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FTR #437 Counter-Culture Fascism

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Intro­duc­tion: Detail­ing the phe­nom­e­non of counter-culture fas­cism, this broad­cast is a sup­ple­ment to FTRs 211, 222. In its pur­suit of becom­ing a mass move­ment, fas­cism has tra­di­tion­ally turned to alien­ated and left­ist ele­ments in order to recruit street sol­diers. (The “North­ern” or “Strasserite” branch of the Nazi SA was such an ele­ment in the early Nazi party under Hitler.) Today, coun­ter­cul­ture fas­cists are uti­liz­ing the alter­na­tive music and pub­lish­ing scenes to recruit alien­ated indi­vid­u­als to their cause. The major focal point of the pro­gram is the book Lords of Chaos, pub­lished by Feral House. Co-authored by Michael Moyni­han, a Satanist, blood fetishist and Nazi and fas­cist fel­low trav­eler, the book is an expose of the black metal music scene. (Moyni­han is pic­tured below, left.) At a deeper level, how­ever, the work is some­thing of a fas­cist recruiting/promoting mechanism–projecting Moynihan’s own far-right polit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy onto the black metal music scene as a whole. (Many—perhaps most– black metal fans are merely “party-on” types, and not nec­es­sar­ily fas­cists or right­ists at all.)

The broad­cast sets forth Moynihan’s asso­ci­a­tions with, and pro­mo­tion of, some truly evil, mur­der­ous fas­cists and Nazi/racists. Another cen­tral point of dis­cus­sion is Moynihan’s long time friend, pro­fes­sional asso­ciate and polit­i­cal fel­low trav­eler Adam Par­frey, the owner of Feral House and a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence on the alter­na­tive pub­lish­ing scene. Coa­lesc­ing in the Abraxas Foun­da­tion, an alter­na­tive music/occult/fascist/Social Dar­win­ist think tank (their descrip­tion), Par­frey, Moyni­han and Boyd Rice have inter­twined musi­cal and polit­i­cal cul­tures with a coun­ter­cul­ture fas­cist ide­ol­ogy. (Rice is pic­tured at right and above, with Nazi asso­ciate Robert Heick.)

Parfrey’s sig­nif­i­cant and grow­ing pres­ence in the con­spir­acy pub­lish­ing field is worth not­ing. Feral House polit­i­cal books–much of their inven­tory deals with cul­tural, not polit­i­cal, subjects–tend to be uneven: many vol­umes have excel­lent mate­r­ial mixed in with dri­vel, some of the books are quite good and oth­ers ludi­crous and insane.

What is impor­tant about the use of con­spir­acy the­o­ries in the con­text of a proto-fascist polit­i­cal view is the con­fu­sion that can result for those who come to real­ize that in fact, Lee Har­vey Oswald did not kill Kennedy. This aware­ness may leave some in a rel­a­tivis­tic political/intellectual uni­verse. “Maybe the Holo­caust didn’t hap­pen!” In the era of the big lie, Par­frey and oth­ers who mar­ket some polit­i­cal truth mixed in with the vilest of fas­cist ide­olo­gies are truly dan­ger­ous and are sow­ing the seeds of doom.

Although Par­frey and com­pany have deep con­nec­tions to fas­cist and Nazi ele­ments and have worked exten­sively to fur­ther some of those ele­ments’ projects, one should not be too quick to label Par­frey a fas­cist him­self. Rather, he might be termed a “fel­low trav­eler,” whose efforts on behalf of, and asso­ci­a­tion with, Nazi/fascist ele­ments may be due to Parfrey’s devo­tion to the pro­mul­ga­tion of “extreme culture.”

Defy­ing easy def­i­n­i­tion, “extreme cul­ture” could be said to be defined by any­thing that is edgy, over-the-top and, more often than not, offen­sive and/or unbelievable.

Con­stan­tine Ago­nistes: mag­nets are not vis­i­ble in this frame

Exem­pli­fy­ing the cog­ni­tive para­me­ters of the “extreme cul­ture” dis­sem­i­nated by Par­frey and com­pany are the pro­nounce­ments of a severely dis­turbed indi­vid­ual named Dan Right­myer, pub­lished by Feral House under the nom de plume “Alex Con­stan­tine.” (Rightmyer/Constantine is pic­tured at right, being tor­tured by his demons). In addi­tion to claim­ing that he has repelled mag­nets from his “cra­nium” and “knocked out a light bulb and a new CD player,” Right­myer has stated that he has been tor­tured by “pulsed audio­grams.” (An audio­gram is a pic­to­r­ial rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a sound wave, the worst thing one can get from an audio­gram is a paper cut. )

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Parfrey/Moynihan/Rice’s pro­fes­sional and ide­o­log­i­cal asso­ci­a­tion with (and pro­mo­tion of) cur­rent and for­mer Amer­i­can Nazis includ­ing James Mason, Michael Mur­ray, Joseph Franklin, the wife of con­victed mur­derer David Lane and con­victed mur­derer Perry “Red” Warthan; the Abraxas contingent’s glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of Charles Man­son; the asso­ci­a­tion between ele­ments of Satanic reli­gion and the Abraxas milieu; the asso­ci­a­tion between ele­ments of Odin­ist reli­gion and the Abraxas/Feral House net­work; the overt glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of mur­der and vio­lenc by the Abraxas/Feral House milieu; con­nec­tions between the Moynihan/Parfrey/Rice milieu and para­mil­i­tary right-wingers such as Robert N. Tay­lor; the gen­e­sis of coun­ter­cul­ture fas­cism in the period between the World Wars; the effort on the part of these coun­ter­cul­ture fas­cists to enlist the aid of left­ists and peo­ple of color as “hommes de mains.” Parfrey’s recruit­ment of Lib­erty Lobby Holo­caust denier Keith Stimely to write Feral House press releases; ver­ba­tim repro­duc­tion of the bizarre state­ments (lies? hal­lu­ci­na­tions?) of Feral House author Dan Right­myer (aka “Alex Con­stan­tine”); state­ments by asso­ciates of Rightmyer/Constantine that his bizarre pro­nounce­ments are due to the effects of drug abuse; con­tra­dic­tions in the iden­tity of the “wit­nesses” Rightmyer/Constantine claim can ver­ify his stat­ments (he has never pro­duced such “witnesses”).

1. The dis­cus­sion begins with the fright­en­ing and ter­ri­fy­ing sit­u­a­tion of the late Joe Fer­gu­son, whose posthu­mous admi­ra­tion of neo-Nazis, Charles Man­son and Tim­o­thy McVeigh moti­vated his mass-murder/ sui­cide. It was while watch­ing the recount­ing of the ghastly events of 9/11 that Mr. Emory absorbed the account of this smaller hor­ror. Indeed, Ferguson’s psy­cho­log­i­cal pro­jec­tion of his per­son­al­ity into a posthu­mous con­cep­tion is, in cer­tain respects, like the behav­ior of the 9/11 attack­ers. Like James Cagney, in the movie “White Heat”, the hijack­ers and Fer­gu­son imag­ined that their fiery demise would imbue them with a com­bi­na­tion of noto­ri­ety and phys­i­cal tran­scen­dence. By dis­sem­i­nat­ing a poi­so­nous adu­la­tion of Man­son and his ilk, the pur­vey­ors of counter-culture fas­cism, quite delib­er­ately in most cases, set oth­ers on their course toward obliv­ion. The unmit­i­gated evil prop­a­gated by Michael Moyni­han, Boyd Rice, pub­lish­ing guru Adam Par­frey and their fel­low trav­el­ers is set forth in this program.

