Leonard Zeskind and Tea Party Nationalism

Benjamin Jealous and Leonard Zeskind are lying about White Nationalist influence on the Tea Party.

(Editor’s Note: A return to Secession Week has been delayed yet again. Leonard Zeskind and the NAACP released a report today on the Tea Party, implicit Whiteness, and White Nationalism which are the core focus of this website and demands a quick response.)

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The NAACP released a big report today on “Tea Party Nationalism” written by none other than Leonard Zeskind, author of Blood and Politics: A History of the White Nationalist Movement, which I reviewed at the end of last year. I had noticed that Zeskind had been unusually quiet in recent months. Now we have our explanation.

Having read this “study” which the NAACP is touting in the mainstream media as “proof” of Tea Party racism, I can’t help but laugh. Read carefully, this ridiculous “report” completely exonerates the Tea Party from any such claim. Leonard Zeskind himself certainly knows this, but has created a piece of leftwing agitprop based on a patchwork of unrepresentative samples designed to fit a preconceived conclusion.

The only charges of merit in “Tea Party Nationalism” are the following:

1.) A few White Nationalists have participated in Tea Party events like the Tax Day Tea Party in DC. As American citizens, they have every right to do so, and if they do nothing to draw attention to themselves, they go unnoticed by the organizers.

2.) Some White Nationalist literature has been distributed at random Tea Parties: flyers, business cards, contact information. There is nothing remarkable about this.

3.) There are some “connections” between White Nationalists and Tea Party members. By that I only mean that some of these people know each other on Facebook or in real life. The same is true of White Nationalists and Ron Paul acolytes and lots of other people on the Right who are friends in spite of their political differences.

4.) Some White Nationalists desire to push the Tea Party toward a more explicit form of racial consciousness. There have been discussions about this on Stormfront. I’ve been one of the loudest champions of this in the White Nationalist movement.

5.) There is a low level implicit White racial consciousness on display in the Tea Party, namely, among the Birthers who are involved in the movement who think Obama is a Kenyan socialist, but also among Whites who (justifiably) believe that Barack Obama and the Democrats want to redistribute their wealth to non-White minorities.

6.) Tea Party members are older Whites and have more racially conservative views than the White population at large.

7.) Some anonymous racist comments have been left on Tea Party blogs and websites. Just like every other blog on the internet.

8.) The Tea Party is not exclusively concerned with fiscal issues. Tea Party candidates like Mike Lee, Joe Miller, and Ken Buck take a hard line on immigration. In Arizona, the Tea Party has gotten involved in the immigration debate, and their presence has shifted the political mainstream to the Right on immigration and other important social issues.

9.) It is conceivable that the implicit White Nationalism in the Tea Party could be activated and made explicit in the right political conditions.

10.) The Tea Party has been “good for the White Nationalists” in the sense that it will change the composition of the Senate on immigration, has delegitimized Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, has eroded the legitimacy of the federal government, and has opened up huge cracks in the wall of media imposed “respectability” that have prevented White Nationalists from successfully organizing for the past four decades.

The general scaremongering conclusion of this “study” is pure undisguised bullshit propaganda. I can say this with a high degree of confidence as an “insider” and one of the loudest advocates in the White Nationalist movement championing the cause of “infiltrating” the Tea Party.

The fact is, White Nationalist influence on the Tea Party is the ideological equivalent of a mosquito sucking blood on the ass of a bull. The vast majority of White Nationalists are not interested in mainstream politics. The few who do have some involvement with the Tea Party, and the fewer still who are effective in their evangelism, couldn’t even fill half the empty seats in an Applebee’s restaurant.

In June, I attended the 2010 CofCC National Conference where Roan Garcia-Quintana was a speaker. Less than 200 people were present. In August, there were over 200,000 people at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally on the National Mall. So even in the wildest imagination of leftwing conspiracy theorists, it is still ludicrous to argue that the CofCC is some kind of invisible hand guiding the Tea Party in a pro-White direction.

Leonard Zeskind is so desperate to tar the Tea Party with the “racism” brush that he citing anonymous comments on Tea party blogs and Billy Roper of White Revolution passing out at a few political fliers for his write-in campaign in Arkansas. Those who actually know the parties involved, as we do, and as Zeskind does, are not under any illusions that Roper or White Nationalists have much influence over the Tea Party movement.

