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November 26, 2014

After Executive Action on Immigration, Extremists Lash Out

Extremists in the United States responded to President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration by attacking the President, blaming Jews and calling for whites to become “conscious” and distance themselves from the current political system and society.

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Richard Spencer

The racist and anti-Semite Pat Buchanan penned an article published in Townhall.com in which he claimed the President, “ensured the remaking of America.” Buchanan wrote, “Now when the wives and children of the illegals arrive, and their extended families apply for and receive visas, and bring their wives and children, we will become the Third World country of Obama’s dream, no more a Western nation.” Adrian Krieg, a director with the white supremacist American Freedom Party (AFP) also attacked the President in a column on the AFP website, asserting, “This was the act of a despotic sociopath acting outside law, and in a veiled attempt to paint the opposition into a corner.”

In a piece on his website, anti-Semite David Duke blamed Jews for the President’s actions, declaring, “This strategy—of ensuring that America’s founding European population be reduced to a minority—and then preferably into total irrelevance—has been a major goal of the Jewish Supremacists since the days of Jacob Javits and his fellow Zio-racists since the 1960s, when the first Jewish-promoted immigration reforms were started.” Fellow anti-Semite Andrew Anglin echoed Duke’s comments on his Daily Stormer website, asserting, “The reason here is that the Republicans aren’t actually against it. The big business Jews who run the GOP are in agreement with the commie Jews who run the Democratic Party: mass third world immigration is a good thing.”

White nationalist Richard Spencer called for a new white identity in an article on the website of his group National Policy Institute (NPI). Spencer claimed the President’s actions could mark a “beginning of a movement of Identity.” This identity can flourish, Spencer wrote “even if half the channels on cable are ‘en espaniol [sic].’” Gregory Hunter, a contributor to the white supremacist online publication Counter-Currents, responded in a similar vein to Spencer. Hunter argued, “It seems self-evident that European-Americans should turn on those who have betrayed them, renounce the failed American experiment, and secure their own destroy [sic] by any means necessary – secession, rebellion, and the eventual goal of the White Republic.” Hunter went on to assert that “no progress will be made unless European-Americans become conscious of themselves as Europeans abroad.”

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May 2, 2014

White Supremacist Conference Again Aims to Mobilize Whites

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American Renaissance Speakers Group Photo

The white supremacist  group New Century Foundation has, for the third time, held its American Renaissance (AmRen) gathering  at a conference center at a national park in Burns, Tennessee.  On April 25-27, the approximately 175 attendees at the event heard speakers voice their ideas about how to mobilize whites by highlighting their culture and heritage. This year’s conference also expanded on last year’s theme of creating a white ethno-state on the North American continent.

The conference featured some new speakers, and some conference veterans such as Sam Dickson, a longtime white supremacist and speaker at the previous eleven AmRen conferences.  In his speech, Dickson claimed America was founded on the “lie” that all men were created equal. He asserted that a new narrative needs to be created for whites, which rejects the concepts of freedom and individualism promoted by the Tea Party and the belief in equality promoted by President Obama. Jack Donovan, a contributor to the white supremacist online publication Counter-Currents, echoed Dickson’s comments when responding to a question about forming a new identity for whites in North America, saying that any new identity must be different from that of the founding fathers who he claimed started off with “failure.”

John Morgan, the editor-in-chief of the Hungary-based far-right publishing house Arktos, called for whites within the movement to start reflecting a positive outlook in order to influence others. To do that, Morgan urged whites to highlight and praise their culture, in the form of books, art and films. Morgan also lamented the “culture of consumerism” active in the West today. Donovan’s speech similarly criticized the culture of consumerism which, he said, has left a cultural void. Donovan claimed the only way to stop this is to abandon the “universal” in favor of the “tribal” thus promoting a culture that is “discriminatory” and promotes the idea of identity.

Jared Taylor, the head the New Century Foundation, claimed the problem with whites is that they are too concerned with helping others and not themselves, which, he argued, leads to their downfall. Taylor called the conference attendees “missionaries” and insisted they must appeal to the soul of whites, not the mind. Their work, he maintained, is very difficult because many of the people they are trying to influence think of whites in the movement as “evil,” and therefore rude, arrogant, or mean-spirited.

As was the case at last year’s event, many young white supremacists were present, including Brad Griffin, who runs the racist website Occidental Dissent, and his wife Renee Baum, the daughter of Gordon Baum, leader of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens. Richard Spencer, head of the white supremacist think tank National Policy Institute (NPI) also attended, as did Matthew Heimbach of the white supremacist activist group Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN) and his friend Scott Terry. Patrick Sharp, who founded the White Student Union at Georgia State University and Holocaust denier Mark Weber from the anti-Semitic Institute for Historical Review were also present.

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