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Terrible Tommy Metzger died the day after the election.

One night in the fall of 1989 I was a snot-nosed and cocksure wigger journalist who’d tooled the hundred miles or so south from my ratty apartment a half-block from Frederick’s of Hollywood to interview Metzger at his home in Fallbrook, CA.

At the time, Metzger, who made a living as a TV repairman, was the highest-profile face of white supremacy. . . or white nationalism. . . or white separatism. . . or at least unapologetic whiteness. . . in the country, soon to be eclipsed by David Duke, under whom Metzger had formerly served in the KKK. Duke didn’t start to snag national headlines on a large scale until his 1990 run for the US Senate in Louisiana.

It was also in 1990 that Morris Dees and his SPLC won a successful $12.5-million civil suit against Metzger, his son John, and Metzger’s organization White Aryan Resistance (WAR), blaming them for the beating death of an Ethiopian man named Mulugeta Seraw on the Portland streets by white-power skinheads in an incident that Metzger, to his death, insisted was a mere street fight gone bad rather than a deliberate racial attack on a colored fella who’d innocently been minding his own business walking around late at night as innocent colored fellas are wont to do.

The fact that Metzger did not know any of the killers did not impress the jury. Nor did the fact that he’d never told anyone to kill anyone. Nor was the fact that John and Tom Metzger were over 1,000 miles away from the incident when it happened. The sole piece of “evidence” that the SPLC used to bankrupt his organization was some vague message Metzger had left on his voicemail line about how he’d heard Portland skinheads were raising some hell up there and that he didn’t quite disapprove. Otherwise, there was absolutely no connection, direct or remote, between WAR and Seraw’s death.

That was 1990, and even back then the mere insinuation that someone was a violent racist Nazi was enough to prejudice a jury beyond all reason. Just like Vincent Bugliosi had convinced jurors in Charles Manson’s murder trial that Manson was guilty of murder simply because he had scary ideas, Mo Dees persuaded a group of sheltered Portlanders that Tom Metzger was responsible for murder even though he never even told anyone to kill anyone.

Although they never broke his spirit, Tom Metzger was one of the first to be targeted and bankrupted by the SPLC, which is why I see it as a minor tragedy that he was so forgotten and abandoned by so many of his ideological heirs, especially those who seek to aggressively distance themselves from whatever it was that they thought he did wrong and that they arrogantly assume they’re doing right these days.

Born in Indiana, which constantly vies with Nebraska as America’s bleakest state, Tom Metzger served in the US Army in the 1950s. He drifted toward anti-communism but by his own account felt alienated by the John Birch Society because they forbade the mere hint of Jew-naming. He achieved the rank of California’s Grand Dragon of the KKK until pivoting toward irreligious Third Positionism with a focus on reclaiming the streets that gradually earned him the unofficial role as paterfamilias of the American white-power skinhead movement.

In 1980, Metzger gained media prominence first by launching a successful campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress in a district of Southern California despite being a proud former Klansman, a political coup that raised the ire of a young Maxine Waters.

The next time someone tries to tell you that we live in a “white supremacist” country, tell them that Tom Metzger languished in poverty and obscurity for the last 30 years of his life, while Maxine Waters lives in a million-dollar mansion and is still in Congress.

But even back in the early 1980s, Tom Metzger was desperately trying to spread the message that Republicans and Democrats were merely two arms on the same monster — and the message STILL hasn’t gotten across.

The Metzgers’ most famous moment in the spotlight was in 1988, a year before I interviewed Tom, on Geraldo when a group of skinheads cleared the stage with an explosion of violence the moment black activist Roy Innis tried choking Tom’s son John. Geraldo wound up with a broken nose.

Good optics or bad optics, those were certainly some powerful optics. I can’t recall any time since where a group of white people defended a white person against violence with such a breathtaking display of retaliatory violence. Instead, I’ve heard “Dissident Rightists” squabble among one another for 30 years about how people such as Metzger fucked up “the movement,” because under the new guidance, America is, um, in much better shape than it was in the 1980s, even though many of the prophesies Metzger made back then that seemed dystopian and schizophrenic have been fulfilled.

But despite his organizational skills and the fact that he seemed to have a thousand eager wolves on a leash at a moment’s notice, Metzger’s chief talent was as an unapologetic spokesman who could disarm people with a mien as gentle as a kitten’s. He was the absolute first guest on a short-lived late-night Whoopi Goldberg talk show in 1992, and look at how he has her eating out of his hand by the end of the show.

JDL thug Irv Rubin, incensed that Goldberg had given Metzger a platform, demanded equal time, which she granted him. This was shortly after 1992’s LA riots, and whereas Metzger had utterly charmed her, Whoopi was shooting daggers at the graceless and charmless Rubin after he spat out things such as “Jews don’t riot. What are we going to loot — libraries?”

After my interview with Metzger appeared in the Los Angeles Reader in late 1989 with the title “He Always Does the White Thing,” Rubin called me at the Reader demanding equal time. Unlike Whoopi, I was not so accommodating.

At one point during the interview I asked to use the Metzgers’ bathroom, and I remember being startled to see a copy of People magazine sitting there near the commode. A child of relentless media brainwashing just like any other American child, it didn’t occur to me that “Nazis” did anything but lynch blacks and throw darts at pictures of Jews. It seemed so disconcerting that one or more members of Tom’s family might want to read about the latest Kevin Costner movie or how the various members of Bon Jovi were handling rehab.

Like it or not, seeing People magazine there forced me to concede that, yes, the Metzger family was comprised of actual human beings who laughed, cried, and probably liked ice cream.

This is why they don’t allow you near people like the Metzgers anymore.

But it was Metzger’s response to a pointed question which I had considered a real “gotcha” that entirely flipped my egali-tarded worldview on its head. It was both the content of his response and the unconcerned manner in which he delivered it that changed the whole way I looked at the world. This was 31 years ago — more than half my life ago — and it was the last major ideological shift I’ve had; the first two involved tossing the script on Santa Claus and Jesus.

“You’re not big on equality, are you?” I arrogantly asked Metzger as if I’d cornered a rat.

“No,” he shrugged, “and neither is anyone in power. So when they say, ‘All men are created equal,’ I laugh, because no one in power believes that.”

I don’t think I uttered a response. Instead, I likely uttered a soft internal “Oh” and realized that he was right. No one in power feels equal to us — they obviously feel superior.

Metzger’s comment was not the only thing that shifted my perspective. I had started to gradually become disenchanted with Leftism because I am saddled with this unfortunate ability to notice patterns. Innate inequality has a way of inconveniently poking out its head no matter how violently they try to suppress it.

So do the egregious double standards. It was around this time, while flipping through the WAR newspaper, that I noticed Metzger was peddling VHS tapes of British white-power punk band Skrewdriver. This was back when I happened to realize that while major music corporations were pushing violent black racial radicalism in the form of bands such as Public Enemy, there was nothing remotely equivalent for white kids. NWA would start selling millions — mostly to disaffected white suburban teens — while Skrewdriver wallowed in complete obscurity. The powers that be were propping up entities such as Maxine Waters and Niggas Wit’ Attitudez while they squashed Skrewdriver and Tom Metzger like so many White Aryan cockroaches.

With rare relish, Tom Metzger played the role of the evil grinning white-power gnome throughout the 1980s. The powers that be stepped in and destroyed him in the early 1990s while allowing the relatively inarticulate shitheads from NWA to become near-billionaires. It’s clear who the true American radical was back then. Hint: It wasn’t Dr. Dre or Ice Cube.

