Alot of thought went into what direction White Aryans would take to adapt to modern times, well there is no need to reinvent the wheel, Tom Metzger wrote it down years ago in a document he titled Survival Manuel. This document is basically a blueprint for how the White Aryan should prepare, adapt and run today.
The American Aryan Network is not a membership organization we are a group of volunteers of like mind.
This document is reprinted with permission from Tom Metzger and the White Aryan Resistance http://www.resist.com
Join a group, or attempting to recruit the public en masse, is a common error of logic that many people make. The enemy fail-safe limitations are well in place to control such approaches. We have many such groups around the country who believe their ‘eat, meet, and retreat’ logic is a winning formula. I call it intellectual masturbation. It may feel good, but nothing changes after the thrill is gone.
There comes a time when the body is so infested with parasites that band-aids no longer have any effect. Be it parasites or cancer, it’s time for major surgery. The general public never has sufficient courage to do that. So it is up to the small percentage of serious surgeons to use a different approach. I call that unconventional warfare. The general public will not like our approach but, on the other hand, they will not seriously interfere — unless they sit on a jury. It is simply a WAR between the minority in power and the minority out of power!
Trying to satisfy the public will drive you mad. The public in general doesn’t have an individual mind. They have a mass mind! They follow the leader, or whomever is successfully gaining power.
No my friends, the time for parlor manners and polite politicking is long over.
The following are suggestions to help keep us healthy. Those who ignore these ideas will learn the hard way, and pay the price.
1) Beware of strangers. Historically, resistance to political criminals has taken the form of small autonomous groups (cells) whose members know and trust one another from long personal experience. Even better is the one person unit. There is plenty of written and electronic material to guide you.
Holding hands can be deadly.
The head of the DEA recently lamented that, once the major South American drug cartels were broken up, they were left with hundreds of small groups which are extremely hard to infiltrate and destroy.
After all, how many group actions have taken place where a single determined activist could not have accomplished even better results? In most cases, where three or more participate, it is expected that at least one will talk if caught. In many cases they will rat on each other. Three people can keep a secret if two are dead!
[And always remember, when in contact with men of the Iron Heel, stick to the 5 words : “I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY”. No one can help you but you yourself once you are in the hands of the enemy.]
2) Beware of the man who is “too perfect”. He says all the right things and needs little persuasion, plus he supplies a substantial amount of money. Several white separatist membership organizations have fallen for this trap. They tend to make allowances for people who give larger amounts of money. Sure it takes money to operate, but at what cost? Don’t lower your standards or security for money!
3) Beware of handling someone else’s firearm, or other weapon. You may find your fingerprints showing up at a crime scene. Anyone who hands you a weapon for your inspection should politely be told “NO THANK YOU”!
Always carry a small low cost ditgital recorder in your pocket or car. Keep one at your front door also. They only cost a few bucks , but can save your lilly white butt. I know this personally. (And remember, never let any agent of the Government into your home without a warrant.)
Always begin recording if a suspected agent from any level of government approaches. If you can afford a used digital hand held camera, keep it ready at all times with batteries charged and with spare bateries. If you spend much time in your car take a Video Digital camera with you. Begin to record immediately especially at any “ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP”.
Carry a low cost digital pocket camera with you at all times. All this equipment can be picked up cheap at a swap meet or garage sale. You have a choice, spend a few bucks on equipment or possibly spend years in jail.
I have known people who did hard time primarily because they were too cheap to buy a police scanner. Of course, most police communication is now scrambled, which changes the picture somewhat. However up to date ones are not cheap but are available.
We are becoming a knife and ‘edged blade’ society. Carry a legal length knife and know how to use it. Box cutters come in all sizes and are a good defense item. They are disposable and cheap, and are more easily explained.
In a pinch, there are dozens of weapons lying around: rocks, bottles, bricks, lumber, anything just lying around. In a riot with the JDL a few years ago a comrade used a floor standing ashtray to nearly beat an attacker to death.
A carpenter carries tools of the trade. Hammers are deadly. An auto mechanic carries tools; a pipe wrench can ruin the day of an attacker. PopAlmost anything feasibly can be used as a weapon. Pencils or ballpoint pens used properly will also ruin an attackers day.
If you can lift a refrigerator, it too, could become an offensive weapon. Yes, that is a little extreme . Easy-Off oven cleaner kept near home entry points, and out of a child’s reach, can be a housewife’s savior. If an intruder tries to break in, a shot of that stuff in the face will give him a lot more to think about than the rape of your wife or girl friend. A can of Easy-Off under your car seat is simply ‘groceries’, right?
