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Now, About those School Yard Shootings . . .

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Patrick Edward Pur­dy: Per­pe­tra­tor of the Stock­ton School­yard Mas­sacre

COMMENT: So, anoth­er lone nut has gone off and slaugh­tered a bunch of peo­ple in cold blood. With regard to the Con­necti­cut mas­sacre of 12/14/2012, we are not in a posi­tion to say if there is any­thing more to the sto­ry than we have been told.

(There were ini­tial reports of a sec­ond shoot­er [3]. The shooter’s mother–owner of the firearms and one of the victims–was a “prepper”–the cur­rent term for “sur­vival­ist,” a para­mil­i­tary right-winger. [4]That does NOT mean that there nec­es­sar­i­ly was more to this than we have been told. That is cer­tain­ly a pos­si­bil­i­ty that must be explored. In this con­text, one should note that none oth­er than Mark Fuhrman was FOX News’ in-house expert [5] called upon to debunk the report that there was more than one shoot­er. As we have seen, there is a sig­nif­i­cant body of evi­dence point­ing to Mark Fuhrman’s prob­a­ble guilt in the O.J. Simp­son case [6]. Head of a white-suprema­cist group with­in the LAPD, Fuhrman retired to Sand­point Ida­ho, an epi­cen­ter of the neo-Nazi move­ment [7] in this coun­try.) 

What we can say is that the entire phe­nom­e­non has not been prop­er­ly ana­lyzed. 

(Before pro­ceed­ing, we should observe that two con­cepts that have almost become obso­lete and/or irrel­e­vant here in “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave” are mind-con­trol and the agent-prova­ca­teur.

With our media estab­lish­ment hav­ing giv­ing itself over to the sen­sa­tion­al and the ultra-vio­lent, with so many young peo­ple play­ing vio­lent point-and-shoot video games, with so many peo­ple on drugs and with so many exam­ples to copy, it should­n’t be too sur­pris­ing that peo­ple are going off like this. Add in improp­er­ly-vet­ted psych drugs, behav­ior-alter­ing street drugs [which are epi­dem­ic] bad food [includ­ing gmo’s] and var­i­ous forms of elec­tro­mag­net­ic radi­a­tion, there are a num­ber of vari­ables that might or can affect human behav­ior.)

We note in pass­ing that there have been a num­ber of changes in the “human psy­cho­log­i­cal ecol­o­gy” in recent years. For exam­ple, there has been a sig­nif­i­cant increase in the inci­dence of autism in this coun­try. That has not been caused by assault weapons. The point in this con­text being that there have been envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors intro­duced into Amer­i­can soci­ety that are caus­ing sig­nif­i­cant changes in human behav­ior. These must be fac­tored in as we eval­u­ate the school shoot­ings.

We also note in pass­ing that these inci­dents spawn “copy-cats” who emu­late the behav­ior of the killers.

A very impor­tant and large­ly over­looked book On Killing by Lt. Colonel Dave Gross­man [8] (a for­mer para­troop­er and Army Ranger who taught psy­chol­o­gy at West Point) makes some impor­tant points:

We would note that the pres­ence of firearms–including mil­i­tary-style assault rifles– is not the key vari­able in ana­lyz­ing this coun­try’s epi­dem­ic of gun vio­lence. In both Israel and Switzer­land, mil­i­tary reservists keep their selec­tive-fire mil­i­tary weapons in their homes and those coun­tries have a low lev­el of gun vio­lence. If the pres­ence of assault rifles alone was the key vari­able, those coun­tries would be expe­ri­enc­ing the same type of epi­dem­ic and they are not.

In past dis­cus­sion, we have not­ed an intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tion [9] to the gun con­trol move­ment in the Unit­ed States, as well as influ­ence of the Third Reich’s gun con­trol laws on our own. [10] Inter­est­ing­ly and sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the para­mil­i­tary right-wing has mobi­lized around its oppo­si­tion to gun con­trol, which it views (not entire­ly incor­rect­ly) as “gov­ern­ment sup­pres­sion.” It does­n’t occur to the denizens of the para­mil­i­tary right that they may well be pawns of that very gov­ern­ment [11].

It is impor­tant to remem­ber that the issue of gun con­trol is yet anoth­er con­sid­er­a­tion fur­ther sow­ing divi­sion and dis­sen­sion among Americans–something of great inter­est to the Under­ground Reich.

It is very impor­tant to note that some of the sup­pos­ed­ly ran­dom shoot­ings that have plagued Amer­i­ca have been the work of Nazis and White Suprema­cists.

Almost a quar­ter of a cen­tu­ry ago, we ana­lyzed the Stock­ton school yard mas­sacre per­pe­trat­ed by Patrick Edward Pur­dy, who had lit­er­a­ture from the Aryan Nations and the Moon orga­ni­za­tion in his pos­ses­sion when he per­pe­trat­ed his act.  

You can lis­ten to both halves of the show (Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M55: “Pur­dy’s Last Stand”) here: 

http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_55a.mp3 [12]

http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_55b.mp3 [13]

We’ve also ana­lyzed the Lit­tle­ton, Col­orado mas­sacre at Columbine high school [14] . Per­pe­trat­ed on Hitler’s Birth­day (the neo-Nazis love anniver­saries) there appears to have been much more to this than meets the eye.

