Traditionalist Worker Party. In a shorter word, Nazis.
A white nationalist group plans to instruct participants on proper marching, how to create propaganda and on being “a voice for our people” at a conference in April at Jenny Wiley State Park in Floyd County.
The Traditionalist Worker Party, which claims to “take a stand for white working families,” will gather in the “98.35 percent European” community on April 28 and 29, according to its Facebook post, which has been shared more than 500 times. The post said the event would be held in Pike County but announced that the seminars, speeches and a dinner will be at nearby Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, which is in Floyd County.
Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale said the group has a Constitutional right to meet, but the vast majority of county residents would not condone its views.
“That’s just not the way our county thinks,” Hale said Wednesday. “I feel like we’ve got honest, God-fearing people.”
The few who might agree wouldn’t do so openly, he said.
“I would say they would be hard-pressed to find any Floyd Countians attending.”
The state parks department can’t prevent a group from using a park, a representative said, but the group would be required to resubmit an application addressing safety and other issues after the organizers’ first contract failed to state that the event, called a family reunion, would be public, spokesman Gil Lawson said.
The rooms at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park that were reserved for the event were initially requested for a “Gunner Family Reunion,” according to the contract obtained by the Herald-Leader.
“As a public agency, the Kentucky State Parks cannot discriminate against individuals or groups under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” Lawson said in a statement. “However, we will continue to monitor the situation and any threats to our guests, and we will take appropriate actions as necessary.”
At the event, seminars will be geared toward “professionalizing” and training people “to be the best nationalists they can be,” according to the Facebook post.
The chairman of the organization, Matthew Heimbach, said Wednesday that the party will join people from the National Socialist Movement and other groups to host the conference. Over 100 people have registered so far.
The white nationalists “want to make the lives of their children better and be a voice for our people,” Heimbach said. Other than nationalists, there are no advocacy groups for people who are white, he said.
Oh, you just want to make lives better, do you? Let’s take a look at how you want to accomplish that:
“Now is not the time for unity. It’s not the time for love. It’s a time for disunity and for hate. It’s time to hate the migrant communities harboring this lethal threat. It’s time to hate the (((oligarchs))) who create those communities. And if there’s any hate in your heart remaining, invest it in the fools who are smiling and clapping along with the need for more ‘unity,’ ‘inclusion,’ and ‘love’ in the face of this existential threat to our nations, our peoples, and our future generations.”
—Matthew Parrott on Traditional Youth Network, 2016, using the triple parentheses or “echoes” favored by anti-Semites to indicate Jews.
“The plan of mass purging citizens would be insane to implement but perhaps one that might cross the mind of an economist or elite politician looking at the balance books and realizing that multicultural America is headed down the path of the Roman Empire.”
—Matthew Heimbach, Traditionalist Youth Network, 2016
“Homosexuality is universally taboo because it’s dangerous, dysfunctional, and degenerate. It’s not a healthy part of a balanced civilization. Homosexuality’s like shingles, always lingering in the background but only flaring up into a real problem when a civilization’s somehow weakened or decrepit.”
—Matthew Parrott, Traditionalist Youth Network, 2016
Oh yes, lovely Nazi views you have there. Toss everyone you don’t like in an oven, and everything is great! Here’s hoping the good people of Floyd Country and surrounding areas make it very clear to the nazis that they and their repugnant views are not welcome. It’s devastating to think something like this will be greeted with silence and turned heads.