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Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.
Born November 23, 1940 (1940-11-23) (age 80)
United States
Occupation White supremacist, politician, writer
Political party Democrat (1984)
Republican (1986)
independent (2006-2010)

Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. (b. 23 Nov 1940), commonly known as Glenn Miller, is the former leader of the defunct North Carolina-based White Patriot Party (formerly known as the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan). Convicted of criminal charges related to weapons and violation of an injunction against paramilitary activity, he is a perennial candidate[1] for public office. He is an advocate of white nationalism, white separatism, and anti-Semitic theories; and a critic of homosexuality and Third World immigration into White nations.[2]

Early life and education

Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. was born in North Carolina and named after his father.

The White Patriot Party

Template:Neo-Fascism In 1980 Miller founded the White Patriot Party, which developed from the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a local chapter. It was a paramilitary organization with an ideology influenced by the Christian Identity theology. Miller was the leader and principal spokesman for the white supremacist organization until his arrest in 1987, after which the organization soon dissolved.

After the Southern Poverty Law Center accessed the WPP computer systems, it presented evidence in court that the WPP leadership was planning the assassination of SPLC leader Morris Dees. The court issued an injunction barring the WPP, and Miller specifically, from engaging in paramilitary activity.[3] The WPP was avowedly pro-apartheid, and openly advocated the establishment of an all-White ethnostate in the territory of the American South.

During his time as leader of the WPP, Miller unsuccessfully sought both the Democratic Party 's 1984 nomination for Governor of North Carolina,[4] and the 1986 Republican Party's nomination for a seat in the United States Senate.[5]

Arrest and conviction

After going underground, Miller was arrested on April 30, 1987, on numerous Federal criminal charges in the company of three other men (Tony Wydra, Robert "Jack" Jackson, and Douglas Sheets), who were also taken into Federal custody.[6] After his arrest, Miller agreed to testify against several other defendants in a major Federal sedition trial in Arkansas. He served three years (1987-1990) in Federal prison, following his conviction for weapons violations, as well as for violating the injunction proscribing him from engaging in paramilitary activities.[2][3]

Subsequent activities

After his release from prison, Miller wrote an autobiography, A White Man Speaks Out, which was privately published in 1999. By 2002 he had moved to Aurora, Missouri.[7] Miller has since become affiliated with the Vanguard News Network of Alex Linder, which is an anti-Semitic, white nationalist website.[8]

In 2006, Miller ran as an independent write-in candidate against Congressman Roy Blunt, in the 7th Congressional District of Missouri.[9] As a perennial candidate, he ran in the 2010 Senate election in Missouri, again as an independent write-in candidate.[10] Miller's 2010 radio campaign advertisements were controversial in Missouri,[11] and nationally. People disputed whether Miller was a legitimate candidate or using his purported candidacy as a way to get air time, based on his comments on the website of the Vanguard News Network. He noted that "stations are required to run advertising for candidates" and that he would declare a candidacy and then start running ads. He said, 'Federal elections offer public speaking opportunities we can’t afford to pass up, and come only once every 2 years.'”[12]

The controversy led to Miller's being interviewed on The Alan Colmes Show[13] and by phone on The Howard Stern Show.[14] Despite legal challenges from Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the Missouri Broadcasters Association's disputing Miller's status as a bona fide candidate for office, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) determined there exists no lawful recourse for stations that preferred not to air Miller's ads because of their offensive content.[12][15]

References

  1. Our Campaigns, "Candidate - Glenn Miller," (retrieved on April 9th, 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Camille Jackson, "They're Back: A fresh batch of extremist ex-cons hits the streets,", Intelligence Report, Winter 2004, Issue #116, Southern Poverty Law Center, retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 "White Patriot Party (WPP)", Terrorism Knowledge Base, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism], retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  4. Our Campaigns, "NC Governor - D Primary Race - May 08, 1984," (retrieved on April 9th, 2010)
  5. Our Campaigns, "NC US Senate - R Primary Race - May 06, 1986," (retrieved on April 9th, 2010).
  6. "Fugitive Racist Leader Is Captured in Missouri", The New York Times, 1 May 1987, retrieved on April 9th, 2010)
  7. "Controversial ‘campaign’ ads air on area stations", The Joplin Globe, 31 Mar 2010, retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  8. "The Forums",Intelligence Report, Summer 2005, Issue #118, Southern Poverty Law Center, retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  9. Our Campaigns, "MO - District 07 Race - Nov 07, 2006," (retrieved on April 9th, 2010).
  10. Our Campaigns, "MO US Senate Race - Nov 02, 2010," (retrieved on April 9th, 2010).
  11. Dave Helling, "Racist radio ads draw challenge,", The Kansas City Star, 31 Mar 2010, retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Missouri broadcasters seek FCC ruling on Frazier Glenn Miller candidacy", Radio Business Report, 16 Apr 2010, retrieved 19 Apr 2010
  13. "Glenn Miller, Proud KKK Leader, Runs For Senate From Missouri", Alan Colmes Presents Liberaland, 3 April 2010, - retrieved on April 9th, 2010
  14. Michael Dempster and Jason Kaplan, "Sleeping with Seacrest", The Howard Stern Show, 7 Apr 2010, retrieved 9 Apr 2010
  15. Dave Helling, "Racist KMBZ radio ad can't be stopped", The Kansas City Star, 29 Mar 2010, retrieved on April 9th, 2010

Further reading

  • Leonard Zeskind, Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream, New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2010
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