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Duke Claims Triumph at Shortened, Relocated EURO Conference

By Larry Keller on November 13, 2008 - 12:08 pm, Posted in White Supremacist

David Duke revealed this about himself last Saturday: He’s no whiz at math. Or logic.

Speaking to the faithful at a conference of his European American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), Duke said that while nobody is for lynching, liberals have falsely portrayed the history of the gruesome practice. Contrary to popular belief, Duke said, most of the roughly 5,000 people he said were lynched in this country were white. Then he said as many as half of the victims were black.

Either way, he’s wrong.

Between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and 3,446 of the victims were black, according to the Archives at Tuskegee Institute. That means nearly 73 percent of those lynched were black.

None of the diehards at the EURO conference questioned Duke’s figures. They were too busy congratulating one another for even having a conference. For a while last week it appeared that Duke’s fans might not get to hear his wisdom on lynching and other racial issues. It even appeared Duke might end up sleeping on a bench at a Greyhound station or under a tree in a city park.

EURO initially scheduled a conference Nov. 7-9 at a hotel and resort in Olive Branch, Miss., near Memphis. The hotel booted the group out on Nov. 4, citing safety concerns as a result of the furor created by the Duke group’s planned appearance.

Duke’s co-organizer of the event, James Edwards (pictured with Duke below), host of radical-right Memphis radio show “The Political Cesspool,” was so traumatized by this development that “my body literally went into a convulsive state,” he wrote on his program’s website. “I can remember gagging while I was on the phone with David as we tried to determine what our options were. The stress was nearly more than I could bear.” Meanwhile, Duke’s notoriety got him ejected from three hotel rooms, according to Edwards.

David Duke and Edwards

Eventually Duke found a hotel for the conference and himself. He kept it a closely guarded secret lest they be banished again. EURO organizers and volunteers called those with reservations with the new location – the Memphis Plaza Hotel & Suites, about 15 miles from downtown – and informed them that they would now have to make their own hotel arrangements. And the three-day gathering was shortened to one day – Nov. 8. “We have succeeded,” Duke declared at the conference “We have triumphed.”

About 200 of the more than 300 people who had planned to attend did so, according to Edwards. A Memphis TV station estimated the number to be 75 to 100 participants. Video shot in the hotel meeting room seems to support the smaller estimate. Even so, “never before have I been so proud of our People,” Edwards wrote.

Duke and his colleagues portrayed themselves as martyrs persevering for the preservation of their race. Those attending heard speakers who included Edwards, former Alabama Klan leader and white supremacist website founder Don Black and Duke, of course.

Duke bemoaned the “national celebration” that ensued after black teens attacked a white teen in Jena, La. nearly two years ago. That assault was preceded by a series of racially charged incidents, including the hanging of nooses from a tree in a courtyard at Jena High School.

The hangman’s noose is a powerful symbol in Duke’s home state of Louisiana, which trails only Mississippi, Georgia and Texas in the greatest number of lynchings, according to the Tuskegee archives. Although Duke claimed at the EURO conference that most of the people who were lynched were “guilty of terrible crimes,” lynching in fact has been widely recognized as a way for whites at one time to punish and control blacks through intimidation, especially in the South.

Racially motivated vigilante murder was even sanctioned by elected officials such as former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator Ben Tillman who in 1892 said he would “willingly lead a mob in lynching a Negro who had committed an assault on a white woman.” And by Sen. Thomas Heflin of Alabama who in 1930 said, “Whenever a Negro crosses this dead line between the white and the Negro races and lays his black hand on a white woman, he deserves to die.”

As usual, Duke carefully steered clear of any such explicitly racist or violent rhetoric in his address to the EURO crowd. Instead, to loud cheers and applause, he promised a bright future for people who share his racial views.

“We are going to have a tremendous movement in this country for our organization and people’s rights and destiny and heritage and freedoms,” Duke told them. “Just the same way you have groups such as the NAACP … people from the ADL … we’re going to have the biggest organization of any group in the United States for our people.”

