Taylor Michael Wilson, armed Missouri neo-Nazi Amtrak attacker

Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri was arrested in Furnas County, Nebraska, on October 22 after pulling the emergency stop and attempting to derail an eastbound Amtrak train near Oxford, Nebraska. Wilson was armed with multiple handguns when he entered the train’s engine room and began “playing with the controls” in the engineer’s seat. Wilson reportedly shouted “I’m the conductor now, bitch” when confronted by Amtrak staff.

When arrested, aside from multiple handguns and a backpack full of knives, tools and a gas mask, Wilson also had business cards from the Michigan-based neo-Nazi National-Socialist Movement, and the Alabama-based Covenant Nation Church, whose gospel claims Jewish people are devils and that the “Lost Tribes of Israel” are white Americans. The Christian Nationalist movement is tied to assassinations of doctors that perform abortions, clinic bombings, racially-motivated attacks, and the Sovereign Citizen and Patriot militia movements. Wilson’s cousin and roommate is quoted in the affidavit as saying Wilson expressed desire to kill black people and he went to Charlottesville, VA with “alt-right Neo-Nazis”, and that the group was responsible for putting up “Whites Only” signs in restaurants around St Louis.

According to the affidavit, a search of Wilson’s cell phone turned up photos and video of a banner that matches this banner tweeted by @AltRightSTL on August 9th, it was also tweeted with an Identity Evropa hashtag by a now-suspended account named “Fashy_Positivity” / @JohnathonMcste1. This account not only claimed to be in Charlottesville with Identity Evropa, and that “racist skinheads” hijacked the march, but it stopped tweeting the day before Wilson’s arrest.

On July 7 2018, in Lincoln, NE federal court, Wilson will formally change his plea to guilty. His attorney Jerry Sena told reporters this plea will keep the case from going to trial, as he and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office work on a plea deal, which will allow Wilson to face a lesser set of charges. Wilson was initially charged in Nebraska with “felony criminal mischief” and use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and later released on 10% of a $100,000 bond, listing his parent’s St Charles home at 3208 Lightfoot Drive as his address.

His parents originally attested that Taylor lived with his cousin but they didn’t know where. It was later discovered Taylor and his cousin Andrew Olney lived in a home owned by Taylor’s parents.

Wilson was charged in Nebraska federal court with “terrorism attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and against mass transportation systems.” Wilson was again arrested on December 23 2017, when his home was searched after Olney spoke with the feds, and a false wall was discovered behind a refrigerator containing more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, “white supremacy documents and paperwork,” handmade shields, tactical vest, gunpowder, drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, and a “pressure plate” that was described as a device commonly used to construct an improvised explosive device. Wilson’s father turned over body armor and 15 rifles and pistols that belonged to his son, two of which carry separate charges. An unregistered automatic rifle, 7.62x25mm Tokarev PPS43-C and the other being an unregistered short-barrelled rifle which is really a 9mm Scorpion EVO 3 with a stock attached.

The Scorpion manufacturer says attaching a stock or something intended to be used as a stock to the pistol “constitutes the making of a short-barreled rifle which requires registration with ATF.”

The false wall was described as well-concealed with trim intact. Here is an earlier photo from a realty website listed as the same address for Taylor Wilson and Andrew Olney in the affidavit, 210 Reservoir Ave, the home owned by Michael D and Ann S Wilson. The home they claimed to not know their son or nephew were living in before Wilson’s arrest. Olney attested that the two moved in to the home in June 2017.

Taylor, left, in an untucked adobe button-up, was photographed at an anti-Muslim hate rally organized by the hate group Act for America on June 10, 2017 in St Charles. (Photo credit: Heather De Mian / @MissJupiter1957) Act for America is intertwined with top-level US government officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The president of Act for America brags about her “direct line” to Trump in fundraising emails.

Kansas Christian Nationalists on Trial in Crusader Militia Bomb Plot

Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights. Stein also faces a weapons-related charge and Wright has an additional charge of lying to the FBI. The three militia members are accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex primarily housing Somali refugees and immigrants in the southwest Kansas town of Garden City. The three Boomer generation white men, who were indicted in October 2016, have pleaded not guilty.

Their plan was to detonate bombs at the residential complex and open fire on survivors on November 9th 2016, one day after the US presidential election.

The Garden City apartment complex had about 120 residents at the time of the plot, and that one of the units was allocated for use as a mosque for residents, many of whom worked in the slaughterhouse and meat packing plants in Garden City and Liberal, in what is referred to as the ‘meatpacking triangle’ of Kansas. Packinghouses in the U.S. have relied on the underpaid labor of immigrants for generations.

Wright, Stein, and Allen plotted their murders in an old and rusty half-cylindrical Quonset hut in Wright, KS, a few miles from Dodge City. It is claimed the three were members of the Crusaders Militia and had stockpiled weapons and ammo in Wright, with explosives in Liberal, about 90 miles away. The Crusaders Militia takes its name from the medieval Catholic Crusades of the Holy Roman Empire. Modern references put heavy emphasis of how the crusaders slaughtered Muslims in the name of the Catholic church. Members of the Crusaders Militia referred to Somalia Muslims as an “invading horde,” an “infestation,” and “cockroaches” and casually used the N-word. In jury selection on March 20th, 2018, the defense dismissed prospective jurors if they had objections to racist language. That’s a good method for stacking a jury with racists to find other racists innocent of planning racially and religiously motivated mass murder.

Defense attorneys argued the case is “uniquely political” because much of the anticipated evidence is in reaction to the 2016 presidential election. They contended the case will require jurors to weigh evidence regarding whether the alleged conduct constitutes the crimes charged, or whether it is constitutionally protected speech and assembly and implicates the right to bear arms.

The defense attorneys are trying to claim attempts at a localized genocide as justified action because three white men had to endure the existence of people that didn’t look like themselves in a 100-mile radius. This is the basis of the “white genocide” myth which props up attempts at white ethnostates.

Since the arrests of the Crusader Militia, approximately 200 Somalis from Liberal have moved north to Garden City to show the community they are not threatened by Christian nationalists.

Omaha slumlords, Sovereign Citizens and Christian Nationalists

A self-described “free inhabitant,” Paul John Hansen represents himself in court, signing legal documents “Lawyer / Counsel without the United States.” (2011 Photo by Bill Kelly, NET News)

 

 

PART ONE

“He doesn’t have a driver’s license. He lives in Omaha and owns his vehicle. Paul Hansen doesn’t register it with Douglas County. If stopped for a traffic violation he’ll explain to the police officer that he “doesn’t use one.” His next step is to ask if the officer has “any evidence this land is owned by the United States of America. Do you understand that if you issue me a ticket you will be on the witness stand and you will have to produce that evidence?”” writes KVNO News in 2011 on Paul Hansen’s rising prominence in Christian nationalist and anti-tax circles. Hansen was indicted on federal mail fraud in 2014 linked to a Florida man convicted in 2006 of tax evasion and fraud by means of concealing wealth in churches.

