“‘Diversity can be good in moderation – if what is being brought in is desirable. Most Americans don’t mind a little ethnic food, some Asian math whizzes, or a few Mariachi dancers – as long a these trends do not overwhelm the dominant culture.’" Marcus Epstein.
On the surface there is no reason to even feature this as a news story for Blogcritics. Marcus Epstein, the 25 year old executive director The American Cause, an organization founded by former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo and former anti-Bush Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, will soon be sentenced for hate crimes.
The only reason the tawdry tale, which will end with Epstein facing up to 180 days in jail and a $1000 fine, (along with a $1000 donation to the United Negro College Fund) is because of a Blogcritics article I did several years ago. At the time, I mentioned that Epstein was an associate of Jared Taylor of American Renaissance, which he denied, but I subsequently proved true. I also highlighted Epstein’s column for the racist and anti-Hispanic Vdare.
That November, 2007 Blogcritics article was attacked by various members of the racist Council of Conservative Citizens. Naturally I was accused of fabricating the article, sources, yada yada yada. It is the usual CofCC slash and burn technique I am now quite familiar with. I was traveling at the time, and spent a long day dealing with Epstein and going back and forth with the very understanding editors here at Blogcritics from my Blackberry.
Defamation lawsuits were threatened by Epstein. He demanded I retract what I wrote not only here at Blogcritics but also on my blog, The Pink Flamingo. I refused to do either, and went on to explain my reasons on The Pink Flamingo. Eric Olsen stood by every word I wrote.
Perhaps this is the time to mention that the political editors here at BC, along with publisher Eric Olsen, were great. Dave Nalle took my side of the argument several times, facing down the usual CofCC harassment. I was pleased that Dave, after looking into my sources, agreed with me that we were dealing with some very evil people.
Evidently, while drunk, Marcus Epstein assaulted both verbally and physically an African American woman. He called her the “N-Word,” then proceeded to hit the woman in the head. The woman’s husband grabbed the founder of Youth for Western Civilization, who then escaped. He was arrested a few moments later by a Secret Service agent who saw the whole attack.
One of Epstein’s friends said he had been drinking, which may be true, because as part of his sentence, Epstein had to complete an alcohol treatment program. He was also required to write a letter of apology to the victim, who interestingly now has a restraining order against Epstein. Considering the few words I wrote about Epstein here at BC and on my blog, The Pink Flamingo, and the response I received, I can understand why the victim would have a restraining order against Epstein and his associates.
The young “activist” has already been briefly profiled by the SPLC. For all of his “youth,” Epstein has been accepted by leading far right conservatives like Tom Tancredo, Buddy Witherspoon, and the Buchanans. He has appared on the Political Cesspool, a racist radio show. At a major press conference back in January, where Pat Buchanan, his sister Bay, and racist editor Peter Brimelow chastised the GOP for allowing Hispanics into the party. Epstein was also a featured speaker. He is a regular columnist for Brimelow’s Vdare, which also features FOX “expert” Michelle Malkin.
Marcus Epstein is planning to attend law school this fall at the University of Virginia. Currently those plans have yet to change. It is unknown if the racism conviction will cause the UVA to resend the acceptance. Allegedly he will be putting his political activities on the back-burner.
There is a moral to this story. If you set out to verbally and physically assault individuals of a different race, because they are a different race, make sure you’re not doing it around a Secret Service agent. They make great witnesses for the prosecution.