Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) recently created a new blog site. The website features several writers with controversial ties including Rick Oltman, Frosty Wooldridge, Michael Cutler and an overwhelming number of articles from Joe Guzzardi. Among other anti-immigrant connections, CAPS is listed as a state contact on Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) website, where it is misleadingly described as “an environmental activist organization that views immigration control as a key element of population stabilization.”
FAIR is a hate group founded by white nationalist John Tanton. Tanton has a history of advocating for racial eugenics, the pseudo-scientific study of racial supremacy. CAPS has additional ties to white supremacy that are undeniable. Its media director, Rick Oltman, was identified in a Council of Conservative Citizens’ (CofCC) newsletter as a member. CofCC is a descendant of the old White Citizens Council. CofCC’s statement of principles reads:
We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime […] We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.
Writer Michael Cutler, who is also a fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) - founded in 1985 as a project directly under the control of FAIR - is listed on the blog’s website as well. CIS is part of a web of controversial anti-immigrant organizations orchestrated by John Tanton. The CAPS blog is merely another outlet for the group’s immigrant bashing. Frosty Wooldridge even wrote a piece called, “The Least Addressed Question of America’s Immigration Predicament: Visual Answer.”
Joe Guzzardi is a writer and former editor for the white nationalist website, VDARE. VDARE is named for Virginia Dare, allegedly the first white child born in the United States. Not surprisingly, Guzzardi is also a board member for FAIR. Featuring Guzzardi only further informs the kind of voice CAPS really wants to put out. Not an environmental voice, but one that promotes hostility towards immigrants.
CAPS’ continued promotion of so many anti-immigrant voices on its new site only clarifies its goal of providing a platform for hate rather than environmentalism.