CHAPTER 14 Unity Now!
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In the early 1970s, a small but highly influential clique of "Racial Revolutionaries" distinguished by their intense anti-Semitism, racial occultism, and Hitler-worship, began making direct overtures to the far left through an organization called Unity Now. Their efforts would lead to ultimate collaboration with the NCLC.
Unity Now saw itself in revolt not just against the left but also against the traditional anti-Communist right. One of its top leaders, Robert Miles, explained the difference in a 10 January 1979 letter from prison:
Four top Unity Now leaders who worked with LaRouche were 1) Willis Carto, founder of the Liberty Lobby and the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) as well as the publisher of the Spotlight newspaper; 2) the late Michigan-based KKK leader Robert Miles; 3) Roy Frankhouser, a Pennsylvania KKK leader and sometimes government informant; and 4) Ken Duggan, a leading New York City-based far right activist who died in 1975.
"THE FAT ALBANIAN": ROBERT MILES
A brief overview of Robert Miles's political career helps explain how Unity Now first emerged. In a 13 December 1978 letter from prison, Miles explained that his anticommunist career began during the Great Depression in the 1930s:
After Germany signed the Hitler-Stalin Pact with Russia, however, Miles allied himself against the Nazis and even volunteered in the Free French Army. In a 2 July 1975 report From Behind Federal Barbed Wire, Miles wrote:
Miles eventually wound up working as a radio operator for U.S. intelligence after the war. In a 9 May 1978 report in From Behind Federal Barbed Wire, he explained the origins of his nickname "The Fat Albanian":
After Miles returned to the States and resumed his activities in the far right, he did so with a new perspective shaped in part by his "spook" past: "We intend to be psychological warfare specialists as we have been since 1947. Our original group was involved in that and we act to utilize that one single specialty on behalf of our Race." Miles' organization was called the Free Association Forum (FAF). Exactly what it did and how it practiced "psychological war" remains unknown but it seems to have been associated with the same far-right White Russian circles that Miles operated out of as a youth. In his 9 May 1978 report, Miles says:
Miles' form of "psy war" included physical attacks on his opponents. He was even convicted of conspiracy in the tarring and feathering of a former high school principal who had promoted a human rights program. In 1968 he ran as a candidate in the George Wallace campaign on the American Independence Party (AIP) ticket. In a follow-up campaign in 1970, Miles got an estimated 20,000 votes for the state legislature running on the state's AIP ticket.
Along with serving as the Grand Chaplin of the United Klans of America, Miles founded the Mountain Church (Kirk) of Jesus Christ, Christian. This incredibly weird sect promoted an extreme version of Christian Identity theory with a belief in Catharism. It preached that white people had come from "the astral plane" to dominate the "mud people."1 In a 6 March 1980 letter, Miles described his new religion this way: "What I have outlined is the belief of the early anti-institutionalized church Christians who were called Cathars, Montanists, Bogomils, Weavers and were my father's fathers' people." He also claimed: "My folk came from Central Europe to Scotland long before coming to America and they had the faith before they even reached Bohemia from further east."
On 30 August 1971, Miles and four other Klansmen bombed 10 empty school buses shortly before a court-order issued by Judge Damon Keith to employ busing to integrate schools in Pontiac, Michigan, was to go into effect. They were all arrested on 9 September. The bomb case came to trial in April 1973 with Miles, Wallace Fruit, Alex Distel, Dennis Ramsey, and Raymond Quirk as defendants.2 The government's star witness, Jerome Lauinger, a Pontiac fireman and licensed gun dealer, told the court that he had infiltrated "Unit 5" of the KKK on behalf of the FBI some three-and-a-half years earlier. He reported that the KKK had a military arm called the "Nathan Bedford Forest Rangers" and that he was a member of it as well.
In May 1973, Miles and his co-defendants were convicted of the bombings. Miles then spent the rest of the decade in jail, first at Leavenworth and from October 1974 until his release in late 1979 in the Federal prison in Marion. In a 15 November 1978 letter, Miles continued to advance the same ideas that had inspired Unity Now and claimed that "The only way left to whites who believe that their religion and their religion is their race is the PLO, the IRA, the FLN, the Tupamaros methods and approach. Action brings recruits, not words, TV shows or publications."
