Henry Wolff | The 2012 American Renaissance conference was held over the weekend in a beautiful state park in Tennessee. The audience of 150 was below the 250 who attended in the days before the partisans of “tolerance” disturbed the meetings in 2010 and 2011, but it was an inspiring beginning to the process of rebuilding. The event proceeded smoothly, with the complete cooperation of the state authorities and without a demonstrator in sight. A couple of lonely scruffies were reportedly waving placards out of sight at the entrance to the park—perhaps a mile away from the conference site. The beauty of the park—woods, lakes, trails, and lovely views from all the rooms—as well as the Southern hospitality of the staff won high praise from attendees.
American Third Position (A3P) was present at the conference, and its vice presidential candidate, Virginia Abernathy, introduced the presidential candidate, Merlin Miller. Mr. Miller said that theirs was the only party that stands firmly against “the dispossession of White Americans,” and sought voters in the 13 states where A3P will be on the ballot. He also sought support for an effort to get the A3P ticket the support of www.AmericansElect.org, which could result in ballot access in all 50 states.
James Edwards, host of the Political Cesspool radio program, then spoke about effective white advocacy, reminding the audience that “loving our race is the key.” He urged whites to model their lives on heroes, and spoke admiringly of the men that he, as a Tennessean, admires: Andrew Jackson, Davey Crockett, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Although we seem to have few men of such stature today, Mr. Edwards reminded the audience that “we still have those genes; they are lying dormant, waiting to be stimulated.” Epic heroism is not possible for all men, but we “can start by being heroes in our homes, by being good husbands, good fathers, good brothers, and good sons.” He urged whites to “walk with your shoulders square and tell people the truth.”