Posts tagged “anti-semitism

Ron Paul, the American Third Position Party and Stormfront

existentialistmumbojumbo:

Members of the nationalist American Third Position Party (A3P), whose website was defaced by Anonymous, organised Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s meetings and campaigns, according emails hacked by the collective.

Chairman of the British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin also took part in meetings with Paul and other representatives of A3P.

“According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors,” read a statement from Anonymous.

It also claims that Paul received financial support from other white power groups, such as the online hate forum Stormfront, founded by Don Black, a white supremacist. There is even a photograph of Paul with Black, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a current member of the American Nazi Party. Paul allegedly refused to return donations from Black and Stormfront. Black told The New York Times that Paul’s newsletter had inspired him to become a supporter.


The sheer amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth from paultards about this is absolutely stunning. Every single possible conspiracy theory has been thrown out in an effort to see what sticks– the FBI did it, the CIA did it, the Mossad did it, Anonymous didn’t do it, Obama did it, the GOP did it, you name it.

The most ridiculous conspiracy theory is the one claiming Anonymous didn’t execute this hack– and TEH PROOFE offered is the page nazi-leaks.info, where, the erstwhile kool-aid drinkers claim, these emails do not exist. EXCEPT THEY DO. FOUR TIMES.And, I should point out, if anyone bothered to actually go to whitenewsnow, you’d see all of them wailing and gnashing their teeth over THE EVIL COMMIE JEW RATS who hacked them!

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Well, you learn something new every day.

And today’s lesson is: Jason Thompkins of Harvest Rain is a hitler fetishist. No, really. You know, an actual “esoteric hitlerist“. There’s no weaseling out of this like people like to do with Death in June or Boyd Rice–he’s not utilizing fascist imagery in a completely unoriginal attempt to shock his audience, he honestly belives that adolph hitler is/was the tenth and final avatar of Vishnu, come to earth to end our current age of the Kali Yuga. Furthermore, that link I posted is him bragging about how he’s hand-translating The Golden Ribbon: Esoteric Hitlerism, which was written by another hitler fetishist, Miguel Serrano.

This makes me feel bad that I spent a grand total of 10 dollars picking up two of Harvest Rain’s releases out of the used CD store. I really don’t want this nazi trash in my house, so watch this space as I post the results of their complete and total ontological destruction.

I will remove their artifacts from the physical world, and, in so doing, stab at their heart in the spiritual world. No pasaran! The date and time has been set: January 23, 2:39 AM EST, when the new moon reaches its time of maximum darkness.

Or, if you’re a nazi piece of shit, I’ll sell you each of these at $100 USD each. I promise to donate that money to your local ARA so they can kick your face in.


Conspiracy Theorists in activist movements

The problem with conspiracy theories is that they are an outgrowth of paranoia and religious thinking. Do these have any place in an activist movement? No! Of course not— especially if this movement sources itself from ostensibly secular and skeptical roots. Conspiracy theories exist as a way for entrenched power structures to perpetuate themselves by attempting to convince easily frustrated people that there is a simple answer for every question. Yes, it’s a lot easier to digest the theory that “the Jews did 911” rather than take the time to meticulously unravel the complex, onion-like structure of 30 years of central Asian geopolitics, the opium trade and Reagan/Thatcher era fanatical anticommunism. The ease by which a conspiracy theory can be consumed does not lend any support for its validity, regardless of however many appeals to the size of the audience the purveyor of the theory makes.

The irony of conspiracy theories is that even though they do not stand up to even cursory examination or skepticism, these easy challenges provoke a fevered response from their supporters. If, for example, one attempts to point out that not all bankers are Jews, the person doing this will be immediately labelled one of a number of flowery, absurd insults— “Zionist stooge for the banksters” comes to mind— and any hope for rational discourse is lost. This is a pattern echoed in religious thought wherein people who attempt to point out that the earth could not be only six thousand years old are labelled “satanic.”

The “conspiratorial mindset” thrives on martyrdom and oppression. When persons who are spouting racist conspiracy theories inside activist groups are subsequently removed from these groups, they will run howling and screaming to their theorist comrades about the “harsh injustices and fascist oppression meted out by a decidedly non-revolutionary sock-puppet group which is probably entirely composed of agents from a variety of government intelligence agencies.” The purpose of this action is, of course, to provoke said activist group to stop “censoring” these demonstrably false activities and allow another venue of message delivery— after all, the conspiracist will claim, the “lamestream media” actively works to suppress the activities of these “activists for truth” and what ostensibly anti-authoritarian activist group wants to be tarred with any accusation of hypocrisy?

