Snyder Says Latest Agema Post ‘Absolutely Inappropriate,’ Renews Call for Civility

Jonathan Oosting, MLive, January 13, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday called a recent Facebook post by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema “absolutely inappropriate” but again stopped short of saying whether he should resign.

Agema on New Year’s Eve reposted a racially-charged article on the criminal justice system that had originally been published in a white supremacist magazine, leading to a new round of criticism for the embattled tea party favorite.

He first came under fire about a year ago for a series of controversial Facebook posts disparaging gays and Muslims, leading RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak and others to call for his resignation.

Snyder, a Republican who indirectly rebuked Agema during his 2014 State of the State address, pointed to those past comments on Monday when asked whether he should resign.

“I made my feelings very clear that if you’re in public service or in the public eye, hopefully you can act with a degree of civility and treat people right,” the governor said. “I don’t consider those comments to be in line with that.”

Agema, who eventually took down the controversial post, defended himself last week in a thread on MLive’s Facebook page, noting that the article had previously been shared by retired Col. Allen West, a former Congressman “who is himself black.”

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  • propagandaoftruth

    Hey. Make them fire you dude.

    • antiquesunlight

      I would have enduring respect for him if he went out fighting. I can’t manage to be optimistic that he will.

  • Reynardine

    What is this “white supremicist” amren site you speak of and where can I join it? I only know of the “race realist” amren site.

    • Any group or website that even remotely espouses white interests is automatically viewed as “white supremacist.” There is no other category for liberals and conservatives (yes, conservatives!) to place us under because the very notion of whites standing up for their culture or racial heritage is ‘racist’ by nature.

      • LHathaway

        How about standing up for individual Whites, too?

        • Zimriel

          Breitbart and National Review and PJM sort-of do that, for individual Whites. For Whites as a group, no. In between, for ancestral White nations, like Germany – ambiguous: witness how NRO wrings its hands over PEGIDA.

          • Jacobite2

            Back when the GOP hope was Barry Goldwater, NR was as race-realist as anybody could want. They objected to the ’64 Civil Rights Act and the ’65 Voting Rights Act specifically on white-interest grounds. Their HQ was in NYC. Nobody can exist there for long without becoming Judaized. Iran may be America’s last hope.

      • Seniorsquadldr

        White Guilt, White Self-loathing on Parade. Say it loud I’m white and I’m PROUD.

        • Libertarian67

          I Am White, I am American and I am Proud! I have said that for so many years and never apologized.
          I live in MI and believe me, Snyder is a RINO at best; in the closet liberal most likely. Tax this and Tax that; plus tell us what great places Detroit, Saginaw and Flint are. This is why I lean Libertarian; Republicrats stopped representing me many years ago.

      • Jacobite2

        Dominance is a perfect zero-sum game. Whites will be dominant or they will be dominated.

    • TheMaskedUnit

      You have to translate:

      Fleeing is oppression.
      Forced integration is voluntary association.
      Truth is racist.
      Free speech is censored.
      Diversity is strength.
      Unity is weakness.

      • Sick of it

        Knowledge is ignorance
        Ignorance is wisdom

        • Speedy Steve

          Freedom is slavery, ergo slavery is freedom.

        • Nancy

          “How terrible it will be for those who call good evil and evil good; who confuse light for darkness and darkness for light…” (Is 5:20)

          Welcome to the End Times.

      • DD-762

        Black is beau…never mind.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          … to negro men without Pro Sport contracts or recording deals.

        • Speedy Steve

          And I just dropped a masterpiece.

    • Anyone who stands up for whites in the West is called a standard set of abusive nonsensical terms: racist, xenophobe, white supremacist, etc.

      I have been called a white supremacist and a racist bigot just because I expressed my personal belief that whites should be more supportive of fellow whites.

      I am always trying to be reasonable and I never lose my temper, but I am often dumbfounded at the hysterical responses of race-obsessed liberals to any suggestion of healthy solidarity between whites (even if it comes from an Asian).

      However, it is even more ‘surprising’ that those same race-obsessed liberals completely support the hateful comments made by minorities about whites.

      • antiquesunlight

        I call myself a xenophobe. I defend it by saying that xenophobia is the natural response of a person whose culture and people are threatened.

        I think it is hilarious that you have been called a white supremacist. And very sad.

        By the way, I am happy to see that you have stuck around here.

        • I would concede that xenophobia is utterly normal, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a xenophobe nor identify as it, because that would enforce the stereotypes the enemy has about us.

          The only thing they can do is to try to discredit us. Let’s not make life too easy for them, so let’s not identify with their terms. It might seem funny to them when we refuse their labels, but so be it.

