Defending White Conservatives Against Hate: Lessons from Dr. King and Caledonia
Kathy Shaidle on TakiMag: “Yet another Canadian…who figured this out years ago, and acted accordingly, at considerable personal cost, is Mark Vandermaas, whose recent “Defending White Conservatives Against Hate” will inspire and/or infuriate you.”
This article was prompted by an unsolicited email from Chicago University announcing their ‘Diversity Management’ program. I have republished that email and my reply below.
Although I have always found ‘affirmative action’ policies and accusations relating to ‘white privilege’ repugnant and racist, I never thought about my ‘identity’ as a white person that much. Lately, however, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. Here’s why:
ANTI-WHITE EXPERIENCE #1: My city of London, Ontario, Canada has announced the hiring of a ‘Diversity Officer.’ It occurred to me — as someone who doesn’t make a lot of money — my city is going to spend the taxes I struggle to pay to hire someone who will earn a lot more than me to ensure that as few people as possible who look like me get hired to work for the city.
ANTI-WHITE EXPERIENCE #2: Not long ago, Canada’s taxpayer-funded broadcaster Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) published a ‘comedy’ sketch of people mocking whites by celebrating the end of the white race. You can’t make this stuff up. I told my Member of Parliament that if I were a white supremacist I’d show it at every recruiting session.
You can read my letter to my MP here. He did do me the courtesy of returning my call. He listened politely, then told me it was ‘free speech.’ He was unimpressed with my suggestion that he likely would not be using the ‘free speech’ argument if taxpayers were funding a celebration by whites over the eventual extinction of native or black people. The CBC’s ombudsman couldn’t be bothered responding to my complaint, and the video is still up. Clearly, no one thinks there’s anything wrong with taunting white people about the end of their kind.
ANTI-WHITE EXPERIENCE #3: Twitter is now awash with anti-white tweets like ‘I hate white people!’ and ‘Kill white women/men!’ posts that would never be tolerated if the posters were whites expressing overt hatred for blacks. I seem to recall a great purge of ‘alt-right’ types (while giving ‘verified’ status to the Muslim Brotherhood). Then, there’s the censorship of conservative accounts. If they purged the hate from the ‘alt-left’ I’m guessing a quarter of Twitter’s subscribers would disappear. So, the hate continues online.
ANTI-WHITE EXPERIENCE #4: A couple of weeks ago I was assaulted in broad daylight while walking down the sidewalk. I was to the far right of the sidewalk and looked up to see a large man walking straight towards me on my side. He had lots of time to shift over a bit to miss me, but instead slammed into me seemingly on purpose. I’m 6'3" and 340 lbs, but this guy was even bigger. The impact turned both of us sideways whereupon he immediately slammed me in the chest with both hands whereupon I hit the sidewalk and hurt my knee. No ‘Oh, I’m sorry…I wasn’t paying attention.’ Nothing. He never said a word. Just an initial slam followed up with a second assault before silently continuing on his way. Like it was nothing. Like I was nothing.
After getting up, I activated my cellphone video and chased after him, hoping to get his picture. I chased him around the block as he yelled out, ‘Help! I’m being harassed by a white man!’ I yelled at him to stop so we could call the police in reply, but he didn’t seem anxious to talk to law enforcement. I eventually lost him.
I hadn’t seen his face, so his race or the idea that he attacked me because I was white never entered my mind — until I heard his false cries about being harassed by a white man. I don’t know if this was a deliberate hate crime, a stupid misunderstanding or an ego thing. But something tells me it wasn’t an accident.
ANTI-WHITE EXPERIENCE #5: Last night, I was at my favorite pizza slice place, the kind where you sit at stools at a counter looking out the front window, and heard a female voice in the back say, laughingly, ‘Of course he’s a racist; he’s white.’ I looked around but couldn’t see her. So, do I make a scene and call out this ‘joke?’ I’ve made enough ‘scenes’ during my years of unpaid activism on the Caledonia Crisis, so I decided to let it go.
I didn’t report the possible hate crime assault, either. I was late for an appointment…with a former RCMP officer who runs a paralegal firm, so I ended the chase, went to the meeting and asked for his advice on reporting. He said, ‘It sounds like a make-work project.’
White Males: Public Enemy #1
The sad reality is that as a white male, I am public enemy number one. I am personally responsible for every evil thing ever done in history by a Caucasian, and people born with my colour of skin can be discriminated against — not at random, but by design. Anti-white racism is institutionalized. The system is not sympathetic to me. I know from long experience in Caledonia and in London that the police are biased towards appeasing non-whites, especially the violent ones, and it’s a struggle to get justice.
Does skin colour equal responsibility for past evils?
Can you imagine me arguing that a black person from Jamaica is responsible for the Rwandan genocide because he shares skin colour with a war criminal! Ridiculous. Yet, that is what the anti-whiters want you to believe about me.
