By Nicole Nichols
Alabama, the birth-place of civil rights, has long been struggling to promote a better and more positive image for its state. For decades, the people of Alabama have worked toward dispelling the stereotypical belief that it and the rest of the South is racist and non-compromising in their views against diversity. Home to a bevy of Civil Rights museums and monuments, Alabama offers tours to visitors and proudly discusses their history and how far they have come. It's all too sad that their efforts now have to be doubled because of the blight that one state candidate has cast on their hard work.
Larry Darby is running for Attorney General in the state of Alabama. Darby is the founder and one-time president of the Atheist Law Center. He believes that marijuana should be treated as alcohol and limited as such.1
As an attorney, Darby specializes in juvenile law and he has expressed a desire to "break the cycle of teenagers having babies and being trapped in a life of poverty, which is then repeated by the next generation."2 When there were protests over Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandment monument in the state judicial building, Darby led them. He also opposes a recently proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages as he says it is writing "religious doctrine into the Constitution."
All of this may sound pretty good to some - or at the very least, innocuous depending upon your political persuasion. However, Darby is now catering to another group of individuals with an agenda more noxious than anything he has proffered to date. That group is the white nationalists and supremacists who deny the Holocaust and promote an agenda for an all white America.
Larry Darby gave an interview to The Associated Press where he claimed that "no more than 140,000 Jewish people died in Europe during World War II, and most of them succumbed to typhus.3
He said that he realized that his views were somewhat radical but they should help him win wide support among Alabama voters as he tries to "reawaken white racial awareness" with his campaign against Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson."4
With that report the racist right was ecstatic. Finally they had a candidate that was viable, and who would support white America. The Democratic Party, however, was a little less enthusiastic about this admission. Shocked, they reported that they were deciding what to do about his candidacy. "Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party," said Joe Turnham the State Democratic Chairman.
Given that Darby has no money and no backing, it is a pretty safe bet that his comments and convictions came about for the "political gain" that the Chairman was speaking of. To add insult to injury, On May 13, 2006, Larry went outside the Alabama borders to secure support from the white supremacist group known as National Vanguard, of which he was a member. Attending the National Vanguard Conference in New Jersey, Darby mapped out his plan:
"Darby would use de-federalized National Guard troops and possibly state defense forces, he said, along with a citizen constabulary under the direction of local sheriffs, to stop the non-White influx and return the invaders to their countries of origin. According to Darby, Alabama have had state defense forces for some time, though they have not been used and garner little publicity.
"Mr. Darby, who is a prominent pro-free speech attorney, said that state officials need to recognize that the incursion from Central America is an actual invasion and that the invaders need to be captured and -- until they are deported -- humanely treated just as prisoners of war would be treated.
"Mr. Darby also indicated that he would seek the help of adjacent states -- and would in turn cooperate with them in what he called a "confederation" -- to ensure that invaders did not leave Alabama only to remain in other U.S. states. During the question and answer session after his address, Mr. Darby said that a period of martial law would be necessary to end the invasion, but only for a short time. He also stated that there was precedent for the broad outlines of his plan in earlier American deportations of non-White invaders."5
Darby also enjoyed the music of the Gaede twins known as "Prussian Blue" and took advantage of the opportunity to have his picture made with Lynx, Lamb, and their mother April. Also present were Kevin Alfred Strom, Paul Fromm, and David Duke.
Never mind that Darby's motives are very transparent and should be recognized by anyone with a scintilla of common sense - it gets better. As accolades were being sung by the racist right over the fact that they now had someone to endorse, there were a few who wanted to look a little deeper into Darby's background and they came up with a real winner. It seems that for all of his glib political talk about "racial awareness," and such, Mr. Darby has two daughters by a Chinese wife. That's right - for all practical purposes, Larry Darby is one of the most hated, a "race traitor."
Now, if you aren't already loving it - it gets better. The real proof of how strongly convicted the racist right is in their ideology surrounds the support or non-support of Larry Darby. Given the fact that to the white supremacist race mixing is the ultimate sin, it has been interesting to watch the reaction of those who embrace the Nazi mindset. It has also been interesting to see just how desperate some on the racist right are to have a candidate elected - they really hunger for some crumb that will validate their belief system.
