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FRED REED: The Klan Speaks (Or, So Says Fred)

Affirmative Action, Crime, Drug War, Education, FRED REED, Race, Racism, The South

Is this satire, or are these the words of a KKK source cultivated by the great Fred Reed? You’ll never know…

By Fred Reed

In my years as a police reporter for the Washington Times, I became friends with a DEA undercover guy, soon to retire, who for complex reasons became involved (professionally) with the KKK, which sometimes finances itself through drugs. By surreptitious use of a cellphone camera, he copied a letter from a Klansman in Indiana, tried to give it to both the FBI and Washington Post and, being brushed off by both, gave me a copy. I post it unedited:

Esteemed Grand Klagon and Guide of the Knights of the Invisible Empire,

As commanded by you in your letter of 7 February instant in the Year of Our Lor 2022, I send a precis of our efforts in Washington to prevent the pollution of our hallowed land by the Negro. I can report that events go well for us, though a few things need further attention.

First, we have received the results of the quadrennial test of scholarly performance of children in the state of Maryland. They are most satisfactory. Several black schools in Baltimore had no students who could read proficiently. Others had only a handful. Later we learned by a document clandestinely provided to us that many of these students are at the level of first or second grade.

This salutary illiteracy assures their unemployability for the remaining fifty years of their lives. Illiteracy and its consequences will arouse resentment among our White population. We can count on our enemies to do nothing to better the schools as this would draw attention to their fecklessness in allowing things to reach their current state. Fortunately neither blacks nor Whites appear interested in the matter.

All has gone as the esteemed Subaltern Kleegle of the Florida Klavern has predicted: Our enemies prefer to hide their failures in managing the schools to admitting them and seeking a remedy. This is well as a public cognizance of circumstances might draw forth a foolish sympathy for the Africans among us. Thus do the race mixers do our work for us. For this we should give thanks to our Heavenly Father who sustains our struggle.

In further congruence with the foresights of the Florida Kleegle, the depraved paladins of miscegenation invest great energy in violent denunciation of White Supremacists and White Nationalists while ignoring the Negro in whom they seem to have little interest. I confess myself surprised by this curiousness. Those who purport to desire the advancement of the Negros have chosen to hide their failings rather than address them They appear chiefly interested in political dispute and the suppression of notice of their failure than in doing anything of substance.

This being so, I recommend that the various State Klaverns hold marches in full robes and hoods and, if possible without falling afoul of the law, burn crosses where this will be discovered by minions of the press. This will arouse alarm across the nation and divert thought from anything of practical import. We have further found that hanging a noose where it will be discovered will occupy them for weeks in a state of high and empty excitement. This gives them a sense of accomplishing something  of use without danger of their actually doing so. I confess I think them chiefly interested in being entertained.

On another topic if I may: In earlier years we feared that the various civil rights laws would lead to racial mingling.  This concern seems exaggerated. Klansmen who have labored here quietly for years, some on Capitol Hill, report little mixing with Negros. Those who talk warmly of integration seem little interested in practicing it. Restaurants favored by Whites almost never have more than a few Negros, and usually not those. They appear to campaign ardently for something they do not actually want. This is most gratifying and seems likely to continue. In my twenty years of serving our Cause in the Capital, often in association with people who become furious if the undesirability of miscegenation is mentioned, I have never once encountered a black in any of their homes. None would consider sending their children to the black public schools. Keeping the children apart accustoms them to separation, making assimilation at a later age unlikely. This of course is to be encouraged.

The internet has proved most fecund for our ends. As our Chief Klyton noted in last fall’s National Klavern, Whites are afraid of the Negro, yet cannot admit their fright. This fear is among our greatest assets. Our enemies strictly avoid mention of Negro crime in the media. yet the internet makes the Negro’s depredations visible to all. The consequence of this fruitless attempt to hide the violence of the Negro is to persuade much of the population that their government colludes with the darker race against them. Yet while our enemies cannot conceal the problem, neither can they do anything about it, because this would require admitting that it exists, and this they cannot do. Once again they are doing our work for us.  We should suggest to our members that on the internet they stress complicity in dismantling law and order.

