David Whiting of The Orange County Register: On Dr. Kevin MacDonald

Dr. Kevin MacDonald is one of those intelligent, unassuming individuals who, very rarely, come to the forefront of any worthwhile endeavor, having had a successful career in Academia (that is a long word for ‘devout educator, and follower of knowledge’, on behalf of those who will ‘come after’.
For those who are unfamiliar with White Nationalism, that is, the belief in specific ethno-nattionalist qualities, of Race, and all that this implies to individuals who, instinctually, as well as intellectually, base their world-view – this includes the spiritual, political, and the philosophical in more than in a rhetorical sense, as their detractors would make it appear.
I have met Kevin MacDonald, and he is sensitive, intelligent, and very considerate of others; one tends not to get this introduction from members of the main-stream media (MSM), and this personal introduction will help to buttress his bona fides to a larger audience. In days past, this was sorely lacking from the general racial/nationalist milieu, as most of these persons were the old veterans of ‘conservative’ causes, and usually refrained from public discourse, unless they were, themselves, public figures; this new ‘era’ however, is quite different.
Dr. MacDonald is not alone in today’s reassertion of Traditionalism and Authority: The belief in, and the character of, individuals who represent not only themselves, but seek to speak for those of their own ethny who are unable, or unwilling to suffer the slings and arrows of individuals whose disdain is not, necessarily, based on logic or critical thought but, rather, on the singular motive of ‘self-aggrandizement’, of ‘jealousy’ and their own particular ‘ethnic’ self-interests.  One need only take a look at the ‘institutions’ with which David Whiting, the Reporter for the Orange County Register (OCR), and the individuals he interviews (those who coined and promote the ubiquitous ‘hate speech’ rulings to protect their own ‘ethnic’ interests) for his ‘documentation’ to assert either the validity or invalid nature of his views, to see how, for the most part, the stage is set.
This time, however, the tide has risen to a point that we will begin to see a changing of the guard; the old ‘scare tactics’ of the past have simply worn out, and Dr. MacDonald is not alone in his assertions, the verifiable facts, nor the public support to demonstrate his positions to all-comers. This is the same for the growing and assertive young adherents in both Academia and Working-class persons who are simply fed up with the lies and obfuscations which has become their daily fare.
The only criticism we would levy is that of nomenclature, and not using the title White Nationalist instead of ‘white advocate’ which harkens to the multiplicity of ideas surrounding the juggling of leaders/ideas which have been sorting themselves out over the last 30 years. But this is simply a matter of time to correct.
The many supporters of Dr. MacDonald are pleased to see his hard-won efforts being scrutinized and, perforce, accepted in the Arena of Free Speech, and the court of Inquiry which is one of the major Foundations of our 21st Century.
Here are some areas of study and research that Dr. MacDonald and others pursue for the betterment of all:

Racial Genetic Similarity and Difference: The Witherspoon et al. Study:
http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2010/05/racial-genetic-similarity-and-difference-the-witherspoon-et-al-study/

Genetic Similarities Within and Between Human Groups:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1893020/

Participating Departments:
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

From Kevin MacDonald’s Site:
David Whiting of the Orange County Register has written an article about me as part of a series on the racialist right in Orange County. All things considered, it is quite good. Readers may be interested in posting comments at the site.
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By DAVID WHITING

By DAVID WHITING
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Third of six parts

If Kevin MacDonald is wrong, then one of the most influential civil rights organizations in the nation may be right in branding MacDonald a “neo-Nazi.”

Article Tab: Kevin B. MacDonald, Ph.D., a semi-retired professor of psychology at Cal State Long Beach, is a director of the American Third Position Party. A3P is a political party that defines its principal mission as representing the political interests of white Americans.
Kevin B. MacDonald, Ph.D., a semi-retired professor of psychology at Cal State Long Beach, is a director of the American Third Position Party. A3P is a political party that defines its principal mission as representing the political interests of white Americans.

But if MacDonald – considered by many as a leading Aryan intellectual – is correct, heaven help us all.

As the percentage of whites in the U.S. dwindles, the semiretired Cal State Long Beach professor talks of the likelihood of race wars.

With a doctorate in bio-behavioral sciences, MacDonald says he merely reports his observations and quickly dismisses the idea that he’s a neo-Nazi. He calls himself a “white advocate.”

Regardless of ideology, I’ll give MacDonald this: Against a firestorm of criticism, including much heat from his own colleagues, the Laguna Hills resident is willing to face his detractors.

MacDonald, who testified in London on behalf of a Holocaust denier, believes Jews control the media. I’m part of the media. Still, he agrees to a sit-down.

While I spend weeks delving into a recent rise in white-supremacy groups, some question why I would publicize a man who is arguably a white supremacist.

Because MacDonald and I agree on one very important thing: Knowledge is power.

So, the question remains: Is MacDonald and his American Third Position political party a hate group?

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If you haven’t heard of American Third Position, here’s part of its mission statement: “Government policy in the United States discriminates against white Americans … white Americans need their own political party to fight this discrimination.”

The party has a presidential candidate, Merlin Miller. And MacDonald is at the top of the party’s list of directors.

