Commentary -- [Bill: Egg dripping from my face? Everything we reported was correct -- its
just that Fred Streed fell apart at the last minute. Strom? The NA? The only
people who still believe anything that Strom or the NA has to say are stupid,
and as I have always said, this website is not for stupid people.
As to losing? Like Chris Rock asking about OJ, what have I lost?
Also, regarding comments structure on the National Alliance post-Pierce, I
can only say that he mistakes chaos for order.
Also note that the VNN-ShopWhite family of websites is not a one-man show,
and the folk involved share responsibility and work quite well together.
August 4th, 2003
COVINGTON ON THE GLIEBE COUP
Thus ends an interesting experiment.
Under its founder, the late Dr. William L. Pierce, the National Alliance was
not only a for-profit Virginia corporation promoting (among other things)
Satanic rock music, it was a bizarre scientology-like cult with the
bespectacled, physically timid and shrinking figure of Pierce as its unlikely
guru. On his death, that changed.
In The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce defined "alliance" as "in
politics, the union of two thieves whose hands are so deeply entangled in one
another's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third." This was more
or less the situation that prevailed on Pierce's death.
The weaker vultures who gathered around the succulent corpse of Pierce's
multi-million dollar book and CD empire to feed were forced to team up and
unite against the biggest scavenger, Billy Roper. They were able successfully
to drive Roper away from the carcass. Roper and Co. have since been able to
whittle away considerably at the NA's "market share," but the
Gliebe/Strom/Board of Directors faction managed to hang onto the Throne, pardon
my mixed allusions, and its air of legitimacy. I understand they are now
converting The Great Man Himself's trailer into a kind of Yasukuni Shrine of
Cosmotheism, on the assumption that we shall all wish to go there and prostrate
ourselves while we contemplate the Whichness of What.
None of The Great Man Himself's heirs apparent have, until now, been
sufficiently strong to depose the rest and become the NA's new official Alpha
Male. This situation resulted in a situation completely unknown in "the
Movement" since...well, since I've been involved at least, which has been about
35 years now.
"Movement" grouplets are ALWAYS one man bands, if for no other reason than
the fact that Fearless Leader can't find anyone he can trust to open the mail
without sticking cash donations in their pocket, donations Fearless Leader
should be sticking in HIS pocket to pay his gambling debts or buy his plastic
jugs of vodka. Trying to create an actual organization would also mean sharing
or at least allowing some other person access to the mailing list, the source
of all "Movement" funds and hence of all "Movement" power and prestige. (I
myself have had my mailing list stolen twice, both times by men I was foolish
enough to trust and consider friends.)
Yet for a period of about one year plus a few days, the National Alliance
could actually maintain some pretense of being a genuine ORGANIZATION. We've
never had one of those before.
There was a recognized leader or CEO in the person of Erich Gliebe, but with
no personality cult or pretension to guru-dom or papal infallibility. There was
a secondary leadership echelon of real people, whose names were known and whose
functions and job descriptions were known, jobs that actually involved work and
which meant something in the real world.
There were real-world salaries; at least a few people were actually
drawing a living wage from the White Aryan resistance and trying to build a
cadres of professional, full time political soldiers, if not in the NA's case
revolutionaries. This was another hitherto completely unknown phenomenon.
There was financial and political OVERSIGHT of the leader in the persona of
a bona fide council or Board of Directors which necessitated actual, meaningful
PRIOR CONSULTATION in decision-making on the part of the leader, and that is
something which was DAMNED sure unknown in "the Movement," before or since. It
is really difficult to overstate how utterly unique the first year of the post-
Pierce NA has been.
It couldn't last, of course. "The Movement" has now reverted to type and
what passes among us for an Alpha Male is now in sole control of buildings,
bumpf, and boodle, to do with as he pleases. Oh, well. (Are there any casinos
Now comes an interesting question: is there or is there not a massive
quantity of egg dripping from Bill White's face?
The "announcement" of August 3rd was not what White had predicted, although
he did leave himself some wiggle room in his pronuniciamentos of two weeks ago,
so he can with only a little stretch spin it to claim that the Gliebe coup
proves him "partly right." Fair enough.
[Bill: The substance of everything we said was correct. We only failed to
predict Mr Streed's sudden capitulation -- which, like Marc Moran's sudden
capitulation -- was unpredictable. I also failed to predict that a drunk would
suddenly hit meat 70 mph on a straight flat country road in the middle of a
sunny day while I returned from grocery shopping -- now, that did leave egg all
over my passenger seat (a dozen and a half eggs, to be precise), but not on my
face. Some things cannot be reasonably predicted, and there is nothing wrong
with getting them wrong. ;-D]
But above all, significantly in my view, the official NA statement made NO
MENTION AT ALL of the fate of White's passionate hate-object, Kevin Alfred
[Bill: Correction: Kevin Storm is the butt of my jokes, not a passionate
hate object. I could care less about him. If I have something to gain from
attacking him -- such as a good laugh -- folk should expect that I continue to
do so. He only had any impact when we were assisting Streed with the NA
situation, and now that that is over, who cares about him? He's a nobody. ;-D]
White's main contention, upon which he has staked his claim, is that Strom
will be fired and his connection with the NA for all practical purposes brought
to an end because Strom is a "weenie". (Well...he is, you know.)
[Bill: I don't know about that either way. I don't think he will be fired
in the short term because they have no one else to do the broadcasts. In the
long term, they will go broke and fire everyone -- I've seen this done with
multi-million dollar businesses, and I am seeing it done again. ;-D]
Has this happened? We don't know. Will it happen? Time will tell.
If Strom goes, then Bill White is Jack the Lad. Watch his star rise in the
Virtual Movement and watch them shekels roll down through cyberspace into his
new E-bay clone.
If Erich Gliebe is sufficiently pissed off at White's patronizing and snide
remarks about him to either keep Strom on or ease Strom out very quietly with
no official hullabaloo--in other words, if Gliebe decides he dislikes White
more than he dislikes Strom--then the egg will glop from White's bearded phizz
in copious quantities, and I'll be interested to see if that affects his new
internet income at all. My guess is not, if he can beat NA's prices.
[Bill: That last sentence makes some sense. The rest is nonsense. ;-D
The mistake is assuming that I have a personal stake in any of this. ;-D]
By the by, anyone who is tired of our race's survival being reduced to e-
commerce and would like to see it become a holy and sacred cause again...give
me a shout. I'll be here if you ever decide you want to do anything besides
play with these machines.