An Evite invitation for the event says it will feature speakers Peter Brimelow, Richard Spencer, and Jared Taylor. Brimelow, as SPLC details, has said America faces “unprecedented demographic mutation” and that 9/11 was due to immigration. The Anti-Defamation League describes Spencer as “a symbol of a new generation of intellectual white supremacists.” Taylor has said that “[w]hen blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.” The SPLC has more on him as well.
The event coincides with the CPAC, which is the largest and most important annual assembly of grassroots conservative and libertarian activists in the country. The two events are totally unaffiliated, but it’s clear that NPI hopes the name of its event will appeal to the conservatives in town who want to go, you know, beyond.
Brimelow, Spencer, Taylor, and their ideological allies often have trouble finding venues to host their anti-black, anti-Hispanic, and anti-immigrant events. Providing a platform for white supremacists, as it turns out, isn’t great for hotel #brands. But the National Press Club has no regrets about providing space for the event. Executive Director Bill McCarren told me that the press club didn’t invite the group to speak, and that they make space for all sorts of presenters.