Richard Barrett, a well known White Nationalist leader, was found beaten and stabbed to death yesterday at his home in Pearl, Mississippi. Vincent McGee, a black neighbor, has been arrested. After murdering Barrett, McGee reportedly set his house on fire.
McGee was released from Parchman State Penitentiary in February after serving five years for assaulting two Rankin County officers and grand larceny. “He should have remained in prison until December of this year, but because of jail overcrowding and other issues he was released,” said Rankin/Madison Counties District Attorney Michael Guest.
What was the motive for murder? Sheriff’s deputies could not say.
“I thought he learned his lesson, but you never know,” said McGee’s stepfather Alfred Lewis. According to Lewis, the 22-year-old was angry over money. He said his stepson was hired to do lawn work at Barrett’s home in Utica on Wednesday.
The two traveled the roughly hour-long trip each way together. After six hours of work, Lewis said Barrett paid McGee $26.
“He thought he was at least going to get $60 or $70 for the work he did. He was kind of upset for $26,” said Lewis.
Family and neighbors did not know what kind of relationship Barrett and McGee had, but they call it odd.
“I have been out here ten years. He ain’t never asked a black to work for him. Am I right or wrong?” Henderson Craig asked his fellow neighbors. “Why you pick this young black man who just got out on parole to work for you?”
This sounds incredibly fishy to me. Let’s suppose that Richard Barrett was a white supremacist hypocrite guilty of making a buck off cheap black labor. Would such a man hire a convicted negro felon who just got out of prison for violently assaulting two police officers? Would he have been so dumb as to rip off such a dangerous individual? He couldn’t possibly have been that stupid.
Barrett had a long history in the White Nationalist movement. He served on George Wallace’s presidential campaign staff; campaigned against integration and communism; challenged the Voting Rights Act; protested the Martin Luther King holiday; defended the Confederate flag; supported Byron De La Beckwith who was convicted of killing Medgar Evers; protested the Jena Six; opposed the replacement of Colonel Reb as the Ole Miss mascot. He was best known as the founder of the “Nationalist Movement.”
An elderly gentleman, Richard Barrett wasn’t a crazy and ignorant white supremacist as some on the Left made him out to be. He was a decorated Vietnam war veteran. He had a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in American history and government and a law degree from Memphis State University. Barrett was a member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Bar Association and Who’s Who in the South.
In his book The Commission, Barrett explained why he became a White Nationalist: ”Nausea hit me in the pit of my stomach. Fear of my country overshadowed me,” he said, remembering his thoughts after he heard about the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision, which ended segregation in the South. “Nature not men decreed that Negroes were different,” he wrote. “Those who mingled with colored were as much an aberration as the unwanted bluebird in the redbird’s nest and every bit as disruptive of natural and societal disorder.”
Personally, I never knew Richard Barrett, although I have long known of him through reputation. Like many of the “old guard” White Nationalists, he had amassed a number of enemies over the years. Jim Giles despised him. If memory serves, Giles and Barrett dueled in court several times. It should be interesting to hear what Giles has to say now that one of his arch enemies has been savagely murdered in his home by a negro criminal.
I think the lesson to be learned here is clear: in the Obamanation, none of us are safe. It needs to be said: “There are niggers at large who will rob, rape, and kill you. The threat level is high and rising.” Jim Giles was ominously prescient on this point.
Violent crime isn’t a South African problem. This could easily have been Jared Taylor, Sam Dickson, or Greg Johnson. Whether you liked or despised Richard Barrett, his death shows that we all have targets on our backs, and that racialists need to become more outspoken defenders of Second Amendment rights.
Note: Here’s the relevant discussion at Stormfront.
Update: Liberals celebrate Richard Barrett’s murder at Democratic Underground.