Monday, March 01, 2010

Dan Roodt Responds To Jeffrey Imm

To place this article in context, I encourage you to watch this video first.

Jeffrey Imm’s Race Fundamentalism

An open letter

Dear Mr. Imm,

You probably know as little about me as I do about you, living on different sides of the planet. However, I was one of the invited speakers to the American Renaissance conference that had to be cancelled after you and other left-wing groups had harassed the hotels concerned.

I was practically on my way to the airport for the 19-hour flight from Johannesburg to Washington when I had received Jared Taylor’s e-mail informing me that the conference had finally been cancelled, with the Capitol Skyline Hotel also succumbing to pressure from yourselves.

As an Afrikaner from South Africa, I am totally astonished at your behaviour and that you even seem to boast about having prevented the biannual AR “conversation about race” from taking place. Did your own president, Barack Obama, not call for a “conversation about race” shortly after taking office?

Americans are privileged to live in a country with a Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech by means of the First Amendment. Why would you want to undermine that principle by threatening hotels in Washington with boycotts, “shaming” and even death threats?

On your website you state your opposition to “fundamentalism” as presumably practised by some Muslims. However, what about race fundamentalism?

Your opposition to any rational debate on race reminds me of the Spanish Inquisition or Stalin’s Russia, where only one set of ideas could be publicly or even privately expressed. Your intolerant, left-fascist attitude affects not only the free discussion of political ideas, but also science, morality, history and international relations. If it were to become universal, humanity would go back to the Dark Ages where anyone voicing dissent from opinions held by the masses – or the mass media – would be persecuted.

Given the global clout and influence of the United States as the sole remaining superpower, you have a special responsibility toward the rest of us living in other parts of the world where we, too, grapple with severe racial problems. Again, if your scare tactics and intellectual terrorism had to become the norm, the USA would quickly assume the status of a new Soviet Union, not only oppressing its own citizens, but exporting its myopia and intolerance world-wide.

Already my country, South Africa, is suffering under a disastrous experiment in social engineering, based precisely on American so-called liberal ideas, but which are the antithesis of liberality and classical liberalism. Radical affirmative action, the exclusion of whites on racial grounds, as well as racially motivated attacks on whites are the stuff of everyday life in South Africa. Stop any white South African in the street. He or she will tell you.

On 20 December 2006 a pretty, blonde-haired little girl was shot dead just for the hell of it by two blacks in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg. Danielle Esterhuizen was only five years old, sitting on her mother’s lap. On 23 February 2009, 16-year old Bernadine Kruger was deliberatly run down and killed by a black taxi driver on her scooter in Pretoria, while on her way to school, again simply because she happened to be white and defenseless. Blacks study for free at university while whites have to pay. In November last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the highest judicial tribunal in South Africa, delivered a stinging judgement against the Pretoria municipality that had refused to appoint qualified white electrical engineers and high-voltage electricians, even when no qualified blacks could be found. In their racial zeal, not only did they endanger the economy of the capital, but they also placed the lives of the public at risk as at least one sub-station had exploded due to lack of maintenance.

You seem to have taken up the cause of Afro-Americans, possibly the world’s most pampered minority, with 50% living on welfare provided by the American state. I, on the other hand, belong to a persecuted minority, with daily violence being perpetrated against us, our language and culture being suppressed and extirpated in what to any sensible person must qualify as a crime against humanity.

The mere fact that Jared Taylor normally invites a white South African to his conferences when most of the world tends to ignore our plight, must qualify him as a champion of human rights. At least he concerns himself with a persecuted – and not a pampered – minority. He is a decent, honorable and courteous man who voices his opinions in an honest and forthright manner.

Your website where you exhort readers to curtail Jared Taylor and American Renaissance’s freedom of speech, is is situated at the domain realcourage.org. How amusing, how Orwellian!

For you precisely lack courage to confront lies and expose myths. Especially the infantile lies and myths about race, your race fundamentalism. If you had had any intention of, as you state on your website, support(ing)… our universal human rights in all parts of the world”, you would not have engaged in vindictive posturing about a gathering of decent, well-behaved race realists in Washington, but you would have taken up the cause of the white South Africans or the white Zimbabweans, ethnically cleansed from their country by Robert Mugabe!

You claim to be “defying racial supremacism”. But what about black racial supremacism as institutionalised in Southern Africa? Would you also have “real courage” to defy that brand of racial supremacism?

I may be mistaken, but I doubt it very much. Your bag of well-worn clichés about white racism might still work when you shout “Boo!” at a few timorous hotel managers, but in the real world, especially outside your own suburb, it is as redundant as Karl Marx’s writings on economic equality.

