Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Bristow’s Murderous Fantasies

White supremacist bigot Kyle Bristow’s book about how oppressed the poor white natives were when the invading Indian hordes arrived in America is out. And it includes Bristow’s own murderous fantasies about his critics, especially those at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which long ago tagged Bristow as exactly what he is, a vile hatemonger so far to the right that he makes Pat Buchanan look like a Code Pink activist.

The SPLC has an excerpt of Bristow’s dark little fantasy:

One of the main story lines of White Apocalypse involves one man’s crusade against the “evil, anti-Western” activities of an Atlanta-based organization called the “Center for Diversity and Multiculturalism.” The organization, with its “hate group list” and large legal staff, is clearly modeled on the Montgomery-based SPLC. The book also includes characters whose roles match that of two SPLC senior staffers: Mark Potok, the director of SPLC’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Intelligence Report and this blog, and Heidi Beirich, the SPLC’s director of research (Beirich’s name is rendered as “Beirman” in Bristow’s book).

On page 195, the Potok character — who Bristow describes as an “oily, curly haired troll” and Center spokesman named David Greenberg — has just finished delivering testimony in a federal courthouse. As Greenberg stands outside the building, the novel’s hero, a one-man militia named Jack Schoenherr (which translates from the German, roughly, as “Mr. Handsome”), fires a bullet from his AR-15 from the roof of a nearby parking garage. Bristow describes the event as follows:

The supersonic projectile hit the leftist agitator one inch below the eye, and the bullet exited the back of his head nanoseconds later. … Brain, blood, and skull fragments burst forth from what was once Greenberg’s head, and the leftist was blown off both of his feet. Greenberg died instantly, and his last words were “We must destroy the plague that is Western culture.” Ironically, Western culture got him first. From Valhalla [a celebration hall in Scandinavian mythology], Thor, the archenemy of trolls, smiled at the accomplishment of the epitome of Western Man.

When asked to comment on what is obviously a murder fantasy concerning the SPLC’s Potok, Bristow replied in an E-mail that began “Dear Guttersnipe” that any parallels were purely coincidental.

“I do not ‘fantasize’ about anyone’s death,” said Bristow. “I do, however, fantasize quite often of taking the country over and implementing a real right-wing agenda that would make [archconservative MSNBC commentator] Pat Buchanan and the late Sam Francis [the chief editor of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens] proud. What I mean by this is the most offensive thing possible, and what this is I will leave to your imagination.”

Nah, he didn’t fantasize about killing someone from the SPLC. It’s just a coincidence that he typed that scene with one hand while fondling himself with the other. What a repulsive human being.

And he’d better be careful here. Bristow is in law school at the University of Toledo. Like another white supremacist leader, Matt Hale, he may well find that the character and fitness committee of the bar associations he applies to fail him and refuse him a license to practice law based on his bigoted activities (which I would not support, incidentally — I believe that would be a clear violation of the First Amendment).