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Greg Johnson interviews Huffington Post award-winning artist Charles Krafft about a very eventful 2013, during which he was “outed” as a “holocaust denier” and White Nationalist and subjected to a media witch hunt. Topics include:
- How the Krafft controversy got started
- How it went viral on the web and led to interviews and print coverage
- Why he stopped giving interviews
- Advice for White Nationalists being interviewed
- Professional fallout: being blacklisted from college speaking
- Professional fallout: being dropped from a Paris exhibition
- Professional fallout: The Sacramento Museum put a warning label on one of his works
- How this controversy has, in the end, given him more artistic and creative freedom
- The personal fallout: some friends lost but new friends gained
- Letters of support from White Nationalists and local free speech supporters
- On balance, he received more positive than negative responses
- The shocking lack of intellectual integrity in the media and “educated” public
- Professional fallout: no net loss of income, an increase in sales and commissions
- New artists Charlie has met due to this controversy
- Greg and Charlie conspire in public to create a New Right art journal dealing with contemporary and historical figures
- The model of ‘zines like Jim Goad’s Answer Me!
- The importance of Adam Parfrey’s Apocalypse Culture and Apocalypse Culture II
- How whites are increasingly intellectually unplugging from the system
- Culture is created on the extremes
- Charlie’s Facebook page as microblog
- Some final advice about how to deal with being outed as a White Nationalist
- Why it helps to be self-employed
- Why he has no regrets
- Why truth is more important, ultimately, than the opinions of others, and why you can’t turn back once your eyes are opened to the truth.
- People who are outed today have it far easier than people in the past who died for their ideas.
- How the news cycle works for us: readers grow bored quickly, so the vilification will end
- An invitation for writers interested in contributing to a New Right art journal or anthology to get in touch