Hansen owns multiple rundown rental properties in north Omaha that he refuses to make basic repairs on, or pay the applicable property taxes. In the last decade at least two of his properties were condemned and torn down by order of the city of Omaha. Residents point out water heaters with thick rust, non-working toilets, and doors without locks which were jammed shut with steak knives as the only means of security. One former tenant signed over their Social Security Insurance checks to cover rent, a predatory act in which Hansen was later sued for in federal court. Hansen is a slumlord and a right-wing ideologue exploiting low-income people for profit. Hansen isn’t an anomaly either. In Atlanta, a wealthy group of well-known white nationalists run a “gentrification gang” as Atlanta anti-fascists call them.

In Omaha, Hansen is a familiar figure in the Douglas County courthouse because he routinely ignores or challenges citations for building code violations on his rental properties. The Nebraska Supreme Court issued an injunction in 2014 for him to stop practicing unlicensed law, and he’s been spotted at the courthouse twice already in 2018, according to tips sent to the antifaneb@riseup.net email.

Broadly, Hansen calls himself a “free inhabitant” or a sovereign citizen, a far-right movement often found overlapping with white separatist militia movements and Christian doomsday cults.

More specifically, Paul Hansen personally does not believe most U.S. laws apply to him based on his religion and interpretations of constitutional law, and obscure 18th-century Ordinances. Cops and court officials come into contact with these people most commonly in forms of protesting vehicle registration laws, traffic and permit citations, or the filing of civil suits and property liens.

It was a series of property liens Hansen fraudulently filed that eventually got him 18 months in federal prison on two accounts of contempt of court; the larger federal mail fraud charges resulted in a hung jury and the retrial was dismissed without prejudice. Hansen filed the false lien claims in an attempt to prevent the federal seizure of property held by Kent Hovind, the convicted Florida preacher that operated an anti-evolution theme park/church called Dinosaur Adventure Land, “a place where dinosaurs and the Bible meet.” Hovind made Hansen a trustee of his church, Creation Science Evangelism, that believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible which says Earth was made in seven days roughly 6000 years ago. The two of them exchanged letters while Hovind was incarcerated and conspired to obstruct the seizing of land by way of falsified document. The pair obviously did not understand jail mail is not confidential.

Hansen is not the first or only sovereign citizen in Nebraska. In fact, the 1980s were a boom time for the movement. Civic libertarian tax-protesters and heavily armed white separatist militias cropped up all over.

In Cairo, Nebraska in 1984, Arthur Kirk, a farmer with sympathies for a local sovereign militia was killed in a gun fight with SWAT after threatening county sheriffs trying to serve legal papers from a bank. He died behind a sandbag barricade with a modified fully automatic AR-15, wearing a gas mask, a steel helmet, and his face painted in night camouflage. The local bank alleged he made hundreds of thousands of dollars in unaccounted livestock sales.

The Posse Comitatus was a right-wing extremist group started by a neo-Nazi in Portland, Oregon with over two dozen chapters in the U.S., one being an 80-acre armed compound near Rulo, Nebraska that housed a doomsday prepper death-cult led by Michael Ryan. The Posse Comitatus supported Arthur Kirk’s fight against the tyranny of the banks and police. Posse Comitatus claimed the true intent of the country’s founders was to establish a Christian republic where the individual was sovereign, and that the Republic’s first duty was to promote, safeguard, and protect the Christian faith. They saw farmers as the victims of a Jewish-led, communist-supported conspiracy that had infiltrated the government. They thought the conspiracy would rob the farmer of his land through manipulation of land values, grain prices and credit. Once they controlled the land, Posse Comitatus thought it would control the food supply too. In Rulo, Michael Ryan proceeded over polygamist weddings, thefts of farm equipment, and carried out ritual torture, bestiality, and murder. He died in 2015 of natural causes while serving a commuted death row sentence for the grisly murders of a 5-year-old boy and 26-year-old man living on the farm. Michael Ryan was an embodiment of the white Sharia meme thirty years early.

In 2015, Donna Marie Kozak, a sovereign citizen living in the Omaha suburb of La Vista, Nebraska was convicted in federal court of tax evasion, tax fraud, and filing false liens on properties owned by a federal judge, U.S. district attorneys, IRS investigators, and for sending harassing messages to IRS agents. Kozak was essentially trolling federal agents in retaliation for her initial tax evasion arrest.

To authorities, this form of trolling protest –filing fraudulent tax returns or falsifying documents to obstruct the collection of property taxes or property seizure, or filing civil lawsuits for petty reasons– is called “paper terrorism” to add extra weight on what is otherwise just the gaming of a bureaucracy for fun and profit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sovereigns have manufactured their own license plates and identification cards indicating they are citizens of a self-proclaimed “republic,” and have even created otherwise fictional Native American tribes, or claimed non-existent enrollment with real tribes. One high profile example is the former Pussycat Dolls singer Kaya Jones, as she claimed generational Apache enrollment. The blonde Canadian pop singer claimed the “Indigenous” seat on the privately-funded National Diversity Coalition for Trump. These claims all fall apart under minimal scrutiny, but to the traffic cop’s first glance, the counterfeit plates and documents often appear legitimate.

The feds and the ADL consider the Sovereign Citizen movement as a potential source of “domestic terrorism.” The ADL lists sovereigns as an extremist group willing to use vigilante courts to “wage war against the government using ‘paper terrorism’ to intimidate government officials.”

Hansen says to KVNO News, “my view is there are no written laws in place to govern free inhabitants. There’s the jury of twelve and there’s God’s word,” he explained.

The ‘jury of twelve’ often referred to is a commonlaw jury convened by ‘free citizens’ rather than by a court system put in place by federal and state law.

Since the day before Hansen’s sentencing in 2015, and up to and beyond their release from prison, Hansen and Hovind have discussed on Youtube and on t heir respective blogs about convening such a court to hold their perceived enemies in the IRS responsible for putting them in jail. They want to exact revenge. By the power of whatever bizarre bureaucratic oversight god, Hansen and Hovind actually shared a cell for three months when their sentences overlapped.

