MATT HEIMBACH IS HOLDING A CONFEDERATE FLAG AT A RALLY LAST YEAR.
The SPLC has published parts of an interview with someone they have labeled a hater. Matt Heimbach first came to our attention a few years ago when he tried to start a white student union.
This interview refers to the attack on white nationalists in Sacramento last Sunday by BAMN, By Any Means Necessary, the violent Trotskyite group. Matt is reasoned and articulate.
Excerpt from SPLC interview with Matt Heimbach
What happened this weekend at your rally in Sacramento?
[The antifascist protesters] showed up with weapons and attacked our guys in premeditated attempted murder. I mean, the cops retrieved a gun from the scene that was knocked out of the hands of one of the antifascists. So when you’re bringing guns, you’re bringing knives, you’re bringing baseball bats, you’re bringing bottles –– you can watch the videos of them breaking off chunks of concrete to throw –– this was premeditated.
Why were you holding the rally?
This was a rally for freedom of speech both for nationalists here and around the world. The fact that our free speech rally was attacked by the supposed forces of tolerance I think indicates the importance of rallies like this. We are solidifying a political movement to be able to advocate for our faith, our family, and our folk. That’s our primary objective.
This isn’t the first time a protest you’ve organized has turned violent, or that you’ve been linked to violence. Why is that?
These forces talk about tolerance. They talk about freedom of expression. They talk about all these sorts of things. But there wouldn’t have been violence if they had not attacked us. If they had simply stood behind a police barricade they could have tried to drown out our message. They could have simply ignored us and held a rally for their own political agenda, and no one would have gotten hurt. But they organized political terrorism in a premeditated fashion and brought deadly weapons to this event to try and stop our freedom of speech, to stop our freedom of assembly, our First Amendment rights, and to stop our message of nationalism. It seems to be a pretty clear-cut thing of attempted political intimidation and a violation of our civil rights.
There has been some debate since this weekend about whether you are a Nazi. Are you?
That term is a slur has been thrown around since the 1920s. It wasn’t even accurate then, let alone accurate to describe nationalists in America in the current year. If we were to start discussing National Socialism, the Vietnamese regime identifies as a form of left wing national socialism. The Venezuelan revolution is to a certain degree a form of National Socialism. The Bolivian revolution. The eastern Ukrainians that use the hammer and sickle are Social Nationalists. I mean, that term, you guys throw it around so much and it applies to both the left and right and center when it comes to taking care of your nation and your people. It cannot be defined simply by a 12-year period in Germany during the 20th century. It has more far-ranging geopolitical and economic applications.
Already, though, your groups TYN and TWP have attracted a good bit of interest on the racist right in the United States. This morning, you were interviewed by former Klansman Don Black on Stormfront Radio. What did you hope to achieve from the interview?
Being invited on to discuss this issue I think is crucial to be able to promote white unity, to promote our movement, understanding that we have a political avenue to win political control in regions where we organize. We need a mixed multimedia approach. We need to be able to do outreach through all these different forms –– from music, to our shows, to our articles. But it also must be matched with organizing communities, providing community aid and organizing to run political races. It’s crucial we have a multifaceted approach.
This interview will not be widely read, but if it were, then more people would see that White Nationalism is not about hate. Matt and David Duke are both articulate, reasoned spokesmen for the cause, as are others. But they get the interviews with the press.