Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fellow-Traveling With Fascists (UPDATED)


A good friend who is a very active JBS member suggested that my observation below about JBS management letting Bill Jasper "off his leash" could be interpreted as a swipe at Bill. It wasn't intended to be read that way: Bill isn't a lapdog in any sense, for anybody. My purpose was to criticize management for abandoning the practice of investigative reporting, something at which Bill excels above practically any writer in the country. Bill knows everyone, has read everything, and is a tenacious reporter -- and yet TNA's current approach permits him to do little if anything in terms of getting beneath the skin of a story and finding out what's really going on. I think this is inexcusable, and it's not at all Bill's fault. Besides, if TNA were still doing reportage of this kind, the JBS might have avoided stepping on the landmines I describe below: Bill did tremendous work a decade ago while spelunking in the neo-Nazi underground during his investigation into the Oklahoma City Bombing.

One other comment. Bryan Turner, who is mentioned in this post, makes a comment below to the effect that I was somehow "seduced" away from the truth and into becoming a critic of the JBS. Yes, I've been very critical of current management for several reasons, of course, but any honest reader would recognize that my view of the field staff -- Bryan among them -- and membership remains one of admiration and appreciation.

I do find it odd, however, that Bryan could find something seductive about my current situation, as if some unnamed emissary of the enemy had approached me with the following offer a year ago: "Hey, Will, you're a decent writer who makes an adequate living working for a cause you believe in, but you could do SO much better. How about this: We'll arrange for you to be fired and have your reputation attacked by four guys you consider friends, guys for whom you risked your job a year ago, leaving you without a steady income or health insurance as you try to provide for a family of five small children and an invalid wife! All you have to do is to turn away from the truth and `attack the only organized effort to expose and route [sic] the Conspiracy!'"

"Hey, what a deal!" I would eagerly reply, in this hypothetical scenario. "I've ALWAYS wanted to experience the thrill of unemployment, personal betrayal, and financial misery! How could I resist such a SEDUCTIVE offer!"





Arizona State Legislator Russell Pearce, featured guest on the inaugural broadcast of the JBS radio program "Freedom's Voices."

Bryan Turner is the JBS Coordinator for Arizona and, as one would expect, a genuinely nice and decent guy. He has also been chosen to host the new JBS radio program, "Freedom's Voice," beginning next Monday (October 1).

The announcement from Appleton notes that Mr. Turner's first program will feature an interview with "Arizona state Representative Russel [sic] Pearce to discuss his efforts at fighting illegal immigration in Arizona."

This offers an opportunity for Bryan to do some authentic "journalism of first instance," something at which The New American once excelled (and could again, if the timid little boys running the JBS would let Bill Jasper off his leash).

Russell Pearce aspires to become a U.S. Congressman from Arizona, filling the seat now occupied by Republican Jeff Flake. Like many Republicans, Pearce has become fixated, to the point of obsession, on the issue of illegal immigration.

Unlike many (one hopes most) Republicans, Pearce is exceptionally chummy with neo-Nazis. Well, with one neo-Nazi in particular: Former Mesa City Councilman and dishonorably discharged Marine J.T. Ready.

J.T. Ready, Arizona anti-immigrant activist, at a September Nazi rally in Omaha; Ready is second from the right in a suit and tie. See another photo of Ready at the Nazi event below.


A few weeks ago, Ready attended an anti-immigrant rally (explicitly anti-Mexican and anti-Jewish in tone and substance) in Omaha, Nebraska sponsored by the National Socialist Movement (NSM). He was identified as a "special guest speaker" at the event. Organizers also gratefully noted the attendance of "the new NSM Arizona unit," which was apparently tied with a group from Kansas for the distinction of "having the most guys in attendance...."

Earlier this year, a pseudonymous writer for the left-leaning Phoenix New Times (which does some impressive investigative reporting -- once again, something The New American once offered) discovered that Ready was also a regular poster at a Nazi-aligned social networking site called New Saxon.com. Ready has defended New Saxon as a means of "defending the unity of our racial family" and "helping make the dream of a safer world for white children possible."

I can certainly get behind those sentiments ... once it's recognized that there is only one race, the human race, and when the modifier "white" is removed from in front of the word "children."

