Sunday, October 19, 2008
MILLIONAIRE NAZI - FALLEN?
Before I get into my thoughts and speculations about the arrest of Bill White, I think a little background and groundwork has to be laid - especially for those unfamiliar with White’s and my history.
On January 8, 2003, Matthew Fredrick Hale entered the Federal Building in Chicago. As the leader of the fastest growing neo-Nazi group in the United States, Hale traveled with a contingency of his White Berets – the security arm of the, then named, World Church of the Creator.
Matt was pumped and ready for his court date with the Honorable Judge Joan Lefkow. It was a complicated trade-mark case and one that Hale was not ready to lose. However, January 8th wasn’t a very lucky day for him as he lost more than the case – he lost his freedom.
Handcuffed and arrested Matthew Hale was booked into jail for soliciting the murder of none other than the Honorable Judge Joan Lefkow. He is now serving a forty year sentence.
For the next two years the internet racists were abuzz with speculation, innuendo, and incredulity as the process of trial and sentencing drug on. Wild accusations and hundreds of rumors were hurled right and left while behind the scenes the events unfolding were kept secret and unknown to the rank-and-file.
As a matter of fact, there are only a handful of people who really know what things were unfolding during that time and one thing for sure is, there is no loyalty among the racists.
As the federal government applied the pressure to make its case against Hale, those in the know were bailing, scurrying for cover, or simply rolling over. And there was a lot of rolling over.
It’s important to note that I, and Citizens Against Hate, had been focusing much of our attention on Matthew Hale for several years prior to his arrest. We reported on his activities and those of his members and conducted several interviews with Matt himself. Believing that Hale was one of the most dangerous of the neo-Nazi’s in America, it was our goal to keep very close tabs on him and his group.
Because of the attention we gave to Hale, it was not at all surprising that we became involved in the trial and events surrounding the testimony and the disposition.
While many of our sources for information remain confidential, suffice it to say that we were privy to many of the inner-workings and information largely reserved for “insiders.”
Hale had a large following by today’s standards. Many of those “followers,” however, displayed no real loyalties to the man or to the “movement” when the chips were down. Afraid for their own freedom, worried about their families or their jobs, they became a veritable wealthy source of information for the government. Not all were required to testify – as a matter of fact, only a fraction were called upon.
In the end, justice was served and the World Church of the Creator became the Creativity Movement and various factions thereof. None of these factions can even be considered as being a serious part of the movement today.
Given all of this, one would think that this page of the racist history book could be closed. But, things have a way of coming around full circle. Matt Hale sits in a maximum security cell surrounded by his legal appeals and prison guards, but there are others who bear watching. One of those people is Bill White.
William Alexander White doesn’t like it when I write about him. But I write about him anyway. Actually, he has been a primary focus of mine and Citizens Against Hate since the incarceration of Hale.
As with Matt, I consider White dangerous as well – not because of any physical threat that he poses to anyone but because he is a master manipulator and extreme narcissist. While White doesn’t have much in the way of a following, he has the ability to shape and mold the unsuspecting as well as the attraction for those equally as unstable as he.
During the Hale trial, Bill White attempted to insinuate himself into the proceedings through his writings and web site often speaking as if he had been in attendance – which he had not. In a back-and-forth with long-time Hale friend, Kathy Robertazzo regarding an audio tape where Hale could be heard saying, “…anybody who kills a Jew should not spend any time in jail,” Bill White made the following comment…
“I also agree, killing any of the hate Jews who are wrecking this society should not result in jail time.”
Within his writings, which are generally always peppered with the sputum of the insane, he has always been quite fond of trying to make himself appear omnipresent and much more important than he really is. The majority of people who read any of what he prints can sift through his narcissistic back-pats and realize quickly that he is quite demented. However, his irresponsible behaviors became much more than tiresome, they became detrimental to the well-being of innocent people.
In a frenzy over the testimony of Tony Evola, a government informant, during the Hale trial, Bill White published Evola’s home address and phone number – only it was for an Anthony Evola - a completely unrelated person to the informant. White’s actions resulted in an innocent family being harassed and terrorized and placed under police protection. White would later claim…
“After my company published Tony Evola's personal information, the FBI held a press conference. Did they denounce us by name? No -- they mentioned our headlines, and said that they were "maybe" trying to find a way to "legally" shut us down. Why did they hem and haw and hedge their words? Because they knew there was about shit they could do, but they wanted to sound tough for you dopes who persist in believing that the government has a duty to shut down all criticism of Jews, everywhere. Hale was a strawman, and the papers published his name everywhere; we are not strawmen, and the FBI fears to name us.”
In truth, the press conference came after the information that White published had been picked up by others and made the rounds on message boards noted to be frequented by the lunatic fringe of our society. Additionally, the information that he posted was absolutely erroneous and brought much grief to innocent people. However, in his egomaniacal fashion, he tried to seem important enough to cause the Federal Bureau of Investigation to call a press conference.
