Small bags of rocks with a flyer from The Nationalist Social Club 131 (NSC-131) were found thrown into driveways in Greenwich this week.
Greenwich Police Lt. Patrick Smyth wrote in an email that “flyers promoting the group have turned up in other Connecticut communities over the past year and the Town of Greenwich was not directly mentioned in the flyer.”
The flyer found in Greenwich said that the group is a "pro-white, street-oriented fraternity dedicated to raising authentic resistance to the enemies of our people in the New England area." The group offers networking, training, activism, outreach and action, according to the note. The note goes on to encourage men of "European descent" to contact the group by email or on social media.
The Anti-Defamation League describes NSC-131 as a neo-Nazi group with chapters in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and, of course, Connecticut. The members allegedly see themselves as soldiers at war with a "hostile, Jewish-controlled system that is deliberately plotting the extinction of the white race."
Indeed, the Gab account for NSC-131 reveals it believes "the group destroying our country" is Jewish and that if you "notice" then you are an antisemite. It shares blatantly racist posts that suggest "New England is ours" and encourages "white men" to come home to New England. It suggests that Trump "doesn't care about whites" and even shared a shocking antisemitic post that said, "I would do everything in my power to rid you [Jewish people] of my peoples land once and for all."
NSC-131 gave a "thumbs up" to a post on Gab about the Greenwich action, seeming to delight in "taking the fight right to the enemy, and delivering notice to their doorstop."
One person who received the rock bag in Greenwich said, "these groups have no organic support and are likely agitprop or similar. They have every right to distribute flyers, same as any other political organization that is promoting their policy positions."
He didn't feel the group should be held to a littering ordinance or even be reported to the police.
But the resident, who in no way supports NSC-131, wondered how propaganda from one group was any different from another group's propaganda, likening the rock bags to door knockers left at people's homes from politicians on the campaign trail. Or having to view a yard sign that suggests one group of people is more important than another based solely on the color of their skin.
The person joked, "heck, even my own PTA was involved in distributing political content and nobody reported them to the GPD."