by William White Williams
and National Vanguard staff
If this example of “mainstream” journalism from the Washington Post, by a winner of two Pulitizer Prizes no less, is anywhere near typical, we can take heart from the precipitously declining competence of the System and its functionaries.
The Post tries to bully the US military into cracking down ever harder on soldiers who might harbor, somewhere deep in their souls, the radical idea that White Americans ought to continue to exist. To buttress their claims, they make a number of preposterously false and easily debunked claims, including claims about the National Alliance, sponsor of National Vanguard.
HERE ARE SOME relevant excerpts from the Washington Post‘s recent article “The military said it wants to fight white supremacy. What is it waiting for?” published under the byline of Eric Lichtblau.
…The attempted insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — after which veterans and active-duty service members accounted for at least 27 of the initial arrests, or nearly 20 percent of the total — exposed the crossover of military personnel to violent extremism and white supremacy. The participants included a former Navy SEAL and a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, photographed on the Senate floor wearing tactical gear and carrying zip-tie handcuffs. The military was overrepresented among the rioters.
Rioters? All that was visible in the videos made at the time were some disorganized people making their way into the Senate chamber (which is often open to the public anyway), taking some photographs, saying some prayers, and having friendly conversations with some guards while a few scuffled with others. The only intentional homicide was by a guard on an unarmed woman protester, Ashli Babbitt, whose killer has yet to be named. Protesters broke one window, which seemed strangely unnecessary because guards allowed many protesters to pass unchallenged at other locations.
The ugly sight of service members in combat gear amid Confederate flags and white-nationalist slogans marked a harrowing escalation of a problem that the Pentagon has allowed to fester for decades. It confirmed the worst fears about an extremist subculture in the armed services acting out of loyalty not to their sworn oaths but to their own dangerous agenda. It should have surprised no one.
The Post’s Lichtblau finds loyalty to one’s own nation and race (instead of loyalty to faceless globalism or impossible “equality” or vile LGBTQPXXX) to be “ugly” and “harrowing.” That should surprise no one: Lichtblau is a Jew.
Ronald Reagan’s first defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, pledged to combat extremists in the military in 1986 after reports showed that numerous service members were active in the Ku Klux Klan and other white-supremacist groups. He banned military personnel from having any involvement with such organizations, and as reports have continued to emerge in the years since, Pentagon officials have issued numerous follow-up restrictions. Indeed, the Pentagon had ordered up two more reviews of the problem less than a month before the Capitol attack. Still, the pull of extremism and white supremacy in the ranks has persisted — a reflection, some outside experts say, of poor enforcement and oversight by the military of its own rules.
More likely a reflection of the Washington regime’s own policies alienating White men of the warrior type. Let them ram even more anti-White hate down the throats of these stalwart European-American men — even more sickness and perversion — even more demonization of healthy White folks as “evil” enemies — and then we’ll really see what radical conclusions these good White men will come to.
…Since the Capitol riot, military officials have vowed to redouble their efforts to weed out extremists and white supremacists. But there is little to suggest that such steps represent more than lip service in combating such a pervasive problem, especially as the racial chasm in America grew wider during the Trump era.
Let them expel every White soldier and officer with healthy instincts, a love for his fair people, and a growing awareness of who the real “domestic enemies” of the Founders’ America really are. That would be a good thing. There is a new nation to be built and defended.
Derek Barsaleau was an Army specialist who served in Afghanistan, but he also kept up a proud allegiance to neo-Nazi groups, including the notorious National Alliance and the World Church of the Creator. He was never shy about voicing his beliefs to his fellow soldiers. The military “was rampant with white supremacists,” Barsaleau told me. Since then he has denounced that ideology and now works with an anti-hate group in Wisconsin. But he says the appeal of white supremacy to service members has only become more powerful in the last few years — thanks in part, he believes, to Donald Trump’s divisive racial rhetoric.
Barsaleau has had zero connection with the National Alliance. Either he or Lichtblau is lying.
(Wikipedia tells us about Lichtblau: “Eric Lichtblau (born 1965) is an American journalist, reporting for The New York Times in the Washington bureau, as well as the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker, and the CNN network’s investigative news unit. He has earned two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 with the New York Times for his reporting on warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency. He also was part of the New York Times team that won the Pulitzer in 2017 for coverage of Russia and the Trump campaign. He is the author of …The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. …Lichtblau was born into a Jewish family….”)
Indeed, a survey published last year by the Military Times found that 36 percent of active-duty service members — and half of minorities — had seen signs of white nationalism or ideologically driven racism in the armed forces, a spike of 14 percentage points from just a year earlier. Remarkably, service members also reported that they considered white nationalism within their own ranks to be a greater national security threat than domestic Islamic terrorism — and more worrisome than North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq or other global threats.
