Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Combatting Jewish Propaganda: The Truth About "Cross-Lighting"

One of the purposes of the White Reference blog is to expose, confront, and combat misinformation and slander about the white nationalist movement in America. Much of the problem originates with Jewish supremacist lobbies like the Anti-Defamation League and fellow travellers like the Southern Poverty Law Center (the type of people who respected WN elder statesman Glenn Miller colloquially refers to as "kike-a-likes"). Thus, much of the white nationalist movement, particularly that part represented by the Vanguard News Network, the National Alliance, and the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP), believes that while non-whites may be the symptoms, the Jew (referring to Organized Jewry) may be the disease.

And few practices have been more misrepresented or slandered than the traditional "cross-lighting" ceremony. Originally a Scottish symbol of unity and warning, it was Americanized and popularized by Klan organizations to symbolize the light of Christ during an era when electricity was not universally available, it was intended to mobilize white people towards racial unity through Jesus Christ. From the FAQ page of the website of the National Knights Party, ably led by Pastor Thomas Robb and considered one of the most prominent, stable, and constructive Klan organizations, comes this explanation:

Many have been led to believe the Klan burns the cross as an act of desecrating a Christian symbol. Nothing could be further from the truth. The lighted cross is an old symbol used on the hillsides of Scotland. Many churches today use the lighted cross as a symbol. The Methodist church uses the cross with flames at its base sweeping up and around the cross. The Lutheran church uses the symbolism. When the Klan was founded there was no electricity. They could not light up a cross the way we light up a Christmas tree. Fire was used. The fire was used to symbolize the fiery light of Christ - a metaphor often used in the Bible. The Cross obviously is a symbol of Christianity. The Cross lighting ceremony gives honor to Jesus Christ.

The cross lighting ceremony was not used until the twenties. The original Klan of the 1800's did not use a lighted cross. When you see movies depicting Klansmen burning crosses in some black ex-slave family's home, this is a lie. This ceremony had not even been created yet.

The Klan's ( family tribes) of Scotland would use the lighted cross as a warning to other family tribes that danger was imminent. It came to symbolize a warning of tyranny in their midst. These two ideals of the cross lighting ( warning against tyranny and giving honor to the fiery truth of Christ) were combined to create the key Klux Klan cross lighting ceremony. It is no more a desecration of the cross than it is for the American Legion to respectfully lay to peace an American flag by setting it on fire.

The Klan does not burn crosses in people's yards. Sometimes those who are trying to act like the Hollywood created Klan will burn a cross in someone's yard as a prank. This is wrong and is not condoned. Usually, however, the prank is actually a means of getting sympathy support from the community. There have been many incidences in which nonwhites would burn a cross on their own lawn and then blame the Klan for it. These cases make headline news. But when the so-called victims are found out to be the actual perpetrators, the story is usually found in small print buried deep within the newspaper somewhere.

And the Knights Party further reiterates this point on another page of their website:

The cross lighting ceremony is another example of how the national media distorts the Klan image. They purposely use the word "burn" because of the negative image that is conjured up in the minds of many people. To them it is a desecration, a desire to destroy the cross.

The Knights definitely do not burn the cross, but we do light the cross. The lighted cross of The Knights is no different than the average church that has a lighted cross either on top or in front of their church building. The light of the cross symbolizes the Light of Christ dispelling darkness and ignorance. It is the fire of the cross that reminds us of the cleansing "fire" of Christ that cleanses evil from our land. The fiery cross is a symbol that has long been popular with the Christian faith, for example the Methodist denomination uses the fiery cross as their symbol.

We don't burn the cross, we light the cross. We recognize that Christ is the light of the world.

The Klan adopted the fiery cross from the traditions of old Scotland where the fiery cross was used as a symbol against tyranny and often the hills of Scotland would be lit aglow with the lighted cross -the symbol of freedom - freedom from sin - freedom from tyranny. When a Klansman or Klanswoman participates in a cross lighting ceremony they are making a public declaration to Jesus Christ of their continued commitment to the Christian faith.

