Why They Died
Vanguard says Americans should never again be asked to die in wars
fought against our own interests; and a veteran's group leader agrees.
American Dissident Voices broadcast
June 26 - July2, 2005
by Kevin Alfred Strom
A speech presented by Mr. Strom at the Tampa National Vanguard Summer Solstice Festival last week.
THIS SOLSTICE Festival marks the beginning of Summer -- though,
speaking as someone who was born in Alaska, it seems like it's always
summer here in Florida. That means we have just passed the holiday
called Memorial Day. I think that most Americans have forgotten what
Memorial Day is all about. It is now usually thought of as "Memorial
Day Weekend," and like so many holidays today, the actual date of its
observance is shifted each year for the maximum convenience of holiday
bathers and boozers and the commercial establishments that serve them.
Talk to Americans about Memorial Day and you are likely to receive
comments on the sales to be had at the car lots and appliance emporia.
If you ask them what the holiday is really supposed to mean, half of
them would answer that it signifies the first day of summer. Even those
who well know that Memorial Day is meant to honor the soldiers who died
in America's service for the most part do not understand why those
soldiers had to die. If you only knew, ladies and gentlemen, if you only knew you would not be partying and picnicking on this most terrible and somber of days.
You would be weeping for our nation, and if you had any guts at all you
would be working every day of your life to make her free again. There
is so much that you do not know.
Let us honor the dead of the Revolutionary War. They fought against
a tyrannical government, which gave Americans very little voice in
government policies, and which taxed them oppressively, though not as
oppressively as the productive segment of American society is taxed
Today, we may not be taxed to support a King and a few dozen idle
courtiers, but instead we are taxed to support the violent and
degenerate lifestyle and ever-increasing breeding of an underclass
which can be called American only in the geographic sense. If this
process is carried on long enough, the descendants and kindred of the
men who fought our Revolutionary War will become extinct in the land
Is this what those men died for? They fought -- they died -- so
that their people could be free. If we must work the first five months
out of the year to support the destruction of our culture and our
people, if we must smilingly tolerate the invasion of our nation on our
southern border and in every port city, then are we truly free? Are we
not squandering the blood of our forefathers? Remember, the patriots of
1776 were called the "extremists" of their day.
War of 1812
And remember that the royal tyrant called himself the "legitimate
government" in those days. When Washington and Jefferson and the other
"extremists" were successful, the tyrant was not pleased. Like the
tyrants of our day, he thirsted for the blood of men who wanted only to
be free. In the War of 1812, as in Waco 1993, fire was his weapon of
choice and the rebel capital of the time, Washington, DC, was burned.
For three years Americans died in this little-remembered war. Remember
those who died for our people's freedom.
The authors of the Constitution never dreamed that non-Europeans
would be considered citizens. Had you suggested to them that Africans
or Indians be called Americans because a number of them happened to be
inside our borders, they would have called you insane. But in the last
few decades, what our founding fathers would have called insanity has
now become public policy. I ask you now to remember the dead who fought
against Mexico in the Texas War of Independence and in the Mexican War.
I ask you to remember those who died in the Indian Wars, to secure
safety for their families on the frontier. What do you think they were
fighting for? Multiculturalism? Open borders? Affirmative action? My
friends, if they were alive today they would fight again against all of
those things, against the Third World invasion that we are not allowed
to call an invasion.
Just a few miles west of my home in Charlottesville, Virginia is
the charming city of Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was named for General
Andrew Lewis, who was the man who finally defeated the Indians around
these parts over 200 years ago. On the other side of that state, in
Point Pleasant, just across the river from Ohio, is an imposing
monument to General Lewis, who, the inscription states, in defeating
the Indians at the Battle of Point Pleasant, struck a decisive blow in
the battle between "the forces of civilization and the forces of savagery on this continent." How long will it be before the forces of Political Correctness consign that inscription to the trash heap?
If you listen to my words today and then do nothing, then you are
giving your permission for the trashing of our heritage and history.
You are spitting on the graves of General Lewis and all those who
fought and died to secure your very existence.
War Between the States
The Civil War is perhaps the most terrible conflict in American
history. One hundred forty years later, we have still not recovered
from it. Its divisions still split our people apart along political and
geographic lines. The legacy of slavery and abolitionism lives on in
our intractable racial problems which fill our newspapers from front to
back every day. The legacy of Federal tyranny that made war on those
states who only wanted their freedom and independence is still very
much with us today, in Ruby Ridge, in Waco, and in the army of
carpetbagger-like bureaucrats who fence us in on every side with
regulations determining who we can hire, associate with, and soon, it
seems, what we can say or write or believe.
The greatest loss from that war, however, was the final and perhaps
fatal loss of that most precious possession of our nation -- the
genetic inheritance of our best men. Truly, we may never recover from
it. A far greater proportion of the American population was slaughtered
in the Civil War than in any war before or since. The bravest and the
best were cut down in their prime, and the maternity wards in following
years were filled with a greater percentage of the offspring of
shirkers, cowards, and deserters. We will never know what America might
be like today had those nearly 400,000 young men not died in that
insanely suicidal conflict.
