Former National Alliance (NA) Cincinnati chapter coordinator and current National Alliance Reform & Restoration Group (NARRG) unit coordinator Robert Ransdell announced on Sunday that he would be the first member of NARRG to return to the NA compound in Mill Point, W. Va.
There’s just one problem though. The property doesn’t belong to NARRG, at least not yet.
NARRG is currently embroiled in a $2 million civil lawsuit against the NA’s last chairman, Erich Josef Gliebe, and has hopes to reclaim both the organization and the West Virginia compound. However, much to the chagrin of NARRG’s leadership, which continues to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees, another former NA member, Will Williams, has already quietly negotiated Gliebe’s resignation and the transfer of the NA to himself.
Despite these revelations, NARRG’s lawsuit continues to target Gliebe and several other former and current NA board members. The group’s leadership, at least publicly, remains confident in its case despite the fact that Williams has initiated the restoration of the compound, which had fallen into disrepair during Gliebe’s tenure.
Ransdell made headlines last Fall in Ohio and Kentucky during a failed campaign for a United States Senate seat in Kentucky with the slogan, “With Jews, We Lose!” His campaign featured a stop at the University of Kentucky where he was removed from the stage at a Constitution Day event after delivering an impromptu white nationalist screed to an audience filled with high school and college students.
Ransdell also publicly pledged to put “white men on the streets” as part of a “pro-white neighborhood watch” around the campus of the University of Cincinnati. If there was any doubt of his true intentions, Ransdell clarified them by stating, “We are definitely out there to be a threat to those blacks who are a threat to our own.”
A few months later, Ransdell was arrested in Florence, Ky., for trespassing in a city-owned government building while protesting Martin Luther King Day with a sign reading, “Happy Marchin’ Lootin’ Killin’ Day.”
According to NARRG, these are the types of activism that make Ransdell a fearless “dynamo” who some have nicknamed “Young Rockwell,” after George Lincoln Rockwell, the late founder of the American Nazi Party.
William’s own leadership group is hardly any better though. Kevin Alfred Strom, communications director for William’s NA, has spent time in a federal prison for possessing child pornography, a fact that Ransdell himself has pointed to in his denunciations of Williams.
“We didn’t come this far,” Ransdell wrote on the neo-Nazi VNN forum, “to allow the organization to be headed by a pedo like Strom along with a man who has just proved himself to be as unscrupulous as Gliebe with his actions in regard to his being named Chairman by Gliebe.”
In the midst of this complex legal battle over the current iteration of the NA, announcements of a forthcoming physical NARRG presence on a property that the group doesn’t own seems premature at best. It is likely that a court decision will ultimately put to rest whether NARRG and its leadership will ever come anywhere close to the NA’s compound.