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The Jo Cox Assassination: Assist, Greenwald

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turner diaries and hunterCOMMENT: In FTR #888 (among other broadcasts and posts), we noted that Citizen Greenwald ran legal interference for the “leaderless resistance” strategy while working pro bono as an attorney. Most important of his efforts, in our opinion, was his work defending the National Alliance against a suit that alleged that the group’s advocacy of racist violence inspired attacks on two Latino day laborers.

We noted–and repeat again–that the National Alliance’s books and literature are specifically intended as instruction materials, designed to motivate “lone-wolf” killers. Thanks to Citizen Greenwald, the National Alliance was relieved of any possible burden of civil liability in cases where their material achieved the desired goal–murder and mayhem.

Thomas Mair, the accused killer of British MP Jo Cox, obtained a fair amount of material from the National Alliance and that material appears to have assisted in the commission 0f the crime.

Borrowing a term from the sporting world, we might give Citizen Greenwald an “assist” in this act.

We note, again, that this is NOT the criminalization of free speech. The legal aspects of this are discussed at greater length here.

“Thomas Mair, Alleged Killer of British MP Jo Cox, Was a Longtime Supporter of the neo-Nazi National Alliance” by Hatewatch Staff; Southern Poverty Law Center Hatewatch; 6/16/2016.

. . . . Her alleged killer is Thomas Mair, 52. According to eyewitness accounts, which are still under investigation, Mair was armed with a knife and a gun, either antique or homemade, and may have shouted “Britain First” when he attacked Cox, a possible reference to the far right Britain First party, whose leader, Paul Golding, is a former member of the white nationalist British National Party. The Daily Telegraph reported that Mair’s brother claimed Mair has a “history of mental illness,” and neighbors called him a “loner,” but he also has a long history with white nationalism.

According to records obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center Mair was a dedicated supporter of the National Alliance (NA), the once premier neo-Nazi organization in the United States, for decades. Mair purchased a manual from the NA in 1999 that included instructions on how to build a pistol.

Mair, who resides in what is described as a semi-detached house on the Fieldhead Estate in Birstall, sent just over $620 to the NA, according to invoices for goods purchased from National Vanguard Books, the NA’s printing imprint. Mair purchased subscriptions for periodicals published by the imprint and he bought works that instruct readers on the “Chemistry of Powder & Explosives,” “Incendiaries,” and a work called “Improvised Munitions Handbook.” Under “Section III, No. 9” (page 125) of that handbook, there are detailed instructions for constructing a “Pipe Pistol For .38 Caliber Ammunition” from components that can be purchased from nearly any hardware store.

The NA may be best-known for the work of its now-deceased founder, William Pierce, a former physics professor who also wrote racist novels. One, The Turner Diaries, tells the post-apocalyptic fictional story of a white man fighting in a race war that may have provided inspiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. . . .

Discussion

3 comments for “The Jo Cox Assassination: Assist, Greenwald”

  1. Just wondering how the SPLC would get these records from the NA? By subpoena or do they have inside contact? If subpoena how did that work outside of a lawsuit? Kudos to them for obtaining this information, but puzzled as to why the NA would be seemingly so free with providing it.

    Posted by Sampson | June 22, 2016, 5:19 am
  2. agent provacateur? To slow leave momentum?

    Posted by GK | June 23, 2016, 7:18 pm
  3. @GK–

    Probably just a fascist expressing his “free speech,” as Greenwald would put it.

    Best,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | June 23, 2016, 7:56 pm

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