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Colin Flaherty died Tuesday January 11th, with family at his side, in the house in which he grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 66 years old and suffered from cancer. Probably best known for his books, White Girl Bleed a Lot and Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, he was a very successful podcaster, live-streamer, and author.

Colin’s books on the color of crime were praised by a number of blacks, including Thomas Sowell and Allen West. Larry Elder interviewed him, most recently on March 15, 2021. Huffington Post, of course, called his reporting “race-baiting,” and Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that by publishing him, American Thinker — where he has an extensive archive — had “sunk to the bottom of the racist barrel.” I did not meet him until early 2018, but admired his charm, eloquence, and good humor, and did several interviews with him.

Colin was reared Catholic, and his early politics were Democrat. In 1967, he was badly shaken when his brother Kevin was killed in action in Vietnam. In high school he was president of the Catholic Youth Organization for the Diocese of Wilmington. He organized food drives and distributed meals to poor people. In 1972, he organized a meet-and-greet for a then-unknown candidate for the Senate: Joe Biden, in his first run for public office.

That same year, Colin hitchhiked to Miami to protest at the Republican convention that nominated Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. He was arrested, along with several hundred other demonstrators. This photo from the September 1972 issue of Rolling Stone is his booking photo. The T-shirt he is wearing has an image of Nixon with fangs dripping blood; its message is “Eat the Rich.”

As noted in Colin’s handwriting, he then went to jail for two days with Alan Ginsberg as a cell mate. “Ooomm” is the sacred Hindu syllable that Ginsburg famously chanted. The look on Colin’s face says it all: Even as a rebel, he was goofy, fun-loving, and loved to laugh. He was serious when he needed to be, but always loved to stir things up. This photo is included in Hunter Thompson’s 1973 book, Fear and Loathing on the campaign Trail ’72.

Young Colin was already reading widely and had a thirst for adventure. He attended the University of Delaware for a year in 1974, but dropped out to join a carnival called James E. Strates Shows that toured up and down the East coast. He worked backstage and in logistics, but learned to swallow swords and juggle — skills he never lost.

Colin left the show in Florida and lived for a while in Key West, where he worked as a cook. Before long, he set out for a month’s-long tour of Mexico on his Triumph motorcycle, and ended up back in Wilmington in 1976.

He then hitchhiked West; the end of the highway for Colin was San Diego, California, where he won a California Regents’ Scholarship to UC San Diego. He worked in political consulting and business trouble-shooting, but was also a passionate investigative journalist, who loved tracking down facts and interviewing people. He won many journalism prizes and was best known for a 1992 article for the San Diego Reader that uncovered so many facts that it won the release of a black man, Kelvin Wiley, who had been unjustly imprisoned for beating his white ex-girlfriend. He sometimes worked full-time for papers, but preferred the independence of free-lancing.

In 1981, Colin married the daughter of Lionel Van Deerlin, a Congressman who represented San Diego from 1963 to 1980. The couple had two children and Colin got on very well with his Democrat father-in-law.

Colin was a sportsman. He loved beach volleyball, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he played every Sunday in Ocean Beach. He played golf — probably his favorite outdoor sport — for as long as he was able. And, of course, he loved cigars.

Colin continued to work in journalism and consulting, and occasionally taught university classes in interviewing and news research. The crash of 2008 cut deeply into his consulting and media work, and he moved back to Wilmington, Delaware, but he kept studying and learning. This is a continuing-education certificate he earned in 2010.

As a 53-year-old, he went back to hitchhiking, and wrote his first book, Redwood to Deadwood: Hitchhiking America Today. He had learned to snowboard when his children were teenagers and during this period of vagabonding spent a season in Colorado teaching snowboarding.

Colin wrote thrillers. In 2011, he won first prize in the Washington Post Spy Novel Writer’s Contest. The judge called his submission the “strong favorite,” adding that it “manages to advance the story, and twist it in a new and interesting direction, very deftly.” Take a look for a Colin Flaherty you never knew.

Later in the 2000s, Colin became interested in the very high levels of black crime, which he found were ignored and downplayed in the media. He was not robbed or assaulted, nor were his family or friends; his reporter’s instinct simply drew him to a story that was being smothered. It was at this point that the larger world began to hear of Colin Flaherty. His books were Amazon best-sellers — until Amazon pulled them, along with many other dissident titles.

Colin was a genius at tracking down crime stories. He had constant alerts on his computer and a network of fans — including police officers — kept him up to the minute. No one — and I mean no one — worked so hard and so effectively at exposing media hypocrisy on black crime. Before it was shut down in 2016, his YouTube channel was earning \$12,000 a month. He also lost PayPal and Facebook, but managed to keep a Twitter account to the end. His livestreams were hugely popular, with a regular group of “studio guests” adding laughter and commentary. His close circle will archive and categorize his livestreams and plans to continue doing them.

