The conference was great, but a long day. I know they’ll be posting videos of the conference, for a small fee if I’m not mistaken, at NPItv.com.
The titles of the talks from the website, I’ve added links to personal pages or most relavant, then a link to their book, if available:
Sam Dickson — The Idea and the Ideal of the Ethnostate
Alex Kurtagić — Masters of the Universe – Mister
Keith Preston — Mass Immigration and Totalitarian Humanism
Byron Roth — Multiculturalism and Ethnic Activism – The Perils of Diversity
Richard Spencer — Why HBD is Necessary
Tomislav Sunić — Prospects for a Real Nationalist Right in America – Against Democracy and Equality
James Edwards – Obama and the “R Word” – Racism Schmacism
Jared Taylor – White Identity: Why We Need It – White Identity
I had the best seat in the house, though I was only able to move once to get a different angle. Here are a few select photos from the NPI Conference…
Panasonic Lumix GH2 w/ 20mm F/1.7, Adobe Lightroom 3.3
Went to the Eastern State Penitentiary with the wife and some friends to explore and take photos to test my new camera.
(crossposted from my post at Secular Perspectives)
We brought a copy of Infidel in case she would be signing books, and though the announced she would at the beginning of the talk, at the end they cancelled it.
The talk was enjoyable, though slow to start, and she is generally soft spoken and showed a sense of humor at times. The auditorium at Mudd Hall was pretty packed, and she received a rather nice round of applause at the beginning and end. I saw a few atheists from the local community, and stopped Bill Creasy from the Baltimore Secular Humanists to say hello as I was packing my camera up by the exit.
At points, I saw my wife daubing tears from the corners of her eyes, and others a large smile on her face. In the Q&A part, one Jew (two people who stepped up to the mic made sue to identify themselves as such, so I use their identification) made some rambling statement about god, the torah and Ayaan “trying to make believers reject god”. Her reply began “First of all, I find god to be very boring.” to which my wife burst out in uncontrollable clapping. Ayaan took pause, smiled and thanked her (and the few others that joined in).
Another questioner, who stuck in my craw, decided to try to take a smarmy potshot at Ayaan. In her talk, she stressed the importance of questioning things, and he said “Given the theme of your talk, I want to know what things you’ve been hesitant to question at your place of employment?” He was referring to the conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute. It wasn’t even a real question, it was a childish political swipe… he might as well have stood up and said “I’m a liberal, I don’t like conservatives.” Then adjusted his diaper and sat back down.
Her answer was terrific, starting with “I have never hesitated to question anything.” The day she joined, at lunch, she asked “Is it a problem that I believe that homosexuals should be able to marry?”
“No.” was the response.
That same response was given when she stated she believed in euthanasia and a woman’s right to have an abortion.
“Those are all fine, they are your beliefs.” her fellows said.
“Then what am I supposed to believe?” she jokingly asked.
The questioner, not satisfied, decided that if she hadn’t hesitated before, that he needed to tell her not to hesitate in the future. His hatred for the conservatives at the think-tank seemingly taking precedence over.. oh, I dunno, discussing women’s rights in Islam – the topic of the conversation.
I just recently purchased a new camera, and tried not to be annoying while taking photos. There was a professional there, and others, so I didn’t feel it was out of line.
I’ve archived here years of myspace blogs, the last few months of facebook notes, and I’ll be adding a few things here and there – dated to the time it occurred.
I’m now porting this blog over to my personal facebook account, and it should show up on my twitter feed, though I don’t like twitter, other people I like DO, and I want them to know I’ve posted something here. I’m on freindfeed as well, but it’s all too much and since it has my twitter, facebook and blog feeds, it’s going to be very very redundant.
As of this writing, I have the following categories:
Archivalist : Stuff I scan/document.
Arty : Um, art stuff. Things I or others do.
Bibliophile : I, book nerd.
Blog Notes : Just shit like this – who fucking cares.
Boorish : Me ranting, i.e. “commentary” and “sophistry”.
Crafty : Projects around the house. Sewing, sawing, silk-screening, building.
Design : Design projects for Underworld Amusements, freelance design that won’t scandalize the client, etc.
Outside My House : Vacations, events, etc.
Quote : Things other people have said, with or without commentary.
Skeptic : Things having to do with skepticism, atheism, critical thinking.
Slaughter House : When I pretend to be a professional photographer.
Two Cents : Much overlap with “Boorish”, but quieter.
Underworld Amusements : Notes on my projects that aren’t important enough to go on that site.
I suppose if I start adding things from the past, I’ll add a category called “Historical Revisionism“…
I’ve “tagged” only a few of the posts here, I suppose future postings will have them, and maybe I’ll get around to the backlog of items. I’ve always been terrible at documenting my work. I’ve had one or two websites about me, but nothing public. It’s been a tightrope walk, owing to the fact that I do freelance work and have a “straight job”. I haven’t gone out of my way to hide my opinions, I just haven’t gone out of my way to publicize them in a public way like this. Take, for example, the description of “Design” above… I won’t be posting all my freelance work here because some of my clients wouldn’t like it. Some of them have had no idea of my interests outside of graphic design. That’s a good thing. It may not be a secret, but most politically vocal graphic designers are on the left.
I consider myself a secular conservative… a “little ‘l’ libertarian”. I disagree with libertarians on a few points – death penalty being one of them… it’s not used enough.
Well, we’ll see what happens. This way I have control, and I can push my thoughts out from one location.
I will do my best to restrict posts to something worth sharing. You may disagree, but luckily for you it’ll be really easy to ignore it all.
This is me, some 13 years ago. I was in an industrial/performance group called URILLIAsekt, and the performance was called “Lycanthropy Ritual”. I don’t know if I’ve gotten more weird or less.