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The CCC’s Kyle Rogers Makes Himself Known on Stormfront

By Ryan Lenz on July 6, 2012 - 2:57 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic

As one of the key players in the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), Kyle Rogers has never backed down from urging politicians to stand up for whites. But in recent months, when not mugging for the camera in an ill-fitting suit, the modern face of the council has another life posting anti-Semitic tirades to the Internet’s largest white nationalist message board.

According to several anti-racist websites, including One People’s Project, Rogers regularly posts to Stormfront.org –– one of the oldest and largest racist message boards online –– under the name “Valhalla.” In one post, in fact, Rogers signs his name as “Kyle” and includes a link to his business, which sells white nationalist and racist flags.

So what are the topics of his rants? The biased approach to race by “mainstream” media outlets, modern crimes perpetrated by Jewish people, the death of Trayvon Martin and more. In one thread published on the topic of male circumcision last January, he unleashed on Jews, saying, “Your typical left-wing Jew is obnoxious about being Jewish and constantly drawing attention to their Jewishness. … Your hardcore Orthodox Jews were probably upset when American Christians first started doing [circumcisions].”

What makes such anti-Semitic claims notable is this fact: Rogers leads one of the most active CCC chapters in the country, in South Carolina. That chapter has held repeated rallies against undocumented workers at the state Capitol and hotly defended the Confederate battle flag. Rogers told one reporter that the NAACP was “busing in welfare mothers” to demonstrate against the flag.

And while it might seem expected that Rogers would post to Stormfront, the CCC has long tried to distance itself from the more brazen racists in the world. In fact, since its beginning as the old White Citizens Councils, which were formed in the 1950s and 1960s to battle school desegregation in the South, the CCC has sought to legitimize itself by associating with prominent politicians ––Republican congressional stars like Trent Lott have been tied to the group, and more recently, former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, who is scheduled to address the council’s annual conference this weekend in Nashville.

And that is what makes Rogers’ commentary so striking. Despite running a flag business that sells T-shirt featuring the unblushing slogan, “White Pride Worldwide,” and working passionately for the CCC for years, he has not been one to spew anti-Semitic rants. Until now.

  • Reynardine

    Y’know, I don’t remember who got the Gold Hammerhead.

  • Reynardine

    Solid Lead Hammerhead to Jeronimus

  • Peter Hockley

    R. Guinn, thank you best laugh today!

  • Reynardine

    Think I meant to enter the foregoing on the previous thread.

  • Reynardine

    Actually, I don’t like thinking about any more dog hunts. Them three boogers would just grin at me with these big old houndog* grins and lead me, huffing and puffing and stumbling, through people’s yards, around the marshy lakeshore, into gator wallows, you name it, and then when I’d give up, they’d run up and give my fingertips a quick flick or run a figure eight around me so I’d chase them again. When I was really whupped and went home, they’d show up at the kitchen door. Maybe they kept me in shape like that. My present one is pretty much the same breed, but he doesn’t do that stuff, maybe out of respect for my being almost seventy. Anyhow, that kind of doghunt. Yeah, these guys must be trembling in their boots.

    * As a breed, or several, that of course is spelled hound dog. Houndog is for their humorous aspects.

  • http://Twitter.com/AronL Aron

    It makes me so unhappy that these weasels have appropriated the Gadsden Flag for themselves. This is a flag with a long and proud history in this country, and it has resulted in my viewing any of these flags with consternation, and many of them have bee flying for DECADES before the TP ‘revolution.’

    And since I live in Lexington, Massachusetts, there are quite a few of these flying. And Lexington is only slightly less left-wing than the People’s Republic of Cambridge.

  • Linnea

    Yellow flag for a bunch of yellow-bellied SOBs… yeah, I’d say that’s appropriate.

  • M. Bright

    If it were only true… sigh.

  • Reynardine

    Erika, Joseph wasn’t here yet, but it was warding off that particular Hammerhead attack that really launched our esprit de corps.

    If I could send graphics, I’d send one of the flag of Trinity and Teabago for Joseph. But you’re right: it’s that faction that might attempt the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment.

  • Joseph

    That would be why I don’t know anyone like that. I was raised by pretty strong Mexican and Black women. I can’t even relate. It’s really sad. Didn’t mean to get off subject. Thanks.

  • Erika

    I guess you missed the men’s rights thread with all of the male supremacists – but the men’s rights people are one group which views women as property. While dangerous to individual women, the men’s rights bozos are pretty ineffective in general given that their primary issue goals – legalize wife beating, legalize child abuse, and make it almost impossible to ever have convictions in rape cases are extremely unpopular – plus as they demonstrated when they showed up here they are really dumb. Their sheer repugnance also limits their effectiveness since women steer clear of them it limits their ability to have children.

