Chairman Suhayda admits attendance was small, although he does not provide a figure. Temperatures in excess of 100F kept people away; the meeting hall was only ventilated by fans. But most importantly, from those in attendance, four new people were recruited, two men and two women. In addition, the ANP SA (Security Arm) held swearing-in ceremonies for two new SA Men, and a comrade from Maryland was formally recognized as "SA Man of the year 2011". John Taylor Bowles was lauded for putting out a good spread. And no ARA showed up to disrupt the event.
Some might scoff at the low attendance; I've rejected several comments suggesting that only five people showed up. But bear in mind that Jesus Christ only started out with 12 men, and today we have two billion Christians worldwide. Bear in mind that Joseph Smith only started out with three men, himself, Oliver Cowdery, and Martin Harris, and today we have 14 million Mormons worldwide. Also bear in mind that Adolf Hitler was only the 55th member of the original German Workers' Party; its successor, the NSDAP, took control of Germany under Hitler's leadership and literally picked Germany up off the deck and put it back on its feet.
I am not necessarily suggesting that the ANP is likely to experience similar growth. But sometimes there's a reward merely in the process of exercising effort. Theodore Roosevelt explained this back in 1910:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
The ANP may eventually fail, but four new people decided to bet on its possible success on July 23rd.
It should also be noted that Rocky Suhayda was suffering pain in his leg during this time, so much so that he had to stop hourly during the trip from Michigan to South Carolina and back. In the August 16th ANP Report, he informs us that it was caused by diabetes, which he is now controlling. Yet despite the pain, he soldiered on.
Dan Schruender flew all the way from California to attend the rally, and he posts a more detailed account HERE. The ANP does things right; Schruender reports that he was met at the Charlotte airport by one of the other SA leaders and they drove about two hours to Laurens with a stop at another airport to pick up another comrade, finally arriving after midnight. He published this interesting observation about Chairman Suhayda's speech:
What was really interesting was when he talked about "pressure valves". He explained that when ZOG feels that the people are getting close to the boiling point, they arrange for a "White Knight" to come to the rescue. This person, who is in reality nothing but a corrupt politician, champions one or two of the issues that are angering the people. Illegal immigration is a great example.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears to be the latest "pressure valve" being floated by ZOG to appear as a "champion". The Republican elite are launching an all-out P.R. offensive to get this guy over.
Dan Schruender is now organizing a White Patriot Conference to be held at an undisclosed location in central California on November 12th, 2011. Additional details are published under the title of his blog.