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American Renaissance

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
— Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 14 No. 1 January 2003

What Really Happened?


Dangerous myths about to go, several thousand people had al- minority of Japanese-Americans—those
ready left the camps to find homes and who posed a genuine war-time security
the Japanese relocation jobs in the central and eastern United risk.
camps. States. The US Army was careful to look
after the evacuees’ property, and Con- The Sequence of Events

A
conviction that we should be gress appropriated several million dol-
ashamed about the treat- On February 19, 1942, President
ment of Japanese-Ameri- Franklin Roosevelt signed Execu-
cans during World War II is part of tive Order 9066, authorizing the
the conventional wisdom of our establishment of military exclusion
time. Columnist Myriam Marquez areas. The next month, Lt. General
wrote recently in an entirely typi- John L. DeWitt declared a major
cal op-ed piece of the “injustices” portion of the West Coast (approxi-
and the “abominations” of the “in- mately the western halves of
ternment camps for Americans of Washington, Oregon and Califor-
Japanese descent during World nia, and the southern third of Ari-
War II.”1 Americans believe with zona) a military area from which
an almost religious conviction that all people of Japanese descent
their country committed a heinous would have to move. There was no
act, and many take pride in de- effect on Japanese-Americans liv-
nouncing the actions of their fathers ing elsewhere, other than that they
and grandfathers. lars soon after the war to compensate could not go to the West Coast. The
What actually happened, and why? Japanese-Americans for losses that did evacuation was put in the hands of Col.
Before entering into details, here is an occur. Karl R. Bendetsen, and Roosevelt cre-
outline of the facts: Were there any forcible internments? ated the War Relocation Authority
As a war-time measure, the federal Immediately after the attack on Pearl (WRA) under the direction of Milton
government required all Japanese- Harbor, the Department of Justice incar- Eisenhower, brother of Dwight Eisen-
Americans to evacuate a large part of cerated about 3,000 Japanese aliens who hower, to help the evacuees. Congress
the American Pacific coast. They were had been on a “danger” list since 1939.2 voted to approve the relocation, and the
free to move from the exclusion zone There were also some Japanese-Ameri- US Supreme Court considered and up-
on their own, and to resettle anywhere cans in the relocation centers who held relocation no fewer than three
else in the United States. Those who did times.3 Civil liberties groups were silent
not were taken first to assembly centers Japanese were free to or supported evacuation, and there was
and then to ten relocation centers built no opposition in Congress.4
for them as far east as Arkansas. They move from the west-coast For a short time, the plan was to help
could stay in the centers if they wished exclusion area on their the Japanese-Americans move inland on
or they could take jobs or attend college own, and to resettle their own. Col. Bendetsen, who man-
anywhere in the United States except the aged the evacuation, later testified that
West Coast.
anywhere else in the “funds were provided for them [and]
The centers were therefore not intern- United States. we informed them . . . where there were
ment camps, but living facilities offered safe motels in which they could stay
by the government to those who were openly supported Japan in the war. They overnight.”5 Most families were not able
forbidden to live in the exclusion area and their families (since no families to move quickly, however, and gover-
and who did not make other arrange- were split), were sent to a real intern- nors of states east of the exclusion zone
ments. The centers, though built in the ment camp behind barbed wire, where complained about the prospect of thou-
same austere style as American Army for the duration of the war they paraded sands of people of Japanese descent
barracks, had many amenities and were with rising-sun armbands and celebrated moving into their states without over-
run by Japanese-Americans. By the end December 7 as a holiday. The govern- sight.6
of 1944, with eight months of war still ment actually locked up only a small Continued on page 3

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There are a few things to remember
in prison. Mind your business, don’t
borrow, don’t gamble, and limit your
acquaintances. Every smiling face is not
a friend. And if someone approaches you
in a threatening manner, break out your
trusty sockful of “D” size batteries
(when you first come to prison and have
no friends, no status, and no rep, your
socks and a six-pack of Evereadies are
your best friends) or your nearest AC
adapter cord and introduce yourself with
a few good licks to his head. Even if
you lose, at least you fought. You will
gain respect. And remember: Nothing
can happen to you that the doctor can’t
fix.
Letters from Readers victim has the chance to fight. If he
fights or at least tries to resist, and he’s
Robb Harksen, Red Onion State
Prison, Pound, Va.
Sir — I recently came across Jared white, I’ll help him—whether he’s ra-
Taylor’s review of No Escape: Male cially aware or not. But if he won’t de-
Rape in US Prisons by Joanne Mariner fend himself, why should I help him? If Sir — I will never understand the fas-
(see AR, April 2002, and AR web page). he won’t fight for himself, he surely cination Christian groups have with
As a racially-conscious white prisoner won’t fight for me in a tight situation or primitive Third Worlders, like the Ne-
who has been incarcerated in Virginia a race riot, and he clearly isn’t going to braska Dinka mentioned in last month’s
for 8 ½ years, it is obvious to me that fight for his white sisters either. We have issue and the Somalis currently invad-
neither Miss Mariner nor Mr. Taylor has no use for men like that. ing Lewiston, Maine (see AR, Oct.
any real knowledge of prison life. I doubt the credibility of many of the 2002). Yes, the federal government is
It is true that the majority of rape vic- anecdotes cited by Mr. Taylor. In one ultimately to blame for granting these
tims in prison are white, and that the example he gave, a prisoner claimed he dubious “asylees” admittance, but were
rapists are overwhelmingly black. How- had “become a man’s sex toy in order it not for the pressure put on the gov-
ever, Mr. Taylor too easily accepts the to avoid being constantly gang-raped by ernment by religious activists (in order
“victim” label. I think he would be sur- other prisoners.” This man obviously to get those hefty resettlement assistance
prised to learn that most of these “vic- wanted to have a homosexual relation- grants), maybe the State Department
tims” bring it on themselves, and actual ship. Ignoring the inmate’s blatant cow- would occasionally say no, or would
force is used quite rarely. For the most ardice, it is inconceivable to me that this direct these people to countries where
part, prisoners who are raped are young man was as unwilling as he claims. He they are more likely to fit in. I rather
men who run up gambling or drug debts, could easily have avoided all that by doubt clitoridectomy is commonplace in
or more commonly, fall prey to the in- going straight to a guard and asking to Maine, but since this is one of the quaint
timidation game. About 90 percent of be placed in protective custody. If the practices of these new Americans, it
the time, the intimidator is nothing more staff refused to lock him up, all he had may become what Lewiston is known
than a grown-up version of the school- to do was spit on him and he would have for in the future.
yard bully—deep down he is a coward. been guaranteed to go straight to the When a company wants to build a
If you take a swing at him, he will back “hole” where he would have been as safe new factory, or a utility wants to put up
down. Just like wolves, they pursue as at home. He made his choice. I fail to a new power plant, the government re-
those who offer the least resistance. find the words to describe some of the quires an environmental impact state-
Mr. Taylor is apparently outraged at other men whose stories Mr. Taylor ment. I propose that from now on, be-
what he calls lack of white racial unity takes seriously. fore any religious organization can spon-
in prison and thinks “whites allow other I served part of my sentence at the sor yet another tribe of stone-age refu-
whites to be raped.” While the former Greensville Correctional Center during gees, it must produce a cultural impact
is partially true, the latter is a misunder- the ’90s, when it was the worst prison statement. This would include the costs
standing. When I was incarcerated, there in the state. I was housed in Building to taxpayers for welfare, housing and
was a great deal of white solidarity. The A1—better known as the infamous food subsidies, educating immigrant
new generation of prisoners consists Housing Unit #7—where stabbings and children, and incarcerating immigrant
mostly of “whiggers” who listen to rap murders were everyday occurrences. criminals. I also think people in the com-
music, and dress and act like blacks. Ninety-three percent or more of the munities should be allowed to vote on
Only a fool would expect them to show 2,800 inmates were black. In my entire whether they want these newcomers or
any racial solidarity. time in the system, I have only been ap- not. These Christians may have guilty
As for letting blacks rape whites, as I proached once by a would-be predator, consciences, but they have no right to
pointed out earlier, actual physical force whom I quickly drove off. And I am ease them on the backs of people who
is seldom used. Usually the victim just neither a large man, nor a great fighter, do not.
gives in to pressure. If force is used, the nor do I belong to a clique or gang. Sean Alan Price, Mansfield, Ohio

