All good things must come to an end, as well as some less good, more obnoxious things. That is, anyway, the lesson we take from this news: Kyle Hunt, founder of the White Man March, has resigned. He posted a farewell letter on White Man March.com on April 18; the site now redirects to something called the White Genocide Project, which, like the White Man March, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. These folks are very direct.
As you may recall, the White Man March was planned for a bunch of cities worldwide on Saturday, March 15. We broke the news in the non-racist press of the march’s existence. The story quickly went viral, which led to exactly one good thing: the Internet gave us the unending gift that is #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns.
The turnout at the actual marches didn’t seem to be all that great, although the White Man Marchers declared the whole thing a resounding success. Hunt said, too, that this was only the beginning, and that White Man Marches should take place every month. Over the next six weeks, we saw a few sputters of “pro-white” activity. Hunt posted a video of himself, now deleted, passing out flyers with a pregnant woman at what looked like an upscale strip mall. On Easter, parents in Henrico County, Viriginia got very upset when their children discovered racist messages inside Easter eggs in their front yards.
And the White Man Marches may yet continue, anywhere where there’s an aggrieved young man with very little melanin and access to cardboard signage. But the movement will have to continue without Hunt. His resignation letter begins with a quote from Voltaire — “What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous” — and explains that he’s stepping back from the movement in large part because some of his fellow pro-whites are being mean:
I expected the White Man March to a success, but I did not foresee the incredible amount of attacks that would be launched against me from all sides. Of course animosity was to be expected from the anti-White media, but sadly many alleged pro-Whites have been launching vicious assaults upon me, trying to discredit the message and methodology of the White Man March by attacking my character and reputation. Sure, the aspersions are being cast by cowards and incompetents, but such tactics still help to discourage others from joining the cause. At this point, I consider having myself as a “leader” to be more of a hindrance to our cause than a help. I do not want to be a liability. I previously wrote that this is not an organization and there is no leader and now I am just making it official.
Hunt adds that he didn’t quit out of pique — “I have very thick, dragon-like skin” — but because all the attention caused “untold misery” to his loved ones.
“Unless you have been thrust into the position of an international pariah,” he writes, “you likely cannot fathom the kind of pressure that has been exerted not just upon me, but also upon anyone who is associated with me.”
And even in the midst of quitting, Hunt declares victory:
I know that we have reached our goal of raising awareness about White Genocide and exposing the anti-White system, as the ball (or boulder) is not only rolling now, but gaining speed. Anyone who is standing in the way: watch out!
Now that the White Man March has taken off, you really do not need me anymore. You are your own leader. I look forward to seeing all of the things that you will accomplish.
With your help, I know our future is going to be a bright one.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was the first to report Hunt taking his leave. Their David Niewert writes that Hunt’s “ex-Google-guy-with-a-ponytail schtick went over like Malmolm X at a cross burning among the longtime white supremacist factions to whom he was a complete newcomer and stranger.” For now, Hunt’s very racist YouTube page is still up, as is his profile on Alternative Social, the very white Myspace alternative he created.
We contacted Hunt via email to ask what his retirement plans are. He responded approximately one minute later, with two words: “No comment.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2014