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Kevin DeAnna

Under normal circumstances, there’s something endearing about youthful idealism. But when it comes to Kevin DeAnna, founder and recently departed head of the ultraconservative student group Youth for Western Civilization (YWC), normal circumstances do not apply.

About Kevin DeAnna

Kevin DeAnna’s Youth for Western Civilization (YWC) – a far-right youth organization that he ran from 2006 to 2012 – served as the institutional basis for the web-savvy white nationalist movement that would come to be known as the “alt-right.” While DeAnna faded from the public eye in 2012 after the dissolution of YWC, he continued his work in the white nationalist movement, eventually becoming one of, if not its main, ideological architect through his pseudonymous writing.

With nearly 2,000 articles written under two pseudonyms, DeAnna’s decade-long white nationalist blogger career sheds new light not only on the rise of the alt-right, but also on how white nationalists seized upon conservative institutions to build their movement.

In His Own Words

“It’s not surprising that ‘Western Civilization’ is offensive to those who are offended by ‘white identity.’ Defining Western Civilization into nonexistence or defining it in universal terms amount to the same thing. It robs whites of their past, a prelude to robbing them of their future. The classical world shows whites they have a real, positive identity deeply grounded in history. Whites aren’t just a newly invented ‘social construct.’” – Kevin DeAnna (writing as “Gregory Hood”), “Western Civilization Is White Civilization,” American Renaissance, Jan. 21, 2019.

“Do you get it yet? America, your America, is finished. But you don’t have to be. It’s time to fight for what comes next. It’s time to fight for a country of our own. It’s time to stop being Americans. It’s time to start being White Men again.” – Kevin DeAnna (writing as “Gregory Hood”), “A White Nationalist Memo to White Male Republicans,” Counter-Currents, Nov. 9, 2012.

“James Mason writes in Siege that white advocates must think of all white people everywhere as our army. They may not volunteer, but circumstances and political action will cause them to be conscripted. For white advocates, the overall strategic objective of political activity is to make race the defining difference between various political, cultural, and social groups, as a precursor to the formation of an ethnostate, the great dream of the White Republic.” – Kevin DeAnna (writing as “Gregory Hood”), “How to Destroy the Republican Party,” Counter-Currents, Jan. 31, 2013.

“Forget about saving ‘conservatism’ – Westerners must wake to this demographic tidal wave lest their culture, people and civilization be extinguished. If they don’t, every battle won or achievement made by Western Civilization is rendered pointless. And no matter how shamefully or eagerly they surrender, Westerners won’t be remembered as graceful losers – just a bunch of racists.” – Kevin DeAnna (writing as “James Kirkpatrick”), “Leftists Claim ‘Great Replacement’ is a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ . . . Unless They’re Bragging About It,” VDARE, July 4, 2019