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designed to encourage assimilation, a
American Renaissance process criticized by multiculturalists
Jared Taylor, Editor today as a form of “racism.”11 The WRA
Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor had veto power, but otherwise the inter-
James P. Lubinskas, Contributing Editor nal operation of the camps, like that of
George McDaniel, Web Page Editor the assembly centers, was in the hands
of evacuees, who elected their own rep-
American Renaissance is published monthly by the resentatives.12
New Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section As their name suggests, the reloca-
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributions tion centers were camps from which
to it are tax deductible. Japanese-Americans could disperse
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Continued from page 1 grounds, calisthenics classes, and even Hayakawa tells us that by September
Accordingly, by late March the relo- in one case a pitch-and-putt golf course. 1942 “hundreds of Issei [first-generation
cation effort entered the “assembly cen- Because the occupants did not have jobs immigrant] railroad workers were re-
ter” phase. Japanese-Americans were (or regular expenses for that matter), stored to their jobs in eastern Oregon.”15
moved into improvised centers on the men and women were able to devote The WRA operated field offices in cit-
West Coast until ten more-permanent considerable energy to camp activities. ies in the mid-west and east to find jobs
relocation centers could be built further The assembly center phase was over for anyone who wanted to leave.
east in Arizona, Arkansas, eastern Cali- by the end of summer, 1942, with all Churches maintained hostels in four cit-
fornia, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyo- Japanese-Americans moved to the ies for job-seekers.16 The government
ming. The evacuees could choose either more-substantial relocation centers as even appropriated four million dollars
to live in an assembly center or move soon as they were constructed. By No- to help evacuees start businesses away
vember 1, 1942, the relocation centers from the centers. Many, particularly
housed what was to be their largest those who had worked in agriculture, left
population: 106,770.9 the camps to do seasonal farm work.
The relocation centers were built in Five thousand left the centers to harvest
the same way as housing for American sugar beets in various western states.17
soldiers overseas. Scholar, university College-age young people attended
president, and eventual United States university during the war. Two hundred
Senator S.I. Hayakawa wrote exten- and fifty were already attending 143
sively about the centers but was never
in one, having spent the war years teach-
ing at Illinois Institute of Technology.
The government appro-
He called the centers “dreary places,” priated four million dol-
but they rapidly became livable commu- lars to help evacuees start
nities with many amenities: stores, the- businesses away from the
aters, hairdressers, newspapers, ping-
pong, judo, boxing, badminton, sumo relocation centers.
wrestling, basketball and baseball
leagues, gardens, softball diamonds, ten- colleges by the fall semester of 1942,
east on their own.7 Public apprehension nis courts, hiking trails, classes in cal- just nine months after Pearl Harbor.
lessened over time, partly due to calm- ligraphy and other subjects, art compe- Eventually, 4,300 attended 300 differ-
ing efforts by federal officials, and dur- titions, libraries with Japanese-language ent universities.18 Some won scholar-
ing the assembly center phase, some sections, and worship facilities (for any ships, and a “relocation council” funded
4,000 families moved inland “on their religion except Shinto, which involved by foundations and churches helped
own recognizance” with WRA help.8 emperor-worship). with college expenses.19
The temporary centers were rudimen- The centers had accredited schools In early 1944—with a year and a half
tary, but the government and the Japa- from kindergarten to high school, with of war still remaining—the government
nese-Americans made them as pleasant music classes, school choruses, achieve- began to let those who had passed secu-
as possible. They were run almost en- ment testing, high school newspapers rity investigations return to the West
tirely by the occupants. With WRA sup- and annuals, dances, PTA meetings, stu- Coast. The exclusion order was ended
port, the centers quickly set up librar- dent councils and class officers. The for all Japanese-Americans on January
ies, Boy Scout troops, arts and crafts University of Utah lent caps and gowns 2, 1945, well before V-J Day in August.
classes, musical groups, film programs, for high school graduation at the Topaz Except for the internment camp at Tule
basketball and baseball leagues, play- center.10 The education programs were

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Lake, all the centers were closed by of others. He replied: “A great part of but leased—and the proceeds were
December 1, 1945.20 the testimony was given by people who based on the market value of the har-
Tule Lake held three kinds of people: were not yet born then. . . . You had tes- vest.”25
Those who had applied to be repatriated timony available from many people who Losses that occurred despite this ef-
to Japan, those who had answered “no” were not given an opportunity to present fort were compensated by means of the
to a loyalty questionnaire and had not it, some of whom were
been cleared by further investigation, physically intimidated by
and those for whom the government had the people who were in at-
evidence of disloyalty.21 tendance day after day . . . .
I have received a barrage
Concentration Camps? of mail. . . . There were
many people who in good
It is common to write of the reloca- faith wanted to testify that
tion centers as if they were concentra- they thought the condi-
tion camps. One author evokes the “par- tions were nowhere close
allel experience of the German Jews,” to some of the testimony
and it is common to speak of the cen- [claiming there was intern-
ters as “concentration camps,” as if they ment] you have heard.”24
were no different from Dachau or Neither in 1981 nor in
Buchenwald.22 Critics often refer to 1984 did any of Col. Ben-
“barbed wire and armed guards.” If the detsen’s questioners con-
relocation centers actually had these it tradict his testimony or of- Poston, Arizona, center under construction.
would certainly suggest forcible incar- fer to produce evidence that
ceration. This is therefore an important he was mistaken. “Claims Act” enacted by Congress in
factual question, and Col. Bendetsen There are many books about the cen- 1948. Evacuees received a total of $38
was adamant during Congressional ters that include photographs of fences million for property losses.
hearings in 1984 that there were no and watchtowers, but they rarely explain
watchtowers or barbed wire: “That is where the pictures were taken or when. Reasons for Relocation
100 percent false . . . . Because of the What are offered implicitly as photos of
scenes common to all the reloca- What were the military reasons for
tion centers may well be pictures the exclusion order? The destruction of
of Tule Lake. the American fleet at Pearl Harbor left
There have been equally ten- the West Coast of the United States open
dentious claims about theft or de- to attack. A Japanese submarine shelled
struction of evacuees’ property. a California oil refinery on February 23,
No doubt some Japanese-Ameri- 1942, and Los Angeles imposed a black-
cans suffered at the hands of un- out two days later when five unidenti-
scrupulous opportunists in early fied planes appeared in the sky. Draft-
1942. However, the army took ees hurried to make up for the country’s
great care to protect property. As lack of preparation, even training with
Col. Bendetsen testified: wooden guns Louisiana.26
“When you are told that the In late 1941 and early 1942, the Japa-
household goods of the evacuees nese swept across Asia, attacking Hong
after I took over were dissipated, Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Wake
actions of outraged U.S. citizens [after that is totally false. The truth is that all and Midway islands, Thailand, Guam
the Pearl Harbor attack], of which I do of the household goods of those who and Singapore. In February 1942, the
not approve, it was necessary in some were evacuated or who left voluntarily Japanese won a brilliant naval victory
of the assembly centers, particularly were indexed, stored, and warehouse re- in the Battle of the Java Sea. The Japa-
Santa Anita, . . . to protect the evacuees ceipts were given. And those who settled nese advance seemed unstoppable.
. . . and that is the only place where in the interior on their own told us, and It is ludicrous to argue that there was
guards were used.” As to “relocation we shipped it to them free of charge. As no military justification for the reloca-
centers . . . there was not a guard at all far as their crops were concerned, the tion. Local officials worried about the
at any of them. That would not be true allegations are totally false. I used the vulnerability of the water supply and of
of Tule Lake” [which had guards after Agriculture Department to arrange har- large-scale irrigation systems, which
it became an internment center].23 vesting after they left and to sell the were impossible to guard. Anyone who
Three years earlier, Col. Bendetsen crops at auction, and the Federal Reserve knows anything about California’s fre-
had given similar testimony before the System, at my request, handled the pro- quent brush fires understands why offi-
highly partisan commission that even- ceeds. The proceeds were carefully de- cials feared a possible “systematic cam-
tually recommended paying reparations posited in their bank accounts in the paign of incendiarism,” especially dur-
to the evacuees. During those hearings, West to each individual owner. And ing the dry season between May and
Senator Edward Brooke asked about the many of these farms were farmed the October. Earl Warren, who was then
conflict between his account and those whole time—not sold at bargain prices, Attorney General of California and later

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became Chief Justice of the US Supreme geared for war, in operation, and utiliz- the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in
Court, produced maps showing that the ing west coast Japanese” (emphasis Italy and France; 3,700 others were
Japanese-American population was con- added). Intelligence officer Lowman translators in the Pacific. In all, more
centrated near shipyards and other vital testified in 1984 that on January 21, than 33,000 may have served the United
installations.27 1942, an Army Intelligence bulletin States during the war, though some
At the same time, it was clear from “stated flat out that the Japanese maintain that this number is too high.35
decoded Japanese government messages government’s espionage net containing Many, however, were not loyal.
that Japanese-Americans were spying Japanese aliens, first- and second-gen- Ninety-four percent of military-age men
for Japan. The US Navy had broken the eration Japanese and other nationals is said they would not serve in the US
Japanese diplomatic code in 1938, and now thoroughly organized
decoded messages classified “higher and working underground”
than Top Secret,” went under the code (emphasis added).30
name MAGIC to a handful of people at Every American official
the very top of the Roosevelt adminis- who received the MAGIC
tration. decodings favored relocation.
The later critics, however,
It was clear from decoded minimized the importance of
government messages MAGIC. John J. McCloy was
Assistant Secretary of War
that Japanese-Americans during World War II, and tes-
were spying for Japan. tified in 1984 that “word has
gone out now from the lob-
Intelligence officer David Lowman byists to ‘laugh off’ the rev-
testified in 1984 about Japanese espio- elations of MAGIC.” 31
nage: “Included among the diplomatic Rather than laugh them off,
Center at Poston, Arizona.
communications were hundreds of re- however, the highly partisan
ports dealing with espionage activities Commission on Wartime Relocation armed forces (the 442nd regiment was
in the United States and its possessions. simply ignored them. In its 1982 report, recruited from the others). During the
. . . In recruiting Japanese second-gen- Personal Justice Denied, it claimed war, 19,000 applied to be returned to
eration and resident nationals, Tokyo falsely that “not a single documented act Japan, and 8,000 actually went back.
warned to use the utmost caution.” In of espionage, sabotage or fifth column There was also an active anti-American
April 1941, “Tokyo instructed all the activity was committed by an American movement among the Japanese who re-
consulates to wire home lists of first- citizen of Japanese ancestry or by a resi- mained. In May 1943, Secretary of War
and second-generation Japanese. . . .” dent Japanese alien on the West Coast.”32 Henry L. Stimson wrote about “a vi-
The next month, “Japanese consulates Two years later in 1984, McCloy tes- cious, well-organized, pro-Japanese
on the west coast reported to Tokyo that tified that “proof that the Commission group to be found at each relocation
first- and second-generation Japanese did not conduct an investigation wor- center,” adding that because of them it
had been successfully recruited and were thy of the name is demonstrated by the had become dangerous for other Japa-
now spying on shipments of airplanes fact that it never identified the existence nese-Americans to express loyalty to the
and war material in the San Diego and of MAGIC.” He said that “by the time United States.36 In late 1942, members
San Pedro areas. They were reporting [of] the Commission’s investigation the of the pro-Japanese faction at one cen-
on activities within aircraft plants in existence of MAGIC was almost noto- ter attacked and beat leaders of the Japa-
Seattle and Los Angeles. Local Japanese riously known by all knowledgeable nese American Citizens League because
. . . were reporting on shipping activi- military and intelligence sources in this the League approved a resolution sup-
ties at the Bremerton Naval Yard [near country and Japan, as well,”33 but the porting the United States.37 Eventually,
Seattle]. . . . The Los Angeles consulate commission pretended it had never ex- there were so many anti-American mass
reported: ‘We shall maintain connec- isted. meetings, mob actions, attacks on
tions with our second generation who Entirely apart from the MAGIC in- people who were suspected of being
are at present in the Army to keep us tercepts, Japanese-American disloyalty “pro-American informers”— even a
informed’. . . . Seattle followed with a was clearly demonstrated in a little- “general strike”—that the American
similar dispatch.”28 known incident on the Hawaiian island authorities separated out those loyal to
On January 25, 1942, the Secretary of Niihau. A Japanese pilot shot down Japan and incarcerated them at the Tule
of War informed the Attorney General during the Pearl Harbor attack held 133 Lake center.
that “a few days ago it was reported by islanders hostage for six days—with the It is worth noting that Canada actu-
military observers on the Pacific coast help of a resident Japanese alien and a ally interned its Japanese-Canadians,
that not a single ship had sailed from Japanese-American couple, who allied and did not allow them to return to the
our Pacific ports without being subse- themselves with the pilot. A later naval West Coast of Canada until 1949.38
quently attacked.”29 Was it unreasonable intelligence report said the Japanese- Critics have often charged that any
to assume that spies were at work? American couple “had previously special treatment of Japanese-Ameri-
Three days before Pearl Harbor, the shown no anti-American tendencies.”34 cans should have been carried out only
Office of Naval Intelligence had re- Many Japanese-Americans were after individual investigations. How-
ported a Japanese “intelligence machine loyal: approximately 9,000 served with ever, according to the 1940 census, there

