David Duke Hosts White Supremacist Conference
Posted: November 10, 2008
In November 2008, just days after Barack Obama won the presidential election, anti-Semite and white supremacist David Duke convened a conference in Memphis, Tennessee, for fellow extremists to discuss their movement's plans for the future. Organized under the name of his European Unity and Rights Organization, the conference brought together white supremacists from the United States, Canada, and Russia. In a post Duke made to his Web site before the conference took place, he explained that its purpose was "to issue a clarion call for a Movement across the United States, and indeed across the European-American world, to defend our heritage and freedom!"
In his keynote speech, Duke addressed the issue of Obama but reserved most of his venom for the Jews. He blamed Jewish control of the media and Hollywood for brainwashing white people into accepting Obama as their President. According to Duke, "The Jews were in charge of the election, we had no choice, but it is better for us now because we know who the enemy is." He also expressed disbelief that Obama could win on his own merit but declared that he was "an affirmative action president."
Other attendees at the conference included Don Black, who runs Stormfront, the most popular white supremacist Internet forum, his son Derek, who in August 2008 was elected to be a Republican Party committeeman in Florida, James Edwards, the host of Political Cesspool, a white supremacist radio show, and Paul Fromm, a Canadian white supremacist.
During Don Black's speech, he explained that "white Americans are fed up with black crime, immigration, and now they are backed into a corner…their country is being taken away from them and they will fight back…we will provide them with those answers." His son Derek similarly predicted that a "battle" will ensue. In his speech, he argued, "The intellectual movement started today, here, that will save the white people."