Honor Him — In Memory of Chris Roberts  

Shortly after I met him a year ago, Chris Roberts came to my house to help me write a fundraising appeal. He breezed through its 900 words before handing my laptop back. Then he gave a speech revising the entire article from memory.

This spectacle had me laughing up tears. Chris is known for his sense of humor, but my hysterics couldn’t distract him. He fell into a trance like an Olympic athlete in the zone. When we finished, I shouted, “You’re a genius, man!” Looking off into the distance with a playful grin, he slowly exhaled his cigarette smoke in silence.

We have no shortage of brilliant writers. But none surpasses Chris’s talent. At 28, he’d already published over 700 articles. His creative prolificacy was dumbfounding.

Chris wrote many significant articles, and “Grace and Grit in Southern West Virginia” is one of his finest. I treasure it in particular because we were best friends at the time. He traveled through that region as a journalist, listened to those people’s stories, and weaved them into an uplifting nationalist message.

Chris admired the resilience of West Virginians, and those patriotic people enjoyed his company. At long last, here was a reporter without a plan to write them off as “white trash.” Those who remained hopeful through terrible suffering inspired Chris most. It took him a single night to form 9,000 words into one perfect essay. I know because he showed up to my place for coffee in the morning.

I’ll never have a better friend than Chris. I relied heavily on his advice and support over the past year. Even with opportunities to do so, he never let me down. Loyalty like his is rare in this corrupt world. I fear it may be irreplaceable in my world.

We should celebrate Chris for who he was and for who he’d have become. My thoughts and prayers go to Mr. Sam Dickson and everyone at American Renaissance.

Chris Roberts spent his life honoring the forgotten and forsaken people of America. He spent his life honoring our people. It’s time for us to honor him.

Until we meet in Elysium, brother. I believe in you more than ever.

12 replies
  1. Fred Penner
    Fred Penner says:

    By all accounts he was a great guy.

    All of us are wondering why someone so aware would take the death jab (if that is what killed him)

  2. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    Not being the sharpest pencil in the box – in fact I’m not even sure if I’m even in the box – a loss like the man you describe is a big one. In the controversial days in which we exist the first question that came to my mind was regarding his vaccination status. Not that I would blame him if he took it early on.
    The loss of our writers is tragic. Instauration closed down through lack of funds. Today’s upstarts are facing the same end and losing young talented writers adds salt to the wound

    • Robert Wallace
      Robert Wallace says:

      Well said, Sandy. It is a devastating loss. Chris had decades of significant contributions ahead of him. There’s no telling what he could have come up with and we had big plans for the future. Thank you.

  3. Old School Counselor
    Old School Counselor says:

    It is important that our people align with opposition to the medical industrial complex that has proven they are an enemy of humanity.

  4. Poupon Marx
    Poupon Marx says:

    There is an extensive lament and review of his accomplishments in a podcast on American Renaissance with Paul Kersey. He was primarily employed by Amren. Not yet 30 years old, he was not only enormously talented but his output was prodigious by any measure.

    His death is reported by have been sudden and unexpected.

    • Robert Wallace
      Robert Wallace says:

      P.M., Thanks for the kind words about Chris and for notification about the podcast with PK. I’ll listen today. Chris and I were close but they’ve known him much longer and are far better informed on his tremendous body of work. I’m sorry everyone didn’t get to know him better—both through his writing and at a personal level. He was an impeccable friend and his creative engine was Lamborghini level. Many thanks again.

  5. Robert Wallace
    Robert Wallace says:

    An overdue public thank you to Dr. MacDonald for publishing. It is rather beautiful the article took the same course as “Grace and Grit.” From Occidental to Unz.

  6. Karl Austin
    Karl Austin says:

    I suspected a car wreck. However, there is a new ailment called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

  7. JimB
    JimB says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Robert. Our loss as well. Chris sounded like an outstanding fellow, the kind we sorely need more of. RIP, Chris.

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