Whenever he can get away with it, Hansen does not pay federal income or local property taxes. Sales taxes are trickier, since they are added to the cost of a purchase, but Hansen says he has convinced some retailers he qualifies as being exempt for paying them on some big ticket items.

Every one of his challenges to local, state and federal law rise from a set of complex political beliefs built on a complex interpretation of the Ordinance of the Northwest Territory of 1787 and the Articles of Confederation ratified by the original thirteen colonies in 1781.

“Article four in the Articles of the Confederation gives you two choices,” he explained during a lengthy conversation. “You can live your life as a free inhabitant or as a citizen. Now the word citizen means subject. So the moment I step on US land I become a US citizen, a US subject. The moment you step on my land you become my subject.” Hansen goes into much greater detail on his website. Hansen also consults and sells his self-developed legal philosophies, in spite of that Supreme Court injunction meant to stop him from doing so.

Sovereign citizens are the Boomer antecedent to Reddit “anarcho” capitalists. They take anarchist ideas against authority and add a self-excluding addendum that allows them to be exclusionary, coercive, abusive, patriarchal, violent, selfish children. “No gods, no masters” becomes “My way or the toll highway.”

 

Daniel Kleve: Nebraska White Supremacist Who Praises Violence Poses Unique Challenges to Campus Free Speech

REPOST NEWSWEEK Michael Edison Hayden On 2/13/18 at 12:16 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/nebraska-white-supremacist-unique-challenges-campus-free-speech-804442
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) receives messages and phones calls about Daniel Kleve all the time these days. The 23-year-old undergraduate biochemistry major is a white supremacist who is overtly racist and dangerous, his classmates say. They don’t want to share classes with him, they don’t want to bump into him in a dining hall—they don’t want to see the tawny-haired man on campus ever again.

Antifascist Action Nebraska, a local group that has developed a national reputation among activists for the relentlessness with which it tracks the movements of white supremacists, published a video of Kleve speaking with other extremists on Google Hangout, and it went viral last week, further inflaming the sense of outrage about him.

“Just because I dress like a normie—a regular person—doesn’t mean I don’t love violence,” Kleve said to a group of peers regarding his ambitions as a white supremacist. “Trust me. I want to be violent. Trust me. Really violent.”

Kleve, who is fond of posting selfies with guns to social media, also said that “now is not the right time” for violence, and he has argued that the edited video took his words out of context—but the language spoke for itself to students who were already concerned about him and his demonstrable connections to neo-Nazi groups. Hundreds of students demanding Kleve’s expulsion gathered on campus grounds to stage a protest on Wednesday of last week, adding a physical presence to what was already a sustained campaign of activism.

The question about what to do with the increasingly isolated Kleve is emblematic of a larger issue facing colleges across the country. Even though the era of so-called alt-right politics that arose during the populist campaign of Donald Trump has shown signs of fracturing, it has emboldened a small but not insignificant number of young, white men to come forward with white supremacist or neo-Nazi beliefs. As this is happening, women, minorities and other communities that are threatened by the political goals of such men are becoming more sensitive to their presence, and demanding that schools take action to protect them. Young white supremacists were tied to a number of murders last year, further complicating the issue. The situation is a complex one, and it poses challenges to both administrators and to advocates of free speech.

Samantha Harris, a researcher with Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), told Newsweek that the question of whether to expel an extremist like Kleve is typically drawn along one line: All political beliefs should be tolerated in academia, but “actual harassment is not protected speech.” By “actual harassment,” Harris said she meant anything that prohibits someone from receiving a normal education.

In the case of Kleve, the university told Newsweek it was not clear he had made any threats against a specific student or students. But his classmates have told Newsweek that Kleve made them feel uneasy because they believed him to be capable of unleashing violence at any time. Additionally, Calvin Scott, 19, Kleve’s former roommate at an off-campus housing facility, and Scott’s friend, Jackie Schneider, 20, told Newsweek that Kleve made violent threats against people of color—generally and also about specific individuals. Both Scott and Schneider are people of color themselves, but neither of them are UNL students. Kleve has denied making such threats. UNL campus police told Newsweek that Kleve currently represented an active investigation, but declined to elaborate any further about what it entailed.

The issue is tricky for UNL to navigate for reasons beyond the obvious. Politicians in the Republican-dominated state have been fiercely critical of the school for what they perceive to be its mistreatment of conservatives. The state is currently reviewing a bill surrounding campus free speech, for example, one of several similar measures being examined throughout the country. The Nebraska measure, Legislative Bill 718, introduced by state Senator Steve Halloran of Hastings, would force schools like UNL to create a “Committee on Free Expression” to provide an annual incident report to state residents about free speech matters. Critics say the bill, which was issued in response to a graduate student and lecturer who gave the finger to a student who was recruiting for a conservative group, is intended to amplify only voices of Republican students on campus. In response to the incident, UNL will not renew a contract to teach issued to the graduate student who made the gesture.

In addition to this, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents has adopted its own policies to delineate areas where certain kinds of speech are permissible on campus. “When people want to censor viewpoints that people don’t like, universities have to step in and protect free speech,” Harris of FIRE argued to Newsweek, referring to both right- and left-leaning viewpoints. FIRE has defended not only conservative viewpoints on campus, but wrote a letter criticizing UNL for the way it treated the graduate student and lecturer caught up in the scandal.

Adding to UNL’s headache with Kleve is that Nebraska is a racially homogenous state. It’s nearly 90% white, according to census data. UNL said it has worked to strengthen diversity on campus, and boasted an enrollment of 3,173 minority undergraduate students in 2017, or 15.1 percent of the undergraduate total. It might not seem like very much compared to other state schools in the country, but it represents the most diverse student body in the university’s 149-year history. The growing scandal surrounding Kleve—who called himself “the most active white nationalist in the Nebraska area”—not only undercuts those gains in recruitment, but potentially puts existing minority students at risk of danger, according to critics.

“Trust me. Really violent.”

The students who claim Kleve is a danger to others argue that the school should be looking at his history to understand their concerns. He appeared in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12 in a contingent with Vanguard America, the white supremacist group whose followers included James Fields, the man charged with murdering antiracist activist Heather Heyer in a brutal car-ramming incident. He also posted photos of himself next to an Atomwaffen flag in 2017. Atomwaffen is a neo-Nazi group that has garnered headlines for being linked to a number of murders. Kleve told me he has “publicly disavowed” Atomwaffen, and no longer belongs to any white supremacist groups, but as recently as this year, he was posting white supremacist slogans on Facebook, and endorsing “the Order,” a fictional collective depicted in the neo-Nazi propaganda book The Turner Diaries.

