A Festival for France
The Front National's gigantic
celebration of French Nationalism.
by Jared Taylor
he great fall festival of the Front National (FN) was held just outside
Paris over the weekend of Sept. 19 and 20. Known as the "blue white and
red festival" (from the colors of the French flag) it was an event of staggering
proportions that vividly demonstrated the power and breadth of the French
nationalist movement (see AR, April and May, 1998). The 18th annual event
of its kind, this year's festival attracted more than 100,000 FN supporters
~ including your correspondent. The climax of the weekend was a one-and-a-half
hour speech by the party leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, that captivated an
audience of some 20,000 and brought it roaring to its feet. Needless to
say, this event was inspiring proof of the strength of national sentiment,
a resounding demonstration by Frenchmen who are willing to defy one-world,
anti-racist propaganda and say, "France is for the French!"
The festival itself is a fascinating combination of political rally,
food fair, outdoor market, lecture series, and rock concert that has no
parallel in the United States. It is a mostly open-air event that takes
place on fair grounds at the edge of Paris. This year, there were over
100 booths, many set up by regional FN organizations, competing with each
other to tempt festival-goers with the best regional delicacies. Many people
spent hours at the festival and had lunch and dinner on the grounds, so
eating and drinking were a constant refreshing backdrop to the event.
Jean-Marie Le Pen acknowledges the crowd.
(Photo: Franck Landouch)
The festival also attracts conservative booksellers, sympathetic publications,
and traditionalist religious organizations, as well as dealers in Celtic
jewelry, historic memorabilia, and recordings of patriotic music. Important
FN organizations, such as youth groups, the FN shadow government, and Front
National headquarters committees also maintain booths.
The "foreign affairs" booth was manned by representatives of other European
nationalist parties. In addition to delegations from the Flemish Bloc in
Belgium and the Republican Party from Germany, what the French call the
"Anglo-Saxons" were represented by the publication Right NOW! from
England, and the Council of Conservative Citizens, based in St. Louis,
Missouri. The C of CC is an activist group with close ties to AR, and your
correspondent was part of a council delegation that had the pleasure of
presenting Jean-Marie Le Pen with a Confederate flag that had flown over
the South Carolina state capitol.
A festival for those
who defy anti-racist propa- ganda, and say "France is for
The FN makes a special point of appealing to young people. On both days,
there were continuous performances by musical groups of the kind the French
call "identity rock." These were bands with names like Vae Victis and In
Memoriam, playing hard-driving songs about patriotism and national identity.
The Celtic heritage plays a large part in youthful expressions of nationalism
~ one band was called Dr. Merlin, and there was even a "Celtic rap group"
called Basic Celtos.
For the party-goers, Saturday was the high point of the festival, with
dancing and drinking until midnight. Away from the bandstand, young people
with vocal cords well oiled with drink broke into spontaneous renditions
of the French national anthem and other patriotic songs.
For the politically-oriented, the festival offered a series of lectures
by some of the biggest names in the FN: Bruno Mégret, Bruno Gollnisch
(see interview, p. 4) Jean-Yves Le Gallou (see p. 7), Marie-France Stirbois,
and others. These were held in a large tent at the center of the fair grounds,
with a seating capacity of three or four hundred. Many speakers drew a
full house and packed hundreds more into the aisles. The audience whooped
at the sight of the brightest stars and chanted their names; this was a
crowd that knew what it liked.
Jean-Marie Le Pen circulated through the fair grounds on both days,
greeting activists, tasting regional dishes, and signing copies of his
books. Wherever he went he was surrounded by crowds of admirers. With only
a little persistence, though, anyone could approach the man and shake his
hand, and he rewarded lady well-wishers with French-style kisses on both
cheeks. He clearly has the spontaneous warmth and outgoing personality
of the natural politician.
The biggest single event of the festival was the "grand discours"
on Sunday afternoon. Thousands upon thousands of chairs were laid out before
an enormous stage, and the front row seats began to fill, hours ahead of
time. Patriotic music poured from enormous loud speakers, building the
excitement until Mr. Le Pen himself stepped on-stage to thunderous applause.
He then gave a wide-ranging speech that touched on many of the central
themes of the movement: immigration, national sovereignty, France's role
in Europe and the world, and populist policies devoted to the welfare of
the average Frenchman. Mr. Le Pen is a gifted orator, and kept the huge
audience's full attention the entire time.
Much of what he said would move any patriot. He spoke, for example,
"It is the blood of our fathers that flows in our veins ~ the
same blood that flowed to defend France and make it great. Our lives are
embedded in this land, which our fathers preserved and improved. It is
their language that we speak. When we eat of the products of the land ~
symbolized by bread and wine ~ we commune with our fathers by partaking
of our nation, both material and spiritual. And when our souls depart this
world below, it will be within the maternal soil that our bodies will repose."
Mr. Le Pen concluded his speech with these stirring words:
"Because I believe that men are creatures of God, I believe
they have a transcendent duty, an immense debt to those who have given
them life, and endowed them with the spirit of love, beauty and harmony
in one of the most beautiful countries on earth. They have a scared duty
to their children to whom they owe, on pain of treason, the preservation
of this heritage. And they have a duty to all of humanity and to their
own history to testify to the greatness and nobility of their fatherland.
"Long live the free nations of a European Europe. Long live the peoples
of Europe. Long live the Front National. Long live France!"
An Impressive Apparatus
The day after the festival, the FN office that handles foreign relations
invited the "Anglo-Saxons" to the headquarters building. It is located
just outside Paris, and is impressive testimonial to the seriousness of
the French nationalist effort. No fewer than 120 people work full-time
in the building, which is equipped with everything from ultra-modern video
and audio studios to a press reception room that could hold an AR conference.
This is a highly-organized, effective organization run by dedicated people.
As the following interviews make clear, FN spokesmen are prepared to tackle
fundamental questions that would terrify American politicians.
Indeed, the people of the FN are its most impressive asset. From the
charismatic Mr. Le Pen on down, including the very attractive ladies of
the press department and the intellectuals and professors who establish
policy and hold political office, the organization hums with professionalism.
