Like the fictional space-exploring Robinson family's robot on the 1960s television show, "Lost in Space," CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST figuratively flailed his arms.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST emoted.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST hemhawed.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST heehawed.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST (a/k/a CHRISTIAN WHITE HOOD), indulged bigotry with open, notorious hostility against poor people.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST never matriculated. Two of five Commissioners did not go to college.
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST is exactly the sort of uneducated, classist, no-class tabula rasa that the Ruling Classes want in a politician -- other-directed, narrow-minded nuisance.
WHITEHURST said he did not want "those kind of people" in his County who receive HUD Section 8 Housing vouchers. Some 65% of the people receiving HUD Section 8 housing vouchers are Black or Hispanic. That makes St. Johns County likely to lose in the event HUD and USDOJ investigate.
WHITEHURST appealed to hatred.
There's no excusing his venality.
As Senator Robert Kennedy said in 1967, "it is not enough to allow dissent, We must demand it, for there is much to dissent from."
CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST has a sordid record of ignorance about constitutional rights, leading to my sending him a cease and desist letter on January 10, 2023, here.
In 1968, when Dr. King was murdered in Memphis, Senator Robert Kennedy said in the Indianapolis ghetto:
"What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. So I shall ask you tonight to return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King, that's true, but more importantly to say a prayer for our own country, which all of us love--a prayer for understanding and that compassion of which I spoke.Ugly, stark and raw, WHITEHURST's outrageous outburst was like a throwback to Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace, a rebarbative racist who ran as a third-party candidate in 1968, helping elect corrupt Republican President Richard Milhous Nixon. Like the Dixiecrats in 1948, Wallace drew substantial support in Florida, including winning 41.4% of the vote in St. Johns County in 1968 -- a plurality of the 11,310 voters at the time -- more than either Nixon (34.31) or Hubert Horatio Humphrey (24.3%).
In Lincoln's words, "we must disenthrall ourselves." We must appeal to the "better angels of [WHITEHURST's] nature."
We must demand that Commissioners in the three-vote majority move to reconsider the Commission's racist vote. Otherwise, we must have a civil, criminal and administrative investigation of St. Johns County for violations of the Fair Housing Act and 1871 Civil Rights Act (Ku Klux Klan Act).
Never again should St. Johns County elect such an uneducated bumptious bigot to public office.
Developers and their cat's paws are a stench in the nostrils of our Nation.
Former County Commission Chairman Ben Rich, Sr. told Folio Weekly in 2008 that St. Johns County is "one of the last bastions of the Ku Klux Klan."
Dr. King said St. Johns County is one of "the most lawless" places in America.
The effrontery of CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST (a/k/a CHRISTIAN WHITE HOOD), makes me ashamed of our County's louche leadership,
Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery.
We in the reality-based community expect better.
Last year, I was the first to file to run for St. Johns County Commission in 2024.