On the Mar. 11, 2021, white nationalist podcaster Nick Fuentes made a guest appearance on the Infowars show The American Journal. Fuentes promoted his “America First” brand and complained to the host, Harrison Smith, about a proposed ethnic studies course where students learn about Aztec gods.
Smith, who admitted during the show that he attended Fuentes’ inaugural America First Political Action Conference last year, has claimed that white Americans are being “replaced” by Hispanic immigrants and recently promoted the “white genocide” conspiracy.
The proposed California ethnic studies course was derided in a City Journal post by Chris Rufo, an anti-critical race theory activist. Rufo complained that the curriculum would have “teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the ‘In Lak Ech Affirmation,’ which appeals directly to the Aztec gods.”
He warned the “chants have a clear implication: the displacement of the Christian god” and the “restoration of the indigenous gods to their rightful place in the social justice cosmology.”
When asked about the proposed course, Fuentes complained that students from elementary school onward are “being taught an anti-white view of history.”
“When it’s U.S. history, when it’s European history, when it’s any sort of summary of world history, you’re taught about slavery, racism, colonialism, the Holocaust, genocide,” Fuentes said. “‘And of course who is responsible for all of this?’ say the professors and the teachers. It’s the white man.”
(No word on what role Fuentes believes the Holocaust should have in a history course considering he apparently doesn’t believe six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis.)
He predicted that in “30, 40, 50 years when whites are the minority in America” that “your white children in high school, in middle school, in elementary school” will be taught that their ancestors “enslaved Black people” and “genocided [sic] the American Indians.” As he spoke viewers were shown a sweeping view of Auschwitz.
Fuentes also blamed the “decline of Christian religiosity in America” for the course’s focus on Aztec gods. “Of course you’re going to get Pagan gods that will displace Christianity,” he said. He added that “in the absence of Christianity, you’re going to get other gods” that are “demonic” and “not real gods.”
“So you’re going to get these sort of Pagan Aztec gods,” he continued.
“Even in some cases Pagan European gods. You’re gonna get Islam. You’re gonna get other things. Ancient religions, obelisks, that kind of thing. So both of these trends, they’ve been coming for a long time. People said you were radical if you called them out but we have arrived, and this is gonna be the next century. It’s gonna be Pagan and anti-white.”