Standing in the Schoolhouse Steps

Governor Wallace

Governor WallaceGovernor Alabama George Corley Wallace Jr. is remembered as one of the most polarizing politicians of the 20th century. His strong populist economic views, his views on State’s Rights, but more controversially, his views on upholding racial segregation are his legacy.

When inaugurated in 1963, Governor Wallace famously stood on the same spot when Confederate President Jefferson Davis swore his oath of allegiance to our race. Governor Wallace announced his undying devotion to the Southern people and white supremacy in Dixie. His speech spoke of the heroism of our ancestors and the fact that miscegenation and integration would be the death of the Southland. Poetic words were crafted together to announce defiance to the Federal government and the egalitarian agenda of the elites. Governor Wallace stood tall when announcing “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”

Governor Wallace is most famously remembered for his famous stand at the steps, in front of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. Governor Wallace stood in an attempt to block the integration of the University of Alabama by the combined forces of the United States government and the Federalized Alabama National Guard.

Governor Wallace stood in front of these steps in order to discuss the issue of State’s Rights, Southern Identity, and the righteousness of our cause. In the end however, Governor Wallace stepped aside from the schoolhouse steps on June 11st 1963. With that simple motion of bowing down to the Federal authorities, Governor Wallace lost not only the South, but also the moral high ground.

Four simple steps away from a podium become the defining moment of a man’s life and the death of our people.The answer is simple, compromise with the enemy. While I do not agree with segregation, I am inspired by Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo on the concept that even racial segregation eventually leads to the mixing of races. Wallace declared he was staunch defender of the institution of segregation in the South and through moving from those schoolhouse steps he invalidated his previous and even future work.

Negotiation with the true enemy of our folk can only be a losing proposition. Even though Governor Wallace ran for President several times, until the assassination attempt against his life in 1972 (where he still won my home State’s primary), he still faced losing the initiative that comes from being an undying advocate for a Cause. While I honor the memory of Governor George Wallace and his racial and populist stances, I think we all can learn from his example. When staring down the barrel of the enemies guns, we cannot allow ourselves to blink.

In the modern era white advocates are put into situations similar to Governor Wallace on a regular basis. When questioned by a hostile media, upset friends and family, or even our enemies, it is easy to desire to find a compromise and stave off the brunt of the attacks.

Just starting out in the white advocate world, there were very few mentors. The elites of our movement are busy leading our people forward, so young people who are awakened to the call of our people and tradition, have few actively involved mentors. This is no criticism of anyone or any group, we are all intensely busy with our personal lives and with fighting to keep our movement on the right path.

One of the initiatives I propose however, is that we focus upon not only outreach to the youth, but a focused effort on nurturing and guiding young folks intellectual journey into our movement. All too often those who have our views do not take the next step into being active participants in the movement due to either having no idea how to get involved, or lacking a full understanding of the movement. Teenage kids who are googling white nationalist or traditionalist topics need to feel like they are joining a family, and fighting for our cause.

Young people need to feel comfortable in signing up for a group, and then we need to get them directly into the fight. Without these support measures being put in place, we will continue to hemorrhage potential recruits and have a continual process of those stepping aside while standing in the metaphorical schoolhouse steps. If Governor Wallace instead of standing alone had thousands of young men and women standing beside him, the bullets and bayonets of the tyrannical regime hoping to destroy our traditions would have had to back down. Standing alone it is too easy to be defeated or get discouraged, united we are strong. Much like the fasces of Ancient Rome, bundled together and united for a common cause, our people can triumph, divided and alone like individual sticks it is easy to break us.

As white advocates it is often that we feel totally alone and isolated from the very people we are trying to stand up for. Like rearguard troopers, we attempt to hold off the enemy to allow the rest of our comrades the ability to escape and fight another day. Unlike in a regular army however, most of those whom we stand defending do not appreciate us or even are antagonistic against us. Given a rabidly hostile media, a culture that attempts to stamp out any degree of traditionalist thought, and often confused circle of friends, fledgling advocates often attempt to find ways to appease our enemies.

