The panel featured Robert Vandervoort, the new executive director of ProEnglish; John Derbyshire of National Review; white nationalist Peter Brimelow, founder of the anti-immigrant VDARE.com; and Rosalie Porter, chair of ProEnglish. Listed speaker Dr. Serge Trifkovic was absent.
Unsurprisingly, most of the participants on this panel maintain lengthy track records of racism.
Breifly, Brimelow runs VDARE.com, home to some of the country’s most infamous Islamophobes, anti-Semities, and nativists. Derbyshire has called himself a “mild and tolerant racist,” and Vandervoort has attended many white nationalist gatherings and was also active in the white nationalist group Friends of American Renaissance while he lived in Chicago.
The panel attracted a far-right crowd, with the likes of Marcus Epstein—a man who plead guilty to drunkenly karate chopping a black woman while screaming racial epithets at her—turning out. Also in attendance were many members of the borderline white nationalist student group Youth for Western Civilization (YWC). YWC was chiefly represented by Kevin DeAnna, Tim Dionisopoulos, and Matthew Heimbach, who recently wrote an article for the YWC website in which Nelson Mandela was referred to as a “bloodthirsty terrorist.” Phil Kent of the anti-immigrant groups ProEnglish and Americans for Immigration Control was also in the crowd.
Vandervoort started by reading Trifkovic’s speech in the doctor’s absence. In said speech, Trifkovic stated that “immigrants,” “in particular Muslims,” are “often hostile to the European-descended majority of the Americas.” He went on to quote French author Jean Raspail, who infamously penned Camp of the Saints and is widely regarded as a banner-carrying racist.