World War I
As we turn our eyes toward the twentieth century, we see a new kind
of war emerge. It is a kind of war fought not for American purposes, be
they good or bad, wise or mistaken. It is a kind of war fought by Americans, to be sure, but not for America in any sense. It is a kind of war fought for foreign interests,
interests which are often diametrically opposed to American interests,
but which are "sold" to the American sheep by lying propaganda so that
the sheep will docilely allow their lambs to go the slaughter.
Every war America has fought for the last 100 years conforms to
this description. If your car is adorned with an "I support our troops"
sticker, what does it mean? Does it mean that you were fooled? Or does
it mean what National Vanguard members say it means? -- that is, support our troops, bring them home from the Zionist slaughter in the Middle East and station them on the Mexican border.
At least you are alive. The 116,000 American dead in World War I
are not. Nor are the over 400,000 who died in World War II, the 54,000
who died in Korea, the 58,000 who died in Vietnam, nor the growing
thousands who have died imposing the New World Order in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Kuwait, Somalia, or Haiti.
There was no reason for America to enter World War I. America was
manipulated into that war by Zionist interests who manufactured phony
atrocity stories and even the entirely fictional sinking of an American
ship to stampede their American cattle into rescuing the British
Empire, which in payment was to procure Palestine for the Zionists for
the future establishment of a Jewish state. President Wilson, because
of sexual blackmail by these same interests, danced like a marionette
on a string and signed a death warrant for the American boys who died
in those stinking trenches. Remember those boys today. Remember also
the political heirs of Wilson and the Zionists and the power which we
still foolishly allow them to wield in America today.
World War II
Franklin Roosevelt and his successors have also danced on the same
stage with the same stringpullers behind the curtains. With his
administration came the organized Jewish interests, the Communists and
the pro-Communists, the accession to state power of America's enemies,
a power which, although briefly challenged by Joseph McCarthy, they
have never relinquished. The Roosevelt administration marks the
beginning of what we know so well today: a federal government which
regards ordinary White Americans as its enemy.
World War II was a war between the forces that created Communism on
the one side, and Western Civilization on the other. When it started in
Europe, Americans were solidly against entering the war, having learned
a terrible lesson in World War I.
If you woke up tomorrow and found your next-door neighbor was
fighting a battle with a drug gang that was trying to kill every
home-owner and take over every house in your neighborhood, would you
join with your neighbor or would you join with the drug gang? Would you
join with your neighbor even if he had had some property disputes with
other neighbors, and you thought him wrong? Would you join with your
neighbor even if he had some peculiar beliefs about the way to run his
household that you didn't necessarily approve of?
By allowing the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor, of which attack
the Roosevelt government knew in advance, and by insuring the greatest
loss of life possible by not warning the American commanders there, the
aliens who came to power with Roosevelt were able to trick the American
people into fighting on the side of my hypothetical drug gang, on the
side of an ideology openly dedicated to the downfall of America: on the
side of Soviet Communism. If there is truth in the doctrine of the
survival of the human soul after death, those 405,000 betrayed men are
not resting in peace. They were told they were fighting for American
freedom, but that was a lie. They didn't know it, but they were
fighting to impose the tyranny of Communism on our blood kindred of
Eastern Europe, even as a not dissimilar yoke of tyranny was beginning
to be imposed in our land. Let us remember them. And let us remember
who it is who is responsible for their deaths.
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Let us remember the Americans who died in Korea and Vietnam. Over
110,000 died in those wars which gained precisely nothing for America.
How many died because traitors in high places in Washington would not
allow them to defeat the Communist enemy? How many died because
traitors in high places in Washington were trading with and aiding that
enemy, providing money and materiel for an international conspiracy
that was killing young Americans every day? How many died because they
believed the lying bags of garbage in Washington who assured them that
they were sincerely trying to "fight Communism"?
Let us remember the U.S.S. Liberty, where 205 American sailors and
officers were wounded or killed by an Israeli attacking force of
aircraft gunners, torpedo boats, and napalm in June 1967. And, let us
never forget the government and the controlled media which covered up
that atrocity, the full truth of which is only now being revealed to
the American people.
Let us also remember the young Americans who never came home from
Haiti, from Somalia, from Afghanistan, from Iraq. They enlisted in our
military believing that they were defenders of America, but cynical
politicians and politician-owners sent them to defend Israel's
interests in the Middle East, and to enforce the dictates of a world
government the very concept of which is antithetical to our American
Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
They gave not only their lives. Giving your life is often called
"the ultimate sacrifice." As great as that is, there is another and
greater sacrifice. When they died, the children and grandchildren and
great-grandchildren they never had died with them. And so on into
infinity. That is the ultimate sacrifice.
