Making a Difference

by Rich Brooks

8 April 2004

For all the many hours we devote to White activism, both on the Internet and in real life, how many of us can say that something we did actually had a discernible effect on anything? For the most part, it has been my observation that White Nationalism is a voice crying in the wilderness, its message falling on totally deaf ears. Name one thing you have done in the past year that has actually brought about a change in anything, I challenge you, dear reader.

Well, the thought crossed my mind the other day that one thing I did in the past year -- a simple letter I wrote -- actually did change the way one company conducted its business. Unfortunately, however, it was not in my case a positive change. Let me explain and give you a little background on the matter.

In the past couple years or so, I've become aware of the pervasive presence of a "kosher" designation on food labels. Look on the can or box of practically any packaged food item not containing pork or shrimp, and you will see a tiny circle with a "U" or an equally small triangle containing the letter "K." Hell, you'll even find them on bottles of dishwashing detergent! These symbols represent specific rabbinical associations which, upon payment by the food company of a fee, certify the product so-labeled as "kosher." These payments amount to a hidden tax on most of the food we buy, so it is no wonder that these ubiquitous little circles and triangles are well hidden and seldom spoken of in the judenpresse. I doubt seriously if ten percent of the AmeriKwan public is even aware of their presence and would wager even fewer understand that this is an indirect tax levied by jews against them.

There have been many articles in the White alternative press detailing both the direct and indirect costs of this "koshering" on everything we eat, so I won't attempt to detail the specifics. I just wish to record my one small attempt to deal with this problem and the response this attempt engendered.

This short story begins sometime last year, when I began to notice that one small food distribution company never put kosher labels on their products. This company is Purity Foods, headquartered in Clayton, Ohio, and they sell their packaged food products mostly through "thrift" stores that usually underprice the big supermarket chains by selling off-brand or distressed merchandise. Because I am thrifty, I frequently shop at these "99-cent" stores. Purity sells such products as steak sauce, salad dressing, and baking mixes, and I have generally found their products to be a good value. I thought I would write a positive letter to the company, complimenting them both on their quality and refusal to pay the "kosher tax." Here's the letter I sent to them last fall via email:

DATE: November 16, 2003
SUBJECT: Your Products

Dear Purity Foods,

I have recently discovered your products at our locally-owned "99-cent" store and have found them to be of uniformly good quality and an excellent value compared to similar national-brand products sold at supermarkets. I especially like your "Founder's" steak sauce, which is just as good and sells for less than a quarter of the price of "A-l."

I think perhaps one of the reasons you are able to sell your products at such reasonable prices is your refusal to pay the "kosher tax" on the foods you sell. I notice that none of your labels has the "U" or "K" designation-- found on most national brands -- which indicates the payment to Jewish religious authorities for their"kosher" certification. Since I am not Jewish, I have neither need nor desire to pay for either this "tax" or the numerous other hidden costs associated with this common but regrettable industrypractice. I applaud your company for resisting what must be considerable pressure to conform to the demands ofone smallspecial-interest group.

When faced with a choice, I will always select the food product which does not carry the "kosher" seal of approval. It makes things easier for me to know that I can pick up any Purity product and know that it is "non-kosher" without having to examine the label with a magnifying glass. I hope you will continue this policy, and thanks again for offering quality products ataffordable prices.

Rich Brooks
Ridgecrest, CA

I had little expectation that I would receive a gracious acknowledgement from Purity Foods, so I was really not too surprised that the company's response was complete silence. After all, corporations have to be extremely careful in their public responses on sensitive issues, and my letter might easily have been taken as a public relations trap. So I put the matter out of my mind until last week, when I again looked at the label of a Purity product I had just purchased. Lo and behold, staring at me from the label of my bottle of ranch dressing was a bold "U," larger and more prominent than on most food labels! Checking the 99-cent store shelves again, I saw that every other Purity product now carried this notorious designation.

Now I know it is logically possible to chalk all of this up to mere coincidence, but nothing will ever convince me that this was not the company's reaction to my November letter. I had indeed triggered a response, but not the kind I had wished for. Perhaps they thought I was a stalking horse for the ADL or worse, and decided they had better do a CYA and pay off the jews before serious trouble developed? Perhaps they were deathly afraid that a charge of "anti-Semitism" would be leveled against them? Although I'll never be able to prove it, I know that my letter had this unacknowledged effect.

While in this case I ran up against the formidable law of unintended consequences, I'm not at all sorry for having written this letter. While the kosher foods labeling issue -- like the "gay marriage" thing -- is not one of earthshaking proportions compared to the serious perils we face as a race, it is one where we can win widespread public support if the facts are properly explained. After all, how would the public react if Mormons, with about the same percentage of the population as jews, were to insist that most food sold in the country be "blessed" by the Prophet in Salt Lake City and at a cost to them as consumers on top of it? Or even if Catholics -- with far greater numbers than either Mormons or jews -- insisted upon having all of us pay the Pope to put his blessing on every box of crackers or bottle of ketchup we bought?

Jews, as we all know, think of themselves as special and privileged "Chosen" people, and the kosher foods issue illustrates this point well beyond the perhaps insignificant economic costs involved. Elections, after all, are usually won or lost on issues much more symbolic than real. Point in case: "partial birth" abortion. White Nationalists must learn to do a better job of manipulating these small symbolic issues if we are ever to make any headway in unmasking the larger issues of jewish power. I will continue, then, to peck away at little points where jews are especially vulnerable, and hope that more of you will try to do the same. Perhaps some follow-up emails to the address I included above? Anyway, I think I can honestly say that in this one little matter, I really did "make a difference."



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