White Supremacist Group to Hold an Event During CPAC Weekend at the National Press Club
If you’re in D.C. for CPAC weekend and interested in rubbing shoulders with white supremacists, the National Press Club has you covered. On the evening of Feb. 27, the Press Club will provide space in its downtown D.C. building for an event called “Beyond Conservatism,” hosted by the National Policy Institute. The Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes the National Policy Institute as one of the “most important” think tanks in academic racism. Its website says it is “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States and around the world,” and its tagline is, “For our people. Our culture. Our future.”
An Evite invitation for the event says it will feature speakers Peter Brimelow, Richard Spencer, and Jared Taylor. Brimelow, as SPLC details, has said America faces “unprecedented demographic mutation” and that 9/11 was due to immigration. The Anti-Defamation League describes Spencer as “a symbol of a new generation of intellectual white supremacists.” Taylor has said that “[w]hen blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.” The SPLC has more on him as well.
The event coincides with the CPAC, which is the largest and most important annual assembly of grassroots conservative and libertarian activists in the country. The two events are totally unaffiliated, but it’s clear that NPI hopes the name of its event will appeal to the conservatives in town who want to go, you know, beyond.