One needn’t become a violent skinhead to see the truth in some of what Metzger was saying. With an impenitent smirk, he said many things that are simply common sense once you extricate them from the theatrics and how outrageous they seem in the broader cultural context — things such as “Fifty-five million people died in World War II, and all people wanna do is cry about the Jews; what about all the rest of the people that died in World War II?”

Tom Metzger was one of the few to realize how fruitless it is to worry about optics when the world is burning around you. He also had the rare ability to demolish entire worldviews with a simple shrug and a short, perfectly sensible answer to an emotionally loaded question.

It’s clear why they had to silence him.

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  1. Jim Goad: “Just like Vincent Bugliosi had convinced jurors in Charles Manson’s murder trial that Manson was guilty of murder simply because he had scary ideas, Mo Dees persuaded a group of sheltered Portlanders that Tom Metzger was responsible for murder even though he never even told anyone to kill anyone.”

    Neither did Manson tell anyone to kill anyone, and importantly, Metzger’s responsibility was confined to civil liability, not the criminal charge of murder.

    Perversely, many on the racial right love to hate on Manson even though there are a lot of parallels between Metzger and Manson, along with some revealing differences. Both were racists, but Manson had considerably more personal charisma, and being the leader of a cult, exercised a power over others of which the fantasists, incels, and nerds of the racial right can only dream. Manson was (and remains) “cool”, a devil incarnate second only to Hitler in the public imagination, whereas Metzger is just another dead racist old white man, soon now to be forgotten.

    I believe it was Manson’s quality of being “cool” that led James Mason to want to associate Manson with his brand of Nazism. What, indeed, would have been the result if either Metzger or Mason had possessed Manson’s power over others? It might have made their efforts much more successful. Hitler himself had similar charisma. Yet it would be very difficult to see how these distinct personalities could be united into one, since Metzger wasn’t really an outlaw, nor Mason, even though they advocated what were thought to be scandalous racial ideas. Manson, by contrast, was cool because he lived and died as an outlaw. He didn’t want to take over the system and make it run according to his ideas, as do your Hollywood Nazis and right wing “intellectuals”. He just wanted to destroy it, and that’s what gives him cool.

    Unfortunately for James Mason though, he was unable to acquire “cool” via his association with Manson. It turns out that “cool” doesn’t rub off so easily, although I will note that Jim Goad himself seems to have acquired his (to the extent he has any) from his associations with such people as Anton Lavey, Timothy Leary, Boyd Rice, and by recounting the exploits of serial killers.

  2. JimDandy says:

    It turns out that “cool” doesn’t rub off so easily, although I will note that Jim Goad himself seems to have acquired his (to the extent he has any) from his associations with such people as Anton Lavey, Timothy Leary, Boyd Rice, and by recounting the exploits of serial killers.

    That’s reductive. His “association with” the people he interviewed and wrote about? In Answer Me! Goad examined society’s weird obsessions with a clear eye and a sardonic humor and became a huge, underground influence to a generation of future American voices from across the political spectrum. Most of them eventually renounced him because of his refusal to ever bend to political correctness, but, for better or for worse, the American AltRight/AltLite/Dissident Right/Etc. owes quite a bit to his body of work (which includes the mark he has made at TakisMag.)

    “Cool” is a subjective term. A middleaged, balding TV repairman couldn’t really compete for that label with a younger journalist with a rockabilly aesthetic. But Goad is one of the most consistently ballsy, honest and independent writers I know of. I think that’s pretty cool.

    • Agree: ThreeCranes
  3. JimDandy: “Most of them eventually renounced him because of his refusal to ever bend to political correctness, but, for better or for worse, the American AltRight/AltLite/Dissident Right/Etc. owes quite a bit to his body of work … ”

    I’m not at all sure what you’re talking about here. In fact, I can’t think of a single idea in those circles that is traceable to Goad or original to him. Probably his most famous book is The Redneck Manifesto, and it’s just a lot of warmed-over Marxism. Its central theme: blacks and whites should unite against the evil rich, who are exploiting them! Wow, Jim, that’s quite an insight! Kinda politically correct, tho.

    I think his equal-opportunity misanthropy and refusal to become an outright white supremacist also bends the knee to political correctness. But of course, he can’t become a white supremacist, because that would be uncool, and a cool guy like Goad must run from the uncool like a vampire fleeing the sun! LOL.

    JimDandy: ““Cool” is a subjective term.”

    Certainly it is. Not only is it difficult to define, but the entire subject of what makes someone or something “cool” is in grave need of exploration. What’s cool to me isn’t necessarily cool to you. “Cool” has some relationship to fame or notoriety, though not all famous people are cool, and some are very uncool. The concept also ties in quite a bit with what is considered fashionable at any given moment, yet if something becomes too fashionable, and reaches the point that everyone is doing it, then it loses cool, often quite precipitously. It can rub off sometimes, and as I wrote, I think Goad, at first anyway, borrowed whatever cool he has from his associations with some famous “cool” people. But is he still cool, at the age of 59? He’s certainly put a lot of effort into trying to be.

    JimDandy: “A middleaged, balding TV repairman couldn’t really compete for that label with a younger journalist with a rockabilly aesthetic. But Goad is one of the most consistently ballsy, honest and independent writers I know of. I think that’s pretty cool. ”

    I find him more or less a vacuity. He reminds me of what somebody once said about Ronald Reagan, that you could walk through his deepest thoughts and not even get your ankles wet. In his writings, he always seems to me to say nothing of substance, or almost nothing, but, to give him due credit, often says it so cleverly and well! He has talent as a raconteur, not an intellectual. His dearest and most familiar topic is himself; what Jim Goad thinks and feels about whatever happens to strike his fancy at the moment. Implicit in this is the assertion: “I, Jim Goad, am cool, and you should care what I think about this!” You are obviously someone who is a member of his fan club; somebody who has bought into this act which he has carefully refined over a period of years. Is a soon-to-be-sixty-something failed actor/singer cool? There are probably thousands of them.

  4. That’s a pretty cool article. Not everyone has the balls to praise Tom Metzger. I appreciate it.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  5. JimDandy says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    “But is he still cool, at the age of 59? He’s certainly put a lot of effort into trying to be.”

    But not nearly as much effort as you put into trying to be uncool. I think you think that the less cool someone is, the MORE cool they are. Thus, you’re trying harder than anyone to be cool, which isn’t cool. But you do remind me a lot of the comic book store owner on The Simpsons–your gasbag pomposity is entertaining. I eagerly await your next loquacious missive!

    • Agree: Bubba, Bro43rd
  6. Servant of Gla’aki: “That’s a pretty cool article. Not everyone has the balls to praise Tom Metzger. I appreciate it. ”

    And that, of course, is exactly what Jim wants you to think, and why Jim wrote this article. It’s in his typical, self-involved style. Notice that a good part of this piece isn’t about Metzger at all. It’s about Jim Goad’s reaction to Metzger. The unspoken premise would seem to be that Metzger is significant only because of his effect on Goad, who’s really the cool one here, the avant-garde outlaw who once dared to associate himself with such a person. In this way Metzger’s death just becomes more grist for the mill, more fuel for the Jim Goad self-promotion machine. What a cool guy, right? LOL.

  7. JimDandy: “I eagerly await your next loquacious missive!”

    Goad’s fans, who eagerly try to rub off a bit of Goad’s perceived cool on themselves by defending him, believing that he and his writings are “hip”, are too stupid to see how they are being manipulated. Tsk, tsk. Stupidity is never cool. I will say this for Goad though. He does know his audience well.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  8. fnn says:

    The finest thing Metzger did was save nearly all the old copies of Liberty Bell magazine. Something the publisher failed to do for some reason:
    https://big-lies.org/libertybell/index.html

    • Thanks: KenH
    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  9. AReply says:

    If Hitler’s human side, his fears, his needs, his desire for recognition, were more sensitively regarded: “An enemy is a potential friend whose story we have not yet heard”.