All of these claims operate around false suppositions. Yes, there is little mention of every half-baked conspiracy theory in mainstream media, just like there is no serious consideration of anything that challenges the dominant social, political and economic order— but this does not mean that the two are linked, nor does it mean that there is some sort of wide-ranging governmental policy to stifle talk about “Reptilian shape-shifters from the Pleidean cluster.” Mainstream media does not discuss alternative political, social or economic processes because doing this invites debate and uneasiness— where it is easier to sell products to a calm, assured audience than an agitated one. The role that conspiracy theorists play in the grand scheme of things is that they fill a niche market in the capitalist system— namely, the market of people who prefer to be easily agitated or frightened and will buy product. Because of this, the conspiracy theory community has created its own media ecology, with an endless array of talk show hosts and websites delivering 24/7 live content to a voracious audience. Conspiracy theorists not only have plenty of bandwidth to push their ideals, they demand that all venues be open to them.

The irony of being labelled a “fascist” by someone who is removed from a group for attempting to push racist conspiracy theories is that the person doing the labelling has probably never read the Encyclopedia Britannica definition of Fascism— written by Benito Mussolini. The common talking point among most conspiracy theorists today is a general advocacy against an intrusive, big-brother style authoritarian government. This is strangely pursued by supporting politicians like Ron Paul who openly advocate for a halt to governmental oversight of businesses and corporations under the guise of “liberty” and “freedom.” This pairs nicely with Mussolini’s definition of fascism being the merger of corporate and state power. The conspiracy theorist then refers to themselves as an “anti corporatist” which only furthers their absurdist image.

The presence of conspiracy theorists wouldn’t be a problem if not for their desire to find possibly receptive audience members to whom the conspiracy theorist lifestyle can be sold— and for the subsequent practice of hijacking movements and changing their goals and purpose to suit their own ends. Put plainly, the conspiracy theorist moves to activist groups because they believe some form of affinity exists between two groups of supposed “anti-corporatists.” In reality, their presence is a product of an unconscious realization that they have exhausted all of their possible social networking potential within the insular conspiracy theorist scene. In other, slightly more rare cases, their presence is due to an effort by a sect of conspiracy theorists to piggy-back on the successes and momentum of the group they are “targeting.”*

The primary danger that conspiracy theorists pose to activist groups is a dereliction of message and reduction in effectiveness. This can manifest itself in many different ways, from an anti-war group turning into an explicitly anti-Semitic group, to an anarchist media collective turning into another mirror of Alex Jones’ propaganda, to an anti-globalization group being turned into a money farm by a new-age cult scam. What must be done is to perform the admittedly unpleasant task of distancing one’s group from elements which will hurt the overall message. It is possible to weather any storm of criticism from the conspiracy theorists as their complaints against the group will last until they have found a new home. It is not “fascist” to not want to be associated with elements that hold no logical sense or purpose for their existence within your group.

*My use of the word “targeting” in this case should not imply that all sects of conspiracy theorists that engage in this behavior do so consciously or with a clear and direct motive or directive from any form of leadership or heirarchy within said sect, although notable examples of intentional hijacking by conspiracy sects/cults has occurred.


About the “third way”

-If you express solidarity with oppressed people, do so out of compassion for them– not because you hate the ethnicity of the oppressor. If the roots of your solidarity come from the desire to woo people to your form of genocide, you are a liar and you are my enemy.

-Fascists and nazis would have you believe their way is the “third way” or the middle road. It is not. Fascism is capitalism with the gloves off, as they say. The “middle road” between fascism and “communism” (which they use as a catch-all term for anti-authoritarianism, regardless if it’s stalinist communism) is capitalism. It is only this because it combines the worst attributes from both wings into one mess.

-You cannot be against capitalism and for fascism. I suppose this illustrates the stupidity of modern fascists; Mussolini himself referred to fascism as “corporatism.” To that end, “anti-capitalist” fascists are lying to you and to themselves.

