“White Pride” Denied Trademark
Were you aware that the terms “Black Power,” “Black Supremacy,” and “La Raza” (The Race) are all trademarks that have long been APPROVED by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?
Even the Black Panther Party‘s slogan “Burn, Baby, Burn” (which still evokes the threat of rioting and mayhem), had no problem winning OFFICIAL trademark recognition.
And then there’s African Pride, Black Pride, Chippewa Pride, Cuban Pride, Indian Pride, Jewish Pride, Red Pride and many more — all aimed at acknowledging a particular race or ethnicity, and all terms APPROVED by the U.S. government.
As Reported by American Renaissance and Free Republic, when Justin Moritz, a former law-enforcement officer applied to trademark the phrase “White Pride Country Wide” ….he was REJECTED!
Registration of the words were not only denied … but the phrase was ruled “offensive” and “immoral.” More succinctly, the trademark office claimed, “… the proposed mark consists of, or comprises immoral or scandalous matter.”
Mr. Moritz’s next step was to appeal the decision and give trademark officials a 2nd opportunity to reconsider his request. Beforehand, he researched and accumulated a list of all the trademarks given to terms that acknowledge pride of race or national origin as mentioned above. He came up with over three dozen relevant terms or slogans, many referencing people of color, which objectively could be deemed closely related in terms to “White Pride Country Wide” … but all to no avail. Rejection of his registration was upheld, and to add further insult, his $1,300 application fee was deemed “non-refundable”.
Justin Moritz next turned to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which, unsurprisingly, refused to petition the trademark office on his behalf. He then contacted the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm. C.I.R. did not take the case, but placed it on the website of the Federalist Society where lawyers sometimes choose cases to handle pro bono. As of August, Moritz had not been contacted by a willing attorney.
Let’s face it, it would be surprising if Moritz actually did find support, especially those among his own White people.
After decades of inundation about the evils of “white racism“ – especially coming from the media and education establishments — the average WHITE person is thoroughly programmed to avoid any conscious endorsement of his own race!
In the current social climate, to display any favorable attention towards that which is WHITE is not only forbidden, but is viewed as an automatic disparagement of NON-whites.
“Racial pride is not about taking credit for personal accomplishment. Racial pride is the honoring and preservation of one’s own heritage. Through all the blood, sweat and tears that our ancestors have overcome … are who we are today … that is the heritage we seek to honor and preserve. That is racial pride! Stating a simple fact … ‘the White-Aryan race that has contributed to the modern betterment of this world more than any other race’ … is not stealing credit for the previous accomplishments of other individuals or groups of individuals”.
A “White Pride” T-shirt is deemed to be a threatening symbol, whereas a “Black Supremacy” slogan on a button or garment is viewed as an understandable, albeit angry response to undeserved past abuses.
Any public effort to promote a White theme is doomed to failure, even if the proper genuflections to racial diversity are adhered to. Whites learn early to censor themselves in order to comply with the rules of the race game.
The White person who does not learn how to keep his head beneath the radar could wind up smeared with the “racist” label — a potentially ruinous accusation.
He who slips and fails to follow the politically-correct race protocol could find himself in a turbulent situation.
Given the existence of so-called ”hate crime” laws (ambiguous statutes conceived primarily to entrap Whites) — it is best to keep any socially unorthodox thoughts to oneself. As several cases demonstrate, punishment for ‘Thought Crime’ has arrived in America (Canada, Britain, Australia).
Knowing that Whites are on the defensive in this peculiar, one-sided shadow play, self-appointed “watchdog” groups, i.e., the professional “anti-racists,” are quick to target a slogan like “White Pride Country Wide” as being an arrogant manifestation of White “supremacy”.
Honest intentions don’t matter, since this is a “Gotcha!” game. Once the taboo “supremacist” has been applied, other Whites will run for cover, eager to dissociate themselves from anyone who might bring on “race” troubles.
In a society now immersed in identity politics, where the education system and MSM media work overtime in pummeling young White minds with racially-correct propaganda, there is little prospect that fairness will prevail in the near future.
|Elizabeth Wright is an African-American writer and editor of the Issues & Views Magazine and blog. Her articles were also published in Issues & Views.
(Editor’s Note: Sadly, Elizabeth Wright died in August, 2011)
- U.S. White People – Sink or Swim! (elliotlakenews.wordpress.com)