During CPAC, attendees — at least, those who identify themselves as “European American,” a thinly disguised code word for “White” — are being invited to a special reception held by an exclusive group dedicated to the “unique culture” of the folks they describe as “European Americans.”
How, exactly, does the group define a “European American?” They’re not saying, explicitly, but their website describes America as a European country and describes Americans as “once scattered all over Europe” — appearing to exclude from the definition of “American” anyone whose origins are not European, including apparently the indigenous Native Americans whose land the Europeans invaded as imperiously as Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
The event is to be held on Friday, March 3rd, the penultimate day of the convention, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, where CPAC is also being held. Currently, neither CPAC organizers nor the Convention Center have yet responded to requests for comment; this space will be updated if that changes.
The organization boasts that Nigel Farage — who has also spoken at more conventional CPAC events — appeared at their last reception, and states that the event is invitation-only.
The European American Community did not immediately respond to a request for more information on what one must do (or be) to merit such an invitation.
On their event page, the group states:
“The European American Community is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes closer ties between America and Europe, while patriotically celebrating the distinct cultural, political, economic, and spiritual achievements and traditions of European Americans.”
“[Y]oung American right-wing activists attended the CPAC Hungary conference and held their own meeting with youth leaders of xenophobic and ethno-nationalist European political parties. The gathering, ‘The Future of Western Renewal: A Transatlantic Patriot Summit,’ was a veiled reference to ‘Western Civilization,’ a term often used by groups that advocate preserving the white European social, political and cultural ‘character’ of nations, and reject and demonize immigration, multiculturalism and, often, minority populations in their countries.”
Join the European American Community for a CPAC Reception in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 3rd at 7pm! To receive an invitation to this private event please message our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. pic.twitter.com/MPDVVdU4Qj
— European American Community (@EuroAmericanCom) February 25, 2023
Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.