White Patriot Party
|White Patriot Party|
The WPP used the Rebel Flag.
|Political position|| Southern nationalism|
Background and origins
The WPP had its roots in an organization called the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which existed as a minor group in the early 1980s. Under the leadership of Glenn Miller and others, this group changed its name to White Patriot Party and grew by leaps and bounds. Miller had previously been associated with the National Socialist Party of America.
Height in the mid-1980s
By 1985, the group boasted that it had 5,000 members and financial supporters. Even hostile media sources conceded the group had at least 3,000 active supporters in North Carolina.
The WPP turned out hundreds of marchers at several of its events in the mid-1980s, attesting to its support. The party had a populist appeal, which attracted working-class whites. The party sometimes wore military fatigues and carried the Rebel Flag. Due to this the media attempted to portray it as a "paramilitary" group, however, this was untrue.
The WPP also won considerable support in North Carolina by its populist economic message: It spread the word that the bad economic climate for farmers was caused by international Jewish bankers.
The Order and decline
"The Order" gave some of the $3.6 million they had stolen to the WPP. After the arrest of Order members, many others were arrested too, including Miller and several other party leaders. Miller testified that he had received $200,000, and received a three-year jail term for this.
WPP leader Glenn Miller's goal was the eventual establishment of an ethnostate. Said Miller: "[Our goal is] Southern Independence. The creation of an all-white nation within the one million square miles of Mother Dixie. We have no hope for Jew York City or San Fran-sissy-co and other areas that are dominated by Jews, perverts, and communists and non-white minorities and rectum-loving queers." (Miller, quoted in Ridgeway, 119)
- ↑ White Rage, By Martin Durham. page 44.
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