Maynard by his own hand, Barrett by the hand of another.
Probably better to call both of these guys White Supremacists than White Nationalists, because they really were more the Stormfront type than the American Renaissance type.
The first case, the death of Richard Barrett, a famous White Supremacist from Mississippi, is being widely reported in the press. Barrett, age 66 when he was killed, was quite a character. Originally from New York, his family supposed moved out of there when a lot of Puerto Ricans moved into the neighborhood. They relocated down to Mississippi. Barrett got a BA, served in the military where he rose to officer, then came home and got law degree, passed the bar and became an attorney.
In subsequent years, he formed his own White Supremacist grouplet called the Nationalist Movement. He was also a leader of the skinhead movement. His skinhead site is here, and his Nationalist site is here. If you look closely at both sites, you get a homoerotic feel from them. That’s no accident, but we will get to that later.
He organized a booth at the Mississippi State Fair for the public to shake hands with Edgar Ray Killen, on trial for the famous 1964 murder of three civil rights activists.
On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Barrett was found dead in his home, stabbed to death. He appeared to have tried to escape his assailant. His home had been set on fire after he was killed. Police soon arrested Vincent McGee (Facebook page here), a Black man who had just been released from state prison after serving a 5-year term. Later, Vickie and Michael Dent and McGee’s stepfather, Alfred T. Lewis, were also arrested and charged with being accessories. At least one of them set the fire in Barrett’s home.
At first police said that the motive for the killing was a wage dispute, similar to the case of Eugene Terreblanche, also murdered by Blacks he had hired to work. Barrett had driven an hour to pick up McGee and bring him back to Barrett’s place to mow the lawn and do some yardwork. McGee thought he was going to get paid $60-70 for the work, but he only received $26.
Mississippi and four other Deep South states are the only US states that have no minimum wage. Isn’t Southern conservatism cool?
The story did not seem to make sense. Why would arch-segregationist Barrett hire a Black man, especially one as shady-looking as McGee, to work on his yard? Soon other motives started to crop up. Neighbors said McGee and Barrett had had a relationship, whatever that means. This morning, McGee said that Barrett made a sexual pass at him, sending McGee into a homicidal rage that ended with Barrett’s death. But McGee, in addition to looking like a gangster, also looks queer as a 3 dollar bill.
Which is something he would have in common with Barrett.
On the WN scene, Barrett had long been regarded as a flake and a nut. His website appeared homoerotic. He meet young, confused White teens, turned them into skinheads and then invited them to stay at his home. He also made them shave their eyebrows! Images of shirtless skinhead males copied from gay porn magazines adorned his site.
Most people on the scene described Barrett as “an old queen.” So it appears that this strange White Supremacist was also a queer who was having sex with young Black punks. Weirder than weird!
Barrett was also hated on the scene for being part-Jewish on his father’s side. Barrett always tried to hide this part of himself, but it’s true he was not big on anti-Semitism. He required his skinhead followers to not wear Nazi tattoos.
Barrett fought with everyone on the scene, and he could not get along with anyone. He was constantly either suing or being sued. A real crank. His WN views were also beyond weird. Only Hellene-Aryans were the real Whites with a right to the US. Everyone else needed to take off. Like Hitler, he hated Slavs. He also worked as an FBI informant and ratted out various people on the scene.
He will not be missed either on the scene or outside of it. I shouldn’t say these folks should be killed, though. We can’t generally say people should be killed for their politics. A lot of folks find my politics infuriatingly repugnant, and I wouldn’t want them saying I should be killed.
The other White Supremacist death is that of Curtis Maynard, another WN nutcase, just like Barrett. I had read Maynard’s blog a few times, and it was really over the top! Ranting, raving, screaming, yelling and racist as all get out. He struck me more as a raving nut as opposed to your often cool-headed White racist. It turns out, incredibly, that Maynard, like Barrett, was also sampling some interracial sexual forbidden fruit (What is it with these guys, anyway?)
His ex-wife was Hispanic. They had a big messy divorce and breakup, and the other day Maynard went over to her house with a shotgun and chased her around the yard. She hid, terrified, with her young child, in the bushes.
Maynard found her and shot her dead.
Then he ran to his truck and drove away. A neighbor came out with his rifle but decided it was too dangerous to engage Maynard. The police quickly caught up with him and pulled him over.
Maynard pulled out his shotgun and blasted a round in his skull.
The strange saga of Curt Maynard was over.
I must say I don’t understand these guys. If they hate non-Whites so much, why can’t they stop fucking them? Fucking’s about as intimate as you can get. If you as a White person want to screw non-Whites of your own, the opposite, or both sexes, by all means help yourself, but why be a White Separatist at the same time? Something tells me a lot of these WN types are just not right in the head.
It’s a common line these days, mostly promoted by anti-racist Jews after the Holocaust, that racism is some sort of a mental disorder, and racists are all mentally disturbed, if not stark raving nuts. They’re all portrayed as dysfunctional fuckups and societal outcasts. I doubt if this is true. It’s understandable the Jews want to get back at their enemies for what was done to them, but there’s no reason to lie. A lot of this stuff is coming out of the Frankfurt School in Germany, where Jewish sociologists recast anti-Semitism and racism as a mental illness.
The Old South was extremely racist, and much of the rest of the US was too. Racism against Indians, Blacks and others was simply normal. Even in most of this century, casual White racism was the norm. In Germany, an entire nation went over to wild racism during World War 2. The Arab and Muslim World is furiously anti-Semitic.
I seriously doubt that the majority of Southerners, Germans, Arabs or Muslims are mentally ill, dysfunctional societal fuckups and losers. Racism isn’t all that healthy, but a society seething with racism is not a society of the mentally ill losers, outcasts and fuckups. Forget it. Many people can be well-adjusted in spite of their virulent racism.
The reason so many WN”s are whacked-out mentally disturbed loons nowadays is that White Supremacism is proscribed, thanks to decades of hard work by us anti-racists. As a condemned and disparaged philosophy, most normal Whites will shy away from it, whether they have tendencies that way or not. A society of outcasts will tend to attract a lot of flaky people who are already on the margins of society in addition to more normal folks.
This is the reason there are so many kooks and whackjobs on the WN scene.