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Leader of Virulent Anti-Immigrant Group Joins Californians for Population Stabilization


Imagine 2050 Staff • Oct 28, 2013

The anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) recently listed white nationalist John Vinson as a Senior Writing Fellow. The declaration of his title came after CAPS posted a blog by Vinson on October 18, 2013. Vinson is the president and director of the fanatical anti-immigrant group American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF). 

Vinson’s AICF is known for its more zealous brand of xenophobic “Americanism,” which is conveyed in its ethnocentric publications. Most notably was the publication of the AICF booklet Immigration Out of Control: The Interests Against America where Vinson reflected on the alleged threat posed to America as a result of immigration and multiculturalism. According to Vinson in the booklet, instead of celebrating diversity, “a more ‘common viewpoint’ is that a country with multiple cultures will be as confused as a psychologically disturbed person with multiple personalities.”

AICF has also received funding from the Pioneer Fund, an organization who funds racist science and is notorious for their sponsored projects on eugenics which to aim to prove whites are more intelligent than blacks. In addition, Pioneer is known for its financial support of other racist organizations. In 2002, CAPS received a grant from them.

Vinson has a history of cross-organizational associations with other groups within the nativist movement. In 1998, He was the guest-editor of The Social Contract, a white nationalist publication founded by John Tanton, the father of modern day anti-immigration movement. He has also been affiliated with the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) on numerous occasions. Vinson has had articles appear in CofCC’s publication, the Citizens Informer. Also in 1999, Vinson spoke on a CofCC conference panel alongside other anti-immigrant activists from the white nationalist group American Freedom Party (FVP) and the anti-immigrant group American Border Patrol.

Vinson helped found the League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate secessionist group. The goal of the LOS is to secede from the United States and become their own state of “’Anglo-Celtic’ (read: white) elite.” During his time with LOS, Vinson was responsible for drafting the “Kinism Statement.”Kinism is the white nationalist interpretation of Christianity where it is believed whites have a “God given right” to preserve their own race by living separately from other races. Vinson was accredited for providing the guiding principles for Kinists to follow.

CAPS continues to demonstrate its ongoing ties to white nationalism. This has already been seen time and again by long term CAPS writing fellow Joe Guzzardi, who has contributed dozens of articles to the white nationalist website VDARE.com. However, the announcement that John Vinson is a Senior Writing Fellow at CAPS only reaffirms the group’s ongoing commitment to upholding white nationalism.

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