An excerpt of the descrip­tion for FTR #150 [14]  reads: Intro­duc­tion: Teacher Al Wilder was dis­missed from Columbine in 1996 for show­ing his senior class on debate and log­ic excerpts of the Bernar­do Bertoluc­ci film 1900, an his­tor­i­cally and soci­o­log­i­cally pen­e­trat­ing look at the rise of fas­cism in Italy. Even­tu­ally rein­stated by the school board, Wilder was told that the film was “too con­tro­ver­sial” and con­tained vio­lent and sex­u­ally explic­it con­tent. The con­tro­versy drew the atten­tion of major film direc­tors such as Mar­tin Scorcese and Milos For­man. Bertoluc­ci him­self tes­ti­fied via tele­phone on behalf of Wilder. Not­ing that a deci­sion to sus­tain Wilder’s sus­pen­sion would pro­pel the U.S. down the road to “amne­sia,” Bertoluc­ci voiced dis­may at the depar­ture from tra­di­tional Amer­i­can val­ues con­sti­tuted by Wilder’s dis­missal.

The pro­gram presents the pos­si­bil­ity that Nazi ele­ments (inside and/or out­side of gov­ern­ment) may have tar­geted Columbine High because of the con­tro­versy over 1900 (the film is anti-fas­cist). Attempts by the right to cen­sor the cur­ric­ula of schools have been increas­ing in recent years. The shoot­ing focused nation­al debate on the issues of cen­sor­ship of the media and video games (blamed for the mas­sacre by some observers), as well as gun con­trol.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: indi­ca­tions that the two gun­men may have had help; the curi­ous behav­ior of the police in the case; com­par­isons to Patrick Edward Pur­dy (see Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M55), anoth­er “school shoot­er” with Nazi incli­na­tions; the film Har­ris and Kle­bold made for a class, direct­ly fore­shad­ow­ing their killing spree (they were not able to show the film because of its vio­lent con­tent) . . .”

On the same day as the New­town shoot­ings, anoth­er, sim­i­lar inci­dent appears to have been exe­cut­ed by a mem­ber of a white suprema­cist bik­er gang–The Invaders.

“Indi­ana man Who Threat­ened to Kill Stu­dents Had 47 Guns, Police Say” by Wes­ley Low­ery; Los Ange­les Times; 12/16/2012.  [15]

EXCERPT: Police in Indi­ana said they found a stock­pile of 47 guns hid­den through­out the home of a man who had threat­ened to set fire to his wife and then walk to a near­by ele­men­tary school and “kill as many peo­ple as he could.”

Von I. Mey­er, 60, was arrest­ed at his Cedar Lake home Sat­ur­day after­noon on sus­pi­cion of felony intim­i­da­tion, resist­ing arrest and domes­tic bat­tery.

Police in Cedar Lake, less than 100 miles from Chica­go, said they were called to the man’s home ear­ly Fri­day after he threat­ened to kill his wife and open fire at Jane Ball Ele­men­tary School, locat­ed less than 1,000 feet from his home and con­nect­ed by a series of trails through a wood­en area.

The threat came the same day 26 peo­ple, includ­ing 20 stu­dents, were shot and killed by a gun­man at an ele­men­tary school in New­town, Conn.

Police iden­ti­fied Mey­er as a mem­ber of a local motor­cy­cle gang, the Invaders, and said his arse­nal was hid­den through­out his two-sto­ry home. . . .

“The Blot­ter: August 2008” South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter; Intel­li­gence Report; Fall 2008 [Issue Num­ber  131]. [16]

EXCERPT: . . . . More than 30 mem­bers and asso­ciates of the Invaders Motor­cy­cle Club, a white suprema­cist gang found­ed in 1965 in Gary, Ind., were arrest­ed on drug traf­fick­ing charges dur­ing raids through­out North­west Indi­ana, Mis­souri and Col­orado. DEA agents seized chem­i­cals used to make metham­phet­a­mine, 35 firearms, and para­pher­na­lia bear­ing the gang’s logo — a swasti­ka with “SS” light­ning bolts. . . .

COMMENT: As incred­i­ble as it may seem to some, there are ele­ments of the Nazi and fas­cist move­ments that see these “lone-wolf” mass killings as vehi­cles for desta­bi­liz­ing soci­ety. In the Nazi tract Siege by James Mason, the efforts of some of these mass killers are laud­ed. The bold-faced excerpts in the pas­sage that fol­lows high­light the phi­los­o­phy and motive appar­ent­ly under­ly­ing the endorse­ment of such slaugh­ter.

“How Black is Black Met­al?” by Kevin Coogan; Hitlist; February/March 1999 [Vol­ume One, Num­ber One]. [17]

EXCERPT: . . . . One year lat­er, [Michael] 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 acknowl­edg­ments, 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??!!”

