Surprising to me, since Hawaii has a large Asian population. Beyond that, I’m not surprised. I’ve known plenty of racist white guys who have “tasted the rainbow” before.
Not surprising that the most socially disgusting white men (and by definition, virtually the entirety of the far right) in the world all have women of color as wives, since virtually every far-right male is so disgustingly repugnant, but glad the world now is realizing two things:
- It’s common and always has been (look up colonialism and the processes of “whitening” up non-white groups, and the west’s obsession with aggressive wars as a way to channel the white man’s undesirability and sexual-angst; i.e., happy men do not behave like murderous mass shooters on a global scale)
- “Sex” and racism aren’t mutually exclusive. I say “sex” in parentheses because it’s precisely the lack of it that pushes these men over the edge.
Keep in mind, out of fairness, the leader of the Proud Boys is Enrique Tarrio – a black male – but given how nuanced things are, groups that are tied to unacceptable causes generally go out of their way to camoflauge in a variety of ways.
There is no way anyone would think that the Proud Boys are not far right, and their inclusion of non-whites, if anything, is at best ironic, and at worst, proof of how far the far right will go to expand their definitions in order to maintain their pathological obsession with control. Generally I think this control is born out of general angst over women and money, so anything that caters to their sense of “fighting back” and “reestablishing control” as a hapless, desperate male, works. Furthermore, I think the far right capitalizes on the left’s inability to properly weigh intersectionality and feminism with its overlap with male interests.
That being said, why are far right men married to women of color?
For one, it’s question of the chicken and the egg.
- With strong social problems, these men are offputting to their real prize – white women*. This causes them to blame either white women or “Jewish” conspiracies to “corrupt” white women (especially for leaving them for men of color). Their far-right behavior further isolates them from white women, causing further problems.
- They need sex and companionship, though, since this is the driving force for male motivation.
- In comes a horribly insecure woman of color, who wishes she lived up to the supposed beauty and cultural prestige of whites and white women. She’ll defend her choices to the death, though, since, you know, nobody (including my own mother) wants to admit they made a mistake.
- Biiiig problem, though, since this guy technically was unmarriageable within his own culture, it doesn’t magically make him sexually attractive to his wife, especially not one with a strong agenda towards survival and pathological inability to see herself as a sexual being. The dead bedroom, profound understanding of his own undesirability, and nagging sense that he solved nothing causes Proud Boys like Nick to visit the capital in a highly dangerous, life-ruining act of desperation and sexually-repressed agitation. Right wing white man who wants to turn the world into an asexual hellscape to get revenge on white girls who reject him; meets left wing woman of color who wants to turn the world into an asexual hellscape to fulfill her own power fantasies of having “white babies” that can achieve social and financial success.
Again, now we have millions of biracials with non-white moms and openly racist white dads, inheriting both their mother’s self hatred as well as their father’s mental illness, and yet I’m the bad guy for pointing this out. Cry me a river, this was society’s responsiblity years ago but this kind of thing just got lost in the muck of intersectionality.
Remember, white supremacy is taught, specifically by ones parents. No where along those lines does it say one of ones parents can’t be non-white.
*Cue the whinelord who says, “oh ET, you’re obsessed with white women!” The reality is (yes, the actual reality, like it or not), there is a tremendous subset of society that de facto believes that whiteness is the ideal, at least in terms of physicality. Spin it as somehow my fault, but everyone knows this is what goes through the minds of most people.