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FTR #27 Specialized Knowledge and Abilities

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This series focuses on the Nazi tactic of infiltrating the police and military, in order to compromise those institutions and acquire the “specialized knowledge and abilities” required to overthrow the state. This tactic has been adopted by Nazis and fascists world-wide and is very much in evidence in the United States. The series analyzes, among other events, the random murder of two black citizens in North Carolina by off-duty paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, who were apparently members of white supremacist organizations. The killings took place on the tenth anniversary of the killing of Robert Matthews (a member of “The Order”, the Nazi organization that killed Alan Berg, a Denver talk show host.) Other points covered in the series include: an analysis of the militia movement, which discusses evidence that some elements of the militias may actually be an extension of the very government they profess to be opposed to; discussion of the Oklahoma City Bombing indicating that the perpetrators may very well have been members of an international fascist conspiracy; an examination of the proto-Nazi “National Bolshevik” movement in Weimar Germany, which compares that movement to the fascist elements within the militia movement. (Recorded in the late winter and early spring of 1996.)


4 comments for “FTR #27 Specialized Knowledge and Abilities”

  1. Has anyone tried to transcribe these?

    The readers were obviously reading from prepared texts.

    Are those original texts available?

    Charles Stewart

    Posted by Charles Stewart | October 13, 2011, 5:38 am
  2. Here’s the SPLC’s profile on the guy that attacked the Kansas City Jewish Center. He’s got quite a track record:

    Southern Poverty Law Center

    Glenn Miller

    Date of Birth:
    Springfield, Mo.
    Ku Klux Klan

    Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, is the former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which he founded and ran in the 1980s before being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against African Americans. After subsequently forming another Klan group, the White Patriot Party, he was found in criminal contempt and sentenced to six months in prison for violating the court settlement. He went underground while his conviction was under appeal but was caught by the FBI with a weapons cache in Missouri. He served three years in federal prison after being indicted on weapons charges and for plotting robberies and the assassination of SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea bargain, testified against other Klan leaders in a 1988 sedition trial. On April 13, 2014, Miller was arrested in the shooting deaths of three people at a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas.

    Criminal History:
    In 1986, Miller was convicted on a federal contempt of court charge after violating the terms of a consent order that settled a lawsuit filed against him and his Klan group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was sentenced to a year in prison, with six months suspended. However, he disappeared while out on bond awaiting an appeal and was later caught in Missouri along with four other Klansmen and a cache of weapons.

    In 1987, he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and to mailing a threat through the mail. He had been indicted along with four other white supremacists for conspiring to acquire stolen military weapons, and for planning robberies and the assassination of SPLC founder Morris Dees. In an agreement with federal prosecutors, he received a five-year prison sentence in exchange for his testimony against 14 white supremacist leaders in a sedition trial. He served three years of that sentence.

    Frazier Glenn Miller is the founder and former leader of both the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, both of which were operated as paramilitary organizations in the 1980s.

    Miller quit high school as a senior to join the U.S. Army. In 1979, he retired from the Army as a master sergeant after 20 years of active duty, including two tours in Vietnam and 13 years as a member of the elite Green Berets.

    Miller claims he read a racist newspaper for the first time in the early 1970s when his father gave him a copy of The Thunderbolt, published by Ed Fields of the racist, anti-Semitic National States’ Rights Party. According to Miller, within two minutes of browsing through the tabloid, he knew he “had found a home within the American White Movement. I was ecstatic.” He joined the National States’ Rights Party in 1973, but soon left because, he later testified, it was “made up mostly of elderly people who were not that active.”

    He then joined the National Socialist Party of America, a Nazi group whose members attacked and killed marchers associated with the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, N.C., in 1979. The following year, due to his involvement with the Nazi group, the Greensboro shootout, and death threats against him and his family, his wife left him and moved with their children to Chicago.

    Miller was forced to retire from the Army due to his Klan-related activities. He enrolled in Johnston Technical College in Smithfield, N.C., and also bought a 25-acre farm in Angier, N.C., near Raleigh. It was there, in late 1980, that he formed the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and began to amass illegal weapons and conduct military training with the help of active-duty soldiers. Miller wanted to model the Carolina Knights on Hitler’s Nazi Party. “I would try to emulate Hitler’s methods of attracting members and supporters,” he wrote in his autobiography. “In the years to come, for example, I placed great emphasis on staging marches and rallies. It had been successful with Hitler.”

    Miller represented a new, militant breed of Klan leaders in the 1980s, preferring fatigues over the traditional Klan robe and training his troops in military tactics. He was not averse to publicity and began holding rallies and marches on a near-weekly basis up and down the Atlantic Seaboard. He announced his goal was to create a Carolina Free State, which would be an “all-white nation within the bounds of North and South Carolina.” He said his enemies were “niggers” and Jews. He boasted of having supporters at Fort Bragg, the nearby Army base that was home to a large contingent of U.S. special forces.

