September 23, 2010

Racist Republican runs for Congress

In Campaign 2010:  A Racist GOPer Running for Congress in N.Y., David Corn writes about Republican Jim Russell's bid for the 18th district of New York State:In this long and rambling article on the need to protect Western civilization, which appeared in Occidental Quarterly--a magazine the Southern Poverty Law Center has called "racist"--Russell opposed interracial marriage: "parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage." And he warned of popular movies that encourage black-white coupling by exploiting "the critical period of sexual imprinting in their target audiences of white pre-adolescent girls and adolescent young women." This was another variation of an old theme: they're coming for our white women. He approvingly quoted T.S. Eliot's conditions for an optimal society: "reasons of race and culture combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable."

Russell asserted that Western culture is at risk:

It is our duty to maintain and advance the Western continuum that originated in ancient Greece and earlier. To falter at this critical juncture is to allow our people to approach extinction. The greatest achievement of the West will be our extrication from our current dilemma. If we succeed in our efforts, the chroniclers of this age will celebrate our valiant struggle in the epic literature of the future--if we fail, there will be no such literature and our beleaguered descendants will mock us in our graves.
In other words, blacks and Jews have to be kept at bay for the West to preserve its glory.
Comment:  Slight correction. Russell wasn't just referring to blacks and Jews. He also was referring to Latinos, Indians, Muslims, gays, and other minorities. You know, the hordes of devil-worshiping, One World brown-skins I keep referring. The evildoers who want to tear down our society because they aren't white Christians like us.

As we've seen, this view is common among Republicans, teabaggers, and other forms of conservatives. If we took a poll, I bet 80-90% of conservatives would agree with Russell's statement. The percentage who would agree that America is stronger because of its multicultural diversity would be close to 0.

For other bigots in the Republican mainstream, see:

Didier:  Stop protecting the weak
New Hampshire Republican = racist
Rand Paul's pro-racist libertarianism


For more on the subject in general, see:

Culture war over who's American
Obama smeared as Luo tribesman
Bigots protest brown-skins on 9/11


Below:  A mascot for today's conservatives.

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