I’m proud to have helped rally support for the American Third Position Party, striking a symbolic blow against the despicable enforcers of diversity on that most despicable of diversity enforcement holidays: Martin Luther King Day. Those of us who participated accomplished more than the $700 we donated will accomplish. We sent three important messages: that we support our activists on the street, that we have not surrendered in the culture war, and that we are in the beginning stages of coalescing into a true movement capable of unifying a broad range of organizations and individuals behind targeted goals.
The campaign only had about a week to gain momentum, but posters at Stormfront, Greg Johnson at TOQ, and “The Man” over at Nation of Cowards didn’t waste any time. “The Man” even designed some very sharp banner ads to help promote the event. While I’m not as hip as Kievsky is with sci-fi analogies, it does kind of feel like a “SkyNet convergence” for me – like we’re actually beginning to converge into a credible movement.
It was a great learning experience for me, one from which I took away several important lessons…
- Give more lead time – We didn’t give A3P and the blogging community enough lead time to react with all of the support that could have been thrown behind it.
- Have technology in place – This kind of relates to the first point, in that I didn’t give A3P enough time to react accordingly. In the future, all sites hoping to benefit from community-driven support need to have a money bomb thermometer module ready to go and need to directly encourage the campaign.
- Host a pledges page – Pledges serve as a way to gain a tangible commitment before the drive which can later be used to drive up support on the day. Additionally, if the pledge counter has encouraging numbers, that creates the momentum necessary to grab more attention, more enthusiasm, and more money.
I’m not especially partial to the A3P, and I share the doubts many others have about the advisability of organizing into a formal political party. However, the act of organizing is far more important than the paperwork they use to organize with. Real world activism does a fantastic job of separating the hobbyists from the activists.
I mean, seriously. Their mission statement is simply “The American Third Position exists to serve the political interests of White Americans”. It doesn’t get much more direct than that. Kevin MacDonald is a Director. It doesn’t get much more Jew-wise than that. James Edwards just hopped aboard. If that’s not good enough, then I strain my imagination to envision what could possibly be good enough for the skeptics.
Can anybody think of ways we could improve on the money bomb experiment? Are there any similar “mass action” ideas we could implement?