If I think about the fact that you literally prevented me and the others to speak at the American Renaissance conference, it is obvious that you are already far advanced in imposing a type of Soviet closure of the mind on the capital of the USA. Paradoxically, our anti-white racist, black, quasi-Marxist government in South Africa offers me far more freedom of speech than you could provide me with as a guest in your country, notwithstanding the First Amendment. Over here I regularly speak my mind in the press, on the internet and even on the state-owned radio and television stations. (Strange but true)

Does that not trigger an alarm bell somewhere, that South Africa’s black government who used to be terrorists, bombing supermarkets and restaurants – they still call each other “comrade” by the way – could offer one greater freedom of speech than the, oh so white, “equality activists” of Washington?

7 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Fascism will come to the West disguised as anti-fascism.

Jeffrey Imm said...

R.E.A.L's Reply to Dan Roodt on February 22 - the rest of the story that Roodt and this blogger won't tell you...

See the entire response at:
http://www.realcourage.org/2010/02/a-response-to-a-supporter-of-apartheid/

Partial excerpt below:

Mr. Roodt -
I am well aware of who you are and your positions in South Africa, and I have written about you before. I thank you for taking the time to write to me.

What you do not know is who I am and my positions, although they are quitely clearly detailed on Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.)'s website at RealCourage.org. You seem to believe that I am "left-wing," because I support equality and liberty, and defy racial supremacist views, along with our defiance against religious supremacism, Communist totalitarianism, and misogyny. None of these are exclusively "left-wing," and the tunnel-vision that you display in thinking this demonstrates your limitations more than anything I could say or do. But since R.E.A.L. will be around for a while, perhaps you should take the time to get to know our views, as we have no intent of backing off from challenging groups that promote racial supremacism and hate.

There was no denial of Mr. Taylor's freedom to speak. In fact, I repeatedly invited him to our outdoor public awareness event on February 19 at 12 noon. We provided him detailed directions on how to get there in Washington DC. He declined to show up, even after the AmRen conference was cancelled at the Capitol Skyline. This was his choice, and he was the one who challenged me to a public debate that he then feared to attend himself. Moreover, we have also invited the public to our public rally at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Steps were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke.

Freedom of speech also includes our freedom of speech, a fact that the American Renaissance, Mr. Taylor, and you seem to find inconvenient. We made no threats to any hotels, we made no efforts to boycott any hotels. We simply advised them that the New Century Foundation was in fact the American Renaissance, a fact that most hotels did not know and told us that Mr. Taylor did not share with them. In fact, they seemed to not know anything about the American Renaissance, let alone its views.... After advising them who and what the American Renaissance was, we asked for the opportunity to have space to offer a counter-message of racial harmony, diversity, and love for our fellow human beings.

While we reject the hate ideology of white supremacism, as we reject all racial supremacism, in support of equality and liberty - our rejection of ideologies of hate are never rejection of our fellow human beings. Our universal human rights are your human rights as well. We do not offer an upraised fist, but an outstretched to all those who would drop the burden of hate from their hearts, and respect our fellow human beings equality, liberty, and dignity.

We urge all to Choose Love, Not Hate.

Love Wins.

Lime said...

@Jeffrey Imm - you sir are rediculous. Why even advise the hotels? What was your motive if not to put pressure on them. If you really hailed freedom of speech then you would let people have their say - not on YOUR terms or to your liking. Just what are you afraid of? Contrary to popular belief, people do have the ability to make judgements without people like you deciding what they should and shouldn't hear. You are not the be-all and end-all of anything. You sound like a control freak to me.

FishEagle said...

"..as we reject all racial supremacism, in support of equality and liberty."

That philosophy is the consequence of a historical abuse of reasoning in our religious culture. If we want to get rid of it, we need to talk about religion. But from this clever curtailing of American Renaissance's freedom of speech it's evident that it's not only the Dark Age churches that were able to abuse reasoning. Politicians and activists are equally capable.

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FishEagle said...

And by the way, abuse of reasoning is a right-wing trait. No person or organization fits perfectly into one category because everybody is guilty of abusing reasoning and faith. But Dan Roodt had reason to accuse R.E.A.L. of being left-wing, since it was done in the context of: "equality and liberty, and defy racial supremacist views, along with our defiance against religious supremacism, Communist totalitarianism, and misogyny." The abuse of faith is information that's being withheld from the general public - e.g. there are IQ differences amongst races that are genetically determined - and that was a left-wing trait that Dan Roodt observed in R.E.A.L's philosophies.

Afrikaner said...

Please Jeffrey Imm, do not talk about love and hate. The truth is that you hate anyone who does not believe what you believe. You hate anyone who disagrees with you.

You are intollerant to other opinions and views. You say believe in equality and reject supremacism, but at the same time you, think you are superior to Jared Taylor and people who disagree with your views.

You hate, "Haters". You create a "Us" and "Them" scenario.

You seem to think that someone who loves his own kind, who loves his own culture is filled with hatred. No Jeffrey. The only one filled with hatred is you. The only intollerent one is YOU.

Please, get REAL.