Tim Wise Lecture Tour Protests

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Update: We already have some people who are coming to see Uncle Tim at his next stop in Charlotte, NC on March 25.

Trad Youth protested Tim Wise in Bloomington, IN, but he is still scheduled to speak at a number of upcoming locations. We noticed that Wise has a big swing coming up through the South. He also has stops in Phoenix, Portland, and Philadelphia where he has plenty of enemies who might be interested in organizing a welcoming party:

3/25/15: Charlotte, NC Queens University of Charlotte
3/30/15: Huntsville, AL Oakwood University
4/7/15: New Orleans, LA Loyola University
4/10/15 – 4/11/15: Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4/17/15: Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas
4/23/15: St. Petersburg, FL YWCA of Tampa Bay
4/20/15: Bryn Mawr, PA Byrn Mayr Presbyterian Church
7/23/15: Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University
9/11/15: Huntington, WV Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at Marshall University
10/9/15: Portland, OR Teaching With Purpose Conference

After discussing this on Facebook, we have lots of folks who have expressed interest in confronting Wise in Charlotte, New Orleans, Huntsville, St. Petersburg, and even Portland. Since he does this speaking tour every year, we could make some signs and ship them from location to location where a network of pro-White activists could reuse them to confront Wise anywhere he goes in the future.

This would be fun. It is doable. It would give a lot more people a chance to participate because of the multiple locations. Are you interested?

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Trad Youth Protests Tim Wise, “Full of Lies,” In Bloomington

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It wasn’t the first time either.

Trad Youth has protested Tim Wise before at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first protest of Wise was memorable because it ended in a violent assault by an anti-fa affiliated with H.A.R.M. who was arrested and hauled away by the police.

Violence seems to follow Trad Youth wherever they go in Indiana, but that’s not their fault. Rather, it is due to the character of their opposition. Thomas Buhls first popped up on my radar screen when he was mobbed during a one man protest in Bloomington at that same spot in 2012. Last year, Trad Youth was attacked again while protesting a Slut Walk event in Bloomington. Thus, it comes as no surprise that an anti-racist female was arrested and charged with battery during this event.

Buhls & Co. succeeded in getting their point across:

“The Traditionalist Youth Network — informally known on IU’s campus as a white supremacy organization — protested against anti-racism author Tim Wise on Wednesday at the Whittenberger Auditorium.

Wise, known for his multiple books on anti-racism and stopping the spread of white privilege in society, is looked upon not as a self-critical white American, but as an anti-white and anti-Christian Jew through the eyes of the organization.

Wise is looked at as systematically stirring up racial resentment against white Americans and therefore scolding “gullible and insecure college students into an ideology of guilt, shame, ritual apology and acceptance of our own political disempowerment and demographic genocide,” according to Trad Youth President and founder Thomas Buhls. …

Trad Youth believes Wise is disguised as a civil rights campaigner so he can vividly fantasize about America’s aging white population dying off and being replaced.

Prior to the protest, the network posted an open letter addressed to Wise on its website, tradyouth.org, discussing the comments it found hypocritical when discussing white privilege. The network believes Wise is using his condemnation of white privilege as a mask because he is a benefactor of Jewish privilege.”

This protest of Tim Wise was notable for something else too: Trad Youth was there with about 30 supporters, which is a marked increase from some of their previous demonstrations. Among their supporters, I recognize Richard Kidd, Robert Ransdell, and the organizer of the “Ride To End White Genocide.”

Trad Youth’s ecumenical approach to activism has succeeded in creating a budding cell of White Nationalists in that region. It also seems to be having a marked cooling effect on the willingness of the local anti-fa to resort to violence.

Note: Here’s a list of Tim Wise’s upcoming appearances in other states:

3/25/15: Charlotte, NC Queens University of Charlotte
3/30/15: Huntsville, AL Oakwood University
4/7/15: New Orleans, LA Loyola University
4/10/15 – 4/11/15: Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4/17/15: Fayetteville, AR University of Arkansas
4/23/15: St. Petersburg, FL YWCA of Tampa Bay
7/23/15: Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University
9/11/15: Huntington, WV Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at Marshall University
10/9/15: Portland, OR Teaching With Purpose Conference

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In loving memory of my friend, Gordon Baum

gordon-baum-coverEditor’s Note: James Edwards is the host of The Political Cesspool Radio Program.

Gordon Baum, longtime CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens, was called home to the Lord late last week. My wife and I left Memphis immediately after the live broadcast on Saturday night and drove to St. Louis so that we could pay our respects.

As most of our listeners know, The Political Cesspool Radio Program and the Council of Conservative Citizens have been working closely together for ten years. The CofCC was the first organization to promote TPC upon our inception in late 2004 and the partnership has been strong ever since.