The survey, if accurate, simply reflects the growing non-White presence in the regime’s troops (I have a hard time calling it the “US military”). It signifies a growing divide, presaging, we hope, a real split at some point in the future. The sight of Black and Brown troops doing house-to-house sweeps for patriots who own guns, or who “think wrongly,” in rural Pennsylvania or Montana is going to do wonderful things to raise the consciousness of previously sleeping White Americans. Couple that with the guaranteed dishonest, lying reportage of such events by the Jewish-controlled media, and the effect will be even more salutary.
I can’t speak to Mr. Barsaleau’s claim to have had faithfulness or loyalty to the World Church of the Creator, but I can say categorically, and with certainty, that he never had any connection whatsoever with the National Alliance, and why.
Let’s look at Eric Lichtblau’s source for this information about this alleged former “hater” who supposedly denounced his hateful ways and now works for an anti-hate group. Could it possibly be this three-year-old smear article from Wisconsin’s Daily Jefferson County Union?
Ex-alt right member shares story of change
Alt-right — a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse estremist [sic] beliefts [sic] and policites [sic] typically centered on ideas of white nationalism.
From age 16 to 23, Derek Barsaleau was an active recruiter for the National Alliance, the National Socialists of America and the World Church of the Creator.
According to his profile — https://www.mylife.com/derek-barsaleau/e38235421356 — Barsaleau was born in 1981 so would have reached the age of 16 in 1997, a year when I was the National Alliance (NA) Regional Coordinator for the Carolinas and frequently visited the Wilmington, NC area, where this fellow claimed to be an Alliance activist in Hampstead, just outside of Wilmington. We did NA bulk mailings to Hampstead specifically back then. Barsaleau lies about this supposed association with our Alliance in the 1990s. The National Alliance is an adult organization. No teenagers under the age of 18 have ever been “activists” for the National Alliance.
As for his claim to have been associated with Mat Hale’s WCOTC, I can’t speak to that. Its successor group The Creativity Movement is now defunct. I’ve never heard of the other group Barsaleau claims to have been an “active recruiter” for, the National Socialists of America.
Believing in an ideology where the swastika remains a symbol of power and hate is way of life, he found a sense of belonging in a local skinhead group as a teen in Hampstead, N.C.
The swastika is not the symbol of the National Alliance and never has been. Nor was it ever the symbol of the Church of the Creator (COTC). There was a National Socialist Party of America back in the 1970s out of Chicago, headed by a Jewish queer, but that would have been well before young Barsaleau’s time. That group is long gone, but would have probably used the swastika as its symbol.
“As far as going out and terrorizing, that wasn’t my thing,” he said. “I was the guy that would draft more people into the cause.”
It took a life-changing moment while serving overseas that involved a black savior and subsequently the birth of his own children to change Barsaleau’s path forever.
Currently a Fort Atkinson resident, he shared his journey to the alt-right and subsequent reversal of his decision to support that ideology during a recent event sponsored by the Unity Project, a nonprofit organization focused on welcoming and accepting all community members.
The National Alliance has never been associated with the so-called alt-right.
During the gathering at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson, Barsaleau was interviewed by Dr. Ozalle Toms, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor and diversity coordinator.
Barsaleau walked with the Unity Project in Fort Atkinson’s holiday parade on Nov. 11.
Conversely, years ago, he would have been recruiting people to participate in the Aug. 12, 2017, rally in Charlottesville, Va., which led to street fights, brawling and the death of a counter-demonstrator when a car drove into a crowd.
The National Alliance was not associated in any way whatsoever with the 2017 rally in Charlottesville.
Born and raised in Stafford Springs, Conn., Barsaleau was 13 years old when his family moved to Hampstead, N.C., just north of Wilmington, N.C. “Growing up in northern Connecticut, it was not a very diverse town at all. I had no introduction to anyone that wasn’t white,” he said. “When I moved to North Carolina, I was instantly just hated because I was from the north.”
Barsaleau said he was bullied from the day he moved down to the day he left.
Rumors spread about him having AIDS, being a drug addict and any other of the nasty things teens could think of, he said.
Just speculating, but if Barsaleau was “hated” in Hampstead it would not have been because he was from the north, but possibly because he’s a sociopath. He likely impressed people as a homosexual and a drug user too.
He also appears to be a person who lies and makes up stories in order to be liked and accepted as “special.” This could easily explain his change from an absolute nobody and failure in life to rising star of the “anti-racism” circuit.
“I had a very small group of friends in high school,” he said. “It was the most miserable time in my life and the only people that were willing to take me in was the local skinhead group.”
