Exploitation

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2008 by parimon

Imperialism drives people from their lands, persecutes and even murders them as they cross the border, and then super-exploits and demonizes them once they are in the imperialist countries. Millions of immigrants are driven to the U.S. from their home countries to be horribly exploited in restaurants, sweatshops, landscaping, and construction. They provide what is almost slave labor for the U.S. economy, an economy that has become so dependent on the super-exploitation of immigrants that it cannot function without it. And the ways in which the fears of millions of native-born people are being manipulated; the divisions that are fanned and enforced between nationalities, even among the oppressed nationalities—all of these are products of capitalism.

This is going on all over the world—over 200 million people have been driven out of the countrysides and forced to seek work in places like the U.S., Europe, and Japan. They, along with the 12 to 20 million undocumented workers estimated to be in the U.S., have been driven from their homes by the heartless workings of capitalism and imperialism. Now every capitalist would explain to you that they are not being greedy or malicious, but that they have no choice—and, in a perverted sense, they would be right. Each is driven by the fear of being wiped out by some other capitalist who is working people at still lower wages for still higher profit.

From the point of view of the people on the bottom, there is not an immigration problem, there is a capitalism problem…

The people have the potential to come together from all different nationalities and not only beat back all the ways they horribly exploit and oppress immigrants but come together as part of a revolutionary struggle for a better world. Yes, the enemy is very powerful. And one lesson we should learn from last year is that there is no good resolution, in the interests of the people, that is going to come from the system’s politicians. But last year also saw the power of the people. And people learned some things. Everyone can learn from the spirit from those protests, the display of defiance and resistance, and join and bring their strengths to bear in a united struggle against a system that is the source of our common misery and suffering.

The imperialist rulers of the U.S. are rampaging through the world, invading and occupying whole countries in the pursuit of empire, torturing and detaining people in secret prisons, and jailing people indefinitely without charges. Within the U.S. itself they are backing a movement that aims to impose a fanatical Christian fascist government in the U.S., they are eliminating a woman’s right to choose, they are stepping up the oppression and discrimination against minorities, and all the rest. There is absolutely no prospect for a better world for immigrants or anyone else in the world as long as this system stays in power. Think about it. It is just not going to happen. Their attacks on immigrants are part of a whole program, a whole package, that has to be resisted and defeated.

But even more importantly, things don’t have to be this way. The world can be changed and all this can be overcome by revolution—a socialist revolution.

Such a revolution must be led by the proletariat—the class of people who own only their ability to work and have nothing to lose but their chains—and it must unite millions and millions more who are not from the proletariat, but yearn for a better, more just world. Such a revolution must be the conscious act of millions. It must result in a whole new state power that builds on the achievements of past proletarian revolutions, and goes further in unleashing a vibrant and lively socialist society. This state power in turn must and will serve new social and economic relations aimed at getting rid of exploitation and all the oppressive institutions and ideas that exist now, between people and between countries. It must be very firm in dealing with those who would destroy it, both from without and the overthrown and new exploiters from within…while “going to the brink of being drawn and quartered” in order to ensure the fullest possible flourishing of critical thinking and democracy among the people. A whole different—and far, far better—world is possible. And not only is a better world possible but we have a leader, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, who has developed a revolutionary plan and vision for getting to that better world, one that builds on the achievements of the past while critically summing up the shortcomings, and on that basis envisioning a new “model” of socialist society and the transition to a truly communist world

Fascist Immigration Raid And Kangaroo Trials

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 26, 2008 by parimon

From May 19 to May 22, nearly 300 immigrant workers were railroaded through a makeshift federal criminal court set up at the National Cattle Congress fairgrounds in Waterloo, Iowa—given five-month prison sentences, after which they will be deported out of the U.S. These immigrants were caught in a massive round-up on Monday, May 12, when armed agents swooped down on the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in the town of Postville with arrest warrants for almost 700 out of the 968 workers there. Officials said that the raid—involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, part of the Department of Homeland Security) along with more than a dozen other federal, state, and local agencies—was the largest immigration raid at a single workplace in U.S. history.

The agents took away 389 immigrant workers from the meatpacking plant that day. This is part of the intensifying fascist offensive targeting immigrants in this country—including raids at workplaces and neighborhoods, mobilization of right-wing vigilantes, draconian anti-immigrant laws passed by cities and states, building of walls and other stepped-up military measures at the border, etc. On May 23, ICE announced that their agents had made more than 900 arrests in California in a three-week “sting” operation to catch people under deportation orders. Last year alone, ICE deported 275,000 immigrants.

According to the government, the immigrants arrested at Agriprocessors are “guilty” of fraud—of using fake Social Security numbers and other documents. These workers—mostly from Guatemala—are among the millions of people from Central America, Mexico, and other parts of the world who could no longer feed themselves and their families in their home countries where the economies and whole societies have been devastated because of imperialist domination and plunder. They traveled north, often risking their lives to cross the deserts at the U.S./Mexico border, and came to work at the meatpacking plant in rural Iowa, forced to endure extremely dangerous conditions for low pay. In order to get these jobs, the immigrants had to get IDs through whatever means available. And now they are branded as “criminals” for this.

