Filed under: Anti-fascist, Editorials, Southeast
Nazis – that’s Nazis with a capital NATIONAL SOCIALIST – will be coming out to Middle Tennessee, and despite the best efforts of the Nationalist Front trying to conceal that fact, the Endangered Souls Racial Club/Crew 519 have made it clear.
The Nationalist Front the coalition group organizing the White Lives Matter rallies scheduled to take place in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are attempting to downplay the expected neo-Nazi tone it is setting, but the reputation of the expected participants precede them.
According to the blog Restoring the Honor (RTH), the Endangered Souls RC (Racial Club)/519 Crew are going to be at both rallies. On their website, Endangered Souls say they are “a separatist club geared toward education and support for those that have a like mind-set.” They prefer to call themselves a “racial club” as opposed to a motorcycle club, or MC, and last year they connected with other organizations around the world to form a coalition group called the United Aryan Front.
Shaun Patrick Winkler, a onetime protégé of the late Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler who attempted and failed to build a new Aryan Nations compound in North Idaho and now lives in Mississippi and is affiliated with Klan groups and the League of the South, was among the organizers working to include them in the rallies, according to RTH.
Although a flyer for the rallies clearly note National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Schoep as one of its speakers, the Nationalist Front’s updated post now omits how they are banning the swastika at the rallies, due to how it has caused division within the ranks. It focuses particularly on the “dress code” that the various organizations within the coalition will have, which is primarily polo shirts and khakis. “we ask gentlemen to wear something similar like some combination of a white or black polo and khakis,” the post reads. Ladies are asked to dress modestly. It shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Come to the White Lives Matter rallies to make a good impression. Don’t come wearing shorts or flip flops or ragged jeans or anything of that nature.”
Opposition is being planned for the events as well, which is the latest public outing of White supremacists since the tragic events of Charlottesville, Virginia’s Unite the Right rally in August, where Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer was killed when one of the persons associated with the rally plowed his car into a crowd of people. The Nationalist Front participated in that rally as well.