Back in 2010, one big piece of news coming from the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference was the fact that the conspiratorial anti-communist group the John Birch Society was being permitted to “come in from the cold”, so to speak, having been marginalized by William F. Buckley in the 60’s and 70’s, and now invited to that year’s CPAC. (The other major news item was that a number of groups, as well as Senator Jim Demint, boycotted the conference over the gay conservative group GOProud’s presence at the conference. Both GOProud and the Birch Society were disinvited this year.)
This year, CPAC has decided to one-up this previous step, and invited actual white supremacists to host panels. Peter Brimelow, the founder of VDare, will be hosting a panel on “The Failure of Multiculturalism”. Given VDare’s stated mission of opposing non-white immigration and supporting a white-dominant America, along with the incredibly racist and anti-Semitic content of their website, it’s not all that difficult to envisage what the content of this panel is. And reports on the ground further suggest that it was pretty heavily attended, with the crowd flowing out the door of the conference room, so this suggests quite a bit of the general character of CPAC, as well.
Anyway, what does this all have to do with the title of this post? Well, if you look at the ‘sponsors and supporters‘ page of CPAC, it generally reads like a veritable ‘who’s who’ of right-wing think tanks and political groups. Only, waitasecond, who’s that way at the top of the list?
Be sure to tell Google what you think of their decision to sponsor events that play host to white supremacists.