Look, allow me to digress, and let me be entirely blunt:

I'm the biological son of a Mexican laborer; I grew up in eastern Oregon and southeastern Idaho. I was raised in a church that taught that my dark brown skin was a token of a divine curse inflicted by God on my distant ancestors. As an American of Mexican ancestry living in a community that was about 80 percent white and 95 percent Mormon, I collided with casual racism on many occasions. For example: As a teenager I learned, through a mutual friend, that a young lady of my acquaintance in Rexburg, Idaho was admonished by her parents not to ask me to a girl's choice dance because I was "too dark" -- as in "dark and loathsome," the description given to my putative ancestors the "Lamanites" in the Book of Mormon.

As a college student I had a Klansman -- yes, a real-life Klansman -- as a roommate. I twice saved his life when he went into insulin shock. The fact that some people don't care for my skin color neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. I consider prejudice of that sort to be a disability, and perhaps a sin -- until it is welded to State power,when it becomes a threat.

Ready and his merry little band of epicene racial collectivists have their welding torches lit. And Russell Pearce is entirely comfortable in that company.

Ready was a speaker at a June 16 "March for America" immigration control rally at the Arizona State Capitol. Pearce was also a prominent speaker at that rally, and he and Ready were practically joined at the hip (which would make it sort of tricky to goose-step, one would suppose).

Yes, there were many others who participated in that event, including a stand-in for Representative Ron Paul. Latin-Americans who favor stronger border controls were well-represented at the event as well. But only Pearce appeared to be comfortable in Ready's company. (One can only imagine what Ready -- and perhaps Pearce as well -- thought of the presence of so many dusky-skinned people.)

The photo above originally appeared on the website of a white supremacist group called the White Knights of America (WKOA). The photograph below shows Ready chatting amicably with Robert Travers, who edits that website on behalf of the WKOA.















The WKOA, which laments the "Mexicanization" of the USA, describes itself as a "growing White Nationalist organization dedicated to White Racial survival through the resurrection of Pride in our Heritage and culture: Pride, Honor, Devotion, and Loyalty to our women Folk and communities-at-large...."

So far, so anodyne, I guess. My problem here is not with white "pride, honor, devotion [or] loyalty"; it's with nationalism, particularly of the racially exclusive variety. Nationalism requires a consolidated, unitary government, rather than the decentralized constitutional republic we were given. And racial nationalism always involves exterminationist policies of some variety -- whether those policies are pursued in the interests of Volkisch lebensraum in central Europe, or "Manifest Destiny" in the American West.

And I'm pretty sure the fluttery phrase about honoring "our women Folk" could be translated as: "Non-whites -- stay away from our white wimmin!"

The Arizona Chapter of White Knights of America. J.T. Ready is third from the left. Are these guys your idea of "respectable" prospects for JBS membership, Alan?

So I'm pretty sure the heroic White Knights of America would consider my marriage to the fair-skinned, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Korrin -- and the five phenotypically diverse children whom God has blessed us with -- to embody the most serious threat to the racial community they seek to preserve uber alles.

Look, I don't think these guys would represent a significant threat to the republic, were our republic still viable. Chances are that guys like those in the photo above are nice enough when you meet them on a person-to-person basis. It's when they assemble in a pack and start spouting warmed-over Nuremberg Rally rhetoric that they become troublesome. They should be perfectly free to peddle their ideas peacefully to anybody who will listen.

Here's what troubles me:

Shortly before he brought about my termination last year, Alan Scholl explained to me that the JBS was going to use the immigration issue to build a huge mass movement and turn it against the "Insiders." Since that time, the JBS has become practically monomaniacal on the subject, something I suspect reflects Alan's own preoccupation with the idea that Mexicans (or "them," as he prefers to call such people) are ruining our economy and culture.

Over the same period, The New American has published numerous stories describing the Brown Peril, dutifully illustrated with photographs of little brown people working at jobs they've supposedly "stolen" from U.S. citizens.

And now the featured guest on the inaugural broadcast of the JBS radio program is an Arizona state politician who is on astonishingly chummy terms with a conspicuous neo-Nazi activist and white supremacist agitator. The same politician, incidentally, was caught a year ago circulating an anti-Semitic and anti-Mexican screed snagged from the website of the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi outfit founded by William Pierce, author of The Turner Diaries.

