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NPI 2013: Outside the Conference

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The National Policy Institute’s recent conference in Washington, D.C. was a well-organized, informative, and inspiring affair. I expected nothing less from Richard Spencer and the rest of the NPI team. The first-rate line-up of thinkers on tribe and tradition spoke against America’s current trajectory. They explored a range of topics, breaking up formal speeches with more casual and inclusive panels.

American Renaissance has published a definitive overview of the event itself, but what’s equally compelling for me is the outside world’s hysterical reaction to our polite fellowship and exchange of ideas.

Around a dozen anti-White “antifa” desperately tried to intimidate and harass us throughout the weekend, running through one of our hotels in search of “nazis,” barking insults and threats at us as we entered and left the building, and even assaulting one foolish attendee who attempted to step out of the conference for a quick smoke.

But they were pikers compared to the snarkiness the journalists from Salon and Vice had in store!

According to Salon’s Lauren M. Fox, “Young white supremacists gather in D.C. to talk Ayn Rand, race and IQ, economic collapse,” adding triumphantly that she “crashed the sad event.” Any discussions about Ayn Rand or race and IQ took place in the lobby, if they happened at all. What actually happened at the event was Roman Bernard openly mocking the cranial measurement hobby in favor of a focus on finding, defining, and refining our traditional identities.

Both Lauren and C. J. Ciaramella from Vice desperately worked the conference for somebody, anybody, who would go on record with something authentically supremacist. They feverishly scribbled notes through hours and hours of talks but didn’t find one serviceable example of us being all mean and hateful.

Lauren warns, “One might have expected a gathering like this to be full of swastikas or skinheads committed to a common cause or united in a call for uprising, but that’s not the aesthetic Richard Spencer is trying to cultivate.” Aesthetic. You see, it was all a pose. She’s convinced that every last speaker and attendee was in on an elaborate ruse. Either Richard Spencer has managed to train and assemble the most disciplined and clever nazis this side of Operation Barbarossa . . . or Lauren and C. J. are projecting.

Honestly, only a Leftist with no intellectual curiosity and little if any background research could confuse us with the Ayn Rand scene.

To their credit, they both accurately reported the most important news from the event: NPI was packed with young attendees. Since I first started doing this work in my early twenties, the Left has teased us for being a dying breed, a handful of crusty geezers who are “afraid of the future.” There was some truth to the charge when I first started, but the tide’s been turning for a while now.

Yet Lauren’s still displeased. In fact, a venue packed with intelligent young people left her feeling “cramped” and surrounded by “nerds.” C. J.’s article mocks the young attendees for being cowardly for guarding their identities, then gloats later about photographing and taunting some attendees. Both journalists cleverly likened our meeting room to a bunker. Both tittered about us being shunned by hairy feminists. Both made light of us being targeted for discrimination. Even Arthur Goldwag of the SPLC managed to embed himself and write a hit piece on the previous conference without being so boorish.

Personally, I would start feeling self-conscious if they stopped insulting and denigrating me. If defending our people is a noble and necessary calling, then it’s noble and necessary in every hour, especially the darkest hour. The scrappy “antifa” outside understood us a bit better than the hipster bloggers sitting beside us. The antifa know that the only hope for stopping us lies in blocking our path, in physically stopping us. Like a bacterial infection tested by wave after wave of antibiotics, we’re immune to social shaming and occupational discrimination tactics.

Any Westerner outside the past century would take NPI’s message as self-evident and uncontroversial. So would any member of a traditional society outside the West today. The anti-white dogma that all groups except ours have a right to cherish and preserve their identities is quite new and obviously vulnerable to critique. Their view that we’ve arrived at an end of history in which natural human ethnocentrism has been conquered once and for all by Homo Americanus is the extreme and utopian one.

The reporters from Salon and Vice, and the contemporary Western elite groupthink they channel, are truly provincial, discredited, and dim when viewed from the perspective of science, history, and contemporary traditional cultures. Most of today’s smug Leftists were born into a worldview they’ve never seriously challenged or contextualized. But within the lifetimes of their grandparents, their own school of thought was marginal and despised, the province of eccentric, alienated, powerless, yet ambitious young people who turned the world upside down . . . just like the ones at NPI, who will set it right again.