The huge raid at Agriprocessors—which suddenly put more than 10 percent of Postville’s 2,500 residents in prison—has devastated and terrorized the immigrants and the whole town (and has sent tremors through immigrant communities across the U.S.). The day after, half of the local school system’s 600 students were absent because their parents were arrested or were in hiding. The school superintendent said that the situation “is like a natural disaster—only this one is manmade.” Hundreds of immigrants took refuge in a local church. Dozens of local businesses shut down. One business owner told the British paper Globe and Mail, “We got raped and we got plundered and we got pillaged Monday. Everybody in this town ought to be angry.” (“Hardening the line on illegal workers,” May 23, 2008)

Criminalizing Immigrant Workers

But the size of the raid is not the only thing that is very alarming about what has been happening here. In the past, immigrants caught without “proper documents” have usually been brought before immigration hearings and charged with visa violation, which is a civil law matter. But in an unprecedented move, the government hit the hundreds of workers arrested in the Agriprocessors raid with criminal charges—for simply working without “proper” legal documents. This is a clear and dangerous escalation in the government’s move to criminalize undocumented immigrants—and to drive them even deeper into a caste-like status where they are brutally exploited with the constant threat of jail and deportation over their heads. Juliet Stumpf, an immigration law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, told the New York Times, “To my knowledge, the magnitude of these indictments is completely unprecedented. It’s the reliance on criminal process here as part of an immigration enforcement action that takes this out of the ordinary, a startling intensification of the criminalization of immigration law.” (“270 Illegal Immigrant Workers Sent to Prison in Federal Push,” May 24, 2008)

For the four days of the mass trials at the fairgrounds, the immigrant prisoners were held in a concentration camp-like setup behind barbed wire fences patrolled by armed guards. The immigrants—hands cuffed and with shackles on their legs—were brought into the temporary courtrooms in groups to enter their plea, and then moved to another room for sentencing.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union and others, the federal prosecutors forced the immigrants to accept plea bargains—by threatening that if the immigrants did not plead guilty to a “lesser” charge and go along with this “deal,” they would be hit with more serious criminal charges of identity theft. The heavier charges would have carried a mandatory sentence of at least 2 years, along with large fines.

And the immigrants were blatantly stripped of their rights to legal counsel and due process of law—which supposedly apply to anyone in this country, regardless of their status. A May 21 ACLU statement described the totally unjust proceedings that have been taking place in Iowa: “Groups of more than 20 meatpacking workers are typically represented by a single defense lawyer who for each group must decide complex immigration issues, assess criminal liability and counsel clients who do not speak English. The lawyers, who do not specialize in immigration law, must complete this task under the pressure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s arbitrary plea bargain deadline of seven days. Within this deadline every lawyer and client must make a potentially irrevocable decision to plead guilty and go to jail and lose any immigration rights or fight the criminal charges and face up to two or more years in prison for allegedly engaging in ‘identity theft’ in order to work.

“The groups of immigrants are rushed through mass hearings that last only minutes and during the hearings are required to waive their right to an immigration hearing in exchange for better criminal plea agreements. Workers with legitimate claims to remain in the country legally—including immigrants with family members who are U.S. citizens or with legitimate claims of asylum or political persecution—are ostensibly barred from pursuing those claims under the criminal plea agreements.”

In a May 22 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) expressed “grave concern” for “the apparent disregard of the rights to meaningful assistance of counsel and due process” for those caught up in the Agriprocessors raid. The AILA pointed out what they called a “most striking” point: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa issued a press release on May 12—the very day of the raid at Agriprocessors—announcing the temporary assignment of federal judges and court personnel to Waterloo “in response to the…prosecution of numerous illegal aliens…” As the AILA notes, this press release was issued “before any of those arrested and charged had been found to be an ‘illegal alien.’”

In other words, the U.S. government has been openly operating in this case on the outrageous principle that the immigrants are presumed guilty of what they are charged with even before any kind of trial.

The Fascist Clampdown—And the Need
for Resistance

Agriprocessors—the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in this country—opened on the edge of Postville in 1987. At first, the company hired mostly workers from the former Soviet bloc countries of Eastern Europe. The Globe & Mail noted, “As Stephen Bloom, the author of Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America, puts it, the Eastern Europeans didn’t work at Agriprocessors a day longer than was absolutely necessary. As soon as they were established, they moved on to better paying, less dangerous jobs.”

Through the 1990s, the workforce at Agriprocessors became mainly Latino—first from Mexico, and then later mainly from Guatemala. A 2006 exposé in the Jewish Daily Forward revealed the kind of conditions that the workers face at the plant: “One of those workers—a woman who agreed to be identified by the pseudonym Juana—came to this rural corner of Iowa a year ago from Guatemala. Since then, she has worked 10-to-12-hour night shifts, six nights a week. Her cutting hand is swollen and deformed, but she has no health insurance to have it checked. She works for wages, starting at $6.25 an hour and stopping at $7, that several industry experts described as the lowest of any slaughterhouse in the nation. Juana and other employees at Agriprocessors…receive virtually no safety training. This is an anomaly in an industry in which the tools are designed to cut and grind through flesh and bones. In just one month last summer, two young men required amputations; workers say there have been others since. The chickens and cattle fly by at a steady clip on metal hooks, and employees said they are berated for not working fast enough.”