This does not, of course, prevent most of the French media from paying
the front as little attention as possible and painting it in the blackest
colors. The best print coverage of the festival was a 22-inch, page-eight
story in the traditionally "conservative" Le Figaro. It described
the event recognizably and without hysteria.
Le Monde, the lefty French "newspaper of record," took the hatchet-job
approach of describing the most offensive T-shirt among the 100,000 participants,
and of hunting out the most provocative titles on sale in the book stands.
As for the festival itself, the paper called it "an angry village of Gauls
with a siege mentality and paranoid reflexes" and an "island well outside
the ordinarily agreed-upon ethics of democratic debate." Objective journalism
at its finest!
Radio and television stations referred briefly to the festival, some
more even-handedly than others, but the event was essentially treated as
a minor undertaking of little interest.
And this, of course, is part of why the Front National deserves so much
respect. Unlike every leftist tea-party or new anti-traditionalist idea,
the front gets no help whatsoever from the mainstream press. It has taken
remarkable dedication and discipline for Mr. Le Pen and his lieutenants
to build their movement in the face of unremitting hostility not only from
the left but from the right.
The Front National is now the clear leader of European nationalists,
the model on which patriots across the continent build their movements.
It shows just how far men and ideas can go, armed with nothing more than
determination and a conviction of the truth. The Front National is a model
not only for Europeans but for Americans as well.
Mr. Le Pen and wife, Jany, at the festival.
(Photo: Franck Landouch)
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"A Perpetual Witch Trial"
Bruno Gollnisch explains
political climate in France.
Bruno Gollnisch is one of the most influential members of the Front
National. He is a member of the FN political bureau, secretary general
of the party, and vice president for foreign affairs. He is currently a
member of the European Parliament and a regional councilor for the Rhone-Alpes
region. He is also a member of the Paris bar, holds a doctorate in international
law, speaks fluent Japanese, and has the rank of capitaine de frégatte
in the naval reserve. What follows is his extraordinary reply to a single
question in a recorded interview he gave to AR on Sept. 24.
Q: What explains the constant hostility
The answer is fairly simple, but there are many things, many forces that
work together. First of all the Front National is an outsider in the system.
Obviously it displeases the left and the extreme left, and it displeases
the "conservatives" ~ who have conserved nothing ~ because it takes votes
away from them. Therefore we are an outsider, a competitor in the hyper-competitive
world of politics, so everything goes in an attempt to reduce the audience
of the Front National.
faced by the Front National?
Second, the FN is particularly hated by the left because it has done
the thing the right should have done
and did not do ~ and this failure
is the right's greatest crime ~ the front has challenged the moral sovereignty
of the left. Until now in France, and broadly speaking in Europe as well
~ but especially in France since the end of the Second World War ~ the
left and in particular the Communists have laid hands on the entire cultural
domain: teaching, research, the media. Now, when I talk about Communists,
in 1945 it was in fact the Communist Party, but now it is a little more
subtle and goes all the way from the people you call "liberals" in America
to outright Trotskyites.
There is an ideal
of the New Man, who must be neither white nor black. This ideal would be,
say, Michael Jackson.
These former Communists have now permitted themselves to become more
bourgeois, in the sense that they accept the idea of receiving money, of
making profits, and have transformed themselves into bosses ~ sometimes
pitiless bosses ~ but they have retained the same ideas that are utterly
destructive to the traditional ideas we defend.
So everything that is in the area of learning, of art, of culture has
been abandoned to the left. Which means that when the right was in power
[in France], it did not really exercise power because the left had drawn
a set of boundaries outside of which the right was not allowed to stray.
Because to step outside those lines meant you were not democratic, you
were not republican, you were fascist, etc. And this was strictly observed.
. . .
The traditional right also had a great admiration for Communism ~ even
though they rejected the crimes of communism. They would say that the victory
of Communism was inevitable, so we have to go in that direction. But the
Front National has brought all this up for reexamination. The Front National
dared to attack the reality of the left, showing that the Communists' claim
of devotion to social justice was nothing more than the enrichment of a
caste ~ a caste that was much more rotten and corrupt than the conservatives
had ever been. We have also shown that the left's vaunted welfare system
generally destroyed all economic dynamism. And for this reason we are hated
~ because we dare to say a certain number of things that are true but have
Thirdly, we are detested by a certain number of pressure groups, who
do not accept the idea of the nation. Unhappily, I am obliged to say it:
There are a certain number of Jewish organizations, which are quite patriotic
when it comes to Israel, but for historical and other reasons, do not accept
the slightest sign of national sentiment when expressed by others. We do
not confuse these organizations with the entire Jewish community. These
are the spokesmen, the pressure groups, the most influential elements.
They oppose us despite the fact that we practice no anti-Semitism, despite
the fact that we have members and even elected representatives who are
Jewish. (Of course, they are greatly persecuted within their own communities
for their attachment to the Front National.)
As for our struggle against immigration, it has won the hostility of
the left ~ which hoped to use immigrants to make up for its losses in the
French working class. The French were turning away from Communist and other
labor unions, and the unions wanted to recruit Algerians, Turks, etc. But
our efforts have won the hostility also of certain economic classes ~ the
bosses ~ who saw immigration as a way to get a labor force that was relatively
inexpensive. Of course, this was a very short-term view, because when you
add up all the costs ~ social costs, costs to the penal system, welfare
(and we have quite an extensive system of welfare) you can see that our
immigration policy has been a disastrous policy economically.
As an aside, on the question of immigration, Le Pen was once on a trip
to the United States, where he had a debate with some university students.
One student objected to our position on immigration, saying that the United
States is a great nation that has been built essentially through immigration.
Le Pen agreed but told the student he had forgotten something: "In France,"
he said, "I am Sitting Bull. I represent the natives."
But to return to the hostility we face, given that 97 percent of the
media in this country are in the hands of the groups I have described,
this hostility is pounded into people's heads with all the power of propaganda.
I would say that for children from the very youngest age, they get courses
in history that are truncated or falsified, they have obligatory courses
in anti-racism. There are even exhibitions on the Second World War that
show concentration camps and then end with photographs of Le Pen! That
was the case with the Anne Frank exhibition. It's just incredible.
