In this announcement, Schoep invites any interested NSM members, supporters, or fellow white patriots to accompany them, and has set aside some funding to assist carpools with gas money. Gas stipends will be given out to those in need of it upon arrival Leith, but one must contact them first to be approved for the gas funds. In a separate announcement, Schoep published a letter he sent to Leith Mayor Ryan Schock; here's the excerpt in which he makes the NSM's political objectives crystal-clear:
One of our goals is to make clear a simple message that Craig Cobb will NOT be ousted from the community. Craig is not breaking any laws or ordinances, and has a right to reside in Leith just as any other American does. I myself own property in Leith, the old meat packing/creamery building and the lot. It is not in the best interest of the National Socialist Movement to be hostile with our fellow local residents, nor would it be in the best interests of others in the community to be hostile towards us.
We are not asking you, or any other residents of Leith to change whatever political stances you may or may not have. If anything, you should see this for what it is, a chance at revitalizing a community, and a chance to be neighborly to your new neighbors, and vice versa.
KUMV Channel 8 covers Schoep's letter in a separate post.
Cobb continues to discuss the situation on this dedicated WhiteNations thread, which also shows that a media outlet has picked up on the NSM visit. According to KUMV Channel 8, the residents and mayor of Leith are unsure of what to do in response to the visit, although they don't plan to force the NSM out. Mayor Schrock said "We'll probably have to hold another town meeting to see what we can do and get a hold of some more people and get their opinion on it before we make any decisions. I don't know if it's right or wrong, I guess. If they can legally do it then that's fine, but hopefully it's just quiet. I just want to keep peace in the area." KUMV news video embedded after the jump:
A good discussion has broken out on Stormfront, where the strengths and drawbacks of the NSM proposal are intelligently debated. Robert Ransdell, a proven activist who was once the Coordinator for the National Alliance's Cincinnati Unit, made two separate observations:
Hmmm, not sure what to think about this. Isn't having people that seem to conform to the media's negative stereotypes of this effort, which is certainly a PLE type construct, show up like this detrimental to things overall as far as WN is concerned?
I think Mr. Cobb's action here is 100% spectacular, the kind of thing we need to make our ideals and principles and goals become a reality in the real world - I just don't know what purpose the NSM having a press conference serves, Mr. Cobb has done an admirable and respectable job in his dealings with the media already.
I am not concerned with what the media thinks of us...
I am concerned about the White public, who on a larger and larger scale are starting to see through the media lies and propaganda, who on a larger and larger scale are starting to see the anti-White bias in their conduct (as well as the establishment at large) being chased away from thinking this is a good thing, from thinking that the man in charge (Mr. Cobb) has many of the same ideas they have about the condition of things in America.
Whites to some extent are open to the idea of Whites living among their own, at least they don't call those who wish to do so "racist" , only the media does. Their loved ones after all often move to escape non-White majority areas. They are not receptive to having people in uniforms walking around and posing for the camera, it is conforming to stereotypes and it serves no purpose, Mr. Cobb has spoken to the media and has said things that serve us well - no need for an entity to go there which in its actions may do more harm than good, the media's job is getting tougher to paint Whites who want to live among their own as evil, why make it easier to paint WN and PLE's as evil with this unneeded action o nthe part of the NSM.
I say they rethink the press conference, go and check out your property if you want, set up there and live, but don't give them video of uniformed men giving roman salutes that will provide them propaganda material for years down the road - could be used to smear Mr. Cobb and others who try to emulate.
Again the point is not to try to make the media like us, they never will, the point is not to scare away a growing number of Whites who do agree to a meaningful extent and who would be turned off by theatrics that are not needed.
To which Wolf's Compass responded:
When is enough enough?
How many deaths and rapes does it take for a HANDFUL of men to drive to ND and do what needs to be done? The NSM have rallied!
How many pages of threads must we quandary? Cobb is there, he has purchased land, he is SPEAKING TO THE PRESS AT A MOMENTUM NOT WITNESSED IN YEARS, are you even aware of how many interviews he has done living in a home with NO JOB THANKS TO THE SPLC?
I find it an embarrassment to not do everything possible to support this man.
This is something happening within MY LIFETIME, something I can give a shit about. Something not a part of a GD history thread.
How will this incident be revered later down the line?
And a response from Palmetto:
I admire your courage and activism Robert when you were with the National Alliance, but on this point you are dead wrong.
The NSM is the Nation's largest White Civil Rights group, with what 54 chapters across the country. Like the street action orientated organization it is, they are going to the assistance of a White man in need, a noble effort indeed. It is long past time, that we sit back and let our enemies walk all over us, the time is now to lead the verbal assault, against these lovers of diversity, miscegenation, and racial death.
If not now when?
If not us who?
Meanwhile, the SPLC is attempting to exploit a feud between Fred O'Malley of WhiteNations.com and Alex Linder of the Vanguard News Network Forum. Disregard the SPLC's attempts to unnecessarily divide us.
It's too bad all this activism cost Craig Cobb his job. Yet in exchange for this sacrifice, we have received an incredible and invaluable blizzard of mainstream publicity, much of which has got some whites wondering why this cannot be done in Leith when HOAs are allowed to make rules of engagement and residency for other areas around the country. If Craig Cobb can sacrifice his job for the Cause, can we not give him our support?