Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Noose Tightens

I first read about the Kevin Lamb story in June 2005. It was one of those stories that made you say, “I knew things were bad, but I didn’t know they were that bad!”

In case you missed it: Kevin Lamb was the managing editor of Human Events, a supposedly conservative newsweekly. After a phone call from the radical Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the editors of Human Events gave Lamb his walking papers. What terrible skeleton had the SPLC found in Lamb’s closet that made Human Events fire him? Was it an extramarital affair? Was it a murder? No, it was something much worse. In his free time Kevin Lamb was writing and editing some articles for the Occidental Review.

Now, even if Kevin Lamb were dressing up as a Nazi and attending Hitler youth rallies, he should not have been fired. But the Occidental Review? Have you seen that publication? They very humbly and very politely point out that white people have made a few contributions to the civilization that sustains us all.

The rather surprising factor in the Kevin Lamb firing was that it took only one phone call from a radical organization to get him fired at a “conservative” publication. To me the situation emphasizes the fact that things have slid too far to allow for any compromise on the race issue. In the 50’s and 60’s, it was possible to be polite with well-meaning people who really believed all black people were just like the black people in To Kill a Mockingbird and A Patch of Blue. But one can’t be polite to those people any longer. The issue has become too clear, too deadly clear, to permit country club whites to bask in the warmth of Western culture while simultaneously handing that culture and the people who created it over to savages. It is a war, not one we chose, but a war nonetheless. And in war one must choose a side. The Human Events type of white-hating conservatives have chosen to side with the enemies of the white race. I think the old expression, “Well, at least now I know who my friends are,” applies here. Or maybe it would be more appropriate to say, “At least now I know who my enemies are.”

It was not always thus with conservative publications. In the 1950’s and early 1960’s National Review took an editorial position against the Civil Rights Act and regularly published articles by authors who criticized the black movement and defended segregation. That seems like eons ago now. Today only underground papers criticize blacks and support segregation.

The betrayal occurred because the conservatives were not really conservative. To Buckley and his ilk, only the free market counted. Criticism of the black movement was permitted in the early days because the blacks couched much of their criticism of America in socialistic terminology. It was never the white cultural heritage that National Review wanted to defend, it was capitalism. In fact, one could make the case that conservatives are now even more rabidly anti-white than the liberals because the conservatives are more afraid of being called racists than are liberals.

It’s all pretty sickening. Tennyson longed for a leader that would not lie. I long for a leader that is not afraid to be called a racist.

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