“Agi­tated, shirt­less under his body armor and hold­ing a 9mm semi­au­to­matic pis­tol, dis­grun­tled secu­rity guard Joseph Fer­gu­son stared straight into the video cam­era held by a man who would shortly become the fifth life snuffed out in Ferguson’s 24-hour killing spree. ‘I’ve taken four vic­tims,’ Fer­gu­son said from the Ran­cho Cor­dova home where he held a Burns Inter­na­tional Secu­rity col­league and his wife hostage for nearly 18 hours before shoot­ing him­self to death in a gun­bat­tle with offi­cers. ‘That should be enough to last a week in the news. . . . He was fas­ci­nated with neo-Nazism, Tim­o­thy McVeigh and Charles Manson. . . . .”

“Sacra­mento Killer Vowed Not to Be Taken Alive” by Michelle Guido; San Jose Mer­cury News; 9/11/2001; pp. 1A-14A.

2. Intro­duc­ing the book that is at the cen­ter of this dis­cus­sion, author Kevin Coogan encap­su­lates the story of Black Metal musi­cian Varg Vikernes and his vic­tim, Oys­tein Aarseth. This story is the cen­ter­piece of Lords of Chaos, co-authored by Moyni­han and Didrik Soderlind.

Lords of Chaos, a recent book-length exam­i­na­tion of the Satanic black metal music scene is less con­cerned with sound than fury. Authors Michael Moyni­han and Didrik Soder­lind zero in on Nor­way, where a tiny clique of black metal musi­cians torched some churches in 1992. The church burn­ers’ own price of wor­ship was a small Oslo record store called Hel­vete (Hell). Hel­vete was run by the god­fa­ther of Nor­we­gian black metal, Oys­tein Aarseth (‘Eurony­mous’, or ‘Prince of Death’), who first brought black metal to Nor­way with his group May­hem and his Death­like Silence record label. . . .”

“How Black is Black Metal?” by Kevin Coogan; Hitlist; February/March 1999 [Vol­ume One, Num­ber One]; p. 1. 

3. Reflect­ing the mythol­o­giz­ing of what is, in real­ity (for most crea­tures who pur­sue this type of music and cul­ture), a mediocre, inglo­ri­ous exis­tence, Vikernes named him­self after a fig­ure from Lord of the Rings.

” . . . Lords of Chaos, how­ever, is far less inter­ested in Eurony­mous than in the man who killed him, Varg Vikernes, a church burner who dubbed him­self ‘Count Grish­nackh’ after an evil ogre in Lord of the Rings. Vikernes is now serv­ing a 21-year sentence—Norway’s tough­est penalty—in a max­i­mum secu­rity prison for bru­tally stab­bing Eurony­mous to death on August 10, 1993. After his arrest just seven days later, the Count jus­ti­fied him­self by claim­ing that Eurony­mous was a com­mu­nist ‘queer’ who had cheated him out of Burzum roy­al­ties. He also claimed that Eurony­mous was plot­ting to kill him. After being ostra­cized from the black metal com­mu­nity, Vikernes announced that he was now no longer a black metal Satanist, but rather a Nazi Odin­ist because the Jews had ‘killed my father Odin.’”

(Idem.)

4. Coogan notes that Moyni­han infers from the behav­ior of Vikernes a grow­ing trend among Black Metal afi­ciona­dos toward mur­der and vio­lence. As will be seen, this infer­ence is itself a pro­jec­tion of Moynihan’s own polit­i­cal ori­en­ta­tion and not nec­es­sar­ily a reflec­tion of the bulk of black metal musi­cians and fans.

“If Lords of Chaos were only about the antics of the most extreme wing of black metal, it would be an infor­ma­tive and enter­tain­ing look at pop cul­ture Grand Guig­nol. The book, how­ever, sug­gests that the events in Nor­way reflect a grow­ing ten­dency among alien­ated youth from Miami to Moscow, who are now allegedly blend­ing black metal, Satanism, and cur­rents of fas­cism into a cul­tur­ally explo­sive Molo­tov cock­tail. Vikernes, how­ever, is really famous for mur­der, not music, while the over­whelm­ing major­ity of black metal musi­cians and fans are not, and are not likely to become, church burn­ers, mur­der­ers, or Nazi Odinists.”

(Idem.)

5.

“To but­tress its the­sis, LORDS OF CHAOS points to met­al­heads turned mur­der­ers, includ­ing ‘Balfagor’ from the Swedish Satanic band Nefan­dus, who attacked a black man in a self-described ‘nig­ger­hunt’; Bard Eithun (‘Faust’) from the Nor­we­gian group Emperor, who mur­dered a gay man that sought to seduce him; and Jon Nod­veidt from the Swedish group Dis­sec­tion, who butchered an Alger­ian immi­grant. LORDS OF CHAOS even devotes an entire chap­ter to an obscure two-man Ger­man band called Absurd, who coldly exe­cuted an annoy­ing fel­low high school stu­dent. Although the mem­bers of Absurd are self-proclaimed Nazis and Vikernes fans, even they reported that they com­mit­ted the crime for per­sonal, not polit­i­cal, motives.”

(Ibid.; p. 2.)

6.

“LORDS OF CHAOS also dwells on the activ­ity of oth­er­wise highly obscure fas­cist pro­pa­gan­dists with no direct ties to black metal who are nev­er­the­less try­ing to recruit its fol­low­ers into their cause. It even adopts a far right spin on Jun­gian the­ory when it sug­gests that Vikernes may have tapped into an anti-Christian racial/cultural arche­type that is allegedly still aglow in the Nor­we­gian col­lec­tive uncon­scious. The book also pro­files racist killers with no known ties to black metal, such as the Florida youth clique called the Lords of Chaos. Before being dethroned by local police, the Lords burnt down a church, mur­dered a gay teacher, and were plan­ning to slaugh­ter black vis­i­tors to Dis­ney World with silencer-equipped auto­matic weapons.”

(Idem.)

7.

“LORDS OF CHAOS cul­mi­nates with a paean to the ‘fire, which, it claims, burns bright inside the black metal under-ground despite the attempts of mys­te­ri­ous unnamed ‘forces of finance and mate­ri­al­ism’ to ‘root it out and stamp it out.’”

8. Feral House, the pub­lisher of Lords of Chaos, dis­trib­utes one of Vikernes’ CD’s. In this con­text, it is sig­nif­i­cant that Feral House owner Adam Par­frey is part of a coun­ter­cul­ture, Social Darwinist/fascist milieu that over­laps both the alter­na­tive music and pub­lish­ing fields.

” . . . Lords of Chaos’s pub­lisher, Feral House, itself dis­trib­utes one of Vikernes’ Burzum CD’s ‘Filos­fem’. . . LORDS OF CHAOS has gen­er­ally been per­ceived as an expose of a col­or­ful music sub-culture, and it does indeed pro­vide much valu­able infor­ma­tion about an oth­er­wise inac­ces­si­ble scene. Yet what really makes the book fas­ci­nat­ing is that its main author, Michael Moyni­han, is him­self an extreme right­ist whose fusion of pol­i­tics with aes­thetic vio­lence shapes a not-so-hidden sub cur­rent that runs through­out LORDS OF CHAOS. The book itself, how­ever, is not a ‘fas­cist’ tract in the strict sense of the term, in part because Moyni­han co-wrote the book with Didrik Soder­lind, a for­mer music critic for a main­stream Nor­we­gian paper who is now an edi­tor at Play­boy. More­over, Feral House edi­tor Adam Par­frey clearly wanted to pub­lish a pop­u­lar book on the strange uni­verse of black metal rather than a polit­i­cal polemic. Nor does Moyni­han him­self fit eas­ily into the more con­ven­tional def­i­n­i­tions of fas­cism. LORDS OF CHAOS is best char­ac­ter­ized as a palimpsest with the author’s own polit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy at work just below the sur­face of a text osten­si­bly devoted solely to ana­lyz­ing an extrem­ist musi­cal sub-culture.”

