By Jody May-Chang
Originally published on BoiseWeekly.com June 23, 2011
The Northwest Region of the Aryan Nation is promoting an all-day “eat, greet and meet” event Sunday, June 26, at Valley County’s Lake Cascade State Park.
Idaho Parks and Recreation Communications Manager Jennifer Blazek told Citydesk Lake Cascade’s park manager has been communicating with John Bolen, Aryan Nations NW Coordinator, informing him of Camp Buttercup’s park rules.
State parks require a per-approval application for groups larger than 25 persons. Blazek said the park has yet to receive an application from the group and so far only two campsites were reserved for attendees.
“Because it is public property, we cannot be selective on who utilizes the property,” said Blazek. “We do ensure everybody abides by the same rules.”
Fliers promoting the gathering posted on the Aryan Nation website claim, “lying, cheating, sexual deviants are running America,” “hate crime legislation targets whites,” “non-white crime is under-reported” and “by 2020 there will be no white child-bearing age females to sustain a viable population.”
The website has a link to the state park page for Lake Cascade that, when clicked on, opens the state’s park page framed inside the Aryan Nation website under the banner: “Fighting Jewish Takeover for 35 years.”
“I prefer our agency didn’t at all look as if it was affiliated with or endorsing that entity, because certainly we don’t,” said Blazek. “There is really nothing we can do to control the links or windows they have pop up on their website.”