Maine and MLK

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine: NAACP can "kiss my butt"

Maine

As we move toward the annual deification of Martin Luther King in the United States, I don’t feel like posting yet another ritual attack on his destructive legacy. I’ve read enough of those over the years.

Instead, I would like to draw your attention to some interesting developments going on in New England.

Paul LePage, the new Republican Governor of Maine, has been making some waves up there since taking office.

His first official act as Governor of Maine was to issue a new executive order that requires state agencies to check the immigration status of clients.

This rescinds an executive order issued by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci in 2004 which prohibited state employees from checking the immigration status of people who apply for public services.

LePage beat the drum on the campaign trail that Maine had become a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens. He announced his intention to “take care of Mainers first.”

It seems he is a man of his word.

Hispanic groups are furious. The Maine Civil Liberties Union had denounced the executive order as “the first step in an anti-freedom agenda.”

Paul LePage is already off to a good start making all the right enemies. It gets even better.

Mainers First

Amazingly, Gov. LePage is standing up to the NAACP too.

He has repeatedly declined to attend their events. Most recently, he has refused to attend the annual MLK birthday celebrations in Bangor and Portland.

After being accused of slighting the NAACP, LePage bluntly told a reporter to “tell them to kiss my butt.” He elaborated: “They are a special interest — end of story. And I’m not going to be held hostage by any special interests.”

LePage appears to be calling out the NAACP on its explicitly racial agenda:

“They invited me to go to the state prison to meet black prisoners,” LePage told reporters during the Friday interview. “I told them I would go, I’d be more than happy to go but I would meet all prisoners. And that wasn’t acceptable to them, so tough luck.”

His spokesman has clarified his position:

“He told me today that if they want to meet and talk about things that are important to everyone, he is willing to have that conversation.”

In other words, Gov. LePage will talk to the NAACP, but only if they frame their concerns in such a manner than concerns all citizens. He is effectively telling them to cease to be racial or get lost.

Catch 22

The catch in this “too good to be true” story is that Paul LePage has an adopted black son who he has artfully played as his trump card to claim immunity from the charge of “racism.”

Frankly, this comes as a disappointment.

I wouldn’t dwell on this though. It is not like Andrew Cuomo in New York, Deval Patrick in Massachusetts, or Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island is any better. Connecticut is represented by Richard Blumenthal and Joe Lieberman in the Senate.

It could be a lot worse.

Even with a black son, Paul LePage is better than John Kerry or Bernie Sanders any day of the week. Moving the goal posts is an evolutionary process that works through small intermediary steps.

The important lesson here is that we are making progress on the immigration front in Maine and have set a positive example there by refusing to recognize the NAACP as a legitimate organization. This is a foundation we can build upon in the future.

It is nice to finally see some pullback from the irreproachable sainthood of Martin Luther King in the public sphere. If we could only get the other 49 governors to stand up to the NAACP in a similar way, we might start getting somewhere.

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41 Comments

  1. “Paul LePage has an adopted black son ”

    Ouch. That kick in the balls hurt. I feel it in my abdomen.

    “Moving the goal posts is an evolutionary process that works through small intermediary steps.”

    True. The pain is subsiding.

  2. I think this is the only reason to “adopt” a Black. Make it sleep out in the barn, or garage, and then pull it out to the front parlor when necessary.

  3. White liberal on life among the Somalis:
    http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/3650/full
    (…)

    I have just returned to London, where, I have lived since I was 11. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell to disbelieving friends. On the whole, I am glad to return. I shan’t miss some locals’ assumptions that, being a white woman, if I was outside after dark, as I occasionally was, usually to walk the few metres between my house and the church, I must be a prostitute eager to give them a blow job. I shan’t miss the abuse my priest husband received: the daubing of “Dirty white dogs” in red paint on the church door, the barrage of stones thrown at him by children shouting “Satan”. He was called a “f***ing white bastard” more than once, though, notably, never when in a cassock. I will also not miss the way our garden acted as the local rubbish dump, with items ranging from duvets and TV sets, to rats (dead or twitching) glued to cardboard strips, a popular local method of vermin control to stem the large numbers of them which scuttled between the rubbish piled in gardens and on pavements. Yes, I am very glad to have left Britain’s second city.

