Look, a few days ago, I was reading a post at Infowars.com. In the comments section of the story, I read a simple post that basically said, "go to resist(dot)com." Below that post, in a reply, another reader stated that, "it smells like COINTELPRO." I decided to check it out for myself.
I went to resist.com and found it to be the WHITE ARYAN RESISTENCE (W-A-R) website which is headed up by a guy named TOM METZGER. Looking further, I discovered that TOM METZGER was a popular member of the "white supremesist," group ARYAN NATION and used W-A-R to spread his message of hate.
In the 1960's, Mr. Metzger was a founding member of the John Birch Society, and according to the NY Times attended numberous anti-communist meetings sponsored by Douglas Aircaft, a major defense contractor in California.
In the 1970's he joined the KKK and became the GRAND DRAGON of the State of CAlifornia where his focus was rounding up illegal immigrants at the border. In 1979, he also became involved with Greg Withrow of the ARYAN YOUTH MOVEMENT aka WHITE POWER SKINHEADS.
From 1979 to 1982 he attempted to enter federal politics in California by running for various federal offices including US rep and Senator of Caifornia. After switching parties from republican to democrat, he even won the Democratic Primary for the US House in 1980, but was disavowed from the party and not allowed to run for office as a democrat because of his public beliefs and racist rhetoric.
In 1988, it was Metzger's SON, John Metzger, afflilated at that time with the WHITE POWER SKINHEADS was contacted by Geraldo Rivera, a known shill for the ADL, and asked to come on his show to discuss Metzger's viewpoints with members of the Black Panthers and the ADL. John Metzger went on Geraldo and was a part of the the rukus that ended in Geraldo getting his nose broken by a flying chair. The show was called SKINHEADS BRAWL 1988. No charges were filed on anyone for their "assault" on Geraldo and other guests.
Also in 1988, two members of the WHITE POWER SKINHEADS, were convicted of MURDERING a black man in Oregon that same year, and their conviction led to a SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER and ADL backed civil suit against Tom Metzger, his son, and the WHITE ARYAN RESISTENCE (W-A-R) that ended in a record breaking $12.5 MILLION verdict against W-A-R. The SPLC and the ADL paid TOM METZGER $45,000 to satisfy the State of California's Homestead Act requirement which allowed Metzger to keep some of the proceeds from the sale of his home which was taken to satisfy the verdict.
According to the SPLC and ADL this record breaking, precedent setting verdict, bankrupted Metzger and ended the W-A-R group, however, if you go to Resist.com you can see for yourself that W-A-R still exists and TOM METZGER is still promoting his hate as a part of that group.
After numerous attempts to spout his hate in public venues AND having those public venues removed by his providers in reaction to his hateful rhetoric, TOM METZGER finally recieved a permanant, and current, spot at TURNER RADIO NETWORK, owned and operated by HAL TURNER, in Temecula, California. Until a few days ago, TOM METZGER did his show, "The Insurgent," from his home in Indiana. However, several days ago, June 25th, 2009, Metzger's home was raided by the BATF. The BATF apperantly found NOTHING incriminating, as he was not arrested and no charges have been filed against him to date. This was another article featured at INFOWARS.com.
HAL TURNER, has had the same sort of politically driven, hate based, career as TOM METZGER. HAL TURNER was a New Jersey coordinator to Pat Buchaanan in his 1992 presidential bid. In 2000, Turner sought but failed to recieve the nomination for the Republican Party in the House race for US Congress.
Hal Turner had also established a friendship with SEAN HANNITY, another known shill for the ADL, and was a routine caller on Hannity's ABC radio show. Hannity, during the Obama election, denied knowing Turner, but then reversed that claim, saying instead, that while Hannity did know Turner, Hannity had banned Turner from calling his shows and that Hannity had never supported Turner's views despite allowing Turner to aspouse those views regularly on his show.
In 2005, it was Turner's group along with a group named, "NATIONAL VANGUARD," that responded to the nationally publicized story of a white boy being MURDERED by a black student at Kingston High School. Turners group along with National Vanguard held a, "rally against hate," demonstartion which was labeled by Turner as a "pro-white/anti-hate," rally which supported hate crimes laws espoused by the ADL and SPLC.