In a 1986 interview with Robert Miles by investigative journalist Martin Lee, Miles discussed Unity Now after Lee asked him:
The Unity Now network included a paper called We Accuse that advocated a left-right coalition against the "Establishment." We Accuse was edited by C.B. Baker, who had earlier created Statecraft. Statecraft was violently hostile to the Left and bragged of its ties to groups like the "Iron Cross Motorcycle Club." Crudely racist and anti-Semitic, the paper delighted in running Der Sturmer-like cartoons with grotesque Jewish and black characters and advised its readers to give a copy of Statecraft to liberals as long as it was wrapped around a lead pipe. It fervently hated William F. Buckley and his Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and labeled Buckley a "Judas tongue" in league with the Zionist conspiracy. Statecraft served as a de facto mouthpiece for Willis Carto's National Youth Alliance, a group he had first established in 1968-69 in the wake of the George Wallace Campaign.
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In early 1970 – at the time Unity Now was formed – Statecraft suddenly began courting the Left. The paper reported that the National Youth Alliance was planning a "war crimes trial" to indict Robert MacNamara, W.W. Rostow, David Rockefeller, William F. Buckley, Daniel Ellsberg and others whom it considered part of the Eastern Establishment elite. Statecraft added that the trials "will prove that leftist revolutionary leaders themselves are actually agents of the capitalist system which they are supposedly fighting against." By January 1972, Statecraft was openly calling for left-right unity along the lines dictated by Unity Now. The January issue carried a long article defending Robert Miles following his arrest in the Pontiac bombing case. Statecraft argued that the actual bombers were "specially trained CIA provocateurs and agents," a line identical to the one New Solidarity would adopt just three few years later!
Since Statecraft was hopelessly tainted by its previous raunchy racist image, C. B. Baker founded We Accuse. Other contributors to We Accuse included Peter C. Reynolds, the Statecraft "Security Chief," and Willis Carto. We Accuse was published by Youth Action, the Carto-controlled wing of the National Youth Alliance, which Carto formed in the fall of 1971 in the wake of a factional fight inside the NYA by more orthodox far rightists like William Pierce. We Accuse explained Youth Action's role this way:
ROCKEFELLER'S "FASCISM WITH A DEMOCRATIC FACE", by Lyn Marcus (aka Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.); The Campaigner; Nov.-Dec. 1974.
We Accuse singled out David Rockefeller for special attack:
Next to the We Accuse article is a picture of Bela Lugosi as Dracula with a caption reading: "What makes you think that we international bankers are blood suckers?" Curiously, New Solidarity in its first attempt to portray the Rockefeller family as the center of world evil depicted Nelson Rockefeller in Dracula garb on the front page of its 21 December 1973 edition.
We Accuse also reprinted Willis Carto's speech to the Los Angeles Tribunal where Carto argued:
THE NEW SOLIDARITY EXPOSE
Robert Miles and Unity Now's overtures to the left were exposed in the 25-29 September 1972 New Solidarity in a centerfold story entitled "Proto-fascist Tendencies Drifting Together":
The article drew its quotes from an article on Miles that appeared in the 25 April 1972 edition of The Ann Arbor News. At the time Miles was trying to open a dialog with some SDS members to build support for the Los Angeles War Crimes Trial that took place that September.
THE WARLOCK: KEN DUGGAN
In 1972 New Solidarity openly denounced Robert Miles and the attempt of the far right to try to make overtures to the far left. Two years later, the NCLC would become part of the political alliance it had labeled as fascist. A key figure in these murky doings was an obscure far rightist self-proclaimed occultist named Ken Duggan. Duggan, who lived in New York City, was a Minutemen activist. In 1965 he headed the "New York Citizens Committee to Support Your Local Police."3 He also published his own tiny journal called The Illuminator, which was obsessed with the power of the Rockefeller family and the Council on Foreign Relations. Besides The Illuminator and an organization known as the Provisional National Government (PNG) – which may have been a factional split off from the Minutemen or its armed underground – Duggan also headed the Industrial Enterprise Foundation, CED Associates, and the Interplanetary Nationalist Society.
