Quick overview of Amren conference

We just finished our activities in Charlotte, North Carolina and I am now en route home.  This is only a skeletal overview of the goings on over the past two days.

Two separate conferences took place in Charlotte this weekend.   One was the “official” Amren conference, which was supposed to include a live stream of the various invited speakers.  Due to technical difficulties, the live stream did not take place.  Instead, there will be a high-definition video of the speeches available in the near future (maybe already available).  The location of this conference was a carefully guarded secret and all we know is that it took place somewhere in Charlotte.

The second conference was a “shadow conference” and it was attended by some of those who were originally planning to attend the Amren conference as regular guests.  Not speakers.  This was coordinated by Matt Parrott and a young woman whose name I’m not sure she wants divulged.  We greatly enjoyed each other’s company and we were thrilled when Paul Fromm showed up to join us, speak and conduct a few interviews.  In addition to Fromm’s speeches, a few others also spoke; all these speeches will be available on YouTube in the near future.  I was among those who spoke – but I was not the best speaker by a long shot.

After these two small conferences were held, some of us took to the streets and picketed the original hotel, which had cancelled the reservation.  We took some photos of each other in front of the hotel and then at the nearby intersection.  It was a lot of fun and we got some thumbs up from passers-by.  These photos and videos will also be made available on YouTube in the near future.

For all the intelligent and insightful words we exchange on the internet, the actual goal is action on the street.  If our movement remains strictly a virtual one, it will be irrelevant.  So we feel that our street protest is the culmination of our efforts – and only the first of many others like it.  Hopefully, the sight of us standing publicly for all to see, and proud of what we stand for, will serve as an inspiration for others to do likewise.

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11 Responses to Quick overview of Amren conference

  1. Scott says:

    Hi JAY, it sounds like you had a good time! I wanted to ask what you felt the general attitude towards Jews was at the conference? I thought most Jews had decided to leave AmRen after the Duke-Hart business.

    • jewamongyou says:

      In past Amren conferences, certain anti-Jewish (and prominent) people from the white-nationalist movement have attended. Mostly, they have kept to themselves. Once in a while, there have been problems. Many feel that Amren would be a lot better off without these people; they scare off Jews and they contribute to a negative image for Amren among the public at large. They give ammunition to those who associate Amren with neo-Nazis, skinheads etc. The truth is that any pro-white organization will attract such accusations – whether such people associate with it or not. So I try not to pass judgment on this matter. But yes, Jews have come and gone because of these concerns. I’ve got thicker skin than most. This conference we just had was a small one. None of the Jew-haters showed up so it wasn’t an issue.

  2. Annoyed says:

    I am glad it still took place, even if it was a smaller scale.
    It’s correct to say no matter how exclusive the conference is it will be generalized as a meeting of the worst the White Nationalist movement has to offer.
    What I think is important is the content of the conference, not so much if one or two schizophrenics show up.

  3. Fanny says:

    You’re both being too fatalistic about it. When Gabrielle Giffords got shot, every Jewish website like The Tablet and whatnot printed the allegation that the shooter had anti-Jewish motives and that he was inspired by American Renaissance. There is one option I see.
    Getting Taylor to disassociate himself from the Jew haters probably won’t help, but why not create a new white racialist group/movement from the ground up that is heavily Jewish and obv. can keep out the Jew haters?
    I know of two Jewish HBD bloggers, you and Half Sigma (is there anyone else you know of?). As for authors, I know of Michael Hart, Richard Herrnstein, Seymour Itzkoff, Arthur Jensen, Michael Levin and Robert Weissberg. Are they not enough to get it started?

    • icr says:

      Herrnstein died in 1994. Levin is now an Obama supporter. I’m sure that Jensen and Itzkoff have no desire to join any kind of “white racialist” group. Weissberg is a happy, well-adjusted fellow who seems to get along with everyone. So maybe you should contact Hart.

    • Annoyed says:

      I can only speak for myself but I find it an absurd idea to build a white racial movement centered around jews.
      I’m part jew myself and I yet I still feel no need for anyone to suck up to me, certain things I feel jews should be called out on. We don’t deserve a pass from criticism.
      Refusal to approach the issue in a rational manner is what I consider to be the root cause of these problems.

      • a random user name says:

        “I can only speak for myself but I find it an absurd idea to build a white racial movement centered around jews.”
        Absurd maybe; impractical, no. Completely agree though with the rest of what you have said. I think unlike other races, whites will see admission of some culpability in what leftism has wrought to be refreshing and rather than seeing at as a sign of weakness, see it as a gesture of good faith.
        To my mind, justice is rooted in a tit for tat strategy (e.g. as per game theory). In the modern world, there are allowances for debts. If someone has a large debt to a “tit-for-tat”-ist, then the worst thing they can do is paper over the truth with mendacity. Better to come clean and say look, it may be a while before we can pay but we will do the best we can. And follow through on that.

  4. Californian says:

    Please post the pictures of your protest. Glad to see you fighting back!

  5. Edward says:

    Do you have access to the videos given by the conference speakers at the underground conference that you could upload to youtube?

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