Project 2025 May 1st Update

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Project 2025 is a 920-page plan, spearheaded by the powerful and extreme far-right Heritage Foundation. This blueprint for autocracy is supported by more than 100 organizations. Their stated goal is to create an “ideal” America that would see women, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, people of color, and others deprived of their hard-won constitutional rights and the erosion of environmental and education protections. It also advocates for a frightening centralization of power in the executive branch. Rooted in hate and Christian Nationalism, the plan promises to “rescue the country.” Read GPAHE’s full analysis of Project 2025 and the groups behind it.

GPAHE tracks the activities of those behind Project 2025, and their plans for an authoritarian and Christian Nationalist America, no matter who is president, and the groups in this extremist movement are relentlessly implementing initiatives at local, state, and federal levels. 

This week, we look at one of the ways Alabama is being used as a Project 2025 proving ground in an effort that threatens librarians, how a natalism conference brought together an array of extremists and Project 2025 supporters, and key members of Project 2025 decrying the perceived war on whiteness.

Project 2025 Supporter Seeks to Criminalize Alabama Librarians

Project 2025’s agenda for America is already being put to the test in Alabama, where the latest authoritarian political measure enacted by its supporters seeks to criminalize librarians for harboring books or activities deemed offensive to children. Under the guise of protecting children, the “Supplying Minors Bill” aims to legislate morality and political puritanism.

The bill, which unbelievably places school libraries in the same category as adult book and video stores, will criminalize the distribution of “any sexual or gender-oriented material that knowingly exposes minors to persons who are dressed in sexually revealing, exaggerated, or provocative clothing or costumes, or are stripping, or engaged in lewd or lascivious dancing, presentations, or activities in K-12 public schools, public libraries, and other public places where minors are expected and are known to be present without parental consent.”

As the Montgomery Advertiser reported, anyone could send a written complaint to the school’s principal, superintendent, or head librarian requesting offensive material be removed from libraries. It is unclear under what criteria the complaints would be deemed valid, nor does HB 385 stipulate a review process. 

It does, however, clearly delineate criminal consequences. Failure to remove the material within a seven-day window would result in a Class C misdemeanor upon the first offense, with increasing penalties up to a Class A misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.

HB 385 was introduced by Republican Rep. Arnold Mooney, who is a member of the Alabama Policy Institute (API), a “conservative think tank” and Project 2025 supporter founded by Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker in 1989.

Justice Parker embraces a dominionist theory called the “Seven Mountain Mandate” which declares that conservative Christians should have dominion over government, business, entertainment, media, education, family and religion and that such control is biblically mandated. API is a member of the Family Policy Alliance, and both organizations sit on Project 2025’s advisory board.

“Rep. Mooney, with disarming sincerity, claims this bill—a ‘people’s bill’—aims to protect children. But let’s be unequivocally clear: this isn’t about protection; it’s about control,” writes the Alabama Political Reporter’s Bill Britt. “It’s about dictating a singular, sanitized narrative while quashing any dissenting or diverse voices. It’s not children this legislation shields; it’s an ideology—a Mayberry-esque delusion that sees any deviation as diabolical.”

Last year, Mooney sponsored HB 401 which sought to ban “male or female impersonators, commonly known as drag queens or drag kings,” in public places where minors may be present. While that bill failed, Mooney’s 2024 version is making progress.

The bill passed Alabama’s House of Representatives on April 25, 2024, by a vote of 77-28 and is now up for debate in the Senate. If HB 385 is passed, it will take effect on October 1, 2024.

“This is a pig. It is a bad bill,”  Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa told Al.com. “When you attempt to take what is normally non-criminal conduct and make it criminal, you bend yourself into ways that potentially not only violate the Constitution but potentially subject somebody to an illegal arrest with no due process.”

Natalism Conference Brings Together Project 2025 Supporters and White Supremacists Advocating for More Christian Nationalist Babies

Reporter Gaby del Valle’s account of attending a natalism conference in Austin, Texas, in December 2023, was published in Politico on April 28, 2024. The article, entitled “The Far Right’s Campaign to Explode the Population,” highlighted the natalist movement’s shocking bedfellows. Even Elon Musk, father of 11 children, tweeted his support in a post with 20 million views that features a video clip from the Natal Conference.

The man speaking in the clip is Kevin Dolan, who has been linked to the far-right, racist Deseret nationalist movement, an extreme, bigoted and misogynistic interpretation of Mormonism. Dolan currently runs the Exit Group, a “fraternity of like-minded men” who believe that society is in a terminal decline.

“In our lifetime, every government, every culture, every belief system, and every family on Earth will pass through a bottleneck – a bottleneck tighter than the Black Death, predicated on one question: will your children have children of their own?” Dolan, who goes by @extradeadjcb on Twitter,  said in the conference’s opening remarks.

Natalists believe in a “birth dearth,” a view shared by Project 2025’s Heritage Foundation, which held a webinar on the topic on March 6, 2024, in which Project 2025 author Roger Severino called the decline in birth rate the “single biggest crisis facing our nation’s survival,” and warned of the “risk of losing American culture in two generations,” another aspect of the white nationalist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory these conservatives so rabidly fear.

