On April 11, 2010, a couple of Keystone United members attended an event which was the last in a series of three dialogues with the theme, "Overcoming Hatred & Bigotry: A Multi-Faith Approach." This event was held at the Temple B'nai B'rith in Kingston,PA and was sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Interfaith Council. The focus of this particular dialogue was "Who is the Stranger - Barriers, Doorways and Thresholds." Speakers were representatives from the N.A.A.C.P., Hispanic and Islamic Communities, R.E.A.C.H., and GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender) . To say we were entering the lion's den would be an understatement.
This meeting was a typical liberal drone fest about how non-whites and homosexuals were still oppressed in today's society. NAACP Wilkes-Barre President Ron Felton talked about how his organization was started up as a result of White on Black violence. During the Q&A portion, I took Felton to task with the fact that of the nearly one million violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 90 percent and whites commit only 10 percent. While Felton was stumbling in his attempt to refute what I said, shouts of "Shut up!" were directed to me from an unknown member of the audience among other grumblings. It seemed to me that some in this crowd had to overcome its own hatred. Hatred of the truth.
Shockingly, one woman ,in the audience, stood up and said that she disagreed with what I stood for, but felt that I should be be given the chance to speak without being shouted down. A liberal, that believes in freedom of speech , is a rarity nowadays and I admired her courage in taking this unpopular stance amongst her peers. Rabbi Roger Lerner,to his credit, gave us an opportunity to speak and we took full advantage of it. In his first time speaking publicly , Keystone United activist Ryan called Ron Felton out on his hypocrisy and double standards on racial issues. He did an outstanding job!
Later, I got back up and continued to hammer away at the NAACP. I mentioned that the NAACP promotes an atmosphere of resentment and hatred toward Whites through their never-ending recital of alleged white "racism." Ron Felton lost his composure and shouted," That he didn't like me ! " and then made a bizarre accusation that I wanted to call him a "******." I think most of the crowd was embarrassed by Felton's outburst. The event was wrapped up shortly afterwards. Surprisingly,a lot of people came up to us and shook our hands. Although we had major disagreements on racial issues, I think we commanded the respect of most of the people there.
Our main reason for attending this event was a result of newspaper coverage of the prior dialogue which focused on "Uncovering Hate Groups." Featured speaker Nancy Baron-Baer, associate regional director for the Anti Defamation League, took the opportunity to disparage Keystone United with the label "hate group." Unfortunately, I was unaware about this discussion beforehand or else I would of been there to expose the hypocrisy and lies of the ADL.
Keystone United will not stand idly by and allow these anti-White organizations to dictate public opinion and policy. We will confront them in an effective and civil manner. We don't fear debate because the truth,facts, and logic are on our side. The evening of April 11 turned out to be an example of how White Nationalists can debate egalitarians while disproving misconceptions about our cause at the same time.