In truth, they mentioned no website by name. Yet in the news accounts that were on TV, the website shown to have the information available belonged to Hal Turner. This was just a real hard pill for Bill White to swallow. Not only did they not mention him or Overthrow - they showed a picture of a website other than his. Consequently, he felt compelled to do some damage control so that others would find him to be an important person in all of this.
Since they failed to mention the self-aggrandized Bill White and his website by name, it had become incumbent upon him to portray them as weak and impotent in an effort to cajole them into giving him more attention.
Affiliating himself with Hale afforded him an opportunity, as he perceived it, to boost his site ratings, thereby validating his effectiveness and worthiness in the movement. Yet, he could not allow Hale to appear more virile than he was. Therefore, he reduced him to a "strawman" and in the next breath, elevated himself to that of potency. Claiming that the FBI "fears" him because of his dominion, in his eyes, made him appear untouchable and all-important.
Perception is everything, right?
In his continued quest for recognition, Bill White would continue with the baiting of law-enforcement and others…
“LSN has considred releasing the names and addresses of the jury members, but has decided to defer that decision until the current climate of hate and hostility, stoked up by the Jewish press and violent members of the FBI, has passed.”
And so it continued. White, with little to no first-hand knowledge of the trial or the players used his website and his keyboard to attempt to catapult himself into the arena of the courtroom and public opinion seeking nothing more than attention.
Fabricating stories, insinuating himself into situations he believes will bring him notoriety, manipulating the gullible, and exploiting those who he can along the way has become a way of life for Bill White. His voracious appetite for attention is widely known and he has become a pariah in the hate movement. This week, however, he may have finally met his destiny – a fate blueprinted by himself and brought to fruition with his own hands.
In 2005, Judge Joan Lefkow arrived home to find her husband and mother brutally murdered in her basement. All eyes were once again focused on Matthew Hale who sat in a jail cell awaiting sentencing.
It’s important to state that prior to Hale’s arrest he had been embroiled in the aforementioned trademark suit with Judge Lefkow and he and his followers had seen fit to publish all of the personal information about the Judge on various websites and message boards.
Immediately after the murders, Hal Turner, a racist, internet talk-show host, posted a picture of the judge with the caption “GOTCHA” as well as the personal information on other federal judges he felt were deserving of “attention.”
Not to be outdone, Bill White wrote an article about the murders in which he stated…
“I don't feel bad that Judge Lefkow's family was murdered today. In fact, when I heard the story I laughed. "Good for them!" was my first thought.
“Everyone associated with the Matt Hale trial has deserved assassination for a long time. At the time, I believe I said that if I were Hale and I was being railroaded like this I would kill -- not the judge -- but the ADL officers involved and their witnesses.
“Yesterday, when the ADL officials and FBI agents and federal prosecutors and federal judges who are responsible for the persecution of the white race went to bed, they had no fear that they would ever be held accountable for any unreasonable or immoral ruling against a white activist. White activists were ridiculed. They were mocked. They were the kind of silly Jewish-television- show bad guy that anyone could kick around and know they could get away with it. For all the propaganda alleging white activists are "violent" "terrorist" or "dangerous", to the Jewish system white nationalists were nothing more than a bunch of fringe losers, not to be taken seriously.
“Tonight, as these same ADL officials and FBI agents and federal prosecutors and federal judges go to bed, they have to think that tomorrow they may wake up and find their families murdered…”
As it turned out, the person responsible for the murders of Judge Lefkow’s family was not believed to be part of the racist movement. Yet, the Hal Turner’s and Bill White’s of this world, ever the opportunists, sought to capitalize on the heinous crime.
For those who believe neo-Nazi’s and hate groups to be inconsequential in modern society, it should be pointed out that the actions and the crimes that are associated with such groups has often resulted in changing the system of jurisprudence that we all live under today.
The irresponsibility of those who published the personal information of judges on the internet resulted in a push for limitations being placed upon the very freedoms that these groups cloak themselves in. As an outgrowth of their actions and the murder of these two innocent people, a new law was passed outlawing any such publications in the future.
Now, in a sane society of sane people, it would be sane to believe that all of this would have put an end to the outlandish acts of Bill White. It would be sensible to assume that White would be more responsible in the future. But, the world of Bill White is not sane, rational, or sensible. His insatiable need for recognition continued to spiral out of control.
In 2007, Bill White was presented with a national incident that gave rise to what might be his last hurrah. The case of the Jena 6 brought civil rights groups and leaders into the national forefront as they marched through the streets of Jena, Louisiana in protest of unequal treatment for six black teens and the racist actions of city officials.
White saw this as the ultimate opportunity for him to garner national attention – and he got busy. Railing against the Reverand Al Sharpton and others, Bill White called for the lynching of what had been dubbed the Jena 6, located and published the addresses and phone numbers of the families of the six youths, as well as that of the Sharpton’s.
