The Barnes Review, January/February 2020

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    WHO SAYS IT’S NOT OK TO BE WHITE?

    As we enter a new year and a new decade, I cannot help but be reminded of the critical mission and special purpose of the magazine you hold in your hands. “Bringing history into accord with the facts,” to which THE BARNES REVIEW (TBR) is dedicated, is no easy task, as you well know. Our collective historical narrative—particularly since the disastrous, fratricidal world wars of the last century—has been entirely weaponized by the enemies of truth, decency and traditional Western civilization and its unique people. Needless to say, we have a lot of work to do to challenge and overcome the purveyors of distorted and, in many cases, falsified history. But, rest assured, we are making progress.

    Shortly before the publication of this first TBR issue of 2020, a simple message has been spreading on social media, generating extreme and highly emotional responses from countless individuals who have had their minds poisoned by deceitful propaganda and outright falsehoods. “It’s OK To Be White,” a meme(1) which originated on various internet message boards in 2017, was “trending,” meaning it has become an extremely popular theme on “Twitter,” one of the world’s largest social media platforms, as we entered the new year. Various pro-white activists have used the slogan “It’s OK To Be White” on signs, flyers and posters over the course of the past couple of years, placing them in public areas (often to the dismay and indignation of local authorities) in an effort to disseminate the basic—yet highly controversial—idea (though it should not be controversial at all) that being white is not some sickness to be cured.

    The simple, seemingly harmless message caused outrage in many quarters, with groups like the Anti-Defamation League insisting it represents “white supremacy” and “neo-Nazism,” highly weaponized buzzwords designed to stifle debate and slander those holding even a slightly positive view of Western civilization and the white race.

    How did we get to a point where simply declaring “It’s OK To Be White” could be construed as “supremacist,” “hateful” or “bigoted”? The answer, as our readers are aware, is intimately tied to the weaponized, anti-Western narratives and propaganda masquerading as authentic history endlessly disseminated throughout society—in our public schools and universities, in Hollywood and entertainment media, and by our politicians and government officials, the vast majority of whom are too scared to buck political correctness, even though they must know it is an extreme and poisonous concept. Willis Carto, the founder of TBR magazine, called political correctness a “dangerous cult.” How right he was.

    Thus, looking at the backlash, we can only conclude that those who object so vociferously to “It’s OK To Be White” signs and posters being physically placed on telephone poles and shop windows, and included in a growing number of social media posts, believe that it is, plain and simple, not OK to be white.

    To them we say, “of course, it’s OK to be white,” just as it is OK to be black, Asian, Latino, Jewish, American Indian, aboriginal Australian, Pygmy or any other racial, ethnic or religious identity. And stating that it is OK to be white does not make one a dangerous terrorist, a racist, a bigot, a neo-Nazi or someone who needs to be placed in a straight-jacket and thrown into a padded cell in a lunatic asylum. However, the anti-white double standard prevails largely because of the distorted history previously described, underscoring the vitally important work TBR produces on a consistent basis.

    It is truly an honor to be counted among those unabashedly standing up for truth, justice and authentic history, which by extension means standing up for Western civilization and white rights more broadly. The systematic assault on our traditions and culture and the deliberate falsification of our history have perhaps never been more transparent and obvious than they are today, leading many average citizens to wonder how we got to this point. TBR has those answers, proving how important our mission truly is.

    In 2020 and beyond, we hope that truth and justice—finally—will prevail once again. Making sure this happens depends on whether or not people have a chance to read historical truth—not the politically correct pabulum that passes for history in lefist magazines, anti-white venues and Internet sites.(2) Our role as purveyors of honest history will no doubt play a critical role in this vitally important mission. And your part in this struggle is also vitally critical and appreciated.

    —JOHN FRIEND
    Contributing Editor

    ENDNOTES:

    1 A meme is a political or humorous message that is copied and spread rapidly—even exponentially—by internet users.

    2 One example of this is National Geographic. Once an absolutely gorgeous magazine extolling the accomplishments of races across the globe, it has turned itself into a publication dedicated to the “crimes” of white men and the “ills” of Western society.


    The Barnes Review

    A JOURNAL OF POLITICALLY INCORRECT HISTORY

    JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 ❖ VOLUME XXVI ❖ NUMBER 1


    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    BUFFALO BILL WAS THE REAL DEAL
    BY THOMAS GOODRICH

    We all know that a good portion of the history we hear about our American cultural heroes is infused with myth. But, even when we remove the improbable from the life of Buffalo Bill Cody, he still stands as a larger-than-life American icon.

    DIARY OF AN AMERICAN COWBOY
    BY HARALD HESSTVEDT SCHARNHORST

    When people from other nations are asked to identify some encompassing symbol of American history, inevitably they mention the Western cowboy. But what was the life of a cowboy really like? Here we take a look.

    BAPTIST BANDITS: THE RELIGIOUS SIDE OF THE JAMES GANG
    BY DR. EDWARD DEVRIES

    According to the author, more books have been written about Jesse James than any other American figure. We all know he was a Confederate guerrilla and a bank robber. But did you know that Jesse and Frank James were deeply spiritual men who preached the Gospel and whose family descended from a long line of famous Christian ministers?

    VIGILANTES OF OLD MONTANA
    BY HARALD HESSTVEDT SCHARNHORST

    Life in a Western mining town in the Wild West during the Gold Rush era could be one of unbridled opulence, with miners pulling in fortunes. But, where there is gold, there is greed and thievery. Here’s the story of how citizens in frontier Montana formed vigilance committees to battle road agents and murderers—and a corrupt sheriff.

    REBEL SPY, CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY
    BY DR. EDWARD DEVRIES

    Few know the name of Lottie Moon, but she was an incredible lady. First, Lottie spied for the Confederacy. Later she became the most famous Baptist missionary of all. She is even honored by the communist Chinese.

    MAD AS A HATTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE “ASSASSIN OF THE ASSASSIN”
    BY THOMAS GOODRICH

    This soldier was certifiably insane. He was also the Union sergeant who earned his fame by killing John Wilkes Booth in a barn in Virginia. Here is the true life story of Boston Corbett, one of the most peculiar “heroes” in American history.

    POUND AND HEMINGWAY: A LOOK AT TWO LITERARY ICONS
    BY JOHN WEAR, J.D.

    Here is an analysis of two of America’s great literary icons. Ezra Pound was a friend and mentor to Ernest Hemingway, but the two could not have been more different when it came to their attitudes on war. Here we compare and contrast two of the most famous American writers of all time.

    THE RISE & METEORIC FALL OF DOROTHY THOMPSON
    BY JOHN WEAR, J.D.

    Dorothy Thompson was one of the most highly respected American journalists of her era. She even had the distinction of interviewing Adolf Hitler in the early years of his political career. After Hitler rose to power, he booted Dorothy out of Germany for her vicious attacks on his character. Hailed as a hero with the guts to tell the truth about a “despot,” she eventually saw her career destroyed. Why? She had the audacity to criticize the treatment of the Palestinians by the Jews of Israel.

    MCCARTHY’S UPHILL BATTLE: JOE VS THE RED PLAGUE
    BY MARC ROLAND

    Seventy years ago, one man had the intelligence and fortitude to expose the dangerous level of communist infiltration into U.S. politics. Proven right years later—the communists had penetrated the government at the highest levels—leftist academia has consistently lied about Sen. Joe McCarthy and his prescient warnings about the rising “Red Menace.”

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