Friday, March 23, 2018

TURNING POINT USA: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE NATIONALIST ASSAULT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES



**Update: thanks to my many friends and colleagues for tipping me off to  Turning Point USA's and the far right Republic Standard's attempt to take credit for this bibliography and use it to recruit new white nationalists. It is, of course, appalling that TPUSA, et al. would attempt to appropriate the work of others to their own increasingly violent and nefarious ends. But it's not at all surprising.

And let me be clear: organizations like TPUSA have
No interest in free speech.
No interest in the promotion of democratic values.
No interest in the work of science.
No interest in the value of the humanities.
No interest in truth.

They exist to advance a profoundly misogynist, racist, xenophobic, white nationalist, anti-global, climate change denying agenda that aims to protect the profit ventures of their white and male beneficiaries. They routinely utilize dog whistles such as references to "Western values," "Western civilization," "Blue Lives Matter," etc to signal their fans and adherents. They're ideological objectives are daily emboldened by a president, Donald Trump, who shares their fascist vision of America and for whom they act as willing sycophants and foot-soldiers.

I'm currently drafting a more scholarly paper where I'll show how white nationalist misogyny functions as a recruiting device for projects like that of TPUSA's and its many analogues on the fascist far right. I will post the draft here once it's prepared for publication.

Lastly, thanks tremendously to all of the friends and colleagues who have shared their stories with me or with the excellent writers at NPR, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Inside Higher Ed, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The university is a critical crucible for educating thinking citizens. We must defend its mission.

Wendy Lynne Lee
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ORIGINAL INTRODUCTION:


Dear colleagues and people who care about education and academic freedom: enclosed is a regularly updated bibliography of sources documenting the ideological objectives, activities, personalities, associates, and fellow travelers of Turning Point USA/Professor Watchlist. My aim is that it be a useful resource in the effort to produce sustained, principled, nonviolent, but unrelenting opposition to TPUSA and to the growing number of organizations like Campus Reform, FIRE, and the David Horowitz (misnamed) Freedom Center. Their vision of America is anti-immigration, climate change denial, anti-Muslim, misogynist, racist, and--perhaps most significantly, anti-science. They're actively inspired by the Trump administration--among the most bigoted and corrupt in human history.


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Turning Point USA/Professor Watchlist: Continuous Bibliography



Professor Watchlist:



1.     Professor Watchlist/AAUP Statement: https://www.aaup.org/open-letter-regarding-professor-watchlist

2.     Professor Watchlist/Chronicle of Higher Education: https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Named/238486

3.     Professor Watchlist/National Education Association: http://neatoday.org/2016/12/14/educators-mobilize-professor-watchlist/

4.     Professor Watchlist/American Federation of Teachers: https://www.aft.org/news/professor-watchlist-thwarted-radical-volunteers

5.     Professor Watchlist/American Prospect: http://prospect.org/article/professor-watchlist-gets-f-accuracy

6.     Professor Watchlist/American Federation of Teachers: https://medium.com/@Chuck_38881/watch-the-watch-list-ab310a508cd3


8.     Professor Watchlist/American Prospect: http://prospect.org/article/professor-watchlist-gets-f-accuracy


10. Professor Watchlist: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/professor-watchlist-aims-expose-leftist-154600868.html

11. Professor Watchlist: http://www.wbur.org/edify/2016/12/06/a-campus-watchlist-reminds-professors-of-old-political-panics

12. Professor Watchlist: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/why-professor-watchlist-gets-my-teaching-values-completely-wrong/



15. Professor Watchlist: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/164742 http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article120131058.html


17. Professor Watchlist/Racism: http://michiganradio.org/post/calvin-college-professor-added-professor-watchlist-addressing-institutional-racism




21. Professor Watchlist: https://www.thefire.org/professor-watchlist-draws-criticism-from-free-speech-groups/


23. Professor Watchlist: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-twist-on-controversial-professor-watchlist-notre-dame-academics-want-their-names-added/?utm_term=.220b389a88a0 http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/education/2016/11/professor_watchlist_is_a_grotesque_catalog_of_left_leaning_academics.html






29. https://www.snopes.com/2016/11/22/professor-watchlist-monitors-anti-american-leftist-educators/










39. Professor Watchlist: http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/nebraska-senators-react-to-turning-point-usa-incident-repercussions/article_d661fd08-d319-11e7-8bc9-0f275ad13a4a.html

