Hal Turner: White supremacist / FBI informant / Anti-Nerd

Computer Hackers Allege That Notorious Neo-Nazi Radio Host Is on FBI Payroll, Mark Potok (Hate Watch), Alternet.org. January 19, 2008.

Huh. Professional bigot and amateur radio ham Hal Turner — “well known as one of the most vicious neo-Nazis in America, a man who routinely suggests killing his enemies” — has not only retired, but been revealed as an FBI informant: the former fact presumably being a product of the later one.

On his blog (Tuesday, January 15, 2008) Hal writes:

The Hal Turner Show has ended

The free market votes with its wallet. For seven years, “The Hal Turner Show” struggled to garner new listeners and financial support. I have grown weary of this battle; my heart just isn’t in it anymore.

As such, I regret to announce the termination of the Hal Turner Show.

I will always value the friendships I made in the pro-white movement and those friends will always be welcome in my home [and gub’mint files].

I never have and never will betray my people. You will never see me on TV or hear me on radio as some pathetic “reformed” whatever.

I wish all of you the best of luck in the future.

Hal Turner

The allegation that Turner is an FBI informant is contained in an SPLC report, based on evidence howwible hackers collected, including what appears to be an email exchange between Hal and his handler. Paul Brooks writes in the Times Herald-Record (‘White power rally leader was FBI snitch: law center’, January 17, 2008) “When the e-mails hit a neo-Nazi Web site, Turner shut down his own Web site. “I hereby separate from the “pro-White” movement. I will no longer involve myself in any aspect of it,” Turner said. Yesterday, Turner said the only thing he can say about the FBI allegation is “no comment.” The FBI hasn’t commented, either.” Currently, Hal’s website is completely offline, www.halturnershow.com leading directly to privatewebhosting.org.

Hal’s site has been hacked before apparently, after he pissed off some hackers. The message the hackers left — “Oh, you should probably also stop the stuff you did in July with your pals (Yeah, we know about that)” — is presumably a reference to the July 7 email referred to in the SPLC report:

On Jan. 1 [2008], unidentified hackers electronically confronted Turner in the forum of his website for “The Hal Turner Show.” After a heated exchange, they told Turner that they had successfully hacked into his server and found correspondence with an FBI agent who is apparently Turner’s handler. Then they posted an alleged July 7 [2007] E-mail to the agent in which Turner hands over a message from someone who sent in a death threat against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.). “Once again,” Turner writes to his handler, “my fierce rhetoric has served to flush out a possible crazy.” In what is allegedly a portion of another E-mail, Turner discusses the money he is paid…

“Spooky!” and “Thank Odin for Don Black!” is all I can say.

Of course, not all Yanquis are as awful as Hal. One notable exception being Toby Radloff, The Nerd! (Ted Schwarz, The Cleveland Free Times, January 9):

Some might say that it was inevitable that Toby Radloff would one day be seen on DVD having a delightful romp with a female corpse he finds in a dumpster.

After all, his early education, before he discovered his calling as the Genuine Nerd, before he befriended Harvey Pekar and started appearing in both the magazine and the movie American Splendor, Radloff was in the Sagamore Hills Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. The five days a week of residential care and education was the price his mother paid for having a son who was so gifted that regular school bored him from the time he was in kindergarten. He was too young for the Cleveland schools’ programs for the gifted, and so frustrated in class that he was often disruptive unless his grandmother sat with him.

At Sagamore Hills he was surrounded with other brilliant children, but also with the retarded and the severely mentally ill. The location lends bemusement to that portion of Toby’s career involved with low-budget horror films, but was emotionally devastating at the time.

“Those years were hell,” he says in his unique, almost ploddingly deliberate speech. “I missed my freedom. I missed my mother. I missed my grandparents.”

Oh yeah, and finally, in the Czech Republic, the abandonment of a recent outdoors meeting in Prague of a special branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (Germany 1930s) due to anti-fascist reign has cast doubt over another of the Society’s meetings in the town of Pilsen this weekend: “The city worries that potential clashes between the marching neo-Nazis and militant anti-fascists could put residents and their property in danger, the ordinance banning the march said” (City in Czech Republic bans neo-Nazi march slated for weekend, DPA, Ha’aretz, January 17, 2008).

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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10 Responses to Hal Turner: White supremacist / FBI informant / Anti-Nerd

  1. Rob Ray says:

    Hiya @ndy, thought I’d get in touch again cos we’re coming up for next issue of the paper (deadline tomorrow for early stuff and wednesday final) and I was wondering if you have any ideas on good blog posts?

  2. Hi,

    I link surfed here from leftwrites, and am an ex-Canberra ISO person, now up in Brisbane and living in a full frontal blast of how bad ASIO can be if they reckon they’ve successfully isolated a person.

    In the topic of white supremacy, secret policeman’s other hats, and nerd bludgeoning, I seem to have a sort of inverse point to make.

    ASIO and AFP, were uniting behind the back of QLD state police, to set up the indigenous community, so as that certain black folk were who seemed to be the real racists.

    I found out because those same set up black folk were set up to set me up so that I seemed to be a white racist in having to oppose them, (basically only for personal safety: eg, no it ain’t alright to suppose that you can get away with crime against me just because I am a white leftie who’s been isolated).

    So I sort of busted a few bits of information open among the various police who had me under their surveillance, and pointed out to QLD state police that ASIO were making them out to be idiots in respect of how they were all policing me.

    However, the whole situation is still on extreme tenterhooks, and has a few terrible social repercussions, in which evidence of worse among the indigenous community is coming to the surface.

    I am wondering if anybody is around within the legacy of Vietnam draft resistors organisations, who has a labour history sort of interest in connecting the present experiences of many people I know, into that whole framework of the policing of capitalism.

    Other information is that ASIO are framing up the left wing to seem to be unable to avoid alcohol and illicit drugs, and that their efforts are focussed in the building industry, and that they work aligned with organised crime to achieve that ends.

    But you might not know me from a bar of soap, so I should let you know that I am wondering if you are the Socialist Alternative Andy? (I have laid eyes on at a distance at least.)

    Whatever dude, I hope that between your anarchic mind and analgesic relief sponsored apathy; if you are interested or concerned about what I have to say, perhaps you might like to read more at http://doyouknowaboutasca.blogspot.com

    It has two essays: one about the Aussie identity in respect of racial politics and the prisons; and another about my own immediate predicament in respect of policing and the social influence of the prison conditions; both imply considerable repercussions in respect of the intervention into remote indigenous communities, a few of whom are aware of my writing.

    Thanks for reading my comment.

  3. bmaggiemay says:

    Nice people you associated with

  4. Mick says:

    [Mick: A quote regarding ‘Communism vs Nazism’ from a website — ‘Welcome to the M1-Garand Tribute Page’ — supposedly maintained by someone called Stacy Foster, is obviously of interest to you. It’s of no interest to me.]

  5. Mick says:

    So it’s Andy… or is it Moran, or Morgan! You have so many names, but they all reek of shit, bullshit that is.
    Now I’m going to give you today to get those 4 fuckin videos down off youtube, and an apology to everyone you have slandered, and with google it’s easy to see all your wank posts for years.
    For once do the decent thing, and be a man. Closing posts, or even standing on a people DOESN’T make you a man.

  6. @ndy says:

    wtf are you talking about? what youtube videos?

  7. Dr. Cam says:

    He has got you bang to rights, Andrew. Do the right thing for once please.

  8. Mick says:

    No need.

    Just joking.

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