In a Spokesman Review article (8.8.19) Chad Sokol detailed rumors that members of a neo-Nazi group called The Base were traveling to a “hate camp” north of Spokane County around mid-August 2019. The leader of The Base AKA Norman Spear & Roman Wolf recently purchased land near Colville & Chewelah, Washington state. According to Sokol’s research, The Base is a secretive network of neo-Nazis with self-proclaimed goals of “plotting & training for terrorist attacks.” Their membership & ideology are shared with the Atomwaffen Division, another known terrorist group recruited from the United States military.
Vice News reported “The Base maintains a trove of manuals with instructions on lone wolf tactics, gunsmithing, data mining, interrogation techniques, counter-surveillance, bomb / chemical weapons making & guerilla warfare.” Police were tipped off by Eugene Antifa, a group of anonymous left-wing activists in Eugene, OR, when they posted a rumor on Twitter that members of The Base are “flying into Spokane Airport from all over the country to attend a “hate camp”.
Eastern Washington state & Northern Idaho have long been home to white supremacists & neo-Nazis. “In the early 1970s, Richard Butler founded the Aryan Nations, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ–Christian, whose ideology is a mixture of Christian Identity and Nazism. The organization operated from a 20-acre (81,000 m2) compound in Hayden Lake, Idaho, a suburb of the tourist town Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which became the center of a neo-Nazi network with worldwide links.
Beginning in the 1980s, Butler was implicated in plots to overthrow the United States government & investigated for his ties to the neo-Nazi group known as The Order. His group distributed white supremacist propaganda, even holding an annual skinhead parade in downtown Coeur d’Alene. The community responded with complete condemnation of the Aryan Nations with locals forming the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations.
Richard Butler and his Aryan Nation were finally taken down when victims of their harassment and assaults won a big award in civil court which ultimately bankrupted Butler and he was forced to relinquish his compound and land in northern Idaho. But, that wasn’t the end of neo-Nazi ideology in the Pacific Northwest. In the several decades since white supremacists and modern-day neo-Nazis first took refuge in the Pacific Northwest, the number of “hate groups” as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center has increased to 28 known active groups in WA state and 10 in Idaho.
With down homey names like Our Place Fellowship, Truth in Love Project, Fortress of Faith, and America’s Promise Ministries, members share a common thread of perceived persecution by the United States Federal government (Deep State Conspiracy), the mainstream media (Fake News), Hollywood liberals, globalists, Democrats, and elitist intellectuals. Their list of grievances include general disregard for the Constitution, violations of parental rights, lack of Christian Conservative Patriot representation, overwhelming bureaucracy, hostile business environment, onerous taxation and the rights of Christian conscience.
Fast forward to 2019: Spokane Valley, WA, has become a nexus for white supremacists, the Republican party and mainstream America in their goal to create a separate Christian state carved out of Eastern Washington called Liberty State 51. WA state representative Matt Shea (4th Legislative District) is a leading voice in the populist Liberty State Dominionism movement. A self-avowed Evangelical, Shea is widely known for his “Biblical Basis of War” a Christian Nationalist manifesto with laws and rules for “the coming holy war as revealed by God”, outlined in 14 bullet points – an overt nod to white supremacist / founder of The Order, David Lane and his 14 Words “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the domestic terrorist attack in El Paso (8.3.19) is typical of the accelerationist urgency of the current white power movement, which argues that violence is the only way to achieve the goal of creating a white, non-Jewish ethnostate.
Adherents believe that President Donald J Trump is their divinely-inspired leader who is ushering in America’s Second Civil War but the time and opportunity to “Make America Great Again” may very well end if Trump loses the presidency in 2020.