Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, March 11, 2018
Over the weekend of March 9-11, the activist organization Identity Evropa (IE) held its first national conference with the theme, “Leading our People Forward 2018.” The meeting brought together some 150 members in a beautiful location for what can only be called a resounding success.
IE is a membership-based group with chapters throughout the country. It has gained a high profile through its campaign of postering, primarily on college campuses, and through flash activism events modeled on Generation Identity’s highly successful work in Europe. There have been countless regional and local IE meetings, but this was the first time members gathered from all over the country.
It was my privilege to be asked, along with Sam Dickson, to address the meeting. The sense of excitement and camaraderie was palpable, start to finish. I met activists from Texas, Nevada, Virginia, Tennessee, California, the Dakotas, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and many other states; only Alaska did not seem to be represented, and there were two comrades from Canada. IE is a selective organization that accepts only those candidates who meet strict criteria, and the result is a group of men and women who are smart, committed, sensible, and impressive in every way.
About half the program consisted of reports by chapter heads and other leaders, who described the communities they are building and the ambitious goals they have set for themselves. The other half was speeches by James Allsup, Sam Dickson, myself, and IE Executive Director Patrick Casey. Every report and talk was met with a standing ovation; the atmosphere was electric with enthusiasm and commitment.
On Sunday afternoon, some 50 members drove to the Parthenon in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, where they unfurled a 40-foot long banner reading “European Roots/American Greatness.” Members waved American and IE flags while Mr. Casey gave a short, impassioned speech. It was a dramatic and inspiring culmination of a weekend that, I believe, marks a turning point in the development of this very promising organization.
Videos of the talks, and extensive coverage of the banner drop will be available at the IE site very shortly. We look forward to hearing more exciting news from this organization soon.