(Idem.)

9. One of the points of action and asso­ci­a­tion between Moyni­han, and his pub­lisher Adam Par­frey is the Abraxas Foun­da­tion, which united both of them with Satanist and fas­cist Boyd Rice. Abraxas is described by Moyni­han as an ‘occultist-fascist think tank’—it is linked to the Church of Satan, about which more will be said later.

“Michael Moyni­han is an inter­est­ing fel­low. . . In 1989, the youth­ful Boston­ian joined forces with the San Francisco-based Abraxas Foun­da­tion, which he described as an ‘occultist-fascist think tank’ linked to the Church of Satan. Moyni­han dubbed his own wing of the Abraxas Foun­da­tion ‘Axis San­guinar­ies’ [Blood Axis] because: Blood can be seen as LIFE, and at the same time it can be equated to DEATH. It is essen­tial to vio­lence in almost all instances. It has pow­er­ful sex­ual con­no­ta­tions. It is the key fluid of his­tory . . . [Axis] high­lights the genetic aspect of blood, bound together in the will of a peo­ple or race. It describes allies of mind and blood, mobi­lized for total war­fare. It also reit­er­ates the piv­otal nature of blood in human exis­tence, both per­sonal and world-historic.’”

(Ibid.; pp. 2–3.)

10.

“Accord­ing to some reports, Moynihan’s blood fetish included drink­ing (non AIDS-infected) blood. He was also sus­pected of set­ting fire to a manger scene on the Cam­bridge Com­mons, just across from Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, in 1987, A note left by the fire­bug at the smoky scene the day after Christ­mas asked: ‘How many more fires before you real­ize your gods are dead? DEAD!’”

(Ibid.; p. 3.)

11. Fur­ther devel­op­ing the ide­ol­ogy of Abraxas, the pro­gram high­lights its fascis­tic under­tones and its empha­sis on dis­sem­i­nat­ing this phi­los­o­phy to youth. (Note the pic­ture of Rice and his Amer­i­can Front pro­tégé Robert Heick, in full Nazi uni­form and bran­dish­ing dag­gers for the cam­era: http://www.canuck.com/Srl/rice.html .)

“As for the Abraxas foun­da­tion, it was founded by another blood fetishist named Boyd Rice in 1984. The name came from Abraxas, a Gnos­tic deity that com­bined within itself the forces of light and dark­ness, good and evil. Rice hoped that his foun­da­tion would help cre­ate ‘a new demo­graphic of peo­ple who are into the occult, Fas­cism, and Social Dar­win­ism. It’s out there as an alter­na­tive for kids who are grow­ing up and need that infor­ma­tion.’ Both Rice and Moyni­han came out of the ‘indus­trial’ music scene. . . .”

(Idem.)

12. One of the indus­trial music acts that helped to break the cul­tural taboo against uti­liz­ing fas­cist imagery was “Throb­bing Gris­tle” and its chief bard Gen­e­sis P. Orridge. (Note that Moyni­han, among oth­ers, held this group and its suc­ces­sor acts in con­tempt. In Moynihan’s opin­ion, the group and its leader lacked true fas­cist polit­i­cal conviction.)

” . . . ‘Throb­bing Gris­tle’, the linch­pin of the post-punk ‘indus­trial’ turn, dressed in cam­ou­flage gear dec­o­rated with an SS-looking light­ning bolt patch, and issued songs like ‘Zyk­lon B Zom­bie’ and ‘Salon Kitty’ (named after an SS-run brothel in Berlin). The cover for the Throb­bing Gris­tle song ‘Dis­ci­pline’ on Fetish Records showed the group out­side the for­mer Nazi Min­istry of Pro­pa­ganda build­ing in Berlin. Throb­bing Gris­tle called their hackney-based record­ing stu­dio the Death Fac­tory, and its Indus­trial Records logo was an uniden­ti­fied pic­ture of Auschwitz. Many punks despised Throb­bing Gris­tle as misog­y­nist ‘death art’ fas­cists. At a July 6, 1978 con­cert at the Lon­don Film Co-op (where Boyd Rice also appeared), a fight even broke out between Throb­bing Gris­tle and mem­bers of the Rock Against Racism-allied bands the Slits and the Raincoats. . . .”

(Ibid.; p. 4.)

13. Coogan explains the fas­cist aes­thet­ics under­ly­ing the cul­ture to which “Throb­bing Gris­tle” belongs.

” . . . The Indus­tri­al­ist fas­ci­na­tion with taboo break­ers extended to charis­matic lead­ers like Hitler and Man­son, who became iconic fig­ures in a world where evil was more real than good, and hate more strong than love. Yet because they, like the Mar­quis de Sade before them, were also fear­less dis­rupters of middle-class moral­ity, a Hitler or Man­son were also, in a sense, per­verse role mod­els. The sheer bleak­ness of indus­trial cul­ture also pro­vided fer­tile ground for future mis­an­thropy. If evil was more pow­er­ful than good, evil was also more nat­ural. In a truly Hobbe­sian world the Social Dar­win­ists and the Malthu­sians were right when they argued that only the strong could and should survive.”

(Idem.)

14. Not unprece­dented, this world­view reflects one that became extant dur­ing the period lead­ing up to World War II.

“. . . The sense of despair felt by indus­trial cul­ture was not unique. A sim­i­lar heroic/pessimistic world­view appeared in Europe after World War I. In the early 1920’s there arose what I shall call ‘counter-cultural fas­cism.’ More a sen­si­bil­ity than a move­ment, it fused Friedrich Nietzsche’s idea of the indi­vid­ual will-to-power and his con­tempt for middle-class moral­ity with Oswald Spengler’s belief in the immi­nent down­fall of the West. Artists like Futur­ist founder Fil­ippo Marinetti, Ezra Pound, Gabriele D’Annunzio, and Ernst Junger viewed tra­di­tional forms of con­ser­vatism with the same con­tempt that they felt for social democ­racy, ratio­nal­ism, and the Enl­ght­en­ment. While Gen­e­sis P. Orridge was not really a coun­ter­cul­tural fas­cist, Throb­bing Gris­tle stood on he cusp of a revival of a ‘counter cul­tural fas­cist’ turn in seg­ments of haute Bohemia.”

(Idem.)

15.

“Another set of ides asso­ci­ated with the Abraxas net­work had ear­lier been pro­moted by a rad­i­cal Ital­ian fas­cist named Franco Freda. Freda, who advo­cated a com­bined right-and-left-wing ter­ror­ist assault on the mid­dle class Estab­lish­ment, first out­lined his ideas at a 1969 meet­ing of the far-right Euro­pean Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Front in Regens­burg, Bavaria. In his talk, which was later pub­lished as La Dis­in­te­grazione del Sis­tema [The Dis­in­te­gra­tion of the Sys­tem], Freda argued that the ‘ner­vous sys­tem of the bour­geois world’ had to be dis­rupted with utmost vio­lence by far right ‘polit­i­cal sol­diers’ work­ing in an alliance with the far left.”

(Idem.)

16. One of the political/ideological antecedents of the Abraxas fas­cist aes­thetic is Julius Evola. Evola’s work was financed by the SD—the SS intel­li­gence ser­vice. (For more about Evola, see—among other programs—FTR#233.)