In my activist career I have attacked some of those on the Right, toned down my rhetoric unnecessarily, and even caved to our enemies. In the hope for being able to find a middle ground, I instead gave up all the ground I was trying to fight for. I call all white advocates to learn from my mistakes and to never give up an inch of ground, whether literally or metaphorically. I will never again compromise, and our entire movement should do the same.

Our enemies are patient, they are relentless, and you cannot appease them. Every compromise is simply one back-step towards the cliff of destruction instead of two. Compromising and appeasing our foes simply draws out the process of our eventual destruction, this is why conservatism is a flawed ideology. A death of a thousand small cuts still ends up in death regardless of how small each flick of the razor was. Through attempting to be conservatives, we simply sign up for this slow and painful death.

The only way for our culture and our people to even have a chance is through going beyond reactionary politics, we must become revolutionary. Although I have a huge amount of respect for Governor Wallace and his many programs that helped the people of Alabama, I must critique those fateful steps away from the door of that schoolhouse. Our people must realize that the enemy is generational in thought, and always watching for an avenue to attack and destroy us. Governor Wallace may have thought that political expediency called for him to step aside from the steps and live to fight another day, but what might appear to be insignificant had monumental implications.

In the modern era we must learn from Governor Wallace and the many men who have come before us. The enemy seeks our total subjugation and destruction, nothing less. We must declare as Governor Wallace did, that in the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, we draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny. No more compromising, no more appeasement, no more surrender, our people cannot afford it. So when the times get tough and the outcome looks grim just remember, never move off of those schoolhouse steps.



Mr. Heimbach, why not use ethno-nationalist instead of white nationalist (which sounds like you want to stretch the E. U. over every white country)?

Matthew Heimbach

Valid point. The control of vocabulary is crucial. I think Identitarian is the best term for us because it encompasses race, culture, and faith.


Mr. Heimbach, don’t you agree that a common tongue is considered to be the paramount factor in the category of culture?


By the way, I do like the term traditionalist because that emphasizes culture and it’s something that we can do right now . Ethno-nationalism would be the goal, a much more political goal.


In the spirit of this article and the part:

The elites of our movement are busy leading our people forward, so young people who are awakened to the call of our people and tradition, have few actively involved mentors. This is no criticism of anyone or any group, we are all intensely busy with our personal lives and with fighting to keep our movement on the right path.

One of the initiatives I propose however, is that we focus upon not only outreach to the youth, but a focused effort on nurturing and guiding young folks intellectual journey into our movement. All too often those who have our views do not take the next step into being active participants in the movement due to either having no idea how to get involved, or lacking a full understanding of the movement. Teenage kids who are googling white nationalist or traditionalist topics need to feel like they are joining a family, and fighting for our cause.

There is already a big push for so-called red pill thought, which groups people into categories of schools of thought. It’s mostly on the internet though…

The Dark Enlightenment also has trading cards… but still it’s on the internet (a limitation) and I’m sure those pictures are copyrighted (another one.)

Mr. Richard Spencer (N. P. I. & Alt. Right):

Mr. Jared Taylor (Am. Ren.)