 

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20 Comments

  1. GB
    Posted November 1, 2013 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    I was sitting right behind the Salon journalist when Alain de Benoist was delivering his speech. She was reading a book on how to write nonfiction on her e-reader for most of the presentation, although at times she stepped out of the room. She barely took any notes, probably because what de Benoist was saying flew right above her head but also because there was nothing “juicy” in his speech. The Vice idiot described de Benoist as the father of European neo-fascism, or something along those lines, which tells you all you need to know about his reporting skills. Both the Salon and Vice pieces tried to get polemical quotes from attendees (which, by definition, are not necessarily representative of what the conference organizers think) and then intersperse those remarks with veiled insults and hack writing (a bunker? Really?)

    • April Gaede
      Posted November 1, 2013 at 3:38 am | Permalink

      Yes of course a bunker…….if it is larger it is a compound….

  2. Fynn
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    It’s true tha the Salon hack, Ms. Fox, was a lot more interested in reporting on what the attendees had to say as opposed to the conference speakers. But there were a couple good bites that appeared in her piece e.g., ” a world that “has begun to crack and splinter under the pressure of mass immigration, multiculturalism and the natural expression of religious and ethnic identities by non-Europeans,” and also “If you cannot be for your own people, who can you be for?”

    Anyway, Ms. Fox seems to be following Richard Spencer around – when the revolution comes and the system is overthrown maybe she will finally be able to profess her love for him.

    • April Gaede
      Posted November 1, 2013 at 3:36 am | Permalink

      Lynx and Lamb were on the swim team with Lauren Fox. I asked them about her today and they said she was a mousey wallflower nobody… They think it is funny that she now wants to try to act like she is friends with them so that she can get some “insider story”…..We have all decided that she is seriously smitten with Richard to the point of stalking….but honestly wouldn’t any girl be smitten with him? He’s the cat’s meow.

  3. Jaego
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    We must honor our unique American contribution to White Nationalism: that of scientific Racism – and not come to the Europeans empty handed but for our hats. The best of the Europeans have honored this and we must not put ourselves down with terms like “cranial measurement hobby” – as if IQ doesn’t matter. Read Emerson’s “The American Scholar” and get some pride. And of course Emerson was an Anglophile as well.

  4. Andrew
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Sorry it’s Taylor Hall not Tyler.

  5. Andrew
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    The black guys name is Tyler Hill apparently and he is a common sight at the “occupy” events or whatever deranged leftist protest is happening (antifa as well). Makes me wonder why they have such nice cameras and what they’re doing with pictures of us. Hopefully it’s just a scare tactic, I find it hard to believe they are intelligent enough to find good use for them.

    • David
      Posted October 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      I’d bet 1:5 that that “Reggie” (as my local Arabs refer to blacks to warn each other of likely shoplifter/assailant) has a Jew sugar daddy, and whoever was holding the camera is also likely subsidized.

  6. Stronza
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I can hardly believe NPI were so naive as to allow obviously hostile news orgs.’ reporters into their meeting. Unless the “no publicity is bad publicity” is what they are thinking. But it sure didn’t work in this case, did it; there’s always a point of diminishing returns and you have be able to figure out in advance that certain things must be kept away from the media.

    • Wilburn Sprayberry
      Posted October 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

      I favor letting left-wing media in. I would favor even more letting in brain-dead (but influential) right-wing media (i.e., National Review, Human Events, World Net Daily, etc.), but these folks are so “et up with their own BS” (as we used to say in the Army) they think there is nothing outside their tiny little thought-world.

