Before I get into this, there is one thing that you must know about me; and that is that I read many different opinions and trains of thought. Not so much on the left anymore. About the only thing that I can stand to read on the left anymore are NPR’s all things considered, Jim Hightower, Juan Williams, and Democracy Now! — mainly just to see what the left is whining about at any given moment.
Now as for the right; I do read a good deal. I read quite a bit of Conservative opinion; most of it is mainstream stuff, I do also read much of the alternative right’s writings as well. I also read stuff that would send most mainstream conservatives scurrying for the exits. Why? Because I like to know what makes people tick; I like to know what these people think and why they think them. It is called being observant. It is also a good trait of being a good writer. This does not mean that I actually agree with everything that they say, I just want to know what makes them feel the way that they do.
Which is why, when I came across this article by The Occidental Observer, itself a white nationalist online publication; I found it to be keenly interesting and to be a perfect example as to why there is a distinct difference between American Nationalism; of which I happen to be a supporter of and white nationalism — which is basically an avocation of freedom for people of white skin and fascism towards those without white skin — which basically is what white nationalism stands for. Not to mention an irrational hatred and scapegoating of Jews. Now, it is one thing to have an issue with leftist Jews; who are having a negative impact with their cultural Marxism of its many incarnations. However, a general irrational view of Jews in general strikes this writer as moronic at best.
Now my quoting of this article is going to be lengthy. First, let me open the scene a bit here; this writer is talking about the worst dead conservative writers. The writer of this piece mentions William F. Buckley. Now I happen to agree with his assessment of Buckley. Buckley was an establishment figure; something that the John Birch Society has made quite known long ago. Buckley even read the book and said that it was very well done —- much to the surprise of the John Birch Society. The establishment status of The National Review magazine continues today. Which is no big surprise.
Anyhow, this article at The Occidental Observer, takes broad swipe at Robert Welch, the founder of the John Birch Society, itself named after a Baptist Missionary who was killed by communist gorillas in China. The following quote is from the The Occidental Observer:
Welch — surrounded by Jews and financed by them — worked a different market: people who were more gutsy and less constrained by published opinion.
The idea that Buckley as an agent of the System’s political police was going to “stop history in its tracks and tell it to turn around” (to use his self-description of National Review) is something only the hopelessly naive could entertain.
Re Mr. Welch, young people are probably too dismissive of the John Birch Society. JBS gobbled up and wasted probably well over 100 million dollars. In its heyday it was not what it later became — a collection of marginalized people of little influence.
Chief Justice Rehnquist was a John Birch Society member back in the early 60s. That this little factoid didn’t become an issue in his confirmation hearings or in the media tells you that the System had a soft spot in its heart for him. And wisely so. In one of his opinions as an aside he went out of his way to say that he thought Beauharhais vs. Illinois was good law. This was a Supreme Court decision in 1952 that upheld a Canada-style law in Illinois making it a crime to say something that exposed an ethnic group or race up public contempt. Beauharnais (that may not be the exact name) was convicted and jailed for publishing statistics on the differential venereal disease rates between Whites and Blacks.
Several hundred thousand people were put through the Birch scam. They signed up. They were indoctrinated by the Society primarily to believe that race didn’t matter, that nationality didn’t matter (Welch used the term “Americanist” in lieu of “American” in his most repeated mantra that appeared on the covers or in the prefaces of the Society’s books — “American” wasn’t universalist enough for Welch), that anti-Semitism and “racism” were the hallmarks of Communist agents .
The Birch initiates were shorn of significant amounts of money. They were fed a world view in which all our problems emanated from a small group of consciously evil conspirators meeting in a basement in Ingolstadt or Frankfurt. All problems would have been nipped in the bud if someone had just called the police and raided Weisshaupt’s cellar or the Frankfurt School. Completely bamboozled on race and Jews. Totally emasculated.
The standard fare of “exposing” the bad guys and their myriad successful evil doings eventually demoralized the Birch member. He became depressed. Gave up. Dropped out. But the innoculation against “racism” and “anti-semitism” took. No danger from such people. In fact, to the extent they remained politically active at all, they became active supporters of Israel and opponents of any effort to express White interests.
This was not accidental. A friend of mine who ran the American Opinion Bookstore in Atlanta secretly taped a planning meeting of JBS at which Nelson Sevier, the State Coordinator newly back from being trained in its headquarters in Belmont, Massachusetts, spoke. In it Sevier explained to the top 4 or 5 “Section Leaders” in Georgia that the primary purpose of Birch Society was to fight racism and anti-Semitism.
This was so because fighting racism and anti-Semitism was the most effective way to go after the Communist conspiracy, the primary purpose of which was to stir up White racism and anti-Semitism.
Sevier explained that Mr. Welch shrewdly put out just enough bait to lure White racists and anti-Semites out so that their influence could be negated once they exposed themselves.
The total impact of the Birch business is staggering when one thinks of how for decades people who were dissatisfied and suspicious were nipped in the bud, misled, and milked of money. Hundred of thousands of people. More than 100 million dollars…and dollars that were the equivalent of several dollars today.
This also took place at a critical juncture, when the race mixing shoe was really pinching the foot.
I attended a big banquet in Atlanta JBS held in honor of Welch. (I was a guest. I never joined JBS.) A woman got up before Welch’s speech who was an amateur singer. She asked everyone to stand for “Mr. Welch’s favorite song.” (He insisted on being called “Mr. Welch” even by people who had known him for decades. Referring to him as “Mr. Welch” was a kind ritual among Birchers.)
I was curious to know what Mr. Welch’s favorite song was. It was a stunner. She belted forth into “The Battle Hymn of the Republic!”
Welch grew up as a small town Southerner in North Carolina four generations ago when the smoke blackened ruins were everywhere. Southerners of his generation detested the song with its gloating references to trompling us out and reading us scripture out of the blazing barrels of guns.
That Welch as a small town Southerner would pick that “filthy abolitionist hymn” as my Father and Grandmother called it betokens a very strange psychology.
This my friends is a perfect example as to why White Nationalism and its godless counterpart Neo-Nazism cannot co-exist with traditional conservatism. For its part, The John Society was and still is, an anti-communist organization. Furthermore, The JBS is an anti-fascist organization as well as an anti-imperialist organization. The JBS simply believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and defends the values that it was simply created upon.
At this point, allow me to point out something: I am NOT a member of the John Birch Society at all; I never have been. I simply happen to agree with the values of the said organization. I, at some point, may join the JBS. However, at this time, my personal financial situation does not allow me to do so.
I will, however, defend this most excellent organization from moronic attacks like this from people who want freedom for people of white skin and see those who are of a different ethnic backgrounds and skin color put into chains. This is an immoral thing and those who do it, should not be allowed to get away with it; no matter what their political or personal agenda or worldview might be. This is called having a backbone and I was born with one and I will use this blog to use that backbone, as I see fit.