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............ THE MONITOR - COUNTERING THE POLITICS OF FEAR
.......... A Publication of the Center for Democratic Renewal
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'DEMOCRACY NEVER WORKS', SAYS WPP AT JANUARY CONVENTION IN N.C.
"Democracy as a form of government has never worked. It is a tool of the
Jews to destroy white Aryan republics," declared White Patriot Party chaplain
Steve Miller at an extremists' rally and convention on January 18 in North
Sponsoring organizations of the rally and convention were the White
Patriot Party (WPP), the National States Rights Party (NSRP), and the National
Association for the Advancement of White People.
Two hundred attended the convention, from at least one dozen states. Most
of these, however, were members of the White Patriot Party. Although there
was no official delegate recognitionj, monitors believe representatives of the
Southern White Knights, the Christian Identity Movement and the NSRP were
Glenn Miller, leader of the WPP, emceed the conference, which was marked
by a militaristic veneer. Among speakers were Thom Robb, Christian Identity
minister; Edward Fields, National States Rights Party; Steve Miller and Gordon
Ipock of WPP; and David Outlaw. All spoke about the need to adopt a united
Steve Miller, always popular with the WPP rank and file, concentrated
upon the ideology of the violent Klan/Nazi underground in his speech. Gordon
Ipock, previously known in extremist circles as a tax resister and writer, is
emerging as a spokesman for WPP. His speech and that of David Outlaw received
Outlaw summed up the sentiment of the conference: although factional
disputes prevent a formal merger at this time, enough unity exists that
serious merger discussions can begin among sectors of the white supremacist
Preceding the conference was a march and rally at the state capitol in
Raleigh to oppose the federal holiday, King Day.
The march emerged as a White Patriot Party showcase; most of the 325
participants were WPP members, as were most of the two dozen sympathetic
observers, despite promotion of the event by the NSRP, the Southern National
Party and the Liberty Lobby. Last year's anti-King Day protest in Raliegh drew
about the same number, but this year's concentration of WPP forces indicates
an increase in Glenn Miller's potent influence.
Speaker Steve Miller told the crowd, "There's operating in our country a
gang of criminals. They are fat. They live wherever they want, all over the
world. They have their headquarters in Washington, D.C. They even have a
branch in Raleigh: the international satanic Jew." He continued, "These are
the sons of Satan. With murder and bribery, they have overthrown the republic
of our forefathers. The republic is gone, people."
Miller concluded, "The Constitution lies mangled by our enemies. That is
why nigger communists are able to rate a national holiday."
The rally also stressed support for the violent underground and the
apartheid regime in South Africa, and opposition to equal rights for Black
people. Glenn Miller's campaign as a Republican Party candidate for the U.S.
Senate was emphasized, also.
Some disgruntlement about WPP prominence was expressed by participants;
the White Knights of Liberty, the Christian Knights and even David Duke of
NAAWP (a sponsoring organization) were not present. Robed Klansmen were
absent, although four men marched in full Confederate Army regalia.
Four Gastonia, N.C., residents were stopped while driving to the rally
and arrested on weapons charges. Found in their car were several
semi-automatic weapons, knives and over 1000 rounds of ammunition. James
Hyman, Cynthia Posey, Timothy Shannon and William Fore were charged with going
armed to the terror of the public, a misdemeanor.
NEWS AND BRIEFS
In Seattle, OR, Charles and Anna Goldmark and their two children were
attacked in their home Christmas Eve. According to police reports, David Rice
entered their home with a toy pistol, chloroformed the family, and bludgeoned
and stabbed them. Anna and one of the children died immediately. Charles died
a few weeks later, and the remaining child was in critical condition as we
went to press
The Goldmarks are a prominent Seattle family active in Democratic Party
politics. Although they are not, many people in the Seattle area believe that
the Goldmarks are Jewish. Charles' mother, the former Sally Ringe, had been a
member of the Communist Party during the 1930's. She and her husband
successfully sued some members of the John Birch Society who had libeled the
Goldmark family in 1963. The case made a lasting impression on the far right,
which considered the Goldmarks to be part of the so-called communist Jewish
At the time we went to press, the investigation into the murders had not
been completed. A pile of anti-Semitic and racist literature was found in
Rice's apartment by police and evidence indicates that Rice's girl friend is
the treasurer of the local Duck Club. The Duck Club, headquartered in Florida,
is widely-known in the tax protest movement of the right. It is known that
Rice attended at least one meeting of a far-right, anti-Semitic group, as yet
unidentified, last fall. Rice also conducted a six-month "investigation" into
the Goldmark's lives prior to the murders.
