Anti-Racist Author Leonard Zeskind Speaks In DC

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November 5, 2009, Busboys and Poets in Washington DC- In the Cullen room, DC was treated to an appearance by Leonard Zeskind as he promoted his book, Blood and Politics. All of us here at Lady Liberty’s Lamp have read Blood and Politics and we think it’s the anti-racist bible. Referred to as “a life-long activist in repairing a badly torn world,” Zeskind spoke about the transformation of the white power movement into the white nationalist movement.

Zeskind began his talk about White Nationalism by stressing the importance of viewing it as a social movement. He pointed out that the White Nationalist movement may only have 30,000 hardcore members, but this is large in terms of social movements. Similarly, Zeskind noted, anti-immigrant organizations count 75,000 individual contributors. This way, these movements can maintain appearances of being bigger than they are. Zeskind went on to say that the current anti-immigrant movement is organized around keeping the United States as white as possible; here it finds common ground with the white nationalist movement. Zeskind attacked the stereotype of white nationalists as caricatures of uneducated whites, saying that the image of a tobacco-chewing redneck is at odds with the true makeup of the white nationalist movement. Leaders in white nationalism are predominantly middle class, with overall demographics consisting of individuals from all class levels in society. To illustrate this point, Zeskind highlighted several characters from his book, including the following:

-Richard Kelly Hoskins, a stockbroker from Lynchburg, Virginia who authored the homophobic and racist Phineas Priesthood Doctrines. Zeskind made a point to note that Hoskins’ life intersected with Senator Willis Robertson in their service of upholding Jim Crow. Readers of Lady Liberty’s Lamp will know that Willis Robertson is the father of televangelist Pat Robertson.

-Wayne Lutton, PhD; a prolific writer of anti-immigrant screeds and a minor figure in the holocaust denial movement.

-Arnie Watson, Trent Lott’s uncle. A major figure in the Council of Conservative Citizens, Arnie Watson was a state leader in Mississippi’s Council of Conservative Citizens. The Council of Conservative Citizens, of course, is a descendant of the segregationist White Citizens Councils.

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Leonard Zeskind of the Institute For Research & Education on Human Rights


Zeskind continued his talk by speaking about the overall themes of his book: the penetration of white nationalist ideas into rational, mainstream discourse and that seemingly disparate elements like Sovreign Citizens, Free Men, Anti-14th Amendment crusaders, Christian Identity and the Militia movement all work in concert to serve a broader white nationalist agenda.

Zeskind explained that a major problem with white nationalism was that it lost all of the battles in the civil rights era. To explain this, white nationalists concocted the conspiracy that the civil rights struggle was conceived and controlled by Jews. From this, he said, white nationalism developed “white majority dispossession:” white nationalists see that everything that was theirs was taken from them. This thesis was put into print in 1972 by Wilmont Robertson’s book The Dispossesed Majority. Still being printed, the “white dispossession” argument was eagerly snapped up in the 70’s by David Duke, and used that in his reformation of the Ku Klux Klan. This argument truly caught on when Pat Buchanan incorporated it into his 1992 presidential campaign and garnerned three million votes from it. Zeskind also observed that Tea Partiers are co-opting the disposession rhetoric, which further underscored his point about the infiltration of white nationalist ideas into mainstream discourse.

Zeskind wrapped up his talk by recalling David Duke’s return to the limelight in 2004 after a lengthy prison term. Duke is at a meeting, and the topic for discussion is the future– white nationalists are preparing for a time when white people are no longer a majority. White Nationalism isn’t a problem left over from the sixties, it is preparing for battles in the future. Unless we as anti-racists prepare for this, he stated, we’re going to get blindsided. In order to adequately prepare, anti-racist activists need to form truly multi-racial anti-racist activist groups, since the most terrifying thing to a white nationalist is to see the races working together against racism.

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9 responses to “Anti-Racist Author Leonard Zeskind Speaks In DC

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  2. Veritatis

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • ladylibertyslamp

      V- Ya know, nobody cares if you are proud of who you are.
      Northern European and Western culture have a lot to be proud of in art, music and philosophy.

      Yet, one of the most intrinsic theories of western philosophy and thought is “equality for all”.

      Be proud, be proud of Celtic heritage, kilts, coat of arms and the great artists and musicians of your own culture as every culture should be proud.

      If you manipulate that pride into domination and oppression, you are going to find our resistance.

      We the people are not going to sit back any longer and allow the slide back of “whites only” on the top of the social order.

      There is nothing to be proud of in oppression, only shame.

      Wear you race with pride if that is your goal in life, but we will not allow race superiority at the expense of others.

      And, one last thing to add, there is more to life than obsessing over your own skin color and he skin colors of others.

      Get out of the house once in a while and meet some new friends.

      Talk to people and find out what they are like beyond their skin, you might start liking life and humanity more.

      • Nellie

        It is highly ignorant to assume that race is defined by skin color. Racial differences go much, much deeper, including but not limited to: bone density, skull and skeletal structures, IQ, predisposition to genetic diseases, and bone marrow.

        Why don’t you try visiting http://www.Stormfront.org to get educated?

        • ladylibertyslamp

          Race, as racists see it, is defined wholly by skin color. Klan members don’t hate non-whites because reams of official-sounding statistical jibberish tell them to, they hate non-whites because they’re not white. Racial pseudoscience like the kind of tripe Steve Sailer peddles is used as a justification for hatred and to put a “legitimate face” on the theory that the world’s problems could be best solved by the subjugation and/or extermination of “lesser races.” But who defines what a “lesser race” is? Is that left to the same people who, at the turn of the last century, decided that Irish Catholics weren’t “white enough?” Or how about during the Second World War, when it was decided that everyone of Slavic and English background weren’t “white enough?” Racists move goalposts around like that because they are paranoid liars who desperately seek some sort of legitimate reason for their xenophobia.

  3. Jeronimus

    Anti-racist is code for anti-white.

    Leonard Zeskind is a professional anti-white bigot.

    • ladylibertyslamp

      I am stunned by your erudite and eloquent mastery of the English language. Since you’ve so graciously bequeathed a literary masterwork to us, I feel it would be an affront if we did not respond in kind:

      No, he’s not. Your argument is bullshit. Thank you, drive through.

      • Nellie

        Get off your pedestal and start doing some research.

        Start by reading this thread.
        http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=674582

        • ladylibertyslamp

          Oh puh-leaze. Not even regular posters on stormfront see it as a legitimate source of research– they treat it as their personal toilet to vent their frustrations about non-whites. If the best you can do is point to crap on a forum that half of the white supremacist community thinks is a Mossad trap run by a fed informant, you have lost.