Sunday, February 05, 2006

Death Follows New Bedford Teen


Death Follows New Bedford Teen

By Nicole Nichols

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Robida is in custody but not before he took the life of a police officer and his companion and got himself shot twice in the head. Three people maimed, two dead, and one waiting at death’s door…why? That’s a question Jacob might not even be able to answer.

Jacob had been on the run since Thursday night when he entered a gay bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts pulled a hatchet and a gun and wounded three patrons. Police later found Nazi regalia and anti-Semitic writing on his bedroom wall.



Earlier today, Jacob was seen in Gassville, Arkansas. When officer Jim Sell approached Jacob’s vehicle, Robida shot him twice and sped away. About twenty-five miles away police laid spike strips across the highway just before he arrived but that didn’t stop him. Jacob continued forward on two rims into the town of Norfork where he lost control and ran into other vehicles that were parked. He immediately began firing at police officers with a 9mm. Before the officers shot him, Robida turned the gun on his 33 year-old female companion and killed her. Jacob was taken to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri where his condition appears to be grave.

Across the internet last night, neo-Nazi’s were speaking out against Robida’s actions and bemoaning the waste of such a fine young white man. A few were defending him, claiming that he might have entered the bar not knowing that it was a gay establishment and then was accosted. Of course, we all know that eighteen-year-old kids all go into bars armed with a machete, an axe, and a 9mm – just in case.

In all of this, no one really knows a lot about young Jacob other than he had some very racist leanings, and evidently a real dislike of homosexuals. His web presence on Myspace.com yields a little insight not only into his troubled mind but into the minds of his internet friends as well. In reading much of what is said there and the adoration that a few have for Jacob, one realizes that there is a very dark underbelly to what should be the happiest of ages.

As much as the racists would love to distance themselves from this, and as much as Bill White would like to portray Jacob as a “normal,” red-blooded, American white man, they must share in the responsibility for this tragedy and they must realize that there is nothing “normal” about any of this.

Hate and the ideology that promotes racism, bigotry, and rage against homosexuals is a violent emotion which is only exacerbated by the neo-Nazi rhetoric and mindset. I don’t care if Jacob was or wasn’t a member of any particular hate group or if he sympathized or identified with any of them. The fact that he even knew enough to put “14/88” and “Seig Hiel” on his website and adorn his room with swastikas and anti-Semitic writings, tells me that every, single person who is part of that movement shares in the shame of this young man’s deeds.

You can say he was disturbed. You can claim that he was insane. That still does not absolve the racist right. They know that there are disturbed people out there. They know the consequences of one of those “insane” people falling prey to their spew of racial, ethnic, and sexual hate. They know because it has been written in blood across this country by others just as disturbed as Jacob Robida. And every damned one of them shares the guilt in the injuries and deaths that occurred over the last three days. Whether they believe it or not, there is a saying that we all have to serve somebody – and when their day of reckoning is upon them they will be required to face the one that they served.

Our prayers are with the victims and their families tonight. We are mourning the losses and hoping that those responsible for so much pain will be brought to a swift and righteous justice.

27 comments:

  1. Jacob dabbled into Nazism because he believed it to be evil. This is hardly a person who can be considered part of the WN movement either actively or ideologically.

    Did the chicken come before the egg or did the egg come before the chicken?

    Jacob was most probably mentally unstable before he decided to ‘pass’ himself off as a Nazi and therefore the swastikas and the silly website were most probably a cry for help.

    You cannot blame National Socialism for the actions of one deranged individual who felt their cause was evil to begin with.

    BTW,

    ICP is a musical band that is virulently opposed to the WN movement in general. 14/88 and ‘Seig Hiel’ are common knowledge among today’s youth.

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  2. ****
    News flash
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    Jacob Robida has died from his injuries last night (3:38 am).