Juana said, “Being here, you see a lot of injustice. But it’s a small town. It’s the only factory here. We have no choice.” (“In Iowa Meat Plant, Kosher ‘Jungle’ Breeds Fear, Injury, Short Pay,” May 26, 2006)

Such super-exploitation has made undocumented immigrant workers indispensable to the capitalist rulers. They need these immigrants to keep the U.S. economy profitable—and the money that the workers send back home has also helped to maintain stability in those countries in the interests of imperialism. But at the same time, there is an intense contradiction for the rulers, who face the necessity of strengthening the whole “cohering glue” of society—to “keep it all together” from the standpoint of their interests. In this light, the presence of millions of people in this country who are living “outside the law” presents serious problems for the rulers, and they are moving viciously to terrorize and clamp down on immigrants, as well as those who come to their aid. And the kind of blatant violation of basic rights going on through this—as seen in the mass trials of the Agriprocessors workers—is part of the overall ramping up of repression and fascistic “norms” in this country.

What is happening to immigrants in this country today is like the rounding up of Jews and others in Nazi Germany. The urgent question is: Will these horrors be allowed to go on, with only a few voices raised by people of conscience…or will there be a huge uproar and determined resistance throughout society to bring these crimes to a stop?  

 

The Truth About National Socialist Movement (NSM)

Posted in Dumb Nazis with tags on July 25, 2008 by parimon

Recently, with the demise of the Aryan Nations, National Alliance, and World Church Of The Creator, the National Socialist Movement has come to the forefront and is getting publicity all over the USA because of their staged marches and publicity stunts aimed at getting themselves in the news in order to make themselves look like they are important. How important are they? Well, let us take a look at the facts on the NSM, starting with the leader, Clifford D. Herrington. The website of the NSM lists Herrington as the Chairman of the NSM.

Clifford D. Herrington, official Chairman of the NSM

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Herrington, born in 1947 was a follower of Joe Tomassi, the leader of the National Socialist Liberation Front, who was shot to death on the front steps of the Nazi party headquarters by a rival Nazi in 1975. Herrington and a fellow Nazi named Robert Brannen of Lebanon, Ohio co-founded the National Socialist Movement with Brannen as the official party Chairman, and Herrington as the Commander.

 On May 1st, 1980, Herrington and Brannen organized a “United Patriotic Front” march on Cincinnati Square, in Cincinnati, Ohio in which they advertised a huge Nazi-Klan rally, but the Klan didn’t show and Brannen, Herrington and 14 Nazis all marched out onto the square under police protection with about three thousand demonstrators trying to bust through the barricades to get their hands on the Nazis. The NSM members were drunken biker type thugs with long hair and their women who looked like refuges from a trailer park, were standing by in the audience dressed as civilians taking pictures of the protesters, which is a tactic of the NSM.  The police escorted the NSM out of town as demonstrators threw rocks and bricks through the windows of the vehicles the Nazi’s were riding in.

 Back at Brannen’s house drinking ensued and Brannen’s wife came out and held a gun to her head threatening suicide because of Brannen’s involvement in the Nazi party. Brannen’s own son, who had participated in the march wearing full SS NSM uniform, rebelled against his father telling him he wanted out of the movement. Herrington and Brannen sat and got drunk and Herrington screamed and cried like a baby saying “No one understands National Socialists!” Herrington is a paranoid schizophrenic with a severe body odor problem. He cries and flies off in a rage at any given moment, and then can be back to calm again.

NSM Chairman Cliff Herrington, 2nd from right

Herrington was known to get drunk and make lewd, crude and socially unacceptable sexual comments to women telling them how he would like to put them on dog leashes and make them do sexual acts, which disgusted more then one woman. At the Rhinestone Cowboy Club, in Oklahoma City, back in 1981, Herrington stalked a waitress named Janie who had gone out with him twice, until he told her he was a Nazi, and flew into a rage calling her a whore and a slut shaking his fist at her when she told him she didn’t want to go out with him again. He then proceeded that same night to tell two other women that if they would leave the bar with him, he would take them home where ‘We shall sing, we shall dance, we shall f**k!” On another visit to Oklahoma City, Clifford told Miss Kathy Hamilton and Alice Clary of Moore, Oklahoma that he would like to tie them up and make them do sexual acts and bark like a dog. Herrington would often put on a German accent and pretend he had a Jewish person under a spotlight and mock threatening them with, “We have ways of making you talk!” 

Herrington took over in 1983 as the NSM Party Chairman, due to Brannen suffering a series of strokes. Herrington has always been a behind the scenes type of guy keeping out of the spotlight for the most part in order to protect his job, but once in awhile Herrington can’t resist the temptation to play “Fuehrer” at the rallies and meetings so he shows up giving speeches, screaming and hollering like Hitler. He does envision himself as another Hitler and has grown a Hitler mustache at times and has dressed up like Hitler, going out in public to do every day things like grocery shopping. 

Herrington giving the “Heil Hitler” salute.