Most people go to jail for having guns, not for using them. I have been active for 45 years and have never been in a situation where a gun was necessary. Pepper spray and a blade should suffice, unless you are stalking big game. It is not a sign of cowardice, when confronted with superior numbers, to exit the scene and live to fight another day. It is best to avoid simple street confrontations if at all possible also bar fights.
Whats to gain???
Wearing racial symbols is not wise and creates a possible no win situation. You may claim victory in the street brawl but be charged with a hate crime, even if you are ‘in the right’.
Do not drink and then go into the streets. Most young people doing hard time were drinking alcohol when their alleged crime occurred. What possible connection does killing a street person, or even a gang banger, have with our Racial struggle? If you go to prison for stupidity, don’t expect to be recognized as an ARYAN POW! Only the finest Racist soldiers deserve that label.
4) Be doubly aware of any new acquaintance who proposes unlawful activities. That person is likely either stupid or an agent. Don’t be surprised to find him or her testifying against you in state or federal court.
5) Beware of those who draw checks from the enemy! They may have divided loyalties. Some retired military personnel fit this picture. I have personally known two retired generals in my day. They may have been great at sending privates into harms way, but in civilian life they weren’t worth a damn for our cause — either for action or simply for contributions.
As far as normal Government checks are concerned, I support liberating as much cash as possible from the Iron Heel. Nearly every dime they control came from Our Race.
6) Avoid drunks, drug users, and anyone of unstable character. Always choose quality over quantity . Keep your eyes, ears, and nose active. Do not be embarrassed to be nosey. If a person objects to your investigations, simply walk away. Better safe than sorry.
7) Beware of someone whose intellect, education, and background appear radically different from those with whom he attempts to associate.
8) Do a lot of investigating. To be sure, Federal and State police can create a good cover, but they seldom bother. Right wing style membership resistance groups rarely check members backgrounds, especially police and military records. or felony or civil files.
Above all, don’t forget to check civil records. Angry divorce proceedings have given us great intelligence information in the past. I once flushed out a police informant by reading his divorce record. The wife was demanding part of his police pay.
Some infiltrators use the ‘military expert’ ploy. Check their DD214 military record. If they will not produce it, walk away. Even then, an agent of the Naval Investigative service may assume any rank from lowly Seaman to Admiral. The same goes for other military security agencies.
Military associates: IMPORTANT — If you declare in any way that you are a Racist, you will be booted out of the military and possibly even jailed. You are then of little use to the struggle. Stay away from any loud mouth racist types.
Military operatives must be totally lone wolf and deep cover. In other words, keep your mouth shut no matter what. I have known a few military men who joined the struggle claiming great deeds. In one case, a ‘Marine Sergeant’ had actually been kicked out of the military after only 2 weeks, and he was a homosexual to boot! He led several men straight to federal prison through his lies. Ask David Duke about this scam.
Another was Patriot Party leader Glenn Miller, who was a Green Beret. He was a Green Beret alright, a supply sergeant — not a combat soldier! He later testified against good movement soldiers in federal court. .As predicted Miller was a drunk and recently killed at least two innocent White people. He was a member of VNN and they had been warned for years.
Remember, most organizations are sold out from the top — not the bottom. Just another reason to be lone wolf or part of a small cell.
NEVER TAKE A PERSON AT FACE VALUE. No one is ever above suspicion. Sad, but that’s the way it is.
9) Recognize the ruthlessness of the Iron Heel and be prepared to use the same tactics. All governments rule by force or implied force. They will mass murder innocent families, including the women and children. They will not play “fair” with you. Forget all you learned in Government class. There is no real justice in the courts, or in the streets, for White Racial Separatists. Do not expect it and do not plead for it!
10) Beware of signing up for with membership organization. You may find yourself taking orders from the Iron Heel itself. Many membership organizations mean well, but they are at the mercy of federal agents and civilian investigators. In many cases such groups are tolerated simply to provide a listening post or ‘miner’s canary’ thermometer to gage resistance intentions and strength. Recent events in France underline that practise.
Operating in a totally legal manner means nothing to our oppressors. If you have a successful career, the Iron Heel or other group try to destroy you — not for what you do but for what you think. I have seen it happen over and over again. Membership groups often have good intentions when recruiting up in class, but if you are pulling down $100k plus and attend these meetings, prepare yourself for bread lines when the Iron Heel decides your time is up.
11) Recognize media’s tactics. Do not worry about labels if you are already a public figure. When they call you a Racist just smile and say: “Thank you, aren’t you?”. If you prefer to remain private, refer the press to one of several well spoken people who have lots of experience with the press. DO NOT refer the press to some candy ass double talker.
