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American Renaissance, January 1997. Hell on Wheels; Déjà Vu: Liberia and Black Politics; Assault on the Bell CurveI; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters from Readers
American Renaissance, January 1997. Hell on Wheels; Déjà Vu: Liberia and Black Politics; Assault on the Bell CurveI; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters from Readers

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The job of a conductor ona New York City subwaytrain is a voyage into theheart of darkness.
by Daniel Attila
was born in Hungary, from which Iescaped in 1982 at age 18. I settled in New York in 1984 with the intentionof becoming an artist, but after nearlya decade of struggle I realized I mightnever make it. In 1993 I enrolled inthe City University of New York,while I supported myself for four years as a conductor on New York City subway trains. There can be onlya few jobs that so quickly introduce animmigrant to the realities of multi-racialism. Beneath the streets of NewYork I have seen and done things thatvery few whites will—I hope—ever see or do.Conductors operate the doors of trains, make announcements, give in-formation to the passengers, and over-see the safety of people on trains and platforms. Most of the time they stayin a small compartment, or cab, in themiddle car of the train. There aremany cities that operate subways withonly a driver, but New York City is achallenging place, where putting onlyone person on the train would exposethe system to violence and chaos.Attending college while workingunder ground is not a dream cometrue, but conductors are well paid. Thestarting salary is $30-40,000 a year,with a top salary of $40-50,000, whichthat can be reached in three years.Conductors who become drivers canearn $50-70,000 a year, depending onovertime. The high salaries are a resultof the monopoly the Transit Authority(TA) enjoys over city transportation.The union is a mostly-black work-force, which cannot be tampered with by any politician who wants a career in New York. Even as far back as the1930s, the all-powerful TA gotthrough the depression without layingoff a single employee.I went to a high school in ChinaTown to take the civil service examfor the job. Once inside, I noticed thatI was the only white person there. Ex-cept for an Asian-Indian woman whosat in front of me, I saw only black  people, even though there were atleast 40 of us taking the test. “Howcome I’m the only white personhere?” I wondered. “Don’t whiteAmericans want a job that pays $40-60,000 a year and doesn’t even requirea high-school education?” Perhaps inanswer, one of the blacks in front of me turned around and gave me a bi-zarre, hate-filled look—a look I wouldoften encounter in the years ahead.The test was easy—surprisinglyso—and I wondered if it was possiblefor anyone over the age of six not to pass it. I clearly remember one of thequestions; I find it impossible to for-get:If you are a bus driver and find thata kid jumped onto the back of the bus,traveling on the outside, what are yougoing to do?a) I will suddenly break, then ac-celerate, repeating this process untilthe kid falls off and learns a lesson. b) I will just ignore the kid andkeep on driving as if unaware of the problem.c) I will stop the bus and personallymake sure that the kid gets off.As part of the test, we also had tofind various places in the city, such asthe Empire State Building, the Brook-lyn Bridge, and the United Nations,with the help of a city map provided tous. This is similar to having Parisiansfind the Eiffel tower with the help of amap. Needless to say, the test wentwell and I congratulated myself for having settled in a country wherewell-paying jobs are so easy to get.I began learning about the realityof America’s racial dilemma right atthe beginning of my training programat the Transit Authority. There was ahuge black fellow in our class whohad the habit of physically bumpinginto me at every opportunity. I couldfeel that he did this intentionally, try-ing to make it hurt more than an acci-dental collision would, but not enoughto make it look like an assault.The class consisted of about 80 people, with only a half dozen whites.Most of the training was given by anold white veteran who kept telling usfunny and scary stories about transitworkers on duty. We were told towatch out for assaults by passengers.“Every one of you will be spat at,” he
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“Don’t white Americanswant a job that pays$40-60,000 a year anddoesn’t even require ahigh-school education?”