    For four years, we lived in inner-city Birmingham, in what has been a police no-go area for 20 years. We know that because some plain-clothed cops told us when they asked to use our vicarage as a stake-out to bust drugs rings that pervade the area.

    (…)
    Despite 65 years of occupation and institutionalized self-hatred the Germans are still healthier than the Brits:

    On holiday in Germany recently, we watched a TV documentary about how schools were coping with Essen’s growing Muslim community, and how the community itself felt. When it was over, we turned to each other, and said simultaneously (a drawback of having been married for a while), “This could not have been made in Britain.” At the moment, also in Germany, the whole country is debating Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab (“Germany abolishes itself”), in which the author — a former member of the board of the Bundesbank and the German Social Democrats — examines research about immigrant communities and then makes specific recommendations about the integration of the Muslim community. I have only seen scant reference to this in the British press, which usually dismisses it, wrongly and lazily in my view, as good old German racism.

    (…)

  4. The Amerindians got what they deserved[from the Conquistadores]. But presently, who condemns the ancient dwellers of the Americas? In a politically correct world it cannot be said that the infanticidal pre-Hispanics were psychologically dissociated; that the military theocracy was composed of serial killers, or that they were morally inferior to us….
    The most recent treatise about the encounter between the Spanish and Mexican empires is Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés and the Fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas. It catches the attention that, as a typical bienpensant, in the preface’s first paragraph Thomas candidly talks about the members of the two cultures without realizing that they belong to very distinct psychoclasses. On the next page Thomas writes about “compassion” as one of the virtues of the Mexica in spite of the fact that on the next line he sates that even the babies in arms were made to cry with brutality before sacrificing them! As to the treatment of women Thomas writes, dishonestly, that their position was at lest as comparable to the female Europeans of that age, although we perfectly know that European women were not deceived to be sacrificed, decapitated and skinned punctually according to rituals of the Gregorian calendar. And the women who would not be sacrificed were not allowed to wear sandals, unlike their husbands. In the codexes the Indian females appear generally on their knees while the males are on sitting facilities …. And we must remember the Indian costume of selling, and even giving as presents, their daughters. The same Malinali, later called equivocally Marina or “La Malinche,” Cortés’ right hand, had been sold by her mother to some traders from Xicallanco, who in turn had sold her to some Mayans who sold her to some Chontales, who gave her as a present to Cortés. Thomas even takes as historical the words of the chronicler in regard to Xicoténcatl II’s embassy when, after Xicoténcatl’s people suffered crushing defeats, he went into the Spanish camp with words that portray the treatment of the Indian woman by their own: “And if you want sacrifices, take these four women that you may sacrifice, and you can eat their flesh and their hearts. Since we don’t know how you do it we have not sacrificed them before you.” The study of Salvador de Madariaga about the conquest, published under the title Hernán Cortés [Macmillan, NY, 1941], precedes half a century Thomas’ study. Without the ominous clouds of cultural relativism that cover the skies of our times, in Madariaga’s study it is valid to advance value judgments.

    http://caesartort.blogspot.com/2010/03/return-of-quetzalcoatl-chapter-11.html

  5. “Paul LePage has an adopted black son”

    Maybe his adopted son has made him into an HBD believer (and understanding HBD is proto-pro-White.)

  6. I could have done without him invoking his adopted black son, but still, I’ll take him over most white politicians.

  7. It’s a fallen world, folks have to make certain compromises – sort of like having portraits of Marx and Lenin in (all White, and 100% determined to keep it that way) in Socialist East Germany from the 1960s until the fall of the Berlin Wall (when non Whites were allowed in).

    This governor sounds good – a white guy telling the NAACP to kiss is @$# – yeah, can’t see any member of the Bush family or New G. doing that. If this GOP governor can do the same at the AIPAC annual convention, he’s a folk hero. As for now, he deserves our patriot community to write lots of e-mails, faxes, letters to him telling to keep fighting for our regular folks.