In 1967 Duggan ran as an independent candidate for the 66th Assembly District. In 1969, he ran for New York City Council under the banner of the Patriot Party, which may have been the overt legal wing of the PNG. The reportedly well-funded Patriot Party was founded on 4 July 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, as the electoral front for the Minutemen.4 After Robert DePugh's arrest on gun charges, it relocated its headquarters to Michigan and was led by James Freed of Dearborn, Michigan, who also was heavily involved in the Minutemen paramilitary right.5
Duggan was a self-identified male witch or warlock and The Illuminator's symbol was a sinister looking figure in a triangular mask with horns. In his 1971 book Power on the Right, investigative journalist and former FBI agent William Turner reports that Duggan "developed a full line of witchcraft and attracted right-wing nationalists into their fold" because Duggan believed that "great political power lies rooted in the occult."
Duggan worked closely with another New York-based far right occultist named James Madole, who had created the Yorkville-based Nazi sect, the National Renaissance Party (NRP) in the late 1940s. Madole blended a science-fiction-like vision of technocracy with a racialist world view inspired by theosophy. The NRP sold the writings of B.G. Tilak, an early 20th century Indian nationalist intellectual, who argued that the true home of the Indian race was actually the North Pole. Tilak's work, The Arctic Home of the Vedas, was advertised in far right outlets in Western Europe as well.6 The NRP also had ties to a group called "The Temple of Baal" located in Long Island. In Michigan, a few NRP members even set up their own occult fascist sect known as The Order of the Black Ram. A Columbia University student named William Goring infiltrated the NRP in the early 1960s. In a report on the NRP published in the December 1969-January 1970 issue of the leftist National Information Center, Goring wrote:
Unity Now tried to spread this same "third position" following the death of George Lincoln Rockwell and the rise of a new leadership structure inside the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS).8
THE ROSE REVELATIONS
The NCLC's secret contacts with the radical right publicly surfaced in the spring of 1979. A former leader of the NCLC's Security Staff during the critical 1973-74 period named Greg Rose left the organization in 1975. In the 30 March 1979 issue of National Review, he wrote an expose based in part on his inside knowledge. In his article Rose states:
Duggan also helped put the NCLC into contact with his and Miles' good friend Roy Frankhouser (a "pastor" in the Mountain Church of Jesus Christ) who had just gone on trial in Philadelphia on dynamite smuggling charges. Frankhouser also stated that his initial connection to the NCLC had been partially "facilitated by Nazi warlock Ken Duggan, who introduced him to security staffer Scott Thompson in New York."9
Rose further states that
DEATH OF A WARLOCK
"The Buckley Family, Wall Street Fabians in the Conservative Movement" by Scott Thompson (1977 - EIR) Scott Thompson accused Buckley to bring "together both the extreme right-wing and converted left-wing backers of McCarthyism, to launch a fascist conservative movement in the United States" ! (From "Fascist William Buckley Put Joe Lieberman in the Senate" by Scott Thompson (July 26, 2002 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.)
In October 1975 Ken Duggan was found dead in his cell in Rikers Island. He reportedly had committed suicide by hanging. Duggan was being held at Rikers on a charge of attempted murder of George Wilkie, a former member of Duggan's Provisional Revolutionary Government. In a 27 October 1975 New Solidarity article on Duggan's demise, NCLC Security Staff member Scott Thompson stated that Wilkie had joined forces with an ultra-right Catholic group called Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) after he had been purged from the PRG as a "Buckley spy." 11 Wilkie, in turn, had "framed" Duggan for attempted murder.
Thompson described Duggan as the leader of "independent, radical right-wing populists in New York" who had been intent on creating a right-left coalition against Rockefeller. He also reported that Duggan had reprinted articles from New Solidarity in The Illuminator. Thompson stated that Duggan had dissolved the PRG as an "agent ridden body" and he had begun "once again to collaborate" with the NCLC after the NCLC and his friend Roy Frankhouser began working to expose "National Security Council control over most left and right-wing terrorist groups." In another New Solidarity article on 20 November 1975, Thompson elaborated on Duggan's ties to Frankhouser, which began in the very early 1960s when Frankhouser -- as East Coast Director of Intelligence and National Counterintelligence for the Minutemen -- made Duggan his assistant director for Minutemen Counterintelligence.
