One Reason for Our Failure to Flourish: Illegal Harassment by the Federal Government
by James Harting
THERE are many threads and posts on Stormfront discussing the failure of the White Nationalist movement to flourish, despite the fact that a large plurality (and perhaps even a clear majority) of White Americans agree with our core values.
But here is one reason — absolutely documented beyond any reasonable doubt — that often gets overlooked: illegal and quasi-legal harassment of the movement by Federal and state authorities.
I was reading through William Schmalz’s mainstream biography of George Lincoln Rockwell (pictured) the other night. All in all, it is not too bad as these things go, despite the inexplicable “Afterword” by John Patler’s son, Nicholas Patsalos, convolutedly justifying his father’s brutal ambush murder of the unarmed Rockwell. But I digress…
Schmalz performs a service by acknowledging the FBI’s illegal war against Rockwell and his party.
In Chapter 9, he writes:
In 1964 the ANP came under the purview of the FBI’s controversial COINTELPRO — Counterintellligence Program. The purpose of COINTELPRO was to “expose, disrupt and otherwise neutralize the activities of the various Klan and hate organizations, their leadership and adherents.” The mandate stated:
The devious maneuvers [sic] and duplicity [sic] of these groups must be exposed to public scrutiny through the cooperation of reliable news media sources, both locally and at the Seat of Government. We must frustrate any effort of the groups to consolidate their forces or to recruit new or youthful adherents. In every instance, consideration should be given to disrupting the organized activity of these groups and no opportunity should be missed to capitalize upon organizational and personal conflicts of leadership. (61)
COINTELPRO would be used against the ANP on numerous occasions in the next four years.
The FBI’s Richmond field office generated a COINTELPRO action against the party. Its target was National Secretary Matt Koehl… (p.258)
Following footnote 61 above, we see as the source of this document “FBI BuFile: 157-9-00 (COINTELPRO).”
Schmalz says that COINTELPRO was used against the ANP from 1964-1968, but this is an error. The program continued until 1971, and kept on targeting the NSWPP after Rockwell’s death in 1967.
COINTELPRO (an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations … While COINTELPRO was officially terminated in April 1971, critics allege that continuing FBI actions indicate that post-COINTELPRO reforms did not succeed in ending COINTELPRO tactics. (COINTELPRO – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
I can personally verify that various governmental agencies continued their campaign of dirty tricks of all sorts against the White movement long after COINTELPRO was exposed and formally discontinued.
I draw your special attention to the section of this passage which I have highlighted: the Feds do not want pro-White groups to “consolidate their forces” (that is, work cooperatively together) or “recruit new or youthful adherents,” and they want to disrupt our activities by fomenting personality clashes, especially among the movement’s leadership.
Movement veterans will understand the significance and impact of COINTELPRO and similar campaigns against us on the part of the government. For you newbies, lurkers and guests, let me spell it out for you: it is very difficult to build a successful, functioning movement when the very authorities that are supposed to safeguard and protect your political and civil rights are actively engaged in an effort to deny you those same rights — and in fact are willing to break the law to do so! (Note that I said “difficult,” not “impossible.”)
Now you know what they seek to do to us. It is up to YOU to counteract their underhanded and illegal efforts.
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Source: Do Right and Fear No One