So on the way down to the family thanksgiving turkey gathering my wife asked me again, what the hell I was typing over so furiously in the week before. At the time I had answered, it's 1966 again and left her non plussed.
So this time I pulled out the old IPOD, and plugged in to the AUX INPUT and said, 'let's listen to Phillip Dewinter explain himself' and she said 'who?'. All I said was, he was the head of the largest political party in northern Belgium, and wanted to preserve his culture in schools, and in church and in practice. I then played the Shire Network News interview, but cut it off before Tom Paine explained himself and his views a bit.
Mrs. Epa did not hesitate to sneer at the moment when the non denial of Vlaams leader morphed into his poetic challenge of 'it's a metaphor'.
For all Americans who have really been THERE during civil rights, this is a crystallizing statement from which there is no going back. It differentiates between the fear of loss of historic culture and its wonderful traditions, and the inner compulsions which force humans to do the ugliest things imaginable, one tiny step in descent at a time.
No Charles Johnson, No Gates of Vienna, No Atlas, no other explanations needed. No worries about smears, just the leading light of Vlaams Belang and all the time in the world to explain himself, any way he pleased, uninterrupted. He could have repudiated this statement. HE could have said a million things, instead he was Hillary Clinton treading a narrow path between the base and the necessity of not losing the center, wink wink nod nod.
Simultaneous to all of this, was the self bukake experiment of the conservative (republican) group Young Americans for Freedom who had invited Mr. Nick 'Holohoax' Griffin (now I'm sorry to use wiki right there, but for those who wish to find excuses for this scum, there are a million resource out there which will negate that, including the BBC interview in which he utters his infamous little ditties). There are claims that he has 'modified' his stance now. Sure. Maybe he got a good look in his funhouse fringe mirror inside some English hoosegow. However, joyously holding hands with David Duke (another 'culture defender') in 2005 at a party celebration yields doubt as to this. Now as to the YAF, take a good look at their history. Is their any doubt what Barry Goldwater (who wanted to kick Jerry Falwell's ass), or Bill Buckley who STARTED the modern conservative movement by driving the racists from the 'temple' would have to say?
Meanwhile the inimitable Republican sliding to Larouchedom in Dukeland, Ron Paul, has gone from praising The John "fluoride in the water is a commi plot" Birch Society as savior of the Constitution to accepting money, support and endorsements from Stormfront, whose symbol by the way appears in Mr. Dewinter's home (but maybe he is Druid afficianado).
I just can't help it, every time I hear more and see more, it gets worse and worse.
Counter jihadism, and realism about the Khomeinist and Salafist freaks makes one seem crazy enough to the vast majority who are simply worried about $3.20/gallon gas headed to $5, and VERY secondarily about being blown up in a mall.
The taint of racism in any way, like Stormfront and Ron Paul, like Nick Griffin at the erstwhile 'conservative' YAF, de-legitimizes VALID defense of american liberal values, and individual rights to such a large extent that WE WILL LOSE. If we accept these kinds of allies, WE WILL LOSE.
I don't want these people on my side, and in fact have decided I am not happy to have two movement come out of this.
One movement is UNABLE to accept the taint of white power as part of its recipe to defend against Achmadinejad, Qaradawi, HAMAS, Bakri, and the Nasrallah's, and one movement who has some problem searching for excuses for it, but WILL excuse the questionable in OTHER PLACES on 'practical grounds'. The defense I hear is, 'Europe is so far gone, we have to accept the help of ...........( Fill in with anything). I've heard it ALL BEFORE.
Phillip DeWinter said what he did, and there is no way back. No Vlaams Belang defender has yet been able to defend Mr. DeWinter's currency, currently in this signal statement.
White Europe is plain enough. He did not complain of translation error or any other inaccuracies, merely tried to sidestep in a way that would make Bill Clinton PROUD (though Mr. Clinton for all his faults, and they are unacceptable ones does not fall close to the category of the apparent inner problems of Mr. DeWinter).