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were 126,947 people of Japanese origin the American public’s emotions during higher rates than Japanese-Americans,
living in the United States. Almost the war. Americans were outraged by the and almost none sought to renounce
80,000 were born here, but many held attack on Pearl Harbor and the atroci- American citizenship or seek repatria-
dual American and Japanese citizenship. ties committed by Japanese forces tion as thousands of Japanese-Ameri-
This would have been a huge popula- against Americans in the Philippines. At cans did.45
tion to process individually. If there had all times, one of the reasons for reloca- Other critics of relocation argue that
been no emergency, a case-by-case in- tion was to protect the Japanese-Ameri- it was inconsistent with the govern-
quiry would arguably have been more cans themselves from this public anger. ment’s treatment of the large number of
consistent with standards of due process, The anger is today called “racist,” but it Japanese-Americans in Hawaii, who
was natural under the circumstances. were allowed to stay in their homes.
Chief Justice Stone’s comments Why the difference? The answer is that
at the time could well apply to the all of Hawaii was placed under martial
question of “profiling” young Arab law and “governed like a military camp
men in the United States after Sep- for all its inhabitants.”46 The fact that
tember 11: “Because racial discrimi- Japanese were left where they were in
nations are in most circumstances Hawaii also supports the view that gov-
irrelevant and therefore prohibited, ernment policies towards them were not
it by no means follows that, in deal- “racist,” but a response to the conditions
ing with the perils of war, Congress at the time. A “racist” government
and the Executive are wholly pre- would presumably have relocated all
cluded from taking into account Japanese.
Gila River Center near Butte, Arizona.
those facts and circumstances which
are relevant . . . and which may in The Aftermath
though this would depend on whether fact place citizens of one ancestry in a
there was a workable system for deter- different category from others.”42 The “Japanese American Evacuation
mining loyalty. Critics have also argued that reloca- Claims Act,” passed by Congress in
At the same time, the Japanese- tion was “racist” because German- 1948, provided for approximately $38
American community was tightly-knit Americans and Italian-Americans were million to be paid for property losses.
and unassimilated, and this made indi- left alone. This only reflects widespread The country considered the matter
vidual assessment difficult. Japanese ignorance. By October 1941, the gov- closed, and for 20 years it was. The “re-
were isolated partly because Americans ernment had drawn up plans for intern- dress movement” for reparations began
had not welcomed an influx of Asians ing Germans and Italians—some of in the late 1960s. In testimony before a
but also partly because of their own de- them US citizens—living in the United Congressional subcommittee in 1984,
sire to maintain their identity. Chief Jus- States. The plan went into effect the day Dr. Ken Masugi, then a resident fellow
tice Harlan Stone of the US Supreme after the Pearl Harbor attack, which was at the Claremont Institute, described the
Court noted in 1943 that approximately three days before the US was officially origins of the “concentration camp” ver-
10,000 of those born in the United States at war with Germany and Italy. The sion of what happened. He spoke of
had received all or part of their school- Roosevelt administration interned (as “Japanese-Americans who were activ-
ing in Japan, and that even those who opposed to relocating) 31,275 people ists in the sixties and then became law-
attended school in the United States “are during the war. Of this number only yers and community organizers.” They
sent to Japanese language schools out- 16,849 were Japanese. The rest were propounded a story of abuse that met
side the regular hours of public schools Germans (10,905), Italians (3,278), and “one of the goals of the sixties protest
in the locality.”39 S. I. Hayakawa wrote a mix of other Europeans including movements: To show that America is a
that “reverence for the emperor was Hungarians, Romanians, and Bulgarians racist society, and that even in the case
taught in the Japanese-language (243). All Japanese internees were re- of World War II, America’s noblest for-
schools.”40 Lack of assimilation made leased by June 1946, but some Germans eign war, America was corrupt, having
the community impenetrable to Ameri- and other Europeans were kept locked its own ‘concentration camps.’ ”47
can intelligence, and also fertile for es- up until August 1948. Germans and Ital- President Gerald Ford responded to
pionage and potential terrorism. Indi- ians were not excluded and relocated this kind of pressure in 1976 with a proc-
vidual investigations were all the more from the East Coast, but if there had lamation saying, “We know now what
impractical because potential witnesses been fear of German attacks (as there we should have known then: not only
loyal to America were subject to pres- was of Japanese attacks), and if there was [the] evacuation wrong, but Japa-
sure and even physical intimidation by had been evidence of anti-American nese-Americans were and are loyal
the pro-Japan element. The Supreme activity among German-Americans Americans.”48 Four years later, in the
Court, in a decision written by Chief there is little doubt the government final year of the Carter administration,
Justice Stone, agreed that it was reason- would have acted.43 Congress established the “Commission
able to believe individual determinations Another important distinction is that on Wartime Relocation and Internment
could not be made.41 Germans and Italians had been in the of Civilians,” which in early 1983 is-
It is common to argue that the relo- United States much longer than Japa- sued its tendentious report, Personal
cation program was “racist,” because it nese, and had by assimilation clearly Justice Denied.
affected a group that was non-white. come to identify as Americans.44 They The hearings held by this Commis-
This charge completely fails to consider served in the armed forces at much sion were, in effect, an ideological show-

