The development of trans-national economies is connected to both changes in the structure of nation-states and the increased mobility of labor across borders. The human rights of immigrants demand our respect. Ultra-nationalism and nativism needs to be examined and opposed. The spark and the motor inside the anti-immigrant movement is the ideology of white nationalism. The birthright citizenship provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment need to be protected, and attempts to deny those rights--whether through legislation or vigilante violence--are attacks on the civil rights of all.
The United States government, with the active consent of the majority of the non-Native population, has usurped and denied the sovereign rights of Native American Indian nations. These sovereign rights remain under constant and sustained attack by state and federal governments, conservative and right-wing organizations, and by so-called liberals and progressives in some notable cases. As a matter of principle, IREHR speaks in defense of these rights. Where appropriate, IREHR will add to the efforts of Native American Indians, and educate the broader non-Native population.
The connection between white nationalism, on one side, and ordinary prejudice, institutional racism, and white privilege on the other, needs further examination. While white nationalists predicate their movement on the notion of "white dispossession," any frank conversation about race begins with the understanding that the commanding heights of the country's economy, political institutions and popular culture are still in the hands of white people. Long-term trends analysis remains a staple of IREHR reports on white nationalist activity, as well as commentary on short-term campaigns.
"Internationalism" is one of this institution's core values. At the same time, the trans-Atlantic trade in racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy requires a practical working partnership with like-minded organizations in Europe. Since IREHR's founding in 1983 it has maintained a relationship with the London-based monthly magazine, Searchlight. And in the years since, associations with organizations and publications in other European countries have been established.
Donald Warren, a sociologist who studied the constituency that supported Gov. George Wallace's independent presidential campaign in 1968, developed the notion of "Middle American Radicalism" as a useful analytical tool. MARs opposed both political, social and economic elites, as well as those they regarded as the "undeserving” poor. The MARs constituency has not gone away, but is still changing and developing. IREHR will analyze that strata of white Americans who are not themselves ideologically white nationalist, but might become the constituency for a white nationalism in the future as white people approach a "minority" status in the years to come.
Message:Classical Conservatism . . . Our Final Hope Americans are still losing their LIBERTY to socialist liberals and to the fascist 'Big Government' progressives. It is imperative that ‘Classical Conservatives’ identify themselves as such. The finger must be pointed. Let it be known that Progressive Liberals, Secular Socialists, and NeoConservatives are our enemy! Libertarian-Conservative principles is what the new Platform of the Republican Party should profess to. If the old Republican guard can not be persuaded to adopt our Traditional Classical principles this year; we then need to begin ridding ourselves of these traitorous RINO's or we defect to and take over the Libertarian Party. The huge number of God fearing 'Baby Boomers' who are left 10 years from now will probably care less to fight on, because we will be dead or preparing our souls for the 'hereafter', and enjoying what little time we have left. So . . . . Time is of the Essence! Those Classical Conservative principles can be found at: http://files.meetup.com/1400330/%23%20The%20Classical%20Conservative.pdf Kim R. Grice Westminster, Colorado http://files.meetup.com/1400330/%23%20The%20Classical%20Conservative_.jpg
is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...
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