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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. . . .


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.



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

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