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trial. War-time Assistant Secretary of · 160 evacuees who belonged to the 5
Testimony of Karl R. Bendetsen
War John J. McCloy has written: “The pro-Japanese Black Dragon Society before the Commission on Wartime
manner and the atmosphere in which the while in the camps.52 Relocation and Internment of Civilians,
hearings were held was outrageous and Lowman tells us that “the Act also July 8, 1981, p. 140. Typescript avail-
a disgrace. . . . I have been before this required payment [of $5,00053] to sev- able from national archives.
Congress many times in hearings, but I eral hundred Japanese who during the 6
1981 Hearings, Testimony of Karl
have never been subjected to the indig- war were sent from Latin America to the R. Bendetsen, p. 140.
nities that I was at the hearings of the U.S. because they were considered se- 7
1981 Hearings, Bendetsen, pp. 10,
Relocation Commission. Every time I curity risks,” and were interned here.54 74.
In all, the government handed out 8
1981 Hearings, Bendetsen, pp. 10,
$1.6 billion. Five million dollars 74.
more were appropriated to “publi- 9
Commission Report, Personal Jus-
cize” the Commission’s findings, tice Denied, p. 149.
and to declare it “official history.”55 10
Myer, Uprooted Americans, pp. 48,
Needless to say, the govern- 56-7.
ment’s actions raise a host of ques- 11
Roger Daniels et. al., editors, Japa-
tions. nese Americans: From Relocation to
How does an ideologically-fab- Redress (Salt Lake City: University of
ricated myth become accepted— Utah Press, 1986), p. 61.
with virtually no opposition—by 12
Commission Report, Personal Jus-
the citizens of an allegedly free so- tice Denied, p. 145.
ciety? Why did our elected repre- 13
S. I. Hayakawa, Through the Com-
sentatives, the press, and academic munication Barrier (New York: Harper
Children at the Poston center. They received historians surrender their roles as & Row, Publishers, 1979), p. 133.
compensation, too.
guardians of the truth? Why do ordinary 14
David D. Lowman, MAGIC: The
tried to say anything in favor of the Americans come to feel a vested inter- Untold Story of U.S. Intelligence and the
United States or in favor of the Presi- est in believing that their own govern- Evacuation of the Japanese Residents
dent of the United States, there were ment was vicious and racist? Now that from the West Coast During WWII (No
hisses and boos and stomping of feet.”49 a precedent exists for paying “repara- city given: Athena Press, Inc., 2000), p.
The House Subcommittee on Admin- tions” on the basis of myths, what is to 20.
istrative Law and Governmental Rela- stop other “aggrieved groups” from bull- 15
Hayakawa, Communication Bar-
tions held hearings in 1984, and in 1988 dozing their way to something similar? rier, p. 132.
Congress enacted the “Japanese Money Clearly, none of this could have hap- 16
Commission Report, Personal Jus-
Bill,” which was ushered through Con- pened were it not for an utterly unnatu- tice Denied, p. 205.
gress by Representative Barney Frank ral and dangerous unwillingness of 17
Commission Report, Personal Jus-
(D-MA), after he became chairman of whites to defend themselves. Ω tice Denied, p. 203.
the committee handling it.50 Under that 18
Commission Report, Personal Jus-
Act, at least $20,000 was paid to each This article is adapted by AR staff tice Denied, p. 181.
of more than 60,000 surviving evacu- from original research by Dwight D. 19
Daniels, Japanese Americans, p.
ees, and each received an apology.51 The Murphey, professor of business law at 43.
same year, the Canadians also apolo- Wichita State University. His findings 20
1984 Hearings, testimony of John
gized, and paid $C21,000 to approxi- first appeared in The Dispossession of J. McCloy, p. 125.
mately 10,000 survivors. the American Indian—and Other Key 21
1984 Hearings, Bendetsen testi-
Recipients of American largesse, for Issues in American History, Scott- mony, p. 682; Lillian Baker, American
whom the money was to compensate for Townsend Publishers, 1995. and Japanese Relocation in World War
“mental suffering and deprivation of II: Fact, Fiction & Fallacy (Medford,
rights,” included: 1
Myriam Marquez, “Avalanche is Oregon: Webb Research Group, 1990),
· 490 people who many years ago Burying Our Civil Liberties,” Wichita p. 52.
went to live in Japan and are Japanese Eagle, Sept. 8, 2002. 22
Daniels, Japanese Americans, p.
citizens. 2
Dillon S. Myer, Uprooted Ameri- 188.
· 6,000 who were born in the centers, cans, (Tucson: University of Arizona 23
1984 Hearings, Bendetsen testi-
and thus suffered “mental anguish” Press, 1971) p. 293. mony, p. 698.
when they were babies. 3
These are the Hirabayashi case and 24
1981 Hearings, Bendetsen testi-
· The 4,300 who left the centers to go Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. mony, p. 71.
to American universities during the war. 214 (1944), and Ex Parte Endo, 323 U.S. 25
1984 Hearings, Bendetsen testi-
· 1,370 Japanese aliens whom the FBI 283 (1944). mony, p. 683.
incarcerated for security reasons (in 4
Report of the Commission on War- 26
Wichita Eagle, Feb. 23, 1992 (ar-
Department of Justice Internment time Relocation and Internment of Ci- ticle noting the 50th anniversary of the
Camps) at the beginning of the war. vilians, Personal Justice Denied (Wash- refinery shelling); Myer, Uprooted
· 3,500 Japanese-Americans who ington: Government Printing Office, Americans, p. 24.
asked to be sent to Japan after renounc- 1982), pp. 9, 69, 99. 27
Hearings of the Select Committee
ing their U.S. citizenship. Investigating National Defense Migra-

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tion, House of Representatives [“Tolan 38
1984 Hearings, testimony of John Law and Governmental Relations of the
Committee Hearings”], Feb.-Mar. 1942, J. McCloy, p. 125. Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House
pp. 10996, 10997, 11107, 10973. 39
Hirabayashi v. U.S., 320 U.S. 81 of Representatives, June 20, 21 27 and
28
1984 Hearings, Lowman testi- (1943) at pp. 96, 97. Sept. 12, 1984, page 583, testimony of
mony, pp. 431, 434. 40
Hayakawa, Communication Bar- Dr. Ken Masugi.
29
Lowman, MAGIC, p. 243. rier, p. 135. 47
1984 Hearings, Masugi testimony,
30
1984 Hearings, Lowman testi- 41
Hirabayashi, p. 99. p. 579.
mony, pp. 437, 438. 42
Hirabayashi, p. 100. 48
Daniels, Japanese Americans, pp.
31
1984 Hearings, McCloy testimony, 43
Arnold Krammer, Undue Process: 188, 5.
p. 148. The Untold Story of America’s German 49
1984 Hearings, McCloy testimony,
32
Commission Report, Personal Jus- Alien Internees (New York: Rowan and p. 125.
tice Denied, p. 3. Littlefield, 1997). 50
Lowman, MAGIC, p. 111.
33
1984 Hearings, McCloy testimony, 44
See Sen. Hayakawa’s observation 51
Wall Street Journal, September 10,
p. 120. about this at Hayakawa, Communication 1991, letter from William J. Hopwood.
34
1984 Hearings, Lowman testi- Barrier, p. 583; and the comments by 52
Wall Street Journal, Hopwood let-
mony, p. 474. Madera, California, officials on the same ter.
35
Baker, American and Japanese point, Tolan Committee Hearings, Earl 53
Lowman, MAGIC, p. 119, footnote
Relocation in World War II, p. 35. Warren testimony, 10995. 23.
36
Myer, Uprooted Americans, p. 63. 45
Krammer, Undue Process. 54
Lowman, MAGIC, p. 119.
37
Myer, Uprooted Americans, p. 61. 46
Hearings [1984 Hearings] before 55
Lowman, MAGIC, pp. 2, 82, 83.
the Subcommittee on Administrative

The White Man’s Disease


Paul Edward Gottfried, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Toward a Secular Theocracy
University of Missouri Press, 2002, 158 pp., $29.95.
A good diagnosis but no One who is not is Paul Gottfried, pro- from loss of nerve among whites, but
fessor of humanities at Elizabethtown contemporary liberalism has turned its
cure. College, archenemy of the neo-cons, AR guns in many directions. Men, hetero-
conference speaker, and author of sev- sexuals, explorers, war heroes, and
reviewed by Jared Taylor eral books on politics and the plight of many others who were once honored or
the West. His latest volume is a dissec- at least considered normal are likewise

A
s the editor of American Renais- tion of the poisoned state of mind that made out to be villains. Only in the West
sance I meet many people: some makes whites not only hate their own do we find this kind of self-loathing, and
friendly, some hostile, all inter- history and identity, but commands them Multiculturalism and the Politics of
esting. One of the most inter- Guilt is as good a main-
esting was a black nationalist stream treatment of the white
and separatist named William man’s disease as one is likely
Brock, with whom I became to find.
acquainted not long after start-
ing AR. He was friendly, can- The Therapeutic State
did, and amusing, and re-
spected white people who were Government, of course,
loyal to their race and culture. has taken the lead in promot-
He once asked me a question I ing the disorder. “The admin-
have never forgotten: “I think istrative state,” writes Prof.
it’s great, of course, but why Gottfried, “most plainly in
are white people committing the United States, has come
suicide?” He mused about the to define itself through a
influence of Christianity, world struggle against social pa-
wars, and “the Jews,” but nei- thology.” The most impor-
ther of us had convincing an- tant objective for our rulers
swers. is to stamp out “improper
White suicide is, of course, the What William Clinton’s war on “bigotry” did to a car factory in thought,” to equate any rem-
great question of our time, though Kragujevac, Serbia, in April 1999.
nants of traditional thinking with
only a small minority see clearly enough to glorify and feel inferior to “victims” mental illness. They are more passion-
even to raise it. We see what is happen- of all kinds: homosexuals, non-whites, ate about fighting “bigotry” than fight-
ing, and those who celebrate our decline foreigners, women, AIDS carriers, and ing crime, and it is this compulsion to
see it too, but the vast majority of whites essentially anyone unlike themselves. eradicate every time-tested loyalty as if
are shuffling towards the precipice with American Renaissance generally con- it were insanity that inspires Prof.
glazed eyes and obedient smiles. centrates on the crisis that has arisen Gottfried’s name—“the therapeutic

