GOP chairman linked to white advocacy group

Writers at Blue Arkansas have discovered a disturbing link between Jackson County Republican Chairman John Casteel and the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that “has been protecting and advancing the interests of European-Americans for over 20 years.”

Prompted by an ad on Craigslist touting the rationale that minority status is not good enough for white people, Blue Arkansas found that the same e-mail address used for the CCC is listed as Casteel’s e-mail address on the Arkansas GOP website.

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10 Responses to GOP chairman linked to white advocacy group

  1. The lone reader says:

    I wish someone would explain to me why this would be an issue. I’d be willing to bet that a Democrat who was tied to the NAACP wouldn’t be a problem.

  2. AFM says:

    This is scary and a first… but I agree with “the lone reader”.

  3. Admin says:

    I suppose the issue is the frightening rhetoric referencing a belief that it’s a basic right for white people to always have the majority nationally used by the ad posted on Craigslist that’s the most disturbing factor. I’ve never seen similar language posted in any advertising done by the NAACP. That being said, it may very well exist, but I haven’t noticed it yet.

  4. Stephen Terry says:

    Poor reporting, very poor. Too little info. Tried to make “an issue” of this, a standard poor reporting stratigy. Obviously too lazy to do any research. How does this organization differ from NAACP, AARP, La Raza, etc? Is it racially driven? Was the apparent “racially tilted” Craigslist item (not available to this reader and not quoted by the writer) organization driven or an aberation, or possibly misrepresented by the writer. So, MR./Ms. Admin, are you reporting or inciting? If inciting, good piece of propaganda. If reporting, I recommend you go to Journalism school and learn your trade.

  5. Admin says:

    First of all, the “racially titled” Cragslist ad is available which you would have found if you’d clicked on the link available. You can read it for yourself. No bones about it, the language is radical.

    Second, I’m not inciting anything, I’m merely reporting what the writers at Blue Arkansas discovered. This is not propaganda, all it is, is an e-mail link writers at Blue Arkansas found between an Arkansas Republican chairman and the Council of Conservative Citizens, which describes itself as “only serious nationwide activist group that sticks up for white rights!”

    To your credit, maybe the organization itself is not radically different from other organizations such as the NAACP, AARP or La Raza, but as I said before, I have yet to come across language by those groups that’s nearly as inciting as the rhetoric of this Craigslist ad. In addition, the e-mail address posted on the ad is the same listed for Casteel on the GOP web site; perhaps it wasn’t the CCC, but Casteel himself who posted the ad. However, neither party seems willing to clear the matter up.

    And last, let’s get something straight for all you blog readers out there who constantly decry my education. I graduated summa cum laude (top 5 percent in a class of more than 10,000 students) from Arizona State University with two bachelor of arts degrees — one in journalism and the other in Spanish. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the most respected institutions of journalism in the country.

    It is one thing to disagree with a blog post, it is an entirely different matter to directly attack the administrator.

  6. The lone reader says:

    And there is the problem with journalism today. Reporters leave with a degree that is only about journalism. Most of the most respected journalist past and present didn’t have a J degree. There was a time not so long ago that the average newsroom was filled with people with either training or experience in what they were reporting on.

    The use of Blue Arkansas as a primary source was your big mistake. They don’t even represent the mainline Democrats in the state. From their website…

    “Blue Arkansas is a blog for progressive Democrats in Arkansas. Our mission is to give these progressive Democrats a voice within the party and within the larger political community of Arkansas, to give progressive Democrats here a means of communicating, learning, and organizing, and to advance the cause of the progressive movement through the Democratic Party. We are committed to:

    -The advancement of progressive values and policy.

    -Standing up for progressive ideas and beliefs even if they are unpopular or not politically correct.

    -Holding all politicians accountable to progressive values regardless of their party or record or whether we support them or not.

    -The election of the best (most progressive) Democrats possible from the Arkansas House to the U.S. Senate.”

  7. Admin says:

    However, the truth of what they reported can’t be disputed. They are definitely not an unbiased source, but it’s completely factual that the e-mail address under which the Craigslist ad was posted is the same as the one listed for Casteel on the GOP website.

  8. James says:

    Sorry Lone Reader, going against you on this one. I checked out the “Statement of Principles” for the Council of Conservative Citizens and found some pretty shocking language. They’re not just trying to promote whites, they also want non-whites to be put down below whites. That’s kinda the opposite of equality.

    “We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States”

    “We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.”

    Being half-Mexican, this group directly opposes me and my parents. If they had their way I would have never been born. I stopped reading there. I try and limit the amount of crud that enters my eyes and ears. Casteel’s email has since been removed as well. If this was just an attack on a Republican with the only source of material being an anonymous Craigslist ad then yeah I’d have a problem with it, but it’s not. The ad only led to the link between this racist organization and a politician.

  9. James says:

    Found some more information that seems to confirm his membership.
    http://www.necn.com
    “Clippings kept by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization that tracks hate groups, include a council newsletter showing Casteel at a Conservative Citizens board meeting in 2007. His insurance agency advertised in the same newsletter earlier in the decade. The phone number on the advertisement is the same as that at Casteel’s business.

    “Board meetings are not something that just the rank and file get to go to,” said Heidi Beirich, a research director at the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

    Here is another piece of important information.
    “Webb said it appeared the Council of Conservative Citizens has values contrary to the Republican Party and said Casteel must make a choice.

    “Under Republican Party rules, I do not have the authority to remove a county chairman,” Webb said. “I personally would not be a member of such an organization, and would ask Chairman Casteel to immediately resign his membership from the Council of Conservative Citizens, because it appears its purposes are counter to the principles and beliefs of the Republican Party.

    “The matter is currently under review. Any further action would be left to the Executive Committee of the party,” Webb said.”

    (If any tags are messed up, Admin has permission to fix them. There is no preview button.)

  10. icr says:

    The US is the world capital of neo-Marxism, Cultural Marxism, transnational progressivism or whatever you choose to call it. The highest goal of the ruling elites seems to be to the reduce the historic American majority (European-Americans) to minority status through massive and unnecessary immigration. It’s unnecessarily because of the current reality of high employment.

    http://mangans.blogspot.com/2011/01/american-diversity-outreach.html#c4055480224993807778
    “America in its current multi-cult incarnation is the biggest threat to the survival of the European sovereign, free nation-states based on ethnicity. The European Union is just an avatar and an imitation of the American Big Brother, a partner and an ally which America can understand and deal with on familiar terms.”

    “Since the USA has brought its troops in Europe by the end of WWII, Europe is an occupied territory whose ideology is multicultural globalism. If there’s any chance in the world for nations with a white majority to survive, the first condition is the end of American hegemony. It’s not only beneficial to Europe, it’s equally beneficial to white Americans. As long as the Multicultural Empire in its current incarnation remains the first military power of the world, the social engineering designed to bring us into oblivion will continue. Even China would be more merciful with peoples of European stock than the diversity-fanatics who form the American elite – all of them, “right” and left, from Howard Zinn to Glenn Beck.”
    (…)

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