At the last Klavern I differed with the Exalted Subaltern Kleegle of Oklahoma regarding the value of Affirmative Action. The Kleegle held that it promotes social contact with the Negro and might lead to the horrors of intermarriage. There is some truth to this. Yet on the whole affirmative action works in our favor. Without this discrimination against the White Race, there would be fewer Negro doctors but they would be respected by whites. At all costs we should avoid any course that makes the Negro seem able in anything beyond manual work as it might engender social amalgamation. Now Whites avoid Negro doctors while pretending they do not.

Affirmative Action further maintains anger among Whites at what they see as, but dare not complain of, discrimination against themselves. I am almost daily pleased to hear Whites complaining of additional work imposed on themselves to correct unusable work by Negros. I almost wish we had thought of this but, as so often, our enemies do our work for us.

We who labor here in the capital of the Northern Forces know how galling it is to see statues of our hallowed Confederate leaders pulled down. We know that it is done it unending vengeance against the South by Northerners who forget that it was they who imported the slaves. Suffer it we must. Yet in life the road to victory often passes through difficult and stressful  times. We may hope, with some expectation of a favorable outcome, that anger at the desecration will divide the country permanently and irretrievably so that, if the South cannot rise again, at least the North can, perhaps, be brought down. The insurrection occasioned by the death of the black buck Floyd shows the way.

The foregoing I hope will provide a portrait of the state of our Klan’s affairs in Washington. The question arises: Should we try to better the position of our nation’s White population by political means, or try to ignite a general nationwide insurrection and hope that our membership, being well armed, will prove able to gain control of a large territory and raise our Southern flag?

My own opinion, for what you may deem it worth, is that we should encourage rebellion. Events suggest that the time is propitious. The federal government provokes general dissatisfaction as we cannot, inciting wars, inflation, decline of the economy, sectional anger. President Biden seems almost to do this deliberately, though it is hard to tell what is in his mind. I have wondered whether he migh secretly be one of us, though this is a question above my rank. The [FR1] dissatisfaction’s  provide a fertile field for an uprising.

The key, we may hope, will be a sudden intense fury among the Negros. They see themselves kept in segregation and illiteracy, feared and secretly scorned by Whites who talk of equality while preventing it except in the few. Negros vote almost entirely for the Democrat party, which consequently has to do nothing for them, and the Republican party will not get Negro votes no matter what it does, so neither will undertake anything of substance for the dark race. Thus we can rely on continuing and growing dissatisfaction among our Africans.

Our best hope for an igniting spark is criminality among blacks that grows as their conditions worsen and they see no likelihood of betterment. We now see a sharp increase of murders of Whites by Blacks, which are hidden by the media but known on the internet. I think we can rely on this continuing. With this fortunate development fear will grow among whites who will abandon the cities, increasing poverty therein. Our enemies cannot control crime as they would lose the votes of blacks and cities would burn, so we can, I think, count on a productive increase of hostility among the African race. Sooner or later, explosion must come. For this we should pray.

I will close now, hoping this report of use. Our way ahead is beset by storm clouds and uncertainties but we may yet emerge into the light of success of our Holy Cause for the preservation of our people and nation.

Your faithful servant,

Samuel Gregory,

Exalted Subaltern Kleegle

Comment! Tell Fred why he is an affront to civilization

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FRED REED describes himself as [previously] a “Washington police reporter, former Washington editor for Harper’s and staff writer for Soldier of Fortune magazine, Marine combat vet from Viet Nam, and former long-haul hitchhiker, part-time sociopath, who once lived in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the Yankee Capital.”
His essays “on the collapse of America” Mr. Reed calls “wildly funny, sometimes wacky, always provocative.”
“Fred is the Hunter Thompson of the right,” seconds Thomas E. Ricks in Foreign Policy magazine. His  commentary is “well-written, pungent political incorrectness mixed with smart military commentary and libertarian impulses, topped off with a splash of Third World sunshine and tequila.”

FRED’S BOOKS ARE ON AMAZON, HERE

FRED’S ARTICLES ARCHIVE

Killer Kink

Hardboiled is back! (The exclamation point is to arouse wild enthusiasm int the reader, a boiling literary lust.) Gritty crime fiction by longtime police reporter for the Washington Times, who knows the police from nine years of riding with them. Guaranteed free of white wine and cheese, sensitivity, or social justice.

UPDATED (7/10): LinkedIn: Stanton Peele On ILANA And Addiction

Argument, Classical Liberalism, Drug War, Healthcare, Ilana Mercer, Intellectualism, The Therapuetic State

Thank you, Stanton Peele, PhD., for an inspired LinkedIn review. We represent an era of intellectuals in which left and right had so much in common, Stanton being a 1960s liberal; myself a 19th Century classical liberal.

