A pro-White rally characterized by Mlive.com as "white supremacist" took place in front of the Midland County Courthouse in Midland, Michigan on Saturday July 31st, 2010. Despite advance publicity on venues like Stormfront, only about 50 people filtered into the rally throughout the three-hour event. The Midland Daily News gives more specifics; they state that the crowd was separated into people supporting or opposed to the speakers, and there were never more than 25 people in the supporters section or more than 45 people among those opposed. Chief rally organizer Randy Gray advises readers to be cautious of the Midland Daily News report.
The rally was organized by longtime local White racial activist Randy Gray under the auspices of an umbrella organization, "Citizens Against Out of Control Government". Also in attendance to enlighten and motivate the public was Christian Identity Pastor James Wickstrom, National Socialist Movement Commander Jeff Schoep, and presidential candidate Brian Holland.
Gray started out by calling upon Whites to start showing a little racial pride. He correctly characterized multiculturalism and diversity as a disease, and noted that he saw no "diversity" or "multiculturalism" among the founding fathers.
Pastor Wickstrom was up next, and while little was recorded about the substance of his speech, Jeff Schoep seemed particularly enamored of his elocutory talents. In his official after-action report, Schoep wrote "Wow, that man can speak; just hearing his message alone was enough to light a fire under anyone and motivate them to positve activism! If you like fire and brimstone speeches he is simply one of the best, a true inspiration to one and all!" From someone like Schoep, who is both religiously-neutral and an experienced public speaker, this is indeed a powerful endorsement of Wickstrom's talents.
Then it was Holland's turn. Brian Holland spoke about his platform, explaining why a vote for him is better than casting a vote for the two-party system. His message was rational, clear, and direct. Holland also directly engaged those protesting the rally. "You are uneducated and you are unworthy," he said. "Yet you protest us for protesting against a government that is corrupt."
Following up was Jeff Schoep himself, who displayed the stick as well as the carrot. Schoep directly challenged the audience, saying "Every white man, woman and child who stands up here today believes in America...Throw off the shackles and stand for your people! Show some courage. I don't know how you look at your faces in the mirror every day knowing you do nothing." Schoep also discussed NSM-led operations in Arizona near the Mexican border; these operations are discussed and updated more frequently on Harry Hughes' Just Another Day blog.
And finally, Schoep revealed that another unidentified speaker was present who discussed world banking and the Zionist control over international finance. This speaker seemed quite knowledgeable, although some audience members displayed little interest. The latter is more likely due to the fact that economics are complex and boring, made so through Jewish influence designed to deliberately obfuscate the subject.
Reaction: At least two attendees explicitly supported the speakers. Midland County resident Patrick Vernon stood in support of the speakers, saying that he is concerned about the out-of-control government and his culture being taken over. “Illegal immigration means genocide to our people. They don’t understand that,” he said of teenagers who he spoke with at the event. “We have a right to exist and we have a right to culture and we have a right to enforce our culture and not be underrepresented. The will of the people is being thwarted every single time we try to express these rights.” And Pastor Wickstrom captured favorable attention from Bay City resident Buck Grew. "I'm 67 years old, and I'm glad America has the freedom to let you speak your mind," he said. "I'm glad they came. When I went to school, I was taught there were three separate branches of government and they were supposed to keep each other in check. Now they're all in bed together."
Randy Gray did not seem particularly upset about the low attendance. Gray said while the attendance was small, there are other ways to spread the speakers’ messages. "The video cameras were rolling, so even though there (were only) a few people, the video still goes on the Internet for people worldwide to watch,” he said. “That’s the main thing, to inspire people to stand up. We don’t have to take this corruption in our government. We don’t have to tolerate this any longer.” Gray also said after the event he thought there was a double standard happening because protesters were allowed to yell at him but he was arrested at a previous Republican event for speaking up.