“When you gaze into the abyss, remember that the abyss gazes also into you”- Nietzche
That’s a great quote for a young person discovering Nietzche. It’s a little dramatic, but it’s a reminder that looking is a two-way street.
It’s a cliché that pro-white groups are 50% FBI agents. You would hope the leaders are at least sincere fools, but as we see here, the leaders may well be snitches too….
This is of course Matthew Heimbach, and there is no real good explanation for that thing coming out of his shirt. A person at a white nationalist rally has very good reason to record his environment, but a visible GoPro camera would be appropriate. It would serve as deterrence as well as a source of information for defense in the event of false accusations.
Who runs Heimbach? He has been a highly public figure in this kind of activity for many years, and no doubt somewhere along the line someone visited him and suggested he might like to provide useful information to some alphabet agency, or even some NGO. He may even have been assured he would do no harm to his cause, in fact he would be helping himself and his followers by keeping the heat off. And being a federal “asset” is a very nice deal, as Jeffrey Epstein shows.
Harold Covington said on Twitter recently that occasionally one of his people is visited by a suit asking for cooperation. He didn’t say, and I didn’t ask, what they said next, but it’s a great question.
You could say “I have nothing to say”, but that’s saying something. You could say, “I’m not doing anything illegal, so bug off” or “If you want to talk to me I want a lawyer first” but that’s a little cold and formal. You are looking at a man with a job to do- to get valuable information on white supremacist terrorists representing a threat to national security. Why not help him out a little?
You could tell him- I’m not saying you should, or it would be a good idea- “I’m getting tired of this, so I will help you. I know about all the secret meetings, I will get back to you soon.”
And you could leave him trembling with anticipation, and never call him. That would be a little cruel though, so you could call him back later and tell him “There’s a big rally in two weeks I can get you into. But look, if you don’t come I will look stupid and they will never trust me again. So please listen to me and do what I tell you.”
“The racists will be holding a bonfire rally at location X. In the tradition of our pagan ancestors, we will dance naked around the bonfire until dawn. This is a real thing, OK? So if you have a problem with being naked, forget it. It’s a real pagan tradition and also it keeps out people wearing wires. I assume you can arrange a large surveillance team to be in the woods around, maybe a plane overhead.
“You’d be surprised how much wood a bonfire requires. So if you want them to let you in, bring a truckload. Also, plan to show up naked. So, completely naked, driving a truck full of firewood, OK? Don’t make me look stupid.”
I don’t know if they would go for this or not. People are generally stupider than you imagine. But maybe they know when they are having their legs pulled. So, maybe you have a guy show up naked driving a truck full of firewood, with a dozen agents in raid jackets with cameras with telephoto lenses in the trees. But at least, there will be meetings held. This possibly critical new information must be discussed! Be in Conference Room 3 promptly at 8 AM! Have you reports ready! Johnson, we need a detailed PowerPoint briefing!
So maybe half a dozen, maybe a dozen federal employees have a morning they were planning on drinking coffee and reading Buzzfeed ruined. It’s worth it for that alone.
But how many more young, eager FBI agents can be given something to do, that may get them the promotion or the big assignment? How many jaded supervisory agents can get a chance at getting out of their ruts and getting a shot at a good DC job? Hey, let me go on Zillow and see what suburbs in Virginia have really good schools……. It never hurts to dream………
Rather than organizing a white nationalist group, and trying to make sure the feds aren’t spying on you, start a white supremacist group and make sure they are! There are only so many “resources” (I love bureaucratic language!) available, and you can make sure they aren’t going to waste. It’s got to be very easy to figure out who is a fed, and not much harder to figure out who is a snitch. Anyone not falling into these categories can be told to go home and wait for a special assignment.
Of course an organization of this type is not a social club, work needs to be done! Stormtrooper Johnson, we need a detailed PowerPoint briefing on Jewish financial interests for our next meeting! Johnson groans. He has plenty of PowerPoints to make at the office, but here? Stormtrooper Johnson, do I detect a lack of enthusiasm? Here at the White Power Party we don’t tolerate this! If you’re lazy you can go join those good-for-nothings at the European Power Organization! Johnson would request a transfer, but his pal Agent Smith is having the same experience at the EPO so there’s no point. Why won’t these people start talking about felonies?
Hey, don’t look at me that way. The FBI is staffed and budgeted on the firm and not-to-be-questioned belief that American is bursting with vicious, evil racists bent on mayhem. The least we could do is keep them occupied.