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  • Elrey Jones

    The SPLC causes genocide against white people daily. I fight the SPLC like Jesus fights the Devil. The SPLC is a hate group. They are a greater enemy to white mankind and our human right to be free than all the Hitlers who have ever lived put together. The SPLC in Russia were called Bolsheviks and they murdered constantly and killed over 66 million Russians. Does the Holcocosto museum mention this genocide? I doubt it seriously. What I do to oppose the SPLC I do it proudly for my Lord.

  • GENO

    Moutaingirl,
    Its doubtful that Duke will find another decent woman since he isn’t as attractive as women find him to be, even after his reconstructive facial surgeries just like Micheal Jackson`s, except that Duke`s nose isn’t missing. So instead he uses the money he collects from his fellow White Supremacists to pay for the exploitation of Russian Brides and other immoral acts.

  • mountaingirl08

    People who deny that David Duke advocates violence against those whom he believes are inferior to him and “European whites” make me want to go take a shower. I don’t need white trash to “protect” me. The creep makes my skin crawl.
    Can’t Duke find another woman to keep him up and/or shut him up?

  • Ajamarie

    Tide,
    Soooo blind!
    Whites are the most victimized
    race in our culture???? Is that what I saw??? Give me some concrete evidence of that…and not from the David Duke website.
    Hahaha because Dukes nazi meeting got the boot?
    Whites like that victimize themselves with their own hate and stupidity. Bravo to the hotel for standing up for it’s morals. See not all whites are into that crap. Thats why you can’t say white pride without it insuing anger and fear. If you are white and proud then just relax, make white babies, go to work, learn your European roots, don’t get a tan, respect others and shut up. Mind your buisness. Block BET and telemundo from your TV. No need for the killings and threats. Move to Europe or an all white neighborhood…I don’t care if you don’t like my skin… don’t injure others. You don’t even have to have non whites into your home. Just be respectful when you see non whites by not speaking to us. Most whites don’t know how privilaged that they are…that alone is a privilage. SPLC is not going to promote a cry baby fest for ignorance.
    You have never been denied anything because you are white…maybe because you are ignorant but I assure you that it’s not because of your race.

  • Ajamarie

    Johnathan,
    Whites created the need for affermative action. If we all had open doors, until we shut them due to lack of education or qualification thats ok..no matter your race. Sadly on seeing the color of your skin blacks, women, jews etc…were denied. Laws originate from a need.
    One very accepted definition of racism:

    “racism is race prejudice backed with institutional power”

    Therefore black racism is nonexistant in 95% of situations.
    Blacks or any “minority” race can prejudge based on race but it is not racism from a sociological view.
    Racism is deeper than not liking someone because of race…it is the destruction of their identity,economic survival and family structure.

    BTW…white slave owners raped may of black slaves:

    …One of the interesting things about Mary Boykin Chestnut’s resentment over barely concealed slaveowner dalliances with slaves is that it was directed at the wrongs she saw committed against white women, who were made to suffer in silence their husbands’ infidelity.

    The lingering view of slave plantations as personal harems for their owners is a relic of antebellum abolitionist rhetoric, written by upper-class New Englanders with little practical experience in the South or with blacks. Built into it is the racist assumption that black women were more promiscuous and lascivious than white women, were less inclined to resist advances, and that laboring folk of any sort — Irish peasants included — were carnal by nature.

    Nobody denies that it happened. But even if all the reports are true — and many are mere hearsay — of slaveowners having mistresses in the quarters or beloved mulatto children around the house, they amount to a few hundred in a population of millions. The question remains, were these cases the tip of an iceberg, or rare events that were much gossiped about?