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  3. Well, Stefan...his website was a contradiction, that is for certain. As far as not holding NS responsible for the act of one deranged individual...yes I can. I can because it isn't just ONE individual. The list is a long one and getting longer. As I said, it makes no difference whether he was affiliated with a particular group - just that he was exposed to such hatred of others is enough.

    New information released claims that his room was rife with Nazi literature and posters slurring gays, blacks and Jews. Regardless of the reason he had these things, the fact is if they didn't exist at least that influence would not have been present to warp his psyche even further.

    Here is a little more information:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060205/us_nm/crime_massachusetts_gay_dc_5

    Massachusetts gay bar shooting suspect dies 46 minutes ago



    The teenager involved in a bloody attack on three men in a Massachusetts gay bar died early on Sunday morning from wounds sustained in a gun battle with Arkansas police, a police spokesman said.

    "Jacob Robida died at 3:38 Central Time (0938 GMT)," Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told Reuters. "His body will now be released to the state crime lab."

    Robida, who had fled 1,500 miles to the Ozark Mountains, was shot twice in the head by police shortly after he crashed his car following a 16-mile (26-km) chase, police said.

    The 18-year-old, who had become the subject of a nationwide manhunt after he was accused of wounding three people with a gun and a hatchet in a New Bedford, Massachusetts, gay bar late on Wednesday, shot and killed a police officer in Gassville, Arkansas who had pulled the Pontiac over for a routine traffic stop, police said.

    When the high-speed chase ended and police approached the car, Robida traded fire with police who then shot him through the window, police said. A 33-year-old woman from West Virginia, who police said knew the teenager, was found dead in the car after Robida was shot, police said.

    Robida died at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where he was taken in critical condition on Saturday after being captured, police said.

    Last week Robida went on a rampage after walking into Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, ordering two drinks and asking the bartender "Is this a gay bar?"

    After being told it was, the teenager moved to a back area, pulled a hatchet out of his coat and lunged at several men, striking two in the face. He then drew a gun and began firing, witnesses and police said.

    By Sunday morning, as news of his death spread through the once-prosperous whaling town on the state's southern coast, police said they were not surprised that the high school dropout died after a shootout.

    "We had a feeling he would either commit suicide or try to commit suicide by cop," New Bedford police captain Robert Spirlet said. "Those who commit suicide by cop want to have a shootout with police and know they are going to be killed."

    At Robida's grandmother's house the telephone was picked up and immediately placed down again. His mother could not be reached for comment.

    Robida's room, searched earlier in the week by police, was filled with neo-Nazi literature and posters slurring gays, Jews and blacks, plus a makeshift coffin.

    The mood in New Bedford on Sunday ranged from relief that Robida will not be back to fear that someone else might try to finish what the teenager had planned in the only U.S. state where gay marriage is legal.

    "When people use words that are hateful and mean-spirited, people are empowered to act violently," said John Vasconcellos, a local gay activist.

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  4. The shootout was about 100 miles west of here. He was in the hospital in Springfield Mo. Now that's too close to home.

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  5. ICP is a musical band that is virulently opposed to the WN movement in general. 14/88 and ‘Seig Hiel’ are common knowledge among today’s youth.
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    Someones taste in music, Mr. Shmidt, is no real indicator of political affiliation, or philosophical creed.

    After all, do classical music patrons that enjoy Wagner all run the risk of being labelled "National Socialists"?

    It doesn't take a closet full of Resistance Records discs to prove an alegiance to white power. Nor does the fact that this kid liked ICP mean he was not acting from racist motives.

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  6. One of the things that stands out to me after going through his website is that many of the "friends" that posted there were 22 and 23 years old. Also, several of the people listed their sexual orientation as "bi." I don't know if that is significant in the grand scheme of things, but I think it is an aspect that needs to be examined if we are ever able to make sense of any of this.

    I agree, EB, his taste in music has nothing to do with his political ideology.

    As far as 14/88 and Sieg Heil being common knowledge among our youth of today, Stefan - I don't know where you're from, but around here that is simply not true. Most adults don't know what the 14/88 stands for and the kids certainly don't.

