Robocalls that come while you’re trying to enjoy dinner are bad—paranoid, insane, racist, white-nationalist robocalls are even worse.
If you live in Idaho or Mississippi, you may have already received a robocall, recorded by a young woman asking you to support a fringe white-supremacist presidential candidate.
“We have to robocall you at home because we all know that the media will not carry our message: Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, white countries for everybody,” the call tells the listener, according to columnist Lena Mitchell at The Daily Journal in Mississippi.
“Everybody says there is this race problem,” the message continues. “Everybody says that this race problem will be solved when the Third World pours into every white country, and only into white countries. Everybody says the final solution to this race problem is for every white country—and only white countries—to assimilate, i.e., intermarry with all those nonwhites. They say they are anti-racist. What they really are is anti-white. What they want is white genocide.”
The robocall ends with some general information about the candidate, and asks listeners to lend their financial and political support to his campaign and white-nationalist cause. Mitchell does not name the candidate, “at the risk of further promoting his hate message.” But as The Raw Story notes, the calls follow the playbook of the far-right American Freedom Party (AFP) and their longshot 2016 presidential contender, Bob Whitaker.
When contacted by The Daily Beast, AFP Chairman William Johnson said that while the robocall Mitchell received “could have come from one of [Whitaker’s] supporters, it could have come from his campaign, or it could have come from any number of sources,” he confirmed that the contents of that call clearly fit the “mantra” drafted by Whitaker, and “diversity = white genocide” plank. The “mantra” also includes the line, “They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.” A recording of an Idaho installment of their robocall campaign is here.
The recorded messages also stoke fears related to Syria’s “Muslim refugees,” some of whom could make America less white. Johnson describes Whitaker’s xenophobic mantra as a collection of white-nationalist “catchphrases,” and hopes that their campaign will be able to blanket all 50 states with racist robocalls before the end of the 2016 campaign.
Here’s a report on the Idaho robocalls:
We still have 413 days until the election.