Edmund Connelly: Moral Panics and Anarcho-Tyranny

Edmund Connelly: No sooner did I get my column on Selective Moral Panics in Higher Education done than a perfect new example popped up in front of me. CNN is now spawning yet another moral panic

Police in New Jersey arrested a teenager in connection with a public-address-system announcement telling “all Blacks” to leave a Wal-Mart store, a police spokesman said. The 16-year-old boy is from Atlantic County, New Jersey. 

I remember when such a thing was merely called a prank. Now the national media has gone into overdrive to cover it. Let’s think a little more about why that is.

Here again I turn to James Edwards and his crew from The Political Cesspool, specifically his co-host Keith Alexander. Mr. Alexander was unknown to me a year ago when I was invited to appear on The Political Cesspool to talk about my Hollywood writing. My interview went very well thanks to the professionalism of both James and Mr. Alexander. In fact, I was flattered to discover that Mr. Alexander was very familiar with my writing for The Occidental Quarterly.

Since then, I’ve learned to download the weekly show and have become even more enamored of the show, especially the first-hour banter between James and Mr. Alexander. First, to this Northerner, it is an eye-opener to discover what great manners these Southern gentlemen have. Further, their facility with the English language leaves me embarrassed. It is a superior form of communication.

Last week (March 13) we were treated to two hours of James and Mr. Alexander talking, and Mr. Alexander perfectly placed what was happening with these anti-White moral panics. First, they presented a list of cases where minorities were given exaggerated attention for alleged offences against them.

For instance, as was recounted on the radio show, a black man driving through Georgia is now suing Georgia police for $10 million because he was stopped and arrested. Never mind, as Mr. Alexander pointed out, that the arresting officer was also black. White racism is at fault.

Then there was the case where police posted a sketch of a black serial rapist. When a White man called in a sighting of the rape suspect, he was investigated for a hate crime.

Finally, we were treated to the story of three White Los Angeles school teachers charged with racism and suspended for allegedly mocking Black History Month by giving students pictures of Dennis Rodman, RuPaul and O.J. Simpson. The kicker is that all three African Americans were on a list approved by the school district for inclusion in Black History Month.

As James Edwards summed it up: 

Got that? Is that incredible, or what? In other words, these three teachers have been fired for following the approved curriculum. The school had actually approved these three, including a tranny and a double murderer, as appropriate subject matter for Black History Month, but when “white males” follow the curriculum, they’re suspended and are probably facing termination.

Not surprisingly, Mr. Alexander was able to draw a larger lesson from these stories. He explained during the second hour (go to the 25 min. 40 sec. mark) that these developments constitute what the late Sam Francis identified as “anarcho-tyranny.” Let’s allow Wikipedia to describe it for us:


Samuel Francis argued that the problems of the managerial state extend to issues of crime and justice. In 1992, he introduced the word “anarcho-tyranny” into the paleocon vocabulary. He once defined it this way: “We refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”

In one of his last essays, he explained the concept:

What we have in this country today, then, is both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny—the enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes; the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent through exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation, the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools; the imposition of thought control through “sensitivity training” and multiculturalist curricula, “hate crime” laws, gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally, and a vast labyrinth of other measures. In a word, anarcho-tyranny.

Francis argues that this situation extends across the U.S. and Europe. While the government functions normally, violent crime remains a constant, creating a climate of fear (anarchy). He says that “laws that are supposed to protect ordinary citizens against ordinary criminals” routinely go unenforced, even though the state is “perfectly capable” of doing so. While this problem rages on, government elites concentrate their interests on law-abiding citizens. In fact, Middle America winds up on the receiving end of both anarchy and tyranny.

The laws that are enforced are either those that extend or entrench the power of the state and its allies and internal elites … or else they are the laws that directly punish those recalcitrant and “pathological” elements in society who insist on behaving according to traditional norms—people who do not like to pay taxes, wear seat belts, or deliver their children to the mind-bending therapists who run the public schools; or the people who own and keep firearms, display or even wear the Confederate flag, put up Christmas trees, spank their children, and quote the Constitution or the Bible—not to mention dissident political figures who actually run for office and try to do something about mass immigration by Third World populations.

I have mixed feelings about all of this. Was the hard fist and truncheon of Soviet control more deadly to our race, or is this American form of White dispossession actually more effective?  Personally, as I’ve written time and again, I think what we Americans have seen thus far heralds a move to the far deadlier tactics of Soviet tyranny.

Edmund Connelly (email him) is a freelance writer, academic, and expert on the cinema arts. He has previously written for The Occidental Quarterly.

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14 Comments to "Edmund Connelly: Moral Panics and Anarcho-Tyranny"

  1. November 6, 2010 - 5:11 am | Permalink

    Straightforward and well written, thank you for the information

  2. необычный подарок's Gravatar необычный подарок
    April 6, 2010 - 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Good article. Very well written

  3. Shiloh's Gravatar Shiloh
    April 3, 2010 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    If the American people ever woke up to what the Jews are doing to this country and the world, there would be an open season on them as well as a bounty.