Is Pearce a member of the JBS? There was a time when someone as chummy with a significant white supremacist as Pearce is with Ready would be red-starred, at least. If Pearce isn't a member of the JBS, doesn't his baggage make him the kind of figure the JBS should avoid?

Will Bryan Turner mention any of this in his interview with Pearce, and press him about it?

I find the ironies here to be all but indigestible.

*When I was kicked to the curb a year ago, the supposed reason for firing me was the concern that something I had written on my personal, after-hours blog might reflect badly on the organization. No, I wasn't consorting with neo-Nazis or white supremacists. My transgression was much graver: I was taking pot-shots at corrupt Republicans, their totalitarian agenda, their dim-witted, bloody-handed leader, and their bullying media shills.

*The chief instigator of my firing, Alan Scholl -- a guy who avails himself of any excuse to swan around in a Confederate Army costume, incidentally* -- originally threatened to fire me -- the organization's most prominent (and, I think, only) Mexican-American staffer -- several weeks earlier because I had publicly expressed concern over the lop-sided (and strategically misguided) emphasis the JBS was giving to the issue of illegal immigration while doing nothing to oppose the destruction of the Bill of Rights.

*In trying to justify firing me, Alan has insisted that my "extremism" was driving away "respectable" people the JBS was seeking to recruit. What kind of people did you have in mind, Alan -- genteel, reasonable folks like the nattily-dressed Brownshirts in Omaha, or the tattooed skinheads posing with J.T. Ready in front of an Arizona lake?

*One thing I've not previously mentioned is that just days before I was fired, I participated by telephone in an issues meeting in which we discussed State of Emergency, Pat Buchanan's book about immigration. (Mr. Buchanan very kindly provided me with a personalized autographed copy.) Asked if I thought the JBS should carry the book, I said that it was -- as one would expect -- passionately and engagingly written and very compelling. However, I was troubled by Mr. Buchanan's assumption -- made insistently throughout the book -- that liberty won't survive in the USA unless it retains a majority Euro-American population. Why should we assume that the love of liberty, and understanding of our Anglo-Saxon political heritage, are somehow related to melanin content? I asked. I don't know how my points were received (I was communicating by phone, remember), but it's interesting that, once again, this took place just days before I was fired for no reason Appleton can clearly and honestly explain.

When I was representing the JBS in media interviews and speaking tours, I would frequently point out that the organization was opposed to all forms of collectivism and adamantly opposed to racial and religious bigotry. I was inspired to learn of the role played by the Society in the 1960s, when it mobilized to thwart an effort to instigate racial warfare in the town of Americus, Georgia. Delmar Dennis, the JBS Coordinator who -- at great personal risk and no small personal sacrifice -- infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, exposed the "Mississippi Burning" murderers, and actually saved the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., was and remains a hero to me.

As with so much else that has happened in Appleton over the past couple of years, the JBS management's apparent embrace of Russell Pearce is a cause for significant disillusionment on my part -- either because they don't know about the filthy pond Pearce has been swimming in, which means the JBS management is criminally inept, or because they do, which would be monumentally worse.

So once again, here's the key question:

Will Bryan Turner confront Pearce about all of this?


A CORRECTION

Gary Benoit writes the following with reference to an item previously published in this space:

"I am not `co-mingling two separate events.' There was no key 3-2 vote to `install' Vance Smith as president and CEO of RWU either after October 21, 2005 or after Steve Bonta's resignation from RWU. Vance Smith, recall, was already president and CEO of RWU when Steve resigned."

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*I should point out that I have kept a Confederate flag over my desk for years in recognition that the Confederacy -- for all of its manifold weaknesses, chattel slavery being the most obvious -- was asserting the same rights claimed by our Patriot forefathers in 1776. I admire men like Lee and Jackson for that reason, and cherish my Confederate ancestry (by adoption). Alan has the right to wear a Confederate Army costume to Church dress-up functions, but given his twitchiness about Mexicans I wonder what element of the Confederate heritage he is celebrating.

11 comments:

dixiedog said...

Nice blog here, Will. I gather that it's a better venue for you to cast out your more indelible personal viewpoints and such. Great stuff.

Why should we assume that the love of liberty, and understanding of our Anglo-Saxon political heritage, are somehow related to melanin content?

