Racist white supremacist speaks! And he speaks to us!

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A shadowy white supremacist has broken his silence to explain last week’s distribution of racist fliers on cars in Greenpoint — and, of course, to deride blacks as unintelligent.

A representative of the New York chapter of the Creativity Movement, who identified himself as Brother Joseph Adams, did not claim personal responsibility for the fliers — but he did say that he encouraged it.

“Sometimes you need to use catchy language to get the attention of the people,” Adams told us via e-mail — the first public comments since last Wednesday, when fliers urging white people to “awake” and “save” your “great race!” were left on car windows on Greenpoint Avenue near Leonard Street.

Adams added that his group wants nothing to do with violence but simply to help the white race “control its own destiny.”

“What is good for our people is the ultimate good,” Adams said. “We recognize that the white race for centuries has produced all things beautiful and worthwhile in societies and civilizations when in contrast, the black race has never produced their own written language, never reinvented the wheel (they carry things on their heads) and they never domesticated an animal.”

Adams said each race — especially the white race — deserves to look after its own interests, as long as it does so peacefully.

“There’s nothing wrong with loving our own people,” he said. “And there’s certainly no problem in being proud of who we are because we have every reason to be proud.”

Greenpoint residents, however, do have a problem with it.

“It’s scary to think they’re here,” said Cynthia Ruiz. “That’s crazy and disgusting.”

The fliers’ message was aimed at recruiting new members to the New York chapter of the Creativity Movement, whose slogan calls for “the survival, expansion and advancement of the white race!”

A neighbor removed the fliers soon after they showed up — but not before a photo of one appeared on the Greenpoint blog, New York Shitty.

“I really would like to think this type of crap isn’t going on in Greenpoint,” said Miss Heather, the blog’s anonymous tipster. “But where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

Police are investigating the propaganda, and the incident has been referred to its hate crimes unit — but locals had already drawn the conclusion that a vile crime had been committed.

“It disturbs me that people are so open about their hatred,” said block resident Neil Driscoll. “You can get away with saying, ‘Let’s take back the neighborhood’ and all that crap. It’s a weird pride in the whole thing.”

But longtime Leonard Street resident Elizabeth Tezeschi said it’s nothing new. Tezeschi, who is white and was once married to a black man, has received unidentified letters every few years since 1991 that insult her and her family.

“I don’t understand how people would write this, it’s mind-boggling,” Tezeschi said. “Especially where we are, it’s so diverse.”

That diversity might be precisely what makes Greenpoint a target. The Creativity Movement, a neo-Nazi movement based in Illinois, includes a commandment “to relentlessly expand the white race and keep shrinking our enemies,” according to its website.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which keeps track of hate groups, said on its website that the Creativity Movement has “a reputation for … criminal violence [by] its members and verbal violence.”

Matthew Hale, who revived the national movement in 1993 after its founder overdosed on sleeping pills, is serving a prison sentence until 2037 at a maximum security facility in Florence, Colo. He was found guilty of plotting to murder a U.S. district court judge — who is married to a Jewish man — who had ruled against him in an earlier case.

For now, residents said, the best way to fight fire is with ire.

“You can’t prevent people who express and give out fliers,” said Corina Hernandez. “I just hope that nobody takes them seriously.”

Similarly, Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum, who leads the Greenpoint Shul on Noble Street, said he trusts his neighbors will do the right thing by ignoring the “alarming” fliers.

“It’s heartening to know that so many people in Greenpoint are supportive and open-minded, and do not have a white supremacist mentality,” Appelbaum said.

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018: Now includes more racism!
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Bill from Bay Ridge says:
You've had almost a week and you've only reproduced your first article with almost no new quotes. Come on! Don't let us down! Is that al you got?
June 1, 2011, 1:23 am
losers says:
the creative racists movement . thats all it is. lets call a spade a spade. real winners in life i would say ha ha
June 1, 2011, 8:35 am
Pete from Flatbush says:

"I have said it time and time again: CREATIVITY defies classification into any present categories of racial, political, or religious movements. It is not similar to, or a copy of any other movement, past or present. It is not a re-tread of Hitler's Nazi movement, nor are we "Neo-Nazis." It is not similar to, or affiliated with, any of the Klans. It is not a White Supremacy group."
Ben Klassen, September 1983.

CREATIVITY is a LEGALLY RECOGNISED Professional, Non-Violent, Progressive Pro-White Religion for White people, by White people. We object to amongst other things, Christianity, multiculturalism and Marxism. Creators do not believe in gods or devils, an after-life, heaven or hell. WE BELIEVE in maintaining a balance with nature while keeping a Sound mind, in a Sound Body, in a Sound Society, in a Sound Environment. Our church is called the Church of Creativity.