  8. Sounds like his “son” won’t be able to use the race card either and that is a step in the right direction.

    What is it with this white “fad” of adopting black children? My Lord, is it outright dilusion or a severe case of needing a complete room change?

  9. Wait till these SWPLs find out their Asian betters laugh at them for adopting blacks kids. It will end in minutes, probably have some turn ins as well.

  10. I’m glad someone is standing up to the NAACP but I don’t think this guy is on our side. I think his real problem with the NAACP is that they’re ethnocentric and it’s a hindrance to the multicultural agenda that he obviously lives his life by and wants to push into the public arena. Did LePage adopt that kid out of some kind of some kind of lofty do-goodism or is he a Marxist? Well, there’s no shortage of black kids in this country needing families so why import a black kid from Jamaica unless the real goal here is to increase the number of minorities in the country by any means necessary?

  11. Barb: Maybe you’re right. I think many if not most Whites today become racists after they get a good close look at some Negroes. Having this boy in his house, and knowing he’s stuck with him, could easily cause some reassessment.

  12. I went over this afternoon to visit my 80 year old uncle. After the King Holiday was implemented and his plant gave many people the day off, he would come to work anyway. He told me one time that a plant big shot said something to him about criticizing King and calling him a Communist, said something to my uncle about, “well, but I bet you like having that day off.” My uncle said, “no, I work that damn day every year, whether I’m scheduled or not.” He said the guy didn’t believe him and went and checked and found out my uncle did indeed work every year on King’s day.

    He told me that at that time when they were pushing the Martin Luther King shit at plants and factories, that they did it under the guise of “safety meetings.” That was before they had started with the mandatory “diversity” meetings and stuff. He said a few of the employees got the plant to stop for a year or two by threatening to take them to court since showing King propaganda had nothing to do with safety.

  13. While MLK Day always falls on a Monday, the individual in question was born on January 15th (1929). Personally, I choose to use that day to remember a much greater man, who was born on January 19th, 1807; Robert Edward Lee.

    It’s not always a popular choice, but a much more worthy cause.

  14. Yes, and don’t forget it was Ronald Reagan who blessed us with this “holiday.” It is beyond me why so many ever did, or worse yet, still, consider him to have been some kind of great blessing for Conservatives and normal whites. I see little difference between Reagan and any of the other scallywags we have had. In fact, I’m not sure that Bill Clinton might not have been better in many ways than Reagan.

  15. Maine gov. who blasted critics changes MLK plans

    WATERVILLE, Maine – Gov. Paul LePage changed his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend plans and showed up at a breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader Monday, days after he said critics of his decision to skip other events could “kiss my butt.” He even joined some of the participants in an African dance.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110117/ap_on_re_us/us_maine_gov_king

  16. Man thats a great way fo any WN to build a platform have an adpoted or black or other (lol) foster child. Boy the heads you can step on with that trump card.. hmmmmm

  17. I’m betting it was white traitors who really put the pressure on him. Sounds like a lot of them were at the “celebration.”

  18. Blackmail. Has he been getting too close to his little Jamaican pet? Kept three mistresses on the State payroll? Taken bribes from Chinese businessmen? Been photographed in Nazi garb? Run over a jogger while drunk? I can’t see such a groveling reversal after such bold defiance, just because he was threatened with a loss of campaign funds. He was looking at jail time is my guess.

  19. Well, I just got back from the supermarket and waiting in line by the register I noticed the headlines that Angelina is adopting another one. Gahds! how could Brad Pitt deal with that zoo, he dumped Jennifer Aniston for that?

  20. Him caving in like that just enforces my belief that both parties are controlled by the same elites. These people always back down. Always. It’s a form of psychological conditioning to make people think that our enemies are more powerful than the opposition and we don’t have prayer of taking them down.

  21. I have an alternative explanation: our enemies are highly organized, have powerful friends in the media, and work within the system to get their way.

