Let’s have justice for American Renaissance, too!

American Renaissance, a racial realism blog site and organization founded in 1990 by a man named Jared Taylor, was low-bridged again at the end of this past week, right on the eve of what AmReners thought would be their semi-annual conference in Charlotte, N.C., far away from the liberal loonies who have managed to disrupt those conferences, one way or another, for the past several years.

All it took this time was threatening phone calls from two black Charlotte city councilmen to the hotel where most of the AmRen followers attending the conference were planning to stay. As a hotel in the Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia area did under similar circumstances last year, the Charlotte inn caved in under pressure from the professional Left and canceled all the AmReners’ reservations, plus their use of the hotel’s facilities for the conference.

The trouble-making Southern Poverty Law Center, which loves to designate political groups who disagree with it as “racist” and “hate groups” almost as much as the mainstream news media love quoting the SPLC as making the designations, may have had a hand in the denial of free speech to the AmReners, too. It isn’t clear at this writing. What is clear, is that free speech as conceived by those with the muscle to enforce it in this country today, is free liberal speech, free black speech, free illegal immigrant speech — but definitely not free speech for White Americans, European-Americans, who believe that their race is threatened and under siege, and that they have a right to speak out about it.

Whether it’s pressure groups forcing a closedown of facilities where a conservative, race-conscious group was going to hold its convention; or Leftist thugs shouting down and even physically threatening those trying to espouse traditional values on U.S. college campuses; or radical and/or black militant groups “confiscating” (read: stealing) and destroying conservative alternative newspapers published on said campuses, the Left in this country has made its stand clear: Agree with us, or shut up. Or we’ll SHUT you up. Or we’ll tar you with the “racist” brush. Or we’ll make so much fuss outside your venue, and act so threatening, that weak-kneed college administrators will cave in and cancel your program as being to likely to cause “disruption.”

Such a result is called the “thug’s veto.” “We don’t like what you’re saying, so we’re going to keep you from saying it.” That isn’t free speech; it’s totalitarianism. And the mainstream media mostly just look the other way. Most reporters are of a liberal ideological bent — believe me, I worked with them for 40 years, and I know. They don’t really care if AmRen is shut out of a conference for which its members had paid good money, or whether columnist Ann Coulter is forced to cancel a scheduled appearance on a college campus by Leftist goons’ threats.

I don’t know what Mr. Taylor and the other leaders of American Renaissance are going to do about this. I suspect they’ll manage to salvage some type of truncated conference. But the Leftist thugs will be grinning with glee — including those two city councilmen — because once again they’ve “beat the ole White boys.”

It seems to me that such mass reservations at a hotel should include a performance bond, by which the hotel could be sued by AmRen and its members for cancelation on late, short notice. Possibly the hotel management could grow some backbone and start telling the Leftists who threaten them that they’ll be subject to arrest if they break the law in any way on hotel property. But that’s probably too much to hope for. Other AmRen bloggers and I have urged members attending these conferences to pack heat — for self-defense, if necessary, not aggression. But that does no good if the thing gets canceled before it can even start.

No, the most effective tool for the various conservative organizations who have been the victims of liberal, often black, disruption and intimidation, is the legal one. The SPLC is very vulnerable to such lawsuits — it has defamed one Rightist organization after another, publicly. And it has deep pockets. Seems to me that the city of Charlotte could be liable to legal action, too, as two of its city councilmen were key players in intimidating the hotel into its spineless cave-in. One of those councilmen is the mayor pro-tem, according to an article about the disgraceful episode which appeared in the Charlotte Observer.

And as I’ve already mentioned, surely AmRen can find lawyers who could work up a good discrimination lawsuit against the hotel in this case. Has the hotel ever canceled reservations for an NAACP or Black Muslim convention at the last minute, under pressure from the local KKK? We all know the answer to that, don’t we?

Until the Right starts fighting back — and the best way to do that, is by getting into the deep pockets of the people who have wrong ed them, through the legal system — it will be served up this noxious stew, again and again.