12) Learn to live within your means. Do not let debt overtake you. Debt makes you a slave, as millions of White Americans are finding out the hard way. Most divorces are triggered by money problems and debt. Credit cards properly used can make you money, but they are only for the truly clever. If you cannot use credit cards to make money, get rid of them and pay cash. Debt is an addicting disease which our oppressors rely on.
In the South after physicall slavery was outlawed, another form popped up. It was called share-cropping. The land owner got folks so far in debt in spring and summer that when harvest time came they barely had enough to pay him off. If they ran away the Sheriff would chase them down — just like slaves. That went for Blacks and poor White share-croppers alike!
Learn to live off discards. Buy used. Learn to repair older cars and appliances. Don’t ever try to keep up with Jones. That’s a trap! Buy your needs at swap meets, garage sales, thrift shops and through newspaper thrifty ads. Learn to network and barter.
Don’t pick up and move every year thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the hill. like THE NORTHWEST IMPERATIVE Those who move far from familiar territory will lose valuable contacts, both political and economic. Many of these networks take a lifetime to create.
Develop an economic support network with friendly businessmen. Many white people will not become active lone wolves, but they do understand and sympathize. Behind closed doors many are Racists too.
These types are very useful in an economic network. In many cases it is not good to recruit them into active cells. They serve a good purpose without being asked to commit more than they are willing or able to do. In any war, most personnel are in the support units.
Never compromise a comrade by making contact!). Go where least expected. Large urban areas are much easier to disappear in than open country or forrests.
Most people’s knowledge of survival is woefully inadequate. Being detected is more likely in the wild, considering the sophisticated equipment now used. In the wild you can be killed with no ‘eyewitnesses’. (So what if your hands were over your head!)
The toughest crew that George Lincoln Rockwell ever put together was the Oakland Suicide Squad. This small group lived in the middle of the Black Ghetto and was feared by the natives. Who would have the nerve to hassle
6 crazy Nazi’s that lived in the middle of the ghetto?
Keep tuned to the news. Most people listen to rock and roll or whatever the in thing is. To a true activist, checking local, national and international news is like breathing. Most large urban areas have 24/7 news radio stations. News today is almost instantaneous, so keeping up to date at all times is simple. Most of it is pure BS and Black ball scores, but reading between the lines a sharp listener can keep very well informed. Any White soldier who thinks he or she can survive without being keen on world and local affairs is simply playing games.
We must also develop our own means of informing the public, keeping them at least neutral in the struggle when possible. Never do something that autmatically divides you from the white public. let the enemy do that. . Covert literature and black propaganda work best. Effective literature will promote decreasing confidence in the enemy . Many have learned to despise the system– keep that fire growing. (Learn to fish in friendly waters.) We must be committed to winning by any means possible.
Don’t let them kid you: THE ENDS DO JUSTIFY THE MEANS! People in power sleep with that statement under their pillows.
Always send messages which will ring true in the ears of our dwindling White Worker population. There is an enormous amount of moral and ideological high ground which has been abandoned by our enemies. Claim it and use it! On the other hand, do not waste valuable time trying to convince an intractable relative or friend. Go around such people and find troops wherever else they may be. Millions of Whites are beyond hope and will even fight to the death to protect the enemy. .Do not cast pearls before these swine. We are all part of an extended family now. Sad to say, in many cases this extended family may prove to be more reliable than your own blood relatives.
We must all bear in mind that we are unpaid volunteers from all walks of life. Rich sometimes but rarely, middle class a lot, and occasionally poor. Fanatics is a good term for us because only fanatical zeal will keep us going much of the time. To be good leaders, we must first be willing to be servants. Study the books “The Art Of War” and “MIGHT IS RIGHT.” You must EARN respect, not expect or demand it.
LAWS OF THE LONE WOLF
Anyone White person is capable of being a Lone Wolf.
Resistance is a lifestyle; each performs to his or her individual abilities. Success and experience will come in time. Always start off small. Many small victories are better than one big blunder (which may be the end of your career as a Lone Wolf). Every little bit counts in a resistance.
Knowledge is power.
Learn from your mistakes as well as the mistakes of others. Never rush into anything; time and planning are keys to success.
Never attempt anything beyond your ability. Failure could mean disaster.
The less any outsider knows, the safer and more successful you will be. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. Never truly admit to anything. Communicate your message to others having the same beliefs as yours. Communication will add to your knowledge base. After all, having an opinion is still legal (I think).
Communication is a good thing, but keep your covert activities a secret. This will protect you, as well as others like you. When someone from a membership group taunts you by saying “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE AS A LONE WOLF?” Simply say, “That would be telling. ” DUH! ( Or, better yet, don’t let them know you’re a Lone Wolf at all.)
