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None of the young women above is culturally appropriating People of Color, or making the OK sign.

A while back, I explained that we talk about the War On Christmas, caused by hatred for Christianity, as is the similar War on Easter. The War On Thanksgiving is caused by hatred of America, although a couple of atheists will also complain that it’s God who is being given Thanks at Thanksgiving.

But there are many different Wars On Halloween.

This year, we have an extra, unusual case of “War on Halloween”—mass shootings at black Halloween parties. There was one shooting at a Halloween party in Greenville, TX. The victims were black, the shooter was Brandon Ray Gonzalez. This is not a suicidal mass shooting, or a terrorist mass shooting, it’s a criminal thing.

There’s also been a shooting of people of no race, by people of no race (as far as NBC is concerned) in Long Beach, CA.

Investigators were still searching for a suspect or suspects after three men were killed and nine other people were taken to hospitals following a shooting Tuesday night at a costume party at a home in the Southern California city of Long Beach, fire officials said.

Officials said those injured were seven women and two men ranging in age from 20-49. They warned that the number of wounded people could rise because they didn’t know if people at the party had brought themselves to the hospital.
Oct. 30, 2019, 3:16 AM EDT / Updated Oct. 30, 2019, 11:54 AM EDT

Long Beach, California, shooting: 3 dead, 9 hurt in costume party shooting, Oct. 30, 2019

Was that a black Halloween party? At first, I didn’t know for sure. The fact that more people were wounded than killed, and that the undescribed gunman escaped, was suggestive.

So was the witness interviewed by NBC, this guy:

However, the Long Beach Post News has pictures of the family members of the victims. They’re black. The shooter is described as “a man wearing dark clothing with his face concealed”, presumably also black.

Believe me, if they thought he was white, someone would have said something.

So if asked to attend a black Halloween party, apply John Derbyshire’s rules 10 (a) through 10 (d) from The Talk: Nonblack Version, and stay away. See also, from Steve Sailer in 2016, Chicago Criminals Not Really Into World Series, Evidently (17 Dead, 41 Wounded Over Halloween)

  • War On Blackface

This is getting serious. Obviously, if you’re the Liberal Prime Minister of Canada or the Democratic Governor of Virginia, you can escape the consequences, but anyone else is doomed. Here’s some recent virtue signalling from a Nice White Lady at Lifehacker Offspring:

Part of the privilege of whiteness, [Ethnic Studies Professor David] Leonard says, is to be immune from the history of blackface and have the choice to ignore the pain it causes. But it’s up to us to help our kids understand the history of the practice so they grow up to know better and do better.

Why? Because more than half of white adults still think it’s “always,” “sometimes” or at least occasionally acceptable to use blackface (incorrect). The same percentage of black adults say it’s never acceptable (correct).

Blackface Should Not Be Part of Your Halloween Costume, by Meghan Moravcik Walbert, October 29, 2019

Look at the moral preening behind that “correct”/”incorrect” dichotomy. Also, despite the phrasing, it looks like half of both the black and white populations aren’t that bothered.

Even weirder, this woman suggests that you can dress up as black culture heroes “LeBron James, Barack Obama or Beyoncé without darkening your complexion:”

Parents can work with their kids to create costumes that honor their favorite black idols in a respectful way. A child dressing as LeBron James might wear a basketball jersey under a business suit because James is well-known as a basketball player, businessman and community activist.

LeBron’s activism is of the Black Lives Matter variety. His toxic rhetoric has inspired at least one racial attack that I know of. Maybe white kids shouldn’t dress like him at all.

In any case, forbidding blackface is literally discriminating against people because of the color of their skin, the one underneath, and the one on top. But it’s okay, because the targets are, underneath the paint, white people.

  • Evangelical Christians’ War On Paganism And Satanism

Christians are not wrong to think that Halloween is the occasion for a lot of paganism and Satanism. To the extent that there is paganism and Satanism in America, it takes off on Halloween.

I don’t think that’s a reason not to let your kids collect neighborhood candies, but it’s not as ridiculous as the MSM makes out in stories like The Evangelical War on Halloween, By Phil Zuckerman, Huffington Post, October 20, 2014.

  • Mexicans’ War On Halloween: It’s Now The Day Of The Dead, Gringos!

When reporter Daniel Hernandez wrote Day of the Dead: Your New American Holiday,, October 31, 2009, he talked about cities “Mexicanizing.” When we say that, it’s Hate! Hernandez wrote:

Day of the Dead is increasingly becoming a United States holiday, with people of all backgrounds in Mexicanizing U.S. cities adopting the parties and customs of Mesoamerica’s cousin to Halloween. Just check out the annual scene at Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles. There are political touchstones to the holiday as well; In El Paso they are observing Día de los Muertos with a vigil for migrants who have died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Right! But as I wrote at the time, in a sense there’s nothing new here—most people don’t seem realize that the Day of the Dead is just All Saints Day and All Souls Day in a slightly different garb. Halloween, the Eve Of All Hallows, is part of the same festival.