40.  Professor Watchlist:

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/unl-graduate-students-react-to-repercussions-of-turning-point-usa/article_42dd4f78-d315-11e7-8eb3-c3ec707cd322.html



43.  http://www.rifuture.org/erik-loomis-trumps-alt-right-fascist-networks/

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Profiles of Charlie Kirk:



3.     https://medium.com/@AaronWaxing/a-california-commie-in-charlie-kirks-court-e4183ab3411a












Turning Point Donors: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/who-funds-conservative-campus-group-turning-point-usa-donors-revealed-2620325



Secret Funding of Unity Party at University of Maryland:


2.     http://www.dbknews.com/2017/04/13/unity-party-umd-sga-election-turning-point/







Fiasco at Kent State:





5.     http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_150da234-1053-11e8-a675-0b661d4f9580.html



Cited by The Southern Poverty Law Center:




Allegations and/or Evidence of 501c3 Violations/Violation of Campus Election Rules:


2.      

3.     https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-conservative-nonprofit-that-seeks-to-transform-college-campuses-faces-allegations-of-racial-bias-and-illegal-campaign-activity

4.    http://www.thecoli.com/threads/conserv-campus-org-turning-point-usa-%E2%80%98rife%E2%80%99-with-racism-%E2%80%9Ci-hate-all-black-people-trump-praises.596486/.







11. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?453991-YAL-warns-against-working-with-quot-Turning-Point-USA-quot



Turning Point Finance “SuperPAC” to elect members to student government: “In elections this spring, candidates at Ohio State University and the University of Maryland at College Park dropped out after they were caught violating spending rules and attempting to hide the help they received from Turning Point.”







7.     https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2017/03/29/conservative-dark-money-groups-infiltrating-campus-politics/215822



Colleges and Universities that have denied Recognition to TP/PWL:









7.     TPUSA Resistance at Wartburg:

a.     https://stream.org/college-rejects-conservative-chapter-doesnt-conform-school-values/

b.    https://www.turningpoint.news/tpusa-rejected-wartburg-college/

c.      http://www.kwwl.com/story/37018580/2017/12/Thursday/turning-point-usa-voted-against-at-wartburg-college

d.     http://daily-iowan.com/2017/12/04/point-counterpoint-conservative-student-organization-denied-at-wartburg-college/





Turning Point’s Legal Team: Alliance Defending Freedom


2.      https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/alliance-defending-freedom: “Founded by some 30 leaders of the Christian Right, the Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy and training group that has supported the recriminalization of homosexuality in the U.S. and criminalization abroad; has defended state-sanctioned sterilization of trans people abroad; has linked homosexuality to pedophilia and claims that a “homosexual agenda” will destroy Christianity and society. ADF also works to develop “religious liberty” legislation and case law that will allow the denial of goods and services to LGBT people on the basis of religion. Despite its regular defamation of LGBT people, the group has managed to win special advisory status at the United Nations, in the European Union, and with the Organization of American States.”





Turning Point: Anti-Semitism/Right-Wing Pro-Israel






4.     Via Ethan Ralph, Comments at the Ralph Retort attacking Professor Alison Downie: https://theralphretort.com/alison-downie-leftist-professor-trying-to-destroy-kid-309018/





Turning Point: Anti-Muslim:




2.     TP Anti-Muslim: https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32934/

3.     Foster Friess/TP Bd. of Advisors: https://thinkprogress.org/who-is-foster-friess-seven-facts-you-need-to-know-295e30685747/. “He has a long history funding Islamophobic organizations. One of Friess’ biggest beneficiaries is a collection of some of the largest Islamophobic organizations in the country, including Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and David Horowitz’s Terrorism Awareness Project.”




7.     Foster Friess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1tL1qM.

8.     http://mediaautoresponder.com/2018/01/18/defending-christianity-and-discussing-radical-islam-charlie-kirk-pt-2/



Turning Point: Racism:



1.     Joe Walsh, TP Advisory Board: https://www.tpusa.com/joe-walsh/




5.     https://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/10/06/african-american-studies-professor-finds-racist-flyer.html#!



8.     https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/charlie-kirk-turning-point-usa-instigate-racial-conflict-dahn-shaulis/




12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRqcx5E9oOE.

13. http://www.thecoli.com/threads/conserv-campus-org-turning-point-usa-%E2%80%98rife%E2%80%99-with-racism-%E2%80%9Ci-hate-all-black-people-trump-praises.596486/.

14. https://www.salon.com/2010/02/03/james_okeefe_white_nationalists/.



