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I Remember 9/11

American Dissident Voices broadcast
September 11, 2004
by Kevin Alfred Strom

 

Welcome to American Dissident Voices. I'm Kevin Alfred Strom.
 
I remember 9/11. I remember 9/11/1983, Dr. William Pierce's 50th birthday celebration, when some of the local DC-area National Alliance members bought him a specially-engraved crystal goblet for the occasion. The National Alliance had been reorganized under Dr. Pierce from the old NYA or National Youth Alliance nine years before -- but, with Dr. Pierce's legendary Scotch economy, the old sign was still on the door, still reading 'National Youth Alliance.' I don't think it ever came down, until Dr. Pierce moved the Alliance's headquarters to West Virginia.
 
The Alliance ran all its operations from a single cramped office in 1983, with just three rooms: one for Dr. Pierce's personal office (which was his Siamese cat's domain, too), one for the main library/reception area, and one for a storage room and shipping desk. The book catalogue was a single page. There was no American Dissident Voices radio program. There was no Free Speech magazine. Web sites hadn't been invented yet. There was no property at all, except the contents of the rooms -- the office, in a declining mixed residential section of Arlington near Crystal City, was rented. There was the National Alliance member's Bulletin, though, and National Vanguard had changed less than two years before from a tabloid newspaper to a slick magazine. The small office was always abuzz with activity and visitors. I had first been there about a year before, and was very impressed with the character, intelligence, and overall quality of the people I met there, one of whom was the late Richard Berkeley Cotten, whom I'd heard on the radio years before. I met some interesting people there; writers, publishers, government workers, people fairly high up in the diplomatic, financial, and scientific establishments. It was there that I was introduced to the works of Revilo Oliver. It was there that Dr. Pierce took the time to talk with me and answer my questions. It was there that my life was changed forever.
 
I remember on one of my earlier visits to Arlington, Dr. Pierce tested me. He asked me to repair a piece of equipment he used to produce National Vanguard in those days before the advent of desktop publishing. I think he really wanted the equipment repaired, but he also wanted to see what kind of mind the young broadcast engineer named Kevin had. The equipment was an even-then-ancient mechanical photo-optical device called a Varitype Headliner, used to create strips of paper with large headlines printed on them in various fonts, to be glued to layout sheets for use as captions in the magazine or newspaper. Like many items of equipment that Dr. Pierce used over the years, he had purchased it at a GSA government surplus auction for pennies on the dollar.
 
I successfully repaired the Headliner, though I had no schematic or even a manual and had to figure out how it was supposed to work just by examining it. I think Dr. Pierce was impressed. He liked people who could figure things out for themselves and do mechanical work. He was very good at that sort of thing himself, and would later do most of the designing and much of the labor for the new Alliance facilities, the ones we use today. He even made his own parts and tools in his workshop. Within a few months, I was designing and building a sound system. telephone system, and alarm system for the National Office -- and I was working with the Headliner and scissors and paste and the yellowed copies of the old tabloid newspapers, editing and pasting up the book that became The Best of Attack and National Vanguard. By that time, we'd had plenty of discussions and Dr. Pierce trusted me to do the selection and editing work for the book, and write the introduction. It took a year of my life.
 
And I remember 9/11/1984. The Best of book was finally finished. And Dr. Pierce was ready to move out of Arlington to more congenial surroundings in the clean air and mountains of West Virginia. After many years, by scrimping and saving and living on next to nothing (for a while, he even slept in the office), Dr. Pierce was able to accumulate enough money from contributions and dues and sales of the first editions of The Turner Diaries and Which Way, Western Man? to buy some acreage in West Virginia. Around Labor Day that year, he made the announcement with a slide show and speech at the National Alliance general convention, a speech which I've used as a broadcast on American Dissident Voices. And it was right around that time that I visited the property which is now home to the Alliance's complex of offices, warehouses, staff housing, and the William Pierce Memorial Hall. But then it was quite different. There was no office building, no housing, nothing. Nothing but a very old and crumbling farmhouse built around the time of the Calvin Coolidge administration, some even more crumbling storage buildings and a rickety outhouse. The next few years were a succession of hot, hot summers and freezing winters filled with hard work, much of it manual labor. A few families came to help. I did my share of moving truckload after truckload of material up to 'the Hill,' technical work, and quite a bit of ditch-digging too, along with other volunteers including National Vanguard writer Robert Pate. The ditches were nearly six feet deep to protect the telephone, water, and electrical lines from frost heaves. Believe me, it's not easy to run ditches like that -- with no power equipment -- across thousands of feet of rocky West Virginia hills. But we did it. And a lot more, too. Dr. Pierce did most of it himself, with an infectious energy and boyish optimism that the seemingly impossible could and would get done. And it did. Prior to 2002, I probably had never worked harder in my life. Dr. Pierce could inspire that kind of extra effort. He even designed and implemented an innovative underground-water-source heat pump and air conditioning system for the main building and wired surplus pole transformers back-to-back in an unusual coaxial high-tension power distribution system that fed all the buildings on the property.
 
