Thursday, May 1, 2014
After Action Report: 2014 National Socialist Movement National Meeting & Rally, Chattanooga, TN
On April 25 & 26, 2014, members and supporters of the National Socialist Movement, from across the country and around the world, converged on Chattanooga, Tennessee for our annual national meeting and public rally. Although all of our meetings are historical, this one was of significant importance. This year, the National Socialist Movement it celebrating its' 40th year as a political party and White Civil Rights organization.
Prior to conducting the business of the meeting, guests were treated to a catered dinner and were afforded an opportunity to mingle with their comrades and meet new friends. Commander Jeff Schoep kicked off the meeting with a historical time line of where the National Socialist Movement originated and where it has gone, up to the present day. Then, it was time to hand out rank promotions. Quite a few women have joined the ranks of the NSM and were patched in as full members.
At 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, a public rally was held on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Chattanooga. After passing through the "TSA like" security gauntlet, members and supporters raised the NSM banner and waved flags, as the anarchists and Communists chanted nonsense and spewed profanities.
A wide "buffer zone" of orange construction fencing was constructed by the police to keep opposing groups as far away, as possible. The various speakers talked about the economy, illegal immigration and the state of our nation. Viable solutions to many of our country's problems were offered for consideration.
Ironically, David Tulis, a Chattanooga radio show host wrote an opinion piece and said, "The story is so vital to the people of the town that only one side needs be told. And that side is that of the counter protest." The protesters carried on, but began losing steam, towards the end, and were forced to listen to our speeches.
During the rally, several supporters from the Soul Survivors motorcycle organization made themselves known and joined us on the grounds of the courthouse, as well as a couple of our friends from the A.T.B. The local media stayed on the opposing side of the street, clearly demonstrating their bias and lack of objectivity.
Regardless of what we said, it was considered "hate." After the speeches were finished and all that was needed to be said, was said, we proceeded to exit the venue and returned to the hotel, where we mingled and enjoyed food and comradeship, well into Sunday morning. Plans are already in the works for our upcoming November rally in six short months.
SS Capt. Harry L. Hughes III
Director, N.S.M. Region 11/N.S.M.-AZ Media Spokesman
N.S.M.-MEDIA Associate Producer
My trip wasn't all party business. I also took some time to explore the Chickamauga Battlefield, outside Oglethorpe, Georgia and do some "urban safari" in downtown Chattanooga. While exploring the battlefield, we encountered a couple of small business that carried World War Two military items and even some Third Reich memorabilia. Not what I expected to find in the midst of Civil War history.
I also discovered that the City Cafe Diner, next door to the motel, has the best Mexican food. I also tried the chicken fried steak and the chicken gyro. Portions were amazingly large and reasonably priced.
On Saturday night, during our "after party," there was also a black wedding party taking place at the motel. Then, our new friends with the Soul Survivors rolled in on their bikes. The motel's night manager seemed worried, but everything stayed civil, but a little loud.
Long before sunrise on Sunday morning, I went on an excursion to downtown Chattanooga. I came across the Chattanooga Choo Choo and a row of abandoned buildings along Market St. Downtown Chattanooga is practically deserted on Sunday morning. I crossed paths with just one person, during my "urban safari."
Neo-Nazi protest reveals family squabble with major parties
The coverage of the neo-Nazi protest in Chattanooga shows traditional media at its best. The story is so vital to the people of the town that only one side needs be told... And that side is that of the counterprotest. When a hate group has a protest, it must take place in a vacuum that police power helps create. Twenty-four representatives from National Socialist Movement, a Detroit group, are in Chattanooga of a Saturday. Their speeches, their arguments cannot be recorded. Full Article
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” --George Orwell