The following was posted on the American Freedom Party website on July 10, 2013. The American Freedom Party (formerly called the American Third Position Party) is a white nationalist party founded in 2010. It ran Merlin Miller as its presidential candidate in 2012. Miller was on the ballot in three states and received 2,716 votes nationwide.
The American Freedom Party Conference and American Freedom Party members and supporters met in Orange County, California, on July, 6th, to ponder what possibilities lay ahead for European American peoples and how we, as advocates and activists on their behalf, might assist in bettering the chances of a decent future for all of us living in America, a geo-state whose not too distant future is in question.
Having orchestrated the largest American Freedom Party speaker-meeting since the party changed its name (formerly American Third Position) earlier this year, local organizers were excited to find not only renewed interest in the party’s mission but a level of enthusiasm and even practicality that has been absent from area activism for too long. California, even its southern half, is still home to a considerable number of Americans who can make a difference in their communities. The stand our people make in California might determine much of what unfolds thereafter, as California continues to lead the country, even in its decline. The party has always received its greatest support from the beleaguered white residents of Southern California precisely because it is in this area of the country that what is befalling our nation is so blindingly apparent: a cataclysmic population shift has occurred and much ground seems already lost.
The first speaker was Dr. Tomislav Sunic, an American Freedom Party Director, author, multi-linguist and former Croatian diplomat. An American citizen and Croatian National, Dr. Sunic has promoted the party by providing a unique perspective concerning nationalist movements in Europe, compared their successes and failures, and what the American Freedom Party can learn from the efforts of our kinfolk. A multilingual scholar, Dr. Sunic frequently travels throughout Europe meeting with and speaking before nationalist groups in numerous countries. His discourse at the conference concerned a detailed analysis of several of the more prominent European nationalist political parties, providing insight into how the success of each is due to their social investment within local communities.
Dr. Sunic travelled from Croatia this summer to make two appearances in front of AFP audiences– in New York on June 29th and here in Orange County, California. Dr. Sunic will be in the U.S. during August for a week-long instructorship at the SOTC Training Institute (http://sotctraininginstitute.com) and will speak before the National Policy Institute Conference (http://npiconferences.net) in October. Later this fall Dr. Sunic will coordinate meetings and events with directors and party members in Arizona in a effort to build additional American Freedom Party chapters.
After Dr. Sunic’s lecture, American Freedom Party Chairman Bill Johnson spoke about the paramount significance of national identity and how the best-sounding concepts, such as “democracy” and “freedom,” can become detrimental if they are not applied to the benefit of the nation, of European American communities, and the planet. Mr. Johnson implored the audience to join and work on behalf of the Party and other nationalist organizations, maintaining that the benefit of numbers is how social pressure is thereby achieved. Most people arise to express their true opinions only when they witness others doing likewise. There followed a lively question and answer period, Mr. Johnson explaining that ours is an intergenerational perspective and that the moral structure underlying our thought process extends far beyond a single election or even lifetime.
Institute for Historical Review Director and internationally renowned historian, Mark Weber, was next to speak before the by now excited crowd. Mr. Weber analyzed the current state of American life, relating how the majority of people, in any time, are usually uninterested in much beyond their personal lives. He detailed the risks and sacrifices made by those who founded our nation and contrasted these with the minimal losses faced by patriotic revolutionaries of recent generations. Mr. Weber quoted John Adams and Robert E. Lee concerning their views on duty and wished these ideas might inspire those in attendance.
Following a brief break, the crowd was treated to a short talk by AFP Director and California State Long Beach professor, Dr. Kevin Macdonald. Professor MacDonald related personal experiences concerning the difficulty faced by people within academia who seek to present ideas concerning race and national identity that do not fit the politically correct establishment-approved views. He encouraged his listeners to maintain a sense of doing right in being nationalist activists, regardless of the efforts and hypocritical moralizing of detractors.
Former President of Towson University’s White Student Union and co-founder of Traditional Youth (tradyouth.org), Matthew Heimbach, spoke next, covering a range of topics, surprising the audience by his level of insight and the extent of his knowledge. Mr. Heimbach provided numerous examples for why compromise with the establishment only ever ensures being stabbed-in-the-back and explained the need for a white homeland as the only solution to the predicaments of multiculturalism and diversity. After considering various geo-cultural options as being likely candidates for a separate ethno-state, Mr. Heimbach reasoned that those of us who understand the situation facing our people must begin, now, in being more clear about precisely what we are advocating: nothing less than what is absolutely necessary – a White Homeland.
Rita Wagner, a local Southern California activist followed Mr. Heimbach, explaining from her perspective what it has been like to be a female activist and what is needed to encourage more women to take up the fight for posterity. Ms. Wagner related the importance women place on feeling safe. She mentioned charity work and other methods for softening our movement’s approach toward outreach.
The final speaker was Michael Myers, an organizer for one of California’s more prominent, short-haired nationalist organizations, Golden State Solidarity. Mr. Myers, a long-time boots on the ground activist, introduced himself as an ordinary working-class white man who cares about his race and nation. Mr. Myers gave several examples of what he and his friends have accomplished toward helping European American peoples stating that activism is what being an activist is truly about. Rallying all of our people to unite in our common cause, Mr. Myers asked that others in our movement recognize the important role we ALL have.
Besides the entertaining and informative speakers, throughout the evening numerous sub-meetings assembled to discuss plans for future projects. The level of excitement, enthusiasm of the speakers, and the conference setting all provided the meeting with an atmosphere of determination and inspiration: namely, a sense that the American Freedom Party is making progress toward becoming an influential nationalist political alternative.