Peter Brimelow worked as an editor for Forbes before founding a white nationalist organization.
one of the leading figures in the anti-immigrant movement, according to the SPLC.His views burst onto the national scene in 1995 when he published Alien Nation, a book that argues America should stick to its roots and stay white-dominated.After he founded the Center for American Unity in 1999, Brimelow focused his efforts on a website called VDARE, named for Virginia Dare, the first white English child born in America, according to the SPLC."VDARE has come into existence because many great and developing issues of the day are no longer covered in the Establishment Media—whether liberal or `conservative,`" Brimelow writes on the website."They`re too different from the host population," Brimelow said about the recent wave of immigrants in the Western world in an interview with Michael Coren."It`s not racism. It`s nationalism, it`s patriotism," he said of his views.[Links in original.]So where`s the "twisted" part? Well, what`s really twisted is the fact that Brimelow has been randomly placed on a list with a group that includes
[W]e thought we`d check out who else has a spot in the SPLC`s Intelligence Files. That list includes everyone from Ku Klux Klan leaders to former college professors.Keep in mind, we are not accusing any of these people of crimes or implying that they might commit crimes. We are simply reporting their inclusion in SPLC`s intelligence files, and why they merited that inclusion [Weaselling emphasis in original].That`s the craziness of the SPLC—they treat leaflets as a hate incident, and don`t seem able to distinguish between criminals, journalists, and politicians. (All right, make up your own joke here, but its a serious problem for conservative journalists attacked by the SPLC—many of them lose their jobs.)For the record, VDARE.com is not a "group" like the KKK, NCLR, or NAACP: it`s a webzine. We`re doing journalism here.Business Insider, by contrast, is not. They should stick to stories like 8 Cool Things You Never Knew Your iPhone`s Headphones Could Do.p.s. the comment thread on the BI article is hearteningly scathing, with particularly strong contributions from, among others, our Nicholas Stix and the blogger Dennis Dale. Many thanks!