    On the other hand, White Nationalists are content with their self imposed isolation and in pursuit of ridiculous ideas (i.e., destroying America and Christianity) are happy to voluntarily take themselves out of the game without a fight.

    The reason the political and cultural pendulum always swings further to the Left is because they are really the only ones who are doing the really boring grunt work. There is no pressure at all coming from the Far Right so America tends to drift in a leftward direction.

  22. http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/01/george-washington-statue-hidden-in-box.html

    The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.

    See photo!

  23. RIA just another example of how diversity is a strength. That picture and event should be distributed far and wide. In fact it should be a poster child for the GOP but they won’t touch it with a ten foot pole.

    Hunter while you lament the ‘vanguard’ and some of it for good reason the GOP will NEVER stand up where we need them to.

  24. Carl Paladino (NY) backed down and groveled in a similar way over the gay issue.

    Face it, Cultural Marxism is the West’s hegemonic ideology and everyone in public life must pay homage to it. Crude and politically clueless businessman like Le Page and Paladino can do nothing to change that-it would take a tough new intellectual elite to alter the correlation of forces. Enoch Powells with the killer instinct of the George Wallace of
    1963-70.

  25. The Republicans beat the DREAM Act three times last year.

    Gov. Scott in Florida has already enacted E-Verify. LePage in Maine issued the executive order discussed above. The Republican controlled Kentucky Senate has passed an Arizona-style immigration law.

    In Montana, a Republican bill to deny worker’s compensation benefits to illegal aliens has hit the floor of the Montana House. I know that the Arizona-style immigration law has cleared Senate Judiciary Committees in South Carolina and Mississippi.

    There are multiple bills that I am tracking right now in over 25 states.

    There is no valid comparison between the conservatives and the vanguard. The conservatives have suffered from poor leadership over the years, but they do things in the real world, especially on the immigration front at the state and local level.

    It is more likely that conservatives will become more racial and get their act together than the vanguard will ever do anything for White people.

    The problem is that White Nationalists never hear about all that is going on because they are obsessed with silly disputes like Protestants vs. Catholics or Northern Europeans vs. Southern Europeans.

    OD is the only White Nationalist site on the entire internet that draws attention to the important things going on at the state level.

  26. Ernest wrote:
    He even joined some of the participants in an African dance.

    This is a parallel to forcing Germans to celebrate May 8th (“VE Day”) while getting them to wear Red Stars and waving Red flags.

    Of course, the “Content of Character” mask has been off for some time now. (But like the Emperor’s New Clothes, no one points it out.)

  27. Hunter, there’s another possibility. The conservative movement could fall apart as disillusioned paleocons, libertarians, White Nationalists and many regular voters get tired of the neocon game and form their own coalition. Month after month passing with nothing significant happening to reverse the 40 year ascent of liberalism. Immigration continues apace, states may pass immigration bills but the Fed continues to turn a blind eye to the problem. Sarah Palin mysteriously wins the 2012 primary and receives the nomination for President picking Bobby Jindal as her running mate. The Tea Party turns increasingly anti-racist and picks more lemons like Scott Brown and black “conservatives” to run for office. Key Republican leaders bring up another “comprehensive immigration reform bill” backed by top Democrat figures. America continues to vanish while the media talking heads on FOX News and talk radio spin their partisan politics and Islamania, the “war on terror” and the necessity of bombing Iranian nuclear sites.

  28. Rodger,

    I think my scenario is much more likely:

    The problem is not the conservative movement per se. If you look at the polls, conservatives are overwhelmingly in favor of tougher immigration laws and abolishing affirmative action and most even oppose free trade agreements now.

    It is the rotten elites at the top of the party, a small minority, like Richard Lugar, Arlen Specter, and George W. Bush that are the problem. The last remaining conservatives in the Democratic Party are defecting to the Republican Party. This will empower grassroots conservatives to start knocking off their treacherous elites and replacing them with new recruits who just got elected in the state legislatures.

    Come to think about it, this process is already well underway, and is certain to accelerate in the run up to 2012.

