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Jared Taylor vs. CNN’s Forthcoming Hatchet Job on White Nationalism

Jared Taylor on CNN’s “The State of Hate”

In April, CNN asked me for an interview with one of its hosts, Fareed Zakaria, as part of an hour-long program on “white nationalism.” I was reluctant. Programs of this kind don’t try to understand why people become “white nationalists.” They just dismiss them as “racists,” “haters,” and “white supremacists.”

I explained this to executive producer Liza McGuirk, who wrote back on April 22:

I understand your concern—that somehow your words may be manipulated to illustrate a point of view. I offer my assurances that we will not do that, and I am comfortable putting that in writing because it is anathema to me, and I am responsible for the editing of the project. . . . .

We are attempting to do a serious treatment of White Nationalism, and to explore many questions that surround race at this point in time.

Obviously there is no shortage of people who will come on CNN and say things that will shock the audience. We are not seeking an interview with someone like that, but instead we wanted to speak with you, because you’ve spent years writing about these issues, and making detailed arguments to illustrate your theses. . . .

It is precisely because I do NOT want to distort your point of view, by using video shot at another time, and perhaps not cut properly—that I think it is important that you sit down with Fareed Zakaria for an interview. . . .

I hope that we can find a way to conduct this interview—we are genuinely interested in hearing your point of view, and I would look forward to discussing further if you are willing.

I reluctantly agreed to the interview, writing to Miss McGuirk: “Against my own nature, I grow cynical. Still, I will permit myself to hope that the word ‘hate’ will not be in the title of your program and that my interview will not be sandwiched between footage of goose-steppers and cross-burners.”

On May 3, I flew to New York. Mr. Zakaria wasted a lot of time claiming that race does not exist and that even if it does, as a sub-continental Indian he’s white, too. [Ed. note: Lol, no.] Again, I said I hoped the word “hate” would not be in the title, but Mr. Zakaria and Miss McGuirk said others would choose the title.

A few days after the interview, I found an op-ed article at the CNN website on “hate groups” that was a perfect example of CNN blindness, and called it to Miss McGuirk’s attention: “Perhaps you have seen this article, which CNN published last Saturday. It is written by a self-styled expert on people like me. It is so fundamentally wrong that I can’t decide whether the author’s problem is stupidity, ignorance, or outright malice. I hope your team will do better.”

Her reply: “This is an op-ed—an opinion piece. CNN has an op-ed page that prints all kinds of opinions—from all kinds of folks—every day. It doesn’t have anything to do with how we do our jobs.”

I wrote to say that if CNN really “prints all kinds of opinions from all kinds of folks,” CNN should print my opinion. Miss McGuirk promptly sent me the email address of the op-ed editor, Richard Galant. It took a little pestering, but Mr. Galant sent me CNN’s guidelines for op-eds, and that same day, May 12, I sent him a piece that matched his guidelines perfectly.

And then I waited. Mr. Galant ignored my queries, so I wrote to Miss McGuirk: “I cannot imagine that he [Mr. Galant] would be so rude as to ignore me, but he is no doubt a busy man and might benefit from a nudge from a colleague.” Miss McGuirk explained to me that Mr. Galant was, indeed, a busy man, adding “We will be back to you within two weeks.”

Nearly a month later I still had no reply so I sent her this: “You wrote to me in an earlier message that ‘CNN has an op-ed page that prints all kinds of opinions—from all kinds of folks—every day.’ It appears you were wrong.” The next day, Miss McGuirk wrote to say that “Richard has passed on your submission.” Mr. Galant—despite his promising name—had ignored me for 40 days and obviously had no intention of ever telling me that he had “passed” on my article.

CNN’s investigation of white nationalism will air on June 30, according to a note I received from Miss McGuirk:

The program is scheduled to run this Sunday night at 8PM ET—and Fareed will also feature part of your interview on his program at 10AM and 1PM ET. One caveat—when news breaks, CNN will sometimes postpone the air time. If that occurs, I will let you know the next air time.

Miss McGuirk did not mention that the title of CNN’s hour-long, even-handed, “serious treatment of White Nationalism” is called “State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy.” This somehow undercut her cheerful assurance: “I believe you will feel your views are presented fairly and thoroughly.”

