Karma is real. Although I’m generally happy for most people’s success, there are times when karma bites others on the butt and all I can do is laugh. Like when a bully catches a beatdown or when women dismiss a slightly nerdy dude because they prefer guys “with a little bit of thug in them,” then their purse ends up missing. It might not be politically correct to say it, but the misfortune of others is sometimes funny.
When the rapidly growing female “alt-right” movement began complaining about how they have been treated by their fellow male white supremacists, the staff of The Root convened a hastily assembled think tank to label the trend. The women are bemoaning the fact that the BecKKKy movement (that’s the name we settled on after a contentious vote) has been subjected to sexism and misogyny from the boy bigots. The Nazi-ettes are putting out an Alabaster Amber Alert over being harassed and verbally abused. They believe that there is no place for the mistreatment of women, even inside the white nationalist movement.
Stop laughing. We are trying to be serious here.
Up to 20 percent of the alt-righters trying to rebrand racism as “nationalism” are women, according to the book Making Sense of the Alt-Right. Salon recently highlighted the tragic plight of these women after Tara McCarthy, an “ethnonationalist,” began her Festivus celebration early with the airing of grievances:
Women in the Alt Right are constantly harassed by low status anonymous trolls trying to put us in our place. Women of all ages, who do or don’t have children, are harassed for various ‘reasons’. The ultimate goal seems to be to bully us off the internet.
“Men in the Alt Right are going to have to decide whether they will continue to passively/actively endorse this behavior, or speak out against it,” McCarthy said in another post. “If you want more women speaking publicly about ethno-nationalism, I suggest you choose the latter.”
Like most unseasoned snowflakes, McCarthy was proud of her attitude about treating other races differently while simultaneously crying white tears about her own treatment. The Alabaster Amber explained:
Guys, I’m not saying I can’t take any trolling or harassment on the internet, *obviously* I can. I’ve probably had more of it than most of you will see in a lifetime, and I’m still here. Not going anywhere. I’m not stating the above solely for my own personal benefit.
Then she made her Twitter account private and went somewhere because she couldn’t take the trolling. Allow me to explain BecKKKy-ism and how it intersects with white privilege:
Privilege is joining a movement based on bullying and then whining about being bullied. It is believing that you are better than some people while decrying the fact that people believe they are better than you. The entire premise of ethnonationalism is about separation based on antiquated white male Western values. Alt-right women mad about being harassed by alt-right men is like joining the circus and complaining because you don’t like clowns.
And none of this is to say that women deserve to be harassed on the internet. It is not funny. I’m sure that you think you hear howls of laughter coming from my direction, but I assure you—that is not the case.
That’s the sound of karma.
Read more at Salon.