    Some people seem to assume that, just because the law allowed owners to ravish slave girls, it had to be going on all over the place. This ignores the other forces (social, moral, religious, economic) that were involved. For instance, the seduction of the wife or daughter of a slave would undermine the plantation’s discipline, which the planters worked hard to maintain. It would also undermine the planter’s reputation both in the slave quarters, in his own home, and in the whole white community…
    taken from MULATTOES. etymology.com

    One of the interesting things about Mary Boykin

    How do you think there are blacks walking around with green eyes, and pale skin???
    White slave masters raped black slaves.

    Again, get educated about history!!!

  • Ajamarie

    Benjamin,
    Is this back enough for ya:

    “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.”

    “What we really want to do is to be left alone. We don’t want Negroes around. We don’t need Negroes around. We’re not asking ­­ you know, we don’t want to have them, you know, for our culture. We simply want our own country and our own society. That’s in no way exploitive at all. We want our own society, our own nation….”

    “[A] black…gets a job with a white-owned company. He is the only black at the firm. He works hard, but he’s fighting a losing battle against his genes.”

    “White people don’t need a law against rape, but if you fill this room up with your normal black bucks, you would, because n*ggers are basically primitive animals.”

    “These Jews who run things, who are producing this mental illness ­­ teenage suicide…all these Jewish sicknesses…that’s nothing new. The Talmud’s full of things like sex with boys and girls.”

    “It’s really the Jew Marxists who see the n*gger as their instrument, as their bullets, by which to destroy our society.”

    All the above are the words of
    David Duke

    Ummm sounds pretty hateful to me. Why can’t you be proud of your whiteness while not being violent, demeaning and segragated? “our nation”, he says???? America was occupied by it’s own indigenous people first…they were not ayran!!
    If you look at his website there are links to websites like stormfront forum. This website promotes violence onto non whites. So David Duke may be “classy” ( I kid) enough not to throw the N-word around while being watched by the television media ( though he says it in articles, but how many people will seek this information out) or may not overtly call to violence on his web site..DON’T BE FOOLED!!!! His whole gig is to look like a marytr and a protector of the white race when he is counting on the less educated to do his dirty illegal work. David Duke sucks but he is no dummy (he is a PhD). He is the puppet master. He cant throw around the N-word all day if he wants to stand a chance of working his plan from within the system (he was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature in 1989). He is very aware of his image and is articulate…read his essays.
    His language is seperatist but not hostile to the non educated, poor, disgruntled white worker. This person feels cared for and understood when they listen to Duke. He’s got their back. WRONG…DUKE HAS AN AGENDA! Do you think Hitler was out there doing the dirty work…nah he was letting others do it for him.
    David Duke=Hitler…same thing!!!!
    Ben…do your homework.

  • Jonathan

    GENO,

    I think we are running around in circles here. You dismiss the “Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2005 Statistical Tables” and claim that it has been “refuted”:

    “You merely posted Rape statistics that are deemed exaggerated where the numbers have been refuted.”

    and

    “Did you know that many criminalogists and law professors have questioned that “report” you cited above?”

    Questioning is not the same as refuting. You have show no sources disproving the DOJ’s report; hate crime figures don’t do it.

  • GENO

    JohnnyB,

    F.Y.I., try reading Asian Maskadov`s post before addressing him. The guy isn’t “Jew” for Criss sakes. He’s a Muslim.
    LOL!
    And you called the Jews “his people”…ha.

  • Aslan Maskhadov

    “Jews are not whites. Jews do not consider themselves whites,”

    Do you mind telling me when you were elected to speak for Jews worldwide?

    ” they have always maintained a separate ethnic identity in every country that they have ever lived in the last 2,000,”

    This is hilarious. You might want to explain then why Jewish appearance can range anywhere from Nordic to black African. While they have preserved their religion in one form or another, Jews have assimilated to a very large degree.

    All of that is still irrelevant because when we speak about white as in “white” privilege, it is based on appearance, and American Jews have it.

    ” they are highly ethnocentric, and actively practice nepotism by promoting members of their ingroup and exampling group cohesion. ”

    And other groups do not do this as well? And can you provide some proof of this?

