"The sleeping giant of the American spirit has awakened." - Henry McMaster #RNCinCLE— Virginia Dare (@vdare) July 19, 2016
Hateful messages like this one would not:
Nor would anything overtly racist, sexist, or obscene. But I also thought, and wrote last night, that
It will be fun to see the SPLC’s head exploding, and them trying to “guilt-by-association” Trump for something Sam Francis said in a speech before the SPLC staffers were born. I just imagine Trump or his staff explaining slowly “It’s a Tweet. Off the Internet. Because of a Hashtag. Grow up!”In the Daily Beast today, Gideon Resnick [Email him] wrote a story which included links to the SPLC's anti-VDARE.com hate literature and included this:
VDARE.com often hosts anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and white nationalist viewpoints and columns.Almost exactly as I predicted! He wasn't using my idea, by the way, that's in the standard SPLC boilerplate. In any event, he's got the wrong quote. The one I was thinking of was the one from speech Sam Francis gave at the first American Renaissance conference, published in September 1994:
"America was defined — almost explicitly, sometimes very explicitly — as a white nation, for white people, and what that means is that there is virtually no figure, no law, no policy, no event in the history of the old, white America that can survive the transition to the new and non-white version. Whether we will want to call the new updated version ‘America’ at all is another question entirely,” white nationalist writer Sam Francis wrote on VDARE in 2003.
[Links added back; the SPLC—and thus Mr. Resnick—omitted them. ]
VDARE is interested in preserving America as a "white nation." Why would the GOP and the Trump campaign display one of its tweets during their convention?
By Gideon Resnick, July 19, 2016
"The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted to a different people. "That's also very popular. The answer to "Why would the GOP and the Trump campaign display" one of our tweets is “It’s a Tweet. Off the Internet. Because of a Hashtag. Grow up!”
The idea that a staffer running the Jumbotron ought to check the SPLC's list of people they hate before posting a Tweet quoting the man nominating Trump is crazy. It is, as I have written before, "shunning" behavior—the sign of a cult mentalit.
Also puzzled by this "Internet" thing:
White Nationalist Website’s Tweet Featured Inside RNC Convention Hall, Zachary Pleat, MediaMatters, July 19, 2016
By Katherine Krueger, TPM, Published July 19, 2016