The title “European American Heritage Festival” appears so innocent. One would picture snack bars with Belgium waffles, or Fish and Chips, a maypole, maybe a quartet playing Mozart or Bach, but the last thing anyone would picture in their mind would be the Ku Klux Klan. Yes, once again in Pulaski Tennessee, the birth place of the KKK, this event is going to happen on October 25, 2014.
This is not the first year, this event has gone on for many years.
In looking at the sponsorship lineup it reads like a whose who of hate.
Christian Revival Center- Again, looks pretty innocent, or at least like an ordinary church, but with some digging it is discovered that this “church” is run by a Thomas Robb who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an “Arkansas-based Christian Identity pastor and head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” they also go on to state that he was a replacement for David Duke. He also seems to be the organization behind this event.
The Barnes Review and The American Free Press – We are putting these together because they are both rooted with the old and long time white nationalist Willis Carto as well as the Council of Conservative Citizens in the metro DC area.
Voice of Reason Radio Network – a racist podcast radio line up that nobody in the world of anti-racism has ever paid any attention to, hence we could not find any write up about them. We did, however find this write up on it’s orientation from the white nationalist version of wikipedia called “medapedia” there you can read about it’s history of white power drama and all the white nationalist thugs who are tied to it.
The Knights Party – if you click on the link for this sponsor the url says “KKK.bz” and that pretty much sums it up, what more can we say??? If you are really interested in more info the SPLC once again has the information
Canadian Association for Free Speech- “CAFE” is the brainchild of Canadian neo-Nazi Paul Fromm, we will go more into Fromm and who and what he is in a future article.
Caste Football – Well we found a Maddow video to describe this one
Heritage Connection- Remember “Prussian Blue,” the nazi-pop group project starring April Gaede’s daughters Lamb and Lynx? Well, it turns out they discovered marijuana and now want nothing to do with the horrible, unhinged racism of their mom. Don’t worry, Heritage Connection is your new Prussian Blue knock-off, right down to the fact that Charity and Shelby Pendergraft are the granddaughters of the aformentioned Thomas Robb. Here’s the SPLC again:
The Pendergraft sisters have not yet received the media attention that the Gaede bunch drew in their heyday, but they claim to have performed at white nationalist events nationwide since they formed Heritage Connection in 2003. They’ve also released two CDs, “Aryan Awakening” and “Standing Our Ground,” and have shared the stage with a guitar-playing Derek Black, best known for his father’s racist Stormfront.org Web forum and the brouhaha that followed Derek’s election to the Palm Beach County, Fla., Republican Executive Committee.
Nationalist Times- The vanity project of American Nationalist Union honcho Don Wassall. He has since folded the ANU into the American Third Position party.
The Political Cesspool- Racist radio show, produced by the equally racist James Edwards.
Stormfront- We don’t need to say much about this one. Suffice to say, if Stormfront is on your sponsor list, there’s no way you can wriggle your way out of accusations that you’re dirty. It was founded by former KKK leader Don Black.
Dr. Tomislav Sunic (author)- Tom Sunic is a Croatian neo-nazi and former professor who now makes his living globe trotting and peddling his Fascist ideals at from speaking fees he collects from groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens, KKK, American Freedom Party, The Pacifica Forum (holocaust deniers, not the radio network) and the League of the South. When in the US, he likes to stay at the home of– you guessed it– Thomas Robb.
Paul Fromm- Acting media contact. We’ll delve further into him in a later article.
Our associate Spe-lunk-ing has more info on the festival