“Freda derived essen­tial parts of his strat­egy from the Ital­ian con­ser­v­a­tive rev­o­lu­tion­ary the­o­rist Julius Evola, the ‘Her­bert Mar­cuse’ of the post­war Euro­pean far right. Evola argued in books like Cal­vacare la Tigre (Rid­ing the Tiger) that the col­lapse of mod­ern mass soci­ety was some­thing to be wel­comed, not resisted. Rad­i­cal Evolans like Freda believed that vio­lent shocks to the sys­tem could only has­ten the inevitable col­lapse of the hated mod­ern order. . . .”

(Idem.)

17. Next, the pro­gram sets forth the pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment of Adam Parfrey—a fel­low in the Abraxas Foun­da­tion and the pub­lisher of Lords of Chaos.

” . . . The new hip regime of mean was exem­pli­fied by the infa­mous Los Ange­les Amok cat­a­log. Amok Press’ best­seller Apoc­a­lypse Cul­ture, a col­lec­tion of rants, raves, con­spir­acy the­o­ries and aes­thetic ter­ror­ist tracts, was another key text. Adam Par­frey, owner of Amok and later Feral House, first entered the scene in 1980 with IDEA, a south­ern California-based Re/Search-type jour­nal about punk cul­ture. He then moved to New York, where he met the art designer George Pet­ros. . . .In 1984, Par­frey and Pet­ros cre­ated Exit, a New York-based jour­nal heavy on graphic design.”

(Ibid.; pp. 5–6.)

18. Far from benign and aloof, Parfrey’s lit­er­ary efforts have served to dis­sem­i­nate the views and efforts of some of the very worst Nazis and fascists.

“Par­frey worked with Pet­ros on the first three issues of Exit, before leav­ing to cre­ate Amok Press. Once a suc­cess de scan­dale, Exit’s increas­ing fas­ci­na­tion with fas­cism doomed it to just six issues. Issue Five, for exam­ple, fea­tured a par­tic­u­larly ran­cid piece of anti-Semitism enti­tled ‘The Exe­cu­tion of Carl Jung’, which was ‘con­ceived by George Pet­ros’ with ‘text researched by Robert N. Tay­lor,’ a for­mer para­mil­i­tary Min­ute­man leader turned racial Odin­ist. The final 1994 Exit included con­tri­bu­tions from Michael Moyni­han and James Mason, an Amer­i­can Nazi whose book Siege was pub­lished by Moyni­han. While pro­duc­ing Exit, Pet­ros also served as an edi­tor at Sec­onds, an eclec­tic New York-based music mag­a­zine that Moyni­han, Rice, and Par­frey reg­u­larly write for.”

(Ibid.; p. 6.)

19. One of the orga­ni­za­tions with a philo­soph­i­cal affin­ity for Abraxas, Gen­e­sis P. Orridge, etc., is the Church of Satan and its late founder, Anton LaVey. (Both Moyni­han and Boyd Rice are mem­bers of this organization.)

“The new glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of the instinc­tual and the bar­baric, the belief in the sur­vival of the fittest, and the hatred of both Chris­t­ian moral­ity and lib­eral human­ism were all music to the ears of Anton LaVey, the founder and head of the San Francisco-based Church of Satan. Not sur­pris­ingly, Boyd Rice devel­oped close ties with LaVey in the early 1980’s. In 1984, Rice set up the Abraxas Foun­da­tion as a ‘social Dar­win­ist think tank.’ An Abraxas tract called WAKE pro-claimed ‘Long Live Death!’ and hailed Malthu­sian­ism as ‘Nature’s Eter­nal Fas­cism.’ (The Church of Satan also main­tained close ties to Gen­e­sis P. Orridge.) Today Rice is him­self a mem­ber of the Church’s gov­ern­ing inner cir­cle, the Coun­cil of Nine. . . .”

(Idem.)

20. Among the fel­low trav­ellers of LaVey are peo­ple who espouse Odin­ist reli­gion. Within that milieu, in turn, are peo­ple of a truly mur­der­ous bent. Note the pres­ence in this Satanist/Nazi milieu of the wife of con­victed Order mur­derer David Lane. (For more about The Order, see—among other programs—FTR#‘s 89, 386, 399, and the var­i­ous pro­grams dis­cussing the top­ics of OJ Simp­son case, the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, and Serpent’s Walk. Impor­tant back­ground infor­ma­tion on The Order can be obtained from RFA’s 10–13—available from Spitfire.)

” . . . LaVey, who is often only seen as a lib­er­tar­ian mav­er­ick, called for a new kind of fas­cism in a 1994 inter­view with Michael Moyni­han in Sec­onds. Moynihan’s essay, ‘The Faus­t­ian Spirit of Fas­cism,’ was also pub­lished in the Church of Satan’s mag­a­zine, The Black Flame. LaVey even con­tributed an intro­duc­tion to a new edi­tion of ‘Rag­nar Redbeard’s Might is Right, a Niet­zschean and Social Dar­win­ist tract first pub­lished in 1896 which LaVey had lib­er­ally pla­gia­rized in his own book, The Satanic Bible. The edi­tor of the new edi­tion of Might is Right is listed as Katia Lane. She is the wife of David Lane, an Odin­ist leader of the high-profile far right para­mil­i­tary group called the Order, who is now serv­ing a life sen­tence for con­spir­ing to mur­der a Den­ver radio per­son­al­ity named Alan Berg.”

(Idem.)

21. The after­word of Might is Right (edited by the wife of con­victed Order killer David Lane) was penned by George Hawthorne, head of the Ra Ho Wa racist musi­cal group. After­word author George Hawthorne is also the founder of Resis­tance Records, now owned by the National Alliance. (For more about Resis­tance Records and the National Alliance, see FTR#211.) Before being appro­pri­ated by the National Alliance, Resis­tance Records was dis­trib­uted by the fas­cist Lib­erty Lobby. In charge of this dis­tri­b­u­tion was Todd Blod­gett, a for­mer Rea­gan White House staff mem­ber. (For more about the Nazi under­pin­nings of the Rea­gan admin­is­tra­tion, see—among other programs—FTR#‘s 180, 332, 421.)

“The author of Might is Right’s after­word is, arguably, even more; ‘dev­il­ish’ than LaVey. He is none other than George Hawthorne, head of the white racist musi­cal group Ra Ho Wa (Racial Holy War) and founder of Resis­tance Records, whom Michael Moyni­han inter­viewed for Sec­onds and The Black Flame, Moyni­han is also thanked in the new edi­tion of Might is Right for help­ing make the book possible.”

(Idem.)

22. Pro­mot­ing and extolling Charles Man­son, the Abraxas milieu came into con­tact with James Mason, among other mem­bers of the Amer­i­can Nazi Party.) “In the mid-1980’s, Adam Par­frey formed Amok Press, the pre­cur­sor to Feral House, with Ken Swezey of the Amok cat­a­log. Amok’s first book, Michael, was an Eng­lish trans­la­tion of Nazi Prpa­ganda Min­is­ter Joseph Goebbels’ sole novel. Parfrey’s next book, Apoc­a­lypse Cul­ture was fol­lowed in 1988 by The Man­son File, which was edited by Niko­las Schreck (the boyfriend of LaVey’s daugh­ter Zeena) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Boyd Rice and oth­ers. Rice reg­u­larly vis­ited Man­son, and even cam­paigned to get him released from jail through an Abraxas spin-off called the Friends of Jus­tice.” (Idem.)

