Newsweek: “Hate on the Right”

Newsweek has a special report this week, “A Surge of Hate,” on the rise of “extremist organizations” and “virulent anti-immigrant groups.” The print edition contains white text on a black background with a red border. Both the graphic design and the terminology used in the article were calculated to conjure up the usual Pavlovian images of Klansmen and Hollywood Nazis.

This so-called report doesn’t even have a pretense to objectivity. It is the usual editorial boilerplate rehashed from the SPLC and rewritten for mainstream consumption. Here’s a sample of the left-wing rhetoric used:

“anti-government sentiment, extremism’s bloody legacy, extremist, extremist organizations, hate speech, extremist outfits, skinheads, white supremacists, Klan robes, Nazi garb, loudmouth militia groups, domestic extremist threat, haters, sometimes incompetent, truly unhinged, Night riders terrorized, demagogues, conspiracy theories, fear of “the other,” hate crimes, tortures and lynchings, express hatred, twisted minds, addled war veterans, sitting around in their basements, one world government, black helicopters, express hatred, rambling rants, dark social network, extremist movement, grim fantasies, particular brand of sly paranoia, etc.”

Actually, this is good news for us: it reflects a growing sense of anxiety and unease among the liberal power elite in Washington. A few decades ago, liberal publications like Newsweek had the power to define the political mainstream and exclude independent dissident voices from the American Heartland with the “extremist” label. In the age of the internet and social media, anxious liberals are horrified to find out that old trick no longer works. They are losing their power to set the ground rules of the national political conversation.

Since 1990, Newsweek’s circulation has fallen by 52%. It was expected to drop by another 25% from July 2009 to January 2010. Advertising revenue is collapsing. According to Brent Bozell, “Newsweek’s strategy in the midst of all its financial decline is to double and triple the amount of editorializing, cast aside all semblance of “news” in favor of long, liberal essays by self-impressed Newsweek editor Jon Meacham and his international editor Fareed Zakaria.”

In other words, Newsweek is producing and marketing content to a shrinking core liberal constituency that feels increasingly besieged by the rumbling discontent in White America. With the advent of the internet and social media, these people are now online talking to each other, not being talked down to by elite liberals with journalism degrees from Ivy League universities.

What’s especially disturbing is that racially conscious Whites are talking back to the mainstream media and attracting an audience to all these horrible “extremist” ideas. Information is cheaper than ever to produce and distribute. By exploiting the same tools of social media, a Stormfront, White News Now, or Occidental Dissent can now compete with mainstream liberal news magazines who are desperate to maintain the old marginalizing stereotypes of “Far Right” activists.

In reality, I live in a nice expensive house, not a double wide trailer. My inner circle of friends at OD Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA are all of above average intelligence and have college degrees. We are far more net savvy and up to speed with current events than the typical Democratic voter. In the morning, I like to enjoy a nice mocha frappuccino while updating my so-called “hate site.” On the weekends, we enjoy hiking the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Several of us work out at the local gym at least five days a week. Aside from our content, OD is a typical Web 2.0 start up media organization.

The same is true of broader right-wing resistance bubbling up across the country. Progressives were stunned this past week to learn that the Tea Party protesters are your average slice of White Americana.

They are above average in intelligence, education and income; more likely to be White, male, conservative, and employed. Several recent polls have shown that left-wing stereotypes of the Tea Party movement as a bunch of uneducated, violent, aging rednecks are far off the mark. The truth is that ordinary White people are waking up in ever greater numbers. They are networking with each other and tuning out the liberal mainstream media.

Most of these people only have a vague sense that they are “losing their country.” It’s our job to give them the perspective that unveils their rulers.

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  1. Those photographs in this article were taken from the 1988 movie “They Live”. It’s about aliens who disguise themselves as the ruling class and control human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of a TV broadcast. The lead in the movie finds a pair of special glasses that enable him to see the alien invaders for what they really are and see the subliminal messages that are everywhere in society. It’s very eeiry how this movie can be related to our present situation with the aliens representing Jews and their control of the MSM. It’s seems so much more than a coincidence I wonder if John Carpenter was trying to warn us about something.

  2. I would be on the watch for government sponsored terror the next few days. the 19th is the OK City bombing anniversary and a government terrorist, Bill Clinton, is sqawking about “right wing hate”. Of course, the 20th is Uncle Wolf’s 121st birthday. The sheeple are being prepped for something.

    What really concerns me is that Obama is going on the road for his ‘Financial reform’ initiative around this time. Heads up, be on heightened alert and for god’s sake don’t get caught up in any chimp-outs like Reginald Denny if the puppet masters decide the time is ripe to make Obama another Kennedyesque martyr.

    Of course, I could just be paranoid and nothing will happen, but it never hurts to be good boy scouts.

  3. Most people seek comfort, and waking up ain’t comfortable. When staying asleep is more uncomfortable than waking up, then people will wake up. And that day is probably coming sooner than we think.

  4. Speaking of the Right Wing:

    A woman with 10 children who is nicknamed “the Reich mother” and has called for the right to question the historical truth of the Holocaust, is expected to win up to 25% of the vote in Austria’s presidential election next Sunday.

    Barbara Rosenkranz, 51, is campaigning on an anti-immigrant, anti-Islam, anti-feminist ticket as the political heir to Jörg Haider, the far-right politician who died in 2008. Germany’s Central Council of Jews has described her political ascent as an example of the “terrifying shift to the right” in Europe.

    Her husband Horst Rosenkranz, 67, publishes an extremist magazine and raises funds for imprisoned neo-Nazis. He also sometimes speaks at his wife’s Freedom party rallies.

  5. Newsweek just published another article titled “400 Million People Can’t Be Wrong – Why America’s new baby boom bodes well for our future.”

    It outlines and celebrates the boom of babies from recent immigrants. The author is of course Jewish. It is quickly becoming more difficult for me to just sigh and roll my eyes every time I find a Jew behind the curtain.


  6. Obama is to White Nationalism……..

    What Wall Street was to Silicon Valley…………

    VOILA…..we have ourselves a growth story

    And I prefer an espresso when updating my hate site. (not to be snobbish here on OD)

  7. It is quickly becoming more difficult for me to just sigh and roll my eyes every time I find a Jew behind the curtain.

    Wait till you move on to getting tired of seeing all the Mick names… 🙂

  8. The Tea Partiers are barely awake and far from angry. The real angry are the ones that have been “awake” for years. And I am absolutely certain that their numbers make the Labor Day Tea Party look like a small church gathering.


  9. I’m not sure things are as rosy as you paint them – but it sure is nice to read a rosy article like this one regardless. Aside from that I just wanted to say “hi” to all the folks here and to explain that I’ve been working long hours. Barely enough time to keep my own blog going. Please keep up the good work! I’ll try to visit more often.

  10. …Aside from that I just wanted to say “hi” to all the folks here and to explain that I’ve been working long hours. Barely enough time to keep my own blog going. Please keep up the good work! I’ll try to visit more often.

    Hi to you as well, J.A.Y.

    You have a very interesting and informative blog — the best of wishes to its sure success.


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