Anatomy of a Smear

March 19, 2011
By G. Perry

I don’t relish the notion of giving an absurd website more publicity than absolutely necessary, but I feel compelled to address the smear directed at us by a contributor to the Dream Activist blog this past week, which DREAM activists celebrated as National Coming Out Week.

And while we at American Rattlesnake take a certain amount of pride in being defamed with our good friends at ALIPAC, I can’t say that Flavia’s ignorant post at DREAM Activist pleased me, especially since she didn’t provide a link to this website for the handful of people who actually read her post. Then again, actually allowing people to read the content of American Rattlesnake for themselves would demonstrate the absurdity of her assertions. 

I defy anyone to find a post made by myself, or by any other contributor to this website, that even hints at racism, let alone white nationalism, white supremacy, or any other variant of a philosophy based upon the superiority of one ethnic group over any other. To illustrate how preposterous her charge is, you need go no further than the profile page I maintain on a prominent conservative Web forum, which features a quote from Roy Beck Jr., one of my personal heroes, explaining why there is no room in our movement for racism or bigotry. You can read the entry in its entirety on the Numbers USA website, which will give you an idea of what the effort for sensible, reasonable immigration laws is all about. Hint: it has nothing to do with not liking a particular group of people based on their ethnic identification.

I think what Flavia is doing is a classic case of projection. She and her allies, which presumably include the man I saw on the Staten Island Ferry the other day carrying a La Raza, i.e. The Race, backpack, want to deflect attention from their own reliance on racial categorization by smearing their opponents-patriotic Americans of every race and creed-with the “racist” tag. These are the same people who issue paranoid, racist tirades against their political opponents and use feeble humor inflected with racism in order to demean anyone who wants to maintain some control over our borders, or who even timidly dissents from open borders dogma in any respect. In other words, they are the ones focused on race, something that couldn’t be more apparent from the name of the NCLR, i.e. The race, not us. 

I tried to correct the misapprehensions Flavia had about this website, but  the administrator refused to allow my comment to be posted. One other value cherished by the open borders absolutists, besides imputing malign, possibly racial, motivations to their opponents, is refusing to engage in constructive, legitimate dialogue. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised that the same person who chose to misleadingly defame this site as some sort of hub of white nationalist activity wouldn’t allow me to address this lie on her weblog. However, the truth is out there for anyone who cares to look. Although this website allows for a wide range of debate and discussion-up to and including opinions that I vehemently disagree with-we have never countenanced racism or bigotry of any sort, and have deleted any comments that try to incite racial/ethnic division. 

American Rattlesnake is no more racist than ALIPAC, Numbers USA, or any other pro-enforcement, anti-illegal activist organization whose primary mission is to restore the rights, freedoms and opportunities ordinary Americans, of all races, once enjoyed. And to contend that standing up for the United States is racism merely illustrates the ignorance and willful malice of the people who employ this slander as a political tact. They are the ones who look at every problem through the prism of race and ethnicity, not us, nor the millions of Americans who share our belief system. 

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4 Responses to Anatomy of a Smear

  1. Anthony on March 19, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    I’m surprised that she didn’t also call this site sexist and homophobic. It’s a tough reflex for the left to break.

  2. G. Perry on March 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    I try to keep the sexism to a bare minimum, although it’s hard to do with the Women’s NCAA Tournament right around the corner.

  3. Tremley on March 19, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    The word “racist” has no merit anymore. I’ve been called racist, bigot, xenophobe, etc., because I believe in having our borders secured. My response usually is “illegal is not a race.”

  4. G. Perry on March 19, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    It comes with the territory.

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