It was through the CofCC that I was introduced to co-hosts Keith Alexander, Bill Rolen, and Winston Smith, and numerous other fine individuals who have had a lasting impact on our work on the airwaves. I’d like to think that we have reciprocated in kind because precious few organizations are as deserving as the Council.

Attending and speaking at Council conferences over the years have always been among the happiest and most memorable highlights of my annual calendar. The people there are some of the friendliest, supportive, and most down to earth folks I have ever met. Gordon was the glue of it all and it’s impossible to imagine a Council gathering without him there.

Gordon was a true stalwart and a man who dedicated his life to a cause greater than himself. He set an example as a Christian and as a family man. I’ve been blessed to have known the Baums for a long time now and it was an honor to be able to hug his wife at the funeral and tell her how much he meant to me.

In fact, the loss of Gordon seems to sting a little more today than it did even when I first learned of his passing. Now that it has all been processed, I seem to realize more fully how wonderful the experiences we shared were and the variety of ways in which he will be missed.

I’ll miss receiving his phone calls to talk about matters relating to the Council. I’ll miss catching up with him at occasions where our paths would have crossed. I’ll miss his distinctive accent and sense of humor when he appeared as a guest on TPC. I’ll miss going to the Midnight Jamboree at the Troubadour Theater in Nashville after a Board of Directors meeting. I’ll miss my friend.

The memories, however, will never fade and his legacy will endure. Rest in peace, brother. You did good and I’ll look forward to seeing you again one day in the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Selma 2015: Fifty Years Later, Who Was Really On The Wrong Side Of History?

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Is there anything left to say about Selma?

When I heard that Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and some 94 members of Congress were going to parachute into town for the annual photo op on that bridge, I made plans – which were later derailed – to be there myself this time.

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly were supposed to come. Vanilla Ice and Rick Ross were scheduled to perform at a BET concert. The national and international media were going to show up in Selma en masse for the first time since 1965. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Rep. John Lewis come to Selma to march across that bridge every year, but I sensed this time it was going to be different. With so many journalists in town for the 50 year anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” would the media learn anything about the real Selma?

In the 1960s, Selma and Dallas County were the citadel of segregation in Alabama, and a stronghold of the Citizens’ Councils. My father-in-law and his friends in the Dallas County Citizens’ Council fought to keep Selma segregated which in their view was synonymous with keeping it White and civilized. In light of the fate of Haiti, Liberia, and the chaos then enveloping sub-Saharan Africa, it was self evident to them that black people lacked the capacity to maintain a European standard of civilization.

This was not, as so many liberals falsely assume, a view of the world that was based on fear, irrational prejudice, or a passionate hatred of black people. On the contrary, it was based on familiarity and experience, and a realistic assessment of the inherent abilities of blacks combined with the unchangeable preferences of Whites. The Voting Rights Act would consign Selma to black majority rule. That was tantamount to a civic death sentence. The segregationists believed it had to be stopped at all costs or dire social and economic consequences would follow.

Fifty years later, now that the media has returned to Selma, can we finally see who was really on “the wrong side of history?” ["The Dark Side Of Selma The Mainstream Media Ignored," Think Progress, 3-10-15]

“On the outskirts of town, clusters of mobile homes and crumbling shotgun houses sit along unpaved roads. The majority of downtown businesses near the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge — save for several fast food chains and payday lenders — stand vacant, their windows boarded up or broken. Most of the city’s public housing projects, built in the early 1950s, are in serious need of repair.

With more than 36 percent of residents and 60 percent of children living in poverty, the county is the poorest in the state of Alabama, making it one of the poorest in the country. The unemployment rate is nearly twice the national average.”

This comes as a surprise even to me … worse than Wilcox, poorer than Lowndes, Sumter, or Bullock? Dallas County has stiff competition in this area and its descent to the status of the poorest county in Alabama is a recent development. I’m familiar with the crumbling shotgun houses and the desolate downtown business district. I’ve said before that it looked like a Soviet neutron bomb had been dropped on Selma.

When I traveled to Selma in 2011, I saw the post-apocalyptic ruins of Craig Air Force Base from Highway 80, but I didn’t scout the full extent of the ruins. ["Decayed, uninhabitable homes will be Obama’s first view of Selma," Washington Post, 3-7-2015]

“SELMA, Ala. — Their homes would almost certainly be among the first things that President Obama would see upon arriving in Selma.

The 102 small brick structures had once served as base housing for pilots training at Selma’s long-ago shuttered Craig Air Force Base.

