For those of you, who’ve come to Haire of the Dog via Southern Avenger to learn more about Sam Francis, who Jack cites in his article this week, this is pretty much all I have to say for now: Sam Francis was a lily white jackass.
Not only was he a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as a white supremacist organization, but he wrote the Statement of Principles for the group. Nice.
Here’s a choice bit from the CofCC’s Statement of Principles:
We believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people. We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime. We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, if necessary by military force and placing troops on our national borders; that illegal aliens must be returned to their own countries; and that legal immigration must be severely restricted or halted through appropriate changes in our laws and policies. We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races. (emphasis added)
Here’s what the SPLC has to say about the controversial Mr. Francis:
An intellectual and key white nationalist writer, Sam Francis has been referred to by analyst Leonard Zeskind as the “philosopher king” of the radical right — a title that seems well justified by the ubiquitous presence of his columns in racist forums and his influence over the general direction of right-wing extremism. In recent years and until his death in 2005, he served as chief editor of Citizens Informer, the newsletter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a leading white supremacist hate group.
I’ll add to this as the day progresses, particularly in regards to Jack’s decision to cite Sam Francis, and as I get more coffee.