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Standing Her Ground
Part One

With the same aplomb she displays in the competition for the hearts and minds of her people, we see April Gaede riding her horse and competing in the sport in which she is a champion. In addition to these accomplishments, she is also a champion for her family, her nation, and her race. On today's broadcast she will tell us her story.

An interview with April Gaede

American Dissident Voices broadcast
April 9, 2005
by Kevin Alfred Strom

SOME PEOPLE don't even call it California any more -- they call it Mexifornia. As politicians in the pockets of corrupt businessmen and the Jewish lobby have dismantled our southern border, that once-golden and beautiful state has become more and more like a Third World country as Third World people flood in, taking the land, jobs, and resources that ought to belong to our people. White people have fled California by the millions, but are finding that the same betrayers and invaders follow them wherever they go.

But not all White Americans have fled. Some have made a conscious decision to make a stand for their people right where they are. One such person is California National Vanguard writer and activist April Gaede.

From interviews on local radio and television to major documentaries with the BBC -- from making a statement on the streets to teaching her children about their heritage -- from teaching gardening as a valuable skill in an uncertain world to fighting non-White gang incursions in her home town -- April Gaede is a woman of exceptional energy, dedication, and idealism. And I have a feeling that once she sets her mind on something, she cannot be stopped until she succeeds. And through it all, April Gaede also does all the things a wife and mother of three must do for her growing family.

Hers is a story that America -- and the entire White world -- needs to hear. We're proud to have her as our guest today on American Dissident Voices. Welcome to the program, April.

AG: Thank you, Kevin.

KAS: Can you tell us a little bit about your background -- where you come from and where your family comes from?

AG: First I'll talk a little bit about my heritage. My Mom came from England when she was 14 years old. She came over on a boat; they were travelling on boats then. And she immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen. She had always dreamed that one day she was going to marry an American cowboy. When she was in her early twenties she travelled up the San Joaquin Valley in central California where she met my father, Bill Gaede, who is a cowboy.

His side of the family are Germans from Russia. They were the German Mennonites to whom Catherine the Great gave land in the Volga River area. They immigrated to the central United States and eventually made it to the west coast here, where they became farmers. They are some of the same people that Ingrid Rimland writes about in her books -- The Wanderers and her trilogy. [ http://www.zundelsite.org/ ]

KAS: I know a gentleman never asks a lady's age, but I hope you'll forgive me if I say that you told me before the show that you're in your thirties. And you're a mother of 12-year-old twin girls and an infant girl. It's got to be a busy life. How do you manage to fit political activism into that life?

AG: It would be more of a problem not being political, because I see things around me all the time, and I have conversations with people, and it just seems to always turn to politics. Because what's happening to our country seems so evident everywhere -- whether it's the price of the vegetables, or the traffic jams, or how well the schools are functioning. In my everyday life, I'm always meeting people and our conversations always seem to turn to politics. So it's pretty easy to incorporate political activism into my daily life because it's just become a part of my life.

KAS: You were raised on a ranch and have been involved with horses all your life....

AG: Yes. My father is a farrier, which means a man who shoes horses in layman's terms, and he also is a cattle rancher, and we always had a lot of horses and livestock. So since the time when I was two weeks old they were setting me up on a horse.

And I'm a very competitive person, so that eventually led to me entering competitions with my horses. I've done both Western Style and English Style riding. I've won quite a few local rodeo queen contests. Eventually I tried English riding and jumping, and got to a level where I was competing in the A circuit jumpers, and some of the people who I was competing against were actually the people that you see competing in the Olympics.

KAS: So you made something of a name for yourself in that field.

AG: Yes. And I was training horses the entire time. So I became known as a local horse trainer and I won quite a few local and even some state championships.

KAS: When you're not engaging in political activism, you're a full-time homemaker now, is that right?

AG: Yes. A few years ago I moved to Bakersfield, and we live in town now. I still have a horse, but I don't have facilities to do training. And I decided to put a lot more energy into my children, including their schooling. And I have a new baby; she's almost nine months old -- I'm just having a lot of fun with her.

KAS: I'm looking right now at some of the work you've done for NationalVanguard.org, and I'm very impressed. A search on your name shows that you've written 30 articles for us since we started the online version of our magazine a year and a half ago. Let me read some of the titles here -- I don't have time to read them all -- "Gag Rule Applied at Activist's High School Reunion," "A New Concept: Principled Non-Voters," "Teach Your Children Well," "Freedom of Speech Silenced," "Bakersfield Says No to 'Gay Pride Day'," "Reaching Out via Letters to the Editor," "It's the Border, Stupid -- Bush in Bakersfield," "White Women, Black Men, and the Issue of Rape," and the latest one is "Your Spring Garden: Food and Life From the Earth."

