“Hate Group” Stampede Threatens VDARE.com—And America

Liberals in the Main Stream Media have been up in arms over an official White House petition to

STOP WHITE GENOCIDE: Halt MASSIVE third world immigration and FORCED assimilation in White countries!

The petition states

Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White countries for EVERYBODY? White countries are being flooded with third world non-whites, and Whites are required by law to integrate with them so as to “assimilate,” i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence…Supporting White Genocide is not anti-racist. It`s anti-white!

Followers of the Dissident Right will likely recognize this text. It frequently appears in the comment threads of race-related news articles and YouTube videos. 

But it’s news to many on the Left. They are utterly outraged that anyone would think such thoughts:

  • Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed tweeted on the petition with the words: “Is this the most racist White House petition ever created?”
  • Jonathan Capehart, a black Washington Post columnist, answered: “I would have to answer yes. Yes, it probably is.”

Capehart was particularly upset that some of the signers come from “unlikely places such as New York City, New Haven, Conn., Silver Spring, Md., and Berkeley, Calif.”  A petition to ‘stop white genocide’?, January 18, 2012].

They`re everywhere!

Capehart even appeared on MSNBC to express his outrage that 405 people had signed the petition— “not a whole lot in the grand scheme of things” but “way too many” for such unacceptable thoughts. [Conspiracy theories a way of life for conservatives, January 18, 2013]

Host Karen Finney (who is considered, but doesn’t look, African-American, see picture RIGHT) Karen Finney (who is considered, but doesn’t look, African-American)snarked that Rush Limbaugh probably had the same thoughts. And black commentator Touré, appearing on the same show, suggested that the entire GOP base agreed.

Unlike Capehart, I cannot manage to get outraged that four hundred people (or currently, almost 950 people) are willing to sign their name on the petition.

What does concern me, however, is that over 330,000 people—more than any other cause—have signed another White House petition to “legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a Hate Group.” 

The Westboro Baptist Church is a fringe church led by Fred Phelps.  Phelps began his political activism as a left-wing civil rights attorney.  Among his many cases, he filed a class action lawsuit to compel forced busing, as well as forced integration of the American Legion.  [As a lawyer, Phelps was good in court, By Joe Taschler and Steve Fry, Topeka The Capital-Journal, August 3, 1994]

Fox News has referred to the Westboro Baptist Church as a “left wing,” but did it not mention any of Phelps’ civil rights activism, leading the fashionista Leftists at Gawker to mock its claim. [Fox News Refers to the Westboro Baptist Church as a ‘Left-Wing Cult’, by Neetzan Zimmerman, December 26, 2012]  Fox could have made a much stronger case had it mentioned Phelps’ past legal work—but that would involve an un-neoconservative concession that civil rights litigation is “left wing.”   

Phelps and the Church gained fame in the 1990s when he began protesting “Gay Pride” events with signs emblazoned “God Hates Fags.”  Eager for more and more attention, Phelps and his church began protesting high-profile funerals in the most offensive way possible.  They protested funerals of fallen troops with signs like “Thank God for 9-11.”  This White House petition was prompted by Phelps threat protest the funerals of the children killed at the Newtown massacre. 

What’s really worrying about this petition: there are at least 330,000 people who believe that the federal government can “legally recognize” any organization as a “Hate Group.”    

The FBI and Homeland Security do monitor organizations that they believe are tied to violent or illegal behavior (and they may have already abused this authority).

But there is no such thing as a “legally recognized Hate Group.” 

In fact the idea of a “Hate Group” is merely a term of abuse created by Cultural Marxist enforcers like the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC to VDARE.com) to describe groups that they hate (such as, incidentally, VDARE.com).  

Indeed, the petition against the Westboro Baptist Church begins by noting that “This group has been recognized as a Hate Group by organizations, such as The Southern Poverty Law Center.” It concludes by calling for “some form of imposed regulation” of the group. 

ABC News reported:

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation… does not keep a public list of Hate Groups. However, several groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, have already labeled the church a Hate Group, and the FBI`s website lists the center as a resource.”   

[Emily Deruy, Thousands Petition To Label Anti-Gay Church a Hate Group, December 28, 2012]

I have no doubt that many of the signers of the petition did so out of honest outrage at the Westboro Baptist Church’s actions.  But asking the federal government to “impose regulations”—especially based on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s decree that an organization a “Hate Group”—gives the Obama Administration an open invitation to suppress dissent.

Yet, in contrast to the outrage over a tiny pro-white petition, no-one in the MSM objects.

Diversity is strength! It`s also—Cultural Marxist totalitarianism.

In what blogger Lawrence Auster calls America 2.0, night is falling—sometimes brought on by misguided conservatives.

Alexander Hart (email him) is a conservative journalist.