  4. Fabricius's Gravatar Fabricius
    March 31, 2010 - 3:42 pm | Permalink


    And Steve Sailer has an interesting series of articles/blog posts about a low key “ethnic cleansing” of blacks from southern California by local Hispanic gangs. They are competing for economic niches, apparently. But no mention from the MSM. Think if whites were doing something to blacks or hispanics–they’d send the national guard.

  5. me's Gravatar me
    March 31, 2010 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Sam Francis was really onto something when he coined ‘Anarcho-Tyranny’,
    i think that one is going to become a very familiar phrase in the english language. nothing sums up the current state of the state better.

  6. me's Gravatar me
    March 31, 2010 - 3:18 pm | Permalink

    its funny that a few miles away there are vicious attacks by blacks on orientals – that too only makes the local coverage, even though its so bad oriental parents are suing the philly school system.

    I guess anything that does not explicitly turn all minorities against whites is not useful to the jewish power elite.

  7. Charles U. Farley412's Gravatar Charles U. Farley412
    March 31, 2010 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    “I have mixed feelings about all of this. “

    Sam Francis was really onto something when he coined ‘Anarcho-Tyranny’, and this condition certainly predominates in inner-cities where feral Blacks roam free attacking and committing crimes and many Whites cower in fear of defending themselves for fear of being charged with a hate crime.

    However there is another dynamic at work as well. Alain de Benoist coined the term ‘Soft Totalitarianism’. This term could be used to describe the condition of my White Suburbs. One can go out on consumerist sprees to Wal-mart, but you had better not do any thing politically incorrect like become a White Advocate and engage in activism. de Benoists notion is that ‘Soft Totalitarianism’ is a mass consumerist/ escapist society that fulfills all the physical needs of one, but does not allow one to express themselves in unapproved manners. To paraphrase de Benoist we are in an air conditioned hell that kills the soul!

  8. March 31, 2010 - 9:40 am | Permalink

    Contrary to what so many good people — out of sheer terror of ‘Communism’ — think, Capitalism is not ‘free enterprise,’ an incentive for success, ‘a chance for all.’ Capitalism is trusts, speculation, parasitical usury. Capitalism is J. P. Morgan, Rothschild’s bank, ripping apart the nations like maddened swine. Capitalism is the Jewish frying pan in which culture is rendered down to the grease of money. Following it, as the night to day, is the thrice hotter Jewish fire of ‘Communism.’
    –William Striker

  9. March 31, 2010 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    I believe Dr MacDonald, and Vdare writers such as Patrick Cleburne have stated that the genocidal rage of the Jewish Supremacists is a serious danger to the existence of Whites.
    Does anyone think, for instance, that a man, the son of Israeli terrorists, who served in the IDF rather than the US forces, who stabbed a dinner table calling out the names of his “enemies” would HESTIATE, for an instant, to, if he could get away with it, commiting genocide? I think there is a history with the Hive of doing JUST that, and it is in their SACRED SCRIPTURE: GENOCIDE approved by the jewish god/demon.

  10. Fabricius's Gravatar Fabricius
    March 31, 2010 - 9:17 am | Permalink

    That was good. Vicious murders only getting local coverage, while a juvenile prank takes up half a front page on the New York Times website.

    More on the anarchy point: I heard on the news last night that Mexican drug dealers have been attacking American ranches as they lease the country back into Mexico. They murder the ranchers and then slip across the border, where they are out of reach of the law. The ranchers are arming to defend themselvs.

  11. Knutsson's Gravatar Knutsson
    March 31, 2010 - 8:33 am | Permalink
  12. Junghans's Gravatar Junghans
    March 31, 2010 - 8:10 am | Permalink

    I would concur with you Edmund, Keith Alexander is a most incisive observer and commentator of the current, (and historical), racial and political scene. I am awed by his profound sagacity and power of discernment. James Edwards has a fine friend and mentor in Keith.

    The final paragraph in your article exhibits a premonition of the future that I also see developing. Bolshevism, by whatever name, could very well be in Anglo America’s “future”, if current economic, political, ideological and dysgenic trends continue.

  13. Paul Hausser's Gravatar Paul Hausser
    March 31, 2010 - 7:52 am | Permalink

    Also I agree Keith Alexander is great just great.

    He and James have a great 1st hour on the Cesspool radio show every week.

    Keith has great Southern colloquialisms. Sounds like a real good fellow to talk to

    I downloaded your interview with those guys that show. I wonder of Scorcese is still looking at Jamie Fox as Frank Sinantra? Too funny

  14. Paul Hausser's Gravatar Paul Hausser
    March 31, 2010 - 7:47 am | Permalink

    “I remeber when such a thing would be called a prank”

    Indeed Edmund!!

    Funny you say that because I was just saying that same thing when the news broke they were charging this kid with a Felony

    Pranks in the 1950’s thru early 1990’s are Felonies now.

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