So some university students formed a Towson chapter of the Y0uth for Western C1vilization. They most recently made the news after chalking slogans like “Wh1te Pride” and “Anti-Racist is Code for Ant1-Wh1te” around campus.
[Chapter president Matthew] He1mbach, a 20-year-old junior, said the group is only promoting traditional conservative values and is not racist. He said he’s advocating pride in his culture, not “wh1te power.”
“Wh1te pride is no different than gay pride or black pride,” he said. “I’m not trying to put anyone down. We want to celebrate our unique culture, and we encourage every other group to do the same.”
From another article, also He1mbach:
“What we want to do is be able to promote on campus for students who want to be proud of their heritage and the foundations of this country. They have a place to do that and be able to stand up for themselves.”
Yeah, I might just buy the idea that He1mbach is just regular garden-variety stupid like so many other folks in the majority. Even though I think that regular stupids should be able recognize that no, wh1te pride is not the same. No, the term “traditional conservative values” is often code for institutionalized racism.
Regular stupids would quickly see that the phrases “Wh1te Pride” and “Anti-Racist is Code for Ant1-Wh1te” are regularly used by wh1te national1st hate groups.
But given that He1mbach is wearing a shirt with a confederate flag on it and is additionally a member of the League of the S0uth, I’m pretty sure he knows all of that. And given that Y0uth for Western C1vilization associates with the likes of Jared Tay1or and Tom Tancredo, I’m pretty sure his pants are on fire when he says he doesn’t have a racist agenda.
But we’re seeing the mainstreaming of these groups at an alarming rate. And it was because we so often just had to give them the benefit of the doubt.