White Nationalist at CPAC Doesn’t Fit In

Lauren Fox, US News, March 7, 2014


Richard Spencer, executive director of the National Policy Institute, an organization that seeks to foster a community of intellectual white nationalists and publishes books such as “Perils of Diversity,” purchased his own pass to CPAC. Yet, he has noticed that even many of the GOP’s brightest oratory stars like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have failed to fire him up. Cruz, he says, is “really using white angst” for his own “career advancement.”

Spencer, who once worked as an editor at the American Conservative, has evolved his views over the years. Today, he likes to imagine a future “ethnostate” where whites would establish their own homeland devoid of ethnic diversity. That has made some of the panel discussions about expanding the GOP’s big tent at CPAC problematic for him. During one presentation, Spencer said his questions about whether it was morally acceptable to prefer one’s own race were rejected.

“We have all these precedents within our history of immigration restriction and restrictions to Northern Europeans,” Spencer said. “We used to think of ourselves as an extended family and a nation and that should be the natural position for conservatives, but they did not like it. They were [all] ‘those laws were reprehensible.’”

But Spencer says he is confident there are plenty of folks at CPAC who sympathize with his cause. He’s even hoping to do a little recruiting. Although, he notes, he doesn’t have anything as official as an exhibition booth. Instead, Spencer will host his own “unconference” Friday evening, an off-the-record dinner for roughly 40 people who support his cause.

“I won’t reveal their identities, but we have many moles in the system,” Spencer says. “A lot of them live in D.C.”


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  • Freedoooom

    Too bad I didn’t know Spencer was going, I am in Vienna and would of loved to meet him and other like minded.

  • USNWR is a publication that is somewhat biased to the lamestream conservative Republican. Their motive in publishing this is probably to “prove” that CPAC isn’t “racist.”

  • Richard Spencer sounds like a kindred spirit, my brother from a different mother as Dog the Bounty Hunter likes to say.

  • D.B. Cooper

    You survived 8 years of Clinton, 8 years of secret democrat Bush, and what will be 8 years of Obama. You can survive another democrat if it means cleaning out the Republican Party of “certain liberal individuals.”

  • dd121

    Sorry this is slightly off-topic. The other day Obama misspelled the word “respect”. I happened to flip through the channels when Jimmy Fallon made a joke about it, “It must have been his white side coming through”. To paraphrase. Could lefties be any more openly hostile to whites?

    • LHathaway

      lol, I knew a black family, with a little bit of mixed blood somewhere in their ancestry, their mother made the joke once, “It must be the white coming out in him”. It wasn’t intended to be offensive, I don’t think.

      • ThomasER916

        I’ve read your other posts.

      • dd121

        I thought Jimmy Fallon’s “joke” was deeply offensive.

  • Whitetrashgang

    A third party is one of our few hopes,the GOP is our enemy just like everyone else.

    • Bobbala

      You have to have 2nd party before you can have three.

      • Alexandra1973

        We have a duopoly.

    • ThomasER916

      I would say plundering the system is preferable than a new party. Whites should be able to organize and justify a total plunder of the system. Since whites pay more in taxes and get less out of them than non-whites it’s easy to justify whites getting married, having children, but filing for welfare. Collapse the system and then hunt down the Elite, starting with the Culture of Critique.

      • evilsandmich

        “Starve the beast” as they call it. I myself have not come up with a good line to game the system yet; too busy working…

        • ThomasER916

          I’ve come up with some ways to game the system. For starters, form white churches and use them as was to return your tax money through donations. Before churches became anti-white they used to give tuition money to their brightest members. What whites should be doing is using their churches to gift their people with their donations. The church keeps a small percentage and the rest goes back to the donors. You write it off on your taxes and that keeps the money from going to the non-whites.

          Whites should be thinking in the race and ethnicity business. Orthodox Churches sort of think this way already but they’re not explicit enough. Collective purchases can be made for the benefit of whites using tax deductible codes – multifamily housing, construction, white laborers, and white schooling. This allows whites to vastly increase their purchasing power because they’re essentially paying less taxes. Furthermore, by supporting white businesses they’re returning money back into white hands and building white communities. The key to maintain this is to morally justify that the theft of white money destroys our future at the expense of freeloaders. Only the most ethno-masochistic whites will disagree and it’s good to know who the enemies are before you open your doors to them.

  • Extropico

    CPAC is not a conservative organization; it is a debt for human trafficking profit center.

  • DailyKenn

    Multiculturalism has never included our culture; it hates Western culture and despises Southern culture.