Also in 2005, Turner, listed the names and addresses of 3 judges on his website, and openly called for their murder. No criminal actions were taken against Turner at that time. Again in 2006, Turner called for the MURDER of Jaime Vazquez, a Jersey City counsil member and deputy mayor, for his support of illegal immigration protections, and again, no criminal actions were taken against Turner for his incitement of violence. Later in 2006, Turner said that if the voters in the 2006 election did not act now, he would be forced to MURDER several politicians for their positions on illegal immigration, and their intended policies that if implemented, would "destroy our republic." Again, no actions were taken by law enforcement for his incitement to violence.
In April of 2008, Turner again, called for violence against two politicians in Conneticut. However this time, his incitement to commit violence got him arrested earlier this month. Turner was awaiting extradition to Conneticut to answer for these charges, when Turner was rearrested for subsequent calls for violence against federal judges. His rearrest took pplace on June 24, 2009, one day before the raid on Tom Metzger's home in Indiana by the BATF.
Two years before these arrests, the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER and the ADL both claim that they had PROOF that Hal Turner was working with and was an informant for the FBI, and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. According to the SPLC and the ADL, the group that achieved a record breaking, precedence setting, verdict against Tom Metzger, insisted that they had proof that HAL TURNER, who provides a public venue for TOM METZGER, who both share an active racist hatered for illegal immigrants, was an informant for the FBI and the federal government.
So, we've got connections betweem the SPLC, the ADL, Geraldo Rivera, Sean Hannity, the NY Times, Ayran Nation, W-A-R, illegal immigrants, border violence, the FBI, and the BATF. Hal Turner, who is intimately linked to Tom Metzger through his radio affiliation, as well as being linked through several "white supremesist" groups, and who shares the same anti-government, anti-illegal immigration viewpoints, gets arrested, and a day later the BATF raids Tom Metzger's home.
Additionally, if you go to the Wikipedia sites for Hal Turner AND Tom Metzget, you will find external links to the SPLC and the ADL who have several articles on Both Hal Turner and Tom Metzger touting their exploits and listing their crimes and affiliations with various hate groups. Without the SPCL and the ADL, these people would be virtually unknown, however, through the promotion of these racists by the SPLC and the ADL, these hatemongers are more popular than ever.
Imagine my suprise when I read a story coming out of the NY Times, about a 2 month old case of border violence involving a racist hate group with "white supremesist" links, where the FBI informant and NY Times interviewee is a guy named Merrill METZGER from Redding, California. If you go to Reddings newpaper and read about the story, you'll find that Merrill Metzger decided to end his affilliation to the hate group that has been accused of committing these murders, 3 months before the murders took place. In those stories you will also find statments made by SPLC's research director, Heidi Beirich, about the Miuteman Project.
"We figured for a long time that we were going to get violence out of this movement," she said.
From a Redding california article entitled, "Actions of border activists highlight severe risk factors."
"Her (Heidi Beirich of the SPLC) organization says the number of hate groups nationwide has risen 54 percent since 2000, fueled by opposition to Hispanic immigration and, more recently, by the election of the first black U.S. president and the economic downturn."
Recognize the rhetoric? From MAIC and the Right-wing Extremist Lexicon, maybe?
Now, I don't know, yet, if Merrill Metzger is associated with TOM Metzger, but what I do know is that the SPLC and the ADL set up, Tom Metzger, his son, and Hal Turner. Made them popular above board and under-ground. Gave them negative press on SPLC and ADL publications, yet gave them public venues on Geraldo Rivera's and Sean Hannity's shows, and gave them venues for political menuvering. They Kept these individuals from getting arrested when they committed OBVIOUS crimes and used them to inform for the FBI and federal government. And when it suited the SPLC and ADL, they took these guys down and used them to make political statements and to set precedents regarding hate speech and hate crimes. All classic cases of COINTELPRO operations.
It makes absolute common sense that the SPLC and the ADL would jump on the chance to infiltrate our Minuteman Project, fill it full of SPLC and ADL patsies like Shawna Forde, who conspire to commit crimes in the name of the Minuteman Project, get busted, and then are used by the media to promote SPLC and ADL anti-hate speech laws, and further SPCL and ADL hate crimes legislation. All right in line with the rhetoric used in the documents the SPLC and the ADL provided to the federal, local, and state law enforecement agencies.