Liza McGuirk has been unfailingly prompt, professional, and polite. I cannot bring myself to doubt her sincerity. She edited the program, and maybe it deserves a different title. I will leave it to others to decide.

In the meantime, here is the op-ed that “all-kinds-of-opinions-from-all-kinds-of-folks-every-day” CNN could not stomach.

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“Why is White Nationalism on the Rise?”
By Jared Taylor

On May 4, CNN published an article by David Neiwert called “Hate groups are recruiting our young people into a toxic belief system.” This belief system is “white nationalism,” which Mr. Neiwert warns is growing at an alarming rate: “[W]e’re talking in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of new young white nationalists being born online right now.”

Why is white nationalism, which Mr. Neiwert dismisses as “hateful” and “toxic,” so attractive? Because it is based on the conviction that whites—like every other racial group in America and the world—have legitimate group interests. The most obvious of these is not to be reduced to a minority where they have traditionally been the majority.

From its founding and until immigration policy changed in 1965, Americans took it for granted that whites would always be the majority. They were 85 percent of the population in 1960, but are now projected, largely through immigration, to become a minority by 2045.

Whites were never asked if this was what they wanted. White nationalists do not want to become a minority, and the burden is on people like Mr. Neiwert to explain why they are wrong.

Is it wrong for Japanese to want to remain a majority in Japan? Or Mexicans in Mexico? Or Turks in Turkey? Israel is an explicitly Jewish state, and virtually all Americans recognize its right to remain Jewish. White nationalists believe that whites—whether in the United States or Europe—have the same right.

It is not “hatred” for whites to want to live in a society shaped by the European values and texture of life handed down by their ancestors. Mass immigration changes a country—often radically—and whites have the absolute right to prefer societies that are faithful to their ancestral values. This is an entirely normal, healthy sentiment that Mr. Neiwert would surely not find “hateful” if expressed by non-whites.

Would Mr. Neiwert be happy if the whole world were changing as the United States or Europe is? Should populations migrate and mix everywhere, reducing every local majority to a minority? That would crush every distinct culture and civilization everywhere. Why is that acceptable only for white countries?

“White nationalists” recognize that hypnotic slogans do not make “diversity” a strength. It is a source of tension and conflict. At its worst, it means race riots and prison riots. Every day, it means discrimination lawsuits, resentment, accusations of insensitivity, and bitterness over whether the Oscars or Harvard or boardrooms or tech jobs or neighborhoods or the police force have the right racial mix.

Even if diversity were a strength, why should whites “celebrate” it when it always means a decline in their numbers and influence? No healthy people wants to give up its place in society and march into oblivion.

White nationalism is also the inevitable reaction to an increasingly harsh double standard: Whites must always be “sensitive” to others, even if others hold them in contempt.

In 2018, the New York Times appointed a 31-year-old immigrant from Korea, Sarah Jeong, to its editorial board. Miss Jeong had tweeted such things as “White men are bullshit,” “#CancelWhitePeople,” and “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. That was my plan all along.” No white person who said anything remotely like this about non-whites could be a janitor at the Times.

Headlines such as these show contempt for whites: “To the White Men Running to Be the Democratic Presidential Candidate: Can You Not?” “Step aside white men. It’s time for women of color to lead.” “Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?” Television host Trevor Noah put the same question to Bernie Sanders: “Isn’t this a time for your guys to step aside?”

In the 1960s, the national goal was to overcome racism and achieve color-blindness. Now, whites—but only whites—learn that, as Psychology Today explains, “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism.” When whites left transitioning neighborhoods, it was called “white flight” and was “racist.” When they go back to those neighborhoods, it is “gentrification,” which is also “racist.” It’s healthy for blacks or Asians or Hispanics to have a firm racial identity; for whites, it’s “Nazism.”

When blacks and Hispanics do not do as well as whites, it’s the fault of entrenched white supremacy. But if America is a white supremacist country, why do East Asians do so much better than whites?

All this—certainly not Donald Trump—explains the rise of white nationalism.

It is true that some people with nationalist ideas have committed horrific murderous acts. Why? Because when people have a voice, they speak. When they are hated, silenced, and their deeply felt values driven underground by self-righteous media censors, they may act in unspeakable ways.

