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Pat Buchanan Think Tank Hosts Discussion with Anti-Immigrant Extremists

By Heidi Beirich on January 27, 2009 - 1:57 pm, Posted in Anti-Immigrant

The American Cause, a think tank started by MSNBC commentator and veteran immigrant-basher Pat Buchanan that promotes “traditional American values,” is hosting a symposium at the National Press Club on Thursday for the release of its new report, “Immigration and the 2008 Republican Defeat.” The panel, which features a prominent anti-immigrant hate group leader and others with extremist views, will discuss “how immigration control is vital to future Republican Success.”

The group’s press release warns that “the Demographic changes made by mass immigration have been disastrous to Republicans and [will be] fatal if not halted.” Making an argument popular in white nationalist circles, The American Cause suggests the GOP concentrate on white voters. “Whatever gains, if any, pandering to Hispanics gives is greatly outweighed by loss of the White Vote, which is more important.”

Angela “Bay” Buchanan, who serves as president of The American Cause, is one panelist. She is not known for her tempered remarks about immigration. In 2004, Buchanan told a far right conference featuring anti-government patriots, tax protesters and a prominent Holocaust denier that Americans will be “forced into a New World Order.” “They took the jobs and sent them overseas and now they’re bringing [immigrants] here to take our jobs. Who takes care of us?” Buchanan demanded. “I believe we must have a revolution. Hopefully, it will be a bloodless one.”

Joining Bay Buchanan is Peter Brimelow, the owner of the anti-immigrant hate site,, which is named after Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World in 1587. Vdare has published several prominent white supremacists, including Jared Taylor, owner of the racist newsletter American Renaissance, and Kevin MacDonald, an anti-Semite who argues Jews are driven by uncontrollable evolutionary impulses to undermine white political control.

Brimelow’ best selling 1996 anti-immigrant book, Alien Nation, included strong veins of racism and xenophobia. He described the role of race as “elemental, absolute, fundamental.” He said that white Americans should demand that U.S. immigration quotas be changed to allow in mostly whites. He argued that spending tax dollars on anything related to multiculturalism was “subversive.” He called foreign immigrants “weird aliens with dubious habits.” He worried repeatedly that his son, with his “blue eyes” and “blond hair,” would grow up in an America in which whites had lost the majority.

Also on the panel is Marcus Epstein, executive director of The American Cause and Team America PAC, which gives money to anti-immigration candidates and is chaired by Bay Buchanan. Epstein also writes for Vdare. Like Brimelow, he is fond of Jared Taylor and American Renaissance and has attended the journal’s biannual conferences. In 2006, Epstein invited Taylor to a group he had just founded, The Robert A. Taft Club, to speak  on the issue of “Race and Conservatism.” In February 2006, Epstein’s group also hosted two members of a racist and anti-immigrant Belgian party, Vlaams Belang. In 2004, an earlier incarnation of the Vlaams Belang, Vlaams Blok, was banned on the grounds that it incited racial hatred.

Also participating is James Pinkerton, a regular contributor on both “Fox News Watch” and the “Fox and Friends” morning show, and no stranger to pumping up the cause of white supremacists. Pinkerton, also a former Newsday columnist, wrote a column for the Dec. 5, 2006, issue of The American Conservative magazine (whose founding editor was Pat Buchanan) in which he heaped praise on The Camp of the Saints, a racist French novel by Jean Raspail. First published in 1973, it describes the takeover of Europe by “swarthy hordes” of “cholera-ridden and leprous wretches.” “First to arrive were the monsters, the grotesque little beggars from the streets of Calcutta,” the book details. “As they groveled through the wet sand like a pack of basset hounds … with their snorts and grunts of joy, they looked like an army of little green men from some remote planet.”

In his column, “National Suicide,” Pinkerton wrote that Raspail predicted the gradual takeover of Europe and America. “While Raspail did not know the specifics of Vicente Fox’s slow-motion demographic crusade to recapture much of America for Mexico, he apprehended the general truth,” Pinkerton wrote. That truth, Pinkerton explained, is that, like the French in Raspail’s novel, white Americans today “are lacking a proper sense of national-racial consciousness, the knowledge that one’s own is best, the triumphant joy at feeling oneself to be part of humanity’s finest.”

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  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    First off, there is no such thing as absolute free speech- never existed. Second, most of Western Europe doesn’t allow free speech on par with that of America, and there are some non-European countries which allow speech that European countries ban. Russia has pretty open laws about free speech, but saying the wrong thing can have the negative effect of getting you killed.

  • neoconsarecommies

    Only Western Europeans recognize that there is a desirable thing such as free speech, and it is viewed by the rest of the world mostly as something undesirable.
    Therefore I said it was an “exclusive European right”, because pretty much only Western Europeans recognize it as a right. You do not understand the concept of rights.

