While visiting the Vanguard News Network Forum, I happened upon this thread in which national socialist activist John Taylor Bowles, whose 2008 presidential campaign was derailed by a serious illness, described an encounter with Oprah Winfrey way back in 1976, when both she and Bowles were in Baltimore. Winfrey was a mere cub reporter with a Baltimore T.V. station at the time.
The encounter was actually quite humorous. In response to this statement by another poster, "Taylor Bowles has done so much for the White race. His activism goes back to the 1970s and some of it is legendary. Maybe he'll come on here and tell his story about the tv reporter while he was in Baltimore", Bowles posted this reply:
You are referring to when I dumped a bucket of water on big-mouth Oprah Winfrey in the 1970's. In the 1970's, the NSWPP (now NEW ORDER) had a headquarters/bookstore on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. It was located in a heavily travelled Polish area. Anyhow, around 1976, local TV news reporter Oprah Winfrey worked for WJZ-TV and came to the building one evening about 9:30PM looking for an interview. The bookstore closed at 9PM. The building was a three-story building with our apartments above the first floor. We told her to come back tomorrow when we were open. The arrogant Negress started making a scene out front. So, I filled a bucket of water up and dumped it on her from the second story window and got her soaking wet. IT COOLED HER DOWN TEMPORARILY! She started cussing under her breath and jumped in the news van and burned rubber to get away from there. Later, she became a national talk show host. I still laugh about that incident and don't regret it.
I also got a chuckle out of it - I would have paid money to witness the spectacle. By the way, the NSWPP is the acronym for the National Socialist White People's Party. But the rest of the VNN thread is also important, because John Taylor Bowles also announces a "meet and greet" to be held at The Redneck Shop in Laurens, SC on August 29th. Here's the announcement (also posted on the Bowles Blog):
AMERICAN NAZI PARTY & INTERNATIONAL KNIGHTS OF THE KKK MEET & GREET!
On Saturday, August 29, 2009, the American Nazi Party and International Knights of the Ku Klux Klan will be holding a joint "MEET & GREET" at the historic Redneck Shop, 108 W. Laurens Street, Laurens, SC 29360, from 10AM through 4PM. Come and meet John Howard, the owner of the legendary Redneck Shop and Emperor of the International Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and former 2008 National Socialist Presidential candidate John Taylor Bowles.
In addition, a special exhibit of American Nazi Party founder Commander George Lincoln Rockwell's Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy and his smoking pipe that he posed with in pictures before his assassination. Plus, official artifacts and pictures from the Ku Klux Klan that are over a hundred years old AND MORE...
On August 25, 1967, U.S. Navy Commander George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated by a cowardly traitor. A Candlelight Vigil will be held in the 400 seat capacity NS/KKK Meeting Hall on August 29th to honor the heroic efforts of Commander Rockwell. THIS IS A DAY OF TRIBUTE TO GEORGE LINCOLN ROCKWELL! Not partying, not speeches, not BYOB, not bands, and not boring seminars.
FREE TOUR OF THE NS/KKK MUSEUM! AMERICA'S ONLY NS/KLAN MUSEUM IN EXISTENCE!
COME AND HEAR NATIONAL SOCIALIST AND KLAN MUSIC BROADCASTED ALL DAY INSIDE THE MEETING HALL AND MUSEUM!
PLENTY OF AMERICAN NAZI PARTY & IKKK LITERATURE WILL BE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS!
PRO-WHITE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE! NS, CONFEDERATE, MILITARY, & KKK FLAGS, PATCHES, MUSIC, KLAN ROBES, T-SHIRTS, HATS, BELT BUCKLES, AND BUMPER STICKERS.
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Any questions: ANPANDIKKKMEETANDGREET@LIVE.COM
Redneck Shop: 864-872-0066
Unfortunately, this directly conflicts with an NSM event to be held in Greensboro, NC on the same day. So be it; life is all about making choices. I would suggest that those who are new to national socialism and pro-White activism might want to choose this event in Laurens; the NSM event is more geared towards veteran activists.
The American Nazi Party, chaired by Rocky Suhayda, retains the name given to it by the late Commander George Lincoln Rockwell and maintains a closer link to Rockwell's legacy than the competing National Socialist Movement and the National Socialist American Labor Party.
This meet and greet also looks like a good opportunity to establish a stronger working relationship between national socialists and klansmen. In the past, relations between the two have been strained because the overt pro-Christian orientation of many klansmen clashed with the secular or even atheistic orientation of national socialists. We can no longer afford the luxury of such denominationalism - the cross and the swastika should become allies.