In the book, “the Order” slaughtered Jews, non-whites and other minorities in part of a make-believe race war. The book was admired by terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and David Copeland, a British man who murdered three people in a bombing campaign that was targeted at minorities in 1999. Keegan Hankes, an intelligence analyst with Southern Poverty Law Center, told Newsweek that people “should be concerned” about violence when dealing with those who associate with Vanguard America and Atomwaffen, even peripherally.

“Everyone has to remember that this ideology is founded on building a white ethnostate,” Hankes said. “They believe that they are fighting for the survival of the white race.”

Scott, who lived with Kleve from mid-October to the start of December 2017, told Newsweek that Kleve had an AR-15 assault rifle that he kept in a common area of their apartment. Schneider, Scott’s friend, said she saw the weapon as well but thought it was a shotgun. (She admitted to not knowing much about firearms, while Scott claimed to have a better understanding of them.) Scott also told Newsweek that Kleve kept a pistol “on him.” Nebraska is an open-carry state, and Lincoln Police confirmed to Newsweek that Kleve would be legally allowed to carry a weapon outside of campus. Kleve told Newsweek that his guns were purchased legally but would not elaborate on how many he owns, or their makes and models. He denied owning an AR-15, but declined to answer whether he owned any similar weapons that could be mistaken for one.

Scott said he didn’t report to the police about threats Kleve made because he didn’t trust them to do their job, but he reported his roommate to the housing complex, asking for a separation. A report issued by the administration of their housing complex and given to Newsweek confirmed that Scott had expressed “concerns” about his roommate at the time he lived with Kleve. Their relationship ended when Kleve moved out. Kleve claimed Scott was making up stories about him.

“Nothing has changed,” Leslie Reed, a spokesperson for the school, told Newsweek while students were protesting Kleve’s presence, regarding their hesitancy to remove him from UNL.

The University of Nebraska can’t “discriminate against someone for having unpopular political beliefs,” she said previously.

“I can’t wait to graduate so that I can get out of everyone’s hair”

Students who spoke to Newsweek about Kleve, who frequently boasts about what he believes to be his talents as a propagandist, suggested that his tactics are having the opposite of their intended impact. Kleve is not only failing to make recruiting in-roads for his cause, the students claimed, but his views have made him into a pariah on campus. On Saturday, for example, the Nebraska’s men’s basketball team waged a protest against his presence before their game with Rutgers. The men wore T-shirts that read, “Hate Will Never Win.” Student athletes across campus, in fact, have used their influence to condemn Kleve, and a search for his name on Twitter will turn up what looks like a deluge of disgust from fellow classmates.

Harris of FIRE argued to Newsweek that condemnation and debate is the best way to deal with a student like Kleve, so long as he was not harassing or endangering specific students. “The best way to combat [white supremacist advocacy] is with more speech and better ideas.” But because of Kleve’s apparent racist fixation with violence, he potentially represents a different case than other “alt-right” figures who have stirred protest on campuses.

One similar case to Kleve’s is that of Mark Daniel Neuhoff, a 27-year-old graduate student in Virginia Tech’s English department. Neuhoff’s presence on campus sparked a massive outcry in the fall semester of 2017. Posts from Neuhoff’s Facebook account that appeared to endorse white supremacy, Hitler and the Nazi application of “Jewish stars” during World War II were leaked by a local antifascist group. Students were outraged when they saw them, and their feelings were complicated by the fact that Neuhoff taught undergraduates in his capacity as a teacher’s assistant.

Virginia Tech told Newsweek that following relentless protests and phone calls, the administration and Neuhoff came to a quiet agreement that he would no longer teach there. Since that time, Neuhoff has become an outcast. He said he was grateful for the way the administration handled his case, but expressed feelings of despair and loneliness in describing his time in school there. He suggested that colleagues had ostracized him and severed all ties.

He told Newsweek that he was actually a “paleoconservative monarchist” and not a white supremacist, despite his posts appearing to praise Hitler, and claimed that his views were taken out of context. He also complained that the posts that appeared to many students to be deeply anti-Semitic were made on a locked feed, and that antifascist activists had infiltrated his account.

“It’s made me feel extremely unwelcome and I can’t wait to graduate so that I can get out of everyone’s hair and they can get out of mine,” he told Newsweek about the atmosphere of his education.

While Neuhoff longs to make an exit from academia, others on the far-right are eager to make inroads there, but so far with extremely limited success. Matthew Heimbach of Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP), a small but active neo-Nazi group, is attempting to start a college speaking tour called “National Socialism or Death” at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville later this month. He told Newsweek that the point of the exercise is to find common ground with “conservatives and socialists.” As with rallies staged by white supremacist Richard Spencer, though, protesters of the event are expected to outnumber his supporters. Heimbach argued that he was doing it to argue for a “safe space for fascists” in academia, but it is also unclear that fascist beliefs are really treated with any intolerance by administrators. Students like Neuhoff and Kleve are isolated, but they are also enrolled.

White supremacist speaking events come at a time when the movement is aggressively papering propaganda across American colleges. The Anti-Defamation League has documented 346 incidents of white supremacist propaganda appearing on campuses since the start of the 2016 school year, including “fliers, stickers, banners, and posters.” The incidents span 216 campuses across 44 states. Andrew Oswalt, a graduate student at Oregon State University, drew headlines for being arrested last month for a July 2017 incident in which he and other white men allegedly placed racist bumper stickers on the backs of cars, but those who monitor the far right argue that he may be an exception to the rule. Most white supremacists who target campuses do so because they feel excluded from campus life, and dismissed by intellectuals generally speaking, rather than the other way around.

The far right is a busy but ultimately small online community, at least when it comes to people who don’t operate anonymously. Neuhoff is Facebook friends with Kleve and interacts with him from time to time. He said that while Kleve is more involved with “what people call white nationalism, national socialism, and the pro-white cause in general,” he identifies with Kleve because of the degree to which they’ve been alienated from their peers in a left-leaning environment.

“Our cases are the same,” Neuhoff argued to Newsweek about Kleve. “We have views other people don’t like and they’re taking things out of context or using any possible tactic to cause us harm while trying to convince people we are violent.”

But two substantial differences exist between the complaints about Kleve and Neuhoff. Neuhoff told Newsweek that he never belonged to a white supremacist or neo-Nazi group. During the violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that Saturday afternoon in August, for example, he said that he was in church. (Neuhoff is in the process of converting to Christian Orthodox after having grown up in a non-religious household.) Also, he said he doesn’t own any guns.

“The student’s viewpoint — however hateful and intolerant it is — is also protected by the First Amendment.”

