You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Apr 3, 2020
It's not unrelated to racism, though. There are millions of Americans for whom the fear of change to their perceived American way of life is heavily linked to the decline of the white (non-Hispanic) majority. This is the relevance of Xsjadoblayde's post, as this fear and distaste for foreigners and foreign culture is a fundamental strand of the alt right and the sorts of extremists who stormed the capitol. At a very superficial level, the storming of the Capitol was about fears of a fraudulent election, but in reality the motivations underpinning a lot of these people and movements are much deeper and significantly contributed to their actions that day.It isn't about racism. If anything, it's about people who are willing to turn any discussion of any problem into accusations of racism. I'm not saying people storming the capitol don't include racists. They may very well all be racists. But that doesn't matter, that doesn't make it about racism, and attacking it from an unrelated angle obviously isn't going to lead to solutions. It frankly makes it seem like you are perfectly willing to allow or even exacerbate other issues if you can use them to call more attention to your own issues. And that's pretty crappy.