    I suggest you take some time to read about the history of Jews in Arabia during the time of Mohammed. Totally destroys the Jews always helping each other claim.

    “For the last 100 years, Jews have been actively trying to subvert Western Civilization, and seem to have a naturally subversive mindset.”

    Laughable. And are you sure it is only 100 years? Why have they been so successful at this? Perhaps Western Civilization is the weakest. For example, Islamic society really never persecuted Jews, yet somehow didn’t get subverted. “Western civilization” frequently persecuted them and somehow got subverted quite easily according to you.

    “The Jewish Religion teaches that the Jews are “God’s Chosen People” and being Jewish as you know is a birth right, as you inherit your membership in the Jewish Faith through your mother, and our Hebrew Tribe through your father. ”

    That is in the religion. What about non-religious “Jews”? What about different sects of Judaism which have stricter or looser regulations on that?

    “The Story of “Jacob and Esau” clearly illustrates that it is a tenant of Jewish faith that non-Jews are animals. Your people are the supremacists, not us.”

    This is in a religious text, and has no bearing on reality. Plus: I’M NOT JEWISH. Are you even reading my posts?

    “I bring these points up, because many people have trouble distinguishing your kind, from Europeans, and people like you continually”

    If Jews are ethnically separate, how is it so hard to distinguish them from Europeans? And WHAT DO YOU MEAN “MY KIND”? I’m not Jewish.

    ” try to explain the usury of the Jew as a sin of the “White” man.”

    Jews did not invent usury, and usury, while it may not be a “sin” to some people, is parasitical regardless of who practices it.

    ” When in fact, your people are not white, you have never considered yourselves white or a part of Western Civilizations, but rather saw yourselves supreme beings above all other Creation, pretending that we are part of god’s gift to the Jewish faith like all other animals of the Earth to do with as you please.”

    Again I must point out: I AM NOT JEWISH. Second, you do not speak for Jewish people.

    “As you correctly point out that some people did want all of this 3rd World Immigration, and those people were the Business Class, which have never made up a majority of the people.”

    Now we’re starting to make a little progress. I have a book to recommend to you…

    ” They imported all these people, because they know numbers and ledger books. They know that the economy requires perpetual growth, exponential growth. In their minds, us common folk are all the same, we can all dig ditches, we can all drive trucks, we can all go shopping and consume the crap that the big businesses make, making some very very wealthy. What they do not understand is that culture is not determined by economics, and that wealth does not breed a happy and contented population. In theory, our government is supposed to be for the people and for big business when and only when the needs of big business and the needs the people meet.”

    Aside from your slow awakening to the issue of class, economics DOES determine culture to a certain point. The ruling ideas of a given time tend to be the ideas favored by the ruling class. Also the actions of a nation, such as imperialism, influence culture and language. The Ottoman Empire is a good example, because Turks originally were a steppe-dwelling nomadic people. By the time of the beginning of the Ottoman state, they had absorbed many cultural influences and became a settled people.

    “Finally, as you well know, only the rich could afford to buy slaves, and most of the slave traders were Jews. If I remember correctly about 1% of the population owned about 90% of the slaves.”

    Even if we assume your “most slave traders” statement is true, that ignores the fact that most of the buyers were definitely white protestant.

    ” Obviously, any system where one race rules over another is abhorrent, but in a democratic multicultural government that is exactly what is happening to everyone. ”

    No, it is one class ruling over the majority, regardless of race.

    “Everyone should have the right to their own Nation, and a Government that rules in their National interests, like the ultimate advocate for the people, which is the fundamental problem with multiculturalism in that it forces people to vote for their perceived ethnic interest in an empire, rather than what is right for the Nation.”

    Baby steps to enlightenment.

    “With the Racial homogeneity of this nation now destroyed, whites must organize just as every other ethnic group has and fight for our perceived ethnic interests. This is not the way that I wanted it, and it is certainly not the America that the founders envisioned for America, but this is the America that you multiculturalists and big business interests have created for the sake of greed, in what was once the greatest Nation in the World.”

