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American Renaissance, October 2001. Rearing Honorable White Children; When Whites Hunted Blacks; Race in “The Real World”; A Reply to Dr. Trask; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters from Readers
American Renaissance, October 2001. Rearing Honorable White Children; When Whites Hunted Blacks; Race in “The Real World”; A Reply to Dr. Trask; O Tempora, O Mores!; Letters from Readers

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American Renaissance - 1 - October 2001
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There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 12, No. 10October 2001
Rearing Honorable White Children
American Renaissance
Instilling racial identity intoday’s children.
by Robert S. Griffin
uring the past several years,while working on a book about white nationalist Wil-liam Pierce, I became acquaintedwith a number of white coupleswho are rearing their children in aracially conscious manner. I havenoticed a pattern in the way theseparents bring up children, and I be-lieve their approach would interestthose who align themselves with theviews expressed in
 American Re-naissance
.What links these parents is a con-viction that they are bringing uptheir children in hostile territory. Asthey see it, their kind has been ham-mered relentlessly in the culturewars waged against whites in thiscountry for decades. Their heri-tage—Western history and tradi-tions—has been denigrated, their racelinked to oppression and racism, andtheir racial consciousness, pride, andcommitment demonized. The shallow-ness and egoism of modern life runcounter to their values of dignity, disci-pline, and responsibility.These parents are right to worry. Forexample, just after interviewing a ra-cially conscious couple who spoke of their concern about the influence of popular music and the youth culture, Ifound an article in
magazine aboutrap music impresario, Dr. Dre (realname, Andre Young). “Dre,” the articlereported, “watched from the stage of aconcert as blacks and whites chanted thelyrics in a single voice and moved to themusic as one. He has seen the races be-come a single happy entity as surely asif they had been on turntables and runthrough a mixer. The music is whatblends the races together as decades of preaching never did.”Rap music does bring black outlooksand values to young white people. In-deed, it blends the races, as does popmusic generally. Clearly, to
maga-zine as well as most others in America,this is a good thing, but for whites whowant to maintain their racial and culturalidentity, what happened at that concertwas not a good thing at all. They will doeverything they can to keep their chil-dren out of Dr. Dre’s audience.Greg and Kathryn, as I will call thiscouple, have concluded that the best wayfor them to deal with a society that runscounter to what they most treasure is towithdraw from it. Morris Berman in hisrecent book 
The Twilight of AmericanCulture
writes about what he calls the“monastic option.” Professor Bermanwrites of monks who lived in the disin-tegrating landscape of the Roman Em-pire, and who saw themselves as strang-ers in a strange land. What the culturesaw as worthwhile, the monks saw asstupid and destructive. As the lights of their own culture faded, they turnedtheir backs on what was taking itsplace and took upon themselves thetask of preserving the treasures of Greco-Roman civilization.Although the parents I have metwould not use the term “monasticoption,” this essentially describeswhat they are doing. They are dis-tancing themselves and their chil-dren from the dominant culture andtrying to preserve their race and itsheritage.How do they insulate their chil-dren from a poisonous world?Through their basic approach tobeing parents, and through theirstance towards the media, school-ing, and their children’s relationswith peers.They believe that to be effectiveas parents they must be authoritarian.They are not lenient or indulgent. Theydo not hold to the currently fashionableidea that children are basically good, andthat a parent’s job is to support a child’sinclinations. They see all human beingsas having the potential for both good andbad, and their view is that, ideally, par-ents and society should share the job of ensuring that children realize their posi-tive potential.These parents know that children arestrongly influenced by the forces thatsurround them: primarily the mass me-dia, the peer group, and the school. Sincethey disdain the direction in which theseincluences push their children, they wantto be the most powerful forces in theirchildren’s lives, and to protect themfrom what will hurt them. They arehands-on parents, who do not turn their
How do racially consciousparents insulate theirchildren froma poisonous world?
American Renaissance - 2 - October 2001
 Letters from Readers
Sir — Referring to Stephen Webster’s“Writing on the Wall” (AR, August2001), how do children of mixed racefit into his analysis? How are theycounted and what is their effect? I wouldlike to read more on this subject andhope AR will look into it.Ben Quatrano, Clearwater, Fla.