I am, apparently, personally responsible for slavery, but get none of the credit for sharing skin colour with British MP William Wilberforce who spent years of his life working to successfully end slavery in the British empire. I, white male oppressor, had the audacity to choose to be born with the same white skin of American slavers, but my accusers embrace those who share ideology with Islamic slavers who still exist today. I don’t get credit for sharing the whiteness of the hundreds of thousands of evil white men who died to end slavery in the U.S. and to end Nazism in the next century. I could go on, but do I really need to argue this! It’s outrageous prima facie.
I’m accused of having something called ‘White Privilege,’ but I’ve been waiting for my White Privilege bonus cheque ever since I was put into an orphanage at age six.
Incitement to genocide…we’re getting there
While writing this article I ran across pictures of the two anti-white ANTIFA (anti-fascist) posters seen here provided by Jack Posobiec (Twitter.com/JackPosobiec) who kindly gave me permission to use them. Scary stuff posted by violent people working to divide people based on racial hatred. Change the word ‘whites’ to ‘blacks’ and you can predict the outrage by liberals. You wouldn’t even have to change the headdress of the hater; he already looks like a KKK member:
For the first time in my life, I’m actually a little worried about where this anti-white hatred is leading. Do I need to take self-defence lessons? Should I buy a gun? Will there be mass attacks on whites? Will I be attacked for the colour of my skin? Is my wife safe? Who will defend us? Who can I turn to? And that…is the $64,000 question.
Which road to take? Hate or love. White Supremacists or Dr. King?
I, with others in a small group of activists, admired and modeled Dr. King’s non-violent methods in order to return the rule of law in Caledonia where the Ontario Provincial Police arrested white victims of violence and intimidation by native militants, that is when they weren’t standing around watching them commit crimes. The OPP dispatchers were exposed asking if suspects were white or not in order to determine who would be released and who would be arrested. You guessed it. Whites = Arrest! Non-white (code for native) = Release.
We rallied over and over again, volunteering to be arrested on multiple occasions trying to merely walk down the road with a Canadian flag in order to dramatize the evils of racial policing that appeased the most extreme violence. It took us 31 months of rallies and arrests just to make the Canadian flag legal again in Caledonia. You can read Caledonia’s story and ours in two books:
I believed in King’s dream that we should be judged not by the colour of our skin, but by our character. My parents lived under Nazi occupation and because of the lessons of the Holocaust I have spent years defending the honour of the Jewish people via my IsraelTruthWeek.org project. I HATE Nazism and I HATE white supremacism. Actually, I hate supremacism by any race or religion.
I have run across postings/tweets condemning ‘diversity’ as being code for ‘less white’ and found myself considering the premise for the first time, reluctantly agreeing only to discover the source was, or at least appeared to be, a white supremacist. And this is the dilemma: who do I turn to, as a white person, if I don’t want to be associated with racist scum? Who will be my voice? Politicians won’t help. Media are actually promoting anti-white sentiments. Governments are hiring people to make sure people like me don’t get hired. Schools are indoctrinating ‘white privilege’ racism into children. Who will speak for me, as a white person and NOT as a supremacist? What if no one will speak out and act?
The left will have blood on its hands
The left has now labeled virtually every conservative person a ‘Nazi’ and put a target on their back with their dangerous calls to ‘punch a Nazi.’ Anyone who speaks up against anti-white hate will automatically be attacked and vilified as a ‘Nazi’ or ‘white supremacist’ whether they are or not. So, which non-racist moderate white person in their right mind wants that job?
I used to smirk when I saw claims about ‘white genocide.’ Not anymore. We now have a system that openly, blatantly and increasingly discriminates against whites in the name of ‘diversity,’ ‘tolerance,’ ‘multi-culturalism’ and ‘equity’ in ways that would never be tolerated against any other race. And it is evil. It was evil to discriminate against black people, and it is evil to discriminate against whites. You cannot end discrimination by creating more it.
If we cannot convince our politicians, educators and journalists to stop enabling and institutionalizing anti-white discrimination this could end in a very bad place. The more the crazed left demonizes and attacks whites, more and more of their victims will be looking for someone to speak for them. Some will get sucked into the sleazy realm of the supremacists. Others will reject that option, but turn to defensive violence as a seemingly justifiable response. After all, many would understand if blacks were tempted to use violence against a society that openly vilified them and used the law to blatantly demean and discriminate against them; or if a social platform callously allowed users to call for their extermination. So what makes anyone think all whites will be immune from the temptation of reacting similarly?
Either way, those who spread the anti-white filth, and those who enabled it in government, schools and media with their fake ‘white privilege’ racism will have blood on their hands when whites get hurt and/or whites defend themselves.
So…how should we respond?
We see many conservatives, tired of the fascist left’s mounting violence, praising and even glorifying ‘Based Stickman’ for mounting a violent defence against fascists attacking demonstrators. Yes, the police dropped the charges and, yes, he may be fully justified legally in doing what he did, but the true injustice against the pro-Trump side was obscured instead of exposed by his violence. Stickman turned the event from representing a clear injustice by fascists against innocent Trumpers into a he said/she said, ‘Both sides were violent!’ narrative, clearly a victory for them.
