Standing Her Ground
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AG: Yes, she's almost nine months old, and she's starting to crawl and get
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
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
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.
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?
|| 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.
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