  • GENO the Shadow Wolf

    And on a lighter note, just to clear up any misconceptions about the insular term “neocon”, is merely a code word used by the white supremacists regarding the zionists in the government. That’s only a part of the WNs lexicon as if it is supposed to be used by the general public. To which on a much larger political platform is not a widely used term.
    However, “Neo-Con” is the short abbrev. for Neo-Conservatism(the white extremist of the far right). To call Aslan or Ruslan a “Neo-Con” doesn`t belong, that’s like calling an Arab a true Christian.
    I think you need to start pulling your head out of the mud there, pal.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Just calm down and take a deep breath there. First off, I am not a neo-con, or Zionist, I am opposed to both. Second, a land for “exclusive European right” is not the “right to free speech.” Those are two very different concepts.

    I think you need to confine your accusations to those who are debating you, and not some strawman opponent who supports Israel. For Israel I would support either a sustainable, stable Palestinian state, or an Israel that gives all citizens fully equal protection under the law, and provides a right of a return for all Palestinians. If that means that Jews end up becoming the minority in Israel, so be it- that’s their problem for not having enough kids.

  • neoconsarecommies

    “You say you want a territory for exclusive European right.”

    Yes the right of freedom of speech, which I thought made very clear in my post.

    What do you think I was talking about? Your very words prove my point. Only amongst European Gentiles is there that lofty yet “hateful” right to freedom of speech. Of course Jewish plutocrat shills and their shabbos goy brownshirts can’t stand the infamy of such an notion.

    You are a pro-despot of course you support Israel, of course you are one of them neocon/liberals clamoring on about the “brotherhood of man”, if it weren’t for people who think differently: Haters! Be they uppity European Gentiles or Al Qaeda in Iraq. You are a neocon. You are a zionist. You are FoxNews. You are a one worlder “Tikkun Olam” adherent, and you piss and moan whenever the resistance scores one for Iraqi “stoneage patriarchy” against the occupation “liberation”. You are the state.

  • GENO the Shadow Wolf

    I like to back up Aslan Maskahdov and Ruslan`s point. That he is correct on the notion that there a aplenty of “anti-zionists” out there who are not exactly anti-jewish. Here’s one good example I can point out, read Russell Means radio address on CENSORED NEWS concerning Isreal`s harsh policies, in which he makes a comparison of the policies that the Palestinians endured was the same policies the American Indians endured–

    “the American Indians are the Palestinians of the United States and that the Palestinians are the American Indians of the Middle East…”–unquote

  • daemonesslisa

    Typical troll response…if they don’t agree with you, they MUST be “the jewz”, or in this case, “judencollegiate”. Egg on your face, boy: I’m not even Jewish.

    The point that *I* was trying to make is that, of course, not all anti-zionists are neo-nazis, but that all neo-nazis are anti-zionist because these are the kind of stupid folk that hear the word ‘Jew’ and react like the Pavlovian dogs they are.

    Neo-nazis pollute any legitimate movement. The anti-globalist movement in particular is just one example.

  • Aslan Maskhadov

    Actually in case you haven’t heard, there is massive Muslim and Arab immigration to Europe, and people like Pat Buchanan and a whole host of right-wingers can’t stop bitching about it. Are we to believe that Palestinians would fair any better? And did you become so confused that you forgot that I, and probably several others here, oppose Israel’s policies? Nowhere did I excuse Israel’s policies. Nothing I said is “racist against white gentiles”.

    Your views, as expressed in your own words, show that you seek to implement policies that are actually worse than the Israelis, since technically Israelis allow Arabs a certain amount of rights. You say you want a territory for exclusive European right. That is more extreme than Sharon’s regime.

  • neoconsarecommies

    “Neo-Nazis, as well as people like Pat Buchanan, do not care about Palestinians. They would happily deport any Palestinians from Europe if they had the chance.”

    Except they don’t have the chance, instead palestinains are deported out of Israel, Palestinians are the object of “hate” of Israelis, what about the real world Ruslan?

    They pretend to care about Arabs for the exact reason that daemon pointed out- to mainstream their anti-semitism, and to make it seem as though they really care about these people.
    But what if they do care? Why are you setting up a situation that is not reality (massive Palestinian immigration to Europe) yet excusing the Israelis from “hate” for actually carrying out deportations?

    Your entire argument is racist against Gentile Europeans.
    I ask all Gentiles to divest their support of the SPLC.