There are democratic solutions to these problems. Censorship and demonization will make them worse.

Jared Taylor is the editor of American RenaissanceHe will appear in a forthcoming CNN program on white nationalism to be hosted by Fareed Zakaria.

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AddendumMonotonous Languor comments:

Jared Taylor has done some good work through the years, but…

The attitude displayed by this article has, unfortunately, been Taylor’s problem all along. He still obviously retains the utterly mistaken belief that the left can be reasoned with, cajoled, made to see the error of their ways, that sweet reason and sound logic supported by real-world facts can be successfully employed to swing them over to our side, away from their vicious attacks against us. Likewise, when giving speeches, Taylor’s whole demeanor cries out ‘Mr. Nice Guy’.

But that’s an approach for losers, for those who want to go nobly unto their demise, looking the commissar unflinchingly in the eye as she fires a bullet into your brain. It’s long past time that Taylor and those like him fully understand that we are in an existential war. In war there is no Mr. Nice Guy. Your job, the one and only goal that you and your side must have, is to totally eradicate the enemy by almost any means necessary, with the least damage to your cohorts. If you agree ahead of time to place certain restrictions on the way you wage war, then make sure those restrictions don’t put you at disadvantage when fighting the enemy. Otherwise, all bets are off.

Taylor should have known better from the outset. Don’t fraternize with the enemy. Don’t talk with the enemy. Don’t believe the enemy. And make sure you’ve learned enemy identification so that you don’t mistakenly wander into their camp. It should have been crystal clear from the outset that CNN was enemy territory, that everything they said was a lie, and that putting yourself in their hands was simply asking for trouble.

The only way forward is for whites to be racist. The first step out of this madness is for whites to accept racism and embrace it with pride, without shame. Racism is simply pattern recognition. Racism is realism. Every white should proclaim themselves a realist. They should also embrace hate, which is a good, clean, honest emotion. Hate is the sword you raise to protect those you love. With his already established platform, Taylor should be at the forefront of such a movement.

Instead, he is just holding people back. The inference to be made by others about Taylor’s approach is that with patience and understanding, leftist insanity will die down, the pendulum will somehow swing back of its own accord, the storm will blow over. But that’s just living in fantasyland. Leftist ideology is progressive, it has no built-in limits. Leftists will never stop, they’ll just keep on coming like zombies. History demonstrates a well-worn path to the gulag, and this next time will be no exception.

We see time and time again, that once started in any organization or society, leftism spreads like an inferno, consuming all in its path. The only way to stop it is total commitment to its destruction. Taylor should either admit all this and change his ways, or else step down completely from any kind of leadership and/or public position. It’s long past time to stop playing defense. The only thing now is to attack, until the enemy is utterly destroyed and there are no more leftists to contaminate the face of this planet.

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Source: The Unz Review / VDare

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Jim
Jim

Mr. Taylor can’t seem to spell the word JEW. Dr. Pierce must be rolling in his grave at all this gatekeeping and misdirection and baloney. The 10 million pound gorilla in the room was not even mentioned.

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“But if America is a white supremacist country, why do East Asians do so much better than whites?” I beg to differ: The so called higher IQ of East Asians is all paper work, and it’s not illustrated in their home countries so far as standard of living. Their technology is White technology and refinement. As I said before, White racists who cut their teeth in the Gulf, like myself, were sent to the Far East and Southeast Asia to build their offshore oilfields–they couldn’t do it in a thousand years. The Chinese and other peoples were severely lacking in technology, equipment, experience and skill management. A non-White can’t transfer crude oil from the bottom of the sea to the beach because they memorized the correct answers in a book… Read more »

Josef Tone
Josef Tone

It’s an enigma to be certain. I remember one time of taking out an hour to clean up small pieces of glass from beer bottles which someone had broken at one of the entrances to a state park. While I was on my hands and knees, what I would think was a high-IQ east Asian guy came upon the gate. I just assumed that he would recognize what I was doing. There were four other ways of entering, either walking around the 18″ fencing on either side, or through two large openings along a locked portion of the gate meant for occasional vehicle entry. Half of those who enter use one of these alternate entries because it’s actually easier than walking through the small almost labyrinth-like entry point. Instead, he… Read more »

Rommel 41
Rommel 41

BINGO. You said it brother. Thanks – you and I both know it.

