Now Fear This

He saw the movement as a device to further the interests of his National Alliance, especially because it kept away from his wing "freaks and weaklings" who might otherwise have slipped in. He was a student of political terror and thought of the Alliance as a vanguard party that would lead the revolution.

"All of the homosexuals, racemixers and hard-case collaborators in the country who are too far gone to be re-educated can be rounded up, packed into 10,000 or so railroad cattle cars, and eventually double-timed into an abandoned coal mine in a few days' time," he wrote in a 1994 newsletter. "All of these people simply don't count, except as a mass of voters. . . . Those who speak against us now should be looked at as dead men, as men marching in lockstep toward their own graves." Like others on the far right, he held Jews, not blacks or gays, to be the main target. He had a special thing for race-mixing women, whom he pictured in The Turner Diaries hanging by the neck from telephone poles with their eyes bugged out.

On Hitler's birthday, Pierce brought on his successor, Resistance Records manager and former professional boxer Erich Gliebe, who fought under the name "Aryan Barbarian." Gliebe is thought to be too abrasive to last long, but the Alliance leadership has pledged to continue in "Our Eternal Chairman's" footsteps.


"They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people."

—Eugene Debs, Socialist candidate for president, June 16, 1918. The speech led to Debs' being stripped of his citizenship and sent to jail for 10 years. Research by Cassandra Lewis and Gabrielle Jackson.
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