Sierra Club Stalinists Plan To Purge VDARE.COM`s Brenda Walker

The Sierra Club board
election, as lovingly

on VDARE.COM, is now underway. And
the desperation of the Sierra staff and their Old
Guard board member cronies to stave off the

insurgent candidates
and suppress all debate
on immigration appears to be increasing.
Amazingly, Sierra executive director Carl Pope
and President Larry Fahn have both proclaimed
that your humble correspondent is to be purged
from the Club, of which I have been a member for
20 years, because of an article I wrote on
VDARE.COM, subsequently quoted in the

New York Times
 Disgracefully, I
learned about this through the press. (Hmong,
Sierra Club hold peace talk: Group Meet in Fresno
to discuss immigration policy, `hateful` remark

by Diana Marcum, The Fresno Bee,
April 7 2004).

I`ve no doubt that my

of the Sierra Wars has irritated the Sierra
staff, which is accustomed to a mouthpiece media.
(Hooray for the internet!) But my article,

Hmore Hmong? Polygamous Hmong?
, had
nothing whatever to do with the Sierra Club. It dealt with
the tax-funded importation of Hmong refugees, members of
a Laotian tribe that fought a guerrilla war against the
Communists during the Vietnam War.

The Hmong were hmiffed.  And they
are notorious bullies, sending scores of emails in an
effort to get my VDARE.COM colleague

Joe Guzzardi
fired after he noted innocently

their Neanderthal attitude to women, as
revealed in his English as a Second Language class.

You might think that problems like
global warming and the

biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs
keep the Sierra Club busy. But when the phone rang in
San Francisco, the top brass sprang into action. If
feelings were hurt in Fresno over an imaginary ethnic
slight (publicized by Old Guard

as it happens), then fire up the
hybrid fuel vehicle for a personal hand-holding
expedition and any publicity that might follow! CEO

Carl Pope
and President

Larry Fahn
were ready for their close-ups. (Sierra
Club, Hmong to meet over comments,
by Mark
Grossi, The Fresno Bee, April 3, 2003).

Of course, it is beyond ridiculous
that Sierra honchos should take responsibility for
anything that I, one mere member out of 750,000, should
write on a subject having nothing to do with the
organization or even the environment. As a precedent,
it`s not a bright move. Furthermore, they have no
business sticking their noses into what I write when it
has nothing to do with them. Their attitude is frankly

The Sierra Old Guard`s attention
has focused my rhetorical question,

"So will thousands of drug-addicted polygamists be
welcomed into America?"

Please note I did not say that
Hmong are drug-addicted polygamists, because
that statement would not be true. But I did argue that
those Hmong who are drug-addicted or polygamous should
not be brought into the U.S. as refugees on the
taxpayer`s tab because smoking opium and having multiple
wives are against American law.

It seems a no-brainer that the
government shouldn`t be spending

money we don`t have
to import people whose personal
arrangements or habits are illegal, does it not?

Laws can be so inconvenient for
the multiculturally-inclined.

But the phrase "drug-addicted
has been a real windfall for the Old
Guard, such as Larry Fahn who recently emailed a Sierra

listserve group
, that "SUSPS
activist Brenda Walker referred to Hmong immigrants as
`thousands of drug-addicted polygamists.`"

Not true, as mentioned above, but
useful for the Sierra staff smear machine, in its
struggle to stop the insurgent candidates through guilt
by association.

Carl Pope has used my website
as a political correctness
Rorschach test. He has demanded that people see it as
because I don`t partake of the
speak-no-evil diversity cult that the loony left

Telling the truth about

women`s oppression
in many

Third-World cultures
makes me "hateful." Talk
about killing the messenger!

Here`s more from Carl:

"I am
quite stunned that during this entire debate, not a
single person on the SUSPS side has expressed any
detectable outrage about the writings and statements of
Brenda Walker,

Tim Aaronson

Fred Elbel
, Joe Guzzardi, and

Peter Brimelow
. Does it bother no one to read the
Hmong`s, a group who didn`t even want to

come here,
but were airlifted out of their villages
by the CIA because we

abandoned them
after they fought our

dirty war,
Pope spent the Vietnam War in the

Peace Corps
] demeaned by Brenda Walker as
`drug addicted polygamists`? (Brenda`s extensive media
files on her web site do not include any of the very
interesting materials that have appeared in the last
several years about polygamy among lightly pigmented

For the record, I also oppose
admitting any paleface Mormon refugees who are
polygamous and drug addicted.