The 2000 Census was the first to in-clude a multi-racial category. 6,826,228 people, 2.4 percent of the population,listed themselves as being of “two or more races.” The census bureau recog-nizes 63 racial categories—white alone,black alone, American Indian and  Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Na-tive Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone, some other race alone, and 57  possible combinations of the above sixcategories.The number of mixed-race childrenhas doubled in each of the last threecensuses. There were 460,000 mixed children in 1970, 996,070 in 1980, and almost 2 million in 1990. In 1990, chil-dren in mixed-race households ac-counted for 4 percent of all children inhouseholds. The 2000 numbers have not  yet been released.
Sir — The simple answer to ThomasSunic’s question, “Can Europe Learn theLesson of Yugoslavia?”(AR, September2001, is “probably not.” Judging by thereaction of political decision-makers inEurope, the omens of future disasterseem likely to go unheeded.In Britain, where I live, we are cur-rently playing host to some 150,000 newasylum seekers every year, drawn fromacross the globe. At the time of writing,one Lebanese refugee is being accom-modated in a £100-a-night hotel in Cen-tral London. Prof. Richard Lynn hasdescribed most of our inner cities as ina “state of low-level civil war,” and thissummer the civil war heated up consid-erably in northern towns like, Oldham,Burnley and Bradford. The response of our elected representatives has veeredfrom the abysmal to the comical. TheHome Office has proposed increasedfunding for immigrants to learn English,on the assumption that if we have a lin-gua franca our problems will be solved.Our rulers forget that every citizen of what used to be Yugoslavia could un-derstand Serbo-Croatian.John Atkinson, Whitehaven, EnglandSir — Greetings from Mexico CityNorth, Texico (formerly known as Dal-las, Texas). I left Texas for a few yearsin 1991 to do some postdoctoral work.When I returned in 1996 I was
at the changes I saw. Mexicanswere literally everywhere. In just a fewyears there had been a major demo-graphic shift. I simply don’t understandthis insatiable need the ruling class inthis country has to commit cultural sui-cide.I appreciated your appearance on theMark Davis show. It is great to hearcommon sense on the radio.Joe Capehart, Dallas, TexasSir — I read with great interest ScottTrask’s September review of the classicPrescott accounts of the conquests of Mexico and Peru, and I appreciate hispointing out how different the spirit of the
is from that of today’swhites. Although I do not wish to de-tract from the extraordinary achieve-ments of Cortes and Pizarro, surely theirsuccess was due as much to the tenor of the times as to their own toughness anddaring. One does not have to go back that many years to find whole genera-tions of whites who were, by today’sstandards, incredibly tough and daring.The waves of whites who settled theWest led lives of great exertion and dan-ger. The men who fought the War Be-tween the States were also, by today’sstandards, incredibly tough and daring.Even the generation that fought the Japa-nese in the Pacific seems like a differ-ent species from today’s pamperedwhites. In fact, there is a certain conti-nuity of spirit that stretches from ancientGreece up until perhaps 50 or 60 yearsago, when we entered an age in whichwhites suddenly begin to act denatured.Perhaps, with a little more historicalperspective, we will better understandthe causes of this collapse, but I am cer-tain wealth has something to do with it.For the huge majority of whites, physi-cal labor—the exhausting struggle forsurvival—ended with their parents’ orgrandparents’ generation. By historicalstandards whites live lives of unimag-inable pleasure and leisure and this,surely, drains them of some of the tough-ness and daring of their ancestors. To-day, there might be a single man as ex-traordinary as Cortes, but could he find600 others willing to risk everything tofollow him? Nothing weakens and dis-tracts men more than an easy life.Alex Herbert, Newport News, Va.Sir — I was interested to note yourSeptember O Tempora item about a fed-eral appeals court ruling that under cer-tain circumstances prison authoritieshave a duty to segregate prisoners toprevent racial conflict and violence. Itis only good sense to do this, just as it isonly good sense for the races to remainseparate generally. I feel great pity forwhite prisoners forced into close quar-ters with often predatory blacks, butperhaps we can hope their suffering maylead to insights about human nature and
the realization that we should build a so-ciety that does not always try to defy
it.Mary Cartenour, Philadelphia, Pa.
