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Transnational White Supremacist Arthur Kemp Slammed Online By ‘Stephan Kemp (Arthur Kemp’s Son)’

By David Holthouse on May 6, 2009 - 9:35 am, Posted in Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist

The apple may have fallen quite far from the tree in the case of notorious South African white supremacist Arthur Kemp, who in recent years has become a key transnational player in both the far-right British National Party (BNP) and the neo-Nazi National Alliance in the U.S.

Someone identifying himself as Kemp’s 16-year-old son, using the moniker “Stephan Kemp,” has been taking the elder Kemp to task for being a “racist ass” and a lousy father on the anti-hate blog Lancaster United (motto: “taking on the BNP and the other riff-raff on the far-right”).

The first comment from Stephan Kemp appeared last September, relevant to an article on the controversy that erupted when the BNP began recommending its members read Kemp’s pseudo-history tome, March of the Titans: A History of the White Race. At grueling length, the book claims to document the history of “white race” from 35,000 B.C. through the 20th century, and credits whites with virtually all cultural and scientific advances, anywhere, ever.

A cozy bedtime story it’s not. Hence Stephan Kemp’s complaint:

“I remember almost every night when we would ask for a bedtime story (when most NORMAL fathers would read their children a normal book) he [Arthur Kemp] would instead tell us stories about how the white race was all supreme and then read us chapters from his horrible book “March of the White Titans” [sic]. Well, Dad, if you ever read this or even hear about it I just wanted to let you know that I HATE YOU!! You have no idea what I went through at school because of you, you twisted my mind and made my entire childhood a horrible misery. You will never understand what you have done to me.”

The comment concluded: “This human (if you can even call him that) should be deported back to South-Africa and jailed.” It was signed, “Stephan Kemp (Arthur Kemp’s son).”

The commenter listed his location as Benoni, a city near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Last November, Stephan Kemp was back on Lancaster United, commenting on the BNP’s efforts to celebrate a “White History Month.” As part of the festivities, the BNP was again promoting March of the Titans.

“Picture this situation,” wrote the commenter identifying himself as Kemp’s son. “I am fast asleep in bed on a Thursday morning and when I wake I find that he [Arthur Kemp] is gone and then I receive a phone call from him telling me that he is on a flight to London. THIS ASSHOLE DIDNT EVEN HAVE THE MANNERS TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY FACE!! I have not seen my father in now ‘bout 2 and a bit years. All he EVER cared about was that stupid book.”

Kemp’s book continues to be marketed by the BNP’s Excalibur merchandise outlet.

  • bob moore

    I know Arthur Kemp and have read his books and spoken to him personally. I have never rear or heard anything of a racial nature from him. He is a dedicated historian and is very accurate. The majority of attacks against him come from Ashkenazim/Zionist who’s greatest fear is truth.
    Bob

  • thims sonwil

    I agree with the above as far as the triple truth test, to this I will add the rationalism, is not reason, and logic, based on maths.I can be agued that the earth is flat because if I take a stone place it on a table and hit the table the stone stays in one place, proveing that the world is flat, since I am not moveing when their is an earthquake, I take the stone put it on an orange, and hit it it falls of, I am not falling off, any thing their fore the world must be flat, this is the rationalism of muti what evrism POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

  • Christopher Van

    hi Karen

    Sorry to hear that things didn’t work out with you and Arthur. Long live Monterey and Delft.

    Dunno if I can help you with your question specifically but email me at chrisvoffshore@yahoo.com

    Best

    C.

  • Bart

    Wow, as a US citizen, a southern, white male. It was nice
    to see that I am not alone. I am proud of who I am, and it has nothing to do with the hate of any other humans.
    I have wish that the whispers and fear that comes from speaking about this subject matter was a thing of the past.
    It seems we as a collective group, take things to the extreme. I applaud Mr. Kemp for speaking up for a segment of the world population, which, has been speechless.

