I guess Mr. Derbyshire is waiting for the South to rise again, as well…
Former National Review writer John Derbyshire has been a disgrace to his profession and his country for over a decade. He wrote for the conservative publication for 12 years until he was fired for publishing a piece in Taki’s Magazine. The article served as a guide for parents on how to train children to be racists. For some reason, the National Review felt the need to fire Derbyshire for this piece, even though he has written racist articles over the course of his career. But his firing hasn’t stopped Derbyshire from publishing racist articles.
In an article written for a white nationalist site known as VDARE.com, Derbyshire declared that white supremacy is “one of the greatest arrangements” in all of history, and connected white nationalism to conservatism.
“The enemies of conservatism are eager to supply their own nomenclature. “White Supremacist” seems to be their current favorite. It is meant maliciously, of course, to bring up images of fire-hoses, attack dogs, pick handles, and segregated lunch counters—to imply that conservatives, especially non-mainstream conservatives, are cruel people with dark thoughts. Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think “White Supremacist” is not bad semantically. White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don’t see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group.”
And conservatives have the gall to whine when they’re called racists. Derbyshire of course, is white-washing history. He claims white supremacy has led to more “fair and stable societies” but conveniently ignores the atrocities committed by the white race throughout history. The Nazis were white, and they slaughtered millions and nearly destroyed civilization. It took a worldwide effort of people of all races to defeat them. And let’s not forget that whites are responsible for nearly wiping out Native Americans and enslaving Africans, not to mention wiping out South American Indian civilizations. When one really studies history, one finds that when it comes to white Europeans, they’ve never missed an opportunity to take advantage of or destroy people of color.
John Derbyshire represents what is wrong with conservatism today and why Americans need to reject it and leave it as nothing more than a terrible footnote in world history. America has a chance to move toward a future free of hate and prejudice, and if we don’t reach out and take that chance now, the bigots and racists of the Republican Party will continue their quest to transform America into a nation where only white people matter.
Editor’s note: Emphasis are mine
- Derbyshire: ‘White Supremacist’ Is ‘Not Bad Semantically’ (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Racism for Dollars: John Derbyshire Turns White Supremacist Pitchman (theatlanticwire.com)
- John Derbyshire Comes Out of the ‘White Supremacist’ Closet [Racists] (gawker.com)
- White Supremacy on the Rise in New Mexico Jails (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)