Here’s a little news item I seem to have missed. Back in May, James Loewen and Edward Sebesta launched a campaign to convince President Barack Obama not to send the annual wreath to the Arlington Confederate Monument, which they call a “symbol of White Nationalism”. It seems to have failed. Obama went ahead and sent the wreath anyway. It looks like he wanted to avoid controversy because Bill Ayer’s name was on the list of petititioners and that attracted a lot of negative attention. Not to be discouraged, Sebesta has already set up a blog and plans to try again next year. Loewen has an article up at HNN complaining about Obama’s “separate but equal” decision to send another wreath to a monument honoring the negroes who fought and died for the Union.
For those unfamilar with his activism, James Loewen is a notorious anti-racist agitator. I haven’t been able to find any information about his ethnicity, which I assume to be Jewish or German. He is the author of Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism and Lies My Teacher Told Me. Loewen is also a contributor to the Jim Crow Encyclopedia which I happen to own. I’m not sure why he hasn’t been mentioned so far on VNN’s Top 40 Enemies of White People. He could easily make the list.
Like the NAACP’s campaign against the Confederate flag, this episode is only one example of the daily assault by “progressives” on symbols of our culture. Although Ian Jobling hasn’t realized it yet, this neverending drumbeat against all aspects of whiteness is the most compelling rationale for separatism.