On the Mar. 11, 2021 episode of Going Free, white nationalist vlogger Jason KĂ¶hne went on a lengthy tirade against a (then proposed) ethnic studies curriculum in California. KĂ¶hne, no stranger to being mad online, angrily accused the curriculum of, among other things, promoting an âinterracialâ agenda and turning white students into âanti-white foot soldiers.â
KĂ¶hne claimed the model curriculumâs use of the word âinterculturalâ was deceptive and actually meant âinterracial.â âThey intend to force interracial ideas, under the name of âintercultural,â onto your white babies in education,â he warned. He later insisted that âtomorrow theyâre gonna demand that all of your relationships are interracial.â
After reading a line from the model curriculum about students âlearning the value and strength of diversity,â KĂ¶hne called âdiversityâ a synonym for âbiological white erasure.â And he said that phrases such as âwhite supremacyâ and âwhite nationalismâ are âanti-white slurs.â
He then read from a section which stated that students would ideally be able to âidentify institutional, structural inequalitiesâ and âadvocate for change at the local, state, national, or international level.â KĂ¶hne told viewers that there was a sinister agenda behind this: âturning [students] into anti-white foot soldiers.â âIt said it right there,â he added falsely.
But it was the discussion on the âoppressionâ and âexploitationâ of Black Americans that sent the show completely off the rails.
âWhat do I say when the anti-whites talk about the oppression that African-Americans face, the exploitation of Black labor and their continued fight for liberation? Who are the bad guys?â he shouted. âWho does this condemn with its statement alone? It is anti-white because you are automatically the villain in that story!â
âSomebody has to be exploiting their labor!â he continued. âSomebody has to be oppressing them! Somebody has to be responsible for them having to continue to fight for liberation! And that somebody is the white race â Westernkind! That is why you object to the anti-white narrative when you read that sort of filth!â
KĂ¶hne is just objecting to the basic history of the United States, in which Black people were legally enslaved and otherwise discriminated against by white people. Teaching anything to the contrary would be teaching a lie.
But KĂ¶hne referred to this history as a ânarrativeâ which will pave the way for the âSouth Africanization of the United States that will make South Africa and what theyâre doing to our brothers and sisters there look like a bed of roses.â (White nationalists often falsely claim that a âwhite genocideâ is underway or about to take place in South Africa.)
He went on to say that the concept of âprivilegeâ means that white people must be forced to âgive up.â
âAnd really what theyâre after when they say that youâre privileged is that you have to give up,â he said. âThat you have to surrender. You have to be deferential. You have to get on your back and open your legs. You have to get on your knees and open your mouth. You have to give your job up. You have to give your citizenship up. You have to give everything you have up in the world because itâs unbalanced in favor of you.â
No one is saying that, of course.
Finally he told his viewers that white children are being taught to âput down their guardsâ in order to be âthievedâ and âvictimized.â And, in what Iâm sure Jason KĂ¶hne thought was a rousing and not at all unhinged speech, he said that numerous forces from nature to other humans have tried to dominate white people, but that white people always âprevailed.â
âOne thing has defeated us,â he said angrily. âAnd it is the ideas that have caused us to lower our guard!â
[The following clips are from a two hour and nine minute episode of Going Free]