TROUBLE WITH THE GREAT NIGHT HAWK
Ken Duggan's decision to work with the NCLC in September 1974 may be related to some strange developments in Detroit, Michigan, in the summer of 1974. On 22 June 1974, a front page article in New Solidarity reported that on 19 June, a new Labor Committee supporter named Vernon Michael Higgins confessed to the NCLC's Detroit Security Staff that he was a paid operative of the FBI who had been assigned to infiltrate the Detroit office.12 At the time of his confession, Higgins was the United States Labor Party (USLP) electoral candidate for the 62nd District of the Michigan House of Representatives. (The USLP was the electoral wing of the NCLC.) Higgins confessed that he had entered the NCLC's orbit "two months ago" with orders from the FBI to examine the NCLC's security arrangements at the group's May 1974 National Conference. It is not known whether or not Higgins disclosed at the time that he joined the NCLC that he had been the Great Night Hawk (sergeant-in-arms) of Robert Mile's branch of the Michigan KKK. New Solidarity further claimed that Higgins confessed that
After Higgins confessed to being an infiltrator, the government launched a raid on the NCLC's Detroit office because the FBI feared Higgins was being held hostage and worried about his safety.
As an FBI informant inside the KKK, Higgins may have tipped off the government about Robert Miles' role in the Pontiac school bus bombings. Miles was arrested for the bombing just eight days after it took place and he bitterly complained about the high number of government informers in the KKK. After Miles' arrest, Higgins worked for Miles' legal team serving subpoenas in the case. But why did Higgins become a USLP member in April 1974 in the first place? Since it seems almost impossible that Higgins joined the USLP on his own volition, it is quite possible that he did so at the behest of Miles who specialized in infiltrating leftist groups but who also didn't know that Higgins was simultaneously working an FBI informant.
As for the Labor Committee, the Detroit group first became suspicious of Higgins after it was publicly announced that he was a candidate on the USLP ticket. As a Grand Knight Hawk of the KKK who had been implicated (but not indicted) in the Pontiac bombings, and who had worked for Robert Miles' defense team, Higgins had a past. One possible explanation is that the NCLC's Detroit office learned about his past either from a local reporter or a leftist who wanted to know why a self-avowed Marxist sect would make a KKK Great Knight Hawk their candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives. If this were in fact the case, the local NCLC leadership would have realized it had been made to look foolish and it would naturally assume that Higgins must have been sent in by the government as part of some "operation" to discredit the organization. Therefore when the NCLC interrogated Higgins and found out that he had indeed been on the FBI payroll as well as an ostensible supporter of Robert Miles, the organization may have assumed that Miles himself was also part of a broader government plot. Yet it is possible that the NCLC ran Higgins for office knowing his KKK past precisely because the organization had gotten orders to build up a factional presence inside the radical right. Whatever the exact sequence of events that June, the Higgins case would lead back to Roy Frankhouser in Reading; Frankhouser, in turn, would be linked to Miles and the Pontiac bombings.
After Higgins June confession, the NCLC began investigating his connections to Miles. The pieces of the puzzle now pointed to Roy Frankhouser, who had been arrested on 21 February 1974 for his role in a Reading, Pennsylvania, dynamite smuggling ring linked to Miles and the Michigan KKK. Frankhouser's trial on the bomb charges was scheduled to begin in Philadelphia that September. On 3 July 1974 New Solidarity ran a huge expose entitled "The Big Busing Plot: CIA Plans Fall Riots, Organizes Both Sides" that accurately described the connections between Miles and Frankhouser, although the NCLC assumed that both men were working for the U.S. government in a much broader conspiracy run by the CIA. The paper reported that:
New Solidarity continues:
The paper – rather remarkably in light of what was soon to come – discusses in some detail the attempts by the far right to form alliances with the far left through Unity Now:
Yet in July 1975 – exactly one year later – the NCLC would defend Roy Frankhouser as a U.S. government agent who had tried to expose terrorism and for his efforts had been "framed" by Henry Kissinger and the National Security Council.14
START OF THE "HITLER-STALIN" GAMBIT
In September 1974, Ken Duggan had some reason to be interested once again in the NCLC. After Miles had been arrested in the Pontiac bombings, his supporters in Statecraft claimed that he was just a patsy and that the "real" bombers were government-backed agent provocateurs. When Roy Frankhouser went on trial in Philadelphia, his attorney argued that Frankhouser was really a government anti-terrorist special agent who had been framed by his employers. The NCLC's successful expose of Vernon Higgins' role as an FBI informer and the FBI's subsequent raid on the NCLC's Detroit office to find Higgins in June 1974 also could be used by the far right as evidence to try and put the FBI on trial. One possible scenario, then, is that when Duggan approached the NCLC, he attempted to convince the group that Frankhouser had been "framed" by the government.
