Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Chain of Fools
There's an old saying, be careful what you wish for because you might get it. For years we have been wishing for the demise certain of hate groups and, by George, we got it!
We have kissed the National Alliance goodbye, and all but thrown the last handful of dirt on the Creativity Movement. We have smugly watched as certain individuals have been sent off to prison or ostracised by the movement. We have danced a little jig and celebrated more than a few times as the whole of the racist right appears to be in utter disarray. And...we got our wishes.
Now, I'm not complaining at all - I kind of find what has become the "replacement" group more than a little amusing. Watching those who cannot exist without benefit of a "leader" or a group to follow, scurry around like rats on a sinking ship has been quite a source of entertainment. Also, taking bets on who is going to bloody who is better than any boxing match I have ever seen. But, what is taking place in the racist quarters these days almost defies description.
In the writing of "Deliverance Revisited" I barely scratched the surface on Craig Cobb and his ersatz "adventures," and that is only part of the story, believe me...it gets curioser and curiouser.
I think we can all agree that Cobb stands a pretty good chance at landing a spot in the remake of the movie, "Deliverance" should one ever come about. Cobb goes by the name "Chain" on Vanguard News Network, and while he tells everyone that he is a "Creator," we get more than a chuckle out of knowing that 90% of the American public has no idea of what that means. They probably just assume that it is a West Virginia thing - something endemic to those living in secluded areas. But, the "strangeness" surrounding Cobb isn't just because of his un-washed and unkempt appearance - oh no - it also has to do with his associations. Unlike others, Craig doesn't discriminate among groups or individuals within the movement. He will work with anyone!And, I do mean, ANYONE!
In Craig's own words..."I like White Racialists, period. Excoriate any leaders all you want; it won't change my attitudes about White Racialists..." We believe him.
The National Socialist Movement has been referred to as nothing more than "Hollywood Nazi's" by members of the racist right for quite some time. But all of the derogatory comments don't phase Mr. Cobb - after all, Matt Hale was accused of "going Hollywood," and if it was good enough for the "leader" of Cobb's church - he just might be headed that way himself.
Recently, Cobb engaged in a little drama that was played out in Kingston, New York. Hal Turner and friends held a rally across from Kingston High School to protest the beating of a white student by a black student. As the community was holding its breath in hopes that no violence would break out, Craig Cobb, video camera in hand, decided that everything was just a little too peaceful for him. In an absolutely despicable display of vitriolic vituperation Cobb accosted the onlooking citizens of Kingston. Comments laced with invective and racial slurs that were formulated with the sole purpose of eliciting a negative reaction, were hurled at blacks and whites alike while the camera rolled.
Previously, Craig had tried to attend a demonstration in Toledo, Ohio at which he was turned around and denied entry. That demonstration resulted in a riot. Perhaps, he was seeking the same sort of thing in Kingston. Or, perhaps he is trying to impress the others in the movement with his racist prowess. In either event, Craig Cobb succeeded in nothing other than showing his ass to a bevy of people and furthering our point that you just can't take a racist anywhere.
As Cobb was attempting to incite the citizens of Kingston, a really quirky thing happened when Hal Turner introduced an attorney from California as the next speaker. Mona Montgomery screeched into the microphone that the Holocaust had never happened. As she ranted on and on about "the Jews," those present, as well as those listening, had a hard time understanding how any of her acrid disparagements related to violence at Kingston High School. Of course, it didn't much matter as she made the point that racists really don't have a point. It is kind of funny, however, to note that this is the same attorney that holds the position claiming that "the Jews ate Jesus."
Craig owns a small store in Frost, West Virginia and resides in Marlington. When I first encountered him, he lived in Hawaii. Cobb was having a squabble with a Pizza Hut over being denied a job. As a matter of fact, he claimed that is what caused him to join the World Church of the Creator. That was in 2002. Cobb came to the mainland and purchased a small grocery store in rural Pochontas County. Claiming that he wanted to turn the store into a white supremacist shop, he gained the attention of local government officials who were already familiar with the nearby National Alliance. Sources close to the Alliance and Craig Cobb claim that even the NA considered him too extreme for them, however.
When Matt Hale, the leader of the "Creativity Movement," (f/k/a "World Church of the Creator") lost his trademark lawsuit and was ordered by Judge Joan Lefkow to give up the name of his organization, Craig Cobb took it very personally. Jumping into the middle of the fray, amid Hale vowing to never comply with the court order, Cobb began publishing information on the Judge. "Cobb posted photographs of Michael and Joan Lefkow, their four daughters, a son-in-law, a grandson, twin granddaughters, the name of and driving directions to the Lefkows' church, even this helpful descriptor from the church newsletter: "Friends say he always is seen in a tie and then there's the signature hat."
