White Supremacist Lingo and Conspiracy Theories

America's white supremacist roots have experienced a powerful resurgence in the Age of Trump.

White Supremacist Lingo and Conspiracy Theories

Of a rally that saw an act of white supremacist terrorism our President, Homeopathic Hitler, said, “You also had some very fine people on both sides." Considering that The Worst of Us has had advisors like Sebastian Gorka, Stephen Miller, Sam Nunberg, and Stephen Bannon, who've all expressed openly bigoted views, it's no surprise that Orange Julius struggles to condemn bigots: he invited them into his campaign and administration. Knowing white supremacist lingo and conspiracy theories, then, will allow you better understand Trump and his hate stew milieu.

White Genocide

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump regularly interacted with white supremacists on social media. It was when he retweeted the user WhiteGenocideTM that the White Genocide conspiracy theory entered the public's consciousness, unfortunately. We were all real close to never having even heard of the White Genocide conspiracy theory! Thanks Drumpf. Those who ascribe to this theory believe that a mythic White Race is being forced into minority status before eventual extinction through a set of liberal policy prescriptions that entail diversity, anti-racism, and assimilation.

These are very much the same people who boycott popular culture that doesn't embrace an all white cast. "Star Wars? No can do! An Old Navy ad with a bi-racial couple? Now I gotta make my own sweater vests! Black Panther? Where's my White Panther?!" And while these complaints are laughable, the hatred of White Supremacists and White Nationalists is not. The hateful ideology into which the White Genocide conspiracy theory fits into has inspired domestic terrorists such as Dylann Roof and Timothy McVeigh.

The 14 Words

If one of your Trump supporting former-friends is sliding anti-Semitic caricatures into your DMs, you can check if they're just a shit-kicking edge lord (someone who spits offensive language on the internet for the attention) or a full blown white supremacist by asking them to recite the 14 Words:

"We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

The phrase was coined by David Lane, member of the white supremacist terrorist org The Order, who was called, "One of the most important ideologues of contemporary white supremacy," by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Why is 87 afraid of 88? Because 88 is white supremacist speak for "Heil Hitler"! H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, after all. "Whoa, leave me out of this! I also stand for horses, Hors d'oeuvre, and horny; all of those are preferable to Hitler!" Not if you're a white supremacist; that's why 14 often goose steps along side 88 on tattoos, graffiti, or even the prices of white supremacist apparel. Yeah, someone's buying a shirt with the KKK on it declaring that they're "the original boys N the hood," for $14.88.

The Mantra

"The Mantra" was composed by white supremacist Bob Whitaker, birthing the phrases, "Anti-Racist is code for anti-white," and, "Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, white countries for everybody." The idea was that white supremacists would be able to re-frame the debate and even change opinions by repeating The Mantra as if it were a magic incantation.

Bracketing that the idea of a mythic white race is an ad-hoc rationalization for slavery, repeating a phrase over and over again doesn't turn someone into anything. Were that the case we'd all already agree about everything. Instead, propaganda like "The Mantra" only works when it expresses how its target audience already feels when they consume it. This is why just reading "The Mantra," no matter how many times you do it, doesn't turn you into a white supremacist.


The term "Alt-Right" was coined by white supremacist and frequently punched in the face guy Richard Spencer. It was created with the intent of mainstreaming racism. Islamophobes, racial realists, white nationalists, Neo-Confederates, Neo-Nazis, are all groups that fall under the umbrella of Alt-Right.

Such groups frequently read the hate hub Breitbart News, whose former executive chairman was Steve Bannon, who also used to haunt President Sex Criminal's Administration as the White House's one-time chief strategist and go-to goblin. Breitbart was known for, among other things, covering and misrepresenting crimes committed by immigrants, a move straight from Hitler's playbook.

Cultural Marxism

If white supremacists could step back and analyze their own views they may be able to identify their own pessimism and belligerence as symptoms of a troubled upbringing. But that's just arm-chair psychology. Arm chair hate is when you Tweet about how an all woman re-boot of Ghostbusters is Cultural Marxism.