Dr. Pierce loved the view from the summit of the National Alliance land in West Virginia. He would often go there in the early morning hours, when fog still shrouded the lowlands, and look out into the distance from his sunny peak above the fog, which looked like a white sea beneath his gaze, with only the highest mountains poking out of it, occasional green islands. He looked almost exactly like the man in Caspar Friedrich's The Wanderer Above the Mists, one of his favorite paintings. The symbolism is potent: Dr. Pierce had attained the summit; he had solved the conundrums of our world and our lives; and he was trying to inspire others to leave the fog below and join him. He dreamed of building a new home for himself on that high spot, though he never was able to do that. His ashes are scattered there.
 
Fast forward a few years, to 9/11/1989. The Alliance was still growing and making an impact (it was around this time, for example, that we were making quite a media splash with our shareholder resolutions calling on AT&T to renounce 'affirmative action' and stop doing business in Israel). But there had been some serious setbacks at the National Office. The families who had come to live there had drifted away or left for personal reasons, and Dr. Pierce was carrying on all alone. Even his wife had left him. It was lonely on those 300 acres. There was no one to answer the mail, answer the telephone, write and compose the Bulletin and the magazine, no one to maintain the small trailer homes that had been brought in (in one of which Dr. Pierce lived, while he dreamed of building his new home on the heights), no one to finish the new National Office building, no one to keep the plumbing and electrical system going -- no one, that is, except Dr. Pierce. And he did keep them going, and he did inspire others to join him, and the progress, growth, and expansion of the Alliance he set in motion is still taking place, and is evidence of his energy, faith, and dedication. And in the middle of all that, he wrote an important new novel, Hunter, as a sequel to The Turner Diaries.
 
I remember 9/11/1991. It was right around that time that Robert Pate and William Pierce and I were in Dr. Pierce's office, the Siamese cat sleeping on top of the warm computer monitor, as he usually did. I had been persuaded to come and work at the National Office full time, and we were discussing an idea for a proposed National Alliance radio program, which we christened American Dissident Voices. A few weeks later, the program was on the air. Initially on shortwave only, then on numerous AM and FM stations and ultimately, thanks to our Web geniuses led by Evelyn Hill, reaching its biggest audience by far on the Internet in both text and audio versions. I produced the programs for the first five years, then Dr. Pierce for another five, and now I've been back for another two. In 1995, we started publishing the programs in Free Speech magazine. In later years, Dr. Pierce would say that American Dissident Voices "gave me my voice."
 
And I remember Dr. Pierce's final birthday, his 68th, on 9/11/2001. So many things he warned us about came true on that day, or shortly thereafter: The rage of the oppressed he had told us would be the price we would pay for our subservience to the Jewish state, when he suggested in a 1998 ADV that we "stay out of tall buildings," came to us forcefully on that day; the creation of a police state under the concept of 'Homeland Security' which he made part of the plot of 1989's Hunter; the complete hijacking of the 'conservative movement by Zionist Jews, which he'd talked about for decades; the imminent use of US troops to fight Israel's enemies; and a hundred other things he's been proved right about came to a head on his last birthday.
 
Once, when Dr. Pierce was filling out some corporate papers, he had to write down what his official title was. He didn't write down chairman, though he was that. He didn't write down president or director or leader -- though he was all of those things, too. He wrote down one word: 'Teacher.' And that is how I think he wanted to be remembered most. He was teacher of facts, of principles, of ideas. And he was a teacher by example. His scholarship, his insights, and his character will be lessons for our people for centuries to come. When I remember 9/11, I will remember William Pierce, one of our people's greatest teachers.
 
All over the world this weekend, thousands of National Alliance members and supporters are freely distributing mass quantities of National Alliance literature in the annual William L. Pierce Memorial Literature Distribution. By downloading our flyers from the 'print your own leaflets' section at natvan.com and giving them out in your community, you can take part in the celebration. Join us!
 
Two thousand years ago, the Roman poet Ovid said "What is there harder than stone? And what is softer than water? Yet hard stones are hollowed out by soft and flowing water. Only persist, and you will overcome." Ovid wrote these words in his book The Art of Love to encourage lovers to diligently pursue the object of their affection, and to never give up. Sometimes it seems like White people are totally blinded by the mediasphere and cockeyed religion, and cannot see the threats to their existence. Sometimes it seems like our race is locked in a trance, staring straight ahead and ignoring us or lashing out at us as we frantically warn them of the precipice ahead. Sometimes the voice of Death itself whispers in our ears, urging us to stop striving: "Give up, give up, relax and float downstream," Death whispers. But we have learned the lesson of Ovid's lovers, the same lesson that William Pierce taught us every day of his life. He never gave up. The object of our transcendent love is the most exquisite, beautiful, and creative race on the planet -- our race -- the race that holds the future of the universe in its hands. This is a love that encompasses within it all the great loves that have ever been or ever will be. No love is greater than this. No value is more important. No determination is more stalwart. Not only will we never give up, those who have been granted the view from the summit that Dr. Pierce gave us can never give up.
 
