Recently I saw an article on the One Person’s Project website celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The official name of the site is ‘One Peoples Project’, but the ‘project’ really only consists of one ‘person’, Daryle Lamont Jenkins. He always refers to himself as ‘we’, perhaps because he’s so fat he takes up the space and food of 3 normal people.
The targets he claims ‘victory’ against are a collection of weird characters on the fringes of the ‘white nationalist’ scene. His two main enemies over the course of a decade were Dick Barrett and Hal Turner. Dick Barrett never reached the double digits in number of followers, and was widely ridiculed within the white nationalist scene for appropriating images of young skinheads and posting them on his site for dubious purposes. Hal Turner turned out to be a long-time FBI informant, whose radio schtick was intended to be as over-the-top as possible in order to provoke people into threatening violent acts. DLJ’s other targets were an assortment of costume wearers and scenesters who got off on the attention he gave them, and mainstream conservative figures who completely ignored him, or more likely were not even aware of him.
His main operation is a crude website posting a series of ‘articles’, which consist of copy-pastes from mainstream and other media reports along with a few lines of mindless ‘editorial’, all of which fit a few templates. There’s death reports of ‘right wing’ figures ranging from Ronald Reagan to obscure neo-nazis, which are tagged with the line “Rot in Hell!” There’s arrest reports of various lunatics and scenesters claiming to be ‘white power’, for example an ex-con with swastika tattoos who was recently arrested for having gay sex with hispanics in a park. There’s ‘outings’ of minor costume nazi and scenester types who revel in the attention. There’s appeals for support for equally minor and irrelevant anarchist types who get themselves in trouble with the law. There’s proclamations of support for any black who gets into a conflict with law enforcement, such as convicted cop-killer Mumia Al-Jumal.
Then there’s reports from his main hobby, which is attending police rallies. Police rallies are public rallies in which a large contingent of police appears, flanked on one side by some costumed nazis, ‘aryan nations’, and other ‘white power’ scenesters; and on the other side by a rabble of anarchists which hurl insults and projectiles at the police and scenesters. Usually the police rallies end with the arrest of a few anarchists for assaulting police, and both the anarchists and scenesters go home, try to spot themselves on the news reports, and proclaim victory. DLJ and the anarchists claim that the police are there to protect the ‘white nationalists’ from the anarchists, but the reverse is true. Last year, at the ‘Patriot Action’ conference and concert in New Hampshire, DLJ and his anarchists worked themselves up into such a frenzy over how our event ‘featured some of the most violent neo-nazi gangs in the country’ with ‘guns’ and ‘biker gangs’ suspected in attendance that they scared themselves into doing nothing more than a drive-by viewing of our event, which in fact consisted of Paul Fromm and a few other speakers followed by a couple rock bands.
The purpose of this article is not just to poke fun at Daryle ‘Fat Albert’ Jenkins, but to point out that many ‘white nationalists’ are drawn towards equally irrelevant activities by participating in the ‘White Circus Movement’. The primary activities of the White Circus Movement are attending police rallies and ‘flier drops’ which consist of littering neighborhoods with photocopies of such appealing messages as “Don’t have sex with blacks-they all have AIDS!” In the rest of their time, the White Circus Movement characters get lots of tattoos, take pictures of themselves brandishing tattoos and weapons, threaten and get in fistfights with eachother, and compete with eachother to post the most ‘tough-guy’ threats, racial slurs, and crude racial jokes.
The first time I ran into DLJ was at the last police rally I attended, in a small town in upstate New York, near where I lived at the time. You know you’re in a bad place when Hal Turner is the most sane-sounding speaker on the roster. The other main speaker was Jim Giles’ new internet girlfriend Mona Montgomery, who went on a long weird rant about ‘the holocaust’, which had nothing to do with the purported subject of the rally, which was black on white racial violence at the local high school. Other stars of the rally were Craig ‘Chain’ Cobb and a group of people wearing nazi costumes who stood around thrusting their fists in the air in an imitation of the black panthers. Hal Turner was showing off his bulletproof vest, and one of his followers asked whether medieval chainmail would perhaps be even more effective against gunshots (I explained to her that it wasn’t, and this was in fact why they stopped using chainmail).
After this debacle, I stopped participating in White Circus Movement activities, and sought out more productive avenues. I got involved in mainstream immigration-control movements, political campaigns, local white community building and private events, and other activities which allowed me to help spread information to receptive whites and organize white nationalists in useful directions. The buddy I rode to the rally with over the course of that year got so disgusted with the White Circus Movement that he stopped posting on VNN and became a full time libertarian.
The next time I ran into DLJ was on the OD trip to the ‘Restore the Constitution Rally‘, which was an open carry gun rally near Washington D.C. The event drew a couple hundred people from around the country, none of whom were wearing nazi costumes. Instead of a clip on local TV of Hal Turner or Mona Montgomery haranguing the crowd (I forget which), this rally got national coverage that actually carried the message claimed by the organizers, which was to highlight the tyrannies of the Obama administration and the federal government in general. DLJ couldn’t attract any anarchists to hurl profanities and projectiles, and was reduced to wandering impotently around the crowd.
Don’t be the white Daryl Lamont Jenkins. Don’t consign yourself to a lifetime of irrelevant posturing. Find something to do which will appeal to whites beyond ‘the scene’. Work on building local communities. Find ways to improve your own life. Engage in productive activism which carries good messages to whites who might otherwise be unaware.