The point is simple: A cross-lighting is intended to be a sober, quasi-religious ceremony used infrequently and selectively. Those who politicize and weaponize this ceremony for any gratuitous purpose, whether it be to exact personal revenge on an non-white person, or to stir up cheap media publicity, are not responding to the divine light of Jesus Christ but to the conterfeit light of Satan. Satan is a master counterfeiter who has been given the power to deceive for nearly 6,000 years of recorded human history. Burning a cross on a black family's lawn just to get them to move out of a neighborhood is NOT a celebration of white unity - it is an act of terrorism, and no responsible Klan organization supports such acts.

However, the white nationalist movement as a whole has proven to be a magnet at times for opportunists, misanthropes, malcontents, informers, and outright hooligans. For many years, national Klan leader Bill Wilkinson was an FBI informer. Some entire groups, such as the Vinlanders, used white nationalism strictly as a protective cover for hooliganism. Others, such as the National Socialist Movement, were insufficiently vigilant and allowed themselves to be penetrated by pedophiles and Satanists. However, other groups have learned from these mistakes and vet their associates more thoroughly. The ANSWP sets the standard for character - recently, when their Ohio state leader Justin Boyer was found to have an outstanding domestic violence warrant against him, ANSWP Commander Bill White, understanding the importance of public perception, promptly replaced him as state leader, although he did not remove him from the ANSWP itself. Likewise the Knights Party appears to espouse and enforce high standards. The standard of evaluation should not be how many malcontents join the movement, but how efficiently and aggressively the movement uncovers, exposes, and disfellowships them.

The Knights Party received some national publicity in 2006 over the case of former Nebraska State Trooper Robert Henderson. Late in 2005, Henderson, despondent over the fact that his wife left him for a Latino man, and angered over the fact that his new girl friend was being pursued by a Negro weekend anchorman for an Omaha television station, felt he was under siege. To cope with the sitation, he turned to the Knights Party for answers, posting on their forum. His posts were detected, identified, and reported to his superiors in 2006.

When confronted, Henderson owned up to it but stated that he was no longer associated with the Knights. This was not good enough for his superiors, who promptly fired him after 18 years on the force, just two years short of retirement, despite the fact that Henderson had NO record of using his authority to abuse non-whites. Henderson appealed to an arbitrator, who ordered him reinstated, but Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (who is white, by the way) took the virtually unprecedented step of appealing binding arbitration. Unfortunately, a Nebraska court upheld the appeal and the firing.


mantra77 said...

"Comments on any suggested additions to this archive would be welcome."

I couldn't find your email address so I'll post my suggestion here:

The Racism and Anti-Semitism Word Games
By Steven Palese

When whites engage in favoritism toward other whites (and therefore discrimination against non-whites), it's called "racism". When other groups engage in favoritism, it's called "ethnic solidarity". When whites object to Jewish favoritism, it's called "anti-semitism". When you buy into these word games, it's called being a useful idiot.


When Michael Eisner was appointed CEO of Disney, one of the five mega-media conglomerates (Disney has many media assets besides Mickey Mouse, such as ABC), within months he purged upper management to make way for fellow Jews. Had any victim objected to such Jewish favoritism, they would have been subject to neo-McCarthyite persecution for "anti-semitism". These persecutions are led by Jewish organizations (such as the ADL) and consist of organized blacklists, intimidation and economic strangulation of dissidents. See the Walt-Mearsheimer report on the Israel Lobby for details regarding Neo-McCarthyite persecution methodology.

Michael Medved boasted: "The famous Disney organization, which was founded by Walt Disney, a gentile Midwesterner who allegedly harbored anti-semitic attitudes, now features Jewish personnel in nearly all its most powerful positions."
("Jews Run Hollywood. So What?," Moment magazine, August 1996.)

