USA TODAY reported White supremacists will hold a gala get-together in Tennessee. The event is being organized by Stormfront, a “White Pride, White Power” website. Stormfront’s proprietor, ironically, is a moron named Don Black.
White supremacists to gather in Tenn.
By Anita Wadhwani, The (Nashville) Tennessean
A Caucasian heritage and $75 are the price of entry into this weekend’s international conference for white supremacists in East Tennessee organized by Stormfront, the oldest website devoted to the “white pride, white power” movement.
Like a Facebook for white supremacists, Stormfront is the virtual gathering space for like-minded people to meet, post and respond to messages, tell jokes and offer political commentary in a variety of labeled discussion groups that range from “fighting white genocide” to poetry.
The Tennessee conference represents a rare offline gathering for Stormfront members. The two-day agenda includes a luncheon and workshops on immigration, political organizing and communications by some of the movement’s best-known contemporary leaders.
“This will be a national conference, drawing people from around the United States and Canada,” said Mark Pitcavage, director of investigative research for the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors hate groups. But the 150-mile radius surrounding the meeting includes concentrations of active supremacist groups most likely to attend, he said.
Former presidential candidate David Duke will lead “an informal nature walk through the Smokies” on Day 2 of the conference, which begins Saturday. Duke is the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and Louisiana lawmaker. The conference is limited to 150 people, but it’s unclear how many will attend.
More than 30 white supremacist organizations operate in Tennessee, representing the five strains of supremacists, according to the Anti-Defamation League. They are neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, “traditional” movements like the Ku Klux Klan, racist prison gangs and “Christian identity” groups that espouse the belief that God favors white people.
Paul Fromm, a Canadian resident who broadcasts his own online radio show from Ontario via the Stormfront site, is coming to the conference to give a presentation about the perils of immigration in North America.
“Basically if the present trends continue, the founding set of people will be a minority in America in 2041,” Fromm said.