Now the vast majority of the homes are uninhabitable, stripped clean by looters or charred by fire. The rest are residences of last resort for those who can barely afford the $175 a month rent. …

Iasha Gadsden, 32, gazed out at the road that Obama would travel as he exited the old air base. What would the president think as he rolled past the post-apocalyptic landscape? The dozen or so homes that were still occupied had roofs that leaked when it rained, broken windows covered in cardboard, and in several instances, no working plumbing. …

These days the development, which is owned by the son of a former Selma mayor, doesn’t get many visitors. Even the garbage collectors stopped coming, said residents. The school bus, however, still makes regular stops. Monique Randall, 10, and Montel, 12, clambered down the bus steps and headed for home. They hustled past one of their neighbors who stood waist-deep in an overflowing dumpster, searching for aluminum cans.

A few yards away were the remains of a raccoon that another neighbor had carefully gutted and cooked for dinner.”

On a recent episode of AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon gutted a possum and cooked it for dinner after reaching the Alexandria Safe Zone. This was in the context of a fictional zombie apocalypse. Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act, the residents of Selma are eating raccoons while Obama gives speeches. They overwhelmingly voted for him, twice.

In 2011, I was struck by the sheer amount of garbage on Highway 80 on the outskirts of Selma. I stopped to snap a photo of that. I didn’t know that garbage collectors had stopped coming altogether at Craig Air Force Base. Years later, Paul Kersey notes that there was still so much garbage out there that city boosters spent the entire weekend cleaning it all up before the arrival of President Obama and the media: ["City needs to clean up trash before March events," Selma Times Journal, 2-24-15]

“Driving down many roads in Selma trash is visible by the roads and in some cases piles of trash line the road.

It’s a serious problem that people in the community need to address. We want the city to look its best when thousands of people come in March. There are so many attractive things about Selma, and we don’t want it to be overshadowed by the amount of trash lying around.

We should encourage our guests to help keep our city clean while they are here taking part in the many activities scheduled that week.

To help the cause, the city of Selma is asking for the community’s help with a city wide cleanup.”

["Many sacrificed their weekend to pick up trash," Selma Times Journal, 3-2-2015]

“Saturday a big chunk of one of Selma and the surrounding area’s biggest problems was taken care of by those in the Adopt A Mile program, who picked up trash down U.S. Highway 80. Seemingly every mile on Highway 80 Saturday there were groups of volunteers, picking up trash to make sure visitors that drive through this weekend don’t have to look at roadways surrounded by garbage.

Among the volunteers were students from Wallace Community College Selma and members of Lillies of the Valley.

There seemed to be orange trash bags lined up everywhere, which shows just how much garbage there was on the road. With the hard part along that stretch of road complete, our hope is that motorists will refrain from tossing items out their windows and dirtying what can be a visually appealing stretch of highway.”

In addition to temporarily removing the eyesore of the uncollected garbage, the Selma city government hired landscapers to plant flowers and bushes in front of vacant downtown businesses: ["Assignment America: Selma," New York Times, 3-7-2015]

“He explained that he and a few of his friends were assisting Steavie in a city-sponsored endeavor to beautify Selma’s downtown area. “We only had eight days to do the job,” he said, conceding that lining the sidewalks with flowers and bushes in a city of limited resources and many vacant storefronts was a lot to ask of Steavie’s landscaping enterprise.”

Lots of journalists weren’t fooled by the band-aid though: ["Despite place in history, Selma in need of a face-lift," Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3-6-2015]

“But under the spotlight, Selma’s blight is impossible to miss.

More than 40 percent of Dallas County’s residents live below the poverty line, compared with the national average of 14.5 percent. …

They will look out over a sleepy downtown. Vacant, boarded-up buildings dot the side streets.”

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From “Queen City of the Black Belt” to “Alabama’s Third World,” 80 percent black Selma has become one of the poorest, most violent cities in Alabama. Even the home of Amelia Boynton Robinson (see above), where MLK wrote the first draft of the Voting Rights Act, is now a blighted, boarded up wreck: ["Selma anniversary puts spotlight on deep poverty," USA Today, 3-8-2015]

“Dallas County, of which Selma is the county seat, was the poorest county in Alabama last year. Selma has an unemployment rate of 10.2%; the national rate is 5.5%.

More than 40% of families and 67% of children in the county live below the poverty line. The violent crime rate is five times the state average. The Birmingham News called the region, known as the Black Belt because of its rich soil, “Alabama’s Third World.” …

After the marches of 1965, white flight began. About 10,000 white residents have left Selma in the past three decades, leaving it 80% African-American.

The city’s downtown, which sits along the Alabama River, has a bucolic charm from afar, but it is pocked with as many vacant buildings as occupied ones. …

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson points to the old home in Selma of Amelia Boynton Robinson, who played a key role in the 1965 marches, as a tragic symbol of what’s become of Selma. Her home was where a group of congressmen, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders gathered to write the first draft of the Voting Rights Act.

