October 15, 2008

Palin and the Far Right Militia Movement

Investigative reporter Max Blumenthal went to Wasilla, Alaska and talked to numerous people and went through records. Blumenthal found:
"... she was more closely associated with this party and with fringe right-wing elements than the media had previously discovered ... And not only did she, you know, associate with them in order to advance her political ambitions, she advanced their agenda on a local and state level. Beginning with Mark Chryson and a character named Steve Stoll, who’s known around Wasilla as “Black Helicopter Steve,” because he’s rumored to have buried several high-powered automatic weapons in his front yard in expectation of the federal government ushering in the new world order..."

These guys supported her campaign for mayor. Blumenthal continues...

So, as soon as Sarah Palin was elected, what did she do? She wanted to reward her supporters, for example, Black Helicopter Steve. So the city council seat she had just vacated, she nominated Steve Stoll for this seat. His nomination was blocked by a city councilmember named Nick Carney, who we interviewed, and Nick Carney told us he blocked the nomination because Steve Stoll was a violent influence on a local level.

But it gets creepier. The Infiltration Strategy:

In 2007, Alaskan Independence Party Vice Chair Dexter [Clark] unveiled the party’s new strategy at a neo-secessionist convention in Tennessee, which was attended by all the neo-Confederate groups that the Alaskan Independence Party affiliates with. And his new strategy was called the infiltration strategy, that because these fringe parties can’t get anyone elected running under their own party banner, he urged them to infiltrate the ... Republican and Democratic parties. And he pointed to Sarah Palin as the most successful example of this strategy...

MORE: Max Blumenthal's interview on DemocracyNow

MORE: Video: Break the Back of the Enemy. Max Blumenthal on Sarah Palin's ties to right wing militia movement in Wasilla, Alaska.

Look who links to the Alaska Independence Party: Nordic American Aryan Migration Movement


Democracy Now, Max Blumenthal on Sarah Palin’s Radical Right-Wing Pals and Her Ties to the Pro-Secessionist Alaskan Independence Party, October 13, 2008.

The Atlanic, Breaking the Back of the Beast, Max Blumenthal video, October 12, 2008.


1 comment:

libhom said...

Max Blumenthal is doing some excellent work exposing the religious right. We need more Blumenthals.