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state”—for the form of government that sible advantage, but what is in it for the which went to war against fascism, the
now prevails in the West. This book does “victimizers”? “Why don’t they object slightest revolt against “sensitivity” or
not get very far in explaining why the passionately to their own apparent hu- “caring” is supposed to lead straight to
state tries to poison our minds and dis- miliation?” asks Prof. Gottfried. He does brown shirts and stiff-arm salutes. And,
credit the past, but it includes a good not offer any answers, but he does point as Prof. Gottfried notes, “the uncon-
analysis of the principles governments out that “a transformation of the self- quered fascist past has a remarkably
follow: image of the majority population would fluid content. It keeps taking the shape
“Fairness, caring, and openness,” have had to take place in order for the of whatever is deemed politically incor-
Prof. Gottfried writes, must be the hall- therapeutic state to have reached its rect, be it restrictions on immigration,
marks of all government action. How- enforcement of customary gender dis-
ever, by no means everyone benefits “The unconquered fascist tinctions, or paying tribute to a recog-
equally from all this “caring.” The state past has a remarkably nizably European national heritage.”
diligently divides us up into victims and Anything the bureaucrats don’t like is
victimizers, with the latter getting the fluid content. It keeps “fascist.”
“caring” and the former getting the taking the shape of what- Needless to say, America is so good,
blame. Victims are all non-whites, ever is deemed politically so well fed, and so charged with hope
women, homosexuals, foreigners, immi- incorrect, be it restric- that its techniques must be exported to
grants, and sometimes Jews. The vic- rest of the world. As Prof. Gottfried ex-
timizers are, of course, white men, and tions on immigration, plains, “Spearheading this mission have
the government punishes and rewards enforcement of custom- been media and academic personalities,
us accordingly: “Some people will be ary gender distinctions, from the American president on down,
pumped up to feel good about whoever who define foreign policy as an exten-
they are, while others will be required
or paying tribute to a sion of domestic crusades.” This means
to forfeit, disavow, or disparage their recognizably European stamping out “racism,” “sexism,” “ho-
inherited identities.” An important ob- national heritage.” mophobia,” and all other forms of
jective is to promote everything and newly-discovered mental illness are big
everyone who is as different as possible present strength.” The white man, in international challenges that guide our
from what used to be the norm: “The other words, has been neutered. But foreign relations. Once again, Lyndon
state glorifies differences from the way how? Why? Prof. Gottfried does not say. Johnson was an early pioneer, pointing
of life associated with the once-major- Government has worried about our out in 1966 that “our safest guide to what
ity population. It hands out rewards to psychological state for many years. Prof. we do abroad is always what we do at
those who personify the desired differ- Gottfried finds that as far back as 1965, home.” True to form, President William
ences, while taking away cultural recog- President Lyndon Johnson was telling Clinton justified our war against Serbia
nition and even political rights from those as an assault on “bigotry.” War is now,
who do not.” A mix of perverts, misfits, in Prof. Gottfried’s words, “the exercise
hermaphrodites, aliens, and non-whites of power as a form of caring;” we now
“represent[s] what democracy as public kill people if they show too many signs
administration holds up as the happy al- of unacceptable mental illnesses.
ternative to how things used to be.” As Prof. Gottfried points out, Ameri-
Public figures become part- or even can notions of “caring,” “inclusiveness,”
full-time arbiters of proper and improper and deprecation of the majority popula-
thought, which results in the “replace- tion are quickly becoming the norm in
ment of traditional ethical values by a Europe. Germany, in particular, must
cult of psychological normality.” Those consider everything in light of whether
who disagree with modern liberalism are it atones properly for Nazism. Prof.
not simply mistaken; they are either Gottfried describes “Weimar 1999,” the
A little ‘sexism,’ a little ‘homophobia,’ and
outright evil or, more likely, suffering next thing you know . . . .
celebration of the 250th anniversary of
from a mental illness that sufficient Goethe’s birth in that town, as an espe-
“sensitivity training” will cure. us: “We dream of a world where all are cially loathsome example. The events,
ffin.
For whites—but only for whites—it fed and charged with hope. And we shall for which there was federal government
has become a sign of good taste to mini- make it so.” It is not the US govern- money, concentrated as much on the
mize the accomplishments of their an- ment’s job to feed the world; it is arro- nearby Nazi camp of Buchenwald as on
cestors and to admire all things alien. gance bordering on insanity to talk about the ancient Thuringian town ostensibly
Biological loyalties are suspect—at least “charging it with hope.” It is utopian being honored. This new brand of Ger-
for whites—and for all people there can crusades of this kind that send our busy- man “civic patriotism” even required
be no such thing as human nature that body government into every corner of staged, public conversations between
determines sex roles or makes any of us our lives to refashion us and “charge us Weimar school children and elderly sur-
impervious to the state-administered with hope.” vivors of the camps. Any celebration of
therapy that will cure us of retrograde One of the most effective mind-con- anything German must be tempered with
views. trol techniques is constantly to evoke the apologies for Hitler.
Clearly, it is in the interests of “vic- specter of “fascism.” This works best in As Prof. Gottfried explains, “main-
tims” to milk their status for every pos- Germany, but even in the United States, tenance of a contrite mood serves so-

American Renaissance -9- January 2003


cial reform.” Once Germans are suffi- ment for letting in so many foreigners ward in conjunction with market
ciently softened up, even letting in who will vote for the left. forces.” Tony Blair’s Labour Party, for
swarms of non-white immigrants can be In most European countries there is example no longer treats capitalists and
seen as atonement for Nazism. The vigorous above-ground political resis- wealthy industrialists as the enemy.
tance to dispossession, though not al- They are the ones who produce the
ways for explicitly racial reasons. Pim wealth needed to pay for the nanny state.
Fortuyn in Holland was opposed to Arab Mr. Blair’s political passions are essen-
immigrants because he thought they tially indistinguishable from those of
could not be made to understand the Hillary Clinton’s, with opposition to the
homosexual-libertine culture of contem- House of Lords thrown in for local color.
porary Holland. Pia Kjaersgaard of the Today, the European left loves the
Peoples Party in Denmark is somewhat United States as the pioneer of “politi-
more openly racial, but opposes immi- cal correctness.” It would like nothing
gration primarily because immigrants do more than to enforce American-style
not share the altruistic values that make uniformity across the entire political
the welfare state work. In any case, op- spectrum, to put immigration and rights
position of this kind has arisen in re- for homosexuals beyond political dis-
sponse to Europe’s infection with the cussion, and make apologies for racism
originally American disease of glorify- and the Holocaust the new national re-
ing the alien. ligion. In a complete reversal of the Cold
Geothe: Nazi precursor? War period, it is now the European right
New Face of the Left rather than the left that opposes Ameri-
country is so hysterical about the dan- can power and influence.
gers of “improper thought” that a fed- Professor Gottfried points out that As always, the left craves power—
eral judge, Rudolf Wassermann, wrote although the great campaigns for “po- the immense power of the therapeutic
in 1994,“He who denies the truth about litical correctness” are now associated state. The left used to want the power to
the Nazi extermination camps threatens with the left, they represent an almost run the entire economy; now it wants
the very foundations upon which the complete shift away from the old social- the power to control our thoughts. As
German Federal Republic is erected.” ist utopia. Practically no one wants to Canadian Human Rights Commission
The very foundations! Prof. Gottfried nationalize the economy anymore or member John Hucker explains, “you
quotes the famous German historian give power to the proletariat, and even can’t rely simply on the free exchange
Ernst Nolte: “There will continue to be some liberals pay lip service to the idea of ideas to cleanse the environment of
a kind of soft totalitarianism, which is that there must be limits on the redis- hate and intolerance.” Canada therefore
certainly not bloody, which allows some tributionist efforts of government. This forbids “hate and intolerance,” and gags
range of opinions, and which is even is partly because basic welfare state pro- and punishes the guilty. Likewise, many
permissive in matters that are not po- grams are now universal throughout the European countries have criminalized
litically important, but intellectually it white world. Our rulers are now intent “incitement of hatred” and “Holocaust
is totalitarianism all the same.” He could on changing thinking and behavior denial.” In the United States, the First
have been writing about America. rather than establishing the classless Amendment still protects speech, but
Of course, a history of slavery or a society. If the foot soldier of the old left stiffer penalties for “hate crimes” are
Nazi past are hardly required for white was the trade unionist, that of the new already punishment for unfashionable
abasement. The British likewise (like all is the social worker. Far more impor- preferences. We have entered the age of
other Europeans) “have declared war tant than improving the lot of the work- what Prof. Gottfried calls “coercive tol-
against the scourge of prejudice directed ers is stamping out “improper thought,” erance.”
against racial minorities that have im- and coddling non-whites and homosexu-
migrated to England.” Fortunately, there als. Role of Religion
are still cultural and political strains in The therapeutic state has discovered
Europe that protect it to some degree that much as it loves to boss us around What, though, has caused the white
against complete collapse. The motto of for our own good, planned economies man’s disease? Prof. Gottfried makes a
the Vlaams Blok, a Flemish political simply do not produce enough of the case for the view that Protestantism pre-
party in Belgium, states its priorities in wealth the state is so eager to redistrib- pared whites (and men and gentiles and
its motto: Eigen Volk Eerst (Our Own ute. Therefore our rulers are happy to homosexuals) for neutering. His argu-
People First). Although in the United promote free markets and competition ments are thoughtful but not, I believe,
States the Republican Party is unable to (within “caring” limits) to, as Prof. convincing. It is true that the fiercer vari-
bring itself to oppose immigration de- Gottfried explains, “provide the state ants of Protestantism held that man was
spite the clear fact that non-white new- with more funds for social benefits by inherently depraved, and saved not by
comers vote overwhelmingly for Demo- generating taxable wealth.” He goes on words but only by God’s grace. This tra-
crats, Europeans are not so paralyzed by to explain that “social control by the dition now takes the form of “members
racial guilt. Umberto Bossi of the Ital- state does not presuppose a socialized of the majority group constantly dwell-
ian Lega Nord (League of the North) economy, and government intervention ing on their collective sins and propos-
strongly criticizes the Italian govern- into child rearing, spousal relations, and ing public expiation.” Of course the sins
intergroup dynamics can now go for- to be battled have changed. No longer