He has sat in front of his TV set cussing, ranting, and raving while shaking his fist at the TV watching “Hogan’s Heroes” which was a sitcom starring Bob Crane and Robert Clary, about prisoners of war outsmarting the German camp commandant. Herrington has two daughters by his first wife who divorced him due to his Nazi activities. In 1988 Herrington married again, to a Nazi woman who he met through an Aryan dating service, who goes by the name of Andrea Dietrich, and also an alias “Maxine Dietrich,”  and she became his mail order bride. Andrea has a darker complexion than most white women in the Nazi movement who claim Aryan ancestry, with darker than normal skin, black hair and piercing dark eyes. She has allegedly told others that she is part Native American. Whatever she is, she most certainly does not fit the Aryan criteria of being a full-blooded White woman. She showed up in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the airport dressed in a Nazi uniform, with her little boy who is half non-white, who she also dressed in a Nazi uniform, disembarked from the airplane and “Sieg Heiled” her new “Fuehrer.” They were married in Tulsa, renting out a banquet room at a hotel decorating it with Nazi flags and pictures of Hitler all over the walls, to the horror of the hotel clerks who didn’t realize they had rented the room to the Nazi party.

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Click to enlarge to see Herrington’s youth corps

 Herrington had a small group of teenagers who followed him and he had them dress up in Nazi uniforms as they picketed the Jewish Community Center and Herrington stood to the side with a riding crop in hand commanding, “March-two-three!” as the kids walked in a circle. Then Herrington made comments to Jewish women that he wished this was the good old days in Germany so he and his followers could come in and rape them. 

One of Herrington’s favorite tactics has always been to leaflet in the middle of the night by making a wallpaper paste and cutting a hole in the side of an empty plastic anti-freeze jug, filling it with the paste and a paint brush and carrying it to give the appearance that he is “out of gas” and have another comrade with him with Nazi party leaflets rolled up inside his jacket as they walk down the street while Herrington slaps the paste on the walls of businesses and street lampposts while the other guy slaps the poster or leaflet over it. The wallpaper paste makes it hard to get the leaflet off when it dries and it must be scraped off and cannot be just taken down. Herrington was once caught by the police leafleting without a permit, but they let him go when he acted retarded sticking his teeth out and acting like a twit.

 In the 1980’s Herrington was working on an idea to have someone fly to Libya via another route through another country to meet with Col. Mu’ammar Gadhafi to receive money to help fight the Jews in America and to fund the Nazi party, claiming “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Herrington was also suggesting bank robbery as a means to fund the movement. Herrington has preached for years that the economy needs to collapse in order for the masses to listen to the Nazi’s and have a total chaotic race war in which Jews, white people who disagree with the Nazi movement and all other races will be exterminated as Herrington becomes the new Fuehrer.

 Herrington worked for Phillips 66 Oil Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for several years. Not long after his marriage to his mail order Nazi bride, Herrington moved up north to Minnesota. It is not known whether he transferred and is still employed for Phillips 66 or not, but might be worth checking out. In the mid nineties, according to another White Supremacist leader, Dennis Mahon, Herrington and his bride were passing through Tulsa and asked if Mahon could put them up for a few days, explaining they were on the run from the law as Clifford had had an affair with an underage teenage girl and the law was looking to prosecute. Whether this was actually true or not, is not known, but given Herrington’s past record of making explicit comments and sexual innuendos toward younger girls, this would not be surprising if it were found to be true.

Herrington advertised a “Veterans Meeting” in Jay, Oklahoma, back in 1987, putting up posters all over the Northeast Oklahoma area. Herrington held the meeting at the Community Center and several Vets showed up but jumped up and walked out when Herrington stood in front of them and screamed out, “I am a Nazi!” When all the Vets walked out, Cliff sat down and cried again. This will be available on DVD or a video of this will appear on this website in the near future.

Herrington with his gang of Nazi thugs

 

In 1994 Herrington named Jeff Schoep as the new Commander of the NSM because Schoep, being born in 1973, was able to appeal to skinheads and other young white racists, in order to increase membership, something Herrington was never able to do.  Herrington was smart in doing this as he knew he could still lead and control things behind the scenes but would use Jeff Schoep to recruit the younger crowd.

Herrington with Jeff Schoep to his right, holding the flag

 

 Jeff Schoep is a petty criminal that has a string of petty crimes on his record  including a felony arrest in 1998 for aiding and abetting a burglary.

According to court records, Schoep — who was unemployed at the time, and apparently still is — was arrested for accompanying the mother of his daughter when she stole $4,000 worth of computer equipment. Four children were in the back seat of the car during the burglary.

Schoep, who had become NSM commander four years before the incident, pleaded guilty and got off with probation! Isn’t that a fine example of good strong Aryan leadership? Hitler would be so proud! Here are some more facts on Schoep.

Commander Jeff Schoep

 

 According to http://www.citizensagainsthate.com/site/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=204

Nicole Nichols writes that:  NSM Jeff Schoep has no experience at all in leadership and has never served in any military capacity. He has 8 kids with several different women.

The so-called Commander of the NSM preaches about the rights of the White Worker while he himself is unemployed and lives off the government (that means us and our taxes are subsidizing his lies). It is fact and his own wife admits it on tape. Anyone can order the NSM 2003 Congress video and see for themselves his wife giving a speech, She states that they do not receive state welfare (perhaps Social security) but that they receive MEDICAID insurance to care for their children. Anyone who is approved for FOOD STAMPS is eligible for MEDICAID. If Jeff Schoep denies this he’s publicly calling his own wife a liar.
Many times the NSMs so-called Commander has stated and it’s on the front page of the website that the NSM is the ONLY White Power organization that offers training to it’s membership. A LIE to get more misfits to join the ranks and pay him for membership. The truth is there are no NSM training grounds or scheduled training events.
Anyone with $20 bucks can join the NSM and that’s a liability to anyone already in the NSM and an open invitation to be infiltrated. The security of it’s members is constantly put at risk. The Lie is that there are background checks done on new members, there are no background checks or even anyone capable of handling such checks.
There are no books kept for dues by the NSM. No oversight or reporting to members of any kind in order to know where the money goes or how much is coming in. It goes straight into the pocket of the Supreme Commander Jeff Schoep. Any inquiries into the finances are blown off and never reported to members. At all times members are led to believe the NSM is cash strapped and in desperate need of dues and funds for items which are already available to the NSM. Donations of audio equipment have been offered by existing members yet the NSM has constantly solicited funds to buy new audio equipment that never gets used.