Even the smallest things can make a difference. You may see that what you are doing is making an impact, but never take credit! If you never get caught, you are better than any army.
Others will notice your activities, but never try to take any credit for them. Success should be all the recognition you need! Never keep records which can connect you to an activity. Keep in mind that repeated activity in one area will lead to increased attention there, and possibly to you. The more you adjust tactics, the more effective you become. Random chaos is non-predictable.
Have some ‘case money’ set aside in a safety deposit box (away from your locality in a quiet area) complete with new ID, just in case something goes wrong.
Only you know your limitations!
Never say more than five words to the System — Never!
“I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.”
There are no exceptions. Anyone who does talk must be shunned from the movement forever. Former associates of the talker may consider much harsher punishment. Never talk, even when faced with Contempt of court charges. No exceptions!
Even if wronged, do not use the System to facilitate revenge. Collaboration, in any way, for any purpose, is treason. Never join a membership group unless it is to monitor threats to lone wolf operations: Support some activists and publications with periodic freewill donations covertly. You will be able to live without a membership card … also known as a security blanket. No meetings (that includes rallies, conventions, concerts and rendezvous) that are not for a compelling, specific activist reason which cannot be accomplished through other communication means (mail, E-mail, Net, phone, etc.).
Exist and fight as lone wolves or in a small cell and you will last longer and be at peak performance. I have never said their won’t be a time when all small cells and lone wolves may evolve into a highly structured but militant organization with steel hard leaders. That time is not now and will not be for the foreseeable future. No present leader including myself will be leading that phase. We are only to prepare the way. Hopefully what we say and do now will make future victory possible. Remember, those who have come before you are counting on you, those who will come after you are depending on you. Think White, act White, be White!
Some survival advice for us Lone Wolves:
Every one should have a good strong backpack, like a military backpack (the best), which should include in your good-to-go-kit:
Canteens & canteen cup, knives (all kinds), space blankets (two), 6’x10′ plastic sheet, disposable lighters and waterproof matches, birthday candles, alternate fire-starters (magnesium, steel wool), duct tape & super glue, first-aid kit & dental first-aid kit (available at Walgreens), folding saw, 50′ feet of parachute cord (camo better), toilet paper (common sense), poncho (military best), water purification tablets & water filters, sleeping bag (military best, clothes can be a pillow), flashlights (LEDs better, if not have spare light bulbs!), extra batteries, solar battery charger & rechargeable batteries (available at CC Crane Co. http://www.ccrane.com), mini-shovel entrenching tool, hatchet (might have to cut a Walking dead Nigger’s head off) insect repellant, Multi-tool (Gerber or Victornox the best), camouflage tarp (for shelter), mini-sewing kit (at Walgreens), fishing gear, eating utensils & mess kit, binoculars (need these to watch the enemy or niggers in the distance when traveling), compass (piss on electronic gizmos like GPS, satellites can be shut down and cold weather weakens signals, let Mother Earth give you free service — a basic compass!), wire saw, knife sharpener, topographic maps, radio scanner (need to listen to the enemy!) portable shortwave radio, military BDU clothes (digital style best), socks, underwear, cold weather gear, hat (boonie and a black knit cap), good hiking boots, wash cloth and towel, soap, playing cards. Food (MREs), weapons & ammo.
Two or three paperback books, survival books on hand, Great Livin’ In Grubby Times by Don Paul available from Path Finder Publications 1296 E. Gibson Rd, E 301, Woodland, CA 95776, The illustrated Guide To Edible Wild Plants (colored pictures!) US Armed Forces Survival Guide, SAS Survival Guide (pocket size avaiable).
I may have missed some things but this should be good enough! I would suggest having cache sites and plan to take alternate routes when poop hits the fan!
Most volunteers are arrested on or as a result of a military operation. This causes an initial shock resulting in tension and anxiety. All volunteers feel that they have failed, resulting in a deep sense of disappointment. The police are aware of this feeling of disappointment and act upon this weakness by insults such as “you did not do very well: you are only an amateur: you are only second-class or worse”. While being arrested the police use heavy-handed ‘shock’ tactics in order to frighten the prisoner and break down his resistance. The prisoner is usually dragged along the road to the waiting police wagon, flung into it, followed by the arresting personnel, e.g., police or Army. On the journey to the detention center the prisoner is kicked, punched and the insults start. On arrival he is dragged from the police wagon through a gauntlet of kicks, punches and insults and flung into a cell.