Turning Point and Black Lives Matter:







5.     https://thinkprogress.org/right-wing-figures-baselessly-tie-black-lives-matter-to-chicago-torture-video-fe72f77cc895/





Turning Point: Misogyny and anti-LGBTQ:






4.     Ben Shapiro: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/08/25/whose-alt-right-it-anyway

5.     Ginni Thomas, TP Advisor: https://www.mediamatters.org/people/ginni-thomas



8.     ttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/11/03/georgetown-students-decide-not-to-take-action-against-pro-heterosexual-marriage-campus-group/?utm_term=.54e6d3bb34e7





Turning Point: Anti-Immigration:




4.     http://www.theconservativeforum.com/speakers/charlie-kirk



Turning Point Connections to the Alt-RightDavid Horowitz:





3.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fidHYaI9qE




7.     https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/david-horowitz















Paul Nehlen:




4.      http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/moore-scandal-divides-illinois-gop/868194166: "If they want to get their fifteen minutes of fame, that's what they're doing," Nehlen said of Moore's accusers. "Roy Moore is a righteous Christian man and he is being put upon by people in media around the country. I'm going to be right by his side on December 12th when he wins the election. I'm going to be cheering him to victory." Nehlen's district borders Illinois' northern boundary and is home to Uihlein's corporate headquarters, a packaging and appliances company which relocated just across state lines in 2008. Uihlein's family foundation also gave $325,000 to Turning Point USA, a conservative campus activism group headed up by Wheeling native Charlie Kirk. The Ed Uihlein Family Foundation also made annual contributions to Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum Foundation and Legal Defense Fund. Both groups were present at last week's 'Make America Great Again' rally. Kirk agreed with portions of Nehlen's remarks, saying, "Despite the truth or untruth of the allegations, this was a liberal hit job against Roy Moore. They held the story until after the primary. They had the story waiting for months, and then they said we're going to hit him when there's no other option."That's not an honest way to do journalism," Kirk said. "That's a political hit job done by the Washington Post who has an agenda to try to destabilize this president." Kirk made those comments before a conservative undercover plot to discredit the Post's reporting on Moore backfired, but he still concluded the former Alabama Chief Justice should leave the race…Kirk supported Rauner's primary and general election campaigns in 2014, and in turn, Rauner donated $150,000 to his campus activism group. ” 













Jordan Peterson:



3.     https://www.redstate.com/jimjamitis/2018/02/03/antifa-attempts-shut-another-conservative-speaker-colorado-violence-ensues/







Bruce Rauner:

1.     http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160109/bernard-schoenburg-rauners-foundation-gave-100000-to-group-developing-conservative-activists.

2.     http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/07/wheres-weyermuller-with-bruce-rauner-at-the-turning-point-usa-event.html

3.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBv4GybJvU

4.     https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/716005175174017024

5.     http://ytbs.a-abp.com/watch?v=0k-feVwBYB4&index=275&list=UUVrK_pMRp_q8IelpfUCTGLQ

6.     https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-democrats-nra-zero-in-on-bump-stocks-but-rauner-stays-mum/.

7.     https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/bruce-rauner-budget-address-discompassionate-to-disability-rights/

8.     https://www.equalityillinois.us/about-us/press-releases/bruce-rauner-bad-for-marriage-equality/

9.     http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141031/BLOGS02/141039956/rauner-funded-fliers-and-robocalls-slam-abortion-gay-marriage

10. https://www.turningpoint.news/governor-bruce-rauner-bill-funds-abortions/

11. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-democrats-nra-zero-in-on-bump-stocks-but-rauner-stays-mum/

12. https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/bruce-rauner-budget-address-discompassionate-to-disability-rights/

13.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-david-duke-racist-20180116-story.html

14.   http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160109/bernard-schoenburg-rauners-foundation-gave-100000-to-group-developing-conservative-activists

15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBv4GybJvU

16. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-07/conservative-boy-wonder.


18. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/charlie-kirk-turning-point-usa-instigate-racial-conflict-dahn-shaulis/.

19.  http://ytbs.a-abp.com/watch?v=0k-feVwBYB4&index=275&list=UUVrK_pMRp_q8IelpfUCTGLQ

20.  https://www.equalityillinois.us/about-us/press-releases/bruce-rauner-bad-for-marriage-equality/

21. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141031/BLOGS02/141039956/rauner-funded-fliers-and-robocalls-slam-abortion-gay-marriage.

22. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/07/wheres-weyermuller-with-bruce-rauner-at-the-turning-point-usa-event.html.

23. https://www.turningpoint.news/governor-bruce-rauner-bill-funds-abortions/.

24. https://diversity.berkeley.edu/news/right-wing-group-funneling-thousands-dollars-student-governement-campaigns.

25.  http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2015/04/13/conservative-youth-group-hires-kara-hamilton-as-organizer/







Ann Coulter:


2.     https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/22/ann-coulter-attacks-immigrants-muslims-prompts-walkout-of-cu-boulder-speech/

3.     https://usa-politicsnews.com/2018/03/02/conservative-pundit-ann-coulter-scheduled-to-talk-at-university-of-colorado-in-boulder/

4.     https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/02/ann-coulter-university-of-colorado-boulder/http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_31705661/ann-coulter-cu-boulder-speech

5.     https://cuindependent.com/2018/03/01/ann-coulter-to-come-to-campus-through-turning-point-usa/







12. https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/855174791925440512



Breitbart/Steve Bannon:

1.     https://www.politico.eu/article/steve-bannon-to-address-frances-national-front/




5.     https://www.thelibertyconservative.com/is-steve-bannon-the-secret-guest-for-turning-point-usas-student-action-summit/



Paul Joseph Watson:


2.     https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Paul_Joseph_Watson

3.     https://thinkprogress.org/right-wing-figures-baselessly-tie-black-lives-matter-to-chicago-torture-video-fe72f77cc895/

4.     https://www.facebook.com/TPUSAclemson/

5.     https://www.turningpoint.news/who-is-the-real-alt-right/paul-joseph-watson-daily-wire/



Sebastian Gorka:





Stefan Molyneux:

1.     https://dailynewsinc.com/2017/08/30/stefan-molyneux-on-the-art-of-the-argument-uncut-extended-louder-with-crowder/







Steven Crowder:


2.     https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/?s=turning+point+usa

3.     https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/democrats-love-racist-extremists/




7.     https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/10/1483227/-Steven-Crowder-writes-incredibly-ignorant-response-to-ironically-racist-video



10. https://www.dailywire.com/news/27012/watch-steven-crowders-epic-rant-superiority-ideas-james-barrett

11. http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/watch-steven-crowder-explains-why-antifa-and-the-white-nationalists-are-basically-the-same_08152017



Proud Boys/Gavin McInnis:











11. https://twitter.com/nwproudboys





Turning Point Connection to Gateway Pundit and Lucian Wintrich:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gateway_Pundit: is a right-wing,[2][3][4][5] far-right,[6][7][8] alt-right and pro-Trump[9][10][11][12] website founded by Jim Hoft after the United States presidential election in 2004.[13][14] According to Hoft, it was founded to "speak the truth" and to "expose the wickedness of the left".[15] The website is often linked to or cited by Fox News, Drudge Report, Sarah Palin and other well-known conservative people and sites.[16] The website is known for publishing falsehoods and spreading hoaxes.[17][5][18][19] One week after the 2016 presidential election, The Gateway Pundit published a post entitled "One Week After Election Loss Hillary Clinton Looks Like Death", stating that "[s]he looked like death… She’s either been on a bender, or crying her eyes out… or both".[29] A February 13, 2017 article in The New York Times cited that post in describing The Gateway Pundit as a "provocative conservative blog" that promotes "false rumors about voter fraud and Hillary Clinton’s health".[16]In October 2017, The Gateway Pundit published an article which falsely implicated an innocent individual as the shooter in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, a story that was also pushed by Google as a "top story".[30]



1.     http://yesmargaret.com/2017/11/turning-point-usa-apologize/

2.     http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-news-uconn-lucian-wintrich-speech-20171128-story.html



5.     http://dailyeb.com/2017/11/29/lucian-wintrich-5-fast-facts-you-need-to-know/



Candace Owens, TPUSA Director of Urban Outreach



3.     At Anti-Muslim FrontPageMag (David Horowitz): https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268027/candace-owens-nfl-anti-american-frontpagemagcom

4.     https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/?s=candace+owens


6.     Anti-Muslim: http://www.independentsentinel.com/gitmo-is-now-a-muslim-resort/





11. Right-Wing Watch: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/right-wing-twitter-proves-how-desperate-it-is-to-prove-sites-supposed-censorship/










21. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6wwiph/candace_owens_on_infowars_explains_how_left_has/



James O’Keefe:






6.     https://www.thelibertyconservative.com/turning-point-usa-holds-successful-conference-despite-mainstream-medias-sabotage-efforts/










16. https://theslot.jezebel.com/james-okeefe-is-using-dark-money-to-run-his-pseudo-jour-1792061753



Milo Yiannopoulos:









Ivan Throne:



1.     http://www.thesocialist.us/the-right-is-going-after-universities/


3.     https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/837692524793753600
















19. Attack on Professor Alison Downie:


b.     https://twitter.com/DarkTriadMan/status/972483835693883392



Ben Shapiro:

1.     http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/ben-shapiros-messy-breakup-with-breitbart.html.