    Libertarians defected from the GOP in 2006 and 2008, but returned in 2010 when Rand Paul was elected to the Senate in Kentucky. The populist conservatives and paleocons also backed J.D. Hayworth in Arizona and Tom Tancredo in Colorado.

    What’s actually going to happen is that polarization will continue to drive White conservatives and moderates out of the Democratic Party and into the Republican Party. This will strengthen the hand of populist conservatives within the Republican Party.

    You will quickly find that the legions of paleocons, libertarians, and “mainstreamer” White Nationalists who defected from the GOP in the Bush years will bolt the fringe and return to involvement in mainstream politics when they see that the taboos are eroding and a space for pro-White discourse in the post-Bush mainstream is opening up.

    Over the next two years, the gap between “mainstreamer” and “vanguard” White Nationalists will widen into a chasm. It will culminate in a divorce when the “mainstreamers” abandon the “vanguard” altogether.

    Why?

    “Mainstreamers” are Americans who happen to be pro-White. External forces have kept the “mainstreamers” bottled up on the fringe.

    “Vanguardists” are people who are natural outcasts in society and who are driven by internal personality characteristics to deliberately isolate themselves. When the taboos against “racism” begin to fall, vanguardists will find some other reason to isolate themselves, whereas the mainstreamers will naturally return to whence they came.

  29. We’re almost a month now into 2011. Time to take stock of where we are going.

    (1) In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order mandating E-Verify.

    (2) In Maine, Gov. LePage signed an executive order that requires state agencies to check the immigration status of applicants for social services.

    (3) In Kentucky, the Kentucky Senate passed an Arizona-style immigration law.

    (4) In Montana, a bill that would deny worker’s compensation benefits to illegal aliens has cleared committee and is going to a vote in the Montana House.

    (5) In Mississippi, an Arizona-style immigration law has passed the Mississippi Senate.

    (6) In South Carolina, an Arizona-style immigration law has cleared committee and is coming up for a vote in the South Carolina Senate, where it will certainly pass.

    (7) In Congress, Steve King launched the attack on birthright citizenship.

    (8) Also in Congress, House Republicans launched the roll out of bills targeted illegal immigration this afternoon.

    This comes in spite of the fact that (a.) the ball only got rolling on January 5 and (b) the Giffords shooting dominated headlines for a week.

    So far, three weeks into the new year, I can point to at least two things in Maine and Florida that populist conservatives have already got done, whereas the vanguard hasn’t done a damn thing in that period aside from ask for money and post crazy comments on the internet.

  30. Hunter, the real elites in this country are the very wealthy who can buy off politicians and they work behind the scenes not in public office.

  31. Let’s compare Rodger and the vanguard to the Kentucky conservatives:

    (1) All Republicans in the House from Kentucky voted against the DREAM Act.

    (2) Mitch McConnell in the Senate voted against the DREAM Act. Sen. Bunning was a no show. An effective “no” vote.

    (3) Republicans in Kentucky elected Rand Paul to the Senate.

    (4) Republicans in Kentucky pushed an Arizona-style immigration law through the Kentucky Senate in three days.

    (5) David Williams, Senate Majority Leader, is running for Governor of Kentucky in 2011 and is a strong supporter of Arizona-style immigration reform.

    Meanwhile, Rodger and the vanguard of Kentucky have never done a single thing for White people in that state, whereas in three months Kentucky conservatives managed to do all of the above.

  32. Quite honestly, I am sick and tired of hearing the vanguard explain their flawless track record of failure in terms of absurd conspiracy theories. They smugly “reject the system” and wait for “the collapse of civilization” in the Kali Yuga.

    Then these people wonder why no one takes them seriously. Why would the “lemmings” out there ever support the vanguard? Oh … they only want to pull down civilization, crash the economy, destroy Christianity, and establish a National Socialist dictatorship in America.

    Hmm. Quite a platform you boys have there.

    Gosh, I wonder why you keep getting bad reviews! It must be in the stars, not in yourselves!

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