When you boil away all the rhetorical flam in this report and get to the facts of matter, it “reveals” nothing more than some unremarkable parallels between the Far Right and Far Left. There have always been communist and socialist groups participating in liberal rallies and handing out their literature at mainstream events. Undoubtedly, there were communists on the ground at the “One Nation” rally sponsored by the NAACP, but you won’t see them condemning the “extremists” in their ranks.

Leonard Zeskind could have used his reputation as an authority on the White Nationalist movement to bury the claim that the Tea Party is “permeated” by racism. Instead, he clearly chose to tailor this “investigative report” around his political beliefs, which are shared by the NAACP, and which has made a small fortune browbeating Whites with spurious charges of racial discrimination against minorities.

Final Thoughts

It sure would be nice if White Nationalists were all Machiavellian secret agents, infiltrating the Tea Party like Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White, skillfully advancing a “racist agenda” into the mainstream. Naturally, that would involve tailoring our message to the experience of our audience, watering down our rhetoric to make it more palatable, something which White Nationalists have shown little inclination in doing.

Then our friend Leonard Zeskind would really have something to write about. Now he is only crying wolf to “we the sheeple” and doing favors for his anti-White friends.

feminizedwesternmale
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“There have always been communist and socialist groups participating in liberal rallies and handing out their literature at mainstream events. Undoubtedly, there were communists on the ground at the “One Nation” rally sponsored by the NAACP, but you won’t seem the condemning the “extremists” in their ranks.”

The irony of course is that if we are to believe the CofCC response, Jew Zeskind, is exactly that person!
“In 1973, Zeskind surfaces as the leader of a militant Marxist group in Kansas City, known as The Sojourner Truth Organization. Literature for the group quoted mass murderer Joseph Stalin and called for “Revolution.””

http://cofcc.org/2010/10/author-of-naacp-tea-party-report-is-hard-core-marxiststalinist/
Mike

feminizedwesternmale
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Also, Hunter, IMO this is a well-crafted response and a natural gift of yours. Congratulations. I wish I could write like you. Mike

Kievsky
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Yes, very good response, Hunter. We should try to be the “Machiavellian secret agents” as you call them and Zeskind fears. I have long said we should base our strategy on the fears of the Left, such as “entryism” (joinfiltrating non-WN groups and concealing our true beliefs.). WN’s are obsessed with persuading others of our beliefs. But the masses should be viewed as the “porch Masons” who can’t handle the illuminated 33rd degree knowledge of race realism . . . yet. We should be out and about in our communities doing every little thing. It just so happens that volunteering… Read more »
fred
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Brilliant comment, kievsky. I would only add that the “long march” requires somewhat of a low profile.

Simmons
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First may I ask if someone interview this Zeskind fellow and find out why he is anti-white. Second the low profile thing, yes avoid the costume routine, but as a boring rotarian fella you are still allowed to voice an opinion of the left’s loud anti-whites. This is a wedge, if you want to follow HW’s path to glory you must spread the wedges thruout your travels and daily routines. No you won’t in a week’s time be the grand marshall of a torchlight parade but with a consistent message you will influence people. Remember the anti-whites are not loved… Read more »
fred
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One additional thought, the NAACP (and Soros) are the ones racializing the Tea Party movement with these claims. From my perspective, this was a risky move on their part. In the past, it may have been that those involved in the Tea Party movement would fall into line trying to prove they aren’t “racists”. It may also have been that members would flee any organization the left labelled as “racist”. And there may well be some of that. But I’m not sure it will play out that way this time. There may well be a backlash. In fact, that’s what… Read more »
White Preservationist
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White Preservationist

Any time any group of Whites anywhere in the world gets together to voice even slightly unorthodox opinions about the increasingly bleak future interests of their country, the economy, immigration, the mass-media, and even to say a few words about racial issues they will henceforth be considered racist and anti-Semitic ‘White Nationalists.’

Such is the nature of the modern beast.

White Preservationist
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White Preservationist

HW:”Leonard Zeskind is essentially a closeted Jewish communist like his “progressive” friend Howard Zinn. We know their type well.”

Definitely. Everyone must understand that communism never fell, it went mainstream: the economy of the USA is almost as centralized and controlled as the Soviet economy was, and so is the mass-media, academia, public schools, the monetary system, agriculture, etc.

Communism is alive and well in the modern USA and elsewhere, though with a twist: ethno-communism, that is, communism (barely disguised as ‘ethnic networking) amongst ethnic Jews whilst letting the non-Jews fight for the crumbs.

