The White Power Utopia and the Reproduction of Victimized Whiteness
David Eden Lane’s KD Rebel (2002) and H. A. Covington’s The Hill of the Ravens (2003) are meant to paint a “terrifying” picture of multiculturalism as a dominant ideology and social reality, but both novels also contain a eutopian dimension by imagining how white people could separate from US society and create a corrective alternative to multiculturalism and the perception that the government persecutes, in particular, white heterosexual men. This chapter argues that what makes these novels utopian is not the imagination of how perfect society would be if it were only populated by heterosexual, non-Jewish white people, but rather the formation (or reconsolidation) of whiteness as a form of class consciousness.
- Baccolini, Raffaella. “Gender and Genre in the Feminist Critical Dystopias of Katherine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” In Future Females, The Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism, edited by Marleen S. Barr, 13–34. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.Google Scholar
- Baccolini, Raffaella, and Tom Moylan. “Introduction: Dystopia and Histories.” In Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination, edited by Raffaella Baccolini and Tom Moylan, 1–12. New York: Routledge, 2003.Google Scholar
- Barkun, Michael. Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.Google Scholar
- Barnes, Luke. “This Neo-Nazi Helped Radicalize Coast Guard Officer Chris Hasson.” Thinkprogress, February 22, 2019. https://thinkprogress.org/chris-hasson-covington-neo-nazi-amazon-books-09331c8816d2/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tp-letters. Accessed 24 February 2019.
- Benjamin, Rich. Searching for Whitopia: An Improbably Journey to the Heart of White America. New York: Hachette Books, 2009. Kindle.Google Scholar
- Butler, Richard. “Platform for the Aryan National State.” Scribd. https://www.scribd.com/document/288137950/AN-text-pdf. Accessed 5 November 2016.
- Carter, Greg. The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing. New York: New York University Press, 2013. Kindle.Google Scholar
- Coaston, Jane. “The New Zealand Shooter’s Manifesto Shows How White Nationalist Rhetoric Spreads.” Vox, March 18, 2019. https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/3/15/18267163/new-zealand-shooting-christchurch-white-nationalism-racism-language. Accessed 20 March 2019.
- Covington, H. A. The Hill of the Ravens. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2003. Kindle.Google Scholar
- Covington, H. A. The Brigade. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007. Kindle.Google Scholar
- DiAngelo, Robin. “White Fragility.” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 3, no. 3 (2011): 54–70.Google Scholar
- Dobratz, Betty A., and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile. The White Separatist Movement in the US: “White Power, White Pride!”. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.Google Scholar
- Du Bois, W. E. B. Black Reconstruction: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860–1880. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1935.Google Scholar
- Ferber, Abby L. White Man Falling: Race, Gender, and White Supremacy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.Google Scholar
- Flynn, Kevin, and Gary Gerhardt. The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent Anti-Government Militia Movement. New York: Free Press, 1995. Kindle.Google Scholar
- Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. 1966. New York: Vintage, 1970.Google Scholar
- “Huck Finn.” “New David Lane Book Released: KD Rebel.” Stormfront.org, April 18, 2002. https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t19226/. Accessed 8 November 2016.
- Jameson, Fredric. The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1981.Google Scholar
- Jameson, Fredric. Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. New York: Verso, 2005.Google Scholar
- Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JEFFERSON/cover.html. Accessed 8 November 2016.
- King, C. Richard, and David J. Leonard. Beyond Hate: White Power and Popular Culture. 2014. New York: Routledge, 2016.Google Scholar
- Lane, David. KD Rebel. 2002/2004. Solar General. http://solargeneral.org/library/. Accessed 20 October 2015.
- Lane, David. “The 88 Precepts.” W.A.R. Accessed 30 January 2016. http://www.davidlane1488.com/88precepts.pdf.
- Lane, David. “Strategy.” Der Brüder Schweigen Archives and David Lane’s Pyramid Prophecy. Accessed 30 October 2016. http://www.davidlane1488.com/Strategy.html.
- Lane, David. “White Genocide Manifesto.” Der Brüder Schweigen Archives and David Lane’s Pyramid Prophecy. Accessed 13 November 2016. http://www.davidlane1488.com/whitegenocide.html.
- Moylan, Tom. Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.Google Scholar
- Northwest Front, 2010. http://northwestfront.org/. Accessed 13 November 2016.
- Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. Rev. ed. New York: Verso, 2007.Google Scholar
- Sargent, Lyman Tower. “The Three Faces of Utopianism Revisited.” Utopian Studies 5, no. 1 (1994): 1–37.Google Scholar
- Sargent, Lyman Tower. “Utopian Literature in English: An Annotated Bibliography from 1516 to the Present.” Penn State University Libraries, 2016. https://openpublishing.psu.edu/utopia/home. Accessed 9 May 2017.
- Winter, Aaron. “The White Man Has No Nation: Race, Nation and Christian Patriotism.” 2006. Academia.edu. https://www.academia.edu/2333908/Chapter_3_The_White_Man_Has_No_Nation_Race_Nation_and_Christian_Patriotism_from_Christian_Patriotism_and_the_Politics_of_the_Extreme_Right_in_Post-Civil_Rights_Era_America_. Accessed 4 November 2016.
- Zeskind, Leonard. Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. Kindle.Google Scholar