Adultery allegations are rampant, everything from private hotel room parties when out of town while his wife stays with the children and Schoep lives it up. Booze and women at events are well known and documented, even members are now unwilling to take spouses to events because of the sexual advances of NSM members and even the Commander. Some members who are female have even made claims they have had sexual relations with Schoep at after rally get togethers.
 

Schoep

The NSM is paramilitary in structure; its members claim to be lieutenants, sergeants, and other military ranks. One of the most openly Nazi-like of the various neo-Nazi groups in the United States, its members frequently wear uniforms patterned after those of the Third Reich. In just a few years, the NSM has grown from a few chapters to dozens. However, most of its chapters are quite small, and many tend to be very short-lived. In 2004, it has between 100 and 200 members and hangers-on in 38 chapters.

Former Kansas Grand Dragon of the White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan, Tim Bishop is now an NSM officer.

 

 Bishop was arrested in Kansas City at a TV station while going to a taping of the Klan’s TV show, Klansas City News. The Klan was running a campaign against drugs claiming that drugs were used by Negroes, Jews and other non-Whites, putting out leaflets all over the country to that effect. Police arrested Bishop at the studio carrying a can of Skoal dipping tobacco in his back pocket which contained marijuana instead of the Skoal. The newspapers began referring to Bishop as “The Grand Zig Zag.” 

NSM’s Tim Bishop, aka “The Grand Zig Zag”

This so embarrassed the Klan, that they expelled him from the White Knights. Bishop then joined Richard Butler’s Aryan Nations and moved to Idaho where he became Butler’s Staff leader on the compound, but in July 1995, a fistfight broke out when it was alleged that the wife of Staff Leader Tim Bishop was stealing money from the organization. The fracas contributed to Bishop’s decision to resign his post and return to Kansas. He then joined the NSM where he now serves as a National officer.

Another one of the NSM’s “fine” examples of national leadership, is John Snyder, who is a convicted sex offender. The NSM is not lying when it says it is one of the most active groups which recruits a large number of young kids. 

Their photos on their website prove it. The NSM may not, however, be the best place to send your children for summer camp. That became apparent when the Indiana Department of Corrections posted a photograph of that state’s NSM leader, John Edward Snyder, (below) 39.

Sex Offender John Edward Snyder, NSM Leader

It turns out that Snyder was released recently after about four years in prison — for rape, criminally deviant conduct and criminal confinement. A registered sex offender, Snyder is banned by his probation from having contact with or recruiting children. Apparently this is of no concern to the NSM, as he is looked up to and admired as one of it’s national leaders.

Last but not least, the NSM has Bill White (pictured below) as one of it’s national leaders. White has been an anarchist, Marxist, and now a Nazi. He is also a woman beater. 

 

According to intelligence reports gathered by the SPLC, http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=495, Bill White, a neo-Nazi propagandist with a taste for words like “nigger” and “nig-rat,” has set up shop in a black neighborhood in Roanoke, Va., as the landlord of nine rental properties whose 18 units were rented to mostly black or biracial tenants.

A former anarchist who now runs the anti-Semitic Overthrow.com Web site, White said in August that his White Homes and Land, LLC, had some $636,000 in assets. He has described his purchases as part of his “ghetto beautification project.”

News of White’s venture hit the front pages of local newspapers this summer after a woman he describes as a former girlfriend began leafleting the West End area where his properties are located with “Meet Your Local Racist” fliers.

Erica Hardwick-Hoesch, a self-described former neo-Nazi who adamantly denies ever having been White’s lover, was punched in the face by White as she passed out the fliers with a friend on July 6. In early August, a judge convicted White of assault, while Hardwick-Hoesch was fined for trespassing on his rental properties.

Not long after acquiring his properties last spring — he testified in court that he owns six outright, with three more under contract — White moved to evict Angie Layman, who said that she believed he was going after her because she has a black boyfriend and biracial children. White denied that, saying he was a “socialist” wanting to “assist the disadvantaged,” and calling Layman a criminal.

White also denied being prejudiced against blacks, saying the only people he hated were Jews. But White’s postings on own Web site — replete with slurs like “nigger” and including the complaint that whites “mistakenly believe nigs to be fellow humans” — make that assertion hard to swallow. White has also included recipes for drugs along with bomb making on his website.

Not only is the NSM paramilitary in structure, but its members also engage in armed paramilitary training. In 2000, one of its Ohio members began offering weapons and other military training at a farm in that state, and NSM members from several states attended. In issues of its various periodicals over the years, the NSM has advocated weapons training for whites and has published the recipes for explosives such as fertilizer bombs.

