Racism, Schmacism: John McCain–Meet J.T. Ready!
Last week, VDARE.COM posted James Ryan`s
Brown Herring: J.T. Ready and his `Neo Nazi` Border
about a typical Main Stream Media effort to smear
immigration patriots in general and Arizona`s
More recently, the fashionably liberal
has carried an extended version of this smear:
Arizona`s White Supremacist Problem,
Terry Greene Sterling
(Sterling seems to be making a career out of this: she
has just published Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona`s Immigration War Zone,
which we will be happy to review if she sends us a
Besides Ready, Sterling attacks Pinal County Sherriff
Paul Babeu, the stooge in embattled Senator John
conscience-rupturing "build the dang fence" ad,
because he appeared on a couple of politically incorrect
radio shows, notably James Edwards`
The only evidence of Political Cesspool`s
supremacism" that Sterling offers is that it
"lists among its principles a desire `to revive the White birthrate` and
`to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative
to other races.`"
So Sterling thinks we should
We should lower
the percentage of whites relative to other races?
I myself, along with many others on the American Right,
have done a
Political Cesspool interview—the
booker was a charming gentleman with an Indian name.
My response to critics, which I would have recommended
to Sheriff Babeu had he not immediately gone into a PC
cringe (probably at the McCain campaign`s behest), would
be as follows: get
lost—or words to that effect. [Lawman
backs off interview on `white` show,
by Tim Steller and Brady McCombs,
Arizona Daily Star,
July 21, 2010]
In these media appearances, we are responsible only for
what we ourselves say.
VDARE.COM readers should buy Edwards` impeccably
reasonable new book
Racism, Schmacism: How Liberals use the "R" Word to Push
the Obama Agenda
(which we do expect to review soon) and decide for
The only important part of Sterling`s smear is
"[T] he Babeu flap is just the latest way in which the
fierce debate over Arizona`s new migrant
[a.k.a. illegal alien]
law, which is being challenged in federal court and,
barring an injunction or court ruling, is slated to take
effect on July 29, has stirred up the ugly underside of
immigration—hate groups with nativist and
But these imaginary dybbuks and golems are
not the ugly
underside of immigration. The ugly underside is the
paranoid Holocaust hysterics,
all seeking consciously or unconsciously to destroy the
historic American nation.
Ironically, Sterling herself concludes by discrediting
her premise—confirming our James Ryan`s prescient
skepticism about Ready`s alleged ferocious fascism. She
days, Ready says, he has had a change of heart. In a
quirky flip flop that could only happen in Arizona, the
37-year-old alleged Nazi spins himself as more of a
liberal than some of the mainstream politicians running
for office on a secure-the-borders platform.
“`My view has significantly changed since I`ve been
patrolling the desert,` Ready asserts.
He`s`re-evaluated` a lot of things and has `modified`
his earlier views. He is no longer a member of the
National Socialist Party, he says. Bumping into migrants
in the desert who are thirsty, hungry, and injured has
opened his `whole
“`I no longer see them as invaders,` he claims.” `I see
That`s an Arizona flip-flop worthy of Senator
himself. Ready will go far.
Below we post an
"Arizona Activist"`s anonymous memoir of Ready:
The Odyssey Of J.T. Ready—And Who Should Be Blamed
By "Arizona Activist"
Brown Herring: J.T. Ready and his `Neo Nazi` Border
was an accurate analysis of the problems with J.T.
Ready. I want to add to it by giving you my personal
JT and I were acquaintances back in the days he was a
Minuteman. We weren`t close friends, but we did hang out
with each other a few times to talk politics and
whatever else was on our minds. He liked to talk about a
full range of issues, but he was most concerned about
JT was fun to talk to because he was very well informed
about political issues. Of course he was very
conservative, but his views were not unusual and could
almost be considered common in places like Arizona.
JT`s activism with so many different groups led to
associations with guys like
etc etc. Sometimes the connection was no more than JT
being in the same room and maybe shaking hands.
It`s important to emphasize that, during that time
period, most of us thought of JT as good-natured
rambunctious guy, who happened to be a very conservative
activist. He didn`t stand out of the crowd. People
probably didn`t even notice him much. None of us had a
clue that he was going to join the neo-Nazis, because if
we did we would certainly have tried to talk him out of
So we were stunned and disappointed when a picture of JT
and the Nazis spread around the internet. It totally
blindsided us. As far as I know, all of the people I
mentioned ceased to talk to JT when they found out he
was getting into the Nazi thing. But, of course, it was
too late for many of them—the pictures had been taken.
And the fact that we disowned JT as a friend and
associate simply didn`t matter to the Open Border
fanatics. They were just waiting for something to use to
smear anyone in the immigration reform movement. The
lefties had been
accusing us of being white supremacists and Nazis
for a long time.
Now JT handed them the
"proof" on a
The $outhern Poverty Law Center went on a
to find anybody seen in public with JT. Their
campaign was a very sleazy form of character
assassination, because none of us could have guessed
that JT would mess around with
I have not talked to a single person who approved of
JT`s turn to the dark side.
I think JT loved the media attention he was getting. The
angrier the liberals got, and the more they castigated
him, the more his ego was inflated. He probably didn`t
think much about what his new image would mean for his
future, or he wouldn`t have done it. To JT, marching
around with a Nazi flag was probably a form of
JT isn`t an evil villain or a demonic thug, like he is
being portrayed. He is a nice guy. Or at least he used
to be. I know that sounds weird but it`s true. He is the
kind of guy that is cool to hang out with. I never went
hunting or fishing with him, but I know he would be an
excellent partner for that sort of thing. I am convinced
that, as an activist, he would have gone no further than
had been done to
tighten the border.
Perhaps by some people`s standards, JT is a
I dispute it. His animus against Mexicans is caused by
law-breaking on the border
rather than their race or ethnicity. Unless JT changed
since I talked to him, he isn`t the classic white
supremacist type that we associate with
Nazi Germany or the
Ku Klux Klan.
I think you could
thousands of Marines who would feel no different
Of course, JT could have changed a lot since I knew him.
Evil can grow in a person, especially if they only hear
JT and I got into a big argument one time. He said all
illegals crossing the border should be shot on sight.
I`m not at all sure JT would make an exception for white
guys crossing illegally—so how much of a
Shooting illegal border crossers is far too extreme for
me. But a lot of people in Arizona do think that`s the
only way to really stop the invasion. They are
frustrated and want something done, and they won`t mind
seeing blood spilled if that is what it`s going to take
to get control of the border.
Most of us view JT as a pest, because he tends to show
up during our public protests to hog the cameras—and of
course the media is more than happy to lump us together.
We wish JT and his small group of
swastika wavers would stop it, because he is hurting
our efforts to
solve the immigration problem politically.
Are the Open Borders types too stupid to understand what
they are creating? They should accept some of the
responsibility for what they did to JT—and consider what
life will be like if there are thousands of JTs marching
to the border to take control of the situation.
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VDARE.COM and author of the much-denounced Alien Nation: Common Sense About America`s Immigration Disaster,
(Random House –
The Worm in the Apple (HarperCollins – 2003)