Charlie Kirk: With each day, he comes closer to just saying the 14 words

 

Wikipedia

Fourteen Words14, or 14/88, is a reference to two 14-word slogans set forth and popularized through 14 Word Press — “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children“,[1] followed by secondary (and less commonly used) slogan: “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.” Both originated with American white supremacist David Lane,[2] one of nine members of the defunct domestic terrorist group The Order,[3] and serve as a rallying cry for militant white nationalists across the globe.[4] The 8s in the latter half of “14/88” have been used outside of 14 Word Press to represent the eighth letter of the alphabet (H), and “HH” stands for “Heil Hitler“.[5]

The two slogans were coined while Lane was serving a 190-year sentence in federal prison for violating the civil rights of Jewish talk show host Alan Berg, who was murdered by another member of the group in June 1984.[6][7] The slogans were publicized through now-defunct 14 Word Press, founded in 1995 by Lane’s wife to disseminate her husband’s writings.[8][9]

 

@DillmanMarco
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He’s already there. If anything, “protect white demographics” is MORE explicitly supremacist.
 

 

That momement when he realizes he put a Jim Crowe era slogan in the bill claiming isn’t voter-suppression

Rep. Anchía Questions Author of Texas Voter Suppression Bill

Let’s talk about what that caucus platform tells us…..

Published: April 19, 2021

 

Transcript:

well howdy there internet people it’s
beau again
so today we’re going to talk about that
would-be caucus
that may or may not happen in the future
now it’s kind of up in the air
and what it means because there’s a lot
of people
who want to dismiss it
take it as a joke or just
say that it’s not that important because
oh it’s just
that group of people and that’s just the
way they are and all of that stuff
i’m going to suggest that’s a really bad
idea
i’m going to suggest that’s very unwise
if you don’t know what i’m talking about
green to hear her tell it had a
document that was leaked by her staffers
it wasn’t ready yet
wasn’t ready to go out to the public and
maybe she hadn’t even read it and maybe
it was developed by you know some
outside group and she
she just didn’t even know sure let’s
pretend we believe that for a moment
that’s worse that’s worse
if it had just been her sure she’s the
space laser lady
kind of grown to expect it from her but
the idea that it’s some outside group
that’s willing to put out a document
like that that has the ear of people in
congress
oh that’s a concern i want to know who
that group is
i want to know who else in congress they
talked to
that didn’t answer any questions it
created more
and their concerning ones the other
concern
is the deafening silence that came from
the republican party once that platform
surfaced
just a bunch of overt racist garbage and
the overwhelming majority said nothing
her colleagues
they said nothing sure you had some
in the leadership step forward and say
oh this isn’t us we’re the party of
lincoln or
whatever but most were dead
quiet because
what that tells me is that
had it been received well had it been
politically advantageous
for them to be okay with it they would
have been
if they thought it helped their career
that’s a concern
you know before the election i said my
biggest fear
was that biden wins but not in a
landslide
he doesn’t win big enough to send the
message
that trumpism isn’t uh politically
tenable
it’s not a winning strategy that didn’t
happen he didn’t win
big not by big enough numbers to send
that message
and then the other part of the fear was
that because he won
people would think it was over this
document shows it’s not
my big concern was that all that
happened
and then the next person who picked up
the mantle of trumpism
would be smart they wouldn’t
broadcast every move on twitter
they’d be effective i want to know who
this group is
it’s the same stuff could be lifted from
any of the most horrible groups
throughout history
because it’s the same strategy you take
the majority
you get them kicking down at some group
that you can easily marginalize
and that motivates that base the thing
is
once that group gets in power
the people using that strategy that
majority
that they energize that base they’re
gonna demand
that those in power do something
about that scapegoated group
and that’s when really horrible things
happen
i would suggest that dismissing this
as the space laser lady
that’s uh that’s a bad idea we do that
at our own peril
you can be outraged at the content you
should be
but you should also take it as a warning
that you have to stay politically active
because those who want that brand of
authoritarianism
they are still out there and apparently
they have the year of people in congress
anyway it’s just a thought y’all have a
good day

Ben Klassen

Bernhardt[1] (or BenKlassen (February 20, 1918 (O.S. February 7, 1918) – August 6, 1993) was an American politician and white supremacist religious leader. He founded the Church of the Creator with the publication of his book Nature’s Eternal Religion in 1973. Klassen was openly racist and antisemitic, and first popularized the term “Racial Holy War” within the white nationalist movement.