I didn’t meet Colin until January, 2018, at a gathering of dissidents. I hadn’t realized he was so tall — six feet five inches — and he was every inch the good-natured, erudite man I expected him to be. We worked together several times. We would tape a formal interview in the American Renaissance studio and then sit in the backyard for a Colin Flaherty livestream. Our off-the-cuff, beer-drinking, cigar-smoking livestreams were always better than the studio interviews. His fans — and I — never tired of his trademark phrases: “St. George of Floyd,” “St. Michael of Brown,” and the “denial deceit delusion” for which he blasted the media.

In 2020, I made up for years of neglect by inviting Colin to speak at our annual American Renaissance conference, but it was sacrificed to Covid. He was to be one of the top draws at last year’s conference, but to our sorrow, he became too weak to attend. Fortunately, “Allan the Barbershop Guy” — who enjoys one of the many nicknames Colin bestowed — gave a marvelous musical tribute. You can sample Allan’s very professional work here.

Colin left us far too soon, but besides his enormous body of work, he left us a motto to live by: “without racism, without rancor, and without apology.” Rest in peace, Colin You earned your place in heaven.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
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  1. I too met Colin at a meeting of dissidents in early 2018, in my case on a freezing night in Hell’s Kitchen. I still don’t really know who he was, but he was a boon companion that night, and I will always remember him.

  2. Sacrificed to the Covid killshots, not Covid.

  3. Sad to see him go.

    Colin was a big part of my redpill experience. I followed him for years. I used to get my daily dose of black mob violence on his channel and I spread the news far and wide.

    He said that he received about 200 clips per day from around the world, and then he chose three or four of the best to show us. It was always horrifying stuff, just horrendous clips of buckwheats attacking the most vulnerable whites they could find. And he was getting TWO HUNDRED of those clips every single day. Just imagine the level of black on white violence that is completely covered up by the Jmedia.

    Just the other night I was going to buy a copy of “White Girl Bleed A Lot” and send it to a friend….until I discovered that the book is now going for about \$200. It’s become a collectors item.

    I wish we had a whole army of Colin Flaherty’s working on our behalf.

    He will be greatly missed.

  4. Al Ross says:

    Sad news indeed. His work was very valuable and he will be sorely missed.

  5. RIP Colin. Listened to your podcasts and enjoyed them.

  6. Trinity says:

    Sorry but Mr. Flaherty seems to the typical Boomer that our decaying youth like to point fingers at for what plagues our nation today. I can tell you as a Late Boomer growing up in a blue collar environment, we had no Colin Flahertys in my neck of the woods hanging out with anti White Jews like Alan Ginsburg and being seen in publications like Rolling Stone.

    Not to speak ill of the man but now I know why he never named the Jew. Like the author, (((Flaherty))) appears to have been nothing more than (((controlled opposition.))) Anyone serious about stopping Black on White crime will name the Jew. My guess is Flaherty was too lazy to work and thought more about his (((wallet))) then the White victims he wrote about. Anyone too afraid to name the Jew is self serving and not to be trusted.

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  7. Trinity says:

    Colin Flaherty has an Irish name but a Jewish face.

    There was an old fighter back in the Seventies named, Bobby Halpern, who resumed his boxing career after a 17 year stint in prison. Sports Illustrated did a feature on the 44 year old fighter who had begun his career in the late fifties before being locked up for kidnapping and assault charges. Halpern had a Jewish father and an Irish mother.

    Halpern was somewhat of a story back then because of his age and background of attempting a comeback after 17 years in prison. Halpern won a handful of fights before being flattened by club fighter, Guy Casale. Afterwards Halpern was shot in a clothing store in the Bronx which put in end to the,”Comeback From Nevada.”

    Flaherty might have been Irish in name only.

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  8. Trinity says:

    Oops, meant to type, “Comeback From Nowhere.”

  9. @Trinity

    He did a lot of good even if he didn’t NTJ.

    I considered myself an aware person….but I had no idea how bad the black on white violence was until I found his channel.

    I respect and follow a number of white advocates that don’t NTJ or rarely NTJ.

    RedIce doesn’t focus on the nose and they’re great. Vince James occasionally mentions jewish influence but doesn’t focus on it…..and he is also a great voice.
    And No White Guilt takes constant shit for not naming the jew, but I like the man anyway because he is raising awareness and has his own strategy. Likewise Bob Whitaker, the author of The Mantra, did not focus on jewish influence either, and his work has had MASSIVE influence.

    I keep trying to remind people that being a white advocate is not for the faint of heart, and naming the jew puts you on the highest level of ostracism and persecution. Duke and Black and Macdonald and Enoch have suffered in ways that most people can’t even imagine. Consider that Dr. Duke is easily the most demonized human being on earth…..ranking up there with the fellow who tried to save Germany.

    Colin wasn’t a lazy man. He worked and wrote tirelessly for the cause. He traveled all over, met with law enforcement all over the country. He was someone I wish I could have had a beer with.

    It’s easy to criticize people who are in the arena and doing the fighting. I think we should be thankful that ANYONE has the balls to go public for our cause, knowing what a huge cost it entails.

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