One of the National Alliance's two most-active units is reportedly bringing the message of White empowerment to the public at the Cal Expo Center Gun Show being held during January 2-3, 2010. The only source of this story is the virulently anti-White Indybay website, so a more balanced version will be replicated here so that the antifas don't completely own the story. There is also a discussion thread on Stormfront.
Indybay cited as its source a National Alliance Membership Bulletin which is not available online. The Sacramento Unit of the National Alliance, under the leadership of longtime member Jim Ring, have reserved several tables at the Cal Expo Show. Their intent is to sell books and to answer inquiries about the National Alliance and its mission for the purpose of promoting White racial consciousness. According to Indybay, Jim Ring has experienced success in reaching out to Whites at gun shows, so this is a continuation of successful, proven activism on their part.
The Indybay article also reveals some more interesting information about the inner workings of the National Alliance. They claim that Jim Ring was once in line to become the Chairman of the organization. He allegedly told his unit members that he was offered the Alliance chairman’s position by then-Chairman Shaun Walker in 2006, after Walker’s arrest on trumped-up federal civil rights charges.
Indybay also claims that Jim Ring has his own reservations about the leadership qualities of the current Chairman, Erich Gliebe. Supposedly Ring claims that Gliebe seized the assets and property of the group and put his close friends on the NA board to protect himself from critics within the organization. Although Gliebe continues to claim that Dr. William Pierce picked him to run the National Alliance before he died, Ring allegedly questions this claim. At a recent Sacramento Unit meeting, members said that Gliebe was running the National Alliance into the ground and Ring complained that Gliebe fails to ship him the racialist books and magazines needed to promote the NA at Sacramento gun shows. Ring also complained to members that the chairman has failed to produce any new magazines or catalogs.
The latter paragraph is completely at variance with the impression Jim Ring sought to publicly convey after a former NA member announced the launch of a reform movement within the Alliance on this Stormfront thread. Ring lashed out at the individual, who posts under the name of EarlTurnerAlliance, claiming that Turner lacked credibility because he had been expelled from the NA for cause.
It should be noted that Indybay, being an anti-racist resource, has no vested interest in the success of the National Alliance. Consequently, anything they report about pro-White activism must be taken with a grain of salt. They are likely to over-exaggerate any reports of disputes within the National Alliance in order to promote dissension and division and undermine morale. I would take much more stock in Jim Ring's own postings on this issue than in any second-hand reports about Ring's attitudes from an anti-racist source. Assume that Ring remains loyal to the present regime until he proves otherwise.
Nevertheless, there appears to be genuine frustration building among some rank-and-file members of the National Alliance over the organization's prolonged "treadmill" status, and Erich Gliebe would be wise to reach out to these people and listen to their concerns rather than question their fidelity to the Cause. The National Alliance has shrunk to only eight units, a mere fraction of its strength during the glory days of Dr. Pierce.