3.     https://www.facebook.com/turningpointusa/videos/1589016574480386/

4.     http://www.omaha.com/news/education/attend-conservative-commentator-ben-shapiro-s-creighton-speech/article_43dcc0da-933d-50e5-a912-5957694ecb23.html



Ethan Ralph:



3.     https://angrywhitemen.org/category/people/ethan-ralph/




7.     Attack on Professor George Cicarrelio: https://theralphretort.com/cucktastic-white-genocide-professor-took-his-wifes-name-drexel-helped-buy-him-a-house-12026016/


9.     http://empiresmustfall.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-lords-of-perception-laugh-at-stem.html





Mike Cernovich:








8.     https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/mercers-money-milo-yiannopoulos-conservative



Dennis Praeger:










10. https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/954864700088516609



Matt Heimbach:






Vernon K. Krieble Foundation


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Tactical 88:





Pro NRA/Anti-Gun-Control/NRA White Nationalist Connections:

1.     https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjxygw/the-12-most-absurd-arguments-against-gun-control-after-vegas


3.     https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/06/turning-point-usa-women-conservative-tomi-lahren-wayne-lapierre/


5.     http://www.nrawlf.com/benefits-events/summit.aspx








13. http://www.businessinsider.com/gun-industry-funds-nra-2013-1





Turning Point USA and the Traditionalist Workers Party:











The Republic Standard:


2.     https://republicstandard.com/the-standard-conversation-ivan-throne-the-dark-world/: “If hostile Islamists overtly declare they will kill me, take my women, and indoctrinate my children to hate me – what do I care for their insults when their very spears of war are aimed at the heart of my nation?If hostile Marxists with a history of dumping scores of millions of naked, emaciated and gunshot bodies into pools of black blood and spattered fat at the bottom of killing pits, want to call me toxic – what do I care for their words, when their actions are where my arms and brothers must contend? Thus the process is fearsome:The return of authentic, powerful, unapologetic masculinity is a leading indicator of war…RS: The Western world is under grave threat from migration- more people are on the move today than at any time in history. Pew Research indicates that Europe could be as much as 20% Muslim by the middle of the Century, with nations like France, Sweden and my own United Kingdom with far higher populations. This is, without doubt, an undesirable outcome for Europeans. Is there hope for the West? There is hope for the West if it accepts the reality of war. There is hope for the West if the men who inherited it, return to their true and inherent nature as warriors and priests. There is hope for the West if leaders stand forth with the vision, plans, and competence that are so bitterly demanded…Sweden is a degenerate, obsequious pit of unforgivable cuckery and the descent of that nation into insane, multicultural suicide will require serious blood and killing to return it to the fold of the West.”





Vox Day (Theodore Robert Beale)/Castalia House Publishing:



1.     https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-nine-laws-by-ivan-throne.html

2.     https://andrewhickey.info/2016/05/01/hugo-blogging-best-related-work-3/

3.     https://io9.gizmodo.com/amazon-pulls-castalia-house-book-for-ripping-off-john-s-1793533638

4.     https://cattuspericulum.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/castalia-house/

5.     https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/vox-days-vanity-wikipedia/

6.     https://ask.metafilter.com/295996/How-do-I-avoid-the-troll-picks-in-the-Hugo-nominees



9.     https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/14772542-brutal-clips-special-edition-vox-day-and-jack-murphy




Attacks on Tariq Kahn





Climate Change Denial:








6.     https://www.tpusa.com/alex-epstein/





Turning Point USA’s Attempt to Provoke Refuse Fascism:






Know Your Memes:






Turning Point Conferences/Protests of TPUSA Conferences:





2 comments:

Tom Frost Jr. said...

I won't hold my breath for your "more scholarly" version to be any less hate-spewing than the rest of what emanates from Ad Hominem Manor.

Wendy Lynne Lee said...

And a proponent of white nationalism--why am I not surprised?