MacDonald also publishes a webzine, Occidental Observer. Its mission statement promises to present “themes of white identity, white interests, and the culture of the West.”

During a sometimes-jarring conversation over two hours, MacDonald elaborates: “The white working class can’t compete in Southern California.”

If Third Position is indeed a hate group, it isn’t alone. According to Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog for hate groups, the number of militia groups – a harbinger of extreme organizations – has increased ninefold in the past three years.

Southern Poverty Law Center considers MacDonald’s influence so strong that it publishes a biography of him three times longer than this column.

The Anti-Defamation League, another watchdog organization with offices in Orange County, has a magazine devoted solely to MacDonald. Of the Third Position political party, SPLC states, “Joining A3P marks MacDonald’s move from anti-Semitic theorizing to racist activism.”

MacDonald rejects the name-calling, saying he’s against discrimination. Interestingly, SPLC and MacDonald agree about the reasons for the spike in extreme groups.

Both attribute the increase to the recession and the fact that there’s a black president in the White House.

• • •

MacDonald tells me he simply reports cause and effect. His webzine echoes his comments, acknowledging that his ideology “is sure to be dismissed as extremism of the worst sort in today’s intellectual climate – perhaps even as a sign of psychiatric disorder.

“A great many other identifiable groups in the multicultural West have a strong sense of identity and interest,” MacDonald writes, “but overt expressions of white identity … are rarely found among the peoples who founded these societies.”

MacDonald continues to make his point, which reminds me of the time when my then 12-year-old daughter lamented that her heritage has no culture. I mentioned corned beef and cabbage. She frowned.

The professor smiles when I share the anecdote and adds, “Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Fourth of July, baseball, country music, NASCAR.”

MacDonald says many in the Tea Party and even some in the Republican Party have similar frustrations.

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MacDonald says that Democrats have forsaken their white working class core and that, by default, the Republican Party has become the party for white people.

Yes, there are many in both parties – white and people of color – who would heatedly deny the statement.

Regardless, MacDonald forecasts doom for the GOP, saying the party can’t win in the long run. He blames what he calls the cost of multiculturalism and the loss of white values.

Statements like that have prompted Cal State Long Beach to distance itself from MacDonald while at the same time defending his academic tenure. It is a reaction similar to that of the SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League.

Both organizations condemn MacDonald’s views while defending his right to free speech.

“We have to tolerate hate speech,” says Melissa Carr, ADL regional director, but she warns that organizations such as Third Position shouldn’t be taken lightly “because they have the ability to influence people who already have a white-supremacist mind frame.”

Carr says bringing in an intellectual such as MacDonald was a big move for Third Position and brings respect to the party.

I ask MacDonald why he wouldn’t just keep his mouth shut, play it safe, stop feeding the fire?

He admits his world is a “difficult environment,” but explains, “I have a sense of duty for my people and the culture I grew up in. As someone whose job is protected by tenure, I have a special obligation.”

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Born in 1944, MacDonald grew up in Oshkosh, Wis., and joined the anti-war movement in college in Madison, Wis. He claims that many of the Jewish radicals had parents who were communists in the 1930s and concedes it was during the 1960s that the seeds of his current ideology were planted.

MacDonald tells me he later concluded that Jewish people “have a historical grudge against Western culture because they see themselves as innocent victims of persecution since the Middle Ages, culminating in the Holocaust.

“Ultimately, this hostility has led to a great majority of American Jews favoring policies of multiculturalism and large-scale non-White immigration as ways of diminishing the power of European-Americans.”

He says that when he was a kid, 90 percent of the country was white and Christian. By 2040, he warns, that majority will be a minority.

MacDonald’s biggest concern isn’t illegal immigration, although he says that’s a problem. One of his biggest concerns is legal immigration.

To stem the tide, he advocates deporting those who immigrated illegally and implementing immigration policies that would restore the nation to racial percentages that existed in 1950.

I wonder if that’s a feasible plan. MacDonald says the country has no choice if it hopes to maintain law and order.

“Ethnicity remains a huge source of conflict throughout the world,” MacDonald points out. “Blacks, Jews, Mexicans have historical prejudices.

“I worry about the minority being victimized.”

Pete Simi, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, spent time in Orange County about 10 years ago and is considered an expert on hate groups.

Simi tells me that MacDonald’s ideas are consistent with neo-Nazis.

MacDonald disagrees. He deplores violence and he advocates tolerance, gays included. Still, he asks that gays be invisible and accept that heterosexual marriage is embedded in this nation’s culture.

Then there’s the IQ issue.

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There is a school of thought that IQs vary by race. Here’s MacDonald’s rundown of IQ averages: Jews, 110; Asians, 104; whites, 100; Latinos, low 90s; blacks, 85.

I mention there are studies with all sorts of conclusions, and the ones on racial IQs seem particularly absurd.

MacDonald allows he’s not an expert on IQs, but adds of the studies he’s read, “I take them pretty seriously.”

We should take MacDonald seriously as well.

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David Whiting’s sources

Sources for this series include police records, reports from the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, white advocacy essays, manifestos and videos as well as interviews with academic experts, former gang members and white supremacists.

David Whiting’s column normally appears Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays; dwhiting@ocregister.com.

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