They claim that some Illinois antifa contacted the ANP, masquerading as "interested individuals", and were referred to Security Division/Illinois unit leader, Paul Kozak, who has a reputation as a dedicated national socialist activist. They met with Kozak and another ANP member, Tony Ptak, at a Chicago-area pizzeria. They say that after some discussion, Ptak provided them with literature and attempted to schedule informal meetups in the future. But the tone of the ARA article implies that the anitfas were disappointed in the outcome. Here are some key excerpts from the ARA's account:
Membership: Although the ANP claim to have 200 people, Paul claims to only know of 30 full members. Women are NOT allowed for full membership. They can only be financial supporters. The way that you become a patched in member and move up in the ranks is by bringing in two people. It seems that the Illinois unit only have 3-5 members with Paul and Tony being the main players.
The ANP could indeed have as many as 200 people in their ranks. However, most would be official supporters; only 30 have proven themselves worthy of membership. And Rocky Suhayda has explained his reasoning for this approach on numerous occasions. Just as one starts off as a private when one enlists in the military, so one must start off as an official supporter after joining the ANP until one proves trustworthy and productive enough to be elevated to full membership. Requiring a supporter to bring in two new official supporters as a criterion for elevation to full membership is not unreasonable, and also serves as an additional quality control device. Is one merely content to be a hobbyist, or does one also want to be an activist? Here's the next ARA quote:
Allies and enemies: The ANP are allies with no one. They hate all other organizations especially the NSM. They say that the ANP "cares about every one of their members unlike other groups".
The ANP does not seek to be popular; instead, they are focused upon promoting national socialism. They do not require the approval of the world to perform this important task. It is true that Rocky Suhayda sometimes goes a bit overboard about the NSM, but one must understand that Rocky was a contemporary of George Lincoln Rockwell, and will have contempt for other leaders who not only fail to measure up, but who also violate national socialist norms such as engaging in race-mixing. He's been an activist long enough to where he's seen and heard all the excuses, and quite frankly, has little patience with them. In his mind, it's not enough to say "I believe"; at some point, one must take the next step and say "I fight". Here's the next pertinent ARA quote:
Violence: They consider themselves to be very legalistic. They do not condone even discussing violence. In their eyes, anyone who discusses violence is an informant. They do not do arms training.
This is the best defense against infiltration. It's not enough merely to refrain from illegal or violent activity; the ANP even blocks the open discussion of such. They prove it on their Talkshoe program when they quickly block anyone in chat who even hints at promoting violence. Experience has shown that those who promote violence or illegal activity most frequently prove to be informers or agents provocateur; Federal agencies in particular will send such people into patriotic organizations to deliberately provoke illegal activity so the agency can make arrests and justify their existence, their budgets, and their fancy toys. Note that the ANP has produced NO David Glettys or Brian Hollands during Rocky Suhayda's stewardship.
In the final analysis, it seems like the ARA was disappointed to find out that the ANP wasn't talking about "gassing the Jews" or "lynching the niggers". The ANP doesn't play up to the popular stereotypes of white racial activists. Perhaps that's why they denigrated Paul Kozak as being "a strange man with no social skills", and a "grumpy man who thought very highly of himself". They probably thought that the ANP was so desperate to grow that when they approached Kozak, he'd bow down, kiss their asses, and throw a party for them. But the ANP is content to grow slowly and carefully, with an emphasis on quality, so although the ANP will welcome someone's interest, they will expect you to start producing immediately. The question is not what can the ANP do for you, but what YOU can do for the ANP and the greater cause of national socialism.
Lastly, this post should serve as a reminder that antifa and other unfriendlies are constantly looking for opportunities to infiltrate pro-White organizations, and that we must always remain vigilant without getting paranoid. I don't know if Paul Kozak suspected these jokers of being ringers, but it seems like he handled it well.