    The much more dangerous group of male supremacists are various religious nuts – primarily showing up in certain Protestant demoninations. These groups believe in total male domination – in that it is the wife’s duty to submit to the husband – some even call for the elimination of women’s sufferage. These people do have power – and oddly they often use women as their primary spokespeople – e.g. Michelle Bachmann. They also have corporate backing and can show up in Tea Party circles. There are various forms of the religious groups, but if you start poking around suburban mega churches, backwoods churches, and the Republican Party you can find many examples. The ones to really watch out for are the Dominionists – these are people who believe that you have to have a government based upon Old Testament law before Jesus comes back.

    In generally avoid any church which displays the national flag of Teabagistan and you should be fine :)

  • Reynardine

    Joseph: Hammerheads.

  • Joseph

    Erika, I don’t doubt these people exist, but I would like to know where they’re at though.

    Most everyone I know is from Texas, including my exes (kneeslap – LOL!!!)

    But I don’t know too many men who want to claim their daughters much less say they’re their property.

    I would say that my daughter is a gift to me from God but not my property. Where are these people, and how can I tell them apart so that I may avoid them in the future?

    I am pretty good at spotting various gang signs and tattoos of all colors of gang members, but the individuals that do not openly identify themselves escape me.

    What’s the term for them, other than evil of course?

  • Herbert

    “Well you see, science has shown that homosexuality is not pathological, nor is it a mental illness. White Nationalism however, is often associated with mental illness.”

    And do you yourself, by any chance, suffer from Williams Syndrome?

  • aadila

    @Reynardine

    It’s much worse than I describe, because it is impossible to document such ignorance in less space than it took to put it all down the first place.

    Don’t challenge my fixed beliefs, because even if I’m wrong I don’t want to know about it. All you liberal elitist intellectuals are commies and crypto-islamic illegal god-smashers trying to keep me from my ammo box and tear apart the fabric of society through no-fault marriages, welfare programs, and failure to salute a superior officer!

    If anyone can’t find the platform let me know and I’ll post a link.

  • Erika

    CoralSea, while perhaps to the deziens of Teabagistan it is clearly a message that if you don’t oppose Obama you will be sent before the death panels which are going to conviene due to the “government takeover” of the healthcare industry

    I’m guessing that like their adoption of the Gadsen Flag it simply was a cool looking Revolutionary War symbol they could take and use for their fundamentally anti-American purposes – which are bad, but what really bothers me are their anti-Erika objectives ;)

  • Erika

    You know I’m sure that what you see as hypocracy is really just good ole fashioned mysongy

    I suspect that for the average Texas Republican a woman is property of her husband (or father if she is unmarried) with no rights of their own (they do claim to support “traditional marriage” after all).. Thus, a pregnant woman is merely a vessel to hold her husband’s (or father’s) property in the unborn child.

    But to bring it back to our flag selling white supremacist, the Texas REpublicans would no doubt be interested in the Texas Confederate and Texas Rattlesnake flags that Mr. Rogers (I don’t want to live in his neighborhood!) sells.

  • Reynardine

    Damn, Aadila, I saw that thing. They posted it on FSTDT, where you can see it if you scroll down. I advise this, because it’s indescribably worse than you described.

    No poop. They want to abolish “critical thinking”.

  • Joseph

    That is why I’m a Texas Democrat.

    - I believe in God, but if God needed proof of life, he wouldn’t be God.

    - I’m an advocate of the death penalty. Although I don’t beat my children. They’re pretty spoiled.

    - I would take reparations before I took welfare. You know how much land the government has that they don’t use? I’ll take my 40 acres, but you can keep the mule.

    - “Homosexuality tears at the fabric of society”…wow. That’s a bit of a stretch considering what conservatives have done to societies throughout history.

    - I can see the hypocrisy in their abortion argument, I don’t like abortion, but I can’t defend their stand either. It’s a bit do as I say not as I do.

    - I think their staunch opposition of critical thinking is the most laughable one of all…only because I can tell you from experience that they fully expect their assistants and aides to think critically in order to futher their goals. They routinely hire people that are smarter than they are.

    You want to see Texas comedy…watch Big Rich Texas.

    That is why I’m a Texas Democrat.

  • aadila

    Meanwhile, speaking of flags, the Texas Republican Party just released its 2012 platform, which calls for vigorous prosecution of anyone who “desecrates” the American flag. I plan to scribble the obscene word “yankee” on mine to see what happens.

    Among other gems:
    – it proclaims the existence of God but fails to define God or provide any proof that God exits;
    – establishes the sanctity of human life from fertilization to natural death while supporting the death penalty and beating children as effective tools of justice and education respectively;
    –opposes any and all forms of “reparations” while demanding “restitution” for victims;
    –opposes Affirmative Action in the name of preserving equal opportunity;
    –affirms that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of society” whatever that may be;
    –says that health care decisions should be a matter between doctor and patient free from government intrusion at the same time as it proposes two pages of regulations aimed to prevent termination of pregnancy;
    –and, staunchly opposes critical thinking because it might “challenge fixed beliefs”.