Now the home sits boarded up, indistinguishable from the many other vacant houses in that neighborhood.”

Selma is now a black city: it has a black mayor, a black majority city council, a black district attorney, a black police chief, a majority black police force, a black school superintendent, 99 percent black public schools, a black US representative, a black state senator, a black state representative, all under the executive authority of a black US president and a black US attorney general.

Public streets in Selma have been renamed after civil rights leaders. Monuments have been erected to the “foot soldiers” of the Civil Rights Movement who have been decorated with Congressional Gold Medals. Now entire neighborhoods in Selma along these streets and boulevards resemble post-Katrina New Orleans: ["With a scarcity of jobs, decrepit houses and resegregation of city's only high school, Selma, Alabama, is once again in need of saving," NY Daily News, 3-8-15]

“SELMA, Ala. — Fifty years later, this historic Southern city is once again in need of saving.

Decrepit houses — burned out and boarded up — fill entire blocks. Jobs are scarce. And the city’s only high school has been re-segregated. …

A tour of the city’s majority-black east side reveals neighborhoods that resemble post-Katrina New Orleans.

Many of the homes along Martin Luther King St. feature collapsed front porches and cratered living rooms. Some lack doors and windows, and now serve as a haven for squatters living without running water. Others are boarded up and abandoned, blighting what used to be middle class neighborhoods.

Even some of the city’s churches have fallen into disrepair. The old Sylvan Street Presbyterian Church, deemed a “significant landmark” in 1980, is now a pile of bricks and concrete. … The once-bustling downtown sports more empty storefronts than actual businesses. Gone are the high-end clothing stores, theaters and cafes. …”

Gone …

In the memorable words of Rep. John Lewis, “Fifty years ago, this place was the center of commerce, it was booming. You came here on a Friday afternoon or early evening, on a Saturday to shop from the rural areas or the small towns.”

Well, not anymore. Not after so much of this kind of “progress.”

“All this city got is history,” fumed Selma resident Arsenio Gardner, who’s 25 and unemployed. “If this bridge wasn’t here, it would just be another f—-d-up place nobody would visit.”

Gardner said he’s spent the past nine months searching in vain for a job. There’s even a waiting list at McDonald’s and Taco Bell, Gardner said.

“Nobody plans on staying here,” he added. “You just kind of get stuck here.”

The statistics bear out Gardner’s frustration.

Selma has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 11%. More than 40% of families live below the poverty line. And the violent crime rate is five times the state average. …

White residents fled the city in droves over the past few decades; Selma is 80% black.

In important ways, the city has indeed seen progress. All of the top officials representing Selma — its mayor, police chief and House representative — are African-American.”

Finally, someone has dared to tell the truth about the real Selma: if it wasn’t for that bridge, it would just be another place nobody would visit or care about. No one in their right mind, black, white, or Jewish, wants to live there anymore. Those who are left behind are trapped. They are too poor to get out.

["Selma's message on civil rights 50 years later," Christian Science Monitor, 3-6-2015"]

“True, Selma now has black leaders in positions of power, including the mayor, police chief, district attorney, six out of eight city council members, and four out of five school board members. …

But the journey toward equality is still a long march. Black children here are more likely to grow up in poverty, less likely to graduate, less likely to attend college, and less likely to become homeowners. …”

Not to worry: a city with all of these problems has far more important subjects to deal with such as pro-Confederate billboards, busts of Nathan Bedford Forrest, and of course, the name of the infamous bridge.

“The search for viable employment has led Selma into a perilous spiral. After hitting a peak population of 28,400 people in 1960, the city’s population declined significantly. The US Census Bureau reported 20,756 residents in 2010, with a population that is 80.3 percent black and 18 percent white.

Countywide, the population peaked in 1960 at 56,667 people, dropping to 43,820 in 2010, with a population that is 69.4 percent black and 29.1 percent white. …

The retail section of Selma is a jumble of strip malls, fast-food restaurants, and convenience stores, with one Wal-Mart, and a small mall anchored by Belk and Goody’s. If you want to see the movie “Selma,” you will have to drive 50 miles to Montgomery; the city itself doesn’t have a theater.”

The old Walton Theater had to be reopened for the “Selma” premiere. It’s no longer viable in the long run though.