What A Volunteer Should Do When Arrested:
1. The most important thing to bear in mind when arrested is that you are a volunteer of the White struggle, that you have been captured by an enemy force, that your cause is a just one, that you are right and that the enemy is wrong and that as a soldier you have taken the chance expected of a soldier and that there is nothing to be ashamed of in being captured.
2. You must bear in mind that the treatment meted out to you is designed to break you and so bleed you of all the information you may have with regard to the organization to which you belong.
3. They will attempt to intimidate you by sheer numbers and by brutality. Volunteers who may feel disappointed are entering the first dangerous threshold because the police will act upon this disappointment to the detriment of the volunteer and to the furtherment of their own ends. Volunteers must condition themselves that they can be arrested and if and when arrested they should expect the worse and be prepared for it.
After the prisoner has been placed in a cell, he may be left for some time alone. During this lull, police officers, ‘The Interrogators’, will crowd around the outside of the cell door from time to time, shouting threats and insults, telling the prisoner what they will do to him when they go into the cell.
After some time the interrogators will enter the cell and ask the prisoner to make a confession. During this period he may be subjected to assaults and abusive language, depending on the circumstances surrounding the charge. At this stage he will be fingerprinted and other questions will be put to him, related to the specific charge or other charges. Usually his name and address will be taken, place of employment, occupation, educational standard and so forth. After this he will be again isolated in his cell while his ‘interrogators’ check his identity, usually with local police, his home and place of employment. In this period of time the police will attempt to establish his political beliefs, if any, his associates, his police record, if any, and in this way build up a file on him.
Most probably ‘his associates’ and general pattern of movement will give a pretty good idea to the police, if the person is involved in or is sympathetic to a political organization. Armed with this body of information the police will re-enter the cell and accuse the prisoner of all sorts of activity. If the evidence does not indicate a degree of guilt on the specific charge, he will be accused of all kinds of vague activity.
The purpose of these vague accusations is to implant a feeling of guilt in the prisoner. If, however, the police have some evidence or strong beliefs, linking him with a specific charge, pressure will be applied immediately. This pressure will take the form of physical and psychological torture, most probably he will be punched and kicked around the cell while they scream at him to make a confession, indicating to him that they know all. One or more of the interrogating officers will act in a particular and brutal manner, if they fail to get a confession or on admission of guilt they will leave the cell, telling the prisoner they will be back and threatening him with the most barbaric forms of torture, implying that they extracted confessions from better men than he.
Another set of interrogators will enter the cell, possibly carrying a file with the prisoner’s name written on it. They will act quite friendly and sympathetic towards him, telling him that they do not condone the activity of the previous interrogators, that they were mad, crazy and possibly they will kill him when they come in later, they will go to extremes to impress the prisoner of their own sympathy towards him, and ask him to make a confession to them indicating that they do not want the previous interrogators ‘to get at him again’.
They will probably guarantee him that if he makes the confession they will not allow the former interrogators to re-enter the cell, this will be coupled with a warning that otherwise they cannot guarantee him safety. When the prisoner refuses to confess they will pretend to become very annoyed and disappointed at his lack of co-operation.
They may strike him across the face or in the stomach while telling him that he ought to be thankful to them, that they saved him from the previous interrogators and indicating that his behavior and attitude is a thankless way to repay their kindness.
The interrogators will then open up a file and pretend to read extracts from it, related to the prisoner’s past life and activities, even the most intimate and private aspects of his life will be read to him, and possibly a general account of his movements and associates. Most of this information may have been supplied by his friends, employer, school, family, or girlfriend, it may also be ‘Pub Talk’, local gossip, information supplied by touts or information extracted from other prisoners. This detailed information is designed to frighten the prisoner and to shatter his confidence in his associates and organization. If, however, they get no confession, they will leave the cell, but before doing so they will give the prisoner their names and tell him to ask for them at any time he wishes to, again indicating that the next set of interrogators are crazy, drunk, and will do him severe damage, then they leave the cell.
After a period of time another set of interrogators will enter the cell, again these interrogators will be particularly brutal and nasty towards him. They will attack him immediately in a most hostile and vicious manner, suggesting to him that if he did not confess to the former interrogators he will confess to them, they will let him know that they have a reputation for getting confessions from people like him, implying that everyone they met confessed before they were finished with them.
The torture used will now take on a three-fold approach:
1. Physical Torture.
The physical torture will be in the form of beatings, kicking, punching and twisting of limbs, it may even be burning from cigarette ends.
2. Subtle Psychological Torture.
This will be in the form of threats to his family, his friends and himself, e.g. threats of assassination and threats to castrate him.
