On April 11, 1996, I quit the National Alliance, by sending an e-mail to “Evelyn Hill” at the Head Office. Unlike Milton Kleim’s, my resignation wasn’t seen as any big loss, apparently: I was immediately taken off the mailing list, receiving no further bulletins, even though my dues were paid until the end of June. Oh, well, c’est la vie.
The “movement”, as such, has really burned me out. I regret ever having been pulled into such a scam, but I do not deny having said some pretty wild, irresponsible things in my “hey-day” (I do not deny having said them, but I am sorry for them [not to mention wildly embarrassed by them].)
I wish to apologize to those whom I’ve offended over the past few years. I do not in any way intend to excuse what I’ve said, only to offer an explanation. I will not retreat into saying that I was mislead, only that I accepted faulty information as true. NO-ONE ELSE was responsible for my accepting as true, that which was not.
Finally, I wish to express my thankfulness at never having turned my beliefs of the past into ACTIONS. As ignorant and malicious as I was, at least I never let myself get talked into committing a crime.
(And to state clearly, for those who will rightly recognize that there is no blanket renunciation of my past beliefs in the above: no, I do NOT hold those racist, anti-Semitic beliefs any more. So don’t waste your time asking.)
Article 7 of 510
Subject: A note
From: [email protected] (Les Griswold)
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