    Additionally, a cursory view of the myspace blogs set up by his buddies garnered no Nazi leanings or 14/88's etc.

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  7. Sorry - but I wanted to mention that the woman who was traveling with him was 33 years-old. What's up with that? If anyone finds any info about her, please pass it on.

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  8. I wonder why he killed her. Was she in a panic or what?

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  9. I wondered the same thing, Steve. The only thing that I can think is that she was panicked and screaming at him to stop and he just did her. The other thing is that this kid was shooting at the cops and they were shooting back. It's possible that she got hit by a cops bullet. I read somewhere that they were going to do a ballistics test.

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  10. Wiggers are not part of our Cause, nor are Satanists.

    If you can understand that then you will understand why Bill White is defending this guys behavior and no one else is.

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  11. Forgive me, Warren, but you sound just about as confused as Bill White himeslef. First of all, most of those in "your cause" will take whatever in the hell they can get. How fast you forget people like Hardy Lloyd, Patrick Langan and Benjamin Smith.

    Secondly, Bill white was defending the kids actions calling him a "normal American." Now, he is just a crazed Juggalo. And White is just as out of his mind as always.

    Thirdly, you came in here spinning some tale about how this kid just wandered into some gay bar and was hit on and acted in self defense. A couple of us remarked - yeah - he also just happened to be carrying a machete, a hatchet, and a 9mm. Yet you haven't responded to that.

    Quite frankly, I am really sick of having to write these kinds of stories about people being killed and young me dying because of the bullshit that "your cause" puts into people's heads. And I can't help but wonder how anyone can attempt to justify what this kid did - or Bill White, for that matter. Neither have any justification for their actions.

    Additionally, this Craig Cobb over on VNN is just about as nutty as Bill Whie, Michael Blevins, and Hal Turner put together. He is suggesting that racists infiltrate Jacob's site on myspace and try to recruit some of his friends.

    Somewhere, somehow, someday...this bullshit has to come to a screeching halt.

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  12. Since when did Mr. Bill become a Satanist? I thought he was a "born-again pagan"?

    Must be his short span of flirting with Michael "Blood Axis" Moynihan. I remember listening to a groovy episode of Bob Larson's Talk Back Moynihan was on with Magister Boyd Rice from the CoS.
    Special guests included Doris Tate, mother of Sharon, and Siege author James Mason.

    The whole time, I couldn't help but think, "Anton LaVey--was--Jewish."

    I really wish you all would codify just what the hell your movement is supposed to be about. Is it Satanic? Isn't it? Is it pagan, Asatru, Identity Christian?

    It seems like you all are on so many different wavelengths. God forbid you "saviors of the white race" agree on anything! LOL!

    PS: Moynihan is a far better writer than a musician, and leagues above Mr. Bill. The curious are advised to read his Feral House publication Lords of Chaos.

    These young kids take the antics of these musicians so seriously, it would be almost comic, if it were not so tragic. Sigh.

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  13. Elmer,

    I wonder why he killed her. Was she in a panic or what?
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    Jacob wanted to die but he was too much of a coward to do it himself. I personally believe he held his ‘girlfriend’ hostage and then executed her in front of the police. By doing so he forced the police to use deadly force- the outcome he so desired.

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  14. To EB,

    Someones taste in music, Mr. Shmidt, is no real indicator of political affiliation, or philosophical creed.
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    This Depends on how ‘politically’ outspoken the music’s lyrics are.

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    After all, do classical music patrons that enjoy Wagner all run the risk of being labelled "National Socialists"?
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    I am a bit confused…

    Wasn’t Wagner a 19th century German composer? What is his connection to National Socialism?

    Either way his music was politically neutral.

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    It doesn't take a closet full of Resistance Records discs to prove an alegiance to white power. Nor does the fact that this kid liked ICP mean he was not acting from racist motives.
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    How many NAZI punk bands did you listen to as a youth?

