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Candidate: Keep state's complexion white

Last modified: 7/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
It's a matter of black and white, says Ryan Murdough, Republican candidate for the State House in Grafton County's 8th District.

No room for gray area. And no room for Asians or Hispanics or Jews or African-Americans or American Indians, either.

Just Americans. Real Americans. Plymouth Rock Americans. White Americans who bleed red, white and blue. Uncle Sam wants them. To anyone else, don't let Lady Liberty hit you on the butt on your way out of New York Harbor.

You're not welcome here.

"I would like to preserve what we have before it gets totally out of control," Murdough, a 30-year-old father of two young boys, said last week. "The more it becomes non-white, the more it's going to become a much different place to live, for white people especially."

He doesn't have red horns and carry a pitchfork. He doesn't have a little square black mustache or do the goosestep. And there are no white sheets hanging on a clothesline in his backyard.

Murdough says he's nonviolent, that his vision for a new America can be achieved without resorting to genocide or imprisonment.

So please, don't call him a racist. He says that's not true.

"I would ask you about your version of racist," Murdough said. "The word does not have a specific definition. If someone says, 'You seem to hate people who aren't white,'

I say no, so I can't really be a racist, because I don't hate them. I just don't want to live around areas that are heavily, predominantly non-white."

He caused a storm recently with a letter to the Monitor that stated his allegiance to the American Third Position, a political party that represents interests of white Americans. The Republican Party immediately ducked for cover and disowned him as a candidate on their ticket.

Murdough wrote that the state's residents "must seek to preserve their racial identity. . . . Legal non-white immigration, anti-white public school systems and anti-white media have done much damage to the United States of America and especially New Hampshire."

"I knew when I wrote the letter it would get some attention," Murdough said, relaxing outside his condominium on a broiling afternoon.

He says his parents and other family members don't share his views, but they can still eat turkey together at Thanksgiving.

He has two boys, 3 and 2, with another child on the way. He says his children can make up their own minds about the country.

"Now they're playing with Legos," Murdough said. "But I don't see myself force-feeding them anything."

His opinions emerged after high school in Florida and later at New Hampton School here. He went back to Florida after high school and attended a six-month school for personal training, where he learned kinesiology, weight training and anatomy. After graduating, he learned something else before moving back to New Hampshire and settling with his wife.

"The older you get, the wiser you get," Murdough said. "I started to observe things, after high school especially . . . things that I found that were wrong and unjust. I started educating myself politically and religiously and racially. It started coming together, and they all just made sense."

He spoke about theories that were hard to digest, speculating that DNA and committing crimes could be related.

"I'll be the first one to say there's good and bad in all races," Murdough said. "But you can't ignore overall group differences because of individual exceptions.

"Listen, just because I choose not to live in those types of neighborhoods doesn't mean I'm a racist," he continued. "I'd just rather live in a place that would be safer for my kids, and most of the those places happen to be white. New Hampshire is an example."

Murdough reveres the founding fathers, but Abraham Lincoln? "One of the worst presidents ever. He waged war against the South."

Martin Luther King Jr.? Don't get him started. King was a prostitute-chasing communist who plagiarized his work in college, Murdough says. The heck with the civil rights movement King led. Murdough doesn't believe in that cause anyway.

"He wasn't out for civil rights," Murdough said. "He was out for the black man. If you argue against something that's politically correct, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Jewish issues, you're persona non grata."

Ah yes, the Jews. They need not apply for residency here, either.

"I've even read some things where Jews are considered white because of their skin," Murdough said. "Technically, they're a different race than white people. They're Semitic; that's not white."

Even though whites weren't America's original settlers, Murdough says American Indians would have to leave, too, just like members of all other non-white races. We came, we saw, we conquered. Too bad.

"What happened with them was unfortunate," Murdough said. "But the way lands are taken over is the way it works. They were here, the Western settlers took over and the rest is history."

The conversation continued along these lines, from a man who says immigration of any kind must stop so America can be white as snow.

He tempered his comments along the way, separating himself from the Klan and Hitler by mentioning his job. Murdough works with special-needs kids at the Spaulding Youth Center in Tilton.

"I work directly with kids that are not white and people that are not white on a daily basis," Murdough said. "I don't have a problem working with them. That would be immature to be mean to someone based on skin color."

Ray Duckler can be reached at rduckler@cmonitor.com.


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