Sometime in either late 1974 or more likely in the spring of 1975, the NCLC decided to take the bait, although it is impossible to know the extent of previous covert overtures between the sect and elements of the far right. The analysis of Frankhouser and Miles that New Solidarity had presented in July 1974 was now completely rewritten. An NCLC "Security Memorandum" from the spring of 1975 sets out the rationale for this turn:
Thompson now began regularly meeting with Willis Carto and in his 30 March 1979 National Review article, Greg Rose claims that Carto and Thompson discussed possible fund-raising sources for LaRouche's presidential 1976 campaign as well as attacks on Rockefeller and that Carto used his connections "to procure funding for these operation."
THE FRANKHOUSER CONNECTION
The spring 1975 memo on working with the far right had everything to do with the NCLC's overtures to Miles, Carto, and the Unity Now network. This alliance first surfaced in a 20 April 1976 New Solidarity article entitled "Depositions Completed in USLP Detroit FBI Case" involving the Higgins affair. The paper reported that an NCLC member named Andy Rothstein stated that he had written a press release on Higgins "to protect the informant from the FBI "because of the present condition of Robert Miles, a Ku Klux Klan member framed up and put in prison as the Justice Department tried to cover its role in the Pontiac Bombings."
In other words, Robert Miles now was a victim of the right-wing side of the FBI's COINTELPRO program!
At this point Frankhouser was himself still in jail serving a term for dynamite smuggling. However by June 1975 he was a free man. A 5 June 1975 New Solidarity article reported: "FBI bomb and weapons specialist Roy Frankhauser [sic] – exposed a year ago in New Solidarity as a leading intelligence operative in the Pennsylvania KKK and Minutemen – has been released from prison after serving less than one year of his sentence for illegal possession of an arsenal of dangerous weapons."
However it seems clear that the Unity Now network by now told Frankhouser to work with the NCLC. A 7 July 1975 New Solidarity piece on an NCLC legal action against the Maoist Revolutionary Union (RU) group in Reading reports that:
In other words, Frankhouser was now publicly exposing his role as an ATF informant and jeopardizing the ATF's and FBI's operations in Reading where apparently the AFT had numerous far-rightist infiltrators into the Reading RU if Frankhouser is to be believed.
"LEAA GESTAPO OPERATIONS IN READING, PA."
In July 1975, the NCLC issued a special report on Frankhouser case entitled "LEAA [Law Enforcement Assistance Administration] Gestapo Operations in Reading, Pa."16 It portrayed Frankhouser as a fall guy for a much bigger operation and describes the Pontiac case this way:
The NCLC report then claims that all four were working as informant/agents for various federal government agencies even as they ran their dynamite network in Reading:
Although the NCLC gives no evidence for its claim, it is not completely impossible that the Unity Now network did supply radical groups on both the far left and far right with explosives both for money and for ideological reasons. The NCLC further states that three of Frankhouser's cohorts – Jones, Kanger, and Colbert – were simultaneously members of the KKK and the Maoist Revolutionary Union (RU) as Frankhouser claimed he was as well. (As unlikely as that may sound, recall that Higgins – a Great Knight Hawk of the Michigan KKK – penetrated the NCLC.) The NCLC report then states:
As for Frankhouser:
Frankhouser, however, "really" had been arrested because of his work as a secret agent who was investigating Black September Palestinian terrorist cells in Canada. Or so the NCLC's Security Staff claimed. The report next said that Black September was controlled by Henry Kissinger and the U.S. National Security Council. Kissinger and the NSC – in collaboration with the RAND corporation – had secretly planned and coordinated "all major international terrorist operations; including the slaughter at the Munich Olympics; the Hague bombings; and the recent murders of two French DST agents."
The NCLC alleged that Frankhouser's real role in all this was the following:
The NCLC document also attack Charles Sims, a KKK member and convicted Pontiac bomber who had given the government crucial evidence on Frankhouser's role in the dynamite ring, evidence that laid the basis for the government's arrest of Frankhouser in the spring of 1974. The NCLC report accuses Sims of being the sole Pontiac bomber and states that
(For more background on the Reading events, see the appendix "The Frankhouser File.")