  10. apollonian says: • Website

    Metzger Was Heroic Prophet On Path Towards Cultural Revival

    Metzger was surely an excellent man who stood-up for white folk (though, of course, “white” is an abstraction needing some careful definition), and he did the best he could for cultural observation and analysis.

    Metzger’s ONLY lacking was that of the most broad philosophy, for USA was and still is in the very depths of “Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spengler, and only w. such an expansive grasp as of Spengler’s could Metzger have been more effective. Then again, note Spengler himself failed, though he provided a magnificent frame-work for necessary cultural analysis.

    My own thesis is that our dear original Christianity, worship of truth (Gosp. JOHN 14:6), has been horrifically satanized–and if u ck, u’ll find that nearly all the present “Christian” preachers and pastors, esp. of establishment Christianity (Cath., Prot., and Ortho) are really just Satanists themselves or very close to it, collaborators w. anti-Christs and Jews–they’re SUBJECTIVISTS, Satanism itself being a most extreme form, holding consciousness/mind to be source of reality, making oneself God. Thus USA is now the “dog” being “wagged” by the “tail,” Israel, as we plainly see–obvious to everyone.

    Thus USA is now submerged within gross HUBRIS, hubris now having metastasized to outright Satanism–Metzger perhaps sensed it, but had greatest difficulty conceiving the necessary philosophic/cultural remedy, antidote, and counter-measure–it only requires the accurate grasp of that original Christianity. Metzger then was, like Dave Duke and others we have hrd fm, just another heroic prophet who necessarily precedes the real messiah. We’re just looking for another effective revival and renaissance.

    • Agree: profnasty
  11. Dan Hayes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    How come this reasonable and intelligent woman has devolved into the shrillish ignoramus Whoppi Goldberg?

  12. So true that no talent blacks have been elevated by the Jmedia while whites have been shat on.

    The jews have shit on David Duke his entire life. Guys like Duke and Metzger, Pierce, Rockwell, Macdonald….these are men that have balls of steel….they speak the truth no matter what.

    Goad’s article reminds me of Griffin’s book on Pierce, “The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds.”

    By the way, Jim Goad is VERY cool.

  13. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    “Cool” is not only a subjective term, its a term so over used, & used so promiscuously that its has ceased to have any substantive or authentic standing in anything resembling intelligent discourse.
    Leave “cool” to adolescents. Their general attention span is fitted to designations of “that’s cool”….

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  14. JackOH says:

    Does anyone know whether Tom Metzger, or before him George Lincoln Rockwell and Francis Parker Yockey to name a few, ever publicly talked about their decision to dissent from conventional politics? What was so offensive about the mainstream America they lived in? Did they ever publicly say anything about what they believed their prospects for success were?

    I’m thinking as a salesman. There’s plenty to object to in today’s and yesteryear’s America, but I don’t see how they believed Klan/Nazi-style rhetoric would draw in the undecided but friendly.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  15. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    So cutting out the ID politics and race-baiting from both sides, and instead concentrating on prizing more money out of the rich’s grubby fists, for the sake of everybody, is a bad thing.

    You people are unbelievable.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @The Soft Parade
  16. Dumbo says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Yeah, I can’t stand Jim Goad because all his writings are about him and what a rebel he is. He thinks he’s some sort of genius when he’s just a moron, and not even a funny one at that (insults are not as funny as he thinks they are). The only one who’s worse that I can think of is Anatoly Karlin, another average idiot who thinks he’s a genius.

  17. @Reg Cæsar

    What a waste of bandwidth.

    Whoopi F-ing Goldberg?

    The Gassy bitch named after the whoopie cushion because she farted so much?

    The Black Witch that took a Jewish last name to get ahead in Hollywood, on the advice of her mother?

    The clown that claims Jewish ancestry though every one of her forebears was a full blooded Negro???

    The Role Model Whoopi F-ing Goldberg?

    The Bitch that coat-hangered her own child?

    The Liar and Fraud that did Marijuana her whole life?

  18. I love seeing Jim Goad finally on Unz! Unfortunately, this article was one of his worst.
    This might ‘trigger’ some people, but it’s a FACT: It’d have been uncountably better to the pro-White Identity Politics movement had Tom Metzger never existed.

    […] it didn’t occur to me that “Nazis” did anything but lynch blacks and throw darts at pictures of Jews […]

    What’s up with the quotation marks? I don’t get it. Jim uses ’em as if Tom Metzger wasn’t an ACTUAL neo-Nazi.

    Metzger’s chief talent was as an unapologetic spokesman who could disarm people with a mien as gentle as a kitten’s. He was the […] first guest on a […] Whoopi Goldberg talk show […], and look at how he has her eating out of his hand by the end of the show.

    This seems to be the best Jim has about how ‘smart’ Metzger was: Once he outsmarted Whoopi Frickin’ Goldberg! Wow! Give this man a Rocket Science Honorary Doctorate RIGHT NOW!

    • Replies: @Thomasina
    , @AReply
  19. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Yeah, Charlie was really hip, Daddy-O! He was like real gone, far out, outta sight! You should have had him at your house, like Dennis Wilson did. What sort of low self esteem, deranged, and discombobulated, cretinous creature would take up with a lunatic like that? Much less sit at his feet for insight and revelations? You probably think Jim Jones was a pretty cool dude, too. Helter Skelter? Carving up women? Whether Chuckles participated or not, he was complicit, and he was sitting in the car during the LaBianca murders. That makes him an accomplice. I used to think that he should have been locked in a sanitarium. Now, I am more inclined to think that they should have immediately executed the maniacal dwarf.

    The saddest part is the Manson family is probably larger now than it was when he was out causing mischief and mayhem. It seems like every so often, for an anniversary of the murders, or when it was a slow newsweek and the ratings needed a boost, someone would escort the boogeyman out of his cage and sit him in front of some “journalist” where he would proceed to gesticulate wildly, make empty threats and grandiose statements, and try to convince anyone who would listen that he had magic powers and infinite wisdom, when it was clear that you might as well be trying to make sense of the Jabberwocky. Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish and Not A Single Minute Too Soon!

    But, don’t be too despondent, Dr. Morgan. From reading your posts, you may get an opportunity to get better acquainted with your buddy Chuck in the afterlife. I Pray Not.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  20. @Dan Hayes

    Where Whoopi Goldberg goes, so goes the World.

  21. Thomasina says:
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    Why do you think Jewish T.V. invited Metzger on Whoopi’s show?

  22. @animalogic

    All too often, particularly among Teens, being cool is a cover that is used to conceal ignorance or stupidity. Don’t know the answer to a question? Just come up with a quick retort that makes everyone laugh, and, viola!, instant “cool.”

    Cool used to apply to someone who was composed, articulate, stylish, bold and a little Devil May Care. Now, you can be completely unhinged, unable to form a coherent sentence, wear pajamas everywhere you go, be scrawny and meek (unless triggered into hysteria while joining in with a crowd intent on destruction), and impishly demonic, and that is what passes for Cool, today.

  23. Thomasina says:
    @Truth Hurts the Liars

    “The Black Witch that took a Jewish last name to get ahead in Hollywood, on the advice of her mother?”

    The Jews took our names to get ahead, and Whoopi took a Jewish name.

    “The clown that claims Jewish ancestry though every one of her forebears was a full blooded Negro???”

    She probably did one of those Ancestry.com tests and discovered Jewish ancestry. I’ve seen quite a few Blacks with some Jewish ancestry. Maybe from the slave owners?

    Agree with the “clown” part.

    • Replies: @Per/Norway
  24. Thomasina says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    I think he’s already in the afterlife.