    Whites don’t have ethnic interest, because the culture of American whites is not signifnicantly different from other American groups. And don’t even start with the black hip-hop culture thing because the fact is that record company execs are mostly all white(yes, with some Jews as well), AND for many years now, 80% of hip-hop consumers have been white middle-class youth.

    ” while allowing massive displacement of native born Americans here,”

    Who is displacing white Americans? Anyone knocking down your houses like in the West Bank?

    “Empires always fail, that is their nature, and our empire will crumble too, but unlike other empires of the past this is the first empire that I know of that actively sought to make itself an empire from within while destroying the nation that founded it.”

    That depends on your ability to determine what constitutes “destroying” the empire. The goals of the ruling class in America are toward preservation of that empire. The problem is they simply cannot win anymore. In hindsight, some would say the move of the Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires was a big mistake, since all these empires were crushed as a result. But at the time there was little choice. When the map is full, empires resort to war to expand and preserve their power.

    ” Your Great Jewish Dream of vengeance for the destruction of Jerusalem is about to be realized, your people with the cooperation of treasonous whites,”

    My Great Dream is for you to finally realize that I AM NOT JEWISH. And why is it so easy for those Jews to find “treasonous” whites? Maybe because society is based on class and profit is profit?

    ” and armies of brainwashed morons are about to achieve your ultimate dream, the Destruction of Western Civilization. I sincerely hope that you like the results.”

    You call those people brainwashed morons and yet here you are still giving canned WN answers, that you probably never ran by objective sources, plus you seem insistant that I must be Jewish. Here’s a hint: Most “white” people disagree with your views. They do not need to be Jewish to do so.

  • GENO

    Jonthan,

    “Are you saying that you recognize that you aren`t as logical as Asian?”

    The only thing that I don’t “recognize” is your illogical fallacies which is nothing compared to Asian`s, mine or anyone with rationale thoughts who agrees that Whites/Ayans commit more Hate Crimes than any other percieved minority group. Unlike you, I don’t entertain the thoughts of playing with words. And I guess you can say that is what I am “saying”…

    “the rape and hate crime statistics you posted are two different crime catogories.”

    Hate Crimes are relevant to SPLC`s interests since it pertains to a racially bias crime motivated by the hatred of one`s race. You merely posted Rape statistics that are deemed exaggerated where the numbers have been refuted. Since rape crimes are isolated incidents, you should be directing your rage at the Law Enforcement Agencies rather than at the SPLC. SPLC focuses on hate crimes, rapes are not regarded as a “hate crime” but instead they are called sex crimes according to the rule of law.

    “So you’re saying that parts of results of the DOJ`s report are politically incorrect and thus invalid?”

    Did you know that many criminalogists and law professors have questioned that “report” you cited above? There is another indpendent report to see if the DOJ`s rape survey you always seemed to be quoting from, was indeed inaccurate, that report you cited was proven to be biased and false. I’m not saying that Blacks don’t rape White women, I’m merely pointing out that the numbers mentioned was questionable. However, the vast majoirity of women are raped/sexually assulted by someone they know. Are you saying that a lot of White women are race mixers?

  • Johnnyb

    Aslan.

    Just to address a few of your points, here…

    Jews are not whites. Jews do not consider themselves whites, they have always maintained a separate ethnic identity in every country that they have ever lived in the last 2,000, they are highly ethnocentric, and actively practice nepotism by promoting members of their ingroup and exampling group cohesion. For the last 100 years, Jews have been actively trying to subvert Western Civilization, and seem to have a naturally subversive mindset.

    The Jewish Religion teaches that the Jews are “God’s Chosen People” and being Jewish as you know is a birth right, as you inherit your membership in the Jewish Faith through your mother, and our Hebrew Tribe through your father. The Story of “Jacob and Esau” clearly illustrates that it is a tenant of Jewish faith that non-Jews are animals. Your people are the supremacists, not us.