    “If you read material other than Stormfront posts, you will find it’s a big world out there getting smaller each day. “

    I don’t read Stormfront posts, I am not a “white nationalist” but neither am I a kosher neocon, I believe in freedom of speech, but that ideal obviously does not extend beyond the European population, and in fact is viewed as a vice by most peoples, most of all the jewish people. What I am clamoring for then, is self-determination, a place for this exclusive European right.

  • Carter

    Most all thinking people know that there cannot be a “white nation” because the term “white” has no real meaning due to a lack of consistency with lighter coloured skin & any particular nationality. In this context there are Jewish people who believe that there is no “Jewish people or race” beyond that of practicing Jewish religious individuals. Thus the concept of the “Law of Return” via Zionism is simply political. This concept is highlighted by the depth of value that Jerusalem holds for the religious individual; while not so, the non-religious one. Therefore we see Israelis who do NOT hold to a Zionist belief system. This whole issue has been discussed on both Islamic & Israeli media for decades. Frankly, it’s old news.
    That area of the world had been harmonious with various groups (Sunni, Jew, Shia) living together until the British, Italians, Germans, Belgians, etc started colonizing it & breaking it up into little spheres of influence.

  • Carter

    An example of Jews who do NOT hold Zionist philosophy are actually common, especially in Israel.
    Zionist ideology holds that the Jews are a people or nation like any other, and should gather together in a single homeland. Zionism was self-consciously the Jewish analogue of Italian and German national liberation movements of the nineteenth century. The term “Zionism” was apparently coined in 1891 by the Austrian publicist Nathan Birnbaum, to describe the new ideology, but it was used retroactively to describe earlier efforts and ideas to return the Jews to their homeland for whatever reasons. Many devoutly religious Jews (in fact, in Israel) are anti-Zionist. While many Palestinians want to develop a Zionist approach for the Palestinian Diaspora & have the various Arab peoples return to areas in the West Bank, Gaza, etc where they once lived.
    In simple terms it means a return to a homeland. It is common to see such things discussed on Al Jazerra for the Palestinians & in fact they use the same reference terminology. While is Israel, there are protests in the street from Jews who do NOT support Zionist expansionism. Many religious Jews believe that the Right of Return (a term which is now used by many Palestinians) should apply to those who have a religious thrust to their identity & not toward someone with a “stein” or “burg” attached to a last name.
    If you read material other than Stormfront posts, you will find it’s a big world out there getting smaller each day. Not all Muslims gleefully rub their hands & mix bombs in their kitchen; not all Jews are planning the desecration of the precious “white nation”….& not all Black men are intellectually lazy.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Obviously you are confused “neoconsarecommies”, because there are many gentiles that criticize Israel as well and aren’t called haters(save for by the most extreme Zionist elements), for example Michael Parenti.

    Neo-Nazis, as well as people like Pat Buchanan, do not care about Palestinians. They would happily deport any Palestinians from Europe if they had the chance. They pretend to care about Arabs for the exact reason that daemon pointed out- to mainstream their anti-semitism, and to make it seem as though they really care about these people.

    The funny thing about folks like you is that you cannot fathom the idea that there are people who are anti-Zionist, yet not anti-Jewish.

  • neoconsarecommies

    “They’re not the type that do research or know how to read. “
    I know you have never read anything in your entire life beyond a few Toni Morrison books and Tim Wise discussing the Talmud or you would never say something so stupid. You are a typical judencollegiate: pompous in a high and righteous empty opinion.
    “That’s why you see a lot of these neo-nazi jerks supporting Palestinians. They don’t like Palestinians either, but at least they’re not “the jews”.”
    Stopping by from littlegreenfootballs are you? What have the Palestinians done against me or against America? Note that I am guilty of being a gentile and supporting Palestine = “neo-nazi”.

    “Buchanan must have skipped what he reads in the Bible about God’s chosen people, the Jewish race. They have been perscuted for thousands of years and the majority still want to do that. God will not let them ever be done as they were during WWII.”

    “Tim Wise is anti-Zionist(and Jewish), and you don’t see him called a hater on this blog or by the SPLC. So are Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Norman Solomon, etc.”
    Au koshaire Aslan, care to give a gentile example? Or are they all “haters”?

    By now all gentiles should be aware of the ethnic exclusivitity of the SPLC and its supporters.

  • daemonesslisa

    Well Aslan, a lot of people jump on the anti-Zionist bandwagon for the sole purpose of ‘mainstreaming’ their anti-semitism. They’re not the type that do research or know how to read. That’s why you see a lot of these neo-nazi jerks supporting Palestinians. They don’t like Palestinians either, but at least they’re not “the jews”.

  • Aslan Maskhadov

    There are many people against Zionism who are not anti-Semites, but Pat Buchanan has said enough in his career to prove that he is indeed anti-Semitic, and with Kevin MacDonald, you could say he’s WAY out of the closet.

