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Petition: Stop Google & CPAC/Repubs supporting bigots





handfleisch
Responsible Republicans and everyone else, listen up: White Nationalists identified as part of hate groups were featured in panel discussions at the CPAC conference this week and not only did major Republicans from Boehner to Romney to Santorum attend, but Google funded it. This backdoor attempt at legitimizing White Nationalism has got to stop. If the Republicans won't do it voluntarily then we have to make sure the funding sources get the word, in this case Google.

One major Republican on the panel with the bigots has distanced himself from this disgrace (see below).

Sign the petition here http://www.change.org/petitions/google-dont-sponsor-bigotry#

Quote:

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he “had no idea who was going to be on my panel” when he agreed to appear Saturday on an immigration panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington, D.C. […]

Kobach said he does not recall ever meeting Vandervoort. He also said organizers usually try to put people with differing views on panels to make it interesting.

The two split on bilingual ballots, mandated by federal voting law. Kobach said he thinks bilingual ballots are “reasonable,” so voters will clearly understand the ballot.


http://www.kansas.com/2012/02/10/2210717/kobach-panel-with-proenglish-director.html#storylink=cpy

More info:

Info on Peter Brimelow, one of the White Nationalists featured at CPAC http://www.splcenter.org/vdare-foundation: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201108290015
More:
Quote:
Three of the GOP candidates — Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — will address the largest annual gathering of conservatives on Friday. But Thursday brought a provocative panel discussion: "The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity."

One of the panel's speakers was conservative author Peter Brimelow, whose book, Alien Nation, decried America's increasing racial diversity due to immigration (legal or illegal). The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified him as a "white nationalist" and monitors his Web site, VDARE.com, as a hate group. (Brimelow, an immigrant from England, named his Web site after Virginia Dare, the first English settler born in the New World, in 1587.)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/02/09/146650681/at-cpac-hard-lines-on-race-and-immigration-could-be-awkward
catscratches
I fail to see the issue. To cowardly refuse to talk to white nationalists is exactly what's driving the movement forward. They completely thrive on complaining about how they're oppressed and political correctness and all that jazz. What they don't thrive in is reasonable debate, in which they're shown just how pitiful their arguments are, up on public display.
handfleisch
catscratches wrote:
I fail to see the issue. To cowardly refuse to talk to white nationalists is exactly what's driving the movement forward. They completely thrive on complaining about how they're oppressed and political correctness and all that jazz. What they don't thrive in is reasonable debate, in which they're shown just how pitiful their arguments are, up on public display.

The issue is the legitimizing of White Nationalism and White Supremacy by inviting them as regular guests to official conferences affiliated with the Republican Party. We haven't done that in the USA since the John Birch Society was rejected by mainstream society and this sets a dangerous precedent. Rick Santorum reportedly even had lunch with one of them. This had got to be stopped. Their little subculture of neo-Nazis, KKK and other White Supremacists have got to remain in the trash heap of ideologies, not celebrated by the Republican Party.
catscratches
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Rick Santorum reportedly even had lunch with one of them.
Oh no! The horror!

Taking a debate with someone does not mean you agree with their opinions (in fact, it often means the opposite) and certainly not that you "celebrate them". That someone debates them isn't going to make people who didn't take them seriously before take them seriously now.
handfleisch
catscratches wrote:
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Rick Santorum reportedly even had lunch with one of them.
Oh no! The horror!

Taking a debate with someone does not mean you agree with their opinions (in fact, it often means the opposite) and certainly not that you "celebrate them". That someone debates them isn't going to make people who didn't take them seriously before take them seriously now.


I wish you were right, but you are not. This was not a debate but a "panel discussion". To be included is to be honored and recognized as a legitimate voice. CPAC and the Republican Party is in the process of legitimizing White Nationalism if this is allowed to continue. In our society we don't legitimize people by inviting them to official mainstream political conferences. I hope you can understand this and will sign the petition.
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