I guess one could likewise ask how many constitutional republics there are in Africa? in Asia even? Or how about we simply ask how many governments of the total in the whole of Africa are not dictatorships?

Why would anyone expect a person of non-Anglo-Saxon heritage to inherently understand Anglo-Saxon political heritage? This is why I disagree with the folk who claim ALL folk hunger for f-r-e-e-d-o-m and liberty with equal desire. Pure nonsense.

However, that said, I do agree with ya, Will, about racism being an ugly attitude and certainly ungodly, but nevertheless we both know full well that racism is rarely if EVER condemned by ANY group in question in an across-the-board sense, unfortunately. Thus, this unfortunate human trait of always seeing and making loud noise about the faults of others clearly while claiming blindness to ones own in the same category is partly why this insidious problem is still with us and will remain so. If you slam one side enough, they may dwindle in number but tend to become much more cohesive.

Of course, what I've experienced growing up didn't match the media-manufactured stereotypes for racism. I guess my background was exactly the opposite of yours (and the media-shaped culture at large collective view) so my viewpoint is correspondingly skewed, as is yours, accordingly.

In my life experience, I've seen blacks acting as racists, and making racist remarks, far more than I ever saw whites doing so. They tend to be gregarious anyway so some of the racism is to some extent not that surprising, but it's plainly evident nonetheless. Yet, there's no scrutinizing and/or criticism of this from the media cartel (Not surprised there, just sayin'!), nor is there any srutiny or criticism evident from the average commoner either. Again, not surprising given the one-sided slant from every influencial media organ, almost without exception.

What you say below is quite interesting:

The fact that some people don't care for my skin color neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. I consider prejudice of that sort to be a disability, and perhaps a sin -- until it is welded to State power,when it becomes a threat.

Exactly right, Will. Again, across-the-board that's a swell thought. I'm with ya, brother Will, on "mentally-disabled" folk of any and every race and creed not becoming wedded to the State in any way. With that in mind, what may I ask is your take on the fact that blacks, since the early 1960s, have been so wedded? Do you harbor the same disdain for that condition? Just curious.

Perhaps, the government-media complex is indeed more afraid of the dubious, but nevertheless clearly demonstrated, competency mismatch between the two extremist groups, black racists/nationalists vs. white racists/nationalists, in the grander scheme of things. IOW, does it believe that blacks who display this kind of attitude are in essence "brainless," thus harmless, and are too disorganized and fractious, in any event, to be a potential roadblock to State dominance? Hmmm... Whites with this attitude, on the other hand, are looked upon otherwise, as a potential stick in the spokes of the State's collectivist wheel. The government-media complex wouldn't want that, of course, so it decides to be a polygamist and weds itself to BOTH sides of the racial extremist divide. The Hegelian dialectic process at work, I reckon.

There is soooooo much hypocrisy from every side of just about any critical issue these days, that I've become a hardcore cynic and I don't hold hands with ANY side in these matters. They're ALL suspect, until proven otherwise. But that's just me.

I should point out that I have kept a Confederate flag over my desk for years in recognition that the Confederacy -- for all of its manifold weaknesses, chattel slavery being the most obvious -- was asserting the same rights claimed by our Patriot forefathers in 1776. I admire men like Lee and Jackson for that reason, and cherish my Confederate ancestry (by adoption). Alan has the right to wear a Confederate Army costume to Church dress-up functions, but given his twitchiness about Mexicans I wonder what element of the Confederate heritage he is celebrating.

I couldn't agree with you more. My great, great Grandfather, David Aman, was born in 1827 and died in 1930. He was a member of the N.C. 38th Infantry Regiment as a chaplain during the War Between the States. Here's a 1927 newspaper clippin' I have of him on his 100th birthday. He, like the vast majority of other Southerners, never owned a single slave nor was he an advocate for slavery in any form. According to my Grandmother (1909-1999) he, like Lee, did not think secession a wise course, but did believe in a state's right to secede if it so chose, according to the Constitution as it was then understood.

God Family Country said...

"Bryan Turner is the JBS Coordinator for Arizona and, as one would expect, a genuinely nice and decent guy."

How would you know? You met me like once? I'm actually a pretty big jerk.

Although JT is a big (and I do mean big) Nazi, you copy and paste your view on Rep Pearce based on a commie rag of a paper, who has nothing but disdain for facts. You were not there, yet you claim to know that Russell was joined the hip with JT, what a crock, and shows your departure of love for the truth.