“The median household income in Selma from 2009 to 2013 was $22,478 – nearly half that of the state – with 41.9 percent of people in the city living below the poverty level. Dallas County, of which Selma is the seat, ranks as the poorest county in the Black Belt, with 36.8 percent of residents living below poverty level. Nearby Perry, Wilcox, and Sumter counties follow closely behind. …”

With 0 to 3 percent of all children in Selma enrolled in AP classes, the Selma City Schools system, that pearl of integration, is sure to attract new businesses, industries and long term investment:

“And they keep a close eye on the Selma City Schools system, which was taken over last year by the Alabama State Department of Education after a months-long investigation into allegations of academic issues, poor student performance, shoddy record keeping, and sexual misconduct. …

The Selma City Schools district served 4,140 students, 97 percent of whom were black and 81 percent of whom qualified for free or reduced-price lunches. Only 4 percent of students were enrolled in gifted programs and only 3 percent took at least one of three available Advanced Placement classes. At Selma High School, which was 100 percent black, only 6 percent of students were enrolled in advanced math or physics, and only 9 percent took chemistry. Twenty percent of the high school’s teachers were in their first or second year of teaching.

Southside High School, in Dallas County, reported 98 percent African-American enrollment, with 94 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Only 13 percent of students were enrolled in advanced math, 9 percent took chemistry, and 5 percent took physics. No Advanced Placement classes were reported. And 48 percent of the teachers were in their first or second year of teaching.

Selma High reported a graduation rate of 67 percent in 2013, according to the Alabama State Department of Education. Southside High School graduated 86 percent of its students.”

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has a new civil rights initiative for Selma which he says is the “only way” to tackle this problem: chain White business owners to the city, pass a new law where it is illegal for them flee or relocate their businesses elsewhere. ["Rundown cities? Just don't allow businesses to leave," WND, 3-10-15]

“Jackson then nodded and referred to the all-black make-up of Selma’s political leadership as a major change from 1965 – but one that didn’t go far enough.

“People assume there is a correlation between political power and economic power. But a black power structure – mayor, city, council, police force – is not enough. You change the political power, and the white business owners just move outside the city. So you have power over a doughnut hole. We need help to climb out of the doughnut hole.”

His suggestion?

The Los Angeles Times reported that he recommended a plan for the government to step in and devise regulations so that these businesses couldn’t lawfully relocate.

“It’s the only way,” he said, the newspaper reported.”

Without the White taxpayers to milk as a cash cow, black controlled Selma has no choice but to cutback on everything from public safety to schools to street and road repair to garbage collection. The black population of Selma lacks the capacity to sustain an economy that can generate the revenue to keep Selma going. Whites have no incentive whatsoever to stick around as Selma declines toward Third World conditions.

Selma is a blighted, crumbling shadow of its former self: ["Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided," Los Angeles Times, 3-6-15]

“And while people on the extremes stay at war, the majority in this city of about 20,000 residents are suffering. Dallas County ranked as the poorest in the state last year, with unemployment at 10.2%. Forty percent of families in Selma live below the poverty line, and violent crime is five times that in other towns around Alabama.

The town’s infrastructure is crumbling, literally. Workers tried this week to paint and cover broken-down buildings, but the blight is pervasive. The house once owned by now-centenarian activist Amelia Boynton Robinson — the place where organizers planned the original march — is boarded up.”

In 2011, the Selma that I visited had a Sonic. There was also a Selma Mall which had a Goody’s and J.C. Penny’s. Now even those dominoes are falling or being reopened to great fanfare: ["Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma," Washington Post, 3-5-16]

“Ballard, 71, glanced down at his watch and headed off to his pickup truck for his first big event of the day: a ribbon-cutting at the local Sonic drive-up restaurant. In the past few months, Selma has lost two of its biggest department stores: J.C. Penney and Goody’s. The restaurant event offered a rare bit of good economic news.

“Technically it’s more of a reopening than an opening,” Ballard said. “The place looked terrible. Thank God Sonic saw fit to invest thousands of dollars in it instead of picking up and leaving.” The restaurant was festooned with balloons and a big red ribbon. …

Eventually, those clients became his supporters when he ran for city and county office. In the past few years, as his tax base has dwindled, Ballard has cut his county maintenance staff from seven people to two, slashed the number of county cellphones and postponed road repairs to balance his budget.”

After a trial of 50 years, Selma’s failing integrated schools have been taken over by the state, it has the highest unemployment rate in Alabama, and Dallas County is the poorest county in Alabama. Some 10,000 White residents have fled Selma which is heavily blighted and 5x more violent than the state average.

With the single exception of interracial marriage, none of the predictions of the integrationists came true. Selma was recently honored as the worst city to do business in Alabama, which anyone might have guessed from the lack of downtown commerce, or the numerous abandoned shopping centers, restaurants, and homes which are in the midst of a rewilding. The city skyline in Selma is now dotted with billboards that announce surging rates of HIV, syphilis, and teen pregnancy.

In his speech in Selma, Barack Obama said the confrontation that Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge “was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills; a contest to determine the meaning of America.” In hindsight, it was a clash in which the defenders of civilization were defeated by the residents of housing projects, who were egged on and glorified by the media, and that had great implications for the future of America.

