Trying to do something the same time Dick Spencer will be speaking at Michigan State University, his attorney and MSU alum Kyle Bristow and his group the Foundation for the Marketplace of Idiots…sorry Ideas (actually we’re not sorry, FMI) want to hold some sort of conference in the Detroit area. This is its second outing, the last one being in summer 2016 just after the Republican National Convention, and similar to when neo-Nazi concerts whenever they are put on, they aren’t disclosing where it is and those who want to attend have to be “vetted”. That means the venue might not even know they have this thing happening at their spot, and won’t know until the last minute, so consider this a heads up to hotels and restaurants in the Detroit area to check out their scheduled events for Sunday, March 4, and Monday March 5.
Here’s something else. According to their schedule. Among the speakers are Bristow, Spencer, Cameron Padgett, Elliott Kline, aka Eli Mosley, and Matthew Heimbach, so basically you have the folks involved with leading the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer coming to Detroit. More to the point, with Heimbach speaking and his partner and National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Scheop living in Detroit, their umbrella group the Nationalist Front will be there. Even more to the point, all attendees are asked to go to Dick Spencer’s speaking engagement at MSU in Lansing. Being that they have been about attacking people and were the instigators of the violence in Charlottesville, not to mention in Shelbyville, TN last November, we should all be mindful that this might be what they are looking for in Detroit and Lansing. That’s something both venues and residents are going to have to deal with. But look at it like this: if the Foundation for the Marketplace of Idiots have to hide from us, they’re afraid of us!
Josh Steever of Aryan Strikeforce might be coming to the end of his tenure as a perennial Nazi nuisance when he goes into court to face trial for on weapons and drug charges – basically being a part of a meth ring. Last Spring, he and several others were snatched up by the feds and they were supposed to face trial on July 10, but it looks like they moved it up to March 5, 2018. This is the fourth time it has been continued, the other dates being Sept. 11 and Dec. 4, so we shall see if this date holds. It is likely those he was arrested with will also face trial either that day or somewhere around that time, and we will let you know when that is.
So it seems that Dick Spencer has himself another speaking gig, and it is at the alma mater of his attorney Kyle Bristow, who while a student there worked to get white supremacists to speak on campus. After much wrangling around Spencer will be at Michigan State University (MSU), per the terms of an agreement per the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Bristow on Spencer’s behalf – that agreement including the stipulation that Spencer never tries to hold anything else at the University ever again! We can’t help but be reminded of how this is kind of what Creativity Movement leader Matt Hale was doing with his public library appearances back in the early ’00s, and he is one of many examples of that crowd pushing and pushing people until they push back because his ass is in federal prison for 40 years. Will that happen to Spencer? Who knows? Considering the last time he held one of these things three of his people ended up in jail for shooting at people, it’s probably only a matter of time before Spencer sees the pushback tailor-made for him!
And we can’t always fault the universities for allowing Spencer and his ilk to infest their campuses. They are indeed trying to keep these things from happening. Kent State University, for example, was able to shut him out from a planned event on May 4 – the anniversary of the 1970 “Kent State Massacre” when the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine.
It is only by pure coincidence that we are posting this on the one year anniversary of the day White Supremacist Jason Kessler assaulted someone at Charlottesville, Va’s Downtown Mall. He got in trouble for that and pled guilty to a misdemeanor. Now it would have been nice if they charged him with perjury then for saying that he punched back in self defense when video shows otherwise, as opposed to after his so-called “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12. We probably all could have avoided the tragedy that we would eventually see that day. But it is what it is, and he did indeed get charged. He has a motion hearing for Jan. 30, but if all goes as it is currently planned, two-day trial is set for March 20. We don’t think Kessler is going to fare well in this or any of the other things that may be coming his way to take him down, and this will be the first shot at him that serves as a comeuppance for his bullshit over the past year. If the dates change, we will note it here.
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It’s that time of year again. On Hitler’s 129th birthday, his followers will come out to remind everyone why he didn’t live long enough to see his 57th. The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is putting on their conference and rally for 2018 in Temple, Ga. Per their announcement, the opposition is organizing. What the plan for that weekend is still not known as of this time, but it will more than likely go the same way it always goes. There will be some sort of conference the evening of the 20th, and a rally at the local courthouse on the 21st where NSM members and their supporters will stand behind a phalanx of police officers and dare everyone opposing them to cross over and fight that fight. Of course since then Charlottesville has happened and these are the guys that popped all the violence off. So it remains to be seen how stupid they get. The timing could not be better either because the following weekend, Nashville, which is only four hours away, has to deal with the American Renaissance (AmRen) Conference, so basically antifa will be particularly busy that week! So be it!
During last year’s American Renaissance (AmRen) Conference the website’s publisher Jared Taylor said that the conference might have outgrown the Montgomery Bell Park Inn that they have held this event for the past six years and may have to find a larger venue for 2018. Of course, the fact that the largest opposition to the conference was right outside as he said this could have made him thought that it might be time to go. But something must have changed because they will be back once again to infest this park just outside Nashville, and they are having it again in the spring as opposed to the summer outing of 2017.
Now last year’s conference took place just two weeks before the Unite the Right rally Charlottesville, Virginia, and that event, which left one person dead at the hands of a fascist, saw many that also attended AmRen 2017. Charlottesville also galvanized people around the world to be more proactive against this scum, and in the weeks and months that followed we saw not only more people coming out to oppose them at their events, some of their events being shut down beforehand, and a purge on Twitter of hatemongers to include Jared Taylor, we have also seen the neo-fascists become increasingly violent in response. “Our movement has seen dramatic progress but also startling setbacks,” AmRen says in their announcement. “We must take inspiration from the progress and learn from the setbacks.” So if the beautiful people of Middle Tennessee thought this might be over…nope. They are still feeling their oats, and it is up to society to make oatmeal out of them! You can bet there will be opposition, and it will be larger than last year’s!