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Former MSU Young Americans for Freedom Member Publishes Book

A few years ago, Kyle Bristow was arguably the most well-known racist in Michigan. Bristow’s student organization at Michigan State University (MSU)–Young Americans for Freedom–was getting national attention and was bringing a regular slate of racist speakers to the campus (along with other events such as a “Koran desecration” competition and a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day”). His actions drew repeated protests from students, attention from anti-racist watchdogs, and an investigation from the university.

Bristow has since moved on from MSU and now attends law school at the University of Toledo. He resigned from Young Americans for Freedom back in 2008, but has remained active on the racist right. Later that year he helped organize a talk for Canadian Neo-Nazi Paul Fromm in Lansing. When removing the organization’s blog (The Spartan Spectator), Bristow recommended that readers keep up-to-date with events in the world by following the websites of a number of racist organizations.

Now Bristow has moved into new territory and has written a novel titled White Apocalypse. It has drawn praise from a number of prominent white supremacists: Billy Roper of White Revolution, James Edwards of “The Political Cesspool,” and Kevin MacDonald all contribute blurbs on the book’s back cover. The book is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a being full of “anti-Semitism and racist venom” with a focus on Bristow’s enemies. A portion of the book focuses on a fictional organization called “The Center for Diversity and Multiculturalism” and the hero’s efforts to silence the organization. It‚Äôs a stand-in for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the novel features a prominent scene where a spokesperson for the organization is assassinated.

In a press release for the book (posted on the American Renaissance website), Bristow summarized the plot:

“…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 from the Orient by crossing the Bering Strait roughly 12,000 years ago, the latter subsequently and systematically murdered the former. As the reader soon realizes, the powers that be will do everything that they can to prevent this controversial theory from being espoused by the trio…

The Southern Poverty Law Center writes that the Solutrean Hypothesis is an archeological theory that has been praised by white supremacists in recent years as giving a historical basis for their racism. The theory claims that European Americans migrated to the Americas before Native Americans and that thus Europeans are the “real” Native Americans. The theory doesn’t have wide acceptance and two of its prominent proponents have objected to the ways in which people like Kyle Bristow have attempted to use it to support white supremacist arguments.

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