I’ve heard from a few people who live in Canton that, over the past 24 hours, they’ve been receiving robocalls from the campaign of Daniel Johnson, one of five men running to represent the citizens of Michigan’s 11th congressional district in the House. My friends, knowing that I’m a proud race traitor, thought I’d be interested to know about these calls, as the recorded voice asked them bluntly if they were concerned about “the future of the white race.” While I’ve yet to hear the robocall myself, someone did pass along the number that was referenced in the message, and I dialed it earlier this evening. What follows is a recording of that call.
Johnson, who is running as a member of the Natural Law Party, seems to have a history of racist activity. While you can’t find a lot about him by searching “Daniel Johnson,” you can find quite a bit when searching for “William Daniel Johnson,” which is one of the several names he’s known to have used since the 1980s, when he first became active in the white nationalist movement. In white supremacist circles, though, he’s probably best know as James O. Pace. It was as Pace that he first made a name for himself by advocating for the repeal the 14th and 15th amendments, and the deportation of almost all non-whites from the United States. This proposed legislation of his, which he still refers to as the Pace Amendment, calls for the following.
“No person shall be a citizen of the United States unless he is a non-Hispanic white of the European race, in whom there is no ascertainable trace of Negro blood, nor more than one-eighth Mongolian, Asian, Asia Minor, Middle Eastern, Semitic, Near Eastern, American Indian, Malay or other non-European or non-white blood, provided that Hispanic whites, defined as anyone with an Hispanic ancestor, may be citizens if, in addition to meeting the aforesaid ascertainable trace and percentage tests, they are in appearance indistinguishable from Americans whose ancestral home is in the British Isles or Northwestern Europe. Only citizens shall have the right and privilege to reside permanently in the United States.”
And this, it would seem, is not his first campaign for elected office. Johnson has run for Congress several times. He ran as an independent in Wyoming, in 1989, in a special election to replace Dick Cheney. And, in 2006, he ran in a Democratic primary in Arizona. And, it would appear that, in 2008, he ran for a seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court, with the support of Ron Paul. (Paul, who also has a history of racism himself, later retracted his support, once Johnson’s grotesquely xenophobic views became known to the public at large.) Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that he’s ever attracted much of a following. But that apparently hasn’t stopped him from carpet-bagging around the country in hopes of finding a community of angry, terrified white men who might be persuaded to put him into office.
He even has his own page on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which I think racists, like him, must consider quite the badge of honor… That’s where I learned the following about his plans to remove non-whites from our country.
…To smooth the process, Johnson proposed that financial incentives be offered to nonwhites who cooperate with the government in the deportation process. Nonwhites who are too old to leave would be allowed to stay, as they were past childbearing age and did not present an obstacle to long-term racial homogeneity. Johnson imagined that black Americans could be employed to help the transition. He wrote, “Because of their physical abilities, the blacks would be the ideal enforcers”…
And, it would appear that this fellow has now, at least for the time being, set up shop here in southeast Michigan, where America comes to hate.
There may be some good news, though. However many votes he’s able to get… which I suspect won’t be many… he’ll likely be pulling them away from the Republican candidate, Kerry Bentivolio. And, as this race is shaping up to be very close, we can use all of the help we can get. (Michigan’s 11 district, according to most poll-watchers, is the only House race that we’ve got in the State that could go either way.)
So, here’s hoping that, perhaps with the help of Johnson, we take back this seat, which had belonged to the thoroughly disgraced Republican, Thaddeus “85% of my petition signatures were fake” McCotter… Toward that end, if you’d like to donate a few dollars to the campaign of Dr. Syed Taj, the Democrat running against Kerry Bentivolio and Daniel Johnson, I’m sure it would be put to good use.
And I don’t know if Johnson will be attending, but, for those of you live in the district, there’s a forum scheduled for October 1 (from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM) at the Plymouth Public Library, and both Taj and Bentivolio are scheduled to be there.
Also, I wanted to mention, in Johnson’s defense, that he isn’t just running on his hatred of non-whites. The other leg of his platform is environmentalism. (If my camera’s battery had lasted a little longer, you could have heard about it in the video above.) I think it probably warrants its own post, but I find the connection of the two to be absolutely fascinating, and wonder if perhaps there’s an active movement in the racist underground to make common cause with environmentalists… Will someone remind me to look into this the next time I say I can’t think of anything to write about?
[note: I know we've been told repeatedly that the Tea Party isn't racist, but you can find an image of Johnson addressing a Tea Party rally here.]
update: Someone who just found this post through Facebook has sent me a recording of the robocall. Here it is.