In Portland, Oregon, in early December, four attempted bombings were
foiled. "Letter bombs" packages were mailed to three clinics and a Planned
Parenthood ofice, but a receptionist at the Feminist Women's Health Center
noted the suspicious apperance of a package and notified authorities, who
found three more bombs in the mail.
"This is really the first time that it's clear that the intent is to kill
people," said Nannett Falkenberg of the National Abortion Rights Action
League. Tom Metzger of the White American Resistance allegedly has urged that
letter bombs be sent to abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices
because "Almost all abortion doctors are Jews" and "Jews must be punished for
In Ohio, three abortion clinics were set afire in December in Toledo and
Cincinnati; a fourth in Toledo received a bomb threat. A bomb exploded in the
Manhattan Women's Medical Center in New York City. Seven people were evacuated
from the clinic minutes before the explosion, which caused slight damage.
Last fall, anti-abortion extremists also set afire two Louisiana clinics
and one in North Carolina.
TV evangelist Pat Robertson has been spreading the word that he would
welcome the GOP presidential nomination in 1988. Although GOP pundits dismiss
the possibility of a Robertson candidacy, they acknowledge that his bid could
dramatically affect the GOP's '88 platform.
Robertson's fundraising base equals that of the Republican National
Committee. He owns the Christian Broadcasting Network, and over 28 million
people, according to the Nielsen Co., watch his TV show, "The 700 Club."
Robertson also runs the conservative Freedom Council.
A few sidelights have emerged since Robertson threw his hat in the
Republican ring. A former employee of Robertson's, Charles Shugarman, recently
was convicted of tax fraud arising from his work with the extremist Patriot
Network. The new managing director of CBN News, James Whelan, recently
resigned from the The Washington Times, a Unification Church-owned
Edward Fields of the National States Rights Party has issued threats
against Lyn Wells, Anne Braden and monitors of the National Anti-Klan Network.
Photographs of the monitors and three articles naming Wells and Braden
appeared in The Thunderbolt, Fields' newspaper. The threats have been reported
to Federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Excerpts from the articles include these statements: "Can you help us
find them? If you see them, follow them to their place of residence and report
same back to us. A generous reward will be paid."; "We want them
questioned..."; and "The time has come for us to fight back with everything we
can hit them with and we mean FIRE POWER. This time let there be no more
survivors. WIPE THEM OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL."
Rev. Jerry Falwell, New Right leader of the Moral Majority, has
established a new organization, the Liberty Federation.
The Liberty Federation will focus on "possible comunistic takeovers" and other international issues, while the Moral Majority will narrow its program to concentrate once again on "strictly moral" issues such as fighting legal abortion.
At press time, Vice-President George Bush was slated to speak at the
Federation's first meeting in January.
The Liberty Federation seems to be Falwell's response to the sharp
decline in financial support the Moral Majority is experiencing since he
endorsed apartheid in South Africa and the Marcos regime in the Philippines.
The Moral Majority hopes to rebuild its constituency by returning to its
original rallying cries, while the Liberty Federation explores building a new,
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously voted to deny parole
to Jesse B. Stoner, convicted in 1983 of bombing Bethel Baptist Church 25
years earlier. Stoner is scheduled to be released in November, 1986.
These are selected articles from the THE MONITOR, a publication of the Center
for Democratic Renewal. This is the first issue of this paper since the
National Anti-Klan Network became the C.D.R.
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