  • Mike Magruder

    I have a hunch…perhaps it could be useful to carefully investigate some of these difficult ultra right creatures in the light of Allied flaming of Axis civilians. This is perhaps a controversy that we’ve apparently glossed over a tiny bit. It’s just possible that someone somewhere has an ax to grind. Maybe the creatures should be reminded that even before Pearl Harbor the U boats had destroyed about 600 of our ships in the Atlantic etc. Many of these ships were transporting gasoline and oil along with human crews and passengers. These cargos were very flammable.

  • Carter

    Mr. Berg:

    From a perspective of compassion & personal opinion my belief is that a child is off limits; period. I remember well the press trying to expand it’s examinations of Chelsea Clinton. “‘She was the First Daughter’ wasn’t she?”, they would say – she’s newsworthy!
    But she was a human being & a child before any of that labeling & didn’t run for office….she’s just a kid first & foremost & we have a duty to treat kids like kids.

    It’s common knowledge that in our society the demands to grow up fast are central to many very real problems that young people face now, that they ‘d not several generations ago.

    Now the issue of Supreme Court Rulings regarding the invasion of privacy of children is something I suggest you research. The term “court rulings” & it’s reflections on the actions of the adult mother are something I cannot address as it’s too vague a statement. But nowhere have we [upheld] the breaking of the 4th Amendment to allow the disclosures of minors to be at the behest & whim of any news organization. However, that is not my point.

    Human decency allows a child to not be a public figure so that they might learn about life without having to carry an adult burden. This is a standard in most everything short of vicious murder.
    I’m also speaking to human decency, not some disgusting farce of a child actor & the results of that isolation from a chance to develop in a nurturing environment.

    That kid didn’t ask for the parents he got.
    He didn’t stand before his Creator & say ” Please send me a challenge I will have to endure that will eat at my very soul for the rest of my life!”
    It’s the same damn thing as a child of a prostitute, etc. Put yourself in their position & have some empathy for what they will endure starting at an age when their peers are exploring a very different world; they have to see through to make their own way with little support.

    What would the tenderness of a NAZI household be like? Could you even imagine?
    It would be the setup for a JOKE were it not so DAMN SAD!

    NO, the kids need to be OFF LIMITS. A judge’s ruling be damned. Let that judge put HIS child up to public scrutiny! Let all the REPORTERS have THEIR households be public entertainment….

  • Greg Berchenko

    Mr Berg

    Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour.

    In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

    One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, ‘Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?’

    ‘Wait a moment,’ Socrates replied. ‘Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.’

    ‘Triple filter?’ asked the acquaintance.

    ‘That’s right,’ Socrates continued. ‘Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?’

    ‘No,’ the man said, ‘actually I just heard about it.’

    ‘All right,’ said Socrates. ‘So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?’

    ‘No, on the contrary ….’.

    ‘So,’ Socrates continued, ‘you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you’re not certain it’s true?’.

    The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued..’ You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter – the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?’

    ‘No, not really…’

    ‘Well,’ concluded Socrates, ‘if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?’

  • Michael Berg

    Nice try. Arthur Kemp’s son, Stephen, has been publicly criticizing his father for more than nine months on the UK blogs. The Hatewatch blog simply reported this as a newsworthy event.

    Legally, Mr. Kemp is a public person who is active in politics and public policy advocacy. His political party seeks election in the UK and will be eligible for public funds if they manage to prevail. Kemp and his background are, therefore, open to media coverage, scrutiny and criticism.

    If Kemp’s son and former wife wish to opine they have every right to speak publicly about his conduct and his character. And the press has every right, in fact an obligation, to quote them.

    Consider Arthur Kemp’s public response to Karen’s criticism and the above claim of “going beyond the pale” rings hollow. The fact is, Kemp has cruelly attacked and defamed his former wife on his blog at http://www.arthurkemp.com claiming, among other things, that she is mentally unstable. Although his ex-wife is a private person, Arthur made libelous and defamatory statements against Karen, her father and his brother in his blog post and elsewhere.

