Sunday, June 04, 2006

Samuel Francis, R.I.P.

‘They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think:
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.’

There is no one who can fill the void left by Samuel Francis’s death. He was the last white intellectual with moral courage. I once saw a white commentator defend Muhammad Ali’s Black Muslim faith by saying, “He doesn’t hate white people; he just loves black people.” Well, of course the major tenet of Black Islam is the hatred of white people, and what the black-worshipping white commentator said of Ali could be more justifiably be said of Samuel Francis: He didn’t hate black people; he simply loved his own people.

But of course anyone who wants to preserve European values and who esteems the European people is considered evil by black and white. Alone – and I want to stress that word ‘alone’ – Mr. Samuel Francis pointed out that multiculturalism was not, ‘You respect my culture and I’ll respect yours’; it was in reality, ‘The white man must worship the black culture and hate anything white.’

Hounded off the ‘conservative’ Washington Times staff for his refusal to go with the pro-immigration flow, Mr. Francis continued to write columns published in Middle American News and his own newsletter.

Nearly every two-bit commentator on the conservative side of the ledger likes to present himself as a courageous voice of truth crying out in the wilderness, but in reality these conservative commentators are sycophants, moral eunuchs, spouting the same cowardly litany of conformity as their liberal counterparts. Only Samuel Francis had the courage to speak the truth, ‘though the whole world stood against him.'

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