Justin Myers, 18, a freshman business student at UNL and a self-described conservative, told Newsweek that while he wasn’t sure if Kleve had done enough to be “legally kicked off campus” in terms of his praise of violence, he would feel uncomfortable being anywhere near him in class.

Myers also argued that there was a difference between the campus debates about free speech between conservatives and leftists, and the threat of overt neo-Nazism. “These guys hate our system of government and the freedoms we have,” Myers said.

But for the school’s administration, Kleve is being treated like any other student.

“I have heard from many of you in our community and beyond, calling for this student to be removed from campus based on concern for safety and outright disgust and rejection of the ideologies represented,” school Chancellor Ronnie Green wrote, acknowledging that he himself “categorically rejects” such viewpoints. “The student’s viewpoint — however hateful and intolerant it is — is also protected by the First Amendment.”

Kleve, for his part, changed his tone dramatically when speaking to Newsweek via text message as the controversy on campus unfolded last week. Initially, Kleve came across as dismissive, mocking journalism, but as time went on and the controversy over his captured remarks about violence grew, his tone both to Newsweek and on social media evolved into something much more personal and anxious. He said that he valued his education, and looked forward to becoming a doctor.

“I have never claimed to be perfect,” Kleve wrote on Facebook while criticizing a local news article that mentioned him being arrested at the age of 17 for possession of marijuana. “I lived in different foster homes from the moment of my birth and grew up in a degenerate environment.”

As he posted those remarks, the anger about him only seemed to grow online.

“EXPEL DAN KLEVE,” a woman wrote on Twitter late Thursday morning after the school had posted its explanation for not taking action. “Get rid of Dan Kleve,” another female student pleaded a few hours later on the site. Fifteen minutes after that, a male student piped in: “Kleve is in violation of the student code of conduct. He should be removed for the safety of all.”

Kleve finally acknowledged on his Twitter account on Monday what he would not tell Newsweek in multiple conversations over text message: The sustained campaign to expel him, the local news reports on his situation and the silent treatment he had received from other classmates had driven him to the point of despair.

“I feel exactly how my enemy wants me to feel,” Kleve wrote in the context of saying that he would not give up his politics. “Alone, powerless, and void of any hope for the future.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Neo-Nazi Safe Space

University of Nebraska-Lincoln are aware they have a campus neo-Nazi problem. This is not disputed. They are “aware of the situation” with Daniel Kleve, a 23 year old junior biology major, and have reaffirmed this awareness in email and phone calls many times since August 19, 2017, a week after Dan Kleve attended the deadly “Unite the Right” rally. UNL knew six days after he was photographed with other Vanguard America members attacking someone from a group of anti-racist clergy with his large metal flashlight on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. UNL knew there was an armed self-identifying neo-Nazi on campus planning revenge on students he suspected had alerted the administration.

 

In a Google Hangouts video chat hosted by Blake Lucca, Kleve tells the others “Trust me, I want to be violent. Trust me. Really violent. But now is not the time. So we need to build ourselves up. We need to be disciplined … so that when the time comes, we can, you know, do what needs to be done basically.”

UPDATE
UNL STUDENTS ORGANIZED AGAINST HATE ON CAMPUS. EVENT DETAILS FOR WEDNESDAY FEB 7 follow on twitter @UNLagainstHate and the hashtag #notatUNL. Daily Nebraskan coverage of the large rally.

 

The UNL administration looked the other way and hoped everyone else would too. University of Nebraska is aware it is putting students and the city of Lincoln at risk by doing nothing to address a student organizing others for violence and advocating for racist genocide.

UNL has taken such a stance because they are afraid, but not of Daniel. They are afraid of the backlash they received from the governor and state legislators about the more palatable young conservative group Turning Point USA getting “harassed” by a grad student for tabling stale piss Reaganomics during a recruiting drive. The University fired the student-lecturer for expressing an opinion after a pressure campaign by TP USA; both the news director and chief communication and marketing officers resigned.

On September 12, one month after the Unite the Right, the Lincoln city council proposed a resolution against hate. Two people spoke against the resolution: Katie Mullen, the TP USA student that cost three people their jobs, and Dan Kleve “who identifies himself with the white nationalist movement.” Mullen said she fears police could “come to my door for standing up for freedom.”

UNL is outright protecting a violent self-identifying white nationalist because they’re scared of bad press backlash from some young republicans.
Dan Kleve posing in front of his neighbor’s window. His lapel pin is the algiz rune, or z-rune, representing Generation Z, which the alt-right not-so-euphemistically calls Generation Zyklon after the cyanide fumigant gas used in Nazi death camps.

Daniel met David Duke, the former Louisiana state representative and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in Charlottesville during the Unite the Right.

Always punch Nazis? Absolutely.

Diversity of tactics? Definitely.

Richard Spencer was punched on January 20, 2017 because he was on a street corner surrounded by fawning mainstream media during a major event. It was a punch of opportunity, but it wasn’t the first or only attack. In fact, the moments before the punch heard ’round the world, Spencer explained some of the other tactics used against him: “We expect protesters with their Silly String or something like that, but we’ve entered this new world.” Likewise, strategic attacks against neo-fascist infrastructure are often overlooked or unseen for their lack of sensationalism. When a neo-Nazi is punched, it gives them the veil of victimhood and with it comes pity money and another platform. However, if the ground work is set and the fundraising and media platforms have already removed them or are otherwise restrictive to those spreading hate, the self-imposed victimization only projects their base weakness. When you punch a Nazi, the whole world punches with you.

“Power is now in infrastructure” as Invisible Committee put it in To Our Friends. It is not as easy to overthrow infrastructure like it is kings and dictators. Infrastructure doesn’t drink poison or fall from bullets. It is, however, easier to blockade chokepoints of capitalist infrastructure. Applying anti-capitalist tactics used against resource extraction infrastructure to also hem up and deplatform fascist activity and funding is another prong in anti-fascist work. Pressure campaigns have seen success in pushing the tech sector to act in refusing to provide platforms for hate.

Daniel Kleve’s deplatformed list is a long one. Beginning with an exit poll interview he gave to Norfolk’s Nebraska News Channel that he claims got him fired from a job at Coca-Cola, ironic given Coke’s favorable proximity to the Third Reich. Whether it was his poor work ethic or opinions that got him fired, it was only the first. The gaming chat platform Discord, which Unicorn Riot claimed “most, or all, of the organizations involved in Unite the Right actively use Discord in their everyday work, the platform has been described as having a monopoly on the internal communications of the modern white supremacist movement.” Kleve’s previous chat servers and handle on Discord were deleted after it was leaked he wanted to “go Turner Diaries” on fellow students. (A reference to the 1978 novel about militant white separatists starting a race war, authored by Holocaust denier William Pierce.)