    • Agree: Cowtown Rebel
  25. “The next time someone tries to tell you that we live in a “white supremacist” country, tell them that Tom Metzger languished in poverty and obscurity for the last 30 years of his life, while Maxine Waters lives in a million-dollar mansion and is still in Congress.”

    That’s the Jewish legacy of America but having said it, most likely, the Ethopian was an easy target because they are a mild people most of them belonging to orthodox Christianity…

  26. Weave says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Dr. Morgan,
    Mr. Goad mentions rather often his rejection of Christ as just another scam or lie. Christ being one who only cared for others and lived among us for the purpose of saving us, I tend to think rejection of him as narcissistic and possibly lazy. Your summary of Goad’s writings makes that parallel for me.

    To look at suffering and obvious inequality and reject the message of Christ is missing the point on purpose and in a very childish way. It is a stubborn refusal to think you are not the most important person in the room.

  27. “The Redneck Manifesto” is hilarious and filled with truth. Goad knocked it out of the park.

    Not one of the armchair quarterbacks here in this comments section will ever write anything as entertaining and unique as Goad’s book.

    • Agree: Sollipsist
  28. I had a realization similar to the author’s People magazine moment when I came upon a large group of 1930s and 40s German magazines. Here were demons in human form worried about bad breath and B.O. and hoping push-up bras would make them more appealing to fellas they liked, and all kinds of similar, very human concerns. And the spot-on criticism of British and American imperialism, capitalism’s corruption of democracy, Stalin’s tyranny, well, heresy time, yes. Not to mention I couldn’t find antisemitic “hate” articles, except for silly cartoons of fat guys with great big noses doing the same kinds of stupid things they did in the British and French press of the era.

    I do suspect some of their modern, mutant admirers in this country might be appalled to discover the real guys actually were committed socialists, educated and accomplished, rather than mindless racists at the bottom of the social ladder, as so many of them are here. Here’s a link to the full text of Richard Tedor’s study “Hitler’s Revolution,” the best one-volume account of what National Socialism was actually about and what it accomplished:
    https://archive.org/details/HitlersRevolutionByRichardTedor_383

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
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    , @JoeFour
  29. What are you doing here Jim? Are you not writing for Taki anymore?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  30. TKK says:

    From 30,000 feet, here’s what we know:

    Any white person who tells the naked hard truth about blacks and their effect on any culture will be murdered by American money, media and gate keepers. Doxxed and fired. Prosecuted and bankrupted.

    The 13% of the American population that turn any neighborhood into a dangerous dump, commit the most crimes and suck up the most tax dollars with a middle finger, control the entire discourse of this country. If you keep an eye on the Daily Mail, the only MSM outlet that reports Black Crime, it appears their latest hobby is shoving white people onto the subway tracks.

    Whites have taxation without representation. We are working to support black people who hate us and want to kill us.

    Calls to revolutionize or organize quickly seem pointless when TPTB can put you in prison- a hellscape where blacks are completely unchecked and act like sewage critters.

    What to do?

    • Replies: @Whitewolf
    , @Colin Wright
  31. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395644/

    Louis and the Nazis. Spoiler: Metzer’s girlfriend is a Mexican and his favorite recreation is going to Tijuana and banging whores. Half the movie is about the Prussian Blue family which the last I heard the girls reached adulthood and became vanilla progressives renouncing their nazi mother’s wicked ways.

  32. Ron Unz says:
    @fnn

    The finest thing Metzger did was save nearly all the old copies of Liberty Bell magazine. Something the publisher failed to do for some reason:
    https://big-lies.org/libertybell/index.html

    I’d only very vaguely heard of that old publication, but browsing through it reveals a wealth of interesting material, not easily available elsewhere. For example, a few years before Viktor Suvorov released his seminal 1990 book arguing that Stalin had been about to attack and conquer Europe in 1941, he’d published a long 1985 article in one of Britain’s most prestigious military-affairs journals arguing the same case, which was republished there, now making it conveniently available to everyone on the Interne, and in much greater detail than my own article on the subjectt:

    https://www.big-lies.org/libertybell/LB-198601.pdf#page=15

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-when-stalin-almost-conquered-europe/

    And by pure coincidence just a few days ago I was reading a very mainstream/respectable 1992 book on American extremist movements by a couple of academics, which devoted a couple of pages to Metzger and the killing in Portland that was used to bankrupt him and his organization. The authors seemed to regard the legal case as a total travesty, and also described details I hadn’t previously heard. Apparently three white skinheads and three Ethiopian immigrants, all drunk and wandering around very late at night, got into a fight, with one of them dying. A drunken three-against-three street brawl isn’t quite what I recall reading from the newspapers.

  33. Hrw-500 says:

    Speaking of Roy Innis, he’s one of the rare guys who shoved litteraly Al Sharpton. That video need to be more popular. 😉

  34. I enjoyed this piece as a throw back to when American discourse, no matter how controversial, was often conducted in a civil manner by the champions of divergent viewpoints.

    I grew up in Fallbrook, Ca which Metzger called home. This is when Fallbrook was tiny town, so much so that our Student body at the HS was known across San Diego, as “The Farmers.” So, it was a natural place for Metzger to hold to his views in an area where the Hell’s Angel’s were showing their power oo the Pala Indian Reservation and the ensuing, but short lived race wars at that time. The KKK was well underground but acknowledged by most in the town, but few were members it seemed. The Black Americans could be counted on the fingers of one hand, so most racial observations or hate speech was universally directed at the Mexicans in town to which an open street gun battle took place on Halloween night of 1973 and again id 1974.

    As Metzger went from unknown to national prominence, he did so in Fallbrook with a great degree of tolerance. He authored opinion columns for, and received objective press coverage by the local newspaper, the Fallbrook Enterprise.

    Metzger occasionally went to dinner with members of his family and friends at the only good restaurant in town at the time, The Packing House, where I was a waiter and a budding activist libertarian, then. When he appeared, all the staff new that Metzger was at the table.

    The first time I served Metzger, perhaps my demeanor gave away my thoughts. Metzger had a habit of finishing his meal with coffee often after his guests had left and on arriving for a refill, Metzger, said to me, ” You know me, don’t you?” But he smiled when he said it, so I admitted that I did and that from what I had read he would not like my opinion. Metzger casually stirred his coffee, giving me pause to simmer and then softly said, ” You know…Racism comes in every color.”

    An hour later, the restaurant now closed, and a fresh pot brewing, we both expanded on his opening salvo. He allowed me to disagree with him, myself in turn. When I finally unlocked the front door to let him go for the evening, he shook my hand with a farmer’s handshake and said, ” So, you’re a libertarian? Good.”

    It was that night that has always remained in mind as I have forever since championed a person’s right to free speech, free thought and the necessity for both to go about their business unmolested by those who refuse to accept the power of respectful conversation.

    B.R-T.

    • Agree: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @Thomasina
  35. In an era when a slip of paper asserting “It’s OK to Be White” gets you censured, at the least, and expelled at the worst, Tom Metzger looms like a beacon of racial self-affirmation–that sentiment and declaration that liberals of all degrees hail as noble and righteous when and only when non-Whites make it.. No one wins lawsuits the wealthy SPLC brings against them. Jim Goad is blunt, articulate, and well-informed. And he charges into public discussion calling shovels spades. That is what makes him worthy of attention and –yes– admiration. Who to compare him to? Ron Unz.

  36. KenH says:

    RIP Terrible Tommy. I don’t think he ever received enough credit for this pro-white activism and herculean efforts to awaken and organize the white working class and especially the youth. For his efforts he was harassed, persecuted and bankrupted but he didn’t let that break him.

