January 18, 2013

Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed sent out an intriguing tweet yesterday with a link that I couldn’t resist clicking. He asked, “Is this the most racist White House petition ever created?” After taking a look and not having reviewed any of the other wacky petitions flooding the “We the People” page on the White House web page, I would have to answer yes. Yes, it probably is.

Someone named Albert D. petitioned the Obama administration on Jan. 11 to “STOP WHITE GENOCIDE: Halt MASSIVE third world immigration and FORCED assimilation in White countries!”

Albert’s not kidding.

“Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White countries for EVERYBODY?” he writes. “White countries are being flooded with third world non-whites, and Whites are required by law to integrate with them so as to ‘assimilate,’ i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence.”

He says that this is a violation of the United Nations Convention against genocide. Thus, he is petitioning President Obama to “end White Genocide in the United States, and to call for the end of White Genocide in Europe, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.”

And Albert ends with this. “Supporting White Genocide is not anti-racist. It’s anti-white!”

I don’t know where to begin. Frankly, there’s no use trying to understand the mind that would form such twisted views, let alone one that would share them on the Web site of the president of the United States. But know this, Albert is not alone. When I first clicked on the petition, he had 388 co-signers from all over the country, including from unlikely places such as New York City, New Haven, Conn., Silver Spring, Md., and Berkeley, Calif. And he gained another one in the time it took me to write this post.

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