American Renaissance - 3 - October 2001
American Renaissance is published monthly by theNew Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributionsto it are tax deductible.Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $24.00 per year. First-class postage isan additional $8.00. Subscriptions to Canada (first class) are $36.00. Subscriptionsoutside Canada and the U.S. (air mail) are $40.00. Back issues are $3.00 each. Foreignsubscribers should send U.S. dollars or equivalent in convertible bank notes.Please make checks payable to: American Renaissance, P.O. 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
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children over to the influences of oth-ers.As these parents see it, the major task of childhood is to pave the way to a re-sponsible and productive adulthood, andthey don’t hesitate to direct that process.They assert power and control. They setstandards and limits. They transmit theirfundamental values and what they con-sider to be the overall purpose of theirchildren’s lives, which is to carry for-ward the best of their heritage and race.These parents teach their children thatthey are not isolated beings, but rather acontinuous part of what their people rep-resent and have accomplished over thecourse of history, and that they are re-sponsible to their people as a whole, not just to themselves and their own happi-ness and well-being.Although they are the authorities intheir children’s lives, these parents arenot harsh or cold. They can be stern, butthey are affirming and loving. They ex-ercise firm control, but also encouragecuriosity and creativity. They encouragehardness and toughness, but also gentle-ness and compassion.These parents think the media—tele-vision, movies, popular music, videogames—promote everything they don’twant for their children: baseness, vul-garity, multi-racialism, egalitarianism,cosmopolitanism, materialism, rude-ness, passivity and vicariousness. Per-haps there is a History or DiscoveryChannel program parents and childrenwatch together, or a classic film; but noNickelodeon, no MTV, no Disney films(or at least no recent Disney films—theold ones, when Walt was still around,are OK), no mind-infecting videogames, and no Internet-surfing.The first contact I had with parentsof this sort was with a German couple,Frank and Hanna. They invited me todinner at their home with their two boys,Marius, age thirteen, and Dirk, sixteen.After dinner, we all went into the livingroom. Contrary to my expectation, theboys did not immediately head for theirrooms or out the door. Dirk sat ready totalk with the adults. Marius picked up abook and began reading. Later, after theboys excused themselves, I mentionedto Frank I had noticed that the childrendidn’t sit in front of the television or playa video game.“Oh, I forbid those things,” Frank responded. “Forbid”—that is not a wordI expect to hear these days.“But you have to offer them otherthings to do,” he quickly added. “Weread together and play chess, and wecross-country ski, and the boys and Iwork in my workshop in the basement.”Since that time, I have witnessed thesame control of the media in the UnitedStates. “Our television has a numericalcode for activating the set so the kidscan’t simply switch it on or off,” reportsKeith, a parent of three. “We put a capon television time. There are some de-cent programs, but even in those caseswe mute out the advertisements. We donot buy video games. We filter every-thing that comes in—music, radio, ev-erything. We believe it is a parent’s re-sponsibility to do this. Raised right, chil-dren will make the right—and for us,that means the racially responsible—choices.”Ken and Elizabeth live in New Hamp-shire and have four children ranging inage from five to thirteen. This NewHampshire family has, in effect, secededfrom the mass culture. There is a televi-sion set in the home, but I have neverseen it on except a few times when thefamily watched a classic film. I have notheard any popular music. I asked ten-year-old Helen whether she ever wantedto watch television, go to the movies, orbuy a popular music CD. She respondedto the effect that those things are lowand not worth her time.“It is inconceivable to us,” Ken toldme, “that people actually sit in front of the television—videos included—hourupon hour, letting this degrading mate-rial into their homes. Something eitherinspires the soul or destroys it. For mu-sic, we listen to classical music. Ourchildren read good books, play chessand backgammon, draw, paint, and sew.We take hikes as a family, go on pic-nics, cycle, and go to museums and con-certs. We do things together in order tocement our bonds as a family.”Just as significant is what the chil-dren do not do in this home: they takeno interest in the personae and careersof pop musicians; they do not press theirparents for cash for the latest videogame; they are not preoccupied with theplot of a Fox television show; they donot stew over the fate of a professionalsports team, or chatter on about a sum-mer blockbuster film.As far as I can tell, these parents havesuccessfully embargoed the mass me-dia. Before meeting people like this, Iwould have said that whatever the mer-its of getting the popular media out of the lives of children, as a practical mat-ter it was impossible. Now I think if parents are committed, Hollywood, popmusic, television, and websites can bekept out of children’s lives.
Another pattern I see in racially con-scious white parents is homeschooling.If they are not now educating their chil-dren at home, it is because of theirpresent circumstances, and they hope todo so in the future.Elizabeth, the New Hampshire par-ent, interrupted a career in investmentsto take over the education of her fourchildren. “There is nothing more impor-
As far as I can tell, theseparents have successfullyembargoed the massmedia.

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