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A Poem in Tribute to Gordon Baum

baumI only had the pleasure of meeting Gordon Baum twice.

The first time was at the CofCC’s annual conference in 2010. It was here I first saw the dedication he had for his people. Everyone wanted to talk to him. Whenever I had a chance to myself the first thing he would ask was if I join the council yet. He obviously wanted to get as many people dedicated to the cause as he could. I left that weekend liking the colorful veteran who had been at it so long and was so respected by so many.

Three years later I had the luxury of getting to know him even better. I had driven from upstate NY to St. Louis for the first time to attend the wedding of his daughter to Hunter Wallace. Gordon and his charming wife invited me to stay in their home for the long weekend. For four days I got to know Gordon on a more personal. His devotion to his family, his pride in his heritage, his love of animals, and his wonderful sense of humor. More than once he had me in uproarious laughter. Those moments are etched in my memory and I tell those stories to friends who laugh as well. He welcomed me into his home and I have never received such wonderful treatment as a guest. His home epitomized the idea of southern hospitality.

Even with the all rigmarole of his daughter’s wedding his dedication to his people didn’t stop. Till the last minute he was doing work for the council when it was required. At one point he had me take the phone and talk to a fellow New Yorker as Gordon looked for the council information the caller required. His dedication was unfailing.

One of the last things he said to me before I left was, “Next time we meet you better have converted to Lutheranism, married a German girl, and have five kids.” Unfortunately with his passing I’ll never see his satisfaction if part of this comes true. All I’ll have is my memories of the brief time I shown such kindness and hospitality by him.

Our people have lost a dedicated fighter and his family has lost a loving father and husband. In honor I offer these simple lines of verse. RIP Gordon.

Winter is in its final days
Of snow and sleet and frozen bays
Where children play on snowy hills
And laugh with friends in freezing spills.
Hoping that spring at last will end
It’s long slumber beneath Earth’s bend
When all returns to life and heat:
The birds and bees and fields of wheat
But winter’s leaving not alone
Taking with it one of our own.

Gordon Baum, dear father and friend
Whose devotion would never bend
For those thing he thought were true,
Doing the duty he must do.
Living for family, faith, and folk,
Devoted spirit who awoke
In us fighting in the same cause
Courage to never flake or pause
Defending all we hold so dear
But do so in smile and cheer.
A bright new spring will soon be born
With a family sadly torn
From a father beloved by all
To be beckoned by Heaven’s call.
Now we lay to Christian rest
A true warrior of the West.

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In Memoriam, Gordon Lee Baum

gordon-lee-baumAs many of you are aware by now, my father-in-law, Gordon Lee Baum, Esq., a founder and the present CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens, passed away last Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old.

I’ve been in St. Louis since Friday afternoon. Gordon’s funeral, which was attended by a number of CofCC members as well as by many local people whose lives he had touched over the years, was Sunday. We buried him yesterday. Renee and I found the photo above while looking through some of his old boxes here. It struck me as the image that best captured who he was and his legacy to our generation.

Gordon was not someone who admitted defeat, who gave up, and that is putting it mildly. Since he was 16-years-old, he spent his entire adult life completely devoted to the cause of our people – literally days before his death, while he recovered from pneumonia, he was telling us to call various CofCC members. Even then, his mind was still focused on the cause. In this way, he reminded me of one of my heroes, the South Carolina fire eater Robert Barnwell Rhett, who once said, “I will keep up the fire, if like a lost hunter in a prairie, I have to kindle it alone, with my gun flint, and watch by the blaze, rifle in hand to keep off the wolves.”

That was my father-in-law in his time: when the Civil Rights of Act of 1964 was passed, when the Citizens’ Councils movement collapsed, when George Wallace, Strom Thurmond, and all the rest repudiated segregation and proclaimed their newfound faith in “racial equality,” when others quit, Gordon Lee Baum stood firm. As the world entered the present Dark Age, Gordon was there to keep up the fire of resistance. Together with other veterans of the Citizens’ Councils, he rebuilt the defunct organization as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) in the 1980s, which has remained down to the present day an island of stability in the pro-White movement in the United States.

Like many alienated young people, that’s what first caught my eye about the CofCC. By then, it was an established institution with an unmatched record of stability, an organization with deep roots in the old resistance to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The CofCC was a natural home for White people with a populist conservative temperament who wanted to work with others, without apology or dog whistles, to preserve and restore traditional Southern values. At the 2010 CofCC National Conference, Gordon gave me a hard sales pitch and I signed up then and there.

That was no small thing. It later had a decisive impact on my life.