This takes the form of stripping the prisoner of his clothes and remarks passed about his sexual organs. This period of interrogation may last for as long as two hours or more and at the end of that period they may produce a factual or faked confession from an associate. Failing to get their confession they leave the cell, telling him they will be back and when they do come back they will break every bone in his body.
This process can continue for seven days without a break, the minimum of sleep is allowed and if they deem it necessary, no sleep will be allowed. Lack of sleep causes the prisoner to become confused.
Because of the existing laws which authorize the police to detain a person for seven days, it means in effect that the process of interrogation can continue to disorientate their victim, due in the main to lack of sleep.
Interrogation can have many different phases, depending on the evidence or information which the police have gathered. It is obvious that a volunteer captured carrying out an operation is already seen to be guilty, especially if captured. In this case the police have all the evidence needed to obtain a conviction and interrogation becomes unecessary. Most likely the volunteer will be beaten up in the police stations for what he has done, not for what he knows, if interrogated under these circumstances it will be to get information on the organization to which he belongs and on his comrades.
Another shady aspect directly related to interrogation is blackmail and bribe. When the police cannot obtain a confession they may attempt to blackmail the volunteer, this may be in the form of threats to spread scandalous stories about the volunteer, stories or threats may be designed to hit at the character of the volunteer such as a threat to tell his comrades or his organization that he told everything or that he had been working for them for years. The other phase of this shady interrogation is bribe. A volunteer may be promised money, a passport and a safe passage to any country he so desires if he co-operates.
THE INTERROGATION … ANALYSIS
The best defense in anti-interrogation techniques is to understand the techniques as practiced by police forces. The purpose of interrogation is to get a confession. If the interrogators knew what they were searching for there would be no need for interrogation, therefore interrogation is necessary only when the police are unaware of information, which would lead to a conviction. The best anti-interrogation is to SAY NOTHING. All police forces work from a story, suspicion or clue, therefore when a volunteer is arrested they strive to build on that clue, on that suspicion and the only way that can be done is to obtain information from their victim.
They usually start by questioning their victim, writing down a recording of what he says, comparing this information with information already in their possession, looking for differences which contradict the information previously gained, going back to their victim, pointing out these differences, resulting in the victim changing his alibi in order to suit this difference. The police will again check this new story with other information and again look for a difference or mistake narrowing the prisoner’s alibi down until finally it breaks. All of these changes in his statements will be recorded and used as evidence against him, evidence which will without doubt be accepted by the court and so lead to his conviction. This cannot be over stressed: when arrested SAY NOTHING. Ask to see your solicitor and doctor immediately and keep on doing so.
DO NOT INDULGE IN CONVERSATION WITH THE POLICE.
After the prisoner had been placed in his cell, we have seen earlier in the lecture how the police had crowded outside the cell door shouting insults and banging on the door. The purpose of this exercise is to frighten the prisoner and so arouse anxiety in their victim. When anxiety has been aroused all natural, rational defense barriers break down or weaken. When this happens the prisoner becomes irrational and becomes more prone to interrogation, in other words an anxious man is easier to intimidate by interrogation than a cool, calculating person. During the time the prisoner is left alone in the cell he should, in as far as is possible, ignore the police, the threats and the insults and he should marshal all facts surrounding his arrest.
He should bear in mind that he can be detained for no more than seven days if he remains silent or possibly years in prison if he speaks. Most volunteers speak from a sense of fear thinking mistakenly that if they speak, torture or ill treatment will not be used. It is a recorded fact that interrogators are guided by a simple rule of thumb: ‘If a prisoner won’t speak he may be innocent and interrogation may be a waste of time, if he speaks a little there is always more and so interrogation is necessary’, therefore the prisoner who speaks a little in order to avoid abuse is in effect inviting more abuse from his interrogators who will always assume there is something more. Therefore the best defense is to remain COOL, COLLECTED, CALM, and SAY NOTHING.
We have seen earlier in the lecture how the first batch of interrogators will enter the cell usually insulting, shouting and beating the prisoner. Volunteers should understand that this first batch of interrogators usually fingerprint, ask name, address etc. At this stage a little is known about the prisoner and therefore the task of the interrogator is to identify him positively. Again the prisoner must bear in mind that everything he says will be recorded and compared with existing information in the possession of the police. The purpose of abusing the prisoner at this stage is called the ‘softening up period’, usually one or more will act in a particularly nasty manner. This interrogation may last not more than one hour and is only a preliminary investigation. The purpose of using heavy-handed techniques and sheer hostility is an opening for the following batch of interrogators, whom we have seen act in a particularly sympathetic manner.