Vernon Higgins also makes an interesting appearance in the report:
By the summer of 1975, then, it is clear that the NCLC had embraced the Unity Now network and argued that both Frankhouser and Miles had been set up by the U.S. government. The group claimed that the American government was behind far right terrorism even as the FBI and ATF was trying to prosecute Miles for the Pontiac bombing and Frankhouser for his role in the Reading branch of the dynamite ring.
THE FACTION FIGHT IN THE FAR RIGHT
The NCLC alliance with Frankhouser and Miles and the Unity Now network enraged other far rightists who saw the NCLC as a Communist group filled with Jews, blacks, and other undesirables. The group that loathed Frankhouser's alliance with the NCLC, according to the 18 May 1976 New Solidarity, included among others:
An article in the 7 July 1976 issue of New Solidarity claimed that on 23 June, Frankhouser narrowly avoided being murdered when five shots were fired at him while he was in the company of two other Klan leaders named Ray Doerfler and Tony Lawricki. Doerfler was a Grand Dragon of the Confederation of Independent Orders, Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a split from Robert Shelton's UKA which seems to be the same organization that the NCLC referred to as the "Confederacy Group." Doerfler, who lived in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, however, couldn't stand the NCLC. A 9 November 1979 New Solidarity article quotes him as stating: "I hate communists and I think LaRouche is a most dangerous communist."
CONCLUSION: "NO LEFT, NO RIGHT, ONLY RESISTANCE"
Following Ken Duggan's death, Roy Frankhouser inherited his role as a key connection man between the NCLC and Unity Now. The basis for the alliance was in part ideological. Inside the far right, there were two basic points of view that frequently overlapped. The first was primarily driven by anti-communism. In this view, the Rockefeller family and the "Eastern Establishment" were more or less open collaborators with the Soviet bloc. The idea was that the Eastern Establishment was committed to a "creeping" form of Fabian Socialism that would further consolidate all power in a highly bureaucratic state controlled by the Eastern elite. The second group was primarily obsessed with anti-Semitism and was represented by people like Willis Carlo, Robert Miles, Ken Duggan, and Frankhouser. They had come out of a specific strain of far right anti-Semitism dating back to the 1930s and they had close ties to classic anti-Semitic postwar radical right groups like the Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC) and White-Russian-linked organizations such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a strange sect based in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, headed for many years by its "Grand Master" Charles Pichel. As for Robert Miles, we have seen that his close ties to the White Russians date back to his involvement with Count Vonsiatsky's fascist movement in the 1930s. For them the Labor Committee's avowed "communism" was much less of a problem.
In his memoirs, Rampart's former editor Warren Hinckle describes just how genuinely confusing the divisions inside the far right really were:
By 1975-1976 LaRouche thought he saw a potential opening to the far right. In a 14 May 1976 New Solidarity article entitled "Neither the 'Far Right' Nor the 'Far Left' Actually Exists," LaRouche described the Labor Committees as "Marxian socialists." Later in the article, however, he argued that the George Wallace movement included "pro-socialist currents":
In the 28 May 1976 issue of New Solidarity, LaRouche claimed: "I am entirely a socialist, not some ordinary reformer. I know above all else how to establish and direct a socialist economy. This is my goal, my morality, my commitment, my only ever present reason for existing." However, since there was no ability to make a revolution in the near future, the NCLC had to search for a "capitalist solution" for the crisis. This same issue of New Solidarity included an important article that mentioned Robert Miles, who was then in jail in Marion. According to the story:
Once Miles was finally released from prison in late 1979, the connections between LaRouche and Miles blossomed into the 1980s. In the March-April 1986 issue of his From the Mountain newsletter, for example, Miles wrote this note following an NCLC electoral victory in Illinois:
NOTE: HOW THE LABOR COMMITTEE HELPED PROMOTE THE PROMOTER OF THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION IN JAPAN
The semi-covert links between the Liberty Lobby and the Labor Committee continued for decades. Sometime in the late 1980s, for example, the LaRouchies allied with a leading Japanese anti-Semite named Masami Uno, a former Baptist minister who is best known for his promotion of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Anti-Jewish works by Goldstein, Steinberg (with help from Uno who translated their works into Japanese) were published under the auspices of New American View, a journal run by Victor Marchetti and Mark Lane, two longtime allies of Willis Carto.
