Why white supremacists want a race war

In a fine Newsweek essay, Why White Supremacists Want a Race War,  Stuart Wexler, historian of the  Martin Luther King and JFK assassinations,  traces the roots of the Charleston gunman.

“Dylann Roof is believed to have murdered the church congregants for the purpose of starting a race war. In doing so, he embodied this ideology, one so insidious and pervasive among white supremacists that Roof may not have recognized its fingerprints on the websites that seem to have radicalized him.”

Known today as Christian Identity, its lineage stretches from Victorian England to JFK’s New Frontier, Wexler notes.

Scholars have missed the implications of this ideology, and the role it played in countless acts of terrorism within the United States going back five decades. Samuel Holloway Bowers, leader of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi from 1964 to 1969, was a Swift acolyte. His organization, which executed the Mississippi Burning murders, engaged in more acts of racial violence than any other hate group in America. Close behind was the National States Rights Party, with Christian Identity zealots staffing almost every senior position. Co-founder Jesse Benjamin (“J.B.”) Stoner, who orchestrated bombings of black churches and Jewish institutions from 1958 through 1963, would tour the Jim Crow south with his friend, Christian Identity minister Charles “Connie” Lynch, inflaming white audiences into vigilante mobs who attacked blacks.

One member of the national States Rights Party, a man named Joseph Milteer, spoke of a plot to kill Kennedy on November 11, 1963. When JFK was killed eleven days later, Milteer was jubilant.

Don Adams, a persistent FBI agent, smelled a rat but his efforts to investigate were quashed.

3 thoughts on “ Why white supremacists want a race war”

  1. An addendum to Stuart Wexler’s essay should be ‘Why The System Promotes The Strategy of Tension of the Possibility of a Race War’.
    That is the core psychological operation taking place here. As always this core works on the Hegelian Dialectic.

  2. Ramon F Herrera

    “CIA study: White men dominate agency’s top ranks”

    By Adam B. Lerner

    6/30/15 3:38 PM EDT

    “The CIA released an internal study Tuesday that found a serious lack of diversity in the agency’s leadership.

    “Only 10.8 percent of the agency’s top-ranking Senior Intelligence Service consists of members of a racial or ethnic minority, the report found, even though such minorities make up 23.9 percent of the CIA’s entire workforce. Going up the agency’s ranks, racial and ethnic minorities are less and less common in each higher gradation, the report’s data show, leading to an increasingly homogeneous command.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/cia-internal-study-white-men-dominate-agency-top-ranks-minorities-119603.html#ixzz3ea0eCTkP

  3. Ramon F Herrera

    [Logistic/whining note, not for publication]

    Every time I try to deal with this topic, which I claim is HIGHLY related to the murder of JFK, my posts are, shall we say, … “postponed”.

    Maybe in the post-Voskamp era, those posts will be more appreciated?

    I will try again, see below a post that was never allowed in the Selma thread.

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