“Ilana Mercer is the most independent thinker of the 21st century — she was that in the 20th. She saw a path that we didn’t follow away from myths of mental illness and incorrigible international conflict. But we have instead followed the roads she eschewed while she, the Cheshire Cat watched grimacing and catcalling our missteps. Need I say we require her insights more than ever?”~ STANTON PEELE, PhD., J.D., best-selling author, addiction expert (review on LinkedIn)

Dr. Peele is the only theorist and clinician I’ve ever respected on the vexing matter of addiction–now a thriving industry with poor outcomes, increasingly, if reflexively, vested in maintaining dysfunction.

I recognized Stanton for the outstanding thinker he is when I read and wrote about his seminal and best work, “Diseasing of America: How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Treatment Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control .”

Calgary Herald readers were irate, at the time. The same readers (whom I loved) were as annoyed when I wrote about ADHD, in 1999. Boy, are people vested in a  medical diagnosis for legitimizing and authenticating all aspects of The Self. I continue to hold Dr. Peele as the best thinker on the subject. Like myself, he has mentored (knowingly and unknowingly) followers who have adopted his thinking.

Some mentions are here:

“Addictions Are About Behavior, Not Disease” (June 22, 2000)

Medical Mumbo Jumbo Does Not Explain Addiction” (June 29, 2000)

Charlie Sheen’s Out of the AA ‘Troll Hole’” (March 4, 2011)

Addicted To The Drug War” is a wide-ranging libertarian think piece written originally for the Mises Institute in 2001. A section, “ADDICTION: VICE OR DISEASE?” is inspired by Stanton Peele’s work.

MORE on the drug war.

MORE on the Therapeutic State and Industry (almost indistinguishable).

UPDATE (7/10): In reply to the Comment:  I do not know any thinker, other than those who followed the pioneers I’m citing here, who questioned philosophical fundamentals of mental disease and addiction, as Dr. Peele does and as my sweet, kind friend, the genius Thomas Szasz (RIP) did in his monumental works. (R.D Laing was a loon):

https://www.ilanamercer.com/2012/09/im-sad-not-libya-israel-9-11/

I’ve not looking for exposes; I’m looking for analytical truth to bolster the empirical. That’s my method; it’s theirs. Dr. Szasz was the pioneering genius. His books were prescribed at my South African alma mater. Now it has reverted to the anti-intellectual American drek, namely that of diseasing all aspects of behavior.

“Broken Brains” (2002)

FRED REED: What If Latin America Stood Up To The Hegemon

Conservatism, Drug War, FRED REED, Globalism, IMMIGRATION, Labor, Latin American, The Therapuetic State

If you do not obey the gringos … they will destroy your economy starve your children and, if this doesn’t make you submit like the slaves you are, they can resort to bombing

BY FRED REED: Random Reflections on the Divine Imperium and its Southern Appurtenances

Great fun. The Organization of American States on June Sixth began its big meeting in LA, probably unnoticed by most of the US but a big deal hereabouts in Mexico. America dominates the OAS pretending it doesn’t, as it dominates SWIFT, NATO, and the IMF as means of controlling other nations. Considerable uproar exists in Latin America because various Latin countries, most notably Mexico, have refused to attend on grounds that the United States has excluded countries it doesn’t like, such as Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. This is astonishing as it shows what may be a modicum of independence in the Latin South.

The White House says that it has excluded these countries because—brace yourself—of America’s almost erotic attachment to democracy, freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, and democracy, none of which the US conspicuously has. We must believe this, for is not Biden South America’s mommy? Which probably has something to do with transgender rights, though I prefer not to think about this.

I suggest that Biden actually excludes them because he cannot afford to allow anyone to speak who is not under American control. The Cuban president, unafraid of Washington, might speak thusly:

“Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of Latin America, you should begin this conference by admitting that you are all bootlickers, that you do not represent your populations who, as you all know, hate the Americans, but rather you toady to the Anglos who give you suitcases full of hundred-dollar bills, who flatter you with pretended respect while you do as they say.