Faz to you
Faz to you

I disagree with those commenters who use the phrase “by any means necessary”; it’s an angry, threatening comment. That’s not what this is about. What it’s about is reasoned, objective thinking. Initiating violence is abhorrent.

Truthweed
Truthweed

Perhaps Asian children perform better at school because their minds are not contaminated by anti-white hate history propaganda.

Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost

Weed, they perform better at school because their parents push them.

Nothing wrong with that. White parents used to do that, but now there is just too much interesting stuff on tv!

My wife and I invested in our kids. We saved literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in college costs because of the scholarships they won. Since like attracts like, they hung out with the Chinese kids (no drinking, no sex, etc. Their idea of a good time was a game of Scrabble.)

Travon Martinberg
Travon Martinberg

Taylor could make mentioning the level of jewish influence suitable for a CNN audience, by asking his host long winded hypotheticals, “What if there were a group that considers itself an ethnic minority when claiming persecution, but to deflect blame against the group becomes part of the white population when faulting the whites not willing to integrate with non-whites that this group largely believes must be provided open borders, or for not supporting other items on its public agenda”? “What if there were an ethnic group of which most members consider criticism (and BDS) toward its mid-east ethnic nation-state, created through supposedly-racist colonial force and aided by whites militarily and financially, as a racist attack on the group even though its members remain mostly in white countries instead of in… Read more »

Rommel 41
Rommel 41

Nice try, but too much talkin’ Trayvon. Time for talk or reasoned
“debate” is over. See: ‘Addendum’ to this article – a needed piece
of beautiful clarity if there ever was one. We want what we want.
It is clear – ABUNDANTLY SO – that “they” are committed and
determined for us not to have it, and are willing to work with
every means fair and foul to prevent it, and in the process to
see us suffer and pay. It’s nearly exactly like a situation most
of us have all seen: Two guys aggressive and posturing, loud
voices, trading insults, maybe a shove or poke. Time to swing.
Sooner or later, it’s coming. Imminent. A one way build-up.
The suspense is killing me. All of us. Time to start swinging !

Travon Martinberg
Travon Martinberg

Jews as a group cannot be mentioned as largely supporting and assisting the negative trends in America (that I list above), in mainstream media. I’m just showing how Jared Taylor could work around that censorship, which is a first step for whites in reclaiming N. America from jews’ disproportionate political influence. BTW, he should speak for himself on this forum. As for “Time to start swinging”, there are steps that come before that. They may not be as much fun. NA membership, organizing peaceful protests against Antifa violence, grass-roots support for more alternative candidates for public office such as Paul Nehlen (but with better people-skills) or David Duke, are some.

Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost

Mr. Taylor seems sincere, but like most people in his organization, he is extremely naive, flatfooted, and seems to think that everyone adheres to his old-fashioned plantation code of gentility.

When they don’t–and every single time, they indeed don’t— he sputters and fumes. This does nothing.

Michael R
Michael R

I disagree with the commenters about Taylor because he has done a lot of great work redpilling hundreds of thousands of young White people. That is never a bad thing. It is, in fact, completely necessary for our survival that that takes place. I have seen many a comment on YouTube videos, like when he was a guest on Andy Warksi’s channel, such as “holy s**t this guy is right and can’t be refuted. I am now red pilled”. Yeah, he doesn’t mention Jews, but I think there is a place for a highly intelligent White racial advocate who doesn’t because *some* people simply will be turned off by it from the outset. Let’s face it-it is a far more complex issue than the race issue. It doesn’t mean that… Read more »

JasonStrange
JasonStrange

Wholeheartedly agree.

All the people bashing JT can f*** off. Tell me of all the great work you’ve done & the sacrifices you’ve made.

Sure, there’s plenty of things he could improve upon & I’d like to see him go a bit further than he does at times, but you people who go about bashing an obvious, time tested ally should probably look in the mirror.

This kind of autistic purity spiral helped kill WN1.0. Try to learn.