As for Uno, security staff leader Paul Goldstein even went on a speaking tour with him in 1991. From the web report of an American student who tried to attend one of these talks:
From a New York Times story on Japanese anti-Semitism:
Masami Uno (or Uno Masami to use the Japanese style) was a New Age-style fundamentalist Christian, who was pro-Israel in the fundamentalist way before making a 180 degree turn as David Goodman explains:
Now from "Anti-Semitism in Japan" by William Wetherall (A version of this article appeared as "Pride and sometimes prejudice in Japan" in Far Eastern Economic Review, 138(42), 15 October 1987, pp. 52-54)
NCLC Security Staff honchos Paul Goldstein and Jeff Steinberg wrote a report for “a Japanese audience” on Liberty-Lobby style conspiracy nonsense about Skull and Bones around the same time they also penned yet another opus they called Confessions of the Jews. Both of them were translated into Japanese by Uno.
Goldstein and Steinberg co-wrote the book Confessions of the Jews that was published by Enoch Shuppan. Given that Uno himself is a Christian fundamentalist, Enoch (Ekuno) Shuppan apperas to be a right-wing Christian fundamentalist house possibly owned by Uno personally. (In Japanese, “shuppan” just means publication.)
ユダヤの告白: 日本経済を裏面から見る / Yudaya no kokuhaku : Nihon keizai o rimen kara miru (Confessions of the Jews: Behind the Scenes of Scenes of the Japanese Economy) Author: P. ゴールドスタイン, J. スタインバーグ共著 ; 宇野正美訳. 宇野正美, ; Paul J Goldstein; Jeffrey Steinberg; Masami Uno Publisher: エクノ出版, Tōkyō : Ekuno Shuppan, 1990. (Enoch Shuppan) OCLC Number: 84741841 Description: 284 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. Other Titles: ADL and zionism. Responsibility:P. Gōrudosutain , J. Sutainbāgu kyōcho ; Uno Masami yaku.
Next we have:
P. ゴールドスタイン, J. スタインバーグ共著 ; 宇野正美監訳. 宇野正美, ; Paul J Goldstein; Jeffrey Steinberg; Masami Uno OCLC Number: 67229194 Notes: English text and the translation of George Bush, skull & bones and the new world order ; a New American View international edition white paper : New American View, April 1991. Description: 44, 46 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Other Titles: George Bush, skull & bones and the new world order. George Bush, skull and bones and the new world order. New American view. Responsibility: P. Gōrudosutain , J. Sutainbāgu kyōcho ; Uno Masami kanyaku.
Note that the publisher is listed as New American View, which, it turns out, is the name of the journal published by ex-CIA agent Victor Marchetti and Spotlight attorney Mark Lane -- both of whom have worked closely for decades with Willis Carto.
1 The "Mountain" in the title is a reference to Mount Segur, the last Cathar stronghold in the south of France.
2 Their attorney, James E. Wells, had earlier unsuccessfully represented a Detroit far rightist named Donald Lobsinger – head of rightist group named Breakthrough – who had attacked members of a peace rally. As for the bombing plot, it had apparently been hatched at a 4 July 1971 KKK meeting at Lake Odessa, near Jackson, Michigan.
3 Ken Duggan also appeared as a speaker at a pro-Vietnam War rally organized by a conservative Catholic youth group. At the rally, Duggan was introduced as the Chairman of the "New York Citizens Committee to Support Your Local Police" and his speech was devoted to attacking the establishment of a police review board. See the reference to Duggan in the 24 October 1965 article in the New York Times entitled "Demonstration Here Supports Administration on Vietnam Policy."
4 On the creation of the Patriot Party, see "New Rightist Party Counsels 'Leaders' to Enlist Others," in the 5 July 1966 New York Times.
5 On Duggan, see William Turner, Power on the Right (Berkeley, CA: Ramparts Press, 1971). On Duggan's ties to the Church of Satan, see http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.KENDUGGANLAROUCHESFAVORITESATANIST?
6 Starting in 1979-80, LaRouche would publicly promote Tilak's ideas.
7 For a more detailed analysis of the origins of the "left" of the radical right, see Kevin Coogan, Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International (New York: Autonomedia, 1999). Also see the Coogan article on Pedro Del Valle and the Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC) available on the Internet here or cached here. Also see Martin Lee, The Beast Reawakens (Boston: Little Brown, 1999).
