WorldNetDaily's newest columnist seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis.
When he joined WND last month, he was presented as "entrepreneur, speaker, author and commentator Mason Weaver." But his personal website calls him Clarence A. Mason. And some of his books -- one of which is titled "It's OK To Leave the Plantation: The New Underground Railroad" -- carry the oddly quoted name Clarence Mason "Weaver." We could find no expanation on his website for the multiplicity of names. But unquoted Weaver he is at WND, apparently.
WND also curiously omits that Mason -- er, Weaver claims to be something right-wingers love: a black liberal turned conservative. A 2016 Daily Caller article portrays Weaver as a "formerly hate-filled, Berkeley Black Panther liberal" who was "so filled with hatred towards white people in America, that he broke up with a girlfriend who had a white dog" but now insists that "Barack Obama hates America" and that people who don't agree with him "have a vested interest in staying stupid."
In other words, he's a Jesse Lee Peterson type. WND already has one of those, so perhaps it was trying to forge a separate identity for Weaver.
However, Weaver goes full Jesse in his April 20 WND column, in which he asks, "What happened to you white people?"
All they have to do is call you a name and you apologize for being white. Can you imagine the names I am called for being a black conservative? Get over your guilt; it is killing us.
They forced affirmative action down your throats, and you sat silently. They forced your children out of jobs and gave them to others, and you thought it was noble to pay for your fathers’ sins.
Maybe there is something else going on with you. Maybe some of you really consider yourselves having “white privilege.” Wake up! White privilege does not exist. Stop apologizing for having a culture. Start proclaiming that what works for you will work for anyone.
So, white folks! What happen to you Vikings? Where are the Roman Legions? And please go find the heart of the British Empire. Yes, I am a black man living in America, and I know the history of white folks. But the changes in America and the world never would have happened without the help of those same white people. White people manned the Underground Railroad, opened to doors at the safe houses and help escaped slaves when they reached the North.
Now you allow the enemy to look you in the eye and announce that illegals will not only have sanctuary cities but will also have welfare, housing and less-expensive college tuition than your out-of-state child. And your response is SILENCE? You accept the term “metrosexual” and actually watch as society tries to get you to question what a male is. Every commercial, talk show, movie or comedy act portrays white men as stupid, weak, racist and needing women to tell them how to be men. Aren’t you tired of that?
Now we must stand together as we face new and more powerful opponents. Black conservatives cannot withstand this new onslaught while you guys are apologizing for white privilege. It is difficult for us to have a united front if you cannot get over that slavery thing.
Weaver, or whoever, seems to know a lot about white identity for a guy who can't even give a consistent name to his own.