    ICP has called for violence against ‘racists’ and therefore makes the music’s message incompatible with his 'so called' ideologically views concerning National Socialism.

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  15. To Nikki,

    Also, several of the people listed their sexual orientation as "bi."
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    He was probably having a crisis with his sexual identity. So this information is not at all surprising.

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    I don't know if that is significant in the grand scheme of things, but I think it is an aspect that needs to be examined if we are ever able to make sense of any of this.
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    This information reveals a possible motive of Jacob who was most probably a self-hating homosexual.

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    As far as 14/88 and Sieg Heil being common knowledge among our youth of today, Stefan –
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    Well, I never polled the school but I know many students who recognize what ‘88’ stands for and connotatively understand the message of ‘Sieg Heil.’ I, however, admit that their knowledge of David Lane is probably nonexistent.

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  16. To EB,

    Since when did Mr. Bill become a Satanist? I thought he was a "born-again pagan"?
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    My understanding of ‘Satanism’ is limited but I believe it to be more of an extreme form of atheism rather than the worshipping of Lucifer as a deity.

    Their ‘religion’ reasons that if there is no afterlife (since they subscribe to atheism) then one must make his existence on Earth as enjoyable as possible.

    So, ‘paganism’ is incompatible with ‘Satanism.’

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  17. Additionally, this Craig Cobb over on VNN is just about as nutty as Bill Whie, Michael Blevins, and Hal Turner put together. He is suggesting that racists infiltrate Jacob's site on myspace and try to recruit some of his friends.
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    LMAO….

    Cobb wants to recruit bi-sexuals?

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  18. Dear Stephan,

    Richard Wagner was considered the "Poet Laureate of the Third Reich". His widow was a close personal friend of Hitler's, and much of Hitler's life-philosophy and occult leanings derived from Wagnerian Opera.

    You should pick up the books, The Spear of Destiny by Trevor Rabenscroft, as well as The Nazis and the Occult, by Dusty Sklar.

    Also, I have never been a fan of political "Oi" music, or working-class skinhead rock. Not all of it is racial, and I suppose some of it is okay, but since I am not really interested in rock much these days, well...

    Music, and all creative media, generally falls into the category of either art, entertainment, or propaganda. Artists are ambiguous, push buttons, provoke without really advocating a position about anything one way or the other.
    Entertainment is the mainstream. No explanation needed. Propaganda entails things like Resistance Records--a label that offers disposable, generic punk-hardcore music which is virtually interchangeable, one band from another. Not art; propaganda. The point of WP music is to push the MESSAGE.

    As far as paganism, some of my best friends are Asatru/Wiccan, ect. and I am aware that this IS NOT Satanism.

    I am also aware that alot of blokes espouse "Nazi Occult" ideas, and are very silly...oh, well.

    Hope this clears things up abit.

    EB

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  19. To EB,

    Just curious, which category would you place ICP into?

    I myself would choose entertainment (if you can call that mess ‘entertaining’) but the lyrics do have a political message.

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  20. Dear Stephan,

    I would put ICP into the category of "marginal".

    As far as art vs. entertainment, what about something like Pink Floyd? It's certainly pop music, but at the same time some of their darker outpourings over the years have been, well, the very definition of "art". Especially their movie The Wall, which is my all time favorite from years ago.

    Sometimes these things do overlap a bit; there are no hard and fast rules.

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  21. As far as art vs. entertainment, what about something like Pink Floyd?
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    To me, a piece of music becomes ‘art’ when it remains ‘relevant’ after all the clichés and fads of the generation that it was created in have passed. I am not sure (by my standards) if Pink Floyd (‘another brick in the wall’) qualifies as of yet but it is definitely up there.


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    Sometimes these things do overlap a bit; there are no hard and fast rules.
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    Most songs have traits from all of these (‘art’, ‘music’ or ‘propaganda’) categories but to be able to classify anything you have to focus on its most dominate characteristic. I believe the band ICP makes their music primarily for entertainment purposes (God help anyone who listens to the ‘political’ message in their music).

