Received an e-mail from Canadian White civil rights activist and free speech patriot Paul Fromm (pictured above left, flanked by Dr. David Duke at right and Russian author Masha Galenko at left), in which he discusses his impressions of the 2008 International European Rights & Unity Organization (EURO) Conference held in Memphis on Saturday November 8th, 2008. Despite the logistical problems which ensued as a result of antifa harassment and terrorism, media sensationalism and misrepresentation, and neglect and obstructionism on the part of local authorities, Fromm was one of the pre-booked speakers who showed up and shared in the sacrifice nonetheless.
Of course, Fromm himself is no stranger to sacrifice, having not only been on the receiving end of Richard Warman's one-man persecution of White activists through manipulation of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal system, but also sacrificing his professional credentials as a teacher for the sake of the Cause.
Here is the part of Fromm's e-mail which contains his own original impressions:
EURO Conference Held Despite Police & Press & Terrorist Harassment
Dear Free Speech Supporter:
The risky state of free speech in the Obama-nation was obvious this past weekend in Memphis Tennessee . David Duke’s 2008 EURO conference had been planned months in advance for the Whispering Woods Hotel in Olive Grove, Mississippi, a suburb of Memphis . There was a media frenzy of defamation against Dr. Duke and the gathering. The hotel appeared to hang tough and was prepared to honour its contract. First, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center protested the conference and demanded that it be cancelled. Then, escalating its tactics, it posted the home address and phone number of the manager online. Threats were then made against his wife and children. Little was done by the police. The terrified manager quit his job.
Then, incredibly, the sheriff’s office in largely White de Soto County declared a “state of emergency” – a radical measure usually only reserved for flood or hurricanes or blizzards. All this for a peaceful meeting of White nationalists at a hotel. This gave the hotel the weasel clause it needed and on Tuesday, November 4, without notifying the organizers, the hotel began to call registered attendees to announce it was canceling their reservations and also notifying them that the conference had been cancelled. The organizers now had to scramble to arrange a new venue, to keep the location secret, but to inform the more than 200 or the original 300 plus attendees who braved the abuse and were heading to Memphis .
On Thursday, November 6, Dr,. David Duke called a press conference for his suite at the Drury Hotel. As a courtesy, he informed the management. They freaked out and forbad the press from entering the hotel. The press conference had to be informally reconvened for the edge of a park behind the hotel. Danish free speech lawyer Knud Eriksen, Russian lawyer and author Masha Galechenko and I on behalf of the Canadian Association for Free Expression joined Dr. Duke for a press conference attended by FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC and AP and several local papers. Many of the reporters were palpably hostile. When the press conference was over, the hotel announced that they were throwing Dr. Duke out as he posed a safety risk to their guests.
The cowardice and duplicity of some hotel managers bodes ill for the future of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in America . Don’t worry about Osama or Mullah Omar, terrorism is winning in the U.S.
The Saturday conference saw volunteers pitch in to accomplish the registration under chaotic circumstances as the hall had to be occupied lest the hotel try to shut down the meeting. [That didn’t happen.] All through the conference attendees gathered and made new friends drawn closer by the persecution.
The remainder of his e-mail was a re-post of James Edwards' report on the Conference, which can be read in full on either the Political Cesspool website or on the David Duke website. Here are some pertinent references about the EURO Conference:
- Stormfront "live-blogged" thread HERE, beginning on page 49
- VNN Forum thread HERE
- Photo gallery and audio archive of some speeches in MP3 format HERE
- All previous posts about the conference on this blog HERE
Analysis: While most of the white nationalist community were at least supportive of Dr. Duke's efforts, some enthusiastically so, others questioned just what was really accomplished.
This is not a difficult question to answer. First, the timing of the conference was exceptionally fortuitous, taking place just days after the first non-white President, Barack Obama was elected to office. Countless Whites experienced an epiphany as a result, and many suddenly took a second look at the long-maligned white nationalist movement, to the point where Stormfront experienced six times its normal traffic. And with renewed focus of white nationalism, the EURO Conference was perfectly timed to ride that wave.
And what these people got to see was a White civil rights organization being subjected to different and harsher standards of evaluation and judgment than non-white organizations like the NAACP and La Raza. Thus the duplicity and hypocrisy of America's civil rights movement was nakedly exposed for all to see. And this, more than anything else, is likely to provoke a growing number of Whites to step away from the Jew tube and step into the light of racial consciousness. They will see that White racial consciousness is the ONLY effective weapon to employ against non-white racial consciousness.
The EURO Conference accomplished its mission.