Sunday, July 31, 2005

A New Political Party Faces A Potentially Big Problem

A group of white supremacists in Nevada have announced plans to form an official political party, which they intend to call the White People’s Party. An attorney affiliated with the Nevada ACLU brought up an important problem with this plan. He noted that while private groups such as the Aryan Nations and the Klan can reject potential members based on their race, a legally established political party must by law be open to any registered voter who wishes to join. Its primaries and conventions must also be open to any candidate who files the appropriate forms. In a way, I hope they get this party off the ground. The potential to turn the whole thing into a huge practical joke on white power people would be tremendous.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Political Activism or Street Theater?

In hopes of drawing attention to their demands for a new investigation of a 1946 quadruple lynching in Georgia, African-American activists recently reenacted the killings while a crowd of some 200 looked on. Young black men stood in for the Klan attackers (note the white mask in the photo). While this certainly made for a good media event, I have to ask: Am I the only one who thinks this whole thing is a bit morbid? You don’t see Jewish people reenacting the gassing of their relatives to publicize the hunt for Nazi war criminals.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

“Sell Out” Is Sometimes Too Mild A Phrase

The Huey P. Newton Foundation seeks to keep alive the teachings of the deceased Black Panther Party co-founder by reprinting his writings and promoting the Party’s platform online. Former Party leader David Hilliard and Newton’s widow, who run the foundation, have come up with particularly unsavory way to profit from the name of a dead man. They intend to release a “Revolutionary Hot Sauce” bearing Huey’s likeness. They also want to trademark the phrase “Burn Baby Burn” and use it as a marketing slogan. That sound you hear is Huey (a communist who spent several years in exile in Cuba) spinning in his grave.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Truth and Reconciliation? Maybe Not.

On November 3rd, 1979, members of the Communist Worker’s Party and their supporters began assembling in front of a housing complex in Greensboro, NC. They intended to march under a banner which read “Death to the Klan”. Before the march could get under way, several carloads of Klansmen and neo-Nazis arrived on the scene. After receiving taunts and thrown rocks from the angry crowd, the white supremacists retrieved guns from the trunks of their cars and opened fire, killing five persons and wounding eleven others. The incident became known as the “Greensboro Massacre”. The men who carried out the killings were acquitted by two all white juries. The white supremacists and the city of Greensboro were later found to be legally liable in a civil trail, and ordered to pay hefty restitution to the survivors and the families of the dead.
Recently, a non-government sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation Commission was organized in Greensboro. Based on similar commissions set up in South Africa, it sought to hear testimony from all persons involved and bring some sense of closure to the community. Surprisingly, several Klansmen present at the massacre agreed to testify before the commission. They were unapologetic, maintaining that they acted in self-defense. While the Communists did in fact do much to provoke the Klansmen before the march, this hardly seems to justify the mass killing that resulted. It appears that the commission will in the end be unable to bring the victims and perpetrators to any sort of reconciliation. The hatreds that divided them in 1979 show no signs of abating.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rudolph Pleads Guilty

Eric Rudolph, who in the 1990’s carried out a string of bombings targeting abortion clinics, gay bars, and the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta has pled guilty in federal court. The four life sentences without parole he received seem somewhat mild when one considers that he could have received the death penalty for the two fatalities that resulted from his attacks. Rudolph, in a written statement given in court, comes across as an intelligent, unrepentant man, similar in some ways to the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski. In an interesting side note, it appears that federal prosecutors may have offered a plea deal to Rudolph in order to spare themselves the embarrassment of a hung jury in court. After holding several mock trials, it became clear that a significant minority of potential jurors would refuse to convict Rudolph on the grounds that anybody harmed while working at an abortion clinic “had it coming”. It reminds me of a George Carlin line: “Pro-life people don’t really care about life. All they care about is their right to decide who gets to live and die.”

Friday, July 15, 2005

News Roundup and Gossip

Not a lot has been going on this week in the world of American fringe politics, so I’ll do a quick rundown of some minor stories that have caught my eye:

Some Canadian neo-Nazi skinheads recently made an appearance at a gay pride parade in New London. Unfortunately, they decided to deny their true feelings and protest rather than take part.

The St. Louis chapter of the National Alliance has decided to throw their allegiance behind Kevin Strom’s waxing splinter organization, National Vanguard. The St. Louis chapter is regarded as one of the most active and well-organized NA branches in the U.S., and its loss is yet another blow to what remains of the old leadership in West Virginia.