This ideological weapon of the left is a Pavlovian reflex. They used it
against General De Gaulle and they use it against us. When De Gaulle left
the government and set up a new party of the right, there were posters
put up by the left, in which De Gaulle's face appeared as a mask and behind
the mask was the face of Hitler. Well, that is exactly the same poster
the left has used with Le Pen. Le Pen is taking off a mask ~ the mask of
his own face ~ and behind it you see Hitler.
The elements of this propaganda line go like this: The right equals
Vichy ~ although things are much more complicated than that. (In the Vichy
government, for example, there was the former General Secretary of the
CGT [the Communist trade union], and [Pierre] Laval [premier in the Vichy
government and executed for treason in 1945] was a politician who came
from the socialists ~ things were very complicated.) But the right equals
Vichy though, as I say, this is not entirely correct.
Next, Vichy equals collaboration, which is not correct either, because
no fair-minded Frenchman thinks that Marshal [Henri Philippe] Pétain
[head of state of Vichy France, condemned to death in 1945 but sentenced
to life in prison] did anything but try to limit the damage done by the
military occupation of his country. But Vichy equals collaboration. Collaboration
equals Nazism. Nazism equals concentration camps. Concentration camps equals
gas chambers, which equals extermination, which equals absolute horror.
Therefore, the right equals absolute horror. This is what is constantly
pounded into us by totalitarian propaganda.
What makes this all the more worrying is the fact that we live in a
country that has all the appearances of liberty. If this constant propaganda
were in a country with a single political party and were put out by the
country's only television station, by party journalists in military uniform,
no one would take it seriously.
But when this very same propaganda is broadcast by six channels of television,
things appear to be different. A press agency may make a mistake but the
mistake can be picked up by all the television stations and radio stations
and all the newspapers, including the "conservative" papers. The reader
or the listener gets all this from media organs that have the reputation
(generally false) of having different points of view, and he thinks he
is clearly in the presence of objective truth. I would guess that in the
United States you have the same causes, which produce the same effects.
I am myself convinced that what we have is a struggle between what I
might call the Natural Order ~ which would have to do with Creation and
with eternal values (which always have to be rediscovered) ~ as opposed
to a revolutionary will to power. This will to power is trying to establish
a social order not on reality, but on theories entirely established by
men. I myself believe in the Creator, but this revolutionary philosophy
attempts to found the social order on human will alone, a Promethean will.
This generally ends in catastrophe.
We had the French Revolution, which claimed to be founded exclusively
on human reason, and it ended in the massacres of the Terror. We have had
Marxist revolutions, which claimed to base everything on the class struggle
to liberate the proletariat, and this ended in gulags, famines, wars, misery,
and death. We also had in a more limited geographic area the National Socialist
revolution, in which all was founded on a largely mythical racial purity
~ though I certainly affirm ethnic facts ~ but that, too, is not an absolute
to which the entire social order must be sacrificed.
And now, in my opinion, now that the Marxist revolution has failed,
we have another form of the revolutionary idea, and I see its progress
very clearly within the European Parliament, for example ~ or in the organizations
that are part of the United Nations. This is an international revolutionary
ideology, like those that went before ~ like Marxism, in particular ~ which,
for lack of a better term, I would call anti-racism.
Chesterton said the world is full of Christian ideas gone mad. For example,
the idea of social justice degenerated into the Marxist revolution. But
anti-racism does not derive exclusively from a Christian idea gone mad.
After all, anti-racism could be the result of a generous sentiment
of people who say, "I find that the unfortunate immigrants who come here
because of hunger and misery in their own countries are not welcomed in
my country, and I will try to help because of my feelings of generosity
and compassion." That is something we could discuss if that were really
what was going on. We could talk about whether there are solutions other
than immigration to the problems of the Third World. That could be an acceptable
But that is not at all what is happening. I see in the European Parliament
that immigration is to be forced upon us, that miscegenation is
to be forced upon us, and this is part of a messianic will to revolution.
There is an ideal of the New Man, who must be neither white nor black.
This ideal would be, say, Michael Jackson. Neither black nor white, neither
man nor woman, this pitiful jumping jack ends up in dreadful stories of
But this will to suppress differences of race, sex, culture, traditions
~ this is a revolutionary idea, a messianism. It has its dogmas, its preachers,
its witch trials, and its excommunications. And we [the FN] are the objects
of a perpetual witch trial.
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The View From Lyon
A professor of history discusses
the French immigration problem.
Pierre Vial is a member of the political bureau of the Front National,
and is a Regional Councilor for Rhone-Alpes. He is also on the city council
of Villeurbanne, the twin city just across the river from Lyon. His family
has lived for at least six generations in Lyon, where he is a professor
of medieval history.
Prof. Vial has no illusions about the universal brotherhood of man:
"When I travel in Europe I feel at home. Europe is my extended family.
On the other hand, Asia or Africa have different natures from that of Europe,
and nature is something we must respect."
He traces current doctrines that preach the equivalence of different
cultures back to the Enlightenment, but asserts that "life is not theories.
We must base our behavior and our understanding on facts. The left bends
reality to make it fit its own theories, whereas nationalism is the reverse.
We observe the facts and draw theories from them."
How did France first start granting citizenship to colonial peoples?
Prof. Vial explains that during the Second World War, Charles De Gaulle
was in a weak and isolated position as the exiled leader of the "Free French."
To establish credibility in the eyes of the British and Americans he needed
to give the impression that he had a real movement to lead. He traveled
to Brazzaville in the French Congo, and gave a speech in which he claimed
to have the entire French empire behind him in the fight against Germany.
As Prof. Vial explains:
"In order to give the colonial peoples some motive to join
him, he made the famous statement that everyone in the French empire was
'equal.' He did not say they were all to be citizens; only that they were
equal. The left and immigrant groups have since tried to twist his words
to suggest that he offered citizenship to everyone in the colonies. But
De Gaulle was no universalist. It is clear from records of his private
conversations that he had no intention of granting citizenship or permitting
Today's France would no doubt shock the general. Prof. Vial explains:
"With the schools and the media bombarding us with propaganda,
the French are being made to think that France should become a mixed-race
country ~ one in which intermarriage will turn us all café-au-lait.
