Saturday, May 19, 2007
Stormfront Promoting Second Channon Christian/Chris Newsom Memorialization Rally In Knoxville, TN On June 16th
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Buoyed (or perhaps maybe a bit stung) by the explosive publicity of the Channon Christian/Chris Newsom murders generated by the Vanguard News Network's organization and promotion of their May 26th Memorialization Rally in Knoxville, the Stormfront White Nationalist Discussion Forum is promoting a second rally to be held in mid-June.
The proposed second rally will be led by Pastor Ken Gregg, a Christian Identity pastor who has organized an entity called the "ABC Group". "ABC" stands for "Against Black Crime". Gregg invites people to assemble in Knoxville during the time period June 15-17, 2007; the rally itself will take place on June 16th. While the ABC Group has no specific website, their activities are also publicized on a special Channon Christian website recently brought on-line. Rally also discussed on this Stormfront thread.
On Saturday June 16th, participants will simultaneously assemble at WATE-TV Channel 6 on 1306 N. Broadway St, WVLT-TV Channel 8 on 6516 Papermill Drive, WBIR-TV Channel 10 at 1513 Hutchinson Avenue, and at the Knoxville News-Sentinel facilities on 2332 News Sentinel Drive to protest the initial media coverage blackout. Then, at 1:00 P.M., participants will reconstitute at the park next to the Knox County Courthouse on 300 Main Street for the rally itself. Pastor Gregg urges those desiring more information to contact him at the following e-mail address:
Some people, like Libertarian Socialist News editor Bill White, are questioning why the two rallies couldn't have been combined, even though White himself will not commit his American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP) to march with the main body on May 26th (sort of like the pot calling the kettle "black"). The longtime rivalry between Stormfront and the upstart Vanguard News Network, which the Stormfront/American Renaissance crowd looks upon as "unsophisticated and crude country cousins", further fuels this speculation. However, a poster on Stormfront informs us that Pastor Gregg already had already committed to attend a different rally on May 26th, making him unavailable for the VNN rally. The precise nature of that commitment was not specified; however, there is a KKK Unity BBQ in Marion, OH also scheduled for May 26th, and there are historic close ties between the Klan and Christian Identity. Perhaps Pastor Gregg has previously committed to attend this event.
Another nagging irritant is the insistence of supporters or perhaps even actual members of the White Revolution organization to use Stormfront and VNN to pursue their longstanding illogical and irrational vendetta against former White Patriot Party leader Glenn Miller, who's now associated with VNN. One WR member urged people not to attend the May 26th rally because he claims that Glenn Miller is a "traitor" and anyone who supports VNN supports "traitors", yada, yada, yada, ad nauseum. White Revolution is as obsessed with Glenn Miller as the Jews are with their "Holocaust". While WR Chairman Billy Roper posts some useful information on the main page of their website, their organization, for all intents and purposes, is dead in the water.
Glenn Miller's rebuttal to White Revolution's smear campaign can be read HERE. Furthermore, Miller has publicly stated that he will not attend the May 26th rally, but not for the reasons that Bill White speculates on in his LSN article. Miller was concerned about the number of pro-white people, mostly hobbyists, who expressed their reluctance to attend if he showed up. They allowed themselves to be influenced by the smear campaign directed against Miller by those who support the Order. So, placing the welfare of the Cause ahead of his own ego, Miller has chosen to stay away. Miller has not yet stated whether or not he intends to attend the June 16th rally.
While it's tempting for us who are associated with the Vanguard News Network to dismiss Stormfront's efforts as a "copycat rally", this would be a denominationalist attitude after the manner of White Revolution, and would promote continued division. The best way to look at Stormfront's June 16th rally is as a "second wave", designed to drive the point home further. It also offers an opportunity to those who can't attend the May 26th rally through no fault of their own to attend the other rally and show their outrage publicly, as well as network with other activists. Stormfront is to be commended for stepping up to the plate and adding their voices of outrage over this crime. Just as Selma, Alabama became a watchword for black civil rights during the 1960s, so Knoxville, Tennessee can become a watchword for white rights 40 years later.