Kleve lost his Twitter account @racialtheocracy after the recognition ADL gave to the Facebook hate group he operated under the same name. Kleve was removed from IndieGoGo for raising a little money to attend the Unite the Right, and was twice removed from Paypal. The alt-right parallel to GoFundMe called “GoyFundMe” lost their webhost for promotion of hate groups, and with it Kleve and many others lost their donations that was potentially just a front for a Spanish shipping container company the whole time?
Kleve has three Facebook accounts because at least one is always in a 30-day suspension. Soundcloud removed his low-energy attempt at a Vanguard America podcast, and the bad optics played a part in Vanguard severing ties not only with him, but those he recruited and vouched for as well. His application to Identity Evropa was rejected, but not before they got some free labor out of him, which shouldn’t have been a surprise after he mockingly counter-signaled the group with an embarrassingly small flash mob at a church in Antioch, Tennessee during the weekend of cringe “White Lives Matter” protests that were outnumbered and shut down by local anti-racists in two neighboring towns.
Evident here are the chokepoints of tech infrastructure even for a relative nobody attempting to climb the white nationalist social stratum, but not all points of conflict are blockaded with the same effort.

For example, Kleve’s university is painfully aware of the violent acts he committed in Charlottesville, Va, the racist violence his group initiated in Brentwood, Tn, and the threats he’s made to students, but administration has looked the other way at every step. Punching him does not expel him from university because the public relations department would rather coddle violent fascists than be shunned for taking proactive steps in securing the safety of their students and a future for their funding.

coordinated banner drops for #OperationPUSH

In Solidarity and Unity With Struggling Prisoners of Florida and the J20 Inauguration Defendants banners by Omaha Anarchist Black Cross, the Maoist Communist Party were deployed in the early morning of January 19, 2018.

 

 

Endorsing statement on #OPERATIONPUSH

January 13, 2018

Affinity groups within Anti-fascist Action Nebraska co-sign the statement of support to #operationPUSH drafted by The Organizing Committee for a Maoist Communist Party along with FTP-KC, FTP-STL and FTP-Omaha extends its full support and backing to the comrades in the Florida prison system, the belly of the beast, who have declared a work stoppage and organized Operation PUSH to struggle for the extension of democratic rights and rights as workers and as human beings. It is well known to all in revolutionary political circles and who have experience firsthand with these institutions that prisons are not places where one is rehabilitated. Prisons are slave factories. Slavery in the United States never ended, it simply changed form. The US Constitution provides a profitable loophole to allow slavery to continue to exist in this country by allowing those who are in prison to be forced to work without either adequate pay or rights. As a result, millions of Black men, women and children are now imprisoned and forced to work as slave labor. Everything from shoes to food to missile parts to McDonalds uniforms are made by prison labor that works for little to nothing an hour. This, in essence, means that prison labor is proletarian labor, working class labor, and prisoners are correct to struggle for their rights as a key element of the working class in the United States, and an advanced section of the proletariat. We commend and unite with the demands of the Operation PUSH movement and the revolutionary prisoners, namely,

1. Payment for our labor, rather than the current slave arrangement

2. Ending outrageous canteen prices

3. Reintroducing parole incentives to lifers and those with Buck Rogers dates

Along with these primary demands, we are also expressing our support for the following goals:

• Stop the overcrowding and acts of brutality committed by officers throughout FDOC which have resulted in the highest death rates in prison history.

• Expose the environmental conditions we face, including extreme temperatures, mold, contaminated water, and being placed next to toxic sites such as landfills, military bases and phosphate mines (including a proposed mine which would surround the Reception and Medical Center prison in Lake Butler).

• Honor the moratorium on state executions, as a court ordered the state to do, without the legal loophole now being used to kill prisoners on death row.

• Restore voting rights as a basic human right to all, not a privilege, regardless of criminal convictions.

The Florida DOC and entire state apparatus of Florida must realize and be forced, through action, to meet the demands of these prison workers. The State of Florida will stop killing our people both inside and outside prison. The entire United States will, in the final analysis, be toppled due to its inability to live without cheap prison labor and national oppression. Ho Chi Minh said long ago that when the prison gates open, the real dragon flies out. So, due to its consistent harassment and destruction of mainly Black life, the real dragon is stirring again within the borders of the United States, in the very belly of the beast, its prisons. We like it.

“What do you do when there’s no body giving you jack shit and you’re hungry? Add to this you wearing hand-me-downs, looking like you can’t be trusted? This is enough to drive you off the edge and try your hand at stealing, robbing, or selling drugs to make a dollar.

This is not a joke! In fact it’s our reality and for those who do have strong family support, we salute you, but please understand you are the few that are blessed with the foot hold that you have. This is not the case for the over-all majority, and this is the cause of high recidivism rates.

It’s time we reverse the psychology and STAND together. The way to strike back is not with violence as this is what they want! If we show them violence they will have a legitimate excuse to use brute force against us and explain to the public that they had to use brute force in order to contain the situation. However, their weakness is their wallet. By sitting down and doing nothing, each institution will have the responsibility of feeding, cleaning, and all the maintenance. DO THE MATH.” – Operation PUSH: Prison Work Stoppage Called for MLK Jr Day

LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT OF PRISONERS!

LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE FROM PALESTINE TO FLORIDA TO FERGUSON!

CAST AWAY ILLUSIONS, PREPARE FOR STRUGGLE!

BREAK THE NECK OF THE FASCIST PRISON SYSTEM!

Maoist Communist Party – OC

For the People – STL

For the People – Omaha

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Endorsing the Omaha Freedom Fund!

Anti-fascist Action Nebraska is proud to endorse the Omaha Freedom Fund! (OFF!), a community bail fund.

As a member group, it is our goal to continue the defense of those under attack by the police state and against the violent auxiliary right-wing forces incubated in prisons, by offering direct material support and presenting alternative political structures based on liberation from racist institutions.

Contribute to the fund here: http://fnd.us/01JqZd?ref=sh_775ll0

Announcing the Omaha Freedom Fund!

omahafreedomfund.wordpress.com

January 15, 2018 —

The Funding Stage

OFF! will keep people out of Omaha jail, but we need your help. When people are out on bail while awaiting their court appearances, they have better judgement outcomes than people held in pre-trial detention.¹ $500-2000 bail might be an unreachable amount to the families of arrestees, but through community action it is possible to meet the amount.

