While Hunter Wallace and Alex Linder are ripping each other to shreds in cyberspace on Occidental Dissent and on the Vanguard News Network Forum, some real-world activism was taking place in Eugene, Oregon. Not surprisingly, the National Socialist Movement was involved.
On December 11th, 2009, Jimmy Marr, whose prior claim to fame was being forced to give back his "NO ZOG" license plate to the state of Oregon, appeared at a Pacifica Forum gathering to give a seminar on the National Socialist Movement. Entitled "The National Socialist Movement: An Inside View of America’s Far Right," it was intended to provide a more balanced perspective on the NSM's mission and activities. There was no mainstream media publicity; the most detailed report has been posted on the SPLC's Hatewatch blog.
After opening up with a reading of some pertinent Biblical passages, Marr showed a video of the November 7th NSM rally against illegal immigration in Phoenix, AZ, followed by a slide show of the unprovoked Hispanic Brown Beret assault on NSM activists rallying in Riverside, CA on October 24th. The music accompanying the slide show was the track “You Asked for It” by the white power band Prison Bound. Marr did not hesitate to do his duty and name the Jew; he blamed Jewish supremacism for U.S. immigration policy, which he sees as diluting the white gene pool. “You’re goddamn right I object to Jews,” he exclaimed during the question-and-answer session. “They’re traitors!”
About 40 people attended the presentation, including a dozen regular Pacifica Forum attendees and their families, at least as many students (including student body officers there to observe), three observers from the Anti-Hate Task Force, a few university professors and staff, community members, and several people who appeared to be affiliated with NSM. Campus security officers were also present for the event. Fortunately, we also have a short after-action report posted December 13th on New Saxon by a representative of NSM Oregon (I broke it up into paragraphs and cleaned up a couple of typos):
This is the update I promised everyone on the lecture. On 12/11/09 at the University of Oregon in Eugene a group called The Pacifica Forum was giving a lecture. One of their members a supporter of the NSM Jimmy was giving a lecture and called me about a week or so after the Arizona March that I asked him to attend with us to see if I could get him a video of that event and one from So-Cal from their border patrol to their recent protests. He then informed me he wanted to hold this lecture on the NSM and how the NSM is taking a stand.
So on 12/11/09 some of the Portland members made their way down to Eugene to attend. There wasn't any protesters or antis outside. As the lecture started they found out that inside this lecture were about 5 Antifa type people sitting in front of them. They had no mask or did they try to disrupt this lecture.(Only 5 means not enough of them) Jimmy gave a powerful speech and after the speech open the floor for debate. Some jews tried to argue their made up facts but Jimmy shut them down each time. The Oregon unit that attended said without a doubt it was great and I should have a video soon to forward to the nsm88.org.
I would personally like to thank all of Pacifica Forum and Jimmy for having us as a topic and not being afraid to speak out and stand with us through this tough fight.I would also like to thank my Northern Oregon Unit who drove through some really bad icy weather to attend this lecture. Everyone keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
Of course, the usual suspects were crying the blues after the event. The event provoked an outcry from some community members. “Friday night was really wretched,” said Michael Williams, who has monitored Pacifica Forum for six years. “It was a lot like attending a Nazi rally.” Also upset is the local Anti-Hate Task Force, which has met to discuss its response to the meeting. The group is encouraging the university to take responsibility for events that occur on campus. Pacifica Forum is not affiliated with the university; instead it meets in the student union under a policy that allows retired university professors — including Orval Etter, the group’s founder — to use campus space at no cost.
For many years, Pacifica Forum was exclusively a left-wing discussion group, drawing negligible criticism. Then they decided to take free speech more seriously and invite a wider variety of opinion-makers, to include prominent Holocaust revisionists and other far-right "extremists". All of a sudden, both the SPLC and the ADL are on their case. But Pacifica Forum and the university plan no censorship; Charles Martinez, the university’s Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, said that even if the university were to rescind that policy, outside groups would still be able to rent space from the university, which does not attempt to screen them based on ideology.