A short answer would be: It comes from the myth of a superior white race together with the myth of a superior Western culture. The Western culture considers itself as progressive which has contributed most to the civilization of humans. It dismisses the contributions of other cultures and entirely dismisses the destructive nature of Western culture, including nuclear weapons and destroying all natural resources.
Whites as a collective can consider Western culture as tolerant and peaceful which has to be protected against the “uncivilized others”.
I think the question is legitimate: What is wrong with white people?
And the next question is: Why can’t we see? Why do we as the European/white collective perpetuate the lie that it is just about some hate-mongers? Why can’t we see what “just some hate-mongers” did in our white history, followed and supported by the majority of white people.
There is an article which also talks about white people’s perception of “their country” lost now because of the election of Obama.
How can a people, white Americans, who are not only the most powerful people within America but also globally, actually feel that way? How can a people so easily be scared?
And what happend to white people as a collective back in history that we created a culture with which we set us above all others and also above ‘god’. What happend back in history that we left the path of humanity to conquer the world and the universe, lost every sense of reality or respect towards life.
What exactly do we think we can preserve?