 

Units Claimed by NSM (as of 7/05):
California (2)
Colorado (2)
Delware
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana (3)
Iowa
Kansas (3)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio (2)
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Virginia (3)
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin (2)

In October, the NSM planned a march through a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio, in which they advertised that they were marching to get rid of the gangs. Gang members and others filled the streets by the hundreds to fight the NSM Nazis. The police sensed danger and dispersed the Nazis when they said they were changing the path of the march they agreed upon, which then gave the police the right to stop the march. The Nazis left and the gangs and anti-Nazi protesters rioted causing millions of dollars worth of damage. The NSM accomplished exactly what they set out to do. The got the publicity they so desperately seek, and they caused a race riot which gave them ammunition to prove what they say about gang members who are minorities, when they refer to them as animalistic. When anti-racists riot in the street and hurt innocent people like the gang members did in Toledo, they are living up to the stereotypes that the Nazi’s use to instill fear into others, in order to get them to join the NSM. Case in point. The gang members in Toledo who came out to fight the Nazi’s were so mad that they didn’t get their hands on the NSM, that they took to the streets and injured innocent people and destroyed property, burning buildings and fighting the police causing millions of dollars in damages. When they act like that, they are no better then the Nazis

White Power Kiddy Fiddler

Posted in Dumb Nazis with tags on July 25, 2008 by parimon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ronnie Painter was a 15-year-old alcoholic and painkiller addict on the run from the law in 1992 when he first took refuge at “the compound,” also known as the WAR House. Tucked away in a secluded, heavily forested area just outside this central Alabama city, the compound was owned by William E. Davidson, more commonly known by the alias Bill Riccio.At that time Riccio was a former Klan leader-turned-godfather of the neo-Nazi skinhead movement in the Deep South. The compound was equal parts recruiting station, clubhouse and crash pad. It was a place where underage, disaffected boys could go to drink, play with guns and feel wanted.

Painter today is a 32-year-old inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Ala., where he’s been incarcerated for burglary and drug convictions since 1998. He’s a frail man whose physical frame is barely larger than a folding chair. He was even tinier as a teen when Riccio urged him to get the “Confederate lady” tattoo on his right leg to demonstrate his allegiance to the Aryan National Front (ANF), a skinhead gang Riccio created in the early 1990s.

Ronnie Painter came from a home where he and his twin brother Lonnie watched their mother beaten often by her boyfriend, who rained blows on the brothers as well. Ronnie dropped out of school in the eighth grade and headed straight for a life of juvenile crime. It was during this troubling time that he was recruited and groomed by Riccio.

“He [Riccio] would prey on kids with legal problems, emotional problems, and dysfunctional kids,” Painter told the Intelligence Report in a recent prison interview.

When Ronnie’s brother escaped from a juvenile detention center, also in 1992, the first place he went was the WAR House, where Ronnie Painter had already found a home.

“Mostly, it was alcohol out there,” Lonnie Painter said in an interview from Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala., where he’s serving 20 years for armed robbery. “Lots of guns, we shot a lot of guns — anything that looked cool to a kid, he [Riccio] done it.”

Riccio was at the height of his power in 1992. He was 35 years old and presiding over a network of at least 70 skinheads in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He enthralled the boys with motivational speeches that indoctrinated them into Riccio’s blend of neo-Confederate ideology and Hitler worship. He instructed them to blame all their problems on non-whites, gays and the Jews who secretly control the U.S. government. He taught his followers that organized racism and violence were their only paths to salvation. Skinheads under his sway committed at least four murders.

“It is [Riccio’s] apparent ability to organize and mobilize disenchanted young white males to acts of violence that makes him dangerous,” said the judge who sentenced Riccio to 46 months in prison for violating a federal bodyguard statute in 1992. (In the end, Riccio only served 15 months.)

Riccio still lives in the Birmingham area, and is still active in the white supremacist movement as the imperial kludd, or national chaplain, of the North Georgia White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. By his own description, he continues to cruise shopping malls, rock concerts and swimming holes in search of young recruits, who might be well advised to heed the warnings of the Painter brothers and several other members of the previous generation of Riccio’s toy soldiers.

Now grown men, they uniformly describe Riccio as a master manipulator who exploited them emotionally and, in some cases, sexually. “I’d get extremely drunk and ride off in the car with him, then he’d perform oral sex on me,” says Ronnie Painter, who says he remembers at least four such sexual encounters with Riccio. Afterwards, “He’d apologize and then call me three or four times a day asking me if I was mad at him,” says Ronnie.

Lonnie Painter says that one night during a party at the compound, Riccio plied him with alcohol and gave him a few red pills. He says he woke up with Riccio on top of him, groping between his legs. “I was scared to try and leave right then,” says Lonnie. “When he went to work, I packed my shit and got my [grand]momma to come get me. I never slept at his house again.”

Ronnie Painter, who has been incarcerated since 1998 for burglary and drug offenses, says he was sexually violated by Bill Riccio at least four times when he was 15 years old. Photo by Billy Brown.

