Once again AR is barred from holding a conference
As happened two years ago, once again the biennial American Renaissance conference has been canceled by a hotel which had contracted with Jared Taylor to hold the conference, knowing his views were controversial, and then betrayed him when they came under political pressure from local officials. Here is Taylor’s press release on the matter.
I will repeat, with minor appropriate changes, what I said about the similar affair two years ago, when, after taking Taylor’s side, I found out that in the middle of those events he had gone on a radio program to be interviewed by Don Black, the founder of the neo-Nazi website Stormfront:
Of course Taylor and anyone should be able to hold a conference, a perfectly legal activity, without interference, without criminal threats of violence making it impossible to hold the conference, and without elected officials bringing improper pressure to bear on hotels leading them to cancel a conference because of the unpopularity of its views.
I support Jared Taylor’s right to speak and to assemble with like-minded people. The hotel which contracted to host the conference and then canceled it should be condemned. Media, especially conservative media, which ignore the jackboot tactics of the left should be condemned.
But beyond that, I express no solidarity with Taylor. While he himself is not a Nazi or an anti-Semite, and his publication is not Nazi or anti-Semitic, his continued willing association with Nazis and serious anti-Semites makes it impossible for me to take his side.
Paul T. writes:
“While he himself is not a Nazi or an anti-Semite, and his publication is not Nazi or anti-Semitic, his continued willing association with Nazis and serious anti-Semites makes it impossible for me to take his side.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 31, 2011 07:36 PM | Send