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is there much worry about fornication, tered. This might be an attractive theory racists” and other liberal crusaders, but
adultery, perversity, covetousness, sloth, were it not for the fact that white self- witch-burning did not give rise to anti-
or bearing false witness. Instead, “Yale, hatred seems to be just as common in Western hatred. Fanaticism comes in
Harvard, and Princeton Divinity Schools Catholic countries, and particularly viru- many forms, some religious some not,
have centered their training on combat- lent among secularists. Furthermore, the and for hundreds of years, Christianity
ing sexism, homophobia, and mi- people who perform today’s ritual con- defended the West in all its pride, and
sogyny.” Prof. Gottfried argues that the fessions of sexist and racist sin do not contempt for outsiders. Its transforma-
constant spectacle of white apol- tion into an echo chamber for self-
ogy has a religious origin: By con- hate is surely more symptom than
fessing his sins, the white man “is cause of our decline.
allowed to feel righteous individu- Where, though, will all this end?
ally while being part of a histori- Prof. Gottfried suggests it may
cally wicked society. And as a eventually dawn on the elites that
country redeemed from its own rac- what they have put in motion is not
ist, sexist, homophobic past, the re- in their interests: “Staggering num-
pentant Protestant is allowed to go bers of unfriendly foreigners must
forth and bring enlightenment to tell in the end,” he writes, and
others.” He adds that “people pro- “Hispanic racialists, Third World
claim their guilt for acts they have patriarchs, and Mexican irre-
not committed” because “public dentists will likely eat up the
contrition serves to showcase the present regime, if given the demo-
self-consciously virtuous, while at graphic chance.” At the same time,
the same time satisfying those em- he shows keen insight into the pro-
battled minorities that are demand- foundly irrational nature of the
ing public recognition as victims.” sickness that grips the West:
The Church is now the hand- “Thinking these leaders govern
maiden of the state in promoting through calculation disregards the
The churches have traded old sins for new ones.
the new religion of tolerance, giving fantasy aspect of their vision, one that
clerics a moral influence they lost at the do so out of anything like the convic- has likewise spread among their citizen-
end of the Middle Ages. In just one gen- tion that drove their Calvinist ancestors. subjects. The relation between the two
eration, the very nature of its teachings William Clinton may go through the [rulers and subjects] is derived partly
have shifted, and it agrees that its own motions of white abasement—and from a shared obsession, a misplaced
past is just one more chapter in the de- gladly reap the approval it brings—but quest for religious redemption that takes
praved history of the white, male gen- can anyone believe he feels real guilt the form of worshipping at the multi-
tile oppressor. Christians now apologize for anything? Edward Kennedy is os- cultural shrine.” Self-destructive mad-
for the Crusades, for having permitted tensibly a Catholic, but is he cut from ness can rage on until the lights go out
slavery, sexism, and colonialism. And different cloth? if it is driven by what amounts to reli-
as Prof. Gottfried points out, American It is certainly true that the crusade to gious fervor.
Jews have even succeeded in launching smite victimizers has become the new What Prof. Gottfried is telling us is
a movement that “has shifted from sharp religion of the white man, but is this re- that Third-World invasion, devaluation
distinctions drawn between Nazism and ally a perversion of Christianity? Is it of marriage, praise for perversity, scorn
Christianity to a gradual blurring of the not just as likely to be an expression of for historical tradition—all these things
two.” Christianity is inherently anti- underlying zealotry that in the past will eventually destroy the very societ-
Semitic and genocidal. might have appeared as Christianity but ies over which the elites now throne—
Prof. Gottfried argues that the thera- now appears as something completely but even the clear prospect of destruc-
peutic state could not have taken root different. The mind of the Salem witch- tion may not shift them from their
without Calvinism and the guilt it fos- burner is not unlike that of today’s “anti- course. Ω

a cold, calculating fashion but are sub-


Prof. Gottfried Replies ject to the same até, fated delusion, as
those they mislead.
This brings me to what Mr. Taylor

J
ared Taylor deserves to be congratu- governmental control. But multicul- finds unsatisfactory about my argu-
lated for his thoughtful study of my turalism is not simply a way to jerk ments. One, I do not propose any solu-
book on multiculturalism. It is hard people around. It traps the political class tion to the problems posed. Although
to imagine a review that deals with its in a set of beliefs and sentiments that what is at issue is a thoroughly diseased
themes more fairly and more intelli- opens the door to its own destruction Zeitgeist, I’m not sure how one sets
gently. Most significantly, Mr. Taylor through violence, social pathologies about changing it. One change that I do
has grasped the subversive nature of my and, finally, the enthusiastic attempt to suggest may take place: Being overrun
work, to expose politicized “sensitivity” digest often indigestible minorities en- by Latinos and other self-consciously
and the indulgence of designated vic- dowed with special rights. Those who anti-WASP and anti-white “minorities,”
tims as a social sickness and as a tool of embrace this ideology are not acting in would keep the present generation from

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turning on the Western past. But such a Moreover, anyone looking at the re- throughout the second half of the twen-
catastrophe is not the solution that would ligious underpinnings of political cor- tieth century.
recommend itself to readers of AR. rectness in the U.S. should be drawn to My own interpretive emphasis on the
Two, Mr. Taylor criticizes my treat- the Protestant matrix of our political relation between Protestant religiosity
ment of American Protestantism, as a and the politics of guilt does not of
chief cultural cause of the politics of course exclude the consideration of
guilt. As my reviewer well knows, there other religious variables. American
is no one who respects more deeply than Catholics stand to the left of most
I his Southern Calvinist roots or the as- American Protestants in their voting
sociation of Calvinism with both manly habits; and in a shocking exposé of
virtue and bourgeois morality. Unfortu- radicalized Catholic clergy, L’invasione
nately that once admirable Calvinist tra- silenziosa, Alberto Carosa and Guido
dition has been recently invoked, how- Vignelli document the Italian Catholic
ever selectively, to support questionable hierarchy’s support for Islamic immigra-
attitudes, from social guilt to moral tion and the endorsement of state-sup-
righteousness identified with holding port of Islamic cultural activities. But
“sensitive” political opinions. (This, by my argument is not gainsaid because
the way, can be seen even among those there are Catholic as well as Protestant
Paul Gottfried
once stalwart Calvinists, the Southern gravediggers of the West. In the US,
Presbyterians and Dutch Calvinists, who values. Since its beginnings this once Protestant leaders, who link Christian
now routinely apologize for past insen- proudly WASP country has been pre- morality and multiculturalism with
sitivities.) The linking of Bill Clinton dominantly Protestant, and Protestant immigrationism, have been the major re-
to a liberalized Calvinism is therefore denominations, including the Evan- ligious influence in changing political
not far-fetched. As a member of a South- gelicals, have showcased their outreach attitudes on this side of the Atlantic. And
ern denomination that came out of to minorities for decades. Unlike much since the US has vastly more cultural as
Presbyterianism, by way of the hard- of the Catholic clergy, moreover, most well as political and economic power
shell Baptists, Mr. Clinton shows reli- mainline Protestant leaders, as illus- than other countries, it is our identifi-
gious habits that are at least derivatively trated by their umbrella organizations, ably Protestant politics of guilt that is
Calvinist. have been social and moral radicals the most likely to be exported. Ω

Georgians and Their Flag


A symbol for increasing sippi, in which citizens voted to keep scalawags took over in 1868. Did the
the battle-flag design in their state flag. flag issue convince “yellow dog Demo-
white unity? As election time neared, these signs crats” to go over to the party of Lincoln?
had a new message: “Boot Barnes.” Mr. One cannot know for sure, but whites
by Andy Nowicki Barnes’s public appearances drew pro- voted Republican in greater numbers
tests from the Sons of Confederate Vet- than ever before.

T
he impressive showing by Repub- erans and other Southern heritage Since Lyndon Johnson signed the
licans on November 5 serves as a groups. Mr. Perdue, evidently seeing Civil Rights Act of 1964, whites in the
reminder that white voters still South, who had voted strongly for FDR
count—which shouldn’t be surprising, and JFK, slowly began to drift towards
since they are still the majority. In Geor- Gov. Roy Barnes’s the GOP in national races, even if they
gia, where Democratic governor Roy capitulation on the flag continued to vote Democrat locally.
Barnes suffered an unexpected defeat to speeded up the process of Since blacks in the South overwhelm-
Republican challenger Sonny Perdue, racial polarization in ingly vote Democrat, the party became
whites may have felt especially moti- an uneasy biracial coalition of black ac-
vated. Mr. Barnes had angered a great Southern politics. tivists and white, conservative “Dixie-
many whites by unilaterally removing crats.”
the Confederate Battle Flag from the potential pay dirt, said that if he were Mr. Barnes’s capitulation on the flag
state flag, and then ramming the change elected he would hold a referendum on speeded up the process of racial polar-
through the state legislature. the flag. Still, Mr. Barnes overwhelm- ization in Southern politics. The elderly
This move won fawning plaudits ingly outspent Mr. Perdue, and in the white “yellow dogs” are dying out, and
from the Atlanta media, but country week leading up to the election, led by the Democratic Party is becoming an
folk—as well as many suburban dwell- a comfortable margin in all polls. association of blacks and white liberals
ers outside the I-285 perimeter around Sonny Perdue’s stunning victory sent pushing affirmative action and multi-
Atlanta—reacted differently. For over a convulsions through the South, and in- culturalism, while the Republican Party
year, in many a yard off many a country deed the nation. Mr. Perdue will be the is overwhelmingly white.
road, there were “Let Us Vote” signs, first Republican governor of Georgia Georgia Democratic senator Zell
displaying the old state flag. These signs since Rufus Bullock and his posse of Miller, who has defied his own party and
referred to the referendum in Missis- Reconstructionist carpetbaggers and sided with President Bush on several key

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issues, recently decried the leftward tilt Why do Georgians feel so strongly they came to the polls to end Roy
of his party, pointing out that many about a piece of cloth? Many are angry Barnes’s political career. Their enemies
former Georgia Democrats are leaving. about changing the flag because it is yet are right to suspect that support for the
What went unmentioned but understood another assault on Southern culture by flag is a sign of racial consciousness—
foreign invaders and domestic turncoats,
an assault that began with the depreda-
tions of Sherman and continued through
the crusades of the 1960s. To give up
the flag would give one more victory to
an enemy that wants to destroy their way
of life. As one bumper sticker reads:
“Lee Surrendered; I Didn’t.”
White Southerners have proven to be
a resilient group. By and large, they
The flag they wanted. refuse to commit cultural suicide, or
The flag they got.
submit to demands to undergo collec-
was the race of those alienated voters. tive sensitivity training. They had the racial consciousness that is growing
Mr. Miller was underlining the need to guts to greet John Rocker with a stand- bolder and more confident. Ω
reconnect with traditional Southern ing ovation when he came out of his Andy Nowicki, author of The Psy-
whites. suspension two years ago, and this year chology of Liberalism, lives in Georgia.