The folks attending the Natal Conference share the doomsday prediction. “By the end of the century, nearly every country on Earth will have a shrinking population, and economic systems dependent on reliable growth will collapse,” their website reads.

Speakers at the 2023 conference included Michael Anton, a former national security official in the Trump administration, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, a researcher at Hillsdale College, and a Project 2025 author.

Also addressing the crowd was a writer for Claremont’s American Mind, whose pen name is “Peachy Keenan.” 

“Trads, Christians, Catholics, and other baby-friendly types on the Right are still leaning into parenthood and big families. The libs are staying childfree and for good measure, shooting their kids up with ‘puberty blockers,’ which, in a hilarious plot twist, are actually grandchild blockers,” Keenan wrote in January 2024. “They’re wiping out their own genetic lines on purpose! And as I like to say, never interrupt they/them when they’re making a mistake.”

At the conference, the self-described “Trad-Mom” of five gave a rousing speech. “The big family brand has lost its luster. The big family brand has been hurt by TV families like the Octomom and these other circus freaks. Having too many kids has been branded the modern-day equivalent of the lobotomy,” she lamented, but warned the crowd that not everyone should be encouraged to breed. “We need to be careful. We don’t want to market natalism to the progressive feminists. We need to max out fertility to people who won’t raise children who are going to be gender-neutral furries or whatever. The fear of climate change will keep liberal birth rates low forever. Thank you, Greta.”

Another Claremont contributor and frequent podcast guest Charles Haywood, who laments the decline in masculinity and lack of men-only spaces, closed out the first day’s session with a familiar far-right refrain. “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its progeny are probably the single most destructive set of laws in American history, and all should be wiped forever,” he told the assembled crowd of around 100.

Among those in attendance was a member of Project 2025’s Heritage Foundation, which advocates that young people choose child-rearing over education and drafted a number of Project 2025 policies that focus on creating more Christian Nationalist babies, including ending no-fault divorce, restricting access to contraceptives, and other perceived threats to fertility, including gender ideology, pornography, LGBTQ+ rights and recreational sex.

Other speakers included Benjamin Braddock, an editor at conservative IM-1776 magazine, whose web page rails against “soft tyranny. Our elites have stopped caring about what is good and what is noble and fully embraced sin and weakness clothed as virtue,” their About Us section reads.

Also addressing the crowd was Berkeley grad and musician Brit Benjamin, who wrote her thesis on “Natalism and Heteronormative State Policy.” Beaming into the conference via Zoom were more far-right pseudonymous pundits like Keenan, such as Indian Bronson, a “right-wing progressive” who runs a dating site, and Raw Egg Nationalist, an author affiliated with the neo-Nazi publishing house Antelope Hill.

Day two of the conference brought blatant white supremacy into the natalist mix. “VIP ticket holders mingled with Jared Taylor, the publisher of the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance, according to multiple people in attendance who wanted to remain anonymous because having their name linked to the conference would jeopardize their work,” Politico reports.

Taylor argues that Black and Brown people are inherently more violent than white people, and his ideas inspired Dylann Roof, who killed nine people during a Bible study at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., in 2015.

Although Project 2025 groups may disavow racism, their Christian Nationalist policies have the effect of normalizing white supremacy and cloaked racist theories, uniting certain conservative ideals with those of bona fide racial extremists.

Project 2025 Supporters Rail Against Anti-White Racism

The Claremont Institute’s Jeremy Carl has been making the rounds of right-wing podcasts promoting his new book, The Unprotected Class: How Anti-White Racism Is Tearing America Apart, published on April 23, 2024. 

The 400-page tome published by Regnery promotes the theory that the United States is plagued by anti-white racism fomented by progressives who hate white people.

“While political and media elites hysterically condemn an imaginary epidemic of “white supremacy,” in the real world, white Americans are often openly discriminated against. Indeed, anti-white policies have become so interwoven in the fabric of American life that we often fail to recognize them,” the book’s Amazon description reads. 

Rave reviews have been tweeted by the likes of Project 2025 author William Perry Pendley, former director of the Bureau of Land Management during the Trump administration.

Christian Nationalist podcasters and Project 2025 supporters are flocking to book Carl as a guest on their shows. Among those embracing and amplifying Carl’s anti-white racism theory are Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, Blaze Media’s “Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz,” “The Federalist Radio Hour” with  Emily Jashinsky of Young America’s Foundation, “Human Events Daily” with Pizzagater and Turning Point USA contributor Jack Posobiec, Steve Bannon’s War Room, the Claremont Institute’s “American Mind,” “Young Heretics” with Claremont’s Spencer Klavan, right-wing conspiracy theorist and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza’s podcast, Josh Hammer of Newsweek and Blaze Media’s Auron MacIntyre, who is also a contributor to the Independent Women’s Forum

Carl clearly revels in the attention, especially when Elon Musk retweeted one of Carl’s book-peddling interviews with Tucker Carlson, a Heritage Foundation fundraising partner, a day after the book was published. 