    In some ways the 1980’s were freer than today and in other ways they weren’t much better than today. Metzger’s activism today would be deemed “domestic extremism” and he would be relentlessly spied on 24/7 by the corrupt and partisan FBI.

    Back in the 1980’s the media and talk shows were generally fair to Metzger even though it was obvious they didn’t agree with him. There were no calls to destroy his television repair business and they didn’t tell the audience that Metzger is so reprehensible that his views and opinions shouldn’t be heard.

    The skinheads rightfully opened a can of whoop ass on Roy Innis and others during the Geraldo segment but if that happened today the partisan and heavily ADL influenced DOJ would file hate crime charges and civil rights violations but only against the skinheads. Back in the 80’s it was just considered a fight between opposing sides.

    But like today Metzger was falsely “linked” to the incident in Portland where two skinheads killed the Ethiopian immigrant and became the victim of SPLC lawfare. Metzger and his son a) weren’t in Portland at the time of the incident, b) didn’t know the skinheads involved and c) never instructed the Portland skinheads to look for fights with non-whites and harm them.

    If we had an honest system the civil case would have been thrown out but even back then the civil courts had been weaponized against the pro-white right. This is similar to today when the organizers of the Charlottesville UtR rally were sued because Jewish lawyers made the Orwellian claim that their politically incorrect speech caused the violence at the rally which the partisan left Virginia courts accepted.

    • Thanks: FLgeezer
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  37. pecosbill says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Jim Goad: “Just like Vincent Bugliosi had convinced jurors in Charles Manson’s murder trial that Manson was guilty of murder simply because he had scary ideas,

    Manson convicted himself. He had few ideas except the race war which at the time was the subject of the day given black dysfunction. He simply borrowed the idea to hype his followers.

    The Bug had little evidence. The main killer both nights was Tex Watson who was fighting extradition from Texas to stand trial for murder in California. So, Bug was left with bringing to trial three deranged doped up fucked out girls who at the time were so addled the couldn’t plan a trip across the street much less a mass murder. His primary evidence was Linda Kasabian, one of the killers at Tate’s and the next night at LaBianca’s. She claimed she did not participate in the actual murders yet she was on the scene thus could be charged so she went state’s evidence to save her hippy ass.

    Without a scary Manson called a Nazi who agitated for a race war, Bugliosi was left with one bloody fingerprint belonging to Pat Krenwinkel at Cielo Drive, Tate’s murder scene. He had Watson’s fingerprint on the front door, but, damnit, Tex had been to the residence several times and the maid might have missed on cleaning day. Manson wasn’t at the Tate murder scene.

    So, what’s a poor ambitious prosecutor to do? Bring Manson in on conspiracy charges and claim he set up the murders and invent a story assured to scare the hell out of the jury and leak to the press to scare the hell out of the citizens.

    It’s doubtful the jury bought the Helter Skelter story and convicted Manson because of how he controlled the girls during trial thus substantiating Bugliosi’s contention Manson’s control was so complete the girls would do as they were told. Likely the so called scary ideas had little to do with Manson’s conviction.

    [MORE]

    There’s a whole industry out there claiming that Tex Watson and Linda Kasabian were drug dealers and they got burned by the dealers hanging around Tate’s Cielo Drive residence. The killing thus was revenge which is one of the earlier theories of investigators. This theory does have some merit to it, Tex Watson’s testimony and statements to the contrary. Sharon herself was never alleged to be involved in dealing, and indeed didn’t use since at the time of her murder she was ninety percent pregnant.

    Manson was a criminal and doubtful he was a racist, best described as ‘race aware’. Metzger was an agitator who delighted in blowing the lid off pretentious libtards and pompous CONservatives and RepubliCONs. Metzger was a much appreciated agitator who appropriately twisted the noses of hypocrites left and right, but he had no overall solutions. Vote? That’s what we have now and we see what has happened to that course.

    There is no comparison to Manson and Metzger. Manson was a criminal and Metzger was not. Metzger could make reasonable arguments and analyses while Manson “talked like a man with a paper asshole”.

    One of the better analysis of Manson was by Susan Atkins, convicted killer herself. Toward the end of her life, she wrote a short book called, The Myth of Helter Skelter in which she describes the murders as Manson’s attempt to escape to the desert to avoid the law, bikers which he pissed off, and the black panthers, and, as well, to spring Bobby Beausoleil who was in jail for the murder of Gary Hinman in which Manson participated. The murders were, according to Atkins, a clumsy attempt at copycats to free Bobby and likely take him to the desert for ‘disappearing’ of a witness against Manson’s participation in Hinman’s murder and the attempted murder of a so called black panther drug dealer.

    Manson participated in and was convicted of Shorty Shae’s murder a stunt man working at Spahn’s Ranch. Manson also entered the LaBianca home and tied up the LaBiancas and left. Tex and the girls killed the two when Manson drove away. Atkins also claimed Manson killed three others out in the desert which the cops had not the resources to investigate properly. Susan cautioned young people not to make any kind of a hero of Manson for surely he wasn’t.

    Left out of this discussion was mention of Harold Covington who, unlike Metzger, had a plan to save white people; the now defunct Northwest Republic which he wrote about in fictional terms in several novels yet available. According to Covington’s fiction the second amendment was the only option left to white people to save themselves and what’s left of their civilization. Forget system politics, aware whites are too few to make a difference.

    Before Covington died, he claimed Metzger was a tool of the $PLC in that he agreed to share half of any donations with $PLC operators as a way to buy peace with them. Harold claimed to have seen the proof of his allegation.

    In the end, Manson was a lazy con smartass who used vulnerable lost and stupid people. He knowingly cavorted with Jews as well, some Nazi he. Metzger, Covington’s unproven charge in suspension for the moment, was an asset as a thorn in the side of the establishment, left and right.

    In one sense Manson is a martyr. By his conviction he became the scapegoat for Hollywood degeneracy, dope dealers, glorification of pedos and homos, con artists, corrupt movie and music industry moguls, mafiosos, JFK and RFK implication in Monroe’s demise, bribes and payoffs to the cops and politicians to look aside at Hollywood criminality. Focus on Manson, a nobody easy to sacrifice.

    Several of Manson’s followers are yet in prison and three have been recommended for parole. They earned parole by fulfilling the state’s requirements. Leslie Van Houten has been recommended four times and three times failed to get the approval of governors, Swartzanigger, Moonbeam, and Newscum. She has another approval pending with Newscum and an appeal at the California Supreme court. Her problem is she is white. If she were black or brown she would have been out years ago.

    Metzger and Covington both deserve credit for likely saving many a white boy from legal trouble. Metzger popularized and Covington reinforced the use of the five words: “I have nothing to say”.

    • Thanks: ThreeCranes
  38. Anonymous[543] • Disclaimer says:

    I think Mr. Goad would agree with me that there is nothing cooler than beating up strippers.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20120205031547/http://www.nypress.com/article-6057-jim-goad-is-a-bad-man.html

  39. @Dan Hayes

    Proof that we don’t get smarter as we grow older. Just ask Joy Behar or “president-elect” Joe Biden.

  40. @KenH

    I remember watching that Geraldo segment. That was when TV reality shows were cool, unlike today when all we get is brain damaging garbage like The Bachelor and and The Kardashians. Geraldo made a big name for himself when he talked about the OJ Simpson murders day after day for months.

    Was Roy Innis really so out of control that he started actually choking Metzger’s son on national TV? If so, why wasn’t he charged with a felony? I felt all along that it was as fake as the WWE. And it was a precursor of the much more degenerate Jerry Springer show, which wouldn’t be on TV today if the fights were real. Was Geraldo’s nose actually broken? I don’t know, but no one was a better self-promoter than Geraldo. As a 70 something he now appears regularly as a talking head on Hannity.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @KenH
  41. @Observator

    Thanks for the Tedor link.

