There's only one hitch. The organizer of the White Man March is Kyle Hunt, a 30-year-old guy who hails from a very small town in Massachusetts, near Cape Cod. Hunt understands that in the United States, white nationalists don't really have the numbers to pull off an impressive-looking march. Past white supremacist protests have ended up, in his words, "looking like a circus." He's also fearful that the police or "anti-fascist" protesters might show up to try to disrupt the WMM festivities. So in New York and other big U.S. cities, the White Man Marchers are planning a very quiet flash mob, which they hope none of us will hear about ahead of time.
Hunt is one of the hosts of Renegade Broadcasting, an online radio station for people who are concerned with the "destruction of the white race." A graduate of Amherst College with a double major in psychology and theater and dance, Hunt hails originally from Mashpee, Massachusetts and claims to have worked as a recruiter for Google and founded several start-ups in Silicon Valley before moving back to the East Coast and going white power full-time. He goes by "Kaiser Kyle" on YouTube and "Nyte Hulk" on Alternative Social, a pro-white answer to MySpace that he founded a few years back.
Heartened by what he sees as the advancement of the "pro-white" philosophy through the internet, Hunt decided a few months ago that it's time to take his message offline. That message is, in a nutshell, that white people are being "mocked, displaced and violently attacked" through an insidious liberal idea known as "diversity."
"This "diversity" agenda is being directed at white countries (and only at white countries) with various programs to ensure that there are less white people at schools and in the work force, which is unfair and discriminatory," Hunt writes, "taking away money and opportunities from the White citizens."
Hunt believes that plenty of white folks are receptive to this message, and that St. Patrick's Day, with its celebration of Irish culture, is an ideal time to sow the seeds. There are reportedly demonstrations planned in a bunch of American cities, as well as London and Slovakia. (There's a "training exercise" video here that shows a white supremacist demonstrator, a British one, judging by his accent, doing a dry run outside the British Embassy in Slovakia.)
"We are now in a position to make a serious statement to the anti-Whites," Hunt wrote on the WMM homepage. "That is why we need to be on a consistent message and execute our plans with power and precision. We can learn from the failures and successes of the past so as to use our energy effectively."
Using one's energy effectively, in this case, means that the pro-white activists don't want to spend a lot of time tangling with the police, the media, or anyone who isn't a pro-white activist. It also seems to mean that Hunt doesn't want anyone coming off looking stupid. He's urging everyone involved in WMM not to wear "paramilitary uniforms," Nazi outfits or Klan robes, and suggests a nice summery wedding look instead:
If you are a man, put on a pair of light khakis and a nice dress shirt. It should almost look like you are a groomsman at a wedding. Or maybe like an avenging Aryan angel. Women, you know how to look great in white.
You could also wear sunglasses. Ancient warriors knew that a mask covering the eyes offers protection, but also provides the wearer with extra confidence. Sunglasses can intimidate others who cannot see your eyes, while making you seem cool and collected. This look is good if there might be hostile crowds
On a recent episode of White Rabbit Radio, yet another white supremacist podcast, Hunt urged White Man Marchers to organize in small groups. On Saturday, he wants them to put up their banners quickly, take some photos, and leave before anyone starts trouble.
"If you show up at a place where the press is already there, you've got police, you've got the anti-fascists, I'd say take your people and go somewhere else," Hunt told White Rabbit's host, a guy who calls himself Horus the Avenger (the Southern Poverty Law Center says Horus's real name is Timothy Murdock, a 43-year-old Michigan guy who lives in his parents' basement.)
Ultimately, Hunt told Murdock, "I'm not looking for any big confrontations on this day. I don't think that's the goal." And despite the White Man March's name, he doesn't want anyone calling it a "march" or a "protest."
"We're not advocating the planned marches that I don't think have been very successful in the past," he said. "You've got people in uniforms, they're holding shields and all the rest. It almost - it becomes something of a circus. And unless you have a lot of people out there marching, it doesn't look good for our cause, in my opinion." Instead, he says, it's better to fly under the radar: "If there aren't any opposition forces there, we'll be the ones with all of the media. And we'll select out the pieces of media that make us look the best."
|A promotional flyer for the White Man March|
So how is this day of stealthy white pride going to play out in New York? Things still seem a tad disorganized on that front. According to posts on white power message board and lonely dude convention Stormfront, a white nationalist group called Free America Rally is organizing a gathering here, as well as protests in New England, Georgia, California, Washington state and Idaho. Here in New York, Free America Rally seem to always hold their protests outside the Plaza Hotel at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. In the past, they've done things like stage a rally to advertise that white people live in South Africa, a venture they refer to as the "South Africa Project." (That one was not a success, as they admit on their blog: "FAR's New York Team advertized their banner before sizable crowds, reaching thousands of people with a message that the various mega-media outlets were too scared, too politically correct, or too corrupt to present to the American people.")
Other white power party people are also planning to take part in New York rallies, including a guy who goes by the name "NY Nationalist" on Stormfront and who says he's been holding a series of white power activities in February and March, none of which we've noticed. We must not be looking in the right places.
Yet another group calling itself the New York Coalition wrote on a planning page for the White Man March that they'll be leading activities throughout the day at 165-25 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, which appears to be a busy intersection near a Gap, a mattress outlet, and a plus-sized clothing store.
"This event will only work if you truly believe in the cause," the anonymous New York Coalition organizer writes. "Come prepared to participate. We need leaders who are willing to educate and stand with us when it looks like no one is there. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday March 15th!"
On yet another white power message board, the pro-white forces agreed that while a rally in New York would be "great," it will be awfully hard to unfurl a giant white power banner here without anyone noticing. (The banners are 14 1/2 feet long by two feet wide; you can see a video of them being prepared here, as long as you don't mind listening to a little terrible white power pop music.)
"I live close to NYC but I can't do it by myself," writes a fellow who calls himself The Asguardian Known As Michael. "It's not feasible in this area the surveillance is to heavy, I would probably get grabbed b4 I got the damn thing hung. I'll ask again if anyone lives close by and is willing to help I will do it but I but I can't do it alone...it has to be done quickly. If you live in this area you understand why I say what I say."
That does sound like a pickle.
If you happen to see the forces of whiteness out on Saturday -- or, hey, if you happen to be one of them and you want to show us how well everything went! -- feel free to snap a photo or drop me an email at the address below.
In the meantime, please enjoy this tremendous poem written by Stormfront user Eir Primrose about the White Man March:
Come and hear the rumble of thousands thumping feet
like raindrops falling heavy , on grey-paved well-known tracks
Do come and breathe the vastness of golden clouds' dense sheath
like grace falling upon us
in our noble strife.
Look at ones beside you, feel hope personified
in their proud straight postures, in thud of pounding hearts
Come and feel the thunders of nature's blessed fight
for home of every people
in their native land.
Like monument of virtue of your forefathers' tribe
with thousands throats united stand for your basic rights
to keep your blood and culture, in order to survive
shout out ''Diversity
equals White Genocide''
Send your story tips, photos and thoughts on whiteness to the author, Anna Merlan.