December 12, 2017

Bob Whitaker, Rot in Hell!

Robert Walker Whitaker 1941-2017

No codewords needed. The guy who turned an entire generation of Nazis into whiny little online trolls will not be missed.

Bob Whitaker, a former Reagan appointee and writer who is best known as a White supremacist that in recent years coined a piece of White supremacist trolling propaganda called The Mantra, died at the age of 76.

According to a post on his website Whitaker Online, Whitaker died June 3 in his sleep at his home. Whitaker lived in Cayce, South Carolina, a suburb of Columbia. The last post attributed to him was on May 13, after which other authors began posting material on the site, a few of them archived articles from Whitaker.

According to the website promoting his campaign for president, Whitaker, a onetime college professor, was also a writer for the conservative National Review and worked on Capitol Hill from 1977 to 1982. Despite having a long history of dealings in White supremacist politics and activism going back over fifty years, Whitaker was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Office of Personnel Management. The Southern Poverty Law Center notes that his followers say he’s a former clandestine CIA agent and mercenary in what then known as Rhodesia and is now Zimbabwe who helped craft the propaganda message that ended the Soviet Union, but there is no evidence to support that assertion.

In 1998, he started his Whitaker Online blog, which promoted his notion that America was and should be again a White country. He gained even more notoriety over the past decade when cybernazis started posting his so-called “Mantra” to various discussion boards that complained about how other races and ethnicities are allowed a homeland but Whites aren’t, and how that leads to White genocide. It is from the “Mantra” that the line “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” come from.

In 2016, Whitaker ran for president as the nominee of the American Freedom Party, but he resigned the ticket because Party Chairman William Johnson chose to promote the candidacy of Donald Trump as opposed to him, the nominee of his own party. In March, he launched his 2020 campaign referring to Trump as a “fake president”, only to retract the term in April, saying plainly, “I overreacted”.

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