Every night without fail right down until the end, Gordon sat down in this chair to watch and absorb the local and national evening news. That will be one of my lasting memories of him. He wouldn’t have understood the reference, but he was, so to speak, a “Watcher on the Wall.” Near the end of his life, he watched the entire Ferguson saga unfold. Decades ago, he was watching the St. Louis metro area transform into “Ferguson,” and was dumbstruck that White people passively let it happen.

I stayed up with him many nights here talking about every subject imaginable with the exception of sports: some of his favorite topics were German and European history, the rise and fall of St. Louis, the history of the pro-White movement, his family and ancestors, the Lutheran Church and the existence of racial differences. It’s a shame that he never got around to writing a book about his life’s work. It would have been a good one.

I will also remember Gordon for his good natured sense of humor. Before we were so well acquainted, his nickname for me, apparently, was “Napoleon,” a reference to all the various pseudonyms that I have used in the past, including this one. He was perplexed and amused that people could believe so strongly in the welfare of their people, but were so afraid to be associated with their own beliefs.

Men used to be proud of their names and even prouder of their deeds. They were expected to defend their folk. Why are men in America today so afraid to stand up for what they believe in? Do they really care so much about what liberals think? He didn’t. One of his proudest memories was the CofCC’s role in defending the Confederate Battle Flag in Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

In hindsight, Gordon’s influence was one of the reasons why I abandoned anonymity and chose to take a more pro-active stand. Whereas previously I had just been a blogger, he convinced me of the importance of organizing our people. Among other things, I learned from him not to fight too much with other people, to stay level headed and good humored in these trying times, and not to get carried away with ideology, abstractions, or to expect too much from ordinary people in this fallen world.

Gordon Lee Baum fought to the end of his life to secure the future existence of his people. One day I will be able to tell my son, which is his grandson, that his grandfather, unlike so many other people, chose to confront this evil for the sake of his future. That’s the example that I want to live up to.

Editor’s Note: This was reported on the CofCC website on Friday, but the announcement was taken down because we were still planning the funeral. Also, due to Gordon’s notoriety in this area, our family wanted to avoid any potential Westboro Baptist Church-style theatrics from the opposition.

Those who are giddily expecting the CofCC to crumble along the same lines as the National Alliance will be sorely disappointed. Unlike William Pierce, Renee and I will still be here to preserve Gordon’s legacy long after many of our opponents are gone.

Posted in Dixie, Missouri, Race Relations, White Advocacy, White Nationalism | 27 Comments

GOP Caves To Obama On Amnesty

boehner-cave What is there left to say about this?

“The House approved a nine-month funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday, breaking a lengthy stalemate over President Barack Obama’s immigration policies that exacerbated the rift between Speaker John Boehner and the conservative wing of his conference.

The measure passed 257-167, with 182 Democrats and 75 Republicans voting to beat a Friday midnight deadline for DHS funding to expire. Voting against the measure were 167 Republicans, many in protest to the lack of language to block Obama’s immigration policies. …”

It was obvious long ago to even the most partisan Republican voters that the GOP had no attention whatsoever of blocking Obama’s executive amnesty.

Elections are meaningless because the fate of public policy issues like immigration are ultimately determined by small cliques of billionaires who can bribe politicians to get their desired outcome. Thus, it was a waste of time for voters to follow or participate in the 2014 midterm elections. Although they vowed to fight “tooth and nail” against Obama’s amnesty, it didn’t matter if the Republicans controlled Congress because this result was always a foregone conclusion. Even if they had managed to triumph in Congress, a federal court would have been found to legitimize Obama’s amnesty.

Note: I’m sure this won’t be the end of all those articles which attempt to “tell the GOP how to win,” desperate partisan Republicans who will vote for any Republican to “stop Hillary,” or people here suffering from the illusion that they have any input in the process from following and discussing meaningless elections.

Posted in Hispanics, Immigration, Politics | 45 Comments

Al.com Investigates Big Poultry

albertville-chickenNone of this comes as any surprise.

Here in Alabama, Big Poultry produces and sells over a billion chickens annually. It is a $15 billion dollar industry that dwarfs every other agricultural commodity produced in this state. Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas combined produce 40 percent of the total chicken sold in supermarkets in the United States. Much of this is loaded on the docks and exported overseas out of the Port of Mobile.

Now check this out: if you open up this list of Alabama cities by Hispanic population, you will notice a striking correlation. Among other cities, Collinsville, Albertville, Russellville, Fort Payne, and Enterprise are all hosts of chicken processing plants:

“In Albertville, the largest city on Sand Mountain, chicken is everywhere.

Signs from major industrial chicken producers such as Tyson, Wayne Farm, and Pilgrim’s Pride checker the landscape of the city, and it’s not uncommon to see semi-trucks hauling stacks of live caged chickens through the city streets.

