Friday, May 12, 2006
Floyd In Cadillac
Tonight in Cadillac, Michigan Floyd Cochran addressed Cadillac United and other residents of the area. Speaking from the heart and with great humility, Mr. Cochran spoke of his time in the Aryan Nations and about the recruiting methods and techniques of neo-Nazi's in 21st Century America.
Cadillac has had its' share of problems with the Nazi's and his presentation was well received as Cadillac United has come to the forefront with some innovative ideas and events targeted at uniting the community and saying no to hate.
Mr. Cochran, himself, has been a target of late as his recent activities have been cause for some angry moments within the racist movement. Regardless of the libelous slander that has been aimed at Floyd, as well as an internet death threat, he took his message to the people of Cadillac. While everything remained peaceful, not all of the participants at this presentation were interested in combatting hate.
Photo courtesy of statenews.com
Dan Carlton of the Michigan National Socialist Movement, dressed in a swastika bearing T-Shirt, was the first person to ask a question of Mr. Cochran. Carlton wanted to know how Floyd could justify the violence and arrests of Citizens Against Hate and One People's Project. Mr. Cochran was quick to inform them that neither Citizens Against Hate nor One People's Project engage in or advocate violence.
Obviously, Mr. Carlton was hoping to derail presentation and demean Mr. Cochran. As Floyd said, "They never dispute what I say." Of course, we know that when the truth is against them, the only thing left is personal attacks.
Posted by Nikki at 5/12/2006 10:08:00 PM