An initial funding goal of $9,000 will be a reserve to begin bailing out people so they can return to their communities and move their cases forward. At the close of a case, bail money (minus 10% kept by the court, regardless of judgement) is returned and goes back into the fund to use for somebody else. 100% of the money raised goes towards the project. OFF! is volunteer-run and no one gets paid to do this work. If we don’t advocate for ourselves, no one else will.

Cash bail systems cage people suspected of a crime, ultimately it is the poor that are forced to remain behind bars without conviction of any crimes because they cannot afford bail. In reality, high bail amounts serve as ransom against being held in brutal and violent conditions, and makes it almost impossible for families to mount a legal defense for their loved ones. Even short periods of time in jail have shown to have severe consequences due to the sudden isolation, the shock of imprisonment, and the individual’s uncertainty about their future.

Contribute to the fund here: http://fnd.us/01JqZd?ref=sh_775ll0

OFF! is an all-volunteer project to pay bail costs for the most vulnerable in Omaha whose communities cannot afford to pay the ransom themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence, and who would otherwise be incarcerated until trial or forced to plead guilty as a result.

Omaha Freedom Fund! (OFF!) is a revolving bail fund.

The idea of community bail funds are spreading as autonomous groups begin to act on reducing the harm caused by cash bail systems, and the structure of the justice system as a whole. Inability to pay bail creates a debtors’ prison. Being held in jail while awaiting trial means one is more likely to be found guilty and more likely to receive a stiffer sentence. Access to money should not determine presumption in one’s ability to appear in court, especially when study after study shows no correlation between bond amounts and making court appearances. The majority of court cases in the U.S. are settled with plea deals out of desperation, not justice.

Cash bail is a tactic designed to make a guilty plea the favorable option.

Paying bail often pushes families further into crisis. Families make a choice between paying bail or rent; bail or food. Even a short time in jail could trigger evictions, loss of a job, school or university failure, deportation, and even death. In short, the bail process, and the entire penal system is designed to destroy people’s lives.²

Douglas County Corrections averages 18,000 booking arrests per year. Of that 18,000 people, few are given release of own recognizance (ROR), or release without monetary bail.³

Omaha Freedom Fund! has immediate material benefits for many people, and with your help, the potential for self-sustainability. OFF! is a big step in resisting the racist incarceration system, helping people stay in their communities and with their families, and toward offering a political alternative to those directly affected by state oppression and violence. Lastly, with your donation you can directly bring health and solidarity back into people’s lives while they are at a crossroads, and begin building new relationships based on mutual aid and solidarity.

OFF! is but one prong in a prison abolitionist movement committed to tirelessly combating the prison-industrial complex of which it criminalizes Black and indigenous existence, and the pulverization of the poor.

Sources

¹ https://www.aclunebraska.org/en/publications/unequal-justice#1_executive_summaryhttps://www.aclunebraska.org/en/publications/unequal-justice#1_executive_summary

² https://www.aclunebraska.org/en/publications/unequal-justice#2_crim_of_poor

³ http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Jail-medical-care-under-fire-454557403.html (http://archive.is/NnOeD)

Gary “Gerhard” Lauck, the Farm Belt Fuhrer of Fairbury, NE

Gary Lauck, aka Gerhard Lauck, aka the Farm Belt Führer, aka Grandpa Fascism, aka the Stuttering Anti-Semite, lives in Fairbury, NE. Some of our crew have encountered him at past NSM rallies, probably most recently in 2002 on the Topeka, Kansas statehouse steps, but it is likely there have been more recent brushes considering his Fairbury neighbors have a laissez-faire attitude to his existence, and he has toned down his image since reportedly getting mailbombed. He grew out the side of his Hitler mustache as he grew eldery.

On July 6, 2017, The Guardian ran an unprompted long-form piece fawning on Lauck’s rather mediocre history, yet large influence in neo-Nazi culture. He ceased being even locally newsworthy at the end of the 20th century, after returning to the U.S. following a four-year sentence in a Hamburg, Germany prison for violation of hate crime laws related to distribution of Nazi literature across Europe, and false identification papers in Denmark. He continues hosting Nazi propaganda websites in the U.S. to circumvent European laws, and still runs a mail order book store for out-of-print Nazi and books from a PO Box in Fairbury. That’s the extent of his 64 years. Sad!

In August, days after the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, Brent Fox, an organizer of the Daily Stormer ‘book club’ announced he had contacted Lauck and set up two websites. By Thanksgiving, Daniel Kleve was posting on Facebook that he was having dinner with someone presumed to be Lauck, as that’s who he receives reading material from. At the beginning of December, Lauck and the Stormer group began promoting their websites and tying it to the “It’s Okay to be White” 4chan campaign. The websites are a new direction for Lauck, as they greatly tone down the neo-Nazi imagery and rhetorical white nationalist screeds, which fit well with the middling cowardice of the IOTBW approach.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/neo-nazi-gerhard-lauck-nebraska-antisemitism

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Lauck

 

Cooper Ward, Omaha white nationalist

On December 16th, 2016, we submitted a report to It’s Going Down on the once rising alt-right media darling Cooper Ward. At the time of the report, Cooper was enrolled at University of Nebraska-Omaha, was a regular guest on the podcast The Daily Shoah, deputy director of American Vanguard (aka Reaction America, aka Vanguard America, aka Patriot Front), and the content creator for the Counter-Signal Memes for Fashy Goys page on Facebook.

We had an eye on Cooper for months before his grand coming out party. It was in the comments of his meme page where he posted an obscured selfie but forgot to blur the Nebraska license plate of his car parked in his mom’s driveway. He made appearances at pre-election anti-Trump rallies in the Omaha metro in failed attempts to “trigger timid shitlibs” by using genius brain skills gained from his partial philosophy degree. His bearded, lumbering appearance and stammering lines of questioning at these rallies didn’t go unnoticed, but wasn’t the masterful trolling he considered it to be. It wasn’t until Cooper unmasked himself on his Youtube channel feeling emboldened by the election of Trump, and freshly shaved with a bleached combover, that he began airing his sick owns on The Bone Zone. It was then we realized the podcasting memelord and the tall awkward guy at rallies we already knew by name were one in the same.

On November 8, the Vanguard Nebraska account tweeted a photo of a group holding the flag. When a community radio dj reposted it, she says many people contacted her to say they were tricked into holding it by two guys claiming in was in support of U.S. troops. The photo was taken sometime in the late summer of 2016 while Jesse “SeventhSonTRS” Dunstan visited Cooper in Omaha. The local tv news quoted the false claim of 100 Vanguard members in Nebraska in a Twitter interview with the person running the Vanguard Nebraska account, and calling himself Sam Hyde, the name of a comedian attached to the alt-right famous for being named as a suspect after mass shootings.