    I bring these points up, because many people have trouble distinguishing your kind, from Europeans, and people like you continually try to explain the usury of the Jew as a sin of the “White” man. When in fact, your people are not white, you have never considered yourselves white or a part of Western Civilizations, but rather saw yourselves supreme beings above all other Creation, pretending that we are part of god’s gift to the Jewish faith like all other animals of the Earth to do with as you please.

    As you correctly point out that some people did want all of this 3rd World Immigration, and those people were the Business Class, which have never made up a majority of the people. They imported all these people, because they know numbers and ledger books. They know that the economy requires perpetual growth, exponential growth. In their minds, us common folk are all the same, we can all dig ditches, we can all drive trucks, we can all go shopping and consume the crap that the big businesses make, making some very very wealthy. What they do not understand is that culture is not determined by economics, and that wealth does not breed a happy and contented population. In theory, our government is supposed to be for the people and for big business when and only when the needs of big business and the needs the people meet.

    Finally, as you well know, only the rich could afford to buy slaves, and most of the slave traders were Jews. If I remember correctly about 1% of the population owned about 90% of the slaves. Obviously, any system where one race rules over another is abhorrent, but in a democratic multicultural government that is exactly what is happening to everyone. Everyone should have the right to their own Nation, and a Government that rules in their National interests, like the ultimate advocate for the people, which is the fundamental problem with multiculturalism in that it forces people to vote for their perceived ethnic interest in an empire, rather than what is right for the Nation.

    With the Racial homogeneity of this nation now destroyed, whites must organize just as every other ethnic group has and fight for our perceived ethnic interests. This is not the way that I wanted it, and it is certainly not the America that the founders envisioned for America, but this is the America that you multiculturalists and big business interests have created for the sake of greed, in what was once the greatest Nation in the World.

    Currently, we are not represented at all, as was evidenced by this last election. We had one of your big business flunkies, John McCain, to represent the supposedly conservative side, who was all about fighting aggressive wars for Global Domination, while allowing massive displacement of native born Americans here, and Obama who is not a member the majority nation, attended an ethnocentric church, and like McCain wants massive immigration to displace the native born majority.

    Empires always fail, that is their nature, and our empire will crumble too, but unlike other empires of the past this is the first empire that I know of that actively sought to make itself an empire from within while destroying the nation that founded it. Your Great Jewish Dream of vengeance for the destruction of Jerusalem is about to be realized, your people with the cooperation of treasonous whites, and armies of brainwashed morons are about to achieve your ultimate dream, the Destruction of Western Civilization. I sincerely hope that you like the results.

  • Jonathan

    GENO,

    “Obviously must you come to the defense of your fellow White Supremacists who cannot defend themselves? ”
    - Just as you pointed to Aslan as an example of someone who is logical. Are you saying that you recognize that you aren’t as logical as Aslan?

    “Like I said before, her dimwittery screams cited no ‘referrences’ other than the babbles you spewed before your previous posts.”
    - She should have posted reference and not used all caps.

    “And I posted the true numbers according to the FBI, you idiot, in order to correct her asinine inaccuracies.”
    - No need to stoop to the indignity of name-calling. The rape and hate crime statistics you posted are two different crime categories, that’s why you weren’t “correcting” what she said.

    “The so-called “statistics” you carelessly posted was only a *survey*. For survey`s are not generally seen as stats but rather opinions based on a popular notion amongst Whites who partaken in that survey.”
    - My gosh, GENO! That DOJ report is titled “Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2005 Statistical Tables”. You dismiss it as not “statistics” and accuse the Whites of lying.

    “Based on a fallacious survey of an unpopular opinion???”
    - Unpopular opinion!? So you’re saying that parts of the results of the DOJ’s report are politically incorrect and thus are invalid?

    GENO, I think you need to ask Aslan for a bit of help!