HOLDING SUBVERSIVES LIABLE
Rarely, if ever, does the public get to peek into the shadowy would of leftist politics. There hasn't been a major investigation of the Left since the McCarthy Hearings of the early fifties.
But Nationalists are saying that more exposure is needed. Which will lead to prosecution. Which will lead to retribution.
It was uncovered half a century ago that Reds used "cells" of small numbers of activists to meet and carry out their deviltry. Or, they would infiltrate government and private agencies, alike, as "sleepers," to do their dirty work sometimes years after having been planted.
Communists were also adept at setting up stooges, who claimed to be anti-communist, who would attract patriotic sentiment and, then, corrupt or sabotage it. McCarthy found all sorts of communist "fronts," operating in the country, many using the names of patriots and historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln.
By all indications, "cell," "sleeper," "front" and "stooge" operations are still being used.
One bizarre and shadowy outfit is called the Simon Wiesenthal Museum, which claims to support and advance the interests of Jews. So far, it has escaped investigation for criminality and subversion. But, that could be changing.
The Nationalist Movement has probed the involvement of Wiesenthal in a "vast left-wing conspiracy" to undermine the United States Constitution. For instance, Wiesenthal has openly called for abolishing the Bill of Rights and First Amendment, which it claims allows Americans to criticize Jews.
It has pushed for laws which would jail Americans who use words which it finds "offensive" to Jews. And, it has conducted an Internet campaign castigating rightists as "haters."
But just as in the McCarthy Hearings, the trail is often difficult to follow.
Wiesenthal calls someone a "hater." Then, various individuals with surnames such as "Solomon," "Klebold," "Goldman" and "Kinkel" go on shooting rampages against Americans. Coincidence?
The plot thickens. Wiesenthal boasts that it spends large amounts of time and money, gained from donations, on tracking" rightists on the Internet.
It recently listed Unixandria, the Nationalist Library, on its hit-list. Unixandria simply maintains rightist books, databases and Internet resources. Its office is open to the public.
The hit-list, however, includes mostly links to Internet sites which are defunct. Seemingly, with its "vast resources," Wiesenthal would be able to update its information.
But, what if the "defunct" sites were actually "fronts" which Wiesenthal had set up in order to take "pot-shots" at and, then, claim that he had defeated or discredited, in some way? Without a subpoena, who could one ever find out?
A technique used in uncovering business fraud is to check on whether a company is set up as a "thin corporation," meaning that it has no assets, yet it holds itself out to having funds. So, it is setting the public up for a fall.
The targets of Wiesenthal's hit-list seem to be similarly "thin." One, called "Anti-Fag Action," would sound fairly rightist, but it is not only defunct, but no evidence of it ever having existed can be found. No publication, no office, no officials, not even a post office box.
And that goes for about thirty-percent of Wiesenthal's hit-list.
Other pages which are not defunct are fairly crude, depicting photos of World War II dictators, but without any substance, organization or activity. These seem to fall nicely into the "front" category of targets likely put up by Wiesenthal, itself.
But, how can this be? Well, delving deeper uncovers more disturbing information.
One cite on the hit-list is called "banned newsgroups," and, as regular Interneters know, discussion forums using the words "white," "patriot" or "militia" are often zapped by various Internet service providers. However, after going through many sub-links of sub-links of sub-links, the names of the proprietors of "banned newsgroups" are found: Edelman and Weiss.
Another hit-list name is a newspaper which boasts of being "against Israel." But, again, after much searching through links and, even, court records, the spokesman for the organization is found to be: Perstein. A check of past editorials shows that the paper at one point tried to sponsor a Jewish woman named Solomon to run for the Vice Presidency.
One cite on the Wisenthal hit-list refers to an author who claims to be "anti-Semitic," but whose writings are distributed by a New York communist book publisher with a Jewish surname.
So, why is Unixandria listed among false, pseudo and outright "front" listings?
Wiesenthal has been critical of attempts to burn books written by Jewish authors, but seems to want books by patriotic authors to be blacklisted or worse.
As one librarian put it, "They claim they want 'Playboy' in the library because they say the Bible is there and they want people to 'hear all sides.' After they get 'Playboy' in, you find that the Bible is quietly recycled and 'Playboy' is all that is left."
Various governmental agencies had taken up the Wiesenthal tactic of listing Nationalists as "haters" in web sites. The Nationalists, however, used their considerable legal clout to have all such pages removed from the Internet.
But if Wiesenthal is stirring up hate and rancor among its constituents to kill, assault and libel Americans, can they be stopped?
A first order of business should be to expose them. Their hit-list is largely composed of shills and stooges who they stick up in an attempt to convince the public that they are "saving" humanity from the "evil" rightists. But, their hit-list also includes slurs against such sites as "Free Speech," the "First Amendment" and Americanism," some of which may be legitimate pro-majority associations.
Exposure can take place when a maverick grand jury, which has broad investigating powers, decides to subpoena records to determine the links between Wiesenthal and violent high-school rampagers. Showing that they provoked others to hate and kill those on their "enemy list" could result in liability.
A courageous grand jury, for instance, recently subpoenaed records to minority Mayor Willie Brown to document how Brown has been doling out "affirmative action" building contracts to his "Black Caucus" buddies.
Another exposure method could be a Congressional hearing, which could be initiated by any rightist lawmaker. And, private citizens can even hold public hearings of their own, which can command attention and spotlight abuses. Nationalist Secretary Kenneth Schmidt said that Nationalists may launch such probes as part of their upcoming public forums.
So, the practice of setting up a "dummy aiming stake," while not new, can be risky for leftists, particularly when the public gets wind of it.
A man calling himself a "Nationalist" recently set up a "parade" in Washington DC supposedly to show admiration for America's World War II enemies. The event was aborted by the organizer amidst great Wiesenthal clamor against "rightists." However, it was disclosed that the organizer was named Greenbaum, who immediately went back to his "jewelry business."
One investigative reporter has suggested doing a series on Wiesenthal-types who have been "sent over from the left to lead the right," such as Greenbaum. Some such bizarre personages have included Benjamin Freedman, Jordan Gollub, Dan Burros and Frank Collin, all of whom claimed to be rightists, until exposed.
Although the Wiesenthal "hate list" has been called "silly" and "childish" by some, it has been termed "potentially dangerous" and a "lurking assassin," by others.
Wiesenthal confederate Abraham Foxman was set back when his operatives were found to have broken into a police department and pilfered records in an effort to set up a similar "hate-list" against rightists, which fizzled.
Nationalists say that Wiesenthal-types, suffering discredit for their hit-list techniques, may opt to go underground, to use more drastic, violent and illegal methods to push their subversive ends.
"Wiesenthal's unsavory reputation isn't a very pleasant odor around most Americans," said Nationalist Barry Hackney.
But after exposure can come prosecution. And, after prosecution can come retribution.