Why Am I Involved? #1
Ah, good question Harold!
My first overt stirrings of racial thought occurred when I was around 10 or 11 years old. My grandmother had been mugged by nigger criminals twice in a fairly short period of time.
I really did not begin to feel an inclination toward political racism (for lack of a better term) until around age 16. (I should also mention that I felt guilty for my racist thoughts around my early - mid teens and underwent a bit of an internal struggle throughout that period.) Around the beginning of my junior year in high school, I began having the first inclinations toward true racial awareness.
While volunteering for the Reagan/Bush campaign (the 'great White hope', you know), I also began reading up on the history of the original Ku Klux Klan. Somewhere in those old books and articles, I came across the names Connie Lynch and J.B. Stoner. Within months thereafter, I became acquainted with the name George Lincoln Rockwell.
Mind you, nigger-hater and budding anti-Jew that I was, I still basically believed the system line in general ways: WWII was necessary; Hitler was an evil man who killed innocent people and tried to take over the whole world; Jews were basically good and only a few bad apples existed among them; the government was still basically 'ours'; the FBI was our friend.......you get the idea....)
It wasn't until 1984 (when I was, give or take, age 17) that I truly became a National Socialist, at least as far as not believing the system lies about the Leader. I read Mein Kampf (in sections, not cover to cover), wore Swastika stick pins to school and preached the gospel of God (the Leader) to any classmates that would listen. Another point to keep in mind here is that there were no visible Skinheads or Nazis in my area at this time. I was about as isolated and odd as a vegetarian at a roadkill cookout. My first look at unretouched racial literature came via some SS Action Group mini posters around the time I was 16.
I joined my first groups in 1986: Bob Miles' Free Association Forum, Ron Pash's Green Guard (pro Qaddafi group centered in Australia), Dave Duke's NAAWP and Pastor Butler's Aryan Nations. I also corresponded with J.B. Stoner (then incarcerated), members of the Detroit SS Action Group and Jim Burford (Chicago ANP).
I was fortunate enough to make the '86 meeting where Blood in the Face was filmed as well as the '87 and '88 Aryan Nations Congresses. Those were also my most active years with the SSAG. We employed every tactic known to the White nationalist movement: literature distribution (both covertly at night and overtly in public settings), rallies, researching known enemies national and local, stickering public signs/lightposts/billboards,
publishing bulletins, educating ourselves through reading standard racialist books, meeting w/ like minded racists and (of course) getting drunk together.
That pretty much sums up my early experiences. I would assume this is all pretty much par for the course in the world of White power politics.
-John from Detroit