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Extremists Flock to 40th Annual CPAC Conference

Mer­lin Miller, a white suprema­cist affil­i­ated with the Amer­i­can Free­dom Party, attended CPAC 2013.

The 40th annual Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence (CPAC) on March 14–16, 2013 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. attracted a num­ber of indi­vid­u­als on the extreme right of the polit­i­cal spec­trum. Atten­dees at CPAC this year included a white suprema­cist who ran for Pres­i­dent in the 2012 elec­tion, mem­bers of a “white stu­dent union” at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity, and a reported white suprema­cist who cur­rently runs an anti-immigrant group. A promi­nent mem­ber of the anti-government Oath Keep­ers group pre­sented at the event.

Sher­iff Richard Mack of Ari­zona, an anti-government activist and mem­ber of the Oath Keep­ers, pre­sented at this year’s CPAC at a ses­sion titled “How a Con­sti­tu­tional Sher­iff can Pro­tect Your Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights.” The Oath Keep­ers claim they will refuse to carry out cer­tain “orders” that they expect the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to issue, such as putting cit­i­zens in con­cen­tra­tion camps, assist­ing for­eign troops in invad­ing the coun­try and declar­ing mar­tial law. Dur­ing his speech, Mack claimed “the Pres­i­dent has no author­ity in your county” and asserted that “there is no gun con­trol in the Constitution.”

Matthew Heim­bach, a for­mer activist with the now defunct racist group Youth for West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion (YWC) and the founder of the “white stu­dent union” at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity in Mary­land, attended CPAC with other stu­dents. Heim­bach and another stu­dent, Scott Terry, dis­rupted a panel titled, “Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” Terry pro­claimed that “I feel like my peo­ple, my demo­graphic are being sys­tem­at­i­cally dis­en­fran­chised” and asked the speaker, K. Carl Smith of the group Fred­er­ick Dou­glas Repub­li­cans, “Why can’t we be more like Booker T. Wash­ing­ton Repub­li­cans?” Smith responded by talk­ing about a let­ter writ­ten by Fred­er­ick Dou­glas for­giv­ing his slave mas­ter. Terry inter­rupted Smith, blurt­ing out, “for giv­ing him shel­ter and food and…,” caus­ing a com­mo­tion. A few moments later both Terry and Heim­bach fur­ther dis­rupted pro­ceed­ings by shout­ing that Mar­tin Luther King was a “Marxist.”

Robert Van­der­voort, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the anti-immigrant group Pro­Eng­lish, attended this year’s CPAC. Van­der­voort is report­edly the for­mer head of the white suprema­cist group Chicagoland Friends of Amer­i­can Renais­sance, a local chap­ter of the white suprema­cist orga­ni­za­tion Amer­i­can Renais­sance. Another extrem­ist in atten­dance was Merlin Miller, a white suprema­cist who ran for Pres­i­dent in the 2012 elec­tion on the Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion (A3P) ticket. A3P, now renamed the Amer­i­can Free­dom Party, is a white suprema­cist polit­i­cal party. Miller attended one ses­sion titled “Iran and the Islamist Threat to Amer­ica and the West: What is — What Should Be — Our Strat­egy.” As reported by ADL, Miller attended an anti-Semitic “Hol­ly­wood­ism” con­fer­ence in Tehran ear­lier in 2013.

Though one of the major themes of the 2013 CPAC was increas­ing inclu­siv­ity in the GOP, extrem­ist ele­ments, though small in num­ber, were still able not only to attend but to par­tic­i­pate at this year’s event.

  • Eric

    Why is it that when­ever white peo­ple assem­ble to pur­sue white eth­nic inter­ests, they are ‘white suprema­cists’, but when­ever Jews of Blacks, or any other race do the same, they are called ‘activists’, and not ‘supremacists’.

    • Mohamed A. Mutal

      Because Jews know they are using Amer­ica as a proxy. And since most Amer­i­cans were of Euro­pean her­itage it is that demo­graphic thats going to com­plain about their nation being hijacked. Its Ger­many once again.

  • Eric

    Why is it that when­ever white peo­ple assem­ble to pur­sue white eth­nic
    inter­ests, they are called ‘white suprema­cists’ by the ADL, but when­ever Jews or Blacks,
    or any other race do the same, they are ignored by the ADL and are called ‘activists’, and not
    ’supremacists’.

  • Scar­lett OHara

    Why do the jews call every White Euro­pean Chris­t­ian they hate a “white suprema­cist”? It is a jew­ish lie that fed up whites want to rule over the other races. No, these whites are sim­ply sick of being vio­lently vio­lated, vic­tim­ized, put upon, and mar­gin­al­ized by aggres­sive, white-resenting oth­ers. These whites sim­ply want to be left alone. “White sep­a­ratist” is the accu­rate term– not white supremacist.

  • yes_i_said_it

    The only hate group is the ADL.

  • Kris­ten

    It is the Jews who run the media and Hol­ly­wood who are start­ing a lot of the racial ten­sions in this coun­try. There was just a false KKK sit­ing at Ober­lin col­lege in Ohio and the Jew­ish Media was ready to pounce but it turned out it was only a girl wrapped up in a blan­ket walk­ing across cam­pus in the early pre dawn hours not the KKK. Ober­lin col­lege should apoli­gize to the white com­mu­nity for start­ing racial hys­te­ria and blam­ing white peo­ple when it was a mis­take. The black peo­ple and the Jews were really hop­ing it was KKK so they could spread their hatred and jeal­ousy of the white race.

  • Adrian Milo

    The Jew­ish Zion­ist have hijacked the US and it is now the United States of Israel. They are tring to lead our young peo­ple into a war with Iran. If Amer­ica could only real­ize what the Zion­ist were really up to. They want white peo­ple to believe untrue things about their race. They even start stuff about whites and native Amer­i­cans that hap­pened hun­dreds of years ago while the Jews have invaded and slaugh­tered in Pales­tine that is hap­pen­ing now. Jews love it when blacks and whites are fight­ing. They use black enter­tain­ers to aid in their silent war against white peo­ple. They have pro­moted all types of sex­ual per­ver­sion in the United States that they would never allow in Israel. White peo­ple are not stu­pid. White­ness is a beau­ti­ful thing. Our white women are nat­ural beau­ties and there is so much to be proud and happy about as white peo­ple. Don’t allow ugly Hol­ly­wood sloths and a pathet­i­cally run media steal your hope, your love, your peace and tran­quil­ity . White is a beau­ti­ful race.