    Buchanan believes that WWII ended the wrong way, and also wrongfully believes that Eastern Europe was “given” to the Soviets. He has stated and written such in the past.

    Tim Wise is anti-Zionist(and Jewish), and you don’t see him called a hater on this blog or by the SPLC. So are Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Norman Solomon, etc.

  • Loretta

    I think Buchanan and Dobbs are both very pathetic men. They say they are religious people but I do not think God would approve of their tactics. I see hispanics working in the area where I live and most of the jobs they take are very menial ones. I think the hatred toward immigrants will get worse because of our economy. The people who are loosing their jobs will blame them.
    Buchanan must have skipped what he reads in the Bible about God’s chosen people, the Jewish race. They have been perscuted for thousands of years and the majority still want to do that. God will not let them ever be done as they were during WWII.

  • James Hallman

    The GOP out of necessity will move ever more to the right as it comes to realize that pandering to blacks and hispanics wont get it any votes, and to continue to ignore the interest of whites will see the GOP become a political non-entity in the near future.
    Affirmation, massive non-white immigration, cultural-marxism, these will be issues of the future, and it will be based on these that we’ll a racial revolution emerge.

  • Exaggerato

    So much for blaming illegal immigration for the loss of “White” jobs–aren’t we forgetting where the flawed delusions of His Fraudulency’s (Mis)administration about tax cuts=jobs=social stability only saw many of the jobs moved offshore “for tax reasons”?

  • arin

    well, that explains james pinkerton’s articles that constantly appear in the houston chronicle. it’s good to know his background and agenda. thanks!

  • Blue Fielder

    How cute, the eliminationist scumbags think they can push everyone around to further their goals of wiping whole groups of people off the planet.

    This is why I support the SPLC: To keep people like you marginalized and unheard, where you evolutionary throwbacks should be.

    My grandfather killed Nazis in WW2. I think he had the right idea.

  • Scott

    I wonder if the SPLC considers it “hate” for Israelis to worry about their demographics, re the Palestinians. At what point does prudence and a desire for cultural preservation become “hate”? Some guidelines would be useful for those wanting to stay on the right side of the line.

  • anti-zionist

    The SPLC fights “racism” and “hate”, because “racism” and “hate” is against the American Way.
    Well the American Way is a dead Arab, the American Way is a dead Palestinian child.
    The SPLC fights for mainstream American values, that black, white, yellow, and brown, can join the US army and kill and rape backwards Arab scum.
    In a way, the SPLC is realist, the only way the races can ever truely get along, as complete equals, is either as soldiers in a pointless great patriotic war or slaves to a minute plutocratic dictator caste high on an unreachable plateau.
    Now the SPLC house has done enough dirty to have something like 300 million in their bank (barring whatever they’ve lost with Madoff); count it that they count themselves of part of that caste, now bow worthless plebian racist hater!

  • anti-zionist

    Pat Buchanan was recently called a monster by the mainstream republicans for refering to Gaza as a concentration camp. How dare he compare what the uber-tollerant freedom-loving Israelis to nazis.

    This latest quick blerb on Pat is no coincidence. It’s a pile on, you are well aware of right-wing neocon hatred for Pat. You desire cross-over. You = Littlegreenfootballs. You legitimize neoconservatism and yet call anti-war people, if they happen to be white gentiles, “haters”. Who has cheered the destruction of thousands of lives in Iraq? Which people call for the nuking of Iran? Who believes they are in a racial war with the Arab lands? Who is the “extremist”? Mainstream republicans, of which you offer no words of their “hate”, because I guess it’s not “hate”, it’s only hate when a white-gentile says something that offends a jew, jews who dominate American foreign policy when it comes to Mid-East war.

    The neocons are your fellow travelers, you, like them, constantly cry and whine about “anti-semites”. The SPLC is of a jewish dicotomy: the neocon jew, “fights” (murders random perceived enemies on the scale of nations) for the liberal jew’s “right to express himself” (for which the neocon murders, the nations he targets have traditional gender roles and “persecute” gays, allow holocaust revisionist conferences, and sell oil at a price to well provide their entire population, they must recieve “freedom”!!).

    Wake up people, the SPLC organization is illegitimate. It is pro-war/imperialist, and their defence of illegal immigration AND endless illegitimate war (you can’t just have one without the other) is all part of the “tollerance” package; “tollerance” is an imperialist code word. “Tollerance”, what the SPLC zionists sell is a kind of machivellian ploy. They are still vampires who support the republicans in feasting on the blood of their manufactured enemies. Because they’re “pro-America”.