I'm very impressed with the range of your output and the amount, too. You're one of our more important correspondents. Can you tell us what inspired you to do all this writing for us?

AG: My grandmother was a journalist and my great-grandfather was actually the editor of the Birmingham Post in England. So I think that somehow this "writing thing" must be hereditary. Sometimes I just get the urge, and I have to write things down -- I think "That would make a great article." It's almost like the ideas write themselves.

KAS: I really appreciate the work you do. And not only do you work with us in promoting the ideals of racial survival and racial progress, but your twin daughters, who are now 12 years old, have shown a great deal of talent in reaching out to White people through music. Can you tell us a little bit about them?

AG: Lynx and Lamb's father is very, very musically talented. And I'm not. So it's very evident that they received their musical gifts from his side of the family. Every day they astound me with the things that they come up with musically. There's no way I could even imagine doing the things that they do. They come up with new tunes, or they hear a melody and can play it by ear. They're so enthusiastic about their music.

They started singing publicly a few years ago at a Eurofest [a European Cultural Festival] -- in fact they sang a cappella in front of Dr. William Pierce. Everyone really liked it, and some said afterwards "Oh, you should record something." So over the next couple of years we worked on that idea. We had some trouble finding people to do the backup music for them, but eventually the girls decided that they wanted to learn to play instruments -- and they did. Pretty soon it became obvious that they would be able to play their own backup music.

KAS: What instruments do they play?

AG: Well, Lamb plays guitar, and Lynx plays violin -- and we got her a bass guitar and she wants to start playing bass soon. And they can also play things on the piano, just by ear.

KAS: Excellent. Now you home schooled Lynx and Lamb for a good part of their education so far, haven't you?

AG: Yes, I have. And I've done it without an "approved" curriculum. I made up my own curriculum. I refused to use the state curriculum that was authorized by the charter school. And I was able to get away with that for all those years -- I guess I was just too staunch and argumentative about it for them to argue with me too much. And what I've done is use a lot of books from the 1950s -- from the years before "civil rights" and feminism became so evident in a lot of the books.

KAS: So you use old textbooks...

AG: Yes, I've used a lot of old textbooks. I have a set of history books, and one day the girls were reading in them a discussion of the discovery of America. They were talking about Balboa and the different Spaniards who came over and discovered different things in the New World. And the authors would always say that they were the first White men to see the Pacific Ocean -- or the first White men to see the Mississippi River. And my daughters had never seen anything like that before in print. Of course, now there are many references to "the first Black man" or "the first woman" or whatever.

But when my girls saw this they said "Look Mommy! The first White man. The first White man to do this! And Virginia Dare -- she was the first White baby to be born in America." I realized then that it was so important to them to be able to identify with these people in these books -- by saying that they were White.

Even though they were Spaniards, and we're of Germanic ancestry, still they were White. They were Europeans. I realized then that it was very important to emphasize that, and choose books that had that emphasis, so my children could feel pride in their heritage and in their ancestry.

KAS: Now your third daughter, Dresden -- did you say she was nine months old?

AG: Yes, she's almost nine months old, and she's starting to crawl and get into things.

KAS: Are you planning to home school her as well?

AG: Yes, we plan to home school her, probably until she's at least at the junior high school level, because I think that there are a lot of things that little children are given in public schools -- when they're not able to verbalize their feelings or tell about what's happening to them at school or what they're presented with at school, for me to then counter at home.

Lamb and Lynx have now started going to school, after these seven years. And I'm very pleased to announce that they're doing very well. They know enough about what I've taught them and our beliefs so that they are able to stand up for themselves -- and for our people -- in school, even in a multicultural situation.

KAS: You said that you didn't follow the prescribed curriculum when you home schooled them. Did you find that that has harmed their academic performance in any way?

AG: Actually, no. When they started school, just this last winter, they're all in advanced classes -- and they're getting straight As in those advanced classes. They're also taking a choir class, and recently Lynx had the distinction of becoming one of the few people accepted into the county Honor Choir. She sang in that earlier this month.

KAS: They're to be congratulated -- as are you. Have they taken the values you have taught them and challenged orthodoxy in the classroom, now that they're in a regular school?

AG: Yes, actually they have. They recently took a computer class, a computer technology class. And they were required by the teacher to create a Powerpoint presentation about three historical figures. And Lynx chose Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, and Nathan Hale.

The teacher informed her that these choices were not acceptable as the heroes of her Powerpoint presentation because they were not "diverse" enough. And she said "What do you mean by 'diverse'? One is an aviator; one is an inventor; and one is a Revolutionary War hero." And he said, "Well... you know... from other countries." She said "I disagree with that..."

KAS: He was saying he wanted her to have other races represented in her report.