Reached by the Intelligence Report, Riccio denied that he had had or tried to have sex with any of the boys who flocked to his home in the 1990s. “That’s certainly not true in any sense of the word,” Riccio said.
Defying Nature
Rumors that Riccio engaged in illegal sexual activities with underage boys have circulated in the white supremacist movement for at least two decades. Now, three former Aryan National Front skinheads have come forward to allege that those rumors were true. Other former ANF skins interviewed for this story said that while Riccio did not sexually exploit them, they believe now that he took advantage of their difficult adolescences to instill them with racial hatred and influence them to commit crimes that ultimately landed many of them in prison.As one of Riccio’s former skinheads, Louis Oddo, puts it, “There’s no telling how many lives and families this guy has fucked up.”

In 1992, Jeff McClure was the tattoo artist for the Confederate Hammerskins, a violent skinhead faction whose members hung out at the compound along with the Aryan National Front. He was 15 when he first visited there.

“In junior high [school], all these kids that were poor white trash with no family were coming to school saying they were ANF and that they were with Bill Riccio,” recalls McClure. “The whole thing seemed strange to me.”

Kenny Loggins, a former Riccio skin who’s currently serving life without parole at Donaldson Correctional Facility for the killing of a hitchhiker when he was 17, is one of those who allege that Riccio made sexual advances to him.

 

“We went off alone to a trail in the woods,” Loggins said in a telephone interview from Donaldson. “We were talking and drinking. His exact words were, ‘Have you ever wanted to defy nature?’ I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘Have you ever wanted to make love to another man?'”According to his story, Riccio tried to reach between his legs. Loggins says he then knocked Riccio back and ran away. He was 15 at the time.

“The guy’s a child molester and I know it without a doubt,” says Loggins. “Back then, I tried to tell people about it but everyone was like, ‘Not Bill.’ As time went on, they would come to me and say, ‘You were right about Bill.'”
Riccio Responds
In his interview with the Report, Riccio blamed the accusations of sexual misconduct on disenchanted former friends trying to discredit him. “People say a whole lot of things when they are really reaching for something to assassinate your character,” he said.Riccio, who was contacted by phone at his workplace at Tire Tech, a tire dealership in Birmingham, was nonchalant about the allegations. He said he’s been called many things by many people — a snitch, a con-artist, a traitor — by former associates feeling a “little resentment” over their past relationships with him. He said that he still adheres to the “88 precepts,” a sort of neo-Nazi code of honor, which strictly prohibits homosexual behavior. “It’s not a healthy lifestyle,” Riccio said of homosexuality. “You put yourself at risk for diseases. It’s not conducive to the family, and it hurts the white birth rate.”

Riccio, who still attends and gives speeches at white supremacist rallies in Alabama and Georgia, confirmed to the Report that he continues to recruit young people into the white supremacist movement. He said he goes looking for them at shopping malls, concerts and “the swimming hole.”

“I have people over to shoot pool,” Riccio says. “Sometimes they’re 18 or 19. I don’t like to hang out with someone below 17 or 18, I like to keep it 18, 19, 20. They can do what they wanna do.”
‘Young Ones’
Michael “Shane” Moon was 15 years old when he met Riccio in 1992. He lived at the compound off and on for several months before he was eventually kicked out of Aryan National Front for using cocaine. (Riccio enforced a strict policy against hard drugs.) Moon went on to start the Aryan Mafia, an Alabama prison-based white supremacist gang. Heavily tattooed with Odinist and Nazi symbols, he is currently serving time at Ventress Correctional Facility for first-degree assault.Moon told the Report that Riccio never made any sexual moves on him, and initially said that he didn’t care to even think about such accusations. “I’ve learned not to pry into stuff that people don’t offer. Sometimes you don’t wanna know, and there’s a reason for that.” Later in a 45-minute interview, however, Moon started to express doubts, remembering that Riccio was close friends with Roger Handley, a former grand dragon with the Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who was convicted in May 1995 of sodomy and sexual abuse of a teenager.

“Roger [Handley] and Bill were in the Klan together. Roger had these same charges against him [sodomy] and they were friends,” says Moon. “I’m just pointing out some of the evidence that looks, y’know…”

Contacted by the Report, Handley, who is now 77, said that Riccio in the 1990s bragged about recruiting the “next generation” of Klansmen. “He got with that Aryan National Front, and two or three of [the boys] would come by my house to just talk, but I was never really around them to converse with them, and surely not in private.”

In November 1991, Handley and Riccio co-hosted a huge skinhead and Klan gathering on Handley’s farm. The following June, the two men organized a white power march through downtown Birmingham by 150 skinheads and Klansmen. “There were lots of young ones,” Handley recalls. “A hell of a lot of young ones.”
Bashing With a Buzz On
According to former skinheads interviewed for this story, a typical night at the compound found the skinheads drinking Evan Williams bourbon, Jägermeister and Heineken beer provided by Riccio, while the godfather ranted about clearing Jews, blacks and gays out of Alabama, a state he said he planned to claim as a “haven for whites.” Then, with a good buzz going, the skinheads would go out into the night, looking for non-whites, Jews and gays to “bash.””Bill was more the type that would make you feel like you wanted to do it,” says Moon. “He would never tell you to do anything.”

Another thing Moon remembers: “You’d see Bill with a beer all night, but if you actually watch him, it’s the same beer. It’s just to show the deceptive part of him. He puts up an image he wants you to see.”

The night of April 18, 1992, after a party at Riccio’s for Adolf Hitler’s birthday, a group of ANF and Hammerskin members went to a viaduct in downtown Birmingham, where they beat and stomped to death a black homeless man named Benny Rembert. “Bill is the one that told them to go bashing that night,” says Lonnie Painter, who says he attended the party that night. “Anytime we was having a party getting drunk, he said, ‘We gonna go do some bashing tonight.’ He made that speech at every party.”