And others,

Charles Edward Lincoln III

I hope you don’t mind a contribution from someone sadly too old to be considered a “Youth” in any traditional sense, but I feel like you’ve started something good here and I want to congratulate you. But on the other hand, I think that you are getting some points right and others wrong. I would strongly disagree that CSA President Jefferson Davis’ primary commitment, for example, was racial. You write that, in Montgomery, he “swore his oath of allegiance to our race.” I doubt that any historians or biographers of Jefferson Davis, or for that matter President Davis himself, would agree with that characterization of the Confederate States of America. While, today, in retrospect, we may accurately think of 1861 as a great racial watershed in the USA, and the defeat of the CSA as a racial event, in 1861 President Davis and the Confederate Congress were concerned with the preservation of the Constitution of 1787 and what you might call “the Spirit of ’76.” The strong (and accurate) feeling and popular belief was that cousin Abe was committed to overthrowing the Constitution and the Nation as it had existed, at that time, only four score and five years. It was not widely understood at that time to what degree he and his followers were influenced by Marxism, nor in 1861 could the full and true significance of the Communist Manifesto of 1848 possibly be appreciated. It is also true that although the Chief Justice Taney had ruled, in Scott v. Sanford, that only whites could be citizens, a mere four years before the Confederate Congress assembled, this holding had been accepted literally no where in the United States. There were already free blacks (many of whom owned slaves) in Louisiana and elsewhere in the South, and they were taxpaying citizens although very few if any had or exercised the right to vote. Davis accepted Taney’s opinion as valid, but there is no evidence that race was ever the primary factor in his thinking or in the thinking of those who framed the Confederate Constitution generally. Even a very anti-Confederate website had to struggle to identify genuinely racist comments in Davis’ two volume history of “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government” published in 1881. See
As for George Corley Wallace, I think you do him an injustice to say that he should have stood his ground against the U.S. Marshals in Montgomery in June 1963. Who knows what would have happened if he had anticipated that Robert Kennedy would recommend the nationalization of the Alabama National Guard? Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas was faced with a similar situation in Little Rock in 1957, and he stood down. There was no political will to secede from the Union in the 1950s or 1960s, and you and the “youth” of your generation need to understand that since 1936-38, with the implementation of the Social Security Act, the state and federal economies had essentially merged through the taxing and revenue sharing functions of the Social Security System. Although they hardly teach this point in the history books, Justice Benjamin Cardozo recognized in his opinions in Helvering v. Davis and its companion case Steward Machine Co v. Davis that the States and the Federal Government basically now simply shared a joint checking account (both opinions published in 1937, see my blog:
So there was no realistic way of separating state from Federal Power without a radical wrenching of the expectations and security of the people of Alabama. A Governor is a fiduciary, and he has the obligation to do that which is in the best interests of the people of his state. Governor Wallace, had he resisted with force in 1963, might have been arrested and jailed himself, and would have potentially plunged his state into a major catastrophe. Of course, ALL of us who value segregation wish he (and/or Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas or Louisiana’s Jimmy Davis) had been able to stand firm. Lester Maddox famous hatchet handles were a threat of force, but Social Security and other programs of the New Deal had long since eviscerated any true autonomy on the part of the states. People need to understand these facts today when they talk about secession and nullification—if people want to bite the Federal hand, it will not feed them anymore. The price of freedom is now higher than ever because SO many people are the recipients of Federal largesse.
Finally, I do not quite understand what you are writing about Mississippi Governor and Senator Theodore Bilbo saying that segregation leads to miscegenation. Bilbo, of course, was an ardent New Dealer and supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bilbo was diametrically opposed to his fellow Mississippi Senator Pat Harrison, who was more in the gentile tradition of Jefferson Davis. Bilbo supported Roosevelt, the New Deal, Social Security, the TVA, and World War II. Bilbo’s philosophy was, to my mind, fairly mixed up. He supported deportation of all American Negroes to Liberia. Are you saying that even Segregation is too much of a compromise? ALL Politics revolve around compromise of one sort or another.
If you insist that you are never going to compromise, I think you are admitting that you will never win. In politics you often have to “step up and shake the hand, of someone you can’t stand, you can’t tolerate him if you try.”
That isn’t to say we can’t be creative in how we approach things. I believe that ALL those of us who today believe in resegregating the nation need to “compromise” by endorsing reparations for slavery and Jim Crow, in fact. I think we need to propose, and I think we can do this sincerely, that ONLY Segregation, and the creation of one or more “all black” states in the United States will ever serve as an adequate compensation for slavery and Jim Crow, and that every effort should be made to assure that NO White person will ever own any property or hold any office or vote in the black state or states, in order to assure true black sovereignty. In other words, we need to appropriate their rhetoric and turn them around. I actually believe that something along these lines IS the best possible solution. Although I have also proposed that, if we could bring pressure to bear on the Anglo-American Gold and Diamond interests in South Africa, we could offer a trade of American Blacks for South African White, but in the process, endow the Blacks of South Africa with full ownership of the natural resources of their nation, including the Kimberly Diamonds and the Gold of the Witwatersrand.
You learn early on in business law that contracts (exchanges for value) are only valid if supported by mutually detrimental consideration—each side gives up something of value. The same is true of social contracts which are the bases for all society. You must learn, as we all must, to compromise and negotiate higher value for both sides of each agreement as a result of detrimental consideration. George Wallace had nothing to offer the Feds with which to negotiate in 1963, nor did Orval Faubus. The Confederate States of America had a great deal of bargaining power, but they basically “blew it” by firing or Fort Sumter. The “Fire Breathers” of 1860-61 ultimately led to the destruction of the South. THAT was the result of failure to compromise. IF PTG Beauregard could have held his fire, and merely waited to retake full control of Charleston Harbor, I guarantee you, the Northern Population would ultimately have forced Cousin Abe to give up the Southern States without a fight. How many lives could have been saved? How much property preserved? What a beautiful way of life might have evolved from Charleston to Montgomery to New Orleans to Galveston if the South had been willing to compromise merely by waiting for the Yankee troops in Charleston Harbor to get bored and go home? The South had TONS of bargaining power. Right now, we have to work on getting some. I suggest we “get it” by taking the Liberals’ issues over and making them our own, and showing how true segregation has so much more to offer than mere lip service of White penitence. I suggest we offer the blacks of America complete sovereignty over Florida—the closest in geography and climate to their ancestral Africa. Only by such a gallant gesture—to offer the control over some of the best tourist destinations in North America, can we ever claim to have offered sufficient detrimental consideration to restore something very close to Bilbo’s ideal of absolute separation (“Apartheid”) in Wallace’s words of “Segregation once, now, and forever.”

