Tom Metzger: Introduction

Tom Metzger, a 54-year-old television repairman from Fallbrook, California, may be America’s most notorious hatemonger. His nearly 30-year career in the radical right has included affiliation with the John Birch Society in the 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, and his own organization, White Aryan Resistance (WAR), during the 80s and 90s. On October 23, 1990, an Oregon jury rendered a $12.5 million judgment against Metzger and his son, John, for their role in inciting neo-Nazi skinheads to murder Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, in Portland two years earlier.