          I can give you another example. Chinese communists would call me a ‘fascist,’ but I don’t identify as a fascist. I feel it is better to avoid labels, except for those which are strictly necessary.

          • antiquesunlight

            Ok, great. I will read it asap.

            I choose to openly identify as a xenophobe for two reasons: it grabs attention and opens up conversation, both of which are good for us; and it takes power away from the word. If I call myself a xenophobe, it doesn’t make sense for you to call me one as an insult. Sometimes, I identify as a racist for the same reasons, with the clarification that I feel no hatred towards other races and do not wish them any harm. “White supremacist” is different because I simply am not one in any sense. Not that I necessarily encourage others to adopt the same strategy, and it could backfire as you describe, but I think attempting to neutralize the enemy’s weapons is a tactic worth trying.

        • rightrightright

          Use the word ‘Chauvinist’ instead. The Left haven’t got to it yet and probably more than a few of their mouthpieces aren’t so sure what it means.

          Xenophobia means hatred of others, so emotively exploited to shut up White people while they are being dispossessed. Chauvinism is putting the interests of one’s own people first without the assumption that one hates everybody else.

          • antiquesunlight

            Well both words are negative. I use xenophobe because it applies directly to multiculturalism. I don’t literally hate foreigners, but I am very upset and frustrated by their enormous presence and frequent refusal to adopt the ways of my people in even a modest way. It isn’t a very inaccurate word for how I think and feel, really. Of course, you might say that it isn’t good to be angry at foreigners, and you might be right, but my point is that it is perfectly natural to be angry about what is going on. If xenophobia is undesirable, its obvious causes ought to be removed. Calling myself a xenophobe is a challenge to politicians and everyone else: If you don’t like that I am xenophobic, stop creating conditions that breed xenophobia.

          • Greg Thomas

            Xenophobia means fear (unreasonable fear ) of others. Under the circumstances, the word is very reasonable, given the tidle wave of third world hordes being imported into western nations.

            We have plenty to fear and it’s not unreasonable!

        • Speedy Steve

          Maybe if they still taught classics we could learn from the Athenian downfall as they allowed barbarians to move in and gave them easy citizenship.

        • Seniorsquadldr

          Phobia is an unreasoning fear. I have no fear, reasoning or unreasoning, of foreigners. I just want them to stay in their own lands and make those lands a place I would be willing to risk my live sneaking in illegally. Get out of my Nation.

          • antiquesunlight

            I have a fear that foreigners are ruining my country. Anyway, the point isn’t whether I am or am not technically a xenophobe, it’s that it’s a word people use to dismiss my ideas.

            “You’re a xenophobe.”
            “So I’m a xenophobe. What are your objections to my arguments?”

      • Spikeygrrl

        You’re a better [Hu]man than I am, Gunga Din; I do lose my temper now and then. It’s hard not to in this morally upside-down world.

      • Sick of it

        It is rather amusing that some would call a Chinese nationalist a white supremacist. That makes no sense whatsoever.

        • Nancy

          It’s like that idiot reporter a couple of Olympics ago who was interviewing a black Canadian and kept asking him about his experience as an “African American” athlete. When the athlete responded, “I’m not African American”, the reporter was at a complete loss. It was like the guy answered him in Chinese or something…his answer simply did not compute.

    • antiquesunlight

      Yes, that is intensely aggravating. They make no effort to understand.

  • MekongDelta69

    More idiocy from MDead

    • Speedy Steve

      I visited that page. It’s some of the funniest satire on the internet. Or is it?

  • ejXinMI

    The Governor is a capable financial executive. The state needs a steady hand on that tiller. He also is quick to side-step any issue that is a hot-button, or touches on one– virtual no-go zones, so to speak. That’s the extent of his political prowess. No small thing, I suppose– he is able to do some things. He’ll slow the bleeding. But, he is not the guy who will address the sorry state of the Michigan electorate: 20% are raped and enslaved to provide home and hearth for the 80% who won’t or can’t participate in their own upkeep. Nice guy, perhaps, but no hero to me (speaking as one of the slaves).

  • Samuel Hathaway

    As Governor of Michigan, I wonder of the good Republican governor is keeping an eye on all those black Detroit Democrats that have corrupted the city, stolen and ripped off the taxpayers and who have used racial, hate hoaxes to get negros to stamped to the poll relect them. For example, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

    • dd121

      Does he demand apologies from the Dem race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson when they make outrageous statements against whites?

    • Sick of it

      Hoaxes are not required to get black people to vote for such corrupt officials, only the fact that they are black.