“The Americans speak of human rights, prosperity, democracy, and dignity. As a Cuban, let me tell you about America’s love for human rights. Washington maintains, on our soil, against our wishes, a vast torture chamber at Guantanamo. Here prisoners are hung by their wrists from the ceiling, left in frigid cold, beaten, placed in agonizing positions for long hours, and subjected to that American specialty, waterboarding. In this water is poured down their throats to half drown them as they choke, beg, vomit, cough, scream. I do not know whether their sadists masturbate as they do this.  You all know of these things, and yet you are here. You know that torture is American policy. You have seen the photo of the naked man lying on the floor in a pool of blood at Abu Ghraib? You should ask Mr. Biden—there he is among you, I am pointing to him—for a copy.

“My country has eleven million people who pose no threat to the Anglos. We barely have an army. We want to enjoy life, play music, make fiestas. For sixty years America—you know, the country that cares about human rights—has tried to starve us, prevent commerce with other nations, has blocked our access to medicines. Washington does the same to Venezuela, wanting control of its oil reserves. All of you, each a lameculos of the gueros, know this. You have seen how little dogs sniff the butts of big dogs? But I will say no more of this.

“Why do you, pretending to represent the people of Latin America, allow this? Some, perhaps most, because you have been bought. The whole world knows that Latin American politicos are for sale as much as mangos in a fruit stall. Others because you have seen what has happened to us, to Cuba and Venezuela and others around the world. If you do not obey the gringos—always calling it cooperation—they will destroy your economy starve your children and, if this doesn’t make you submit like the slaves you are, they can resort to bombing. You all know this. You know what has happened to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Serbia, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen. And you, of all continents, have had dictators imposed by America, which loves democracy more than life itself. I do not need to name them. I will say no more. You are what you are, and the world knows it. Thank you for your attention.”

How would Holy Joe respond to such a speech? He, and America, cannot afford to find out.

A major topic at the managed circus will be immigration. Americans become no end outraged because Mexico does not adequately prevent tens of thousands of Central Americans from entering the US. But why is it Mexico’s duty to protect America’s borders? Perhaps countries should solve their own problems. Americans’ notorious historical ignorance may flavor attitudes here. Mexico, like the rest of Latin America, like most of the world, has sore and angry memories of sacking and pillage by Europeans and Americans. Mexicans know of the—what is the word? Theft? Not good PR. Martially-encouraged immigration?—of half of the country in the Mexican-American War. I doubt that one gringo in five has heard of the war.  But countries around the world do remember the horrors inflicted on them.

The problem of immigration could be solved easily enough given that the illegals come in search of work. For example, tattoo a small dot on the inside wrist of every illegal apprehended, meaning all those caught on the wrong side of the border, with fluorescent ink visible only under ultraviolet light. Such lights probably cost thirty dollars in stores supplying hobbyists. Impose and actually collect a heavy fine per illegal worker on employers found to be using them. Problem solved.

So why doesn’t America stop the migration? Because it doesn’t really want to. Shiny white conservative businessmen like the cheap labor. Ardent liberals (I suspect) favor immigration because it infuriates Trump’s voters, many of whom have to compete against the far lower wages of illegals. The Biden people on ideological grounds, and hope for votes, encourage immigration. Many people are simply expressing kindness, thinking that a desire to escape poverty deserves support from richer countries. Large numbers just aren’t interested.  The Mexican secretary at the dentist’s seems perfectly nice, so what is the problem? In a sentence, America doesn’t close the border because it doesn’t want to.

Things look different when one is actually involved. Years back a couple running a small construction company in the West visited us in Guadalajara. They said that without Mexican labor they would quickly become bankrupt. Blacks, they said, were terrible employees, quit unexpectedly, had hostile attitudes, did poor work. Whites didn’t want the jobs. That left Mexicans, who did want the work, did it well, and were happy with their wages. A friend with relatives in the citrus business made the same point. The growers were good Republicans, but if nobody picked their oranges, their kids would have to drop out of Princeton, and there goes the mortgage. Mexicans would do hard, long work under a blistering sun. Who else would?

Then there is the drug business. Americans think Mexico should do something about it. Why? Mexicans might say that if Americans are against the use of drugs, then they should stop using drugs. Why are American vices a Mexican problem? Mexicans point out that America provides the drug cartels with large amounts of military-grade weaponry, so why should Mexico not provide gringos with lots of dope? This would seem to profit both. A mutually beneficial symbiosis. But it’s probably Putin’s fault.