Children in schools are given assignments like this: 'Draw a picture of
a European, an African, and an Asian and show how similar they are.'
"The front is opposed to this kind of folly. All we ask for is common
sense ~ you do not have to be an intellectual to understand what we are
saying. And the great majority of the French agree with us in opposing
non-white immigration. But even if they know we are right, they have been
persuaded that it would be 'racist' to vote for the Front National. Of
course, it is the people who live in parts of the country touched by high
levels of immigration who are most likely to vote for us. People who do
not yet know the problem first-hand are the ones who are most susceptible
to the propaganda."
to Prof. Vial, the French policy toward immigrants has been one of conciliation
and appeasement. Whatever the foreigners ask for loudly enough, they are
likely to get: "It seems that whites want peace at any price, even if it
must be the peace that comes with slavery."
This could change, however, as more and more Frenchmen come face to
face with the realities of "multi-racialism." France does not collect data
on the racial composition of its population, so it is impossible to know
the percentage of non-whites. However, Prof. Vial has data that he thinks
"I have spoken with a man who works for a government office
that studies demographic questions. According to him, the best estimates
put the current non-European population ~ including illegals ~ at about
eight or nine million out of a total population of 60 million. They do
not know the rate of increase, but there is no doubt that the last five
years have brought an extraordinary rise. Family reunification, which brings
in large numbers of young foreigners, has added a great deal to this. My
government informant tells me that the feeling within his office is that
if the non-European population reaches the 15 million level there could
be an explosion."
Part of Prof. Vial's work involves training young FN activists,
and he does not shrink from discussing demographic change. "I tell them
that is the fundamental problem, and I have never found anyone who disagreed.
In fact they are pleased to find someone who discusses the matter honestly
In his work with the front, Prof. Vial has grown used to leftist hysteria:
"They accuse us of being Nazis, but if voting for the FN means you are
a Nazi there are several million Nazis in France. You'd think they would
be a little more responsible about how they use language.
"We are often called 'racist,' but for the word to have any meaning,
it must imply a hierarchy of races, or the domination of one race over
another. That is not at all the position of the Front National. But we
do recognize differences. This does not mean hierarchy; only that each
group has the right to pursue those differences. In fact, I like to borrow
an idea from the left. In May, 1968 [during the student uprisings], one
of their slogans was 'Long live the right to differences.' Somehow, the
leftists don't like that slogan when I use it."
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by Jared Taylor
he official position of the French government is that race is an irrelevant
detail that it does not deign to notice. The government does not even keep
statistics on the racial composition of the population, much less of welfare
rolls or the prison population. However, official circles are almost as
obsessed with race as they are in the United States ~ and in exactly the
Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) is the huge, government-controlled
company that runs the Paris metro and the commuter rail lines around Paris.
In May, it published a slick recruitment brochure for several hundred entry-level
service jobs for "youths." The brochure included three color drawings of
the work involved: explaining the route map, assisting elderly passengers,
and dealing with louts and fare beaters. In every color original the employee
was very clearly a black or an Arab, and the objects of his attentions
were just as clearly white.
This was too much for Jean-Yves Le Gallou, who is one of the FN regional
councilors for the Paris area, serves on the political bureau, and is a
member of the European Parliament. In June, he wrote to the president of
RATP, accusing the company of establishing a system of racial preference:
"Are we to conclude that these jobs you expect to create with public funds
will be exclusively for immigrants to our country? What justifies this
system of 'affirmative action' at the very moment it is being abandoned
in the United States because of its failures and its perverse effects on
An Arab employee deals with
two white, fare-beating louts.
Note turned-around hat on
lout in foreground.
Mr. Le Gallou also wrote to the equivalent of the attorney general of
France, suggesting that the brochure is a violation of the Gayssot law
that forbids "racist" speech. As he pointed out in a conversation with
AR, if the FN published anything that reversed the races it could expect
instant prosecution. The brochure and Mr. Le Gallou's complaint got some
press attention, but RATP has not yet been hauled before a judge on a charge
Mr. Le Gallou also made the following observations.
On racial preferences in France:
"We practice 'affirmative action' in a hypocritical way, by
benefiting 'neighborhoods' ~ the so-called underprivileged neighborhoods.
This is the politically correct way of referring to neighborhoods with
large numbers of immigrants. We also talk about employment preferences
for 'the young,' for young people from 'underprivileged neighborhoods.'
What this clearly means is young immigrants. People don't say, 'We are
going to establish preferential policies for immigrants.' They say, 'We
are going to establish preferences for young people from underprivileged
On freedom of speech:
"There is a freedom of expression in the United States that
we do not have in France. We live under the constant threat of repression.
The Gayssot laws [banning revisionist and 'racist' speech] are arbitrary
because you do not know in advance what is going to result in an indictment.
And depending on which judge you end up with things can turn out very differently.
We live in a great state of arbitrariness.
"The European Parliament has not yet succeeded in doing this, but it
often raises the question of controlling material on the Internet. The
idea is that you start by keeping pedophilia and revisionism off the internet.
And then, of course, you proceed to the 'racists,' and everyone else. Pedophilia,
which really is frightful, serves as the fig leaf for censorship efforts
of this kind."
On justifications for rigging the electoral system to keep the
FN out of the French parliament despite its 15 percent of the national
vote (see AR, April, 1998):
"The system certainly is a distortion of democracy, but there
is a somewhat perverse campaign underway in France to promote the view
that there are values higher than democracy. These are the so-called 'values
of the republic.' Well, that sounds lovely but who defines these values?
We actually have the beginnings of a theocratic system, since it is a caste
of priests who define these values."
On turning immigration and refugee policies over to the European
Union rather than keeping it in individual European countries:
"The purpose is to increase the distance between decision-making
and the people. The greater the distance, the greater the likelihood that
the decision will be politically correct."
On assimilation of foreigners:
"The traditional French model of assimilation recognizes only
individuals and not communities. I recall traveling in England and people
used the word 'community' to describe Pakistani and Indian immigrants.