At one point, Klassen was a Republican Florida state legislator, as well as a supporter of George Wallace‘s presidential campaign. In addition to his religious and political work, Klassen was an electrical engineer and he was also the inventor of a wall-mounted electric can-opener.[2][3][4] Klassen held unorthodox views about dieting and health. He was a natural hygienist who opposed the germ theory of disease as well as conventional medicine and promoted a fruitarian raw food diet.[5]

Early life

Klassen was born on February 20, 1918, in Rudnerweide (now Rozivka in Chernihivka Raion in Zaporizhzhia Oblast), Ukraine, to Bernhard and Susanna Klassen (née Friesen) a Ukrainian Mennonite Christian couple. He had two sisters and two brothers. When Klassen was nine months old, he caught typhoid fever and nearly died. His earliest memories were of the famine of 1921–22. He remembered his father rationing to him one slice of dark bread for dinner. Klassen was first introduced to religion at the age of “three or four”. When he was five, the family moved to Mexico, where they lived for one year. In 1925, at age six, he moved with his family to Herschel, Saskatchewan, Canada. He attended the German-English Academy (now Rosthern Junior College).

Entrepreneurship

Klassen established a real estate firm in Los Angeles in partnership with Ben Burke. Believing that his partner was prone to drinking and gambling, Klassen eventually bought him out and became sole proprietor. He hired several salesmen, including Merle Peek, who convinced him to buy large land development projects in Nevada. Klassen and Peek started a partnership called the Silver Springs Land Company, through which they founded the town of Silver Springs, Nevada.[6] In 1952, Klassen sold his share of the company to Phillip Hess for $150,000 and retired.[7]

On March 26, 1956, Klassen filed an application with the U.S. Patent Office to patent a wall-mounted, electric can opener which he marketed as Canolectric. In partnership with the marketing firm Robbins & Myers, Klassen created Klassen Enterprises, Inc. In the face of competition from larger manufacturers that could provide similar products more cheaply, Klassen and his partners dissolved the company in 1962.[4][7]

Political career

Klassen served Broward County in the Florida House of Representatives from November 1966 – March 1967,[2] running on an anti-busing, anti-government platform.[8] He campaigned for election to the Florida Senate in 1967, but was defeated.[9] That same year, he was vice chairman of an organization in Florida which supported George Wallace‘s presidential bid.[3]

Klassen was a member of the John Birch Society, at one point operating an American Opinion bookstore. But he became disillusioned with the Society because of what he viewed as its tolerant position towards Jews. In November 1970, Klassen, along with Austin Davis, created the Nationalist White Party. The party’s platform was directed at White Christians and it was explicitly religious and racial in nature; the first sentence of the party’s fourteen-point program is “We believe that the White Race was created in the Image of the Lord.” The logo of the Nationalist White Party was a “W” with a crown and a halo over it, and it would be used three years later as the logo of the Church of the Creator.

Less than a year after he created the Nationalist White Party, Klassen began expressing apprehension about Christianity to his connections through letters. These letters were not well received and they effectively ended the influence of the Nationalist White Party.[7]

Church of the Creator

In 1973 Klassen founded the Church of the Creator (COTC) with the publication of Nature’s Eternal Religion. Individual church members are called Creators, and the religion they practice is called Creativity.