I was going to link to a ridiculous article on the One People’s Project website that equated Al-Qaeda’s goals with those of the Bush administration’s, but the site’s down yet again. It seems that they have problems with getting kicked off their hosting servers due to the sometimes threatening tone of their postings. If they want to keep running, they would do well to follow the example of their white power brethren and buy their own server.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


For your dose of weekly weirdness, check out this video from PETA, which attempts to bring attention to the plight of animals in slaughterhouses by having two models in bikinis wrestle in a kiddie-tub full of tofu. The juxtaposition of sexually stimulating images with animal cruelty footage is disturbing on several levels. Sometimes I wonder how they come up with this stuff.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

And the Number One Google Hit Is…

Erika Gliebe

On a goofy side note, the number one google search that has brought people to this page is “Erika Gliebe”. Erika, for those of you who don’t know, is the former stripper (and some say former prostitute) who is now married to the recently deposed leader of the National Alliance, Erich Gliebe. I can only assume they were looking for yet more dirt to sling in the constant exchange of scurrilous postings that’s going on between the NA and just about every other white power group out there. While I’m at it, maybe I can increase the number of hits a bit: Erika Gliebe. Erika Gliebe. Erika Gliebe. Erika Gliebe.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Far Left Was Actually Correct About Something!

The Minutemen have received mixed press since their campaign to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border began. Conservatives have been generally supportive, despite president Bush’s description of the Minutemen as “vigilantes”. Even governor Schwarzenegger of California had kind words to say about them. The leftists predictably wrote the whole thing off as an exercise in organized racism, despite the fact that the Minutemen seemed intent on doing nothing more than helping to enforce federal law. The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a report verifying most of the leftist’s claims. It documents the group’s infestation with white supremacists from the top down. As these facts become more widely known, I expect mainstream conservatives will begin to distance themselves from the organization.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Extremists Blame Everyone But Al-Qaeda

Almost immediately after media outlets began reporting on today’s attacks in London, extremist sites started to offer their paranoid assessments of who was behind them. The neo-Nazis are claiming that those responsible are not Al-Qaeda, but in fact…(drum role) the Jews! These guys are nothing if not predictable. Meanwhile, the folks at Indymedia are pinning it on the British government itself, claiming that they intend to use the attacks as a justification for continuing Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war. Most disturbingly, these claims are appearing most often on Indymedia sites based in the U.K.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Racial Implications of “Land of the Dead”

Vanguard News Network, operated by Alex Linder of Kirksville, MO, is a white power website featuring some of the vilest and crudest racism to be found on the internet. Among the more interesting and unintentionally humorous portions of the site are its film reviews, which are written from a white supremacist perspective. This essay on George Romero’s “Land of the Dead” is typical. You know any film review that includes a word like “miscegenatory” is going to be something special.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

It’s People Like These Who Make Me Want To Eat Veal

In the course of researching for the previous post I discovered this site, which (like the anarchist Christian site mentioned below) I initially thought might be a joke. Instead, it looks like a collection of opinions from the absolute craziest vegans out there. The discussion of the vegan implications of oral sex is particularly bizarre. I mean, I get passionate about food myself sometimes, but not to the point that I want to make it the center of my existence.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

You Think HE’S the Victim?

Chai Vang

The American far left loves to latch onto a murderer every couple of years and claim the person has in fact been railroaded by the system. Huey Newton, Leonard Peltier, and Mumia Abu Jamal have all filled this role in recent years The latest killer to be elevated to the status of martyr is Chai Vang, a Laotian immigrant who killed six persons and wounded two others as the result a hunting dispute in Wisconsin last November. Even for the radical left, Vang would seem to be a difficult man to defend. He admits to chasing down several of his victims and shooting them in the back. Two of those shot were unarmed women. But leave it to these jerks to come up a defense. They claim that Vang acted in (get this) self-defense, protecting himself against a white mob bent on lynching him for the crime of trespassing. Admittedly, Vang claims that he was taunted with racial slurs, and that a shot was fired in his direction before he returned fire. Even if that turns out to be the case, it would hardly excuse the resulting carnage. Yet Daryl Lamont Jenkins of One People’s Project urged that the trial be moved to a town 300 miles away, so as to insure that the jury is not swayed by the locals who are, as he puts it, “idiots who let their hatred get the better of them”. The leftists have rushed to Vang’s defense, with posters referring to the murdered persons as “inbred hill billys”, and the vegans commenting that anyone who kills a sentient animal for food deserves to be shot.
The most depressing thing about this case is that it does to some extent confirm one charge that white power people often make against their leftist adversaries: That those on the far left are anti-white, and will always take the side of minority persons, regardless of the circumstances.