This is not, however, a problem
that the U.S. currently faces.

But Carl Pope`s own writing
includes the same elements that he condemns so harshly
in mine.

"Status, women, and work do not easily mix in India. The
traditions of


purdah, and

stuffiness insure that most men never deal
with any woman as friend or equal." — Sahib, An
American Misadventure in India,
by Carl Pope, 1972

by his own standards
, then, CEO Pope is a

Pope complains that immigration is
a divisive issue for the Sierra Club. But it is he and
his commissars who have made it so. Their political
decision to abandon the Club`s

population-stabilization position puts the
country`s premier environmental organization
increasingly at odds with the majority of the American
people, who consistently show in polls that they want
immigration to be legal, controlled and reduced. Pope
could easily have used his bully pulpit to deal with the
issue in a non-confrontational manner, one that accords
with traditional Sierra values. But the Old Guard has
moved away from

and into the far left world of

shrill character assassination

So the April 6 Fresno excursion
was apparently seen by Sierra staff as an opportunity to
bask in their smug self-righteous disapproval of
They could have used the Hmong meeting
for some gentle education about American environmental
values, such as embracing responsible family size—since

monogamous Hmong
still have some of the largest
families in the country. But no, environmental
responsibility was not on the agenda.

Instead, Fahn and Pope were

apparently intimidated
into submissively accepting a
long list of demands presented by

Hmong leaders
. According to the Fresno Bee`s
Marcum, they agreed to submit an article to the New
York Times
defending the Hmong community, co-host a
major reception for the refugee Hmong arriving in

in July, not to block housing developments
for minorities (smart
and "take action against Walker."

Get that last bit? “According
to Pope,

Sierra bylaws
allow for members to be expelled for
`serious misconduct` and he expected that to happen.”

But the same bylaws also ban
“Fraud, libel, defamation or illegal activity of any
kind in the conduct of Sierra Club business.”

Yet the Old Guard make the most
shocking statements with little reproach. Thus

Dartmouth professor
and former Board member

Michael Dorsey
] recently in the LA Weekly:

Lamm is the David Duke of the environmental movement,`
Dorsey said. `This is not about immigration. This is
about a threat to democracy, to humanity. These are
proto-fascists. We know for a fact that they have ties
to neo-Nazis. We know the neo-Nazis in this country are
talking to neo-Nazis in Europe. The minute you start
having conversations with fascists, you are completely
outside the realm of political credibility.` “(
of the Elegant Trojons

by Susan Zakin, LA Weekly, April 2-8, 2004).


Dick Lamm
so outrageously maligned by Dorsey is the
former three-term Democratic Governor of Colorado who
once helped in founding the

Berkeley campus NAACP
. But he is currently running
for a seat on the Sierra Board of Directors. So the Old
Guard feels free to fling any calumny at him.

The neo-Nazi-Europe connection is
more of the

nutty conspiracy theory
fomented by the Southern
Poverty Law Center. The Nazi smear was used by Carl Pope
himself in Felicity Barringer`s New York Times
March 16

in which I figured: "But, he [Pope]
added, `if somebody who isn`t a Nazi is put on the
ballot by the American Nazi party` it can be difficult
to disentangle the candidate`s views from those of the

Will there be an actual Kangaroo
Kourt? Or perhaps the most high mullahs will agree
quietly among themselves: off with the head of the
troublesome woman.

The bottom line is that Pope & Co.
plan to excommunicate me from the Sierra Club because I
stood up for women`s rights and the fair application of

This is the sorry state that the
Sierra Club has reached. Its controlling faction support
a Stalinist purge of an individual member for engaging
in free speech on issues that do not involve the
organization. They are sending a message that all Sierra
Club members must obey the leftist multicultural line—or

The late

David Brower
, in my opinion the greatest
environmentalist of his time, resigned from the board in
2000 because the club leaders had lost all passion to
save the earth. "The world is burning and all I hear
from them is the

music of violins
he said.

Now the Sierra Club is playing a
multicultural tune, broadcast from Fresno, that has
nothing to do with environmental preservation.

And even less with the
preservation of America.


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Brenda Walker [email
] lives in Northern
California and publishes



She is ready to confess that she had lunch with a
Republican last year.