In recent weeks, I have been trying to determine the extent of White Nationalist activity in Virginia. It already says a lot that we don’t have a central location on the internet (one controlled by our own people) where we can go to find the contact information of pro-White organizations based in each state.
How is any potential recruit supposed to get involved in pro-White activism when this information is so difficult to find? I’m beginning to think that “Z.O.G.” is less of a problem than the behavior of White Nationalists. At a glance, it doesn’t look like much is going on in the Old Dominion.
The SPLC is the only organization that keeps track of “hate groups” (i.e., pro-White groups) in this state. Here is where we are now:
Active Organizations in Virginia
1.) Ku Klux Klan – There are a few Klan groups in Virginia. According to the SPLC, these are the Fraternal White Knights, Brotherhood of Klans, and the Virginia Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. I have already met one gentleman from the Virginia Klan, but I don’t recall his name or which specific Klan group he is affiliated with.
I don’t think the Klan is viable as a vehicle of White resistance. The media has done too good a job with its demonization. Rebuilding the Klan is too hard a sell to young people. It appears exhausted as a political force.
2.) National Socialist Movement – The NSM has three units in Virginia. I don’t know these people. Like the Klan, the NSM has too much baggage. It is too hard a sell. I can’t imagine a scenario in which the NSM takes power in Virginia.
3.) WCOTC – The SPLC claims there is a Creator group in Wise, VA. I don’t know these people either. I thought the WCOTC died after Matt Hale went to prison. In any case, I don’t know how many people this chapter has in Virginia. I can’t imagine the WCOTC building a mass movement in this state either.
4.) Confederate Hammerskins – This is a skinhead group that I haven’t heard much about. My impression of skinheads is that they are less interested in capturing political power and changing public opinion than dropping out of the system and living their own lives. That might not be such a bad idea.
5.) Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation – I’ve heard nice things about them. I believe they are a Catholic organization. I know people who like Fran Griffin. They are not a White Nationalist activist group trying to seize power. Let’s move on.
6.) Heritage and Destiny – I’ve never heard of this group before. Who are they? The name sounds good. They are labeled White Nationalists by the SPLC. If they keep such a low profile, they must not be doing much in the way of activism.
Edit: It appears this group is affiliated with the BNP and used to be known as the “American Friends of the BNP.”
7.) EURO – The SPLC claims that EURO has a presence in Richmond. I haven’t been able to find any contact information. Could someone provide it?
Edit: In the comments, Ron Doggett was identified as the EURO contact in Virginia.
8.) American Renaissance – Amren is labeled a “hate group” by the SPLC. It is a ridiculous label. American Renaissance is Jared Taylor and Stephen Webster who run a website, host a bi-annual conference, and put out a newsletter. They are a media organization like us, not an activist group.
Edit: I know Jared Taylor pretty well. He is a wonderful guy. We would be happy to work with him.
9.) VDARE – VDARE is listed by the SPLC as a Virginia based organization. Like Amren, VDARE is media, not an activist group. Anyway, I know through friends that Peter Brimelow doesn’t live in Virginia and VDARE isn’t actually run out of this state.
10.) Volksfront – I know there is a Volksfront chapter in Virginia. I met them recently. They are nice guys and advocate unity within the movement.
Inactive Organizations in Virginia
That rounds out the groups that made the 2010 SPLC hate map. There are a few other groups which once had a presence in Virginia but are no longer counted as active. There are a few others that are known in other states, but don’t have a presence here.
11.) League of the South – In 2000, the SPLC claimed the LoS had several chapters in Virginia. The League still maintains a Virginia chapter website. I will contact them and find out more information.The chapters must be dead because the SPLC still lists the Alabama and Mississippi chapters as active.
12.) Council of Conservative Citizens – I’ve been told repeatedly that CofCC has a DC/Maryland chapter, but nothing in Virginia. It looks like they once had a Virginia chapter years ago.
13.) Aryan Nations – In 2000, Aryan Nations was listed in Virginia. The chapter seems to be dead now.
14.) National Alliance – William Pierce once ran the NA out of Arlington. The NA doesn’t seem to have an active chapter in Virginia now though. Probably a result of Gliebe’s leadership.
15.) National Vanguard – I’m told Kevin Alfred Strom actually lives here in Charlottesville. I have never met him. As far as I know, National Vanguard is dead.
Edit: It might be worth meeting Strom. Whatever his personal failings, he must know a lot about WN activism.
16.) European Americans United – I’ve been told by a member that EAU doesn’t have a chapter in Virginia.
17.) Sons of Confederate Veterans – SCV is far and away the largest ostensibly pro-White group in Virginia. They have dozens of chapters. I plan to join them as soon as I can track down the requisite information on my ancestors who fought for the Confederacy.
Aside from a few marginalized pro-White sub-cultures, there isn’t much to work with here in Virginia. We’re going to have to build our own chapter or organization from scratch. It says a lot about the White Nationalist movement that after fifty years we don’t even have the skeleton of a serious organized resistance movement in this state.
I would appreciate any contact information that commentators can locate about the organizations listed above. I’m already in contact with the CofCC. In particular, I would like to know more about the League of the South, EURO, and European Americans United, as these groups seem closest in orientation to what we are trying to do in Virginia.