The Rev. David Whitney, the chaplain of the Maryland League of the South (which has been labeled a “hate group” by the SPLC), was scheduled to speak at the conference. Michael Peroutka of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) was also supposed to be there.
This “controversial” association with the aforementioned chaplain was first exposed by an individual named Warren Throckmorton before it was crossposted to Salon. It was enough to send the organizers into a state of absolute panic:
“Family Research Council executive vice president Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin has backed out of speaking at a conference promoted by Glenn Beck after learning that the event has ties to the League of the South, a neo-Confederate group. …
“Sign up today for the Founding Faith Conference and learn how to boldly defend your conservative principles in any situation.” …
Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, the CEO of the Frederick Douglas Foundation, and Clarence Henderson of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, are still scheduled to appear at the “Founding Faith Conference” to teach you how to “boldly defend your conservative principles in any situation.”
Now that you have stopped laughing, let us move on to the more serious question of how to avoid getting caught in the “associations game.” As Dr. Michael Hill put it here last month, “there’s no place in the GOP for Southerners who wish to remain … Southerners.” It’s nothing but a waste of your time, energy, and resources to get involved with the Republican Party or any group or political candidate that is associated with Conservatism, Inc.
We saw the same script play out with John Derbyshire, Jason Richwine and Jack Hunter: a leftist or a neocon exposes a “link” with an individual or a group which hasn’t been certified as “mainstream” by the SPLC, someone writes an article about it on Salon.com and Rachel Maddow denounces their “racism” on MSNBC, and then the conservative group or craven politician immediately surrenders and “boldly” fires or ritually denounces the “extremist” in question.
The “mainstream,” which shouldn’t be confused with being a normal, ordinary White American conservative, is politically and culturally nothing but a dead end road that is controlled by the Left and which always ends with the “associations game.”
Instead of squandering your hopes on a “mainstream” politician like Jack Hunter or on a job with a “mainstream” organization like Jason Richwine, support websites like Occidental Dissent and SBPDL.com or organizations like the League of the South and the Council of Conservative Citizens which aren’t going to fold their tent whenever Rachel Maddow calls and says “boo.”
Note: BTW, this conference sounds like it would have really sucked anyway. I can’t believe that any of our people would be interested in going.