    Like this choice piece from their song ‘Yours begin tonight’:

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    ‘Only reason while I carry a gun
    Were here to let you know there is a better place to go’
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    Or this piece from ‘Feels so Right’:

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    ‘Purged up like a gargoyle waiting up in a tree
    Dropped down apon a victim falls so silently
    Clown paint with a hoodie my face glows at night
    Lurking through shadows all feels so right
    Bloodshed on my arms warm as the feeling
    Fresh killings never cold but felt so appealin
    Death in ones eyes illuminates in moon lights
    I stand here a monster and it all feels so right!

    And it all feels so right!
    And it all feels so right!’
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    If Nikki is to blame anyone for Jacob it should be ICP.

    I, however, do not believe in blaming music or ‘racists’ for the actions of an individual. The blame should always rest solely on the shoulders of the individual.

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  22. Jacob inundated himself with violent music and racist messages. This, along with what appears to be a very disturbed mind is a recipe for disaster.

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  23. Jacob inundated himself with violent music and racist messages. This, along with what appears to be a very disturbed mind is a recipe for disaster.
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    It is hard to say for sure.

    Was the music and his ‘chosen’ ideology a coping mechanism or a catalyst?

    I believe that people are attracted to music that reflects their internal emotions.

    It was ultimately Jacob (not ICP or Bill White) who attacked those homosexuals with a hatchet and shot that police officer (and possibly his girlfriend).

    I would have more respect for Jacob if he simply committed suicide instead of going on a suicidal rampage; to punish others for his emotional problems is selfish.

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  24. The only NS statements on Jacob Robidas website are from an online survey he took and the answers he gave to the questions resulted in the computer telling him he might be a Nazi. I believe it was on his website as a way of mocking computer surveys rather than any admission of White Supremacists beliefs.

    I offer the original Myspace Jake Jekyll website as evidence below.

    http://www.pageoneq.com/images/lead/jjsite.pdf

    ICP, the Insane Clown Posse advocates the use of an AXE in murdering people, they also call for the killing of White people, skinheads, and southerners in general. Anti-Racist indoctrination is prevalent and apparent to anyone who reads it. A sampling of ICP Anti-White lyrics can be viewed at this URL...

    http://www.whiterevolution.com/archives/20060206/another-media-lie#more-1594

    Robida was an Anti-Racist. How long should we hold our breaths for Nikki to admit the truth and claim her share of the blame now that "Ms. Holier than thou" has told everyone else they're responsible and share in this tragedy ?

    Note to Stefan: Bill White never wrote for the real Pravda, he wrote for a pseudo-Pravda website that started around 1999 as an outlet of the Russian Communist Party. Bill White might like people to believe it was so long ago he held communist beliefs and it was his youthful past but it hasn't been very long ago at all.

    Check the dates on these articles and notice they are his first contributions to the communist journal.

    http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/01/10/25248.html

    http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/01/25/26004.html

    http://newsfromrussia.com/politics/2001/11/29/22445.html

    http://newsfromrussia.com/usa/2002/01/10/25249.html

    In this link you will see that the knowledge of a "Red Brown" alliance was something Bill White was aware of when he began writing for Pravda and his joining the NSM is only a continuation of that role as communist agitator.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/838708/posts?page=80

    Finally Bill was fired from Pravda because he was using the name solely to promote himself as some political leader where there was no following. Another fraud that even the commie paper became tired of assisting him in and dumped him on the curb. Below is the message sent to fire Bill from Pravda. I believe he is a 100% phony and consider him an enemy.