    If the Republican Party were not already such a joke I would think this platform was written as comedy.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    The Vinland flag doesn’t actually have racist origins. It was made popular by the band Type O Negative.

    As for Stormfront names, expect variants on the following:

    Celtic(for people who have never been to the British Isles in their lives)
    Random German words like Panzer(from people who can’t speak a single sentence in German)
    14/88 (of course)

    And now we get to my favorite part, Whack-a-Scumbag, featuring Jeronimus

    “It is getting less scandalous to be a White nationalist, just as it is less scandalous to be a homosexual than it used to be. ”

    Well you see, science has shown that homosexuality is not pathological, nor is it a mental illness. White Nationalism however, is often associated with mental illness.

    “I know that the fellow travelers of the SPLC think that white nationalists should be treated as gays once were treated,”

    Not really. I believe that WNs should have their beliefs exposed and mocked, for very good reasons.

    “Modernity was Peak Outrage, and Peak Outrage means that intolerance for the intolerant is not sustainable in the long run, especially considering that the intolerant are failing to commit spectacular and sensational hate crimes and terrorist attacks, which I think is a good thing, by the way.”

    Uh dude, the peak oil thing doesn’t really translate well into this analogy.

    “Peak Outrage means there’s less and less reason for “respectable conservative dogs” to distance themselves from the White Werewolves.– note the very splashy John Derbyshire defection from the urban metrosexual lapdogs at NRO to the coy-dogs at Takimag.”

    LOL WUT

    “It is the Stormfrontization of Conservatism! White nationalists no longer wear period dress; conservatives no longer run in fear from discussions of racial differences!”

    Conservatives have always been racist to some degree. WNs just don’t hide it. In any case, most white people find White Nationalism repugnant, conservative or not.

  • Reynardine

    It might also be appropriate that certain sorts might want to publicly characterize themselves as yellow rattlesnakes, too.

    A rough night and a sultry morning caused me to read, “Valhalla or Victory” as “Vanilla or Victory”. I have not yet achieved victory, but in the interests of keeping me working, my co-author dropped off a pint of vanilla.

  • CoralSea

    Erika –

    It may be that I have a savage headache this morning, but upon following the link to the, er, Gadsden flag variations, I immediately envisioned a really large lawn mower or combine harvester looming over the snake, ready to chop it to bits (which is kind of sad — I like snakes. But symbolically just fine considering the behavior of some of these turds).

    Also — hmmmm. These folks don’t percieve the irony behind the sectioned snake with the “Join or Die” (or “Unite and die — I’m really knocked out this morning) since these folks seem so intent on leaving the union.

  • Joseph

    Phillip, I do not believe you are trying to contribute anything to this thread. So you may as well speak your mind.

    A flag is an inanimate object and therefore cannot be racist, it’s a figure of speech. It is the message and the conveyance of said message through their purchase and distribution that is racist by intention – the intentions of men and women, not the material the flags are made out of. So don’t be ridiculous sir.

    Unless of course you are proud of them, then it’s not hate, it’s culture right? And we should wholeheartedly accept that with open arms and bright, brilliant smiles, and forget about the physical pain a lot of those symbols once inspired. Correct?

  • Reynardine

    White Nationalist, Jeronimus? Where is this nation named White, and why don’t the White Nationalists go there?

  • Erika

    Ruslan, his online flag store sells an exclusive “Vinland” flag which looks like a Norwegian flag in green and shirts which say “Vahalla or Victory”

    I seriously feel sad for anyone who reaches his shop through an internet search for buying normal flags and unwittenly supports his hate activities since most of his offerings are the normal type of thing you’d find in any flag shop and you essentially have to look to find the racist stuff. So its good to expose this sort of thing so that people don’t unwittenly support his hate activities by buying flags from him.

  • CM

    Ian said:

    “Is anyone else surprised that there aren’t already a hundred guys on Stormfront named “Valhalla” or “14Valhalla88? or something?”

    I noticed that, too, and my thought was that having the unadorned “Valhalla” must mean he was at the front of the line signing up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    Ryan Lenz,

    Storm Front seems to be the ultimate destination for antisemitic white supremacists these days.

  • Identity-H

    Ha! I thought that was funny myself. “Jewishness” sounds like something Eric Cartman would say.

  • Philip

    One People’s Project is not a reputable source. Is this the best intel the SPLC can come up with?

