Brimelow in Baltimore: Thanks, SPLC
November 27, 2008, 04:22 AM
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Last Friday Peter Brimelow keynoted the inaugural meeting of the H.L.Mencken Club in Baltimore. So far, no one at VDARE.com has been able to free the time to transcribe his speech. But the lavishly funded hate-crime fund-raising racket, The Southern Poverty Law Center has dipped into its enormous resources, smuggled an undercover agent into the meeting, and produced a pretty fair synopsis of what he said: Prominent Racists Attend H.L.Mencken Club Gathering by Larry Keller November 26 2008

(Of course, one has to remember Peter Brimelow’s definition of “Racist” in reading this item!)

While most political analysts say that John McCain lost the presidential election because of the sorry state of the economy and the unpopularity of President Bush, Peter Brimelow sees a different villain: Immigration.
“The fact is that white voters – what 50 years ago would have been called Americans because 50 years ago this country was 90 percent white – they went for McCain 55-45,” Brimelow told the inaugural meeting of the H.L. Mencken Club at a Baltimore hotel last Friday night. “It wasn’t overwhelming, but it was a sizeable victory. It’s not clear to me that the American people really supported Obama.” The president-elect only got a majority of white votes among 18-to-30-year-olds, according to Brimelow. “What this election shows is that whites vote one way and everybody else votes the other way.”

Intellectual degeneration at the SPLC has long meant that merely quoting a view they dislike is deemed a conclusive argument. Brimelow in fact cited CNN exit polls And, of course, McCain would have won on this ethnic vote split in 1976

…much of the talk at the Mencken club’s inaugural gathering was about how the GOP could regain power by more fervently courting the white vote.

Brimelow, 61 – who was introduced by Gottfried as “a real, as opposed to a John McCain, maverick” – said that’s not necessary. “The way to win is to get white votes. If [Republicans] did that, even without actually cutting off immigration, they could continue to win national elections for quite a long time.”

Look at Alabama, suggested Brimelow, British born, but now a U.S. citizen. With whites only comprising 65 percent of the electorate, “they’re in worse shape than American whites generally.” Yet McCain easily won that state, in large part because of support from 88 percent of white voters, he said.
“It seems like an implicit thing that everybody in the South understands how things are and they all vote Republican. Not that Republicans deserve this, but that’s how it works.”

The SPLC mole noted discussion of a pet SPLC house objective:

Brimelow said one of the first things he believes Obama will do as president is push through a federal hate speech law that will include “hate facts – the things everybody knows are true but can’t be said.”
He also bemoaned the recent jailing of a couple of 18-year-olds for hanging a noose in one case, burning a cross in the other. “It’s to the discredit of the establishment conservative movement … that these people are not being defended,” Brimelow said. “I know that they are rednecks.” But jailing people for political expressions is “almost unprecedented in American history, certainly in the last 100 years.”

and sadly noted that while

Several of those attending the weekend conference sounded gloomy about the future…Brimelow professed to be more optimistic. He predicted that Obama will do something “that will start to shock people right away. I think that whites – that is to say Americans – will organize … I think immigration will become an issue and it will become an important part of that organization process.”

We hope to publish the full version of the speech shortly; perhaps also a video. In the meantime, thanks, SPLC, for saving us the work of summarizing! Question: Do you want a tax receipt?