ATBOTL
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The real test will be if a GOP lead Congress actually passes serious legislation addressing things like immigration and “affirmative action.”

Last time two times they had a chance too, they didn’t. The last GOP Congress was ready to pass amnesty but it was just barely stopped by a grassroots backlash. The 1994 GOP Congress quickly betrayed the principals they were elected on.

We’ll have to see what happens this time before anything can be certain.

Brian
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Real news story being covered up in the Jewish media Major rabbi (Who is part of the Netanyahu coalition government) says non-Jews are donkeys, created to serve Jews From Khalid Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem A major Jewish religious figure in Israel has likened non-Jews to donkeys and beasts of burden, saying the main reason for their very existence is to serve Jews. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual mentor of the religious fundamentalist party, Shas, which represents Middle Eastern Jews, reportedly said during a Sabbath homily earlier this week that “the sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews.” Google Rabbi… Read more »
Chuck
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“Racist” is a term that eventually needs to be, as our leftists friends would say, owned and defanged. Of course, there is the usual catch-22.

klaos
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I actually think the Tea Party is racist (implicitly). It caters to white interests (except the war-mongering for Israel) and is hostile to leftist ‘minority’ identity politics.

I think the most effective strategy would be to accept the Tea Party as “racist,” and argue that “racism” (white ethnic identity) is OK.

ATBOTL
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It will be important who gets leadership positions in the new Congress. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. What we really is for a new GOP Congress to pass legislation to build a real fence along the entire Mexican border, legislation to harshly crack down on employers of illegal aliens, legislation directing all LE agencies to arrest any illegals they can find, legislation ordering the immigration authorities to deport them all, legislation ending the H1-B program, legislation ending birthright citizenship to illegals and legislation ending anti-white racial discrimination. Then we need to have all this legislation actually carried out.… Read more »
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DeMint started the recession!

LEW
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We should know almost right away which way the post midterm GOP will go. The GOP establishment is the immediate enemy. If they retain control of the committees and the leadership positions, it will be impossible for the TP faction to drive the agenda and continue to polarize the country. None of the GOP old guard, for example, has signed on to Jim Demint’s pledge to defund Obama care. If the TP is able to drive the agenda, some of those things on ATBTOLs list might get done, or at least on to the agenda. Imagine the mass hysteria if… Read more »
LEW
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That was supposed to be commenters. Not commanders.

Nightowl
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Real news story being covered up in the Jewish media Major rabbi (Who is part of the Netanyahu coalition government) says non-Jews are donkeys, created to serve Jews How is this a “big story” in need of distribution to the public? If the public knew about this it wouldn’t make one iota of difference. It’s well known the middle east is full of lunatics and the public would shrug it off as the same story once again. Of all the various sub genres of WN one of the most boring is that which is obsessed with all things Israel. This… Read more »
John
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The NAACP is such a stupid organization that they don’t even recognize the immense hypocrisy of their position. The very nature of the organization is to advance non-white people (discriminatory and racist against whites (obviously)). They should be labeled as such, as a tactical ploy. I don’t care that they advocate for themselves; it’s natural. I only wish whites would wake up and do likewise. Whites need to stop being constantly on the defensive about being charged with racism. As a ploy, we need to start calling all other groups and organizations that advocate for themselves based on their race… Read more »
Wandrin
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One of the things the book illustrates is the marxist tactic of constant attack. He knows the Tea Party isn’t WN but he also knows that if they’re constantly defending themselves then they aren’t doing anything useful. It’s a tactic and it works. If a WN does choose to go down the secret squirrel route inside the mainstream then one of the single best things they can do is in any situation of conflict with a multicultist where the standard argument-winning accusation of racism is made they should *immediately* (and ferociusly) counter attack with accusations of anti-white racism. You can’t… Read more »
ATBOTL
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“Where did all that success David Duke was having in mainstream Louisiana go after he shifted his focus to Zionism 24/7?” Duke changed focus after the GOP/conservative establishment marginalized him. He realized that his mainstreaming strategy couldn’t ultimately succeed until the white voters were more aware. The Rabbi who made those comments is the leader of a party who is in the governing coalition in Israel. He was also at one point the religious leader of all non-Askenazi Jewish in Israel(who are a majority). He was essentially the highest Rabbi in the country. This is the kind of story that… Read more »
Wandrin
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“because there will be no sudden mass awakening. We have to wake them up a person or two at a time”

I think that’s mostly right. What we’re talking about here is a kind of verbal guerilla warfare using memes as the weapons and we use those mimetic weapons to at least partially wake our people up one by one. However i do think that once we hit a critical mass there will be a sudden fission explosion.