    • LHathaway

      I agree. . . while this article says ‘all of those present rejected arguments that it is moral to promote one’s race’ those same people are doing all they can to tell people of color they should favor their own, and whites should favor non-whites. Among blacks, being proud to be black and favoring blackness is so ingrained it might as well be part of their genes. .

      That’s where we are at today. Leftists/the mainstream think that favoring women and people of color, morally, socially, legally, economically, is a moral imperative, because women and those of color are such ‘victims’, no matter how ethnocentric the display it is applauded by leftist and the mainstream, nevermind that this may cause us to at best ignore whites and men if it is not intended to dehumanize them. Perusing a website like this, in fact, all resistance to this that becomes public is done so in a way that only makes them ‘redouble’ their effort at achieving ‘equality’.

      Then conservatives, even most of those on this site, react to this generally by saying ‘things really aren’t that bad for women and people of color’ or by saying how non-racist they are or intend to be. That’s like blacks feeling morally compelled to be favor whites during the time of slavery, or jews in Germany, during the 1930’s, going on about how loyal they are to the regime? Its just a total bizarro twilight zone type of reversal of reality, certainly an ignorance of reality?

      I remember Mr. Taylor once saying in the media, lefties have fitted themselves inside a straight-jacket of their own making which they can’t get out of. It can apply to conservatives too.

      I’m glad Jared Taylor was able to provide another perspective to this conference. It seems to be what he was paid to do here, say something different and unique.

      I wish he would have just given a version of his ‘Banned in Halifax’ speech again. I really think Taylor was on fire when he wrote that speech. I think he was a bit unsubtle on the one point where he says, apparently, the only thing more ‘diversity’ has to offer whites is more and more charges of being racist.

  • Spartacus

    • robinbishop34

      Kinda like this…

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Or this:

  • RisingReich

    Attempting to recruit at CPAC? Hopefully we’re all pleasantly surprised by his results, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • Michael Mason

    “Spencer said his questions about whether it was morally acceptable to prefer one’s own race were rejected.”

    How could white conservatives, who are generally more intelligent and more successful, be such cowards? How?

  • The Final Solution

    Sounds like he’s wasting his time preaching to the wrong crowd.

    • ThomasER916

      You can’t preach to the Elite, they’re the problem and always have been.

  • Kathy M

    Spencer is right of course. We have lost alot of ground. We won’t get it back in one big chunk. We’ll have to work one small step at a time to raise awareness and convince people that our cause is their cause and is very important.

    I first became familiar with Jared and his speeches and writings in 2005. I was a typical lefty at the time but I began to really think about what he was saying and it became a revelation to me. What made Jared different from the others I had heard on racial topics is that he operates with a scalpel rather than a meat cleaver. For me, this was the right approach.

  • Lord Sandwich

    Yeah, I emailed Michael Medved a week ago to rebut a black caller to his show with what I thought was a reasonable critique of his argument. I haven’t gotten a response. Mainstream conservatism is doing all it can to avoid the “white party” label. So just how few must we become before we are permitted our own self interest? What’s the number? Is there one?

    • LACountyRedneck

      You are permitted that now. Just don’t ever expect equal rights for Whites no matter how low our percentages become. So the longer we wait the more difficult it becomes. What puzzles me is that it seems people talk about doing something when our lumbers get low enough. Why not now while we’re still the majority.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Sure, it’s just stage 1 cancer. Nothing to worry about. Let’s just put off the operation for now. It’d be silly to worry the family. Plenty of time.

    • CallahanAuto

      When you discuss this topic with people who believe that we’re all the same, they dismiss this question out of hand. It’s considered an invalid question … even when you point out that blacks and Hispanics have their own (powerful) interest groups.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    A resurgence of white racial consciousness and identity politics is the only way the United States can save itself from death by massive 3rd world immigration. Whites are faced with a very limited number of options. These include taking pride in their race now and aggressively demanding that the politicians represent their own ethnic interests, or waiting until they’re reduced to a minority in the next 30 years, when they suddenly realize that white people really do have ethnic interests when the 3rd world immigrants decide to stop paying our pensions and start slitting our throats.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Richard Spencer is advocating for secession and the creation of a white ethnostate — essentially, he is advocating for the dismantling and destruction of the United States of America. That’s a pretty pretty pretty ambitious plan for such an unknown individual, notwithstanding his claim of having “moles” in DC.

      Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell….etc…..are white men. While they are seem content to see the US overrun with third world immigrants, legal and illegal, it may be a tad easier and more efficient to convince them to change the immigration laws and bar third world immigration moving forward.

  • I think of us as an extended family and a nation. To some, I’m probably the crazy uncle you’d lock in the basement, but even that idea doesn’t hurt me any.

  • silviosilver

    During one presentation, Spencer said his questions about whether it was
    morally acceptable to prefer one’s own race were rejected.

    This classic WN earnestness which attempts to get white racial concerns taken seriously by raising intellectual ethical concerns has been a flop. That such ethical considerations must ultimately underpin racial politics does not mean that they are useful form of entryism (which is not to say they never work).

    Morality-of-survival entryism fails because while white conservatives may not want mass racial diversity and white racial diminishment they are willing to settle for it, and they settle for it by morally congratulating themselves, and are unconcerned or unaware that this mad quest for the moral glow of racial rectitude necessarily dooms their kind to oblivion. The WN form of white guilt – “look at what you’re doing to your own people” – has not been able to compete with this, for two notable reasons. Firstly, because of people’s tremendous capacity to tell themselves “it’s not that bad.” Secondly, because the most common assumption people make is that WNs are attempting to recruit them to the cause of hating other races – an assumption which is not difficult to substantiate by reference to certain WN-istic publications and commentaries.

    If morality-of-survival entryism fails what might succeed? Mockery. White conservatives can live with the guilt of harming their own racial interests because they are compensated by moral rewards. There is no similar compensating factor for being made to feel stupid. (This applies to white liberals and even some leftists also, but I’m concentrating on conservatives here because the topic was CPAC.) Feeling stupid is disturbing and gives rise to an irrepressible urge to cease doing that which causes the stupidity. If whites can be induced to feel stupid for their racial stance they will in due course fill in the rest of the details of their own volition.

    WNs often disdain “respectable conservatives” for refusing to deal forthrightly with race. The class of “respectable WNs” can similarly be disdained for refusing to get down and dirty and apply Alinskyite “rules for racialists” tactics that work in favor of an intellectual pomposity that is rebuffed before the speaker is even finished.

    • DaveMed

      What would you suggest as an alternative strategy?

      • ThomasER916

        He provides one alternative – mocking. He rightly identifies the massive, self-righteous ego of white Elitists will be dealt a greater blow through mockery than through guilt. These white Elitists are financially rewarded for their ethno-masochism. However, they’re susceptible to insults on their character, especially when it exposes them as being completely stupid.

        • DaveMed

          Well, how would someone like Richard Spencer apply this advice practically? (Specifically, within the venue of an event like CPAC.)

          • ThomasER916

            Did you ever write or perform a Stand Up routine?

            When I was in the Marines we did this to illustrate the difficulties in intelligence dissemination, debrief on Somali Pirates and North Korea’s Regime. When the brass wants an intelligence report concerning their own capabilities they’re not receptive to flaws or frailties. Adding humor disarms people.

            When giving an intel report on Pirates I came out in a tinfoil Pirate hate with a tinfoil eye patch. Both had a small placard reading “do not discriminate.” Why? The Politically Correct crowd is just plain stupid with their anti-Discrimination. We know what race, religion, and region the pirates come from. We just need to be able to admit it.

            Needless to say I was passed for meritorious promotions.

          • silviosilver

            I’m not quite sure what the format there was, but from the article it seems Spencer was putting a question to a panel of “conservative experts” (chuckle). It would have been better to make a point than ask a question, something like: “I have two very important points of disagreement with the members of this panel, but I hesitate to make them because they can be very upsetting. Nevertheless, some things have to be said, so here it goes. The first point is that Santa Claus isn’t actually real. The second point is that, strictly speaking, white people being demographically wiped out in America doesn’t actually qualify as a ‘strength.’ I know, I know, it can be heartrending to concede either of those propositions. Furthermore – and I really hate to rub salt into the wound here – but according to the latest research, contrary to what’s commonly thought, it turns out that whites are actually people too. Some of us are onto this, and we think it’s important to explore alternatives to complete demographic demise. I represent an organization called the National Policy Institute…[take it from there]”

            Depending on the audience you might not get past the “I know, I know” bit, but unless you’re shut down you should be able to get through it. And this is just one way of going about it. The point is to be contemptuous of their racial piety without appearing to take them where they don’t want to go – ie, you can’t be perceived as arguing race is real, it matters, therefore RaHoWa! [racial holy war] What you think should be done about race is of distantly secondary importance at this stage. What you must impress upon people is that things cannot be allowed to continue as they are, that it would be disastrous; that something – God only know what – needs to be done, a stand needs to be taken. Of course, there is one policy that immediately suggest itself: an immigration moratorium, but beyond that it immediately gets very tricky.