THE CREATIVITY ALLIANCE is an organization of individuals and numerous regional Church of Creativity groups that have come together in an Alliance to further expand Creativity, and to promote White Civil Rights, White Self-Determination, and White Liberation via 100% legal activism. We do not promote, tolerate nor incite illegal activity.

IT IS NOT OUR OBJECTIVE TO DECLARE A WAR OF VIOLENCE against the Jews, Blacks and other non-Whites. We assert ourselves non-violently but are adamant in our pursuit to freely practice our religion as guaranteed by the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights. We demand, as everyone else, the right to peacefully assemble, and the right to organize.

WHAT SEPARATES US FROM OTHER GROUPS, is that after careful consideration, we have decided that it is in the best interests of Creativity for us to adopt a policy of non-participation in the "White Power" social scene. It is absolutely vital that we keep to our chosen path because if Creativity does not grow beyond the White Power social scene, it will never prosper and assume its ultimate destiny as the mantle of salvation for White European people.
June 1, 2011, 9:51 am
John from Bellevue says:
Once again the "Creativity Alliance" tries to take credit for some real activism done by members of THE CREATIVITY MOVEMENT (The Creativity Movement does not recognize the pitiful "Creativity Alliance" as genuine Creators) (FACT: Former "Creativity Alliance" leader admitted he worked for the FBI and that the "Creativity Alliance" was nothing more than a Government front group meant to cause dissension amongst Creators. As we can see by the "C.A" claiming credit for T.C.M's activism, the C.A. is an entirely internet based group who's "leader" lives with his Mom, lives off welfare, and has never ONCE even shown his face in public! SOME LEADER!) The Creativity Movement is the continuation of the original Church of the Creator founded by Ben Klassen and revived as the World Church of the Creator by Matt Hale. The Creativity Alliance disowned Matt Hale to worship their "high priest" on welfare who lives with his mom in Australia. The T.C.M has the full support of Matt Hale and the T.C.M works actively and PUBLICLY to spread the truth about the need to Save the White Race, using HISTORY, FACTS, and COMMON SENSE, to show people that the religion CREATIVITY is the only salvation for the White people of the world. GOOD WORK Brother Joe! I know your efforts will bear fruit in awakening the oppressed White population of New York. RAHOWA!
June 1, 2011, 10:35 am
wierdos says:
its funny that these two different groups are saying that they are the true beleivers and the other group are phonies.
its like two groups of pedos saying they can mollest children better!
IE better racists
June 1, 2011, 10:38 am
Bro. Joe from NYC says:
We are NOT the Creativity Alliance. We are the Creativity MOVEMENT. The point of the CA is to divide and conquer. They see the TCM was a racist terrorist organization and want to divert the people's attention and confuse them so they don't join the real Creators. I encourage all you people who are interested in this story to do your own research and you will find who the true descendants of the Creativity Church are. Hell, even contact the information on the flyer and ask which group is responsible for this.
June 1, 2011, 10:52 am
Negro Please from Williamsburg says:
Wake up white people!!
June 1, 2011, 11:12 am
john says:
Peope, people, there is no Creativity Alliance. The is only Creativity Movement, organization dedicated to preservation of our race. TCM has backed it up with activism, like this one. That's all there is. I can make up a name like ''Creativity Government'' but that is just a name, nothing more, real men do real actions, and that is what TCM is, real people.
June 1, 2011, 11:31 am
K. from ArKady says:
I'm not sure white people _need_ a white Al Sharpton, but it looks like we're getting one...
June 1, 2011, 12:06 pm
Support TCM from Illinois says:
Anyone in the Creativity Alliance come to Rockwell & Lunt in Chicago and I will bash your brain.
June 1, 2011, 1:02 pm
Bill from Stevenson says:
Apparently the TCM has a radio show too!
June 1, 2011, 1:03 pm
Real European from Brooklyn says:
Who are these white people? These groups oppose "multiculturalism," but European village life was vastly varied village by village even before Christianity arrived. There's a recent book on the subject called "The History of White People." See
June 1, 2011, 2:24 pm
mick from There goes the says:
Whats the problem with trying to save the white race.The answer is always.6 million jews were exterminated by the nazis.The old stuck record dont hold no water.Apart from that.Whats it got to do with any thing.
June 1, 2011, 4:47 pm
Heck yes says:
I'm moving to Greenpoint ASAP!
June 1, 2011, 8:54 pm
White man from north says:
Anti-racists say there is this RACE problem. Anti-racists say this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

Anti-racists say the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites. This is a policy of White genocide.

