Archive/File: people/g/gritz.bo gritz.st0992 From oneb!cs.ubc.ca!destroyer!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!howland.reston.ans.net!usenet.ins.cwru.edu!cleveland.Freenet.Edu!bz965 Sun Feb 21 21:12:41 PST 1993 Article: 10793 of alt.conspiracy Path: oneb!cs.ubc.ca!destroyer!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!howland.reston.ans.net!usenet.ins.cwru.edu!cleveland.Freenet.Edu!bz965 From: bz965@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Richard Hatch) Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy Subject: Re: Bo Gritz/CFR/Trilaterals Date: 22 Feb 1993 04:14:34 GMT Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (USA) Lines: 139 Message-ID: <1m9jvaINNmdj@usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu> NNTP-Posting-Host: hela.ins.cwru.edu There has been some discussion of Col. James "Bo" Gritz "giving what appears to be a "Nazi salute" to skinheads at the Idaho home of Christian Identity believer Randy Weaver. Some of this discussion relates to the December 14, 1992 article in the John Birch Society house organ _The New American_. The author of that article, Don Fotheringham, writes: One question we must ask is why would Randy Weaver contact Bo Gritz a month before the tragedy? Weaver had obviously anticipated the shootout, but what gave him the impression that Gritz would be allied with him in his war against "the ZOG"? And why was Gritz the only person, aside from the skinheads at the roadblock, whom he thought he could trust during the standoff? We would not likely consider these questions at all, had it not been for the Nazi salute Gritz gave to the skinheads at the vigil. The former Green Beret colonel later complained that news reports of his salute were false, and that he was merely waving to the crowd. Televised accounts, howver, leave no doubt. He recognized the skinheads and executed the salute. They returned the _sieg-heil_ in perfect Nazi fashion and then signalled thumbs up. Perhaps the salute was given merely to temper the crowd, or to thank one of the skinheads who had written Weaver a note offering support in court if Weaver surrendered. But whatever Gritz's reason, it must not be forgotten that this is the fanaticism that killed 14-year- old Samuel Weaver and his mother Vicki. The article includes a photograph of Gritz in what appears to be a Nazi salute. I want to make clear that I do not rely on the _New American_ as a reliable source of information, but the following excerpts from an article in the _Seattle Times_ cites confirmation of the Nazi salute from a Gritz campaigner after attempts by Gritz supporters to deny that he gave such a salute. Those who support Gritz will now have to do some fancy contortions to explain why the Birchers and the mainstream press both carry the same story. BO GRITZ UNDER ATTACK FROM IDAHO HUMAN-RIGHTS GROUP Seattle Times (SE) - Sunday September 20, 1992 Edition: FINAL Section: NORTHWEST Page: B3 TEXT: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Populist Party presidential candidate Bo Gritz, who was in the spotlight recently for helping end a northern Idaho standoff, has come under attack from a human rights group. The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations accused Gritz on Thursday of giving a Nazi salute to white-supremacist "skinheads" gathered at the standoff between fugitive Randy Weaver and U.S. marshals at Weaver's remote mountain cabin... On Thursday, the task force showed pictures of Gritz giving what appeared to be a Nazi salute at the standoff. Lonny Hall, northwest regional representative for the Gritz campaign, said Gritz promised Weaver he would give the salute on his behalf. Copyright 1992 The Seattle Times Gritz, in his book, _Called to Serve_ [Lazarus Publishing Company, 1991, page 609, says that he would "highly recommend" the work of writer Eustace Mullins on the "money coup." Mullins is a member of the advisory board of the Populist Action Committee, on which Gritz also sits. Mullins, a favorite of anti- Federal Reserve Board activists, is the author of the virulently anti-Jewish book _The Biological Jew_ [Faith and Service Books, Stauton, VA, 1968]. I apologize in advance to any who are offended by the following quotes from this book, but I feel that it is important to understand just what sort of material emanates from the guiding lights of the Populist Action Committee. Mullins, in this lengthy comparison of Jews with biological parasites, wrote: The aliens [Jews] traffic in the bodies of girls, set up gambling dens, deal in stolen goods, lend money, establish houses in which one can perform every imaginable type of sexual degeneracy, and provide assassins for hire... The Jew has always functioned best as a panderer, a pornographer, a master of prostitution, an enemy of the prevailing sexual standards and prohibitions of the gentile community.... We must remember that there is no Jewish crime per se, since the existence of the Jewish parasite on the host is a crime against nature, because its existence imperils the health and life of the host... This religious ceremony of drinking the blood of an innocent gentile child is basic to the Jew's entire concept of his existence as a parasite, living off the blood of the host... The Jews do not want anyone to know what Nazism is. Nazism is simply this--a proposal that the German people rid themselves of the parasitic Jews. The gentile host dared to protest against the continued presence of the parasite, and attempted to throw it off. It was an ineffectual reaction, because it was emotional and ill-informed... Gritz apparently believes that Mullins is a reliable source. I am unaware of any instance in which Gritz has condemned Mullins for his authorship of such material. In summary, I have now documented in this post and in previous posts the following items: 1) Gritz ran for Vice President with David Duke. 2) Gritz is on the advisory board of the Populist Action Committee, one of the Liberty Lobby spawned organizations. In this organization, Gritz is working with likes of Eustace Mullins, author of virulently anti-Jewish propaganda and a source Gritz recommends. 3) Gritz accepted financing and other assistance from Christian Identity followers of Pete Peters, who espouses racist teachings and distributes anti-Jewish propaganda. Gritz has praised Peters and spoken as a special guest at his Christian Identity camp. 4) Gritz works in a coalition with Christian Identity activist Richard Flowers, who also espouses racist ideas and distributes anti-Jewish propaganda. 5) Gritz gave a Nazi salute to skinheads agitating on behalf of Randy Weaver, a Christian Identity believer. I have yet to see any of Gritz's supporters refute any one of these points with independently verifiable evidence. In my opinion, about all that remains is for Gritz himself to shout "Sieg-Heil" in front of the cameras.
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