  • I read James Kirkpatrick’s second long V-Dare column this morning about the waste of time, space, money and energy that was 2014 RPAC. And like I predicted before this weekend started, all Kirkpatrick needed to do was to take what he wrote about last year’s RPAC and change the dates, and I was almost spot on.

    That said, there’s a part of me that’s happy that Richard Spencer didn’t feel like he fit in there. The sooner the “official” right can do to hack off the populist-nationalist right, the better off we’ll be.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Richard Spencer is advocating for secession and the creation of a white ethnostate — essentially, he is advocating for the dismantling and destruction of the United States of America and civil war. That’s a pretty pretty pretty ambitious plan for such an unknown lone individual, notwithstanding his claim of having “moles” in DC. Cynics might deem him a kook, but not me.

    Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, the Bushes….etc…..are white men. While they seem content to have the US overrun with third world immigrants, legal and illegal, it may be a tad easier and more efficient to convince them that they can keep their phony baloney electoral jobs only if they vote to change the immigration laws and bar third world immigration moving forward. It’s pretty pathetic for race realists to conclude that secession and civil war is doable but organizing an anti immigration movement, or even a rally, is not.

    Perhaps the term “race realist” should be changed to “race dreamer.”

  • Alexandra1973

    The GOP is just Democrat Lite.

    Keeping the GOP honest is like trying to keep water dry.

    • KonservativeKonfederateKarl

      The Democrats are open and honest about wanting to fundamentally transform our Constitution, our culture, and our racial composition ASAP. What would you prescribe as an alternative to voting for hastening our demise?
      I don’t advocate for a bloody revolution, so in the meantime, I vote against Democrats; and that means holding my nose and voting for Republicans.
      Obama and Holder are Democrats. Even Boehner isn’t THAT bad! David Duke isn’t an option, but he’s the kind of candidate I could support with enthusiasm. And didn’t he run as a Republican?

  • Hal K

    I support what Richard Spencer is doing, but I think he is getting too far out ahead of the pack in calling for a white ethnostate. What we need now is white identity politics. We need for whites to start feeling comfortable with thinking and talking about their group interests explicitly. You don’t have to talk about a hypothetical ethnostate in order to engage in white identity politics.

    • evilsandmich

      Blacks talk about it on occasion, though that’s lessened over the decades…unfortunately.

      • Ellis Kurtz

        Detroit provides an example of the consequences of Black Separatism.

    • ThomasER916

      Whites need to be talking about Five things:
      #1 – White Identity: the most important
      #2 – White Racial Networking
      #3 – White Interests
      #4 – White Enemies
      #5 – White Separatism

      I see number 5 as something that needs to take place in white minds and hearts. Whites need to understand the ethnostate begins in the individual, family and community. The problem is a “white community” doesn’t exist explicitly, only implicitly and it’s shamed by the Culture of Critique. Once you understand who is doing it and why then it makes sense that the first 4 are prerequisites for #5.

      • The problem with that idea is that I’m 3/16 injun and my wife is Japanese. What happens to people like us?

        • John

          Never heard the old saying “you made the bed, now you have to sleep in it”? There you go. There would be no room, reason or excuse for egalitarianism in a state as proposed above. Anything less would just put us back where we started in a very short time.

  • D.B. Cooper

    People have short memories. It was the 1992 election that made me realize the GOP is not even going on offense when it comes to race. They play nothing but a defensive battle, and admit they try to out liberal the democrats. You all need to connect an actual face and name to the problems the GOP has. I’m not letting you guys forget this… thing.

    • Dave4088

      I’d say 1994, when white males turned out in droves to deliver both chambers of Congress to the Republicans in the mid term elections. 1994 was the year of the angry white male according to many mainstream news outlets.

      Republicans had a mandate to end affirmative action and deal decisively with illegal immigration among other things. After the election they thumbed their collective noses at us and moved to the political center.

      • John K

        It was all a bunch of crap. Newt Gingrich and his so-called “contract with America”. More like “contract ON America”.

  • Thank you Richard Spencer.

  • John K

    CPAC is not conservative. Just because someone is a Republican, that does not make him conservative. The Hollywood buffoon Kevin Costner describes himself as a “liberal Republican”. The modern Republican wants diversity just as much as the liberal. White men need not apply.