I first heard about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots (also known as the Wilmington Massacre) soon after moving to this North Carolina coastal town in 1984. I was drawn there by the lure of working in the movie industry during the early days following Italian director and producer Dino de Laurentis’ establishment of his namesake film studios just north of town.
At the time, Wilmington was a small sleepy city steeped in Southern charm with beautiful beaches located nearby, but as I discovered during my two years there, the town and its people featured prominently in a particularly dark chapter of North Carolina history.
As I tend to do, I gravitated toward spending my leisure time with other local artists. One such character was Claude Howell, a noted seascape painter in his 70s, who held a weekly salon in his penthouse apartment in the historic city center. Claude was not…
Rightwing Catholic media dominates the religious broadcasting channels in the US. EWTN is a disciplined orthodox hegemon that suffers no left-leaning voices. It is the media of Groupthink. Their own Pope is a bit more Christlike than the preferred Church Militant tolerates, Francis is not willing to weaponize the faith, to reinvigorate a neverending Crusade on Islam.
If you are not with them, you are against them. In the parlance of white supremacists, you are the antifa — a word used without attribution — an amorphous bevy of leftists who give aid and comfort to Satan. Their demons are BLM, looters, Socialists, Anti-Life participants in the culture of death, ddictators of relativism, Fidel Cuomo or Che de Blasio.
The lifeblood of EWTN orthodoxy thrives upon the deathblood of those who stand in the way of exceptional manifest destiny. Communism is a US hobgoblin. It exists as THE existential threat in the minds of a body politic that fancies itself nonpartisan while promoting jealous right wing political stances.
Presumably, 1960s radical youth gnawed away at Mother Church, but they are now aging Boomers who are responsible for decimating the numbers of faithful and patriotic congregants who are — by dint of birth and privilege — white and right. Why are there so few black congregants (3%) among Roman Catholic churches? Why are so few blacks white supremacists?
Antifa is a label branded onto those who lean left of alt-right. The word antifa is always used without attribution, a hobgoblin that, though a straw-man construct, gets accepted as an unquestioned evil lurking in the midst of an otherwise polite God-fearing society — an existential threat to law and order.
There is a profound difference between the maintenance of law and order and justice under the rule of law. Defending a constitution becomes a sign of weakness, defending those citizens most marginalized in a society is an existential threat to law and order, separation of church and state and recognition of a “natural law” that must expeditiously drive jurisprudence. Religious liberty: code words for a systemic white-supremacist presumption that equates Constitutional law with a God-ordained a-priori natural law.
Fascism infects society in the way of a virus: it jumps from one host to another and jumps back again, gathering strength as it infects new hosts, honing new weapons to inculcate more warm bodies. It communicates via propaganda. The word propaganda originated with the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, an instrument for inculcation of “pagans” who require conversion. It is a mission statement.
A failed putsch against Congressional “antifa” occurred on January 6, 2021 at the Capitol Building, but fascists never fade away — they learn from their missteps and draw up tighter strategies to battle another day. America First is a durable institution. It was a guiding light to the Third Reich, a viral leap. The recent putsch brought some daylight to distinct characters who demonstrate how the virus of fascism jumps to and fro among hosts.
Genuine journalism demands that you fashion an ability for listening to abhorrent voices that disturb the spirit, but integrity can not be obtained by isolating yourself from opposing views. I have been listening to their programming for decades, I know where they stand and what they seek. The time has come for me to share the disturbing voices I find there. Please stay tuned for more.
Western Evilization is a sanctimonious white-supremacist system that justifies its brutal crime scenes with impunity. They employ superior firepower at every stage to ethnically cleanse stolen lands and ancient cultures. Their god works in mysterious ways, but it turns out all white in the end. A jealous whitewashed deity bestows divinely manifest blessings upon a dominant Western European imperial model. It is a system imposed in the name of demonocracy by fulsome imperial overlords who believe themselves manifestly privileged to mete things out. American descendants of slavery are the progeny of human resources deemed “necessary” for transforming an agrarian to an industrial economy. The enslavement of Blacks from Africa began in 1619, it coincided with the systemic genocide of every indigenous tribe, a process begun with the arrival of European empires more than a century earlier.
Originalism: interpreting the US Constitution as the legal instrument of white wealthy propertied men. It is a system of governance that mirrors the actual events of US history. Every treaty signed with every tribe wasted during European colonization has been abrogated — dismissed with wild and wily abandon. How would the founding slavers deal with racial injustice and an exclusionary justice system? How many brutally exploited beings does it take to make a single billionaire?
A Declaration for White, Propertied Men
Here, I reword a section of the US Declaration of Independence to reflect the actual intent of the moral compass that guides thieves, liars, lynchers, and capitalists?
…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all white wealthy propertied men are created equal, that they are endowed by their White European Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among white wealthy propertied Men, deriving their jealous powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these white wealthy propertied Mens’ ends, it is the Right of the white wealthy propertied Men to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect white wealthy propertied Mens’ Safety and Happiness…