What a terrible loss that is! For these brave warriors who died for
America, who died fighting America's enemies, and in some wars
(particularly in this century) tragically died fighting for America's enemies, were for the most part the best men that America
possessed. They loved America, they did not hate her. They would not
have wanted to change her into what she has become today. They were the
great-hearted, not the small-minded. They gave everything, they asked
for nothing. They were the strong, not the weak. They were the brave,
not the slick. Their children would have inherited the qualities we
need most in America today.
I can see their faces now before me. Millions upon millions of men
and women and children who were never born because of the wars fought
for America and against America. Whole generations of our people --
what contributions might they have made? Their fathers died for us, so
we shall never know. We shall never meet them. But in some sense they
stand before us today, they stand proud and tall in our conscience --
those who fell and the unborn descendants of those who fell at
Lexington and Concord, at Yorktown, at Gettysburg, at the Alamo, at
Little Big Horn, of those who fell in Flanders Fields and at Iwo Jima,
of those whose lives ended in the wretched sands of the Middle East or
whose bodies were dragged through the streets of Somalia or Haiti.
Today, I am asking every one of you to rededicate yourselves to the
principles and ideals that made America great, the principles and
ideals that so many sacrificed their lives for. They did not sacrifice
their lives so that American soldiers could be mercenaries for the
They did not sacrifice their lives so that their descendants would be afraid to walk at night in the cities of America.
They did not sacrifice their lives so that a powerful foreign
interest group could milk ten billion dollars every year from docile
American cattle to support the state of Israel.
They did not sacrifice their lives so that this powerful foreign
interest group could own a large part of this country including nearly
all of its major media.
They did not sacrifice their lives so that Mexico could take one third -- or will it be two thirds? -- of America.
So much has happened that you do not understand, that the
controlled media and the schools have simply kept from you. Before
Americans have even the slightest chance of retaking their country and
making her free once again, they must educate themselves. They must
understand how their nation has been stolen from them. They must
understand how it happened and who is responsible.
Ladies and gentlemen, no nation can survive unless its young men
are willing to die to preserve it. But what a squandering of lives,
what a permanent impoverishment of our nation have we suffered at the
hands of those who would cynically manipulate our patriotism so that we
would be the cannon fodder for their wars, while they sit safely in
their counting-houses and lie-factories in New York City and Los
How long will you let them keep killing our sons? The longer we
wait, the more difficult it will be to speak out against our secret
Today and every day let us remember those who died for America and the generations who are yet to come.
Now that was
the end of my speech. Unlike Ronald Reagan, who
they say gave the same speech hundreds of times over several decades
(something inspiring about making America a "shining city on a hill,"
though his actual policies resulted in making America more like a
running sewer in a garbage dump), I almost never repeat my words. But
this is not the first time this speech has been delivered. Though I
updated it for 2005, this address is based on a broadcast I made ten
But today is not the second time this speech has been made. It is the third
Just a few days ago, at the annual Memorial Day ceremony in
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, this very speech -- the very words I just
spoke to you -- were delivered to the assembled crowd by James Calhoun,
the Commander of the city's Veterans of Foreign Wars. This was just
reported by New York's Newsday
and by the Allentown papers.
reaction was swift and vicious. Mr. Calhoun, a 17-year Army veteran and
community leader, was immediately fired from his public sector job. It
looks likely he'll be forced to resign as VFW Commander. His own
pastor, from a local Lutheran church, denounced his speech, making the
ludicrous claim that it was "a recruitment speech for the KKK."
Calhoun said "The message I was trying to convey was that America
gets involved with conflicts that aren't in the interest of the
American people, and many service members have to die because of it."
Which is quite reasonable. But he very quickly began backpedaling and
When his pastor "confronted him," Calhoun reportedly had tears in
his eyes. He then claimed he hadn't even read the speech beforehand. "I
realized after the speech I had made a mistake," he said after some
audience members called him a "racist" and a "bigot." "It was a huge
mistake and it snowballed into a bad effect and cost me my job," he
Now does anyone here believe that Mr. Calhoun -- or anyone -- could deliver a 3,000-word speech by mistake
Or that a man of normal intelligence who can speak cogently could not
understand the meaning of his own words as he was speaking them?
I believe that the likeliest explanation is that Mr. Calhoun knew
exactly what he was doing, and simply lost his nerve when the pressure
was applied by the Usual Suspects. I frankly think we should write and
offer him help and support, for he has suffered grievously for speaking
The way the Usual Suspects felt about it may be gauged by the words
of one Ginger Nadel, who said that when she heard the speech "my ears
were ringing and I thought the top of my head was going to blow off."
James Calhoun, whether he intended to read my speech or "did it by
mistake," is learning an object lesson in the vengeance and power of
organized Jewry. And he certainly brought our National Vanguard message
of hope and truth into the mainstream -- just as all of you have been
doing here in Tampa.
When you flew our 'Love Your Race' banner high above the Daytona
500 this year, I am sure there were thousands of Ginger Nadels who felt
like their heads were about to blow off. But much more importantly,
there were hundreds of thousands of White Americans who discovered that
they were not alone. Keep up the good work!
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