Rachel Maddow calls out VDARE by name, attacking @peterbrimelow @DissidentRight as well as @charlesmurray and so on. It's a pack of lies intended to created "guilt by no association" with Matt Gaetz, Darren Beattie and Elon Musk. pic.twitter.com/S2rJLqigjn— VDARE (@vdare) October 3, 2023
The distance between the, you know, not just not governing, but really far out there, sort of non-respectable fringe and the actual governing part of the party.
Here’s a story.
About 25 years ago, 1997, the flagship conservative magazine, the National Review, went through one of its periodic purges. They realized, as they periodically do, that they were employing some writers, they were publishing some pieces that were just too racist.
She showed a screenshot of the SPLC’s (much later) August 2012 Prominent White Nationalists Fired from National Review. One of the allegedly “Prominent White Nationalists” was former National Review columnist John Derbyshire. The other was university professor—now also former National Review columnist—Robert Weissberg who, as even the SPLC admitted, was making a non–“White Nationalist” speech.
Quote from the SPLC:
The speech, titled “A Politically Viable Alternative to White Nationalism,” argued that any movement expressly based on white racial identity is “dead on arrival” and must be repackaged in order to win recognition.
Weissberg is of course Jewish.
She went on:
They have periodically realized this over the course of the history of this magazine. They have to do this when they have ended up publishing people who claimed that, you know, white people are naturally more intelligent than everybody else, that white people are genetically superior to all other races.
While National Review has published material on the white-black IQ gap and The Bell Curve (not so much since John O’Sullivan was fired as Editor), I don’t know that they’ve actually fired anyone because of it.
They were publishing a guy who argued that white parents and Asian parents should teach their children to avoid black people.
(That’s John Derbyshire’s “The Talk, Non-Black Version” which actually appeared in TakiMag, not National Review. While advising young people to avoid the Trayvon Martins of the world, Derbyshire also added: “There are nonetheless many intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (I’ll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.) You should consciously seek opportunities to make friends with IWSBs.”)
Of course this reasonableness did Derbyshire no good at all.
They published a guy who argued that America was in the midst of a genocide of white people because of non-white immigrants coming into America.
The National Review periodically has had to do these kinds of purges, but the one that did in 1997 resulted in a new home being founded effectively for people like that who the National Review has to fire.
In 1999, an organization was set up called VDARE, and VDARE, they say, stands for the name Virginia Dare, who they say was supposedly the first white child born in colonial America.
That comes with a screenshot of our Mission Statement. It doesn’t say Virginia Dare was the first white child born in what is now the U.S.—that would be the Viking child Snorri Thorfinnsson, born in about 1000; the Vikings didn’t found America. It says she was “the first English child to be born in the New World.”
Maddow’s inability to get this kind of thing right—it’s actually right on the screen as she’s speaking—is not new. In 2015, Ann Coulter wrote:
That MSNBC routinely, almost compulsively, mischaracterizes what conservatives say is nothing new. It’s what makes the network so adorable. But in a recent trend, anchor Rachel Maddow has been upping the ante, altering quotes we just heard her play on tape. [Ann Coulter: Hearing Voices–Rachel Maddow And Liberal Dementia On “Racism,” January 21, 2015.]
On a later occasion, Ann wrote “I think voters deserve to hear the truth and not Rachel Maddow’s demented translations.”
But Maddow goes on
You can see where this is going, right? The founder of VDARE, one of these guys who got fired from the National Review for his whites-only immigration stuff, he founded VDARE, basically set it up as an online hub for people to advance academic sounding and political sounding racism. And I don’t mean that in a vague kind of way. I mean it really specifically. The founder of VDARE calls himself a racial nationalist.
VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow does not call himself a racial nationalist. Not on the site, not (as far as I can see) in interviews anywhere.
But this one isn’t directly Maddow’s fault: her source is an SPLC hit piece on Michelle Malkin which says “As early as 2004, Malkin described Brimelow, a self-described ‘racial nationalist,’ as a ‘friend’” [ Former Newsmax Host Speaks at White Nationalist Conference , SPLC, December 17, 2021].
PB: Yeah, my heart is with civic nationalism, but my head is wi\th racial nationalism. Because I think that’s the way things are going—I think the country is precipitating out on racial lines. Don’t you?