When Wesley Sitton broke the news of Darby's miscegenation on Stormfront the debate took off like a wildfire. A number of posters were absolutely outraged and began their posturing for the forum standing firm on the movement's dislike of "race traitors." Patriot T from Jacksonville, Florida had this to offer, "I couldn't agree more. We have got to stop making excuses or lowering the bar, just because we agree with some of a persons views. To me it is same as AmRen allowing jew members.
There is no such thing as a little bit pregnant. You are either 100% with us, or you're not."
"There is no excuse to race mix. There are mistakes that people make that are unforgivable. Race mixing is one of them."
And later adds…
"It's very simple. Larry Darby is a filthy race traitor. He should be shunned not condoned for his treasonous behaivor."
Vajo jr weighed in quickly:
"I'm going to make it as plain as I can, without a whole bunch of talking, because those of you who are working for our cause, know just what I'm about, and what I mean when I say; your either with us, or your against us in this fight. There isn't any in between here folks. You don't have non-white children, and then go about saying that there is only one true race, and that is the white race. Think about it folks."
Not all, however, were willing to write Darby off their support list which demonstrates how fickle, hypocritical, and utterly desperate they are. We have been saying for a very long time that the racist right spews a lot of altruistic righteousness about their beliefs and their dogma, but few live within the parameters of those tenets. The racist movement is filled with needy people. They need recognition, they need validation, they need acceptance and they are desperately accepting of any bone that is thrown their way. Larry Darby is just another bone.
One of the most surprising of those to step forth in support of Mr. Darby was April Gaede. April has long been an outspoken and somewhat respected member of the racist right, but her recent stand on Darby could cost her some of that respectability. Citing Ron Stevens, a former flame, as an example, April spoke passionately about how Dr. William Pierce, while not accepting him as a member because of his background of miscegenation, embraced him and kept him in the fold. She further bashed white women with this harangue:
"White men with Chinese wives is a lesson to us about how feminism has created a hostile environment for men who want to be married to a woman that will stay home to raise her children and treat him like the head of the household. Unfortunatly [sic] many White men choose Asian wives with the hopes that they will get a wife who is not a materialistic feminist ballbasher like so many White women have become these days."
Further, April seems to believe that such mistakes as race-mixing can be atoned for:
"I am not making excuses for Darby or for my friend. It was a huge error and it was a disaster for us that these two highly intelligent men didn't [sic] find White women to create intelligent White children. But these are reasons why it happened that shouldn't[sic] be forgotton [sic] or ignored. And I see no reason now that they cannot make up for thier [sic]mistakes by working for our cause."
This is the same woman who, in an interview, claimed that should her daughters go outside of their race they would be disowned - she would never want to see them again.
April continued through several pages of forum debate to stand up for Larry Darby and she wasn't alone. Wolfsnarl, from Boston, had the following to offer:
"He's still far better than any other candidate out there, the kids he had were from a long time ago and I don't think Chinese is anywhere near as bad as blacks. He has said he opposes illegal immigration, the 'holocaust' propaganda, and anti-white discrimination, it appears all of these claims are true, I think this greatly outweighs anything in his past background that might be less than ideal."
So, which is it…zero tolerance on "race traitors" or "it depends?" Some indicated that they had no problem with "using" Darby to further their message but they wouldn't support him financially. Others vociferously opposed any alignment with the likes of someone so devoid of moral character as to mix with a "mud."
As the debate continues, the racist right continues to demonstrate their "needy" nature and their hypocritical actions. While it seems to be agreed that Darby doesn't have a ghost of a chance of being elected, there are those who will support him because he "says" the right things. Don Black was eely enough to not take a stand one way or the other. He attempted to change the focus by telling his minions that since Darby couldn't win they should look to the Lieutenant Governor's race as there was a viable candidate on the ballot. That candidate is none other than George Wallace, Jr. Wallace is an active member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, and we all know his lineage.
It's clear - they don't know what they believe or what is acceptable or not acceptable in their own ideology. It's also clear that they can accept anything as long as they see a modicum of benefit to their "cause." And, they really don't even know what that cause is.
1. WPMI (NBC 15) Report (http://wpmi.com)
3. Montgomery Advertiser, Jay Reeves (The Associated Press) May, 2006
5. National Vanguard Conference Report (http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=8997) May 17, 2006