In 1982, Klassen established the headquarters of his church in Otto, North Carolina. Klassen wrote that he established a school for boys. The original curriculum was a two-week summer program that included activities such as “hiking, camping, training in handling of firearms, archery, tennis, white water rafting and other healthy outdoor activities”, as well as instruction on “the goals and doctrines of Creativity and how they could best serve their own race in various capacities of leadership.”[10][page needed][11][page needed]

In July 1992 George Loeb, a minister in the church, was convicted of murdering a black sailor in Jacksonville Florida.[12] Fearing that a conviction might mean the loss of 20 acres of land worth about $400,000 in Otto, North Carolina belonging to the church, Klassen sold it to another white supremacistWilliam Luther Pierce, author of the Turner Diaries, for $100,000.[13]

Klassen was Pontifex Maximus of the church until January 25, 1993, when he transferred the title to Dr. Rick McCarty.[7]

Racial holy war[edit]

Ben Klassen first popularized the term “Racial Holy War” (RaHoWa) within the white nationalist movement. He also consistently called black people “niggers” in public discourse as well as in the literature of the COTC, as opposed to many white nationalist leaders who use relatively more polite terms in public. Klassen wrote, “Furthermore, in looking up the word in Webster’s dictionary I found the term ‘nigger’ very descriptive: ‘a vulgar, offensive term of hostility and contempt for the black man’. I can’t think of anything that defines better and more accurately what our position… should be… If we are going to be for racial integrity and racial purity… we must take a hostile position toward the nigger. We must give him nothing but contempt.”[14]

In his 1987 book Rahowa – This Planet Is All Ours he claims that Jews created Christianity in order to make white people weaker, and he said that the first priority should be to “smash the Jewish Behemoth”.[15]

Personal beliefs

Klassen was a natural hygienist who promoted a back to nature philosophy that espoused fresh air, clean water, sunshine and outdoor exercise.[5][16][17] He recommended a raw food diet which consisted of fruits and vegetables and believed that medicine and processed foods create cancer inside the body. Klassen wrote that food must be “uncooked, unprocessed, unpreserved and not tampered with in any other way. This further means it must be organically grown without the use of chemicals.”[17]

Klassen promoted “racial health” and natural hygiene principles, and he was influenced by the works of Herbert M. Shelton.[5][18] Klassen believed that fasting would cleanse the body of toxins, and he also believed that a fruitarian raw food diet would cure disease.[5] Klassen rejected the germ theory of disease and believed that modern medicine was a Jewish multi-billion-dollar fraud.[16] Klassen contributed an introduction and a chapter on eugenics to Arnold DeVries‘ book Salubrious Living (1982).[5] The book endorsed fasting, sunbathing, fruitarian and raw food dieting.[5][19] Historian George Michael has written that “despite his advocacy of healthy nutrition, some of his associates claimed that in practice Klassen did not actually follow the “salubrious living” regimen, because he often ate red meat and ice cream.”[20]

Klassen firmly opposed religion because he believed it was superstitious, and he described Christianity as a “Jewish creation” which was designed to unhinge white people by promoting a “completely perverted attitude” about life and nature.[16] He rejected the afterlife as “nonsense”.[16] He argued that man’s morality and sense of purpose is based on the laws of nature and racial loyalty. Klassen believed that the white race was the sole builder of civilization and all of the advanced civilizations which existed in antiquity were created by white people but they were destroyed because they practiced miscegenation.[16]

Possibly depressed after the death of his wife, the failure of his church[21][22] and a diagnosis of cancer and considering suicide a suitable way to end his life, Klassen took an overdose of sleeping pills either late on August 6 or early on August 7, 1993.[23][24][25] Klassen was buried on his North Carolina property in an area which he had previously designated “Ben Klassen Memorial Park”.[7]

 

Four False Political Gospels with Kaitlyn Schiess

We are deep into campaign season with Christians on all sides becoming increasingly anxious and vocal. Phil talks with Kaitlyn Schiess, author of “The Liturgy of Politics,” about the false narratives shaping the hearts and politics of many Christians. She identifies these “false gospels” as prosperity, patriotism, security, and supremacy—and they’re far more subtle and powerful than you might think, and they affect both sides of the partisan divide. Also this week, Jerry Falwell Jr. responds to his expulsion from Liberty U. by quoting MLK’s “Free at last…” speech. And Mike Pence quotes the Bible in his RNC speech but replaces “Jesus” with “Old Glory.” Is it the clearest example of Christian Nationalism yet?