The city of Toledo is preparing for the arrival of members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), a white supremacist group based in Roanoke, VA. Their spokesman, Bill White, has made statements that have riled up many Toledoans.
But who is this man?
My previous post on this rally drew quite a few interesting posts, suggesting that White is, alternately, gay, a secret government operative, a former anarchist, and an apologist for the Columbine killings.
Let's look at as much of the factual information as is available.
William A. White was born in 1977 and grew up in Rockville, MA. In a 1999 interview with the Washington Times, he embraced anarchism after reading Marx and Engel's Communist Manifesto as a teenager.
For a period of time he was a writer for Pravda. From the Overthrow website, here is an excerpt of White's resignation letter:
Effective immediately please recognize my resignation as corporate officer for Pravda in the USA. I expect my name to be struck from all relevant material. As is clear from the letter I've just sent you . I am discontinuing my column with Pravda.
White has alternately described himself a "national socialist," "radical traditionalist," "libertarian socialist," and as a "third-positionist agitator;" he is also a spokesperson for the Libertarian National Socialist Green Party.
There is everything in that last group name but the word Reform, although White has worked on the campaigns of Reform Party candidates in the past, too.
In a 2004 interview with the Roanoke News, White claimed he does not hate blacks:
"I wouldn't be out here buying and fixing up houses if I had some agenda against the black community," he said. "I don't have anything against black people. The Jews, I despise. They hate me. I hate them. They can kiss my a--."
More on the complicated Bill White in upcoming posts.