    Here’s Unz’ own Guillaume Durocher’s Hitler book list:

    https://counter-currents.com/2016/04/understanding-hitler-and-the-third-reich/

    • Replies: @JoeFour
  42. Whitewolf says:
    @TKK

    The 13% of the American population that turn any neighborhood into a dangerous dump, commit the most crimes and suck up the most tax dollars with a middle finger, control the entire discourse of this country.

    They might make dangerous neighbours but they don’t suck up anywhere near the most tax dollars or control the entire discourse

  43. It’s mildly interesting to conduct a thought experiment. The Jewish terrorist Irving Rubin is mentioned several times in the piece. Now, whatever one’s sympathies, objectively there were similarities between Metzger and Rubin.

    After the killing of the Ethiopian, Metzger engaged, after the fact, in what I would regard as a singularly provocative exercise of his right of free speech — a sort of White Separatist Charlie Hebdo-ism. The Ethiopian was already dead; Metzger just stuck his oar in. For that, he was effectively destroyed financially.

    Irv Rubin inarguably did urge people to kill — and before the fact.

    ‘…In 1978, Rubin offered a $500 bounty to anyone who would wound or kill a member of the American Nazi Party. Indicted on solicitation of murder charges, he was acquitted in 1981…’

    Would Rubin still have been acquitted had someone actually killed a member of the American Nazi Party? And such an event could reasonably have occurred. My guess is that — just as a 12.5 million dollar damage award was rationalized against Metzger — an acquittal would have been rationalized for Rubin regardless of the consequences of his offer.

    After all, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. White gentile extremists don’t have rights.

  44. Z-man says:

    Wow, Whoopi Goldberg almost looks attractive in that interview with Metzger. She was demure and tolerant because her TV career was hanging on a thread. I wonder how she would handle Metzger today on The View? I believe it would be less tolerant and more shrill.
    Good biographical article, I will share.

  45. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Did Metzger ever provide LSD and other drugs to prospective converts?

  46. Z-man says:
    @follyofwar

    ‘Geraldo’ is 77 and anytime I see him on TeeVee I switch the channel no matter how pro Trump he’s been. He’s a fake, phony and a fraud and of course he’s a Jew.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
  47. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Fuck “cool”, and fuck you and yours. The cool pose is nothing more than acting black. I’d add “nothing less” to that, but I can’t think of anything lesser than actually no black.

    • Replies: @F go iihvccz
  48. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Hit the damn reply button, man. Why’d you start off this thread with some “who is cool, who is uncool” business like some kind of People magazine reading 14 y/o schoolgirl?

    I’d never heard about this Metzger guy, but he sounds like he was a reasonable guy, too reasonable for the the current Establishment, by a long shot. I’m just pissed I couldn’t watch the video in which the asshole Geraldo got his nose broken. Youtube wanted me to sign in. Fuck that. I tried bitchute, but no joy.

    Mr. Goad, nice to see you on here. Other than Steve Sailer’s, yours are the articles I’ve read most on TakiMag. If you have a link to the Geraldo beating on bitchute or anywhere else, could you paste it in please?

    .

    PS: Charles Manson was a freak. I don’t see him as having been much better of a person than Jim Jones, another cult leader, was, but at least Manson wasn’t a Communist. Oh, and he loved the Beatles, so that’s so cooool, man. I’m all wet!

  49. @JackOH

    I don’t see how they believed Klan/Nazi-style rhetoric would draw in the undecided but friendly.

    Other than in meetings, when would they have had the opportunity to draw in the undecided, but friendly? Most people attending meetings, even where they were guest speakers, already have their minds made up. The undecided are few and far between. The media constantly takes statements and opines on them out of context. If the last 4 years of coverage on Trump has not made that crystal clear, I do not know what would. Sure Trump puts his foot in his mouth, as do we all at some time, but media bias is now blatant and obvious to anyone that actually thinks. Anyone who steps outside the power structure is crushed or dies. I would tell you to ask Cynthia McKinney, Jim Trafficant or even Pete McCloskey, but one is unavailable for content.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  50. @Z-man

    Jerry Rivers. The Geraldo thing is for business purposes.

    • Agree: Z-man
  51. @Dan Hayes

    Time doesn’t care where it’s going, its just driving the car. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick.” Jer 17:9 When you’re driven and guided under this influence, the easier it becomes to notice it in others.

    That woman nauseates me as well. It ain’t her sickness but mine what’s gonna hurt me.

  52. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    So what if Goad is a raconteur? So was Henry Miller. The point is, Goad is a good story teller.

    And if he writes about himself, what about it? Here’s Lil’ Abner’s take on that:

    “LIttle Abner, if you could be anybody in the whole wide world, who would you be?”

    “Me”

    “You? What’s so special about you?”

    “Nothing special. It’s just so handy, that’s all.”

    • Agree: Thomasina, Sollipsist
  53. @Dan Hayes

    That probably should have been a [Thanks] for that question, rather than an [Agree]. (I tried to change it but couldn’t – worked other times before…??)

    Anyway, here’s your answer: Money.

    The audience doesn’t want reasonable and intelligent. They want shrill ignorance. Otherwise, we’d have had Ron Paul on the talk shows, rather than just on his youtube Liberty Report channel. Thanks for hosting that too, Ron Unz!

    • Agree: Lee
    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
  54. @obwandiyag

    Let’s “prize more money out of the rich’s grubby fists, for the sake of everybody”

    Better still, eliminate their grubby fists and get the money yourself.

    You people are unbelievable.

    Then stop believing. (As opposed to your grubby fist/lowest hanging money theory).

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  55. @Thomasina

    😂 You murcans and your pride in being uneducated is a never ending source of amusement😂
    You schreech about the pharisees and zi0nizt pharisees but know NOTHING about their ancestry and skincolors😂
    FFS, the eastern European askhenazi (“jews” that are not “jews”, see the bible for more) and the Semitic “jews” from Yemen look exactly the same? Or do they look different?

    (“jews” bc it is a 130year old word without any real meaning for educated sane intelligent humans😔 Try opening a book or study online and focus on the merchants and pharisees😲)

    Oh, i almost forgot! “judeo-christian” is a zi0nizt concept, there is no such thing. Check the “jewish” library and talmud, then check media,rab(b)i(e)s and other sources on the talmud in modern occupied Palestine!

    If i hear a word about it is a conspiracy theory and the talmud is not the lawbook/book of worship for the pharisees YOU just prove my point about being uneducated 😉
    We liwz in tha information age and you guys seems to know how the interwebz work, you have to choose to be ignorant👀

    • Thanks: Truth
  56. @Stonewall Jackson

    I’ve been thinking the same thing, Stonewall. So I just looked it up, and Goad is still listed as a contributor, although that list is so large that I doubt if many have contributed for years. Jim’s last article at Taki’s was on 9-28 “Apocalypse Now: Burning Them Down.” Prior to that Goad had an article published just about every week.

    If Taki has dropped him for some reason, I home the Unz Review picks up his regular columns and this is not a one off. I only found Goad several months ago, and find him a very entertaining, talented, and fearless writer.

  57. Thomasina says:
    @Brett Redmayne-Titley

    What a great memory! Sometimes I look back on what I said when I was younger and I absolutely cringe. I swallowed the propaganda of the day whole and spat it back out. Foolish. But somewhere along the line, because I WAS able to voice my opinion, get it out, I actually started to listen to the other side, reflect on what they said. Had they not been able to speak, had they been stifled, I could never have bounced off them to form new opinions.

    It is a necessary dance, and free speech is the music.

    Thank you, Brett.