American Renaissance - 1 - January 1997
Vol. 8, No. 1 January 1997
Hell on Wheels
There is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world. – 
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
day, a federal judge put a restrainingorder on CCRI, pending a hearingnext month. He said that based on plaintiffs' arguments, it is likely thatCCRI will be found to violate theequal protection clause of the 14thAmendment.We
are
living in an Orwellianworld. If the Constitution can be takento mean the opposite of what it plainlymeans, and can become a mandate for socialist tyranny, then the UnitedStates of America really is finished.If the judge voids CCRI, will theSupreme Court affirm his decision?Maybe, maybe not. But even if in thisinstance the Supreme Court upholdsthe constitutionality of CCRI, I be-lieve that ultimately, as America be-comes more and more diverse, theSupreme Court will say that "equal protection" under the 14th amendmentrequires racial preferences.Lawrence Auster, New York, N. Y.Sir – Let me quote from the Octo- ber issue in which you discuss the"defeated state of mind now commonamong whites." "Whites have lost thecapacity to judge," "distinctions re-quire
 judgment," 
"what has broughtabout the destruction of distinctions?"Later, as if in answer to your ownquestion, you promote the CCRI sim- ply as "a ballot measure that would prohibit state-sponsored racial prefer-ences," despite the fact that the CCRIrepeats the language of the 1964 CivilRights Act mandating equal treatment.You list our inability to make distinc-tions and then support the very statu-tory language that started the problemin the first place! You rightly com- plain of our inability to distinguish between men and women, yet con-done the law that tries to render usandrogynous and interchangeable!Edward Chynoweth, Sanger, Cal.Sir – Professor Edward Miller of the University of New Orleans hascome under attack merely for pointingout, in a letter to a weekly newspaper,that there is expert scientific consen-sus about the correlations between brain size, race, and IQ. Full details of his story and of the disgraceful way hehas been treated are available at http://www.csra.net/Irand/miller.htmWilliam Summers, Manhattan, Kan.Sir – I greatly enjoyed EdwinClark's learned series on the origins of the white man. If I may quote him, heconcludes by saying that we must"learn from these ancient and noblewarriors . . . from them we can re-member who we are and where wecome from." The problem, though, isone that Mr. Clark points out earlier:"Having conquered them [other races] through military combat andtechnological and economic progress,we nevertheless face racial and cul-tural extinction as the perversion of our strengths into weakness is ex- ploited against us and our rivals seek victory through our back doors."How true and how tragic! Whitesare marvelous in the face of a clear, physical threat, but they appear tohave no defense against trickery.They are helpless against the gradualencroachments of socialism, theclever distortions of old truths, thecumulative effects of court decisions,the gradual discrediting of racial tradi-tions.Whites still have the sound in-stincts of their ancestors. Through publications like AR, those baffledinstincts can be given a focus. Onceour natural dynamism and couragecan be again enlisted in our own inter-ests, we will easily shake off our tor-mentors.Cullen Atwood, Fort Worth, Tex.Sir – You often publish articlesabout "white racial capitulation," "our current decline," and "suicidal liberal-ism." Having taught for 32 years inseveral large universities, I am in-clined to attribute the rise of "suicidalAmerican Renaissance - 2 - January 1997
 Letters from Readers
 liberalism" to the effects of universityeducation. Since about 1920, an ever-increasing portion of the American population has been attending col-leges and has thus been subjected tothe "thinking" of their faculties, espe-cially in the social sciences. Thesefields attract many liberals who pro-mote the suicidal thinking that hascome to have a strong influence onAmerican life.Still another factor that intensifies"suicidal liberalism" is the sicken-ingly destructive Second World War,which had to be rationalized as astruggle against "racism." The psy-chological effects of this war are stillvery much with us.On what can we pin our hopes for an awakening? The small, opposi-tional, truly patriotic print mediumseems to be our best hope, even if such periodicals have small circula-tions. If whites have not lost all willto survive they should seek out such periodicals and subscribe to them, if only for a sense of solidarity.Charles Weber, Tulsa, Ok.Sir – About six months ago, I pre-dicted that if the California CivilRights Initiative (CCRI) ending racial preferences passed, it would ulti-mately be declared unconstitutionalon the grounds that it violated the14th Amendment guarantee of "equal protection of the laws." The rationalefor this, I said, would be that sinceAmerica is a racist, discriminatorycountry,
equal 
treatment under thelaw requires that different groups betreated
unequally.