-Modern fascism disguises itself as “the third way.” This combines anti-capitalist and leftist-populist rhetoric with right wing mysticism and nationalist-paleoconservative foundations. This is evident with the founders of current extremist right-wing groups like Youth For Western Civilization (Kevin DeAnna) being a member of an Asatru group. This is also evident in historically conservative organizations issuing statements about the Israel-Palestine conflict that are essentially identical to those issued by leftist groups; the difference being that the conservative organizations do not hold these points of view out of compassion for Palestinian suffering, but from an animosity towards Jews.

-Modern fascists openly co-opt leftist figures to suit their own needs. White supremacists frequently invoke Rachel Corrie as fodder for their anti-Jew, anti-Marxist screeds, when Rachel Corrie was brought up in the very same “anti-white” and “judeo-bolshevik” environment they condemn. This practice is nothing new– Hitler invoked the name of proto-communist Florian Geyer as an example of German heritage, even though by that point he had been praised as a communist revolutionary by Engels and was featured in the international Marxist anthem “We are the Black Band of Geyer”

-The reason people confuse and conflate “communism” and “fascism” and use them to describe all sorts of practices and tactics– and to slander anything they don’t like– is because they do not understand the economics behind these two systems. Communism and Fascism are distincit economic systems that have little in common. Where they are similar is in social terms– both authoritarian communism and fascism are reactionary and socially conservative systems that have their end results be the state exert its control over the individual.

-The corporation AND the state are mechanisms of oppressive authoritarianism, and anyone who doesn’t think Microsoft or Monsanto is drooling at the prospect of having a private army to enforce their profit margins is either naive or lying.

-Fundamentalist christians with money and political power honestly believe that a literal state of Israel needs to exist for the literal return of Jesus Christ. These fundamentalists control a significant voting block. When religious conservative politicians talk of defending Israel, they are really pandering to the genocidal fantasies of their fundamentalist constituents. I say genocidal because the other half of that myth is that after Christ returns, he will immediately slaughter two thirds of all Jews, and then convert the last third. This is why the US supports Israel, not because of some ridiculous fantasy cooked up by Tsarists to discredit the Bolsheviks.

-Dogmatic systems like Ayn Rand’s are not intended to be picked over for what works and what doesn’t– they are complete works that you must accept in whole or else you’re a heretic. One’s followers are their legacy, so criticism of them is legitimate, especially in the context of their faithfulness to the original doctrine. If they doing everything Rand told them to do and they’re still a bunch of fanatical drones, then Rand’s religion is at fault.

-Religion got you into this mess. Religion will keep you in this mess. If you make statements about demolishing all mosques, anybody can make that same statement about their own religious structures and use it as a political tool to trick people into committing atrocities, whether it’s blowing up a market with a bag of dynamite or blowing up schools with laser-guided munitions.

-Most people in America today wouldn’t know socialism if it swam up their urine stream and lodged itself in their urethra. Providing health coverage to uninsured Americans isn’t socialism– even the piss-poor watered down shit that they’re trying to pass now isn’t even close to socialism. Voting democrats into office isn’t socialism. Nancy Pelosi is not a socialist. Weak-assed democrats who cave to shitbag republicans even when they have numerical superiority in both houses is not socialism. Socialism is not fascism, nor is it “national socialism”– even though the inclusion of “socialism” seems to baffle the fuck out of goddamned morons who’ve never picked up a fucking encyclopedia to see that they’re entirely antithetical.

-Obama is a HAWKISH CENTER-LEFT POLITICIAN, not the second coming of Stalin. Fascism and nazism are inherently conservative ideologies, albeit in a revolutionary form.

-Where the hell were the teabaggers for the past eight years? Warrant-less wiretapping, dissidents placed on terrorist watch lists, American citizens being spied on by their own government, the widespread use of torture, a war of aggression against –and– illegal occupation of a sovereign nation, corrupt regulatory agencies, imprisonment of journalists and allowing a major city to drown because of corruption– NONE OF THAT inspired any piss-poor “patriot” to get off their shingles-ridden asses, but A GOT-DANGED IZLAMIK DARKIE FRUM KENYA RAISIN TH TAXES ON MAH BOSS is enough for you people to start talking about an armed revolt? And you claim you’re not racist?

-The only rights that capitalists are interested in are the rights of corporations to extract higher profits from consumers. Capitalistic libertarianism inevitably leads to corporate tyranny, with the corporation supplanting the state. Hence, I will not have an advocate of libertarian capitalism tell me anything about my individual rights– it’s like Ingrid Newkirk giving me recipes for VEAL.