Dispatches from the Creation Wars

I’ve written a time or two about Kyle Bristow, former leader of the Michigan State University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. The group was (quite rightly) listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center a few years ago under his leadership and became quite an embarrassment to the university and those of us who love it. He also managed to get himself elected as a Republican precinct delegate in 2008.

Bristow invited neo-Nazi and white nationalist speakers like Nick Griffin, Jared Taylor and Paul Fromm to speak on or near MSU’s campus. He also brought in skinheads like Preston Wiginton to help with such events. Wiginton posts on the racist website Stormfront, where he delights in talking about the joys of “stomping muds” — that is, beating up dark-skinned people.

Even a brief look at the YAF website at time — now made private — showed that Bristow was a typical white nationalist, but he vehemently denied being one or having any ties to those who were. But now, it appears, he has decided to take off the mask — or put on the robe, if you prefer — and reveal what anyone paying attention knew he was all along.

On his new website, Bristow announces that he will be publishing a new novel about the Solutrean hypothesis, the notion that white Europeans beat the Indians to the new world by thousands of years and were wiped out by them.

In [Title Forthcoming], a rogue anthropologist teams up with a proponent of the Solutrean Hypothesis and a fiery lawyer in order to reveal to the world the shocking truth that carries immense cultural, political, and racial significance: 17,000 years ago, white people immigrated to North and South America from Europe, and when the Amerindians arrived by crossing the Bering Strait roughly 12,000 years ago, the latter subsequently and systematically murdered the former. The powers that be will do everything that they can to prevent this controversial theory from being espoused by the trio, and during this action-packed, historical-fiction thriller, the epic adventure will take the advocates of historical revisionism from the forests of southeastern Michigan to a federal courtroom in Ohio, from the busy streets of Washington, D.C. to an Amerindian reservation in Virginia!

I’d guess that the “fiery lawyer” is supposed to be Jason Van Dyke, the Gilligan to Bristow’s Skipper. Van Dyke is a former MSU student and now an attorney in Texas. He’s quite fond of pseudo-macho legal bluster — “I’m gonna sue you and make you rue the day you messed with me” — and not doing a damn thing.

Bristow shows videos from famed white nationalist John de Nugent and links to a whole range of neo-Nazi websites. And on Monday he ended a post with “White power!” Nice to see you finally stop denying what was obvious to everyone, Kyle.