But a Stormfront poll currently in progress indicates a completely different story. The poll currently shows that, by an overwhelming margin. White racialists have many more issues with "race traitors" than with non-Whites. Here's a screenshot as of October 22nd:
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Of course, this triggered a debate about the definition of "race traitor". Oliver1986 put forth this definition: "A race traitor is someone who puts personal interest before the race. They have no loyalty or self respect. They are the weak part of our race that nature will kill off". This seems like a good conceptual starting point. Another poster, Phoenix, sees an advantage to this poll: "The results of this poll will be useful when responding to our opponents in the open forums. They are constantly going on about how we are 'racists' and 'haters'. Now I'll be able to link them to this poll and show them that we do NOT hate other races". Non-whites, even the much-derided "Jew", are viewed primarily as acting in their own racial interests.
Some people in comments to various posts on this blog have proposed other examples. Some insist NSM Commander Jeff Schoep is a race traitor because he married a woman who proved to be non-White, even though she concealed her Arab identity from him. Others suggest Hal Turner is a race traitor because he proved to be a Federal informant. Still others suggest former NSM "Presidential candidate" Brian Holland is a race traitor because he proved to be a snitch, although he has not turned anti-racist.
But all of these variables actually cast too wide of a net and muddy up the definition. A traitor is someone who publicly turns against a cause and publicly advocates for the new cause. Consequently, for a White to be considered a race traitor, the person must meet all three of the following criteria.
(1). Have a public record of pro-White activism.
(2). Publicly renounce the pro-White cause.
(3). Publicly campaign against White racialism.
Neither Jeff Schoep nor Hal Turner meet all three of those criteria; consequently, although their actions may have been unhelpful at best and disingenuous at worst, it would be imprecise to characterize them as race traitors. Hal Turner has NOT become anti-racist. Here are the names of those who I suggest better meet all three of the criteria:
(1). Johnny Lee Clary: Former racialist who turned against White nationalism and publicly started campaigning against it. Even suggested that April Gaede should have her kids taken away from her by the government simply because of her politics. Spends considerable time in Australia now, although his advertised home port is Baton Rouge, LA.
(2). T.J. Leyden: Another skinhead who turned against White nationalism and started a public anti-racist campaign. A resident of Utah who makes a comfortable living lecturing on the anti-racist circuit in the United States.
(3). Joe Bednarsky: A former Klansman who renounced racism and launched a public anti-racism campaign, using Jesus as his new crutch. Bednarsky now calls himself a "chaplain".
(4). Floyd Cochran: Turned anti-racist when the Aryan Nations allegedly told him he should have aborted his retarded kid Corky. Joined Nicole Nichols' Citizens Against Hate and launched a public anti-racist campaign for a while, but appears to be currently inactive.
(5). Michael Burks: Once a member of the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP), turned against Bill White and allegedly gave a statement against him, although Burks denies becoming an informant. Started a website called Jewish and Christian Holy Alliance, but not a particularly active anti-racist at present. One of the most hated posters in the history of the Vanguard News Network Forum.
(6). Tom Martinez: A member of the Order who turned government witness to save his own hide. Became a public anti-racist; debated Tom Metzger publicly at one time. Makes a comfortable living on the anti-racist circuit.
We need to be precise about defining our terms so as to effectively counter the efforts by our adversaries to define us. We also need to use practical and attainable definitions. The same rule applies to labeling someone a "Jew". For example, many people in Christian Identity still insist that Pastor Eli James is a Jew despite his own repeated denials. As a matter of fact, Pastor James is so tired of being called a Jew that he's threatening to sue Skip Baker over his accusations. RD Bradshaw suggests that, because Eli James is a pastor, the burden of proof should be upon him to prove he's not a Jew rather than upon his accusers to prove that he is a Jew. However, I still prefer the Alex Linder Rule: If you're going to call someone a Jew, back it up -- with objective evidence.
The same rule should apply to the term "race traitor".