    Also, how is a flag ‘racist’? Does the flag believe itself to be superior to other flags? lol

  • Jeronimus

    It is getting less scandalous to be a White nationalist, just as it is less scandalous to be a homosexual than it used to be. I know that the fellow travelers of the SPLC think that white nationalists should be treated as gays once were treated, Modernity was Peak Outrage, and Peak Outrage means that intolerance for the intolerant is not sustainable in the long run, especially considering that the intolerant are failing to commit spectacular and sensational hate crimes and terrorist attacks, which I think is a good thing, by the way.

    Peak Outrage means there’s less and less reason for “respectable conservative dogs” to distance themselves from the White Werewolves.– note the very splashy John Derbyshire defection from the urban metrosexual lapdogs at NRO to the coy-dogs at Takimag.

    It is the Stormfrontization of Conservatism! White nationalists no longer wear period dress; conservatives no longer run in fear from discussions of racial differences!

  • Ian

    Is anyone else surprised that there aren’t already a hundred guys on Stormfront named “Valhalla” or “14Valhalla88″ or something?

  • Reynardine

    Ah, such a picture! Bad publicity for an internet tough guy! Meanwhile, it’s 9:32 on a sultry Saturday morning and no one has checked on us goldfish.

  • Erika

    OMG! I actually looked at his flag website and its like totally hilarious. My favorite is the Arizona flag which replaces the celebration of the copper mining industry with the Rattlesnake from the Gadsen flag and the slogan Bite Me! Seriously, I am not making this up http://patriotic-flags.com/col.....adsden.htm

    That like totally could be the national flag of Teabagistan.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Vahalla? How original. The viking worship in WN is incredibly ridiculous because once you get past the idiocy of equating all European cultures as one and branding them “white” culture, they are idolizing a “civilization” which was incredibly backward and not far removed from pirates(or buccaneers, to be more accurate). They say that non-whites are inherently uncivilized and prone to violent crime like rape, then they go and idolize a people who spent most of their time raping and stealing, and who contributed very little to European culture, art, or philosophy. Yeah sure, some of the sagas are pretty nice but they will never compare with Homer’s epics. The Havamal is little more than a collection of folk proverbs and the most important modern German philosophy comes from the 18th-19th centuries.

    I wonder if he’s the guy who drops by here from time to time saying: “EVERYBODY SAYS…ASIA FOR THE ASIANS…AFRICA….” You know, the moron who can’t tell us the name of “everybody.”

  • Iko

    Wow. Good job on outing Kyle Rogers. Shadow Wolf, you’re the best. Three cheers for the SPLC!

  • Erika

    I’m sure that most people would disagree with the notion that selling flags of defeated enemies of the United States like Nazi or Confederate flags is “patriotic”

    I’m not sure how the rattlesnake flag that the Republic[an[ of Teabagistan has stolen qualifies – it was a legitimate Revolutionary War flag and my uncle had a sticker of it on his Navy locker long before the Teabaggers got a hold of it – but now it has pretty much been turned into an anti-American and White Supremacist flag.

  • Erika

    Joseph, I suspect if they did drug test they would reject people who fail to test positive for meth and fail to meet minimum BAC standards :P

    Okay, that was probably mean.

  • http://Twitter.com/AronL Aron

    Ermmm… Only in South Florida are Jews so open about their ‘Jewishness.’ It’s something I found very off-putting during my time in Florida. Every Jew I know wears their mezuzah under their shirt, regardless of how beautiful it (read: mine) is. SoFla Jews proudly wear their’s where it is visible. And that’s only one difference.

    Also, I think he’s incorrect about a lot of these SoFla Jews’ political views. Many of them were amongst the most riciulously conservative specimens I’ve ever run across. True 37 percenters.

  • Joseph

    Wow. He said Jewishness… I don’t think they require a urinalysis to apply for the position of “National White Pride Guy”, but I’m thinking that would be a good idea.

  • R. Guinn

    Thanks for the heads up, SPLC. I didn’t know the Council of Conservative Citizens Website offered such low prices on swastika and Nazi SS flags. The patriotic-flags.com link on the front page of the CofCC site takes you to Rogers’ little side business.

    http://patriotic-flags.com/mil....._flags.htm

    Bet most of that racist merchandise is made in Taiwan.

    Kyle Rogers is the prototypical angry little man in “an ill-fitting suit.” Here is a photo of Kyle at a Charleston public meeting:

    http://www.postandcourier.com/.....629534.jpg

    Figures a creepy little racist freak would go by the name “Valhalla” online. (Bet he doesn’t use his own picture in his profile.)

    My teenage daughter thinks Kyle looks like a movie star named Dobby, who plays one of the characters in the Harry Potter movies.

    http://media3.onsugar.com/file...../Dobby.jpg

    Can you see the resemblance?

  • Shadow Wolf

    He’s probably getting more desperate as time wears on, combined with the election season. Willing to whore himself out to the un-ameriKKKan domestic terrorists, WN extremists and the abhorrent neo-Nazis. He wanted to hit rock bottom—then so be it.