The Republican Party faithful are in a blind panic, desperate for answers and clarity in the wake of a devastating defeat. This year’s CPAC was an opportunity for them to gather under one roof and chart a path forward.
The usual suspects made the usual arguments.
Ron Paul’s housebroken vanguard insisted that obsessively blathering about the Constitution and “liberty” would guarantee victory.
The wonks lamented their inferior logistical framework, promising to catch up with the DNC’s 2012 ground game by 2016.
The mouthpieces of the technicolor technocrats who actually control the RNC promised more minority outreach, hipness, and amnesty.
Ann Coulter delivered on her shtick, staking out the most politically incorrect position allowed inside the tent. This year, to her credit, she’s declared herself a single-issue voter against the amnesty being crammed down our throats by the Beltway insiders.
But Ann Coulter was upstaged this year by the debut of a new bomb-thrower at CPAC: White Nationalism’s very own Scott Terry. Scott asked a question during the Q&A phase of a workshop entitled “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?”
“It seems to be that you’re reaching out to voters at the expense of young white Southern males,” Terry said, adding he “came to love my people and culture” who were “being systematically disenfranchised.”
The Black man leading the presentation, K. Carl Smith, calmly and directly fielded the question.
In a counter-intuitive turn of events, even the Black attendees were sympathetic to Terry . . .
Chad Chapman, 21, one of the few black attendees, said overall he enjoyed the event — except “there were lots of interruptions, mainly because of the woman.”
I asked whether he was concerned about the question from Terry and Heimbach.
“No they were just telling the truth,” he said.
The presenter even released a statement in the aftermath declaring that he had befriended Terry.
I was invited by the Tea Party Patriots to conduct a breakout session entitled: “Trump The Race Card” and share the Frederick Douglass Republican Message. In the middle of my delivery, while discussing the 1848 “Women’s Rights Convention,” I was rudely interrupted by a woman working for the Voice of Russia. She abruptly asked me: “How many black women were there?” This question was intentionally disruptive and coercive with no way of creating a positive dialogue.
In addition, a young man who wasn’t a Tea Party Patriot, made some racially insensitive comments, he said: “Blacks should be happy that the slave master gave them shelter, clothing, and food.” At the conclusion of the breakout session, I further explained to him the Frederick Douglass Republican Message which he embraced, bought a book, and we left as friends.
This was baffling for the dozens of mainstream media outlets reporting on the scandalous case of a White man having the nerve to ask why nobody’s speaking to his interests.
It reminds me of an incident a few years back when I was counter-demonstrating a pro-amnesty group. A large group of Hispanic immigrants stood opposite our much smaller contingent and an intelligent debate broke out. We argued back and forth about the meaning of citizenship, the relationship between ethnicity and nationalism, and the impact of third world immigration.
As we were arguing, a young blonde woman who was joining the protest from Indiana University scolded the Mexicans with a gratingly syrupy lisp, “Come on, guys! You’re just giving these bigots a platform. Let’s keep it moving . . .”
“No.” The English-fluent Mexican who had taken the lead in the debate shot back. “We’re having a constructive debate.”
We then carried on back and forth for several more minutes, with the White girl sighing like a frustrated mother of wayward toddlers and wandering away.
Minorities and immigrants prefer to think of themselves as sentient and mature adults, whereas White liberals see them as their racially handicapped dependents. Contrary to popular belief, White Supremacism didn’t miraculously vanish overnight in the sixties, it transformed into contemporary liberalism: Supremacism with a Smile. People who are truly equal don’t need to be protected like children from adult conversations. People who are truly equal aren’t emotionally devastated by political contention.
I accept the scientific consensus that there are real and consequential differences in the average intelligence, but a caveat is necessary: There is no human as willfully, malignantly, and self-destructively stupid as a White person in the throes of a moral panic. Charles Mackay declared in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds that “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
CPAC’s organizers intended to whip the crowd even deeper into the anti-White diversity cult, but one by one, young men like Scott Terry, Matt Heimbach, and others at the conference are recovering their senses. And as with the fable, The Emperor’s New Clothes, it only takes a handful of humble voices in the crowd speaking the truth to imperil a popular delusion.
Slate journalist Dave Weigel’s declaration that Matt and Scott had “ruined everything” was delivered tongue-in-cheek, but it’s essentially accurate. It genuinely only takes one single person speaking up in the audience to utterly devastate the GOP’s fragile, awkward, and disingenuous minority outreach efforts.
RNC Chairman Reince Preibus just announced a $10 million initiative to reach out to minority voters, a project that can assuredly be negated by merely ten men or women throughout America with the courage to stand up and ask why the party’s not reaching out to them, too.
The GOP is panicking because it’s pinned between an impossible effort to recruit minorities and immigrants and the unthinkable specter of becoming the de facto party of White interests and identity. History has proven time and again that unthinkable events will happen despite the wishes, prayers, and the multi-million dollar campaigns of those who would wish it away.
We White Advocates have a tremendous amount of philosophical, organizational, and local work to do if we expect to secure a future for our children, but all we have to do to thwart the Republican Party’s attempts to betray us is to periodically show up and indulge in some oratorical terrorism.