Here are some thoughts on the CofCC and League of the South conferences in June:
1.) White Nationalism vs. Southern Nationalism – After attending both the 2013 CofCC and League of the South conferences, I resolved to devote less time to this issue in the year ahead.
The only White Nationalist groups of any significance in Dixie are the CofCC and the Klan. Neither group poses a threat to Southern Nationalism. The League’s only real competitor in the South are the Rainbow Confederates in the SCV.
The legions of anonymous WNs on the internet similarly pose no threat to Southern Nationalism:
– First, the majority of WNs do not live in the South and are not our target audience, so we are not trying to convert these people to SN anyway
– Second, the WNs who do live in the South are generally sympathetic to secession, and most of these people are simply unaware that the League has changed its position on race in recent years and can now accommodate their concerns.
– Third, WN is powerless and this hasn’t changed in twenty years and shows no sign of ever changing in the future. Scientologists have more power in America than WNs. Arguing with WNs accomplishes nothing for SN because these people have no power or influence over the Southern people.
– Fourth, arguing with WNs over ideological differences is a form of time-wasting and a distraction from the hard work we need to be doing. Sure, it is fun to argue with, say, Harold Covington and his 10 followers in the Northwest Front (he defeated President Hunter Wallace in Montana with his fictional army), but every hour spent doing that could just as effectively be spent playing video games.
– Fifth, the existence of dissident movements elsewhere in America and Europe poses no real threat to us.
– Finally, I have already said all that needs to be said on this subject, and the most effective way to end this debate once and for all would be for the League to breakout in the real world, which isn’t going to happen through writing another essay on the internet about the flaws of WN.
2.) Site Redesign – A major goal for the year ahead will be to create a merged Occidental Dissent/Confederate Renaissance with a spiffier look and a shorter URL that will be easier to remember. I also want to improve the quality of the posts on the main page and the comment section.
3.) My Book – By this time next year, I want to have published my first book, Shattering The Golden Circle: The Failure of Free Society in Dixie, Haiti, and the Caribbean.
4.) Local Chapter – I’m planning to create a local chapter of the League and the CofCC. This is already in the works.
5.) Physical Fitness – I’m typing this post on the treadmill at the gym. I’ve made huge strides in this area and plan to be in far better shape at next year’s conferences.
6.) New Girl – There are a lot of SNs and WNs who might fail to see the wisdom of showing up at conferences and putting in the hours at the gym.
Well, I recently met a young woman at one of these conferences who shares my racial and political views, so I am quite happy it was me and not some other guy. That was the highlight of the two conferences. 🙂
7.) Social Events – If there is any takeaway lesson from the two conferences in June, it is that the social nature of these events needs to be emphasized over the academic lecture format for more people will show up.
There is no point in driving 600 miles to hear a speech that you have either heard a million times or can watch in your boxer shorts on YouTube. This is even more of a problem when speaker doesn’t have anything interesting to say.
When we have a “conference,” it needs to be more in the mold of the scene at Twelve Oaks in Gone With The Wind. After years of my best friend getting an earful of my political views, I finally got him interested in the League of the South when he realized that social gatherings are a way to meet interesting new people rather than the equivalent of sitting through a class to listen to political bullshit and history lessons.
Another takeaway lesson from both conferences is that we need a roundtable where we can all sit and talk and shoot videos and hear each other rather than being split up at several tables in a noisy restaurant.
Next time, it needs to be emphasized in advance that there will be an afterparty for socializing. My own preference would be to consolidate the best speeches into a single day and reserve the second day purely for social functions.
8.) Stage Control – This was an issue at both conferences. I wasn’t there the second day of the League conference, but I heard about it. This is another area where there is a lot room for improvement.
9.) Speech Content – Palmetto Patriot addressed this topic in his speech at the League conference. The content of speeches at a national conference should be about what we have done, what we are doing now, and what we are going to do in the future. The audience needs to be told what to do – the speakers have a year to come up with well-reasoned proposal – to advance White Nationalism or Southern Nationalism in their area.
10.) Women – This goes back to what I said about conferences being social events.
How do we get our people to show up at these conferences? A good place to start would be to make an extra effort to get as many young women as possible to show up at our events, take a lot of photos, and show everyone on the internet how much of a good time we are having and what they are missing out on by not coming to our events.
11.) Goals – As a movement, we need clearly defined goals and tactics to achieve those goals. An unstated goal at the League conference was to boost youth turnout over the previous year and we accomplished that goal.
12.) Preparation/Advertising – Next year, we need to do a much better job advertising and getting people to plan in advance to show up at these conferences. I just showed up at the CofCC conference this year. I should have advertised the event well in advance.
13.) Urban South – As I said at our little afterparty, we can do a much better job at recruiting the White Southerners in our cities and suburbs.