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Former Fallbrook Klansman involved in town takeover attempt

Tom Metzger and fellow white supremacists want to occupy tiny North Dakota town

Tom Metzger, former Fallbrook white supremacist and losing Congressional candidate, is involved in an attempt by neo-Nazis to establish an all-white beachhead in Leith, North Dakota, population 24. The town is resisting. The group intends to "plant the seeds of National Socialism in North Dakota," according to its commander.

Some properties already purchased by the white supremacist group have been transferred to Metzger, 75, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, according to press reports. Local groups including Native Americans are vigorously opposing the effort.

In 1979, Metzger organized a patrol, the Klan Border Watch, to capture illegal Mexican immigrants. The next year, he won the Democratic Party nomination for the House of Representatives in the North County district, but was swamped in the general election. In 1983, he changed the name of his group to "White Aryan Resistance (WAR)."

The group eventually went bankrupt after a civil suit was filed contending it was involved in the murder of an Ethiopian student. Metzger claimed the white power skinheads affiliated with WAR had done a "civic duty" by killing the student, according to Wikipedia. Recently, he has lived in Indiana.

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Tom Metzger, former Fallbrook white supremacist and losing Congressional candidate, is involved in an attempt by neo-Nazis to establish an all-white beachhead in Leith, North Dakota, population 24. The town is resisting. The group intends to "plant the seeds of National Socialism in North Dakota," according to its commander.

Some properties already purchased by the white supremacist group have been transferred to Metzger, 75, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, according to press reports. Local groups including Native Americans are vigorously opposing the effort.

In 1979, Metzger organized a patrol, the Klan Border Watch, to capture illegal Mexican immigrants. The next year, he won the Democratic Party nomination for the House of Representatives in the North County district, but was swamped in the general election. In 1983, he changed the name of his group to "White Aryan Resistance (WAR)."

The group eventually went bankrupt after a civil suit was filed contending it was involved in the murder of an Ethiopian student. Metzger claimed the white power skinheads affiliated with WAR had done a "civic duty" by killing the student, according to Wikipedia. Recently, he has lived in Indiana.

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Tom Metzger: We didn't say you went bankrupt. We said the group White Aryan Resistance (WAR) went bankrupt. The source was Wikipedia. Your sign says "SECEDE NOW." The photo seems old -- you look young for somebody 75. At the time it was taken, whom were you urging to secede, and from what? Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 24, 2013

real cute blocking my second response.I jus loves dat freedumb of de press.

Nov. 12, 2013

Tom - You're a real big shot. The further you are away from any city, the better!

Sept. 24, 2013

shirleyberan: Even when he lived in Fallbrook he was pretty far from the City of San Diego. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 24, 2013

Don - glad you took that propaganda from Metzger down. Disgusting! I was interested in your reader's reaction too, but not worth revisiting. Made me sick, that he would put his picture and radioweb here. That's the only reaction to have, Eeww!

Sept. 24, 2013

shirleyberan: Don't credit me with taking it down. Must have been the monitor. I don't have the power to take anything down. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 24, 2013

That's good. All is well.

Sept. 24, 2013

shirleyberan: Metzger doesn't think so. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 26, 2013

Jay Allen Sanford: That was one of his groups -- WAR, standing for White Aryan Resistance. The story is that skinheads affiliated with his group murdered an Ethiopian student; WAR was involved in the court battles and eventually went bankrupt. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 26, 2013

Geraldo should have known better than invite crazies to his party- I believe it was a flying chair in the nose. Don - By now, he doesn't even believe what his father taught him

Sept. 26, 2013

shirleyberan: Geraldo's nose was supposedly broken in the show. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 26, 2013

The US has no shortage of communities that are other-than-white-only. Either in fact, as in the black Muslim communities in New York that specifically exclude whites; or in practice, as in every major city has at least one neighborhood where a white person would have to be suicidal to just try to walk through at night, let alone try to move in. So if white bigots want to get together and have a whites-only town, I say more power to 'em. It should be our right to choose whom to associate with, even for the worst of reasons.

Sept. 26, 2013

jnojr: Disagree strongly. Communities should encourage diversity. For decades, through a clandestine system, Jews were excluded from La Jolla. The system broke down with the advent of the University of California San Diego. Still, however, La Jolla has its Christmas parade, despite efforts to make it an inclusive, non-religious parade. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 27, 2013

Don - I used to watch Geraldo all the time, but that show changed my mind about his reporting credibility. And Yeah - I feel sorry for Tom - it's hard to carry hate around. He'll live longer if he'd love more but he's the only one who really wants that. I meant that Tom's dad was probably not a nice guy either.

Sept. 26, 2013

shirleyberan: Tom Metzger has a son who participates in the father's antics. I have no idea about Tom Metzger's father. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 27, 2013

jnojr - nothing wrong with choosing your friends - by choice even family sometimes shouldn't be associated with, but inciting or committing violence against innocents is NOT OK - and that's their intention as a pack.

Sept. 26, 2013

shirleyberan: There is nothing wrong with choosing your friends, but having friends of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and cultures is rewarding. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 27, 2013

Don - so it is a family disease.

Sept. 27, 2013

shirleyberan: Father and son in the Metzger clan, yes. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 27, 2013

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