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July 8, 2015

White Supremacists Angry About Alleged Demise of White Race

Claiming that they are an endangered species accounting for a mere 9% of the world’s population, white supremacists are reacting with anger to what they view as societal focus on creating white guilt and hatred against white people, white heritage and Christianity.endangered species

The hype spreading through their ranks warns of their “cultural cleansing” and ultimately “white genocide.” This rhetoric is not based on any new concepts, but there are some new irritants that are galvanizing white supremacists and revitalizing their notion that without action the white race is doomed to extinction.

The most recent irritant stems from the revelation that racist Dylann Storm Roof, the alleged murderer of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina church, used the Confederate flag as a symbol of hate.

White supremacists are incensed over the recent nationwide movement to rid public parks and buildings, license plates, and retail stores of Confederate flags after the Charleston shooting. One Klan group is planning a July rally to protest of the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s Statehouse.

In addition to white supremacists’ mounting frustration over public disdain for the Confederate flag are the numerous petitions and efforts to rename dozens of parks, bridges and university buildings which are named after confederate soldiers and/or Klansmen.

The frustration over these attempts is not new. In 2013, approximately 75 white supremacists protested the renaming of three Memphis, Tennessee, parks previously named in honor of the Confederacy, its leader, and a Klan leader. This protest demonstrated unusual unity among white supremacists with three different Klan groups, a neo-Nazi group, and members of several racist skinhead groups in attendance.

Another issue disturbing white supremacists is their perception of the way the media covers crime. Extremists believe black on white crime is under-reported compared to white on black crime. This viewpoint was recently compounded following media reports regarding the killing of black men by white police officers, the “black lives matter” movement, and the subsequent civil unrest.

One noteworthy reaction by white supremacist to these media reports has been their support for law enforcement officers, which they have normally withheld. In 2014, at least three Klan members attended an Imperial, Missouri, rally in support of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot unarmed black robbery suspect Michael Brown in Ferguson.

More surprisingly, due to their long standing cultural disdain for police, a small group of racist skinheads recently demonstrated for a week in May 2015 in support of police in Olympia, Washington, after an officer shot two unarmed black men.

White supremacists are also mimicking the “black lives matter” slogan. Not only did white supremacist leaders of the neo-Nazi National Alliance and Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work interrupt a May 2015 “black lives matter” press conference in Cincinnati, but members of the Aryan Renaissance Society distributed “white lives matter” fliers in Rhode Island and Connecticut last month.

White supremacists believe that American society is espousing an anti-white agenda that promotes diversity and integration in order to insure that whites become a minority. In reaction, they have declared that the days of fence sitting are over and are calling for whites to fight against the so-called destruction of the white race.

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September 18, 2014

Neo-Nazi Candidate To Air Anti-Semitic Radio Ads


Robert Ransdell

In late September, neo-Nazi Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate* for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, plans to purchase air time on a mainstream radio station in Cincinnati for seven hour-long radio programs/political ads. The programs, featuring Ransdell’s anti-Semitic and racist views, are the centerpiece of his campaign whose slogan is “With Jews We Lose.”

Ransdell declared his candidacy in May 2014 on two white supremacist Internet forums, Stormfront and Vanguard News Network. There, he also laid out his campaign strategy, which focused on the plans for the radio programs. He wrote, “I will be taking advantage of the reasonable access law which requires that registered candidates for federal office are to be permitted time on the radio.” Other white supremacists have tried this tactic before but the most recent attempt by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller was thwarted in 2010 when the FCC said he was not a viable candidate and stations did not have to air his ads.

In his campaign announcement, Ransdell asserted that “these programs will from start to finish be open and frank discussion about Jewish power and control over our country, the truth about the negative effects of diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the need for White people to start opposing their enemies in a fashion where we can liberate ourselves from alien control and not just complain about and observe conditions getting worse.”

Ransdell has been an activist in the white supremacist world since he became a member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA) in 2006. He led the now-defunct Cincinnati unit of the NA, once the largest neo-Nazi group in the country. Under the leadership of Erich Gliebe, who took over the NA in 2002, the group lost most of its supporters and ceased functioning as a membership organization.

In October 2012, Ransdell broke from the NA and went on to become a key player in the National Alliance Reform & Restoration Group (NARRG) a group opposed to Gliebe. NAARG currently has a lawsuit pending against Gliebe due to his alleged mismanagement of the group and its assets.

While with the NA, Ransdell orchestrated a number of racist and anti-Semitic incidents. In April 2012, he posted flyers at the University of Cincinnati offering a $1000 reward to any person who could get Elie Wiesel to show the tattoo that he received at Auschwitz and prove that he was a Holocaust survivor.  Ransdell has shown up at other events to promote Holocaust denial.

In 2011, Ransdell distributed racist flyers in Maineville, Ohio, in response to a black youth killing his white girlfriend. The fliers read “White parents, don’t let your daughters date blacks, it might be a matter of life and death.”  A few years earlier, he posted anti-Martin Luther King, Jr. flyers when a street was renamed after the civil rights leader in Covington, Kentucky.

*As a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, ADL does not intervene in campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for office.

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February 13, 2014

Two Groups Attempt to Resurrect Neo-Nazi National Alliance

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Kevin Strom

Former members of the National Alliance (NA) are trying to resurrect the organization by claiming they are its rightful heirs.  The demise of the NA, once the largest neo-Nazi group in the U.S., has spurred two different factions to revive the memory and “brand” of Alliance founder William Pierce.  Both groups hope they can convince other white supremacists to join them in forming a revamped version of the NA.

One-time NA member Jim Ring emerged as the leader of one faction, the National Alliance Reform & Restoration Group (NARRG), which he founded in February 2014.  Ring left the NA in October 2012, after running its Sacramento, California unit for 22 years. He announced this month that NARRG is pursuing a civil lawsuit against NA board members and Erich Gliebe, who has headed the NA since Pierce’s death.  A statement on the NARRG website claims that the group is suing Gliebe and the others for financial damage done to the organization as well as “a myriad of instances of malfeasance, misfeasance, illegalities and irregularities.”  Ring wants the NARRG to focus on creating Pierce’s vision of a “white living space,” an area in the U.S that would be purged of all nonwhites.

Also trying to revive the NA is Kevin Strom, a former leader of the group. Gliebe kicked Strom out of the NA in 2005.  Strom then formed the National Vanguard, which lasted until authorities convicted him on child pornography charges in 2007. Strom and Will Williams, who once headed the NA’s North Carolina unit, claim to be building a new NA headquarters in the Appalachian Mountains. Strom has also re-launched American Dissident Voices (ADV), a shortwave radio show he and Pierce used to broadcast under the auspices of the NA, starting in the early 1990s. Strom’s most recent Internet radio ADV broadcast on February 8 was largely an updated rendition of Pierce’s anti-Semitic work, “Who Rules America?” which alleges that Jews control the media, government and financial industry in the U.S.

Both NARRG and Strom seem to be hoping for a nostalgic revival of an organization they belonged to in its prime. These groups no doubt would like to erase the last decade that led to the NA’s downfall. Since the death of Pierce in 2002, the organized neo-Nazi movement in the United States has been on the decline and shows no signs of rejuvenation.

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