The prediction wasso far out that it had a science fictionor Orwellian ring to it, though I did believe it would come to pass. Yester-
 
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insisted repeatedly, “I guarantee it.”After the class training, which lastedabout four weeks, we spent twoweeks on trains, operating under thesupervision of experienced conduc-tors. Right on the first day, a strong black man who stood on the platform,whose right arm was bigger than bothof my thighs put together, made asudden attempt to punch me in theface as I leaned out the window toobserve the platform. The conductor who supervised me assured me thatsuch things are very dangerous andhappen every day.Also during the break-in period, Isaw a horrible incident in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Ahorde of black teenagers descendedupon a black boy who was sitting qui-etly by himself. Within seconds, they beat him from head to toe, thenquickly fled before the doors closed.We tried to talk to the boy, who wasin bad shape, asking him if he wantedmedical help or the police. When hesaid he didn’t want either, we askedabout the attack. It turned out he wason his way to the first day on a job.The gang beat him up because theydidn’t want him to work.After the break-in period, I wasqualified as a conductor and began tooperate without supervision. It didn’ttake long for our instructor’s predic-tion to come true. I was conducting aD train in the Bronx when I noticed alarge group of black men gathered onthe platform, just outside the conduc-tor’s window. I felt their threatening presence instinctively, but the rulesrequire that the conductor lean out thewindow and look down the platformin both directions before he closes thedoors. I had no choice but to open mywindow and take the risk. As soon asI opened it, one of the men spat rightinto my eyes. I was wearing safetygoggles but still got some of the sa-liva on my skin—regulations requirethat goggles be worn primarily to pro-tect against passenger assaults.Throughout the four years I spentas a conductor, blacks and Latinoswould hide behind posts or other cover and spit at me—with astonish-ing power and accuracy. Other timesthey would throw things at me, try to punch me, or yell vile and sometimesinarticulate things at me.One attack involved a black manof about thirty, who threw a large,glass bottle at my face. I managed toclose the window just as the bottlestruck—it hit with such force, that pieces of glass stuck in the acrylicwindow of my cab all the way to theend of the trip. As we came into theterminal, I spotted a black supervisor on the platform and couldn’t help ask-ing: “What am I supposed to do whensomeone attacks me as I operate, andthe attack is really nasty?” “If youhave an injury, you pull the cord andcall command to send for the policeand the ambulance,” was the reply.
American Renaissance
Jared Taylor, Editor Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor James P. Lubinskas Contributing Editor George McDaniel, Web Page Editor  — — — — — — American Renaissance is published monthly by the New Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contribu-tions to it are tax deductible.Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $24.00 per year. First-class postage isan additional $6.00. Subscriptions to Canada (first class) and overseas (surface mail)are $30.00. Overseas airmail subscriptions are $40.00. Back issues are $3.00 each.Foreign subscribers should send U.S. dollars or equivalent in convertible bank notes.Please make checks payable to: American Renaissance, PO. Box 527, Oakton, VA22124. ISSN No. 1086-9905, Telephone: (703) 716-0900, Facsimile: (703) 716-0932,Web Page Address: www.amren.com Electronic Mail: AR@amren.com
 American Renaissance - 3 - January 1997“But what if you have no injuries?What if he almost killed you but youlucked out?” I continued. “Then thereis no problem,” said the supervisor,“you keep on going.”On another occasion, when con-ducting a “D” train in the Bronx, a boy in a crowd of high-school stu-dents threw a heavy stone right at myface with great accuracy and force. Iinstinctively held up my hand toshield my face and was injured se-verely enough to go to the emergencyroom. At the hospital, the nurse toldme that a bus driver, also injured in anassault, had just been treated and re-leased a couple of hours earlier.When operating during the “schoolhours,” the early afternoon when stu-dents come home from public schools,rowdy students—none of whom wasever white or Oriental—would rou-tinely disable the trains. They would break windows, pull the emergency break, and tear open the seats so theycould cut out electric switches. If thetrain crew couldn’t fix the problem,we would discharge the passengersand transfer the train to the storageyard for repair. When we dischargedtrains, black and Latino passengerswould threaten violence, accusing usof deliberately disabling trains so thatwe could “go home early.”My ordeal did not end with thework-day. The commute home was just as agonizing as time on the job. Inthe late hours, when I usually mademy way home, the trains were largely bereft of normal, working people. Of-ten there were gangs of “youths”roaming the trains, walking from car to car, jumping on seats, startingfights, and harassing passengers. I of-ten locked myself in the conductor’scab, as I did on the job.One night, after work, as I wasclimbing the steps from the subway platform in my own neighborhood, atall black man came running the other way and crashed into me. He was so badly dressed he looked like a bum.He was carrying a box of Chinesetake-out food, which he dropped whenhe slammed into me. There went hisdinner. Although the collision wasentirely his fault, he began threateningme, cursing me, and demandingmoney. I looked around to see if therewas anybody else in the station—notthat one can expect help from whites
I felt their threateningpresence instinctively,but the rules require thatthe conductor lean outthe window . . . .

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