Yesterday’s video blog had such a positive response that I decided that I will do more video blogs. Today’s video blog is, of course, about the Crescenta Valley PLE and how YOU can help me eliminate it’s scope and reach.

I wasn’t sure, but I think that youtube has a time limit. So when I got to ten minutes I got a little nervous and did a short part 2.
I know it seems long… but hey– watch it anyway– you can spare 15 minutes of your life. I know you can.

Here is the first video link: https

You should easily be able to find part 2 on my youtube channel– but just in case– here is a link to part 2:

Thanks for watching, and I hope to see you get involved.

Barbara Rae


Celebrate Diversity Southern California

Why we must fight white supremacists NOW.
By Barbara Rae Gollubier-Young

“Racism isn’t really an issue anymore.”
“Race is only an issue when you make it an issue.”
“Stop playing the ‘race-card’—race isn’t even a big deal anymore.”
“ For goodness sake, we have a BLACK PRESIDENT, if that isn’t proof that we are beyond race, I don’t know what is!”
“People who keep bringing up race are the real racists.”
“Just stop talking about it! Why can’t we all just be Americans (or humans, or whatever)?”

These are just a few of the arguments I hear regularly from (mostly white) people who don’t really understand the reality of race in the United States (and throughout the Western World).

I suppose people have gotten comfortable with the way things are. I mean our parents and for some of us, our grandparents, fought the fight for civil rights and won. Racial segregation is a thing of the past. Every race in the U.S. has equal rights now. It’s over, we won!

Or have we?

Since the year 2000 the number of hate groups in the United States alone has increased by more than 69% ( There are many reasons for this increase including the ease of connecting with others via the internet, the ailing economy, the increase of non-white immigrants, and of course the election of President Obama. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization that tracks and brings legal action against hate groups, there are currently more than 1000 different hate groups operating in the United States. The vast majority of these groups are white supremacist groups including Neo Nazis, KKK, so-called “patriot” groups, and other white nationalists, but black separatists and misogynistic groups are also listed as hate groups by the SPLC.

“So what? Everyone knows that those jokers are idiots and no one takes them seriously. They have no power anymore.” That is often the next argument that I get when talking to white Americans about race. The thing is, I’ve been doing my research and that simply is not true.
White supremacists, or white nationalists as they call themselves, have waged an invisible war against our diverse society. It is invisible partly because they have purposefully designed it to be, and partly because we fail to recognize the signs when we see them.

I have been able to educate myself and learn of the white nationalist’s plans by diving deep into the extreme racism of the internet’s largest white nationalist web site and forum ( They have a well-organized and rather intelligent strategy that each of them can be involved in and which seems to be working. One of their tactics is to occupy the internet. They look for news articles and social networking posts that could be related to race and they start making what seem to be rational and non-extreme comments. As they continue to post they identify other commenters who may be susceptible to their ideas, and they pounce on them—eventually indoctrinating them into the white nationalist mind-frame and making full-fledged supporters out of them (or at the very least convincing them to vote against the interests of diversity).
They have also thrown their support behind many political organizations and politicians. It is, of course, arguable that Ron Paul may be one of their supporters. But while Mr. Paul may not admit to it right out, there are others who do. They have created an entire political party known as the American Third Party Position, or A3P. At first glance, A3P may seem like a legitimate alternative to the two parties. But on closer inspection it’s very easy to see that A3P is nothing more than the KKK with suits and web sites instead of robes and crosses. A3P has a presidential candidate this election, Merlin Miller. Here is a small part of the A3P mission statement: “The American Third Position Party believes that government policy in the United States discriminates against white Americans, the majority population, and that white Americans need their own political party to fight this discrimination. Our government no longer represents us.”
Even though Merlin Miller has no chance of winning the national election, he has been able to get on the ballot in a few states, including Colorado and New Jersey. I don’t believe that A3P or even Mr. Merlin himself, believes that he has a chance in this election, but I don’t think that’s the point. Today he is on the ballot in a small handful of states. Next election they get him or another candidate on the ballot in a larger number of states, and a few elections from now A3P is a major player.

One of the most well-thought-out strategies of the white nationalists is to pull together to make a change in local government, eventually spreading to regional and national government. A white racist by the name of H. Michael Barrett has laid out a plan for taking over regions of the United States: create as many PLEs as possible and increase local political influence. PLEs (Pioneer Little Europe, or Stormfront on the street) are communities that white nationalists take over in an effort to kick all other races, ethnicities, and non-white nationalists out. According to the literature written by Barrett, the method should be peaceful but firm. A showing of white nationalists in an area will encourage those who do not support their cause to naturally flee the area. They also work at recruiting real estate agents and landlords to their cause who will knowingly break federal fair housing laws. The goal is to get as many white nationalists to move to the area as possible in order to have greater influence on local elections. Once their officials have been elected they will work toward both increasing their numbers and gerrymandering (redistricting) to get more of the vote. In this way they can have a greater impact on both regional and state elections, thereby having a greater influence on national politics.

There are a few PLEs up and operating in the United States of America (and there are a few more in parts of Europe). The largest in the states is in Kalispell Montana. White nationalists in Kalispell have set their efforts on recruitment and brain washing. They have a theater in which they show racist propaganda to the public. They work on making their supporters more extreme and winning over as many white people as possible.
I have recently learned of a PLE in my home state of California. Right here in the Los Angeles suburbs white nationalists have started to take over. They chose an area known as the Crescenta Valley including the communities of: La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Northern Glendale, Montrose, Tujunga-Sunland and Shadow Hills. Parts of the area are incorporated within the city of Los Angeles, and others in the city of Glendale. Other parts are their own townships.
Supporters of the Crescenta Valley PLE have been on racist radio talk shows, have organized a white pride festival in the area, and have been working diligently at recruiting new neighbors and racist activists.

It would take pages upon pages for me to list and explain all of the recent events that show that racism is alive and well in the United States. Racist laws, disguised as tough immigrant policy, have been spreading and passing in many states. In Arizona so-called “Minute Men” patrol the desert with the goal of shooting illegal Mexican immigrants (and often destroying life-saving supplies like water and canned food set out for migrants by charity groups). Just last week in Arkansas a young black man who was handcuffed (behind his back) and sitting in the back of a police car was somehow shot point-blank in the right temple—the officers involved said it was a “suicide.”

So as you can see, racism is not a thing of the past and racists are no longer just skin heads and angry militants: they are politicians and community leaders, they are increasingly well-educated and influential–which means that we have a fight on our hands—and we must act now.

The best way that I can think of to counter- act the white nationalist’s efforts is to beat them at their own game. When they are on social networking sites trying to influence the conversation, we should be right there enlightening the conversation; when they are registering racist voters and encouraging them to vote in local and national politics, we also need to be there registering non-racist voters and getting them to the polls. If white nationalists show their solidarity and numbers we need to be right there showing our solidarity and even greater numbers. When a racist landlord or real estate agent illegally discriminates against someone on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation (among others) we need to be there to support the underdog and help connect them with lawyers and advocates that can help them make it right. We must make sure that local, state, and national politicians know that racist policies will not be tolerated and that racists police officers must be eliminated.

So please, join with me in this fight. Get involved. Spread the word. Spread acceptance, tolerance, and love. Because, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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