Following one of the hundreds of mass shootings that happen in the United $nakes all the time, Amerikkkans finally had the thought, “Hey, what if we talk about this?”
These debates have reverberated among leftists and pseudo-leftists caught in the uncomfortable position of having to reconcile their seemingly contradictory beliefs that the proletariat needs to be organized and armed, but mass shootings are bad.
These narratives, however, are missing the key point – straight, white men are killing all of us.
Whether they’re cops or white supremacists, the criminals and murderers are almost always straight, white men.
And, of course, we could point to exceptions here and there in the first world – gang violence, the recent shooting at the Youtube headquarters by a woman of color, etc.
Here, however, the exception proves the rule.
It was straight, white men who criminally invaded Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is straight, white men who control the institutions of power that criminally enforce hegemonic liberal capitalism across the world. And, in the first world, it is straight, white men who commit the vast majority of violent crimes.
After all, who owns most of the guns in the first world? White men.
The clear solution is that straight, white men need to be disarmed!
Leftists and Pseudo-Leftists alike are missing the point when they talk about the proletariat.
There is no white proletariat.
There will never be an armed socialist insurrection consisting predominantly of white people. In fact, even to identify as white is to identify as the oppressor. Oppressor culture/White culture (and Crusade Culture) will never lead to socialism or communism. It will only lead to fascism.
J. Sakai wrote about this most powerfully in “The Mythology of the White Proletariat” (that links to a pdf of the entire book).
Could we possibly imagine white rednecks in Amerikkka ditching their racism and picking up arms to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat?
The answer is no.
White people in the first world aren’t in the business of establishing communism. White people in the first world are in the business of establishing business.
Pseudo-Leftists anticipate the Euro-Amerikkkan “proletariat” in the first world is going to rise up with arms. Instead, these white men are using their guns to shoot up schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, shopping malls, and homes.
They target women, oppressed nations, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, and Jews. And even other white men.
We have learned one thing from history.
Straight, white men are killing all of us.
If these were potential comrades, then they would be joining us already. They wouldn’t be shooting immigrants and people of color. Socialist and communist parties in the first world would be enormous forces to be reckoned with. Obviously, this is not the case.
Therefore, we must bring about a world where white people are disarmed en masse.
If Leftists want to support an armed proletariat for future revolution, then they need to support the complete disarming of the enemy: straight, white men.
The proletariat lives on – in places like India (where the Naxalites are fighting a guerilla war), in places like the Philippines (where Jose Maria Sison and the New People’s Army are fighting for freedom), and in places like Turkey (where the Maoist Communist Party maintains two armed wings fighting against the government).
Of course the proletariat must be armed. There is no question about that.
The question that these Pseudo-Leftists need to ask themselves is: where is the proletariat? Is it white people in Klanada or the United $tates?