This second set of interrogators, we have seen, acted in a friendly and sympathetic manner towards the prisoner, offering him cigarettes and friendship. Volunteers should be well aware and on guard against this feigned friendship. These interrogators pretend to be sympathetic towards the aims and objects of the movement, going to lengths to impress the volunteer, pretending that they too believe in White Survival.. They will, no doubt, tell the volunteer that their father or grandfather was in the same organization and that they were forced by economic circumstances to join the police force and they are now merely passing the time until they are pensioned off.
They will try to convince the volunteer it is in his interest to make a confession to them in order to escape from the previous interrogators who, they claim, are thugs and are not interested in getting a confession but are only interested in beating the prisoner up. The volunteer should understand that these seemingly kind police officers may be acting the tough cop with his comrades who had been or are arrested. Finally we have seen how these interrogators, pretending to become upset, had stretched forward and beat the volunteer about the face and body, declaring that their advice and friendship was being returned or repaid with a stubborn attitude and a refusal to make EVEN A PART OF A CONFESSION. This technique is as old as police forces, they attempt to win over the friendship and trust of the prisoner, hoping that if their prisoner falls into that trap he will become upset, not so much at the punching about the face which he received from them but at his own refusal to co-operate: this perhaps is the most dangerous type of interrogation and one which leaves the prisoner in a psychological vulnerable position.
Another technique is called TOP SECRET FILE TECHNIQUE, this involves the interrogators bringing into the cell a file with the prisoner’s name printed on it. The police will open this file in the presence of the prisoner as we have seen earlier in the lecture. They proceed to read from this file parts of the prisoner’s past life, even to the most intimate details and a general account of his movement and friends, especially those associated or known to have contacts or sympathies with a political organization, e.g., White survival.
They also have information gathered from various sources such as employer, neighbors, BAR TALK OR LOCAL GOSSIP. Very often the BAR TALK and gossip is factual, this arises from the volunteer or volunteers in general speaking in bars under the influence of alcohol, telling close friends and girlfriends and boasting in a bravado manner about their exploits and the exploits of others. This type of bravado is POSITIVELY DANGEROUS, not only to the volunteer and his associates but to the Movement in general. Another dangerous aspect of interrogation is ‘an associate’s confession’. This involves an interrogator approaching the volunteer with a signed or unsigned, factual or unfactual confession of an associate.
Volunteers must understand, (in the first place) this confession may be a hoax and in the second, even if it is a factual confession of his associate, this confession is not an indication of guilt and will not be accepted in court unless his associate who made the confession is prepared to turn State or State witness and is prepared to swear its truth in the witness box . Very often a volunteer may break under severe physical and psychological torture and make a confession, but rarely is prepared to turn informant or State witness and swear against his comrades. If this technique is employed by the police. DON’T FALL FOR IT, it is a trick to weaken the volunteer and so get him to make and sign a statement.
Another dangerous technique employed is bringing the prisoner who made a statement into the same room as the volunteer who refuses to co-operate, usually they are left on their own and the prisoner who made a statement may try to entice his comrade to do likewise. If this happens to you always bear in mind that you are not alone because the room is always bugged and any talk is recorded. Another important point to bear in mind is when the prisoner who confessed and perhaps implicated you approaches, don’t launch a verbal attack on him because this verbal attack on him would be an implication of your guilt.
Always speak friendly to him and suggest he must be mistaken, that he is ill and advise him to seek medical attention. Another important point to be remembered and one which is extremely important, DON’T GET INVOLVED IN A POLITICAL CONVERSATION, this technique is a universal tactic and one which recurs repeatedly. When volunteers refuse to make a confession and when all other tactics of interrogation have failed, the police usually, if not always, attempt to get the volunteer to speak on political matters. This is a technique which many volunteers fail to recognize, its purpose is to fling the volunteer off balance, to sound out his political thinking, to break his silence and so make it easier for him to speak freely. This tactic has been used against volunteers and very often to their own detriment. When a volunteer has been arrested and the usual terror tactics used against him, this display of friendship has a weakening effect upon him and can be explained in psychological terms.
As we have seen earlier in this lecture, these seemingly friendly interrogators will give their names to the prisoner before they leave the cell, telling him that the next set of interrogators are crazy, non whites who are out to do him harm, they will tell him to call upon them at any time he so wishes and they will do their best to save him from brutal treatment . All volunteers must understand and understand in the clearest possible way that no interrogator is his friend, that they are the enemy, the instruments of coercion, the tools of suppression and a more dangerous enemy than the interrogators who will beat him up.
These people act a part in a well-rehearsed play, and are using subtle psychological techniques in order to undermine the morale of the volunteer. All volunteers are well versed in brutal treatment as practiced by police and the Army. They understand what physical torture means, but now you will have to understand the meaning and application of psychological torture, perhaps the term is an uncommon one, but its effects are far reaching.