  58. JoeFour says:
    @Peter D. Bredon

    Appreciate your link to the Counter-Currents article!

  59. AReply says:
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    It could have been even better if white-identity never existed, as it’s merely a reaction to the exploitation and denigration of others based on a trivial category.

    If you ID as white and you feel victimized because of it, who’s to say you don’t deserve your fate under God?

    What was it about White Superiority that went wrong? Whites were great, but not that great! They were great for a while, made a fatal mistake? They were greatest, but imperfect in God’s eyes and cast out?
    Whites are greatest but to be greatest requires a lesser so whites smash others to support their presupposition, but sometimes they smash each other. Whoops. Some are fake white failures who are lying and thankfully God knows this, but divine justice requires you listen to them screech under God’d retribution for their sins. Enjoy the screaming!

    In essence: How could whites be prefect and pure, then shit the bed and lose their grace?

    It’s same answer Trump uses to explain his loss: “He didn’t lose”. The Devil has cast a pall over him.

    In the old timey days, white’s superiority was measured by their benevolent dominance. It wasn’t something to brag about, it was a solemn responsibility to guide the beasts and harness nature to divine purpose. It didn’t need to be justified or defended, it was manifest!

    I don’t see how a superior race ended up with its plight? Except by wrecking itself. God gave you everything and you ruined it.

    But maybe it turns out that white superiority was provisional bullshit by a group of people with an advsntage who just got super comfortable with exploiting others for their own gain, and never stopped wrecking each other in petty conflict, then their shifty game came around on them and now they’re on the down and out? Well ain’t that a bitch.

    • Replies: @Truth
  60. @follyofwar

    follyof war… I think Goad might still be writing The Week that Perished as Taki, but as you point out, his regular column has been missing for a while. Maybe he just is taking a hiatus on a regular column.

  61. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:

    The system took down Metzger because they saw him as an enormous threat. It has been said that any pro-white organization with more than two members has been infiltrated, the third one being either an informer, agent provocateur or a spy. Pro-white organizations that grow quickly and look like they are going somewhere in capturing the public imagination are quickly infiltrated and destroyed from within (National Alliance) or set up so they can be taken down by the courts as in the case of Metzger. Having a high public profile with a charismatic leader might work wonders for recruiting purposes, but also makes it child’s play for the government or governmental organizations to take them down and seize assets and/or put the leader in jail. Had Metzger not been a man of principles he would’ve had a much easier life, but took the other road and like many men of substance and strong convictions, suffered because of it. I say hats off to Tom Metzger, he will not be forgotten.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  62. profnasty says:
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Metzger was lucky. How many remember Edgar J. Steele? A lawyer who had the audacity to defend the Aryan Nations in an Idaho SPLC hit job.
    They tortured him to death in Califonia’s darkest prison. He was a great man.

    • Thanks: geokat62
    • Replies: @europeasant
    , @Lee
  63. geokat62 says:
    @follyofwar

    If Taki has dropped him for some reason…

    According to this article, he left of his own volition.

    Excerpt from, Jim Goad Joins White Nationalist Publishing House As A Biweekly Columnist:

    During the October 6, 2020 episode of Counter-Currents Radio, Goad told Johnson that he had a falling out with Mandolyna Theodoracopulos — daughter of Taki Magazine’s founder and namesake and the website’s current executive editor. Goad claimed that he and Mandolyna had a number of creative differences, and that she had made unwelcome edits to his articles…

    Goad said the “last straw” was when he discovered she had changed the title of a September 28 article…

    https://angrywhitemen.org/2020/10/30/jim-goad-joins-white-nationalist-publishing-house-as-a-biweekly-columnist/

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  64. Weave says:
    @follyofwar

    Goad left Takis because he was tired of Theodora’s stupidity and he gets no argument from me there. The cancellation of their comments section was a biitch move. Goad landed at Counter Currents, a great site with excellent writers.

    • Replies: @anon
  65. JackOH says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon, yeah, you’re right. I wasn’t very clear. What I think I was getting at is something like: what the heck about a very prosperous post-WWII America made Metzger (and Yockey and Rockwell and others) so darned unhappy?

    By “undecided but friendly” I was thinking of Merle Hunter, the father of a childhood friend of mine. A sergeant in Patton’s army and a good man from West Virginia, he used to discourse occasionally on the merit of Europe uniting under Hitler to combat Bolshevism. I’m guessing he saw America under threat from likewise “alien” ideas that may have bewildered him. How could he square an America that was giving him a dishwasher and an air-conditioned car in the early 1960s with an America that was promoting forced integration with Blacks?

    I count Mr. Hunter as a man “friendly” to rejecting the Republican and Democrat parties of the 1950s and 1960s. I just can’t see how he could hop the fence to embrace an explicitly Nazi/KKK-style rhetoric and politics. Not part of his DNA. That’s where I think Metzger et. al. missed something. (BTW-like a lot of folks, Mr. Hunter’s “racism” amounted to empty verbalism.)

    • Agree: Curmudgeon
  66. Rich says:

    Metzger’s being bankrupted should be a lesson to everyone of the corruption of American courts. I’m amazed at what the ruling class has managed to get away with using their courts. From forced integration, to abortion, to releasing killers on technicalities, it’s disgusting. Look at what the courts did when California voters rejected homosexual “marriage”, just arrogantly flipped it. We’re a banana republic now. Have been at least since Brown v Board of Ed or maybe even earlier.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @mark green
  67. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    Was Roy Innis really so out of control that he started actually choking Metzger’s son on national TV?

    As I recall Metzger’s son used some ethnic slurs in response to a question but even though they weren’t directed at Innis he took them personally. I think everyone was in disbelief when Innis got out of his seat then starting choking the son but the skinheads reacted quickly and swarmed the stage and rearranged Geraldo’s face as well as knocking around Innis and some others.

    Innis wasn’t charged with a felony because of black skin privilege which even existed back in the 80’s to a lesser degree. Remember that it’s a de facto felony to offend a black person.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  68. animalogic: ““Cool” is not only a subjective term, its a term so over used, & used so promiscuously that its has ceased to have any substantive or authentic standing in anything resembling intelligent discourse.”

    Find another word for it if you can, but the phenomenon is real, and that’s what’s important. One might think that those on the racial right who think that politics is the way forward should be particularly interested in this, since if either white racism or “white nationalism” (whatever that may mean) could be made “cool”, then that would go a long way towards making it popular. But it isn’t so. Apparently the collection of fantasists, cranks, nerds, incels, larpers, grifters, and their intellectual leaders who constitute this element don’t really want the popularity they say they want, or we would already have seen lots of attempts at deciphering this enigma. Could it be they’re just losers who are content to remain so? The grifters and intellectual leaders (or do I repeat myself?) are happy so long as the donations keep coming in, and their books keep selling. Actual revolution would mess up their business model.

    animalogic: “Leave “cool” to adolescents.”

    The young make the best soldiers, and are a vital demographic for any movement, so this is all the more reason the racial right should be interested in being seen as “cool”. So long as the so-called “movement” consists mostly of geriatrics posting on the internet, it will go nowhere, the usual destination for losers.

  69. Richard B says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Dr. Robert Morgan

    Doctor of what?

    Since only the most insecure person in the world would put “Dr.” before their name in a website comment section we can rest assured it’s not the kind of doctor that matters.

  70. Richard B says:
    @Hrw-500

    Apparently, that incident was the first time Al was rolled by someone who wasn’t a prostitute.

    By the way, great to see a Jim Goad article here at TUR.

    Hope there’s more to come.

  71. Cato says:

    Glad to see you here. Always appreciated your work on Taki’s.

