I’ve been hearing rumors for several days now that “Hunter Wallace” has been cast as the arch villain and President of the United States in Harold Covington’s fifth Northwest novel.
I didn’t think much of the story until the excerpt that people had been talking about was delivered to my email account. It looks genuine to me and fits the storyline that I have seen elsewhere.
I will assume that Covington wrote this until shown otherwise. Those who want to read it themselves can request the small file through email.
In the book, “President Hunter Wallace” is the leader of the Christian neocon forces and “Lieutenant Robert Campbell” is a presidential pimp working for the Northwest Front. My avowed mission is to recover the “lost jewels” of the Pacific Northwest for the “Zionist Occupation Government.”
I’m also a “cognitive dissonance agent” who works for someone called Cass Sunstein in Washington. I am a “false flag blogger” engaged in a “black op” against Harold Covington. Predictably, I also work for the SPLC and ADL (this will elicit howls of laughter in Montgomery), and I have a Jewish handler who was born in Tel Aviv, too:
“How much do you know about the President of the United States, Hunter Wallace?” asked Randall.
“Uh, just what I read in the papers,” said Campbell. “The guy’s a scumbag white traitor, but that’s a given, as if any other kind of person could be elected to office in the United States. The last honest politician the United States ever produced was Andrew Jackson. I think I read somewhere that Hunter Wallace started out on the internet back in the ‘teens, as a false flag blogger and a black op under the old Cass Sunstein Cognitive Dissonance program. He gathered information for the régime and for the régime’s NGOs like the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and the Southern Poverty Law Center, for money. As a reward for his cyber-services he was given a staff job in D.C. on some liberal’s Congressman from Alabama’s payroll, and the rest, as they say, is particularly repulsive history.”
“Go on,” said Randall with a smile.
Campbell shrugged and complied. “Worked his way up to the point where he was actually able to steal the Alabama Congressman’s seat from him, and from then on Wallace never looked back. He had just entered his second term when the War of Independence ended at Longview, he saw his bandwagon coming a mile off, and he jumped on it. From then on he was Mister Reunification. His rap is an interesting combination of liberalism, neo-conservatism, and Christian Zionism all rolled into one. He calls it One Nation Indivisible, and it’s basically the social program of the Clinton Democrats, the unfettered economic buccaneering of the Wall Street banks, combined with the American Exceptionalism of Rush Limbaugh and a heavy dash of 700 Club. I know that doesn’t sound possible, or even coherent, but Wallace wraps it all in a big red, white, and blue American flag and he pulls it off somehow. Everybody gets most of what they want, or they think they do. Wallace’s one-note symphony for some years has been We Must Recover Amurrica’s Lost Jewels of the Northwest, punish wicked racism, and make everybody love and bugger one another under the Red, White, and Blue regardless of race, creed, color, or species, all the while singing koom-by-yah and praising Jesus. I know it’s a lot more complex than that, sir, but that’s what I hear.”
The story progresses from there into how I am sexual pervert with a private slush fund which I use to date Jews and female celebrities and how I have nuts which are “the size of pencil erasers.” This is all woven together into a complex paranoid conspiracy theory about the near future in the United States.
Hmm. What to make of this?
(1) First, my initial reaction was that this seems credible because it fits an established pattern of behavior.
Harold Covington reportedly once lost a huge libel suit after accusing Will Williams, one of his many internet antagonists, of being John Doe #3 from the Oklahoma City bombing. Covington also has a long history of using his imagination to make up libelous stories about other movement figures like Ben Klassen.
(2) Second, it brings to mind what Ben Covington (Harold’s little brother) told the SPLC in a 2008 interview for the Intelligence Report.
Ben said that his brother was discharged from the military after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Harold’s mental illness eventually became so severe that he abandoned his own family in Ireland.
He is also estranged from his family in North Carolina. Harold’s father left his two grandchildren a trust fund. Ben Covington has been supporting Harold’s two children in Ireland since their father died.
The Covington family sees Harold as the tragic victim of schizophrenia. He suffers from a mental illness that could latch onto any ideology – Neo-Nazi or otherwise.
Many American families have loved ones who suffer from schizophrenia. It is a terrible disease as anyone who has dealt with it will tell you.
(3) Third, the people who suffer from paranoid schizophrenia live in their own mental universe – a kind of fantasy world of their own creation, which they grow increasingly unable to distinguish from reality. The disease is strongly related to homelessness and elaborate conspiracy theories.
In the 1997 movie Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson is a taxi driver named Jerry Fletcher who is obsessed with conspiracy theories. He believes that NASA is attempting to kill the president with a secret weapon on the space shuttle that can cause earthquakes.
Fletcher turns his house into a bunker complete with booby traps and a trap door to escape from government agents. He is chased by black helicopters. “They” are out to get him.
I mention this only because the movie, which some of you may have seen, depicts an individual who is suffering from the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. A critical aspect of the illness is having a persecution complex.