Anti-racist is code-word for anti-white.
June 1, 2011, 9:20 pm
White man from north says:
The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and "assimilating" with them.
Immigration and "assimilation" is for White countries, ONLY White countries, ALL White countries.
But if I discuss the program of genocide against my race, the white race, anti-racists agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionje­ws.
Anti-racist is code-word for anti-White.
June 1, 2011, 9:24 pm
Bro. Joe Adams from NYC says:
For all of you who show your support, I genuinely appreciate it. Just remember, remain legal in our fight and struggle for equality. We can come to power to through peace. There will be bumps in the road but just follow our 5 fundamental beliefs and you will find salvation my brothers and sisters
June 1, 2011, 9:50 pm
common sense from bay ridge says:
Oh joy, the Tea Party crowd is back again. Did Drudge link here?
June 1, 2011, 10:45 pm
White Person from Average American Town says:
I find it ridiculous that "the police have been notified" and this flier has "been reffered to the hate crimes unit"! I mean, the flier doesn't even contain anything hateful AT ALL! I'm pretty sure I can read, and all I see is something about "White People Awake" and "Save the White Race"...please someone tell me: Since when is "Saving the White Race" a hate crime? Seriously, this is some of the worst journalism I've ever seen, even for a third rate "paper's" "blog". Truly Pitiful. There is NOTHING WRONG WITH WHITE PRIDE! You will only turn White People toward groups like The Creativity Movement with lies and slander such as this "article". This "Brother Joe" didn't say one thing hateful, he stated facts. Since when are facts hate crimes?
June 2, 2011, 3:47 am
manhatposeur from manhat says:
The gene pool gets stronger and smarter as it mixes. "White People Awake" is akin to invetiable inbredness.
June 2, 2011, 7:31 am
Steve from NE to Bushwick says:
Real "pride" come from achievements made by the self, not European ancestry. Pro-white movements have no place in the melting pot of NYC and never will. If separation is what you want, then stop ——ing about it and do something. There are plenty of places in the midwest and Canada where ignoramus' like yourselves can set-up shop without having to see another POC in your life.
June 2, 2011, 9:35 am
resident says:
mixed race folk are stronger and smarter! fact! and im white
June 2, 2011, 9:39 am
Rev. Hale says:
"If there is one thing in this world worth preserving, promoting and defending, it is the White Race"
June 2, 2011, 11:16 am
Steve from NE to Bushwick says:
"If there is one thing in this world worth preserving, promoting and defending, it is the White Race"

I'm sure this quote comes from a highly-regarded and worldly intellectual or Nobel Prize winner, right?
June 2, 2011, 11:48 am
Susan from Park Slope says:
Grow up people!!! Egypt was 100% Black before all the race mixing & Roman raping!!! Rome saw how great this place was & stole knowledge & called it there own. Grow up people!! And before someone says oh thats not true, Egypt was allways Arab!! NOOOOO Wrong Answer!!!! Just look at North America, Where the HELL are the people that was here before the Whites, Black & Asians?????? HUH!!!!! If you look at an Arab & look at some puerto Ricans, they look alike in some ways. Why do you think this is so? Well everybody that got a brain knows Puerto Rican people are of mixed race. The White Slave owners, The black Slaves & the few Taínos the whites didn't kill all mixed together by rapes & by love. Grow up people!!! Know all history, even the one's some whites don't want you to know!!!! Grow Up!!!!!
June 2, 2011, 8:26 pm
Brosti from Park Slope says:
Okay, you hate yourself, and you have no faith that you can feel better about yourself based on your own merits. I get that. So you pretend there is a mythical group that you belong to by virtue of your birth, and that this group can give you some value, since you have none of your own. It's a lame strategy, but I suppose it works to some extent. The only problem is, it's extremely destructive and makes people mad at you. Here's a better suggestion: "discover" (via seance, through a dream, whatever) that you are ACTUALLY the reincarnation of an ancient prince or princess! Voila! You have self-worth that nobody can take away from you, but that you don't have to work for! Sure, it's just as pathetic and imaginary as the "white pride" thing, but a lot less destructive and evil. You're welcome.
June 3, 2011, 10:34 am
joe from greenpoint says:
so, i guess we won't hear any more "black or latino pride" slogans after this. phew! glad we can all be treated equally now.
June 3, 2011, 2:46 pm
Jason from Bburg says:
Well, considering my Italian heritage, my grandfathers would have both told you that he wasn't considered 'white' so who exactly are these white people we speak about?
June 7, 2011, 6:23 am
Mlineguy from Ridgewood says:
"so, i guess we won't hear any more "black or latino pride" slogans after this. phew! glad we can all be treated equally now."

That depends, do you hear blacks and latinos going on about preserving their race, being against multiculturalism, and basically saying that all other races are inferior? For the most part, no.
Aug. 13, 2015, 10:27 pm

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