  72. Dan Hayes says:
    @KenH

    Roy Innis was (and is?) a charlatan but he was/is not beyond redemption (as opposed to unredeemable charlatans such as Geraldo and Rev Al!). 😎

  73. @anon

    I’ll never forget him. Hadn’t heard of him before today. But I won’t shake it now.

  74. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:
    @Weave

    Goad was the only reason I went to Takimag, his no-holds-barred reviews of the week were hilarious and witty. Taki and some of the others are fairly good, but don’t have that mix of biting satire and wit which in my humble opinion is as good as Mencken.

  75. @profnasty

    I used to read Edgar J. Steele. He made some sense but that last episode with his wife and mother in law was strange. Sometimes you just don’t know who to believe.

  76. Wesley says:

    Resist.com is metzger’s website. The entire catalog of George Dietz’s liberty bell magazine is available to download there. Hopefully the archive of his podcast’s and phone messages from the last 25 years are made availiable soon. They were a treasure trove of commentary, stories, advice and movement history.

    Tom hated the right wing racialist movement since the early eighties and held particular animosity towards David Duke. He had a lot of dirt on right wing movement personalities.

    Metzger and WAR was the closest thing to an actual national socialist ideology thats has manifested in the United States.

    Rip Tom Metzger.

  77. @Rich

    Metzger’s being bankrupted should be a lesson to everyone of the corruption of American courts. I’m amazed at what the ruling class has managed to get away with using their courts. From forced integration, to abortion, to releasing killers on technicalities, it’s disgusting. Look at what the courts did when California voters rejected homosexual “marriage”, just arrogantly flipped it. We’re a banana republic now. Have been at least since Brown v Board of Ed or maybe even earlier.

    Following WWII, a landmark case (Shelly v Kraemer) took away the right of Americans to control their communities. This case declared that racially ‘restrictive covenants’ which were common in many deeds up until that point were inconsistent with the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. This Supreme Court decision set up White America for forced integration. Countless White neighborhoods and individual White lives were subsequently ruined by this judicial decree. Many White lives were lost to
    Black violence.

    There were Black and Jewish fingerprints all over Shelly v Kraemer. (The extreme Jewish factor in this case was initially hidden, and it still remains partially so). Meanwhile, blacks and Jews still have their exclusive clubs, caucuses, advocacy groups and (in the case of Jews) their own exclusive, ever-expanding country. As America becomes more ‘inclusive’, Israel still enjoys some of the most racially-restrictive covenants in the Western world.

    • Agree: Rich, Rich
    • Replies: @KenH
  78. As per the comments about Ms. Goldberg’s appearance and demeanor it seems all women of color upon reaching the age of 35 become loud, boorish and morbidly obese. One school of thought sees this as the effect of a lifetime macaroni and cheese based diet. RIP Tom.

  79. Lee says:
    @profnasty

    PN said:

    “They tortured him to death in Califonia’s darkest prison. He was a great man.

    Some would disagree with you about Mr. Steele’s demise.

    “Edgar Steele died in prison at the age of 69 on September 4, 2014, after suffering from declining health for weeks.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Steele#:~:text=Edgar%20James%20Steele%20(July%205,white%20supremacist%20group%20Aryan%20Nations.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  80. @TKK

    ‘The 13% of the American population that turn any neighborhood into a dangerous dump, commit the most crimes and suck up the most tax dollars with a middle finger, control the entire discourse of this country. If you keep an eye on the Daily Mail, the only MSM outlet that reports Black Crime, it appears their latest hobby is shoving white people onto the subway tracks.’

    They’re tools. If your neighbor has a dog that barks all the time and bites the mailman, do you blame the dog?

  81. @geokat62

    I checked out your link, GeoCat. Just for the rest here, this Angry White Men site is not at all on the side of the white man, but it did give me the rest of the information on Mr. Goad’s change in employment. (Thanks to the commenters on here too, of course.)

    Here’s why I wrote in. The author of that post may not have known that Mr. Goad has an article up here, and hopefully will have others. I just wondered how he never got around to mentioning The Unz Review though, among all his other references to the “radical right” of his imagination. Mr. Unz has speculated that there is some collusion (or at least people on the same page) to keep his site from being mentioned anywhere. This goes along with that theory. (Sorry, Mr. Unz, I don’t think it’s because they are afraid of you, as is my recollection of your hypothesis on this, but maybe they are afraid of the material.)

  82. profnasty says:
    @Lee

    Edgar was an American hero put in California’s most violent prison- on clearly false charges.
    Wikipedia? Hahahaha.

    • Replies: @Lee
  83. @The Soft Parade

    One can’t get the money “for oneself” because the rich got it all.

    Anybody who doesn’t know that is a cretinous maggot living under a rock.

  84. Lee says:
    @profnasty

    PFNsaid:

    Edgar was an American hero put in California’s most violent prison- on clearly false charges.
    Wikipedia? Hahahaha.

    Fair enough.

    Not unlike a ping pong match, now you can serve up your own link showing that Mr.Steele was tortured to death in a Ca.prison.Betcha don’t find one………embittered newly widowed wife accounts are suspect.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  85. TKK: “Calls to revolutionize or organize quickly seem pointless when TPTB can put you in prison … What to do? ”

    Most Goad fans don’t want to do anything. They just want to be entertained! He tells them to eat shit, and they love it!

    As Goad wrote in his magazine Answer Me!, “I’m not anti-authority; I’m anti-YOU. I don’t want you to destroy the government; I want the government to crush YOU.”

    LOL. He reminds me of my pal Adûnâi.

    To be fair and give him due credit though, I should add that there have been a couple of incidents in which Goad’s writings may have led to action. In one, three young “Neo-Nazis” shot themselves dead after reading his writings. In another, some mystery meat Army vet took some potshots at the Whitehouse with his SKS rifle, causing no damage.

    I like the idea of suicide for Goad fans. All of them should try it. The world would be a better place.

  86. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d love to hear what Dr. Robert Morgan thinks is cool, as well as some examples of what he considers quality writing. I’m pretty hopeful it will propel this comments section into something really special.

  87. profnasty says:
    @Lee

    You’re probably right. Seth Rich shot himself. WW was started by Hitler. And WTC was completely destroyed by an airplane. Israel is the Holy Land.
    We gotta stop meeting like this. Habu nice day.

  88. Truth says:
    @AReply

    Interesting take.

    By the way, the New York Press article linked above is hilarious.

  89. KenH says:
    @mark green

    Following WWII, a landmark case (Shelly v Kraemer) took away the right of Americans to control their communities.

    That must be the case that granted blacks free access to white people as a constitutional right. Countless white neighborhoods and communities in and around large cities have been destroyed as a result.

  90. B.L. says:

    Please go to resist.com – the website of Tom Metzger and pick up a copy of his autobiography. Ought to be required reading for every WN in the country today.
    I had to let you all know, because lots of people don’t even know about that hidden gem.

    • Replies: @JackOH
  91. JackOH says:
    @B.L.

    B. L., thanks.

    You helped direct me to answer the questions I asked in my comment #16 above. I’m not a White nationalist, but I’m sympathetic to the sort of primal, visceral revulsion I imagine Yockey and Rockwell and others must have felt at the critter we call Western liberalism.

  92. Bronek says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thank you for the film. To me Tom was a champion of our people.

    About half a century ago I became acquainted with Tom. He was a unique individual. He was also well read and very versatile. He was a good speaker and an excellent individual for debating.

    When I resided in Europe I sent him one of the first ever research papers on the so-called “Russian” mafia. He made it into a small booklet. Then recently, about half a year ago we again came into contact with one another and every few weeks I would send him $50 donations.

    I will always remember him as a great man, a PoliSci warrior. His picture will be in my home. I am grateful that Ron put up this piece by Mr. Goad up for others to see.

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