In an October 12, 2017 phone call with Christopher Cantwell, Mike Peinovich decried the racial “double standard” in law enforcement’s treatment of his fellow white supremacists versus that of DeAndre Harris. Harris, a black man who was viciously beaten by a group of white supremacists at the August 12th “Unite the Right” rally, was recently charged with unlawful wounding — a felony — after a man named Harold Ray Crews secured a warrant from a local magistrate.
Crews, who leads the North Carolina chapter of the League of the South (LoS), alleged that he was assaulted by Harris shortly before Harris himself was beaten by rallygoers. Earlier this year, LoS President Michael Hill issued a directive calling for the formation of a paramilitary wing in order to “combat this growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization.”
When he first heard about Harris’ arrest, Peinovich admitted he was hopeful that the legal system was working in their favor, especially after speaking one day prior with Occidental Dissent’s Brad Griffin (a.k.a. Hunter Wallace). But, unlike his assailants, Harris was released on bond, and law enforcement wasn’t exactly pushing to have Harris charged.
“DeAndre, already, is being privileged by the legal system,” said Peinovich, “and obviously there’s just a total double standard here. And it’s racial. I mean, it’s racial. He’s getting kid gloves because he’s black. It’s literally black privilege. You guys are being oppressed because you’re white. It’s like literally you are being attacked for your race. And there’s no question. And he’s getting lighter treatment because of his race.”
And he remarked that “we can’t live under this system” which, he said, is so terrible that he “wouldn’t subject blacks” to it. Cantwell interrupted to point out that this is why he supports “political migrations,” adding that when he’s finally released from prison he’d like to buy “a whole motherfuckin’ bunch of land” and farm it. “Don’t call it a compound whatever you do,” Peinovich joked, likely in reference to Waco and Hayden Lake.