23. A pivot point in the devel­op­ment of the Abraxas Foundation’s pro­fes­sional rela­tion­ship with mem­bers and alumni of the Amer­i­can Nazi Party was con­victed mur­derer Perry ‘Red’ Warthan. Warthan cat­alyzed the rela­tion­ship between ANP mem­ber James Mason and the Abraxas con­fig­u­ra­tion. Among the ranks of the Nazis asso­ci­ated with the Abraxas milieu is Robert Heick, seen here in Nazi uni­form with Abraxas/Moynihan/Parfrey col­league Boyd Rice: http://www.canuck.com/Srl/rice.html .)

“Via Man­son, the Abraxas cir­cle came into con­tact with James Mason, a for­mer mem­ber of George Lin­coln Rockwell’s Amer­i­can Nazi Party (ANP) and the eccen­tric head of the National Social­ist Lib­er­a­tion Front (NSLF). Mason had estab­lished con­tact with Man­son in the early 1980’s through an NSLF mem­ber named Perry ‘Red’ Warthan. Warthan later mur­dered a 17-year-old high school stu­dent in Oroville, Cal­i­for­nia, because the boy told police that Warthan had been dis­trib­ut­ing racist lit­er­a­ture. In the late 1980’s, Rice got into hot water due to his friend­ship with Robert Heick is the leader of a skin-head group called Amer­i­can Front that once attacked the San Fran­cisco anar­chist book­store “Bound Together.” Although he denied hav­ing any polit­i­cal ties to Heick, the grow­ing unpop­u­lar­ity of Abraxas in San Fran­cisco led Rice to decamp to Den­ver, Colorado.”

(Ibid.; pp. 6–7.)

24. Next, the pro­gram high­lights the rela­tion­ship between Abraxas fel­low Adam Par­frey and the late Keith Stimely, the for­mer edi­tor of the Lib­erty Lobby’s Jour­nal of His­tor­i­cal Review (the lead­ing Holo­caust denial pub­li­ca­tion.) Par­frey hired Stimely to write press releases for Feral House (pub­lisher of Lords of Chaos).

“As for Par­frey, he first moved his pub­lish­ing oper­a­tion from New York to Los Ange­les. After the LA riots, he relo­cated to Port­land and then returned south to Venice, Cal­i­for­nia. While in Port­land, Par­frey (whose own mother is Jew­ish) hired the late Keith Stimely, an openly gay for­mer edi­tor of The Jour­nal of His­tor­i­cal Review, the world’s lead­ing Holocaust-denial out­fit, to write Feral House press releases. Stimely’s name also appeared on a leaflet, along with that of Moyni­han and Port­land artist Dia­bo­los Rex, as part of a Boyd Rice/NON ‘Total War’ per­for­mance in that city. . . .”

(Ibid.; p. 7.)

25. Moynihan’s Storm Press pub­lished Amer­i­can Nazi Party mem­ber James Mason’s tract Siege, which glo­ri­fies Man­son and other mass mur­der­ers as exem­plars of the chaos that National Social­ism should embrace. (Joseph Fer­gu­son embod­ied the tragic dis­til­late of this phi­los­o­phy.) Sig­nif­i­cantly, Mason (and through him, Moyni­han) advo­cate vio­lence against the sys­tem by anyone—left, right, white black, brown or oth­er­wise.) In this respect, Mason is an advo­cate of a stance approx­i­mat­ing that of the fas­cist Third Posi­tion. (For more about the Third Posi­tion, see, among other pro­grams, FTR#‘s 252, 285, 352, as well as Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Shows M19 and M21, avail­able from Spit­fire.) Note that Feral House guru Adam Par­frey assisted in the pub­li­ca­tion of Siege.

” . . . One year later, Moyni­han was more pre­oc­cu­pied by lit­er­ary than legal mat­ters. His Denver-based Storm Press pub­lished Siege, a 400-page anthol­ogy of the writ­ings of James Mason, the Nazi fan of Charles Man­son. In his acknowl­edge­ments, Moyni­han (‘Michael M. Jenk­ins’) thanked (among oth­ers) both Adam Par­frey and Anton LaVey for their help in facil­i­tat­ing Siege’s pub­li­ca­tion. Mason argued in Siege that National Social­ism had lost its vio­lent, rev­o­lu­tion­ary edge. ‘We want to see crime and chaos rise to such a degree where the Sys­tem becomes no longer viable and falls apart,’ he wrote. In a tract called ‘Smash­ing the Pig Sys­tem,’ he growled: ‘If a bunch of Black Nation­al­ists rob a Brinks truck, if they kill some Sys­tem Pigs, WHO CARES??!!”

(Idem.)

26. Note Siege’s glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of James Franklin, the role model for National Van­guard Books’ tract Hunter. That book (pub­lished by the lit­er­ary wing of the National Alliance that also pub­lishes The Turner Diaries and Serpent’s Walk) glo­ri­fies the killing of inter­ra­cial couples.)

Siege also paid homage to white racist ‘lone wolf’ assas­sins like Mason’s for­mer Amer­i­can Nazi Party col­league Joseph Franklin, who spe­cial­ized in shoot­ing inter­ra­cial cou­ples (‘race trai­tors’); and James Huberty, who mas­sa­cred a largely His­panic clien­tele at a McDonald’s restau­rant in San Diego. Mason felt that the lone wolves mere merely express­ing healthy ‘Viking berserker rage’ against ‘Big Brother.’ He espe­cially liked the fact that, since they acted alone, these lone wolves were very dif­fi­cult to catch. Siege also glo­ri­fied Charles Man­son. Mason even cre­ated a Manson-inspired suc­ces­sor group to the NSLF called the Uni­ver­sal Order in an effort to tran­scend the tra­di­tional ‘left-right spec­trum.’ In his intro­duc­tion to Siege, Moyni­han also high­lighted Mason’s call for a unity of [ide­o­log­i­cal and behav­ioral] extremes against the System. . . .”

(Idem.)

27. As bizarrely vio­lent and aber­rant as it appears at first glance, the phi­los­o­phy espoused in Siege and Lords of Chaos reflects the Freda/Evola call the desta­bi­liza­tion of the “system.”

” . . . For all its crude­ness, Siege echoed Franco Freda’s rad­i­cal Evolan call for total social dis­rup­tion in La Dis­in­te­grazione del Sis­tema. Storm also plans to issue the first Eng­lish trans­la­tion of Evola’s 1953 book, Gli Uomini e Ie Rovine (Men Among the Ruins). In August 1993, one year after Siege was pub­lished, Varg Vikernes mur­dered Eurony­mous. Although Moyni­han was not a black met­al­ist, the lure of Norway’s new Charles Man­son [Vikernes] too much to resist. . . .”

(Idem.)

28. Among the fas­cist the­o­rists Moyni­han relies upon in his book is one “Kadmon”—himself a pro­fes­sional asso­ciate of Moynihan’s.

“In Lords of Chaos, Moyni­han sug­gests that Vikernes is an avatar of a long-repressed Odin­ist arche­type anal­o­gous to what Jung claimed for Nazi Ger­many in his famous 1936 essay on Wotan. . . . In Lords of Chaos, Moyni­han relies upon ‘Kad­mon,’ edi­tor of a Vienna-based jour­nal called Aorta, to bol­ster the racial arche­type the­sis. Kad­mon argues that Nor­we­gian black met­al­ists are mod­ern day exam­ples of an ancient martial/mystical band of Werewolf-like ‘berserker’ war­riors known as the Osko­rei. No dis­in­ter­ested scholar, Kad­mon is also a polit­i­cal sup­porter of Vikernes as well as Moynihan’s col­lab­o­ra­tor. His band Allersee­len, for exam­ple, put out a joint CD with Moynihan’s group Blood Axis. A blood fetishist, Kad­mon named his jour­nal Aorta because it is ‘a blood-red cycle. In Aorta there is my blood. The blood of the poet, the blood of the magi­cian, the blood of the war­rior.’ Kad­mon also devoted one issue of Aorta to ‘the Odin­ist Nor­we­gian com­poser Varg Vikernes . . .who is cur­rently in prison due to his Viking ethics.’”