Barsaleau recognizes now that he was a textbook example of the alt-right’s ideal recruit.
“The top recruiting tool to this day is targeting outcasts, people who don’t belong, people with low self-esteem,” he said. “They are so much easier to influence. All you need to do is give them a sense of belonging and they’re all yours.”
During his time in high school in North Carolina, Barsaleau was the embodiment of those characteristics.
“They just gave me the sense of empowerment, a sense of belonging I was looking for,” Barsaleau said. “I was young when I moved down there and super-influential.”
For seven years, he followed the ideology of the alt-right. His family cut him off, his mother being the last to do so.
Good for her. The alt-right crowd, whoever they are, would have cut him off, too. Only a group like the Unity Project seeks out Sad Sacks like Mr. Barsaleau.
It’s hard to puzzle out the confused verbiage of low-IQ Barsaleau as filtered through the low-competence reporter, but it does seem quite unlikely that Barsaleau actually believed he was “super-influential” in his high school years. Probably he was trying to say he was easily influenced. Hard to tell for sure when you’re dealing with brain fog of such unusual thickness.
“She had hope, but eventually she knew that if I wasn’t going to grow on my own, I wasn’t going anywhere,” he said. “There was a point and time where I was absolutely on my own.”
His point of change came during his military service. It remains a difficult topic for him to discuss.
Oh, and the new unisex, multiracial military accepts defectives like Barsaleau these days, too.
“It deals with one part of my life that I don’t normally talk about: my time in the Army,” Barsaleau said. “I met my absolute savior, who literally saved my life. He was black and that was really kind of the starting off point.”
He recalled that while having a rifle pointed at his own head, a fellow soldier managed to pull the trigger first, saving Barsaleau’s life.
“I began to feel that hate was just too big of a burden to carry through life,” Barsaleau said.
He returned to Connecticut, leaving the alt-right behind.
“Thankfully, I was still single and didn’t have a child, so I was able to go away for a little bit,” he said.
Occasionally via email he would receive threats suggesting that he was a “race traitor.”
“It really wasn’t that bad for me, but I do know of cases where people have ended up in the hospital or have been actually beaten to death,” he said. “It can be very hard to get out of something like that.”
Who have those in the alt-right ever beaten to death? Name one. More lies from this sick individual in the Unity Project.
When he already had that seed of doubt planted in him, his absolute breaking point was the birth of his first child.
“To this day, I know there are things I need to work on,” Barsaleau said. “I’m still not all the way there.”
“When people decide to leave the alt-right and come to this side, it’s like waking up one day and realizing that everything you thought about life is completely wrong. How would you feel if you woke up one day and you realized we don’t even live on Earth anymore, you we’re just a speck and the sky is purple?” he said. “Everything you do no longer exists.”
He’s hallucinating, still doing drugs.
Barsaleau said the journey is an ongoing process.
“It is a lot of self-education, a lot of looking into yourself,” he said. “You need to stop pointing fingers and just realize you need to recognize your own biases and figure out how to address them.”
He said his personal focal point is his children.
“I parent by giving my children absolute independent thought while also teaching tolerance and acceptance,” Barsaleau said.
Unlike himself, the bullying by his children is not tolerated.
“If there is ever an instance where any of my kids is picking on anybody for any reason, there would be some pretty strong consequences,” he said. “They are very good kids and they respect that.”
While teaching them love and acceptance, Barsaleau said he also teaches them the reality of the world.
“I don’t shelter them from anything,” he said, noting that they have shared some of his personal experiences to help them grow and understand why hate is too heavy a burden to carry.
“They are aware of the world around them because this is the world and they are going to be taking over someday,” Barsaleau said. “It is vital they know what they are getting into as an adult. I think it is my primary job as a parent is to raise a self-sufficient, yet affectionate, adult. For myself, it is the biggest thing I can do besides looking into myself daily to understand my own biases toward whatever is to break the cycle and raise my children in the correct way.”
He knows that the change will not happen overnight.
“It is going to take generations for the cycle to be broken,” Barsaleau said. “It is a going to take far more than a couple of protests.”
Barsaleau said he does not have any contact with anyone from his years involved with the alt-right.
“Everybody I knew is either in jail, drunk or has died,” he said. “I was able to get past that. It is nothing I could ever think about all day.”
Responding to the concept that the alt-right has become normalized, Barsaleau disagreed.
“The movement itself is actually down from when I was a member in the late 1990s and early 2000s,” he said. “Social media and mainstream media have definitely projected it and our current administration has given it a platform where they feel it is OK to be more open.”
Continuing, the former alt-right supporter said those involved will use things like a free speech rallies or protests about a monument coming down as excuses and marketing ploys.