A Brief Conversation With White Nationalist Peter Brimelow at CPAC, February 23, 2018
What does that mean? It means in this nation, it should just be the one race.
As far as I can tell, she made this definition up. Possibly she’s thinking of “white separatists.”
More adventures in quotation, based on a Vox hit piece: Peter Brimelow and VDare, the white nationalist website with close ties to the right, explained [by Jane Coaston, Sep 24, 2018].
He said the Obama administration was a minority occupation government, meaning it was not an American government, but it was a minority occupation by some foreign entity.
Not exactly a foreign entity—is she thinking of Obama’s Kenyan parentage?—but of blacks and others ruling over the Historic American Nation.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s collection of Obama-era columns in The Atlantic was called We Were Eight Years in Power. See also J. Christian Adams’s INJUSTICE: The “Racial Agenda Of The Obama Justice Department” Turns Out To Be Anti-White Zealotry
Here’s what Peter actually wrote, as quoted in Vox:
The plain fact is that the Obama Administration has very shallow roots in historic America. It is, to put it brutally, a Minority Occupation Government... Diversity is not strength. It is weakness... Washington has forced whites—who for most of U.S. history would have been simply called ‘Americans’—to recognize, if only for now at a subliminal level, that they have common interests and must act to defend them.
Yes, It Is About Race. Quite Right Too, October 6, 2009
He also says, and forgive me for even quoting this, but he says that Hispanics, quote, specialize in rape.
Well, the quote from Vox is in the screenshot is “Hispanics do specialize in rape” but the full quote from the article is even stronger:
Hispanics do specialize in rape, particularly of children. They’re very prone to it, compared to other groups.
This is a popular quote with the “you can’t say that” crowd, BUT IT’S TRUE. See my Yes, Virginia (DARE), There IS Hispanic “Ethnic Specialization” In Child Rape. The Totalitarian Left Just Doesn’t Want You To Know.
She has since apologized, because of course she has, but that doesn’t make it any less true [Amy Schumer Says She’s Sorry. Don’t Believe It , by Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, July 7, 2015].
He says the United States, quote, is a white nation.
So this is stuff that’s like off the edge, right? Or at least it used to be. In 2018, CNN reported that a speechwriter in the Trump White House had spoken at a white nationalist conference and done a panel with the founder of VDARE just a few days before Election Day in 2016.
In fact, while Peter Brimelow and Darren Beattie were at the same academic conference (the H.L. Mencken Club’s 2016 meeting, both of whose principals are Jewish), they were not on the same panel.
Maddow blunders on:
And when that news came out in CNN, that speechwriter was fired from the Trump White House. But these guys have to land somewhere, right?
Now we come to why we’re being attacked: NBC’s Ben Collins has a literal conspiracy theory involving Elon Musk and Revolver.news’s Darren Beattie. The former is alleged to have read an article by the latter, thus leading to (relative) freedom of speech on Twitter:
A year after the world’s richest man acquired the social media platform, a game plan published by a fired Trump White House staffer provides a clue.
By Ben Collins, October 2, 2023
VDARE and I make a cameo appearance as fount of all evil in this crazy article by Woke enforcer Ben Collins @oneunderscore__ trying to smear @elonmusk with me via @DarrenJBeattie. Hyped by Drudge--Regime is REALLY frightened of Musk.https://t.co/1CXwBj6Jbx— Peter Brimelow (@peterbrimelow) October 3, 2023
But, briefly, there’s no reason to believe that the world’s richest man is a puppet on the string of Darren Beattie. And there would be nothing wrong with him reading punditry from non-MSM sources, or acting on it if he did.
Here's the article everyone is making such a fuss abouthttps://t.co/d7hk0gzqTD— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) October 3, 2023
What’s going on here: MSNBC and NBC are attacking Twitter, which is their direct competitor, with their wild conspiracy theories, and guilt by Third Level association.
In previous articles, we’ve called this “Ransom Note Racism” (the out of context quotes) and “Guilt by No Association.” But what it really is now: The Regime Media is getting desperate to hold onto control.
James Fulford [Email him] is writer and editor for VDARE.com.