During the March 23, 2019 episode of White Rabbit Radio Live, hosts Johnny Ramondetta and Tim Murdock interviewed one of the purported creators of the “It’s Okay To Be White” meme. In 2017 white supremacist trolls began spreading the meme both online and in real life — flyers bearing the slogan were spotted across the country at multiple high schools and colleges.
Right-wing pundits such as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson soon rushed to defend the it, accusing critics of anti-white racism. To them, the clearly racist origins of “It’s Okay To Be White” were irrelevant so long as the slogan itself was inoffensive. While this troll campaign was initially successful in provoking a response, it’s efficacy has waned over the past year.
Last November members of the New Jersey European Heritage Association (“NJEHA”), a white supremacist group, staged a little-attended “It’s Okay To Be White” march in Princeton. Likewise, Neo-Nazi Patrick Little marched through Seattle holding a sign that read “It’s Okay To Be White,” and was greeted with a well-deserved cappuccino shower. One white nationalist even turned the slogan into a widely mocked alt-right anthem.
Nevertheless, Murdock and Ramondetta appear content to continue milking the meme for all it’s worth. Without offering any evidence, Murdock introduced his guest, who goes by Set the Nemesis, as one of several creators of the “It’s Okay To Be White” slogan.
Set the Nemesis explained that he was a huge fan of Murdock and his website, White Rabbit Radio, which were instrumental in promoting the slogan “Anti-racism is a code word for anti-white.” In 2016 he and some other like-minded trolls allegedly set out to create a white supremacist meme that appeared reasonable on its face. “One of our major problems is seeding memes that are too aggressive,” he said.
He continued by saying he wanted to “come up with one catchphrase that will — it’s not so aggressive where people see it on a poster and they’re turned off immediately, but they go, ‘Oh, that’s not bad. That makes sense. There’s nothing wrong with that.’ And then they’re intrigued by the idea.” He called “It’s Okay To Be White” “so non-aggressive but at the same time so red pilling.”
Ramondetta said he liked it because it’s “so innocuous” and, at the same time, “elicits so much asshurt from the Left.” “It’s like naming the Jew, they start naming themselves,” he added. “They start outing themselves for — the anti-whites just come out of the woodwork[.]” Murdock also mocked the idea that “It’s Okay To Be White” is a “white supremacist meme,” and called that criticism the “stupidest shit you could ever say.”
At the same time, this interview — if Set the Nemesis really is one of the slogan’s creators — further underscores the fact that it truly is a white supremacist meme. His twitter profile uses Murdock’s white rabbit character as its background, and his pinned tweet links to a video of Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel. He follows other white supremacists such as Angelo John Gage, Lana Lokteff, David Duke, and Jim Goad.
And earlier in the interview Set the Nemesis joined Murdock and Ramondetta in smearing Somali immigrants. “I was just in a place that had a lot of Somalis,” Ramondetta said, “and Jesus Christ, they’re awful. They’re every bad stereotype about black Africans you can think of, wrapped into one.”
Borrowing from Murdock’s racist metaphors, Set the Nemesis remarked that “if you could pick the last group of non-white rabbits you’d want living next to you, it would probably be the Somalians [sic] as sad as it is.” He then said that, just as Romanians are the “black rabbits” of Europe, the “Somalians [sic] are the black rabbits of Africa.” Murdock then praised him for “talking in allegorical terms.”
“It’s Okay To Be White” has always been a racist campaign. It was concocted by white supremacists in order to bait liberals into overreacting while simultaneously red pilling “normie” conservatives. It is frequently used by the most extreme elements of the alt-right, including overt Neo-Nazis. Conservatives, such as the media outlet Blaze TV which recently repeated the slogan on Twitter, should think twice before promoting it.