GOP House hopeful Jim Russell praised racist practices, advocated eugenics in 2001 essay
Candidate ‘exposed as racist,’ publication declares
A New York Republican hoping to displace the long-serving Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey will face an increasingly steep climb to electoral victory thanks to a revelation by Politico’s Maggie Haberman, who dug up some of his published works and noted a number of distinctly racist elements in a 2001 piece published by the right-wing Occidental Quarterly.
Jim Russell, who enjoys the support of his state’s Republican Party and conservative establishment, has maintained a strongly anti-immigrant stance in his campaign against Lowey, who defeated him in 2008.
The same could be said of his 2001 essay for Occidental [PDF link], titled “The Western Contribution to World History,” which advises parents to establish “appropriate ethnic boundaries” for their children, and criticizes the film “Save the Last Dance” for depicting an interracial relationship.
He also opined against the racial integration of public schools and praised two individuals for their antisemitic ideas on how to limit the spread of Jews.
Russell even lauded some ideas behind the practice of eugenics, a radical ideology most commonly associated with Germany’s Third Reich which seeks to preserve racial and ethnic purity.
In his essay, he also writes highly of the book, “The Camp of the Saints,” a tome held dear by many white supremacists. First published in France in the mid-70s, “The Camp of the Saints” depicts a mass migration from India into Europe, resulting in a radically altered political reality.
“The book characterizes non-whites as horrific and uncivilized ‘monsters’ who will stop at nothing to greedily and violently seize what rightfully belongs to the white man,” the Southern Poverty Law Center explained.
“Today, ‘The Camp of the Saints’ is widely revered by American white supremacists and is a sort of anti-immigration analog to ‘The Turner Diaries,’ the race war novel written by William Pierce, head of the neo-Nazi National Alliance,” they continued. “In fact, Pierce’s publishing arm, National Vanguard Books, describes Raspail’s book as ‘one of the most famous, popular, and important racialist novels.'”
According to Politico, Russell’s paper was even featured on Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s Web site, but has since been removed.
It all led Salon to hands-down declare that the candidate is now “exposed as racist”.
“Russell, who was identified in a newspaper article this year as a case manager at the New York State Insurance Fund, has a PhD in ‘historical theology’ and is author of the book, ‘The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity: A Sociohistorical Approach to Religious Transformation,'” the publication noted.
Russell’s campaign had not commented to media about his Occidental essay at time of this story’s publication.
Key passages from Russell’s essay, all excerpted by Politico, are below.
* “(T.S.) Eliot described some conditions for an optimal society: ‘The population should be homogeneous. . . . What is still more important is unity of religious background; and reasons of race and culture combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable. There must be a proper balance between urban and rural, industrial and agricultural development. And a spirit of excessive tolerance is to be deprecated.’”
* “Despite threats on his life, Arthur Jensen persevered in studying the relationship between IQ and race. In Canada, neither state-sponsored censorship nor private harassment has deterred J. Philippe Rushton’s inquiries into Race, Evolution and Behavior. The importance of applying eugenic measures in the West becomes evident from Richard Lynn’s recent work on Dysgenics and his just-released seminal work Eugenics: A Reassessment.”
* “Kevin MacDonald’s work on religion, and particularly Judaism, as a group evolutionary strategy, is essential for a thorough understanding of our current predicament.”
* “While liberals and universalists constantly yammer about “bringing us all together”, and how “diversity is our strength,” it may be suggested that the biological function of human language and culture is just the opposite, that is, to keep discrete groups apart.”
* “It has been demonstrated that finches raised by foster parents of a different species of finch will later exhibit a lifelong sexual attraction toward the alien species. One wonders how a child’s sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact. The most serious implication of human sexual imprinting for our genetic future is that it would establish the destructiveness of school integration, especially in the middle and high-school years. One can only wonder to what degree the advocates of school integration, such as former NAACP attorney Jack Greenberg, were conscious of this scientific concept. It also compounds the culpability of media moguls who deliberately popularize miscegenation in films directed toward adolescents and pre-adolescents. In the midst of this onslaught against our youth, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage.
“The sociobiological warfare that our youth is subjected to is likely to be even more diabolical since it appears to deliberately exploit a biological theory of sexual imprinting at the critical period of sexual maturity. Movies like this past year’s spate of miscegenationist titles, Save the Last Dance, Crazy / Beautiful and O, a parody of Othello, appear deliberately designed to exploit the critical period of sexual imprinting in their target audiences of white pre-adolescent girls and adolescent young women.
“The current of misdirected altruism that permeates contemporary Western society is dangerous when it is divorced from biological reality. It would be better to ignorantly adhere to the laws of human evolution, as do most primitive peoples, than to understand these laws and yet deliberately disobey them. It would be most tragic if the people who discovered the theory of evolution were to perish due to a failure of will to apply it to their own destiny.”
* “There is now afoot a conscious effort to de-Europeanize and to re-Judaize Christianity, through scriptural revision, internal treachery and external pressure. One possible strategy to counter these efforts is to encourage a re-Europeanization of Christianity into a European folk religion. Such a strategy might be bolstered by the argument that Euro-Christians should only accept the folk-affirming form of Christianity accepted by our ancestors and not accept the specious “bait and switch” arguments of liberal Christians who try to indoctrinate us with universalist propaganda.”
* “Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints . . . should be required reading for all persons of European descent who labor under the pseudo-morality of self-destruction.”