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Farah: If Obama Re-Elected, ‘We Will Be Hunted Down Like Dogs’

By Leah Nelson on July 9, 2012 - 2:54 pm, Posted in Antigovernment, Extremist Propaganda

Certain things should not be mixed together. Bleach and ammonia. White wine and red meat. Alex Jones and Joseph Farah.

Proof of the latter mixture’s toxicity came last week, when Jones, the gravelly voiced Internet personality best known for his obsession with “truther” theories about the government’s supposed complicity in 9/11, interviewed Farah, the mustachioed overlord of all things “birther,” on his radio show.

For the most part, the two conspiracists’ conversation went pretty much as you would expect: chitchat about a supposed plan to disarm all Americans; furious denunciations of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act; speculation that the government would soon declare that “mom and apple pie and George Washington are terrorists.” ( continue to full post… )

The CCC’s Kyle Rogers Makes Himself Known on Stormfront

By Ryan Lenz on July 6, 2012 - 2:57 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic

As one of the key players in the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), Kyle Rogers has never backed down from urging politicians to stand up for whites. But in recent months, when not mugging for the camera in an ill-fitting suit, the modern face of the council has another life posting anti-Semitic tirades to the Internet’s largest white nationalist message board.

According to several anti-racist websites, including One People’s Project, Rogers regularly posts to Stormfront.org –– one of the oldest and largest racist message boards online –– under the name “Valhalla.” In one post, in fact, Rogers signs his name as “Kyle” and includes a link to his business, which sells white nationalist and racist flags. ( continue to full post… )

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Daughter Indicted in Telemarketing Scam

By Zachary Conn on July 3, 2012 - 1:52 pm, Posted in Antigovernment

In the family of one of the antigovernment “sovereign citizen” movement’s most notorious ideologues, the apple seems to have fallen tragically close to the tree.

Jessica Gutierrez, the daughter of the late sovereign citizen Jerry Kane, was among 18 suspects charged by the Ohio attorney general in connection with a telemarketing scam that defrauded elderly victims out of millions of dollars. Victims were told over the phone that their properties, usually unused areas of deserts, swamps and other virtually worthless land, could be sold to “interested buyers” for as much as 15 times their true worth –– but only if the sellers first paid “closing costs” ranging from $500 to $16,000 to the scam artists. ( continue to full post… )