San Francisco: Violent Attack on BANA White Separatists – R.E.A.L. Condemns Hate and Violence
White separatists holding an event were once again violently attacked, this time in San Francisco, reportedly by individuals using mace and brass knuckles according to the San Francisco Weekly, with a related report by KGO-TV. Such continuing mob political violence has also been seen recently in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Such mob violence is becoming a despicable and growing trend in American demonstrations.
The latest reports on violence at a San Francisco protest center on a self described white “racial separatist” group called the “Bay Area National Anarchists” or “BANA” that was reportedly attacked during a protest event on Saturday, May 1, 2010 regarding immigration laws.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has previously reported on the white separatist “Bay Area National Anarchists” or “BANA” as “California racists” that “advocate racial separatism and white racial purity” and who “envision a future race war leading to neo-tribal, whites-only enclaves to be called ‘National Autonomous Zones.’” According to the SPLC report, BANA co-founder Andrew Yeoman told SPLC that “We are racial separatists for a number of reasons, such as our desire to maintain our cultural continuity, the principle of voluntary association, and as a self-defensive measure to protect each other from being victimized by crime from other races.”
The BANA group has been promoted on the “white nationalist hate group” web forum of Stormfront, with Stormfront forum members promoting BANA web sites, videos, and events. BANA’s Andrew Yeoman has also been promoted by the “Alternative Right” group that has promoted racial views of “Human Biodiversity” by Steve Sailer and other contributors from the “white nationalist hate groups” of VDARE and American Renaissance. BANA is also promoted by groups that question the Holocaust.
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) does and will continue to challenge those promoting racial supremacist views in defiance of our universal human rights of equality and liberty, but we also uncategorically and unreservedly also condemn those who use violence and threats against those whose views we disagree with and condemn.
The San Francisco Weekly reports that BANA alleged violence involving brass knuckles and mace:
– “He said he saw that two of the men had brass knuckles, yet it was a woman who started the attack by macing Yeoman in the face. He says his sunglasses kept it from getting in his eyes. He remembers that two men pushed to then got him to the ground and kicked him, causing welts on his head. He alleges that they hit BANA member Parker Wilson in the back, and pushed a female member.”
– “Yeoman says a plainclothes cop rushed up to the fight and pulled his gun on him. ‘I thought the police was one of them at first, and I thought I was going to get killed.’ Yeoman and the attackers were all told to lay on their stomachs and were handcuffed and questioned.”
KGO-TV also reported:
– “Three people were attacked and at least two others were arrested. The people assaulted were part of the Minutemen demonstration, a group in favor of Arizona’s new immigration law. They said a large group of immigrants’ rights supporters followed them to the BART station on Market Street and started punching and kicking them, and calling them names.”
– “Those arrested will likely be charged with felony assault and robbery.”
(See also KGO-TV video online.)
While Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) rejects the racial hate that is regularly associated with “white separatism” or “white nationalism” ideologies and their practitioners, this continuing trend of street violence against those that people disagree with is also absolutely criminal and wrong. We urge that those who engage in such violence, whatever their ideological beliefs, are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We have also reported on and condemned such criminal mob violence on April 17 in Los Angeles and on April 27 in Philadelphia. Such mob violence is a disgrace for all of America.
We will never demonstrate the courage of our convictions on ideologies that would deny our universal human rights by resorting to the cowardice of violence and threats. If we believe in something other than ideologies of hate, then it is essential that we consistently and unreservedly show that we mean what we say. Hate will never defeat hate.
Criminals and cowards will do nothing to further the cause of universal human rights. Our real courage for such universal human rights calls for challenging ideologies of hate and even violence with love and peace. That is the real courage anyone who believes in humanity’s inalienable rights must find.
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) supports our unqualified, universal human rights for all. We urge white supremacists, white separatists, and supporters of any ideology of racial or supremacist hate to drop the burden of the hate of from their hearts. We also urge those who believe that ideologies of hate justify criminal violent acts to also drop their burden of hate and violence from their hearts as well, and to learn that violence is never the answer.
Choose Love, Not Hate. Love Wins.