Siege also paid homage to white racist “lone wolf” assas­sins like Mason’s for­mer ANP 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 were 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 extremes against the Sys­tem:

At this point in his­to­ry there were no such things as “inno­cent bystanders.” The degen­er­a­tion and decline of the West had long since passed the point where such ideas had any mean­ing. Now it all boiled down to whether you were work­ing “for” or “against” the Sys­tem, and any­thing which helped fur­ther aug­ment insta­bil­i­ty in soci­ety – no mat­ter what com­er it came from, or what “oppos­ing” (i.e.. Left Wing or Marx­ist) group might be respon­si­ble. The break with con­ser­vatism and “Right-Wingism” (the cat­e­gories most peo­ple invari­ably believe Nazism falls into) had now been made once and for all...Mason will reit­er­ate that he wish­es the best of luck to any­one will­ing to attack the Sys­tem head-on.

For all its crude­ness, Siege echoed Fran­co Freda’s rad­i­cal Evolan call for total social dis­rup­tion in La Dis­in­te­grazione del Sis­tema. . . .

COMMENT: Note that the pub­li­ca­tion of Siege was assist­ed by Adam Par­frey, whose Fer­al House imprint has con­sid­er­able cache in ele­ments of “alter­na­tive cul­ture.” As not­ed in FTR #437 [18], Fer­al House pub­lish­es “counter-cul­ture fas­cist” tracts like The Lords of Chaos, in addi­tion to pro­mot­ing books of inter­est to stu­dents of para-pol­i­tics, such as Amer­i­ca’s polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tions [19]. Fer­al House also caters to Man­son Fam­i­ly affi­ciana­dos and Satanists among oth­er sub­cul­tures. 

As we not­ed in FTR #437. . . . 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. . . .

COMMENT: In a relat­ed con­sid­er­a­tion, Par­frey and his asso­ciate Boyd Rice helped start a web­site called Unpop Art [20], which caters to the “extreme cul­ture” touched on above. Sig­nif­i­cant ele­ments of that cul­ture are overt­ly or qua­si-fascis­tic, with some of them even extolling inci­dents such as the Columbine shoot­ings. [21] The web­site and its oper­a­tors also present mate­r­i­al of inter­est to the Man­son Fam­i­ly accolytes men­tioned above. [22]

Again, we should note that expo­nents of “extreme cul­ture,” such as the Unpop Art crowd should not nec­es­sar­i­ly be viewed as fas­cists per se. They may be moti­vat­ed by degen­er­a­cy rather than ide­ol­o­gy. Per­haps they just have “too many birds on their anten­nae.” 

Nonethe­less, the effect of this sort of thing on the grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple in this soci­ety who aren’t wrapped too tight is to be seri­ous­ly con­tem­plat­ed. If, say, an Adam Lan­za is exposed to this sort of thing, what might be the effect?

The last item for con­sid­er­a­tion here is an inci­dent that took place in Weimar Ger­many and which served to fur­ther desta­bi­lize that imper­iled soci­ety. In the ear­ly 1920’s, a case broke in the Ger­man city of Hanover that shocked and hor­ri­fied the Ger­man cit­i­zen­ry. An osten­si­bly fee­ble-mind­ed gay man named Fritz Haar­mann went on a spree in which he mur­dered more than a hun­dred boys, butcher­ing their corpses and sell­ing the flesh in meat pies. Haar­mann used Hanover police depart­ment ID and a front as a “detec­tive agency” to help per­pe­trate his hor­rors.

In addi­tion to dis­cred­it­ing the nascent gay rights move­ment in Weimar Ger­many, the Fritz Haar­mann episode dis­cred­it­ed the Weimar author­i­ties.

The slaugh­ter of so many young inno­cents inclined peo­ple to won­der how such a thing could have hap­pened and what need­ed to be done to to put things right. 

“We need order! Can’t ANYONE or ANYTHING stop this?” might be an accu­rate encap­su­la­tion of pop­u­lar sen­ti­ment at the time. 

Hav­ing chil­dren mur­dered, par­tic­u­lar­ly at Christ­mas­time no doubt affects Amer­i­cans in a sim­i­lar fash­ion.

Lis­ten to the account pre­sent­ed of the Fritz Haar­mann inci­dent (in the spring of 1987) and com­pare it with what is hap­pen­ing today.

Are some of these school mas­sacres serv­ing as a con­tem­po­rary “Fritz Haar­mann” inci­dent? Are peo­ple echo­ing the cry of the cit­i­zens of Weimar Ger­many? Will the Amer­i­can peo­ple expe­ri­ence the same fate as the Weimar cit­i­zen­ry?

We ana­lyzed the Fritz Haar­mann inci­dent in Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M13, “The Pink Tri­an­gle: Gay Rights, Repro­duc­tive Rights and the Third Reich.”

The two sides of the pro­gram con­tain­ing dis­cus­sion of the Fritz Haar­mann inci­dent are:

Side A:  http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_13a.mp3 [23]

Side B: http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_13b.mp3 [24]

Pre­sen­ta­tion of the Fritz Haar­mann episode begins around 39 min­utes into side A and con­tin­ues into side B.

M13 draws on the book The Pink Tri­an­gle: The Nazi War against Homo­sex­u­als by Richard Plant [25].