(Ibid.; p. 8.)

28. Lords of Chaos neglects to men­tion that its glo­ri­fied pro­tag­o­nist Eurony­mous was plan­ning to dyna­mite a punk anti-fascist house.

” . . . Given how much valu­able infor­ma­tion Lords of Chaos does present, it is some­what incred­i­ble that the book fails to note that at the time that Vikernes mur­dered Eurony­mous, he was also plan­ning to destroy an Oslo-based punk anti-fascist squat called Blitz House. After his arrest for mur­der, the police dis­cov­ered that he had about 330 pounds of stolen dyna­mite in his possession. . . .”

(Idem.)

29. An even more sig­nif­i­cant omis­sion is the fail­ure Lords of Chaos to note that among the appar­ent influ­ences on Vikernes’ mur­der of Eurony­mous was the ide­ol­ogy of the Abraxas milieu itself!

Lords of Chaos also ignores another obvi­ous cul­tural influ­ence on Vikernes, the Abraxas network’s glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of killers like Charles Man­son! Vikernes’ home town, Bergen, is also home to Jan Bruun’s Hyper­to­nia World Enter­prises. Bruun is a major dis­trib­u­tor of Charles Man­son mem­o­ra­bilia like ‘Watch­ing Satan—the Legacy of Charles Man­son.’ He knows Moyni­han and inter­viewed him for an Ital­ian jour­nal aptly named Hel­ter Skel­ter. Moyni­han also thanks Bruun, an avowed social Dar­win­ist and Malthu­sian, in the acknowl­edge­ments to Lords of Chaos. It seems almost impos­si­ble to believe that Vikernes would not have known about Hyper­to­nia World Enter­prises, espe­cially since Bruun was in con­tact with Eurony­mous and even sold May­hem LP’s.”

(Idem.)

30. Next, the broad­cast high­lights Moynihan’s own asso­ci­a­tion with the racist/Odinist orga­ni­za­tion the Asatru Alliance. As with the rest of the Abraxas political/cultural envi­ron­ment, the Asatru Alliance inter­sects the milieu of the Amer­i­can Nazi Party and the para­mil­i­tary Minutemen.

“Despite his use of Kadmon’s the­o­ries, Moyni­han claims in Lords of Chaos that ‘there is absolutely no spe­cific con­nec­tion’ between prac­ti­tion­ers of Nordic reli­gion and the black metal scene. ‘In fact,’ he writes, ‘pub­lic assump­tions that such a link would exist have been a severe lia­bil­ity to these groups.’ Moyni­han, how­ever, neglects to men­tion that he him­self is a lead­ing mem­ber of a U.S. based racial­ist ‘Old Norse and Ger­manic reli­gion’ move­ment called the Asatru Alliance of Inde­pen­dent Kin­dreds (AA), which in head­quar­tered in Arizona.”

(Idem.)

31.

“The Asatru Alliance evolved out of a 1960’s Odinist/Nordic revival move­ment called the Asatril Free Assem­bly. The Asatru Alliance fac­tion argued that a Norse reli­gious move­ment should only include peo­ple of North­ern Euro­pean descent. It also pub­lishes a jour­nal called Vor Tru which is edited by Robert Ward, the for­mer edi­tor of a right­ist music zine called The Fifth Path. He is also almost cer­tainly the ‘R, Ward’ thanked by Moyni­han for his type­set­ting con­tri­bu­tion to Siege. Another Asatru Alliance, ‘Val­gard’ (Michael Mur­ray), was a for­mer mem­ber of Rockwell’s Amer­i­can Nazi Party.”

(Idem.)

32. Robert Tay­lor is another of the unsa­vory asso­ciates of Moyni­han and Feral House’s Adam Par­frey. As of 1999, Moyni­han lived in Port­land Ore­gon, where he moved in order to work for Feral House.

“Moynihan’s close friend Robert Nicholas Tay­lor, who pub­lishes an Odin­ist jour­nal called The Con­tin­u­ing Clan, is yet another Asatru Alliance big­wig with a far right bio. The right­ist music jour­nal Ohm Clock reports that dur­ing ’ a 12-year stint as a national spokesman for the Min­ute­men, he [Tay­lor] went on to become Direc­tor of Intel­li­gence and set up the first guerilla train­ing schools ever to exist in the United States.’ Taylor’s call for the racial balka­niza­tion of Amer­ica, an argu­ment asso­ci­ated with the late ‘Kla­n­ar­chist’ leader Robert Miles, was also fea­tured in the last issue of Exit. Moyni­han now [1999] lives in Port­land, where he moved in order to work for Feral House. . . .”

(Ibid.; pp. 9–10.)

33. Moyni­han con­tin­ues to pro­pa­gan­dize on behalf of Vikernes. Note that Vikernes’ CD’s are jointly dis­trib­uted by Feral House audio.

” . . . True to his prin­ci­ples, Moyni­han is quite active in the pro­pa­ganda sup­port net­work for Vikernes. He is, for exam­ple, a lead­ing con­trib­u­tor to a right­ist jour­nal called Filosofem, which is pub­lished by a group also called Blood Axis. Filosofem is located at 5 Rue Gabriel Price in Metz, France. This same address is the source of a series of pro-Vikernes leaflets which carry the name Cymo­phane on them. Filosofem also takes its name from a Burzum CD that Vikernes recorded in 1993 while out on bail. That CD is cur­rently being jointly dis­trib­uted by Mis­an­thropy Records, Cymo­phane Pro­duc­tions, and Feral House Audio.”

(Ibid.; p. 10.)

34. Another of the occult fas­cists asso­ci­ated with Moyni­han and the Abraxas net­work is Kerry Bolton, pub­lisher of Nexus among other periodicals.

Lords of Chaos also con­tains an inter­view with Kerry Bolton, a New Zealand-based Satanist who is try­ing to pop­u­lar­ize fas­cism inside pop cul­ture with a series of small jour­nals like Key of Alo­cer, The Nexus and The Flam­ing Sword. His essays have also appeared in The Black Flame and Filosofem. In one of his writ­ings Bolton even calls the Futur­ist (and later Fas­cist) Fil­ippo Marinetti a fore­run­ner of ‘Indus­trial Cul­ture’. His pub­li­ca­tions also fea­ture Moyni­han, R.N. Tay­lor, Boyd Rice, Kad­mon, and oth­ers like them. . . .”

(Idem.)

35.

” . . . Bolton also leads an overtly fas­cist mag­i­cal sect called the Black Order. The Black Order’s New Zealand address is con­ve­niently reprinted in an illus­tra­tion in Lords of Chaos. A French far right­ist and OTO leader named Chris­t­ian Bouchet also pops up in Lords of Chaos. Along with pub­lish­ing his own occult jour­nal Lutte du Peo­ple he edits. Bouchet advo­cates an alliance with the far left, applauds Cas­tro for resist­ing Amer­i­can impe­ri­al­ism, and praises the French nine­teenth cen­tury anar­chist Pierre-Joseph Proud­hon. H even offered a eulogy for the Ger­man ultra-leftist Ulrike Mein­hof, a leader of the ter­ror­ist Rote Armee Frak­tion, RAF. Nou­velle Resis­tance is also behind a pro-Vikernes music fanzine called Napalm Rock, whose edi­tor Lords of Chaos inter­views. Given his own back­ground and pub­licly pro­claimed polit­i­cal views, it seems fairly obvi­ous that Moyni­han would not be ter­ri­bly dis­traught if a new wave of ‘berserker youth’ chose to fol­low in Vikernes’ path—regardless of whether or not he holds the Count’s most extreme polit­i­cal state­ments in high regard.”

