by Bradford L. Huie
for The American Mercury
VANESSA Neubauer’s reading of The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds continues this week with Dr. William Pierce’s reactions to the claim that his work consists of just “racism and hate.” Dr. Pierce believes that it is wrong to pathologize a legitimate emotion that is appropriate in some circumstances. But he also adds that he spends very little of his time “hating,” and prefers to be doing constructive work for the future. He also contends that it is his detractors who are the ones truly consumed by that emotion, pointing out their passionate hatred of any expression of racial solidarity among Gentiles. (ILLUSTRATION: William Pierce supervising a construction project at his facility in West Virginia.)
Is it wrong to hate people or institutions that have worked to harm you and your people? Is it honest of Jewish groups to call racial solidarity among non-Jews “hate”? Do these same Jewish groups ever express hatred of others? What is the difference between having a special regard for your own people, a love for your own people, and “hate”? Is it a good idea for Whites to disavow racism? Is the term “racism” of recent invention? Is the word “racism” often used to demonize perfectly normal behavior of human groups that favor their own kind? Should we devote our lives to “fighting racism,” as some claim? What lessons has Dr. Pierce learned about debating this issue over the years? You’re about to find out.
Today we rejoin Vanessa Neubauer in her reading of this week’s installment, chapter 23, of Professor Robert S. Griffin’s masterful biography of Dr. William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.
How did Dr. Pierce, an American scientist and academic, come to found the most influential racial-nationalist organization in America? What were his goals? To what extent did he succeed? Listen in to this fascinating intellectual journey by pressing the play button above (or at the end of this article).
This audio book will be published in weekly chapter installments on The American Mercury and will be available from the Mercury as a full-length audio book when the series is completed.
One of the most original — and controversial — thinkers of the 20th century was White nationalist, novelist, and founder of a new European religion, Cosmotheism, Dr. William L. Pierce.
The only real biography of Dr. Pierce is Professor Robert S. Griffin’s The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, which was published in 2001. This week we continue with the 23rd chapter — “Racism and Hate” — of the book. Experience William Pierce, the writer, the philosopher, the radical — and the builder of an intentional White community in the mountains of West Virginia — just as Robert Griffin experienced him, by pressing the play button now.