The policy: When whites object to Jewish favoritism they face neo-McCarthyite persecution for "anti-semitism".

Reverse the scenario. Suppose whites took over Disney, purged most Jews from upper management and replaced them with fellow whites. Would such an attempt by whites to compete on equal terms be tolerated?

When Michael Regan, an Assistant District Attorney expressed concern for white group interests, the mildest form of pro-white favoritism, he was immediately subject to neo-McCarthyite persecution for "racism". As with "anti-semitism" witch hunts, these are led by Jewish organizations and involve neo-McCarthyite persecution methodology.

"Regan's fate was sealed when the Washington Post published his observation, from an interview at the conference, that “you can see European Christian Americans are an endangered species.” Though there was nothing explicitly “anti-Semitic” in Regan’s comment, the Anti-Defamation League, America’s most feared and effective thought police, promptly attacked his reputation and his livelihood. In a letter to Regan’s superior, the ADL’s regional director for New York decreed: “Those kinds of comments are absolutely inappropriate for a public official to make,” and Regan was promptly out of a job."
( )

The policy: When whites engage in favoritism they face neo-McCarthyite persecution for "racism".

The Dual Persecution Strategy is this policy of both persecuting whites who object to favoritism by others and persecuting whites who get uppity and try the same. This "favoritism for them, persecution for us" double standard creates a systemic competitive imbalance designed to prevent whites from competing on equal terms.


An uneven playing field makes it easy for ethnic closed shops to squeeze whites out of any field. The long term consequence is what we see happening in vital organs of society such as media:

"Four of the largest five entertainment giants are now run or owned by Jews. Murdoch's News Corp (at number four) is the only gentile holdout -- however Rupert is as pro-Israel as any Jew, probably more so."
(Los Angeles Jewish Times, 'Yes, Virginia, Jews Do Control the Media,' Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 1999 p. 14)

"Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom-CBS, News Corporation and Universal rule the entertainment world in a way that the old Hollywood studio chiefs only dreamed of. And, after all the deals and buyouts, four of the five are run by Jews. We're back to where we started, bigger than ever."
(Jewish Week, 9-17-99, 12)

"The greatest concentration of Jews, however, is at the producer level -- and it is the producers who decide which stories will go on the air, and how long, and in what order, they will run. In 1982, before a shift in assignments, the executive producers of all three evening newscasts were Jews, as were the executive producers of CBS's 60 Minutes and ABC's 20/20. And Jews are almost equally prominent at the 'senior producer' and 'broadcast producer' levels as well as in senior management. When Reuven Frank stepped down as president of NBC News in 1984, for example, he was replaced by Laurence Grossman, who left the presidency of PBS to take the position."
(Charles Silberman, A Certain People. American Jews and Their Lives Today, Summit Books, 1985, p. 154)

If you buy into "racism" or "anti-semitism" word games, you're consenting to the Dual Persecution Strategy. In doing so, you're supporting an uneven playing field designed to dispossess whites and empower Jews and therefore, by extension, empower the Jewish lobby's agenda. This includes advancing Zionism (Middle East wars), racial engineering (immigration, diversity and multiculturalism) and censorship (political correctness and "hate" speech laws).

This agenda is set by an interlocking network of over 300 national Jewish organizations and 4000 foundations with a combined annual budget of $6 billion. ( ). Although advancing Zionism is this network's top priority, promoting mass immigration is a close second:

"“Once you get past the Israel issue, it’s near the top of the list of priorities for a lot of groups,” said Haddar Susskind, Washington representative for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).

“It’s one issue where there’s mostly agreement between progressive grass-roots groups and the big national organizations,” said Mik Moore, director of policy for the Jewish Funds for Justice. “There is a real sense of common cause.”"