Using me to vent your hurt feelings towards those you feel have wronged you is equally despicable. Asking if I have the fortitude to take the side of a pervert paper that you have used to attack the only organized effort to expose and route the conspiracy again shows your pride, hatred for truth and downright lack of character.

It saddens me that someone with such great talent would be seduced into such paths.

William N. Grigg said...

Bryan, you're not a jerk, although from the evidence of the letter you essay a pretty convincing impression of one.

You're not being "used," Bryan. I'm underscoring the opportunity you've been given to pursue the truth without fear or favor, assuming that the craven and dishonest people who sign your paycheck will permit it.

Is Pearce on chummy terms with this "big (and I do mean big) Nazi"? Are you going to confront him about this? Are the folks running the "Commie rag" inventing all of this stuff, or do they have at least some of the story right? You have a chance to clear things up on the radio show next week. Good luck.

JT Ready said...

Bryan Turner lacks the courage or integrity to clear things up. Hence, his asking others behind my back if I were a "White Supremacist" (his words, not mine) rather than asking me himself face to face on the numerous occasions we have met. He even acted all "chummy" with me as well when I made positive remarks about the JBS concerning their knowledge of FTAA, NAFTA, and GATT at the USA meetings. Furthermore, he isn't forthright enough to even respond via email. What a spineless coward. And that he stoops to the same low life commie tactics of ad hominim "Big, and I mean BIG Nazi" attacks as the perverted New Times writer Steve Lemmons whom he corresponds with; he shows his severe immaturity as well. Care to step into the ring sometime with this Big "nazi", Bryan? Didn't think so. But you use these fighting words behind my back and in the public forum. And you label anyone whom you haven't even talked with about real or imagined issues as an "agent provacateur". No wonder people see JBSers as paranoid conspiracy theorists. Keep wiping the grease from your spectacles you Book of Alma warrior you. Maybe the truth will be seen by you one day... >sigh<

As for the negro Grigg, he is typical of the angry, under-evolved non-whites on the left. When fired for severe inadequate performance, they are the first to yell, "Racism!" Yet first to crawl into bed with a White woman. Typical. No wonder he sews his dark eyes shut to the tsunami of third world, communistic, violent, and most positively non-white scum pouring across our borders as part of the globalist anti-White agenda. In his mind, there exists just as gregarious a threat of tens of millions of blond-haired Swedish nuns pouring in from Canada. That Grigg thinks that the only anthropological differences in the races is melanonin, is laughable if he were not so educated a man. He must wilfully deny plain science. Under that pervasive blindness, I will sell him a Chihuahua and tell him that it is a Rottweiler. They are both dogs, ergo they are both the same except for the color of their coats. >insert snicker here< And a palm tree for christmas is being shipped in route to the Grigg home for the holidays this year! They are both trees ya know. Hahaha. What a blind racist fool.

Meanwhile, I was featured with praise in the JBS national bulletin for my recruiting efforts for JBS. And unlike the supremacist Grigg, I was not unceremoniously dismissed from the JBS. After they failed to even spell my name correctly on membership renewals, as well as the infighting and negativity even on a national level, I voluntarily allowed my membership to expire.

Also unlike the zionist zealot Grigg, even though there are several key points which I wholly disagree with concerning JBS, I honorably choose not to publically air them. Unlike this non-white racist crybaby, I still see the good JBS does as an educational organization exposing the globalist conspiracy. Just because they turn a blind eye to rabid zionism and hateful non-white racism, particularly jewish racism, doesn't warrant a full scale attack against them. Though they refuse to print the whole truth, they are still a stepping stone to the truth.

And, as an "investigator", you are lame Grigg. No wonder you are kicking the bushes for a job. You have regurgitated leftist propaganda from a "free" rag that homeless bums use to line their urine stained boxes with. Or which meth addicts and perverts go to read smut from. You should correct several of your points immediately. Such as maligning me with the false accusation of receiving a "Dishonorable Discharge". After all, I would just hate to sue a bitter, overweight, unemployed guy with a litter of mongrel children to raise.

William N. Grigg said...

JT, this "under-evolved non-white" wants to know: Did you intend to refer to "melanin"?

