Did Nazi That Coming

CJ-Moki here. To mark the 72nd anniversary of Adolf Hitler eating his gun, I will provide my analysis of the various pathetic (neo-)Nazi groups throughout American history:

Since the foundation of the NSDAP in 1920 and the establishment of Nazi Germany in 1933, various bigots, white supremacists, and all-around jerks of the world have embraced Nazism, a far-right ideology with beliefs firmly rooted in asinine hatred and pseudoscientific bullshit. According to Nazism, having light-colored skin somehow makes you an "aryan", which apparently means you are somehow genetically superior to other people (Keep in mind that racialism has been thoroughly debunked).

Sadly, since 1924, various Nazi groups have appeared in the United States. The notable of them (listed in order of when they were the most prominent) are as follows:

Free Society of Teutonia - October 1924 - October 1932

Founded by Nazi propagandist Fritz Gissibl and possessing a measly membership of 500 people, the "Free Society of Teutonia" was a paper-thin group based on promoting an idealized vision of the Nazi Party. At the party's meetings, Gissibl would often push inane Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories while the membership became very drunk on imported German beer.

Friends of New Germany - July 1933 - December 1935

"Friends of New Germany" was created by Heinz Heinrich Spanknobel (another Nazi propagandist) to succeed the FST. Spanknobel was told to establish a propaganda group by Rudolf Hess, the Nazi Deputy F├╝hrer. In contrast to the FST, the Friends of New Germany managed to maintain a membership of anywhere from five to ten thousand people.

German-American Bund - 1936 - 1941

The "German-American Bund" was founded by Fritz Julius Kuhn, yet another Nazi propagandist making increasingly transparent attempts to push Nazism in the United States. However, the Bund managed to attain 25,000 members, according to the Holocaust Museum's website. The Holocaust Museum describes the German-American Bund as follows on their website:
Aside from its admiration for Adolf Hitler and the achievements of Nazi Germany, the German American Bund program included antisemitism, strong anti-Communist sentiments, and the demand that the United States remain neutral in the approaching European conflict.
Horrifyingly, iconic cartoonist Walt Disney was apparently a member of the German-American Bund.

National States' Rights Party - 1958 - 1987

The "National States' Rights Party" would better be described as a "Paranoid Anti-Government White Supremacist Party". Created by Edward Reed Fields, a pathetic southern 26-year old man. Fields was described (archive here) by the Anti-Defamation League as "a significant force in the racist world" who regularly published Neo-Nazi propaganda in the NSRP newspaper "The Thunderbolt". An FBI monograph from May 1970 explained the nature of the NSRP:
The NSRP is based on racism and bigotry, with blacks and Jews as its main hate targets. Blacks are regarded as inferior and polluting the white race, while Jews are equated with communists, subverting the Government and aiding the blacks. Law enforcement bodies, especially the FBI, are viewed with great hostility by the NSRP.
American Nazi Party - 1959 - Present

In contrast to the previous Nazi groups in the United States, the ANP put the word "Nazi" right in its name. The American Nazi Party was founded by George Lincoln Rockwell, the son of vaudeville performer George Lovejoy Rockwell, as well as (ironically) a World War II veteran.

George Lincoln Rockwell was racist enough to compare black people to wild animals (Link extremely NSFW), and was the most prolific of any American (neo-)Nazi ringleader thus far. For some reason, Rockwell was invited to speak at several universities. Rockwell also coined the now-notorious phrase "White Power". An FBI monograph from June 1965 describes Rockwell as follows:
George Lincoln Rockwell is an egocentric and chronic failure who created the shabby, small-time enterprise which he named the American Nazi Party in order to abate his tormenting ambitions to achieve fame. Carrying the war-tattered banner of a vanquished enemy the world would like to forget, Rockwell leads his heterogeneous "army" against an imaginary "Zionist conspiracy". Distasteful costumes, contemptible slogans, and disruptive tactics have brought national attention to Rockwell, inflating him and his group far beyond their due.
On 25 August 1967, George Lincoln Rockwell was shot by John Patler, a disillusioned follower of his. George Lovejoy Rockwell was apparently unsurprised at his son's death.

Today, the American Nazi Party primarily exists in the form of a hypertoxic Twitter feed (which will not be linked here), run by a Rockwell-era member of the ANP.

National Alliance - 1974 - 2013

Founded in 1974 by William Luther Pierce III (a former member of the ANP), the National Alliance seeked to pick up the baton from the American Nazi Party of being the leading Neo-Nazi group in the United States. Until Pierce's death in 2002, the National Alliance was very easily the most well-known Neo-Nazi group in the U.S. The Southern Poverty Life Center describes the National Alliance as follows:
Explicitly genocidal in its ideology, NA materials call for the eradication of the Jews and other races — what a principal foundational document describes as "a temporary unpleasantness" — and the creation of an all-white homeland. Founded by William [Luther] Pierce [III] in 1970, the group produced assassins, bombers and bank robbers, among other things. Pierce's novel, The Turner Diaries, was the inspiration for Timothy McVeigh's 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City and many other acts of terror. After Pierce died unexpectedly in 2002, the group suffered several splits and ultimately lost most of its members.
For those who don't know, "The Turner Diaries" is best described as a brain-explodingly vile description of Pierce's deranged fantasy of the genocide of all non-white people.

National Socialist Movement - 1974 - Present

While founded at around the same time as the National Alliance, the NSM became the leading Neo-Nazi group in the U.S. following the death of the National Alliance's leader. Similarly to its predecessors in the NSRP, ANP, and National Alliance, members of the National Socialist Movement are regularly involved in hate crimes against minorities, and are notorious for donning distasteful faux-SS uniforms at rallies.

The NSM is currently led by Jeffrey Stephen Schoep.

CJ-Moki, signing off. That's my take on the various Nazi groups present in American history.


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