VDARE.com’s James Fulford recently noted that “exemplary sentencing”—shockingly draconian punishment—is credited by the British Establishment with crushing British working class resistance to Third World immigration after the 1958 Notting Hill riots. But the U.S. Federal government—under Democrats and Republicans alike—has been punishing working class white Americans for engaging, not in street violence, but in symbolic protest against “diversity”—even though symbolic speech is supposed to be protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution since at least the late 1990s.
Of course it is scandalous that journalists John Derbyshire and Naomi Schaefer Riley have lost their jobs for crimethink. But for more than a decade, working class Americans have been actually going to jail.
Most people don’t know about this development, because the national MSM has refused to report on it, and those who pretend to be defenders of civil liberties, such as Nat Hentoff, Richard Epstein, Cong. Ron Paul, Megan McArdle, and (with one exception) the American Civil Liberties Union have ignored it. Last spring, “libertarian” Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacked his white readers for even asking what race the “flash mobs” in Chicago were.
Thus working-class whites unconstitutionally charged with “hate crimes” for symbolic expression are utterly isolated, and forced to submit.
Mocking blacks has been transformed into a felony. And blacks are now expanding this ideological terrorism, asserting that merely criticizing “Barack Obama” is a crime.
But the First Amendment doesn’t say:
“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, except for anything that blacks may choose to be offended by.”
Here’s what it does say:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The abolition of whites’ First Amendment rights also entails the abolition of their 14th Amendment right to equality before the law.
While whites are illegally arrested and prosecuted, blacks are given carte blanche not only to spew racial epithets against whites, but to do so while committing felonies against them. Thus, whites endure hyper-policing, while blacks enjoy de-policing.
- Brian Swetnam: Ten Years In Jail—For Burning A Cross???
A friend of Brian Swetnam, a white student at Bowie, Maryland’s Bowie High School, had been beaten by racist black “students.” Swetnam and three of his friends considered hiring someone to kill the racist thugs, but decided instead on a non-violent, purely symbolic response. On June 13, 1997, Swetnam and some of the others burned a cross.
The feds coerced Swetnam into pleading guilty to hate-crime conspiracy charges, and sentenced him to 10 years in federal prison without parole—more time than the typical murderer is sentenced to.
Note that, had Swetnam burned an American flag, a sacred symbol millions of white Americans, he would not have been prosecuted at all. (This atrocity, ignored by the National MSM, was one of the first stories to appear on the newly-launched VDARE.com).
- Janis Barton—Arrested For A Private Conversation Overheard By Hispanic Policewoman
In August 1998, Janis Barton was arrested for complaining to her mother, in a private conversation, about some Hispanics’ refusal to speak English in public.
Barton and her mother were leaving a restaurant in Manistee, Michigan, past a Hispanic family, whose elderly father was speaking Spanish to his grown daughter, Carol Benitez. Mrs. Barton complained to her mother: “I wish damn spics would learn to speak English.”
Benitez, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, followed Barton out of the restaurant and confronted her. Barton flipped her off. Benitez wrote down Barton’s license plate number, called the authorities, and got her arrested.
Benitez should have been fired, and arrested for false arrest under color of authority, along with the colleagues who aided and abetted her. Instead, she succeeded at making Mrs. Barton’s life a living hell.
Thanks in large part to a leftwing, white judge, Brent Danielson, Barton was convicted of “insulting conduct in a public place’ and sentenced her to 45 days in jail. (Benitez had only asked for community service.) The authorities then claimed that after Barton had spent four days in jail, she’d agreed to plead guilty in exchange for having her sentence cut down to four days. But Barton denied this, and won on appeal (with help from the Center for American Unity, VDARE.com’s original sponsor).
- Lonny Rae—Arrested For Using An Epithet On A Man Who Assaulted His Wife
In October, 2000, Lonny Rae and his family lived in Council, Idaho. His wife, Kimberly, was a reporter/photographer for the local newspaper, the Adams County Record. Their two sons attended the town’s high school.
When a high school football game Kimberly Rae was photographing ended, she snapped a picture of a black guest referee, Kenneth Manley, whose martinetish officiating had made for a contentious game. Manley, 6’3” and approximately 250 lbs., assaulted the 5’3” woman in trying to rip her camera off her throat.
Kimberly Rae’s injury
After Kenneth Manley had gone into the officials’ locker room, Lonny Rae stood outside and yelled the n-word.
The Raes tried to get Kimberly’s racist attacker arrested. But instead Lonny Rae was arrested—for allegedly violating a Montana “hate crime” statute outlawing “malicious harassment.” Originally brought by the city prosecutor, the charge was turned over to the state and increased to a full felony offense carrying a sentence of five years in the state penitentiary.
Pressure from the referees’ association led to Kimberly Rae being immediately fired from her job, and Lonny Rae being rendered unemployable. Both were barred from the grounds of their own sons’ school. The family was evicted from their foreclosed home and ruined, long before the case ever went to court—even though Lonny Rae was eventually acquitted of the felony count before being sentenced to seven days in jail for misdemeanor “assault.”
The aquittal on the felony was because the jury felt that if a white man had behaved as Manley did, Rae would have called him a name, too, just different one.