(Idem.)

36. In light of the ideological/cultural pro­pa­gan­diz­ing of Moyni­han, Par­frey, Rice, the Abraxas net­work and the other fas­cists and Nazi fel­low trav­el­ers recounted in the text above, the moti­va­tion pro­pelling the bloody demise of Joseph Fer­gu­son seems less obscure.

“Agi­tated, shirt­less under his body armor and hold­ing a 9mm semi­au­to­matic pis­tol, dis­grun­tled secu­rity guard Joseph Fer­gu­son stared straight into the video cam­era held by a man would shortly become the fifth life snuffed out in Ferguson’s 24-hour killing spree. ‘I’ve taken four vic­tims,’ Fer­gu­son said from the Ran­cho Cor­dova home where he held a Burns Inter­na­tional Secu­rity col­league and his wife hostage for nearly 18 hours before shoot­ing him­self to death in a gun­bat­tle with offi­cers. ‘That should be enough to last a week in the news. . . . He was fas­ci­nated with neo-Nazism, Tim­o­thy McVeigh and Charles Man­son. [Ital­ics are Mr. Emory’s]”

“Sacra­mento Killer Vowed Not to Be Taken Alive” by Michelle Guido; San Jose Mer­cury News; 9/11/2001; pp. 1A-14A.

37a. Obvi­ously, Par­frey and com­pany have deep con­nec­tions to fas­cist and Nazi ele­ments and have worked to fur­ther some of those ele­ments’ projects. One should not be too quick to label Par­frey a fas­cist him­self. Rather, he might be termed a “fel­low trav­eler,” whose efforts on behalf of, and asso­ci­a­tion with, Nazi/fascist ele­ments may be due to Parfrey’s devo­tion to the pro­mul­ga­tion of “extreme culture.”

Defy­ing easy def­i­n­i­tion, “extreme cul­ture” could be said to be defined by any­thing that is edgy, over-the-top and, more often than not, offen­sive and/or unbelievable.

Exem­pli­fy­ing the cog­ni­tive para­maters of the “extreme cul­ture” dis­sem­i­nated by Par­frey and com­pany are the pro­nounce­ments of an indi­vid­ual named Dan Right­myer, pub­lished by Feral House under the nom de plume “Alex Constantine.”

Claim­ing to be an expert on, and vic­tim of, mind con­trol, Rightmyer/Constantine sent a let­ter to the now-defunct mag­a­zine Mondo 2000, in which he made some remark­able statements.

He claims to have been tor­tured by “pulsed audio­grams.” An audio­gram is a  graph, con­structed  in order to chart a  person’s hear­ing loss. The worst thing one can suf­fer at the hands of an audio­gram is a paper cut. Rightmyer/Constantine’s stat­ment is not only demon­stra­bly false, but absurd.

The piece de resis­tance, how­ever, is his claim to have repelled mag­nets “from his cra­nium,” an act he claims was wit­nessed by “two of the lead­ing child psy­chol­o­gists in the country.”

. . . . For five years I have been the vic­tim of a for­mal tor­ture pro­gram at the hands of the CIA. The tor­ture is elec­tro­mag­netic and dif­fi­cult to trace, retal­i­a­tion for my polit­i­cal research. . . . I have been sub­jected to a gru­elling daily reg­i­men of tor­ture ren­dered from a remote source. I have been burned by microwaves, kept awake for days at a stretch by shriek­ing noises in my ears, the effect of pulsed audio­grams. One evening I was hit by an infra-sound attack . . . on my spine, the most painful expe­ri­ence of my life. I was left crawl­ing and scream­ing across the floor. For die-hard skep­tics, I can offer this proof: Two of the lead­ing child psy­chol­o­gists in the coun­try once wit­nessed mag­nets repelled from my cra­nium. When I wrote a let­ter to Amnesty Inter­na­tional about my plight (it was ignored), friends of mind [sic] were sub­jected to microwave attack. . . . [Ital­ics are Mine–D.E.]

37b. Yet another of Rightmyer/Constantine’s claims con­cern­ing mag­nets being repelled from his head:

. . . . I have numer­ous wit­nesses who will tes­tify on the wit­ness stand that my
head has been so mag­ne­tized it repelled mag­nets. Yet Mar­tin claimed I was
lying. I am not. . . .

“Con­stan­tine vs. Canon”; Con­spir­acy The­ory Research List; 3/18/1999.

37c. On a KPFK chat board (KPFK is the Paci­fica radio out­let in Los Ange­les) Rightmyer/Constantine was chal­lenged to iden­tify the two psy­chol­o­gists who had sup­pos­edly wit­nessed the mag­nets inci­dent. Mirac­u­lously, the iden­tity of the two sup­posed wit­nesses changed com­pletely! In addi­tion, Rightmyer/Constantine claims he “knocked out a light bulb and a new CD player”!

Obvi­ously, Rightmyer/Constantine’s account is at fun­da­men­tal vari­ance with his ear­lier account. One should not be too ready to brand him a liar, how­ever. He may just be hal­lu­ci­nat­ing (see below.)

I have responded to this ques­tion on Inter­net dis­cus­sion lists when seri­ous peo­ple were inter­ested. Two for­mer col­leagues of a well-known KPFK talk show host wit­nessed the episode. It was the least spec­tac­u­lar event that occurred on the after­noon in ques­tion, BTW. I also knocked out a light bulb and a new CD player. [Ital­ics are mine–D.E.] Since you haven’t stooped to flames, I’ll explain ... I was tar­geted by elec­tronic weapons — these are not so obscure these days, after all, and all of the past ridicule on this mes­sage board is mis­placed, not to men­tion cruel. I have for 20 years fought as fiercely as any­one for human rights on a num­ber of fronts — and was tor­tured for it. We know the sort of per­son who flames tor­ture vic­tims, don’t we? Why would I respond to that sort of lowlife. My focus is on federally-sponsored atroc­i­ties, cor­rup­tion, cover-ups ... not idiots who have to strug­gle with a sim­ple expla­na­tion for an event that is not really so far-out, after all. I’ve writ­ten about the tech­nol­ogy in two books. Read them, check the foot­notes, and you’ll under­stand where I’m com­ing from.
AC

37d. An alter­na­tive expla­na­tion for Rightmyer/Constantine’s expe­ri­ences was pro­vided by a col­league of his, one Mar­tin Can­non. In a Google chat forum, he noted the fol­low­ing (reposted by another participant):

More stuff on Dan Right­myer — the kook known as pen
name ‘Alex Constantine.’

I’ve responded ade­quately to Dan Right­myer and his silly billy pal Brian in another recent thread. But there is some­thing else you good folks really ought to know about Dan ‘Alex Con­stant­Whine’ Right­myer. (Sung to the tune of the ‘Bev­erly Hill­bil­lies’ theme...) Come and lis­ten to my story ‘bout a nut named Dan, Hears voices in his head he says are from ‘The Man.’ He says ‘They filled my nog­gin full of elec­tronic bugs!’ But he doesn’t let you know that he’s done a lot of DRUGS. (ACID, that is. LSD. ‘Hun­dreds of trips.’)