The political process is also affected. James Abourezk, former US Senator from South Dakota, clearly describes how the "anti-semitism" side of the Dual Persecution Strategy keeps the US Congress in line:

"I can tell you from personal experience that, at least in the Congress, the support Israel has in that body is based completely on political fear--fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done. I can also tell you that very few members of Congress--at least when I served there--have any affection for Israel or for its Lobby. What they have is contempt, but it is silenced by fear of being found out exactly how they feel. I've heard too many cloakroom conversations in which members of the Senate will voice their bitter feelings about how they're pushed around by the Lobby to think otherwise. In private one hears the dislike of Israel and the tactics of the Lobby, but not one of them is willing to risk the Lobby's animosity by making their feelings public."
("Former Senator James Abourezk on Chomsky and the Israel Lobby in the US", Al-Jazeerah, December 5, 2006.)

James Abourzek also makes clear that the "anti-semitism" side of the Dual Persecution Strategy is what holds those elements of the media not controlled through ownership or staffing in check:

"Secondly, the Lobby is quite clear in its efforts to suppress any congressional dissent from the policy of complete support for Israel which might hurt annual appropriations. Even one voice is attacked, as I was, on grounds that if Congress is completely silent on the issue, the press will have no one to quote, which effectively silences the press as well. Any journalists or editors who step out of line are quickly brought under control by well organized economic pressure against the newspaper caught sinning."
("Former Senator James Abourezk on Chomsky and the Israel Lobby in the US", Al-Jazeerah, December 5, 2006.)

If you buy into "racism" or "anti-semitism" word games, you're consenting to the Dual Persecution Strategy. In doing so, you're supporting the Jewish lobby's coordinated intimidation of politicians and media and therefore, by extension, you're supporting the Jewish lobby's agenda. This includes advancing Zionism, racial engineering and censorship.


Collaborators typically get a payoff for selling out. In apartheid South Africa, blacks who were against black group interests and favored white group interests (uncle Toms) were allowed into the black elite. In Judeo-America, whites who are against white group interests and favor minority group interests (collaborators) get to stay in the white elite. White elites who violate this adapted "Code of the Uncle Tom" are filtered out by the Dual Persecution Strategy.

Immigration is an issue that illustrates these contrasting white and minority group interests and the anomalous behavior of white elites. Majority opinion has been against immigration, legal or illegal, since polling began. ( ). Yet, decade after decade, immigration continues. What is blocking the democratic process?

A recent opinion poll shows that while almost 80% of the public is against mass immigration and 60% consider it a critical threat, only 14% of the opinion elite (members of Congress, the administration, leaders of church groups, business executives, union leaders, journalists, academics, and heads of major interest groups) share the public's concern. ( ).

Although collaborators are a minority, they are part of the elite. As opinion polls show, they are not powerful enough to convince the majority that racial engineering (immigration, diversity and multiculturalism) is good. But, being part of the elite, they are powerful enough to block the democratic process and force racial engineering on the public against its will.

Although collaborators agree that an African who wants to become a minority in his own country is either an "uncle Tom" or clinically insane, they themselves are not insane and do not consider themselves such. The vast majority collaborates out of fear of the Dual Persecution Strategy or out of career opportunism, not because they actually believe in Zionism, racial engineering or censorship.

In summary, if you buy into "racism" or "anti-semitism" word games, you're supporting Zionism, racial engineering and censorship. If you're white and not part of the opinion elite, you're collaborating for nothing.

A useful idiot is someone who sells out for free.

Steven Palese. Public domain. Distribute freely.

Bob's Riddle: All anti-white racists agree that it's ok for whites to become minorities in their own countries. All anti-white racists also agree that a Japanese person who wants to become a minority in his own country is either a traitor or clinically insane. Therefore, what is an anti-white racist? Answer

Anchorage Activist said...

Thanks for the input, Mantra77. The information about Michael Regan typifies the double standard.

I also recognized the riddle at the end of your comment. I believe it was you who posted that idea on VNN of a single-post blog designed to drive traffic to other more prominent sites. Interesting idea, but I don't know if I would want to leave a blog at a single post.