The drug trade exists because many tens of millions of Americans want drugs, while Washington does not want them to have drugs. It is thus a sort of civil war. State after state legalizes marijuana. High schools are afloat in drugs. Countless adults I know smoke dope or use coke, some of these being lawyers, investment guys, respectable grandparents, veterans of the Sixties. Opioids remain in demand among despairing populations, Doing a doob is like taking a drink during Prohibition, barely if at all disreputable. Cocaine? Snorting a line is common among respectable if slightly raffish guys. If you squeezed Capitol Hill through a strainer, you would get kilos of blow. A woman reporter I dated went to a party of the Hill where white powder was present and said, “Fred, that stuff was so damned good I’ll never go near it again.” These are probably people who make laws against drugs. With that much of a market, someone is going to serve it.

Let’s face it: Drugs are a large and stable part of the international economy, like oil or wheat, providing livings for millions from Colombia to Wall Street. Many grow the various weeds. Others process the crop, others smuggle the output into the US and elsewhere. Large numbers in DEA and the FBI pretend to chase the producers. Politicians like the bribes. Banks like the laundered money. Police departments get federal funds for anti-drug programs. Crooked doctors batten On the sale of opioids. Drugs are almost the only jobs available in ghettos and pay better than Mickey D´s. The rehab racket employs tens of thousands of therapists and others. What’s not to like?

If you put youthful DEA agent sin disguise at Harvard, Yale, the University of Virginia, or any other schools, they could fill Leavenworth several times over with use and sales of weed, Adderall, meth, acid, shrooms, and such. Art departments, I promise (having connections to that world) would be wiped out. Musicians are heavy on drugs, and always have been. Such arrests will never happen, though. A rule in the drug-enforcement industry, respected by government, is that you don’t discommode people with political connections.

American efforts in Mexico against the drug trade are silly and ineffective, as those involved well know, which is to say that they are a fraud. They seem mainly aimed at getting favorable media coverage. Consider El Chapo Guzman. He was an exemplary capitalist, running a highly successful international sales organization against intense interference by the government—a veritable icon of free enterprise, like Elon Musk. So, after immense expenditure he was caught and subjected to a made-for-media trial in New York. A great victory, see? Your government is protecting you. Net result? The next narcos in line step up, take over, and the beat goes on.

Nuff said. I will go down the road to the Brew House for a double Jim Beam and a German hot dog, as bratwurst is locally known.

Protester arrested outside.

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FRED REED describes himself as [previously] a “Washington police reporter, former Washington editor for Harper’s and staff writer for Soldier of Fortune magazine, Marine combat vet from Viet Nam, and former long-haul hitchhiker, part-time sociopath, who once lived in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the Yankee Capital.”
His essays “on the collapse of America” Mr. Reed calls “wildly funny, sometimes wacky, always provocative.”
“Fred is the Hunter Thompson of the right,” seconds Thomas E. Ricks in Foreign Policy magazine. His  commentary is “well-written, pungent political incorrectness mixed with smart military commentary and libertarian impulses, topped off with a splash of Third World sunshine and tequila.”

FRED’S BOOKS ARE ON AMAZON, HERE

FRED’S ARTICLES ARCHIVE

Killer Kink

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Manufacturing Was Outsourced And The Working-Class Decimated, All For Cheap Goods And … Corona

Drug War, Economy, Labor, libertarianism, Outsourcing, Populism, Race, Welfare

Denial of white decline is to be found on the Left and Right–and certainly in the reporting of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Likely following in the popular footsteps of the annoying J.D. Vance of Hillbilly Elegy fame—Kristof returns to his hometown, Yamhill, Ore., to find, I wager, exactly what he expected to find, or else he’d never have embarked on this “journey” (he follows the news and the money):

Dying white people (hush).

the kids who were on my old school bus, Bus No. 6,” recounts Kristof … “About a quarter of the kids on the No. 6 Bus have died from drugs, alcohol and suicide

Come on, Nicholas, say it: Whites. (“American White Male Misery Is Real.”)

He also won’t own up to the part his ideological ilk played in the demise of the American working class.

The exchange the likes of Kristof have plumped for: Outsourcing America’s manufacturing base, thus consigning the working class to social oblivion, all in exchange for the wonders of cheap shit and … Corona Virus.

I recall how I was mocked in 2003 for decrying outsourcing, and promoting localism while libertarian, namely daring to question (not sanction) the sacred allocation of resources by business.

MORE: “Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn shine a light on sweeping economic and social struggles across the United States in an important new book.”