Here's a quick primer (this could be taken as a pun by someone whose wits are sharper than yours, a subset that includes, well, everybody) --

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanin

And thanks for the very useful additional info on your dealings with the JBS.

You see -- no, you don't see; I momentarily forgot that I'm dealing with someone of sub-Hannity mental capacity here -- one very useful tactic of the investigative reporter is to read EVERYTHING available on a subject (yes, this includes leftist pubs like the New Times). At that point it can be useful to publish what you've learned in the hopes of shaking loose other important disclosures. For instance, I hadn't previously known that you'd been featured in the JBS Bulletin for your recruiting efforts, which is VERY useful piece of intelligence. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

This whole matter is a case of finding something rotten and using a probe to squish it a little, hoping to find what's really going on inside. It's not pleasant, but sometimes it's necessary.

JT Ready said...

Your Chihuahua and Palm Tree are on their way for your mongrel spawn to enjoy. Of course, you may think that a Dalmation and an Oak has arrived instead. What could biological differences possibly mean to an "all are equal 'cept for their color" negroid like you anyway?

MOT said...

You're such an ass JT!

MOT said...

Or rather I should have said you're a big (and I do mean big) ass!

JT Ready said...

You self-righteous morons seem to consitantly qoute the "bible" as your favorite book. You ought to study what the jew really thinks about you fools.

Sanhedrin 59a: “Murdering Goyim is like killing a wild animal.”

Abodah Zara 26b: “Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed.”

Sanhedrin 59a: “A goy (Gentile) who pries into The Law (Talmud) is guilty of death.”

Libbre David 37: “To communicate anything to a Goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly.”

Libbre David 37: “If a Jew be called upon to explain any part of the rabbinic books, he ought to give only a false explanation. Who ever will violate this order shall be put to death.”

Yebhamoth 11b: “Sexual intercourse with a little girl is permitted if she is three years of age.”

Schabouth Hag. 6d: “Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording.”

Hilkkoth Akum X1: “Do not save Goyim in danger of death.”

Hilkkoth Akum X1: “Show no mercy to the Goyim.”

Choschen Hamm 388, 15: “If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth.”

Choschen Hamm 266,1: “A Jew may keep anything he finds which belongs to the Akum (Gentile). For he who returns lost property (to Gentiles) sins against the Law by increasing the power of the transgressors of the Law. It is praiseworthy, however, to return lost property if it is done to honor the name of God, namely, if by so doing, Christians will praise the Jews and look upon them as honorable people.”

Szaaloth-Utszabot, The Book of Jore Dia 17: “A Jew should and must make a false oath when the Goyim asks if our books contain anything against them.”

Simeon Haddarsen, fol. 56-D: “When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves.”

Nancy said...

Will,

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed you would have written a piece like this. It looks to me like one big pile of gossip and innuendo.

I'm very disappointed in you. I thought you were above that.

patriotic_momma said...

Mr. Griggs,

I want to let you know that I am a big fan of your writing. I check Pro Libertate daily. I was saddened to hear of the struggles you have had with the JBS and especially of your wife's illness.

You referred to something that I would like to address. I hope that I can do so with clarity!

You referred to the LDS church's teachings regarding the Lamanites and the color of their skin in your post. It is clear that it has been a source of pain in your life.

I would like to let you know that when I have read the Book of Mormon, the impression I got was that Laman and Lemual were given brown skin to separate them from the Nephites. It was explained that it was because of their wickedness, but I am sure that was not meant to say that all people with brown skin are lesser, or inherently bad. Quite the contrary! There are several instances in the BoM of Lamanites being more righteous than the Nephites. In fact, it was Samuel the Lamanite who was given the honor of prophecying to the Nephites about the Savior's birth!

We are all here on earth to prove ourselves ready for the blessings of eternal life. Believing that God has marked some people as already being judged as evil and therefore pariahs goes against everything the LDS church has ever taught. We are instead taught that all of God's children are capable of being righteous and of attaining celestial glory with faith.

If there were any people who treated you as less-than because of your brown skin, that was their own foolishness, and misinterpretation of the scriptures. The LDS church has made it quite clear that we are all God's children and that we are to love one another regardless of any differences.

I enjoy your writing immensely. I hope I will continue to be privileged to learn from you for a long time!

Thanks!