I think civil wars begin with the smallest of social estrangements and work their way to Gotterdammerung along an escalating path strewn with unthinking banal discourtesies, deliberate slights, virulent name calling and finally assaults -- first on the truth, then on the law and, at last, on each other.
I say this because David Neiwert died violently last night, and when told, I didn't give a hoot in hell. I actually grimly smiled and muttered, "Serves the lying collectivist bastard right."
Then I woke up.
-- Mike Vanderboegh, "And thus the abyss beckons: "David Neiwert died violently last night." Sipsey Street Irregulars, Monday, July 27, 2009
Long time readers will recall the name of David Neiwert in these pages here and here for two examples.
I suppose at this point, I should hasten to make plain that, as far as I know, David Neiwert is still above room temperature. He remains a major proponent of what Professor Robert Churchill calls "The Narrative of 1995," (see To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face, University of Michigan Press, 2009), which elides and conflates the very real differences between the constitutional militia movement and the racists who sought to infiltrate and take it over. (Much as the same dynamic seen in the efforts of the various communist parties in the Sixties and Seventies to infiltrate and manipulate the broader-based anti-Vietnam War movement, something I know about first-hand.)
An early example of this can be found here in a 1997 article for the Montana Law Review Symposium entitled Ash on the Sills: The Significance of the Patriot Movement in America.
Of course it is in the political and economic interests of the pimps of the Narrative of 1995 to lump us all into a big, sticky ball of excrement with the neoNazis, the Klan and the "Christian" Indentities. By inflating the racist collectivist balloon man, they hope to obscure the larger body of non-racists so as to be able to ignore our very real concerns and arguments -- issues of rapacious government and police violence that have absolutely nothing to do with race -- concerns and arguments that the Founders would have certainly understood better than the collectivism of Neiwert and Associates.
The bitter irony for folks like me who have spent just about their entire lives fighting neoNazis and their racist running dogs like the Klan and Identity is that people like Neiwert, Morris "the Molester" Dees, and Mark "the Hindenberg" Pitcavage (who started out selling names culled from trolling on militia Internet sites to the FBI and now provides "the brain trust" on "extremist" subjects for the ADL) only talk about fighting collectivist racism and anti-Semitism, whereas we do it, every day at street level, incurring considerable risk to ourselves and our families in the process.
I recall these exchanges from last year because once again Neiwert has concocted another collectivist conflationary attack piece on the leviathan state's most committed ideological opponents -- the Tea Parties, Larry Pratt, the Oath Keepers and the constitutional militia movement.
Once again he lumps us in with the neoNazi boogeyman in ways that stretch credulity -- characterizing Sierra Times for example as "an Identity-oriented militia magazine," when it was founded and run for many years by this man, J.J. Johnson.
Does this constitutionalist militiaman look like a white racist and anti-Semite to you?
Slandering Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America is long-established boilerplate for liars like Neiwert. I've known Larry for more than 15 years and he doesn't have a racist or anti-Semitic bone in his body. He is, first and foremost, a Bible-believing Christian and that fact informs everything he does.
But Neiwert is not interested in truth. Neiwert's "Goebbels House of Collectivist Conflation" ("Over 1,276,321 Lies and Half-truths Purveyed") is a cottage industry for him and has been for a very long time. What he sells are ideologically driven lies. What they amount to in the aggregate is collectivist propaganda preparation of the battlespace for civil war.
Julius Streicher could remind Neiwert that no doubt there will be a place on the gibbet for collectivist propagandists in the aftermath of the American civil war he is so assiduously seeking by soliciting government "crack downs" on the victims of his lies -- if Streicher were still around that is.
Not that it would make a difference. Neiwert at least understands that this is a war of ideology and his "reporting" reflects the collectivist dialectic. Should he end up like Streicher after his own war crimes trial, my bet -- not that I expect to live to see it -- is that Neiwert will go to the hangman's noose unapologetic and unrepentant -- for certainly he understands exactly what he is doing. He will walk proudly into the abyss he did his best to dig, having done his utmost to serve the lying, murderous collectivist dialectic god he worships.
The wages of collectivist propagandism. Julius Streicher's remains shortly after his soul was consigned to Hell.