There are no ” white supremacists”.
That term is not based in reality.
Rather the term needs to be changed.
I believe that they would much more aptly be called in actuality what they genuinely are ; “white ignorant racist bigots with delusions of supremacy”.
Personally I don’t comprehend anything supreme about that.
How did they get that title anyway?
Did they begin calling themselves that or did other folks with more wisdom and foresight give them that name as a way to label the pathology which that form of bigotry steeped in pathological narcissism is.
In light of the ecological crisis we are in at this time and the utterly distorted backwards economy which I believe is consuming and exacerbating catastrophic events at this moment in time, I believe it is necessary to refer to “white supremacists” as they truly are which is “ignorant white racist bigots with delusions of supremacist-tude”.
Jung says “you can’t heal what you don’t feel”.
I believe my thoughts above are expressing this on the collective interpersonal level reflecting my own experience of hearing that term, “white supremacist” which in reality is quite oxymoronic in light of the actual meaning of the term and the harm that it causes.
Yes, most significantly my concern is the term’s relationship to the harm that it causes.
There is nothing at all supreme about that split way of thinking which is based mostly in fear and greed, albeit there are other nuanced components at work, as well.
Rather than referring to their felt experience of being human these folks have left their bodies, ( which gets devalued, much like the feminine in our culture), so that any aspect of the shadow side of their humanity gets split onto the other.
Disavowed shadow gets projected onto the “other”.
All of this to say I hope the pundits, journalists and the public can begin to name these groups for what they are and not the grandiose delusion they believe themselves to be.
And then as the Eurythmics have said “Welcome to the human race”
And what about the left progressive side of the things, the Antifa?
I will be including an exploration of this side of things, while trying to see if there’s a way to ” hold the tension of the opposites” and seek out, look for or create a bridge of common understanding,
Please stay tuned.