But first, Ward Kendall, who bills himself as being "pro-White", has announced that his book, entitled "Hold Back This Day", is now available in hardback. According to Counter-Currents, "Hold Back This Day", first published in 2001, is a dystopian science fiction novel about a future in which a totalitarian world government promotes universal miscegenation to eliminate all racial differences — in the name of diversity, of course. It presents the story of how Jeff Huxton, one White man standing on the brink of our race’s extinction, regained his racial consciousness and pride and began to fight back. The previous softback edition was praised by a number of influential figures, most notably Harold Covington, April Gaede, and Jared Taylor; discussion has already surfaced on the Vanguard News Network Forum and Stormfront, where a more detailed synopsis is published. You can also read an even more comprehensive review on Nikarev Leshy's blog. The price of the hardcover edition is $30.00.
In a letter published on VNN, Ward Kendall details the problems he had publishing the softcover version of the book back in 2001. Publish America, who had been engaged to publish the book, objected to a website created by Kendall, called "Writers' Island", which offered a forum for Publish America writers to discuss their work and/or grievances. Specifically, the publisher objected to what some of its writers were posting in the forum, and told him to shut it down, while at the same time freezing his novel from any further sales until he complied. Despite intervention on his behalf from Ann Crispin (writer of Star Wars novels), Publish America held firm, and Kendall was forced to shut down the website in order to regain the rights to his book. Afterwards, he decided to self-publish it with IUniverse, who forced him to water it down somewhat for purposes of political correctness.
But Kevin Riley O'Keeffe hasn't always held a high opinion of Kendall's book. In Counter-Currents, O'Keeffe wrote "Its a good book. Not a classic, but better than most explicitly pro-White fiction out there".. However, three years ago, O'Keeffe posted this comment to ReadTheHook: "Ward Randolph Kendall? Give me a break, screwball! More like 'Mental' Ward Kendall, the village idiot of White Nationalism. If you think I'm exaggerating, please keep in mind that old 'Mental' Ward Kendall's posts as 'Jim West' at The Phora (http://www.ThePhora.net), where his deranged, anatomically-detailed, inadvertently homoerotic depictions of inter-racial prison rape can, unfortunately, still be perused. 'Hold Back This Day' is a self-published novel, by the way, and quite mediocre".
Perhaps O'Keeffe's irritation with Kendall tracks back to 2007, when Kendall's controversy with the White Nationalist community first flared. After his non-published telephone number was posted by Bill White, leading to a follow-up murder threat telephoned to his house, Ward Kendall went ballistic and vented on this thread on The Phora. While he posted under the name of Jim West, he identifies himself as Ward Kendall at the very end. Here's the part of the post which is of greatest concern (emphasis mine):
...I am going to do my best to work with law enforcement from this point on to put every Neo-Nazi, KKKer, and Skinhead behind bars, in order to give our Race a clearer pathway to success. One of my first efforts will be to offer up my testimony to the prosecutors of Kevin Alfred Strom, as a WN insider who saw through his filthy "family values" lies long ago - in fact - before anyone else had. Now, I want to do everything possible to put Strom behind bars for the rest of his life. Finally, though it may be in vain to say so, so should you. Strom is a pedophile, April, and the fact that you ever let your daughters get anywhere near him should make you and your husband shudder with revulsion and anger, and thus compel yourselves to help seal his fate forever by speaking out, along with me and others, against him.
And then, once Strom is done with, those who believe as I do should go tooth and nail after Bill White, Alex Linder, Don Black, David Duke, and all the others who've corrupted your daughters' minds, stealing the innocence they once knew, not to mention the innocence of millions of other vulnerable white girls (and boys) as well. Restoring white America is our only goal, April, and as the most prominent mother in the world who supports that goal, you should have realized that William Pierce and his dysfunctional lackeys were men of warped souls, and that you and your daughters could have led our women and girls to higher, greater brightness than the sad and shameful Hitler-Happy-Faces that now define you and your daughters in the American public's mind.
So you can see the full post in complete context, a screenshot is presented below:
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Granted, Ward Kendall may have just lashed out in a momentary fit of pique; I might also be a bit upset if someone posted my phone number and I got a death threat. But he did more than lash out; he threatened to shop White activists to law enforcement. And that's something that cannot be taken lightly.
Perhaps Hunter Wallace might want to ask Ward Kendall about this during his upcoming interview. If he wants us to support his work and buy his books, he owes us an explanation. There were a number of people who sent money to Hal Turner, and I'll bet they all regret it now. I'm not suggesting Ward Kendall is another Hal Turner, but anyone who threatens to shop other White activists needs to, at the very least, assure us that he was merely speaking out of momentary frustration.
Until he does, remember the Three Words: Approach with caution.