Matt Parrott

As an aside, the “youth” in TYN is about being youth-oriented and future-oriented, in our outreach, media, and message.

We certainly don’t discourage comrades of all ages from participating at whatever level possible.

Walt Bialkowski

Dear Matthew,
Thank you very much for this fine article – I think I understand your position with respect to what we should/must do in order for our country and race to survive, and I believe you are essentially right. Things are now very serious indeed. What we as whites (or Euro-Americans, if you prefer) and Christians face is nothing less than actual genocide. Our Christian culture, which protected society and especially the family from the consequences of gross immorality, was attacked first. After some decades of undermining us in this way, the satanic forces that seek to destroy our race and religion are now quite bold. We are being subjected to what amounts to relentless psychological warfare, especially if we watch much mainstream televsion. I really believe that the key to our turnaround, if it is to happen at all, is our return to the Lord Jesus Christ – as a nation, but especially as individuals. We must live moral personal lives, or we become part of the problem instead of the solution. As Jesus said, “Without Me, you can do nothing”. He was/is totally right about that. I don’t want to come across as overly ‘religious’, but that is the reality of the situation. I was so glad to see you guys praying when you were patrolling the Towson compus as part of the White Student Union. Our Christian faith – that is, a living faith in Jesus Christ – is an essential part of our culture; we shouldn’t minimize its importance, which I know you do not. God’s grace will be the source our strength as we go forward to enlighten our contemporaries and oppose all these destructive forces that threaten out people’s existence. The latest news about our demographic situation could hardly be worse. I want to tell you how glad I am that you and those with you have accepted such a noble mission – to help our people recover from these years of misinformation and moral degradation. I’m thinking that maybe you have been “raised up” for such a time as this. Please keep up your good work, and let me know if I can be a help in some way. At 63, I might be of some use as one of the ‘mentors’ you mentioned. Take care and may God bless ~!

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