White had also done the same thing with Pulitzer Prize winner, Leonard Pitts, earlier in the year because of an exception that the racists took with an article that he had published – but the Jena case created an even bigger stir – and Bill White wanted big.
But, even that eventually died down. It seemed that no matter how hard he tried, no matter what he did, he was not getting precisely what he wanted. Even his members in his American National Socialist Worker’s Party were becoming irreverent and disrespectful. He wanted a bigger issue.
The hallmark of a depraved individual is often found in the disdain that he has for those closest to him. Over the years, Bill has been notorious for, not just his lashing out at minorities, but for his abuse of others in the movement. Much of this comes from his narcissistic personality and his perception that no one is as good or as smart as he is.
He has consistently surrounded himself with others who are considered the outcasts of the racist front – this, I believe is purposeful on the part of White. Much as the teen-aged girl who has little confidence in herself often befriends only those who are less attractive in an effort to feel superior, White adopts those who are less intelligent, easily duped, and more malleable. Then he discards them.
He doesn’t just throw them away, however. He uses them as his emotional punching bags. He castigates them, he publicly berates and belittles them, and he deals heavy blows of humiliation. This is an outcropping of his own personal dilemma – his own insecurities – his own need for self-validation.
As members of his group were bailing out and he was banished from one of the largest forums on the net, Bill was not doing well. At one point this Spring, he finally admitted to being seriously depressed and made the following statements…
“Combined with this dead feeling I realized the other day that I have, almost without realizing it, though that may seem a bit strange, developed a very intricate plot for the murder of about a score of Roanoke City’s Negro nuisances and their annoying counterparts at the Roanoke Times. I know everything about these assholes – where they live, who they live with, what they look like, where they go, when they go there. I estimate I could probably, in the course of a few hours, kill fifteen out of the twenty easy if I picked the right day and time, and still lived long enough to travel the country and begin picking off the ridiculous “independent journalists” that staff the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report. I have a list of those as well. What’s amazing is that I’ve been doing this almost without paying attention to it, until I started thinking about things the other day.
“The other day I read something, as it happened, about post traumatic stress disorder. It was completely random, but something struck me when it mentioned dissociation. I was a psych major with biological and clinical foci at University of Maryland; I studied stuff like this. I realized that dissociate was an extremely good term for what I was doing. The other day I drew a gun and was ready to kill one of my tenants, based mostly on behavior from the tenant that while violent and disruptive, would usually have rolled off my back. As I’ve thought about things the past few days, I’ve realized that I’ve been avoiding confrontations solely to avoid killing people. As my list of people to kill has grown, it has become rather paralyzing.”
A couple of months ago, Bill announced that he intended to publish and distribute a “mini-magazine,” if the funds could be raised. He baited other racists with a proposed cover that depicted presidential candidate Barack Obama speaking to a large crowd. The picture contained a target on Obama’s head and a caption of “Kill This Nigger.” Needless to say, a chill was sent up and down the spine of most readers.
Where is the proverbial line, we asked? Had Bill White finally stepped over that line? Maybe.
In the midst of all of this it was announced that Matt Hale had filed an appeal to reduce his sentence. Claiming that his counsel was lacking and that a key juror had ties to Northwestern University where a former member of his Church had committed a shooting and that the juror had an African-American boyfriend and should have been excluded, Hale filed for a reduction in his 40 year sentence.
Bill White saw another opportunity. He dug up the name and personal information of the juror and published it on his website. The juror then began to receive phone calls and text messages of a threatening nature. At least one of those calls was placed by Bill White using his wife’s cell phone.
On Friday, October 17th, 2008, Bill White was arrested. The initial indictment lists the intimidation of said juror and cites many of the incidents mentioned here. It should also be noted that charges and evidence brought before a grand jury are generally just enough to achieve an indictment and rarely indicates everything in the government’s case.
Bill was denied bail this morning pending a hearing on Wednesday, October 22nd. Reactions to this turn of events has been cautious among the anti-racist crowd. Within the White Nationalist circle, however, the news has been met with cheers, I-told-you-so’s, and pessimism mixed in with a few, very few, well-wishes.
Bill saw the handwriting on the wall last week when his computers were seized and word came down that some of his previous supporters had been subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury. With lot’s of finger-pointing and name calling he named those he believed to be the “rats” and the “snitches” and a couple who he threw in just for good measure.
Will the government be able to bring an iron-clad case against Bill
White? I guess we will just have to wait and see. For now, at any rate, we can only say for certain that the man once known as the “Millionaire Nazi” may not be so rich after all. Money definitely doesn’t buy everything – and falling off of a self-made pedestal is really a hard fall.
We’ll keep you updated as all of this moves forward.
TO THE ARREST WARRANT
For a plethora of background information on Bill White...
BILL WHITE - A HISTORY PART I
BILL WHITE - A HISTORY PART II - ANARCHY BILL
BILL WHITE - A HISTORY PART III - KAISER BILL
Posted by Nikki at 10/19/2008 11:25:00 PM