We have seen earlier in the lecture how the ‘heavy squad’ now enters the scene and proceeds to attack the volunteer in a most vicious and brutal manner.
This shock treatment is well rehearsed and is meant to push the volunteer into a physical and mental corner, in other words they hope that their shock treatment will knock the volunteer off balance, and off guard in the hope that he will confess. They will shout statements to the effect that they have a reputation for extracting confessions, that they have never yet failed and that he will not fool them. Now we must analyze this approach, the first thing of importance we note of importance is the shouting in conjunction with the physical torture. The shouting as we shall see is a more important interrogation technique than the physical torture.
Again, why shout? Why boast? Why tell the volunteer that they are experts at extracting information? This shouting and boasting is merely an assurance to the police that they can get a confession, it is the first obvious sign of their own weakness, a compensation for their own shortcomings and all volunteers should and ought to look upon this display as a modern war dance. Just as primitive people held war dances, and built totem poles in order to compensate themselves for their own known weaknesses, so two frustrated interrogators will shout and boast in front of the prisoner to compensate themselves for their own weakness.
The best anti-interrogation technique when a volunteer finds himself in this situation, is to look upon the police officers as he would look upon primitive people, wearing the head of a dead animal, hoping that by doing this they gain the strength or cunning of the animal whose head they wear. All volunteers should look upon shouting, boasting policemen as they would look upon primitive people doing a war dance.
We have seen that this type of torture is widespread and usually in the form of threats to the volunteer in question, to his friends and family, threats to assassinate him, to blacken his character, to castrate him; loss of sleep, poor quality of food and continuous noise. This in conjunction with the physical torture and fear of physical torture builds up anxiety and borders on hysteria. All of this is designed to smash down the volunteer’s natural defense mechanism, usually a person held for a period of time, perhaps seven days, living in an environment of fear and indecision, constantly being threatened, cut off from all natural contacts, deprived of his usual social surroundings, lack of sleep etc. This can and does form disorientation and disillusionment: during this period the volunteer will get no sleep or very little sleep, living this type of vague existence for a number of days and can leave its mark and deserves an independent lecture.
[The sexual overtones of some interrogation techniques are graphically described in a section devoted to humiliation.]
We have seen that this type of interrogation technique invariably is stripping the prisoner of all his clothes and remarks passed about his sexual organs. Volunteers should be aware of the proven fact that clothes are an important aspect of the individual’s character or make up. By removing his clothes the interrogators hope to remove the volunteer’s character and make up, psychologically this is symbolic and by doing this the police like to humiliate the volunteer and so lift away the barriers, just as they find barriers preventing them from getting a confession. A person’s clothes become symbolic of this barrier and by removing them they hope to remove the natural defense mechanism of the volunteer.
The second part of the humiliation is to pass derogatory remarks about the volunteer’s sexual organs. This is quite common in all police stations, North, South, and inthe U.S.. Volunteers should attempt to understand the mentality which underlies this act and so be better prepared to meet this angle if and when it happens to them. Just as they removed the volunteer’s clothes, which symbolized a defense mechanism or natural barrier, so too by passing derogatory remarks about the volunteer’s sexual organs they attempt to humiliate the volunteer and by so doing to weaken his will to resist. The mere act of doing this has deeper undertones than one would guess. Volunteers should understand that from a psychological point of view this act is called a penis complex. This complex is inherent in the homosexual and although the interrogators themselves may be married men with families it indicates suppressed homosexual tendencies. When the volunteer realizes and understands this proven fact he should not have great difficulty in triumphing over his interrogators. He should look upon them as homosexuals with the immunity of the establishment, as people who become sadistic from the homosexual tendencies, which underlie them.
The police sometimes attempt to use blackmail and bribe in the last vain attempt to obtain a confession. All volunteers should ignore this type of carrot dangling. Blackmail rarely works effectively and can backfire against the police in libelous action and so bad publicity. Bribe never works, despite the fact that a volunteer may be offered money and protection in exchange for information.
While being tortured in a brutal, physical manner it is important that a volunteer should consolidate his position, he should realize that it’s seven days if he keeps silent, perhaps seventeen years if he speaks . It’s no easy thing to dismiss physical torture as a small or meaningless thing. It is by no means small and by no means meaningless to the receiver. From time immemorial, from histories recorded as far back as the Babylonian Empire up through the days of Imperial Rome, from the Spanish Inquisition to Japanese Concentration Camps, police stations, come stories of how people coped and defeated the attempts of police to beat information from prisoners.