Some Genocides Are More Politically Correct Than Others
Confederate flag and most other white Southern
symbols have been stripped down from almost all
public monuments in the South and whatever other parts
of the country might once have sported them, but
white-haters still can`t let it go.
The most recent installment of
white-hatred comes from Vanderbilt University, where a
black professor is braying advocacy of something close
to the outright genocide of white Southerners.
Jonathan David Farley is an assistant professor of
mathematics at Vanderbilt and apparently spends more
time calculating how many whites should decorate the
local lamp posts than at what the school supposedly pays
him to do. The latest spillage of the waste products
that pass for his political ideas appeared in the
Nashville Tennessean. [Jonathan Farley, “Remnants
of the Confederacy glorifying a time of tyranny,”
November 20, 2002]
Mr. Farley wrote that "every
Confederate soldier … deserved not a hallowed resting
place at the end of his days but a reservation at the
end of the gallows."
Interpreted literally, and you can
bet your Confederate nickels that`s how Mr. Farley wants
it interpreted, that means Mr. Farley would have liked
to murder several hundred thousand to a million white
Southerners and thereby virtually exterminate whites in
It`s not unlikely he entertains the
same agenda for whites today.
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy, he wrote, is an organization "that
honors traitors," while Confederate Gen.
Bedford Forrest was a "19th century
Hitler" and modern-day Confederate heritage
groups are "the new holocaust revisionists." "The
race problems that wrack the United States to this day
are due largely to the fact that the Confederacy was not
thoroughly destroyed, its leaders and soldiers executed,
and their lands given to the landless freed slaves,"
head of heritage defense for the
Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the heritage
groups Mr. Farley thinks is indistinguishable from
"holocaust revisionists," says the professor is
"just one of those people who`s got a real chip on his
You perhaps already guessed that.
The professor`s eruption in the
Tennessean was hardly his first, however. In 1997 he
ran for Congress (as a Green; surprisingly, he didn`t
denounce the party`s name as racist) and quickly labeled
his two rivals in the Democratic and Republican Parties
as "two old white men with identical views."
Actually that`s probably not an inaccurate description,
but Mr. Farley probably also thinks they should be
executed along with the Confederate veterans.
A clue to where Professor Farley is
coming from is that his real hero is Che Guevara, and
photograph on the university`s web page shows a
grim-faced Mr. Farley with arms folded across his chest
trying his best to look like a black Benito Mussolini in
front of a picture of Che. You have to wonder if anyone
has ever tried to tell the professor that his politics
40 years out of date; probably not, they`d end up on
Mr. Farley [send
him mail], and the university have been receiving
quite a bit of e-mail recently from white Southerners
outraged at what he said. No doubt they should be,
but the more appropriate reaction to preposterous
creatures like him is a good, long snicker.
The university`s vice chancellor,
Michael Schoenfeld, [send him
mail] is careful to
explain to anyone interested in listening that
"Professor Farley … does not represent Vanderbilt
University`s policy, and his statements are neither
supported nor endorsed by the university."
No doubt we are all refreshed by
learning that, but the school has to expect that if it
hires great minds like Mr. Farley, it will receive more
than its own fair share of snickers (or worse) as well.
What is a bit more frightening than
the desperate and rather pathetic efforts of an
unnoticeable mediocrity to attract attention to himself
is the willingness of both the university and the
Tennessean to give him a platform at all.
If Vanderbilt had a white teacher
who posed before a picture of Hitler (or for that matter
Bedford Forrest) and said the real reason the United
States is "wracked" by race problems is that whites
didn`t execute all the slaves instead of freeing them
and making them citizens, would the university proclaim
its neutrality with quite as much nonchalance as it does
with Mr. Farley? Would the professor espousing such
views get to spout them out in the Tennessean?
As such a hypothetical white man,
paraphrasing Professor Farley, might write,
"The race problems that wrack the United States to
this day are due largely to the fact that
newspapers, and similar institutions that permit and
even encourage the expression of
anti-white race hatred have not been thoroughly
destroyed, their leaders executed, and their assets
Of course, I neither support nor
endorse such ideas myself.
But they are worth publishing—don`t
of Sam Francis` columns, America
Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The Disintegration
Of American Culture, is now available from
Americans For Immigration Control.]
December 09, 2002