Carr Brothers Sentenced to Death


Execution could be a de- money, killed to avoid arrest, and killed one yelled, “I’ll get out!” At the second
“in an especially heinous, atrocious or sentencing hearing on Nov. 15, Judge
cade away cruel manner.” Even so, another juror Clark gave them an opportunity to ask
said it was hard to vote for the death for mercy or express remorse. Neither
by Stephen Webster penalty. “You’re determining someone’s spoke.
fate; playing God,” said Tiffany Niblack, The woman known as H.G., who sur-

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n November 14, after seven 22, “and it’s very, very difficult to do vived a bullet in the head, released a
hours of deliberations, the jury that.” Miss Niblack, who described her- statement describing the Carr brothers
in the Wichita Massacre trial self as a strong proponent of the death as “soulless monsters” for whom a death
sentenced Reginald and Jonathan Carr penalty, said she was she was surprised sentence “will be much kinder than the
to death for the murders of Jason Befort, the jury was able to reach the unanimity sentence [they] imposed on me, my
Brad Heyka, Aaron Sander and Heather required for the death penalty. Neither friends and all our families. . . .” The
Muller on December 15, 2000. The next Reginald nor Jonathan Carr showed a petite woman, whose childhood nick-
day, Judge Paul Clark confirmed the reaction when the jury announced the name was “Toughy,” went on to say:
death sentences, and gave each brother sentences.
a further 20-to-life sentence for killing Reginald Carr appears to be the more
Ann Walenta, and an additional 40 years vicious of the two. During the trial he One of the Carrs’ cousins
for the other 83 felonies of which they was shackled for making threats to depu- testified she grew up with
were convicted. ties, and for taunting prosecutors and the them in the same house,
The jurors were not swayed by de- victims’ families. DA Nola Foulston and was used as a sex toy
fense attempts to elicit sympathy for the said of him, “He is a dangerous, relent-
Carrs by portraying them as victims of less killing machine, and he does get the from age six to 13.
violence, neglect, abuse, and drug ad- punishment he deserves.” Nov. 14, the
diction. One of the Carrs’ cousins testi- day he was sentenced, he got a broken “Every day there is a memory or a
fied she grew up with them in the same arm in a fight with another inmate in a scar that reminds me of that night. While
house, and was used as a sex toy from holding cell. It was also his 25th birth- Reginald and Jonathan get to sleep
age six to 13. The jury may not have day. As he was led away by deputies peacefully in jail, I wake up in sweats
considered this a mitigating factor. after sentencing, Mark Befort, Jason from my nightmares. I pace at night be-
“I went with what the law said,” ex- Befort’s brother, called out angrily, cause of noises that I think are some-
plained juror Joe Wendell. He said he “Happy Birthday,” followed by an in- body breaking into my house. And ev-
followed instructions that called for the sult. “Fuck you,” replied Mr. Carr, con- ery morning I carefully blow-dry my
death penalty if there was proof beyond tinuing with a string of obscenities di- hair to cover up the spot that can no
a reasonable doubt that aggravating fac- rected at the families of the victims. longer grow hair. I look at my knees and
tors in the crimes outweighed mitigat- Jonathan Carr, 22, remained silent, ex- see the scars from the carpet burns that
ing factors. The four aggravating fac- cept to tell his mother and sister he loved I got from the rape and in the back of
tors the jury cited were that the Carrs them. As deputies took the brothers my mind I wonder will it happen again.
killed more than one person, killed for down a hallway out of the courtroom, There is the fear that evil will once again

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come into my life and take away the The Carrs are likely to spend what
things that are precious to me . . . .” remains of their lives in the maximum-
At a Nov. 15 press conference, the security unit of the El Dorado Correc-
victims’ families spoke fondly of their tional Facility in El Dorado, Kansas. For
loved ones, and expressed satisfaction two days a week, they will be in soli-
at the sentences. They were bitter that tary confinement 24 hours a day, in a
neither Reginald nor Jonathan Carr sparshly-furnished eight- by ten-foot
showed any remorse, and were angry at concrete cell. Five days a week they will
the brothers’ insulting behavior in court. be let out for an hour to shower and ex-
“To look at those guys and have them ercise. With good behavior they may
turn around . . . and look at your mother, earn the right to a radio and television,
look at your sister and wink, or give a Lansing Correctional Facility. The injection and visits from relatives. When their
chamber is the corner room on the top floor.
smirk, is for me the hardest dang thing,” appeals are exhausted, they will be
said Mark Befort. eral appeals could take even longer. It moved to the Lansing Correctional Fa-
Although they each have four death could be eight to twelve years before the cility in Lansing, Kansas. There, in a
sentences, it could be a long time be- sentences are carried out. Since Kansas room on the fourth floor, Reginald and
fore the brothers die. State law requires reinstated the death penalty in 1994, five Jonathan Carr will die by lethal injec-
automatic appeal of death sentences, and people have been sentenced to death, but tion. Ω
the process takes up to three years. Fed- none executed.

O Tempora, O Mores!
Haider’s Party Stumbles Wolfgang Schuessel will offer the FPO in putting immigration-control and na-
several cabinet seats. tional identity at the center of Austrian
Jörg Haider’s Freedom Party (FPO), It was Mr. Haider himself who pro- politics, and the FPO paved the way for
which rocked the European establish- voked the recent elections by institut- other nationalist parties to join coalition
ment in 1999 when it entered an Aus- ing a purge within the party that resulted governments in Europe. He and his party
trian coalition government, won only a in resignations from cabinet positions may yet get a grip on themselves and
disastrous 10 percent of the vote in the and the fall of the government. This cre- lead Austria towards a brighter future.
latest parliamentary elections. The ated a huge rift among party support-
FPO’s tally dropped from 27 percent in ers, and Mr. Haider’s image was not BNP Wins Again
improved by three widely-criticized
trips to Iraq over the past year. After the On Nov. 21, the British National Party
November 24 vote, Mr. Haider an- (BNP) won a surprise victory in an off-
nounced his retirement from politics, year local-government election in
saying the poor results showed “mistrust Blackburn, Lancashire, in northwest
in me and in my policies.” Only a few England. Robin Evans, a builder, won
hours later, he took back his resignation, the seat by 16 votes in a four-party con-
saying party leaders had persuaded him test. In May, the BNP shocked the Brit-
to stay on. His close supporters now ish political establishment by winning
Jörg Haider promise yet more purges: “An iron fist three local council seats in neighboring
1999, with its coalition partner the con- will be necessary,” says one. Associates Burnley, scene of last year’s anti-white
servative People’s Party picking up say the 52-year-old Mr. Haider is in- rioting (see AR, June 2002). The vic-
many of the defectors. The People’s creasingly mistrustful of colleagues and tory is especially sweet given that the
Party won 42 percent of the vote, its best fearful of betrayal. [Austria’s Haider British establishment from Prime Min-
showing in nearly 40 years. The leftist Plans to Step Down, AP, Nov. 25, 2002. ister Tony Blair, Foreign Minister Jack
Social Democrats, the strongest party in George Jahn, Austria’s Haider Quits Straw, and the Bishop of Blackburn on
the elections in 1999, won just under 37 Politics, AP, Nov. 26, 2002. George down begged the people of Blackburn
percent of the vote, and the Greens came Jahn, Haider Backers Attack Austria to vote for anyone but the BNP.
in fourth at nine percent. Moderates, AP, Nov. 26, 2002.] While the votes were being counted
The FPO’s 63 percent drop at the At this remove, it is very difficult to (and recounted three times), protestors
polls does not mean Austrians are turn- tell what is going on inside the Freedom from the leftist Anti-Nazi League ha-
ing away from nationalism and immi- Party. The world press has been eager rassed and harangued the BNP’s Mr.
gration-control. The decline in the FPO to report anything that might discredit Evans and his supporters. When the fi-
and the gains for the People’s Party seem Mr. Haider, but there does appear to be nal tally was announced (578 votes for
to have two main causes: Jörg Haider’s something unsound about his leadership. Mr. Evans, 562 for his nearest competi-
erratic behavior, and the adoption by the He has threatened to resign from poli- tor, the Labour candidate; 32 percent of
People’s Party of many of the FPO’s tics many times, sometimes in pique, the total vote for Mr. Evans), a spokes-
most popular positions. There is still a sometimes as a strategy to keep party man for the group bemoaned the low
good chance the People’s Party’s leader dissidents in line. Still, he has succeeded voter turnout—39 percent—and sniffed,