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Mr. H. said in his book that Asians were awakened by waves of Aryans in the 19th century. Blocked from White technology and East Asians will fall back into their slumber. Water seeks its level. The artificial lift they receive from Anglo-Saxon-Celtic civilization will not carry them much longer. Turn the pump, off and the flow of free knowledge with all the answers will stop.

Those people practice the art of deception (docile nature). If you are placed under their military boot, it’s over.

Titus
Titus

Jared Hwhite Taylor aka “the jews look white to me” is just another gatekeeper.

Guest
Guest

All immigration was halted in 1924, as it was destabilizing America and the public had had enough. Citizens called the shots. Our current treacherous leaders have been bought out by lobbyists.

GithYankee
GithYankee

Just saw the special, it was as you expected. Taylor drops the Ashkenazi high IQ myth (dispelled by PISA testing and actual achievements), and conflates Jews with Whites. That was probably 80% of his screen time.

Fareed recycled the same Klan footage maybe 15-20 times (not exaggerating). Also, the old canard of white people don’t exist, the real Aryans are dot Indians, etc. Seemed ineffective to me, but I’m obviously not the target audience.

Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost

Two things are constant about Jared Taylor:

1) his predictable and irritating yodeling about how Ashkenazis and Asians are smarter than Europeans (false), and

2) his predictable and embarassing humiliation every time he appears on tv (after the program has been edited).

How does that help the cause of Europeans?

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A.H. dismissed whatever Jews do in their host nation as ‘patchwork’. They have no foundation.

Guess
Guess

Why is white taxpayer money being used to pay for stocking library shelves with NYT?

Walt Hampton
Walt Hampton

Did anybody actually watch the Jew-controlled “hate”
broadcast Sunday night? I do not have cable TV and
am curious as to whether or not there was anything
of importance or significance. Probably more rehash
of the same Jew-spew hyperbole of “get whitey” tripe,
yes?

Angelicus
Angelicus

I agree with the comments posted at the end of Taylor’s article. He (Taylor) foolishly believes that speaking nicely and providing serious data you can convince and, eventually, win over our enemies. This is delusional if not outright cowardly behaviour.

Our enemies are ruthless and do not take prisoners. We should do the same. Jared Taylor’s stupid policy of appeasement toward the Jews will never work. He is a waste of time.

In Germany, in the 1920s he would have been a typical Conservative, who proclaimed to be staunch nationalists but disliked/despised the National Socialists whose ruthless methods and anti-semitism were “too much” for middle-class cowards.

Time Traveler
Time Traveler

Besides Jared “Jews Look White To Me” Taylor being made out as a sucker by CNN, I lost interest in this man long ago because one of his best friends – John Derbyshire – is both a race-mixer and the father of mongrel children. Furthermore, he consorts with several known homosexuals (you probably know who I’m referring to) when doing so sends the message that sexual degeneracy is acceptable – even to the point of Taylor elevating such people by giving them a platform at his conferences. Jared Taylor has also stated that “Asians are superior in just about every way to whites” (search this data byte online if you doubt this) so, if that’s the case, why even bother trying to preserve the Race that invented just about everything… Read more »

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Comic relief: The classic all American hood went the way of the dinosaur in the mid 1960s: black jacket, ducktail haircut, switchblade knife. They would tell Jared Taylor to f**k off–tell your story walking.

Jeff
Jeff

Jared Taylor is not bad on the race issue and for sure light years better than the typical squeamish white guys in cities or ones in politics. He falls short in several areas, though. First, he is a super cuck with Jews. I mean I don’t lump all Jews into the treason category. I like Jewish guys like Michael Savage and Mark Levin. Yeah, one can get into the whole Israel thing with them but for sure they represent a defense of white people… unlike most Jews. So there are some Jews who want to uphold white standards but they are simply a minority of Jews. Why would Taylor shy away from this? Why would he shy away from obvious Jewish money for leftist causes or anti white Jewish politicians?… Read more »

Branmakmorn
Branmakmorn

Jared Taylor is just another gatekeeper and a waste of time. Every single time that idiot appears on television or an interview with a mainstream news outlet he looks ridiculous. He’s a caricature of white nationalism or whatever it is he’s supposed to represent.