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Whither The Turner Diaries. So Much For The Revolution

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Revolution, people protest against government, man fighting for rights, silhouettes of hands up in the sky, threat of war

There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate.

The vile Charles Manson stated after his 1969 murders that part of his goal through killing was to start a race war among Caucasians and African Americans. In 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people with a truck bomb because he also wanted to start a race war. Last year 21-year-old Dylann Roof told police that he slaughtered nine African-American worshippers in Charleston, S.C. because he also wanted to start a race war.

McVeigh and Roof studied the pages of "The Turner Diaries," a novel by William Luther Pierce who used the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald. It is about how Caucasians should instigate and then prepare for an eventual race war. Law enforcement found pages from the book in the seat of McVeigh's car after he was arrested. This book is a bible for those who hate and who fear anyone who is not Caucasian.

The wounding of seven police officers and the killing of five officers in Dallas is just what believers in "The Turner Diaries" wanted to happen. Now those believers and the editors of The New York Post with their "Civil War" headline are rooting for the great race war. They want to throw this nation into a racial tailspin.

Twenty-five-year old Micah Xavier Johnson was supposed to be the trigger that would spark Turner's revolution. Johnson like many people, especially African-Americans, was angry and overwhelmed by video-captured killings of two African-American men by white cops within 48-hours. But, he turned his anger into hate -- and his hate into mass murder.

Despite his violence and the efforts of The New York Post Americans actually came together after a week of carnage. There are now more calls for unity and practically no calls for a hoped for revolution.

Even the families of police shooting victims, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile oppose an-eye-for-an-eye vengeance on cops. Quinyetta McMillon who is the mother of one of Alton Sterling's sons said, "Our hearts break for the families of the officers who were lost as they protected protesters and residents alike during a rally."

I got an interesting message on my Facebook page today from someone whom I once sparred with over the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri. He is a tough guy with socially conservative politics, but over time the two of us managed to find common ground and a friendship.

After the Dallas police ambush he wrote a message to many of his Facebook friends and me.

"I feel Guilty because like many of you, I too have helped to spread hate. Yes you know what I'm talking about, all of those 10 to 30 second videos of police officer's beating and/or shooting black suspects and black young men beating on old men & women. I can't help but think that we need to acknowledge that we are responsible to some degree for the amount of hate that exists between the races, cultures & law Enforcement...I stopped sharing these type of videos some time ago because I realized that it's no different than spreading vicious rumors on steroids.
I ask you to join me in an effort to STOP THE HATE & accept responsibility for our own Actions. We Can Make a Difference. Prayers for Peace & for Dallas P.D. God bless you All!"

So much for "The Turner Diaries."

Americans need not fear that the great diaries nightmare is imminent. As a nation we do not roll that way - at least not anymore, and African-Americans in particular do not roll like that. Micah Johnson was a lone wolf who lost his personal battle with the evil that haunted him after the murders in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

He was supposed to represent the angry African-Americans who were coming after Caucasians, their children and their neighborhoods. The police were their only protection.

Caucasians need not fear a great revenge coming or a contrived race war. Instead, Caucasians should fear their own inactions. Caucasians should activate by attending community meetings and city council meetings to support their good police and to castigate and remove their bad cops.

Those bad cops lead to, not only tragedies, but to tax increases so counties and states can pay court settlements (see New York City for starters) derived from police abuse cases. That is money, which could be used to fund libraries, lacrosse and soccer fields and better music programs in schools located in quaint suburban enclaves.

On social media I read the pained postings of Caucasians friends who are sickened and nauseated over the recent blatant police killings of African-Americans. I also see many (too many) of my Caucasian friends on social media who are going about their very privileged lives as if Philando Castile's killing was just one of those things that happen to African-Americans and not to "those of us in comfort."

The comfort will not last -- unless Caucasians recognize the discomfort of their fellow citizens and decide to do something about it, even in the smallest of ways. You can ignore the problem, which many are doing while they still fear that "The Turner Diaries" is prophetic.

Inaction on the part of Caucasians is a victory for Charles Manson, Dylann Roof and their buddies who want a violent revolution.

So do you want a revolution? Well, if you do, you can bet that it is not coming from African-Americans. Rather, Caucasians have more to fear from "The Turner Diaries" psychology than any legions of young African-American males.

You see we are vested. Our investment in this nation started at the country's beginning. Heck, we will not burn it down. It is as much ours as anyone else's. That is what we keep telling you!

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