Less than two weeks after we exposed what he already laid bare, Cooper began denying the claims made against him in emails to IGD, later proposing a quid pro quo that if they deleted the post, he would identify other hosts of The Daily Shoah and recede from public life faster than his hairline.

On January 9th, the new semester at UNO began and students were met with a flurry of flyers alerting them of the threat Ward’s racist, genocidal ideology posed on campus. The same day he dropped all his classes and retreated back to his mom’s McMansion in West Omaha.

Pro-cop twitter account “meanstreetsoma” screenshot

A full timeline of the month-long domino effect we caused in The Right Stuff podcasting empire is documented on the blog Angry White Men.

Below is the first statement originally posted to IGD, and the follow-up where Cooper Ward offered to snitch. If only more fascists believed in the noble creed of death before dishonor.

The response from the /pol/ chans lit up with fear, anger, and disgust that their heroes weren’t who they claimed to be, and had to find out from their ideological enemies. Natural to the environment of 4chan and 8chan, each dox let a thousand conspiracy theories bloom. Claims that Cooper used TRS and Vanguard America meet-ups as a way to groom underage boys for sex, to the idea that because Mike “Enoch” Peinovich was married to a Jewish woman and lived on the Upper East Side of New York City he couldn’t possibly be a “real” white nationalist, and must be a CIA ‘controlled opposition’ asset meant to cause rifts in their movement. Whether Peinovich actually separated with his wife isn’t much of anyone else’s concern, but it certainly made their professional lives harder. If Ward was really grooming children, we have not seen any reports of victims coming forward yet (and they might forever be silenced out of fear), but it was a serious enough concern for Vanguard America to set an 18 and over membership requirement shortly afterwards.

 

We have entered an era where the disgusting and vile approach of once-closeted fascists and racists has become an accepted norm on the American stage. The normalization has begun, with excuses by not only the right, but also the liberals who believe the hatred espoused by these “people” is “freedom of speech.” Are they so blind to not understand that the fascist calls from behind their podium of lies is a recruiting tool? Are they so blind to not understand that this hatred espoused by these Nazis rallies their forces, and influences other white nationalist individuals to partake in lone wolf direct action?

We believe in silencing the hate speech of these shadowy organizations as a defensive action for all marginalized people forced to hide in fear. We believe in direct action to defend all communities that may find themselves threatened.

As Antifascist Action-Nebraska, we have dedicated our work towards hunting down and exposing these Alt-Right Nazis.

We have chosen to expose the Deputy Leader of American Vanguard who is an Omaha resident. American Vanguard is a White Nationalist organization responsible for the poster/flyer campaigns at Purdue University, Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Maryland as well as street corners across the country under their “Northern Propaganda Campaign”.

This is a war, they fired the first shots, now all people of conscience must join with us and fight the scourge of Nazism.

Cooper Ward is the co-host of the alt-right Nazi Podcast “The Daily Shoah”, as well as a member and deputy leader of the nationwide white nationalist group American Vanguard. It is believed that Cooper Ward acts as a recruiter for American Vanguard.

Ward operates out of his mom’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. Ward has been printing white nationalist posters and distributing them. We in Nebraska have begun to see these posters on our street corners, joining with a myriad of other cities and states who have been infected with American Vanguard propaganda.

In solidarity.
Antifascist Action-Nebraska

 

 

Nebraska – Kansas NSM Neo-Nazi James Ludacka

James Ludacka is a Plains regional captain for National Socialist Movement. He prefers to go by Jim when he speaks to media. Ludacka lives in Scandia, Kansas approximately 20 miles south of the Nebraska-Kansas border, and about 2 hours south of Lincoln. One of his three brothers, Joel, unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in their little hometown of Mead, which is about halfway between Omaha and Lincoln; approximately 30 minutes either direction. He was released in 2015 and lives in Wahoo.

Jim has long been known to anti-fascists in Kansas and Missouri for being instrumental in organizing NSM rallies against non-white immigration in Topeka, KS in 2002, Omaha, NE in 2007, and Kansas City, MO in 2013. Ludacka claimed immigrants were stealing jobs. As of the 2010 census, Scandia has 350 people and is 98.9 percent white. Mead has 550 people and 98.1 percent white. Ludacka only sees poor white people in small towns, so of course he thinks someone that doesn’t look like him is at fault.

Many thanks to the Missouri anti-fascists, and also the tip from @don_chump of Restoring the Honor blog for getting his ID from photos taken in Shelbyville, TN during the “White Lives Matter” rally on October 28, 2016. Here he was spotted with a Huskers football patch on his battle vest at the police checkpoint. Counter protesters and media were not allowed anything that might be a weapon such as flagpoles and camera mono/tripods. The white nationalist groups had shields, helmets, and mic stands.

 

Also in attendance with the NSM were the League of the South, disrobed Klansmen, the Traditional Workers Party, and a handful of Vanguard America members. Here’s TWP’s Matt Heimbach giving an interview and there’s Ludacka on the right and directly center in the back is Daniel Kleve, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln biochemistry major and member of Vanguard America.

 

Here’s Ludacka with NSM “commander” Jeff Schoep, with the “White Lives Matter” rally organizer Brad Griffin aka Hunter Wallace and again, Daniel Kleve in the background.

After the failed White Lives Matter rally, around 20 members of TWP and Vanguard America, including Heimbach and Kleve, started a fight with an interracial couple at bar in suburban Nashville. The following day, Kleve and four others harassed parishioners of the Burnette Chapel in Antioch, TN to prove “white people are under attack” after a Sudanese-born man shot six people and killed one at the church in a domestic assault case. The alt-right claim it was a “reverse Dylann Roof” situation. On Kleve’s short-lived low energy Vanguard podcast he refers to him as “Saint Dylann Roof” in the first episode.

Ludacka has the neo-Nazi version of Benjamin Button’s reverse aging.

Here is Ludacka in 2002 looking like he has one foot in the grave selling swastika armbands just before the rally on the Topeka statehouse steps. Maybe the beard just hides the look of death better.

Ludacka on his way into the Topeka rally showing his “Dump Israel” sign. 

November 9 2013, Kansas City MO federal courthouse. The NSM and Klan held a Midwest convergence and Ludacka embarrassed his commander Jeff Schoep in what he later called the “unfriendly city” by pulling in fewer than 50 people, and were countered by 300-400 anti-racists.