Examples of the most common paranoid symptoms are:
– delusions of persecution, reference, exalted birth, special mission, bodily change, or jealousy;
– hallucinatory voices that threaten the patient or give commands, or auditory hallucinations without verbal form, such as whistling, humming, or laughing;
– hallucinations of smell or taste, or of sexual or other bodily sensations; visual hallucinations may occur but are rarely predominant.
(4) Fourth, paranoid schizophrenia is a mental illness that seems to be caused by genetic factors. Family history is the strongest predictor of the onset of the disease.
In other words, the people who lash out at others because they suffer from paranoid schizophrenia (like Harold when he lashes out at Ben) really aren’t in control of their actions.
They are suffering from a mental illness which causes them to take aspects of their social environment (such as the marginal people they interact with on the internet) and weave them through the lens of a persecution complex into the integral fabric of their own private fantasy world.
(5) Finally, when seen through the prism of someone suffering from a chronic type of paranoid schizophrenia, Harold Covington’s ideas and actions start making a lot more sense.
The root cause of his antagonism toward this website stems from an incident that happened about a year ago (while I was traveling in North Carolina) when he appeared in the OD comments under multiple sockpuppets to promote his novels and podcasts in one of our threads.
Robert Campbell deleted the comments and called out Covington on his use of sock puppets. Covington then retaliated by setting up a Yahoo group which he used to denounce Campbell to his supporters as “a Cass Sunstein disinformation agent.”
Even though I had nothing to do with this (being on the road at the time), I was worked into this elaborate conspiracy theory before I even had the chance to read the relevant threads. Looking backward, I didn’t see the significance of the use of the sock puppets, and dismissed the whole episode as just another trivial misunderstanding that happens on the internet.
Anonymous people use sock puppets all the time on blogs and forums. Most of them aren’t suffering though from a severe mental illness which causes them to interpret reality through a fantasy based framework.
The lurid fantasies about Ben Klassen’s sexuality (and my sexuality, someone who Covington has never met, who lives on the other side of this continent) fit the profile of a paranoid schizophrenic suffering from visual and auditory hallucinations.
The idea that Will Williams was behind the Oklahoma City bombing or that Robert Campbell is a secret agent working for Cass Sunstein for exposing his use of sock puppets – minor internet antagonists engaged in mere flame wars – also fit the profile of someone with delusions and a persecution complex.
Harold Covington is “The Old Man” in his fantasy novels and plays a starring role in the future demise of the United States. This fits the clinical definition of a schizophrenic who believes they have “a special mission.”
Then you have whole idea that the federal government has nothing better to do with its time than to frame Edgar Steele or that poor alienated Neo-Nazi weirdo “Joe Snuffy” from VNN Forum who tried to blowup the Spokane MLK parade with a rat poison bomb in a backpack.
To a paranoid schizophrenic, this is all evidence of one huge vast conspiracy, and will inevitably be interpreted in that deranged light.
I can’t even begin to understand the thought processes it took for Harold Covington to portray an obscure blogger from Alabama as a Tel Aviv based cognitive dissonance agent and future President of the United States engaged in a massive conspiracy to stop a non-existent White Nationalist organization.
That is what finally convinced me that Harold Covington is just, well, crazy. Even if this excerpt turns out to be a hoax (which is entirely possible), there is already more than enough evidence available to support that conclusion.
Sympathy for Harold
When I first heard about the defamation contained in this Northwest novel, I considered responding with an angry rebuttal. But after spending more time thinking about what compelled Harold Covington to write such false and libelous material (if he is indeed the author, which hasn’t been established), I found my reaction starting to mellow.
I realized that Harold Covington is a tragic victim of a mental illness which has destroyed his career, social life, and even his own family. This is someone who really isn’t in control of his actions. The illness is causing him to lose touch with reality.
Harold isn’t responsible for what he says on the internet or in his books. The demons within him are blindly lashing out at the nearest available targets. If he is not taking his medication, there is no agency involved in the delusions and hallucinations that he is likely experiencing.
With that in mind, I began to consider what Jesus Christ would do in such a situation. His advice would certainly be to forgive Harold, sympathize with victim, and try to end the pointless feud with an adversary.
I haven’t fully accepted the religious premises of Christianity, but I have long appreciated certain practical aspects of that religion as a philosophy. In moderation, the Christian idea of forgiving your enemies makes a lot of sense, and all these cankerous, quarrelsome White Nationalists would spend a lot less time fighting each other if they borrowed that idea and made it their own.
I went out and bought a card this evening which I plan to send to Harold Covington at his Northwest Front P.O Box with a small cash donation.
The card says:
I am genuinely sorry that we could not be friends. If I have offended you, I apologize. Please take this small gesture of kindness and use it to buy yourself a hot meal or to support your family in Ireland.
I will send it out in the morning.