‘Hun­dreds of acid trips’ is the admis­sion Dan made to his for­mer best friend, S.M. Any rea­son­able per­son who wants the full story should feel free to write me or call me. I’ll tell ya how to talk to this for­mer best friend for your­self — you’ll hear all sorts of out­ra­geous, hilar­i­ous sto­ries about Dan’s his­tory of mas­sive drug abuse, as well his insane behavior.

(Here’s a sam­ple: Once, one of Dan’s inner ‘tor­men­tors’ iden­ti­fied him­self by name. Dan found that a gen­tle­man of this name was listed in the phone book. Dan, who owned a firearm, threat­ened to go to the house of this obviously-innocent party and shoot him!)

Discussion

5 comments for “FTR #437 Counter-Culture Fascism”

  1. If one is keep­ing track of fas­cist ide­ol­ogy creep­ing into mass cul­ture I can sug­gest fol­low­ing up on asso­ciates of Gen­e­sis P, Orridge ‚Dave Tibet of the group Cur­rent 93 pro­fesses to be influ­enced by Fran­cis Parker Yockey and his group released a record titled Emperium as well as a few oth­ers with overt Crow­ley themes.

    Posted by Kent Kritz | June 20, 2009, 3:19 pm
  2. yeah that guys a nazi for sure

    Posted by htrain | June 28, 2010, 1:20 pm
  3. [...] FTR #437 Counter-Culture Fascism [...]

    Posted by « Thrive »: An example of counter-culture fascism | Lys-d'Or | May 30, 2012, 10:49 am
  4. Adam Par­frey briefly attended an edi­to­r­ial meet­ing of an alter­na­tive news­pa­per we were involved with in Port­land. My impres­sion was that he was mostly work­ing an unex­plored cor­ner of the pub­lish­ing mar­ket. How­ever, one of his asso­ciates had attended a polit­i­cal dis­cus­sion group we had and tried to defend the intel­lec­tual util­ity of Yockey’s book “Imperium”. We didn’t buy it. At the time, the owner of Pow­ells Books in Port­land thought the book was so dan­ger­ous he kept the few copies he had in a locked room.

    In an inter­est­ing cul­tural par­al­lel This story ran today about Ger­man coun­ter­cul­ture 200 years ago, Grimms Fairy Tales.
    Here’s the link and some commentary:

    “The the­ory that the Grimms’ tales, par­tic­u­larly the more bru­tal ones such as How Chil­dren Played Butcher With Each Other, in which a whole fam­ily mas­sacres itself, had an adverse effect on the Ger­man char­ac­ter was expressed fre­quently after the sec­ond world war.
    In his 1978 book Roots of Ger­man Nation­al­ism, Louis Sny­der argued that the broth­ers helped to shape cer­tain dele­te­ri­ous traits, such as dis­ci­pline, obe­di­ence, author­i­tar­i­an­ism, glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of vio­lence and nation­al­ism, which became part of the national char­ac­ter. That was the rea­son allied com­man­ders banned the book in schools after the war, argu­ing that they had found the roots of Nazism in the Grimms’ world.
    A British major, TJ Leonard, even said the fairy­tales had helped Ger­mans teach their chil­dren “all the vari­eties of bar­barous­ness”, mak­ing it easy for them to fit into the “role of the hang­man”.
    The Ger­man author Gün­ther Birken­feld saw in the fairy­tales the answer to “how the Ger­man peo­ple were able to per­pe­trate the atroc­i­ties of Belsen and Auschwitz”.
    The book was there­fore largely banned from the Ger­man nurs­ery – which was simul­ta­ne­ously under­go­ing its own anti-authoritarian, pro-modernisation reac­tion to Nazism – for decades. At the same time though, it was becom­ing increas­ingly hijacked out­side Ger­many by Dis­ney and Hol­ly­wood.
    Matussek and oth­ers are call­ing for a re-think about the place the Grimm tales have in Germany’s cul­tural identity.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/200th-anniversary-of-grimms-fairy-tales-triggers-a-year-of-celebration-and-cultural-examination/

    Posted by Swamp | December 20, 2012, 9:44 am
  5. Maybe this is just a play­ful ref­er­ence to pio­neer­ing Colom­bian black metal band Para­bel­lum. Or at last, that’s about the best sce­nario we can hope for at this point:

    The GOP Just Named its Hot New Inno­va­tion Lab After a Nazi Pis­tol
    Adam Wein­stein on Gawker
    2/4/2014 10:36am

    The Repub­li­can National Com­mit­tee today excit­edly announced the launch of a new startup lab to bring techies and cre­atives together, Sil­i­con Valley-style, to get Repub­li­cans elected. Oh, and they named it for a Nazi gun, a type of ammo, and a phi­los­o­phy that puts war before peace.

    Wel­come to Para Bel­lum Labs, Amer­ica! “Para Bel­lum Labs will help cre­ate a cul­ture to allow the RNC to inno­vate faster and recruit more tal­ented peo­ple who can build dig­i­tal plat­forms to under­stand pub­lic opin­ion, engage vot­ers and power elec­tions,” RNC Chair­man Reince Priebus gushed in a press release this morn­ing. Para Bel­lum plans to recruit on top engi­neer­ing school cam­puses and hold fun hackathons.

    The charm offen­sive all starts with the video above, which makes Para Bel­lum look like a much cooler place than DeVry Insti­tute to get your associate’s degree in IT. “I chose to be a part of Para Bel­lum Labs because this is some­thing that has never been done before,” says new employee Lau­ren. (By Repub­li­cans, no, this has not been done before. Not suc­cess­fully. But by Democ­rats, well, um. Yeah.)

    The thing about Para Bel­lum, though, is that name. In Latin, it lit­er­ally means “(pre­pare)* for war.” That’s dumb enough, prob­a­bly: Hey, ide­al­is­tic young pro­gram­mers! Let’s save the world by crush­ing our ene­mies, see­ing them dri­ven before us, and hear­ing the lamen­ta­tion of their women.

    In fact, it’s part of an old Roman cliche, “Si vis pacem, para bellum”—if you seek peace, pre­pare for war. That’s been quite an inspir­ing lit­tle phrase through his­tory, at least to mil­i­tarists. It was espe­cially inspir­ing to Deutsche Waf­fen und Muni­tions­fab­riken, the Ger­man government’s arms man­u­fac­turer from the late impe­r­ial era to World War II.

    DWM started using the “para­bel­lum” phrase as a name for its sig­na­ture guns—first, the light machine gun used by the Kaiser’s best dur­ing World War I, and then its most iconic gun: the Para­bel­lum Pis­tole, or the Luger pis­tol. You know, this one:

    ...

    Yep, Nazi para­bel­lum! The gun was so pop­u­lar in the Third Reich that its ammunition—one of the first to use a slug that was 9 mil­lime­ters in diameter—became known as “9 mm para­bel­lum,” which you can find now at your local gun store. Assum­ing, of course, that Obama and FEMA aren’t buy­ing it all up for the upcom­ing counter-revolution.

    All of which begs the ques­tion: Repub­li­cans, if you could name your new hip mil­len­nial pro­gram­mer lab any­thing, why’d you set­tle on a Latin phrase that car­ries some seri­ous Hit­lerite baggage?

    Sure, sure, you’re try­ing to sep­a­rate your­selves from the pack, as new employee Jesse explains in the Para Bel­lum video: “You could go try to work on the west coast and poten­tially make a cool app, or you could actu­ally phys­i­cally change history.”

    Yeah. But Jesse: You know who else actu­ally phys­i­cally changed history?

    ...

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | February 4, 2014, 3:55 pm

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