Cultural Marxism is yet another white supremacist conspiracy theory. White supremacists love conspiracy theories! "Catch 'em in bed with a conspiracy theory!"

These theories allow white supremacists to express the pessimism that pervades their everyday lives and projects into the future as a Judgement Day that takes the form of either a race-war or the quiet death of the white race at the hands of liberal policies. Thanks O'Bummer!

Cultural Marxism is a global plot by liberals to undermine Western culture with progressive ideals like feminism, diversity, embracing the LGBTQ identity, free school lunches, etc. That's how we end up with Oceans 8!

White Lives Matter

The phrase "All Lives Matter" emerged only after the phrase "Black Lives Matter" entered public discourse. Saying "Black Lives Matter," asserts the value of black lives in a country founded on white supremacy that continues to devalue black lives. All Lives Matter is dismissive and may easily be inferred as racist. White Lives Matter, meanwhile, is a straight-up Neo-Nazi group founded by white supremacists. They've attempted protests nationwide with little success.

Pepe the Frog

Pepe the Frog was birthed by comic creator Matt Furie. Eventually the Boy's Club mainstay was coopted by white supremacists and edge lords who get off on harassing people with memes and by other means. President Sex Criminal, Don Jr., and political consultant/Spider-Man villain Roger Stone have all re-tweeted Pepe memes because when you're a well connected white man there are few consequences for your actions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Hopefully the Mueller Probe proves me wrong!

The Turner Diaries

"Probably the most widely-read book among far-right extremists!" raves the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). No, this isn't a review for My New Order, the collection of Hitler's speeches that Ivana Trump once alleged The Worst of Us kept at his bedside. No, that's the ADL's warning about the highly influential far-right text The Turner Diaries.

The aforementioned white supremacist organization The Order took its name from The Turner Diaries, Timothy McVeigh sold and owned copies of the book, and many more were inspired by the novel's hate to commit hate of their own.

Grand Remplacement

"Grand Remplacement" is the French version of the White Genocide conspiracy theory. The term was coined by one time cultural critic turned white supremacist Renaud Camus. Camus believes that within a generation, the white French population will be replaced by Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa.

Twitter searches for Grand Remplacement reveal the same content as searching Twitter for White Genocide: White people terrified of diversity in all its forms, whether it be biracial advertising, Burkinis, or African children simply eating baguettes on the streets of France.

Before you think that last one is a joke, it's not: French white supremacists like to take photos of non-white French citizens simply doing things in groups and tagging the pics with a variation of the phrase, "De quel grand remplacement parlons-nous ?" (Translation: "What Grand Remplacement are we talking about?")

Based Stickman

Kyle Chapman is the Based Stickman AKA the Alt-Knight. This guy is the anti-Phoenix Jones. Chapman came to Alt-Right prominence in March 2017 when footage of him hitting an Antifa protester over the head with a stick entered 4chan and Reddit cyber circulation. The Alt-Right even crowd funded Chapman's bail money.

Chapman would go on to lead the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (FOAK), the "tactical defensive arm" of the Proud Boys. They would go to demonstrations with the intention of causing havoc. The Proud Boys, meanwhile, are a group that espouses Western Chauvinism and neo-masculinity formed by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes (who was the worst monologuist I've ever seen at the UCB Theater's flagship improv show, ASSSSCAT).

Western Chauvinism is the belief in the superiority of Western Culture, often code for whiteness; and neo-masculinity, unlike the name suggests, is the age old philosophy of misogyny.

An article that began with the 14 Words and the White Genocide conspiracy theory has devolved into far too many memes and too much jargon. That's what happens when hate hides on the internet and eventually rears its ugly head in the real world. These Lulz come at the expense of human rights and must be kept in check. They have no place in our society or anyone else's.

Ben Kharakh
Ben Kharakh
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