A week later, Cobb was back with more: the home address of Michael and Joan Lefkow in Chicago." (Dennis Roddy, March 6, 2005).
Also complicit in the publishing of personal information on the Lefkow's was long-time skinhead mentor, Tom Metzger, and, of course, the "look at me Nazi," Bill White.
On Februrary 28, 2005, Judge Joan Lefkow found her husband and mother murdered in the basement of her home. While all eyes were on Creators and other white supremacists, Craig Cobb made the following statement the day after the killings:
"Where Can I Send My Floral Arrangement?-Lefkow's Hubbi&Momi Murdered-RIP-FBI Visit Me
"I do hope we can acquire funereal-shot replacement photos of the Lefkowitz' oroonatan quadroon grandkiddies which were ripped offline from judge candidate Mr. Lefkow's official website after White sites linked to them. America's complacent Whites need to, for simple and mere free society informational purposes only,see the genetic latte ugliness facing them everywhere after America finally gets turned into a dusky neo Brazil/Mexico."
Clearly, Craig Cobb is without a soul or a heart, and clearly, he had no compassion for the victims or Judge Lefkow. In his reporting of the crime to the members of Vanguard News Network, Cobb entitled his post "Whites Fight Back." For those racists who were trying to convince everyone that it wasn't anyone in their fold who had committed the crime, this title created more than a little rancor among them. Of course, it is little wonder that three days after the murders the FBI were standing at Cobb's door. Within a few days it was found that the actual murderer was not a member of the racist right and that he was another litigant who was upset over a ruling by the judge. However, as many have speculated, it is not clear whether or not the posting of so much personal information on the internet assisted the perpetrator in the commission of this murder.
As Cobb was combing the archives in search of the lost pictures of the Lefkow grandchildren, one of his buddies, Hal Turner, posted a picture of the Judge with the caption "GOTCHA" on his website. He then started calling for violence against other federal judges who carry out "unjust" decisions against white people. When he put the personal information up regarding certain district judges it was not long before law enforcement insisted that he remove the information.
Craig has distinguished himself among the leaders and the members of Vanguard News Network as he has produced several audio and video "shows" for them. Most consider him devoted to the cause of the white race. Cobb is one of the few Creators remaining who willingly announce their affiliation with pride.
As December 10, draws near so does the planned revisiting of Toledo by the Nazi's. What we can count on is the usual rag-tag bunch of Hollywood Nazi's converging on Toledo along with a host of beer-bellied racists being joined by the tattooed and bald skinheads. In general, the weirdos will harass the on-lookers and spew racist vitriol at the top of their lungs in an effort to rile and incite the general public and garner a few headlines and soundbites. Can we count on Cobb to "work the crowd?" Probably. But only if he brings his camera. All in all, it should prove to be nothing short of another embarrassing spectacle for those on the racist right.
What isn't clear about the event in Toledo is whether the "Commander" of the National Socialist Movement will make an appearance. It seems that Jeff Schoep has all but surrendered control of his group to the likes of Bill White who seems to speak for the organization as well as give orders and directions. Wondering if the coup has been successful and Schoep is just going to join his buddy Anthony Pierpont in Thailand, has been another source of bet making in our circles.
As Cobb seems to be emerging as a prominent voice among the Creator left-overs, we thought it might be the neighborly thing to do to introduce him to some of his new recruits. It seems that the pesky little Joel DuFresne has been quite busy of late picking up a few new members. Not all "Creator's" are very happy with
his new acquistions, however. Of course, not all of them are happy with the new, self-appointed, leaders either.
Craig Cobb seems to have found his niche. There are those who gather round with accolades and kudos and a few who hold him in awe as one of the biggest distributers of the Aryan Alternative (VNN's rag). Cobb lacks all things valued by mainstream society. His race is his religion. He has no compassion for anything or anyone non-white. He hates and he is proud of that hate. Murder and mayhem don't bother Cobb unless the victim is someone who fits his narrow criteria of "white." The public persona of Craig Cobb is one that causes others to suggest that he bathe, to indicate that he is out-of-bounds in his voiciferations. Yet there are those who lack sesibilities to all things human and correct who will blindly follow Craig "Chain" Cobb to any extreme that he chooses to lead them. That's why Cobb and his chain of fools have entered our sights. And that's where he and they will remain until...
Posted by Nikki at 12/07/2005 09:04:00 PM