The King commemoration in the Petro Theatre at MSU Billings, attended by an estimated 100 community members, had just gotten underway when someone left approximately 100 flyers bearing the Creativity logo in the lobby, then left. Unfortunately, many of the flyers ended up strewn on the floor, as shown in this photo. The photo also shows an empty table nearby where the flyers could have been placed in an orderly stack. No one spotted the distributor of the flyers, but police are reportedly reviewing surveillance cameras. KULR news video embedded below:
There was the predictable reaction by the local anti-racist lobby. Ali Hashemzadeh of Not In Our Town said “It's unfortunate they chose Monday to come drop off leaflets and literature. Not in our Town will take a stance against hate and intolerance. We will use this as an opportunity and motivation to go out and inform the community about these events, and they do really happen, and Monday’s a prime example”.
While most of the few comments appended to the media stories were negative, here was one supportive comment:
Mcadams said Jan. 18 at 12:07 PM:
I think that it is a sad thing when in a predominately white area we are celebrating a black civil rights leader! All that this man did was to instill reverse racism against whites through affirmative action and through the reparations that us whites are still paying the blacks for something that we didnt do and that didnt happen to them! So, are my children going to be haunted with these taxes as well?... Is it really wrong for angry whites to do the some of the same things that he did? We seriously cannot fight for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS?.... We have a dream, and Creativity is a sound organization!
The local Creators earn a grade of "A" for initiative; at least they got off their duffs and took action. Unfortunately, the image of flyers strewn on the ground will be remembered, and characterized by anti-racists as typical. The Creators will undoubtedly use this as a learning experience and revise their distribution methods.
The ideal example for literature distribution continues to be set by the American Third Position Party. In this example from October 26th, 2010, A3P activists personally led by A3P Chairman Bill Johnson (leadership from the front) distributed over 1,000 flyers face to face. They earn respect from the public for this approach.
But it is recognized that some activists cannot afford public exposure. In today's "at-will" employment climate, White activists have been fired for legal off-site political activity. This means anonymous distribution remains a necessary option. American Nazi Party activist Dan Schruender offers some updated tip for anonymous distribution HERE and HERE.