8 After Rockwell's death the head of the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS) passed to a Dane named Paul Heinrich Riis-Knudsen. Riis-Knudsen advocated a "left" interpretation of Nazism and in the early 1980s he wrote a pamphlet entitled National Socialism: A Left-wing Movement. Some "third position" fascists looked to China as a model of "volk" socialism while others were more sympathetic to Russia, a nation dominated by Caucasians.
9. Dennis King, Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism (New York: Doubleday, 1989), 199.
10 For the full text of the Rose article, see here. Note that Rose tries to suggest that the NCLC may be a Soviet intelligence front. Rose claims that members even could be expelled for smoking. In fact LaRouche prominently smoked a pipe for years and many members in the National Office and the NEC smoked cigarettes. In reality if LaRouche wanted you out, you could be expelled for breathing. That said, I believe much of what Rose said regarding the conduct of the group's Security Staff (where he at one time held a high position) was accurate. In the case of Ken Duggan, New Solidarity itself publicized his close ties to the Labor Committee following Duggan's death. For more on Duggan, see the appendix "Palimpsest World" at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.PalimpsestWorld.
11 Wilkie was also said to teach karate to a group of anti-Castro Cubans involved in a group called the Commandoes Libres Nacionales.
12 The case was the second one in which an FBI infiltrator had been caught according the paper, the first being the identification of someone named Bill Rini, who had confessed a few months earlier ("last March") that he had been paid to infiltrate the Cleveland NCLC office.
13 "Wieche Martin" was actually Martin Weiche, a leading member of the Western Guard, a far right Canadian group that Frankhouser was in regular contact with at the time. He was also a former head of the Canadian National Socialist Party. Weiche pops up at different points in New Solidarity. In the 8 October 1976 issue, a Scott Thompson article describes him this way: "Martin Wieche, an RCMP informant and chief financial conduit to the Western Guard: Wieche is celebrated in right-wing circles as an idiot millionaire with delusions of being the reincarnation of Hitler. Wieche began his career by buying a leadership post in George Lincoln Rockwell's Nazi International."
A 17 July 1978 New Solidarity article ("The Anti-Defamation League: British SIS's Zionist Gestapo") states that:
As for the supposed Black September plot, Frankhouser first claimed that he had discovered that the Soviet Union was really behind the operation and was using the Czech legation in Canada. But in the 14 July 1975 New Solidarity, the argument was that the National Security Council had a plan to use Soviet weapons "captured in Vietnam, laundered in London and brought into Toronto and Montreal to be used in a terrorist 'offensive' in the US and Canada in the spring of 1974." This offensive would then be "blamed on the Soviets and socialist countries." In a 17 February 1978 New Solidarity article ("How to Analyze and Uproot International Terrorism"), LaRouche now blamed all Black September terrorism not on the NSC but on a British intelligence operation in which
For a more detailed look at this issue, see the Appendix "Black September and the Frankhouser File" available at http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Library.UnityNow2.
14 The first NCLC reference to Roy Frankhouser dates back to an 18 January 1974 New Solidarity article, "Minutemen Bed Down with LEAA," by "Alex Ripley." It accused Frankhouser of being part of a vast Rockefeller conspiracy to impose fascism on America. The article is riddled with absurd statements such as the claim that Frankhouser "from his position on the board of directors of the Reading Model Cities Agency directed the establishment of the Reading Criminal Justice Commission." How the NCLC made this error is hard to grasp since in the same article the real Roy Frankhouser is correctly identified as a member of the United Klans of America and the Minutemen.
15 The memo is cited in the Greg Rose article.
16 The report was a reprint of a 31 July 1975 article in New Solidarity.
17 An article in the 15 June 1974 New York Times states that Frank Drager (which New Solidarity spells as "Draeger"), a self-proclaimed member of the American Nazi Party and two other cohorts were arrested on traffic charges in Mount Holly, New Jersey, when the police discovered their care was packed with weapons. A 6 November 1976 New York Times brief states that Drager, "reputed to be the grand dragon of the New Jersey Klan" in the 1960s, was sentenced to six months in jail on firearm violation charges.
18 Warren Hinckle, If You Have a Lemon, Make Lemonade (New York: Putnam, 1974), 231-234.
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