We did not use the word in France because we insisted that there were only
individual citizens of the nation and not communities. Now we use the word,
both as an import from English and in recognition of the facts.
"France, which had always operated according to this model of assimilation
of individuals now follows the 'community' model. You see this in a city
like Paris. We now have bloc voting by community ~ ethnic communities,
religious communities, even sexual communities. In electoral terms, Paris
is becoming a mosaic of communities ~ more or less on the American model.
It may well be that the assimilationist model is one that can function
only when the numbers are small. A few individuals may assimilate, but
they are drowned in the mass that do not, especially when the community
is being constantly renewed by further immigration."
Why it is hard for nationalist parties to attract good people:
"People seek honor, after all. And honors accrue to people
who are in the system rather than to those who are outside. Compared to
the other countries with which we have contact, France is the only one
in Europe where a nationalist party can attract the elite from the universities
and government service. This is one of the distinctive aspects of the French
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O Tempora, O Mores!
Know Him by His Friends
President William Clinton is finding out who his friends are: non-whites
and homosexuals. In September, he was welcomed like a conquering hero when
he addressed the annual dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus. Representative
Maxine Waters of California also got a standing ovation when she said,
"We support Bill Clinton at this critical moment in his career. It is because
African Americans are uniquely qualified to know unfairness when we see
it." The President, in perhaps unconscious self-congratulation, thanked
blacks for "understanding the true meaning of repentance and atonement.''
Later that evening, Mr. Clinton was joined by Vice President Al Gore, whose
arrival was delayed because he had been addressing a dinner of some 2,000
homosexual activists ~ another group that has been unwavering in its loyalty.
At both dinners, the Vice President said that he and Mr. Clinton had run
"one of the most successful administrations in history,'' in part, because
they had appointed so many blacks and homosexuals.
Blacks return the President's affections. A recent poll asked Americans
if they trusted William Clinton to keep his word "as President." Eighty-six
percent of blacks said yes, while only 46 percent of whites did. In Congress,
the support is just as lopsided. Although the house voted by an overwhelming
363-63 margin to make the Starr Report public, 29 of the 35 members of
the black caucus voted against releasing the report. ( Nancy Benac,
AP, Clinton Thanks Blacks for Support, Sept. 19, 1998. William Buckley,
Opinion Polls Divided Along Racial Lines, Conservative Chronicle, Sept.
16, 1998, p. 18.)
Four days after his love feast with the black caucus, Mr. Clinton got
two extended standing ovations when he addressed the Congressional Hispanic
Caucus Institute's annual dinner. Representative Xavier Becerra of California,
chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, urged the assembled raza to welcome the
President "como familia" ~ like family. "We converge tonight as
one voice . . . like the voice of one proud family,'' he said. The President
smiled happily when someone yelled Viva Clinton! and, as usual, Vice President
Al Gore tagged along to express his admiration for things Hispanic. (AP,
Hispanics Continue Clinton Support, Sept. 23, 1998.)
But perhaps most gratifying to our President was the unconditional endorsement
of the man who, though not a voter in US elections, is widely considered
to be one of the world's greatest moral authorities (see below).
Gold for Mandela
23, President Clinton awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to South African
President Nelson Mandela. A crowd of American politicians greeted Mr. Mandela
with cheers and standing ovations in a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda.
"No medal, no award, no fortune, nothing we could give him could possibly
compare to the gifts he has given to us and to the world," said the President.
"The only gift that is true recompense is to continue his mission and to
live by the power of his profound and wonderful example," he added.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just as effusive. With tears
in his eyes, he urged Americans to follow Mr. Mandela's example of
humility, sacrifice and kindness in the face of enmity. He also called
Mr. Mandela "the leading example in the world today of the spirit of Washington.''
George Washington, who was awarded the medal in 1776, was the first of
After the ceremony, Mr. Mandela praised the President's efforts to improve
race relations and to bring non-whites into the government. "That alone
is a very good indication raising the possibility that in due course we
may have a black president [in the United States],'' he said. (Donna Abu-Nasr,
Mandela Gets Congressional Medal, AP, Sept. 23, 1998.)
The day before he received the award, Mr. Mandela publicly expressed
unconditional backing for William Clinton. "He has my full support in everything
[!] that he does,'' he said, adding, "[I]n my view there is no [prior]
president who has identified himself with the aspirations of blacks inside
this country and in Africa.'' That night Mr. Mandela and his wife Graca
slept at the White House. (Donna Abu-Nasr, Mandela Offers Support for Clinton,
AP, Sept. 22, 1998.)
Tragedy in Africa
Many Africans believe that sex with a young virgin can cure everything
from money problems to AIDS to a bad harvest ~ and the sex need not be
consensual. This belief has lead to an epidemic of child rape. "It is hard
to find a virgin of 16 nowadays, so men are turning to babies under 10,"
says Mamelato Leopeng, an AIDS worker from South Africa.
Because one in four adult males are infected with HIV in some parts
of Africa, they are infecting large numbers of young girls. In Zambia,
the rate of HIV infection among teenage girls is five to seven times the
rate for boys ~ largely the result of forcible sex with older men. Although
a great many rapes in Africa go unreported, in Zimbabwe the number reported
increased 30 percent in the last five years. In 1997, more than half of
the victims were children, many younger than five. Some young girls are
raped by their own fathers or relatives. Many women now report that they
are afraid to leave their daughters alone with any man, no matter how close
One Zimbabwe rapist who called himself "King AIDS" was recently sentenced
to life in prison for knowingly infecting an eight-year-old. "We even have
cases of children still in [diapers] being raped," says Jacqueline Pratt,
acting chief magistrate of the criminal courts in Harare, the capital city.
Zorodzai Machekanyanga, who heads an AIDS group for women in Zimbabwe,
says the problem is rooted in African culture. "The girl child has no value
in African society; she is a thing to be used to make men's lives better."
Women are also thought to be the source of sexually transmitted diseases.
In Shona, the majority language in Zimbabwe, AIDS and syphilis are literally
called "women's diseases."
