COMMENT: In the long For The Record series on WikiLeaks, Pirate Bay and the Arab Spring, we noted that the Pirate Party milieu  in Europe has been the foundation of WikiLeaks’ presence in Sweden and Europe.
Ostensibly “anaarcho/Utopian” in their outlook, the Pirate Bay/Pirate Party milieu has manifested strong fascist and Nazi connections , despite its avowed philosophy.
It now develops that the German Pirate Party itself has been infiltrated by former NPD members. (The NPD is Germany’s top neo-Nazi party.) Both had reached positions of relative influence within the Pirate Party.
It is noteworthy that this comes to light as the “Anonymous” hacking milieu (which overlaps the Pirate Party) has targeted neo-Nazis .
This reinforces the line of inquiry developed in the WikiLeaks series. Far from being the “anarcho/Utopian” entity most of its adherents believe it to be, the Pirate Party/WikiLeaks milieu is far closer to the political outlook dear to Carl Lundstrom, the fascist/Nazi money man  who underwrote Pirate Bay.
EXCERPT: Germany’s upstart Pirate Party is fighting off accusations that right-wing extremists may have infiltrated its ranks, following reports that at least two prominent members once belonged to the far-right National Democratic Party.
Valentin Seipt, a Pirate Party district chairman in Freising, Bavaria resigned earlier this week after the accusation emerged. Matthias Bahner, who is a Pirate Party district council member in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is still in his position, although the party has said it will discuss the issue this month.
The revelations are controversial because the NPD is widely seen as a racist party supporting extreme right-wing stances.
In contrast, the Pirate Party, which recently made big inroads in Berlin’s state elections and is winning increasing support nationwide, portrays itself as a party based on freedom and the protection of civil rights. Recent polls have shown surging figures, with up to nine percent of Germans supporting the Pirates.
According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, Seipt was an NPD member from at least 2007 to 2009 and was, for a time, a deputy district chairman for the NPD. . . .