James N. Mason

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James N. Mason

James Nolan Mason (born January 1, 1952) is an American National Socialist.

When he was 14 years old he began communicating with George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi Party and became a youth member until his 18th birthday when he was sworn into the renamed National Socialist White People's Party. In the 1970s he was associated with the National Socialist Liberation Front, although not officially a member.[1] He later went on to form the Universal Order, a group inspired by Charles Manson, leader of the mass-murder cult "The Family". Not only did Manson suggest the name, but he also designed the logo used by the group, a swastika superimposed over the scales of justice.[1]

He edited, wrote, and published a journal titled Siege! throughout the early to mid 1980s. Its contents were edited and published by Michael Moynihan as Siege: The Collected Writings of James Mason. He advocated leaderless resistance, calling for autonomous action by individuals rather than an authoritarian hierarchical organization.

Mason arranged for his papers and political materials to go to the University of Kansas Library.

The Atomwaffen Division has been stated to have been influenced by Mason, Siege, and leaderless resistance.


  • Someone did say that prior to 1945 we were a party, since 1945 we have been a religion. - James Mason

External links


  1. The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization, edited by Jeffrey Kaplan, Heléne Lööw, page 243
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