Far be it from me to try to dictate the policies of a noble organization such as Amren, but this doesn’t mean I cannot put forward my own wish list and I hope that if Mr. Taylor reads this, he will take it as friendly suggestions rather than complaints:
1) While Amren is, officially, a monthly magazine, in the minds of many it is more than that. If it were only a magazine, we would not have semiannual meetings. My wish is that Amren become a bona fide organization in the sense that it would have membership and annual/monthly fees (aside from the subscription fees). These fees would be put to good use to aid whites around the world, fund scholarships and fight discrimination against whites. It would be something like the CofCC only not Christian oriented and, perhaps, with a more libertarian bent.
2) It has been written that Amren is merely a message board for people to gripe about the evils of non-whites, specifically blacks and Hispanics. Of course this is not so – but I think it would be beneficial to exercise tighter control over posted comments. Though I’ve been guilty of it myself, we should refrain from taking cheap shots at non-whites that our enemies can use as evidence of our “racism”. Our enemies are ignorant of the massive crimes perpetrated against whites world-wide. Therefore, they do not understand the anger and resentment that most of us feel. I’ve already written about the difference between expressing bitterness about injustice and mindless hatred. Those in power use blacks and Hispanics as whips to torment us. We lash out, verbally, against the whips instead of those holding the whips. Of course, many claim it is “the Jews” holding the whips and that is a different subject (already addressed somewhat). So, though it may be comforting for us to spew venom about blacks and Hispanics, we should ask ourselves if this is helpful to our cause. I think such talk needlessly turns away many good people and helps alienate the good blacks and Hispanics who deserve to hear our message just like anybody else. So my suggestion would be that Mr. Taylor make it quite clear that Amren hates no one because of their race or ethnicity – and then make sure the comments reflect that attitude. Amren’s message should be solely a positive one, as Mr. Craig Bodeker rhetorically asks in his video “why is it that pro whites are assumed to be anti everybody else?” Of course even such a change of tone will not satisfy the leftists for, in their eyes, any negative comment about their favorite ethnicities is a stain that will never fade. But it is not those hardened leftists who are Amren’s target audience; they will never change. The target audience is those reasonable people who might get the message if it were presented without what they’ve been raised to consider shrill hysterics.
3) Expand the “Activists Corner“. Surely we can come up with more than four fliers – and yes, I’m as guilty as anybody for not creating them (stay tuned). The Activist Corner might have a wider variety of suggestions how to make a difference in our communities. It could list emails and phone numbers, of people willing to have such information posted, so that others in their area can contact them. It might include links to short, and effective videos that people can send to their friends and family. The Activist Corner should not be hidden away, as an obscure link under “Contact Us”. Instead, it should be a large, prominent, link out in the open where nobody could miss it. Activism should be the primary focus of Amren; without it, we are only preaching to the choir. Many years ago, I was involved with Habad/Lubavitch. This is a Hassidic sect known for its activism. We would stand on street corners asking random people “Excuse me, are you Jewish?” and then, if their answer was “yes”, we would speak to them, give them literature and perform Jewish rituals with them. This takes a lot of courage and commitment. Perhaps Amren should learn from Habad. Mr. Taylor could be the Amrener Rebbe!
4) The American Renaissance magazine is always a pleasure to read but I think there is room for improvement, at least in the electronic version. It would be more entertaining if they could find a more-or-less talented cartoonist to spice it up with humor. The letters to the editor section could be about twice as long. There could be a quiz or puzzle in each issue – whose solution would be in the following issue. In short, Amren could stand to steal some ideas from traditional newspapers. Ideas that were implemented in order to encourage people to read them. There is no need to reinvent the wheel; shamelessly copy those ideas.