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“The Nazis have stolen this seat on less overlook. Five blacks came out of the obedient inmates: rape by AIDS carri-
than a third of the vote.” Of his win, bush waving a pistol. They beat the two ers. The prisoners call the punishment
Mr. Evans said it was “an important vic- whites, gagged them, tied them up, and “slow puncture” because the victim,
tory for a long neglected majority in threw them in the back of the car. They once infected, dies a lingering death, just
other wards in Blackburn who now have then drove for 14 hours around the like a tire slowly going flat. Gideon
a voice in me.” Transvaal, stopping frequently at illegal Morris, director of the South African
drinking dens called shebeens. The Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons, says
blacks got drunker and drunker, and AIDS may now be the leading cause of
several times brought other drinkers death in the country’s prisons, but it is
out to the car to show off the two difficult to say because many AIDS
trussed-up whites. They rightly as- deaths are incorrectly listed as death
After the election a chastened Mr. sumed no one would object or call the from natural causes. [Reuters, S. Africa
Straw, who represents the Blackburn police. The men frequently punched and Prison Gangs Use AIDS Rape as Pun-
area in Parliament, tried to downplay the kicked the defenseless whites. At least ishment, Nov. 21, 2002.]
victory by pointing out that only a mi- one of the attackers raped the woman Some South Africans saw the writ-
nority of voters in the four-way race repeatedly, but they do not appear to ing on the wall even before the country
voted BNP. “The politics of racial ex- have passed her around the shebeens. was handed over to blacks in 1994. In
clusion can have no place in British so- They fired the pistol several times to- the early 1990s, a group of Boer farm-
ciety and all mainstream parties and wards the couple, once through the floor ers established the town of Orania, on
politicians will now have to work harder of the vehicle where they were lying. the edge of the Karoo Desert, as a white
to defeat it,” he added. [David Hig- The blacks got so drunk that at 4:00 enclave. They hoped it would eventu-
gerson, Tony Blair Appeals to Black- a.m. the next morning the driver lost ally become an independent Boer repub-
burn Voters, Lancashire Evening News, control and flipped the vehicle. Two lic, and they expected thousands of far-
Nov. 20, 2002. Matthew Tempest, BNP passing cars stopped to help, and as one sighted whites to apply to become resi-
Gains Blackburn Council Seat, Guard- of the drivers approached, a kidnapper dents. At first there were only 600, but
ian (England), Nov. 22, 2002.] shot him in the head, killing him. In the Orania is now beginning to fill up. “We
confusion, the whites escaped into the are overwhelmed by calls from people
Near Miss in Switzerland darkness, and were later able to flag inquiring about moving here,” says John
down a passing motorist. The police Strydom, a doctor who arrived five years
Swiss voters just missed giving their picked up the couple, and as they were ago. “We have had 200 calls and e-mails
country the tightest, most sensible asy- driving to the police station, the whites in the last month alone.”
lum laws in Europe. A referendum saw two of their attackers walking along Orania is based on the principle of
“against abuse of the right of asylum,” the road. Police arrested them and found separation, and its residents believe
put on the November ballot by the Swiss one had the man’s wallet and cell phone. whites should do all the work of the
People’s Party lost by only 3,422 votes. Several days after her ordeal, the town, no matter how menial. They see
The law would have made it impossible woman was reportedly in such a state the old apartheid system as hypocriti-
for anyone coming from a persecution- of shock she could still not give a state- cal, because it was a hierarchical ar-
free country—including all of Swit- ment to police. Docters were giving her rangement rather than genuine separa-
zerland’s neighbors—to claim asylum, drugs to combat the AIDS virus, which tion. Riekie de Jager, 62, concedes that
thereby cutting the flow to nearly zero. her attackers may well have given her. she misses the services of the black staff
Christoph Blocher, leader of the [Tim Butcher, AIDS Terror of British she left behind to move to Orania two
People’s Party was exultant: “The out- Tourist Raped by Gang, Telegraph (Lon- years ago, but expresses what are no
come of the vote is sensational,” he said. don), Nov. 19, 2002.] doubt widely-held views:
“We were on our own against the Cabi- Blacks killed another white tourist in “People think we are here because we
net, all the other parties, against the the same province just a few days later. hate the blacks—we don’t. We are very
media, and yet we finally only lost by a On Nov. 21, Geoffrey Dex, who lives in friendly with them when we meet. But I
handful of votes.” He warned the gov- South Africa, was staying with his fam- am happier here with people like my-
ernment to take asylum-control more ily at the Umbhaba Lode in Hazy View. self. Things are going the way of Zim-
seriously, and promised to offer a simi- At about 10:15 in the evening he heard babwe and we have come here for some
lar ballot for the next elections. [Clare a noise at the bar and walked over to security. Things are very bad now, but
Nullis, Swiss Reject Anti-Immigration investigate. Three masked men, who you wait—when Nelson Mandela dies
Plan, AP, Nov. 25, 2002.] were holding up the receptionist, shot there will be nothing but chaos. But at
Mr. Dex three times in the chest. There least in Orania we can feel safe.” [Jane
The New South Africa have been at least 29 violent attacks on Flanagan, Fearful Boers Flee to South
foreign tourists alone in the province, Africa’s Last White Enclave, Telegraph
Recently, a 29-year-old woman from which have undercut its attempt to pro- (London), Nov. 24, 2002.]
Gloucestershire, England, flew to South mote itself as an exciting new vacation For how long?
Africa for a three-month visit with her destination. [Tourist Killed For R1,000,
white South African boyfriend. On No- African Eye News Service, Nov. 22, The Old Nigeria
vember 16, the two were driving through 2002.]
the picturesque mountains of the East- Meanwhile, South African prison The Miss World pageant was sup-
ern Transvaal and stopped at a scenic gangs have a new punishment for dis- posed to be held in Nigeria this year, but

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organizers and contestants fled the coun- peace,” says 28-year-old Ado Kabir of More Blacks Move to Neighborhoods,
try after controversy over the contest led Kano. “I no longer have to spend much Detroit News, Nov. 22, 2002.]
to four days of rioting and more than money on drugs since I discovered the
200 deaths. Nigeria has a history of efficacy of lizard excrement,” he adds. No Different in Norway
Christian-Muslim violence, and the According to Mr. Kabir, there are many
prospect of pretty girls prancing in bath- ways to take the drug. One of the most Fifty-nine percent of the robbers in
ing suits pleased Christians but angered popular is to mix it with water and blue Oslo, Norway, are immigrants even
Muslims. laundry detergent, and drink it. “It pro- though immigrants account for only 20
The violence went into high gear duces a strong effect similar to the ef- percent of the city’s population. Immi-
when ThisDay newspaper published an fect of drinking strong whisky to excess grants account for even more teen-age
editorial on Nov. 16, suggesting the on a hot day,” says the articulate Mr. robbers: 69 percent. Two ethnic groups,
prophet Mohammed would have ap- Kabir. The droppings can be dried and Pakistanis and Somalis, are particularly
proved of the contest. “He probably then smoked with tobacco, marijuana, overrepresented among teenage robbers.
or heroin. The effect, says, Mr. Kabir, is Pakistani teen-agers are only 3.5 percent
“exhilarating.” of the teenage population but commit
Bala Abu is a 20-year-old high school 20 percent of robberies by teenagers.
graduate living in Kano, who cannot The figures for Somali teenagers are one
find a job. He, too, loves the new drug. percent and 15 percent. [Kjetil Kolsrud,
“Since I discovered the use of lizard To av Tre Ranere har Innvandrer-
dung I have found peace, because when- bakgrunn (Two Out of Three Robbers
ever I smoke it with tobacco all my are Immigrants) Aftenpost (Oslo), Oct.
worries are gone,” he says. [Junkies Get 28, 2002.]
a Kick Out of Lizard Dung, Indepen- During the first several months of
dent Newspapers (South Africa), June 2001 there were 111 reported rapes in
27, 2002.] Oslo. Of that number, 72 were commit-
ted by non-white immigrants, 25 by
White Flight Norwegians, and 14 by unidentified
men. Non-white immigrants therefore
A recent study shows whites are still accounted for 65 percent of the rapes
willing to tell pollsters they don’t want but only 20 percent of their victims were
to live among blacks. Maria Krysan of non-white. [Kjetil Kolsrud , Sjokk-tall
Showing too much leg for Muslims. the University of Illinois at Chicago and om Voldtekter i Oslo: To av Tre An-
would have chosen a wife from among her colleagues surveyed 1,600 whites in meldte er Innvandrere (Shocking Statis-
them [the contestants],” the paper con- Detroit, Boston, and Atlanta by show- tics About Rape in Oslo: Two Out of
cluded. This was too much for Muslims ing them outline drawings of 15-house Tree are Committed by Immigrants),
in the northern city of Kaduna, who neighborhoods with varying numbers of Aftenposten (Oslo), Sept. 5, 2001.]
think beauty contests promote promis- black residents. Three percent of whites
cuity. They hacked at Christians with said they would move if there were Crazy Crazy Crazy
sticks and knives, and Christians hacked blacks living in only one of the houses.
back. Kadunans also took to burning Thirteen percent would move if there As a fund-raiser for the Fort McHenry
each others’ houses, and an estimated were blacks in three of the 15, 19 per- Military Museum in San Pedro, Califor-
4,000 people lost their homes. cent if blacks were in five. Thirty-eight nia, volunteers planned a December 7
When violence spread to Abuja, the percent said they would move if there showing of the film Tora Tora Tora
capital, where the pageant was to be were blacks in eight of the 15 houses, about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
held, organizers decided to clear out. giving the neighborhood a slight black There were to be ushers in World War
Beauty queens in tank tops and short majority—which is to say that 62 per- II uniforms, vintage cars, and Pearl Har-
summer dresses climbed onto a char- cent claimed they would stick around bor survivors at a gala evening at the
tered Cameroon Airlines flight, which while their neighborhood became ma- 1930s-era Warner Grand Theater in
took off at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 23—12 jority black. Whites cited higher crime Sand Pedro. The event is off. The De-
hours behind schedule. Christians in rates and dropping house prices for the partment of Cultural Affairs of Los An-
Kaduna, who saw the pageant’s evacu- reasons they would move. geles, which runs the theater, says show-
ation as a victory for Muslims, were Dan Krichbaum, the executive direc- ing the movie on Pearl Harbor Day
sharpening their knives for vengeance. tor of the Michigan office of the Na- would be too insensitive to Japanese-
[D’Arcy Doran, Miss World Pageant tional Conference for Community and Americans. “Dec. 7 is a tough day, es-
Moves to London, AP, Nov. 23, 2002.] Justice, explains why whites say they pecially for the second and third gen-
Meanwhile, further north in Kano, would move: “[I]t obviously comes erations of Japanese-Americans,” says
there are fewer Christians and less vio- from their insecurities and the fact that Los Angeles councilwoman Janice
lence, but health authorities have a dif- their experiences are so limited with Hahn. “Why do we want to do some-
ferent problem. The latest drug craze is people from other racial and ethnic thing that makes it more difficult?”
to get high on lizard dung, either by groups.” Needless to say, Mr. Krich- [Donna Littlejohn, Mixed Feelings Over
smoking or drinking it. “Since I discov- baum got it wrong. [Oralandar Brand- San Pedro Film Event, Daily Breez (Tor-
ered the use of lizard dung I have found Williams, 40% Say They’d Leave If rance) California, Nov. 18, 2002.] Ω

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