“But while Tucker’s reach is huge, Elon Musk’s is even bigger, and when he took an interest in my broadcast, it went to the next level,” Carl wrote on his substack. “Less than a day in, we are sitting at 21 million views of the stream and over 170,000 likes between Elon’s post and Tucker’s.” Carl offered to send Musk a free copy of his book.

On an April 19 podcast, Carl told Claremont’s Spencer Kavan that the original title of his book was “It’s Okay to be White,” a phrase that was popularized on the racist-infested unregulated platform 4chan. Carl was overruled by his publishing company. 

“The sales team came in and said, Hey, we cannot sell that at Costco and Walmart. Then again, you know, and you think about it and, and, and there’s, there shouldn’t be anything shocking or objectionable about that statement. And yet in our cultural context, there really is,” he argues. “It’s okay to be Hispanic, it’s okay to be Asian American, it’s okay to be Black, it should also be okay to be white. But yet in our cultural context, to put out that type of a statement was kind of seen as very radical, very aggressive, that you were attacking somebody else in some way. And so I think in many ways it really sort of struck to the heart of the fact that our culture is very uncomfortable with whiteness in all of its manifestations, that it doesn’t really like whiteness.”

Flavan proved a sympathetic ear. “This is essentially the one racial category, if that’s what it is, that it’s okay to discriminate against in America, or even encouraged in some ways, right, to attack,” he responded. “There’s this enormous just like steam roller of, or, or this constant drumbeat of racial hatred that’s directed at white people. And that requires a response that is sort of from and about white people.”

Carl warned his host that white people may be near the breaking point. “We’re gonna either have to acknowledge this elephant in the room and deal with it, or the alternatives are going to be most likely some sort of a civil conflict. Uh, you know, and again, that’s not tomorrow, but, uh, the record of multiethnic democracies, uh, where people are sort of grabbing resources from other groups is not, uh, not necessarily a good one.”

On Daniel Horowitz’s April 21, 2024 show, he prefaced Carl’s interview by saying, “When we talk about the invasion, we talk about inflation, we talk about government control, medical tyranny, the tranny agenda, the war on whites, the systemic war on people for being white is something that is way too ubiquitous, dangerous, and successful to ignore,” as well as a long diatribe on the “war on whites” in which he called Black community leaders “grifters.”

On April 16, Carl described liberal, white self-hatred to a more than receptive Charlie Kirk. “There’s almost a psyop going on where people have sort of decided that this is okay. But essentially you’ve got a lot of minority political leadership that is unified around this idea, and they may want resources of various types for their communities or whatnot. And then you’ve got this kind of bizarre left-leaning community of white liberals that, I mean, that, that just is kind of very anti-white,” Carl said. “Some of it is actual self hatred.”

This gave Kirk a launching point to argue that whiteness and white values are the essence of America’s greatness, a road he’s been down before.

Four years later Kirk returned to his 2020 tweet. “The taxpayer-funded National Museum of African American History said that family structure, having a family is white culture, nuclear family, father, mother, two or three children is the ideal social unit. This is like the Black History Museum. Yeah. Wife, is a homemaker. That is whiteness. Children should have their own rooms. That is whiteness. It is white emphasis on scientific method. So objective, rational, linear, linear thinking cause and effect. Yeah. Quantitative emphasis history based on Northern European immigrants’ experience in the United States. Protestant work ethic, status, power and authority, meaning that, um, you, you have to respect authority. That is a white cult. That is a white symptom. Following time is being white. Justice protecting property and entitlements is white.”

Kirk also did not miss the opportunity to criticize the 1964 Civil Rights Act, part of a concerted campaign he and Turning Point launched in early 2024. 

“The Civil Rights Act, though, let’s be clear, created a beast. And that has now turned into an anti-white weapon,” Kirk stated. “If you have unapologetic, ferocious, anti-white racism, then young whites are gonna find some very radical political positions.” Krik and Turning Point are no longer concerned about expressing extreme viewpoints as radical and racist viewpoints have become normalized. 

Not surprisingly, Carl’s book has also made inroads into more mainstream media. On April 29, 2024, Fox News published an excerpt from his book that addresses anti-whiteness and immigration.

“Illegal immigration didn’t begin en masse until the 1970s, and its history is even more fraught. We are constantly told that illegal aliens do not commit more crimes than natives — another carefully chosen anti-White statement,” Carl wrote. 

“Many Whites are not concerned with whether illegal aliens commit more crimes than current legal residents; they’re concerned with whether they commit more crimes than their own communities of White Americans — which they most certainly do. The fact that there are non-White populations in the United States that commit even more crimes and thus raise the average should not convince Whites that immigration makes them safer.”

With more media appearances in the works during scheduled book tour stops in New York and Washington DC from May 2 through May 7, which will include peddling his book and theories at an event with the New York Young Republicans Club on May 4, followed by an invite-only event in DC, the reception his book is receiving is alarming, as is its attempt to stir up a racial war that is already covertly supported by numerous Project 2025 policies.

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