Nothing wrong with that, although Americans can’t be blamed for finding the Mexican festival, with its candy skulls and Aztec associations, slightly more bizarre than the American Trick Or Treating, the Great Pumpkin and Treehouse of Horror.

  • Feminists War On Slutty Halloween

Steve Sailer has written about this, including a note on it in his most recent post—the recent custom of dressing in skimpy costumes on Halloween can be traced to the gay community’s parties in the 70s in Greenwich Village. (He also wrote about the lesbian Dean of Harvard Business School banning dressing up in class to “head off the potential for sexy pirate costumes”).

It’s problematical for girls, and some of them are reacting to that:

Of course, the illustration for articles like this usually looks like this:

Finally, there’s the Big One:

  • War On White People Dressed As Non-Whites

I covered this in an article called Is There A War On Halloween—Or Just A War On Regular Americans?

The basic principle is that it’s supposed to be wrong (“cultural appropriation”) for white Americans to dress as people of color, or in the costumes of foreign lands, or using any non-Christian religious symbol. (Dressing up like naughty nuns doesn’t count—they’re considered white Christians, so fair game). Sensitivities and microaggressions abound.

For example, here is Olympic athlete Bruce (“Call me Caitlyn”) Jenner dressed as a lady. That’s fine, but if either a man or a woman wants to dress as Caitlyn Jenner, that’s awful. Hence this article from the new, Politically Correct Forbes: Caitlyn Jenner Costume Is Bestseller At Spirit Halloween Despite Outcry [By Clare O’Connor, October 30, 2015].

Wal-Mart, which is the source of that mildly naughty nun costume, is being proactive in censoring anything that might offend: Walmart has a SWAT team for offensive Halloween costumes, by Claire Groden, Fortune, October 30, 2015.

However, last year when the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue called them out on some awful anti-Catholic stuff, they basically blew him off [Walmart’s Catholic Problem, October 30, 2014].

Here’s one from’s 37 of the Most Offensive Costumes You’ll See This Halloween. That’s supposed to be offensive to people who actually have anorexia, and SJWs also come down heavily on “fat girl” costumes.

But the main offense is a white person dressing like a non-white person. As above, this does not apply to the Liberal Prime Minister of Canada.

The classic expression of whites not having the right to dress as Indians (dot or feather) or any other non-white foreigner is the 2012 Ohio University campaign by minority students—Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS)—against playing dress-up.

All of these people are people who’ve chosen to dress as Americans in America—sweaters, jeans, Dockers, whatever. But they don’t want anybody in America ever to dress like their parents and relatives back home.

Happy Halloween!

James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor for

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  1. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    This is nothing but dim-witted shallow grievance recitation and speaks volumes about the level of intelligence of Americans and their political discourse.

    Instead of speaking of true issues(the complete capture of the political system to elites.) Or presenting a guide/opportunity to organize people suffering from the effects of mass immigration and automation and political disenfranchisement. What we get is some bullshit article complaining about other people complaining. It isn’t even done in an intelligent way that highlights the bad assumptions of the first set of complainers(the ones who want to ban black face etc).

    This shit gets written because Americans are too stupid to demand better or the elites are preventing constructive discourse by bogging down the public with shit like this.

    Fuck VDARE, fuck their pied piper bullshit.

    If Americans really want to shake up the political system vote third party, get involved in single issue groups(numbersUSA, consumer groups, anti-war groups etc) instead of groups focused on coalition building through grievance recitation. The former groups tend to be focused on actually getting things done, while the former are focused on fundraising and making noise because they lack a true goal.

    Vote green party or libertarian, no they are not perfect but they are the best vehicle for sending a fuck you to the demopublicans. A third party vote is basically a vote of no confidence and that is what is needed. You can also write in “none of the above” in ballots. What this system needs is a sign from the public of no confidence, and voting for a demopublican will never achieve that.

  2. Christo says:

    You would think they would not mind if whites dressed as Nazi’s or Klan’s men for Halloween , since they scream that constantly everyday of the year , but those costumes would be the biggest offence of all.

    The truth. Wear it like, gays wear drag on Halloween.

  3. Disappointing article. The several and sundry “wars” the author decries are not the result of hatred –hatred, really, do you know how exhausting and pointless it is to fester in mindless hatred? – of Christianity, or America, or anything else. We object to the falsification of history (and of the human condition) that is embedded in these beliefs and celebrated in these mythic holidays. Believe them all you want, we don’t care. But we do get to state that we find it offensive to represent religious/nationalist feelings as objective facts, particularly as these feelings have, historically, been themselves the source of so much hatred and violence.

    You must admit it was quite a startling oversight on the part of the Founding Fathers to construct the first government in some fourteen centuries of western history that refused to establish Christianity as its official state religion. Was John Adams consumed with hatred when he wrote in 1788, “The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history . . . governments thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of man.” And when he defended the Redcoats charged in the so-called “Boston Massacre” eighteen years earlier, Adams stated, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

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