“They know the only reason they are going into a liberal city is to get people riled up and to cause violence, and when violence occurs, that brings more people to them because they are the non-violent protestors,” Barsaleau said. “It is all a marketing ploy and they have been given a national platform with the president and numerous people in the administration. I wouldn’t say it’s normalized, but it is more out in the open.”
For those concerned about people who are outcasts and might be leaning toward the alt-right, he said it is not about changing their minds.
“It is something they are going to have to find within themselves through self-reflection or a life-changing event,” Barsaleau said. “The best thing you can do is listen, engage and just talk.”
He emphasized the importance of not arguing with people with opposing views because that only reaffirms their beliefs.
“Even in a political debate, right versus left, if I were to get into a heated argument with a Donald Trump supporter right now, anything I said to them, the response would be ‘that’s a lie,” Barsaleau said. “It’s the same way in the neo-Nazi movement.”
He said the answer is to respect others’ points of view.
“You don’t have to accept it, but respect it and that is really the best way,” he said. “Violence is definitely not the answer in any way, shape or form.”
Barsaleau noted that violence is another recruiting tool for the alt-right groups. They want opposition to fight back so they can say they were there peacefully.
“The biggest thing is listening,” he said. “The best thing you can do is to embrace them and introduce them to more people who are non-toxic, introduce them to people of color, religion etc.”
Barsaleau said it is a challenge to not push too hard, but don’t let people who appear alone be alone.
He acknowledged still learning the process himself.
For instance, until about eight months ago, he was not a fan of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“When I actually began talking to people in that movement and working with them, I began to understand that it is not about rioting and looting; it is just about getting people to talk,” Barsaleau said. “It took me a long time, but I’m getting there.”
His journey to Wisconsin was for a female.
What a lucky girl. She may be hooked up with a future Nobel Peace Prize winner.
“I don’t like Wisconsin, but I love Fort Atkinson; it reminds me of home,” he said. “It is probably one of the strongest communities I have ever lived in.”
However, he admitted there is always a crack in the armor.
“All you can do is keep your eyes and ears open and when you hear somebody being called names, don’t stand idly by; you need to stand up,” Barsaleau said. “Talk to them. For somebody that can inflict that much pain on somebody else, there is obviously something going on in their own lives that they don’t want to confront. Fort Atkinson is in good shape, but it is always good to be vigilant.”
Earlier this year, Barsaleau was the lead organizer and founder of Wisconsin Progressive Alliance in Madison that quickly was recognized on the national scale. He said his group, along with a large number of other statewide and national organizations, believes that the only way the country can move forward is to stand united.
“The biggest thing about the resistance is burnout,” he said. “People try and do too much too fast.”
Barsaleau himself suffered from burnout for quite a while when the Wisconsin Progressive Alliance grew quickly.
“It is a marathon, not a sprint, and people fail to get that from the get-go,” he said.
After stepping away from the alliance, he found groups like Beloit Together and the Unity Project that were building stronger communities, just on a smaller scale.
“It will take groups like this, but all over the place, to make things happen,” Barsaleau said. “We can try and take what we do here and spread it from town to town to town. We need to do it on the local level.”
Church of the Creator is a Christian-faith based organization headquartered in Ashland, Oregon. After a legal battle, which culminated in a denied appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation Family of URI was awarded sole usage of the name “Church of the Creator,” which had also been part of the name of the white supremacist group “World Church of the Creator.” That group is now known as Creativity Movement and is not associated with the Oregon-based church, which registered the trademark for the name in 1982.
The same (diversity hire?) reporter who can’t spell “extremist” or “policies” also confuses things by scrambling the various entities using the name Church of the Creator, which ought to be as un-trademarkable as “whole wheat bread.”
The Church of the Creator (COTC), founded as a church for racially conscious Whites in 1982 by Ben Klassen, has always been strictly anti-Christian. A Christian group with a totally different name successfully trademarked the name “Church of the Creator” the same year, possibly for the malicious purpose of denying Klassen’s church the right to use its own name. The World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) was founded in 1994 and was not even a legitimate successor to the COTC. Its successor, The Creativity Movement (TCM) is now defunct. The only legitimate successor to Klassen’s COTC is the Creativity Alliance, headquartered in Australia (creativityalliance.com).
So many lies; so many mistakes. So much incompetence.
So now you know the rest of the story. It is doubtful that the Washington Post will retract or correct its phony tale about Mr. Barsaleau.
How many transparent, sloppy lies can the reader identify in this ridiculous, poorly written piece of “journalism” that the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Erich Lichtblau sourced for his smear piece?
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Source: Washington Post and William White Williams