The event kicks off with the unit's regular monthly meeting at the main library in Mesa, Arizona at 3 P.M., then adjourns to Amazing Jake's for the Family Night beginning at 6 P.M. It looks like this unit, under the direction of Jesse Curnow, has been quite busy with some local multimedia/video projects, and they are preparing a video of their Fall Concert held in October.
Of course, once the "Feathered Bastard" found out about these venues, he proceeded to call them up and harass them under the protective cover of "journalism". Here's his account of his discussion with the library staff:
I called the City of Mesa to see if Curnow's group, which longs for a separatist homeland "free of non-Whites," had indeed reserved a room for Saturday. According to Mesa city flack Bob Huhn, the library's boardroom is booked from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow under Curnow's name. Huhn stated that as a municipality, Mesa cannot prevent neo-Nazis from reserving a room as long as they follow all of the city's procedures for doing so. At this point, Curnow seems to have complied with all requisite criteria, according to Huhn, so Mesa's library ladies cannot block Curnow or his fellow supremacists, who are reckoned to number around 20 or so by various sources.
Apparently the library was a bit embarassed about it and virtually apologized for it, while weakly defending the Nationalist Coalition's right to free assembly. Contrast that with the more stand-up constitutional attitude demonstrated by Amazing Jake's manager, Dan Sterzinar. Feathered Bastard writes:
Over at Amazing Jake's, manager Dan Sterzinar was not aware of what the Nationalist Coalition is, or that they would be holding their "Stormfront Family Night" at the restaurant he runs. (Stormfront is a reference to the white supremacist message board Stormfront.org, to which many neo-Nazis, Klansmen, etc. across the country post.) Sterzinar would neither confirm or deny if Curnow had made a reservation at his restaurant, and did not seem overly concerned about the possible presence of Curnow's crew.
"You may have activities that you do in your own personal time that I may not agree with," Sterzinar told me. "But as long as they're private and you do them on your own, that's none of my business".
Then the hit piece really begins. Feathered Bastard describes the Nationalist Coalition as "suit and tie Nazis" and "uptown Nazis". He further explains how they are an offshoot of the National Alliance founded by the late Dr. William Pierce, who he describes as the "author of the dystopian, neo-Nazi novel The Turner Diaries, which envisions a pure Aryan society brought on by a race war wherein blacks, Jews and others are slaughtered". And, of course, he immediately links Dr. Pierce to the Oklahoma City bombing and the crimes of The Order, even though Dr. Pierce not only had nothing to do with those activities, but always worked hard to keep the "freaks and geeks" out of the National Alliance. As a matter of fact, here is a much more accurate description of Dr. Pierce and the Nationalist Coalition:
"It was the dream of Dr. Pierce, and of many White idealistic philosophers and thinkers before him, that our people would awaken from our slumber and ascend to our rightful throne as masters of this and all other worlds – and we in the Nationalist Coalition dedicate our lives to the fulfillment of their ancient dream."
But the Feathered Bastard can't resist taking one final cheap shot at the Nationalist Coalition, portraying them as "extremists who would put an end to that liberal democracy freedom of assembly, access and speech". Nowhere on their website or in their discourse have they ever implied that they would curtail any constitutional liberties for anyone. But that's a common blood libel spread about the white nationalist community, just like the blood libel about making matzoh balls out of Gentile children's blood.
Feathered Bastard does solicit comments on his blog, and registration is not required. He does allow a surprising variety of comments, so long as they're civil. I suggest following Alex Linder's example; be incisive, but be civil at the same time. Don't load it up with a bunch of f-bombs. But by all means, let's leave comments on his blog and let him know that we don't care for him to be misrepresenting the Cause.