On the origins & influences behind "SJW", first up in this little on the fly "OG SJW's" ad hoc series is: Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice aka
I first heard the term back sometime around 1995. It was white flight land of suburbia Metro Detroit. It was a city with very few colored folks around
in those days. They just hadnt moved into those parts. It was mostly yuppie land most of the place, but on the other side it was more poor and a
different school district. As far as I know, the 'better' side didnt have any black folks for those kids over there to be racist against. Our side we
had 3 total black kids and that wasnt even until the wider net the middle school cast. We had all the hicks on our side of town, and it wasnt easy
being those 3 I dont surmise, as just being fat, or having glasses, being black, or nerdy, or even just highly intelligent, plain and simple the odd
er rare kids in school get messed with. But its not like they got their asses kicked everyday. Even later in high school days I only ever knew of a
single dude that had real inroads with 'proper' Neo-Nazi sorts. I had never even seen them myself until a Pantera concert, Phil shaved his head and
their lot loved it, despite if you listen closely to the lyrics of Vulgar Display of Power their jazz just isnt there. Anyways, never saw him around.
Skinheads werent an element in even the "rough part" of town. Not once did he ever party with us. And I was quite a 'leader' in the world of hard
knocks we all lied by on our side of town. Where in the high school days the likes of the headbangers and the wiggers and the hicks (and occasionally
some of those fancy preppy r skater kids would venture onto the 'rough' side of tweon with us) all partied together...
Now the other side of town lacked the hicks, I imagine they had them some headbanger types, etc, but I never met any of them and the only ones that
lived on our side of town but went to the other sides school district, well they were all preppy types (the product of the scene of that school
system). Preppy types, and skaters. Skaters were their bad kid element (which we completely lacked on our side by the way). I partied with them once,
on their side of town that is, and they had them some hardcore types. But I never picked up on any excessive racism ambitions from any of their lot on
that side of town. They certainly werent skinheads. Thinking back I cant see how racism could have even been half as much an "issue" as we "had" with
all the hicks on our side.
And then one day I was told tales of "SHARP's" coming to town from a dude I knew as a small boy, from that side... We had these big malls in town,
they sort of divided the proverbial sides I'm talking about. And malls have huge parking lots. And skaters love pavement. So naturally they'd be out
there. And at some point these SHARP's decided they were valid fodder for their racist (ahem "anti-racist") ambitions. In United States terms, I
imagine this lot were the first point where whites taking the cloak of anti-white racism, as whites, meant they "werent" racist.
For my side of town knowing of these SHARP's was like arcane knowledge. I never did see them. But the story went that these dudes would drive into
town, from who knows where, and would see a few skater teens out there (like middle school age was his perspective), and pull up on them and jump out,
these big huge adult dudes wearing combat boots, and stomp the hell out of them. And this wasnt second hand words, it happened to him personally. And
it was brutal.
I had completely forgotten about their tale until I checked back in on society, in 2016, and came to grips with this "SJW" phenomena for the first
But the story I had managed to piece together was that, here in the US, SHARP's generally started as 'proper skinheads' (Neo-Nazi's), who then
"reformed" into being "anti-racism". Thing is they didnt stop being hate fueled hardcore violent psychopath's roaming around in groups, they just
re-aligned who to beat up. The tigers didn't change their stripes per se, they merely changed the color of them. So before where they would
drive around looking for minorities to beat up, for being minorities, now they drove around hunting white people they deemed as "racists". So
naturally, in an all white town, that was basically everybody per se, but they decided skaters from the other side of our town were target worthy. So
they began hunting them. Never did hang out with that old friend again, to get an update of all this jazz, but let me put it this way: we walked a few
miles to harass that mall district (almost daily during the summer time), and as high school era teens never not once did we see skaters or
SHARP's anywhere around those parts in the years that followed that account (when I know for sure there absolutely were skaters and lots of them on
the other side of town).
So the logic these SHARP's "innovated" was as long as you beat down whites, and you're white yourself, then you're "anti-racist". Which is the ethos
of todays "Social Justice Warrior".
I mentioned the SHARP's a couple times across the site since 2016, and my impression was nobody knew what I was talking about. But then not so long
ago, I challenged ATS's 'unofficial official Antifa spokesman" to provide me an 'official unofficial' Antifa website (since all the quotes "from them"
for my purposes were decried as being "fake"), and no doubt the page was patting itself on the back for bringing together the likes of the SHARP's in
some big rally (in Seattle I think it was), about 10 years ago, in some sort of epic battle against "fascists".
