Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff Discuss Recent NPI Conference
Editor’s note: What follows is the full text of a written Q&A discussion I had with Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff, the dynamic and talented couple behind Red Ice Creations. Henrik is the host of Red Ice Radio while Lana hosts Radio 3Fourteen. They also produce high quality video productions as well.
Our discussion revolved around the recent conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. organized by The National Policy Institute entitled Become Who We Are. The details of the conference, including the full lineup of speakers and official schedule, are posted at the Become Who We Are website.
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John Friend: Before we get started, I’d like to quickly say what an honor it was to meet both of you this weekend. I am a huge fan of your work so it was really nice to meet face to face and get to know each other. I don’t think the conference could have gone any better – Richard Spencer really did a great job organizing and promoting it, and the turn out was tremendous.
With that having been said, in your opinion, how significant of an event was the Become Who We Are conference?
Henrik Palmgren: I think this event marks the beginning of something big. A change in the right direction. You could sense this from the speakers, organizers and attendees alike. These meetings keep growing larger every year and more and more people are understanding what concerns, warnings and also call-to-action that the Alternative Right brings. New concerned and dedicated people are coming into the kinds of topics addressed during the conference basically every day now. Young people – many below 30 – but also some families, older couples and many women found their way to the event. That is a huge step in the right direction, to be worthy of being called a “movement.” It’s about pouring the metaphorical concrete into a foundation that we eventually can build something strong and solid on. Plus, getting away from the Twitter handles and Facebook profiles, to meet people face to face, is always a good idea for solidifying bonds and building a strong network.
In the future many might look back at this year, when a lot of people from vastly different political and ideological starting points converged to start forming a true opposition and a truly rebellious movement, that offer something authentic and realistic to break apart the status quo. The NPI event is not the only significant step in this direction of course, but it is most certainly a large part of it.
Lana Lokteff: In my view it was highly significant because it was the first Alt Right conference where about half the attendees were under 30. They were not only young but also intelligent, funny, edgy, well dressed and handsome, shattering the Hollywood created stereotype of what it means to be a proud White man in 2015. Looking around at the conference of about 200, I could see a truly fierce opposition to liberalist decay forming, with the energy and creativity that will attract many in the coming years.
Contrary to what the lamestream news reported, women were also in attendance. Women who I hit it off with immediately. Since I spoke about the men, I should also say that intelligent, well rounded and beautiful women are also being attracted to the Alt Right. These women are very confusing for feminists and leftists because they don’t fit the mold of the typical religious or conservative opposition. Alt Right women are much more intriguing and a much fiercer force to be reckoned with.
John Friend: Why is a national conference in Washington, D.C. focusing on White identity, White political interests, and ultimately the future of the White race particularly relevant and important in 2015?
Henrik Palmgren: Because in “the current year” White interests have been pushed to the margins of society and the fringes of public discourse. Europeans are the one group that you indiscriminately can discriminate against, without facing any repercussions for it. We have the proof of this by statements, admissions and quotes in the mainstream media.
We are the only people being told that we don’t have a culture or that we can’t have an identity, especially an identity to be proud of. In a time of supposed “tolerance” and “understanding,” the people spouting those values are certainly not holding true to them, since the few “protestors” outside the National Press Club and the mainstream media covering the event are trying their very best to make us feel guilty for being concerned with the displacement of our own people. This is no longer working however. So instead, they should spend some time trying to understand the ideas they fear, don’t understand and don’t tolerate. We are the dispossession global minority, yet we are not treated on the same equal basis as other groups, especially minorities. Why is that?
Washington D.C. is the belly of the beast in many respects and it’s significant to take the fight to them, as opposed to hiding away somewhere, fearing repercussions for our views or who we are. Taking a step towards those who hate us as opposed to backing down is important and relevant, especially to set the tone for the future events and also the overall progress of the Alternative Right or whatever you want to call it.
To a growing number of people, the questions and topics the conference dealt with this past weekend are of the highest moral value. These are concerns that are not recognized by the political establishment or the mainstream media, who have simply become the cheerleaders for the agenda to replace the European population in their own countries. We are not the ones who should feel guilt for who we are or that we simply have decided to take our own side. We are not the ones responsible for wars or for creating turmoil and chaos in the world.
As of right now, we have practically zero influence over how our foreign policy is being run or how our countries are being demographically altered. This is being done by a hostile elite that is forcing incompatible cultures, religions and vastly different people and races together. This is what is exacerbating the increased violence, crime and rape in the Western world and many countries, like Sweden, that was one of the safest countries in the world just 20-30 years ago. So it’s not our opinions that are morally reprehensible. Those openly advocating for our demise, replacement and ultimate extinction are the genocidal monsters, not us!
I sincerely believe that if the ongoing population replacement in the West isn’t stopped, the entire world will eventually descend into utter chaos. What many don’t understand is that the nations that have been the most successful in helping other failed nations around the world are now getting destabilized at such a rate that they will be unable, economically, to help even themselves, much less any other countries in the future. In short: if we go, the whole damn thing goes. That’s why this question is not only important to ourselves, but should be to others, even to those that hate us so much.
Lana Lokteff: This conference was critical because in 2015 the mainstream establishment openly tells White people that Whites cannot have an identity or interests of any kind because they are “inherently racist” and it will only lead to the oppression of non-Whites. If Whites are successfully programmed with anti-White lies, then they will succumb to the propaganda that tells them they’re doing a good thing by surrendering their nations and by not having children, effectively genociding themselves. Anti-White rhetoric is rapidly being taught everywhere from government institutions to schools and churches. If we do not teach our children the truth about their ancestors now, it will become too late, leading to a future with no White children.
John Friend: You both participated in a live podcast at the conference – what are your general thoughts on the discussion? Do you view live podcasting as a productive and worthwhile thing to do at future conferences?
Lana Lokteff: I think a group podcast was an excellent idea. The audience especially liked the interaction – anyone was able to pose questions to some of their favorite radio hosts, people they listen to regularly. I was extremely tired and can’t remember what I rambled about but I thought Mike Enoch, Henrik and Richard had an engaging dynamic since they’re so different personality wise but so unified ideologically, so that made the interaction fun to watch and hear. Of course it was amusing for me because I listen to Richard, Mike Enoch and of course Henrik’s shows so it’s even better seeing them speak live. [Editor’s note: Lana performed brilliantly throughout the entire group podcast session.]
Henrik Palmgren: I agree, this was a very refreshing addition to the speeches and a lot of fun. Perhaps I’m biased because I had the “Huwyte privilege” of participating in the live podcast/panel discussion. I still think that having speeches and presentations by authors and thinkers is still is a vital component of a conference, to “get the ball rolling” and get ideas bubbling for newcomers and seasoned folks alike. Once we got started with the live podcast however, we quickly realized that we could have gone a lot longer, since participation from the audience is such a great way to make the entire event more open and engaging, less rigid and closed off. I guess it’s good leaving people wanting more as opposed to have them walk away, tired of it and I think I can speak for almost everyone when I say that people definitely wanted more. Not only of the panel discussion but also of the socializing and the speakers. This is definitely the way to go for future events.