    By comparison, Arthur Kemp and his new wife, Jeannine, are public figures – open to public criticism and scrutiny. The courts have ruled, both in the US and the UK, the Kemp’s have little to no protection under the law once they put themselves out there in the public domain. This is particularly true since they are publicly advocating extreme political positions and trying to influence the electorate.

    Jeannine Kemp created a Facebook and a Myspace page advocating for and supporting racist groups and leaders. She made more than 400 posts on the neo-Nazi forum, Stormfront, including putting up photos of herself and her children.

    Legally, by her public advocacy and conduct, Jeannine Kemp has made herself a public person. Her actions put her in the public domain over and above the fact that she is now the wife of Arthur Kemp. And despite attempts to erase all records of her public neo-Nazi posting activity, most of which has been saved, Jeannine Kemp remains directly involved with the BNP, identifying herself as “editress” on the BNP Website.

    The British and American public deserves to learn everything they can about this so-called neo-Nazi power couple. Hopefully, as you say, Mr. Berchenko, “reason, morality and logic” will prevail.

  • Greg Berchenko

    I resent what Arthur Kemp stands for but this goes way beyond the pale, allowing his son and now even ex wife to defame in on this forum. The racists & right wingers constantly accuse us of preferring ad hominem attacks instead of reason, morality and logic.

    By allowing this kind of libel and family infighting a public forum, you might succeed in smearing Kemp and his ilk, but you don’t realise the flashover in how bad it makes you look. Shame on you for stooping so pitifully low.

  • Karen Mills (Kemp)

    Does anyone in the US know how I can get hold of Vncent, Jeannine’s ex husband. I would like to confirm some dates of when Arthur bcame involved with Jeannine?

    Thanks

  • bob cooper

    lets hope the prussian blue girls wisen up to. Their mother is psychotic in every way.

  • Karen Kemp

    I am the ex wife of Arthur Kemp and the mother of Stephan – at first I also had some concerns about Stephan’s letters however this has been the only way he can communicate with his father and in many ways it has been a healing process for him, so I let it carry on. He has had a need to confront his father, however Artjur refused to even speak to the child, hence the need to resort to this sort of public airing of private matters. He is also a very mature 16 year old (now nearly 17) and I feel he has the right to voice his views.

    As to the disinheriting – what a joke! His father has nothing to give him anyway and pays for very little as it is. I am sure that Stephan would rather not inherit the rights to his father’s books, which is the sum total of his possessions. Understand the man was always a bit work shy and spent the majority of his time and effort on his book, not exactly a way to guarantee building a great financial base. The only thing his father contested in the divorce was the amount of maintenance, never once objected to the fact that I have sole custody and guardianship of the children which means he has no say whatsoever over the balance of their lives.

  • http://exaggerator.blogdrive.com/ The Exaggerator

    Next thing you know, expect the father (obviously in a state of mental incapacity, perhaps aggravated by Al Cohol) to disinherit the son in reprisal … and to accept the father’s word as final, even in death, notwithstanding where wills can be contested in the courts for the circumstances under which the provisions in question came about.

  • Carter

    Arthur Kemp is an extremist and a destructive individual. I don’t believe in what the man has to sell. That being said, I don’t believe that posting the angst that a kid has to go through in his early years is appropriate.
    The guy’s son should not be made into news; the kid has a lot of painful life memories to deal with & should not be made a public figure at 16 yrs old.
    I damn well support the work of the SPLC but when the news blog material has items I disagree with: I speak my mind.
    I would NOT want someone to put my family on parade; I don’t think doing so is appropriate in any circumstance. Is that kid responsible for his father’s actions? Obviously not. So why make him into the news of his father’s behavior? That’s equivalent to publicly identifying him on a continuum & asking the poor bastard to keep distancing himself from things he finds repulsive. Should we be asking that of a kid?
    We don’t do that to kids whose mother was a Crack Whore. Why do it to a kid whose father was a political prostitute?