For those of you who are interested in Mr. Taylor’s website, it is available at amren.com . You’ll find that the webmaster tolerates no racial slurs or other abusive language, and that much of the discussion is well-reasoned and intelligent, although often written in what might be called “White heat” (pun intended).

If you think this column might help open the eyes of some people, please feel free to forward it far and wide. Just give Old Corporal credit, please. I don’t get any money from this, but the recognition makes me feel good.


8 comments for “Let’s have justice for American Renaissance, too!

  1. mrzollman
    January 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nuf said, Old Corporal. You did another fine job. It IS an aggravation how only the white race can be accused of being “racial”. You stated the case perfectly. Good on you!

  2. wendel M. Jacobs
    January 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hi….this is Jake. I tried to send you a Christmas card and it came back. What’s your address now? E-mail me.

    Jake (Mike Jacobs)

  3. January 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    The SPLC has very deep pockets indeed, nearly $190 MILLION tax-free donor-dollars at last count.

    Not bad for a “non-profit.”


    The legal route is absolutely the best way to go after the multi-billion dollar “Hate Industry.”

    AmRen has civil rights too, including freedom of expression. Where is the almighty ACLU in the face of this blatant discrimination?

    The most ironic (read: “hypocritical”) thing about the Southern Poverty Law Center is that NOT ONE of its top ten, highest paid executives is a minority.


    In fact, according to the SPLC’s hometown newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King’s home church, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power.

    Some “experts”

  4. Jeanine McKenzie
    February 1, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Well written article Mr. Engle. I enjoy your posts at AmRen, so I thought I’d come over, look around and say hello. I’m “Tired of It”. Keep up the good writing. I’m so glad I found AmRen and a few other sites – like this one. Very few spots of sanity left in an increasingly insane world. Stay well, Old Corporal.

  5. JT Evans
    February 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Old Corporal — You are my superior: I am only a PFC, so I defer to you for that and for many other reasons. I also defer to your 40 years of hard-working journalism contrasted with my grand total of about two years. Mea culpa. Having paid my respects, I go on to dispute your defense of “AmRen,” mainly your remark about urging attendees to “pack heat.” That’s pretty reprehensible, Wayne. I agree that they are entitled to their (in my opinion) stupid and scandalous views and, in an ideal world, are entitled to express them. I agree with the argument that it is better to get views out into the free, public forum so that they can be disputed and, in this case, easily defeated. But guns? We’ve suffered centuries of injustice from racists with guns. How about fighting fire with fire? Mr. Taylor might simply look for a place more friendly to his views. I’m sure with a little judicious canvassing ahead of time, he could find white councilmen — it is about race, isn’t it? — who would be just as manipulative in seeing to it that he got his venue rather than being denied it.

  6. Gerald Dubose Martin
    February 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Well folks, although the American Renaissance Conference was indeed cancelled due to an iron triangle of Leftist pressure groups, a black government official abusing his authority and the pusillanimity of Charlotte hotels, an “underground” conference, at two (more or less) secret locations, WAS held. I was at one location and had a great time. Jared Taylor & the scheduled speakers were at the other site, where they recorded their lectures for Internet upload and DVDs. Between the two groups, we had about 20% of the originally registered 200 people. I’m hoping AR hires some pit-bull lawyers and takes aggressive legal action to restore our rights to PUBLIC assembly and free speech. An article about my experiences at the conference, “What I Saw in Charlotte,” is at http://www.amren.com (Feb 11).

    JT EVANS: I agree with you that it’s unwise to bring firearms to these things, but please explain why you think AR’s views are “stupid” & “scandalous.”

  7. Joe
    May 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    In my observations, and in my opinion, most of the people that post at amren are racists. They hate anyone who isn’t non-white and any white person that doesn’t align exactly with their racist view of the world. They are not realists as amren likes to position themselves.

  8. May 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    You’re wrong. We ARE the racial realists, as the mainstream media, academics and liberal politicians refuse to be. This country has become so politically correct that sometimes telling the truth, calling a spade a spade, so to speak, becomes automatically “White racism” in some people’s minds.

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