      I would favor most of all sending people like Matt Parrott, Richard Spencer, Matthew Heimbach, and some of our cute nationalist women, to brain-dead (but influential) conservative events such as CPAC (as Heimbach and Scott Terry succeeded in doing last year). If denied a table or other access there, they could take a leaf from antifa’s playbook, and post themselves outside, where they would offer something more enlightening to the conservative Bright Young Things – as they enter and leave – than the tortured screams, obscenities, and body-butts the Washington, D.C. antifa had for us. — Gerald

    • Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

      Stronza,

      If you publicize it enough to get our people there, then it’s publicized enough that the Left knows about it. It’s not a question of whether you allow the Left to infiltrate it, but whether it’s done in an officious and straightforward manner or under deep cover.

      While I think “no press is bad press” is a stretch, I’m generally inclined to believe that the movement as a whole has matured and progressed enough in the past few years that it benefits from generic and general visibility in a way that it previously did not.

      After all, if we don’t offer ourselves to the media, they’ll find some shirtless klan wizard shooting cockroaches with his pellet gun in his dimly lit shack. Not that I’m passing judgment on that guy. He can’t help being that kind of guy. I’m still in solidarity across social and class lines with him.

      Celebrate White diversity, and whatnot.

      We just also need to alert people in our own social and class ballpark that we’re out there, too.

      • Posted November 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

        Matt :

        Re : the shirtless clansman aiming a pellet gun at a cockroach :

        I featured that photo from a New York Times puff piece a while back on crimes of the times.

        Was it there by any chance that you spotted it?

        Sincerely,

        – Arturo

    • Kudzu Bob
      Posted October 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

      “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer,” Don Corleone teaches us.

  7. Wilburn Sprayberry
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I attended. Matt Parrott’s comments are accurate, but he doesn’t give himself enough credit concerning the incident with the black antifa man outside the entrance during his smoke break (check out the video, http://alternativeright.com/blog/category/antifa-antics). I don’t think they were trying to intimidate Matt (they probably know enough about him at this point to understand that won’t work), but they were trying to provoke him into an overreaction to the black’s carefully modulated aggression, hoping Matt would use his hands to shove or punch the black as the black butted into Matt every time he tried to enter the conference building. But they underestimated their target – Matt maintained his cool & self-discipline, as well as his determination not to give an inch & to get back inside the building. The video shows what happened more clearly than I can put into words, but Matt clearly won the encounter hands-down.

    As for the conference itself, yes, it was the presence of so many 20 & 30 somethings that was the biggest news. Perhaps in Lauren’s snide tone was her unhappiness that the young nationalist women were better looking than she was . I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with poster Andrew (I hope you made your flight!), and he and his cohorts at the conference were most impressive.

    For more reporting on the conference – by a 24yr old who was there – read Dan Poole’s several reports, starting with this, http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-inspirational-quotes-from-sam-dickson-s-speech-at-2013-npi-conference

  8. Posted October 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Shouldn’t that be “Boobus Americanus”?

  9. Shukra Dasha
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    For those of you in the NY area, a stage play of Ayn Rand’s Anthem is being performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Besides a little over acting, it was actually quite well done.

    http://www.anthemtheplay.com/

  10. matt
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    You summed it nice, especially by calling these leftists smug. They’re just scared that their agenda is being exposed, that more people are not listening to them anymore and they’re angry that more people are standing up to them.

  11. Andrew
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Salon’s very own Ms. Fox attended with a narrative in search of facts and is surprised when no one is comfortable with giving out real names. Very shallow. I’ll be there again next year with some as young as me.

    • April Gaede
      Posted October 31, 2013 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      Lauren Fox went to school with my daughters though she is a few years older. She spent the last year trying to get me to interview with her to ” give my side of the story”. I told her that I was not interested in having my comments edited to death while she gives the local ” love lives here” group paragraphs to defame me and my work. She then turned to my daughters themselves, stalking them and lying to them that the article was going to be about their ” music and art”……I explained to them that the intent of her interview was a sham, it’s purpose was to try to create the idea that somehow we are so in conflict over political views that we don’t speak to each other ( though they spend half of their time at my house).

      Anyway point is she is a disingenuous little bitch.

  12. Jason
    Posted October 30, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Notice that all Anti-Whites offer is pure intimidation, physical violence and personal insults. It’s an obvious point but one which should we should never let be forgotten.

    They are intellectually empty.

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