Entries by Robert S. Griffin, Ph.D.

On Getting Control in Your Life

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”   This writing begins with a meditation on the quote above, the slogan of the authoritarian, repressive Party in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, often referred to as 1984, published in 1949.  I’ll let the process take me wherever it […]

The Tale of Bob Mathews

In 1983, The National Alliance—a white activist organization founded and headed by William Pierce—held its annual convention in Washington, D.C.  A young mine worker from the Pacific Northwest by the name of Bob Mathews was scheduled to give a talk at the convention.  Mathews had been an Alliance member for three years and actively recruiting […]

A Suggestion to American White Advocates: Root Your Arguments in This Country’s Core Political and Cultural Ideals

The cause of white people has historically been linked to the far-right end of the social/political spectrum, which I find problematic both philosophically and practically.  For my taste, the far right is too authoritarian and statist.  By authoritarian, I refer to somebody calling the shots at the cost of someone’s else’s personal freedom and self-determination, […]

A Rejoinder to “The ABC’s of the Alt-Right: A Guide for Students” by Thomas Dalton, Ph.D.

I read with interest Professor Thomas Dalton’s article posted here on December 8th, 2019, “The ABC’s of the Alt-Right: A Guide for Students.”  As has Professor Dalton, I have spent many years on American university campuses (I recently retired)—in my case, 42 years as a professor, plus an additional five years at the instructor rank […]

Why I Owe Jim Bakker an Apology and Thank You                         

Recently, I wrote an article, posted here, on the 1969 Academy-Award-winning film “Midnight Cowboy.”  I’m old enough to have seen it in a theater back when it was first released—of course, no DVDs or streaming in those years.  I hadn’t seen it again until this year, a gap of a half-century no less.  What particularly […]