- Jeremiah Munsen—Jailed For Displaying Extension Cords Shaped Like Nooses
On December 4, 2006, a mob of 6-10 black “students” at Jena High School in Jena, LA, led by 15-year-old career felon Mychal Bell, sought to murder white classmate, Justin Barker.
Activist white preacher Alan Bean (director of a Texas group, Friends of Justice) and white Chicago Tribune “reporter” Howard Witt collaborated in turning the truth upside down, and thereby creating the Jena Hoax.
On September 20, 2007, some 30,000 blacks converged on Jena for a Nuremberg-style rally in support of the black attackers—“The Jena 6”.
While black ralliers waited at a bus stop in Alexandria, LA on their way home, a drunken white 18-year-old called Jeremiah Munsen, along with and a 17-year-old friend, pulled a practical joke: They tied electrical cords to look like nooses from the back of Munsen’s pickup truck. Munsen then drove ‘round and ‘round the bus stop, in view of hundreds of outraged, black activists.
Federal prosecutors threatened Munsen, via unconstitutional and duplicative charges, with 11 years in the federal pen—in effect, a death penalty for a scrawny, white, teenager —and coerced him into pleading guilty to a “hate crime.” Munsen was sentenced to four months in federal prison, to be followed by one year of supervised probation and 125 hours of community service, to be followed by five more years of unsupervised probation…
- Anonymous, New York City—NYPD Wanted To Jail Him For A Poster
On the night of November 5, 2007, a man posted unsigned fliers around P.S. 225 in the New York borough of Queens’ Rockaway Peninsula, protesting that the school was overrun by violently black kids who terrorized white and Asian kids:
The poster whose author the NYPD sought to arrest
The man said had attended the same school 20 years earlier and, because he was white, had been subjected to the same diet of beatings and racial epithets, while school administrators did nothing. (White and Asian parents have told me that they had pulled even their first and second-graders out of P.S. 225, due to black racial violence.)
Deputy Inspector (now Deputy Chief) Michael Osgood, the commander of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force, sprang into action. But not to investigate and arrest the black racist students and employees at P.S. 225—Osgood hunted instead for the white poster writer, whom he sought to arrest for a “hate crime.”
If you’re white, merely complaining about black hate crimes can get you arrested in New York City.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force functions as a combination Gestapo and Politburo.
When whites are the victims of obvious hate crimes, Osgood claims to “investigate” each case, before robotically informing the public that the incident was “not a hate crime”—even if black thugs yelled racial epithets before killing a white, as in the John Broderick Hehman case, where a white student was killed by a car after being chased in traffic by a gang literally screaming “Get Whitey!.”) See Bias Ruled Out in the Death of NYU Student, By Lauren Elkies, NY Sun, April 10, 2006
The Hate Crime Gestapo’s other function: to intimidate whites, and violate their constitutional rights. (Fortunately, Commissar Osgood failed to find his white man.) [Cops Investigating PS 225 `Hate Crime`, By Howard Schwach, The Rockaway Wave, November 9, 2007]
- The Raccoon Three: James Lee Wallis Jr., Brian Wallis, and Tony L. Johnson—Up To Eight Months For Hanging A Dead Raccoon As A Protest
On November 6, 2007, Tony L. Johnson and the Wallis brothers hung a dead raccoon in a noose from a flagpole at a school in Morehouse Parish, LA, to protest school authorities’ plan to bus more black students into the school.
The feds coerced the three into pleading guilty of hate crimes, and
“sentenced James Lee Wallis Jr. to eight months in prison, Tony L. Johnson to six months in prison and Brian Wallis to five months in prison. All three defendants will also receive one year of supervised release and must attend a cultural diversity and sensitivity program.”[DOJ Press Release: Three Men Sentenced For Attempting To Intimidate African-American Students, etc, February 8, 2012
The Mizzou Two: Sean D. Fitzgerald and Zachary E. Tucker—Two Years Of Probation For Strewing Cotton Balls
On the night of February 26, 2010, in a harmless, legal, laudable drunken prank, Sean D. Fitzgerald and Zachary E. Tucker, a couple of undergraduate Midshipmen at the University of Missouri/Columbia, spread white cotton balls in front of the public school’s Black Culture Center, mocking Black History Month.
They were arrested and creatively charged with “felony tampering” and “hate crimes,” based on the “crime” of mockery, according to the local prosecutor. They were coerced into copping pleas to non-existent crimes and
“…sentenced to two years of probation, 80 hours of community service, and had to surrender their drivers` licenses for 60 days.”
Report from Occupied America: Free the Mizzou Two!, By Nicholas Stix on May 26, 2010
When non-whites commit hate crimes against whites, they get freebies, increasingly with the support of the White House—witness the case of the Nation of Islam’s New New Black Panther Party (here and here), which violated whites’ voting rights in Philadelphia on Election Day 2008 while spewing racial epithets, on videotape.
The Obama regime has seen waves of openly racist, black-on-white violence, only intensified with the Trayvon Martin Hoax. [Trayvon Martin case: sparks of racial violence appear, By Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2012]
Yet the authorities routinely deny that blacks are committing hate crimes.
And when non-whites commit noose hoaxes, the authorities conspire to cover up the incident, including refusing to name the perpetrator.
And every night in America, somewhere it is Kristallnacht.
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.