Although child rape has come under increasing scrutiny because it has
become a conduit for AIDS, it is an old practice in Africa. Witch doctors
have traditionally prescribed sex with a virgin as a powerful cure for
a variety of diseases and personal problems. (Dean Murphy, Africa's Silent
Shame, Los Angeles Times, August 16, 1998, p. A1.)
A paper recently released by the Population Association of America reports
that there is less inter-racial marriage than most people think. Authors
Michael Tyler and Gillian Stevens have found that blacks and whites, especially,
are hardly more likely to marry each other now than they were 30 years
The report's approach was to tally the number of women of each race
whose husbands are of the same race. For whites, the figure is over 98
percent and for blacks it is 97.6 percent. About 80 percent of the husbands
of Hispanic women are Hispanic, and the same-race figure for Asians is
about 76 percent. In all, fewer than three percent of American marriages
are interracial. Despite pro-miscegenation propaganda, the authors see
little likelihood that black-white marriages will rise sharply any time
soon. (I, Thee, We, Them, Economist, June 20, 1998, p. 31.)
Read the Social Contract
The summer, 1998 issue of The Social Contract is devoted to the
subject of "Europhobia," which guest editor John Vinson (of the American
Immigration Control Foundation) defines as "hostility directed toward European-descended
Americans." It is an excellent review of the anti-white attitudes that
dominate American culture. The 77-page issue includes articles by Jared
Taylor, Samuel Francis, Patrick Buchanan, and Brent Nelson. AR contributors
James Lubinskas and Joseph Fallon have also written for the issue, and
it includes an excellent review of The Real American Dilemma by
another AR contributor, Michael Masters. To order the issue please call
the Social Contact Press at (800) 352-4843.
Under Several Gods
Third-World immigration is making America less Christian. At more than
five million, there are now twice as many Muslims as Episcopalians, and
they outnumber the estimated 3.3 million Jews who go to synagogue. About
40 percent of the Muslims are American-born blacks, while the rest are
recent immigrants. One fourth are from India or Pakistan, and about 12
percent are from Arab countries. In the last 20 years the number of Buddhists
has shot up from 75,000 to 910,000. Most are Asians, but Buddhism is the
most popular non-Christian religion for white converts.
Roman Catholics are, by far, the largest single church, with 60 million
members, but 35 percent are Hispanic. The largest Protestant denomination
is the Southern Baptist Convention with 15.6 million members. It is still
growing, mainly because of Asian immigrant converts; 20 percent of Southern
Baptists are now non-white. Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians
are declining in numbers.
Princeton University professor Robert Wurthnow notes that the numbers
have a political edge: "These changes make it less appropriate to impose
one tradition on another in a public space. Debates about school prayer
or the posting of the Ten Commandments have to take into account diversity."
Should Have Abstained
The following is an article from the Orange County Register,
which we reproduce in toto.
"A colonel in the Ivory Coast army was killed by gunfire as
he tested a 'magic belt' that supposedly possessed powers to protect him
from bullets, the official daily Fraternité-Matin reported
"It said Pascal Ghah, 49, died near the town of Aboisso after being
hit by a bullet fired from his own service pistol by a 20-year-old son
of the belt's maker.
"The newspaper quoted Ghah's cousin, Andre Gondo, who made the belt,
as insisting that its protective powers were real, provided one abstained
from sex while wearing it.
"An army spokesman said Gondo had been arrested but that his son was
on the run." (Colonel Fatally Shot Testing 'Magic' Belt, Orange County
Register, Aug. 27, 1998.)
The immigration invasion is not confined to big cities or the Southwest.
Small, rural towns are being transformed too. Attracted by jobs in the
carpet, meatpacking and poultry industries, Mexican immigrants have flooded
previously white communities.
Siler City, North Carolina, was four percent Hispanic in 1990. Today
it is 40 percent Hispanic. Hispanics have risen from five percent of the
town of Lexington, Nebraska in 1990 to 45 percent in 1998. Other towns
such as Dodge City, Kansas and Dalton, Georgia, have seen similar transformations.
So many Mexicans have arrived that Siler City resident Terry Hogan says,
"I don't see how there's anybody left in Mexico, really."
Along with the usual demands for bilingual education, and "cultural
sensitivity" that runs one way, the newcomers change the environment of
these once-homogeneous towns. Spanish competes with English, mariachi music
blares from cars, and well-intentioned whites are charged with racism and
Whites have received an unexpected education in Mexican culture. For
example, in Lexington, Nebraska, parents discovered piles of used toilet
paper in school bathrooms. This is a Mexican custom ~ Mexican sewers are
so bad that people put used paper in a box on the floor rather than clog
the pipes by flushing it. Rogers, Arkansas, discovered that Mexican parents
in Los Angeles were sending their gang-member children to the country,
in the hope of getting them out of gang life. The people of Rogers have
not enjoyed their role as decontaminants.
Whites have taken to carrying pepper spray when they go out, and others
have fled their hometowns in disgust. (Ben Stocking and Edwin Garcia, An
Influx Of Latinos, San Jose Mercury News, August 17, 1998, p. 1A.)
Supporting Their Own
The First Weekend Club is a Los Angeles-based group of blacks established
to support black films. The organization ~ which is building chapters nationwide
~ mobilizes members to support black films in their crucial first weekend
of release. The club calls out the troops whenever a film is produced,
directed, or even shot by a black. It urges each member to recruit 10 friends
to go see the movie during the first week. Movies made by whites may get
the nod if they star blacks. The group has supported "Soul Food," "Amistad,"
"Hoodlum," and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back." (Lori Rotenberk, Ticket
Power, Chicago Sun-Times, August 20, 1998, p. 39.)
Good-bye 4th, Hello El Grito
In September, the Los Angeles City Council voted to more than quadruple
to $63,000 the budget to celebrate Mexico's independence day. What
Mexicans call "El Grito" thus gets three times as much city money as American
Independence Day. Adolfo Nodal, manager of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs
Department, explained why he turned down requests for more funding for
July 4th celebrations. "A lot of it (July 4) is just put up the flag and
rah, rah, rah, and fireworks, which is not cultural activity as far as
we're concerned." He explained that El Grito includes art, storytelling,
singing and dancing.
