Charles L. Smith

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Charles Lee Smith (1887 - October 26, 1964) was the editor and publisher of the atheist publication The Truthseeker from 1937 until 1964. Shortly before his death he sold the publication to James Hervey Johnson and moved the paper from New York to San Diego.

Smith was the son of a Methodist minister and came to atheism thru the writings of Thomas Jefferson.[1]

In 1925 Smith helped to organize the American Association of the Advancement of Atheism (4A). The group is said to have had over 3,000 members and chapters on 20 campuses. In 1928 Smith was arrested for blasphemy while distributing atheist pamphlets in Arkansas. The charges were eventually dropped after a series of appeals and a hunger strike by Smith.[2]

As editor of The Truthseeker Smith subtitled the paper as The Journal for Reasoners and Racists and created his own version of Darwinism mixing atheism with racism. Smith promoted the ideas of Vacher de Lapouge who started a science called anthroposociology. The new discipline was totally materialistic and rejected any mystical premise of a "race-soul". [3] Smith was a Nordicist and articulated his ideology in a six-hundred-page tome Sensism: The Philosophy of the West first published in 1956 in two volumes.

Racial views

Smith was a harsh critic of any notion of racial equality. He saw the doctrines of Christianity and Communism with the same goal of leveling man by removing all racial instincts leading him to a mongrel existence. "If universal amalgamation occurs, if the White race disappears, it may never reappear....The Jew-led equalists are marching to world-wide conquest."

Smith rejected segregation a solution to the race problem in America. He predicted "the seepage of blood through social barriers is inevitable....The final remedy is not segregation but reduction, leading to virtual elimination, which Christians, from fear of everlasting pain, dare not practice." In Sensism he advocated "legalizing and subsidizing abortion to prevent the birth of a mulatto or a Negro."

Smith saw the Jews as playing a leading role in imposing an interracial insanity over White America. "Jew-led Love mongers simply cannot discriminate; having lost their senses in judging others, they obey words absolutely…They are Jewized."[4]

Imperium

In 1962 Smith published the first American edition of Francis Parker Yockey's Imperium. It is oblivious Smith was impressed by Imperium although he surely rejected Yockey’s mystical view on race. It is not know if Smith was inspired to answer to the work when he published Sensism.

Works

  • Sensism, the Philosophy of the West (2 vol., New York, Truth Seeker, 1956).

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Notes

  1. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education, by John P. Jackson, page 55
  2. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education, by John P. Jackson, page 55
  3. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education, by John P. Jackson, page 55
  4. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education by John P. Jackson Jr., pages 56-57