    • See The Future

      belongs in Africa

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Yes, in Africa, but only in the rain forest areas…

    • Reynardine

      Please, I just had dinner.

    • It looks like Idi Amin.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Idi Amin? I just though he looked like your garden variety Afritard.

        • OK, Idi Amin wore too much gold braid on his cap and it pressed down and mashed his brain.

          • Speedy Steve

            Idi Amin Dada, that’s spelled with 3 i’s, 3 a’s, 3 d’s and one gun. And he was a mohammedan in good standing.

          • Jacobite2

            Mohammedan? Is human flesh halal?

  • Bryce Armstrong

    And once again we see Republicans true colors. What is it going to take before people realize these people are not the good guys?

    • connorhus

      Most people don’t think they are the good guys. Most of those in my neck of the woods vote Republican for one reason and that is they typically protect Second Amendment rights. The choice is hold your nose and vote Republican or go with a third party candidate and let the Femocrats win. At least with the Republicans we know we will still be armed when this circus ends.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        John McCain/Lindsey Graham, or Ben Carson are hardly people I’d trust protecting my Second Amendment rights.

  • IstvanIN

    He said nothing inappropriate, he simply expressed his experiences with blacks, which most of us who deal with blacks probably concur with.

    • kikz2

      most.. not all… i must be truthful.

  • dd121

    Agema should call for the Republican leadership to resign for enabling our existential enemies.

    • See The Future

      The republican leadership will laugh.

      • dd121

        I’m sure they would.

  • LHathaway

    The first amendment should take precedence but perhaps they Should fire him. He crossed the line. I realize not saying, ‘I truly hate whites (in a genteel sophisticated way) is now ‘crossing the line’ . . . into . . . racism, and is surly being very insensitive (since whites are so evil and cause so much suffereing) yet I suspect this Agema crossed the line. Just my opinion. On the plus side, it’s free advertising for AmRen. And after Agema is fired, this is the only way he will be able to speak and have an audience to hear him.

  • John

    So we’re “extremists” while the movers and shakers at “World Star Hip Hop” are just “makin’ it real”? Right.

    • Ron Cheaters

      White Supremacists..
      Because Asian Intelligence is forgotten

      • Nancy

        I pointed this out on a website about Reality TV today. There’s a show called “Child Genius” where 21 kids compete in a question-and-answer style contest, sort of like a spelling bee with more categories (math, geography, anatomy, memorization, etc.). A certain number of kids are eliminated each week.

        Producers made sure to make the show “diverse”, so a few black kids and a Mestizo were in the original mix. Not surprisingly, they went home at the end of week 1. A very-white-looking Mulatto, whose mother is the same complexion as Holder, got slaughtered in episode 2, scoring 1 point out of a possible 62.

        Even though it’s just 2 episodes in, the East and Central Asians (Indians) always the top 4 or 5 scorers. There are a few Jewish-looking kids, also doing well.

        They should’ve renamed the show “The Bell Curve Competition”. Yet the morons on the message boards are all like, “Ooooh! I bet Benyamin will win! Or Ava!”

        So I posted back the following:

        “At this point, anyone who doesn’t have their money on an Eastern or Central Asian winner is an idiot. Asians will continue to surpass us, partly because they, as a group, have a slightly-higher average I.Q., and also because they don’t keep wasting precious time and resources “dumbing down” their children’s education to appease a less-intelligent, resentful, parasitic population that contributes next to nothing of any value to society, yet demands reparations and special considerations at every turn.

        And people wonder why China is surpassing us.”

        Now I just sit back and see how many minutes will go by before I’m “banned”. LOL

        • Hy Alldredge

          It’s true they have a higher average IQ but whites have a broader distribution. There are many more white geniuses. It’s no accident that the major inventions and scientific innovations in the past 500 years or so came from whites. Asians don’t seem to have the same outside the box thinking capacity. It’s not coddling to low IQ violent savages that gives them a bigger advantage I think.

          I saw the previews for that show and saw a black kid, and immediate thought “I bet he’s going out early.”

          • Nancy

            Yep…that was the main reason I tuned in. If I had money on who would go home in Round 1, I would’ve cleaned up.

        • Ron Cheaters

          Thank’s for the reply.. Its all too obvious white’s are in danger.
          Muslims will force a turning point.. one that should have been years ago..
          Our race will awaken.. World peace depends on it.

  • Evette Coutier

    Even many republicans have jumped on the “call whitey racist” bandwagon. Snyder can take his call for civility and insert it colonically. Let’s hear facts for once over poppycock.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    This is what happens when the government of the most powerful country in the world declares war on its majority population. Whites are allowed to vote but our vote means nothing. The Republican Party reaches out to minorities for their vote white throwing white gentiles under the bus. The Republican Party has not demanded the same civil rights for white Americans as they demand for minorities. We must force equality and representation from the government.

