Patrick Casey, the head of Identity Evropa, wants to see the end of non-white US immigration
Patrick Casey, the executive director of Identity Evropa, is leading the charge to infiltrate the Republican Party in the US with pro-white, anti-non-white immigration views.
“I think that we do need to maintain a supermajority in this country,” Casey said in an interview on NBC’s The Today Show this week.
“They’re controversial at this point, but that doesn’t negate their validity,” says Casey of his group’s views.
Casey, an Irish American, says he is an identitarian, a term he employs in hopes of avoiding “buzzwords” like “racist,” he explained in his Today Show interview.
As executive director for Identity Evropa, Casey insists upon a ‘clean cut’ image for himself and members of the nationwide group in an attempt to blend in with the masses to covertly spread their message.
No visible tattoos, neat haircuts, and no criminal records are the standard for Identity Evropa, aside from the obvious requirement of European heritage.
In 2017, Identity Evropa was one of the organizers of the now infamous ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
At the event, a car plowed through a group of people protesting the neo-nazi gathering and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Still, after Charlottesville and Heyer's death, Identity Evropa took pleasure in President Donald Trump’s mention of “good people on both sides.” At Leading Our People Forward 2018, Identity Evropa's first-ever national conference, member James Allsup said in his speech, “We were defended by the president of the United States because he knew that our ideas are in fact normal.”
At the same conference, Casey said that America’s Founding Fathers wouldn’t like the state of America today, but acknowledged that their views were a bit more “hardcore” than Identity Evropa’s.
“Perhaps we wouldn’t be hardcore enough for Ben Franklin,” said Casey, “But Ben Franklin did like the Irish, so he’s okay with me.”
On its website, Identity Evropa says it is “a fraternal organization for people of European heritage located in the United States that participates in community building and civic engagement.”
“We are a group of patriotic American Identitarians," its website reads, "who have realized that we are descended from the great traditions, history, and people that flowed from Europe.”
“We embrace the idea that our identities are central to who we are, and take pride in our history and rich cultural heritage. At a time when every other group is free to stand behind its identity, we choose to assert ours as well.”
Labeled as a hate group by both the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Identity Evropa has set its sights upon college-aged people for recruitment. Casey has directed the group’s 800 members to distribute posters on college campuses from coast to coast, with a promise that Identity Evropa provides a path to a career in politics.
Though Identity Evropa associates with the Republican Party, the feeling is not mutual. When NBC asked the Republican National Committee to comment on Identity Evropa, the group declined and instead referred to its resolution it passed after the Unite the Right violence in 2017.
"The racist beliefs,” says the resolution, “of Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists, and other like-minded groups are completely inconsistent with the Republican Party's platform that states 'all Americans stand equal before the law' and their racist agenda has no place in the United States.”