Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Proud, White America

One reads in the current Newsweek about the White People’s Party being short only a few signatures needed to put a slate of candidates into the Nevada State elections in 2006. Well here they go again, as the Great Bufoonicator would say, but while such bipedal vermin as Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh will find no difficulty in blaming the recrudescence of militant racism on Multiculturalism or Liberals or Bill Clinton or some other shibboleth of the psychotic Right, neither will the White People’s Party. Like the Republican Party’s pathological wing, their cause is to undo the tolerance and multiculturalism that has made less of a mockery of liberty and justice than our Sweet Land of Liberty did in the 1930’s when anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and nativist sentiments joined up with Jim Crow like four grotesque horsemen in some renaissance etching.

No, I’m not making up the name, there really is such a party. If you trace back the aliases through the National Vanguard, The National Alliance - to the Youth for Wallace campaign established by Willis Carto, the anti-Semitic founder of Liberty Lobby, in support of the 1968 presidential bid of Alabama Governor George Wallace, you’ll find its roots are deep and widespread. The group attracted former bigwigs like William Pierce from George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party and its successor, the National Socialist White People's Party.

Their tactic du jour is to ride the wave of anti-immigrant sentiment, whipping it in good Limbaughian form into a hurricane of racism that will, they hope, sweep them to their goal: Today Nevada, Tomorrow America: a Proud, White America.

Of course you know where I stand on this – I hope they win big. I hope they roll the rabid right into a great big hate suppository and shove it in the one place in Nevada where the sun don’t shine. How else will this country ever wake up and smell the stink of its own sentiments?


Crankyboy said...

Wow. Both of us refer to the drug addict Rush Limbaugh today. Great or insane minds think alike.

d.K. said...

You have a number of great points here. Many people have forgotten that in '68 Wallace won a plurality in a number of Southern states and consequently all of those electoral votes. We know where those people are now.

Also, the efforts starting in earnest to roll back all the civil rights guarantees during the Reagan administration were not so subtle or so "fringe." The new information emerging or at least coming to light on Justice-select Roberts proves that this was a top priority for that administration.

It'll be interesting to see what happens in Neveda. It's always darkest before the dawn.

Capt. Fogg said...

It's long been an objective of the Republicans to make Reagan a hero but who would have thought they would make him look good by being worse?

phinky said...

I thought they were all relocating to South Carolina.
Oh no, those are the fundagelical Christians.
My condolonces(sp?) to the people of Nevada and South Carolina.