One non-Hispanic councilman, Hal Bernson, did go so far as to say: "I
think it's kind of strange, but we have a lot of people of that heritage.
It kind of reflects the population ratio today." Sheryl Wenthur, a local
regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution, put in a bid for equal
time for America: "It's OK to recognize other people's national holidays,
but America should get at least equal attention [from the city]." (Patrick
McGreevy, Mexican Holiday Budget Triple That Spent for July 4, LA Daily
News, September 16, 1998.)
In a column on the Senate race between Illinois Republican Peter Fitzgerald
and incumbent Democrat Carol Moseley-Braun, George Will predicted that
the country's first and only black woman senator will lose. He says she
could be brought down by an accumulation of scandals: She spent an inheritance
that was supposed to go to her mother, and reportedly spent $281,000 in
campaign contributions on clothes, cars, travel, and jewelry. She is also
accused of bank fraud, bribery and other crimes while she was the Cook
County, Illinois, recorder of deeds.
How did the senator respond? "I think because he couldn't say 'nigger'
he used the word 'corrupt,' " she said, although Mr. Will did not use the
word corrupt in his column. "George Will can just take off his hood and
go back to wherever he came from."
She later sent Mr. Will an apology, saying, "I know you have a
consistent record of opposition to racial prejudice." Those were just the
words to satisfy Mr. Will. He wrote back: "Apology accepted. Go Sammy [Sosa]!"
(George Will, Moseley-Braun May Find Defeat, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 7,
1998, p. 19. Scott Fornek, Moseley-Braun Writes Apology, Chicago Sun-Times,
Sept. 9, 1998, p. 24.)
Return to Common Sense
A Washington state priest has issued a call for a return to ethnic parishes.
He says unwritten church policy requires that Hispanic immigrants be integrated
into existing Catholic parishes, but that "cultural and racial gaps widen
rather than shrink as naive hopes for 'bridge building' become strained
beyond repair." The result, he says, is that "the parish limps into the
future with the [white] old-timers and the [Hispanic] newcomers going their
separate and unequal ways, though the pretense of a single parish is maintained."
He believes the church should recognize that, at least in the short
term, differences are irreconcilable:
"The pastoral wisdom of the church has recognized that communities
of the faithful brought together by common cultures, nationalities, or
languages may best be served by parishes of their own rather than by integration
into pre-existing, geographically based parishes. . . .
"The concept of the ethnic parish served the American church extremely
well for over a hundred years; there is no ecclesial reason why it couldn't
be taken out of our pastoral closet once again." (Kevin Codd, Bring Back
the Ethnic Parish, Commonweal, Sept. 11, 1998, p. 23.)
The House of Representatives has voted 221-189 to put limits on how
Congress spends its $300 million annual budget for bilingual education.
According to the new rules, no student could get more than three years
of such education, which would be designed to teach immigrants English
as quickly as possible. "English is the language of this nation and its
mastery is the key to success,'' explained Frank Riggs, R-Calif., chief
sponsor of the bill.
Hispanic congressmen said the law insults the Spanish language, which
they said is the language of hemispheric trade and the native tongue of
America's fastest-growing minority. Rep. Matthew G. Martinez, D-Calif.,
went a little further and called the bill "the height of racism and prejudice."
(Robert Greene, House OKs Bilingual Education Limit, AP, Sept. 11, 1998.)
The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) is the British government's
busy-body group set up in 1976 to fight "racism." Its chairman, Sir Herman
Ouseley, decided that previous campaigns had failed to reduce white prejudice,
so he decided to use shock tactics. He put up "obviously racist" billboards
all over the country to see what would happen. One, claiming to promote
the "TDX-5 rape alarm," showed a white woman sitting on a bus anxiously
eyeing a young black man. The ad line read, "Because it's a jungle out
there." Another billboard, ostensibly for athletic shoes, showed a black
about to dunk a basketball. Next to him was a picture of an orang-utan
in the same pose, reaching for a branch. The caption was "Born to be agile."
The idea behind these weird ads was that the CRE would follow them with
another set of posters that included smaller versions of the originals,
along with questions in big letters: "What was worse? This advert or your
failure to complain?" Presumably, Britons were to be shamed right out of
The CRE has not had a chance to put up the second set of ads. The police
of Avon and Somerset have threatened to prosecute the CRE under the Race
Relations Act ~ the very law that established the CRE, and forbids "racism."
In some areas, the original ads were ordered covered with white paper.
The CRE stands by its campaign. It says there were only 82 complaints
about the posters, adding that thousands of Britons saw them and did nothing
~ proof that the campaign is badly needed. (Neil Tweedie, Shock Posters
Send Police on the Trail of Race Commission, Electronic Telegraph, Sept.
Wonders Never Cease
Private organizations have, for some years, run "employment testing"
programs designed to sniff out "racism." They send two presumably equal
candidates for the same job ~ one black, the other white. If the white
candidate gets a job offer and the black doesn't, they turn the results
over to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for possible
legal action. "Testing" is often called the most objective way to hunt
for "racism," and a 1994 court decision permits the use of tester testimony
in discrimination cases. The EEOC does not yet do regular testing on its
own, but it has launched a pilot project to monitor hiring in Chicago and
Testing has an obvious flaw: black "testers" have a vested interest
in proving job discrimination. How earnestly or realistically do they really
try to get these jobs ~ jobs they do not intend to take, and for which
the testing organization may have provided fake credentials?
Now, the testers themselves are trying to cash in. Two black women who
posed as job-seekers in 1995 for something called the Legal Assistance
Foundation of Chicago, have sued for damages because they were not offered
jobs by the companies they were trying to trick. Fortunately, the Federal
District Court in Chicago has dismissed their absurd claims. Judge Suzanne
B. Conlon wrote that it is unreasonable to "allege an 'injury' of not receiving
an offer for a job they neither wanted nor intended to accept." (Business
Wire, Federal Court Strikes Down EEOC's Employment Testers Project, Sept.
