwaves and internet by pointing out exactly WHO is behind all of it. If there was an increase in hate crimes around the country against white people as there has been against people of color, the conservatives would be screaming and whining about it. But here we are with an onslaught of white male rage against anyone that isn’t white and their version of so-called “Christianity” and no one says a thing. White male rage, along with the rather pathetic women that support them, needs to be called out.
An article in The Philadelphia Inquirer states:
“White male rage has long been appeased at the price of African Americans’ lives and livelihood. We were the sacrificial offering in a class war that kept working white men’s anger from turning on the whites who held political and economic power. From 1619 until the present day, Blacks have been forced to live within a world where white men, in the name of protecting their way of life, were allow to brutalize anyone they felt was a threat. For marginalized people including LGBTQ folks, religious minorities, and especially African Americans, the system to appease white men was toxic, but so prevalent that it became normalized. And when those who suffered under its breath-taking jackboot protested, white America refused to see its brutality.”
So why ISN’T the media being more outspoken and calling these angry white males out? Why isn’t the media making a point of talking more about the lesser charges that the white males arrested get versus those of people of color? Why isn’t the media saying the fact that National Guard are posted when there is a Black Lives Matter protest but were refused for the insurrection led by enraged white males and the women that support them?
The reason is simple: a majority of the news sources are operated by white people.
For the media it is all about ratings and when they start making accusations against the very people that bring those ratings, they are undermining their own business model.
The Toxicity of White Male Rage that Brings them Privilege
I have argued with many that deny that white privilege exists. The short response to this is that saying they have white privilege doesn’t negate any problems that they have experienced, it just means that those problems were not caused by the color of their skin. Our country has long supported the toxic male and specifically the toxic white male. Just look at the Republicans that refused to vote for the Violence Against Women Act. By their refusal to vote for the Act they stood up and said violence against women is AOK. One wonders why they did this? Because they know that those that would be punished are their own constituents. This is not to say that all violence against women only involves white males, it is just to say that Republicans don’t want to rock the boat when it comes to their sick and twisted idea of male supremacy.
Another aspect of this topic is the conservative so-called “news” that is a constant stream of ignoring white male rage and deflecting it with debunked conspiracy theories by trying to blame it on others. Sources such as Fox, OANN, and Newsmax have repetitive stories that they feed their almost all white viewers saying that the attack on the Capitol was by the non-existent “Antifa” and denying that trump had anything to do with the insurrection.
When you have angry white males acting like news reporters (which they aren’t) yelling and acting like angry white males and repeating the lies over and over again, it just reinforces the rage that the white males already feel.
A 2018 CNN article:
“Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham once delivered an odd warning.
‘We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,’ he said, while attending the 2012 Republican National Convention.
No one is making that complaint anymore.
Lately, the news seems filled with grim mug shots of angry white guys. A white man allegedly kills two black people at a supermarket after failing minutes earlier to enter a black church. Another opens fire at a yoga studio, killing two people and injuring five more before turning the gun on himself. And a third is accused of massacring 11 worshippers at a synagogue, afterward yelling, ‘just want to kill Jews.’
Yet during this same period, Trump and others have warned Americans of another threat: a caravan of Latino migrants headed toward the United States to seek asylum. They’ve alternately said the caravan is filled with gang members, ‘Middle Easterners’ and even people with rabies. Trump also announced plans to deploy as many as 15,000 US troops to repel the “invasion” and warned that if any of the caravan’s migrants threw rocks at troops, they could be shot — a threat he later denied.”
We all witnessed the insurrection against our government on January 6th. There is no doubting that they violent, angry mostly white guys and a some women were trump supporters. There is no denying that the Capitol law enforcement were overrun, beaten with American flag poles, injured and even killed by these home grown terrorists. There is no denying that the FBI and indicated that white supremacists are the number one cause of terrorism in our country. There is no denying that the organizations that track hate crimes have stated that there has been a dramatic increase in these crimes since trump began running for office AND they increased in every area that he held one of his Hitler-esque rallies.
The time has come for the media to have the guts to stand up and say that white males and the subservient women that support them ARE the problem in this country.