In the wake of the cyber-firestorm that erupted throughout the blogosphere, particularly on the Vanguard News Network Forum, as a result of ANSWP Commander Bill White's communique claiming "close connections" between Ron Paul and elements of the racial populist movement, White has been vilified in many corners. To refresh peoples' memories, here's the communique once again (pictured above left, Bill White):
I have kept quiet about the Ron Paul campaign for a while, because I didn't see any need to say anything that would cause any trouble. However, reading the latest release from his campaign spokesman, I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul's extensive involvement in white nationalism.
Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.
I have attended these dinners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invited to his offices in Washington to discuss policy.
For his spokesman to call white racialism a "small ideology" and claim white activists are "wasting their money" trying to influence Paul is ridiculous. Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.
I don't know that it is necessarily good for Paul to "expose" this. However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by denying it is outrageous -- and I hate seeing people in the press who denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.
Bill White, Commander
American National Socialist Workers Party
The major source of vilification has come from the Vanguard News Network Forum. Many forum members piled on there in classical vigilante fashion, going far beyond constructive criticism of White's posting and accusing White of a innumerable host of sins. Some even accused of Bill White of being a "Jew", and regurgitated the tired old canard of referring to him as "Bill non-White" or "Bill Weiss". Here are some of the threads:
The thread that started it all.
The "Bill Weiss" thread
The "Megaphone" thread.
Another thread of interest.
The "I Don't Trust Bill White" thread.
Fortunately, I recall that back on July 20, 2006, on his Overthrow88 blog, White posted his genealogy which demonstrates conclusively that his family name is indeed White, and that he has no known Jewish antecedents. However, his Overthrow88 blog is under constant attack from Google, and most of the time, when you click on the link I provided above, you get the Violation Notice, meaning only the blog owner can access the blog (you can get around this problem by re-booting your modem or using a proxy - it appears you can access it one time from a fresh IP; subsequent attempts will bring up the Violation Notice).
Because of this problem, I am cross-posting Bill White's genealogy here, so it will be continuously available to anyone who's interested:
Genealogical Records Online
If there is anyone out there who actually believes my name is Weiss, let me point out that my published genealogy (that's a history of my ancestors) is available online at:
You have to pay a membership fee. They have a book online called the "Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families". It will take you down to 1923.
Here is the precise genealogy of my father:
My father is William David White, born 1939 to William Eckert White and Virginia Florence Baltz.
His father was William Eckert White, born 1915 to Eulalia Kriebel Eckert, born 1893, and Robert White, born 1890.
Robert White was the son of William White, a steam engine mechanic, born 1863 in Trooper, PA, and Maggie Matilda Bradford, b 1869. Eulalia Kriebel Eckert was the daughter of Leidy Eckert and Susanna Kriebel.
William White was the son of Robert White, born 1831, d. 1904, and Martha Robbins.
Virginia Baltz was the daughter of Mary N Kriebel and David Baltz.
Mary N Kriebel is the daughter of Edwin U Kriebel, b 1859, and Catherine Newbold, b 1863.
I'm not sure how far to go back on which dimensions, but there has never been anyone named "Weiss" in my family.
Since I am not a member of the ANSWP, I have no partisan personal vested interest in publishing this information. I critiqued Bill White's communique on Alaska Pride. I still think it was most unseemly and untimely, having been released on the same day as Ron Paul's appearance on Neil Cavuto's program, where Paul once again publicly denied white nationalist sentiments. White's communique had the effect of potentially sabotaging Paul's candidacy, even if that wasn't his intent.
Bill White's apparent objective was to create additional media pressure to induce Ron Paul to openly declare himself a racial nationalist, or at the very least, a racial populist. However, this strategy is misguided because it shows lack of appreciation for the unprecedented opportunities the Ron Paul candidacy affords us. Because the Ron Paul campaign is morphing into a nationwide mass movement, we in the white nationalist community have been granted an incredible outreach opportunity to spike the tired old stereotypes about white nationalists once and for all and to motivate and educate non-racist whites to overcome their fear of the "racist" designation. And one longtime white activist, "White Will" Williams, has brilliantly exploited this opening, advocating our cause discretely, eloquently and persuasively on the Ron Paul Forums (his attitude towards Christians, April Gaede, and Shaun Walker is another matter altogether, but will not be discussed in this post).
For too long, our enemies, led by the ADL, the SPLC, the NAACP, and genuine hate groups like Citizens Against Hate and One People's Project have been allowed to be the sole definitors as to what we are. Consequently, when people hear "racist", they default to "Ku Kux Klan" and "Nazi" and "swastika". They don't realize that most white nationalists are serious people who don't spend their full time masturbating to the swastika, or screeching "Rahowa" at the top of our lungs. We are sober-minded people who are present in every community of appreciable size in America. We are your "butchers, bakers, and candlestick-makers", so to speak. We like hunting, fishing, sports, cars, and whole bunch of other interests. We are conversant in a multitude of racial and non-racial subjects alike. In short, we are ordinary people - who've chosen to take upon ourselves an extraordinary mission. Namely, to stop the slow genocide of the white race. To create a homeland for our people, and a future for white children.
And perhaps this explains the vociferously negative reaction towards Bill White on VNN Forum. Many of us felt that Bill White's communique might undermine that effort by transforming Ron Paul from a mainstream candidate back into a marginal candidate. We operate under no illusions - we know Ron Paul, if elected, is not going to create a white nationalist society. But we do believe that by reducing Federal control, restoring financial solvency, and reclaiming national sovereignty, he will make America stronger and afford us an better opportunity to compete for the hearts and minds of the people on a more level playing field, without the attendant risk of losing employability or social standing.
But VNN Forum members still over-reacted. While Bill White clearly stepped on his dick, he and the ANSWP do not deserve to be excommunicated from the WN movement. Recall that this is the same Bill White who boldly stepped up to the plate and exploited the opportunity afforded in the wake of the Jena Six. By hinting at the "lynching of the Jena Six" he captured national media attention and showed the overall white community that there is a VISIBLE opposition. Undoubtedly, this public manifestation of opposition may have provoked the upsurge in "noose" incidents and other forms of passive resistance daily. Many of White's severest critics now were some of his loudest cheerleaders back then.
Bill White and his ANSWP cadre expose themselves to ridicule and harassment on a daily basis. They've earned constructive criticism, but not the hysterical vilification piled upon them. We've all stepped on our dicks a time or two; that's part and parcel of coming down to earth and donning a tabernacle of flesh. Let's cut Bill White and the ANSWP some slack. If we don't want to work with them, at least don't get in their way.
At the same time, the ANSWP could help by showing a bit more respect for the other forms of activism within the WN community. Characterizing people who work covertly as "cowards" doesn't cut it. The ANSWP is a vanguard organization designed to "break down doors", but they shouldn't get so far ahead of the lemmings that they forget what it's like to be lemming. Lighten up, comrades; we're all in the same business.