About 5,889 Hispanics and Latinos lived in Albertville in 2010 – about double the amount that lived there ten years earlier, census figures show. Whereas Latinos and Hispanics make up about 4 percent of the state, they make up about 28 percent of Albertville.

Leslie McClendon, Albertville City Schools English language coordinator, said Hispanics represented about forty one percent of the student body.

Similarly, students come to the school district speaking Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. …”

The League of the South has protested these chicken processing plants before in Shelbyville, TN and Gainesville, GA. It’s the insatiable appetite of corporate agribusiness to exploit cheap, low wage illegal alien labor that is driving changing racial demographics in Alabama and Arkansas.

I see those disgusting chicken trucks on the road (this photo was snapped in Shelbyville, TN) all the time here in Alabama. That’s what is going to end up in the meat section in your local grocery store. Ponder that the next time you have chicken for dinner.

Posted in Alabama, American South, Capitalism, Diversity, Dixie, Hispanics, Immigration, Race Relations | 43 Comments

Protesting CorporatePAC

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I can’t improve upon a remark that Brian Pace made on Facebook: Democrats or Republicans, it is two wings of the same buzzard.

Both American political parties are the puppets of the same oligarchs. Both political parties push the same agenda of open borders, multiculturalism, exporting jobs, negro worship and foreign wars without end.

Here’s the report from Shane Long, the Virginia/Maryland chapter leader:

“CPAC 2015 got a shock to their system when the League of the South and a few members of TradYouth, lead by “new face of hate” Matthew Heimbach, organized in opposition. Originally planned as an anti-immigration rally, plans were altered in recent weeks to fit current events within CPAC.

On Friday, members of the League attended the conference and gained numerous contacts within the GOP, many of whom expressed their disillusionment with the Federal system and both sides of the political party game.

Saturday’s CPAC panel featured the Log Cabin Republicans, a republican homosexual group. The panel was intended to discuss the need for stronger measures within the United States government against Russia, a country which has seen enormous growth since the fall of the Soviet Union. Of particular interest, an insistence on the necessity of the Republican Party to defend the borders of Ukraine. An issue which apparently holds much higher significance than the security of our own border on the list of priorities for Republicans.

Given the calls for military action which would no doubt send countless more Southern men to fight and die for the US government on foreign soil, our focus shifted to an opposition to US foreign policy. Our sides were flanked by Southern Nationalist and Confederate Battle flags. Russian Tsar flags signified our acknowledgement of the Christian people of Russia. Signs opposing US intervention and US anti-Christian foreign policy were displayed, along with “GOP is anti-white”.

We saw more media interest than I’ve personally ever witnessed at a demonstration, but several notable mentions include a Norwegian journalist who opted to shadow us through the event, the Washington correspondent for Political Cesspool and the Guardian. Liberty Lamp made an appearance, incorrectly (intentionally?) crediting the event to American Third Position to their leftist twitter feed.

While we encountered a few loud, effeminate young males who felt the need to threaten us with their entire non-existent political careers, we received mostly positive feedback. Several passersby asked to join us waving flags temporarily. At every opportunity Southern independence was put at the forefront of conversation. Unlike regular LS demonstrations, CPAC afforded us a direct audience, coming straight out of a convention which left many disappointed and sickened. The League was shown as the only true alternative to the nonsense they had just endured inside.

The biggest lesson learned as a group was the ability to be flexible with the situation; to bend our understanding of how a demonstration should be held when the target audience called for it. As an individual, though I already knew it cognitively, it was a chance to truly see the lack of difference between mainstream republicans and democrats. As more Southerners come to this realization, they will find the League of the South has the only logical way out.”

Note: Liberty Lamp denies appearing at CPAC although Daryle Lamont Jenkins was there.

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Posted in Conservatism, Politics, Southern Nationalism | 20 Comments

Daily Stormer Podcast on Gay Marriage and Southern Activism

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Note: As everyone here knows, the federal courts have been striking down the state level bans on “gay marriage.” I have personally participated in League of the South protests against this in Richmond, VA, Little Rock, AR, and at SPLC headquarters in Montgomery, AL. Although I wasn’t there, some of our members joined a protest by another group in Montgomery at the Alabama State Capitol last weekend.

Several of the Daily Stormer commentators are ticked off because I have criticized White Nationalists for spending too much time fighting with each other on the internet, letting year after year fly by while hiding behind anonymous pseudonyms, failing to join organizations, and failing to take a stand for their own views in the real world. Those criticisms ought to resonate because all of them are true. I’ve yet to meet any prominent White Nationalist, and I happen to know most of them in the United States, who doesn’t agree with me on all of those points.

Posted in Activism, Homosexuals | 39 Comments