Thursday, April 29, 2010
Did You Know That Anti-Racist Turncoat T.J. Leyden Gets $3,500 Per Speech? At One Speech Per Week, That's Potentially $182,000 Per Year
The anti-racist racket can offer some sweet deals for those who push their way to the top. Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League and Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center have both become millionaires thanks to the anti-racist racket. According to Charity Navigator, Foxman makes $282,252 per year, and Dees makes $293,411.
But some of the lesser lights are starting to claim a bigger share of the pie. One such "lesser light" is T.J. Leyden. On his main website, Leyden, who lives in southern Utah, bills himself as a former neo-Nazi skinhead who served as a leading recruiter, organizer and propagandist for the white power movement, promoting what he terms "hate, bigotry and racism". He then suddenly turned against the white power movement after hearing his then-three year old child uttered a racist remark, and worked for five and a half years with the Task Force Against Hate at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Leyden brags of having trained members of the Pentagon, FBI, military, law enforcement, educators, and over 800,000 students. In 2008, he wrote a book entitled "Skinhead Confessions". If it shows up at my public library, I'll read it, but I have no desire to personally enrich him by buying it.
On this page of his main website, T.J. Leyden provides instructions on how to book him. However, nowhere does he disclose his price - except on this post on his separate blog. It is there that he discloses that he charges $3,500 per speech. Of course, he makes exceptions for a gaggle of groups such as fraternities doing a week-long city-wide event, primary schools, law enforcement, at-risk teens, and churches. But $3,500 per speech? Just one speech per week would yield $14,000 per month. Extrapolated over a 52-week year, that's $182,000.
That puts him dangerously close to superstar territory, right up there with Morris Dees. Most likely he doesn't make that many speeches in which he charges full price. But there's also the receipts from his book to factor in. Anti-racism has become a sweet racket to T.J. Leyden.
T.J. Leyden recently attracted the notice of Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Billy Roper, who's running a write-in campaign under the auspices of the Nationalist Party of America, and Tom Metzger, who's running a write-in campaign for the U.S. House in Indiana's Third Congressional District. Their inclusion on Leyden's list of "Top 10 Most Dangerous Racists" was greeted with considerable amusement. In addition, Roper's white advocacy group, White Revolution, was listed as the fourth most dangerous racist group in a separate post. Roper's not sure how offended he should be, and he reports that when Tom Metzger found out he was merely number five, he was miffed and demanded an immediate recount (LOL).
Billy Roper has now upgraded the NPA website to include an interactive blog. Roper has also published a series of articles on NolanChart which are of interest. Certainly much more of interest than any of T.J. Leyden's pathetic drivel.