It won’t happen on its own though. We need to stir the pot.

ATBOTL
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I will point out that Abe Foxman and several other prominent Jewish leaders in America took the unprecidented step of denouncing Yosef’s statements before many people had heard of them. These people NEVER criticize other Jews no matter how outrageous their behavior, but they did this time. It shows that jewish leaders in America consider this incident to be very potentially damaging for them.

Wandrin
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ATBOTL,

Agree. I think things are bubbling. It’s nowhere near enough to be a real threat to them but if you magnify the reality by their paranoia then they’ll be getting worried. Hopefully it will make them do something stupid.

LEW
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This happens every once in a while. Usually it’s the religiously oriented Jews who slip up and say what the Talmud actually teaches in public. Rabbi Meir Khahane (sp?) called non-Jews dogs in a TV interview years ago, and surprisingly it got some play on TV in the US. The problem is the overwhelmingly vast majority of Jews never say these things in public, so when people do hear about these statements, they write them off as an aberration — and why shouldn’t they? A Jew declaring non-Jews to be animals in public is an aberration. My experience has been… Read more »
ATBOTL
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The man who said this wasn’t some fringe character like Kahane. He is Israel’s most prominent rabbi and the leader of a poltical party in the governing coalition. Over the last 10 years, public discourse in Israel has become overtly racist. We are going to get lots more ammunition like this in the future. It’s going to be much harder for the hypocrisy to go unoticed than it was in the past. I disagree with the idea that we should ignore the Jewish question. There has never been a better time. Jewish power and hypocrisy are now widely dicussed in… Read more »
Denise
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In my Not So Humbel Opinion – Barry Sotoero is doing more for the White Nationlist cause, than all of us put together! Back to the Tea Parties – The Jews ‘n their pet Darkies are getting sloppier by the moment. This “report” is a screech. I plan to discuss the contents at length, in my next TP meet up. Can’t do it til after the ‘lections – as we are VERY busy with our own little local communities. ). I intend to point out that a exclusively proudly racist outfit = the NAACP – gets a Marxist JEW to… Read more »
Wandrin
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“My experience has been that it’s damn near impossible to convince anyone that Jews are a hostile tribe using argument, logic and persuasion.” Personally i start with “left-liberalism” (or whatever people call it in your region) want immigration for the votes and that leads them to being anti-white as a side-effect. In particular that their whole anti-racist schtick was initially purely designed to shut up the opposition to their voter importation scheme. Once people are fully on board with that i start adding in the cultural marxist angle. Saying how open marxism was blocked by the proles being religious and… Read more »
Wanderer
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RE Leonard Zeskind
There’s a decent article on Zeskind at Metapedia.

Far superior to the bare-bones, PC-whitewashed fare at Wikipedia.

Wanderer
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DKS
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I’m jewish/scottish. 1. “white suprumecist” is the dumbest term ever. I’ve never read such a person ever. Most in the vdare/isteve sphere just want europe to survive. how is that “supremacist”? It’s really: preservionist. We don’t want to turn Europe into Brazil. 2. I would love to know Zezkind’s views on immigration. That would be revealing. He reads all this persuasive stuff. If he were to have a moderate stance and I wouldn’t think him terrible. But if he is for even more than I think very lowly of this man.

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The political life of this left wing libtard communist Leonard Zeskind began in Kansas City during 1973, when he surfaced in an openly communist group calling itself the Sojourner Truth Organization. Mostly active in the Midwest and only in existence between 1969 and 1985, the group was riddled with Jewish extremists, such as the genocide baiting Noel Ignatiev. For instance Ignatiev, explicitly demanded the “destruction of the white race”, recalling for Europeans shades of the Ukrainian Holocaust where Communist Jews, in particular the ring-leader Lazar Kaganovich deliberately starved to death 10 million European Christians during the 1930s. THAT is what… Read more »
RON
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i have just read the Daily Caller article on white privilege and tea party racism being presented in Kentucky and am ashamed at people who represent themselves as academia in this country when all they are, are communists trying to destroy this country by any means possible. The lies they spread hurt us all.

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