    In 1983, after a black prison guard, Bobby Person, filed a discrimination suit against the North Carolina prison system, members of the Carolina Knights began to intimidate the plaintiff. They also harassed, threatened and intimidated other African Americans in the area. The SPLC, led by Morris Dees, sued Miller and his group in June 1984 – demanding they stop their campaign of intimidation and cease all paramilitary activity.

    The SPLC lawyers did not know it at the time, but Miller had ties to The Order, a white nationalist terrorist organization whose members assassinated Denver talk show host Alan Berg just 13 days after the SPLC filed suit. The leader of the group, Robert Mathews, had given Miller $200,000 in cash that was part of the $3.8 million stolen during an armored car robbery. It was later revealed that Dees was at the top of The Order’s hit list. Miller testified in the 1988 trial of other white supremacists that Mathews told him “they were thinking about killing” Dees.

    In January 1985, the SPLC reached a consent agreement with Miller that prevented the Knights from operating as a paramilitary group and from harassing, intimidating, threatening or harming any black person or white person who associated with black persons. A month later, however, Miller announced the formation of a new Klan group, the White Patriot Party. His goal was the same: the “unification of white people.” He vowed to operate peacefully – unless the federal government infringed on his rights, in which case he would resort to “underground revolutionary tactics … with the armed resources at our disposal.”

    It took less than a year for Miller and the White Patriot Party to violate the consent order. The SPLC obtained photographic evidence of active-duty Marines helping train his members. In a July 1986 trial, in which Dees acted as a special prosecutor to assist federal prosecutors, Miller was found guilty of criminal contempt. One witness testified he had procured weapons and explosives, including 13 armor-penetrating anti-tank rockets, from military personnel on behalf of Miller, after the settlement. He also said he received a duffel bag full of cash as payment to conduct training intended to help “create a paramilitary guerrilla unit for later use in establishing a White Southland.” Miller was sentenced to a year in prison, with six months of that term suspended. He was also ordered to disassociate himself from the White Patriot Party and avoid contact with white supremacists.

    In October of that year, while out on bond awaiting an appeal of his conviction, Miller wrote to North Carolina’s governor, asking for an appointment to the Governor’s Task Force on Racial, Religious and Ethnic Violence and Intimidation. He said he would be willing to publicly discourage racial violence and act as a liaison to “the many White groups in North Carolina.”

    But, in 1987, while still out on bond, Miller disappeared and went underground. He mailed a “Declaration of War” to supporters, exhorting “Aryan warriors of The Order” to kill “our enemies,” and established a point system for each kill. The targets were: “Niggers (1), White race traitors (10), Jews (10), Judges (50) Morris Seligman Dees (888).” He signed the statement “Glenn Miller, loyal member of ‘The Order.’”

    The FBI caught up with Miller and four other Klansmen in Springfield, Mo., where he was tear-gassed out of a mobile home. Authorities found hand grenades, automatic weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, the explosive C-4, and $14,000 in cash. He and the others were indicted for conspiracy to acquire stolen military weapons, explosives and equipment, and for planning robberies and the assassination of Dees. Miller pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and to sending a threat through the mail. He served three years in federal prison, mostly in Otisville, N.Y. As part of his plea deal, he agreed to testify against 14 leading white supremacists in a sedition trial.

    Miller has ties to Kevin W. Harpham, a neo-Nazi who was convicted of attempting to bomb a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Wash., in 2011. Although Harpham pleaded guilty, Miller was convinced that Harpham’s lawyers deceitfully convinced him that he would be found guilty regardless of his innocence. Throughout his trial proceedings, Miller was a regular pen pal with Harpham, who was sentenced to 32 years in prison.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | April 14, 2014, 7:46 am
  3. @Pterrafractyl–

    The sort of thing Miller [allegedly] did is precisely the sort of thing advocated by the “Leaderless Resistance” strategy.

    The advocates of this sort of thing, such as Citizen Greenwald’s client The National Alliance (publisher of “The Turner Diaries,” which provided the operational template for miller’s benefactors The Order) have been shielded from civil suits holding them to account for their murderous advocacy, thanks to Greenwald.

    THIS is what makes Greenwald did so utterly evil.

    That front-running Nazi fellow-traveler (G-wald) should be hounded out of town, not awarded prizes for journalism.

    Note that Miller is an admirer of Ron Paul.


    As Hitler said; “First, tame the intellectuals. Then, take them to the fields and hitch them to your racehorses.” . . . .



    Posted by Dave Emory | April 14, 2014, 3:57 pm
  4. @Dave: Check out the comments about Miller by the mayor of a town he frequented. It’s not that surprising to hear “but he seemed like such a nice man” comments from locals when someone is charged with mass murder. It’s rather surprising in this instance.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | April 16, 2014, 1:24 pm

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