But on page 3 of the article, the Times finally discusses someone who can be taken more seriously; namely, John Taylor Bowles, the SA Political Adviser to the American Nazi Party and an official national socialist lobbyist. Although Bowles sought to protect the high school he visited from antifa retribution by refusing to identify them, the school has outed itself. Here's the excerpt from the article which addresses John Taylor Bowles' visit:
The Ohio school [Worthington Kilbourne] has also invited John Taylor Bowles, a lobbyist for the American Nazi Party, to speak with students several times over the last few years, although he is not on the schedule for the current school year.
On his neo-Nazi blog [NS Acumen of the Old Guard], Mr. Bowles brags about speaking to an Ohio school, where his message was “well-received” and that some students “even expressed support for the American Nazi Party.”
“Students came up and shook my hand at the end of the class,” Mr. Bowles wrote. “This was the first time in four years that this happened!!!”
Mr. Bowles tried to hide the name of the school and declined to comment, but Mr. Strausbaugh confirmed he spoke to his class at Worthington Kilbourne. He said Mr. Bowles talked to the students about “race wars,” and tried to convince them that America would be at peace if white people would move to the North, black people would move to the South, Jewish people would move to Long Island, and Hispanic people would move to the Southwest.
David Strasbaugh teaches the class “U.S. Political Thought and Radicalism”, at Worthington Kilbourne High School, and it reportedly is one of the most popular classes on campus. The class, which also covers topics such as immigration, environmentalism and abortion, spends a couple of weeks each semester interacting with "hate groups". The school's objective is for students to witness the extreme views such groups espouse and know how to avoid them. Because of this, there have been no complaints from self-appointed watchdogs like the ADL or SPLC, and parental concern is minimized because the school keeps parents informed of the controversial messages their children hear, and has an open-door policy that allows parents to sit in on classes when they might be concerned about a particular guest speaker. Notwithstanding the school's stated objective, after John Taylor Bowles visited the school on May 8th, 2012, he reported considerable positive feedback from the students.
Reaction on Stormfront was mixed, with one person implying that because the ADL wasn't hollering, that it was deceptive. But one person wrote "Commander Schoep has been doing speeches in some high schools for several years now explaining the NSM stance on political and social issues. The audiences have been polite and respectful and the question and answer sessions were surprisingly thoughtful. This can be a great tool for reaching out to our young people and perhaps more should be doing it if they are knowledgeable on the issues and comfortable in public speaking. Where else will our kids hear our point of view if not from us?"