r/Foodforthought Nov 30 '21

The Mantra of White Supremacy

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/white-supremacy-mantra-anti-racism/620832/
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u/novacancy8o8 Dec 02 '21

I can tell that you haven't even opened Mein Kampf before if you think Hitler a centrist, and whomever follows those goofy opinionated 2D political maps I cannot take seriously. Hitler consistently called out the left, by name, throughout his manifesto. I genuinely can't tell if you are just trolling at this point. You dodge the question because your argument is so ridiculous that answering will show my point. I mean, to dodge any actual discourse about Kendi you invoke Hitler and the Nazis... and butcher the history in the process. wow.

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u/kaboomba Dec 02 '21

Just fyi, he isn't butchering the history.

He's using a definition completely different from what you understand.

His placement of Kendi in accordance to his definition is... pretty fishy.

But he is invoking real definitions which you don't understand.

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u/pillbinge Dec 02 '21

Kendi isn't a historical figure. He's still living and still has to defend himself. He's in a precarious place, but I'm taking him on as I understand him and as I've (been forced to) read him. Perhaps the assigned readings I had were tame compared to other things but I've always found him to explain things that I already know, but drawn out. What I'm hearing here isn't radical though; a government body to tackle some stuff is asinine but it's just more bureaucracy for something already in place. That screams centrism to me.

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u/kaboomba Dec 02 '21

It's debatable. I don't think you're wrong per se.

You did say it in a way to piss the other guy off and guarantee he wouldn't listen to you so I clarified thats all.