Now if you go read Wikipedia's page on these SHARP's you'll get this UK
origins tale of how 'they' were the 'original skinheads' (internationally speaking), whom were more along the lines of punk rockers (which is what
90's skaters listened to) than violent extremists, but here in the US before them came 'proper skinheads', and from that scene these SHARP's
"re-emerged" (emerged), for all intensive purposes, meaning a major chunk of the logic of todays SJW Origins lies in Neo-Nazi extremism.
edit on 21-8-2018 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)
edit on 8/21/2018 by Zaphod58
because: (no reason given)
I remember sharps down here. Bunch of posers. But then, I dislike anyone who actively adorns visibly negative attire. Shaved heads and bomber jackets,
boots and braces, don't say "I look like this for my intellect. Have you ever pondered quantum physics?"
Please explain radicalism versus extremism in this context, and how I got it wrong.
I posit that Neo-Nazi skinheads, iun the US, led to this 90's monstrosity permutation of "SHARP's", and that they were forebears of 2016 era Antifa
(US) / SJW.
And from them thereabouts they gained this key piece of 'whites are racist just because, but not me as long as I white fellow whites for being white'
logic (violent logic no less) that practically defines modern "liberals" / SJW's / whatever.
I think skinheads changed their victims simply because skaters were easy prey. I remember a mix of skinheads in the 70's -80's and their orientation
was around bands. The racist skins liked Skrewdriver, DC skins like Bad Brains, NC skins liked Antiseen and COC. It was mostly organized around the
local music scene with few mixing with skins from other areas.
This mob that erupted onto the scene across every campus in 2016, the moment Hillary lost, those are militant SJW's, mainstreamer types that is, that
found the perfect mask to pull over their faces and go break snip.
But the origins of the SJW ideology / method / etc goes far beyond "Antifa". Although I think this SHARP's thing is one of the origin components.
Hey what were those site links again, pretty please?
Note I never have hardly any interest in "Antifa" outside of the US. Old news, different animal, etc, as we can see here with these SHARP's the past
and the foreign aspects of their larger story is mostly irrelevant in 2018 "America".
except "Antifa" was doing stuff long before "Hillary" or "Trump" no one paid attention because no one could capitalise on it, the Left use it for
their Anti-Trump propaganda, the Right use it for their victimhood rightist propaganda
it has become a bunch of straw man and false information depending on what side is talking about it, plus, it has been heavily appropriated by the
Liberals and the DSA to gain party support to run candidates
I remember sharps but like before 1994, I'm sure of it back east.
But let's go old school Social Justice warrior. You can't more old school than Gandhi. He got all upset about Salt and started some ruckus, good
people died and he caused a whole government to go down. Should have just let everything be, it was working well. He was a jerk.
So they were established and active across 'every' university campus, and city, ready to come out in droves and burn snip down any time a Trump
supporter was going to speak, conservatives etc were going to have some sort of event, and so on, a household name before Hillary lost and liberals
cried and trashed and went ballistic? Its funny, I followed very closely the protests and riots and such across much of the year prior to that, and
never not one single time spotted them or heard anybody talk about them. Then Hillary lost, she / Michael AMoore / Obama etc all started screaming to
#RESIST and out the floodgate here comes "Antifa".
And any sites of quotes from their ranks I try to provide about them you decry as being "fake" or whatever (without an actual argument or evidence to
support your assertions), so how about it, how about give us some proper webspages we can go by on this stuff??
You seem to miss out on all the times "Antifa" had protested the KKK, or in 2016 (while Obama was president) what they call the "Sacramento Riots"
where "Antifa" fought the Traditional workers Party, while the TWP were the ones stabbing people, or in Anaheim.
or all the fights they got into with Hamerskin nation or NSM etc
when they protested at the 2000 DNC
you are also missing the "Battle of Seattle" or the 2011 Oakland general strike during the Occupy Movements
BAMN is trash but a quick search...
"BAMN was formed in 1995 to oppose the July 20, 1995 decision by Regents of the University of California to ban affirmative action as The Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means Necessary. It ran a slate of candidates in the April 1996 Associated Students of the University of California
election on a platform of defeating California Proposition 209. The proposition passed in November, prohibiting state governmental institutions
from considering race, sex, or ethnicity for employment, contracting, and education.
In 1997, BAMN expanded to Michigan, where it organized student support for the affirmative action policy of the University of Michigan Law School at
Ann Arbor (UMLS) as a result of a challenge to that policy via Grutter v. Bollinger.
In December 2005, BAMN disrupted a meeting of the Michigan State Board of Canvassers in which the Board voted to put a measure that would prohibit
race-based preferential treatment in higher education on the November 2006 ballot. They did so by shouting down officials and overturning chairs and
In December 2014, BAMN helped to organize a week of anti-police and Black Lives Matter protest in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. One of
these protests shut down a part of Interstate 80 and led to the mass arrest of 210 people. Ronald Cruz, an attorney and organizer for BAMN, said that
BAMN demanded that all of the charges against the protesters be dropped. Another protest the same week resulted in violence and property damage. Cruz
claimed the police were the aggressors."
also, you are leaving out the actions taken by the ARA etc
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.