AG: Right. "Multiculturalism." And so I went to school, and I discussed this with him. And I said "You're not teaching Multiculturalism 101. And I don't think that it's right for you to tell the children who their heroes are supposed to be or who they would want to write about." He disagreed with me, so I went to the principal. After a bit of discussion with me, he realized that I was correct. Then my children were given the go-ahead to choose whatever heroes they wanted to choose.

KAS: Good for you and good for them. Now the girls have done a number of concerts at historical revisionist meetings, and at European cultural festivals. Can you tell us a little bit about those concerts?

AG: Last year they played the IHR [ Institute for Historical Review, http://www.ihr.org ] conference in Sacramento, and they played for the 'Folk the System' Eurofest this summer, and actually this fall they played at the local county fair. They sang some Skrewdriver songs and some of their own originals at the local county fair. And everybody just thought that they were great, at that public non-racial event.

KAS: So they were singing songs with pro-White racial content in them?

AG: Absolutely. And people loved it. You could see a confused look on their faces once in a while, when they'd catch the lyrics and they were trying to figure out what was going on. They said "They're very political, aren't they?" And I said, "Yes." But I didn't press it any further because I figured that if the people who organized the fair found out they were singing White nationalist songs, we'd probably be kicked out. And I wanted the girls to have the experience of playing in front of a large crowd.

KAS: It's really amazing to me. I find out again and again, when National Vanguard people go out in public -- to these fairs, or to other events -- how really non-hostile the White public is to pro-White ideas. Many of them are very receptive, and even those who disagree tend to disagree politely. It's only the Jewish media who become "outraged" and try to engender this outrage in others. But you go to average people, and they think we have the right to say what we have to say, and a lot of them even agree with us.

AG: Yes, Every day, I meet people in different walks of life who, because of our situation here in California, are very quickly realizing the danger that we're in. And they'll make little comments like "You know, we're the minority now." And I always like to hear that, because I can see that people are identifying racially.

KAS: And that's exactly what we need to do to get out of the dangerous situation that we're in today.

AG: Right.

KAS: Not only have your twin daughters performed in concerts, but they now have their own record album out.

AG: Yes, the name of their CD is Fragment of the Future.

KAS: What's the name of the band?

AG: Prussian Blue. They heard that Prussian Blue was a color, and they said that would be a great name because we have blue eyes and because our family, before they went into Russia, were Prussian Germans. They said, "Oh, and we're part Prussian so we'll be Prussian Blue." And they thought it sounded cute and would be a great name for a band. So that's what we chose.

KAS: I hear that the CD is an excellent seller.

AG: Yes, they're selling like hotcakes and we're also selling them from the girls' own Web site, which is prussianblue.net.

KAS: Very good. What was it like having these young people in a professional recording studio? How did that go?

AG: Well, I tell you, sometimes I had to hold my breath and count to ten -- because having two 11-year-old twin sisters -- who have to live with each other and deal with each other all the time, and all the sibling rivalry that that entails -- together in the studio and trying to get them to work together to record something was sometimes very challenging. And it was especially challenging for me because I am not musical at all and had never been in a recording studio. I didn't know what I was doing. Considering the fact that we just did it by the seat of our pants, I think we turned out something that sounds pretty good.

KAS: It's hard to believe that it's a first album that basically was produced, engineered, arranged, and performed by 11-year-olds.

AG: Yes. There are no adults playing any musical instruments on it. No adults arranged it or told them how to sing it. They actually figured that all out themselves,


Next week we'll continue our interview with April Gaede on American Dissident Voices. We'll talk with her about her impressive acts of pro-White advocacy and community building in central California, and the ideals that inspire her extraordinary work for her people. Let's end the program with April's twin daughters Lynx and Lamb -- Prussian Blue -- singing I Will Bleed for You, from their "Fragment of the Future" CD available from prussianblue.net.

I will Bleed for You
(by Ken McLellan)

I see you all around me
I see the apathy in your eyes
Knowing not what it means to be free
Watching as the white flame dies.

It means nothing to you.
Pride is an unknown trait.
Tell me what are you gonna do
Run and hide or face the hate?

Chorus: To every man who doesn't dream, I am the dreamer
To every man who doesn't believe, I'm the believer
To every man who doesn't receive, I'm the receiver
To every man who refuses to bleed, I will bleed for you

Well you're walking round in circles
Burying your head in the sand
Watching but not caring
While they rape your land.
Turning your face to the wall
Living in a second class world
While the valiant stand and fall
You just do as your told.

Chorus

Tell me how do you live with yourself?
Hang your head in shame.
Have you no pride in your heritage
And no pride in your name?

I'm glad that I'm not like you
I know my children are proud of me
While yours still suffer too
Mine I know will always stay free



Source: National Vanguard

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