Skinheads Edward Earl Simmons Hardeman, and Malcolm Samuel Driskill were convicted of Rembert’s murder. Mark Lane was convicted of manslaughter.

Later that year, Tom and Ken Collins, Cecil Bradley, Adam Galleon, Jonathan Miller and Louis Oddo were arrested with Riccio after a raid on the compound and charged with a medley of crimes including assault and weapons violations. In addition, in 1994, Oddo and Galleon were sentenced to 35 and 25 years, respectively, for murdering two homeless black men.

Now 33 years old, Lane is 14 years into a 20-year sentence for his part in the murder of Rembert. Today, he says that joining Riccio’s gang was the biggest mistake of his life. He recently covered up a swastika tattoo on his arm with a Native American tribal symbol. Another swastika remains tattooed inside his lower lip.

Lane is up for parole soon and he says he aims to get out and help steer kids away from the lure of racist gangs while finally enjoying a life on the outside with his wife and daughter. He says Riccio wrote him a letter once a few years back. His letter back was short and to the point: “Don’t write me again. You are a stain on my past.”
Still Bill
Riccio says the murder of Rembert was “random” and “unauthorized.” He says it “set the whole movement back 20 years.” “If they didn’t do what they did and brought the whole compound down, we’d still be out there educating the people,” Riccio says.He denies manipulating or brainwashing his young followers. “Not one person in jail was manipulated by me in any way. If they’d listened to me, not one of them would have went to jail. So, the kids blame me. But if they listened to what I said, I said, ‘Now is not the time.'”

Not long ago, Riccio says he found out he has a son who’s now 19 years old. Riccio said the boy’s mother won’t allow her son to associate with his biological father, which seems to bother Riccio about as much as being accused of pedophilia and ruining young lives, which is not a lot. “He’s a good ol’ redneck,” Riccio says of his son. “He didn’t want to be part of any movement and I respect that. Just as long as he marries someone white, he’s alright.”

The mother of Riccio’s son isn’t the only concerned parent in Alabama who’s determined to keep their son away from Riccio. “Riccio is a nothing, a nobody,” says Jean Startley, whose 31-year-old son Richard Startley was recently released from prison after a three-year sentence for a forgery charge. Richard Startley was a longtime associate of Riccio’s who earlier this year renounced neo-Nazi ideology and is seeking to remove a swastika tattoo from his face. “He got all these little soldiers making him think he’s a somebody,” he says. “Riccio is pretty radical and how he stays out of prison is beyond me.”

Riccio says he isn’t terribly concerned about parents who object to his spending time with their sons. “That’s cool,” he says. “But if you turn 18 and you still don’t feel [the same way as your parents], then come see me.”

 
 
 
 

Introduction to Leninism

Posted in Left wing Ideology with tags on July 25, 2008 by parimon

Here is a little education about what leninism is for some of you ignorant bastards that are to busy to learn anything because you are watching jerry springer.

In his pamphlet What is to be Done? (1902), Lenin argued that the proletariatcan only achieve a successful revolutionary consciousness through the efforts of a vanguard party composed of full-time professional revolutionaries. Lenin further believed that such a party could only achieve its aims through a form of disciplined organization known as democratic centralism, wherein tactical and ideological decisions are made with internal democracy, but once a decision has been made, all party members must externally support and actively promote that decision.

Leninism holds that capitalism can only be overthrown by revolutionary means; that is, any attempts to reform capitalism from within, such as Fabianism and non-revolutionary forms of democratic socialism, are doomed to fail. The goal of a Leninist party is to orchestrate the overthrow of the existing government by force and seize power on behalf of the proletariat (although in the October Revolution of 1917, the Soviets seized power, not the Bolshevik Party), and then implement a dictatorship of the proletariat. The party must then use the powers of government to educate the proletariat, so as to remove the various modes of false consciousness the bourgeois have instilled in them in order to make them more docile and easier to exploit economically, such as religion and nationalism.

The dictatorship of the proletariat is theoretically to be governed by a decentralized system of proletarian direct democracy, in which workers hold political power through local councils known as soviets.  The extent to which the dicatorship of the proletariat is democratic is disputed. Lenin wrote in the fifth chapter of ‘State & Revolution’:

Democracy for the vast majority of the people, and suppression by force, i.e., exclusion from democracy, of the exploiters and oppressors of the people–this is the change democracy undergoes during the transition from capitalism to communism.

The elements of Leninism that include the notion of the disciplined revolutionary, the more dictatorial revolutionary state and of a war between the various social classes is often attributed to the influence of Nechayevschina and of the 19th century narodnik movement (of which Lenin’s older brother was a member) – “The morals of [the Bolshevik] party owed as much to Nechayvasas they did to Marx” writes historian Orlando Figes.  This would help explain the traces of class bigotry (e.g. Lenin’s frequent description of the bourgeoisie as parasites, insects, leeches, bloodsuckers etc  and the creation of the GULAG system of concentration camps for former members of the bourgeois and kulak classes ) detectable in Leninism but foreign in Marxism. Well thats it for this lesson next time I will explain the most hated socialist ideology by communist, Trotskyism.