It’s that time of year again when we gear up for yet another National Socialist Movement (NSM) conference. Once again set in April. And this year it’s not under simply the banner of the NSM, but in their joint effort with Matthew Heimbach and Matt Parrot’s Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) called the Nationalist Front. They were going to have their conference on the evening of the April 28 in Kentucky at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, borrowing a tactic from the American Renaissance and National Policy Institute conferences and holding them in a public facility because they feel they can’t be thrown out of them – forgetting that also means they can’t throw out the opposition either. Thing is the locals knew that and from the minute they announced this thing residents started working on their local officials to shut this event down somehow. See, the reason why they can’t throw them out of a public space because it is just that – a public space. That means the community is using this park as well and they are bringing their families and friends to enjoy the park. If that park had to shut down or if the Nationalist Front poses a safety risk to the regular visitors, that’s what was going to be taken into consideration, especially if they are telling their people in their official announcement, “All attendees should be prepared for possible Leftist attacks, we will not be driven from the streets, under any circumstances.”
Sure enough, cooler heads prevailed and the city kicked this thing to the curb, but even though they lost the park the Nazis are still showing up, just at an undisclosed location which is only referred to as a private space.
The next day will be their rally on the courthouse steps in nearby Pikeville, KY. There is something to be said about this considering it will be the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Rebellion which took place after the not guilty verdicts were handed down to four LA police officers involved in the videotaped Rodney King beating. Add to that the fact that Jenny Wiley Park, the original location of the conference is named after a settler women whose story was that she was held hostage for almost a year by indigenous people that killed her family and you pretty much can get a sense of the victimization theme that this conference is going to have, despite their declaration that they are standing up for mine workers in the region. No, they won’t be doing that. Mine workers are the ones telling them they are not welcome.
So are antifa, In addition to a “Rally for Equality” being put on by the community there, Louisville Anti-Racist Action put out a call to oppose the event in February, and it was reinforced with another call put out this month.