Sacrificed to the Gods
Earlier this year, members of the Nigerian Ijaw tribe sacrificed 30
people from the enemy Urhobo tribe to an Ijaw goddess. A
group of Urhobo tribespeople were on their way to a funeral, when they
were abducted by Ijaws. They were marched to a shrine in an Ijaw village
and forced to strip naked. After a chief priest performed a religious ritual,
the Ijaws sacrificed the Urhobos to one of their goddesses. According to
a witness, eleven men, ten women, and nine children were killed. Tribal
violence has been common in this area close to the delta of the Niger river.
(Jacques Pinto, Thirty Killed in Nigeria in 'Sacrifice' to God, Electronic
Telegraph, March 20, 1998.)
White liberals in the "new" South Africa are finding they are not appreciated
by their black former comrades. Professor John Dugard was one of South
Africa's most prominent intellectuals. He is a world authority on international
law and was an architect of the "progressive" post-apartheid constitution.
He recently left South Africa after he was passed over for a judicial post,
apparently because he is white. He now imparts liberalism to students at
Leiden University in Holland.
Mandi Smallhorne was a member of "Black Sash," which was a group of
white women who crusaded against apartheid. She recently wrote in a Johannesburg
newspaper that "in the old South Africa a significant number of people
of darker hues accepted and welcomed me because of my anti-apartheid views.
In the new South Africa I am treated with contempt and hatred, for no other
reason than that I have white skin." Referring to Bishop Desmond Tutu's
description of South Africa as a "rainbow nation" she says, "What kind
of rainbow is it where every colour is acceptable as long as it is black?"
The stress of living under black rule is taking its toll on South Africa's
whites. A poll last month shows 74 percent of those with skilled jobs are
thinking of leaving. (David Beresford, No Room in the Rainbow for Liberals,
The Guardian News Service, September 17, 1998.)
AR editor Jared Taylor will speak at two conferences in November.
The Council of Conservative Citizens will hold its national conference
in Jackson, Mississippi, on November 6 & 7. Other speakers include
Samuel Francis and Mississippi governor Kirk Fordice. The CCC is the most
effective pro-majority activist group in America. Please call Gordon Baum
at (314) 291-8474 for details.
The American Nationalist Union is holding a conference in Cleveland,
Ohio on November 13 and 14. Besides Mr. Taylor, Thomas Chittum and Samuel
Francis will be speakers. The ANU endorses an end to affirmative action,
a moratorium on immigration, and self-determination for all people. Please
call Don Wassall at (724) 443-7300 for information.
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Sir ~ Congratulations on a successful conference. I was glad to read
that the media took some notice and that the "anti-racist" demonstration
was a fizzle. However, I was sorry to note that unlike your two previous
gatherings, none of your speakers was a religious figure. I do not believe
America's racial problems can be solved without a proper understanding
of the role of religion in society. I hope you will remedy this omission
at your next conference.
Jorge Pascal, Madrid, Spain
Sir ~ In the October issue, Glayde Whitney reports on an astonishing
study conducted by Harvard Medical School, which concludes that the problems
of blacks are not caused by white "racism," and that to insist on this
mistaken explanation is nothing short of "dangerous." Alas, I see no mention
whatsoever of this important study in the media, not even in the "conservative"
press. It is a sad day when not even Harvard can break out of the liberal
media hammer lock.
Greg Helton, Charlottesville, Va.
Sir ~ I am glad to see Glayde Whitney back in the magazine ~ hadn't
seen his column for a while. The science may not be everyone's cup of tea,
but I can't get enough of it.
Lawrence Cooper, Lebanon, N.H.
Sir ~ I was shocked to read your October "Letter from Silicon Valley."
Immigration opponents like to focus on how blacks and perhaps lower-income
whites are hurt by unskilled immigration, but I had no idea that virtually
an entire industry ~ and a crucial one ~ had fallen into the hands of Asians.
Surely the anonymous author is not alone; surely there are enough displaced
white engineers to make a stink! And surely, even liberal California newspapers
must realize something is wrong if you have to be able to speak Chinese
to get along with your co-workers!
I almost dread to open up AR. Just when I think I have seen the worst,
you print something I could never have imagined.
Catherine Harper, Grass Valley, Cal.
Sir ~ In the October issue you wrote about a white man killed by a mob
of blacks in Alton, Illinois. As you point out, State's Attorney William
Haine refused to press hate crime charges, but you did not elaborate on
his reasons. He says that he has already charged the perps with murder
and that hate crimes carry a lesser penalty. He. says he does not want
to move the focus of the investigation away from the central fact of murder.
"Murder by definition is a hate crime," he says, so there is no need to
concentrate on the racial angle. Whaaat? Just imagine trying to sell that
to the NAACP if a mob of whites had murdered a black.
Carl Pederson, Rock Island, Ill.
Sir ~ Ray Batz' superb article about women and blacks in the San Francisco
Fire Department reminds me of a problem we have been having with our police
officers. For the last year or so, the single most common reason for recruits
to fail police training is that they wash out of the shooting course. Oddly,
it is only black women who can't learn how to shoot. Every one of the last
ten people to fail the test was a black woman.
What's going on here? According to the papers, the women say the gun
is too big and their hands are too small. Or that they are afraid of the
gun. But somehow white women don't have these problems. Everybody is puzzled.
In my view, though, women should not be police officers at all, and teaching
them to shoot is a mixed blessing. Studies have shown that women officers
are more likely than men to pull a gun in a threatening situation ~ and
use it. This is not surprising; they are smaller and weaker and less able
to control a situation without resorting to firearms. The more lady cops
there are, the more people are going to get shot. On second thought, maybe
that's not such a bad thing . . . . Assuming lady cops can hit the bad
guys they are aiming at and not someone else.
Dan Shorter, New Orleans, La.
Sir ~ This is transcribed from the television program, "This Week with
Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts," which aired on September 27,1998:
"William Kristol: Mark McGwire deserves the home run title.
He'll get it. Sammy Sosa is a nice guy, and nice guys finish second.
Paul Kirchner, Hamden, Conn.
"Sam Donaldson (to Cokie Roberts): And you?
"Cokie Roberts: I'm for Sammy Sosa, because as my husband has pointed
out to me, the most common name in baseball today is Martinez, and I think
Sammy Sosa represents the future of baseball and the future of America."
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