And we are going to win. Happy birthday, William Pierce.


 

 

To help celebrate the birthday of Dr. William Pierce and to make his ideas more accessible to thousands of new people, the sponsor of this broadcast, National Vanguard Books, is having an extraordinary sale in his honor. For a limited time only, you can purchase Dr. Robert Griffin's masterful biography of Dr. Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds, for only $16.95, almost 20% off the regular retail price. You may order as catalog item #1055 for $16.95, $4.00 off the normal price. Including shipping & handling you will pay just under $20 for this excellent book.
 
Read the personal story of the life and times of Dr. William Pierce, from his childhood to his mature work with the National Alliance. Read about the books, the people, and the situations that influenced his life. Read in comprehensive detail about his quest for truth -- and will to put the truth into action -- that led to the creation of the National Alliance. Dr. Pierce once described Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds as "an objective book……..a substantive book, a book with some real meat in it. It does a very good job of presenting the ideas which I talk about on these programs." ('Defying the Censors,' November 4, 2000).
 
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I know that subscribers will be pleased when the all-new, full-color National Vanguard magazine number 124 is in their hands. It's at the printers now. Here's some of what you're going to find inside:
 
'Determination,' my editorial which concludes that relentlessly pursuing our goals will keep us strong as Jewish power inevitably passes its zenith.
 
'Selling White Genocide': Writer and attorney Hugh Lincoln looks at the too-slick-by-half betrayal of Whites of Luke Visconti and his new variation on the Jesse Jackson corporate shakedown, DiversityInc.
 
'Geologic Wonders,' a fiction piece by the brilliant Ben Parker, takes us to the Southwest desert, where something wonderful and unexpected is about to happen to two White hikers.
 
In our lively Forum section, we offer letters from readers on 'stealth activism,' the trials and triumphs of the National Alliance, the self-limiting nature of intelligence, the reasons why the most advanced race seems to want to cease to exist, and much more.
 
In our important European news section, News from the Homelands, Mark Cotterill brings us an in-depth look at the gains and losses for racial nationalist and anti-immigration parties in the recent European elections.
 
In Situation Terminal, But Not Serious the razor-sharp Bob Whitaker hilariously dissects 'The CIA: Junior Keystone Cops'; and 'Whatever Happened to the Communist Conspiracy?'
 
In the continuing section of unpublished and out-of-print works by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Postscripts by Professor Revilo P. Oliver, Dr. Oliver looks at Carl Gustav Jung and the possibility of a new religious faith for the West in 'A Faith for the Future?'; and in 'Only Yesterday: Revilo Oliver Looks at the Roots of White Decline,' Dr. Oliver takes us on a sometimes funny, often moving journey back to his youth, the America of the 1920s, and traces the roots of White America's present decline to the events and beliefs he saw then.
 
'Holocaust Commemoration, Part I,' by Irmin Vinson, is much more than a deep analysis of the secular religion, driven by Jewish ethnocentrism, that is growing up around the 'Holocaust.' It is a teaching tool that can open the minds of the unconvinced to the stark reality of the Jewish supremacism that is misruling our nation.

Even the cover of National Vanguard No. 124 is a keeper -- you might want to buy an extra copy just to frame it. Victory Day, an original painting by Alfred Sundvall, shows a young woman backed by a majestic memorial on a hill, flanked by Life Rune flags, marching forward with determination. Mr. Sundvall is the same artist who painted Call of the Blood, used as the cover art for the Dresden music CD of the same name.
 
...and there's more, too, in the new National Vanguard magazine!
 
And if you've been thinking about subscribing, now is the time to do it: Rising printing costs will probably make it necessary for us to raise our subscription prices very soon.
 
Bulk copies of the magazine -- 20 or more -- are also available at up to 50 per cent. off the cover price of $4 each. Many of our members and supporters sell these at flea markets, cultural events, and quite a number even distribute them regularly to newsstands at a tidy profit. Just click on the image of the magazine on our Web sites to get subscription details.
 
Thanks to everyone who supports the free services we provide -- American Dissident Voices, NationalVanguard.org, natvan.com, resistance.com -- by subscribing to our flagship publication!
 
Complete subscription and bulk price details are available at natvan.com or nationalvanguard.org, and you can also order online.
 
A six-issue subscription to National Vanguard is just $18 in the US, $26 in Canada, and $36 elsewhere in the world. Write to National Vanguard Books, Box 330, Hillsboro WV 24946.
 
Until next week, this is Kevin Alfred Strom reminding you to keep on thinking free.

                                                               

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