* Former editor and publisher of the socialist, anti-Semitic website Overthrow.com
* Former Pravda columnist
* Former leader of the American National Socialist Workers’ Party
Born on May 29, 1977, Bill White, a self-proclaimed anti-Semite, was once a Pravda columnist and a leader of the American National Socialist Workers’ Party. He is also the former editor and publisher of the website Overthrow.com, which is now defunct. At the time, its Visitor traffic was beginning to rival that of such mainstream political sites as “The Weekly Standard.” In short, Overthrow had managed to position itself as the new leader for the Red-Brown political alliance, and therefore demands serious consideration. Often referred to as the “Third position,” as it was technically neither a politically-Left nor politically Right-wing movement, this new doctrinal synthesis, which is one of the fastest growing ideological movements on the political fringe, uses a brew of socialism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Americanism to unite extremist factions from both sides of the political spectrum. The “Red” of this emerging alliance refers to the anti-capitalists, anti-globalists, displaced Bolsheviks, and Far-Left Socialists who have struggled for political relevance since the death of communism, while the “Brown” represents the Brown-shirted thugs of the various neo-Nazi movements.
Although for much of the twentieth century, the Reds and Browns were diametrically-opposed political organizations, their increasing marginalization has forced them into an alliance cemented through anti-Semitism. Websites like Overthrow have provided the anti-Semitic foundation for this emerging Red-Brown consensus.
The primary feature of Overthrow was Bill White’s Libertarian Socialist News (LSN) service, a collection of news reports handpicked by White and frequently drawn from a variety of biased, unreliable sources, including al-Jazeera, the Iranian Parliament, and www.iraqwwar.ru (though reports without sources are not uncommon). White insists that the stories posted to the LSN service represent “censored information” denied mainstream exposure because of politically subversive content. However, it seems more likely that LSN’s stories fail to receive broader circulation because the “news” being reported frequently consists of barely coherent anti-Semitic fantasies, or, even worse, mere fabrications that represent the wishful thinking of Bill White.
For example, on April 10, 2003, White posted a news alert warning that, “The US is planning to destroy Tikrit—the entire city. Genocide for 250,000 people with these MOAB bombs and their less powerful counterparts.” He failed to provide a source for this update. The sources Overthrow employs to provide the majority of its LSN updates reinforce the anti-Semitic ideology presently fueling the Red-Brown alliance. Even when White decides to employ a more mainstream source for his news reports, he frequently compromises the information by adding inaccurate or anti-Semitic commentary.
In 2003, White posted a piece from the National Review simply to grant himself a forum through which he could attack writer Jonah Goldberg as the “Pillsbury Jewboy,” denounce Senior Editor Michael Ledeen as a “Kike Secret Agent,” and propose renaming the publication “The Kike Review.” Since there are essentially no verifiable facts, aside from insults and anti-Semitic slurs to support much of the “news” reported on Overthrow, LSN often serves as the premier breeding ground for some of the more colorful anti-Semitic conspiracy theories presently in public discourse.
On Friday, April 11 2003, under the auspices of a “news” report, LSN, linking from TBRnews.org, reported that the “SEC launches a probe into Israeli 9/11 stock deals: Jews seemed to know attacks were coming.” Like every other anti-Semitic story posted on LSN, the report offers no verifiable sources for this information. The only factual information contained in the article was that the SEC was looking into suspicious stock activity before the 9/11 attacks. Nowhere in the article was it verified the SEC was investigating Israeli 9/11 stock transactions. The best evidence the article can provide for any such Israeli insider trading was the allegation that there had been “a great deal of talk about the insider trading of American stocks by certain Israeli groups both in Canada and Germany between August 26 and the Sept.11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.”
As one of the leading sources of disinformation for the Red-Brown Alliance, Overthrow unquestionably carries a great deal of influence with the political fringe. Since it was highly likely that any outbreaks of political violence, or even domestic terrorism, will stem from the political extremes, any encouragement of violence by White or his LSN was potentially incendiary.
On March 18, 2003, the top story of White’s Libertarian Socialist News wire proclaimed, “Flag Bashers Wanted: Send Your Photos Here.” The article, while professing that White “can’t encourage anyone to engage in such activity,” asks for his readership to send him any pictures of “flag waving faggot[s] getting their heads kicked in.” White also notes, “it would make his day” if one of these “flaggots” were any of the writers employed by Free Republic, National Review, Weekly Standard or WorldNetDaily.
White gave considerable attention to the idea of violence toward members of the Jewish community, as well as “flaggots,” the term he employs to deride patriots. Despite his insistence that he has never encouraged violence against Jews, on April 7, 2003, Overthrow carried the LSN news report, “Klansmen, Nazi Held in Rape of Jewish Spy,” with the note that White, “found this amusing.” The story, originally from the July 6, 1979, edition of the Philadelphia Journal documents how the head of the New Jersey Ku Klux Klan and the reputed leader of the Garden State Nazi Party violently assaulted, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped a twenty-year old woman from the Jewish Defense League. White apparently decided to re-run the article because, as he comments with the story, it offered “an idea on how to deal with hateful Zionist Jews.”
Despite White’s repeated claims that he has never advocated violence, his comments about raping Jewish women and bashing in the skulls of patriots painted quite a different picture. The likelihood of a particularly destructive act resulting from Overthrow’s aggressive provocations was only increased by the site’s extensive collection of manuals which offered instruction on how to create pipe bombs, dry ice bombs, chemical explosive bottles, chemical fire bottles, Molotov cocktails, and E-Z pipe bombs. In the banned book section, White provides a link to the “Terrorist Handbook.”
Perhaps the greatest threat presented by Overthrow and the political Third position the site seemed to represent was the growing indication that the Red-Brown consensus has begun to ally itself with the virulently anti-Semitic Muslim extremist movement. Many of the fringe organizations associated with the Third Position movement shared three primary ideological affinities with Islamo-Fascist organizations such as the Taliban and al Qaeda: “A hatred of Jews who are seen in the traditional anti-Semitic caricature of running the world through secret conspiracies, a hatred of the U.S. government, seen as not just a global bully but also controlled by Jews.
U.S. neo-nazis sometimes refer to the administration in Washington, D.C. as the Zionist Occupational Government—ZOG, and finally, a desire to overthrow existing governments and replace then with monocultural nation states built around the idea of supremacist racial nationalism or supremacist religious nationalism or both mixed together.” Overthrow often reflected such ideological connections between the two groups, especially through the site’s continued support of Palestinian suicide bombers, which it likened to “anti-bodies fighting a cancer,” as well as LSN’s insinuations that either the United States Government or the Israelis, not Islamic Terrorists, were responsible for the September 11th tragedy.
Most of this profile was adapted from the article, “The Bottom of the Barrel,” written by Ryan O’Donnell and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on April 16, 2003.