    Inna Novikova Pravda Russian Communist Party Editor:
    Dear Bill,
    I have to ask you not to write any more articles about your political activity in USA for PRAVDA.Ru. We prefer you to write us about events in USA as our correspondent whose position is balanced and objective. We do not want PRAVDA.Ru to be mentioned in your discussions about with your friends and opponents. We are a foreign newspaper and it looks extremely strange that we have so radical position on the questions of domestic political movements in your country. It is your position, not ours. We do not support your position on the problem and we do not want to be involved in your struggle. It is very sad that our newspaper became to attract other extreme politicians. At the same time some of our old correspondents decided that we had changed our position and stopped to write for us. (By the way, I do not mean Eric Garis). We are losing not only our authors, but readers as well. Unfortunately, you use PRAVDA.Ru as the tribune for your political activity inside your country. You are our correspondent, but you do not represent our political position in USA. I ask you not to act on PRAVDA.Ru's behalf. If you are ready to inform us about ALL WIDE POLITICAL life in USA and present ALL points of view, ALL positions as a balanced journalist, you are welcome. If you want to use PRAVDA.Ru as a tribune for your ideas, we can not afford to lose our image and to post your articles any more. Best regards, Inna Novikova

    I hope this will shed some light on Bill White for you Stefan and that it will merely be a beginning to your overall growth as a pro-white activist as well as a starting point to find out the true degenerates behind the name of Bill White.

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  25. Copy and paste this into your browser and you can read over some other Bill White pseudo-pravda nonsense.

    http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&cof=AWFID%3A6fca3599c755cf26%3BLH%3A31%3BLW%3A88%3BBGC%3Affffff%3BT%3A%23000000%3BLC%3A%230060bf%3BVLC%3A%2339519f%3BALC%3A%23000000%3BGALT%3A%23008000%3BGFNT%3A%23000000%3BGIMP%3A%23000000%3BDIV%3A%230060bf%3BLBGC%3Affffff%3BAH%3Acenter%3B&domains=pravda.ru&q=bill+white&btnG=Search&sitesearch=pravda.ru

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  26. http://www.nationalist.org/alt/2003/jul/maoist.html

    The phenomenon of being "sent over from the left to lead the right" is not new. The remarkable thing is how impudent the imposters can be, coupled with how gullible their suckers can be. The leading fiasco was probably when Barry Goldwater, the Jewish department-store owner from Phoenix, finagled the 1964 Republican presidential nomination stemming from his appeal in voting against the Civil Rights Bill. He overwhelmingly carried Mississippi, after which it was revealed that he had been a life-member of the NAACP, all along. What is notable is that Goldwater was built up by the various "attacks" against him by leading leftists, played up by the news media, supposedly endearing him to the masses. The best-known barb was the report by a psychiatrist who diagnosed Goldwater, on the basis of news reports, as being "crazy."

    Another example was the staggering media attention accorded to Andrew Greenbaum, a South Carolina college student, in 1999, who had touted himself dressed up like Hitler over the Internet. Greenbaum was said to be the "leader" of the Nationalist movement throughout the country. His group, which he called the American Nationalist Party, was said to be the "fastest-growing," "most-active" and "most-powerful" of all, when all the 22-year-old dorm-resident had was a computer and some Hudzpah. Nonetheless, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League characterized Greenbaum as "the most-dangerous man" in the country, at one point. But when investigative reporters ferreted out Greenbaum's birth-certificate, confirming that the upstart was, actually, a Jew and Nationalists were preparing to sue, the charade ended and Greenbaum disappeared. According to Salon, he now promotes "penis-enlargement pills -- and a host of other dodgy products, including human growth hormone, free government grants, inkjet-printer refills, extended car warranties, 'eBay secrets' -- marketed via spam e-mail campaigns." Greenbaum also calls himself a "Libertarian." (Continued at the link below)

    http://www.nationalist.org/alt/2003/jul/maoist.html

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  27. but the decision to be an "anarchist" was an essentially arbitrary one. Other methods of extremism -- communism, nazi-ism, et cetera -- just seemed arbitrarily less "cool",
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    Jack Ross: Interview With Pravda.ru's Bill White

    This excerpt above was very interesting. Thanks Warren.

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