    • See The Future

      Until you get the media on your side, there is zero probability of change.

    • Sick of it

      Look at the guy in charge of the RNC at present. His family only came to the United States in the early 20th century. They have NO historic roots here! They could care less what happens to us, our country, our culture, and yes I am insinuating that it is not theirs. We have been dominated by foreigners for too long.

      • See The Future

        Shameful

    • See The Future

      I remember when us stupid Americans were laughing at the Russians because they had only one party or choice. At least they were aware, they knew that there was no choice. Here most of the masses still think they have a choice. Who is more stupid?

      • Hy Alldredge

        I’ve often thought that myself. Russia still has a state owned propaganda media and they’re still a police state, though to a lesser extent. But they know it and they’re not pretending, and they also have national pride and don’t put up with cultural Marxist bs. I don’t think that Putin cares what you think or do in your private life as long as you don’t oppose him.

  • WR_the_realist

    An awful lot of people just hate the truth.

  • Caucasoid88

    Allen West shares article, crickets. Dave Agema shares article, the world explodes. I thought we were all the same?

    • Nancy

      Dude, apparently those cities are OUR fault, or haven’t you heard?

  • KenelmDigby

    This week we’ve witnessed the rather unpleasant spectacle of politicians everywhere jumping up and down shouting and screaming in claiming that ‘free speech’ is the highest ‘democratic value’. All manners of public histrionics performed by the most senior of politicians was visible last week.
    Evidently, the histrionics mean damn all.

    • See The Future

      I look forward to their days of demise.

  • Jim

    From Ken Braun, in the Michigan Live article:
    “While more grammatically precise than most racist screeds, it is racist all the same. ”

    Then a few lines later:
    “This is preceded by three pages of gross stereotyping.”

    And exactly how is presuming poor grammar for “racists” not gross stereotyping? The only way it wouldn’t be is if Ken Braun was basing his statement on a personal experience of having read most of the racist screeds that have been published…and even I haven’t done that. I’m guessing that he’s “gross stereotyping,” instead.

  • Speedy Steve

    Bad grammar, eh? How’s this;

    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday called a recent
    Facebook post by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema “absolutely
    inappropriate” [sic] but again stopped short of saying whether he should
    resign.

    Agema on New Year’s Eve reposted a racially-charged article
    on the criminal justice system that had originally been published in a
    [W]hite supremacist magazine, leading to a new round of criticism for the
    embattled tea party favorite.

    He first came under fire about a year ago for a series of
    controversial Facebook posts disparaging gays and Muslims, leading [sic] RNC
    Chairman Reince Priebus, Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak and others to
    call for his resignation.

    Snyder, a Republican who indirectly rebuked Agema during his 2014
    State of the State address, pointed to those past comments on Monday
    when asked whether [sic] he should resign.

    “I made my feelings very clear that if you’re in public service or in
    the public eye, hopefully you can act with a degree of civility and
    treat people right,[sic]” the governor said. “I don’t consider those comments
    to be in line with that.”

    Agema, who eventually took down the controversial post, defended
    himself last week in a thread on MLive’s Facebook page, noting that the
    article had previously been shared by retired Col. Allen West, a former
    Congressman “who is himself black.”

    “I believe Col. West’s purpose for reposting [sic] this was to demonstrate
    the breakdown of the family [sic] and how it effects crime in our society and
    the fact that these things must be addressed and changed to solve the
    problems that presently exist,” Agema wrote.

    The Grandville Republican spoke this weekend at a tea party “PowWow”
    in Mt [sic] Pleasant. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market
    think tank, withdrew from the event because Agema was scheduled to speak there.

  • TheMule61

    Notice how when your point is that whites should at least be treated equally under the law and not be subject to punishment for historical racism, you’re somehow a “white supremacist.”

  • 1069rhythm

    As Chairman Mao wrote, “It is not a bad thing to be attacked by the enemy. It is a good thing to be attacked by the enemy.”
    We can help insure this recent B.S. is a “good thing” for race realism by putting links to AmRen and to the Public Defender article and to the Allen West article (which links to the Public Defender article) on any news site posting about all this that does not include links.

  • Hy Alldredge

    This article is getting a lot of free publicity lately. And they always link to it. Wonder how many read more and start to “get it?”

  • Jacobite2

    This would be okay if blacks didn’t let their huts fall apart for lack of any maintenance. This means that today they’re in darktown, but tomorrow, they’ll be looking at your house.