Contrast ‘Based Stickman’ with the two people below who chose not to respond to injustice with violence. One helped turn the tide of the civil rights struggle while the other helped dramatize the importance of electing Trump in order to restore the rule of law:
My wish, therefore, is that conservatives and whites rediscover the power of Dr. King’s methods and of his vision:
In Caledonia, we were a handful of very ordinary citizens who went toe-to-toe with Canada’s second-largest police force; violent native militants; anarchists; communists; ‘Palestinian’ groups; radical student and union groups; the media; and the government of Ontario. Thanks to Dr. King’s teachings, if we did not win, we at least gave them all a very bloody nose (figuratively!) while fighting them to a standstill. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that our leader, as was Dr. King (a Baptist minister), Gary McHale, was/is a devout Christian who taught us the Bible’s number one admonishment: do not live in fear (the true Christian’s secret weapon).
And, oh, yes…we did it without help from white supremacists.
Victory requires an important distinction…
Although it may appear that Dr. King was taking on whites, he realized that he was not in a war with whites, just as we must realize we are not in a war with liberals or Black Lives Matter or Antifa. In Caledonia, for example, we didn’t go to ‘war’ against native people even though we met them repeatedly in the streets; we merely used them to dramatize the injustice of racial policing as part of our civil rights campaign against the government.
Similarly we are in a civil rights struggle against governments to force them to protect white people and our rights, and we can use racists and fascists to expose and dramatize the injustice provided we do so with non-violence. Once you accept you’re in a civil rights struggle, the next logical question to ask is, What can we learn from the greatest civil rights leaders in history?
You can start with this guy’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. He prevented a black/white civil war, and the guy he learned from forced the British out of India:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream…I have a dream that one day in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. […]
When we allow freedom to ring — when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the worlds of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, We are free at last.”
Martin Luther King Jr.: the conservative secret weapon against fascists that has NO defence
If you want to really trigger a liberal…start writing and talking about Martin Luther King Jr. Start applying his non-violent methods and let the world know that’s exactly what you’re doing. Our enemies have a terrible weakness that most conservatives haven’t figured out yet: the left can no longer claim Dr. King as their own because they know full well he completely and utterly rejected violence even in the face of terrible provocations.
In Caledonia, the occupiers and their leftist allies held an ‘anarchist-aboriginal’ conference. One session was devoted to finding a way of countering our use of Dr. King’s methods. Why? “Because they (us!) are making us look like the racists!” Music to the ears, don’t you think?
Fight back against the anti-white, anti-conservative hatred and violence, but do not fall into the trap of returning fascist violence with violence at public demonstrations even though legally justified. Once you do, you are throwing away a mighty weapon against which our enemies have no defence whatsoever. Take the time to understand and apply Dr. King’s methods. They work. We proved it and you can, too.
Chicago University email to Mark Vandermaas at info@VoiceofCanada.ca:
I wanted to let you know that Cleveland State University has recently launched a new continuing education program in Diversity Management. These courses are being offered by one of the only Master’s in Diversity Management programs in the country, and will focus on helping 21st Century leaders become more culturally competent and better able to manage a diverse workforce.
Attached is a news release with additional information for your review. I would be happy to set up an interview with the director of the program if you are interested. Thank you for your time and have a nice day.
Director of Communications and Media Relations
University Marketing & Communications
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, EC 182
Cleveland, OH 44115
Mr. Dube used CC instead of BCC, meaning his entire mailing list went out to every recipient which, I estimate, number in the hundreds. I sent my reply, along with a link to this article to all of them.
2. My email reply:
Dear Mr. Dube:
Your email inspired me to write an article about some recent experiences I have had as a white person that caused me to reflect on my ‘white identity.’ I hope you like it: https://medium.com/@MarkVandermaas/defending-white-conservatives-against-hate-lessons-from-dr-king-and-caledonia-5d781f4706c5
I’m growing more than a little concerned about this growing anti-white racism. You can call it ‘diversity’ if you like, but if we’re honest, that’s just code for ‘less white.’ I believe it is contributing to the overt anti-white hatred and bigotry that is spreading like a cancer on social media, in media and on the street. I believe I shall pass on promoting your program for you.
P.S. May I suggest you use BCC so you don’t provide your complete mailing list to every recipient.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
(part 2: Can non-violence and violence co-exist int he same struggle?)
Mark Vandermaas is as white and conservative as it gets. He is the editor of VoiceofCanada.ca, founder of the Caledonia Victims Project (caledoniavictimsproject.ca), and founder of Israel Truth Week (israeltruthweek.org). He was part of a team that applied Dr. King’s methods to restore the rule of law during the Caledonia crisis during which he was arrested five times; none resulted in a trial.
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