Attending this year’s conference was more difficult than previous years; I had chosen to stay in Dominican Republic prior to the conference and do a round-trip flight from here. This decision meant that it wasn’t practical for me to attend the Saturday night party, due to the fact that I had no winter cloths. It also meant that I would visit Chicago with a friend and fly back to DR from there. There were no good flights back to DR from anywhere near Tennessee.
Others have already written about the conference:
All the speakers did a great job, and I was especially surprised by the fact that ex-congressman Steve King not only showed up but delivered a speech that was very much in line with our beliefs. He is, indeed, a white-advocate and a champion of Western Civilization.
I especially enjoyed meeting Laura Loomer, though she avoided talking to anybody at length, probably to avoid being misquoted. She still has political ambitions. She must know that her very attendance at our conference will probably doom her political career.
Loomer is a courageous woman who speaks her mind, and fights for what’s right, against all odds. She is a true American hero. She was banned from all mainstream social media platforms, so she’s been relegated to Gab – which is full of neo-Nazis.
Those neo-Nazis, like a bunch of schoolyard bullies, have been flinging childish insults at her, based on her appearance. Please click on the link and give her words of encouragement.
Daniel Vinyard, the retired Idaho police officer, spent most of his speech telling tales of black depravity, pointing out that certain types of crime are overwhelmingly committed by blacks. There is now an investigation, by the State of Idaho, to ascertain whether Vinyard’s ties to “white-supremacy” may have impacted any of the cases he was involved in.
Vinyard’s crime? He paid attention to things we’re not supposed to notice. Instead, he was supposed to remain oblivious to patterns that became evident to him over his 22-year career. The State of Idaho has it backwards, Vinyard’s “racism” didn’t impact his policing, instead his policing caused him to become “racist.” I suspect that some of the black criminals Vinyard had arrested, or testified against, will have their convictions overturned. People will die as a result.
It was also nice to meet ZMan (AKA Zeeman), whose columns I regularly read at Takimag. The first question at the conference was, in fact, mine. This year, they changed it so that questioners are no longer on video. I asked ZMan if Ann Coulter, who also writes for Takimag, might ever become more explicit in her pro-white stance. My understanding was that the answer is “no.” When the videos are published, you can hear the answer yourself.
Sam Dickson is more extreme, in his views, than Jared Taylor. Mr. Taylor is willing to view our enemies as misguided souls, who might still find salvation. Indeed, that was the theme of Mr. Taylor’s speech. Mr. Dickson, on the other hand, views them as pure evil, with no redeeming qualities. Mr. Dickson also outright condemned Thomas Jefferson for writing “All men are created equal.” Since Dickson’s views were so distant from Steve King’s views, I was constantly glancing at King for his reactions. At first, he looked concerned and grave. Over the course of Dickson’s speech, however, his demeanor changed to a smile. I didn’t ask him about it. Perhaps I should have.
Henrik Palmgren’s speech was actually a slide-show presentation. It was rather dry, but informative.
Gregory Hood’s speeches are always excellent, and this one was no different. Actually, he gave two speeches, a eulogy of Chris Roberts, and his feature speech “Nationalists Without a Nation.” In his eulogy, Hood described Roberts as “a leftist,” and he pointed out that we need leftists, because they’re concerned about the welfare of the underdogs. Dickson also delivered a eulogy for Roberts, which was very touching. I finally had my opportunity to extend my condolences to Dickson and the rest of the Amren family.
This year, I got lucky. Normally, there’s only one speaker per sponsor table, but this year, there weren’t enough tables, so we have two speakers at our table. Yes, the banquet was a special treat for me. On my right was a dear friend, on my left was Jared Taylor, and across from me was Steve King. We were treated to many interesting stories from Mr. King. Mr. Taylor did a parlor trick with a wine bottle cork. I declined trying it, due to the fact I’d already downed a couple of glasses of wine.
One of my Quora friends was at the conference. It was the first time I’d ever met somebody from Quora face to face. I also had long conversations with the organizer of Unite the Right, Jason Kessler. It’s interesting to hear, first-hand, how our “justice” system is so broken that a person can be found guilty of conspiracy without even knowing the people he supposedly conspired with.
There were two issues where the attendees seemed to be more or less equally divided:
- Trump versus DeSantis
- Russia versus Ukraine
In his video speech, Ruuben Kaalep, specifically supported Ukraine. The overall message of his speech was one of solidarity with nationalists everywhere, and that Estonia is an ethno-state.
There were Antifa protesters, but only about 20 of them, and they presented no problems – although one of them tried to sneak into the hotel. An Amren organizer noticed him, and notified security, whereupon he was arrested. Later I’ll upload a video of the protesters.
Please forgive me if there are typos in this post; I contracted the flu at the conference, and I’ve been struggling with a fever and congestion. Maybe it’s the CCP Virus. Who knows.